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Area Forestry Manager (R-19-1016)

Portland General Electric - Portland, OR , United States

Starting Date :
05/16/2019 00:00:00

Location of job:
Portland OR

Posted By: :
Misha Jones

Job Description:



For over 125 years, Portland General Electric has proudly served Oregon. Our dedication to helping customers is matched by our commitment to providing PGE employees with a diverse array of rewarding career opportunities. Diversity and community are at the heart of what we do for our customers and for each other. We are committed to a team that looks like the Oregon community that we know and love.


PGE team members are creative problem solvers who love to apply themselves to challenges, big and small. We are looking for team members who will grow their skills, their career and their future with us.

Area Forestry Manager (R-19-1016)

As an Area Forestry Manager, you will manage vegetation in proximity to electrical facilities to promote resiliency of distribution and transmission services.

Responsibilities include:

Manages a team of professionals responsible for vegetation management. Sets functional strategy and establishes goals and performance metrics. Plans and directs work for team and contractors. Provides supervision of team, ensuring that all high-level goals are met. Manages performance management lifecycle, including coaching and feedback, with employees and our contractors.

Monitors and manages expenditures, ensuring that all financial targets are met, and examines any areas where budgets/expenditures vary from plan; assists with the definition and operation of effective financial controls and decision making.

Maintains robust field presence to ensure quality-of-work for both employees and our contractors. You are responsible for the management of operational efficiencies, and that can only be achieved through and thorough understanding of the work, and the personnel supporting it.

Oversees resourcing decisions and planning for team; partners with HR in the definition of jobs, recruitment, evaluation and selection processes.

Reviews organizational development needs and training strategies to determine required learning and development outcomes for the team; provides guidance in the creation of development plans; monitors ongoing progress and provides coaching and mentoring and provides feedback; completes annual performance management reviews.

Required knowledge and skills:


  • Knowledge of laws and regulations related to Utility Vegetation Management
  • Knowledge of field operations as they pertain to Utility Vegetation Management
  • Demonstrated skills in reading specifications, Job sketches, and work orders
  • Knowledge of budget practices and resource strategies, as they relate to field operations.
  • Skills in electronic work order systems
  • Skills in vendor management

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in forestry, natural resources, business or related field or equivalent experience. Prefer eight or more years in vegetation management or related field with at least three years of leadership experience.

Join us today and power your potential!


PGE is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. PGE will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law. 


To be considered for this position, please complete the following employment application by the deadline: https://PGN.igreentree.com/CSS_External/CSSPage_Referred.ASP?Req=R-19-1016. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 503-464-7250.


PGE believes in rewarding strong performance. We provide a total compensation package that is designed to reward your contributions to the company, and, at the same time, support your well-being and professional development, both now and into the future.


Assisting with storms or other Company emergencies is a part of all positions at Portland General Electric.


Contact Information

Kathrine Litchfield
Portland, OR Phone: 503-464-7250
Fax: NA