Consulting Utility Forester

ACRT, Inc. - Tampa, FL (30+ days ago)3.2

ACRT is currently seeking energetic entry level to industry experienced candidates who enjoy working outdoors. Our target is to identify candidates to work on utility systems as vegetation management arborists. Our field positions are ideal for professional minded individuals with an educational background in forestry, natural resource, horticulture, arboriculture, environmental studies, or related disciplines and with exposure in these fields or line of work. The position is great for learning the utility industry and working to develop the necessary skills for a successful career. This position would require a significant amount of customer interaction, educating and working with utility consumers, working with line clearance contractors and utility personnel. Our Foresters perform identification, inspection, and evaluation of trees and brush along utility lines; Submit inspection results to clients with recommendations; 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.

Required to be at least 21 years of age
4 year degree in Forestry, Horticulture, or Landscape architecture, or in lieu of a degree, ISA Certified Arborist with 10-20 years’ experience
Ability to identify local trees Southeastern trees species and knowledge of growth rates is required • ISA Certified Arborist/Utility Specialist preferred
Experience in line clearance and distribution vegetation management desired • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Basic knowledge of GPS/GIS systems is required
Strong time management and organizational skills
Ability to work with and learn computer programs and proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is required
Ability to work independently
Ability to work in inclement weather
Ability to read and follow maps
Excellent customer service skills
Must be flexible in times of need, including extended week nights and weekends
Valid Driver License and ability to drive and operate a 4x4 vehicle
Basic knowledge of Utility Electrical systems and utility practices is a plus Additional Information
Full Time position

ACRT offers competitive wages and excellent benefits:
Employees become owners and receive company stock after 1 yr
Company Vehicle/Gas Card for work related and commuting purposes
Pre-employment drug screen and background check required
ACRT, Inc. is 100% employee-owned; it’s not just a job…it’s YOUR Company!!!
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)
Boot Allowance Program
ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) with a great vesting schedule
Employee Referral Program