GIS Forester

Employer
Utilities Service, LLC
Location
Ocala, Florida, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 28, 2021
Closes
Aug 06, 2021
Ref
2345521281
Discipline
GIS
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
As a GIS Forester with ECI, we keep the lights on anywhere there is a power line - whether in the city, the rural countryside, or deep in the remote forest. You will keep communities informed about the trees and power lines while ensuring safe delivery of their power. If you enjoy a fast-paced environment and the challenges of a rewarding profession, consider a career with ECI.
During these uncertain times, you can take pride in knowing you are an essential employee. Our team members work independently in an outdoor environment and follow all CDC recommended guidelines and company safety protocols relevant to COVID-19.
Some of the most important characteristics of ECI GIS Forester are that you are open-minded and able to engage in safe, constructive interactions with the public. You are accountable for advancing a culture of safety and excellence while providing quality and value to our customers and clients.
WHAT WE OFFER:
- Industry competitive pay.
- Company vehicle with fuel card to take to and from home & work.
- Medical/Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, effective Day 1 for full time team members.
- 401K eligibility.
- Paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick Leave.
- Weekly pay checks and direct deposit.
- Participation in Employee Referral Program (must meet eligibility requirements)
- Boot and clothing program (company funded).
- Ongoing training and assistance with obtaining industry certifications.
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
- Responsible for helping the utility client develop, manage, and organize collected data to identify work in Transmission right of ways.
- Manage specialized databases and spreadsheets, entering data and generating reports with proficiency in Microsoft Excel and SharePoint.
- Assist Project Management in creation of high-level estimates using appropriate historical project data and identify any need for new data figures.
- Manage all database-related tasks, generate work requests and various reports, conduct queries and research, perform edits and back-ups, update programs and files, and maintain the integrity and security of the database.
- Support field crews and arborists with reports, maps, spreadsheets, etc.
- Operate system forestry computer programs and record systems.
- Perform duties in a manner that will promote and maintain good public relations and an open line of communication with management.
- Assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
WHAT YOU MUST HAVE:
- Bachelor's degree in GIS Technology or Mapping, Forestry, Environmental Science, Computer Science, GIS Mapping, Data Analytics, or related discipline.
- Prior GIS Experience, specifically:
- Esri's ArcGIS products e.g., ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS PRO, ArcCollector, ArcGIS Desktop.
- Experience with GIS systems, remote sensing, and Lidar Data is a plus.
- Experience with work management software is a plus.
- Must be able to work alone and sit for long periods of time.
- Ability to follow specification documents and understand scope of the project.
- Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, including:
- Advanced creation and use of formulas.
- Ability to create a variety of charts and graphs.
- Ability to create pivot tables.
- Use of multi-sheet workbooks.
- Must have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, strong problem solving and multi-tasking abilities, and show attention to detail.
- Must have strong organizational skills.
- Must have the knowledge of how processes work, timelines, data flow, etc.
- Strong computer and internet skills, including Microsoft Office Suite.
- Ability to work indoors and outdoors, if needed.
WHAT WOULD BE AMAZING TO HAVE:
- Microsoft Teams experience
- Basic understanding of electrical Infrastructure
- Ability to identify different common FL tree species
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN ECI FORESTER:
Working Environment
Work alone in an outdoor field environment; vehicle and foot patrol of utility power lines; remote locations as well as urban, city environment; physical demands and travel from site to site, including walking/hiking on various surfaces including flat, dry, wet, slippery, uneven, rough, steep terrain, hills, and slopes; exposure to noise, dust, grease, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions. Reasonable accommodations, if available, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Physical
The team member must have sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; to walk up to 10 miles per day, stand, sit, and operate a motor vehicle for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, run, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp and make repetitive hand, arm and shoulder movement in the performance of daily duties (e.g., forcefully beat down brush); carry, push and/or pull light to heavy amounts of weight, frequently lift up to 10 lbs. and occasionally lift up to 60 lbs. (sandbags); to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; ability to verbally communicate to exchange information with public; ability to see and hear in normal range with or without correction; operate assigned field equipment, including handheld computer, range finder, fyrake, water backpack, shovel, and traffic cone.
Company Overview
Environmental Consultants (ECI) is a leading provider of vegetation and asset management consulting services to the utility industry. Successful professionals at ECI have come from a variety of backgrounds, including: forestry, arboriculture, natural resource management, biology, landscape maintenance, horticulture, nursery management, environmental sciences, geology, agriculture, parks & recreation management, urban forestry, geography, and more. For more information visit our website www.eci-consulting.com
Applicants must pass a pre-employment drug test and a criminal background check.
All candidates must possess a valid driver's license and have a good driving record.
ECI is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. EOE/AA : Minority/Female/ Vets/ Disabled.