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Vegetation Management Inspector(IBEW)- GC- East/South Bay, Penninsula Region

Cupertino, CA, US, 95014

Requisition ID # 121220 

Job Category : Maintenance / Construction / Operations 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Wildfire Risk

Job Location : Cupertino; Oakland; San Carlos

This position will be used to fill vacancies in the East Bay, Mission,South Bay and Penninsula region, and headquarter locations may vary throughout service territory. This position may be headquartered in Cupertino, Oakland, San Carlos, and other locations based on business needs.


Department Overview


The men and women of Electric Operations ensure the delivery of safe and reliable electric service to our customers. Electric Operations is responsible for every aspect of PG&E's electric distribution and transmission operations, including planning, engineering, maintenance and construction, asset management, business planning, restoration, emergency response and vegetation management.


Position Summary


This is an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1245 represented classification, which has over 100 years of experience representing employees at PG&E.  This job is subject to collective bargaining. Performs direct oversight of vegetation management work conducted on Electric Distribution or Transmission systems. Responsibilities include overseeing field safety, work quality, customer relations, public safety, permit compliance, and contractor performance. Job duties are outlined below.


The Vegetation management inspector-GC is a General Construction position and individuals must be able to travel and transfer to a new headquarters upon request at any time; throughout the entire PG&E service territory with no guarantees as to how long you will be away from home.


This position will be used to fill vacancies in the East Bay, Mission,South Bay and Penninsula region, and headquarter locations may vary throughout service territory. This position may be headquartered in Cupertino, Oakland, San Carlos, and other locations based on business needs.



Job Responsibilities

• Patrolling: perform circuit patrols in accordance with the annual VM plan, VM patrol standards and processes.

identifying required tree work along the existing PG&E rights-of- way; prescribing tree work to be performed;

document inspection done.

• Notifying property owners/agencies when tree work will occur and obtaining any necessary authorizations from

the property owners/agencies to perform the tree work.

• May do work verification inspections of locations for tree work completion

• Tree-Related Outages: May perform investigation and documentation of tree-related outages and attending

outage meetings as requested.

• Tag Work: When assigned perform tracking, field checking, prescribing of work, and notifying of customers

associated with non-routine locations. These locations may come from Electric Corrective (EC/LC)

notifications, Gas OCW notifications, Customer Care & Billing (CC&B) Cases, or as assigned. Close out CC&B

cases in the field after fielding the case

• Emergency Response: May support emergency response such as directed by OEC, or level one operations.

Such as dispatching tree crews, field checking sites, first responder stand-by agreements.

• Primarily works independently as instructed by Supervisor

• Supports oversight of vegetation projects, including field operations such as tree assessment, tree trimming,

and other work as required.

• Supports the compliance with vegetation management program scope, contract adherence, and PG&E

standards and specifications over the entire PG&E service territory.

• Participates in Contractor safety and tailboard meetings to ensure crews follow Company and regulatory (e.g.

OSHA) safety, standards and work procedures. Vegetation Management Inspectors are authorized and

expected to suspend Contractor work when necessary.

• Acts as a customer relations representative on behalf of PG&E.

• On site supports the coordination between Contractors, Communities, Agencies, First Responders, and all

other PG&E workgroups & stakeholders that may be involved in the successful completion of the vegetation


• Ensures compliance with all applicable regulations which may include, but are not limited to: Annual permits,

Encroachment permits, Traffic Control Plans, railroad permits, Caltrans permits, and environmental protection

measures as documented on Environmental Release to Construction.

• Proficient in electronic devices and documentation proficiency. As assigned, completes electronic and paperbased documentation and reporting.

• Required to participate in the Employer Pull Notice Program (EPN) with DMV




•Valid Class C Driver’s License with no major incidents

•High School diploma or GED

•Ability to obtain 911 Standby training within one year of start date

•Pre- Inspector Structure Learning Path (SLP) within one year of start date



•Bilingual in English and Spanish

•To better represent the communities we serve, applicants who live within 50 miles of the headquarter location will be given preference

• 1 year of related field-based experience (e.g. tree work, forestry, landscaping/gardening)

• 2-year degree OR higher education (BA/BS) in a related field

• Certified Arborist or Utility Specialist

• American Society of Consulting Arborist Registered, 4 years’ experience in forestry, or arboriculture industry

• Completion of the PG&E Power Pathway program

• Military Service with honorable discharge



Pre-Employment Testing

PG&E Employees: You must have qualified on all prerequisite tests prior to submitting an application; and all secondary tests prior to interviewing. For more information on prerequisite and secondary exams, including study guides, please visit the Pre-employment testing program website.

  • Work Orientation Inventory-Physical/Technical Driving (WOID)
  • Post Offer Physical Assessment (POPA)


Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, our 24,000 employees deliver safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy to nearly 16 million people throughout our Northern and Central California service area, stretching from Eureka to Bakersfield and from the Pacific Ocean to the Sierra Nevada.

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: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto