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ELECTRIC DEPARTMENT SUPERINTENDENT
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for the daily management and supervision of the Village of Solvay Electric Department. The Superintendent is responsible for planning construction, coordinating operation of power stations, transmission lines, and distribution systems, and supervising staff. An employee in this class carries out work in accordance with general policies of the village board of trustees and its Electrical Committee with wide leeway for the exercise of independent judgement in carrying out technical duties of the work. General supervision is exercised over a large number of technical and clerical subordinates. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Manages, plans, organizes and directs all departmental activities involving the operation, construction, maintenance, repair and modification of the village electrical distribution system.
Reviews information relating to the extension and development of village territory and resulting increase in demand for service and plans to meet these demands.
Oversees the procurement and installation of equipment including transformers, switching equipment, instrumentation, and storage facilities.
Formulates and presents to the Mayor and Village Board, budgets, financial requirements, and long and short term goals, with the supporting data for discussion and approval.
Initiates, evaluates, accepts and submits major capital expense items and policy revision recommendations to the Mayor and Board for consideration and approval.
Studies load and system problems to devise methods to solve same.
Represents and works with the Board, at meetings, contract negotiations and in public relation matters.
Supervises line workers as well as technical and clerical subordinates.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of maintenance and operation of a village electrical system.
Thorough knowledge of the management, planning, and development of electrical power programs.
Good knowledge of the principles and practices of administration.
Good knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision.
Ability to develop plans, work schedules, programs, and designs for construction, repair, and modification of electrical utilities.
Ability to direct, coordinate, and supervise the activities of the department.
Ability to make effective written and oral presentations.
Ability to communicate effectively with the public.
Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Six (6) years of professional supervisory level work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in business management which must have included operations planning and job cost analysis, working or contracting for a municipal or private electric power company.
NOTE: Electrical contracting work must have been with a municipal or private electric power company.
NOTE: Home, building construction or industrial contracting does not qualify.