October 27, 2022
City of Statesville
ELECTRIC UTILITIES DEPARTMENT
SALARY RANGE: $101,920.00 – $168,168.00
CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Director of Electric Utilities performs complex professional and difficult administrative work overseeing the design, installation, operation, maintenance and repair of the City’s electric transmission and distribution system; does related work as required.
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.
- Plans, organizes, directs, oversees, and coordinates the activities of all department personnel.
- Establishes operating policies and procedures, goals, and objectives.
- Evaluates work performance of employees.
- Acts as liaison between the Office of the City Manager and field and office operations and advises on same.
- Researches and recommends operational changes to City Manager.
- Plans, reviews, approves, and oversees major electrical projects involving the city.
- Researches, plans, and oversees 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 statutes governing the rights of the City to serve.
- Participates in the negotiation and administers pole attachment agreements with telephone and cable TV providers.
- Serves as the coordinator between department, governmental agencies, consultants, consumers, and others.
- Oversees the preparation and reviews department and warehouse capital and operating budget; analyzes and projects expenditures.
- Reviews contracts and plans; performs technical studies.
- Performs Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system and personal computer programming changes as needed.
- Analyzes, approves, and supervises distribution switching operations.
- Reviews and interprets state and federal regulations and legislation governing electric utility operations.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in electrical engineering with a preference for a Master’s degree in electrical engineering or related field and extensive experience in an electric utility including considerable experience in an administrative capacity.
- 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.
THIS POSITION IS “EXEMPT” AND IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR OVERTIME PAY.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER