We are currently seeking a Utility Forester to join our team. We
are looking for energetic professionals who enjoy working outdoors
and value the freedom of working independently. If you enjoy a
fast-paced environment and the challenges of a rewarding
profession, consider a career in vegetation management with ECI.
This role is ideal for entry-level professionals looking to gain
experience in the green industry, or for seasoned professionals
interested in changing careers.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Handle customer request tickets as well as complaints related to
scheduled pruning and/or completed pruning
Audit tree contractor s work for compliance with utility s
Pre-plan all tree-trimming work
Perform pre-inspection and QA work in advance of, during, and
after tree-trimming work
Conduct hazard tree assessments
Communicate daily with the utility client, contractors,
landowners, and the general public
Perform duties in a manner that will promote and maintain good
Assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned
Bachelor s or Associates degree in Forestry, Environmental
Science or related field preferred.
Must have solid tree identification skills
Must be familiar with GIS Mapping Programs
Must have exceptional written and verbal communication skills,
strong problem solving abilities, the ability to multi-task and an
attention to detail.
Must be able to work alone, outdoors in various weather
conditions and terrain.
Must have basic computer skills (Microsoft Office)
Experience in Forestry, Arboriculture or Horticulture a
Certification as an ISA Arborist is a plus.
Bi-lingual speaking (English and Spanish) is a plus.
Physical Demands & Working Environment
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be
met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions
of this job. Employee must be able to maintain attention and
concentration for extended periods of time. Reasonable
accommodations, if available, may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Work alone in an outdoor field environment; vehicle and foot
patrol of utility power lines; remote locations as well as urban,
city environment; physical demands and 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, grease, and all types of weather and
temperature conditions; exposure to hazardous traffic
The employee must have sufficient physical ability and mobility
to work in a field environment; to walk up to 10 miles per day,
stand, sit, and operate a motor vehicle for prolonged periods of
time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, run, crawl, climb,
reach, twist, grasp and make repetitive hand, arm and shoulder
movement in the performance of daily duties (e.g., forcefully beat
down brush); carry, push and/or pull light to heavy amounts of
weight, frequently lift up to 10 lbs. and occasionally lift up to
60 lbs. (sandbags); to operate assigned equipment and vehicles;
ability to verbally communicate to exchange information with
public; ability to see and hear in normal range with or without
correction; operate assigned field equipment, including handheld
computer, range finder, fyrake, water backpack, shovel, and traffic
Environmental Consultants (ECI) is a leading provider of
vegetation and asset management consulting services to the utility
industry. Successful professionals at ECI have come from a variety
of backgrounds, including: forestry, arboriculture, natural
resource management, biology, landscape maintenance, horticulture,
nursery management, environmental sciences, geology, agriculture,
parks & recreation management, urban forestry, geography, and more.
ECI offers exciting career opportunities with an excellent
compensation package and ongoing growth potential.
Applicants must pass a pre-employment drug test and a criminal
All candidates must possess a valid driver's license and have a
good driving record.
ECI is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
EOE/AA : Minority/Female/ Vets/ Disabled.