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Right of Way Representative

Objective:  To assist in the planning, development, and implementation of the Rights-of-Way maintenance associated with electrical facilities. If interested an online application must be completed.

Reports to:  Right of Way Supervisor

Responsibilities/Authorities:

  • Communicate effectively with the Right-of-Way Supervisor, contractors, landowners, and the general public
  • Read and understand work orders and service orders
  • Actively maintain assigned projects
  • Identify tree species, growth habits, and potential hazards along the rights-of-way
  • Be able to follow instructions
  • Inspect and assess customer requests for pruning or removals
  • Handle customer complaints related to scheduled pruning and/or completed pruning
  • Audit tree contractor’s work for compliance with utility’s specifications
  • Assist in investigating and recommending future right-of-way maintenance requirements
  • Perform duties in a manner that will promote and maintain good public relations
  • Assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned
  • Inspect property damage caused by contractors and report findings

 

Relationships

Internal

Supervisor:  Reports to Right-of-Way Supervisor, seeks advice, provides assistance, and exchanges information with regard to the Right-of-Way Department and the Cooperative

Office services:  Reports contractor’s locations when supervisor is unavailable

Operations:

      • Provides job status updates when needed
      • Coordinate outages when rights-of-way require de-energizing
      • Consults with Right-of-Way Superintendent on scheduling of right-of-way clearing crews

 

External

                        Other utilities:  Identify and resolve potential conflicts associated with the rights-of-way

Members and Public: 

      • Secures information and provides coordination between right-of-way contractors and landowners when needed
      • Actively pursues good public relations when interacting between the Cooperative, contractors, landowners, and the general public

Contractors:

      • Provides information and works to prevent and/or solve right-of-way problems

 

 

Position Specifications

 

Education:

High school diploma or equivalent required.

 

 

 

Graduate of two (2) year college majoring in Forestry, Environmental Science, and Natural Resources, 

or related field preferred.

 

 

Experience:

Two (2) years progressively responsible work experience as Forester or Arborist preferred as well as

 

working knowledge of integrated vegetation management.

 

 

Abilities/Skills:

Must have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, strong problem solving and multi-tasking abilities with attention to details.

 

Must be dependable, adaptable, and self-starting.

 

Must have solid tree identification skills.

 

Must be agreeable and able to meet and communicate effectively with landowners, members, and the public.

 

Must be able to read maps, plats, GPS, and be able to read and understand legal descriptions.

 

Must arrange appointments and routes to maximize effectiveness.

 

Must have considerable computer skills in Microsoft Suite and GIS.

 

Certification as an ISA Arborist is preferred.

 

Current pest applicator license holder is a plus.

 

 

Working Conditions:

Continual interaction with the public.

Considerable field work in all types of terrain and weather conditions.

Subject to exposure of poison ivy, insect bites or stings, and hazardous traffic conditions.

Must be accessible, and may be required to work considerable overtime , or irregular work hours.

 

 
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