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Roaming Utility Forester/Contract Arborist Alabama 9/14/2022 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Arbor Metrics llc

Location:Roaming, Alabama

Job Description:

Roaming Utility Forester/Contract Arborist

ArborMetrics Solutions, Inc. (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 throughout the State of Alabama. This position is a roaming position with travel and per diem provided.

Job Type: Full-Time +, Non-Exempt

Pay: Competitive, Hourly

Benefits:

  • 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.

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.

Education & Experience

  • 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.
  • 2+ years of applicable work experience preferred.

Pre-Screen

  • 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.

Safety
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.


Apply By:10/14/2022

Phone:8666851880

Email:AMSRecruitment@arbormetrics.com


Posted By: Casie Kerns

Utility Forester/Contract Arborist Alabama 9/14/2022 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Arbor Metrics llc

Location:Birmingham, Alabama

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-Exempt

Pay: Competitive, Hourly

Benefits:

  • 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.

Pre-Screen

  • 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.

Safety
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.

Required Experience:

ISA Certified Arborist or ability to obtain certification within 1 year, ISA Utility Specialist preferred.
2+ years of applicable work experience preferred, not required.

Skills:

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.


Apply By:10/14/2022

Phone:8666851880

Email:AMSRecruitment@arbormetrics.com


Posted By: Casie Kerns

Assistant Research Professor Mississippi 7/5/2022 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

Position Function:
The Forest and Wildlife Research Center/College of Forest Resources, Mississippi State University is seeking to fill a12-month, non-tenure track, full time appointment for an individual with research responsibilities in the area of lumber and forest products standards and evaluation as well as wood durability and protection.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Incumbent will participate in targeted research program in the area of lumber and forest products standards and evaluation. The successful candidate is expected to conduct independent and extramurally funded research in softwood and hardwood lumber valuation and improvement, lumber standards, composites, engineered wood, durability, or some combination thereof. Based on funding availability, candidate may also be expected to contribute to departmental research, teaching, and service program. Incumbent will work with forest products industries, associations, organizations, other universities, and federal laboratories in the region and the nation to assist in researching and developing basic and applied technology. Incumbent will be expected to build a nationally recognized and extramurally funded research program. Active and collegial collaborations within the department, college, and university as well as with external stakeholders such as industry, other universities, government and nongovernmental organizations, etc. are expected. Leading and participating in plant visits, short courses and workshops may be required. Written reporting, web-based communication, and domestic travel will be required.

Minimum Qualifications:
The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. at the time of appointment from an accredited institution of higher learning in either Wood Science / Forest- Bio-Products or an allied scientific discipline.

Industrial/commercial experience in forest products/wood technology, testing and evaluation, wood protection, durability, production, manufacturing, standards, grant writing, manuscript writing and publication, national or international professional experience.

Preferred qualifications:
Industrial/commercial experience in forest products/wood technology, testing and evaluation, wood protection, durability, production, manufacturing, standards, grant writing, manuscript writing and publication, national or international professional experience. Appointment is full-time. Continued appointment based on performance and availability of funding.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Incumbent should be adept with current forms of computer applications such as MS Office, Bluehill testing software, various statistical software packages, neural networks, and others related to research, creation, and dissemination of scholarly outputs. Incumbent must be highly self-directed and willing to arrange, travel, and meet with other professionals in the U.S. at federal laboratory facilities, other universities, trade associations, or other.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:
Physical requirements will be consistent with those associated with the incumbent's research program. It is anticipated that this may include lumber handling, testing machine fixturing setup, wood treating, outdoor activity at durability test plots / field sites, material procurement, wood working machine oversight and operations, office work, and domestic travel. May require lifting up to approximately 40 pounds on an intermittent basis.

Instructions for applying:
All applicants must apply on line at https://www.msujobs.msstate.edu/
Attach required documents: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Research Plan, transcripts of all degrees, and names and contact information of three professional references. Screening of applications will begin July 1, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Skype/video conference Interviews may be requested. Anticipated hire date is October 1, 2022.

NOTE: Official transcripts of all degrees will be required upon employment.


Apply By:10/1/2022


Posted By: KBrasher