Roaming Asset Inspector

at Utilities Service, LLC in Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

ECI is looking to add an Asset Inspector to our team! If you are an energetic professional who enjoys working outdoors, values the freedom of working independently, enjoys a fast-paced environment and the challenges of a rewarding profession, consider a career in vegetation management with ECI.

Some of the most important characteristics of an ECI Asset Inspector are a desire to learn, an ability to adapt, and a commitment to engage in safe, constructive interactions with the public. You are accountable for advancing a culture of safety and excellence while providing quality and value to our customers and clients. This project is anticipated to be a six-to-eight-week temporary role with the potential for longer-term employment. Per diem available.

Pay Range for this role is $18.00 – $27.00, depending on relevant education, experience, and industry-specific certifications.


+ Industry competitive pay.

+ Company vehicle with a fuel card for work purposes.

+ Weekly Pay Cycle.


+ Monitoring and inspecting OG&E Transmission ROW’s in the OK & AR area.

+ Identify utility and communication equipment on poles and document them within the client database/software.

+ Identifying encroachments that impede clear ROW specifications and cause potential risk to facilities and equipment, such as barns, garages, pools, sheds, non-mobile equipment, trash, flagpoles, fences, construction operations, logging operations, etc.

+ Responsible for ensuring reliability and clear ROW specifications on OG&E Transmission Assets and facilities for all encroachments besides vegetation.

+ Perform duties in a manner that will promote and maintain good public relations and work safety practices.

+ Assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


+ Must be able to read maps.

+ 1+ years of experience-preferably on transmission Row.

+ Must be able to work alone, and outdoors in various weather conditions and terrain.

+ Must be a superior communicator and have the ability to build trust and diffuse uncomfortable situations with property owners, as well as communicate effectively with internal stakeholders.

+ Strong organizational skills and a self-starter.

+ Must be able to adapt to change.

+ Must be tech-savvy and have basic computer skills.


+ Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry, Environmental Science, or related field preferred.

+ 2 to 5 years utility experience-preferably on transmissions ROW.

+ Prior experience with GIS software/technology preferred.

+ Being Bi-Lingual (Spanish) is a plus.

Working Environment

Work alone in an outdoor field environment; vehicle and foot patrol of utility power lines; remote locations as well as urban, city environment; physical demands and travel from site to site, including walking/hiking on various surfaces including flat, dry, wet, slippery, uneven, rough, steep terrain, hills, and slopes; exposure to noise, dust, grease, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions. Reasonable accommodations, if available, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.


The team member must have sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; to walk up to 10 miles per day, stand, sit, and operate a motor vehicle for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, run, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp and make repetitive hand, arm and shoulder movement in the performance of daily duties (e.g., forcefully beat down brush); carry, push and/or pull light to heavy amounts of weight, frequently lift up to 10 lbs. and occasionally lift up to 60 lbs. (sandbags); to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; ability to verbally communicate to exchange information with public; ability to see and hear in normal range with or without correction; operate assigned field equipment, including handheld computer, range finder, and traffic cone.

Company Overview

Environmental Consultants (ECI) is a leading provider of vegetation and asset management consulting services to the utility industry. Successful professionals at ECI have come from a variety of backgrounds, including forestry, arboriculture, natural resource management, biology, landscape maintenance, horticulture, nursery management, environmental sciences, geology, agriculture, parks & recreation management, urban forestry, geography, and more. For more information visit our website

Applicants must pass a pre-employment drug test and a criminal background check.

All candidates must possess a valid driver’s license and have a good driving record.

ECI is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. EOE/AA: Minority/Female/ Vets/ Disabled.

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Job Posting: JC260395472

Posted On: May 26, 2024

Updated On: Jun 12, 2024

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