Coordinate forestry, vegetation management and right-of-way (R/W) encroachment management activities in assigned geographic area. Implement all vegetation management activities applying GTC standard Transmission Vegetation Management Program (TVMP), emphasis on support of applicable NERC standards. Respond to stakeholder encroachment requests (including field site visits). Work with external customers and internal organizations to authorize R/W usages and coordinate GTC's response to non-permissible usages, including physical removal of unauthorized encroachments-vegetation or structural. Inspect R/W (aerial and ground) to verify proper vegetation maintenance standards and identify unauthorized encroachments. Investigate and provide resolution for abnormal situations (vegetation or non-permissible encroachments) identified. Manage contractors, overseeing productivity and quality. Develop project plans and administer contracts.
Education: Bachelor of Science in Forestry, Real Estate, Environmental Science or related field
Experience: Zero to Three (3) years progressively responsible experience in utility vegetation management and R/W land rights preferred
Equivalent Experience: Eight (8) years progressively responsible experience in utility vegetation management and R/W land rights issues
Licenses, Certifications and/or Registrations: Required: Valid Ga. Driver's License. Preferred: ISA certified arborist, Registered Forester (GA), certified pesticide applicator
Specialized Skills (e.g., typing, computers, software, tools and equipment uses, etc.): PC skills including Microsoft Suite, database and GIS based programs. Ability to interpret engineering schematics, civil site designs, maps. Research courthouse records, land plats, easements. Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills; ability to plan, organize and work independently. Strong negotiating and conflict resolution skills.
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