City of Russell - Electric Utility Director

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The City of Russell is seeking professional and community-oriented individuals for a full-time Electric Utility Director position.

The City of Russell is a Public Power Community, situated at the crossroads of Interstate 70 and US Highway 281. We are a community that is dedicated to family, friends, and neighbors, where generations care for each other. We are One Russell, building a self-reliant future. We are home.

The City of Russell offers a very progressive benefit package. Benefits include vacation and sick leave, uniforms, family health insurance, family dental and vision plans, KPERS retirement program, and several other optional benefit programs.

The Electric Utility Director, under the general supervision of the City Manager, plans, directs, coordinates, and supervises the activities of the Electric Department, including the production and distribution of electricity and maintenance and administrative activities as established by policy. The Electric Utility Director is responsible for the operation and maintenance of generation, distribution, substations, metering, engineering, and project management. This individual must have in-depth experience in all operation phases to obtain optimum efficiency and economy of operations to maximize customer service and reliability.

This applicant is required to have a Bachelor of Science degree in business, electrical engineering, or a related field from a four-year accredited college or university and a minimum of five (5) years of related experience in a responsible electric generation and distribution management position, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Applicant must and have a valid Kansas Driver’s License. Applicants must also establish residency in the City of Russell 6 months from hire date. Pre-employment drug screening and job placement assessment are required. Position pay range is $90,000 to $105,000, based on qualifications and experience.

Please submit a resume and cover letter with the application. Applications and a full job description may be obtained at russellcity.org or at the City of Russell, 133 West 8th, Russell, KS 67665. Completed applications may be submitted in person, online, faxed to 785-483-4397 or emailed to alice@russellcity.org.

Applications are due by 5:00 PM on October 7, 2022.

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