Distribution Utility Forester

Utilities Service, LLC

Thibodaux, LA 70302

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

We are currently seeking a **Distribution** **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.


During these uncertain times, you can take pride in knowing you are an **essential** **employee** . Our team members work independently in an outdoor environment and follow all CDC recommended guidelines and company safety protocols relevant to COVID-19.


Some of the most important characteristics of **ECI** **Distribution** **Utility Forester** is that you are open-minded and able to engage in safe, constructive interactions with your team and the public. You are accountable for advancing a culture of safety and excellence while providing quality and value to our customers and clients.


**WHAT WE OFFER:**


+ Industry competitive pay.


+ Company vehicle with fuel card to take to and from home & work.


+ Medical/Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, effective Day 1 for full time team members.


+ 401K eligibility.


+ Paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick Leave.


+ Weekly pay checks and direct deposit.


+ Employee Referral Program (must meet eligibility requirements).


+ Boot and clothing program (company funded).


+ Ongoing training and assistance with obtaining industry certifications.


**WHAT YOU WILL DO:**


+ Inspect and assess customer requests for pruning or removals.


+ Secure clear rights-of-way for new line and pole construction.


+ Provide crew/project oversight to assure work completion.


+ Handle customer complaints related to scheduled pruning and/or completed pruning.


+ Audit tree contractor’s work for compliance with utility’s specifications.


+ Provide subject matter expertise with ability to contradict marked trees if necessary.


+ Assist in storm and emergency situations and other miscellaneous line clearance projects.


+ Assist in investigating and recommending future R-O-W maintenance requirements.


+ Operate system forestry computer programs and record systems.


+ Communicate daily with the utility client, contractors, landowners and the general public.


+ Perform duties in a manner that will promote and maintain good public relations.


+ Assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


**WHAT YOU NEED TO HAVE:**


+ 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).


**WHAT WOULD BE AMAZING TO HAVE:**


+ Bachelor’s or Associates degree in Forestry, Environmental Science or related field preferred.


+ 1-2 years prior experience in Forestry, UVM, Arboriculture or Horticulture a plus.


+ Solid tree identification skills and ability to read maps preferred.


+ Certification as an ISA Arborist is a plus.


+ Prior experience with GIS software/technology a plus.


+ Bi-lingual speaking (English and Spanish) is a plus.


**A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN ECI FORESTER:**


**Working Environment**


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 conditions. Reasonable accommodations, if available, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.


**Physical**


The team member 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 cone.


**Company Overview**


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. For more information visit our website www.eci-consulting.com


**Applicants must pass a pre-employment drug test and a criminal background check.**


**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.**



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