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Manager - Vegetation Management

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Manager - Vegetation Management

Department: Department T&D Support A

Job Title: Manager - Vegetation Management

Reports To: Senior Director, Electric Operations

Company: NY State Electric & Gas

Location: Ithaca, NY; Binghamton, NY; Liberty, NY; Oneonta, NY; Brewster, NY; Mechanicville, NY and Plattsburgh, NY.

The base salary range for this position is $107,254.00 to $139,431.00 and is dependent upon experience and location

Job Summary

Has direct oversight of the NYSEG/RGE Electric Distribution system maintenance. Additionally, this position will support the development, direction, and coordination of all corporate vegetation management programs to ensure they are cost-effective, environmentally acceptable, and customer-focused. Acts as Company contact with state or federal agencies for issues related to vegetation management. Responsible for program planning and budget management.

Major Roles & Responsibilities

  • Develops corporate policies, procedures, and specifications for vegetation management programs to ensure uniform practices and regulatory compliance. Audits a wide variety of field operations to ensure corporate standards are met and are contributing to corporate goals.

  • Develops contract specifications and negotiate contracts related to vegetation management. Manage contract specifications.

  • Develops and maintains a system of records that measures line clearance and vegetation management costs, productivity, and effectiveness. Coordinate training of line clearance personnel.

  • Review all local, state, and federal laws and regulations that impact the Company’s Vegetation Management Program and ensure compliance. Testify at hearings or in court cases as required.

  • Recommends, justifies, tracks, and administers vegetation management budgets and develops revenue enhancement opportunities.

  • Promotes community forestry to address utility line clearance within service territory and develops programs that promote a positive environmental image.

  • Coordinates movements of tree crews during power restoration efforts. Provides presentations on utility vegetation management.

Job Requirements - Education & Experience Required

Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Environmental Studies, or Biological Studies with 5 years relevant experience required or associate degree in Forestry, Environmental Studies, Biological Studies with 7 years relevant experience required.
Extensive knowledge of current utility arboriculture practices and herbicide technology including bare groundwork, mode of action, and application methods.
Knowledge of proper pruning techniques and national standards.
Knowledge of Company circuits, protection devices/power delivery systems, corporate policies, and construction standards.

Skills/Abilities - Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Able to work effectively with business software applications.
Able to budget, allocate resources, and monitor spending for diverse programs at remote locations.
Strong managerial skills.
Able to communicate with internal and external customers.

Develop Self & Others
Empower to grow
Collaborate and Share
Be a role model
Focus on achieving results
Be agile
Technical Skills

Mobility Information
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Job Type
Full Time Experienced
Ithaca, New York United States
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