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Position:
Consulting Utility Forester

Company:
Davey Resource Group - Shreveport , LA , United States

Starting Date :
As soon as qualified applicant is found

Location of job:
Shreveport, LA

Posted By: :
Western Region Hiring Team


Job Description:

The Davey Resource Group Inc

Position Announcement

 

POSITION: Consulting Utility Forester

TYPE: Full-Time , Monday - Friday 8 hour days, some travel required

POSITION LOCATIONS: Shreveport, LA

TYPE: Full-Time

Varied positions available based on education and experience please see required qualifications below.

 

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. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Work with major gas/electric utility system and address its forestry needs

  • Inspect utility rights of ways and identify vegetation incompatible with state and federal regulations

  • Collect and enter data on handheld devices, follow maps and use GPS navigation 

  • Communicate with landowners regarding work on or near their property

  • Assess all terrain, habitat, and environmental conditions

  • Coordinate with project managers, planners, and vegetation crews

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Embraces an outdoor and independent work environment

  • Thrives on adaptation, continual learning and training and is detail oriented

  • Possess knowledge of local tree species and species specific growth rates

  • Has ability to work and hike in rugged terrain and inclement weather

  • Is a great communicator and team player

  • Has the ability to become an International Society of Arboriculture certified arborist within 18 months

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor’s of Science degree in horticulture, forestry, urban forestry, environmental science or a related discipline 

OR

  • Two year degree and two years utility vegetation management experience

OR

  • Six years experience in utility vegetation management or forestry or other related experience in the utility industry

  • Clean DMV driving record 

  • Ability to drive and operate a 4x4 vehicle on rough roads


 

WHAT WE OFFER: 

  • 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
Phone: NA
Fax: NA
hiring.drgwr@davey.com

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