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Utility Forester / Work Planner Mississippi 11/11/2019 +

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Organization:Arbormetrics Solutions

Location:Hattiesburg, Meridian, Mississippi

Job Description:

Utility Forester – Work Planner (RESUME PREFERRED)

Positions available: Full time

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ArborMetrics Solutions, LLC (AMS) is seeking a motivated and highly skilled individual to provide planning, scheduling, reporting, and project management for utility right-of-way vegetation management programs.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Inspect right-of-ways to assess vegetation conditions and determine required maintenance activities.
  • Assist with develop bid package maps and work manifests.
  • Research easement and land rights for widths, rights and restrictions.
  • Meet with land owners to explain vegetation management work.
  • Mark work 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 specification and requirements.
  • Document work activity using GIS equipped computer and custom work planning software.
  • Inspect work completed by contractors for compliance to utility specifications.
  • Assist in the management of contractors during storm restoration operations.
  • Provide support and assistance on special projects as assigned by the utility.


  • Company vehicle provided.
  • Benefits of employment include: health insurance, dental insurance, 401K with company match, paid holidays, paid sick leave, paid vacation, paid training & continuing education opportunities.


  • Works in all temperatures and weather
  • May work around excessive noise from machines, chain saw, wood chipper and other equipment with hearing protection
  • May be exposed to nature i.e., irritating plants and biting or stinging insects, and dust
  • May work on unlevel terrain
  • May be exposed to dogs and other animals


Required Experience:


  • Due to the inherently dangerous
    nature of the industry and requirements to work with or around hazardous
    equipment, employees must be able to maintain attention and
    concentration for extended periods of time.

  • 2-4 year degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Sciences/Management, Horticulture or related field.

  • ISA Certified Arborist or ability to obtain certification within 1 year, ISA Utility Specialist preferred.

  • Working knowledge of IVM, techniques and equipment used for vegetation management.

  • Excellent personal computing skills, GIS knowledge preferred.

  • Valid driver’s license.

  • At least 2 years applicable work experience preferred but not required.


General Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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 property, advises of any interruption in services, explains
    work to be performed, etc.

  • Discusses
    responsibility for apparent damage to property, repairs for minor
    damage, and refers controversial cases to the General Foreperson/Project


must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or
without a reasonable accommodation.  Individuals with a disability who
desire a reasonable accommodation should contact the ADA Coordinator at
1-800-248-8733, ext 1339.

Apply By:12/20/2019



Posted By: Arbormetrics Solutions LLC

MS Graduate Research Assistantship in Forest Biometrics Mississippi 10/3/2019 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

Job Description: One graduate research assistantship for the M.S. in Forest Biometrics is available in the Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University. The assistantship will include stipend, 100% tuition waiver, and reimbursement for cost of student health insurance policy. The successful candidate will work on an integrated project that aims to develop methods and models to meet the needs pertaining to the evolving resource management objectives; use combination of ground measurement and remote sensing (lidar) data to understand forest structure and change; and assess trend in forest productivity and change in the southern United States. Results of this research will assist forest managers and policy makers in the region to make informed forest management decisions. The expected start date is Spring Semester of 2020.

Qualifications: Candidates for this position must have an undergraduate degree in Forest Sciences, Forest Ecology, Forest Management, or a related field. Applicants must have a strong quantitative background with fundamental knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics. Excellent written and oral communication skills are expected. Some programming experience using statistical software (e.g., R or SAS) and proficiency in GIS would be preferred.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume/CV, unofficial transcripts and test scores, and the names and contact information of two references by email as a single PDF file to Dr. Krishna Poudel at krishna.poudel@msstate.edu. Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A full application to the Graduate School will be required for an official offer to be made. Additional information can be found at the MSU Department of Forestry website (https://www.cfr.msstate.edu/forestry/graduate.asp) and the MSU Office of Graduate School (http://www.grad.msstate.edu/).

Apply By:1/3/2020

Posted By: KBrasher