ELECTRIC UTILITIES ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Electric Utilities Department Salary Range: $79,851.20 - $131,747.20 Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Assistant Director of Electric Utilitiesperforms difficult professional and intermediate administrative work overseeing the design, installation, operation, maintenance and repair of the City’s electric transmission and distribution system; does related work as required. Work is performed under general supervision. Supervision is exercised over all department personnel except the Director.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties as needed to meet the needs of the organization.
Establishes, administers, and directs personnel in departmental policies such as safety rules, construction practices, etc.,
Acts with full authority as Director in the Director’s absence.
Recruits, interviews, and hires departmental personnel upon approval by Director.
Evaluates work performance of employees.
Coordinates electric engineering work and other activities with other City departments, consultants, and contractors.
Confers with the Director on administrative and technical problems, cost estimates and a variety of related issues.
Works with Director to develop new administrative and technical policies to enhance department operations.
Works with the Director on projects and new technologies to increase the performance and reliability of the electrical distribution system.
Evaluates the provision of electrical service to customers with regard to current State statues governing the rights of the City to serve.
Participates in the negotiation and administers pole attachment agreements with telephone and cable TV providers.
Prepares and reviews capital and operating budget.
Develops formal specifications for equipment and trucks.
Develops material specifications and requisitions materials to be used by department.
Responds to customer requests for street lighting, security lights, service changes, customer problems, etc.
Performs complex engineering design and layout of electric utilities for underground and overhead distribution.
Reviews and approves plans submitted by developers and contractors.
Investigates voltage complaints and related problems and directs needed corrections.
Performs technical voltage and power studies to solve problems associated with our system or diagnose as customer problem.
Prepares and files reports required by state and federal agencies.
Performs and directs operation, installation, maintenance, and updates of SCADA system.
Analyzes and supervises distribution switching operations.
Directs the repair and maintenance of traffic signal system.
Supervise emergency situations; receives citizen inquires and complaints and participates in public relation activities at the Director’s discretion or in his absence.
Other duties as assigned
Minimum Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in electrical engineering and considerable experience in an electric utility including considerable experience in an administrative capacity.
Possession of a valid N.C. driver’s license.
Possession of a license to practice as a registered Professional Engineer in the State of North Carolina or Engineer-in-Training with ability to acquire the P.E. within 24 months.
Computer skills in the use of a CADD System (AutoCAD 2007), ARC GIS, SCADA system (QEI), Microsoft Office products desirable.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Comprehensive knowledge of an electric utility organization and operation.
Thorough knowledge of the materials, methods, practices, and equipment used in the construction, operation, maintenance, and repair of electric utility systems.
Thorough knowledge of electrical theory, principles, and practices as it applies to an electric distribution system.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, employees and the general public.
Ability to plan, assign and coordinate the work of a large organization.
Ability to prepare clear and comprehensive studies and reports.
Ability to communicate ideas effectively, orally and in writing.
Comprehensive knowledge of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems and personal computer systems.
Job Related Physical Requirements
This position involves light work requiring the employee to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and less force frequently to move objects. Physical activity related to this position may include climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, and hearing. Sufficient visual acuity is required to prepare and analyze data and figures, use a computer terminal and do extensive reading.
An employee in this position will not be substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
Working For the City of Statesville means you are working in a municipal setting and are an employee of the local government system. This system is under the direction of the City Manager who is appointed by the City Council which is elected by the citizens of the community. You, therefore, are employed by the citizens of Statesville. This means that in your work capacity you must strive for good relations not only with your supervisor but with any member of the public with whom you may interact.
The City of Statesville is comprised of various departments including Administration, Human Resources, Finance, Planning & Zoning, Public Works, Water Resources, Electric Utilities, Parks and Recreation, Police and Fire. Currently, there are 141 different job classes with over 400 full-time employees and over 100 part-timers and temporaries.
The City of Statesville is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in employment practices based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, non-disqualifying disability or age.
Benefits of City Employment
The annual cost of the City of Statesville's benefit package is one of ...the City's largest investments. As a full-time employee, you are eligible for the following benefits:
Competitive Salary & Wages
Extensive Wellness Program
Section 125 Plan
Matching 401k (.5% match up to 2.5% MATCH)
Career Development Level Increases
Each position in the City of Statesville is classified according to education and experience requirements for the job. This classification system uses a pay scale. Positions requiring more experience and education are placed higher on the pay scale than those positions requiring less experience and education. If it is deemed necessary to increase the education or experience requirements for a position, then the position may be placed on a higher level of the pay scale.
The City's pay plan is intended to provide equitable compensation for all positions when considered in relation to each other, to general rates of pay for similar employment in the private and public sector in the area, to changes in the cost of living, to financial conditions of the City and to other factors.
The City of Statesville is an at will employer.