Utility Forester Resume Samples

The duties of a Utility Forester are to inspect utility infrastructure and decide whether to remove trees and foliage that pose hazards. The job description entails undertaking responsibility for actual trimming and cutting each tree marked for removal by the forester. Daily accountabilities are listed on the Utility Forester Resume as – inspecting, identifying, and evaluating trees and brushing along electric ROWs, customer notification and work authorization of vegetation management with private, local, state, and federal landowners; submitting inspection results and work plans to utility clients with remediation recommendations, and assisting during emergency response times.

Some of the skills that can be useful at work include – the ability to work independently with good time management skills, strong verbal and written communication skills, excellent customer service skills, the ability to travel and work in rugged terrain and inclement weather, proficiency in map navigation skills, and species identification skills. A degree in forestry or related field and experience in utility or gas vegetation management is desired.

 

Utility Forester Resume example

Utility Forester Resume

Summary : Results-driven Utility Forester with 10+ years of experience working in remote and rugged wilderness settings. Proven project leadership including habitat restoration, construction monitoring, and utility forestry permit compliance (Knight Hawk Watershed, NCTD Railway Expansion, SDG&E 50 year take permit). Developing and maintaining a research program studying northern conifer and associated forest ecosystems. Analyzing existing long-term datasets and initiate new and complementary studies.

Skills : ArcGIS 10, Student Assistant.

Description :

    1. Surveyed vegetation along power lines to determine if the vegetation posed any threats to the lines.
    2. Determined how many workers were needed and what equipment they would need to complete the job.
    3. Notified property owners of the work that was going to occur.
    4. Conducted transmission and distribution power line inspections across Northern Illinois Detailed work planning to industry specifications and quality .
    5. Traveled throughout central/western PA Performed tree inspection and evaluation along distribution.
    6. Compiled electronic data sheets and GPS waypoint data of hazardous trees using a Trimble YUMA unit.
    7. Coordinated with supervisors and property owners to ensure effective communication in order to better facilitate project goals.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BS In Range Science


Utility Forester Resume

Headline : Right-of-Way Agent experienced in negotiations and acquisitions of rights of way and industrial sites, due diligence, damage claims settlement, title research, pipeline right-of-way research, public relations, field work, data collection, document control and document preparation. Extensive use of and ability to interpret right-of-way drawings and alignment sheets, Tobin and Soil Survey maps and aerial imagery.

Skills : Plant Health Care, Vegetation Management, Project Management, Crew Supervision And Training, Urban Forestry, Environmental Sampling, Botanical Surveys, Natural Resources Consulting.

Description :

    1. Inspected utility poles and structures for hazardous conditions.
    2. Worked independently to oversee trees and shrubs are trimmed or removed away from the distribution and transmission lines to prevent electrical outages and catastrophic fires and structure damage.
    3. Worked with local landowners, and state/federal agencies to maintain Northwestern Energy Right-Of-Way and provide project oversight and technical expertise.
    4. Audited tree removal/trim work and manage contract tree trimming and logging crews.
    5. Proficient in Tree I.D. and associated tree health issues.
    6. Responsible for working with major electric utility system forestry needs.
    7. Inspected the utility right of way for required vegetation management.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BS In Range Science


Utility Forester Resume

Headline : To obtain a challenging management role with the Indiana DNR, where I can apply my knowledge and experience of management, forestry, soils, water, geology, and natural resources, as well as acquire new knowledge and skill sets in order to further my expertise. Designing, monitoring, and modifying basic and applied forest ecology and silviculture treatments and techniques.

Skills : Sales, Customer Service, Social Media Marketing, Strategic Planning, Written Communication, Purchasing, Inventory Management, Order Processing.

Description :

    1. Audited contract tree crew vegetation maintenance and contractor timesheets.
    2. Oversaw vegetation management activities on distribution and transmission systems.
    3. Audited contract tree crew vegetation maintenance and contractor timesheets.
    4. Managed annual funding allocated for vegetation management activities.
    5. Interacted with customers to resolve inquires, complaints and work refusals.
    6. Managed storm restoration activities.
    7. Analyzed circuit reliability data.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
B.S. In Environmental Science

Utility Forester Resume

Headline : Certified arborist and environmental scientist with forestry specialty, both laboratory and field experience, and expertise in chainsaw use/maintenance and safe tree-felling techniques. Skills: remediation strategies; technical writing; GIS; GPS; WPS software; FACTS system; Microsoft Office and Access; commercial machinery and utility vehicle operation.

Skills : Workplace Safety, National Monument Supervision, Trail Work, Emergency Communications, Tree Identification, Power Line Knowledge And Safety.

Description :

    1. Inspected right-of-ways to assess vegetation conditions and determine required maintenance activities.
    2. Assisted with develop bid package maps and work manifests.
    3. Researched easement and land rights for widths, rights and restrictions.
    4. Met with land owners to explain vegetation management work.
    5. Marked work in the field where required.
    6. Responded to public concerns and questions about the work.
    7. Assisted in the development of public relations materials.
                    Years of Experience
                    Experience
                    5-7 Years
                    Experience Level
                    Level
                    Executive
                    Education
                    Education
                    B.S. In Resource Management

                    Utility Forester Resume

                    Headline : Utility Forester is expanding research work beyond traditional studies, focusing upon innovative, interdisciplinary research to understand the complex and interrelated issues impacting forest ecosystems. Collaborating across teams and federal, state, and other public agencies, non-governmental organizations, forest industries, and academia.

                    Skills : Forest, Collaborative Skills.

                    Description :

                      1. Responded to contractor questions concerning work specification and requirements.
                      2. Inspected work completed by contractors for compliance to utility specifications.
                      3. Assisted in the management of contractors during storm restoration operations.
                      4. Provided support and assistance on special projects as assigned by the utility.
                      5. Obtained oral/written permission from property owners to trim or remove trees and apply herbicides. 
                      6. Arranged with customer or property owner to obtain access to property, advises of any interruption in services, explains work to be performed, etc.
                      7. Discussed responsibility for apparent damage to property, repairs for minor damage, and refers controversial cases to the General Foreperson/Project Coordinator.
                            Years of Experience
                            Experience
                            5-7 Years
                            Experience Level
                            Level
                            Executive
                            Education
                            Education
                            MS

                            Utility Forester Resume

                            Headline : Utility Forester is Fostering interdisciplinary partnerships among diverse scientists seeking a better understanding of forest ecosystems at both smaller and larger scales. Utilizing basic and applied forest ecology and silvicultural principles in the commission of a research study. Integrating spatial information across multiple scales using observational and experimental techniques.

                            Skills : Integrating, Application.

                            Description :

                              1. Successfully contributed to all aspects of vegetation management planning and analysis.
                              2. Utilized innovative technology and practices to help major electric utility providers deliver safe and reliable power and maintain national security.
                              3. Inspected and assess vegetation in right-of-ways for compliance standards and construction work plans.
                              4. Identified tree and brush control work and protection zone recommendations.
                              5. Collected data and document work using hand-held computers.
                              6. Assessed terrain, habitat, and environmental conditions, & support IVM projects.
                              7. Coordinated with Project Managers, Planners, and Vegetation Crews to create customized solutions.
                                    Years of Experience
                                    Experience
                                    5-7 Years
                                    Experience Level
                                    Level
                                    Executive
                                    Education
                                    Education
                                    MS

                                    Utility Forester Resume

                                    Headline : Utility Forester is Assisting with documenting, tracking, and reporting project/program-specific goals/milestones. Initiating, supervising, overseeing and/or developing requirements from a project s inception to a conclusion for vegetation management programs. Providing detailed analysis, reporting, technical writing, evaluation, and recommendation for improvements, and optimization for program challenges/issues.

                                    Skills :

                                    Programming, Evaluation.

                                    Description :

                                      1. Read and followed GIS data and maps; ability to work independently.
                                      2. Leadership experienced and a desired for career growth will be given a priority.
                                      3. Conducted detailed field assessments that identify/target specific vegetation management needs per clients specifications – including site evaluations, hazardous tree evaluations, wood/debris management plans.
                                      4. Supervised/conducted inspections, and surveys to collect and analyze data to provide advice and recommend solutions and work plans.
                                      5. Met with landowners, agencies, municipalities, and other utility stakeholders and contract representatives to respond to concerns, questions, and /or issues about vegetation management work.
                                      6. Provided support/management of vegetation management contractors for routine, emergency, and/or other special projects as they relate to clients vegetation management programs.
                                      7. Participated in public presentations, hearings, and meetings.
                                                      Years of Experience
                                                      Experience
                                                      5-7 Years
                                                      Experience Level
                                                      Level
                                                      Executive
                                                      Education
                                                      Education
                                                      MA

                                                      Utility Forester Resume

                                                      Objective : Utility Forester is identifying local trees and knowledge of growth rate. Managing and prioritize multiple and competing tasks, appropriately delegate and track work tasks and hold individuals accountable for work completion. Providing strategic advice, technical guidance, and expertise to program and project staff.

                                                      Skills : Staff Assistant, Tracking.

                                                      Description :

                                                        1. Communicated with landowners regarding work on or near their property.
                                                        2. Assessed all terrain, habitat, and environmental conditions.
                                                        3. Coordinated with project managers, planners, and vegetation crews.
                                                        4. Embraced an outdoor and independent work environment.
                                                        5. Thrived on adaptation, continual learning and training and is detail oriented.
                                                        6. Possessed knowledge of local tree species and species specific growth rates.
                                                        7. Worked and hike in rugged terrain and inclement weather.
                                                                    Years of Experience
                                                                    Experience
                                                                    2-5 Years
                                                                    Experience Level
                                                                    Level
                                                                    Executive
                                                                    Education
                                                                    Education
                                                                    MA

                                                                    Utility Forester Resume

                                                                    Objective : Utility Forester is Contacting property owners & public agencies regarding pruning and/or removals. Conducting tree and brush inventories. Conducting hazard tree inspections and evaluations. Planning work for tree contractors. Managing data. Safeguard employees and the public from hazards in and around the work area.

                                                                    Skills : Public Assistant, Planning.

                                                                    Description :

                                                                      1. Serviced trucks and equipment, keep trucks and other assigned equipment in a neat and orderly fashion.
                                                                      2. Obtained ISA Arborist Certification within 12 months upon job offer.
                                                                      3. Worked independently.
                                                                      4. Experienced with Microsoft Office and data collection software (GIS experience a plus).
                                                                      5. Worked with major gas/electric utility system and address its forestry needs.
                                                                      6. Inspected utility rights of ways and identify vegetation incompatible with state and federal regulations.
                                                                      7. Collected and entered data on handheld devices, follow maps and use GPS navigation.
                                                                                              Years of Experience
                                                                                              Experience
                                                                                              2-5 Years
                                                                                              Experience Level
                                                                                              Level
                                                                                              Executive
                                                                                              Education
                                                                                              Education
                                                                                              MS

                                                                                              Utility Forester Resume

                                                                                              Summary : Utility Forester is Enforcing on-the-job safety practices. Carrying and utilizing materials, tools, and equipment at the work site. Service trucking and equipment, keep trucks and other assigned equipment in a neat and orderly fashion.

                                                                                              Skills : Planning, Equipment Assistant.

                                                                                              Description :

                                                                                                1. Contacted property owners & public agencies regarding pruning and/or removals.
                                                                                                2. Conducted tree and brush inventories.
                                                                                                3. Conducted hazard tree inspections and evaluations.
                                                                                                4. Planned work for tree contractors.
                                                                                                5. Managed data.
                                                                                                6. Enforced on-the-job safety practices.
                                                                                                7. Carried and utilized materials, tools, and equipment at work site.
                                                                                              Years of Experience
                                                                                              Experience
                                                                                              7-10 Years
                                                                                              Experience Level
                                                                                              Level
                                                                                              Management
                                                                                              Education
                                                                                              Education
                                                                                              MS