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Entry Level Field Arborist


Posted: 4/16/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1351036
Categories: Other/General
Keywords: company

Job Description

Requisition/Vacancy No.

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Job Summary
AECOM's New York City Environmental Group is seeking entry-level Field Arborists for full-time employment in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island, NY. 

In this role you will be responsible  for overseeing the installation of gas main utility lines below streets and sidewalks in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.

As per the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (NYCDPR) regulations, ISA Certified Arborist is needed to:
  • Identify all NYCDPR jurisdictional trees within the construction and impact footprint
  • Obtain a NYCDPR Tree Permit;
  • Document all phases of construction in and around NYCDPR jurisdictional trees
  • Provide oversight for all excavation of sidewalks, installation of gas lines, and/or installation of new sidewalk that may impact NYCDPR-owned trees

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Position Title
Entry Level Field Arborist

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What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in natural resources sciences (e.g., biology, etc.), natural resource management, or environmental science
  • Must pass a State and Federal criminal history/security pre-employment background check; many projects/ clients are security sensitive and require periodic post-employment background checks
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen. 
  • Must possess a valid driver's license, clean driving record, personal vehicle, and the ability to navigate to and through Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island, NY
  • Physically able, with or without an accommodation, to work in indoor and outdoor environments with uneven terrain, variable outdoor conditions including heat, cold, dusts, and noise.  Position requires frequent standing/walking, operation of vehicles, work in an environment of heavy, moving, dangerous equipment; occasionally power gripping/squeezing (hand tools, levers, etc.), working alone in isolated/remote areas, and performing keyboard/mouse operations.  Position will include wearing associated personal protective equipment, including safety shoes/boots, hard hat, gloves, safety glasses/goggles, hearing protection, and high visibility vest.
  • Excellent business writing, analytical, interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills, as well as the ability to multitask and work within deadlines

Preferred Qualifications

A current Arborist Certification by the International Society of Arboriculture is highly preferred.

Business Group
Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

New York City

United States of America

USA - New York

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