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Utility Capital Forester - Burlington, NC

Company: ACRT Inc.
Location: Burlington
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

ACRT is currently seeking energetic entry level to industry experienced candidates who enjoy working outdoors. Our target is to identify candidates to work on utility systems as vegetation management arborists. Our field positions are ideal for professional minded individuals with an educational background in forestry, natural resource, horticulture, arboriculture, environmental studies, or related disciplines and with exposure in these fields or line of work. The position is great for learning the utility industry and working to develop the necessary skills for a successful career. Our Foresters perform identification, inspection, and evaluation of trees and brush along utility lines; Submit inspection results to clients with recommendations; Discuss and negotiate line-clearance crew access issues; Serve as a liaison between clients, tree crews, and client customers. This position would require customer interaction, educating and working with utility consumers, working with line clearance contractors and utility personnel. Our workforce is essential to keeping the power on for millions of Americans who are either working to fight COVID-19 or who are staying home to stay safe. At ACRT Services our top priority is keeping our employees and those around us safe. Our business naturally lends itself to physical distancing; most of our employees work independently and are provided their own company vehicle, allowing them to avoid close contact with others. Safety has always been a core value and through this pandemic is no different. We have put in safety protocols and initiatives following the guidance of the CDC to keep our workers safe. Requirements: Must be 21 years of age or older 2 year degree in forestry, horticulture, environmental science or closely related field OR in lieu of a degree, 2 years of experience in Utility Vegetation Management or other related field (Ex. general Right-of-Way management, Integrated Vegetation Management, nursery work or timber cutting, etc.) ISA Certification strongly desired Herbicide applicator's license preferred Ability to work independently in all weather conditions Competent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite Candidate must be self-motivated, organized, production oriented Candidate must be comfortable working in an independent environment and managing a geographical area for all vegetation related activities Candidate must be able to work with stakeholders, utility customers and line clearance vendors and have excellent interpersonal skills Must demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills Multi-tasking and strong time management skills required Ability to work in varied terrain and inclement weather with flexible schedules (available nights and weekends as needed) Valid driver's license ACRT offers excellent benefits for our employee-owners and their families Medical Dental Vision Group Life Insurance Optional Life Insurance Short & Long Term Disability Vacation Holidays 401(k) with company match Health Savings Account with company match Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Company Vehicle/Gas Card for work related and commuting purposes Boot Allowance Program ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) with a great vesting schedule - ACRT is 100% employee-owned; it's not just a job---it's your company! Pre-employment drug screen and background check required Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)Job Requirements:

  • Purchase standing timber and open market wood
  • Cutting and removing timber with minimum waste and environmental damage
  • Manage timber sales contracts to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements
  • Work closely with all Land agencies regarding land rights and easements; Transmission clearance on forest-and other agency-owned lands; working to ensure SRP
  • Procure low cost, high quality and timely raw materials for mills, including purchasing timber/materials, coordinating delivery, overseeing contractors, and administering contracts
  • Analyze effect of forest conditions on tree growth rates and tree species prevalence and the yield, duration, seed production, growth viability, and germination of different species
  • Plan and supervise forestry projects, such as determining the type, number and placement of trees to be planted, managing tree nurseries, thinning forest and monitoring growth
  • Challenge the status quo, and identify and act upon opportunities for positive change
  • Develop relationships and effectively communicate with W&FS team, business partners, and suppliers
  • Administer contracts including the evaluation and appraising of timber sales
  • Communicate ideas to management and to team of designers/copywriters
  • Comply with all regulatory requirements and client vegetation management standards
  • Assist in the management of contractors during storm restoration operations
  • Assist in the management of contractors during storm restoration operations
  • Inspect work completed by contractors for compliance to utility specifications
  • Prepare and give business reviews to the senior management and account executive teams
  • Assist the West District Supervisor in the management of all procurement related activities within the district
  • Work on a 2-month project in the Loop on a major brand
  • Perform a 100% validation of all transmission integrated vegetation management clearance work
  • Enforce processes and services for data management, data integration, and data compliance

Keywords: ACRT Inc., Burlington , Utility Capital Forester - Burlington, NC, Other , Burlington, North Carolina

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