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Supervisor Consulting Utility Forester

Location: Central and Northern California
Salary: $36/Hr

Supervisor Consulting Utility Forester (SCUF)

VerdeCare Vegetation Solutions, a Rainbow Tree Care Company, is currently accepting resumes for Supervisor Consulting Utility Foresters (SCUFs). The work locations will span from Central through Northern CaliforniaWe are seeking Forestry or Utility Vegetation Management professionals who share our company vision of transformed Utility VM programs. Ideal candidates will be interested in growing their careers inside an organization dedicated to elevating the professionalism of Utility Vegetation Management.

Rainbow Tree Company is changing the Utility Industries views and approach to Vegetation Management. We create new models of efficacy and efficiency for vegetation management that satisfy the often conflicting interests of utility, consumers, and the environment. Rainbow is employee-owned, and as such, our people are our greatest asset. We are guided by a set of core values through which we work and succeed. We are accountable for our word, our results, and our brand. Teamwork, communication, personal responsibility, and integrity are the foundation on which we stand.

As a Supervising Consulting Utility Forester, you will be an integral member of a team continuously developing and expanding our expertise in the art and science of UVM. Your qualifications must include industry certification (ISA Certified Arborist) and a minimum of 2 years’ experience managing utility vegetation work (General Foreman, Crew Foreman, Forester, Planner, etc.). If you are still pursuing some of these qualifications and have a passion for trees and a desire to help transform the environment, we have other opportunities and will train candidates that are a cultural fit with our company.

What You Will Do:

  • Supervise teams of 5 or more Consulting Utility Foresters
  • Train, audit and assist team to conduct assessments of trees and site conditions
  • Meet with landowners, stakeholders and utility partners to address questions or concerns
  • Respond in a professional manner and document all customer interactions
  • Report all customer service issues to the Field Supervisor, Field Manager, or Operations Manager following clearly defined lines of communication
  • Uphold our value of safety by following all safety requirements and procedures, attend safety trainings, and utilize required safety equipment at all times
  • Perform daily safety check and ensure all equipment is in safe working order before use
  • Safeguard employees, equipment, and public from hazards in and around the work area, including private property: document and report any damage to Field Manager
  • Maintain cleanliness and working order of vehicles and equipment; address repair needs and properly plan equipment usage

What We Offer:

  • Full-time hourly position
  • PTO and Paid Holidays
  • 401K Contribution and Employer Match
  • Employee Stock Option Program (ESOP) Eligible, 100% employee owned
  • Full Range of Benefits including: Medical, Vision, Dental, Disability, & Life Insurance available
  • Internal advancement opportunities
  • Company vehicle
  • Travel and per diem expenses


  • Current ISA Certification
  • Two years’ experience in a leadership role within a utility VM program (Foreman, General Foreman, Planner, etc.)
  • Valid driver’s license and a commitment to safe driving
  • Ability to identify local trees and knowledge of growth rate
  • Ability to read and use maps; GIS knowledge is a plus
  • Working knowledge of ISA BMPs for Utility Pruning
  • Ability to perform physical work in rugged terrain and inclement weather
  • Ability to travel; at times up to 100%

Preferred Qualifications:

  • TRAQ Certification
  • ISA Utility Specialist
  • Registered Professional Forester
  • Certification in 1st aid/CPR
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish)
  • Two or Four-year science-related degree

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

Work is performed outdoors in any weather element. May be required to bend, reach, stoop, and lift objects; may be exposed to safety hazards including: chemicals, hazardous tool, and equipment. Safety precautions must be followed at all times, including use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and other safety equipment. Must be able to lift 50 pounds at any given time. Safe Driving and the ability to drive in a variety of conditions is required.

You Should Know:

Rainbow Tree Company is recognized as a Top 175 Workplace in Minneapolis/St. Paul in 2021!

*At Rainbow Tree Company, we celebrate our differences and are a proud Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $36.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Application Question(s):

  • Are you able to perform physical work in rugged terrain and inclement weather on a daily basis?


  • Associate (Preferred)


  • Utility Vegatation Management or related forestry: 2 years (Preferred)


  • Driver's License and commitment to safe driving (Required)
  • ISA certification (Preferred)
  • Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Certification (Preferred)

Willingness To Travel:

  • 75% (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations
  • On the road

Work Remotely:

  • No

Employer Info

Sacramento Area, California


  • Consultant
  • Supervisor
  • Utility

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