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Utility Forestry Arborist (Mid, Sr.), Salt Lake City or Ogden, UT #109924

Date: Mar 8, 2023

Location: SALT LAKE CITY, UT, US, 84116

Company: PacifiCorp


General Purpose

Under general supervision manages a group of individuals and territory to ensure vegetation is controlled according to established procedures.


•    Under supervision coordinate, administer, and implement 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. 
•    Adhere to vegetation management budget.
•    Appropriately allocate resources.
•    Work closely with the contractor to effectively administer the program.  
•    Coordinate 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.

In addition, the responsibilities of the Senior Level position are:
•    Determine critical task, establish sequence of events, identify teams, timelines and outcomes, and produce project plan.
•    Determine specifications, schedules, timelines, and define deliverables.  
•    Develop strategy for area vegetation management for both distribution and transmission rights of way.
•    Provide direction to work crews. 
•    Manage compliance with regulatory requirements from an array of various government agencies.
•    Conduct effective public relations programs. 
•    Manage an annual budget ranging from approximately $5M to $12M.  
•    Lead multiple work crews, schedules, equipment, and timelines.
•    Oversee human and capital resources.  
•    Audit and coach crews to ensure safety, productivity and quality.  


•    Bachelor's degree in Vegetation Management, Forestry, or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience. 
•    A minimum of three 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.

In addition, the requirements of the Sr-Level position are:
•    A minimum of six years experience.
•    Communication and interpersonal skills to manage and motivate employees and use oral and written communication to communicate objectives and plans. 

Additional Information

Primary Location: SALT LAKE CITY

Department: Pacific Power

Schedule: Days

Personnel Subarea: Exempt

Hiring Range: $74,300-$115,500

This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 12.00% of salary.  


Benefits: Health care, retirement, paid time off, tuition assistance, paid short-term and long-term disability, paid bereavement leave. For more information, please visit:


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


At PacifiCorp, we celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion. PacifiCorp is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (except as required by law), gender (including gender identity and expression), sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran or military status, familial or parental status, marital status or any other category protected by applicable local, state or U.S. federal law.


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

Nearest Major Market: Salt Lake City

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