SALARY: $42.99 - $61.44 Hourly $89,409.84 - $127,791.46 Annually OPENING DATE: 01/10/23 CLOSING DATE: 01/24/23 05:00 PM GENERAL INFORMATION: The City of Ames Electric Services Department has an exciting opportunity for an Electric Distribution Manager to provide support to the City's Electrical Distribution Division! The Electric Distribution Manager performs work related to supervision of the construction, maintenance, and repair of the electric power distribution system and 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 Located at 2208 Edison Street, the Electrical Distribution Division is responsible for constructing and maintaining the lines (underground and overhead) and equipment which distribute electricity to customers within the Ames Municipal Electric Service territory. It also maintains street lights and the City’s storm warning sirens. A part of this operation includes working with Technical Services to perform routine and emergency maintenance on all substations and install, disconnect, and maintain all of the electric meters in the system. Service Objectives: -Ongoing street light upgrades -Upgrade and/or rebuild older overhead lines -Maintain progressive tree trimming program to reduce outages caused by vegetation -Maintain reliable storm siren system -Replacement of older underground primary cable -Reduce outages to customers and increase power line availability City of Ames Electric Department maintains approximately: -66 circuit miles of transmission lines -205 circuit miles of underground primary and secondary distribution lines -151 circuit miles of overhead primary and secondary distribution lines -8,000 street lights and security lights -27,800 electric meters 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: Assigns and reviews work performed by electric distribution crews engaged in the construction, maintenance, and repair of wiring and wiring installations; supervises inspection and servicing of street lighting system; supervises and coordinates the activities of several line crews in construction, extension, and repair of the overhead and underground power distribution system; responds to customer complaints regarding service voltage and damage to lines or property; reviews blueprints, specifications, and plans for construction and repair projects and delegates work accordingly; requisitions and oversees the proper use of materials, tools, and equipment; coordinates division activities with City Electrical Engineering Division, developers, and contractors; administers division safety program including training of employees, acquisition of safety equipment, development of safety policies and procedures and compliance with laws and regulations related to safety; coordinates technical training for division employees; develops and administers division budget; participates in employee relations activities including hiring, evaluating employee performance, maintains and updates system inspection records, primary switching records, PCB records, and other hazardous materials records; acquires knowledge of new methods or equipment which pertain to electric distribution work; operates light vehicle. 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.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Physical and Environmental Characteristics General Physical Characteristics: The work involves sitting 30 percent of the time; sitting and using arm/leg controls 40 percent of the time; standing and walking 30 percent of the time; occasionally lifting objects under 10 pounds; infrequently lifting objects from 10 to 25 pounds; and infrequently lifting objects from 25 to 50 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, use of measurement devices or assembly of parts at distances close to the eyes. Required Physical Activities: Stooping, kneeling, crouching, walking, talking, hearing. Environmental Conditions: The work is performed inside and/or outside and includes being exposed to extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, vibration, mechanical hazards, electrical hazards, chemical hazards, and oils. Equipment Essential to Job Function: Light vehicle; telephone; copy machine; two-way radio; a variety of printed materials; a variety of measurement tools and diagnostic equipment; SCADA computer system; outage management system; a variety of safety equipment and clothing. Selection Process: 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 and motor vehicle records check, and pre-employment physical. 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. E-Verify Process: 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. Compensation Philosophy: 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 row 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 $52.211 per hour/$108,600 per year. APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.cityofames.org/jobs OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT: 515 Clark Ave Ames, IA 50010 515-239-5199 [email protected] An Equal Opportunity Employer Job #22-4224-01 ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION MANAGER SP Electric Distribution Manager Supplemental Questionnaire * 1. Will you have a valid driver's license at the time of hire? Yes No * 2. Have you completed an Associate's degree in electrical engineering or related technical field? Yes No * 3. Please describe the field your degree is in. * 4. Do you have two years experience in the operation, maintenance and supervision in an electrical utility? Yes No * 5. Please describe your experience in the operation, maintenance and supervision in an electrical utility(including length of time); or an equivalent combination of education and experience. * 6. Please describe any experience you have working with a municipal or co-op utility. * 7. Please describe any experience you have in developing and administering budgets. * Required Question
Education and Experience: Completion of at least an Associate's degree in electrical engineering or related technical field, and two years experience in the operation, maintenance and supervision in an electrical utility; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Licenses and Certificates: Must possess a valid driver's license. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of management and supervision; considerable knowledge of safety regulations and practices knowledge of engineering concepts applicable to overhead and underground electric transmission and distribution systems; knowledge of first aid and CPR; knowledge of all safety rules as stated in the adopted safety manual; knowledge of the principles of electric circuits and wiring systems. Considerable skill in leading and coordinating the distribution system maintenance activities with those of the power plant and engineering divisions and other required groups; skill in the maintenance of records and the preparation of reports. Ability to read and interpret blueprints, specifications, and construction plans; considerable ability to manage employees, materials, and equipment to maximize efficiency and effectiveness; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with citizens, superiors, subordinates, contractors, and vendors; ability to administer division budget; ability to operate a computer; ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; ability to operate a light vehicle.
A progressive, innovative government employer, the City of Ames is committed to providing the highest quality public service possible. Our organization is dedicated to hiring and developing City employees who share enthusiasm to serve the citizens of Ames. All employees are important members of the City team, and we do our best to ensure that we hire the best available candidates while promoting equality of opportunity.The City of Ames is a full service organization providing citizens with municipal services including water, electric, sewer, fire, police, public works, parks and recreation. We operate numerous facilities in locations across the city including the Ames Public Library, Ames Municipal Cemetery, Ames Municipal Airport, Furman Aquatic Center, and the Ames/ISU Ice Arena. With a population of more than 65,000, Ames offers cultural, recreational, educational, business, and entertainment amenities more common in bigger metros. As a growing city, Ames continues to focus on building a strong community filled with opportunities for all. There are so many reasons that Ames, Iowa, is the Smart Choice!As a values-based employer, each City of Ames employee is tasked with bringing ...to life our Excellence Through People organizational culture. ETP values include: committing to continuous improvement, inspiring creativity and innovation, being customer driven, making data-driven decisions, 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 allows these values to take root and flourish. For all employees, this includes maintaining a Total City Perspective and working to best serve the citizen, not a department or division. 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.The City of Ames employs more than 550 full-time employees and hundreds of part-time help. We work together to ensure citizens are proud of their local government and their community. With friendly people, beautiful parks, great shopping, progressive schools, exciting cultural and entertainment venues, quality healthcare, and endless recreational opportunities in every season, Ames offers residents an exceptional quality of life.The City provides municipal electric, water, sewer, and storm sewer utilities, public transit, arts programming, public safety, and public works services.