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Southern Company Utility Arborist in Birmingham, Alabama

Utility Arborist


This position provides field and office support for all work related to the management of vegetation on distribution rights-of-way to ensure safety and reliability of the APC distribution system in the Birmingham Region. The duties of this position include; Vegetation Management planning, pricing, budget management, contract management, contract crew oversight and quality control.

NOTE: This posting is for vacancies that could be filled in Birmingham and/or Western Division.

Job Experience & Education

  • It is preferred that the successful candidate have a degree in Forestry or other related fields.

  • Candidate must have knowledge of safety rules and practices pertaining to overhead line and field work.

  • Candidate must have a general knowledge of distribution operations and rights-of-way practices.

  • Extended knowledge of distribution systems is desired. Previous work experience with contractors is desired.

  • Previous work experience in vegetation management also desired, especially utility vegetation management.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Candidate must have effective written and oral communication skills.

  • They must have understanding of computer systems and applications, in particular Microsoft Office Excel and Word.

  • Candidate must possess the ability to work in GIS systems.

  • Candidate must be able to effectively work with contractors, property owners and clients.

  • The incumbent must have the ability to make sound decisions within the range of responsibility; must be able to fully read, comprehend and interpret plans, specifications and documents and accurately document the inspections performed.

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish desired.

Behavioral Attributes

  • Candidate must be able to establish priorities and to motivate self and others.

  • Must be a team player and able to work in varying conditions.

  • Must be able to work in stressful situations with landowners during conflict resolutions.

  • Must demonstrate Our Values (Unquestionable Trust, Total Commitment, Superior Performance) and maintain the utmost in ethical behavior.

  • Early start and extended work hours will be routine.

Other Requirements

  • Ability to obtain State Restricted Use Pesticide Applicator's License immediately.

  • ISA Certified Arborist License within one year.

  • Utility Arborist desired but not mandatory for entry level.

  • Being on APC official clearance list is desirable.

  • Alabama Power provides the valuable combination of competitive prices, reliable electricity supply and unparalleled service to 1.4 million homes, businesses and industries in the southern two-thirds of Alabama.

  • Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top energy companies in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Operating Company: Alabama Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Subst Maint Hqs 13th St - 1313 6th Ave North (1313BIRMINGHAM)

1313 6th Ave North, 35203

Req ID: APC2005830

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