Assoc. Distribution Forestry Coordinator/Distribution Forestry Coordinator

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Military service members and veterans with ranks from E3-E5, W1-W2, or O1-O3, plus appropriate equivalent combination of education and years of experience as outlined below will be considered for this opportunity. 

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Job Summary

This role utilizes integrated vegetation management techniques to coordinate forestry and right-of-way maintenance activities to ensure reliable operation of distribution lines within assigned areas and throughout the system. Conducts field inspections of forestry contractors, who maintain clearances between vegetation and electrical conductors to ensure work is completed on schedule and according to company specifications. Conducts field observations and provides feedback to Forestry Supervisor and contractors. Investigates tree-related outages to determine root cause. Works with Supervisor-Electric Distribution Forestry to develop and implement action plans to prevent future outages. Provides cost estimates, schedules and coordinates right-of-way clearing for new construction projects. Monitors and evaluates operational costs and performance of forestry contractors who perform unit bid mileage work, time and material tree and brush control work activities, as well as herbicide applications. Responds to and resolves customer inquiries and complaints. Attends customer initiated meetings (i.e. Home Owners Associations). Provides assistance to customers regarding electric distribution forestry matters. Maintains contact with federal, state, local agencies, professional organizations, and trade and special interest groups. Reviews and approves contractor work documentation related to safety and billing, to ensure accuracy. Safely operates vehicles suitable for inspecting rights-of-way, both on-road and off-road. Facilitates an intradepartmental weekly safety call, as requested by supervisor. Responds to service restoration activities as needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

The knowledge, skills, abilities and experience required for entry into this job include the following:

  • Assoc Distribution Forestry Coordinator - 0+ years directly related experience
  • Distribution Forestry Coordinator - 3+ years directly related experience;
  • Knowledge of utility forestry techniques and applications;
  • Job specific knowledge of arborculture, horticulture, dendrology, and wood preservation;
  • Job specific knowledge of herbicide application and tree growth regulators (TGR);
  • Job specific knowledge of landscape maintenance principles and distribution circuitry;
  • Skills: effective verbal and written communication, good customer service, effective organizational and project management;
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions independently;
  • Ability to set priorities

Education Requirements

Education Level: Degree or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education:


Preferres Disciplines: Environmental Science, Forestry

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Required: Virginia or North Carolina Herbicide Applicator's License; International Society of Arboriculture Arborist Certification.  For individuals entering the department, if license and certification are not in place prior to awarding this position, a plan for obtaining such should be in place within one month, and full certification and licensure must be achieved within the first year.

Working Conditions

Cold 76-100%
Heat 76-100%
Loud Noise 76-100%
Outdoors 76-100%
Energized Wires 76-100%
Office Work Environment Up to 25%
Travel 51-75%

Other Working Conditions

Must be able to travel as needed and, in certain cases, travel could significantly exceed 25%.

Test Description

No Testing Required


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Other Information

We offer excellent plans and programs for employees. Employees are rewarded with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which may include: health benefits with coverage for families and domestic partners, vacation, retirement plans, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and much more.   To learn more about our benefits, click here

Dominion Energy is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status.  

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