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Vegetation Management Inspector - Mission Division

Company: ACRT Pacific, LLC
Location: Oakland
Posted on: March 21, 2023

Job Description:

Vegetation Management Inspector - Mission Division page is loaded Vegetation Management Inspector - Mission Division Apply locations Oakland, CA time type Full time posted on Posted 6 Days Ago job requisition id R5089 We empower the best people to help sustain our world. 100% employee-owned. Independence guaranteed.Company:ACRT Pacific, LLC.Description:Enjoy working outdoors? Would you like to gain some experience in Forestry? ACRT Pacific is currently seeking energetic entry-level professionals who enjoy working outdoors. This is a full-time opportunity for individuals who are looking to gain some Forestry experience. Our Vegetation Management Inspectors are ideal for professionals with an educational background in forestry, horticulture, arboriculture, biology, environmental studies, conservation, or related disciplines and who would like to gain experience in these fields and line of work.Contingent at the approval of our clients, our Vegetation Management Inspectors patrol for hazard trees, perform identification, inspection, and evaluation of trees and brush along utility lines. They also assist in the submitting inspection results to clients with recommendations; Plan, direct, and coordinate the activities of assigned tree clearance crews; Discuss and negotiate line-clearance crew access issues; Serve as a liaison between clients, tree crews, and client customers.Note: This position is designated as a safety-sensitive role.Duties & Responsibilities:

  • The VMI must perform circuit patrols in accordance with the annual VM plan, VM patrol standards and processes.
  • The VMI shall identify required tree work along the existing PG&E rights-of- way; prescribing tree work to be performed; document inspection.
  • The VMI shall understand the associated scope and ensure their inspection is meeting the applicable standard.
  • The VMI will notify property owners/agencies when tree work will occur and will obtain any necessary authorizations from the property owners/agencies to perform the tree work.
  • The VMI may act as the VM contact for new business and re-construction work requested by the energy delivery organization.
  • The VMI may perform work verification inspections, verifying applicable inspection and tree work completion and quality.
  • The VMI may perform investigation and documentation of tree-related outages and attend outage meetings as requested.
  • The VMI may be assigned a variety of VM tags. When assigned perform tracking, field checking, prescribing of work, and notifying of customers associated with non-routine locations. These locations may come from Electric Corrective
  • (EC/LC) notifications, Gas OCW notifications, Customer Care & Billing (CC&B) cases, or as assigned. The VMI will need to assist in close out CC&B cases in the field after fielding the case.
  • The VMI may support emergency response such as directed by OEC, or level one operations, such as dispatching tree crews, field checking sites, first responder and-by agreements.
  • The VMI shall independently complete tasks assigned by the supervisor.
  • The VMI shall support oversight of vegetation projects, including field operations such as tree assessment, tree trimming, and other work as required.
  • The VMI shall participate in Contractor safety and tailboard meetings.
  • The VMI shall act as a customer relations representative on behalf of PG&E.
  • The VMI shall provide support and coordination between contractors, communities, agencies, first responders, and all other PG&E workgroups and stakeholders that may be involved in the successful completion of the vegetation project.
  • The VMI shall ensure compliance with all applicable regulations which may include, but are not limited to: Annual permits, Encroachment permits, Traffic Control Plans, railroad permits, Caltrans permits, and environmental protection measures as documented on Environmental Release to Construction.
  • The VMI shall be proficient in electronic devices and documentation proficiency. As assigned, completes electronic and paper- based documentation and reporting.Basic Responsibility:
    • Patrolling distribution or transmission circuits and prescribe work to be performed by PG&E's tree contractor, ensuring that the clearances prescribed will maintain compliance for a minimum of one calendar year.
    • Determining when the next trim is required and whether a trim or removal is necessary, assessing all trees with the potential to strike PG&E facilities for failure likelihood and hazards.
    • Patrolling, identifying, and prescribing required tree pruning and tree/brush removal work needed to facilitate completion of electric compliance tags such as 540 tags to meet all regulatory requirements and/or to PG&E Vegetation Management standards and procedures. Notifying property owners of tree pruning and tree/brush removal work to be performed relating to this specification, mapping circuits using PG&E continuity list.
    • Managing EC notifications and cases, performing outage investigations and, when necessary, obtaining permits from public agencies, and documenting work in the VMDSR (or other PG&E assigned databases) using a hand-held computer or an iOS compatible mobile device.
    • The VMI shall be required to use computers and associated software, enter data into and process data from hand-held devices, as required.
    • The VMI shall perform all necessary duties for emergency response in accordance with all safety requirements, laws and regulations, and applicable labor agreements or an iOS compatible mobile device as directed by the supervisor.
    • The VMI shall maintain direct contact with PG&E division personnel, public agencies, and customers as directed by the PG&E representative.
    • Knows and exemplifies ACRT's Guiding Principles.
    • Other duties as required.Equipment, Environmental and Safety Requirements:
      • Driving cars, trucks, forklifts, and other equipment
      • Walking on uneven ground
      • Exposure to excessive noise
      • Exposure to extremes in temperature, humidity, or wetness
      • Operation of foot controls or repetitive foot movement
      • Exposure to dust, gas, fumes, and chemicals
      • P rolong periods of time sitting (driving/meetings/trainings)
      • Various forestry-related equipment, including but not limited to clinometer, range finder, logger's tape, DBH tape and other safety-related equipment such as hard hat, safety vest, safety glasses, etc.Qualifications:Must meet the general requirements below:
        • High school diploma or GED AND
        • Required to maintain a Class C driver's license AND must meet one of the experience levels below:Experience / Education Requirements (must meet one):
          • One (1) year of related arboricultural experience, OR
          • ISA Certified Arborist, OR
          • 2-year or 4-year college degree in a related field AND
          • Approval by PG&E RepresentativeYou must reside within 50 miles of (Oakland). Required Skills:
            • Ability to identify local trees and knowledge of growth rates.
            • Ability to learn and use company- or job-specific software systems.
            • Ability to work in rugged terrain and inclement weather.
            • Ability to read and follow maps.
            • Accountability: accepts personal responsibility for quality and timeliness of work.
            • Accuracy and work quality, performs work completely, correctly, and in a professional manner.
            • Adaptability and flexibility: meets the changing conditions and situations in work responsibilities.
            • Communications: possesses strong verbal and written communication skills and can present ideas in formal and informal situations.
            • Creativity: possesses ability to develop and present new ideas and better ways of doing things.
            • Dependability: is reliable and has the ability to do required jobs.
            • Drive and achievement orientation sets challenging goals for self and willingly puts in extra time and effort in crisis situations.
            • Independence: possesses the ability to work independently.
            • Interpersonal skills: builds constructive and effective relationships.
            • Job knowledge: possesses sufficient skill and knowledge to perform all aspects of the job.
            • Positive attitude: displays optimism about the work to be done and demonstrates a positive attitude towards customers, peers, and the company.
            • Quantity of work generates adequate amounts of work based on the job requirements.
            • Work comparability: performs work that is comparable to other employees with the same length of service in the same position.Position Title: Vegetation Management InspectorAlternate Title: VMIPosition Reports to: Operations ManagerDivision: OperationsDepartment: OperationsCompensation: $36.48-$38.74 an hour DOEFLSA: Non-ExemptBargaining Role: YesSalary Range DisclaimerThe base salary range represents the low and high end of the Pacific salary range for this position. Actual salaries will vary depending on factors including but not limited to -customer contact terms, -location, experience, and performance. Other rewards may include Paid Time Off, 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match, ESOP contributions, medical, dental, and vision insurance, and other region-specific benefits as eligible. - Salary Range Transparency For applicants residing in -CA , the salary range for this role is from $ 36.48 -to $ 38.74. #LI-ACRT Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c) Similar Jobs (1) Vegetation Management Inspector - East Bay Division locations Oakland, CA time type Full time posted on Posted 6 Days Ago Welcome From coast to coast and everywhere in between, ACRT Services and its family of companies is looking to hire the industry's best talent. We're looking for independent, self-driven people who turn challenges into solutions. People who want to use their careers to help utilities keep their customers in power. People who want to help us sustain our world. If that's you, then we want to talk. Explore our open positions now, and start a career that can make a difference for others nationwide.Welcome to your candidate portal! Please review your application(s) below. If an orange exclamation mark is next to any application, you may have pending tasks that need to be completed. - About Us ACRT Services offers expert independent consulting solutions to utilities and associated organizations throughout the United States, including vegetation management consulting, arborist training, customized safety courses, technology solutions, utility metering services, and more. As an employee-owned company, ACRT Services always has been and always will be about one thing: people. It's about our employees, our customers, and the communities our customers serve. We empower the best people to help sustain our world. Join our family of brands: Bermex, ACRT Pacific, ACRT, and ACRT Services. People First Culture ACRT Services and our family of companies are fully committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. We seek to hire and empower the best people, providing exceptional service no matter where and when duty calls. We also believe in our people and invest in them through continuing education and believe in a positive, active workplace culture. If you require reasonable accommodations for any part of the application or hiring process due to disability, you may submit your request by calling 800.622.2562. For additional details please use the link provided below. careers.acrt.com/careers/job-listings Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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