Utility Transmission Vegetation Planner: Ottumwa, IA

Ottumwa, IA
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Full time Positions
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Job Summary: Under the supervision of the Lead Planner, this position will be responsible for patrolling and planning utility Right of Way corridors implementing integrated vegetation management program as a part of a utility forestry team. Standard operating procedures will include communication with both customer and property owners. Documentation, inspection and compliance of all vegetation both in field and in vegetation management program software. Work exclusively in the field, year- round and is done in strict accordance with all customer and company practices and procedures. Essential Functions and Responsibilities: Inspect and assess vegetation in the Right off-Way for compliance standards and construction work plans Communicate the reasons and benefits of utility vegetation line clearance to property owners Notify property owners of vegetation clearance work to be performed Assist with permitting for DOT, railroads, and municipalities etc. Travel to assist across all regions Handle customer complaints related to the scheduled work and/or completed pruning Check trees for hazard or danger potential Communicate daily with the foresters, contractors, and general public Document information for vegetation management program using GIS based software and Microsoft Perform duties in a manner that will promote and maintain good public relations Assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned Safety and Environmental knowledge. Able to obtain and maintain security access from customer and work unescorted on customer related properties, substation and ROW’s at all times. Work within all applicable safety rules. Wear all required PPE, which includes but not limited to: FR Clothing, Hard Hat, Safety Glasses, Safety Toed Boots, Harness. Hazards: Must work in close proximity of energized electrical equipment up to 345,000 volts. Works around hazardous equipment. Works with energized parts or equipment. May be subjected to high intensity and stressful situations. Work in all temperatures (cold, snow, ice, wind, rain, heat). Exposed to traffic and mobile equipment. Works on construction sites with uneven terrain. May be exposed to nature, i.e. irritating plants and biting or stinging insects. Work may be performed at varying heights above ground and/or in confined spaces.
Apply at: http://jobs.ourcareerpages.com/job/684973?source=ULCS&jobFeedCode=ULCS Minimum Qualifications: Must have solid tree identification skills and ability to read maps Must have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, strong problem solving abilities, the ability to multi-task and attention to detail Must be able to work alone, outdoors in various weather conditions and terrain Experience working with data collection devices and GIS software Bachelors or Associates in Forestry, Arboriculture or Horticulture a plus Inventory or surveying experience a plus ISA Arborist qualification or able to obtain within 6 months Safe driving history Able to operate 4x4 vehicle Must be able to work alone in an outdoor field environment; vehicle and foot patrol of utility transmission power lines; remote locations as well as urban, city environment; physical demand and travel from site to site. Willingness to work extended hours and travel as required. Must be able to work in energized substations and power plants containing voltages up to and including 345,000 volts. Must be able to work with hands above head for extended periods of time. Must be able to walk, climb, and work from ladders, or at various heights, on uneven and slippery surfaces, performing mentally/physically demanding work under unfavorable weather conditions while handling equipment or material. Must be able to lift, move and maneuver heavy weights of up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis. Must be capable of pulling, pushing, bending, stooping and kneeling. Must have cognition to concentrate on the work for an 8 to 10-hour day. Must have endurance necessary to perform these duties throughout a standard eight (8) or ten (10) hour day according to the schedule. Must be able to work long hours and overtime during holidays, emergencies, weekends, etc. Subject to call out work
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Seth Chicas
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