Tree Inventory Technicians (2-3 positions)

Location: Various Locations
Deadline: June 30, 2017

We are seeking 2-3 candidates with diverse interests and experience/education in urban forestry, arboriculture, GIS, and technology. Candidates should be motivated, versatile, work well in the private industry under deadlines, be able to travel, and have excellent tree identification skills. Incentives for performance may be given.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Collect individual tree x/y locations via mobile tools from aerial imagery while in the field.

  • Assess each tree for a wide variety of fields/attributes (e.g. Common Name, Latin Name, DBH, Condition, Height, Crown Spread, Insect Issues, Diseases, Defects, Size of Defect, Probability of Failure, Target Frequency, Other Risk Fields, Site Type, Address, etc.).

  • Provide clients with training in GIS-based tree inventory software and related data management tools in a variety of formats (Shapefile, Excel, Access, etc.).

 

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Pursuit of, or obtained BS/BA degree in forestry, natural resources, horticulture or related field.

  • ID a variety of tree species by common and botanical name (leaf-on and off).

  • ID or learn a variety of defects (biotic and abiotic) for different species of trees.

  • Familiarity of plant growth habits and landscape use of common urban tree species.

  • Experience in GIS desktop software (ESRI or Open Source; from coursework or other).

  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time while using a tablet device safely.

  • Flexibility in work hours to meet a quota of trees inventoried per day.

  • Ability to travel 2-4 weeks at a time, stay in hotels as needed, and have a valid driver’s license.

  • ISA Arborist Certification, or pursuit of this quickly (test could be paid by Plan-It Geo).

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to establish/maintain effective working relationships with staff, clients, and other industry professionals.

We are hiring two full-time permanent positions (must be willing to travel), one based in Maryland and one in Colorado. We also anticipate needing 3-5 contractor positions (1099) for work in Maryland over an 8-month project, where a higher hourly rate may be paid for living nearby.