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Position:
Transmission Forester Associate through Forester Specialist

Company:
Oncor - Dallas, Texas , United States

Starting Date :
ASAP

Location of job:
Irving, TX

Posted By: :
Keith Chucci


Job Description:

https://www.oncor.com/SitePages/Careers.aspx

Summary 

This position will be responsible in assisting Vegetation Management (VM) Management to support the VM Program.  In this role, the incumbent will train and learn the different aspects of Transmission and Distribution vegetation management. This position will be responsible for VM projects/programs, as assigned, related to customer experience, escalated issues, QA/QC, financial impacts, resources/production, storm restoration, herbicide use, NERC compliance and others as identified. The Forester will support the development of procedures and processes that relate to the VM organization.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

Other Duties may be assigned.  Directly or through others, the incumbent: 

Support the VM Management Team in planning, organizing and measuring efficiencies within T&D programs including Distribution Planned/Reactive Maintenance, Transmission Planned/Reactive Maintenance, Customer Experience including Issue Resolution, Customer Options (ATMA, Design), Pre-Notification Program and VM Contractor Performance for the entire Transmission and Distribution System.

• Ensures compliance with all State and Federal Regulatory VM requirements.

• Provide continual quality assurance of special projects and maintain associated documentation for management, leadership and regulatory review.

• Contribute to various aspects of contract management, including but not limited to:

• VM Bid process for T&D

• Assess contract workforce needs for the Notification Program

• Analyze contract workforce needs for the planned Rights-of-Way (ROW) maintenance program 

• Measure contractor performance via Performance Management controls

• Participates in monthly Contractor meetings

• Support VM Management Team in implementation of policies and procedures to ensure productive safe vegetation management services are delivered in the field.

• Promote best practices by continuously evaluating methods, techniques and software used to fulfill the project tracking needs of the VM organization and make recommendations for improvement.

• Advise and participate in the resolution of consumer vegetation management issues.

• Assist in overseeing an environmentally-safe herbicide program to provide economical control of our ROW.

• Assist in developing and implementing procedures for VM to provide timely response to system emergencies, restoration efforts and major storm clean up for Distribution and Transmission operations.

• Support the development of new processes and improvements that enhance visibility and improve accuracy of VM reporting.

• Develop an active professional relationship with other utility companies, industry organizations and contractors to stay abreast of current VM practices to maximize efficiencies through shared knowledge.

• Represent the Company in a professional capacity on forestry related issues.

• Possess interpersonal, verbal and written skills for the presentation of technical material to an audience ranging from executive through crew foremen of Oncor and its contractors.

• Develop and present VM-related programs, annual training and safety.

• During severe weather events, this position will be involved in requesting additional tree contractor and arborist resources to support restoration efforts at locations determined by VM Management.

• Performs all essential aspects and functions of the job as well as any other specific job requirements.

 

Forester Associate:

Education, Experience, & Skills

Education
Bachelor Degree of Science in Forestry or related discipline preferred
Capable of obtaining International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist certification
Capable of obtaining Texas Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicator’s License
Experience
0-2 years of utility vegetation management experience
Skills
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office with an emphasis on Access and Excel, Internet tools, e-mail, electronic invoicing tools
GIS/GPS experience is a plus
Strong organizational skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
 

Forester:

Education, Experience, & Skills

Education
Bachelor Degree of Science in Forestry or related discipline preferred
Capable of obtaining International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist certification
Capable of obtaining Texas Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicator’s License
Experience
2-3 years of utility vegetation management experience
Skills
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office with an emphasis on Access and Excel, Internet tools, e-mail, electronic invoicing tools
GIS/GPS experience is a plus
Strong organizational skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
 

Forester Sr.

Education, Experience, & Skills

Education
Bachelor Degree of Science in Forestry or related discipline preferred
International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist
Licensed Texas Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicator
Experience
3+ years of utility vegetation management experience
Management of Oncor VM programs preferred
Skills
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office with an emphasis on Access and Excel, Internet tools, e-mail, electronic invoicing tools
GIS/GPS experience is a plus
Strong organizational skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
 

Forester Specialist:

Education, Experience, & Skills

Education and Experience
Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry or related discipline and 5+ years of utility vegetation management experience or 10+ years of utility vegetation management experience
3 years of managing Oncor VM programs preferred
International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist, Utility Specialist preferred
Licensed Texas Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicator
Skills
Proven leadership through documented, exceptional work performance
Strong organizational skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office with an emphasis on Access and Excel, Internet tools, e-mail, electronic invoicing tools
GIS/GPS experience
Measures of Success 

• ORGANIZATION, PLANNING AND CONTROL: Possesses the organizational skills to effectively develop plans to achieve VM goals and objectives.  Organizes, implements and monitors contractors performance to ensure that a high performance is maintained.

• COMMUNICATIONS: Effectively communicates on an individual or group basis in both written and verbal formats.  Maintains open channels of communications with district and region management across business units to ensure objectives are achieved.

• LEADERSHIP/TEAMWORK: Develops and motivates employees and contract workforce to function as a team to achieve goals and objectives.  Leads by example to encourage high standards of performance.

• SAFETY CONSCIOUSNESS: Maintains awareness of safety issues that affect employees and the general public.  Actively promotes and participates in the corporate safety program.

• PROBLEM SOLVING/DECISION MAKING: Identify and act on problems and concerns.  Evaluate situations, gather facts and consider alternate solutions necessary to make informed decisions.

• JOB KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE: Possesses required expertise, knowledge and experience to successfully perform the essential aspects of the position.  Requires continuing education to stay abreast of changes in laws and regulations and advances in methods, available equipment and products.

 


Travel Required
Yes. Up to 25%
Qualifications
Education
Preferred

High School or better.


Contact Information

Keith Chucci
Phone: NA
Fax: NA
keith.chucci@oncor.com

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