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Arizona Public Service Fire Mitigation Specialist in United States

Responsibilities The Fire Mitigation Specialist is responsible for providing leadership and program direction for the company's fire mitigation program. Leads and coordinates the development of short and long-range fire mitigation program plans and integrating the fire mitigation program with other APS departments and external partners including Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Land Management, Arizona State Land Department, and other Federal and State agencies. Minimum Requirements BS or BA degree in Fire Science or a related field and five (5) years fire management, emergency planning/response or related experience, or Associate's Degree from an accredited college or university in Fire Science and seven (7) years related fire management, emergency planning/response, or related experience, or high school diploma (or equivalent) and nine (9) years fire management, emergency planning/response, or related experience. Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license. Must have one (1) year of specialized experience performing the following duties: * Assisting with a component of a wild land and/or prescribed fire management program, * Implementation of a fire mitigation budget, * Implementation of agreements with cooperators, and/or * Maintaining relationships with entities external to the organization regarding fire management program issues. Preferred Special Skills, Knowledge or Qualifications: Experience working in an outdoor environment in remote areas and in inclement weather. Effective communication skills demonstrated through written communications and presentations. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet. Experience with ArcGIS and working knowledge of GPS and field data collection methods. Major Accountabilities 1) Develop fire control plans and documents, including pre-suppression, prevention, detection, and strategies along with developing other policies and procedures. Contribute to the compilation, review, and/or distribution of fire hazard and risk data. Collaborate in Incident Command System for wild land fire suppression and prescribed burning operations with agency partners. Assist in the determination of resources required for post fire power restoration. Provide guidance relating to prescribed burns and forest restoration efforts along utility corridors. 2) Provide technical advice and support to APS divisions to ensure integration of wildfire processes into all documents, plans, and projects. Support long-range fire behavior prediction science and climatology. Assist in the development, management, and delivery of training programs. 3) Plan, schedule, and assign work related to land clearance. Provide advice and counsel to operations and maintenance teams relating to fire season preparedness. 4) Coordinate with Smart Grid Development to ensure that the list of high fire-risk feeders is updated annually. 5) Organize annual meetings to bring together all of the Fire Mitigation Procedure's stakeholders to review issues and fire mitigation program business planning (e.g., T&D Operations, Engineering, Construction, IT, Risk Management). 6) Coordinate wildfire risk analysis between the Technology Innovation department, Smart Grid Development, and Operations and Maintenance crews and develop plans to mitigate risks to APS property, operations, and service. 7) Work with the Technical Training team to develop and implement a formal, comprehensive fire prevention and safety program. Develop, implement and maintain fire management related procedures, resource documents, forms and lists. Develop and deliver employee training. 8) Meets with internal and external stakeholders to review APS fire mitigation program (e.g., Board of Directors, senior management, industry leaders, and government entities). 9) Establish and maintain relationships with entities external to the organization regarding fire management program issues. Act as APS liaison. 10) Review, monitor and implement the Wild land-Urban Interface Code. ## Export Compliance/EEO This position may require access to and/or use of information subject to control under the Department of Energy's Part 810 Regulations (10 CFR Part 810), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730 through 774), or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter M Part 120) (collectively, "U.S. Export Control Laws"). Therefore, some positions may require applicants to be a U.S. person, which is defined as a U.S. Citizen, a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), a Political Asylee, or a Refugee under the U.S. Export Control Laws. All applicants will be required to confirm their U.S. person or non-US person status. All information collected in this regard will only be used to ensure compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws, and will be used in full compliance with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of national origin and other factors. For positions at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Stations (PVNGS) all openings will require applicants to be a U.S. person. Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates ("Pinnacle West") maintain a continuing policy of nondiscrimination in employment. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity in all phases of the employment process and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. This policy of nondiscrimination shall include, but not be limited to, recruiting, hiring, promoting, compensating, reassigning, demoting, transferring, laying off, recalling, terminating employment, and training for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, disability, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other classification or characteristic protected by law. For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to EEO is the Law poster. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of every person hired to work in the United States, refer to E-Verify poster. View the employee rights and responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Arizona Public Service is a smoke free workplace. Job ID: 20210364 Location: Prescott Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular
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