July 26, 2019
City of Wilson
Salary: $78,033.63 – $125,384.42 Annually
The purpose of this position is to manage the city’s gas utilities division. Success in this position provides the safe, reliable, and cost-effective delivery of natural gas. The work consists of varied managerial duties.
- Develops long and short term goals for the city’s gas division; ensures that the gas division operates in compliance with the Department of Transportation’s Office of Pipeline Safety regulations and the regulations of the North Carolina Utility Commission; compiles necessary information for the Municipal Gas Utilities and DOT and RSPA annual reports.
- Hires, trains, assigns, directs, supervises, evaluates, and disciplines personnel; verifies and approves the division’s employee payroll.
- Prepares and oversees the annual department budget.
- Assists in the purchasing of adequate supplies of natural gas; reviews and approves all materials, vendors, and contractors involved with the division’s activities.
- Identifies and mitigates gas system problems as they related to leakage, corrosion, gas measurement, and system pressure regulation.
- Establishes and maintains relationships with key gas accounts.
- Serves as the liaison between the division and fire, police, and other emergency response personnel.
- Oversees the engineering and GIS initiatives of the division.
- Oversees the gas system of safe operation after regular hours.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Guidelines include city ordinances, policies, and procedures, relevant federal and state laws and regulations, the Department of Transportation’s Office of Pipeline Safety regulations, the regulations of the North Carolina Utility Commission, OSHA safety guidelines, and the International Fuel Gas Code. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.
- This position has direct supervision over Gas Engineer (1), Gas Regulatory Compliance Supervisor (1), Gas Distribution Supervisor (1), Gas Meter & Regulator Supervisor (1), and GIS Technician II (1). The position has indirect supervision over the other 19 division employees.
- Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
- Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience.
- Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
- Knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of natural gas utilities operations.
- Knowledge of the principles and practices regarding the handling of natural gas emergencies.
- Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations pertaining to gas utilities.
- Skill in analyzing data and making decisions.
- Skill in establishing priorities and organizing work.
- Skill in the use of general office equipment, including a computer, calculator, facsimile machine, and copier.
- Skill in public and interpersonal relations.
- Skill in oral and written communication.