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T&D System Forestry Manager - Portland, OR - #50201

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Date: Jul 5, 2019

Location: Portland, OR, US

Company: PacifiCorp

General Purpose

This position is responsible for functional oversight of the forestry vegetation management department. Under direction of management assists with establishing and implementing  business objectives, and plans. This role acts as liaison with various environmental, regulatory and governmental agencies. Implements and supports Company programs and policies.


  • Leads the functional vegetation team while directing the day-to-day activities, and provides guidance and recommendations.
  • Under direction of management assist with developing specifications that meet the demands of PacifiCorp's variable vegetation regimes.
  • Develop and administer a cost-effective contract by developing analytical and decision support tools to achieve budgetary objectives in addition to compliance. 
  • Coordinates information on vegetation conditions, clearances and work quality.
  • Under direction of management assist with administering 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.
  • Provide input into team employee performance reviews. Flag performance and personnel issues for people manager resolution.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in an applicable field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of seven years experience in vegetation management.
  • A minimum of three years experience in a supervisory or functional management role.
  • Strong knowledge of state and federal safety and environmental regulations (OSHA, Title V, etc).
  • 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.
  • Proficient with the use of personal computers including spreadsheet, database, word processing, presentation applications and SAP. 
  • Certified pesticide applicator's license.
  • Leadership and teamwork skills to provide input into policy decisions, and to mobilize resources to produce desired business results.
  • Knowledge of Company’s strategic plan, objectives for specific area, as well as Company policies, procedures, and practices and federal, state, and local governmental laws and regulations.


Additional Information

Req Id: 50201

Company Code: PacifiCorp

Primary Location: Portland

Department:  Vegetation Management

Schedule: FULLTIME

Personnel Subarea: Exempt


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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