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Vegetation Crew Member

Lamar Advertising Company

This is a Full-time position in Princeton, WV posted September 20, 2022.

Is working outdoors your thing? Our Billboard Vegetation Crew Members make sure that our billboard structures are safe and attractive. This job requires the use of hand held brush cutters and chain saws. We provide on-the-job training, all equipment, and safety protective gear. Our Lamar office in Princeton, WV is now hiring a new Operations crew member to help us maintain the appearance of our outdoor advertising structures in Bluefield, West Virginia and the surrounding areas.

The purpose of this position is to perform vegetation and structure maintenance on and around outdoor structures.

Have you ever wondered how billboards are installed? Check out this video!

Who we are:
Founded in 1902, Lamar Advertising Company is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in the world. With over 351,000 displays across the United States and Canada, Lamar is dedicated to helping both local businesses and national brands reach broad audiences every day.

We provide ad space through:

Interstate logos
Handpainted murals
Transportation and airports
The largest network of digital billboards in the United States

We live by the Golden Rule, and we operate with honesty and integrity in every aspect of our business. We are open with our employees, transparent with our customers, and loyal to the communities in which we serve. While Lamar is a large company, each office has its own culture and family atmosphere, making employees feel connected both locally and nationally.
We are committed to sustainable and environmentally friendly business practices and use a number of innovative strategies to reduce our environmental impact. We are actively working to reduce our annual greenhouse gas emissions and are projecting a 70% decrease by 2026 as a result of our efforts.

Want to hear more about Lamar? Check out these videos:

About Us
Giving Back Program

What you can expect from us:

A flexible work environment that celebrates differences and fosters the feeling of family
A Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm work schedule with paid holidays
An hourly rate of $15 / hour dependent on relevant experience and qualifications
A comprehensive 2 week training/safety program
Multiple medical plan options
Dental and vision insurance
120 hours of paid time off (PTO) that increases with tenure
401K plan with company contributions for participation
Wellness program incentives such as medical plan premium holidays and HSA contributions

A day in the life:

Responsible for structure and vegetation maintenance, including painting, repairing walkways and trim, trimming trees, and cutting grass.
Responsible for basic equipment maintenance
Attend safety meetings as required and adhere to all safety regulations
Responsible for taking completion photos for proof of performance

What we’re looking for in YOU:

General knowledge of Lamar, Department of Transportation (DOT), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety regulations.
Ability to safely use construction and vegetation equipment, in regards to the maintenance of structures and Lamar building.
Ability to document installations, through photographs and written logs
Must be able to use or willing to learn how to use a smart phone for various job tasks
Skill in speaking with persons of various social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds
Skill in setting priorities which accurately reflect the relative importance of job responsibilities.
Skill in supervising including organizing objectives, delegating responsibilities, and training

Education and Experience Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent
A valid driver’s license is required
Ability to complete OSHA 10-hour Construction course required
Previous experience working at heights up to 200 ft. above ground preferred
Or some combination of equivalent education and experience.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The primary work environment for this position is outdoors, requiring the ability to work in adverse weather conditions and climb at heights up to 200 ft.
The physical demands for this position are moderate to heavy lifting, pushing, reaching, seeing (reading, color distinction, acuity, depth perception, and peripheral vision), sitting less than 50%, standing, stooping, talking, turning, walking, and climbing (up to 200 feet).
Nights spent traveling, away from home, are less than 10%
On-call shifts may be required

Lamar is an EOE/AA: Minorities/Females/Disabled/Protected Veterans or any other State or Federally protected characteristic

Disability Self-Identification: When applying for a job with Lamar, you will be asked to voluntarily self-identify whether you have a disability. Please take a moment to watch this video for clarification on why we’re asking for this information!

California Residents – Lamar collects personal information in the ordinary course of considering job applicants. This information may include, for example, name, address, phone number and other contact information, employment history and reference contact information, and any other information provided by an applicant to Lamar. By submitting an application, you consent to the use or sharing of this personal information solely for the purpose of consideration for employment by Lamar. Lamar will not sell this information.