Forestry Rangers (Forestry, Logging & Mill Operations)

Contract

  The Global Edge Consultants

  Northern California, California, United States

We are hiring  Forestry Rangers   to provide temporary Vegetation Management support services throughout multiple areas of Northern California. The Forestry Ranger will perform identification, inspection, and evaluation of trees and brush along utility lines. Project duration is expected through December 2020, with a possible extension of 5+ years.

The below physical demands and work environment are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:  

  • Adequate physical ability and mobility to work in an outdoor field environment in remote locations;
  • Walking, standing and operating a motor vehicle for prolonged periods of time;
  • Travel from site to site, including: walking/hiking on various surfaces including flat, dry, wet, slippery, uneven, rough, steep terrain, hills and slopes;
  • Exposure to noise, dust, smoke and all types of weather and temperature conditions;
  • Operate assigned field equipment, including handheld computer, smart phone, compass, and beacon.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Inspect and assess the rights of way for vegetation requiring pruning or removal to avoid conflicts with overhead conductors
  • Identify tree and brush control work and enter data into handheld computer
  • Assess terrain, habitat, and environmental conditions
  • Pro-actively promote safety and maintain a safe work environment
  • Conduct grid reviews and inspections
  • Interact with local public agencies (i.e. State, County, City, Fire Department, Coastal Commission, etc.)
  • Provide reporting and updates for management
  • Assist in overall system-wide VM operations and TSP support as needed

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Horticulture, Natural Resources or related field OR minimum of 1 year of related arboricultural experience
  • Proficient with electronic devices and systems, such as mobile devices, GIS programs, MS Excel/Word
  • Familiarity with tree growth rates and habits
  • Ability to work in inclement weather
  • Ability to read and follow maps
  • Valid Driver’s License and clean driving record
  • Pre-employment drug screen and background check required

DESIRED

  • Electrical utility projects preferred
  • ISA Certified Arborist preferred
  • TRAQ or CTSP certifications preferred
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