Under direct supervision, the intern forester will coordinate, plan or assist with vegetation studies, observations and/or audits to improve the OGE utility forestry program.
- Observe and/or audit field work for accuracy and quality
- Manage projects which may include creation of study parameters, collection of data, supervision of contract arborists, analysis and reporting.
- Utilize ESRI-based software to record inventory and/or document findings
- High School Diploma (or Equivalent GED).
- Currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in a Life Science field such as Horticulture, Forestry, Biology, Botany, Natural Resource Ecology or Landscape Architecture.
- Valid state driver's license
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Strong knowledge of dendrology, esp. trees in Oklahoma and Arkansas
- Ability to learn, understand, and follow safety requirements and the use of personal protective equipment
- Ability to understand and comply with company policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
- Communicate effectively in speech and writing
- Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite
- Ability to read/create maps and utilize GIS-based applications
- Ability to interact effectively and professionally with team members, leaders, customers and communities
- Ability to troubleshoot, diagnosis problems, and resolve effectively
- Ability to work with minimal supervision
- Demonstrated ability to adjust and adapt across varied working conditions
- Strong Organizational Skills and an ability to adapt to rapidly changing priorities
- Attend meeting and training classes dealing with both technical and procedural skills
- May be required to perform duties including bending, stooping, walking, reaching overhead, and lifting.
- May be required to work non-standard work schedules including evenings and weekends.
- May be exposed to inclement weather
- May require overnight stays and possibly extended stays of 3-5 days
- Required to operate motor vehicle safely in all traffic, weather and light conditions
- May be required to work under hazardous conditions
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR ** 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a), and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.