Roving Utility Forester
Columbus, OH  / Akron, OH 
Posted 2 months ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description
We empower the best people to help sustain our world. 100% employee-owned. Independence guaranteed.

Company:ACRT, Inc.

ACRT, Inc. is the largest and most trusted independent UVM consulting and training company in the nation, and we're growing! We are seeking new Ready Force employees- also known as Roving Utility Foresters to begin work in theEastern United Statesimmediately. Ready Force employees work on short-term projects, quick start-ups, storm work, or simply fill in for positions on contracts across the country.

Our Roving Utility Forester position is ideal for candidates with a background in forestry, arboriculture, horticulture, environmental studies and natural resources, or a related discipline. Experience and willingness to work outdoors in all weather and dynamic terrain is a must.

Our workforce is essential to keeping the power on for millions of Americans who are either working to fight COVID-19 or who are staying home to stay safe. At ACRT Services our top priority is keeping our employees and those around us safe. Our business naturally lends itself to physical distancing; most of our employees work independently and are provided their own company vehicle, allowing them to avoid close contact with others. Safety has always been a core value and through this pandemic is no different. We have put in safety protocols and initiatives following the guidance of the CDC to keep our workers safe.

As a roving forester, you will be responsible for:

  • Performing identification and inspection of trees along utility lines
  • Documenting work using handheld computers and GIS integrated software
  • Serving as a liaison between clients, tree crews, and client customers to balance safety, budgetary, and community relation concerns
  • The safety of yourself and your team. Safety is the most important focus of ACRT


  • 2 year degree in forestry, horticulture, environmental science or closely related field OR in lieu of a degree, 2 years of experience in Utility Vegetation Management or other related field (Ex. general Right-of-Way management, Integrated Vegetation Management, nursery work or timber cutting, etc.)
  • Strong tree identification is a preferred skill.
  • Experience in utility vegetation management preferred
  • ISA Certified Arborist preferred but not required
  • Pesticide certification preferred but not required
  • Candidate must be able to travel extensively- 6 to 8 weeks at a time.
  • Company-paid travel
  • Valid Driver License required
  • Competent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience working with GIS integrated data collection software/hardware preferred
  • Candidate must be self-motivated, show strong organization skills, and be production oriented
  • Candidate must be comfortable working in an independent environment and managing a geographical area for all vegetation related activities
  • Pre-employment drug screen and background check required

Why work for ACRT:

  • ACRT, Inc. is 100% employee-owned; it's not just a's YOUR Company!
  • Extensive on-the-job training
  • Full Time Position
  • Overtime Available
  • Company-Paid Travel with Diems

ACRT offers excellent benefits including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Short & Long Term Disability
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Optional Life Insurance
  • 401k with company match
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Company Vehicle/Gas Card
  • Per Diem Food Allowance
  • Boot Allowance Program
  • Employee Stock Ownership Program

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

ACRT Services, Inc. is an EEO/AA Employer | M/F/Disabled/Vet
Please visit our website to view the Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP.


Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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