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Manager, Advanced Wildfire Risk Reduction and Reliability Improvements


To be considered for this position, please complete the following employment application by the posting close date via our website. closes at midnight (Pacific Time) on the closing date below. If no date is listed, job is open until filled.

At PGE, our work involves dreaming about, planning for, and realizing a smarter, cleaner, more enduring Oregon neighborhood. Its core to our DNA and we haven’t stopped since we started in 1888. We energize lives, strengthen communities and drive advancements in energy that promote social, economic and environmental progress. We’re always on the lookout for people passionate about leading and being a part of teams that are advancing innovative clean energy solutions that are also affordable and accessible to all.

Manager, Advanced Wildfire Risk Reduction and Reliability Improvements

In this position, you’ll manage reliability and risk-based vegetation management programming. This position is responsible for crafting, implementing, and executing several components of PGE's Vegetation Management program: Advanced Wildfire Risk Reduction (AWRR) and the Enhanced Vegetation Management (EVM) programming. Both programs are aimed at reducing risk and/or improving system reliability. This position reports to the Senior Manager of Vegetation Management with dotted-line across to peer-managers within Vegetation Management that oversee Compliance and Operations.

Key Job Information Manager, Forestry 6272 Grade 9

Career Level: M2 Managers at this level manage professional associates and/or supervisors. They are accountable for the performance and results of a team. They adapt departmental plans and priorities to address resource and operational challenges. Their decisions are guided by policies, resources, and business plan; receives moderate guidance from manager. They provide subject matter guidance to associates, colleagues and/or customers.

Key Responsibilities:

Vegetation Management:

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


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.


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

Professional Development:

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.

Education and Experience:

Education: Requires a bachelor’s degree in forestry, natural resources, business or related field or equivalent experience.

Experience: Prefer eight or more years in vegetation management or related field with at least three years of leadership experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Functional Competencies:

  • Advanced knowledge of laws and regulations related to facilities management and commercial and/or industrial real estate
  • Advanced knowledge of design and sustainability principles
  • Advanced skills in reading specifications and drawings
  • Intermediate knowledge of budgeting
  • Intermediate skills in electronic work order systems
  • Expert skills in vendor management

General Competencies:

  • Advanced decision-making skills
  • Advanced diplomacy skills
  • Advanced enterprise/business awareness skills
  • Advanced negotiation skills
  • Advanced organization and prioritization skills
  • Intermediate organization management skills
  • Advanced skills in problem solving Intermediate resource management skills
  • Advanced risk management skills
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills

Leader Practices:

  • Drives Results
  • Plans and Aligns
  • Decision Quality
  • Drives Engagement
  • Courage

Physical and Cognitive Demands:

  • Cognitive Level Substantial: Consistent use of logic or scientific thinking to define problems, collect information, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions (for example, engineer, HR director, plant manager, etc.).
  • Ability to adhere to set response times, deadlines, and time-sensitive tasks
  • Ability to follow accuracy standards
  • Ability to follow through on decision-making tasks
  • Ability to interact effectively and collaboratively within a team environment
  • Ability to communicate and problem solve when under stress
  • Ability to respond and adapt to frequent change
  • Ability to accept and demonstrate self-awareness when provided constructive feedback
  • Ability to discern feedback and acknowledge ownership of areas of improvement
  • Ability to avoid future mistakes by applying reasonable skills to new but similar work situations or tasks
  • Ability to successfully collaborate with peers, managers and others within the organization
  • Demonstrates sound memory
  • Ability to process new information to be applied consistently to work tasks


  • Ability to work long hours
  • Ability to work a variable schedule
  • Ability to report to work and perform work during periods of severe inclement weather
  • Ability to consistently meet attendance standards for regular, reliable, predictable, full-time attendance


Physical Capabilities:

  • This position requires a valid driver’s license and a history of safe driving practices.
  • Daily driving/travel/commute within service territory
  • Occasional driving/travel/commute overnight inside or outside the service territory
  • Computer use (use computer regularly for entire work shift)
  • Lifting/pushing/pulling/carrying: Up to 10 lbs.


Environment - Indoor/Outdoor: Office, Plant



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


PGE believes in rewarding dedicated 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.


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.


PGE does not discriminate on the basis of disability. We recognize individuals have a variety of abilities to offer and we believe there is much to value and celebrate by incorporating different abilities into the work we do. One very important way we live this out is in our application and interview process. We work hard to support individuals who may need an accommodation to fully participate in these processes. If you feel you may need an accommodation, or would like to request one, please notify the Talent Acquisition Specialist (Recruiter) associated with the job posting. You may also make this request by contacting or by calling 503-464-7250. The Recruiter will provide information and next steps for the accommodation process.  Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) team is also available for support.  You can contact them at

To be considered for this position, please complete the following employment application by the posting close date via our website. closes at midnight (Pacific Time) on the closing date below. If no date is listed, job is open until filled.

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121 SW Salmon St
Portland, Oregon 97204


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