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Consulting Utility Forester

Company: ACRT Inc.
Location: Starke
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

- 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: --- Two-year forestry degree or equivalent OR high school diploma plus two years of UVM experience --- Vegetation management experience preferred --- 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 --- 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's license required - Additional Information: - --- Full-time position --- ACRT is 100% employee-owned; it's not just a job---it's YOUR company! --- Employees become owners and receive company stock after a waiting period --- ACRT offers excellent benefits for our employee-owners and their families --- Medical --- Dental --- Vision --- Group life insurance --- Optional life insurance --- Short- and long-term disability --- Vacation --- Holidays --- 401(k) --- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) --- Company vehicle/fuel card for work-related and commuting purposes --- Boot allowance program --- ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) with a great vesting schedule --- Pre-employment drug screening and background check required Job Requirements:

  • Purchase standing timber and open market wood
  • Cutting and removing timber with minimum waste and environmental damage
  • Manage timber sales contracts to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements
  • Work closely with all Land agencies regarding land rights and easements; Transmission clearance on forest-and other agency-owned lands; working to ensure SRP
  • Procure low cost, high quality and timely raw materials for mills, including purchasing timber/materials, coordinating delivery, overseeing contractors, and administering contracts
  • Analyze effect of forest conditions on tree growth rates and tree species prevalence and the yield, duration, seed production, growth viability, and germination of different species
  • Plan and supervise forestry projects, such as determining the type, number and placement of trees to be planted, managing tree nurseries, thinning forest and monitoring growth
  • Challenge the status quo, and identify and act upon opportunities for positive change
  • Develop relationships and effectively communicate with W&FS team, business partners, and suppliers
  • Administer contracts including the evaluation and appraising of timber sales
  • Communicate ideas to management and to team of designers/copywriters
  • Comply with all regulatory requirements and client vegetation management standards
  • Assist in the management of contractors during storm restoration operations
  • Assist in the management of contractors during storm restoration operations
  • Inspect work completed by contractors for compliance to utility specifications
  • Prepare and give business reviews to the senior management and account executive teams
  • Assist the West District Supervisor in the management of all procurement related activities within the district
  • Work on a 2-month project in the Loop on a major brand
  • Perform a 100% validation of all transmission integrated vegetation management clearance work
  • Enforce processes and services for data management, data integration, and data compliance

Keywords: ACRT Inc., Gainesville , Consulting Utility Forester, Professions , Starke, Florida

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