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Engineer I/II/III - The City of Tallahassee – Electric & Gas Utility, FL

The City of Tallahassee – Electric & Gas Utility has an engineering opening within its Gas Utility.  Applications are being sought for engineering candidates at any level.

ABOUT TALLAHASSEE

Tallahassee is a vibrant City that is home to Florida’s state government, two major universities – Florida State University and Florida A&M University, as well as one of the largest community colleges in the state – Tallahassee Community College.   Centrally located in the panhandle, Tallahassee is only hours away from white sandy Gulf beaches, Walt Disney World, and the Atlantic Ocean.  Tallahassee has one of the top parks and recreation departments in the country and was recently named an All-American City for the 2nd time.  Leon County Schools were recognized by the Florida State Board of Education as an Academically High Performing District for the second year in a row.

Tallahassee’s Electric & Gas Utility delivers reliable natural gas service to over 33,000 customers within Leon, Wakulla, and Gadsden counties through a network of 950 miles of distribution main.  The gas utility has been recognized nationally for its strong commitment to operational excellence.  These recognitions have included the APGA Gold Level System Operational Achievement Recognition, APGA Safety Management Excellence Award and the Public Gas System Achievement Award.

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES

The position will provide engineering support to the Gas Operations Division of the Electric and Gas Utility.  Depending upon the level of engineering experience, the responsibilities for these positions will range from performing work with direct supervision to performing work with latitude for independent action, judgment, and decision making to performing work independently, including potential supervisory responsibilities (III level) to an entry level engineer.

EDUCATION, SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE and REQUIREMENTS

The ideal candidate will have the following experience:

  • Engineer I:  Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field.
  • Engineer II: Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field and three years of directly related experience in gas utility or similar operations. A master’s degree in engineering may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
  • Engineer III:  Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field and seven years of directly related experience in gas utility of similar operations. A master’s degree in engineering may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

Individuals in these classifications are:

  • Considered essential employees during emergency/storm events and must be able to work 16 hours per day for extended periods of time and may be required to be away from their family.
  • Individuals in this classification must be available to serve on-call and are subject to having to work outside of their assigned shift/schedule to meet operational needs.
  • Individuals in this classification must have or obtain the following:
    • Engineer I/II/III: Must obtain GTI’s Gas Distribution Engineering I and Gas Distribution operations self-study courses within the first two years of employment.
    • Engineer II: Must have or obtain a NACE CP1 or other approved cathodic protection certification within six months of employment.
    • Engineer III: Must have or obtain a NACE CP3 or other approved cathodic protection certification within six months of employment.

HOW TO APPLY

  1. A completed City of Tallahassee employment application is required. A resume may be attached to the application but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Applicants must apply on-line via the internet at https://www.talgov.com/employment/employment.aspx. If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Department at (850) 891-8214

COMPENSATION

The City of Tallahassee offers competitive salary and benefits. In addition to competitive salaries, the City offers a full slate of benefits for its employees including a defined benefit pension plan, City contribution to a 401K plan, cafeteria style benefit offerings including Flexbucks, 10 paid holidays, personal leave, sick leave, and catastrophic leave.

The City of Tallahassee is an equal opportunity employer and invites applications without regard to race, sex, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, or national origin. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

If you have a disability requiring accommodation, please call (850) 891-8214 for assistance. Preference will be given to veterans and spouses of veterans in appointment to non-exempted vacant positions and retention in employment in accordance with Florida Statues 295.085.

(posted on April 12 2021)

 

Gas Planning Engineer 4 - Memphis Light, Gas & Water, Memphis, TN

OPENING DATE: April 9, 2021
CLOSING DATE: May 7, 2021

Duties: Train and direct employees engaged in the development/revision of a Comprehensive Gas Master Plan; serve as lead or subject matter expert on projects; plan, forecast and prepare capital expenditure budgets, design improvements, additions and relocations for existing gas utility systems; provide support/ technical assistance as required; and apply intense and diverse knowledge of engineering practices and principles in gas distribution/transmission to conduct independent special projects.

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering with State of Tennessee Professional Engineer’s (P.E.) license. Must have 6-8 years experience in engineering practices and principles in gas distribution/transmission. Must successfully complete NIMS Training within 1 year of entering job. Must have a valid driver’s license from state of residence.

Works inside majority of the time. Subject to construction hazards while making field inspections.

CANDIDATES ACCEPTING EMPLOYMENT WITH MLGW MUST LIVE AND MAINTAIN THEIR RESIDENCE WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF SHELBY COUNTY, TENNESSEE WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF THEIR EMPLOYMENT DATE. EOE M/F/D/V TO APPLY FOR THIS JOB GO TO: www.mlgw.com/jobs

(Posted on 4/9/2021)

Senior Vice President, Chief Operations Officer - Metropolitan Utilities District, NE

Opening Date April 1st -Closing Date April 21st

To Apply: Visit https://www.mudomaha.com/careers under the Job Postings to view the full application and detailed employment brochure about this job opportunity.
Brochure: View the brochure for more.
SALARY: $199,105 - $298,658,000 annually

Position Summary:

The Senior Vice President, Chief Operations Officer (COO), is accountable for planning, organizing, directing and controlling the engineering, construction and production needs required to deliver gas and water to the District’s residential and commercial customers.  The COO ensures the District’s gas and water distribution systems are operated according to the District’s procedures. In addition, the COO also oversees the Engineering and Construction Divisions, which are responsible for maintaining and growing those systems.

The COO will be a strategic leader that develops initiatives and well as the District’s vision of organizational and operational success.  This responsibility includes engaging with key stakeholders such as the Board of Directors, customers, employees, and the communities served by the District.  As a member of the District’s Senior Management team, the COO will collaborate and engage with key stakeholders and provide leadership for implementation of the District initiatives.

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.  Advanced degree desired.
  2. Registered Professional Engineer license (PE) is preferred; extensive experience in construction management, delivery and service of natural gas and/or water may be considered.
  3. Significant experience operating a gas or water utility; experience with the delivery and service of both gas and water is preferred.
  4. Minimum ten (10) years of experience in the operation of a gas and/or water utility; experience with production, delivery and service of infrastructure for gas and/or water; and ten (10) years of management experience to include, but not limited to, budgeting/planning, human capital, and administration of both short-term and long-term projects across organizational lines within budget and schedule.
  5. Previous experience with the preparation and presentation of capital expenditure requests which provide a clear and concise overview of pertinent information and associated expenses.
  6. Demonstrated professional and articulate individual who can relate to people at all levels within the organization, Board members, contractors and vendors and the public at large.
  7. Experience directing both union and non-union employees, ability to interpret labor agreement language to effectively balance operational needs and requirements, while remaining compliant with the Labor Agreement.
  8. Demonstrated ability to strategically model and forecast future infrastructure needs to maintain optimal service to residential and commercial customers, by implementing and managing an annual capital budget.
  9. Previous experience building professional relationships with current and potential service area homeowner associations, landlords, city and state officials, public works departments and industry organizations.
  10. Proficiency with personal computers, tablets and/or other electronic devices including, but not limited to, enterprise wide software (i.e., SAP) and Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word).
  11. Ability to learn new or upgraded computer software as required.
  12. Professional written and oral communication skills to assist internal and external customers professionally, regardless of provocation.
  13. Work is primarily performed in an office setting amid normal conditions of dust, odors, fumes, office lighting and noises, but field visits and travel are required when needed.

Specific Responsibilities:

In order to effectively contribute to the District’s objectives, the Senior Vice President, Chief Operations Officer is accountable and responsible to:

  1. Contribute to the District’s planning, establishing and developing corporate strategy to attain established objectives. 
  2. Guide and oversee the District’s engineering, construction and gas and water production needs to ensure continuous uninterrupted service to customers. Determine the short-term and long-term needs for gas and water production and infrastructure to meet current and the addition of new service areas to meet load growth needs. Make necessary evaluations and recommendations to ensure the highest quality operation of facilities.
  3. Lead engineering and design of the District’s gas and water systems. Oversee and review the preparation and maintenance of standards for construction materials, equipment and facility design. This includes the responsibility to Initiate and direct technical studies to improve the District’s gas and water systems.
  4. Ensure and evaluate capital needs for the production and distribution of gas and water systems.  Anticipate and define necessary long-term and short-term financial needs to meet operational goals.
  5. Provide strategic direction on the construction, operation and maintenance of the District’s gas and water distribution systems.
  6. Direct and participate in the preparation of the Districts operational budget including the  review of subordinate departments to ensure adherence to approved budgets and cost controls  if necessary for corrective actions.
  7. Serve as a key spokesperson for internal and external committees to ensure an open exchange of information, recommend proactive initiatives and implement process/procedural changes to ensure optimal operational effectiveness.
  8. Create a work environment that provides direction and promotes continuous learning and development. Attract and select the best talent by recognizing organizational and individual needs. Accurately appraise the strengths and weaknesses of direct reports and provide accurate, motivating feedback and constructive criticism.
  9. Inform the President and Board of Directors on progress, setbacks and unusual events or challenges experienced by the District.  Provide assistance to the President and the Board of Directors within areas of responsibility.
  10. Understand and comply with all pertinent District policies and procedures.
  11. Handle stresses related to effectively completing the above-referenced requirements.
  12. Fulfill responsibilities common to all Supervisory, Professional and Administrative positions as stated.
  13. Perform a variety of other duties as assigned. 

Relationships:

In contributing to the objectives of the District, the Senior Vice President, Chief Operations Officer is responsible for building constructive relationships of a business and professional nature with the following:
  1. Board of Directors, which includes responding to questions, meetings, customer concerns and any other business matters as they arise.
  2. Senior Management and all levels of personnel at the District, which includes day to day developments, interactions and daily support as needed.
  3. Customers, which includes receiving and responding to complaints, concerns, and any other concern presented.
  4. Officials of government, other public utilities, other business concerns, and professional and trade associations, engineers, architects, contractors, attorneys, and community leaders.
(Posted April 1 2021)


Natural Gas Utility Operations Manager - ORUD Natural Gas, Oak Ridge, TN

Closing Date: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

APPLY HERE: https://www.indeed.com/job/natural-gas-utility-operations-manager-a9a8c754f5eae9df

This position is responsible for the oversight of all operation, maintenance, and construction activities of natural gas line services; development and planning of department budget; maintaining records related to natural gas emergency procedures; and, submitting appropriate reports to state and federal authorities. The incumbent is accountable for the implementation and application of regulatory compliance and ongoing project management, and is capable to lead the team of managers and supervisors in the department. Acts as a representative of ORUD with other utilities, city officials, local businesses, and county, state, and federal regulatory agencies. The incumbent must have a track record of exercising sound judgement in response to conflict and/or difficult grievances posed from the public.

This position requires 10-12 years of work experience in the natural gas industry, or any equivalent in training, education, or experience. Managerial or supervisory experience preferred. Knowledge of natural gas pipe installation and/or underground utility installation techniques is a plus but is not required. Incumbent must possess a valid TN Driver’s License.

ORUD Natural Gas employs 55-60 employees and services approximately 14,000 customers in both the Roane County and Anderson County, Tennessee areas.

ORUD offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits.

ORUD is an equal opportunity employer and is a drug free workplace.

(Posted on 3/11/2021 - updated 3/26/2021) 

Gas Department Superintendent - City of Fountain Inn, SC

APPLY: https://www.fountaininn.org/221/Human-Resources before March 31, 2021.

The gas department for the City of Fountain Inn is searching for a full time Gas Superintendent. Job duties included but not limited to: 
  • Responsible for maintenance, compliance and coordination of corrosion prevention and management. 
    Oversee operator qualification program monitoring. Community education projects, implementing and maintaining the Public Awareness Program for a natural gas company. 
  • Management of pipeline safety and compliance, familiarity with Part 192 and execution of related, current, and potential regulatory requirements. 
  • Implementation and development of regular department processes related to leak surveys, leak detection and pin-pointing. 
  • Develops and implements long- and short-term plans, goals, and objectives for gas system infrastructure installation, maintenance, and repair: and research, assesses and develops strategies to meet current and future gas system infrastructure needs. 
  • Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work, prioritizes, and schedules work activities in order to meet objectives; ensures that subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work. 
  • Monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex/problem situations and provide technical expertise; provides progress and activity reports to management; and assists with the revision of procedure manuals as appropriate.

Qualifications 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or a related field preferred. 
  • Supplemented by five years of experience in gas utility construction and installation, to include lead or supervisory experience. 
  • Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Pay is based on experience and qualifications.

To apply, please visit https://www.fountaininn.org/221/Human-Resources before March 31, 2021.
City of Fountain Inn is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
(posted on 3/24/2021)

Director of Gas - City of Leesburg, FL

TYPE: FULL TIME
SALARY: $98,000 - $121,000 annually
APPLY: https://leesburgflorida.gov/government/departments/human_resources/printable_job_application.php

Duties: Due to the retirement of a long tenured Director, the City of Leesburg now seeks a polished professional to lead, manage and plan the operations of the City’s natural gas utility. This natural gas utility is a member of Florida Gas Utility, Florida Natural Gas Association and the Florida Municipal Natural Gas Association. The utility has an annual budget of $6.8 million and 23 employees, and serves approximately 12,000 residential and commercial customers and is experiencing rapid growth. The primary functions of the position include oversight of the general operation of the department, including planning and managing capital expenditures, overseeing the implementation of large commercial contracts and developer agreements, and preparation and management of the annual budget. The Director of Gas reports directly to the City Manager. Position qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in any Engineering discipline, Public Administration, Finance, or closely related field, with eight (8) years of progressively responsible management experience within a natural gas system or utilities industry. Working knowledge of federal, state and local natural gas regulations, codes and standards. Professional Engineer registration with the State of Florida preferred. Requires a valid State of Florida driver license (or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment) and satisfactory driving record as a condition of initial and continued employment.

Posted: 3/19/2021

Gas Engineer - City of Mesa, Mesa, AZ

Closing Date: Continuous. First review of applications will be on Monday, February 15, 2021.
APPLY HERE: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mesaaz

Under the general direction of a Supervising Engineer, performs professional and specialized engineering work related to the functioning of the City's natural gas systems. This class performs related duties as required.

The Gas Engineer performs specialized and difficult engineering and technical work related to the design and operation of the City's natural gas system. The work involves the ability to prepare routine and special reports, including the required federal documents. In addition, the Gas Engineer supervises technicians in the design and drafting of gas systems plans. The Gas Engineer is expected to use specialized knowledge and developed technical skills in completing assignments. Assignments provide opportunity for the application of independent judgment and initiative in the design and review of projects. Work is performed under the general direction of a Supervising Engineer who reviews work through conferences and inspection. The Gas Engineer class differs from the Senior Gas Engineer class by the latter having registration in the state of Arizona as an Engineer and performing more difficult and varied professional engineering work assignments, with minimal direct supervision. Employees in this class may progress by noncompetitive promotion to Senior Gas Engineer upon meeting the specific criteria-based promotion requirements of performance and professional registration. This class is FLSA exempt-professional.

Please refer to the link below for the full job description and additional information regarding assignment, preferred qualifications, and essential functions.

Link to Job Description http://apps.mesaaz.gov/jobdescriptions/Documents/JobDescriptions/cs4649.pdf (Download PDF reader)

Salary $65,964.27 - $97,635.20 Annually

Department Engineering

Job Number 09642

Qualifications & Requirements Employee Values: All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City’s shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.

Minimum Qualifications Required. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Civil, Mechanical, or related engineering field. Four to five years of gas engineering (or related engineering) experience.
(Posted on 3/11/2021)

Gas System Engineering Manager - Clearwater, FL

OPENING DATE: 01/08/21
CLOSING DATE: Continuous

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Entry Salary - $83,169.46 Under limited direction, the Gas System Engineering Manager provides engineering, technical support, pipeline design, corrosion prevention, capital planning, and project management for Clearwater Gas Systems gas assets and infrastructure.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential Functions: -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Manages, oversees, and directs the daily tasks of permitting, system design, GIS updates, cathodic protection, and other design activities for the gas system; provides technical planning and engineering direction and management.
    Coordinates, organizes, and conducts meetings discussing projects and status of completion; oversees and monitors material requirements, permit status, Contractor agreements, easement and survey requirements, PSC Notification requirements, and other details; identifies and addresses problems or shortfalls in project implementation.
  • Thorough knowledge of 49CFR Part 192, Gas Standards and Specifications and Standard Operating Procedures, as well as best industry practices in the engineering design and project construction area of distribution systems.
  • Supervises, manages, and oversees personnel hiring, training, discipline, and general human resources; distributes applications, identifies strong candidates, compiles all necessary paperwork, and coordinates interviews; provides performance evaluation, conducts meetings with the supervisor, handles discipline, and assists personnel with problem resolution.
  • Engages, communicates, and collaborates with the supervisors and crew involved in various areas of construction, inspection, and maintenance; monitors and stays current with various states of projects and work assignments; identifies and addresses any issues or concerns, communicates with internal and external customers, and follows up on past issues.
  • \Works with Contractors to ensure all specifications of jobs are communicated; delivers project packets to crews and inspectors, engages with Gas Section Manager (Safety/Training) and Gas Safety & Regulatory Compliance Coordinator to ensure all contractors are qualified to perform work, monitors work progress and delegation of work, and completes necessary documentation for the project.
  • Updates staging areas and staging teams for post-storm emergency deployment.
  • Manages gas vehicle budgeting and assignments for all sections of Clearwater Gas System.
  • Updates and edits stand by template with employees for each section; maintains information and accuracy.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Licenses, Certifications, and Equipment:
  • A valid State driver's license is required.
  • Florida Professional Engineering License preferred.
  • This position is required to operate the below equipment, machines, tools, and other work aides:
  • Fax, copier, phone, radio, computer, vehicles, and other equipment as assigned.


Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in the field of Engineering (Civil or Mechanical Engineering preferred) AND five (5) years of professional-level experience in gas utility pipeline engineering, construction, and maintenance to include two (2) years of supervisory or management experience in gas operations.

Full Position Description Here


The City of Clearwater is Equal Opportunity Employer

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.myclearwater.com or https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/clearwaterfl/jobs/2949833/gas-system-engineering-manager

Position #2021-00037
GAS SYSTEM ENGINEERING MANAGER CS

100 South Myrtle Avenue
Clearwater, FL 33756
727-562-4870 x0
humresweb@myclearwater.com

(Posted 3/4/2021)

Executive Director - Energy Solutions Center, Washington D.C. 

Energy Solutions Center in Washington, DC, has retained Slesinger Management Services to recruit a visionary and innovative leader, ideally with experience in membership associations and energy issues, to serve as executive director. Applications will be accepted until this position is filled.

To see if the search is still active, please see www.SlesingerManagement.com.

The Organization
Energy Solutions Center (ESC) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit trade association that supports North American natural gas utilities (local distribution companies) by providing information and training on industry-related products and services to utility professionals that enhance their success with customers.

Via conferences, webinars, and other meetings; magazines and other publications; and other activities, ESC focuses on educating marketing, sales, and customer support staff at gas utilities throughout the United States and Canada with information about new products in the natural gas industry.

Founded about 20 years ago via the merger of two trade associations that focused on various sectors of the natural gas industry, ESC currently has a staff of six and a budget of $1.2 million. Revenue comes primarily from member dues and fees from meetings and other programs.

Staff are split between ESC headquarters in Washington, DC, and home-based offices of three staff in California and Pennsylvania. (During the pandemic, all staff are working from home offices; when the pandemic is over, it is expected that staff in the Washington, DC, area will return to the main office near Union Station.) It is anticipated that the next executive director will work out of the Washington, DC, office.

ESC is governed by a 51-person board of directors. (Each utility that belongs to ESC gets one seat on the board. ESC also has affiliate members, which include equipment manufacturers and vendors, consultant, and nonprofits, a few of whom are also on the governing board.)

Within the board, a seven-person executive committee takes responsibility for many of the governance issues that need to be addressed between board meetings. The executive committee includes the board chair, who serves a one-year term, as well as the chair-elect for the following year, giving the board stability and continuity.

The board is looking for an executive director because David Weiss, who has been ESC’s executive director since its founding, will be retiring in mid-2021.

To learn more about ESC, please see its website.

Principal Responsibilities of the Executive Director
The next executive director’s most important responsibilities include:

1. Providing leadership, vision, strategic direction, and high-level representation to ensure that ESC remains an important and respected source of information and training to sales and marketing staff of natural gas utilities.
2. Managing current programs, especially meetings (both in-person and virtual), with a high level of quality that continues to attract members, and identifying new programs and services that ESC should consider that address member needs. (It should be noted that ESC, despite its location in Washington, DC, does NOT engage in advocacy, lobbying, or public policy work.)
3. Maintaining strong and positive working relationships with key leaders at other national associations in the natural gas and energy fields as well as relevant US Government agencies such as DOE, HUD, and EPA.
4. Identifying new ways to supplement dues income with income-generating activities that meet member needs.
5. Motivating staff – some in the DC headquarters, some in remote offices – to continue to perform at the highest levels with creativity and dedication to the mission of ESC.
6. Supporting the executive committee and the full board as it carries out its governance responsibilities.

Desired Skills, Experience, and Personal Characteristics
To be successful, the executive director should be:
1. Experienced in the work of nonprofit trade associations, where providing exceptional customer service to dues-paying members is essential. CAE certification would be desirable.
2. Experienced in industries going through significant transformation, where a national trade association has the opportunity to help members navigate change so they can flourish in the midst of rapidly changing competitive pressures due to new technology and changes in public policy.
3. Interested in the work of ESC. Knowledge about natural gas, regulated utilities, and energy efficiency is desirable, but not essential.
4. Knowledgeable about sales and marketing, including digital marketing and content platforms that build on changing technology, since these are the functional areas within utilities that ESC focuses on.
5. Comfortable with a hands-on job at a small organization (staff of six, including the executive director) where responsibilities include program development, member retention, and financial management.
6. A collaborative leader, able to draw on the knowledge and experience of a dedicated staff, plus board members who often have 20+ years of experience in the natural gas industry.
7. An excellent communicator, able to motivate, inspire, and persuade members, partners, staff, board members, and other stakeholders to take action that helps ESC carry out its mission. 8. An effective speaker who can represent ESC at meetings with peers in the energy field.
9. Able to develop a strong working relationship with the ESC executive committee and full board, all of whom have full-time jobs at member utilities throughout North America.
10. Able to travel periodically to meet with members, and to attend relevant conferences and meetings.

Compensation
The anticipated salary will be $200,000 to $220,000, plus a comprehensive benefits package.

To Apply
Please e-mail:
1. cover letter that explains why you’re interested and qualified, and
2. resume to search consultant Larry Slesinger, Founder and CEO of Slesinger Management Services, at Larry@SlesingerManagement.com. Please include “ESC” in subject line.

Questions: Contact Larry Slesinger by email or at 301-320-0680.
Applications will be acknowledged promptly.
(Posted on 1/11/21)

Business Management Associate - Knoxville Utilities Board, TN

Vacancy # 17644 
Open Date: 01/08/2021
Pay Plan: Engineering & Operations
Closing Date: 01/29/2021
Pay Grade: 6, 7, 8
Position Type: Regular/Full-Time
Pay Range: $33,700.00 - $63,100.00

Job Information
Job Classification: Business Management
Associate Department: 072 Gas Systems Engineering Work
Location: 4505 Middlebrook Pike
Work Schedule: 40+ hours / week: M - F

About KUB: The Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB) is one of the largest public utilities in the country providing electric, gas, water and wastewater services to more than 468,000 customers in Knoxville and parts of seven surrounding counties. We exist to serve our customers, improving their quality of life by providing utility services that are safe, reliable and affordable. And our mission is about more than just pipes and wires. It’s about being good stewards of our community’s resources: utility assets, customer dollars, and the environment. We work to safeguard those resources and enhance their value for the people of the communities we serve and generations to come.

Work Description: Major functions will include implementation and administration of programs and processes in KUB’s Gas Systems Engineering Department. Works cooperatively & effectively with other departments within KUB including accounting, accounts payable, procurement, new service, construction, and other areas as needed. Works independently and is self-motivated, possesses the ability to multitask and prioritize work, flexible with managing new or additional assignments and projects as dictated by business need or management direction. Prepares correspondence, populates and creates various internal spreadsheets and reports daily, weekly, and monthly. Inputs department time-keeping information into payroll system. Generates requisitions and processes invoices through the financial management system software, including inspecting/auditing accuracy of billing & contract terms. Makes small department pro-card purchases, reviews monthly charges, financial process support, maintains department records, files, and databases as well as various other support and administrative activities. Assist in planning, organizing, & coordinating department functions.

Minimum Qualifications

    • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Office Management, or a related field OR Two (2) to four (4) years of demonstrated experience in Project Management Assistant, Office Administration, or related field
    • Two (2) or more years customer service experience • Must have knowledge of general business management administration •
    • Must be proficient in Windows environment and MS Office products (Outlook, Excel, Word, Access)
    • Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication • Must have strong attention to detail and accuracy
    • Must demonstrate customer service skills by tactfully dealing with external & internal customers
    • Valid driver’s license 

Physical Demands: Sedentary work; exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time in normal office conditions, but does involve walking or standing outside periodically for inspections, customer calls, etc. Work requires no unusual physical demands. Note: The physical demands described above are intended to relate the approximate physical demands of the classification. Physical demands for a specific position within this classification may vary and/ or exceed those demands described above. Additional information regarding specific positions is available in Human Resources.

Preferred Qualifications
    • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
    • Experience in public utilities
    • Experience in engineering or construction administration 
    • Experience in PeopleSoft CIS, Maximo, and other enterprise systems 
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills 

Selection Process
(Subject to change)
  • Phase 1 Apply online at www.kub.org
  • Phase 2 Experience, training, and education evaluation
  • Phase 3 Interview with department representatives
  • Phase 4 Written, performance, and behavioral exercises
  • Phase 5 Background Investigation
  • Phase 6 Physical examination and drug screen 
If special accommodations are needed for testing purposes, please notify Human resources in advance of the test date.

NOTES
Only candidates submitting a completed KUB application and completing each component of the selection process will be considered for KUB positions. KUB does not accept unsolicited applications; completed applications are only considered for advertised vacancies. Please no third party inquiries. Due to the volume of applications and resumes we receive, only applicants invited to interview will be contacted. Applicants should apply on all positions of interest. KUB reserves the right to consider applications for additional vacancies in the same classification within 120 days of the original posting, after which time, applicants must reapply to be considered for any openings. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide correct and updated contact information to KUB during the active period of the application. If KUB is unable to contact the applicant because the information on the application is no longer correct, the application will be considered inactive and the applicant no longer eligible for employment.

(Posted on 1/8/21)

Deputy Energy Resources Director - Mesa, AZ

($112,389.06 - $159,036.80 Annually)

The Deputy Energy Resources Director plans, organizes, and directs the activities of the Energy Resources Department. The position is responsible for the oversight of all operation, maintenance, and construction activities; oversight of Department budget; long-range planning; ensuring profitability; setting strategic direction; preparing reports; operations, maintenance, construction activities and maintaining records relating to the Energy Resources Department.

The incumbent is responsible for the implementation and success of a process improvement and increased productivity program within the Department, and directs or conducts special studies related to operations of the Department. The incumbent acts as a representative of the City at professional organization meetings, with other utilities, with representatives of county, state, and federal regulatory agencies, and to local businesses to administer the operations and improvements for the Department. The position performs related management and administrative duties as required.

This classification has been designated as a non-classified, non-merit system, at-will position. An employee in this class specializes in policy development and planning in the natural gas and electric areas. Under general direction, the position reports directly to the Energy Resources Department Director through meetings, conferences, and reports regarding problems encountered and overall results achieved. In the absence of the Energy Resources Department Director, the incumbent may serve as the Energy Resources Department Director on a rotating basis, and as needed. The Deputy Energy Resources Director is eligible to participate in all benefits available under the Executive Benefit Plan.

This class is FLSA exempt-executive. 

Employee Values: All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City's shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity. 

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering or related field
  • Seven to nine years of progressively responsible experience in managing, administering, and supervising in the Engineering and/or Management of a mid- to large-size organization providing natural gas and/or electric service. Extensive (5+ years) experience in gas and/or electric distribution system engineering
  • Extensive (5+ years) experience in the direction of construction, maintenance, and operation of natural gas or electric facilities

Special Requirements.

  • Must possess a valid Arizona Driver's License by hire date

Preferred/Desirable Qualifications:  

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in Business or Public Administration is preferred 

Please refer to the link below for the full job description and additional information regarding assignments, preferred qualifications, and essential functions.

City of Mesa offers a competitive benefits package. A CITY OF MESA ONLINE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED. Applications available 01/01/2021 and must apply by 01/14/2021 Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as we will review applications as they are received. For complete job description, requirements and online application form, please visit our web site at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mesaa

City of Mesa is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 
(Posted on 1/6/20)

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