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Arizona Public Service Forestry & Special Programs Planner in United States


The Forestry & Special Programs Planner will provide support to APS Forestry, Fire and Resource Management Department crews, pre-inspectors, Fire mitigation team and the Resource Management representatives so that the division's vegetation management program complies with the department's goals and objectives.Provide direction, monitor productivity and ensure that arboricultural standards are met in a cost-effective manner compatible with current regulatory constraints. Keep crews stocked with appropriate tools and supplies. Evaluate crew performance and conformance with applicable laws, industry standards, environmental regulations, DOT, SPCC, ANSI and OSHA requirements, herbicide product labels and MSDS sheets, APS safety standards, 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. Additional duties may include evening and weekend duty.

Minimum Requirements:

Minimum four-year degree in forestry, arboriculture, horticulture or related field or a Certified Arborist with at least four-year's of field experience in utility arboriculture. Must possess and maintain ISA Certified Arborist and Utility Specialist certifications and/or obtain such certifications within one year of employment. Must possess and earn Arizona State Pesticide Certification categories III and VII and sub-section Right-of-Way. Working knowledge of applicable ANSI and OSHA standards. Computer experience using windows-based programs including, Maximo, , MS Outlook, Word and Excel. Must have an aptitude for public relations and interpersonal communications. Must demonstrate a strong commitment to environmental stewardship.

Major Accountabilities:

With general direction and weekly review, responsible for implementing divisional and departmental plans and programs which have a significant impact on the performance of the business unit. Coordinate the activities and operations of Forestry and Special Programs crews and inspectors in assigned area to conform to the overall work plan developed by Supervisor. Investigate requests for tree work and address customer complaints.

Plan and schedule assigned crews in accordance with specific discussion and consultation with the Supervisor so as to determine actual needs and priorities.

Provide technical expertise, instruction and assistance to field personnel. Responsible for crew effectiveness, work productivity, arboricultural quality and safe work practices. Provide support to overall directives and performance expectations in compliance with the company's Accident Prevention Manual and labor contract. Assist the Supervisor in the investigation of personnel injuries, accidents, property damage and any line outages or suspected line outages a crew may have caused. Participate in training programs and public education programs by preparing and or public speaking. Maintain up to date knowledge of technology and regulations through professional reading, attendance at seminars and participation in professional organizations.

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”) provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

Job ID: 20210237

Location: Flagstaff

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular