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Job Open: Vice President of Engineering & Gas Operations, Okaloosa Gas District, Valparaiso, FL

By General Inquiries posted 11-21-2023 03:28 PM




DEPARTMENT:                   OPERATIONS


PAY RANGE:                        $125,216.00 TO $150,259.20 DOE



JOB SUMMARYPlans, organizes, and directs all Engineering and Operations activities and functions, to include the following areas: Engineering, Construction, Maintenance, Measurement, Compliance, Fleet and Gas Control.


  1. Delivers senior project management oversight and project controls for system-wide capital and compliance projects
  2. Conducts staff meetings regarding the execution of policies, programs, and operations.
  3. Provides appropriate modifications in defined plans and manuals as necessitated by current business conditions.
  4. Reviews gas control operations, current cost, weather impact, projected usage, and market conditions.
  5. Utilizes information gained in Executive Management Team and Strategic Planning meetings to effectively shape District policy.
  6. Conducts system analyses for planning and reporting.
  7. Maintains relationships with industry and trade associations, government representatives, public service organizations, customers, and vendors.
  8. Counsels employees and conducts performance evaluations.
  9. Examines regulatory development and proposes modifications or new processes to ensure compliance.
  10. Fosters a culture within the department that promotes ethical practices, compliance with regulatory mandates, encourages individual integrity, delivery of high performance and continuous improvement coupled with use of  key performance indicators (KPIs), metrics and benchmarks to determine achievement of these objectives
  11. Develops and manages one-year and five-year operating and capital budgets that support the District’s long-term strategy. Monitors results of the department and makes adjustments where necessary to ensure that the department is operating cost effectively and achieving its objectives.
  12. Other duties as assigned.


A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and over ten years directly related experience

PE (Professional Engineer) license preferred


  1. Professional leadership/management skills.
  2. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with other departments and staff.
  3. In-depth knowledge of natural gas industry practices, federal, state, and local regulations relative to distribution and transmission to the District’s operations.
  4. In-depth knowledge of the daily operation of natural gas plant and facilities of the District and the alignment of reports and data with financial products and applicable compliance regulations.
  5. Knowledge of business management principles and practices in a public organization.
  6. Ability to compile, analyze, interpret, and present complex annual reports, statements and projections for natural gas use and distribution.
  7. Knowledge of audit requirements for federal, state and local agencies.
  8. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.


  1. Keeps abreast of laws and regulations that apply to natural gas distribution/ transmission plant and facilities/ infrastructure to maintain up-to-date compliance with all applicable regulations.
  2. Ability to use various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, statistical packages, and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports.
  3. Working knowledge of applicable laws and regulations with regard to natural gas facilities and personnel; i.e., Operator Qualification.
  4. Skills to use approved computer software applications, such as: SunGard Public Sector applications, in-house developed data base programs, integrated spreadsheets.


  1. Must be appropriately attired for an office environment.
  2. Regular attendance is an essential function of the position.
  3. May be required to work other than normal work schedules.
  4. May be required to work overtime with little notice.
  5. Physical Effort: Requires sitting for long periods of time, standing for long periods of time, walking, bending, and light lifting.
  6. DRUG TESTING FOR ILLEGAL DRUGS: Employees in this classification will be tested for illegal drugs in accordance with the District's Drug Free Workplace Policy.


Okaloosa Gas Districts offers a competitive benefits package, including:

BCBS Medical 100% employer paid for employee, 92% employer paid for family,

BCBS Dental 100% employer paid for employee or family,

BCBS Vision,

Healthcare Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA),

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA),

Life insurance 100% employer paid,

Short Term Disability 100% employer paid,

Long Term Disability 100% employer paid,

Accidental Death and Dismemberment 100% employer paid,

AFLAC supplemental insurance,

Air Ambulance insurance,

Pet insurance,

Vacation Leave (48 hours first year, 96 hours second year) accrual based,

Sick Leave (80 hours per year) accrual based

11 Paid Holidays, includes 2 days for Thanksgiving and 2 days for Christmas

401(a) 8% Employer Defined Contribution Retirement, (employer paid, does not require employee contributions)

457(b) Employee Deferred Compensation Retirement Plan

Gym reimbursement up to $50 per month

Health Fair 100% employer paid

Wellness Program w/ incentives

Safety shoe reimbursement up to $150 per year

Uniforms 100% employer paid

Employer Assistance (Counseling) Program

Employee Events - Spring Crawfish Boil, Summer Picnic, Thanksgiving Lunch, Annual Banquet/Holiday Party and up to $3,500 annual education reimbursement.

 If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact 850-729-4700 or for assistance.