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A career at FMPA means working on a team that helps keep the lights on in communities across Florida. Every day brings new challenges and opportunities for career development, and we thank all those who apply to be a part of our team. We take our time to review each application thoroughly. As a result we are unable to respond to every job applicant. Should your qualifications match our staffing needs, we will contact you directly. FMPA and its members are Equal Opportunity Employers.

  • Mechanic – Fort Pierce, Fla.

    Description

    Florida Municipal Power Agency is a wholesale power company owned by electric municipals. We provide economies of scale in power generation and related services to support community-owned electric utilities and maintain a positive and engaging environment for our staff.

    The Mechanic will be performing skilled technical work in a 300 MW combined cycle power generation facility at Treasure Coast Energy Center in Fort Pierce, Florida. The position is also responsible for conducting inspections on various units, performing repairs to heat recovery steam generators, pumps, combustion turbines, steam turbines and additional power generation plant equipment. The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Assistant Plant Manager.

    Position Requirements

    Position Requirements

    • Minimum of 5 years as a journeyman power plant mechanic with high-pressure steam turbine and boiler auxiliary equipment experience
    • Graduation from accredited high school, GED or equivalent
    • Considerable knowledge of tools, materials, methods and standard practices of plumbing and millwright work
    • Considerable knowledge of precision measuring tools and equipment and ability to align pumps, fans, and drives to motors
    • Ability to rig and lift heavy and awkward loads in a safe manner
    • Knowledge of machine shop practices and sheet metal work and computerized maintenance management software system
    • General knowledge of the care and use of tools and equipment and hazards and safety precautions of the trade
    • Considerable ability to work from plans, blueprints, sketches, and oral and written instructions
    • Ability to troubleshoot, comprehend, and implement appropriate corrections to complex systems and situations
    • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment, with minimal direction or supervision.
    • General knowledge of operation of forklifts, overhead cranes, and man lifts
    • General ability to perform duties under unfavorable conditions
    • Considerable ability to use precision machines and equipment and ability to understand and perform machinist and pipe fitting duties

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    Florida Municipal Power agency is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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FMPA Member Jobs

FMPA’s members are currently recruiting for the positions listed below. Please note, these positions are located in various Florida cities. To apply, please follow the directions on the individual job posting. Questions about these positions should be directed to the listed employer. FMPA and its members are Equal Opportunity Employers.

  • Intern – Plan Zone Preservation – Lake Worth Beach, Fla.

    Description

    The City of Lake Worth Beach Community Sustainability is seeking a Planning & Preservation Intern.

    Internships are Temporary not to exceed 6 month period with an hourly pay of $15.00.

    Part Time and Temporary employees are not eligible for City health & pension plan.

    JOB SUMMARY: 

    Performs entry-level professional planning work to support the City of Lake Worth Beach’s (COLWB) comprehensive plan and land development regulations. Provides input on neighborhood, site, and master plans, assists division employees with research, analysis, and report writing for planning, zoning, and preservation initiatives. Assists applicants and the general public with planning inquiries and applications. 

    Work is performed under general supervision with limited latitude in the use of initiative and independent judgment based on professional education and previous experience.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform related work as required. 

    GENERAL 

    • Researches and prepares reports, documents, and agendas for City officials and other agencies and organizations
    • Responds to planning inquiries from a variety of internal and external constituents; assists applicants in departmental area of assignment
    • Assists in rezoning requests, preservation code compliance efforts, land use plan amendments and abandonment of easements
    • Assists in the preparation of graphic materials including, but not limited to, forms, maps, brochures, flyers and presentations
    • Performs fieldwork and research in support of current preservation and comprehensive planning efforts
    • Collects and analyzes data, conducts site visits, and assists higher level employees with projects as requested
    • Assists in reviewing and making recommendations for building permit applications and occupational licenses
    • Assists with minor planned development amendments 
    • May operate independently on simple/basic zoning matters
    • Assists with Land File Maintenance
    • Reviews and approves Business Tax Receipts and Use and Occupancy Certificates  

    Supervision:

    • None

    Position Requirements

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    College level studies in in urban or regional planning, public administration, architecture, historic preservation, , or a directly related field; may be supplemented by some experience in a planning office; or an equivalent combination of education, certification, training, and/or experience.

    A valid Florida driver license is required.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

    • Knowledge of department policies and procedures for the preparation, production and maintenance of reports, documentation and records
    • Basic knowledge of federal, state, and local planning, zoning, and land use regulations, standards, and requirements governing the work
    • Basic knowledge of the principles, practices, methodologies, and techniques utilized in municipal zoning, planning, and land development planning
    • Basic knowledge of historic preservation
    • Skill in the use of Microsoft Office products (Word, Outlook, and Excel) and applicable department / organization specific software and ability to learn and become proficient in the use of other specialized software as may be required
    • Ability to clearly communicate and understand information in English, both orally and in writing
    • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
    • Ability to measure and perform mathematical computations applicable to the work
    • Ability to provide exceptional internal and external customer service
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities to ensure that deadlines are met
    • Ability to photograph and research planning related information and documents
    • Ability to make sound assessments and recommendations based on research
    • Ability to correctly interpret and efficiently implement all applicable policies and procedures
    • Ability to use reasoning skills that minimize duplication of efforts, including but not limited to comparing, classifying, analyzing and coordinating
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, and diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds
    • Ability to regularly attend work and arrive punctually for designated work schedule

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

    Depending on functional area of assignment, tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort usually involving some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (up to 20 pounds). May involve some climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, walking or standing. Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation and extended periods of time standing and/or walking.

    ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

    Tasks are regularly performed inside without potential for exposure to adverse conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, fumes and/or poor ventilation, wetness, humidity, rain, temperature and noise extremes, machinery and/or moving vehicles, vibrations, electric currents, animals/wildlife, toxic/poisonous agents, gases or chemicals, oils and other cutting fluids, violence and/or disease, or pathogenic substances.

    SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:

    Some tasks require manual dexterity, in addition to visual and hearing acuity. Some tasks may involve identifying and distinguishing colors. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally and in writing.


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  • Intern – Electric Utility – Lake Worth Beach, Fla.

    Description

    The City of Lake Worth Beach Electrical Utility is seeking a Electrical Design Intern.

    Internships are Temporary not to exceed 6 month period with an hourly pay of $15.00.

    Part Time and Temporary employees are not eligible for City health & pension plan.

    Introduction:

    The City of Lake Worth Beach electric utility is undertaking multi-year system hardening and reliability improvement projects of its electric T&D system that will involve upwards of $100 million in capital investments covering multiple projects aimed at significantly improving system reliability and resiliency. These and other projects to be undertaken by the electric utility are intended to significantly transform the performance of the electric utility system and will require the recruitment of experienced professional staff in the areas of project control, cost, and scheduling. 

    Job Description:

    Under the supervision of the Senior Electrical Distribution Designer (SEDD) the Electrical Distribution Designer (EDD) is tasked with providing the design of overhead and underground electric distribution facilities in support of The City of Lake Worth Beach Electric Utility Department strategic initiatives.

    The EDD will participate in and help of the designs and upgrades of the utility’s efforts to improve reliability of all equipment/systems and for the successful execution of electric utility projects and activities for all the Lake Worth Beach electric utility’s distribution system.

    Duties and responsibilities include:

    • Participates in onsite Distribution Design of overhead and underground electric distribution projects, project deliverables and activities.
    • Provides technical assistance to the Distribution Department as required.
    • Develops project objectives and plans conferring with management.
    • Under the supervision of the SEDD completes technical distribution projects. 
    • Attending meetings with management/and with contractors.
    • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
    • This person must be able to work collaboratively with other members of the City of Lake Worth Beach staff, technology providers and contractors.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team depending on the assignment or situation.
    • Strong analytical and critical thinking, with the ability to identify opportunities that can improve efficiency.
    • Working knowledge of the planning, design construction or operation of utility scale electric distribution systems.
    • Working knowledge of preventative and predictive maintenance best practices.
    • Coordinates with other departments, construction, Transmission & Distribution (T&D), department planners, and pole contacts
    • Learns, interprets, adheres to and enforce company policies, i.e., Safety, Line Extension and the National Electric Safety Code

    Position Requirements

    Skills/Abilities

    • Process improvement skills and/or certifications
    • Technical understanding of electric utility transmission and distribution systems
    • AutoCAD design, ability to gather and analyze data to create – modify One- Line CAD Drawings
    • Useful to have ArcGIS knowledge
    • Safety awareness 

    Other

    • This position has occasional expectation of evening and weekend work. 
    • Perform field assistance during hurricane/storm recovery. Other duties as assigned during emergency situations such as storm recovery efforts.

       Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:

    • Must be enrolled in accredited undergraduate or graduate program.
    • Preferable pursuing his/her last year of a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE)
    • Preferable experience in the electric utility industry, and has relevant work experience in the engineering, construction, operations, of electric utility T&D systems and/or components. 
    • Must have a valid automobile Driver’s License.

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  • Lineman – Lake Worth Beach, Fla.

    Description

    City of Lake Worth Beach invites qualified individuals to apply for the position of Lineman.

    This Non-Exempt position is part of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) based on a 40-hour work week with a starting rate of $36.76-$40.42 per hour. This position will work out of the Utilities Building located at 1900 2nd Avenue North, Lake Worth, FL 33460.

    In addition, this position offers:
    Vacation and Sick Leave Accruals
    13 Paid Holidays
    City of Lake Worth Beach Medical Benefits that include Life Insurance, Dental and Vision coverage
    Retirement Plan

    Position Requirements

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    This position will climb poles to repair, replace; or construct power lines, lightning arrestors, insulators, transformers, street lights, capacitor banks, switches, circuit breakers, cross arms, graces, guys and related over head and underground distribution and transmission equipment
    Monitors electrical loads and circuits by use of ammeters, altimeters, ohmmeters, and related testing equipment, splices cable replaces fuses and locates and clears short circuits and other sources of power failures, makes adjustment to increase or decrease voltage
    Uses hot sticks, switch stick, fuse pullers, rubber gloves and other safety equipment to repair energized and de-energized lines and circuits
    Handles a variety of emergency problems during and after storms
    Sets meters, makes load check and provides other customer services as required
    Oversees crew when Foreman is absent

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
    Knowledge of methods, materials and tolls used in line construction and maintenance work
    Knowledge of principles of electric theory
    Knowledge of first aid, including artificial respiration
    Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
    Ability to climb poles and work ate moderate heights to handle high voltage wires
    Skill in the use and care of line tools and testing equipment
    Physical strength and agility to do strenuous manual work under varying weather conditions

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
    High school diploma/GED; completion of satisfactory apprenticeship as an Apprentice Lineman or any combination of training and experience.

    CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES:
    Valid state of Florida class CDL driver’s license.

    Salary Range:
    $36.7600 To 40.4200 Hourly


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  • HR Director – Bushnell, Fla.

    Description

    The City of Bushnell is currently accepting applications and resumes for a full time Human Resources Director.

    Position Requirements

    Preferred candidate will be able to communicate effectively with good interpersonal skills. Must have knowledge of human resource and risk management best practices and will serve as a point of contact for employees, and complete administrative tasks. The Human Resource Director must be attentive to detail and good with people. Under general direction, responsible for day-to-day administration of policies and programs covering several of the following: recruiting, compensation and benefits, training, safety, personnel research, policy implementation and risk management. Generous benefits!

    Experience preferred with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field. A minimum of three years of HR Management experience preferred. PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP highly desired.

    Apply

    Please email resumes to [email protected]
    Visit “view position” below for additional information.

    Salary

    $66,590.20 – $109,873.83

    The City of Bushnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace


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  • Engineer I or II – Kissimmee, Fla.

    Description

    Engineer I or II (Based on level of qualification)

    Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) is a municipal electric utility. 

    ENGINEER I
    GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:
    This is entry-level professional work providing engineering support in one of the following assigned areas of responsibility: Distribution Engineering, Power Delivery, Power Supply, System Planning, or Dispatch & Compliance. The incumbent will be responsible for performing basic engineering work within the assigned area of responsibility involved in the planning, design and operation of the electric utility. Tasks will vary depending on the area in which the incumbent is assigned. Re-assignment to another area of responsibility may occur whenever necessary as needed to meet the needs of the Utility. Work is performed under the close supervision of a designated supervisor and is checked upon completion for technical proficiency and adherence to standard practices.

    TYPICAL FUNCTIONS:
    Performs work, designs and implements systems, and advises field personnel consistent with industry best practice and a commitment to the safety and well-being of the public, fellow staff, and themselves. Performs engineering tasks requiring the application of engineering principles and prescribed methods, procedures and standard designs to perform work of specific and limited scope. Assists in the development of project/study plans, specifications and bid documents. Performs operating and economic feasibility studies and evaluates alternatives. Responsible for the execution of assigned projects and studies. Provides field direction for assigned projects and studies. Coordinates or prepares various internal and external reports. Maintains accurate and complete records and files. Performs related work as required.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
    Possession of a bachelor’s degree in electrical or mechanical engineering from an ABET accredited college or university, a foreign degree or degree from non ABET accredited program that have been evaluated for equivalency

    ENGINEER II
    GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:
    This is advanced professional work providing engineering support in one or more of the following assigned areas of responsibility: Distribution Engineering, Power Delivery, Power Supply, System Planning, or Dispatch & Compliance. The incumbent will be responsible for performing engineering work within the assigned area of responsibility involved in the planning, design and operation of the electric utility. Tasks will vary depending on the area in which the incumbent is assigned. Re-assignment to another area of responsibility may occur whenever necessary as needed to meet the needs of the Utility. The duties allow for a wide latitude of independent action, judgement and decision making with minimal direction and supervision. Work is checked upon completion for technical proficiency and adherence to standard practices by a designated supervisor.

    TYPICAL FUNCTIONS:
    Performs work, designs and implements systems, and advises field personnel consistent with industry best practice and a commitment to the safety and well-being of the public, fellow staff, and themselves. Performs intermediate engineering tasks requiring application of engineering principles and prescribed methods, procedures and standard designs to perform work of specific and limited scope. Develops project/study plans, bid specifications and related documents. Evaluates bid/proposal documents and develops award recommendations. Acts as the project manager on assigned projects/studies to field and contract personnel. May provide supervision of other engineering staff, field personnel and contract forces. Performs operating and economic feasibility studies and evaluates and recommends alternatives. May act as a Subject Matter Expert with respect to NERC Reliability and Cyber compliance standards. Ensures compliance with applicable NERC standards. Responsible for the execution of assigned projects and studies.
    Provides field direction for assigned projects and studies. Coordinates or prepares various internal and external reports. Maintains accurate and complete records and files. May perform technical training to personnel. May provide supervision and/or guidance to other engineering staff, field personnel and contractors.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
    Considerable knowledge of the modern practices, methods, techniques, and equipment used in activities involved in engineering in one or more of the operational areas. Ability to take direction. Considerable knowledge of industry standards, federal, state, and local regulatory requirements. Ability to understand and apply computerized solutions to engineering problems. Ability to prepare and/or modify drawings in electronic format. Considerable knowledge of the Utility’s electric system and electric industry best practices. Considerable knowledge of the use and care of electric utility equipment and systems. Ability to take field notes and use them in drawing plans and specifications. Ability to plan projects, prepare cost estimates, conduct engineering and research, make inspections, and prepare progress and accomplishment reports. Ability to maintain records, coordinate and/or supervise subordinates, and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, external agencies and the public. Ability to communicate effectively and express oneself clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to lead and effectively manage assigned project work. Ability to prepare cost estimates, specifications and bid/RFP documents. Ability to read, understand and follow policies and procedures. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, external agencies, contractors, and the public. Skill in the use of personal computers and associated programs and applications necessary for successful job performance. Must be able to lift or displace up to 20 pounds.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
    Possession of a bachelor’s degree in electrical or mechanical engineering from an ABET accredited college or university, a foreign degree or degree from non ABET accredited program that have been evaluated for equivalency and five (5) years of engineering experience in one or more of the electric utility operational areas. Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida is desirable. An equivalent combination of electrical trade school training, electrical trade experience, or Master level electrical or mechanical engineering study may substitute for some of the required experience.

    SALARY

    (Low) $35.70 – (High) $60.97.  Excellent benefits.EOE.

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  • Lineworker Trainee – Ocala, Fla.

    Description

    Description

    This is a semi-skilled, labor intense and hazardous position that requires individuals to perform electrical work relating to overhead and underground electrical facilities in a variety of voltages from 110 to 230,000 volts. This position reports to the Department Director or Designee.

    The Lineworker Trainee position is the entry level position that leads to a Lineman career. A Lineworker Trainee is required to progress through the training and testing program that culminates in becoming an Apprentice Lineman. This program is designed to take 36 months from date of hire to review by the Apprenticeship Committee.

    The training and testing program will consist of six 6-month increments. The Lineworker Trainee is required to meet the specific goals of his/her current increment by the 6-month increment end date to be eligible to advance to the next level. An employee who is not successful in the program on their 6-month increment end date may be subject to termination.

    It is expected that by the 18-month point, in addition to the statements above, the Lineworker Trainee will progress to a highly skilled, labor intense and hazardous position that requires knowledge of crane and digger derrick operations, operating capabilities, set up, driving and maintenance.

    Examples of Duties

    • Assists in performing construction and maintenance job tasks associated with electrical lines. Operates or assists in operating bucket trucks, derricks, trenchers, hydraulic tools, chain saws and other tools and equipment as may be required. Conforms to policies and procedures for safe work practices, area protection, proper use and maintenance of vehicles, tools and equipment associated with accepted line work practices.
    • Assists in maintaining an adequate supply of tools and related equipment needed to accomplish daily assignments.
    • Secures work area by providing designated traffic control devices in appropriate position. May be required to work as a flag person.
    • Physical strength and endurance to operate tools, load and unload materials, for extended periods from trucks, poles, ladders, trenches, vaults, or kneeling at ground level. Must be able to lift and carry up to 80 lbs.
    • Availability during after hour call outs is required with rotation to "stand by" on a regular rotation when qualified.

    ADDITIONAL ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS FOLLOWING THE FIRST 18 MONTHS

    Become completely familiar with the lifting limitations (radius angle, reach, extension, load weights) of a rear mounted 100' crane rated 47,000 pounds maximum capability. Become completely familiar with the digger derricks with 55' boom heights and 12,000 pound lifting capabilities. Follow procedures for check out and set up of vehicles, such as inspecting lift cables, check pad and block availability. Safely perform lifting, setting and loading of heavy equipment.

    Visually, physically, and audibly inspects their assigned vehicle on a daily basis to ensure safe operation.

    Performs construction and maintenance job tasks associated with electrical lines. Operates bucket trucks, derricks, trenches, hydraulic tools, 100' crane, chain saws, and other equipment as may be required. Conforms to policies and procedures for safe work practices, area protection, proper use and maintenance of vehicles, tools, and equipment associated with accepted line work practices.

    Secures work area by providing designated traffic control devices in appropriate position. Physical strength and endurance to operate tools, load and unload materials, for extended periods from trucks, poles, ladders, trenchers, vaults or kneeling at ground level. Must be able to lift a minimum of 80 lbs.

    Availability during after hour call outs is required with assignment to "stand by" on a regular rotation when qualified.

    Position Requirements

    Minimum Qualifications

    High school graduate or GED. Must have worked outdoors performing manual labor tasks. Must be able to follow oral and written instructions in English. One year experience in the operation of medium to heavy-duty hydraulic equipment is preferred.

    LICENSES & CERTIFICATES

    Must possess and maintain a valid Florida operators driver’s license with an acceptable driving record and a learning permit for a CDL license before the first day of work. Must obtain a valid Florida commercial driver’s license, CDL Class A, within 90 days of employment.

    RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT

    The employee must, within one year of date of hire or promotion to this position, reside within 30 minutes of the assigned work facility.

    Supplemental Information

    Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Ability to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions. Ability to work alone to complete tasks. Ability to communicate clearly and politely in person and by two-way radio. Ability to remain calm in emergency situations. Ability to work at various heights (200′) or in trenches, vaults, or confined spaces. Must be able to lift and carry up to 80 lbs.

    Benefits 

    The City of Ocala provides a competitive, comprehensive benefit package for all full-time employees. A summary of our benefit program can be found on our website at www.ocalafl.org under the Human Resources link.

    Salary 

    $41,002.62 – $51,255.36 Annually


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  • Lineman – Ocala, Fla.

    Description

    Description

    This is a highly skilled, labor intense and hazardous position that requires individual to work outdoors and perform electrical work relating to overhead and underground electrical facilities in a variety of voltages from 110 to 230,000 volts. This position normally reports directly to the Line Crew Foreman.

    Examples of Duties

    • Performs construction and maintenance job tasks associated with electrical lines. Operates bucket trucks, derricks, trenchers, hydraulic tools, chain saws, other tools and equipment as may be required. Conforms to policies and procedures for safe work practices, area protection, proper use of vehicles, tools, and equipment associated with accepted line work practices.
    • Visually and audibly detects malfunctions of equipment and safety hazards. Works on energized electrical power lines, equipment, and devices without interruption of normal electric service.
    • Physical strength and endurance to operate tools and equipment for extended periods from bucket, poles, ladders, vaults, trenches or confined space.
    • Communicates with other employees in person and by two-way radio, politely and clearly and also communicates in person at job sites to customers.
    • Assists in training and instruction of other personnel. Provides "on the job" training in the field to fellow crew members on proper use and operation of equipment, climbing techniques and proper procedures and safety practices.
    • Availability during emergencies is required with rotation to stand-by on a regular rotation.

    Position Requirements

    Minimum Qualifications

    High school graduate or GED. A minimum of 4 years experience in construction and maintenance of overhead and underground transmission and distribution power systems. Successful completions of related electrical courses (apprentice program) or equivalent combination of training and related experience.

    Licenses/Certificates

    Must obtain a valid Florida Commercial Driver’s License (CDL CLASS A) within 90 days of employment.

    Residency Requirement

    The employee must, within one year of date of hire or promotion to this position, reside with 30 minutes of the assigned work facility.

    Supplemental Information

    • Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Ability to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions. Ability to work independently to complete tasks. Ability to maintain accurate records and reports.
    • Must have the ability to problem solve, evaluate others and make independent judgment to restore customer concerns. Must be able to remain calm in emergency situations. Thorough knowledge of the hazards involved when working around or in energized electrical lines. Must be able to distinguish colors used for locates and phase markings. Ability to work at various heights, (200′) or in trenches, vaults, or confined spaces and able to climb and work off pole to restore power.

    Benefits 

    The City of Ocala provides a competitive, comprehensive benefit package for all full-time employees. A summary of our benefit program can be found on our website at www.ocalafl.org under the Human Resources link.

    Salary 

    $73,500.75 – $87,844.85 Annually


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  • Compliance Specialist – Fort Pierce, Fla.

    Description

    Department: Electric and Gas Engineering 

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  

    Highly technical, procedural and professional work responsible for the coordination and management of all activities ensuring compliance with Federal, Regional and State laws, rules and policies that govern the provision of electric and gas services.  Develops  policies, procedures and internal controls to ensure that FPUA is compliant with applicable    electric and gas utility regulations.  Reports to the Electric Supervising Engineer.  A valid Florida Drivers License is required.

    Position Requirements

    ESSENTIAL MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE  

    Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in a related technical field.  Minimum of five (5) years of     experience in the utility industry.  Three (3) years of experience in regulatory compliance and/or NERC System Operator training and certification, is preferred.

    ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS  

    Moderate lifting, walking, standing, bending, stooping, sitting; light carrying, climbing, Ability to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear; uses hands to finger, handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms as in picking up paper, files, and other common office objects. Employee may periodically lift and/or move objects weighing up to 30 pounds such as books, equipment, supplies, etc. Vision and hearing at or correctable to normal ranges.  Frequent use of computer and standard office equipment.  Reasonable             accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.  Temporary modifications to provide reasonable accommodations do not waive any essential functions of the job requirements.

    ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

    Works primarily in a climate-controlled office setting with      occasional travel to attend meetings, etc.

    WE ARE A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE — WE DRUG TEST—EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

    APPLY

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  • Supervisor of Relay – Kissimmee, Fla.

    Description

    General Definition of Work

    This is a highly responsible engineering supervisory position that requires the mastery of knowledge, skills and experience required to develop and implement settings and maintain the Utility’s protective relays. Supervises and performs highly advanced technical and electrical work involving of the design, installation, commissioning, testing and repair of protective relays, switchboard and panel meters, watt-hour meters and related electronic and electro-mechanical equipment. Assists in the determination of project schedules, vendor selection, equipment designs, personnel procedures and budgeting. Subject Matter Expert (SME), for compliance with all FRCC and NERC standards and requirements related to protective relaying. Work may be performed under emergency situations or during inclement weather. Responsible for the training of assigned subordinate personnel. Work is performed independently under the general direction of the Assistant Vice President of Engineering and Operations. Work product is reviewed through observations, conferences, reports, and by results obtained.

    Typical Tasks

    Develops, troubleshoots, coordinates, and deploys system protection settings. Supervises and performs calibration, preventative maintenance, equipment inspections, and testing functions at remote sites, power plants and operating centers. Supervises and performs the testing, maintenance, and installation of other related equipment such as transducers, converters, switches, current and potential transformers, and auxiliary equipment. Supervises and maintains documentation of the performance of skilled troubleshooting and analysis of protective relay circuits and related facilities for all transmission, distribution and generation system protective relay operations. Maintains an accurate and complete set of records and files of test results, equipment status, misoperation’s investigations, equipment settings and programming details and other appropriate data on all equipment related to the relaying systems. Performs the daily scheduling of activities for relay personnel and plans and coordinates relay substation and generation projects. May provide supervision and/or guidance to other engineering staff, field personnel and contract forces. May provide performance management and recommend the hire, transfer, promotion, grievance resolution, discipline and discharge of subordinate personnel. Must possess an expert knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions taken to protect personnel and equipment in high voltage generation and transmission equipment. Ability to work independently and to supervise subordinates. Maintains a master level of knowledge of technology, FRCC and NERC compliance standards and industry trends applicable to power systems, protective relays and associated facilities. Advises the System Operations Division on protective relay related issues to assure the reliable operations of the power system. Trains and supervises subordinate personnel and provides support to internal and external Engineers, contractors, and electrical personnel. Serve as a representative on the FRCC System Protection and Control Subcommittee and may be asked to serve on other FRCC and/or NERC groups. Performs other job-related duties as assigned. Must be able
    to work during emergencies and/or during inclement weather conditions. Must be able to respond quickly to ongoing work demands and/or emergencies.

    Position Requirements

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    Must have knowledge of the standard methods, practices, tools, equipment and materials used for the repair and maintenance of protective relaying, metering, and related equipment. Ability to test and develop programs for the calibration of multiple types of microprocessor, solid-state and electro-mechanical relays using complex computer generated microprocessor based test equipment. Knowledge of power systems and their operation, design and circuitry including all related mechanical and electrical equipment. Ability to interpret, redline and perform preliminary design of electrical blueprints, schematic diagrams, logic diagrams and service manuals and experience in the complete planning of relay projects. Must have a thorough knowledge of math as it relates to power systems and be skilled at conducting power system calculations. Familiar with the implementation of NERC standards as related to protective relays, SCADA and communications. Must have an expert level of understanding of safety practices and occupational hazards for all power system equipment and facilities. Skilled at establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other personnel, vendors and utilities. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in written form. Ability to work independently and to supervise subordinates. Ability to work well under pressure. Must have a high level of analytical and problem solving skill. Ability to exert 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently.

    Education and Experience

    Possession of a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from an accredited college or university and five (5) years directly related experience in the protective relaying profession are required for this position. Possession of a master’s degree in engineering may be substituted for one year of the required experience. Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida is desirable.

    Special Requirements

    Possession of a valid appropriate driver’s license issued by the State of Florida.

    SPECIAL CONDITIONS: May be required to work outside of normal working hours during system outages, emergency situations or during assigned projects.

    Salary

    (Low) $43.24 – (High) $60.97 Excellent benefits. EOE.


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  • IT Manager – New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

    Description

    Job Summary

    As a key member of the Information Technology (IT) Department, this position works under the direction of the Director of IT, producing, implementing, and enhancing enterprise application architecture concepts, road maps, principles, and strategies. The IT Manager will provide technical leadership for enterprise application architecture initiatives and drive architecture and technology convergence, ensuring the right technologies and platforms are deployed to achieve strategic business outcomes. The IT Manager assumes responsibility for translating business requirements into specific system, application, or process designs, including working across technology domains to identify functional requirements and in developing business justifications. The IT Manger assumes responsibility for understanding both the technology and the business functionality to ensure that the solutions are properly implemented, fully utilized, and effectively optimized to meet the needs of the organization.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Include the following and other duties as assigned:
    Serves as IT lead in managing, development, delivery, and operation of reliable and secure electric and water utility enterprise wide applications, mission critical operational systems, and supporting technology (OT).
    Ensures business and technology strategies are aligned with company short and long-term goals and objectives.
    Collaborate with internal/external stakeholders to understand business goals and technical direction and translate to architectural solutions.

    Position Requirements

    Education and Experience

    This position requires the following education and experience:
    Associate degree in computer information systems, computer science, or computer engineering or similar field required. Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in computer engineering, electrical engineering technology, electronics and computer science or similar field preferred.

    A minimum of five (5) years (A.S. degree) / three (3) years (B.S. degree) of experience in electrical power or water utility role, providing support and management for the key enterprise and operational systems and software listed herein required.
    Certifications, Licenses, Registrations

    Other Qualifications
    Florida Driver’s License Class E required. Ability to work flexible hours, as required. Position is subject to periodic driver’s license record screenings.

    Salary 

    $92,038/yr. – $117,348/yr.

    Apply

    For a more detailed job description, please click “apply.” Send resume to [email protected] Mail resumes to Human Resources, PO Box 689 New Smyrna Beach, FL. 32170 or click to apply. EOE/DFWP


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  • Electric Utility Engineer I/II/III – Tallahassee, Fla.

    Description

    Electric Utility Engineer I/II/III – Electric System Planning

    The City of Tallahassee – Electric & Gas Utility has an immediate engineering opening within its Electric System Planning division.  Applications are being sought for engineering candidates at any level, with a preference for a candidate with background in Alternative/Renewable Energy and/or Computer Modeling/Simulation.  The minimum requirements for each level are outlined below.

    ABOUT TALLAHASSEE

    Tallahassee is a vibrant City that is home to Florida’s state government, two major universities – Florida State University and Florida A&M University, as well as one of the largest community colleges in the state – Tallahassee Community College.   Centrally located in the panhandle, Tallahassee is only hours away from white sandy Gulf beaches, Walt Disney World, and the Atlantic Ocean.  Tallahassee has one of the top parks and recreation departments in the country and was named an All America City twice.  Leon County Schools were recognized by the Florida State Board of Education as an Academically High Performing District for the second year in a row.

    Tallahassee’s Electric & Gas Utility provides reliable electric service to over 125,000 electric customers and 33,000 gas.  A full service vertical electric utility, Tallahassee has 725 MW of generation located at three sites, 62MW of solar under a Purchase Power Agreement, 224 miles of transmission (115kv & 230 kv), 28 substations, and 3,631 miles of distribution.  The City’s Electric Utility is registered as a Balancing Authority, Transmission Owner/Operator, and Generation Owner/Operator under the NERC Reliability Standards.

    Tallahassee Electric has been recognized nationally and regionally for its strong performance.  These recognitions have included the APPA E. F. Scattergood Award, three APPA DEED Energy Innovator Awards, FMEA Safety Award, six-time APPA Reliable Public Power Provider at the Gold level, APPA Smart Energy Provider designation, and Power Magazine naming the City’s Hopkins Generating Plant one of the Top Six Gas Fired Power Plants in the World.

    SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITES

    This position provides engineering support for the System Planning team.  This engineering support includes conducting studies related to planning of generation, transmission, and alternative/renewable energy facilities, and supports the City of Tallahassee’s 2035 and 2050 Clean Energy goals. Depending upon the level of engineering experience, the responsibilities for this position will range from acting as a project manager and lead, including potential supervisory responsibilities (III level) to an entry level engineer (I level).

    Position Requirements

    EDUCATION, SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE and REQUIREMENTS

    The ideal candidate will have the following experience:

    • Engineer I: Bachelor’s degree in engineering, preferably electrical engineering.
    • Engineer II: Bachelor’s degree in engineering, preferably electrical engineering, and two years of electric utility experience. A master’s degree in engineering may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
    • Engineer III: Bachelor’s degree in engineering, preferably electrical engineering, and five years of electric utility experience.  A master’s degree in engineering may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

    Desirable Skills:

    • Experience with computer models for the simulation of physical electric system 1operations.
    • Experience with technical project management, including engineering economic analysis of project alternatives.
    • Knowledge of alternative/renewable energy technologies, energy storage systems, and electric utility operations.
    • Ability to effectively communicate technical information to a non-technical audience.

    Individuals in these classifications are:

    • Considered essential employees during emergency/storm events and must be able to work 16 hours per day for extended periods of time and may be required to be away from their family.
    • Must be available to serve on-call and are subject to having to work outside of their assigned shift/schedule to meet operational needs.
    • Must possess a valid Class E State driver’s license at time of appointment.

    COMPENSATION

    The City of Tallahassee offers competitive salary and benefits. In addition to competitive salaries, the City offers a full slate of benefits for its employees including a defined benefit pension plan, City contribution to a 401K plan, cafeteria style benefit offerings including Flexbucks, 12 paid holidays, personal leave, sick leave, and catastrophic leave.

    The City of Tallahassee is an Equal Opportunity and Veteran’s Preference Employer.

    If you have a disability requiring accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, in the Office of Diversity& Inclusion at (850) 891-8950 or at [email protected] Preference will be given to veterans and spouses of veterans in accordance with Florida Statues 295.085.

    HOW TO APPLY

    A completed City of Tallahassee employment application is required. A resume may be attached to the application but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Applicants must apply on-line using the “view position” button. If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Department at (850) 891-8214


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  • City Manager – Starke, Fla.

    Description

    The City of Starke (population 5411), the county seat of Bradford County in the northeast region of Florida, and known for its beautiful freshwater lakes, fresh strawberries, small-town hospitality, historical landmarks, and managed wildlife areas seeks an individual with strong interpersonal skills to work in a unique City with 72 full-time employees, an elected Police Chief, and an elected City Clerk (who also serves as the City Treasurer).

    Position Requirements

    Preferred qualifications include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year college or university with a degree or major course work in public administration, business administration, or a closely related field, with a minimum of 5 years work experience as a top-level municipal or public sector administrator. Within 12 months of appointment, the City Manager must reside in Bradford County.

    Salary 

    $80,000 – $100,000 annually 

    Detailed position profile available at https://www.cityofstarke.org/wp-content/uploads/City-Manager-Job-Profile-2021-05-07-FINAL.pdf.

    Application information available at https://www.cityofstarke.org/city-manager-search/.

    Application packages, including a cover letter and resume with a salary history and at least 6 work related references should be emailed to [email protected].


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