Consulting Utility Forester

ACRT, Inc. - Murfreesboro, TN3.1

Full-time
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ACRT is currently seeking energetic experienced professionals who enjoy working outdoors. Our Consulting Utility Forester position is ideal for entry level and 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 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.

Minimum Requirements:
2 or 4 year degree in Environmental or related fields
Strong tree ID skills required
Ability to obtain Arborist/Utility ISA certification along with pesticide applicators license
Ability to work independently in all weather conditions
Experience in utility vegetation management experience 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
Utility experience a plus
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
Pre-employment drug screen and background check required
ACRT offers excellent benefits for our employee-owners and their families:

Medical
Dental
Vision
Group Life Insurance
Optional Life Insurance
Short & Long Term Disability
Vacation
Holidays
401k with company match
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
Employees become owners and receive company stock after a waiting period
Employee Referral Program
ACRT is 100% employee-owned; it’s not just a job…it’s YOUR Company!!!

Education
Preferred
Bachelors or better in Forestry or related field
High School or better
Associates or better
Licenses & Certifications
Preferred
ISA Cert Arborist
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.