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QAQC Certified Arborist

Location: Chicago, IL

Title:  QAQC Certified Arborist

Type: Full Time

Location: Chicago, IL

Reports To: Regional Supervisor

About Us:

CNUC is a highly experienced consulting and operations team with an unparalleled understanding of utility vegetation management (UVM), industry best management practices, and legal and regulatory requirements. CNUC assists utilities in improving their UVM programs through inspection and auditing services, emergency response, consulting, and research, often combined with software and LiDAR solutions. CNUC also goes beyond operations by providing the largest and most comprehensive UVM benchmarking service in North America.  As our company continues to grow, new opportunities are becoming available.  


  • Inspect, identify, and evaluate trees and brush along electric ROWs
  • Notify customers and obtain work authorization of vegetation management with private, local, state, and federal land owners
  • Submit inspection results and work plans to utility clients with remediation recommendations
  • Extensive drive time through the state inspecting vegetation management work
  • Detailed data collection
  • Conduct safety audits and tree risk assessments
  • Interact with customers and respond to customer inquiries
  • Conduct QA/QC field auditing of line clearance work
  • Estimate vegetation management work to be performed
  • Interact with municipalities and shad tree organizations
  • Utilize GIS maps, rangefinders, tremble units, planning software on tablets on a daily basis
  • Assist during emergency response times such as storms or fires as needed
  • Complete administrative work as needed or assigned
  • Perform other related duties as required or assigned


  • Degree in forestry or related field and two (2) years of experience/or seven years of experience in utility/gas vegetation management
  • ISA Arborist Certification 
  • Pesticide Technician Applicator License preferred
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
  • Species identification skills and knowledge of tree growth rates
  • Ability to work independently with good time management
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to travel and work in rugged terrain and inclement weather
  • Proficient in map navigation skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and data collection software (GIS experience a plus)

CNUC Offers:

  • Competitive wages/excellent benefits
  • Clothing allowance
  • Company provided smart phone
  • Company vehicle/fuel card
  • Ongoing training and credentialing
  • Access to industry related training materials

Full-time positions include participation in an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) after 1 year of employment.  Pre-employment and post-hiring drug screening is a condition of employment. 

To apply, please visit our website at and submit an application.

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