Seeking a Forestry Supervisor to join our team in January 2024. The successful candidate will ensure proper vegetation maintenance supervision, tree risk assessment and herbicide applications which provides continuous service to our members, utilizing contractor crews in a safe and efficient manner. The candidate will maintain the right-of-way maintenance program on the designated cycle. Experience working for a utility company inspecting rights-of-way is a plus.
Inspection of Right-of-way cutting by contractors
Directs the work of all contract Right-of-way trimming and spray crews to include:
Productivity of crews.
Evaluation of personnel and quality of work performed.
Location of crews.
May direct the injection of tree growth regulator by others or perform the task personally.
Plan all work in accordance to line clearance specifications, taking into consideration years of regrowth, regrowth rate, electric hardware configuration and construction as well as importance.
Preview of member requests and coordinate work with line crew.
Prepares all bid packets, meetings, and evaluations of bids for all types of vegetation maintenance.
Make recommendations to management regarding contractor or contractors to engage, based on the evaluation of past performance and the job to be bid on.
Review and approve vendor invoices.
Pre-plan and coordinate work.
Resolve conflicts with members.
Must be able to work a flexible work schedule.
Assist as required in emergency and outage situations.
Participate in the rotating supervisor on call schedule.
Backs up other supervisory Operations positions when required.
On occasion performs other duties as required or directed.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or send resume and cover letter to Human Resources, Central Electric Cooperative, Inc., P.O. Box 329, Parker, PA 16049. Review will begin immediately, and the position is open until filled. An EOE.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalent required. Associate degree preferred.
Five (5) years + related experience.
Must be able to identify species of trees common to Western Pennsylvania.
Central Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a member-owned electric distribution utility established in 1937 with a rich history in the local community. Central Electric’s team consists of seventy-one dedicated employees that are committed to providing our 21,000 members with exceptional service. Our field personnel maintain over 3000 miles of line in the rolling hills of Western Pennsylvania. The Cooperative office resides near the City of Parker which is located along the beautiful Allegheny River within a 2-hr drive to Pittsburgh, Erie and Cleveland. The Cooperative serves a variety of residential, commercial, and industrial accounts across its seven-county service territory. Central is a member of the Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, and Touchstone Energy providing access to vast network of electric distribution cooperatives and resources.
Parker offers the benefits of a small-town environment with many outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, hunting, fishing and camping. Parker is near the Allegheny River Trail network in western Pennsylvania https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/pennsylvania/alleghe...ny-river-trail. Pennsylvania state park system is readily accessible. The area also offers access to excellent healthcare and quality universities. You can visit our website at www.central.coop for more information. Central Electric is an equal opportunity employer.