Consulting Utility Forester – Pre-Inspector/Work Planner

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Consulting Utility Forester – Pre-Inspector/Work Planner

Atlas Field Services (AFS) is currently seeking a Consulting Utility Forester– Pre-Inspector/Work Planner to join our team as a fulltime employee. We are looking for energetic professionals who enjoy working

outdoors. This position will directly contribute to providing a more reliable electric system while proactively managing forest health for the prevention of wildfire. This role is ideal for entry-level professionals looking to gain experience in the vegetation management/forestry industry, or for seasoned forestry subject matter experts looking to contribute their knowledge and effective communication skills within a team environment.

Serious applications should send resumes to

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Accurately identify dead and dying trees affected by drought and other environmental
  • conditions
  • Inspect overhead power lines for proper vegetation clearance
  • Effectively communicate reasons and benefits of utility vegetation line clearance to property
  • owners
  • Notify property owners of line clearance work to be performed
  • Perform pre-inspection in advance of tree-trimming work
  • Document information for client’s vegetation management program
  • Prepare concise and efficient work plans for client contracted utility vegetation crews within
  • designated territory
  • Inspect and assess customer work requests for trimming or removals
  • Audit tree contractor’s work for compliance with client specifications and needs
  • Assess and inspect objectives contributing to clear rights-of-way for new line and pole
  • construction
  • Assist in storm and emergency situations and other miscellaneous line clearance projects.
  • Communicate daily with the client, contractors, landowners, and public
  • Perform duties in a manner that will promote and maintain good public relations
  • Assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned


  • ISA Certification is preferred
  • Must possess tree identification skills and the ability to read maps
  • Must have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, strong problem-solving abilities,
  • the ability to multi-task and an attention to detail
  • Must be able to work alone, outdoors in various weather conditions and terrain
  • Must have basic computer skills
  • Bachelor’s or Associates degree in Forestry, Environmental Science, Fire Science, Occupational
  • Safety and Health or related field preferred
  • Experience in Forestry, Arboriculture or Horticulture is a plus
  • Inventory or surveying experience a plus
  • Certified Tree Safety Professional (CTSP) is a plus
  • Bi-lingual speaking (English and Spanish) is a plus
  • NFPA 70E Certification
  • Current First-aid and CPR certification
  • OSHA 30


Physical Demands & Working Environment

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Employee must be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods of time. Reasonable accommodations, if available, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. 


Work alone in an outdoor field environment; vehicle and foot patrol of utility power lines; remote locations as well as urban, city environment; physical demands and travel from site to site, including: walking/hiking on various surfaces including flat, dry, wet, slippery, uneven, rough, steep terrain, hills and slopes; exposure to noise, dust, grease, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions.


Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; to walk, stand, sit, and operate a motor vehicle for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, run, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp and make repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; carry, push and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (5 to 10 lbs.); to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; ability to verbally communicate to exchange information with public; ability to see and hear in normal range with or without correction; operate assigned field equipment, including handheld computer, range finder, water backpack, shovel, and traffic cone.


Safety is a top priority at Atlas Field Services. Successful candidates will be committed to their personal safety and of others. The role will require to have a general understanding and the ability to identify safety hazards and report any unsafe working conditions. The position requires to be an active participant in safety briefings and to deliver industry specific safety messages to a broad audience when called upon.



  • Minimum High School or GED-General Educational Development Diploma
  • Associate/Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of Flight/Ground Operations, Operational Risk Management and Crew Resource Management.

What we offer:

  • Industry competitive compensation
  • Truck or all-terrain vehicle allowance
  • Meal allowance
  • Lodging will be provided
  • Health, Dental & Vision eligible after 90 days
  • Life Insurance after 90 days – 100% company paid
  • 401k after 12 months