Distribution Utility Forester

Company Name:
ACRT Inc. is currently seeking energetic experienced professionals who enjoy working outdoors. Our Transmission Specialist position is ideal for seasoned professionals with an educational background in forestry, horticulture, arboriculture, environmental studies, conservation or related disciplines and with experience in these fields and line of work.
Our Foresters perform identification, inspection, and evaluation of trees and brush along transmission lines; Forester will be responsible for NERC critical facilities; Plan, direct, and coordinate the activities of assigned tree clearance crews; Discuss and negotiate line-clearance crew access issues; Serve as a liaison between clients, tree crews, and client customers. In addition, they will focus on routine IVM programs and be responsible for conducting inventories, managing the IVM crew, and performing quality control inspections.
Minimum Requirements:
4 year degree in Forestry, Horticulture, Natural Resources or related fields preferred
Experience in utility vegetation management a plus
Competent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite
Experience working with GIS integrated data collection software/hardware preferred but not required
Candidate must be self-motivated, organized, production oriented
Candidate must be comfortable working in an independent environment and managing a geographical area for all vegetation related activities
Candidate must be able to work with stakeholders, utility customers and line clearance vendors and have excellent interpersonal skills
ISA Certified Arborist preferred
Utility Specialist preferred
Pesticide certification preferred
Must demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills
Multi-tasking and strong time management skills required
Ability to work in varied terrain and inclement weather with flexible schedules (available nights and weekends as needed)
Valid Driver License required
Additional Information:
Full Time position
ACRT, Inc. is 100% employee-owned; it's not just a job...it's YOUR Company!!!
Employees become owners and receive company stock after a waiting period
ACRT offers excellent benefits for our employee-owners and their families
Group Life Insurance
Optional Life Insurance
Short & Long Term Disability
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Company Vehicle/Gas Card for work related and commuting purposes
Boot Allowance Program
ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) with a great vesting schedule
Employee Referral Program
Pre-employment drug screen and background check required
ACRT Inc. is an EEO/AA Employer: M/F/Disabled/Vet
Requisition Number: 14-0068
Post Date: 5/5/2014
Title: Distribution Utility Forester
City: Hagerstown/Cumberland
State: MD

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