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Sr. Utility Forestry Arborist - Portland, OR - #52807

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Date: Jul 16, 2019

Location: Portland, OR, US, 97211

Company: PacifiCorp

General Purpose
Manages a functional unit which has a significant impact on corporate, business unit, or organizational objectives. Establishes and implements business objectives, strategies, and plans. Manages financial resources.
  • Coordinate, administer, implement, and manage company forestry vegetation management distribution and transmission system rights-of-way.
  • Plan, assign and review work of contract personnel performing vegetation management, line clearance, vegetation management.
  • Ensure compliance with company's vegetation management specifications. Implement system procedures, safety and training programs and record keeping systems.
  • Act as liaison with various environmental, regulatory and governmental agencies.
  • Assist in developing specifications that meet the demands of PacifiCorp's variable vegetation regimes.
  • Assist in developing and administering a cost-effective contract.
  • Assist in developing long-term budgets.
  • Adhere to vegetation management budget.
  • Appropriately allocate resources.
  • Work closely with the contractor to effectively administer the program.
  • Coordinates information on vegetation conditions, clearances and work quality. 
  • Administer record keeping and cost control programs.
  • Manage production records, maintenance history, and service interruption data for planning, and budget forecasting and allocation.
  • Offer technical instruction to personal involved in the program: the public, government, and Operations staff and Management.
  • Liaison with governmental agencies.
  • Actively participate in professional arboricultural organizations, to stay abreast of the latest innovations and developments in the industry, but also to help establish the credibility of PacifiCorp's vegetation management program.
  • Represent the company with the public, providing credibility.
  • Bachelor's degree in Vegetation Management, Forestry, or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of five years of related experience.
  • Working knowledge of distribution line clearance practices and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of federal, state and local laws and regulations applying to vegetation management.
  • Thorough knowledge of current vegetation management techniques.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable herbicide/pesticide regulations.
  • Certified pesticide applicator's license.
  • Leadership and teamwork skills to provide input into policy decisions, and to mobilize resources to produce desired business results.
  • Travel may be required.
Additional Information

Req Id: 52807

Company Code: PacifiCorp 

Primary Location: Portland

Department: 00000759 Rocky Mountain Power

Schedule: No Selection

Personnel Subarea: Exempt 

Hiring Range: 88,000.00 - 107,300.00 

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.


At PacifiCorp, we encourage everyone to work together. We embrace diversity and value the distinct perspectives of all our employees. We strive to cultivate a workplace that connects each employee to the organization and enables all individuals to participate and contribute to their full potential.  


It is PacifiCorp's policy to provide and promote equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities. In accordance with federal guidelines, PacifiCorp is committed to a program of affirmative action. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.


All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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