Utilimap Corporation Saint Louis, Missouri
Mar 30, 2017Full time
Utility Forester Utilimap Corporation – St. Louis, MO Utilimap Corporation is hiring a Utility Forester Utilimap, a Quanta Services company, has opportunities for persons interested in the field of Utility Forestry. These entry-level Utility Forester positions involve working as a member of one of our project teams conducting Electric Utility ROW inspections and audits. Utilimap is looking to fill positions located in Saint Louis, Missouri. Position Description: The position involves the field data collection of tree and site information on both GPS devices and hand-held computers regarding tree species identification, evaluation of health and condition, hazard identification, maintenance needs, and many other factors. Foresters represent the Utility in communicating to the general public about work that will be done and to secure permits for tree removals. Requirements: Applicants should be college graduates with a minimum of a two-year degree in forestry, urban forestry, horticulture, arboriculture, plant biology, conservation, environmental science or related fields or equivalent experience. Applicants must have excellent tree identification skills. Applicants with education/experience specifically related to Utility forestry will be given higher consideration. International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certification will be required. Additionally, computer literacy is beneficial as the work involves the use of advanced technology such as hand-held computers, GPS technology and equipment, and GIS and tree management software. A valid driver's license and good driving record is required. Physically, the work requires walking with field equipment (GPS backpack, hand held computer) for up to 8 hours per day along Utility Right-of-Way performing the planning, auditing & data collection. Utilities experience is preferred. Benefits: Opportunities to participate in our 401k and health benefits programs are offered to all full-time employees after the standard eligibility period. Company vehicle is provided. Utilimap is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Pre-employment Drug Screen required. $15 - $18/hour, DOE Please submit application.