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Position:
Consulting Utility Forester

Company:
Insight Global - Bay Area, CA , United States

Starting Date :
05/13/2019 00:00:00

Location of job:
Northern and Central CA

Posted By: :
Max Brown


Job Description:

Hello!

 

One of the leading staffing firms in the nation is current seeking Certified Utility Foresters (CUFs)/Arborists in the Northern and Central California regions. We are looking for 20-30 people with entry level experience, and 2-5 people with more senior level experience for the Supervisor role. If you are interested, please feel free to email me directly at max.brown@insightglobal.com or give me a call at 862-485-2922!

 

Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

 

Job Title:  Consulting Utility Forester (CUF)

Location: Northern and Central CA

Duration: 12 months + 12 mo. Renewals (indefinite)

Hours: 40-70 hrs./week (need to be flexible)

Start Date: May 13th

Interview Process: One 15-30-minute phone screen (same day or within 24 hours) and one in-person

 

Must Haves:

  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Horticulture, Natural Resources or related field OR minimum of 1 year of related arboricultural experience
  • Proficient with electronic devices and systems, such as mobile devices, GIS programs, MS Excel/Word
  • Familiarity with tree growth rates and habits
  • Ability to work in inclement weather
  • Ability to read and follow maps
  • Valid Driver’s License and clean driving record
  • Pre-employment drug screen and background check required

 

Plusses:

  • Electrical utility projects preferred
  • ISA Certified Arborist preferred
  • TRAQ or CTSP certifications preferred

 

Daily Job Summary:

ERM is hiring Consulting Utility Foresters to provide temporary Vegetation Management support services throughout various areas of Northern California. As we work to identify specific needs and work locations, support will be assigned by district and may include several districts within a limited geographic area (i.e., zone/region).  The Senior Utility Forester will plan, coordinate and supervise Utility Foresters in the field.  Project duration is expected through December 2019.

 

The below physical demands and work environment are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:  

  • Adequate physical ability and mobility to work in an outdoor field environment in remote locations;
  • Walking, standing and operating a motor vehicle for prolonged periods of time;
  • Travel from site to site, including: walking/hiking on various surfaces including flat, dry, wet, slippery, uneven, rough, steep terrain, hills and slopes;
  • Exposure to noise, dust, smoke and all types of weather and temperature conditions;
  • Operate assigned field equipment, including handheld computer, smart phone, compass, and beacon.

 

Responsibilities:

These consulting utility foresters who will be scanning the region and analyzing the vegetation to identify areas of necessary removal. Those individuals will then tag the vegetation for street crews to remove it.

  • Inspect and assess the rights of way for vegetation requiring pruning or removal to avoid conflicts with overhead conductors
  • Identify tree and brush control work and enter data into handheld computer
  • Assess terrain, habitat, and environmental conditions
  • Pro-actively promote safety and maintain a safe work environment
  • Conduct grid reviews and inspections
  • Interact with local public agencies (i.e. State, County, City, Fire Department, Coastal Commission, etc.)
  • Provide reporting and updates for management
  • Assist in overall system-wide VM operations and TSP support as needed

 

Benefits:


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Job Title:  Senior Consulting Utility Forester (SCUF)

Location: Northern and Central CA

Duration: 12 months + 12 mo. Renewals (indefinite)

Hours: 40-70 hrs/week (need to be flexible)

Start Date: May 13th

Interview Process: One 15-30-minute phone screen (same day or within 24 hours) and one in-person

 

Must Haves:

  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Horticulture, Natural Resources or related field OR minimum of 1 year of experience working as a CUF II on electric utility projects
  • Electrical utility projects experience
  • ISA Certified Arborist is a must
  • Proficient with electronic devices and systems, such as mobile devices, GIS programs, MS Excel/Word
  • Familiarity with tree growth rates and habits
  • Ability to work in inclement weather
  • Ability to read and follow maps
  • Valid Driver’s License and clean driving record
  • Pre-employment drug screen and background check required

 

Plusses:

  • Previous PG&E experience
  • TRAQ or CTSP certifications preferred

 

Daily Job Summary:

ERM is hiring Senior Consulting Utility Forester to provide temporary Vegetation Management support services throughout various areas of Northern California. As we work to identify specific needs and work locations, support will be assigned by district and may include several districts within a limited geographic area (i.e., zone/region).  The Senior Utility Forester will plan, coordinate and supervise Utility Foresters in the field.  Project duration is expected through December 2019.

 

The below physical demands and work environment are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:  

  • Adequate physical ability and mobility to work in an outdoor field environment in remote locations;
  • Walking, standing and operating a motor vehicle for prolonged periods of time;
  • Travel from site to site, including: walking/hiking on various surfaces including flat, dry, wet, slippery, uneven, rough, steep terrain, hills and slopes;
  • Exposure to noise, dust, smoke and all types of weather and temperature conditions;
  • Operate assigned field equipment, including handheld computer, smart phone, compass, and beacon.

 

Responsibilities:

This individual will be overseeing a group of 9 consulting utility foresters who will be scanning the region and analyzing the vegetation to identify areas of necessary removal. Those individuals will then tag the vegetation for street crews to remove it. As a supervisor, this person will manage the team with the following responsibilities:

  • Plan, coordinate and supervise CUF’s
  • Coordinate work and supervise project schedules
  • Assist Operations Manager with project maintenance
  • Inspect and assess the rights of way for vegetation requiring pruning or removal to avoid conflicts with overhead conductors
  • Identify tree and brush control work and enter data into handheld computer
  • Assess terrain, habitat, and environmental conditions
  • Pro-actively promote safety and maintain a safe work environment
  • Conduct grid reviews and inspections
  • Interact with local public agencies (i.e. State, County, City, Fire Department, Coastal Commission, etc.)
  • Provide reporting and updates for management
  • Assist in overall system-wide VM operations and TSP support as needed

 

Benefits:

  • Housing stipend if granted relocation
  • Laptop (for approving timesheets, managing territories, etc.)
  • Per diem if asked to help on other projects
  • Vehicles and fuel cards provided
  • $70/mo. for cell phone
  • ERM benefits package

Contact Information

Max Brown
Phone: 8624852922
Fax: NA
max.brown@insightglobal.com

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