[Professional Utility Forester | Ardmore, OK]

Date: Aug 14, 2019

Location: Ardmore, OK, 73401

Company: The Davey Tree Expert Company

Requisition Number: 40609  
Company Name: DRG Inc 
Service Line: 1UVM - DRG Utility Vegetation Management 
Employment Type: Regular 
Job Type: Full Time 
Education Level Required: Bachelors 
Work Experience Required: 1 - 2 years 
Travel Expectations: Up to 25% 

Position Announcement

POSITION:  Professional Utility Forester


STARTING DATE:  Immediately.  Resumes accepted until a suitable candidate is selected.  Davey Resource Group “DRG” is currently hiring arborists, foresters, horticulturalists, natural resource specialists, environmental scientists, and plant and outdoor enthusiasts to join our team.





  • Support innovative ROW vegetation management program at gas-electric utility
  • Inspect utility corridors creating electronic work plans used to guide professional tree crews
  • Work with tree crews to ensure understanding and adherence to work prescriptions
  • Engage and educate property owners about issues related to trees and overhead conductors
  • Notify landowners of planned vegetation management
  • Assess terrain, habitat, and environmental conditions
  • Coordinate with program manager, lead and staff utility foresters, and contract tree crews



  • 4 year degree in horticulture, forestry, urban forestry, environmental science, natural resources, or a related discipline
  • International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist
  • Minimum 1 year experience in utility vegetation management (UVM)
  • Clean DMV driving record and ability to drive and operate a 4x4 vehicle
  • Organizational skills, excellent communication skills, and attention to detail
  • Ability to earn Oklahoma Pesticide Applicators License
  • Ability to identify local tree species and possess a general knowledge of growth rates



  • ISA Utility Specialist
  • 5+ years experience in UVM
  • ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ)


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Excellent pay rates commensurate with 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: Email resume and cover letter to hiring.drgwr@davey.com.  Visit Davey’s website for

additional job opportunities and company information.

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state or local law. 


If you need any assistance at any time please contact us at 1-800-445-8733 ext. 1108 or at ed.help@davey.com.

Nearest Major Market: Oklahoma City
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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