VM Qualification Specialist

Chico, CA, US, 95926

Requisition ID # 149651 

Job Category: Human Resources 

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Operations - Other

Work Type:

Job Location: Chico



Position Summary:

Performs Vegetation Management Qualification assessments of employees in certain technical or craft roles to ensure and promote skill competence and overall public and employee safety. Facilitates and administers various types of tests or assessments to determine if operations employees in Vegetation Management are performing their job functions correctly and safely.


Job Responsibilities:

•Proctors VM Assessments. Qualification assessments will focus on a specific area of skill/knowledge including, but not limited to, any task(s) preformed within vegetation management work may involve chainsaw use, tree felling, climbing, and cutting aloft, limbing and bucking, and use of aerial lift.

•Performs and administers initial and subsequent non-routine Assessments, written or computer-based assessment tests and field observations of knowledge and skills including new and/or difficult skills and techniques, with general guidance on new assignments.

• Administers the entire qualification process, both written/computer testing and field observation, through effective communication and tailboarding.  Ensures the purpose and process.

•Documents and communicates results to first line supervision, using standardized templates and forms.

•Provides feedback to participants upon completion of the series of observations.

•Maintains and calibrates equipment and props. Operates heavy equipment including but not limited to skid steer loader, telehandler, and excavator for purpose of constructing and resetting assessment props.




•High School Diploma or GED

•Valid Class C Driver’s License

•CPR / First Aid

•Three (3) years of experience in the arboriculture industry

•One (1) year in trainer or safety position

•Five (5) years performing work relevant to assessments

  • OSHA 30
  • Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP)



•Any technical or continued education in related field.  (Forestry / utility Veg Mgmt / logging)

Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP)

or Consulting Utility Forester Safety Professional (CUFSP)

•OSHA 30

•OSHA 30  (with focus in Elec Power)

•International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)  Credentials

•Commercial Driver’s License

•Electric Hazard Awareness Program (EHAP)

•Utility line clearance

•Three (3) years heavy equipment operating experience.

•Knowledge in technical discipline for which incumbent is performing assessments   

•Good understanding of specific work methods and procedures, including all safety practices.

•Written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills to effectively coach and provide feedback

•Proficient in Microsoft Office:  Word, Excel

•Knowledge of OSHA Logging Regulations, ANSI Z133 Standards and PG&E Safe Work Practices

•Can personally pass assessments with competent or proficient level.

•Can perform assessments on others

•Ability to perform an aerial rescue

Purpose, Virtues and Stands

Our Purpose explains "why" we exist:

  • Delivering for our hometowns
  • Serving our planet
  • Leading with love

Our Virtues capture "who" we need to be:

  • Trustworthy
  • Empathetic
  • Curious
  • Tenacious
  • Nimble
  • Owners

Our Stands are "what" we will achieve together:

  • Everyone and everything is always safe
  • Catastrophic wildfires shall stop
  • It is enjoyable to work with and for PG&E
  • A healthy environment and carbon-neutral energy system shall be the reality for all Californians
  • Our work shall create prosperity for all customers and investors

More About Our Company

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

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PG&E will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment in a manner consistent with all state and local laws.

Nearest Major Market: Chico