As-Needed Arborist/Forester

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About the Job

We are seeking an as-needed arborist to support a post-fire tree risk assessment project in the Santa Cruz mountains. This position will be field-based and is expected to include frequent overnight travel throughout the Bay Area region. The position will require personal vehicle use to reach the project location.

Duties and Responsibilities

The position will entail conducting individual tree assessments, tree risk assessments, tree location mapping along roadways, and coordination with contractors. Data collection will utilize tablets and GPS equipment. The project is within an area recently burned by one of Northern California’s recent wildfires. The project area includes steep and varied terrain.

Education and Essential Skills

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of four years relevant experience and certification as an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist. ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) and/or registration as a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) is highly desirable. Additional desired qualifications include experience with GIS, GPS, plant/tree identification, and arboricultural or vegetation management practices. A Bachelor’s degree in forestry, natural resources, environmental science, or other related field is also desirable.

About Dudek

Dudek is a leading California-based environmental and engineering firm that helps public and private clients plan and implement reliable, effective, and compliant projects. Founded in 1980, Dudek is a stable company that has grown steadily to more than 600 professionals across the U.S., located primarily in offices in California, Hawai’i, and Oregon.

As an employee-owned company, Dudek’s culture rewards smart, productive team members with professional and financial benefits. Our offices are designed to encourage collaboration, sustainability, and connectivity with the surrounding communities.

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