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Job Details

Contact Forester

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative - Front Royal, VA , USA

Starting Date :
01/01/2018 00:00:00

Location of job:
Front Royal, Virginia

Posted By: :
Cindy Devlin Musick

Job Description:



Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) is a progressive member owned utility with a service area that spreads from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. REC serves over 165,000 connections in portions of 22 Virginia counties. REC has a job opening for the position of Contact Forester in Front Royal, Virginia.  An associate’s Degree in Forestry or Arboriculture or two (2) years’ experience in directing vegetation management crews.  In addition to education requirements, must have five (5) years’ experience in progressively related responsibilities.  Must know REC safety rules.  Work in accordance with these rules, and accept responsibility for the safety of those who work under their supervision.  Must understand and efficiently use system maps.  Must be familiar with REC’s Work Order procedures and be able to interpret staking sheets for new construction.  Must have a working knowledge of REC’s computer system and digital map book system.  Must be able to communicate effectively with the public and demonstrate good public and member relations.  Must be able to compose and complete reports on time and give detailed and clear descriptions of content.  Must be proficient in use of two-way radio and mobile phone equipment.  Must have a valid Virginia driver's license.  Must be proficient in patrol of lines and rights of way and accurately report findings.  Must possess basic computer skills, to include a working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, including, but not limited to: Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint as required by job responsibilities.  Perform other duties as assigned.  Most work will be performed in the field.  Must be willing and able to work in all weather conditions.  Must be willing to work weekends and after-hours in order to secure permissions for tree removals or to meet members with concerns about planned clearing work.   Must be available to work extended hours during emergency situations.  Must be willing to participate in training, either in-house or through selected agencies, to help fulfill job requirements.  Knowledge of herbicide use is preferable.


Candidates interested in applying for this position should submit their cover letter with salary requirements and resume by 12/12/2018 to: Job Code #67BR11272018 – REC – Human Resources, P.O. Box 7388, Fredericksburg, VA  22404 or e-mail to rechr@myrec.coop or fax to 540-891-5990. 


This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.



Contact Information

Danielle Brokenburr
PO Box 7388
Fredericksburg, VA 22404, USA
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