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ABOUT THE CITY OF TALLAHASSEE
The City is a robust organization with a workforce of more than 3,000 dedicated employees who are proud to call Tallahassee home. The City is the largest single provider of municipal services in our community, including police, fire, public transportation, electric, gas, water, parks, and more. Employees pride themselves on providing exceptional customer service, while also exploring ways to increase efficiencies and create a strong, vibrant community. This commitment to best-in-class service delivery has cultivated our world-class parks, best tasting drinking water and led to our achievements as a two-time All-America City, No. 1 Public Utility in the nation, and Best in Nation Gas Utility.
Residents and visitors alike value our City’s unique qualities that earn Tallahassee nationwide recognitions, including Most Livable City and one of the South’s Best Cities. To build on our successes and ensure Tallahassee is the national leader in the delivery of public service, it is vital that we inspire our talent to be innovative and intentional in addressing existing and future challenges.
Our Mission To be the national leader in the delivery of public service.
Our Vision A creative capital city that supports a strong community with vibrant neighborhoods; an innovative economic and educational hub serving diverse and passionate people, protecting our natural resources and preserving our unique character.
Our Values - Honor public trust through ethical behavior - Provide exceptional citizen service - Lead with integrity at every level - Collaborate to reach common goals - Invest in employee excellence - Promote equity and celebrate diversity
ABOUT THE POSITION
This is responsible administrative work in directing the overall operation and planning of the Electric & Gas Utility including generation, transmission, distribution, system operations, planning, compliance. Work is performed under general administrative direction of the City Manager, and reviewed through personal conferences, written reports and results obtained.
Responsible for developing the organization, work plans and procedures and overseeing the operations of the Electric and Gas Utilities consistent with the City and Electric & Gas Utility Mission and Objectives. These operations include administration, generation, power delivery operations, electric engineering, fuel & energy procurement, system planning, system operations and compliance. Meets with division directors regarding the decisions related to systems operations or unusual situations relating to equipment, personnel, customer problems, or contract work. Provides leadership in the development of the long-term Electric & Gas Utility strategic plan and the annual operational plans to support the strategic plan. Responsible for the establishment and administration of safety programs and practices to promote a safe work environment. Responsible for the Electric & Gas operating and capital budgets and projects including development, monitoring and ensure proper control is being exercised. Responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements including, but not limited to, FPSC, NERC, FERC and regional reliability standards, environmental regulations and requirements, land use regulations and requirements. Directs, coordinates and oversees the purchase, acquisition, negotiation and management of contracts and purchases for materials and services to support the system operations including the fuel risk management program and fuel procurement. Negotiates, on behalf of the City, power sales agreements, territorial agreements with neighboring utilities, etc. Oversees the development of long-range system expansion plans and needs to ensure for a reliable electric and traffic system. Coordinates with consulting engineers on rate studies, feasibility studies regarding expansion of the electrical system, preparation of official statements for bond sales, and in carrying out construction of approved projects. Consults with staff members and aides in the preparation of numerous reports concerning all phases of the electric & gas utility activities. Prepares and reviews City Commission agenda materials and represents the utility before the City Commission. Ensures department compliance with the City's Fair Employment Practices Plan, equal employment opportunity requirements, and related federal and state laws. Selects, hires, advances, transfers, resolves grievances, disciplines and dismisses staff. Completes performance evaluations and grants or denies merit raises. Performs related work as required.
Other Important Duties
Participates in special projects as assigned. Represents the City in regulatory proceedings, legislative proceedings, and on various administrative and industry committees at the local, state, and federal level. Answers periodic inquiries by legislative members of the government and interfaces with all governmental agencies relative to the Department. Represents the Department/City at various state and national meetings. Perform related work as required.
Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods, etc. in all areas of the electric and gas utility business. Thorough knowledge of modern utility, business and management practices. Thorough knowledge in the principles of supervision, training, and performance management. Thorough knowledge of financial management issues including, budgeting (operations and capital), project accounting, procurement activities, cost control/tracking and the FERC uniform system of accounts. Knowledgeable in applicable regulatory requirements including, FPSC, FERC, NERC and regional reliability standards; environmental standards, including local growth management rules; and OSHA safety rules. Knowledgeable in techniques used in contract negotiations and management for materials and services. Ability to manage multiple high priority complex issues simultaneously, potentially for long periods of time. Ability to work under significant pressure and demands while maintaining a professional demeanor. Ability to handle highly complex and controversial issues with tact and diplomacy. Ability to work across departmental lines, often seeking output and support from other areas of the organization. Ability to apply sound business practices and corporate guidelines to make decisions based on available information with little or no direct supervision. Ability to prepare or direct preparation of technical reports, analysis and documents. Ability to 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. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Necessary Special Requirements:
An incumbent of this job classification will be required to file a financial disclosure statement with the Supervisor of Elections in their county of residence, in compliance with Florida Statutes, Chapter 112, Part III. Such filing is required within 30 days of placement in a covered position, annually thereafter by no later than July 1 of each year in which they serve in the covered position, and within 60 days of leaving the covered position.
Individuals in this classification that are required to have unescorted access to the Electric Control Center will be required to complete a personnel risk assessment consisting of an identity verification and seven-year criminal history screening (minimum) and maintain satisfactory clearance for continued employment.
Individuals in this classification are considered essential during emergency and storm situations 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.
An incumbent in this job must be available for out of town travel.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Driver's License Requirements:
Must possess a valid Class-E State driver's license at the time of appointment.
Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the service members and veterans, will receive preference and priority in employment and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled. For information on who may be eligible for Veterans' Preference, go to http://floridavets.org/benefits-services/veterans-preference/, or call Human Resources & Workforce Development at (850) 891-8214 IMPORTANT: In order to claim Veterans' Preference, applicants must upload a DD-214 (and other documentation, as applicable) with their online application prior to the closing date of the job opening.
How to Apply:
Click the link below to Apply On-Line. Only On-Line applications will be accepted for this vacancy. Remember, you must complete all sections of the on-line application, including education and work history, even if you also submit a resume.
Possession of a bachelor’s degree in a business or engineering field, and eight years of professional and administrative experience in an electric or gas utility system, with preference given to those with electric utility experience. Four years of the required experience must have been in a senior utility management and supervisory capacity.
About City of Tallahassee
Tallahassee, located in the panhandle of the Sunshine State, is the capital of the State of Florida and within the metropolitan area is home to more than 365,000 Floridians. It is a dynamic and growing community that provides its residents with excellent amenities and entertainment that include; award winning parks, coastal and other outdoor activities, excellent educational opportunities, festivals and sporting events, and much more.
The City also owns and operates an award-winning electric utility that is consistently recognized for its commitment to reliable cost-effective service, customer service, environmental stewardship, and safety. It is the 3rd largest municipal electric utility in Florida and the 25th largest in the United States. The electric utility is responsible for operation and maintenance of the city’s electric generation, transmission, and distribution system. The electric utility employs a staff of 298 who serve over 114,000 customers in the Tallahassee area.