ACRT, Inc Consulting Utility Forester in Stockton, California

Description Do you enjoy working outdoors? Do you have experience in traditional forestry or working on fire crews, and are interested in gaining some experience in the utility industry? ACRT Pacific is currently seeking full-time, energetic professionals to join our growing Fuels Reduction team. Our Consulting Utility Forester (CUF) positions are ideal for professionals with an educational background in forestry, horticulture, arboriculture, or environmental studies who are self-motivated and love a challenge. Our ideal candidate would be comfortable working independently in remote locations, harsh terrain, and all weather year-round. Candidates should be honest, trust-worthy, and dedicated to accomplishing the team’s production goals in a timely and efficient manner.

We have immediate positions available for our Fuels Reduction team in the greater San Joaquin Basin area, including Sonora, Angel’s Camp, Jackson, Mariposa, Oakhurst, Coarsegold, and Twain Hart.

ACRT Pacific’s Fuels Reduction teams assess vegetation around utility power lines to reduce fuel loads and ladders. In 2016 in California alone, 66 million trees died, representing a 100 percent increase in dead trees in the state from 2015. The need to reduce wild land fire fuel loads is greater than ever, and our foresters are paramount in this effort.

Depending upon your level of experience, we have positions available ranging from entry level to advanced.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be at least 21 years of age

  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Arboriculture, Forestry, Biology or Environmental studies; Or currently enrolled in a Forestry/Environmental program preferred

  • Experience in Log Grading and Timber Cruising is preferred

  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Valid driver's license and ability to drive and operate a 4x4 vehicle

  • Flexibility for overnight travel is required

DUTIES

  • Inspect and evaluate trees and vegetation impacting high-voltage distribution and transmission lines.

  • Prescribe necessary removals for trees along utility Right of Ways (ROWs), based on stand density, fail potential, and public safety impact.

  • Coordinate access and customer issues with assigned tree crews.

  • Evaluate riparian areas to determine Class types in accordance with the Forest Practice Rules

  • Assist with submitting inspection results and professional recommendations to our clients.

  • Work independently outdoors, in rugged terrain, and inclement weather- including temperatures above 100 F, heavy rain, and snow. Terrain includes urban, heavily vegetated, hilly and mountainous, and swampy areas. We patrol everywhere power lines run.

  • Communicate inspection results with landowners, business owners, public officials, and utility stakeholders to facilitate timely completion of work.

  • Maintain ACRT’s culture of safety at all times.

  • Map reading and orienteering.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Pre-employment drug screen and background check required

  • ACRT Pacific offers competitive wages and excellent benefits

  • ACRT Pacific is 100% employee-owned; it’s not just a job…it’s YOUR Company!!!

  • ACRT Pacific offers excellent benefits for our employee-owners and their families

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Group Life Insurance

  • Optional Life Insurance

  • Short & Long-Term Disability

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Vacation

  • Holidays

  • 401k with company match

  • ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) with a great vesting schedule

  • Employee Referral Program

  • ACRT Pacific facilitates structured new hire orientation and training

  • Offers employee training and development opportunities

  • ACRT Pacific sponsors various certifications pertaining to the job, i.e. ISA Certified Arborist or Utility Specialist Certifications

  • Company provided Utility Arborist Association (UAA) Membership

  • All Consulting Utility Foresters receive a company vehicle, allowance for prescription safety glasses, required personal protective equipment, and required equipment for the job

  • Company offered incentive programs for safe behavior, i.e. earned days off and merchandise

Requisition Number: 18-0176

Post Date: 4/27/2018

Organization: ACRT Pacific

Title: Consulting Utility Forester

City: Stockton

State: CA