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Through the Joint Action Recruiting Program, 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.

Contract Program Manager - Fort Pierce, Fla.

Fort Pierce Utilities Authority

Job code: 0491

General Description
A professional position responsible for preparing, reviewing, and processing contracts and related documents, from initial request to execution, for Fort Pierce Utilities Authority (FPUA), for a wide range of services, and products with delivery/installation services, related to administration, utilities (electric, water, natural gas, wastewater, and communications services), and a non-profit educational center.  Responsibilities include effective, timely, clear, and concise communication, and administration, of company business about contracts; making decisions related to insurance, indemnification, and other risk transfer issues; and implementing changes.  This position distributes, but does not monitor contracts after execution.  The incumbent reports to the Director of Financial Services, and works independently or under indirect supervision.  The position receives direction from departments, and interacts with FPUA employees, vendors, risk management consultant, and FPUA Attorney.

Essential Minimum Qualifications
(Education and Experience)  Graduation from an accredited four (4)-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration, Business Management, Business Law, or a related degree that included course work in general business management, contract/business law, accounting, finance or economics.  Six (6) years of progressively responsible experience negotiating, developing, administering, and/or evaluating service contracts/agreements, preferably including experience working with risk management provisions and attorneys with at least four (4) years of governmental or utility experience.  Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and Power Point demonstrated by achieving a score of at least 70% in basic Excel and Power Point, and 80% in basic Word.  A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

Essential Physical Skills
Moderate lifting and carrying (15 to 44 pounds). Reaching above shoulder. Use of fingers. Both hands required. Good near vision. Good hearing (with or without hearing aid). Pushing, Walking, Standing, Crawling, Kneeling, Bending, Stooping. Driving (cars, small vans, pick-ups, etc.) Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.

Environmental Conditions
Work inside and outside, local and some overnight travel.

Salary
$22.70 per hour

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A full job description and application is online at www.fpua.com > Careers.

Network Engineer - Fort Pierce, Fla.

Fort Pierce Utilities Authority

Job code: 133

General Description
The Network Engineer performs technical work analyzing, recommending, designing, installing, configuring, operating, maintaining, testing, and repairing FPUA’s and FPUAnet’s network infrastructure. This includes LANs, WANs, VOIP, and FPUAnet network infrastructure. This position is responsible for the design and implementation of wired and wireless networks and provides next-level support for the Network Administrators and LAN/WAN Coordinator. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Network Supervisor, with projects being completed in teamwork with other Information Technology Services staff members.

Essential Minimum Qualifications
(Education and Experience)  Graduation from high school, plus technical schooling or graduation from an accredited four (4) year college with a concentration in computer science or related field, plus over five (5) years of network, telecommunications and computer experience.  Telephone VoIP, PBX, multi-platform based servers, networking and Ethernet copper and fiber wiring experience preferred.  The following certifications are desired: CompTIA Security+, MCSE, CCNA, CCNP, CCIE, SSCP and/or CISSP.  A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

Essential Knowledge, Abilities and Skills
Knowledge of the installation, maintenance, and operation of computers and networks.  Knowledge of telephone VoIP, PBX systems, general telephony including cabling.  Knowledge of computer and operating software and some knowledge of standard word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.  Knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server environment to include 2003 and 2008 operating systems, Exchange, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, AD, SQL, IIS, SMS, Update services, SAN and others.  Knowledge of security-related hardware and software; LAN/WAN management and systems administration; background in telecom protocols, VPN, VoIP, TCP/IP, intrusion detection and firewall implementation.  Ability to install, configure and support Cisco networking electronics including switches, routers, and firewalls.  Ability to evaluate competitive computer and network hardware and software systems and present results to management.  Ability to react to change productively and to handle other tasks as assigned.  Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and management.  Skilled in Layer 2 and 3, VLAN and VPN configurations.

Essential Physical Skills
Moderate lifting and carrying.  Stooping, bending climbing, walking, kneeling, driving, smelling, hearing, seeing, standing, and sitting.  Ability to climb ladders, crawl through ceiling access passages, and lift up to fifty-five pounds.  (Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.)

Environmental Conditions
Works inside and outside, in and out of air-conditioning, confined spaces, darkness, dusty, and noisy conditions.  May require performance of tasks outdoors under varying climatic conditions and at elevated levels of up to 100 feet.

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A full job description and application is online at www.fpua.com > Careers.

Substation Relay/Scada Technician - Fort Pierce, Fla.

Fort Pierce Utilities Commission

Job code: 0052

General Description
Highly skilled technical work in the operation and maintenance of high voltage substations and SCADA Computer System.  Works under the general supervision of the Electric Transmission and Distribution Superintendent but often has to work independently in complex situations and supervises a one or more person crew (when serving as person in charge). Position reports directly to Electric T&D Superintendent.

Essential Minimum Education and Experience
Graduation from an accredited high school with courses in math and science.  Satisfactory completion of an approved training course in electronics and/or electricity from one of the following: military, trade school or college, with four years experience in substation maintenance, relay testing and SCADA Computer Systems.  When considering new job applicants, a comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications. An appropriate valid State of Florida Operator’s License with the ability to obtain a Class “A” CDL within three (3) months of date of hire.  CDL License needed sparingly for emergencies.

Essential Physical Skills
Moderate carrying and lifting; walking; standing; kneeling, climbing; bending; balancing; smelling, stooping, driving.  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 outside with:  chemicals; grease; high voltage electricity; ladders; heights; below ground level; poor lighting.  Conditions may include rain, lightning, thunderstorms, storms.

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A full job description and application is online at www.fpua.com > Careers.

Utilities Accountant I-GA1 - Fort Pierce, Fla.

Fort Pierce Utilities Authority

Job code: 0356

General Description
This professional accounting position requires knowledge of accounting principles and judgment in planning and organizing.  The responsibilities of this position relate to various phases of the accounting, budgeting, and expenditure control phases of fiscal transactions. This includes the application of utility accounting principles, governmental accounting principles, fixed asset accounting principles, budgeting principles, and technical knowledge in enhancing the use of computer systems.

Essential Minimum Education and Experience
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration and three (3) years experience in accounting.  Experience in the use of Microsoft Office is essential, demonstrated by achieving a score of at least 70% on basic Excel and 80% on basic Word.  A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.  Utility accounting experience and certification preferred, but not required.

Essential Physical Skills
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 inside

Salary
$18.75 per hour

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A full job description and application is online at www.fpua.com > Careers.

Principal Engineer - Gainesville, Fla.

Gainesville Regional Utilities

GRU is a self-generating multi-service utility owned by the City of Gainesville. Our combined services make us the most comprehensive utility service provider in the state. We serve approximately 90,000 electric customers in the area and also offer natural gas, water, wastewater, and telecommunications services. We are proud to be “owned by the people it serves.”

Education and Experience
To be considered for this position you must have a bachelor’s degree in engineering from an ABET accredited educational institution and at least 8 years’ experience as an electrical and/or controls engineer with fossil steam driven electric units and industrial gas turbines for power generation. •Valid U.S. Driver License is required at the time of hire; a valid Florida Driver License is required within 30 days of start date.

The ideal candidate will have experience in the following areas: 
• Experience with the design, installation, commissioning/startup of the ABB/Bailey DCS for steam electric generating station applications.
• Extensive knowledge of ABB/Bailey Infi-90/Symphony DCS implemented with: ◦Loop – PCU – Module – Block DCS topology
• Composer Programming Software
• Bridge Controllers in redundant configuration
• Rack I/O, Harmony Block I/O or S800 I/O subsystems
• 800xA/PPA System Operator Consoles
• A demonstrated ability to create, monitor, modify and tune the ABB/Bailey DCS control logic diagrams using the Composer software platform.
• The ability to create, modify and implement graphics of the 800xA / PPA Operator Console using Composer.
• Demonstrated experience with ABB Symphony DCS steam turbine controls.
• Strong knowledge of protective relaying systems for large generators and plant auxiliary systems and NERC regulations.
• Strong knowledge of:  ◦480-volt and 4160-volt electric motors in industrial plant applications.
• 480-volt motor control centers and 4160-volt breakers and switchgear.
• Electric drives, motor operators and positioners for valves and dampers.
• Instrumentation for steam electric generating stations.
• The operation and maintenance of field control elements and their relation to control logic.
• 480-volt and 4160-volt cable systems for steam electric generating stations.
• Transformers (single and 3 phase)
• Yokagowa Smart Transmitters
• Demonstrated experience with GE Mark V or Mark VIe Gas Turbine Controls with HMI
• Demonstrated experience with TCSA DGC (Digital Generator Controller) Generator Voltage Regulator for rotating brushless exciters on Westinghouse steam turbine generators
• Familiarity with B&W / BHA SQ-300 Precipitator automatic voltage controls
• Experience with rack-mounted servers which includes installation, maintenance and support.
• Knowledge and understanding of Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, as well as Root Cause Failure Analysis Methodology.
• Good organizational and communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to solicit input and support of others at various levels in an organization.
• Experience managing the following:
a. Contractors and various journeyman craft technicians
b. All phases of system improvement projects from design through construction to acceptance testing.
c. Capital projects, to include design review, writing job specifications, review of bids, selection of contractor, execution of project,     commissioning of project, and facilitation of training as required.
• Experience serving as a team leader coordinating the work of others.

Preference will be given to candidates who also have experience with: 
• Allen Bradley PLC-5 with RS-Logix 5/5000 software
• Allen Bradley ControLogix PLC with RS-Logix 5000 software
• Wonderware Intouch HMI
• Spectrum Model 300 CEMS
• GE Multilin protective relaying
• SEL protective relaying

Salary
$73,861 – $114,116 Annually

Apply
www.CityofGainesville.jobs

Principal Reliability Engineer-ME - Gainesville, Fla.

Gainesville Regional Utilities

GRU is a self-generating multi-service utility owned by the City of Gainesville. Our combined services make us the most comprehensive utility service provider in the state. We serve approximately 90,000 electric customers in the area and also offer natural gas, water, wastewater, and telecommunications services. We are proud to be “owned by the people it ser

Education and Experience
To be considered for this position you must have a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field from an ABET accredited educational institution and at least 8 years’ experience as an engineer with emphasis on Reliability Engineering including: Preventative Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance technologies, Root Cause Analysis, FMEA (Failure Modes Effects Analysis, and Asset Criticality Analysis.
A valid U.S. Driver License is required at the time of hire; a valid Florida Driver License is required within 30 days of start date.

The ideal candidate will have experience or certification in the following areas:
• Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP), or American Society for Quality – Certified Reliability Engineer (ASQ CRE), or Association of Asset Management Professionals Certified Reliability Leader (CRL)
• Predictive Technologies such as vibration analysis, I-R thermography, ultrasound, lube oil analysis, and motor circuit analysis
• Analyzing / Leading Root Cause Failure Analysis
• Establishing and Achieving Reliability related KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators)
• Understanding of Bill of Materials, MRO (Maintenance Repairs and Operations) Spares, and Asset Hierarchy and how each impacts the optimization of asset maintenance systems.
• Performing Asset Criticality Analysis
• Coordination with Planner/Scheduler to insure that PM/PdM services and inspections are scheduled and performed when due and that resultant corrective work is prioritized and performed.
• Knowledge of fossil steam driven turbine-generators, industrial gas turbines, and reciprocating engines.
vGood organizational and communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to solicit input and support of others at various levels in an organization.
• Experience managing the following:
a. Contractors and various journeyman craft technicians
b. All phases of system improvement projects from design through construction to acceptance testing.
c. Capital projects, to include design review, writing job specifications, review of bids, selection of contractor, execution of project,     commissioning of project, and facilitation of training as required.
• Experience serving as a team leader coordinating the work of others.

Preference will be given to candidates who also have experience with: 
• Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
• Working knowledge of SAP Plant Maintenance (PM) systems and/or Infor EAM systems.
• Familiarity with the ISO 55000 series Asset Management Standards

GRU is a self-generating multi-service utility owned by the City of Gainesville. Our combined services make us the most comprehensive utility service provider in the state. We serve approximately 90,000 electric customers in the area and also offer natural gas, water, wastewater, and telecommunications services. We are proud to be “owned by the people it serves.”

The City of Gainesville serves as the cultural, educational and commercial center for North Central Florida, and is home to Florida’s largest and oldest university. Thanks to our dedicated and hard-working employees, Gainesville is an award-winning City with something for everyone! The City also offers an outstanding benefits package to our employees.

Salary
$73,861 – $114,116 Annually

Apply
www.CityofGainesville.jobs

Lift Station Mechanic - Jacksonville Beach, Fla.

City of Jacksonville Beach

Position Number: 00017
Salary: 14.97-18.87 per hour
Closing Date: Aug. 4, 2017 at 4 p.m. EST

General Definition and Conditions of Work
Performs responsible skilled and technical work in the inspection, repair and maintenance of pumping station equipment of the municipal water, wastewater and/or stormwater utility facilities system(s); does related work as required.  Work and work related requirements may be specialized according to the Public Works utility division assigned.  Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Senior Lift Station Mechanic or the Plant Maintenance Supervisor.

This is medium work requiring the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects, and some heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for depth perception, peripheral vision, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts at or within arms length, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions, oils, working in confined spaces, and wearing an appropriate respiratory protection device as necessary.  The worker may be exposed to bloodborne and/or waterborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.

Essential Functions and Typical Tasks
Performing the inspection, preventive maintenance and repair of water, wastewater, and/or stormwater pump stations with faults/wetwells; participating in similar type of work with respect to other utility treatment and storage tank facilities system(s).

  • Inspects pumping stations and related equipment;
  • Diagnoses mechanical, electrical, electronic and SCADA problems, performs necessary repairs;
  • Maintains pumps, valves, blowers, filters, screens, emergency motors, generators and other equipment;
  • Reads various meters and gauges;
  • Adjusts, repairs and replaces malfunctioning parts such as bearings, gauges, seats and packing;
  • Makes repairs to float and pump controls;
  • Lubricates pumps and motors;
  • Does grounds maintenance work around pumping stations;
  • Paints interior and exterior pump stations;
  • Washes station when required;
  • Performs minor maintenance on hand tools and City vehicles;
  • Alternates with others on a rotating standby off-hours call schedule as assigned;
  • Operates vacuum/jet truck;
  • Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
General knowledge of the repair and maintenance of the mechanical, hydraulic and electrical  components of a sewage pump station; general knowledge of the occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions of the work; skill in the use and care of tools of the trade; ability to determine improper operation of pumping equipment and take proper remedial action; ability to follow oral and written directions; ability to work under adverse conditions.  Must possess a basic knowledge of and an ability to operate personal computers; ability to work effectively with others as part of a specially assigned team or in conjunction with a work group.

Education and Experience
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and some experience with the repair and maintenance of pumping station equipment, strong electrical/electronic skills including a minimum of three years of training and/or experience in troubleshooting motor control systems and electronic instrumentation equipment preferred.  Experience working with PLC logic control and/or SCADA systems desirable.

Special Requirements
Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of Florida including possession of, or ability to obtain, a Commercial Driver’s License Class B with tanker endorsement if necessary. Possession of or ability to obtain a Class C Wastewater Collection certificate from the Florida Water and pollution Control Operator’s Association Board, or possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate level operator certification as may be required in the future by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for the designated level of the utility collection system.

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Application may be filed online at www.cojb.jobs.

Safety Administrator - Kissimmee, Fla.

Kissimmee Utility Authority

General Definition of Work
Responsible for professional technical work assessing, planning, developing,coordinating and implementing workplace safety programs and related training.Investigates and processes property and workers’ compensation claims. Insures the utility is compliant with all applicable workplace and industry regulatory safety policies, procedures and guidelines. Work is performed under general supervision. Position reports to the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources.

Typical Tasks
Develops, assesses, plans, coordinates, instructs and implements all workplace safety programs for the utility. Recommends and generates safety operating policies, procedures and guidelines. Conduct facility and field inspections to ensure compliance with established safety policies. Keeps up to date on and maintains workplace safety guidelines and regulatory compliance relating to utility operations and services as required. Ensures compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other State and Local safety directives and procedures. Ensures all required regulatory reports are submitted in a timely manner. Develops and conducts workforce safety training on a wide range of
general and electric utility related topics. Reviews and advises proper safety techniques and utilization relating utility equipment, tools, vehicles, protective equipment, and retardant clothing. Conducts facility and field safety inspections and makes recommendations to eliminate or mitigate hazards. Conducts first aid and CPR training.Tracks safety training and ensure required training is conducted in a timely manner. Monitors department and employee compliance with Department of Transportation (DOT) CDL requirements and recommends any corrective actions as deemed appropriate. Coordinates random drug testing as required. Responds to and/or facilitates investigations of auto accidents and workplace injuries. Develop safety inspection reports and trend data to identify root cases, mitigation and preventive measures to circumvent future occurrences. Receives and processes auto and injury claims and directs them to appropriate insurers for resolution. Receive and investigates worker’s compensation claims and represents the utility at review claim meetings, hearings and legal proceedings. Works with departments to address and resolve matters relating to the delivery of utility services, public safety and matters pertaining to protected species of animals. Work with insurers, adjusters and other business agents and affiliates to resolve workers’ compensation and property loss claims. Investigate property claims and make recommendation on appropriate course of action for resolve. Assist with advice on safety and compliance issues relating to hazardous waste and spills. Make input on safety related budget items. Prepares reports and presentations are directed. Must be able to respond to all types of safety emergencies. All other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of workplace safety. Knowledge of public safety in the delivery of electric services. Knowledge of the principles and methods used in administering workers’ compensation and securing and engaging related insurances. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to development and present effective safety training and associated classroom instruction. Ability to work effectively across all departments to ensure effective coordination of safety procedures, practices, and measurements. Ability to make sound business decisions based on available information. Ability to work well with groups, committees and task forces. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees and management staff, other government agencies, and the general public. Must have exceptional investigative, analytical and problem solving skills. Knowledge of safety and compliance with responding to and handling hazardous waste and spills. Must have knowledge and skill maintaining compliance with Federal, State and Local regulatory safety policy, procedures and guidelines. Basic knowledge of National Electrical Safety Code. General knowledge about protected animals as it relates to the delivery of electric services. Ability to generate documents, reports and spreadsheets using Microsoft Office. Must be able to remain calm under pressure and respond to emergency situations with confidence and control. Must have a keen sense of situational awareness and astute ability to identify safety hazards. Ability to effectively motivate workforce to increase knowledge about safety compliance and accident prevention. May be required to lift or displace up to 50 pounds.

Education and Experience
Possession of a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health, Industrial Safety and Engineering or related major from an accredited college or university and 5 years of professional experience in the administration of safety and workers’ compensation. Electric utility experience highly desirable. Standard First Aid/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification or must be obtained within 1 year from start of employment. Any combination of education, training and experience.

Special Requirements
Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Florida. Florida Professional Engineering License preferred. Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP) preferred.

Salary
(Low) $27.75 – (High) $39.13. Excellent benefits.

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To apply, go to www.kuajobs.com.

Controller - Lakeland, Fla.

Lakeland Electric
Lakeland Electric is the third largest publicly-owned electric utility in Florida with 970 MW of internal generation, 123,000 customer accounts, a 258 square mile service area, 550 employees and operating revenues of $350,000,000. Lakeland Electric is in Polk County approximately 30 miles east of Tampa and 40 miles west of Orlando. Lakeland, Fla. is renowned for its beauty, charm, vitality and sense of continual progress. Lakeland was ranked #8 nationally by Forbes.com for “U.S. Cities on the Rise”.

Job Summary
A strong, results-oriented Controller to manage day-to-day accounting operations. Duties include managing personnel of LE’s Finance Division and overseeing all governmental accounting and financial reporting matters of the utility. The Controller must have extensive accounting knowledge and strong technical skills requiring considerable independent judgment in the application of the accounting principles prescribed by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). This position reports to the Assistant General Manager of Fiscal Operations. Work is also reviewed by the City of Lakeland’s Finance Director and periodic and annual audits by the city’s internal and external auditors.

Skills Required

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting.
  • Five (5) years of experience in a responsible accounting position, including three (3) years of electric utility accounting experience and three (3) years of management/supervisory experience.
  • Recent governmental accounting experience preferred.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Certified Government Financial Officer (CGFO) preferred.
  • OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities and other competencies necessary for success in the target position.

Salary
$80,121.60 – $124,280.00 annually, depending on experience

The City of Lakeland offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that will vary based on the credentials and proven abilities of the individual selected based on qualifications and accomplishments. The benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision plans, disability plans, life insurance, paid time off and a robust pension plan.

Apply
Submit an online application at http://www.lakelandgov.net/employmentservices/employment-services/job-opportunities. Resume and college transcripts must be submitted with the application.

Electric Substation Technician II - Leesburg, Fla.

City of Leesburg

Job Summary
The purpose of the class is to install and maintain electric substation equipment, relays and distribution equipment and relays. The class is responsible for installing, inspecting, operating, testing, commissioning and maintaining substation/distribution equipment and installing, inspecting, operating testing, commissioning and maintaining substation/distribution relays as well as preparing logs and reports concerning both. Installation, operation and maintenance of the Electric Department Radio network also falls under this class. The class works within a general outline of work to be performed; develops work methods and sequences under general supervision.

Skills Required
•Requires a high school diploma or GED and formal training, special courses, or self-education equivalent to the satisfactory completion of two years of college education or specialized advanced training in electronics, communications, or a closely related field; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
•Must have five (5) years or more experience in electrical substations.
•Must have five (5) years or more of industry experience and (5) years of on-the-job training dealing with the installation and maintenance of substation electrical equipment.
•Experience in electric industry, electrical substation and in the operation of electrical test equipment are preferred.
•Proficient use of AutoCAD, Microsoft Office®™© applications (i.e.: Microsoft Word®™©, Microsoft Excel®™©, etc.) PowerPoint®™© are preferred.
•This position is subject to emergency call-out and is expected to work overtime and stand-by as needed. Performs manual or technical tasks prescribed by standard practices, which may require computation, the use of several procedures, and the use of independent judgment with obvious choices; requires normal attention for accurate results.
•Considerable knowledge of installation of electric overhead and underground systems, various types of heavy equipment. Considerable knowledge of state and local traffic laws, ordinances and regulations regarding operation of equipment.
•Requires a valid State of Florida Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL) and satisfactory driving record as a condition of initial and continued employment.
•Must be able to obtain required lockout/tag-out and substation switching qualifications certifications within 90 days of employment and maintain certifications according to department guidelines throughout employment.  Special skills or equipment certification may be required.  Residency Requirements:
•Must be available for on call status/assignments. Must live within 20-mile radius of the intersection of Hwy 27 and Main Street, or move within this 20-mile radius within first 9 months of employment. Must rotate substation / communications on-call duty.

Salary
$40.70 per hour / $84,656.00 annually

Apply
Submit an online application at https://leesburgflorida.gov/index.aspx?page=1312

Database Administrator - New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

City of New Smyrna Beach Utilities Commission

Job Summary
The Database Administrator is the Key Application Specialist for all software systems and within this role analyzes user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate processing or to improve existing computer system processing by utilizing SQL, SRS, Microsoft Great Plains, Smart List Builder, SharePoint, Cogsdale, MS Office Applications and associated technical software. Additionally, this position works directly with the U.C.’s CSM vendor (Cogsdale) to resolve system issues and maintains and upgrades Microsoft Great Plains General Ledger Platform, which is critical to the financial reporting integrity of the U.C., and develops and maintains new software application systems for departments as requested and advises and assists users in operational procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Include the following and other duties as assigned:

Administers the U.C.’s central database to ensure its confidentiality, integrity, and availability; corrects database system failures by analyzing causes, developing and implementing solutions, and monitors corrective actions, and is the first line of communication with our software vendors, including our VAR, for resolution of inconsistencies in production processing.

Facilitates entire development lifecycle including analysis, design, testing, and implementation; responsible for custom application design and development, database administration, custom report creation, third party application customization and maintenance, and end-user training, to include design, development, and implementation of web-based technologies using applications, such as Web Services, ASP.net, Javascript, XML, and CSS.

Performs complex technical and analytical work in conjunction with the systems planning, analysis, design, development, programming, and implementation of information processing systems using both voice and data communications in wide area and local area networks.

Designs and develops statistical reporting for internal and external customers; performs data extraction, imports functions, and is responsible for administration of MS-SQL; programs and scripts from own design; oversees the technical design, development, and maintenance of databases and master files; and provides technical advice and support to users in the use of the database

Develops SQL jobs and SSIS packages; designs, implements, and maintains internal database relationships and views for easy access to data; creates various databases, routines, tables, reports, and files as requested and runs queries on database to search for specific information and locate data entry errors

Plans and coordinates with other departments to streamline daily/repetitive processes in order to provide cost effective and time saving solutions and to analyze current operational procedures, identify problems, and learn specific input and output requirements, such as forms of data input, how data is to be summarized, and formats for reports.

Modifies applications and programs in the appropriate programming language and implements system changes and solutions for existing applications; develops program logic and processing steps; uses various program languages, as required, to code programs using structured programming techniques

Monitors industry trends and developments and investigates means for improving systems and staff efficiency and effectiveness; confers with technical resources, manufacturers, and vendors; reviews and evaluates vendor supplied documentation and modifies or creates additional documentation or instructions as necessary for application systems users; assists users in implementing new or modified programs and applications.

Prepares training material and trains others in the use of application systems and programs and methods of extracting and compiling data, where applicable; defines test schedule and tests data requirements; defines computer controls and input/output specifications.

Researches and recommends the purchase of existing software as appropriate; communicates with software/hardware vendors to expedite orders and to resolve operational problems.

Provides system security; sets up users on server/system; monitors certain user functions, as assigned; performs computer backups; reboots server as needed; restores files as needed

Prepares and/or processes monthly status reports, backup/restore logs, daily contact records, maintenance records, various other forms, reports, memos, correspondence, etc.

 

Competencies

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Leadership

Exhibits behaviors consistent with and conforming to organizational culture; fosters collaboration; understands the most effective and efficient way to accomplish tasks within the parameters of organizational hierarchy, processes, systems, and policies.

Communication

Must possess the ability to effectively exchange information with personnel, as well as Independent Contractors, Consultants, and Vendors; provides clear, concise information to others in verbal, written, electronic, and other communication formats for public and organizational consumption; listens actively and empathetically to the views of others; delivers critical information; seeks further information to clarify ambiguity; provides constructive feedback effectively; ensures effective communication throughout the organization; provides thoughtful feedback in appropriate situations; provides proactive communications; demonstrates an understanding of the audience’s perspective; treats constructive feedback as a developmental opportunity; welcomes the opportunity to discuss competing points of view; helps others consider new perspectives; leads effective and efficient meetings; utilizes communication technology.

Ethical Practice

Must possess the ability to integrate core values, integrity, and accountability throughout all organizational and business practices; maintains confidentiality; acts with personal, professional, and behavioral integrity; shows consistency between espoused and enacted values; acknowledges mistakes; recognizes personal bias and others’ tendency toward bias, and takes measures to mitigate the influence of bias in business decisions; maintains appropriate levels of transparency in organizational practices.

Judgment

Must possess good judgment, being able to selectively weigh competing priorities, using overall importance to the enterprise as the deterministic factor. Must possess the ability to determine when it is appropriate and necessary to escalate problems to the appropriate contracted vendor; ensure confidentiality with sensitive subject matter and information; and work independently and exercise good judgment at all times.

Analytical

Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data. Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, structural, or compositional characteristics of data, people, or things.

Design

Demonstrates attention to detail. Requires the ability to design programs and scripts.

Problem Solving

Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions. Requires the ability to adapt to change quickly and think ‘outside the box.’

Quality Management

Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

Cost Consciousness

Works within approved budget; analyzes work to identify opportunities to streamline and reduce costs and/or schedule; and provides best total cost solution for problems.

Professionalism

Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments. Must be able to develop positive intra-company relationships with Directors, Managers, Supervisors and other personnel with the intent to provide excellence of service.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents, such as technical procedures, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to prepare technical reports and diagrams, various business forms and reports, business correspondence, etc. with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, and employees of the U.C.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form from Director or other relevant professionals.

Computer Skills

Must have in-depth knowledge of and possess the ability to use the systems and products this position supports. This includes proficient knowledge of MS-SQL, Web Services, ASP.net, Javascript, XML, CSS, MS Great Plains, and Cogsdale.

Mathematical Skills

Requires the ability to add and subtract totals, to multiply and divide, to use mathematical formulas, to determine percentages and decimals, and to determine time.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. Driving is required.

Education and Experience

This position requires the following education and experience:

High School diploma/ GED required . Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in computer science preferred . A minimum of six years of experience in computer system design, programming, and project management required . A minimum of five years working as a Database Administrator required . A minimum of five years working with MS Dynamics GP preferred .
Other Qualifications

Florida Driver’s License Class E required. Ability to work flexible hours, as required.

 

HOW TO APPLY:
Qualified applicants should email resume to jobs@ucnsb.org or mail resume to Human Resources, PO Box 689 New Smyrna Beach, FL 32170. Qualified applicants may also apply online by visiting www.ucnsb.org.  EOE/DFWP

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $71,760.00 to $83,075.20 /year

Director of Electric - New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

City of New Smyrna Beach Utilities Commission

Job Summary
The Director of Electric is responsible for establishing the strategic direction of the Electric Department, including budget strategies and operational policies, and identifies opportunities for improvement and resolves any discrepancies to maximize the strategic use of such operations. The Director is responsible for the planning, directing and coordinating of all transmission and distribution, fleet maintenance, installation, and substation and relay activities through designated staff, consultants, contractors, other U.C. departments, governmental agencies and the general public.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the overall direction and management of the Electric Department and its subdivisions and Electric personnel, including directing the priorities, people and resource allocations, as well as conducting fair and honest performance appraisals, identifying and managing employee development needs, and establishing and maintaining a positive and productive working environment.
  • Responsible for directing the activities of the Electric Operations Department to provide cost effective, safe, efficient, reliable electric service to the UC customers.
  • Responsible for preparing annual budget estimates for capital improvements, as well as preparing and submitting for approval the Electric Department budget, and is responsible for ensuring the proper management of the departmental budget.
  • Assesses the U.C.’s current position in relation to current and expected service territory growth and plans for the long-term success of the organization as it relates to Electric Operations.
  • Studies and reviews Electric Operations Department job methods, construction standards, and equipment utilization to improve efficiency and quality of service.
  • Provides guidance and direction in the preparation for UC electric rate development.
  • Compiles and prepares reports relating to the activities and performance of the Electric Department and its subdivisions, as required by government agencies and the GM/CEO.
  • Provides guidance and direction in the preparation of training and safety programs for the Electric Department and its subdivisions.
  • Provides guidance and direction in the preparation of researches, evaluations, to make recommendations to the GM/CEO regarding the establishment of new facilities for Electric Operations.
  • Represents the UC in industry trade associations (FEE, FMPA, FMEA, APPA), as necessary.

Competencies
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Professional Knowledge
Must demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of electric, substation and relay, and fleet maintenance best management practices and theories used in practice; remains current on relevant laws, legal rulings, and regulations; must possess the ability to prioritize work duties for maximum efficiency; develops and utilizes best practices; seeks process improvement through numerous resources; possesses the thorough knowledge to direct and oversee projects which require an electric and even engineering specialty; applies advanced level understanding of the organizational and business objectives of electric operations.

Relationship Management
Must possess the ability to manage interactions to provide service and to support the organization; establishes credibility in all interactions; treats all employees, customers, vendors, and the like with respect and dignity; builds engaging relationships with all organizational stakeholders through trust, teamwork, and direct communication; demonstrates approachability and openness; manages internal and external relationships in ways that promote the best interests of all parties; fosters effective teambuilding among employees.

Consultation
Must possess the ability to provide guidance to organizational stakeholders; applies creative problem-solving to address business needs and issues; develops consultative and coaching skills.

Leadership
Must possess the ability to direct and contribute to initiatives and processes within the organization; exhibits behaviors consistent with and conforming to organizational culture; fosters collaboration; understands the most effective and efficient way to accomplish tasks within the parameters of organizational hierarchy, processes, systems, and policies; develops solutions to overcome potential obstacles to successful implementation of initiatives; demonstrates agility and expertise when leading organizational initiatives or when supporting the initiatives of others; sets the vision for Electric initiatives and builds buy-in from internal and external stakeholders; promotes consensus among organizational stakeholders (e.g., employees, business unit leaders, informal leaders) when proposing new initiatives; serves as a transformational leader for the organization by leading change.

Communication
Must possess the ability to effectively exchange information with others; provides clear, concise information to others in verbal, written, electronic, and other communication formats for public and organizational consumption; listens actively and empathetically to the views of others; delivers critical information to all stakeholders; seeks further information to clarify ambiguity; provides constructive feedback effectively; ensures effective communication throughout the organization; provides thoughtful feedback in appropriate situations; provides proactive communications; demonstrates an understanding of the audience’s perspective; treats
constructive feedback as a developmental opportunity; welcomes the opportunity to discuss competing points of view; helps others consider new perspectives; leads effective and efficient meetings; utilizes communication technology.

Cultural Effectiveness
Must possess the ability to value and consider the perspectives and backgrounds of all parties; has a strong set of core values while operating with adaptability to particular conditions, situations, and people; maintains openness to others’ ideas and makes decisions based upon experience, data, facts, and reasoned judgment; demonstrates nonjudgmental respect for other perspectives; works effectively with diverse cultures and populations; conducts business with an understanding and respect for the differences in rules, customs, laws, regulations, and business operations between own culture and all cultures; appreciates the commonalities, values, and individual uniqueness of all human beings; possesses self-awareness and humility to learn from others; adapts perspective and behavior to meet the cultural context.

Ethical Practice
Must possess the ability to integrate core values, integrity, and accountability throughout all organizational and business practices; maintains confidentiality; acts with personal, professional, and behavioral integrity; responds immediately to all reports of unethical behavior or conflicts of interest; empowers all employees to report unethical behavior or conflicts of interest without fear of reprisal; shows consistency between espoused and enacted values; acknowledges mistakes; applies power or authority appropriately; recognizes personal bias and others’ tendency toward bias, and takes measures to mitigate the influence of bias in business decisions; maintains appropriate levels of transparency in organizational practices; manages political and social pressures when making decisions.

Critical Evaluation
Must possess the ability to interpret information to make business decisions and recommendations; makes sound decisions based on evaluation of available information; transfers knowledge and best practices from one situation to the next; applies critical thinking to information received from organizational stakeholders and evaluates what can be used for organizational success; gathers critical information; analyzes data with a keen sense for what is useful; delineates a clear set of best practices based on experience, evidence from industry literature, published peer-reviewed research, publicly available web-based sources of information, and other sources; analyzes information to identify evidence-based best practices; identifies leading indicators of outcomes; analyzes large quantities of information from research and practice.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
To perform successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below represent the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Language Skills
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents, such as general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and/or governmental regulations; ability to write reports, business correspondence, and
procedure manuals; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, contractors/vendors, and employees of the UC.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to work with mathematical concepts, such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry; ability to apply concepts, such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills
Must possess knowledge of Milsoft Outage Management System Dispatch ®, MS Office, and GIS.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Additionally, while performing the duties of this position, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; outside weather conditions, to include extreme storm conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat; and risk of electrical shock.

Education and Experience
This position requires the following education and experience:

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or related field required. A minimum of ten years of experience in electric operations with progressively advanced supervisory experience required, preferably in the utility industry or public/non-profit sector.

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations
This position requires the following certifications, licenses, and/or registrations: None

Other Qualifications
Florida Driver’s License Class E required. Ability to work flexible hours, as required. To ensure adequate emergency response, the ability

Apply
Qualified applicants should email resume to jobs@ucnsb.org or mail resume to Human Resources, PO Box 689 New Smyrna Beach, FL 32170. Qualified applicants may also apply online by visiting www.ucnsb.org.

Lineman - New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

City of New Smyrna Beach Utilities Commission

Positions available: Three

Job Description
The Utilities Commission, City of New Smyrna Beach is seeking qualified applicants for a Lineman within the Electric T&D Department.

Education and Experience
High school diploma/GED; completion of apprenticeship program with possession of a valid Lineman ticket or equivalent Journeyman Lineman experience. Must possess a valid Florida Class “A” CDL.

Salary
$28.34 – $32.81 per hour

Apply
Qualified applicants should email resume to jobs@ucnsb.org or mail resume to Human Resources, PO Box 689 New Smyrna Beach, FL 32170. Qualified applicants may also apply online by visiting www.ucnsb.org.

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