Position: Vegetation Management Inspector
Location: Humboldt, Mendocino, Lake, and Sonoma Counties
Orion Managed Services, LLC. (Orion) is hiring entry level Foresters or Environmental Scientists as Vegetation Management Inspectors. These are full-time, hourly positions under Union agreement with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). Some over-time and weekend work may be required. Qualified individuals will hold two or four-year degrees in a related field (biology, botany, horticulture, forestry, ecology, natural resources, environmental studies). Positions are 100 percent field-based and require the ability to relocate to assigned geographies for extended durations of time and the ability to periodically relocate as assignments change. Work locations will generally be in foothill communities of the Sierra Nevada Mountain and Coastal Mountain ranges of California.
Candidates will demonstrate ability to quickly become proficient at data collection using mobile electronic data capture devices. Initial field assignments will be to conduct 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.
Vegetation Management Inspectors will perform a variety of vegetation management duties under the leadership of a supervisor, job duties are outlined below.
All VM Inspectors are required to complete the following training:
Orion is a professional services firm that offers competitive salary, benefits, and compensation to its employees. Orion’s environmental scientists are provided a housing allowance to facilitate field-based assignments that require frequent relocations to assigned districts/regions. As business need dictates, environmental scientist positions are eligible for vehicle stipends or 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: Vegetation Management Inspector” in the subject line.