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Environmental Consultants seeks Certified Arborists


Utility Forester - Hazard Tree Assessor 
We are currently seeking ISA Certified Arborists to support to Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Hazard Tree Mitigation Program.  ECI will help support SCE’s program by inspecting overhead power lines located in High Fire Threat Districts.  The majority of this work occurs outside of the urban environment and in the forests of Southern California.  We are looking for experienced, energetic professionals who wish to join our growing team and grow their careers in the utility vegetation management industry.  This is a full-time opportunity to work outside and explore rural Southern California with opportunities for advancement.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assess utility facilities for vegetation compliance
  • Notify property owners of line clearance work to be performed
  • Obtain necessary permits from public agencies
  • Promote and maintain good public relations
  • Perform Level 1 and 2 tree risk assessment inspections
  • Document and record information with a mobile device
  • Operate with the highest level of personal and public safety

Qualifications

  • Must currently hold an ISA Arborist Certification
  • Must have solid tree identification skills and the ability to read maps.
  • 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
  • Bachelor’s or Associates degree in Forestry, Environmental Science or related field preferred
  • One (1) year of utility vegetation management related experience preferred
  • Inventory or surveying experience a plus
  • Bi-lingual speaking (English and Spanish) is a plus.

Physical Demands & Working Environment
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Employee must be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods of time.  Reasonable accommodations, if available, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment
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

Physical
Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; to walk, 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 the public; ability to see and hear in normal range with or without correction; operate assigned field equipment, including a handheld computer, range finder, fire rake, water backpack, shovel, and traffic cone.

Company Overview
Environmental Consultants (ECI) is a leading provider of vegetation and asset management consulting services to the utility industry. Successful professionals at ECI have come from a variety of backgrounds, including: forestry, arboriculture, natural resource management, biology, landscape maintenance, horticulture, nursery management, environmental sciences, geology, agriculture, parks & recreation management, urban forestry, geography, and more.  ECI offers exciting career opportunities with an excellent compensation package and ongoing growth potential.

Applicants must pass a pre-employment drug test and a criminal background check.

All candidates must possess a valid driver's license and have a good driving record.

ECI is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. EOE/AA: Minority/Female/ Vets/ Disabled.

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West Coast Arborists seeks Experienced Grounds Workers and Tree Trimmers/Climbers


West Coast Arborists, a union company and industry leader in tree maintenance, is hiring Experienced Ground workers and Tree Trimmers/Climbers to assist the tree operations in clearing brush, planting trees, watering trees, driving equipment, quality customer service and basic traffic control functions as directed by the crew Foreman. Tree Industry experience preferred.

Available positions:
• Ground Workers
• Trimmers
• Utility Clearance Trimmers
• Certified Tree workers
• Certified Arborist
• Foreman

Employment Opportunities Year-Round
Full-Time
Union Benefits
Career & Growth Opportunities

Positions are located throughout California

Compensation
• Competitive Pay-based on experience
• Union Benefits-medical, sick time, vacation\holiday & pension
• Dental Insurance-50/50
• Vision Insurance
• Training & Certification Opportunities
• Advancement & Growth Potential

Job Requirements
• A valid California Driver’s License with a clean driving record
• ISA Certified Arborist-a plus
• ISA Certified Tree Workers-a plus
• The ability to drive a manual transmission (stick shift)
• Reliable Transportation
• Willingness to obtain a commercial Class B Driver’s License
• The ability to pass a Pre-Employment Physical & Drug Test
• Experience in the Arboriculture industry preferred if applying as a Trimmer/Climber

For consideration apply online at www.wcainc.com
Or in person at
WCA, Inc. Corporate office
2200 Via Burton
Anaheim, Ca 92806
We have 8 offices where you can apply in person inquiries at 1-800-521-3714