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Electric Manager

Company: Truckee Donner Public Utility
Location: Reno
Posted on: October 10, 2018

Job Description:

Truckee Donner Public Utility District is now hiring an ELECTRIC OPERATIONS MANAGER Wage range is $11,459 to $13,929 per month Open until filled To be considered for the position: candidates are to submit a full application from our website and email with an attached application, resume, and coverletter. CLICK TO BEGIN THE APPLICATION PROCESS Job Summary The Electric Operations Manager, under the direction and general supervision of the Electric Utility Director, Directs, plans and supervises the work of the distribution operations within the Electric Department including installing, constructing, maintaining, repairing, operating and replacing the District's electric system facilities. Is involved in difficult work on highly technical problems and participates in the formulating and enacting of District policies. Manages the operations of the Electric Operations Department and has regular contact with other District staff, consultants, contractors, and customers requiring considerable tact and diplomacy. Benefits: Excellent Benefits package includes CalPERS retirement and health insurance. Supervisory Responsibilities Supervises the Assistant Electric Operations Manager and electric line crews, electricians, meter technicians and other personnel assigned to the Electric Operations Department. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. (a) Plans, directs and reviews the work of subordinates engaged in electric system operation, maintenance, repair, replacement, and new construction. Develops detailed plans for efficient operation and communicates clearly with staff. (b) Schedules and assigns work of electric department staff, including stand-by and leaves. Monitors work flow, reviews and evaluate work products, methods and procedures. Approves daily timesheets and all overtime. (c) Develops and provides guidance on training programs for electric personnel, and ensures that on-the-job technical training and safety programs are provided to meet the qualifications and requirements of the various positions of electric personnel. (d) Oversees programs for the periodic testing of rubber gloves and other safety equipment to ensure safety standards are maintained. (e) Oversees and participates in the Apprentice committee and apprentice training. (f) Assists in the preparation of departmental budget. (g) Recommends the appointment of personnel; conducts performance evaluations; implements discipline procedures as required; maintains discipline and high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the Department. (h) Reviews project plans and drawings with supervisors and other staff, outside agencies, utility customers, and contractors as appropriate; recommend changes based on field observations and operational requirements; provide technical advice and assistance on difficult work problems. (i) Chairs departmental meetings. Research and prepare technical and administrative reports; prepare written correspondence. Attends Board meetings to present information as requested. (j) Maintains current knowledge and understanding of District policies and Safety Manual, NESC, California Title 8 CalOSHA standards and regulations to insure that the District's facilities are constructed safely and consistent with these standards and requirements. (k) Oversee and manage local, state and federal regulatory compliance activities related to area of assignment. (l) Research and develop specifications for electric construction equipment, vehicles, and supplies; develop specifications for electrical construction work to be contracted out. (m) Participates in drafting standards for electric system materials. Evaluates and enforces District construction, performance, safety, and personnel standards. (n) Responds professionally to District electric claims for reimbursement; has regular contact with District employees, customers and consultants requiring tact and diplomacy. (o) Exercises a considerable degree of decision making involving the analysis of fact and circumstances and must be able to adapt procedures where there is no precedent. (p) Represents the District and department to outside agencies and organizations. Participates in outside community and professional groups and committees. Attends industry meetings, special courses and seminars to facilitate training with current industry standards and requirements; provides technical assistance as necessary; occasional travel. (q) Investigates and reports on-the-job incidents and accidents. (r) On-call during after-hours, weekend and holiday emergencies. Responsible for outage management and required mitigation measures. (s) Review and approve the minimum inventory quantity and minimum order quantity for warehouse electric materials used for new construction and operations. Prepare material requests for submittal to the warehouse buyer for the purchase of poles, transformers, switches and other electrical equipment for District projects and operational requirements. (t) Responsible to authorize disposal of retired transformers and other oil-filled equipment. (u) Performs other duties as assigned. Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 1. Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in electronics, electric engineering, computer science or a related field or an Associate's degree with the ability to obtain a Bachelor's degree within 4 years is required. At least ten years of thorough supervisory experience in electric system operation, maintenance, repair and replacement, supplemented by courses in supervision, budgeting and management. 2. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of electric system operation and maintenance and construction standards and practices. 3. Ability to learn the District's electric system facilities including substations, overhead and underground distribution systems, protection and switching devices within six months of appointment. 4. Thorough knowledge of General Orders 128, 165 and 95. 5. Thorough knowledge of safety standards, the use of hand tools, power tools, heavy equipment and materials used in electric system operation, maintenance and construction. 6. Proficient in Microsoft computer programs including Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook and accounting software systems including report generation, general ledger management and accounting processes. 7. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 8. Possession of a valid Department of Motor Vehicles Driver's License with a record acceptable to the District's insurance carrier. Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use their hands and fingers to handle or feel and to reach with their hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee may occasionally be required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision for driving. Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Work is performed indoors and outdoors. Work indoors is typically performed in the office sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Work performed outdoors periodically exposes employee to extreme weather and terrain, a noisy environment, vibrations, the risk of electrical shock and to machinery. Must be able to cross unlevel, wooded, snowy, icy, muddy or otherwise unfavorable terrain and overcome obstacles such as streams, ditches, etc. to gain access to areas where crews are working. Must operate a motor vehicle. The employee has normal work hours; although, is on call during emergencies and must be able to work after regular hours for Board meetings as needed. To be considered for the position: candidates are to submit a full application from our website and email with an attached application, resume, and coverletter. CLICK TO BEGIN THE APPLICATION PROCESS Reno Gazette Journal. Keywords: Electrical Engineer, Location: Reno, NV - 89523

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