Human Resources

Deputy Director - Power & Light Department

$99,300 - $148,960

Under limited supervision, this position provides direct operational and administrative supervision to the Division Managers and other assigned positions. Incumbent will assist the Director in overseeing the operation of the Power & Light Department in day-to-day operations. Duties include coordinating and providing managerial direction of all planning, production, transmission and distribution of power, maintenance and other administrative activities relating to the operation of the utility. Responsibilities include union contract negotiations, resolving labor-related issues and grievances, dealing with the Public Utilities Advisory Board, and ensuring quality standards and compliance with regulations are maintained.  Incumbent will assist the Director as needed in conferring with upper management, providing information on key issues and objectives. This position will carry out a variety of supervisory responsibilities including hiring, assigning, and directing work, monitoring performance, discipline, training, employee career development and allocation of resources.  Duties include development of the operating budget and administration of the approved budget. Will determine necessity of requested purchases, accuracy of accounting, and compliance with laws governing public money expenditures. Will act as the Power & Light Director in the Director’s absence and will be available to represent the Department in public, community and other government agencies and organizations. Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in Engineering or a closely related field; prefer MBA. Requires seven or more years, with preference of ten or more years, of progressively responsible supervisory/ management level experience, or any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.  A Registered Professional Engineer is preferred.  Must possess a valid driver’s license.  Must complete required NIMS level training within first six months of hire. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  Must have knowledge of practices of municipal utility operations and the technical operating characteristics of electric utility production, transmission, distribution, and communications facilities. Must have knowledge of principles and practices of engineering. Requires knowledge of recordkeeping, report preparation, basic budgetary practices and applicable state, federal and local laws, and regulations. Must be able to establish effective working relationships, possess advanced level interpersonal and leadership skills. Requires ability to speak effectively before public groups and clearly communicate in writing. Requires high level of analytical skills in researching, compiling, and summarizing a variety of informational and statistical data. Must possess strong organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to effectively plan, prioritize and problem solve.  Requires knowledge and skill in using computer equipment, Microsoft Office Suite and other computer applications related to the work.  Must be able to respond to emergency and non-emergency problems after hours, weekends and holidays as needed.

Physical Abilities: While performing the essential functions of this position the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear, and lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 

Working Conditions:  Work is performed in a normal office environment with little or no exposure to outdoor temperatures or dirt and dust. While performing the essential functions of this job the incumbent is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, work in high precarious places, risk of radiation, work with explosives and toxic or caustic chemicals.

Drug Testing; Background check.

In addition to the application, testing and/or examinations may be required for further consideration on this position.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to:  Michelle Decker, Managing Partner, M&B Search Group,

Application deadline: August 25, 2021.


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