Right of Way Supervisor

Company Name: Central Lincoln
City: Newport
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97365
Job Title: Right of Way Supervisor
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Operations
Posting Start Date: March 5, 2018
Salary: $90,916.29 - $110,509.32
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours

The first review of applications is 3/19/18

This supervisory position administers and manages Central Lincoln’s Right of Way Vegetation program to ensure vegetation growth does not interfere with Central Lincoln’s electrical transmission and distribution system. Supervises, organizes, prioritizes and assigns the work of Central Lincoln’s tree trimming crews. Monitors and coordinates the activities of contract tree trimming personnel performing (live-line) tree trimming maintenance, hazardous tree removal and inspection of Central Lincoln’s overhead transmission and distribution electrical system.  Ensures Central Lincoln is in compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards. Establishes and monitors program performance metrics and identifies, recommends and implements enhancements or changes. Frequently interacts with external customers and property owners to respond to requests for assistance and information and to resolve problems or address complaints. The Right of Way Supervisor plays an important role in helping develop and accomplish organizational business objectives and to achieve the strategic goals as established by the Board of Directors and General Manager.


Duties may include, but are not limited to:

Prioritizes schedules and assigns work of tree trimming, tree falling, mowing, helicopter tree trimming, and herbicide application.

Monitors contractors’ performance and provides feedback necessary to maintain quality standards.

Maintains accurate and detailed reports utilizing the GIS tree trimming application to track progress.

Investigates and resolves customer reports of tree problems and tree crew activity.

Promotes Central Lincoln’s Right of Way Vegetation program to customers, schools, public service agencies and loggers to prevent unsafe activities around power lines.

Coordinates with outside agencies to ensure regulatory compliance regarding public safety, work permits, environmental protection, cultural and historical preservation, wildlife concern and wildland fire prevention.

Coordinates with Central Lincoln’s Operations and Engineering departments to complete special projects related to power line construction and maintenance.

Directs changes in priorities and schedules as needed to ensure work is completed in an efficient and timely manner. Develops short and long range plans and goals.

Exercises full scope of supervision over designated staff. Works with Human Resources to resolve grievances and other sensitive personnel matters. Provides training and motivation to meet changing business needs and maximize effectiveness of staff.

Develops and administers work plans and budgets; approves expenditures and implements adjustments to ensure effective resource allocation and fiscal management.

Negotiates and administers contracts and leases. Authorizes payment for services and monitors for compliance with contracts and Central Lincoln’s purchasing rules and regulations.

Monitors and reviews the effectiveness of established policies, procedures, systems and practices and implements corrective action as necessary.

Interprets, oversees, and ensures compliance with Federal, State and local laws, regulations, codes, and/or standards. Monitors, evaluates, and communicates the impact of potential legal or regulatory changes on Central Lincoln.

Other related duties as assigned.


Experience Required:


Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of line clearance tree trimming.
  • Principles and practices of leadership, public administration, supervision, and organizational management and performance evaluations.
  • Principles and practices or program and policy development and administration.
  • Budget, cost control, financial and economic concepts.
  • Personal computer applications and related software.

Skills in:

  • Analyzing and solving complex problems, including the development of alternatives and options and implementing corrective action to resolve problems.
  • Developing, implementing, and applying policies and procedures.
  • Reading, reviewing, and analyzing complex information.
  • Communicating complex information in a straightforward manner.
  • Managing legal and regulatory changes.

Ability to:

  • Employ effective planning, communication and organizational skills including budget forecasting, cost control, project management and long range planning.
  • Organize and successfully manage competing priorities for time, attention and resources to meet requirements for cost, quality, and timeliness of services and other deliverables to meet strategic goals and objectives.
  • Plan, organize, prioritize, coordinate, direct, and supervise employees. Develop and motivate employees and promote an atmosphere of teamwork and productivity with integrity by exemplifying desired and appropriate behaviors.
  • Resolve issues and solve problems in a collaborative and respectful manner.
  • Demonstrate cultural competency through respectful, inclusive work habits and through the valuing and welcoming of cultural differences in all position responsibilities.
  • Use independent and discretionary judgment.
  • Communicate clearly, concisely, effectively and respectfully, orally and/or in writing with a diverse audience including employees, customers, contractors, agencies and the general public.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, both individually and as a team member.


  • Requires 3-5 years’ experience in Forestry, Arboriculture, or Horticulture.
  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Arboriculture, or Horticulture.
  • An equivalent combination of experience and training that demonstrates the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying.
  • Must have supervisory experience or training in principles of supervision.
  • ISA Arborist certification is preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license: Yes
  • Post-offer background check required: Yes
  • Post-offer drug test required: Yes
  • Post-offer physical/functional test required: No
  • Apprenticeship or other education/training required as a condition of employment, or progression or advancement: None
  • FLSA Status: Exempt


  • Reports to the Director of Engineering and Operations.
  • Provides supervision and technical oversight to designated staff.
How to Apply:
Posting End Date: April 2, 2018