Consulting Utility Arborist

Davey Resource Group - Western Region

San Jose, California

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $20 - $26 / hour
Deadline Dec 31, 2019

STARTING DATE: Immediately.  Resumes accepted until a suitable candidate is selected.

Do you want a career working outdoors? The Davey Resource Group (DRG) is currently hiring arborists, foresters, horticulturalists, natural resource specialists, landscape and nursery professionals, plant and outdoor enthusiasts to join our workforce.

POSITION LOCATIONS: Santa Clara County and San Mateo County, California


  • Work with major gas/electric utility system and address its forestry needs
  • Inspect and assess the rights of way for vegetation requiring pruning or removal to avoid conflicts with overhead conductors
  • Identify tree and brush control work and enter data into hand-held computer
  • Notify landowners of impending compliance or reliability work
  • Discuss and negotiate incompatible vegetation removals
  • Assess terrain, habitat, and environmental conditions
  • Coordinate with project managers, planners, and vegetation crews


  • Two or four year degree in horticulture, forestry, urban forestry, environmental science or a related discipline
  • Utility right of way vegetation management experience preferred
  • Ability to identify local tree species and knowledge of growth rates
  • Organizational skills, excellent communication skills, and attention to detail
  • Ability to work and hike in rugged terrain and inclement weather
  • Clean DMV driving record and ability to drive and operate a 4x4 vehicle

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Pay rates based on qualifications and experience. DRG offers competitive wages, incentive programs, excellent benefits and F/T positions include option to buy Company stock after 1yr, access to industry related training materials and Davey Extension Courses. 

Pre-employment drug screen and Social Security Number verification required. The Davey Tree Expert Company and DRG are employee owned and are Equal Opportunity Employers.

CONTACT: Visit Davey’s website for additional job opportunities and company information.


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Category Consulting, Forestry