Utility Vegetation Management Specialist - Tehachapi

Edison International Tehachapi , CA 93582

Posted 2 months ago


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About Transmission and Distribution

Southern California Edison's (SCE's) Transmission and Distribution Organizational Unit (T & D) is responsible for planning, engineering, constructing, operating, and maintaining transmission and distribution facilities throughout the 50,000-square-mile territory. T&D is the steward of roughly $19 billion in assets that safely and reliably deliver electricity to 14 million residents via SCE's 5 million customer accounts.

Position Overview

This Specialist position will assist the Vegetation Management Senior Specialists and Managers in the oversight of C&OS contract vegetation operations. This position will be based out of the Tehachapi Service Center and may perform work in the Big Creek, San Joaquin Valley, Bishop/Mammoth, Tehachapi, Kernville, and Ridgecrest Districts. The Specialist will help to ensure compliance to all rules, regulations, and standards for SCE's vegetation management programs including:

  • Annual Compliance

  • Dead, Dying, and Diseased

  • Bark Beetle

  • Weed abatement

  • Pole and Tower Clearing

  • Hazard Tree Management Program

  • Right-of-way clearing

  • Management of VM's contribution to wildfire mitigation

  • Other vegetation management activities as requested and assigned

Typical Responsibilities:

Assist the Vegetation Management Senior Specialists and Managers in:

  • Oversight of contract tree crews for work management

  • Interaction with governmental agencies and industry trade organizations

  • Providing technical support to SCE contractors

  • Performing QA/QC reviews of contract work

  • Responding to County, City and homeowner requests and inquiries

  • Supporting district work order assignments

  • Performing contractor field safety reviews

  • Performing tree caused circuit interruption reviews for validation

  • Supporting storm restoration and contract coordination activities

  • Tracking and monitoring contract progress operations

  • Invoice approval

Minimum Qualifications

  • Three or more years of experience working in Utility Vegetation Management

  • Valid Driver's License.

Desired Qualifications

  • Certification as an arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture

  • Experience in directly performing or supervising Vegetation Management activities

  • Knowledge of CPUC GO 95 Rule 35, PRC 4292 & 4293 and environmental habitat areas

  • Experience performing tree risk assessments

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Power Point and Work Management Systems


  • Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work directly as employees for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.

  • Position will require up to 75% traveling out in the field throughout multiple districts within the SCE service territory.

  • Relocation does not apply to this position

Southern California Edison, an Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, serves a population of approximately 15 million via 5 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California. Join the utility leader that is safely delivering reliable, affordable electricity to our customers for over 125 years.

SCE is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.

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Utility Vegetation Management Specialist - Tehachapi

Edison International