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Energy Resources Gas System Administrator (2 positions)

Location: Mesa, AZ
SALARY: $86,329.31 - $124,612.80 Annually

The City of Mesa Energy Resources Department is recruiting to fill two Gas System Administrator vacancies. Applications shall be submitted through www.mesaaz.gov/jobs starting September 20, 2019. First review of applications will be September 30, 2019. Additional applications will be reviewed thereafter as needed.

DESCRIPTION/DUTIES:

An Energy Resources Gas System Administrator is responsible for managing the activities and operations of the Energy Services, Construction and Technical Services, or Compliance Section of the Energy Resources Department. An employee in this position reports to the Energy Resources Director or Deputy Director and will assume the duties of his/her supervisor in the supervisor's absence. This position is required to exercise considerable judgment and initiative in daily duties, is subject to 24-hour emergency call-out, and is required to use appropriate safety equipment and follow safety procedures. This class is FLSA exempt-executive.

General duties of this position include:

  •  full budgetary responsibilities of their assigned section
  •  monthly operations analysis
  •  creating and tracking performance measurements
  •  preparation for, participation in, and responding to the annual audit conducted by the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC)
  •  managing, coordinating, overseeing, and supervising subordinate supervisors
  •  understanding, creating, and implementing policies, procedures, and practices that ensures the Energy Resources Department continues to be able to provide safe, reliable, and efficient natural gas utility services to our customers
  •  developing forecasts for budgets and Annual Work Plans, and administering the Plans for their respective assignments, including monthly reviews of budget compared to actual expenditures and activity levels
  •  implementing and ensuring staff compliance (via monitoring and training) with appropriate safety equipment and procedures
  •  representing the City of Mesa and Energy Resources in meetings with professional organizations, other utilities, and county, state, and federal regulatory agencies (examples: Southwest Gas, Unisource, American Public Gas Association, American Gas Association, Arizona Bluestake, etc.)


Duties specific to each assignment area are as follows:

Compliance Administrator Assignment: The employee in this assignment serves as the principal point-of-contact for all regulatory issues including utility code compliance with Department of Transportation (DOT) and the ACC. The incumbent is the Subject Matter Expert (SME) on regulatory compliance issues in the natural gas industry as they affect the City of Mesa, Energy Resources. Duties include:
  •  managing state and federal audits and investigations into regulatory and compliance issues
  •  responding to requests for information
  •  facilitating the review, revision, training, and dissemination of material pertinent to the Department's manuals and plans
  •  performing liaison duties between the ACC and operations
  •  initiating and monitoring programs and procedures as necessary
  •  conducting internal compliance assessments and audits
  •  developing and implementing regulatory programs including employee training program
  •  researching, preparing, and implementing policy recommendations relating to Energy Resources
  •  maintaining awareness of relevant legislative and regulatory initiatives

Construction & Technical Services Administrator Assignment: The employee in this assignment has oversight of the construction, maintenance, and repair of the Gas Division's distribution systems, pipelines, corrosion control, leak survey, technical service activities. Duties include:
  •  oversight of field staff via subordinate supervisors
  •  monitoring the Gas Construction and Technical Services Budget
  •  project management including replacement projects and gas system improvement projects
  •  working with Engineering, Operations, and Accounting staff to approve gas system extensions, replacements, operating pressures, and associated timelines
  •  ensuring that additions and revisions to the Gas Material Specifications Manual are compliant


Energy Services Administrator Assignment: The employee in this assignment oversees highly specialized Utility Service Field Supervisors who are involved in supervising natural gas utility services work and section personnel involved in a variety of skilled and semiskilled tasks in gas service activities. Duties include:
  •  resolving commercial gas distribution and service problems
  •  minor repairs on residential gas appliances
  •  construction, maintenance, and field repair of residential, commercial, and industrial gas meters for the City of Mesa's natural gas system
  •  gas operations relating to the installation, corrective action, and preventative maintenance of gate stations, district regulator stations, and residential and commercial customer metering equipment
  •  emergency response, including distribution system valve operation in emergency situations
  •  monitoring system performance using the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system and/or reports for effective operation of gas distribution and regulation by supervising and implementation of changes to operating parameters

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
Employee Values: All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City's shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.

Minimum Qualifications Required.
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Business Management, Organizational Management, or related field.
  • Extensive (5+ years) full-time experience in a mid - to large-size gas distribution company in at least one of the following technical areas: Regulatory Safety Compliance including design and implementation of training programs; locating underground utilities; Design; Construction; Maintenance; Repair; Operations; Leak Survey; or Corrosion Control. Experience must be in one or more of the following components; gas mains, city gate stations, pressure regulator stations, gas service lines, gas meters, or Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems.
  •  Three years of supervisory responsibility in a gas utility or related field. Up to two years of supervisory experience may be substituted by any combination of training and education equivalent to two years.
  • Special Requirements. Must possess a valid Class D Arizona Driver's License by hire date.
Substance Abuse Testing. This class is subject to DOT drug and alcohol testing as outlined in 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 199 for the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).

Preferred/Desirable Qualifications. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in Business Administration, Business Management, Organizational Management, Public Administration, or related field is preferred. Experience in DOT and natural gas emergency response training is highly desirable.

Gas System Manager

Location: Adairsville, GA

Directs and coordinates the daily operations of the City Gas System. Develops departmental standard operating and safety procedures, recurring maintenance schedules and ensures accurate records are kept reflecting maintenance work completed within the system. Establishes proactive and efficient operating and maintenance programs for the division and implements training schedules to ensure new procedures are followed, with consultation of other management personnel. Also serves as the City’s compliance coordinator, and may be called upon to assist with construction, maintenance and repair of the City's natural gas utility. Work involves the use of independent judgment in the interpretation, application and enforcement of laws, regulations and policies pertaining to the City's natural gas utility services. This position also works with state, federal and other agencies; co-workers; building contractors; utility company representatives; engineers and the public to provide administrative support.

Please state for them to send applications/resumes to ldonald@adairsvillega.net

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Schedule: This position works Monday- Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Participates in the department afterhours, weekend and holiday on-call rotation schedule.

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Major Duties:
  •  Ensures effective operations to include: prepare of the annual departmental budget request for the gas system; assists with capital planning; establishes preventative maintenance schedules; makes recommendations for and administers gas system contracts; electronically maintains all gas system data including activity and work order reports; and recommend the purchase of goods and equipment; maintain inventories.
  •  Evaluates overall system operations and develops procedures where greater efficiency can be achieved.
  •  Maintains all operations and maintenance; emergency operations; alcohol and drug; procedures and any other required manuals and ensures compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
  •  Maintains records including, but not limited to: odorization, sniff test, critical valve, pipeline patrol, corrosion, pipeline tests, gas leaks, service installation, main installation, atmospheric corrosion, leak surveys, cathodic protection, exposed pipe inspections, regulation station inspections, meter tests, and equipment calibration.
  •  Responsible for ensuring current employee qualification, continuing education and maintaining related records.
  •  Primary responsibility for coordinating gas utility locates with the Utility Protection Center.
  •  Maintains current service area and system mapping.
  •  Coordinates public awareness programs, including meeting with school, emergency, and other officials.
  •  Makes or reviews personnel assignments within the department.

Additional Duties:
  •  Performs other related duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications:
  •  High school diploma or G.E.D.
  •  Valid State of Georgia Driver’s License (CDL preferred)
  •  Minimum of three years of related experience with a gas utility.
  •  Completion of current requirement for continuing education under 49CFR Parts 192 and 195
  •  Possession of a valid State of Georgia driver’s license.
  •  NPDES Level 1A (blue card)
  •  Position is subject to call-in and overtime work; possible shift rotation during emergency conditions.
  •  Must be able to come to work promptly and regularly.
  •  Must be able to work well with others and take directions from assigned supervisors.
  •  Must be able to perform work accurately, safely, and complete tasks in a timely manner.
Knowledge Required by the Position:
  •  Responsible for training all Public Work personnel for gas qualified status.
  •  Comprehensive knowledge of the procedures, equipment and tools used in the construction, maintenance and repair of natural gas lines.
  •  Thorough knowledge of national and state building and construction code standards as they apply to gas utility systems.
  •  Ability to interpret survey plats and engineering design plans on utility line construction projects.
  •  Ability to assess natural gas line, meter and regulation station problems and identify corrective measures for repair.
  •  Ability to effectively coordinate, train and supervise subordinate personnel.
  •  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinate employees, other City staff and the general public.
Supervisor Control: The City Manager assigns work in terms of very general instructions. The work is reviewed from an overall standpoint through conferences, reports and observation of activities.

Guidelines: Guidelines used are the instructions provided to the employee by the supervisor. These guidelines are clear and specific, but may require some interpretation. These guidelines include written
and oral instructions, as well as departmental policies and procedures. Guidelines also include Georgia traffic laws, safety and departmental rules and regulations.

Complexity: The work consists of a variety of administrative, supervisory and technical duties associated with managing the activities of a wastewater treatment plant.

Scope and Effect: The purpose of this position is to effectively manage the daily operations of a gas facility. Successful implementation ensures adherence to all federal and state gas requirements. Errors can result in unnecessary repairs, consumer complaints, health hazards, environmental contamination, fines and loss of service.

Personal Contacts: Contacts are typically with co-workers, subordinates, vendors, contractors, consultants, construction personnel, state and federal regulatory personnel, elected officials, department heads, other City employees and the general public.

Purpose of Contacts: Contacts are typically to give and exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.

Physical Demands: The position typically requires standing, walking, bending, stooping, crouching and intermittently sitting. Physical demands also include climbing ladders, and using tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity.

Work Environment: Work is performed outdoors where the employee may be exposed to cold and heat or inclement weather, as well as noise, dust, dirt, grease, and machinery and its moving parts. This work requires the use of protective devices such as mask, goggles, gloves, etc. Work results in occasional exposure to contagious or infectious diseases or irritating chemicals.

Supervisory and Management Responsibility: This position is responsible for the management and supervision of all staff in the Gas Department hazards, environmental contamination, fines and loss of service.

Please state for them to send applications/resumes to ldonald@adairsvillega.net

(Posted 8/15/2019)

Gas Distribution Manager

Salary- $78,033.63-$125,384.42 Annually

Location- Wilson, NC 

Job Summary- The purpose of this position is to manage the city's gas utilities division. Success in this position provides the safe, reliable, and cost-effective delivery of natural gas. The work consists of varied managerial duties.

Major Duties/Guidelines/Management Responsibility-

  • Develops long and short term goals for the city's gas division; ensures that the gas division operates in compliance with the Department of Transportation's Office of Pipeline Safety regulations and the regulations of the North Carolina Utility Commission; compiles necessary information for the Municipal Gas Utilities and DOT and RSPA annual reports.
  • Hires, trains, assigns, directs, supervises, evaluates, and disciplines personnel; verifies and approves the division's employee payroll.
  • Prepares and oversees the annual department budget.
  • Assists in the purchasing of adequate supplies of natural gas; reviews and approves all materials, vendors, and contractors involved with the division's activities.
  • Identifies and mitigates gas system problems as they related to leakage, corrosion, gas measurement, and system pressure regulation.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with key gas accounts.
  • Serves as the liaison between the division and fire, police, and other emergency response personnel.
  • Oversees the engineering and GIS initiatives of the division.
  • Oversees the gas system of safe operation after regular hours.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Guidelines include city ordinances, policies, and procedures, relevant federal and state laws and regulations, the Department of Transportation's Office of Pipeline Safety regulations, the regulations of the North Carolina Utility Commission, OSHA safety guidelines, and the International Fuel Gas Code. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.
  • This position has direct supervision over Gas Engineer (1), Gas Regulatory Compliance Supervisor (1), Gas Distribution Supervisor (1), Gas Meter & Regulator Supervisor (1), and GIS Technician II (1). The position has indirect supervision over the other 19 division employees.

Education/Experience/Knowledge Requirements-

  • 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.
  • Knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of natural gas utilities operations.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices regarding the handling of natural gas emergencies.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations pertaining to gas utilities.
  • Skill in analyzing data and making decisions.
  • Skill in establishing priorities and organizing work.
  • Skill in the use of general office equipment, including a computer, calculator, facsimile machine, and copier.
  • Skill in public and interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

Apply- https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/wilsonnc


(Posted 7/27/2019)

General Manager

City Utilities of Springfield, MO, is seeking qualified candidates for our General Manager position.

As the Chief Executive Officer for City Utilities, the General Manager serves as the strategic leader for City Utilities’ vision and mission, provides overall direction for the efficient operation of City Utilities, and advises and makes recommendations to the Board of Public Utilities with respect to these activities and policies.

Successful candidates must possess the following qualifications:

  • A four-year degree from a college or university with a major in engineering, business, management or related field. An advanced degree is preferred.
  • Experience is required in management of staff responsible for a wide range of programs and activities.
  • Excellent leadership skills and a high level of integrity are important to build and maintain effective working relationships with staff, employees, the Board of Public Utilities, the City Utilities Citizens’ Advisory Council, and the City Council.
  • Ten years of responsible management experience in the operation and management of an electric utility is required; experience in a multi-disciplined municipal utility is preferred.
  • Experience must include a strong background in the operations and management of a fully integrated electric system which includes generation, transmission, and/or distribution. Experience with one or both of the following commodities is preferred:
  • A strong background in the operation and management of a fully integrated natural gas system, including construction, operations, and acquisition.
  • A strong background in the distribution, operation, and management of a fully integrated water system, including water supply and/or water treatment.
  • Experience and in-depth knowledge of the structure and operation of federal, state, and local governments, including experience in legislative, administrative agency rule-making procedures, and establishment of rates are required.
  • Must possess exceptional writing ability, as well as the ability to present material in written form that is understandable to both the technical and nontechnical reader.

City Utilities offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package, including health and life insurance, education assistance, and a savings and defined retirement plan. 

City Utilities is a progressive, community-owned utility serving 320 square miles in southwest Missouri since 1945 with electricity, natural gas, water, broadband, and public transportation services. Springfield, Missouri, is located in southwest Missouri in the Ozark Mountain Plateau. With a population of over 167,000 and one of the fastest growing areas in Missouri, covering approximately 80 square miles, Springfield has a collaborative community spirit and is a great place to work, go to school, and raise a family.

If you possess the required qualifications and are interested in applying for this key position, please apply online at cityutilities.net under Corporate/Careers/Job Openings.

(Posted 7/25/2019)

Energy Services Design Engineering Manager

The City of Monroe Energy Services Department is seeking a highly skilled professional for the Design Engineering Manager position. Under the supervision of the General Manager of Engineering, Transmission, Maintenance, and Compliance, the Design Engineering Manager performs and oversees staff to provide design and specifications for electric, natural gas, and fiber optic infrastructure to comply with City standards, safety standards, NESC, Pipeline Safety Act, OSHA, and other industry standards/regulations. In addition to the design and specifications of projects, the Design Engineering Manager oversees energy audits for customers, development and implementation of marketing plans for both utilities, and assists with the construction standards and long-term planning for both utilities. The selected individual must possess thorough knowledge of policies, procedures, best practices for electric and gas utility work and exceptional analytical reasoning skills, with the ability to make informed, evidence-based decisions, and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, associates, contractors, and the general public.

The City of Monroe, NC, population 35,034, is located 20 miles southeast of Charlotte, NC, and serves as the County seat of one of the fastest growing counties in the state. The City of Monroe Energy Services operates both electric and gas systems for the residents of Union County. The electric system is primarily located within the City limits, while the natural gas system is spread throughout Union County. Both systems have great load factors with industrial loads representing more than 50% of the annual total. The City of Monroe has an electric transmission loop, while serving distribution voltages 34.5 kV and 13.2 kV to our approximately 11,000 customers. The City of Monroe is the only municipal gas transmission operator in North Carolina and is currently in the process of becoming the second municipal LNG operator in North Carolina. The distribution system serves the citizens of Monroe as well as the Towns of Unionville, Mineral Springs, Wingate, and Marshville with a total of approximately 11,500 gas customers. The City of Monroe Energy Services total budget exceeds $80 million annually and total assets exceed $135 million.

The selected candidate must have a combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering or a related field and considerable experience in public works or utility engineering. Possession of a Professional Engineer’s license is required. The candidate must possess an appropriate driver's license valid in the state of North Carolina. The compensation range for this position is $96,408 to $128,502. Apply online at www.monroenc.org and select Employment Opportunities. EOE/Drug Free.


(Posted 6/13/2019)

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