Consulting Utility Arborist - Transmission (3 month contract)
Location: Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware, Southern New Jersey.
Atlas Field Services is scouting for Consulting Utility Arborist - Transmission to join our team for a 3-month contract. We are looking in the following regions: Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware, Southern New Jersey.
Who are we?
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.
Who You Are:
You’re energetic and enjoy working outdoors. You understand that this space can be demanding, and you make sure you have the tools and resources to get the job done. You have experience in the vegetation management and utility space.
- Inspect right-of-ways to assess vegetation conditions and determine required maintenance activities.
- Assist with develop bid package maps and work manifests.
- Research easement and land rights for widths, rights and restrictions.
- Meet with landowners to explain vegetation management work.
- Mark work in the field where required.
- Respond to public concerns and questions about the work.
- Respond to contractor questions concerning work specification and requirements.
- Inspect work completed by contractors for compliance to utility specifications.
- Assist in the management of contractors during storm restoration operations.
- Provide support and assistance on special projects as assigned by the utility.
- Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in Forestry, Environmental Science, or related field preferred
- ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) Certified Arborist Designation
- ISA Utility Specialist Designation preferred
- Experience with work planning and post inspection
- Robust knowledge and experience of pre planning and post inspection associated with Jarraff work along transmission lines
- Certified Tree Safety Professional (CTSP) is a plus
- Four or more years of vegetation management experience or similar experience in a related field (tree work industry, landscape professional)
- Must possess tree identification skills and the ability to read maps
- Must have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, strong problem-solving capabilities, the ability to multi-task, and attention to detail
- Must be able to work alone, outdoors in various weather conditions and terrain
- Must be skilled with technology and possess basic computer and smart phone skills
- Capable to operate a 4x4 vehicle on rough roads
Physical Demands, Conditions, Work Environment
The physical demands, conditions, work environment characteristics described here 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.
· Employee must be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods of time.
· 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.
Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment:
· walk, stand, sit, and operate a motor vehicle for prolonged periods of time;
· frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, run, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp and make repetitive hand movements in the performance of daily duties;
· carry, push and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (5 to 10 lbs.);
· operate assigned equipment and vehicles;
· verbally communicate to exchange information with public;
· 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.
Safety is a top priority at Atlas Field Services. Successful candidates will be committed to their personal safety and to the safety of others. The role will require to have a general understanding and the ability to identify safety hazards and report any unsafe working conditions. The position requires to be an active participant in safety briefings and to deliver industry-specific safety messages to a broad audience when called upon.
- Applicants must pass a pre-employment drug test.
- All candidates must possess a valid driver's license and have a good driving record.
AFS is an Equal Opportunity Employer
What we offer:
Job Type: CONTRACT, approximately 3 months
Job Types: Full-time, Contract
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