Municipal Gas Job Opportunities

Your APGA membership allows you to advertise your system's job openings. Your listing can also be placed in APGA's bi-weekly Public Gas News publication which goes out in printed and electronic copies to our members. The APGA member price for posting a job advertisement in Public Gas News is $100.00 for 100 words or less and 25 cents for each additional word. APGA does not allow non-members to post job advertisements in APGA publications effective March 2015. To view print rates & policies please click here. To post a job, please contact APGA Communications Manager John Powers at jpowers@apga.org or 202 464 2742. 

Note to Employers: When submitting a job ad, applicant is required to give their contact information including name, company, phone, fax and e-mail address and agrees to have their information stored in our database. All job listings must comply with federal guidelines and standards and all companies must be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Listings will be removed within 30 days after application deadline.

General Manager – Palatka, FL

The Board of Directors for the Palatka Gas Authority (PGA) is seeking a highly skilled professional to serve as General Manager.  Palatka is located in North Florida approximately half way between St. Augustine and Gainesville and is adjacent to the St. Johns River.  The area boasts excellent fishing, water activities and many more outdoor activities.  The system serves around 3,500 customers in the City of Palatka, E. Palatka and surrounding areas of Putnam County.

Duties include:

The General Manager is responsible for all activities of the Authority including but not limited to design and specifications of the gas system, accounting, marketing, budgeting, operational compliance with the Florida Public Service Commission & DOT Office of Pipeline Safety Regulations, Part 191 and 192, strategic planning – long and short term, and general supervision of all employees.

Education, work experience and other minimum requirements:

The selected candidate must have at least a two-year degree in business administration/accounting/or a related engineering field.  Along with a minimum of five years’ experience in a management level position in natural gas distribution and having or being able to obtain a Florida plumbing license is a plus.  A valid Florida driver’s license or the ability to obtain one is required.  The successful candidate must reside within PGA’s service area within 6-months of hire.

Benefits:

A company vehicle is provided along with a very competitive salary package which will be based on experience and qualifications.  This position also includes a comprehensive benefits package to include the City’s retirement program, health insurance, vacation, sick time allowance.

Please submit resume to neucojud@live.com or mail to:
Palatka Gas Authority GM Search
PO Box 978
Palatka, FL 32178

Director of Public Utilities: City of Richmond, Virginia

Salary $102,831.00 - $156,953.00 Annually

The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is seeking to fill the position Director of Public Utilities

The selected candidate will oversee the operation of five major utilities - natural gas, water, wastewater, stormwater, and electric street lighting and the customer service division. DPU currently has approximately 700 employees and provides public utilities services to more than 500,000 residents and commercial customers in the metropolitan region. The department's assets exceed $1 billion and the current budget is: O&M - $333,937,666, CIP - $118,333,000, and Net Revenues - $122,900,000.

For more information about this position or how to apply, please visit http://agency.governmentjobs.com/richmond/default.cfm

(Posted 11/6/2017)

Vice President of Accounting & Finance; Valparaiso, FL.

Salary Range: $92,996.80+ Based on experience

Okaloosa Gas District, located in the Panhandle of Florida and only 15 minutes from sunny Destin, is seeking qualified candidates to fulfill the critical role of Vice President of Accounting & Finance.

This position is responsible, but not limited to, the following:

  • Coaches and develops all personnel within Accounting, Billing, Finance, Warehousing, Facility Management and District office customer service.
  • Directs all aspects of District Accounting, Billing, Finance, Warehouse and Facilities functions, including coordinating financial planning and budget management.
  • Analyzes financial results against budget and key measurements.
  • Develops and manages short and long-term goals, objectives, policies and procedures for financial and operational performance.
  • Ensures compliance with applicable accounting standards, rules, regulations, Federal, State and Local laws affecting accounting and finance functions.
  • Service as a member of the District’s Executive Management Team, participating in short and long-range fiscal planning and organization goal setting.

Okaloosa Gas is company who truly lives a Team or Family atmosphere and actively promotes and supports this in every day work life.

To learn more about us, this position or how to apply, visit https://www.okaloosagas.com/career-opportunities

(Posted 10/20/2017)

Gas Distribution Engineer - Henderson, KY

The City of Henderson, Kentucky is accepting applications for the position of Natural Gas Distribution Engineer. Duties include, but not limited to: supervision of assigned staff; designing and installing measurement and control equipment; training and evaluating personnel to ensure compliance with Operator Qualification (OQ) standards.

Minimum requirements:
Associate’s degree with course work emphasis in civil or mechanical engineering or related field required; supplemented by 5 years experience and/or training in any of the following:  pipeline and gas system design,  regulator and meter design and operations, administrative and supervisory experience required. 

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction or related field preferred.  Measurement, regulation and corrosion experience is desired.   You must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. Salary range $64,530 – $93,539 plus excellent benefits including possible take home vehicle.   Applications and other requirements are available from Human Resources or you may obtain an application from our website, www.cityofhendersonky.org   If your application is on file and you wish to be considered for the position, contact Human Resources at 270-831-4983.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

EOE/M/F/V/H/D

(Posted 10/13/2017)

 

Utilities Superintendent - City of Falls City, NE

Due to the planned retirement of the current Utility Superintendent, the Board of Public Works/Falls City Utilities (FCU) is accepting application for the position of Utilities Superintendent. Minimum qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalent and a valid driver’s license. Bachelors or associates degree preferred, but not required. Five years related experience in utility maintenance and/or construction, to include three years in a supervisory position. Nebraska Grade 2 water and Class III wastewater operator licenses preferred. Applicant must be highly motivated with a great work ethic. The Utility superintendent has direct responsibility for the safe, reliable and efficient delivery of electric, natural gas, water and wastewater services to the community of Falls City, NE, and FCU service areas. FCU is governed by a five-member Board of Public Works appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Falls City City Council for staggered five-year terms. FCU employs 33 staff members working in utility operations, consisting of electric generation and distribution, natural gas distribution, water treatment and distribution and wastewater collection. Reporting to the Board of Public Works, the FCU Utility Superintendent is responsible for all aspects of FCU operations.

Starting salary is negotiable. Excellent employee health insurance, 6% pension match, and other excellent benefits. The position will remain open until filled. A more detailed job description and applications are available on the city’s website or at the City Office (2307 Barada Street). Applications can be submitted on the city’s website, emailed to g.jorn@fallscityne.us, mailed to 2307 Barada Street, Falls City, Nebraska 68355, or submitted in person at the City Office.

(Posted 10/13/2017)

 

Gasline Welder - Charlottesville, VA

Apply online at: www.charlottesville.org/jobs

This position, with the City of Charlottesville, performs difficult skilled work in the fastening and fabrication of natural gas distribution and service lines; does related work as required. 

  • Welds connection and converting sleeves and fittings to steel gas pipe, threads pipe;
  • Fabricates pipe applications for residential and commercial gas meter installations;
  • Constructs regulator stations and connecting piping;
  • Welds valves, high pressure piping;
  • Repairs and fabricates replacement and necessary parts for division equipment;
  • Maintains welding equipment and takes control of supplies and materials;
  • Repairs, restores and installs gas pressure regulators and devices;
  • Assists with maintenance of high and low pressure gas line valves and regulators and records;
  • Assists in making high pressure taps on natural gas lines;
  • Assists in installation of large high pressure meter setups and records;
  • Records all new and discontinued high pressure meter setups;
  • Checks meter setups on gas lines between gate station and City for leak detection, maintenance and or servicing;
  • Assists field crew on an as-needed basis in the installation or repair of gas lines;
  • Performs house piping and meter moves on an as-needed basis;
  • Performs related tasks as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Combination of education and experience equivalent to at least a high school diploma or GED.
  • Minimum of 1 year of natural gas welding experience.

Special Requirements:

  • Possession of a valid Virginia driver's license at time of hire.
  • Certification in electrical welding at time of hire.
  • Qualified in plastic pipe fusion and Mueller tapping equipment operation within 6 months of hire.
  • Must maintain all certifications required by federal and state regulations.
  • Must be able to work overtime and respond to emergencies.
  • Must be able to work in inclement weather.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three years of natural gas welding experience;
  • Two years welding qualifications under API 1104 standard for utility pipe lines;
  • One year of experience in oxyacetylene and arc welding of utility pipe lines;
  • Valid CDL

To view a more complete job posting and to apply, visit our website listed. EEO

(Posted 10/12/2017)

Energy Services Manager - Rocky Mount, NC

Salary $66,063.93 - $99,095.91 Annually
Job Type Full-Time
Location 331 S. Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, NC, North Carolina
Department Department of Energy Resources

JOB SUMMARY:
This position is responsible for managing the operations of the Energy Services Division.

REPORTS TO:
The Director of Energy Resources assigns work in terms of division goals and objectives.  

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Prepares monthly billing for large industrial and commercial utility customers; manages the Key Account Program for major gas, electric, water, and sewer customers; performs rate analysis for existing and perspective utility customers.
  • Oversees and provides direction to Electric Meter Shop operations including new meter installations, change-outs, testing, calibration, large industrial/commercial meter reading and other meter shop functions.
  • Oversees marketing and strategic planning programs; ensures the development and implementation of effective strategies to promote the use of electric power and natural gas; develops and implements marketing strategies; directs sales of natural gas services to new and existing customers.
  • Oversees utility dispatch operations ensuring efficient, customer focused services and effective clerical and administrative support to the Electric, Gas, Engineering and Energy Services Divisions.
  • Manages communication activities, utilizing internal and external media to promote various programs and increase awareness of the utilities system.
  • Prepares and administers the annual division budget within authorized fiscal limits; verifies and approves the division payroll; reviews and approves all materials, vendors, and contractors involved with division activities.
  • Provides direction and supervision to subordinates; ensures productivity, adherence to policies, effective performance evaluations, and individual skill development; practices and enforces safety rules and ensures proper use of personal protective equipment.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

  • Knowledge of the natural gas and electric utility industries.
  • Knowledge of the structure and function of a marketing organization.
  • Knowledge of relevant federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.
  • Knowledge of purchasing laws governing public contracts and equipment purchases.
  • Knowledge of utility rate structures.
  • Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures.
  • Skill in the interpretation and application of federal, state, and local policies, codes, and laws.
  • Skill in the supervision of personnel.
  • Skill in analyzing problems and identifying solutions.
  • Skill in preparing clear and accurate reports.
  • Skill in establishing cooperative and productive working relationships.
  • Skill in evaluating and establishing written policies and procedures.
  • Skill in setting priorities for competing projects.
  • Skill in performing mathematical calculations.
  • Skill in operating computers and other standard office equipment.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:
The Director of Energy Resources assigns work in terms of division goals and objectives.  The work is reviewed through conferences, reports, and observation of division activities.

GUIDELINES:
Guidelines include the National Electric Standards Code; building codes; natural gas regulations; the Administrative and Personnel Policy Manuals; state and federal statutes; and the City and Energy Resources Department Emergency Response Manual. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.

COMPLEXITY:
The work consists of varied management, administrative and supervisory duties. Working in a municipal environment with fewer available resources than larger organizations in the industry contributes to the complexity of the position.

SCOPE AND EFFECT:
The purpose of this position is to manage the operations of the Energy Services Division. Success in this position results in the provision of utilities for system customers.

PERSONAL CONTACTS:
Contacts are typically with co-workers, other City personnel, consultants, engineers, contractors, inspectors, accountants, Chamber of Commerce members, representatives of external agencies and organizations, elected and appointed officials, vendors, and customers.

PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:
Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, motivate and influence persons, and justify or settle matters.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, walking, or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light objects.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work is typically performed in an office or outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee is exposed to machinery with moving parts. The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves.

SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY:
This position has direct supervision over Load Management Supervisor (1), Energy Resources Communications Coordinator (1) and Energy Control Supervisor (1).

Please visit the city of Rocky Mount's website at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/rockymountnc to apply for this position. This position vacancy will be posted 10/6/17 until 11/11/17 at 11:59pm.