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Utility Forester/Contract Arborist - AMS

Company: ArborMetric Solutions, LLC.
Location: Kittanning
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Utility Forester/Contract Arborist
This position provides planning, scheduling, reporting, and project management for utility right-of-way vegetation management programs throughout our operating region.
Job Type: Full-Time +, Non-Exempt
Pay: Competitive, Hourly

  • Health & Dental Insurance.
  • 401K with Company Match.
  • Paid holidays/sick leave/vacation.
  • Company Vehicle.

    At ARBORMETRICS we are always looking for people with knowledge of local trees and vegetation, good communication and computer skills, a valid driver's license, and the ability to work independently safely, and efficiently.
    ARBORMETRICS specializes in combining the power and expertise of our people, software, and hardware into mobile workforce solutions that streamline your vegetation management program.
    Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

    • Inspect right-of-ways to assess vegetation conditions and determine required maintenance activities.
    • Assist with developing bid package maps and work manifests.
    • Obtains oral/written permission from property owners to trim or remove trees and apply herbicides. Arranges with customer or property owner to obtain access to the property, advises of any interruption in services, explains work to be performed, etc.
    • Discusses responsibility for apparent property damage, and repairs for minor damage, and refers controversial cases to the General Foreperson/Project Coordinator.
    • Research easement and land rights for widths, rights, and restrictions.
    • Meet with landowners to explain vegetation management work.
    • Mark works in the field where required.
    • Respond to public concerns and questions about the work.
    • Assist in the development of public relations materials.
    • Respond to contractor questions concerning work specifications and requirements.
    • Document work activity using GIS equipped computer & custom work planning software.
    • Inspect work completed by contractors for compliance with utility specifications.
    • Assist in the management of contractors during storm restoration operations.
    • Provide support and assistance on special projects as assigned by the utility.

      Minimum Qualifications:

      • Must be 18 years of age or older.
      • Working knowledge of IVM, techniques, and equipment used for vegetation management.
      • Excellent personal computing skills, GIS knowledge preferred.

        Education & Experience

        • Bachelor's Degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Sciences/Management, Horticulture, or related field preferred. Associates Degree required.
        • ISA Certified Arborist or ability to obtain certification within 1 year, ISA Utility Specialist preferred.
        • 2+ years of applicable work experience preferred.


          • Upon offer, employees may be required to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, background, and/or MVR check.

            License & Certifications:

            • Valid Driver's License Required.

              Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. - Individuals with a disability who desire a reasonable accommodation should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1-800-248-8733, ext. 1339.
              An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: ArborMetric Solutions, LLC., Pittsburgh , Utility Forester/Contract Arborist - AMS, Other , Kittanning, Pennsylvania

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