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Utility Forester

Phoenix, AZ

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**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Inc., is a veteran, women-owned firm specializing in federal government contract services. One of our competitive advantages is that we provide services to our customers with a standard of excellence that is unmatched. **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. believes our employees are the cornerstone for our success. Position Summary: **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is growing!! We are seeking a Utility Forester to work at our federal customer site in Phoenix, AZ and to join our collaborative, innovative, customer-centric culture. Key Responsibilities: Provides field vegetation contract oversight support for transmission lines and weed removal for substations. Inspects the vegetation removal activities to assure full compliance with plans, specifications, safety and other contract requirements. Monitors cultural and biological sites to make sure they are flagged correctly and that the contract vegetation crew follows all rules and regulations according to the restrictions associated with those sites. Monitors the existing requirements to ensure all conservation measures associated with the Environmental Assessment are adhered to. Monitors and ensures the contract vegetation crews are following the safety plan for the work which includes communication on fires, prescribed fires, inclement weather, and landowner regulations and or agreements. Monitors and ensures the 3-man hazard tree crew is working safely and within the guidelines of the Minimum Approach Distances. Ensuring that trees are cut by the 3-man hazard tree crew is documented per PWS and the removed vegetation is disposed of correctly per landowner or private property rights. Maintains records of quantities of trees removed per 3-man hazard tree crew and per large scale vegetation removal contract. Prepares and submits reports and recommendations concerning work progress and any delays. Overnight travel is required up to 99% of time, and overtime will in some cases be mandatory based on the required support needed at job sites. Your Experience: Knowledge of high voltage electrical power system utility in the maintenance and operations industry to include transmission lines and substations. Understands safety requirements associated with tree trimming and/or removal. Inspection of trees/vegetation removed by the vegetation removal contractor in accordance with the contract. Ability to identify various biological communities within the service territory. Ability to identify various tree, shrub, plants within the transmission ROWu2019s and knowledge of the life cycle and growth rates of each. Demonstrates experience in transmission utility industry to include knowledge of applicable OSHA vegetation safety standards, FAC-003 requirements, FERC/NERC Standards and requirements. Knowledge of safety requirements associated with working on high voltage equipment and vegetation removal practices. Knowledge of the removal of trees and or vegetation near high voltage transmission lines including throw balls, proper knots, chainsaw cuts, roping and secure methods to ensure trees do not hit high voltage transmission lines when being removed. Associate degree required, Bacheloru2019s degree preferred (BS/BA) in Forestry, Biology, Natural Resources, or related fields. Why Consider This Opportunity: Great benefit package with benefits that start on date of hire. 401 (k) employer match, with 100% immediate vesting. Work environment where you have a lot of independence. Ability to work with a purpose and make an impact. Work with a Manager and peers that are passionate about customers. Work for an employer where core values are not just written on paper but lived. **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Veterans are encouraged to apply!

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