Position: Forester / Urban Forester
Location: Various – Sacramento, Redding, San Francisco Bay Area, LA, Bakersfield, Fresno, based on client requirements
Orion Managed Services, LLC. (Orion) is hiring entry-level foresters and urban foresters. These are full-time, salaried positions. Some over-time and weekend work may be required. Qualified individuals will be capable of obtaining International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) arborist certifications within the first 36-months of employment, or pursue registered professional forester certification, project management or other environmental certifications.
Successful applicants will have a 4-year degree in forestry, urban forestry, botany, horticulture, silviculture, biology, wildland fire management, or related field. Candidates will demonstrate ability to quickly learn urban forestry practices in and around high-voltage utility lines and be able to conduct surveys and inspection of electric system rights-of-ways to determine vegetation management and clearance requirements for encroaching vegetation and hazard trees, with minimal supervision.
This position is field-based and requires an ability to relocate to assigned districts for extended durations of time. Foresters will be responsible to assess vegetation encroachment and hazard trees within utility rights-of-ways under the direct supervision of certified foresters / arborists. Forester will also be responsible to identify sensitive habitats and species of special concern.
Orion is a professional services firm that offers competitive salary, benefits, and compensation to its employees. Orion’s foresters are provided a housing allowance to facilitate field-based assignments that require frequent relocations to assigned districts/regions. Some positions are eligible for company vehicles.
If you are looking to join a dynamic, nimble and performance-oriented company that provides strong incentives and rewards to its employees, this position can become a stepping stone for your career. Orion is a rapidly growing professional services firm whose clients include large investor-owned utilities. We are at the forefront of efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change upon utility infrastructure and our professionals are helping to address carbon emissions, electric system resiliency to climate induced catastrophic events, and other programs related to climate adaptation. We are seeking career minded professionals who are self-starters, who possess a high degree of personal leadership, and who want to learn and grow in a dynamic environment.
Next Steps: Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. You must include “Open Position: Forester” in the subject line.