With input and mentoring from Supervisor and Forestry Coordinators, this role coordinates forestry and right-of-way maintenance activities to ensure reliable operation of distribution lines within their assigned area and throughout the system. Conducts field inspections of forestry contractors, who maintain clearances between vegetation and electrical conductors, to ensure work is completed on schedule and according to company specifications. Conducts field observations and provides feedback to Forestry Supervisor and contractors. Investigates tree-related outages to determine root cause. Works with Supervisor-Electric Distribution Forestry to develop and implement action plans to prevent future outages. Schedules and coordinates right-of-way clearing for new construction projects. Monitors operational costs and performance of forestry contractors who perform unit bid mileage work, time and material tree and brush control work activities, as well as herbicide applications. Makes recommendations for right of way improvements to Supervisor-Electric Distribution Forestry. Responds to customer inquiries and complaints and attends customer-initiated meetings (i.e. Home Owners Associations). Provides assistance to customers regarding electric distribution forestry matters and maintains contact with Local, State, and Federal agencies. Reviews contractor documentation related to safety and billing to ensure accuracy, and approves billing documents. Safely operates vehicles suitable for inspecting rights of way, both on-road and off-road. Facilitates an intradepartmental weekly safety call, as requested by supervisor. Responds to service restoration activities as needed. Works toward successful completion of the Dominion Forestry Training Program, Virginia or North Carolina Herbicide Applicator's License and the International Society of Arboriculture Arborist certification.
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience
4 years related experience or a minimum of a 2 year Forestry (or related) degree
Knowledge of utility forestry and applications
Job specific knowledge of arboriculture and urban horticulture, and dendrologySkills: effective written and verbal communications, good customer service, effective organizational and project management skillsAbilities: problem solving and making decisions quickly, and setting priorities
Education Level: Degree or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education: Associate , Bachelor , Disciplines: Preferred: Biology,Environmental Science,Forestry , Other Education: Forestry
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