Maintenance Forester Gas Line- San Jose, CA

Date: Apr 1, 2021

Location: San Jose, CA, 95123

Company: The Davey Tree Expert Company

Requisition Number: 112107  
Company Name: DRG Inc 
Service Line: 1UVM - DRG Utility Vegetation Management 
Employment Type: Regular 
Job Type: Full Time 
Education Level Required: Associates 
Work Experience Required: 1 - 2 years 
Travel Expectations: Up to 25% 


The Davey Resource Group Inc
Position Announcement

POSITION: Utility Gas Line Forester
TYPE: Full-Time        
POSITION LOCATIONS: Bay Area (Oakland, San Jose, Peninsula), California

Davey Resource Group, Inc. is a  wholly owned subsidiary of the employee owned Davey Tree Expert Company.  We provide a wide range of natural resource, utility, GIS and remote sensing consulting services. Our job is to help our clients provide a safe and reliable power source through proper vegetation management practices. 

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

* Work with major gas/electric utility system and address its forestry needs
* Inspect utility rights of ways and identify vegetation incompatible with state and federal regulations
* Collect and enter data on handheld devices, follow maps and use GPS navigation 
* Communicate with landowners regarding work on or near their property
* Assess all terrain, habitat, and environmental conditions
* Coordinate with project managers, planners, and vegetation crews

* Minimum 1 year Utility Vegetation Management Experience

* Embraces an outdoor and independent work environment
* Thrives on adaptation, continual learning/training and is detail oriented
* International Society for Arboriculture (ISA) certified arborist or has the ability to become one within 18 months
* Proficient in Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
* Experience with GIS, ArcGIS, Google Earth Pro, Adobe Acrobat, and cloud based drives
* Ability to prepare and compile arborist reports
* Flexible work schedule and willingness to travel
* Interest in working overtime hours
* Possess knowledge of local tree species and species specific growth rates
* Has ability to work and hike in rugged terrain and inclement weather
* Is a great communicator and team player
* Must have a clean DMV driving record and ability to drive and operate a 4x4 vehicle on rough roads

* Company Vehicle/Fuel Card
* Company Phone
* Paid time off and paid holidays
* Opportunities for advancement
* All job specific equipment and safety gear provided
* 401(k) retirement savings plan with a company match
* Employee-owned company & discounted stock purchase options
* Group Health Plan
* Employee referral bonus program
* Career Development Program supported by Industry Expert Safety Specialists & Skills Trainers
* Employee Scholarship for AS degree in Environmental Management 
* Scholarship Program for Children of Employees
* Charitable matching gift program
* Company paid professional certifications and continuing education
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  DRG offers competitive wages based on qualifications and experience.  Pre-employment drug screen and Social Security Number verification required. The Davey Tree Expert Company and DRG are Equal Opportunity Employers.

CONTACT: Email resume and cover letter to  Visit 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. 


The Davey Tree Expert Company has U.S. and Canadian operations in more than 47 states and five provinces and provides a variety of tree care, grounds maintenance and consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial, and government markets. Founded in 1880, Davey has been employee-owned for 40 years and has more than 10,000 employees who provide Proven Solutions for a Growing World. For more information, visit


If you need any assistance at any time please contact us at 1-877-411-7601 or at

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

Job Segment: Horticulture, Agriculture