Arizona Public Service Utility Forestry Supervisor
Location: Phoenix, AZ
The Supervisor of Forestry, Fire and Resource Management will manage, direct, and implement the company's transmission and distribution corridor maintenance and vegetation management programs to ensure circuit reliability, public safety and customer satisfaction in a professional and cost-effective manner. Assimilate, support and integrate with the company's fire mitigation program. Support raptor and wildlife protection and habitat enhancement programs. Provide supervision, direction, instruction, leadership and technical expertise to APS employees, APS crews and outside services. Ensure departmental compliance with numerous federal regulatory agency laws and internal APS training requirements. Analyze statistical data. Develop and prioritize maintenance schedules and coordinate emergency restoration activities. Collaborate with and gain the cooperation of internal and external customers, IBEW, affected government agencies, and citizens groups. Prepare detailed contract specifications, field manuals and educational presentations. Environmental factors: Subject to work hours outside of the normal work schedule and outdoors during inclement weather situations. Periodically prone to dangers inherent to work sites including exposure to sharp, high-speed rotating equipment, electrical fields, falling and flying debris, difficult terrain, pesticides, and animal, insect, and snake bites. Involves driving throughout service territory and frequent overnight travel. Additional duties may include evening and weekends.
BS in forestry, arboriculture, horticulture or related field with two-year's experience in utility arboriculture or six year's of experience in utility arboriculture. Must possess and maintain ISA Certified Arborist and Utility Specialist certifications and Restricted-Use Pesticide certification in categories III, VII, weed and, right-of-way or obtain such certifications within one year of employment. Proficient knowledge of APS easements, accounting, procurement, and budgeting systems, internal computer programs and MS software packages. Thorough knowledge of applicable ANSI and OSHA standards, USDA Forest Service and other federal agency regulations, easement law, contract law, specification design, APS Accident Prevention Manual, IBEW labor agreements, and company policies and procedures. Working knowledge of electric transmission and distribution theory, design of electric systems/facilities and hardware components. Particular emphasis on safety practices associated with working close to energized conductors and within substations. Ability to interpret detailed prints, circuit maps and diagrams and operate GPS unit. Good written, oral expression and comprehension skills. Strong problem identification/ resolution, communication, negotiation, interpersonal, and customer relation skills and the ability to visualize end results of several multi-faceted functions involving integrated tasks.
To view the full job posting and to apply for this opportunity, please visit www.aps.com/careers
If you have questions, please reach out to Recruiter, Alexis (Allie) Delgado at Alexis.Delgado@aps.com
This opportunity will be posted on the APS job board through April 14th, 2021
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