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Utilities Service, LLC Forestry Resource Coordinator in Fayetteville, North Carolina

We are currently seeking a Forestry Resource Coordinato r to join our team. We are looking for energetic professionals who enjoy working both indoors/outdoors and value the freedom of working independently. This position will be 50% office based and 50% field based and supporting all territories in North and South Carolina. If you enjoy a fast-paced environment and the challenges of a rewarding profession, consider a career in vegetation management with ECI.

During these uncertain times, you can take pride in knowing you are an essential employee . Our team members work independently in an outdoor environment and follow all CDC recommended guidelines and company safety protocols relevant to COVID-19.

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • Industry competitive pay.

  • Company vehicle with fuel card to take to and from home & work.

  • Medical/Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, effective Day 1 for full time team members.

  • 401K eligibility.

  • Paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick Leave.

  • Weekly pay checks and direct deposit.

  • Participation in Employee Referral Program (must meet eligibility requirements).

  • Boot and clothing program (company funded).

  • Ongoing training and assistance with obtaining industry certifications.

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Handle customer request tickets as well as complaints related to scheduled pruning and/or completed pruning

  • Audit tree contractor’s work for compliance with utility’s specifications

  • Pre-plan all tree-trimming work

  • Perform pre-inspection and QA work in advance of, during, and after tree-trimming work

  • Conduct hazard tree assessments

  • Communicate daily with the utility client, contractors, landowners, and the general public

  • Perform duties in a manner that will promote and maintain good public relations.

  • Assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned

WHAT YOU NEED TO HAVE:

  • Must have a minimum of 1 year work experience in the Utility Vegetation Management (UVM) field.

  • Must have experience/proficiency with Geographic Information Systems.

  • Must have solid tree identification skills.

  • Must be able 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.

  • Herbicide License preferred, otherwise much be willing to obtain within 1 year of employment.

  • Must have basic computer skills (Microsoft Office).

  • Bi-lingual speaking (English and Spanish) is a plus.

WHAT WOULD BE AMAZING TO HAVE:

  • ISA Certified Arborist or able to obtain this certificate within 6 months of employment is strongly desired.

  • Bachelor’s or Associates degree in Forestry, Environmental Science or related discipline preferred.

  • Bi-lingual speaking (English and Spanish) is a plus.

Working 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. Reasonable accommodations, if available, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Physical

The team member must have sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; to walk up to 10 miles per day, 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, arm and shoulder movement in the performance of daily duties (e.g., forcefully beat down brush); carry, push and/or pull light to heavy amounts of weight, frequently lift up to 10 lbs. and occasionally lift up to 60 lbs. (sandbags); 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, 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. For more information visit our website www.eci-consulting.com

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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