||IT Staff, Engineering Staff, Electric
Superintendent, Water Superintendent, Wastewater
||Exempt - Administrative
Under the general supervision of
the Utilities Manager, oversees the day-to-day operations of the
Utilities Department (Electric, Water and Wastewater Divisions) and
manages staff of the Engineering and IT divisions. Provides
high-level administrative support.
Essential Job Functions:
employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the
following essential functions. These
examples do not include all of the duties which the employee may be
expected to perform. To
perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform
each essential function satisfactorily.
Works with the Utilities Manager to implement programs and projects
aimed at achieving departmental mission and long-term objectives.
Assists in the overall planning, organization and management of all
aspects of utility operations, including general administration,
budgeting, planning, and policy development.
Compiles information and projections to aid in the preparation of
annual budget requests. Monitors established budget and
utilizes authorized budgetary and purchasing procedures.
Oversees the preparation of plans and specifications, engineering
studies, cost estimates, and material procurement.
May provide engineering and technical services to support the
construction, installation, repair, and maintenance of utility
Provides oversight for contracted utility projects, services, and
purchases. Regularly inspects work sites to ensure progress
and compliance with City standards of quality and contract terms and
Maintains cooperative relations and coordinates department
activities with peer agencies and other departments. Attends
meetings, conducts research, compiles information, completes special
projects and various reports, and makes presentations.
Works with field superintendents to ensure coordinated work
assignments and project planning related to the operation,
maintenance and construction of electric, water and wastewater
Implements safety awareness programming in accordance with
departmental policy and City, State and federal guidelines.
Instructs employees on safety standards, precautionary procedures
and departmental policies and procedures.
Participates as a team member in the labor negotiation process.
Administers established labor contracts, participates in the
grievance process, and engages in other labor relations activities
Keeps abreast of developments in the field, new administrative
techniques, legislative issues and other current events through
continued education and professional growth. Attends conferences,
workshops, and seminars as appropriate.
Acts as department spokesperson and liaison, establishing and
maintaining effective relationships with citizens, other employees,
and other interests. Responds to public inquiries,
investigates complaints, and initiates appropriate action.
Works with the Utilities Manager to establish and implement
well-defined emergency and contingency plans and procedures.
Responds to utility emergencies as necessary.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Minimum Qualifications:
The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities and minimum
qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions of the
position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the job.
A Bachelorís degree in
electrical engineering or related field is preferred.
Relevant experience may be substituted for education.
Ability to establish effective
working relationships and use good judgment, initiative and
resourcefulness when dealing with elected and appointed
officials, employees, project contractors, representatives of
other governmental units, professional contacts, other City
administrators, and the public.
Considerable knowledge of the
safety practices and general methods, materials and equipment
used in utility design, construction, repair and maintenance.
Considerable knowledge of the professional public management
techniques involved in budgeting, labor relations, public
relations, contract negotiations and contract administration,
and general project management.
Knowledge of the federal, State
and local regulations governing utilities construction,
operations, management and reporting requirements.
Skill in assembling and
analyzing data, preparing comprehensive and accurate reports and
formulating policy and service recommendations.
Skill in effectively communicating ideas and concepts orally and
in writing, and making presentations in public forums.
Skill in the use of office
equipment and technology, including computers and related
software, and the ability to master new technologies.
Ability to establish
effective working relationships and use good judgment,
initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with elected and
appointed Officials, employees, project contractors,
representatives of other governmental units, professional
contacts, other City administrators, and the public.
Ability to critically
assess situations, solve problems, work effectively under
stress, within deadlines, and in emergency situations.
Ability to travel to other
Demands and Work Environment:
physical demands and work environment characteristics described here
are representative of those an employee encounters while performing
the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
The employee in this position is frequently
required to talk or hear and use hands to finger, handle. In
the course of inspecting utility projects, the employee is
occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or
crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move items
of light weight. Specific vision abilities required by this
job include good vision and the ability to see color.
While performing the
duties of this job, the employee works in a business office setting
but is also regularly required to work in the field to inspect and
direct engineering projects. While on project sites, the
employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles,
outside weather conditions and moving mechanical parts and/or
machinery. The noise level in the work environment is usually
quiet, but may become loud on project sites.