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WECI seeks Estimating Arborist

We are currently seeking a Estimating Arborist to join our team. We are looking for energetic professionals who enjoy working outdoors and value the freedom of working independently.  If you enjoy a fast-paced environment and the challenges of a rewarding profession, consider a career in vegetation management with Western ECI.  
Essential Duties and Responsibilities 
Patrol, identify, and prescribe required tree trimming and tree/brush removal needed to build or re-construct electrical facilities
Communicate scope of prescribed work to applicants
Maintain positive working relationships with public agencies, local estimating personnel and customers
Coordinate tree work within timelines of construction schedules
Perform all necessary duties for emergency response as requested
Other duties as schedule permits
Minimum one (1) year of utility vegetation management experience and working knowledge of PG&E’s Vegetation Management Program
Proficient in common computer word processing and spreadsheet applications
Possess independent decision making skills and exercise sound judgment
Demonstrated public relations, strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to represent Western ECI and PG&E in a professional and positive manner
Ability to prioritize workload and multi-task
ISA certification (within six months)
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.
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; 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 public; ability to see and hear in normal range with or without correction; operate assigned field equipment, including handheld computer, range finder, fyrake, water backpack, shovel, and traffic cone.
Company Overview
Western Environmental Consultants, Inc. (Western ECI) is a leading provider of vegetation and asset management consulting services to the utility industry. Successful professionals at Western 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.  Western 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.
Western ECI is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. EOE/AA : Minority/Female/ Vets/ Disabled.

Sacramento Tree Foundation seeks Community Forester

JOB TITLE:  Community Forester

DEPARTMENT:  Education 
REPORTS TO:  Education Programs Manager

The Community Forester is a critical member of the Education Department. The Community Forester position is primarily focused on teaching the value of trees, encouraging informed citizen action and offering expertise on best tree practices.  The underlying responsibility of a Community Forester is to find ways for groups and individuals to take the responsibility to expand and steward our region’s tree canopy. In addition, the Community Forester educates the public on the inextricable links between a healthy, robust urban forest and a community’s quality of life, health and well-being of its citizens and environmental benefits. The Community Forester promotes Tree Foundation programs, including Sacramento Shade and Community Shade, and works throughout the organization to support efforts to build the best regional urban forest in the nation.

Site Assessments
1. Meet with customers in person at homes, businesses, schools, parks, or virtually - utilizing online conferencing technology (such as Join Me) - to strategically site tree planting locations and species that will provide the most overall community benefits. Site assessments occur during regular weekday hours, and on some weekend days.
a. Benefits include direct shading of a building for energy savings, direct shade of streets for air quality & stormwater interception, carbon storage, increased property values, improved public health, and more.
2. Provide appropriate and understandable information to the customer regarding planting and care techniques. Educating customers on the importance of proper tree placement and survival is critical to this position and the organization’s mission.
3. Create planting maps for both customer information and internal record keeping detailing planting location, species, benefits, and customer agreement information.

Technology and Record Keeping
1. Utilize iPad and desktop computer to enter site visit information into online SalesForce database including:
a. Customer contact information
b. Tree species selection and delivery information
c. Historical tree siting information
d. Agreement documents via DocuSign
e. Planting map 

Customer Service & Follow-Up
1. Actively communicate with customers following a site visit to provide continuous educational support and information on tree benefits, planting, and care.
a. Includes phone calls, e-mails, and in person follow-up to ensure seamless transition of trees to customer and improved tree survivability.
b. Follow up site visits to check on the health of trees will be completed on an as needed basis.
2. Provide impeccable customer service to all customers, volunteers, and community members through all forms of communication including phone, e-mail, social media, and in person.
3. The Community Forester is a primary point of contact between the public and the Tree Foundation. As such, the Community Forester is expected to represent and promote Tree Foundation programs and mission.

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