City of Gallup Gallup, NM, USA
Apr 16, 2019Full Time
MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS : Valid Driver’s License Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in electrical engineering or a closely related field. Requires a minimum of three (3) years of experience in the electric industry, including one (1) years of management experience. Any equivalent combination of training, education and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered for the minimum qualifications. Possess an Electrical Engineer License SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a Master’s Degree or PE is highly desirable PURPOSE: Under the administrative direction of the Electrical Director, to plan, supervise and direct the activities of the electric utility enterprise; to participate with other agencies in the procurement, scheduling and delivery of electrical power and energy to the City; and to perform related work as required. Assumes full management responsibility in the absence of the director for the electric utility functions providing leadership in the development of the long-term Electric Utility strategic plan and the annual operational plans to support the strategic plan. IDENTIFYING CHARACTERISTICS: Works under the general direction of the Electrical Director. Exercises supervision over the administrative support staff; electrical and engineering staff and at times may be called on to supervise additional personnel, for various reasons such as in the performance and completion of assigned or special projects. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES : Plans the operation and maintenance of electrical transmission and distribution facilities and services; oversees the operation of electrical substations. Identifies and makes recommendations for contingency planning for critical loads and customers. Participates with other agencies in the procurement, scheduling and delivery of power and energy to the City by recommending, coordinating and overseeing the purchase, acquisition, negotiation and management of contracts and purchases for materials and services to support the system operations. Advises the Electrical Director in all matters relevant to the electric service provided by the City Responsible for the general direction and supervision of plans for the future development of electrical facilities and resources. Provides recommendations for general direction for work related to the design, engineering, construction, maintenance, and operation of the Electric Department’s facilities Assesses and monitors administrative and support systems; internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement. Plans, directs, and coordinates, through subordinate level managerial staff, the Electric Department’s work plan; assigns projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures; meets with key staff to identify and resolve problems. When directed participates in the selection of new hires, trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; resolves grievances, implements discipline and termination procedures. Conducts performance evaluations and promotes employee development. Assists the director in administering the departmental budget and develops the capital improvement plan. Coordinates with consulting engineers on rate studies, feasibility studies regarding expansion of the electrical system. Provides staff assistance and support to the Electrical Director; prepares, reviews, and presents staff reports; prepares and reviews agenda materials and represents electric utilities before City Council; prepares and/or reviews written correspondence on a variety of City programs and projects including current and long-range electrical projects Acts as the City’s secondary interface with other electric utilities and for providing technical, strategic and financial information for participation on state or federal regulatory or legislative energy matters in which the City has an interest Participates on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees; interfaces with regulatory agencies. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of electrical or other utilities Maintain current knowledge of important developments at the state and federal level as they relate to the City's electric utility, ensuring compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements. Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints. Performs related duties as required. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED: Reports to and receives general direction from the Electrical Director. Exercises direct supervision over the Electric Department Administrative staff and at times supervise additional personnel as appropriate. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: Working knowledge of modern electric utility equipment application; system operation; engineering design and standards; and resource planning. Electrical engineering theory and principles of electric power transmission and distribution Concepts, theories, principles, and practices of electric utility administration. Principles, practices and methods in all areas of the electric utility business Modern utility business and management practices, financial systems and reporting. Principles and practices of budgeting and administration. Principles of supervision, training, and performance management Principles and practices of customer service Principles and practices of project management, administration and coordination Modern methods, tools, equipment, materials, and work practices utilized in electrical operations Principles of business letter writing and report preparation. Applicable regulatory requirements including, but not limited to local growth management rules and OSHA safety rules. Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and databases. Principles and capabilities of GIS systems including geography and utilities systems of the City. Ability to: Provide the leadership and management of the department through coaching, enabling and facilitating employees working in a team environment; Prepare budget estimates; Read blueprints, electrical schematics; charts and graphs; Create a culture that is conducive to change and that is one that is capable to select, recruit, retain, develop and motivate a skilled and talented workforce where everyone knows their mission, role, and job; Recommends clear goals and objectives in order to create an organization that delivers excellent customer service through ethical leadership standards, establishes an atmosphere of respect for employees consistent with the City’s mission and values; Build constructive relationships by promoting effective partnerships with department peers, bargaining units, employees, citizens, and others contacted in the course of work; Represent and speak for the department and its work, e.g., presenting, explaining, promoting, defining, and negotiating to those within and outside the department by making clear and convincing oral presentations to individuals and partnering public agencies and groups, by listening effectively and clarifying information and by facilitating an open exchange of ideas; Prepare clear, complete, accurate, concise, and logical written and oral reports; Effectively manage multiple high priority complex issues simultaneously, potentially for long periods of time; and meet strict deadlines; Ensure compliance with complex legal environmental and code requirements Work across departmental lines, often times seeking output and support from other areas of the organization in a team-based environment to achieve common goals Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a wide range of audiences including internal staff, other City departments, public, customers, regulatory agencies and the media. Work under significant pressure and demands while maintaining a professional demeanor Handle highly complex and controversial issues with tact and diplomacy PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT WORKING ENVIRONMENT While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. Outside locations may include areas subject to vehicular traffic and proximity to high voltage equipment. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemical, risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Environment : Work is performed mostly in office settings, some outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments and construction sites. Physical : Involves traversing distances of uneven terrain and carrying engineering Mental: Must be able to think clearly, understand problems, and display sound judgement even in emergencies Vision : Specific vision abilities required by this job include, close vision, distance vision, depth perception, ability to distinguish colors accurately, and the ability to adjust focus. Hearing : Will be required to communicate by telephone and radio. : SELECTION GUIDELINES: Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. This position description does not constitute and employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.