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CEO/General Manager

Post Date
January 19, 2023

Expiration Date
February 20, 2023

Fayetteville, N.C.

Fayetteville Public Works Commission

Job Summary

The Fayetteville Public Works Commission is seeking their next CEO/GM. The Fayetteville Public Works Commission (the Commission) serves the Fayetteville/Cumberland County area as a hometown utility and provides reliable electric, water and sewer services with rates that are among the lowest in the state. As the 36th-largest municipal electric utility in the US, the Commission has been recognized by the American Public Power Association for outstanding system reliability as a 3-time recipient of the RP3 (Reliable Public Power Provider) Diamond Designation. A member of the Partnership for Safe Drinking Water, the Commission has the distinction of being the first utility in North Carolina to receive the Director’s Award for outstanding commitment to quality drinking water.

Primary Responsibilities

The Chief Executive Officer/General Manager of the Fayetteville Public Works Commission (CEO/GM) reports to the Commissioners and supervises over 600 personnel with direct reports that include Officers managing electric operations, water and wastewater operations, finance, information technology, human resources, communications and community relations, legal, corporate services, customer programs, and an Executive Assistant. The CEO/GM engages deeply in providing long- and short-term vision for the organization and is a visible and active member of the Fayetteville community.

Job Requirements

The successful applicant will bring a strong knowledge of the shifting and evolving regulatory and technological challenges that lie ahead for the industry as well as the ability to lead the organization and its stakeholders successfully into the future. The successful applicant will have also demonstrated their commitment to excellence in customer service and transparency in operations.
While the governing body expects outside-the-box thinking, candidates should bring a prudent and inclusive approach to related decision making and experience and success with modern technological, financial, and operational utility initiatives.

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