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Ready Force Utility Forester

at ACRT, Inc.

Posted: 8/6/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: bb38a218-b3ef-4b23-8b79-e42299714054
Categories: Oil/Gas/Energy

Job Description

ACRT, Inc. is the largest and most trusted independent UVM consulting and training company in the nation, and we’re growing! We are seeking new Ready Force employees- also known as Roving Utility Foresters to begin work in the Eastern United States immediately. Ready Force employees work on short-term projects, quick start-ups, storm work, or simply fill in for positions on contracts across the country. Our Roving Utility Forester is ideal for candidates with a background in forestry, arboriculture, horticulture, environmental studies and natural resources, or a related discipline. Experience and willingness to work outdoors in all weather and dynamic terrain is a must.

As a roving forester, you will be responsible for:

  • Performing identification and inspection of trees along utility lines
  • Documenting work using handheld computers and GIS integrated software
  • Serving as a liaison between clients, tree crews, and client customers to balance safety, budgetary, and community relation concerns
  • The safety of yourself and your team. Safety is the most important focus of ACRT


  • 2 or 4 year degree in Forestry, Horticulture, or closely related field
  • Strong tree identification is a preferred skill.
  • Experience in utility vegetation management preferred
  • ISA Certified Arborist preferred but not required
  • Utility Specialist preferred but not required
  • Pesticide certification preferred but not required
  • Candidate must be able to travel extensively- 6 to 8 weeks at a time.
  • Company-paid travel
  • Valid Driver License required
  • Competent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience working with GIS integrated data collection software/hardware preferred
  • Candidate must be self-motivated, show strong organization skills, and be production oriented
  • Candidate must be comfortable working in an independent environment and managing a geographical area for all vegetation related activities
  • Pre-employment drug screen and background check required

Why work for ACRT:

  • ACRT, Inc. is 100% employee-owned; it’s not just a job…it’s YOUR Company!!
  • Full Time Position
  • Overtime Available
  • Company-Paid Travel

ACRT offers excellent benefits including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Short & Long Term Disability
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Optional Life Insurance
  • 401k with company match
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Company Vehicle/Gas Card
  • Per Diem Food Allowance
  • Boot Allowance Program
  • Employee Stock Ownership Program

And so much more!