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Utility Forester/Contract Arborist/Work Planner

Location: Boonton, NJ

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Inspect right-of-ways to assess vegetation conditions and determine required maintenance activities.
  • Assist with developing bid package maps and work manifests.
  • Obtains oral/written permission from property owners to trim or remove trees and apply herbicides. Arranges with customer or property owner to obtain access to the property, advises of any interruption in services, explains work to be performed, etc.
  • Discusses responsibility for apparent property damage, and repairs for minor damage, and refers controversial cases to the General Foreperson/Project Coordinator.
  • Research easement and land rights for widths, rights, and restrictions.
  • Meet with landowners to explain vegetation management work.
  • Mark works in the field where required.
  • Respond to public concerns and questions about the work.
  • Assist in the development of public relations materials.
  • Respond to contractor questions concerning work specifications and requirements.
  • Document work activity using GIS equipped computer & custom work planning software.
  • Inspect work completed by contractors for compliance with utility specifications.
  • Assist in the management of contractors during storm restoration operations.
  • Provide support and assistance on special projects as assigned by the utility.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Working knowledge of IVM, techniques, and equipment used for vegetation management.
  • Excellent personal computing skills, GIS knowledge preferred.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's or Associates Degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Sciences/Management, Horticulture, or related field preferred, but not required.
  • 2+ years of applicable work experience preferred.

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Employer Info

Boonton, New Jersey 07005


  • Utility

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