Position Announcement

POSITION: Contract Forester

TYPE: Full-Time

POSITION LOCATIONS: Alameda and Contra Costa Counties

WAGE: $40 – $47

DRG Pacific Services, a Davey Company, is a leader in the utility forestry industry. We provide a wide range of program planning, 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.


  • Pro-actively promote safety and maintain a safe work environment
  • May manage quality observations including Quality Assurance, Quality Verification, Work Verification and Vegetation Management inspections
  • Communicates with peers, exchanging ideas or gathering information on overall program plan and goals within a specific functional area of operations
  • Manage and oversee daily related vegetation operations to support client peers
  • Contributes to the implementation and creation of new concepts, processes and ideas to further vegetation management program advancement
  • Provide client and contractor support
  • Respond to customer complaints and concerns
  • May manage emergency work, i.e, for severe storms, wildfires and power shutoff events
  • Interact and/or coordinate work with local public agencies (i.e. State, County, City, Fire Department, Coastal Commission, etc.)
  • Develops new and ad-hoc reports, summarizes findings and recommendations
  • Delivers on the program implementation plan


  • Two or four year degree in horticulture, forestry, urban forestry, environmental science, natural resources or related discipline
  • Organizational skills, excellent communication skills, and attention to detail
  • Ability to work and hike in rugged terrain and inclement weather
  • Ability to travel throughout PG&E’s service territory as needed
  • International Society for Arboriculture (ISA) certified arborist
  • ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) certified


  • 2 years vegetation management experience
  • Clean DMV driving record and ability to drive and operate a 4×4 vehicle


  • Company Phone
  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • 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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: At Davey, our values are our compass and core to everything we do. Davey Resource Group values itself on Safety, Integrity, Expertise, Leadership, Stewardship, and Perseverance.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The Davey Tree Expert Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

ACCOMODATIONS: If requested by an employee or otherwise as required by law, reasonable accommodations will be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CONTACT: Visit for additional job opportunities and company information.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $40.00 – $47.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Application Question(s):

  • Can you operate a four wheel drive vehicle?


  • Associate (Preferred)


  • Forestry: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Vegetation Management: 2 years (Required)


  • ISA Certified Arborist (Preferred)
  • Driver’s License (Required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Hayward, CA: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Willingness to travel:

  • 50% (Preferred)

Work Location: In person