VM Arborist

ACRT, Inc. - Fort Lauderdale, FL3.2

30+ days agoFull-timeEstimated: $40,000 - $53,000 a year
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.

2 or 4 year degree in Forestry, Horticulture, Natural Resources and or related fields or 12 months line clearance experience
Prefer UVM experience or Certified Arborist
Knowledge of Utility Electrical systems and utility practices
Ability to identify local trees and knowledge of growth rates
Proficient computer skills, ability to work with computer programs and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills; ability to resolve customer concerns
Basic knowledge of GIS systems/principles • Strong oral and written communication skills
Ability to work independently and in a team environment
Ability to multitask; strong time management and organizational skills
Excellent attention to detail
Ability to work in inclement weather
Ability to read and follow maps
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
Pre-employment drug screen and background check required

Desired Qualifications:
Experience working with data collection devices with GIS integration
Integrated Vegetation Management Principles
Experience coordinating resources/crews to meet production timeline
Ability to handle conflict resolution
ISA Certified Arborist/Utility Specialist desired but not necessary for consideration
Florida Department of Agriculture Applicator License with ROW endorsement preferred but not required Additional Information
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
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!!!