Location: Ames, Iowa
Type: Full Time
Salary: $118,903.82 - $176,127.33
Years of Experience:
$118,903.82 - $176,127.33 Annually
03/27/23 05:00 PM
The City of Ames Electric Services Department has an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Director of Electric Services to provide support to the City's Electric Services Department!
Under the direction of the Director of Electric Services, promotes Excellence Through People throughout the utility; coordinates activities of divisions; supervises division heads; serves as the Director's chief assistant and as Electric Director in their absence.
Assists Director of Electric Utility in the overall management and operation of the municipal electric utility, has direct responsibility for overall daily operations of the utility; performs related work as required.
The City of Ames offers a comprehensive benefits package for employees. Our comprehensive benefits package can be viewed at:
City of Ames Benefits
In order to be considered for this position, all applicants must submit their online application by the deadline listed on this posting. Your application includes complete responses to the supplemental questions.
Please keep in mind that submission of a resume in lieu of work history on your application or answering the supplemental questions is not sufficient. Supplemental questions must be completed to be considered for this position.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Coordinates the activities of assigned electric divisions, including administrative direction and oversight of personnel, budget, operations, and special projects. Works with Electric Director to develop programs and operational efficiencies. Analyzes current or potential utility operations and recommends courses of action to the Electric Director. Assists the Electric Director with strategic planning, including determining long and short-term needs of the utility and recommending programs and solutions. Assists in development of annual electric budget and Capital Improvements Plan. Provides both leadership and support during disasters or other emergencies following the Incident Command system. Appears before groups and organizations as a utility representative to explain activities, programs, and policies. Serves on management team during collective bargaining. Supervises and evaluates heads of assigned divisions. Manages day-to-day operations of the department, including the direct supervision of division heads. Assists Electric Director in selection of division heads. Performs other duties as required.
Each employee is expected to continually strive to bring shared values to life through our Excellence Through People organizational culture. ETP values include committing to continuous improvement; inspiring creativity and innovation; being customer driven; making data-driven decisions; committing to diversity, equity and inclusion; championing employee involvement; striving for excellence; having fiscal stewardship; acting with honesty and integrity; exhibiting leadership; choosing a positive attitude; respecting one another; promoting safety and wellness; and cultivating teamwork. For leaders, this includes creating a work culture that brings these values to life. For all employees, this includes maintaining a Total City Perspective. The purpose of ETP is to deliver exceptional services to the public at the best price, and for employees to experience an
enjoyable and stimulating work environment.
Other Job Functions: Oversee the preparation of reports on plant and system operations and costs required by the Electric Director or regulatory authorities.
The selection process consists of an evaluation of education and experience, phone interview, on-site interview, and completion of a criminal background check, which includes a sex offender registry check. All candidates will be notified by email of their application status.
Depending on the number of qualified candidates the hiring department may forego phone interviews.
Preference may be given to applicants possessing qualifications above the minimum.
NOTE: Applicants with disabilities may submit requests for ADA testing or interview accommodations to the Human Resources Department prior to the test or interview.
The City of Ames is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, ancestry, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Human Resources Department at 515-239-5199.
The City of Ames participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA)and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each applicant’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. All candidates who are offered a position with the City of Ames must complete Section 1 of Form I-9 along with the required proof of their right to work in the United States and proof of their identity on their first day of employment. Please be prepared to provide required documents on your first day of employment. For additional information regarding acceptable documents for this purpose, please contact Human Resources at 515-239-5199 or go to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services web page at: http://www.uscis.gov.
The City of Ames has a compensation philosophy that the starting pay for our merit salary ranges establishes the salary for employees who meet minimum requirements of a position. The median of any merit salary range is for an employee who can reasonably meet all expectations of the position responsibilities without initial extensive training. In order for employees to have an opportunity to grow within their position, we consider a candidate's education, experience, and skills above the minimum requirements when looking at a salary closer to the median. The median for this position is $70.92 per hour/$147,515 per year.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE AT:
OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
515 Clark Ave
Ames, IA 50010
An Equal Opportunity Employer
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR ELECTRIC SERVICES
Assistant Director Electric Services Supplemental Questionnaire
Do you have a Bachelor's degree in electrical, mechanical, civil engineering, or related engineering degree?
Please describe the field your degree is in.
Do you have six years of professional experience, two of which have been with an electric generating plant, similar plant, or electric utility?
Please describe your professional experience including those within electric generating plant, similar plant or electric utility.
(include length of time.)
Do you have at least three years of experience in preparing and monitoring budgets?
Please describe your experience preparing and monitoring budgets.
(include length of time.)
Do you have at least three years of experience with supervision?
Please describe your experience with supervision.
(include length of time.)
This position is expected to appear before groups and organizations as a utility representative to explain activities, programs, and policies. Please explain any experience you have with public speaking or making presentations to the public.
* Required Question
-Bachelor’s degree in electrical, mechanical, or civil engineering or related engineering degree.
-Six years of professional experience, two of which must have been with an electric generating plant, similar plant, or electric utility.
-At least three years of experience in preparing and monitoring budgets.
-At least three years of experience in supervision.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Considerable knowledge of modern steam generating powerplants; considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of electrical or mechanical engineering; considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, materials, systems, and equipment used in the generation, transmission and distribution of electrical energy; knowledge of electrical utility organization and management; knowledge of all safety rules as are standard in the industry.
Considerable skill in the planning and coordination of various generating, distributing, engineering and servicing functions of an electrical utility; considerable skill in interpreting utility operations data and identifying areas of potential improvements; skill in administering the union contract(s); skill in administering the department budget.
Considerable ability to perform technical research and provide reliable advice on difficult engineering problems; ability to prepare and interpret engineering plans and specifications; ability to coordinate utility operations with other utilities and City departments; ability to perform advanced and complex mathematical computations and analyses; ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; ability to prepare and administer contracts; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with citizens, subordinates, superiors, City employees in other departments/divisions and contractors.
Physical and Environmental Characteristics
General Physical Characteristics: The work involves sitting 90 percent of the time; standing and walking 10 percent of the time; frequently lifting objects under 10 pounds; and infrequently lifting objects from 10 to 25 pounds.
Vision Requirements: The minimum standard for use with those whose work deals largely with preparing and analyzing data and figures, accounting, transcription, computer terminal, extensive reading, visual inspection involving small defects or parts, and use of measurement devices or assembly of parts at distances close to the eyes.
Required Physical Activities: Climbing, stooping, reaching, walking, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, talking, and hearing.
Environmental Conditions: The work is performed inside and occasionally outside and occasionally includes being exposed to noise and/or vibration.
Examples of Equipment Used on the Job: A variety of general office equipment; computers and peripheral equipment; windows based software used for electric industry; a variety of printed materials; a variety of safety equipment and clothing.