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Arizona Public Service Forestry Pre-Inspector in United States


Arizona Public Service is looking for a Forestry Pre-Inspector will provide support to APS Forestry, Fire, & Resource Management Planners and Fire Mitigation Specialists so that the designated programs comply with the department's goals and objectives. This Pre-Inspector role will primarily support goals for fire mitigation and substation landscape maintenance. Responsibilities will focus on inspections of 1) poles to maintain vegetation-free defensible space around poles, as well as quality control for other contract inspectors and crews 2) substations for assurance of bare ground vegetation-free zones, healthy external landscapes, and signs/walls/fences/gates in good condition 3) distributed energy resource sites to ensure weed mitigation is performed to standard. Secondary support may be given to the vegetation management programs of any division which could include 1) making customer notifications for all line-clearance activities to affected landowners including private, federal, state, and local municipalities 2) compiling work assignments for crews 3) schedule work to accommodate customer's needs. As required, distribute copies of APS's customer-relations brochures while making contacts with customers. Operate in conformance with APS accident prevention manual and the APS Vegetation Management Manual. 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.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum of two year's of experience in utility arboriculture or an International Society Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist with at least 1 year of field experience in utility arboriculture. Degree in Forestry or related field preferred. Must possess and maintain ISA Arborist and Utility Specialist certifications and/or obtain such certifications within two years of employment. Computer experience using windows-based programs including CIS, MS Outlook, Word and Excel. Design experience preferred. Must possess negotiating skills and an aptitude for customer service relations and interpersonal communications. Requires ability to visualize end results of tasks. Ability to apply established policy and practices of the occupation to the resolution of work problems and to identify exceptional cases for referral.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience and/or education in one or more of the following: Wildfire Mitigation, Incident Management, Integrated Vegetation Management, Herbicide Application, Project Management, Construction, Electric Transmission & Distribution Design/Operations/Maintenance, ArcGIS web and mobile applications including Collector and Survey123.

Major Accountabilities

1) Under general supervision and ongoing review, provide support to overall directives and performance expectations of the department.

2) Contact affected landowners in assigned area to conform to the overall work plan developed by Section Leader.

3) Investigate internal and external requests for tree work.

4) Review maps and easement documents to determine easement rights and delineate property boundaries.

5) Participate in training and public education programs by preparing and/or presenting information.

6) Maintain up to date knowledge of technology and regulations through professional reading, attendance at seminars and participation in professional organizations.

7) Compile work assignments for crews and schedule work to accommodate customer's needs.

Export Compliance/EEO

This position may require access to and/or use of information subject to control under the Department of Energy's Part 810 Regulations (10 CFR Part 810), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730 through 774), or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter M Part 120) (collectively, "U.S. Export Control Laws"). Therefore, some positions may require applicants to be a U.S. person, which is defined as a U.S. Citizen, a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), a Political Asylee, or a Refugee under the U.S. Export Control Laws. All applicants will be required to confirm their U.S. person or non-US person status. All information collected in this regard will only be used to ensure compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws, and will be used in full compliance with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of national origin and other factors. For positions at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Stations (PVNGS) all openings will require applicants to be a U.S. person.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates ("Pinnacle West") maintain a continuing policy of nondiscrimination in employment. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity in all phases of the employment process and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. This policy of nondiscrimination shall include, but not be limited to, recruiting, hiring, promoting, compensating, reassigning, demoting, transferring, laying off, recalling, terminating employment, and training for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, disability, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other classification or characteristic protected by law. For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to EEO is the Law poster. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of every person hired to work in the United States, refer to E-Verify poster.

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Arizona Public Service is a smoke free workplace.

Job ID: 20210222

Location: Phoenix

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular