Utility Forester/Contract Arborist Mississippi 3/8/2023 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:ArborMetrics llc

Location:Meridian, Hattiesburg, Laurel, Mississippi

Job Description:

Utility Forester/Contract Arborist

This position provides planning, scheduling, reporting, and project management for utility right-of-way vegetation management programs throughout our operating region.

Job Type: Full-Time +, Non-Exe


  • Health & Dental Insurance.
  • 401K with Company Match.
  • Paid holidays/sick leave/vacation.
  • Company Vehicle.

At ARBORMETRICS we are always looking for people with knowledge of local trees and vegetation, good communication and computer skills, a valid driver's license, and the ability to work independently safely, and efficiently.

ARBORMETRICS specializes in combining the power and expertise of our people, software, and hardware into mobile workforce solutions that streamline your vegetation management program.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Inspect right-of-ways to assess vegetation conditions and determine required maintenance activities.
  • Assist with developing bid package maps and work manifests.
  • 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 the property, advises of any interruption in services, explains work to be performed, etc.
  • Discusses responsibility for apparent property damage, and repairs for minor damage, and refers controversial cases to the General Foreperson/Project Coordinator.
  • Research easement and land rights for widths, rights, and restrictions.
  • Meet with landowners to explain vegetation management work.
  • Mark works 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 specifications and requirements.
  • Document work activity using GIS equipped computer & custom work planning software.
  • Inspect work completed by contractors for compliance with utility specifications.
  • Assist in the management of contractors during storm restoration operations.
  • Provide support and assistance on special projects as assigned by the utility.


  • Upon offer, employees may be required to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, background, and/or MVR check.

License & Certifications:

  • Valid Driver's License Required.

Physical Requirements:

  • RARE  (less than 10%): stooping, kneeling, squatting, body-twisting, crawling, climbing poles, color vision, lifting, pushing, pulling, climbing ladders, climbing stairs, lifting over 10 lbs. to 50 lbs., lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • OCCASIONAL (up to 33%): sitting, manual dexterity, climbing on/off a truck, gripping, reaching, range of motion, carrying, balancing, lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • FREQUENT (up to 66%): standing, walking, sense of touch, seeing distant, hearing-speech range, depth perception.
  • CONTINUOUS (up to 100%): seeing, speaking clearly.


Due to the inherently dangerous nature of the industry and requirements to work with or around hazardous equipment, employees must have sufficient eyesight to judge distance/coordination of equipment and tools, be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods, be able to withstand exposure to all kinds of weather while completing work assignments, be able to wear personal protective equipment as necessary, be able to enter and exit a vehicle numerous times a day, have the endurance necessary to traverse various terrain, be capable of performing job duties throughout a standard 8- or 10-hour day, be able to communicate with others, read, write, and comprehend written/verbal job instructions and information, and communicate and handle conflict professionally.

  • Works in all temperatures and weather
  • May work around excessive noise from machines, chain saw, wood chippers, 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

About Us:

In 2006, ARBORMETRICS Solutions was established and we soon began to build our steadfast reputation by taking one client at a time and enhancing their vegetation management programs to be more efficient, effective, safe, and transparent. Today, our clients include utilities, municipalities, and other agencies throughout North America interested in finding ways to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of their vegetation management programs.

We are intimately familiar with today’s dynamic vegetation management regulatory environment. We partner with our clients to ensure all work is compliant with local, state, and federal government regulatory requirements.

Training and safety are central to everything we do. All ARBORMETRICS employees receive ongoing training on all aspects of vegetation management.

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

An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Required Education:

Bachelor's Degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Sciences/Management, Horticulture, or related field preferred. Associates Degree required.

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

Required Experience:

2+ years of applicable work experience preferred.


Minimum Qualifications:
Must be 18 years of age or older.
Working knowledge of IVM, techniques, and equipment used for vegetation management.
Excellent personal computing skills, GIS knowledge preferred.


Competitive, Hourly

Apply By:4/7/2023



ARBOR METRICS - United States
224 Thompson St. #104
Hendersonville, NC.28792
Phone 866.685.1880

Posted By: Casie Kerns

Property Coordinator Mississippi 1/31/2023 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Circle Bar Ranch

Location:Foxworth, Mississippi

Job Description:

A privately owned ranch is seeking a Property Coordinator to help oversee a 2000+-acre tract in Foxworth MS. The candidate will be responsible to work alongside the Ranch Manager (40 yrs. at site) in coordinating all ranch operations, which include: a small-scale cattle operation, timber, farming, limited commercial hunting for whitetail deer & exotics, and a pending (summer) youth camp. Candidate must enjoy working outdoors at this legendary site.

The successful candidate must work well with little supervision, be self-motivated and a forward thinker, supervise ranch contract staff, assist in managing various contractors and site projects, and be willing to care for the property as their own.

Essential duties and tasks are listed below.  These responsibilities are an overview of the position’s requirements and not the only responsibilities.  As needed, the candidate will be expected to perform other necessary duties in support of the effective operation of the property.  The intent is to expand the job duties and responsibilities of the Coordinator role to the point of the successful candidate transitioning to the Site Director role within a short period of time.


Required Education:

B.S. degree in Wildlife Management, Forestry, or related
field, plus related field experience.

A M.S. degree in a related field is desirable, but not required.

Required Experience:

Essential Responsibilities:

Demonstrates safe practices and compliance with
ranch rules at all times

Planning schedules and overseeing ranch projects

Serve as primary (owner) contact for management
plans of Timber, Wildlife, and Cattle

Ability to safely operate farm equipment:  bulldozer, tractors, etc.

Develop and execute Maintenance Plans for
equipment and facilities 

Assist 3rd party resource experts in
Hunting and Timber operations, on seasonal basis

Insure operations continue to be in compliance
with county, state and federal regulations


Ability to work outside in varying climate conditions year-round

Ability to lift objects up to 60lbs from ground to waist, in repetition

Ability to climb and work off ladders and scaffolding

Ability to work with chainsaws

Perform various other strenuous outdoor
activities when needed; without medical limitations

Work Schedule: Typically M-F with hours adjusted for seasonal weather
conditions. Must be flexible to
accommodate ranch activities and occasional required role outside of normal
business hours.

Candidate should be proficient in general computer skills of
including MS Office applications, email, and certain Tablet/Smart-Phone Apps.

Candidate must pass periodic drug tests, and annual
background test for working at youth facility.


This is a full-time salaried job with a competitive salary
and benefits including annual bonus based on performance.

Salary will be adjusted for qualifications
and experience.

On site housing and
business-use vehicle is available to the selected candidate as part of the
compensation package

Application reviews will begin February 20, 2023 and
continue until position is filled.

Apply By:3/31/2023

Posted By: Circle Bar Ranch

Chimp Haven Internship Louisiana 2/1/2023 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Chimp Haven

Location:Shreveport , Louisiana

Job Description:

Internship Description: Animal Care – Husbandry Internship

Date Posted: Open throughout the year

Internship Description: Chimp Haven, Inc. will provide a unique opportunity for three individuals interested in the behavioral or biological sciences to learn and participate in the care of captive chimpanzees in a sanctuary environment. This internship is designed for those individuals wishing to gain experience with chimpanzees and will focus on their basic needs such as diet, sanitation, socialization, enrichment, and security. Through the experience, interns will gain knowledge of chimpanzee behavior and animal care.

Qualifications/Experience: Please send unofficial transcripts , two letters of recommendation, resume and a cover letter which details your interests, dates you are available and any other qualifications.All internships will be competitive. Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply. A general understanding and concern for the well being of animals is required. Coursework in primatology, biology, or animal behavior is preferred but not required. Proof of a negative TB test and current MMR, Tetanus, and COVID vaccinations is required. Must be over 18 to apply. 

Salary/funding: The internship is on a volunteer basis and provides no stipend. Housing may be available on site for the term of the internship at a rate of $25 per week plus a $200 refundable security deposit and $75 non-refundable cleaning fee. Personal vehicle is required (non negotiable).

Internship Term: Full time, 40 hours per week, available time frames throughout the year. Please request time frame in cover letter. Minimum eight week commitment. 

Apply By:5/1/2023

Posted By: Arden Robert

Graduate Student Multiple States 1/17/2023 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:University of Saskatchewan

Location:Saskatoon SK Canada, Multiple States

Job Description:

The Department of Biology at the University of Saskatchewan supports a diversity of research programs and has a large and active community of graduate students and faculty – with particular strengths in ecology, wildlife health, and toxicology.

One graduate student position is currently available within the Department to pursue a project related to migratory connectivity in the Upland sandpiper.

The selected student will implement lab and field-based research using intrinsic (genetic) and extrinsic (GPS) markers to evaluate genetic structure and the use of breeding areas and non-breeding areas and how connectivity is linked to variable population trends.

The student will be trained in experimental design and statistical analyses of results, and be capable of developing and conducting independent research. Strong quantitative skills, GIS experience, and field experience with birds are assets. Although we are primarily seeking a Ph.D. student, a highly qualified M.Sc. student may be considered. Either way, the candidate must be in possession of their M.Sc. or B.Sc. degree, respectively, prior to September 2023.

Although we do have funding for the program, we are seeking candidates with a strong academic record who have a high probability of securing student scholarships.

Your application should include (a) a letter describing your interests and qualifications for the position, specifically highlighting how your skills match the position requirements, (b) your CV/resume, (c) contact information for 2 academic/professional references, and (d) unofficial transcripts for coursework to date.

This posting will stay open until suitable candidates are identified, although the anticipated start date is May or September 2023, and early applications are appreciated. Informal inquiries (without application materials) are welcome.

Ann E. McKellar, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Environment & Climate Change Canada
Government of Canada
Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology
College of Arts and Science
University of Saskatchewan

Kirsty E. B. Gurney, Ph.D.
Research Scientist Environment & Climate Change Canada
Government of Canada
Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology
College of Arts and Science
University of Saskatchewan

Apply By:4/17/2023

Posted By: KBrasher

Assistant Professor of Biology: Natural Resources and Conservation Management Georgia 9/8/2022 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Thomas University

Location:Thomasville, Georgia

Job Description:

Thomas University, an independent, not-for-profit, institution of higher education in Thomasville, Georgia with undergraduate and graduate programs invites applicants for the position of Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of our new Natural Resources and Conservation Management (NRCM) program housed in the Division of Health and Science. Rank is negotiable upon hire with prior teaching experience and rank. Reporting to the program director of science, the position is an academic, on campus appointment.

Required Education:

Earned doctorate degree in Natural Resources and Conservation Management, Ecology, or a closely related field.

Required Experience:

Experience relating to the required skills is a must.


GIS certification or demonstrated experience.

Demonstrated leadership coordinating academic program through curriculum development, program assessment, and recruitment.

Expertise teaching online and developing/coordinating online programming.

Ability to build relationships and work cooperatively with all constituents.



Apply By:5/1/2023

Phone:(229) 226-1621

Posted By: Thomas University