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Tree Crew Safety Observer / Specialist

Location: Washington DC, Delaware and Southern New Jersey Region

Atlas Field Services (AFS) is currently seeking a Tree Crew Safety Observer / Specialist to join our team as a full-time employee. This position will directly contribute to providing a more reliable power delivery system while proactively participating in Utility vegetation management programs. This role is ideal for seasoned vegetation professionals and managers looking to contribute within a team environment out of our Northeast location.


We’re dedicated to the growth of our employees. We truly believe in your development. For those who show initiative, we will do what it takes to get you where you want to go.

We’re growing but still maintain an entrepreneurial spirit. We give you room to be accountable and responsible in your role. We believe progression is bred through innovation and we encourage our employees to bring their ideas forward.

We’re safety focused. Safety is paramount in how we operate as we believe in providing excellence in our service to our vegetation management clients.

We’re transparent and respectful. We support each other and are transparent and honest in our communication. We believe that trust is the foundation to our success with clients and within our team.


• Perform safety observations on utility vegetation management tree contractor
• Utilize client required operating system for data collection, reporting, and tracking.
• Attendance and precipitation in Atlas Management and Client required safety meetings
• Communicate daily with the client, contractors, landowners, and Atlas management
• Perform duties in a manner that will promote and maintain good public relations
• Assist in storm and other emergency situations
• Assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor


• 3 years’ experience in Utility Line Clearance Arboriculture is required.

• 2-5 years’ experience tree climbing skills, experience rigging, stump grinding, chipping, operating skid steers and various equipment used in the tree care industry

• Experience supervising a crew is an asset

• Foreman experience is an asset

• Aerial lift operations skills

• Knowledge base to effectively prune and remove trees, according to the ANSI Z133 standards for the tree care industry

• Experience training employees
• Must have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, strong problem-solving abilities, the ability to multi-task and an attention to detail.
• Must be able to work alone, outdoors in various weather conditions and terrain
• Must have basic computer skills and a smart phone



• ISA Certification is required
• BS or AS degree in Forestry or Occupational Health and safety is preferred
• Valid Driver's License
• Certified Tree Safety Professional (CTSP) is a plus
• Bi-lingual speaking (English and Spanish) is a plus
• Current First-aid and CPR certification required
• OSHA 30 preferred

• ISA Utility Specialist preferred


PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• The employee is regularly required to talk or hear (e.g. relaying to employees, phone calls).
• Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; to walk long distances, stand, sit, and operate a motor vehicle for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, run, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp and make repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; carry, push and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (5 to 10 lbs.); to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; ability to verbally communicate to exchange information with public; ability to see and hear in normal range with or without correction; operate assigned field equipment, including handheld computer, range finder, water backpack, shovel, and traffic cone.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions (e.g. traveling to customer sites).
• The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles (e.g. in warehouse, at customer sites).
• The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
• Work alone in an outdoor field environment; vehicle and foot patrol of utility power lines; remote locations as well as urban, city environment; physical demands and 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, grease, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions.

• Must pass a post-offer background and drug screening.
• Must possess a valid driver's license and have a good driving record.

• Industry competitive compensation
• Vehicle
• Health, Dental & Vision
• Life Insurance
• 401k

Pay $28-$30/hr.

Job Type: Full-time

AFS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Interested candidates should send their resumes to 


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  • General Foreman
  • Supervisor

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