PRF has multiple Contract Utility Forester positions currently open throughout the Carolinas. These positions require travel within North and South Carolina. The scope of work for these positions is diverse and includes multiple aspects of utility forestry.

Examples of daily work include: hazard tree identification & marking along utility lines, hazard tree data collection, project notification and communication with private landowners, safety audits, quality assurance audits, etc. This is a great opportunity to work independently in the outdoors while making a positive impact in local communities.

Requirements of Position(s):

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Associate degree required in Forestry or Natural Resources
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in Forestry or Natural Resources
  • Experience in Forestry, Natural Resources, or Forest Utilities is a plus
  • Understand & effectively use GIS mapping software, GPS units, iPads, etc.
  • Moderate knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is required
  • Be able to effectively work with co-workers
  • Be responsible for all paperwork/receipts/mileage log/activity sheets throughout a work week & turn them in on time
  • Motivated to work diligently in outdoor conditions on a daily basis
  • Required to take company safety classes (both quarterly & monthly)
  • Participate in on-the-job performance evaluations

Benefits (Full-Time):

  • Company vehicles are provided to all PRF employees
  • Per Diem for out-of-town work (Food & Hotel)
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 401k plan with company match
  • Monthly cell phone stipend
  • iPads for company use
  • Yearly footwear stipend
  • PRF apparel (shirts/hats) are provided and required to be worn by all employees during work hours
  • PPE is provided and required to be worn by all employees while on the job

Employee Pay:

  • Hourly wages will be determined based on education and years of experience. Increased wages will be negotiated if candidate holds specialized licenses/certifications (e.g. ISA Certified Arborist, ISA Utility Specialist, NC Registered Forester, TRAQ, CTSP, etc.)

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable – can be relied upon and held accountable at all times
  • Adaptable – enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • Detail oriented – has the ability to focus on the details of assigned tasks
  • Independent- has the ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Outdoor Enthusiast – loves working in the great outdoors and being in nature

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Pay: $17.50 – $24.00 per hour

Expected hours: 40 per week


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


  • 10 hour shift

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus opportunities


  • Associate (Preferred)


  • Vegetation Management: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Driver’s License (Required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • North Carolina: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Willingness to travel:

  • 100% (Required)

Work Location: On the road