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Cadillac, MI


Posted on January 10, 2019

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About Forester

Join a diverse and dynamic team that makes and delivers the most valuable services in the world: electricity and natural gas.  At Consumers Energy, our customers are at the heart of everything we do.  Our employees work around the clock to provide service to our customers in honor of our history and to fulfill our promise to Michigan – Count on Us!  Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy and headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, provides natural gas and electricity to nearly 6.8 million of the Michigan’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

Department Summary
The Forestry Job Family is utilized only in the Forestry department of Distribution Operations.  Typically employees in this job family are required to utilize various computer software programs, and to accomplish required tasks to complete the annual Forestry plan of the Company.  They are responsible for ensuring adherence to laws and regulations applicable to Company employees.

This position will be responsible for Benzonia, Cadillac and Ludington.

Nature of Work
The essence of the work that is performed in the Forestry Job Family is maintaining safe and reliable electrical service to customers by supervising the safe trimming and removal of trees along the Company’s overhead power lines.  Manage the portion of the urban and rural forest growing near overhead power lines. Maintaining and preserving all components of the urban forest, including parks, greenways, and street trees growing in the “utility strip.”  For some jobs in this family, professional certification or licensing may be required.

Job Description / Responsibilities
•Ability to interact with internal and external clients to identify, research and analyze situations to resolve highly advanced problems.
•Knowledge and/or experience in utility practices and procedures.
•Skill in supervisory practices/application.
•Excellent communication skills.
•Ability to solve a range of straightforward problems.
•Oversight of 10-30 contract trimming crews and approving completed work that meets specifications.
•Supervising exempt and/or non-exempt employees and must work as a team with Engineering and Community Services employees to accomplish reliability and communication goals.

•Typically 2 to 4 or more years of exempt work experience in Forestry Operations.
•A Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry or related field.
•A Bachelor degree in business or related discipline may be considered, if accompanied by extensive applicable experience.

Essential Functions
•Formulates long and short-range plans to meet objectives of maximizing the protection of the electric distribution system and the natural forest resources.
•Prepares annual and monthly budgets and administers budgetary controls for area assigned.
•Participates in analyzing and recommending changes in existing forestry contractors, the forestry organization and in formulating new organizational patterns and roles needed to meet current and future objectives.
•Reviews and coordinates activities among service foresters and staff to maximize effective use of personnel, funds, and equipment; gives direction in setting and attaining company objectives.
•Reviews and evaluates subordinate employees’ work performance.
•Advises and assists management in design and development of systems to evaluate programs.
•Analyzes feedback received from evaluation systems and directs modification of programs.
•Inspects various phases of Forestry programs on a periodic basis.
•Utilizes GPS, GIS, computers, and computer programs to produce desired maps, charts, tables, and reports.
•Is responsible for completing forestry work plans (miles targets) within budget guidelines, addressing work needed to ensure reliability, addressing customer requests for work and addressing customer concerns for work being performed.
•Oversees 10-30 contract trimming crews and approving completed work that meets specifications.
•Supervises employees and must work as a team with Engineering and Community Services employees to accomplish reliability and communication goals.
•Responsible for managing revenue generating work activities in a geographic area including bidding jobs and managing work to ensure positive returns.
•Typically manages a budget of approximately $1 million dollars and oversees the contract workforce used to complete this work.
•Regular attendance is expected.

Hours and Travel
•This position requires the individual work 40 hours per week with 90% of time spent in specific field locations.

Physical Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of… For full info follow application link.

All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, , orientation, gender identity or national origin.

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