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Utility Vegetation Work Planner

Davey Resource Group - Fort Smith, AR , United States

Starting Date :
As soon as qualified applicant is found

Location of job:
Fort Smith, AR

Posted By: :
Western Region Hiring Team

Job Description:

The Davey Resource Group Inc

Position Announcement


POSITION: Utility Vegetation Management Work Planner

TYPE: Full-Time

POSITION LOCATIONS: Fort Smith, AR and Surrounding Area


Davey Resource Group, Inc. is a  wholly owned subsidiary of the employee owned Davey Tree Expert Company.  We provide a wide range of natural resource, utility, GIS and remote sensing consulting services. Our job is to help our clients provide a safe and reliable power source through proper vegetation management practices. 


Do you want a career working outdoors? The Davey Resource Group (DRG) is currently hiring certified arborists, professional foresters, horticulturalists, natural resource specialists, environmental scientists, landscape, nursery, tree care and parks and recreation professionals, plant and outdoor enthusiasts to join our workforce. 



  • Support innovative ROW vegetation management program at gas-electric utility

  • Inspect utility corridors creating electronic work plans used to guide professional tree crews 

  • Work with tree crews to ensure understanding and adherence to work prescriptions

  • Engage and educate property owners about issues related to trees and overhead conductors 

  • Notify landowners of planned vegetation management 

  • Assess terrain, habitat, and environmental conditions 

  • Coordinate with program manager, lead and staff utility foresters, and contract tree crews 



  • 2 or 4 year degree in horticulture, forestry, environmental science, or a related discipline 

  • 1-2 years experience in Utility Vegetation Management

  • International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist preferred 

  • Good computer and software skills, familiarity with Clearion is a plus

  • Clean DMV driving record required and ability to drive and operate a 4x4 vehicle 

  • Organizational skills, excellent communication skills, and attention to detail 

  • Ability to identify local tree species and possess a general knowledge of growth rates



  • Company Vehicle/Fuel Card

  • Company Phone

  • Paid time off and paid holidays

  • Opportunities for advancement

  • All job specific equipment and safety gear provided

  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with a company match

  • Employee-owned company & discounted stock purchase options

  • Group Health Plan

  • Employee referral bonus program

  • Career Development Program supported by Industry Expert Safety Specialists & Skills Trainers

  • Employee Scholarship for AS degree in Environmental Management 

  • Scholarship Program for Children of Employees

  • Charitable matching gift program

  • Company paid professional certifications and continuing education

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  DRG offers competitive wages based on qualifications and experience.  Pre-employment drug screen and Social Security Number verification required. The Davey Tree Expert Company and DRG are Equal Opportunity Employers.


CONTACT: Email resume and cover letter to hiring.drgwr@davey.com.  Visit jobs.davey.com for additional job opportunities and company information.


Contact Information

Jamie Sanders
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