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Gulf Shores Utilities Board, Gulf Shores, Alabama
General Manager

The Gulf Shores Utilities Board was created in 1967 as "The Water Works Board of the Town of Gulf Shores" as a public, nonprofit corporation to acquire and distribute potable water to its service area. In 1969, the City of Gulf Shores began construction of the first sewer system within the incorporated areas of the City. In 1984, the City of Gulf Shores established the Governmental Utilities Service Corporation (GUSC) Board to operate the sewer system and facilitate financing and expanding the sewer system. In 1989, the Water Works Board and GUSC were consolidated and established the current entity called The Utilities Board of the City of Gulf Shores. 

The Utilities Board of the City of Gulf Shores (GSU) is a municipal corporation governed by a seven-member Board of Directors. The Board members are appointed by Gulf Shores City Council for a six-year term (renewable) and serve without pay. Once appointed by City Council, a board member may not be removed by the City Council. The Board operates independently of the City of Gulf Shores. The Board is empowered to set usage rates, policies and procedures by which GSU operates. GSU's primary source of revenue is from the operation of water and sewer utilities. No other funding is provided by the City, County, State or Federal Government.

GSU provides water and wastewater services to both incorporated and unincorporated areas around the City of Gulf Shores. Its customer base is largely comprised of single-family residential units, condominiums, retail stores, restaurants, general business and governmental agencies. GSU does not provide wholesale water to other utility entities. Water billing rates are based on meter size of each entity. Wastewater billing is based on water consumption for customers with both services. Wastewater customers not serviced by water are billed at a fixed rate.

GSU's service area is a tourist community that generates a high volume of activity during the warmer months from spring to fall. It is common for water and sewer demands to be more than two times the average daily flows during these peak months. Therefore, GSU's infrastructure, production and treatment capacity and overall system operations are designed to meet these peak periods rather than an average daily demand.

The General Manager (GM) is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Board of Directors. The GM is responsible for the overall daily operation and performance of the utility=s production and distribution of water and the collection and treatment of wastewater systems. He or she provides leadership and direction to the departmental leaders and staff members, guides overall Board operations and provides advice and counsel to the Board of Directors. The GM implements policies adopted by the Board of Directors and ensures full compliance with State and Federal regulations and with Board goals and objectives. With assistance from departmental leaders, the GM plans for growth and the development of GSU's systems to meet current and future customer needs and to safeguard GSU assets. The GM oversees and manages GSU's financial division which requires reporting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and governmental accounting standards, the preparation of monthly financial statements, cash projections and both operations and capital budgets. Employee safety is GSU's 1st priority. The GM's most important responsibility is to promote and follow safe practices and enhance safety awareness. He or she is required to exercise independent judgment, initiative and discretion based upon knowledge of field operations and administrative policies as well as a thorough understanding of the specific performance required of staff and consultants. Community relations activities are integral to this position and the ability to interact well with others is essential.

GSU's current highly regarded General Manager has announced his retirement after twenty-three years in the position. For additional information about Gulf Shores Utilities please visit www.gulfshoresutilities.com

Requirements include a strong record of team building and building of positive relationships with other levels of government, the community and staff. Additional requirements are a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university combined with at least 10 years of industry-related work experience to include management level experience in a public utility or similar commercial entity; experience in budgeting, finance, personnel administration, public relations, and permit requirements; demonstrated leadership in organizing, developing and implementing capital projects; experience with the EPA and/or other regulatory agencies; demonstrated excellent communication skills with subordinates, Board members, customers, the community and other governments; demonstrated excellent leadership skills (has led subordinates who manage large teams or has led large team projects); experience working with local government and economic development agencies and the ability to plan for the future development and growth of the system. 

Preferences include an advanced degree in business administration, public administration, civil, environmental, chemical, electrical or mechanical engineering and familiarity with the State of Alabama and United States Environmental Protection Agency permitting process, rules and regulations.

Anticipated salary and benefits include a highly competitive beginning salary commensurate with experience; participation in the Retirement System of Alabama's (RSA) defined benefit retirement system; health and dental insurance; a Health Flex Spending plan, RSA Deferred Compensation (voluntary); relocation assistance and more.

To Apply: The position will remain open until filled. A first review of resumes is scheduled for April 22, 2019. Please send a letter of application, detailed résumé and current salary to:

Robert E. Slavin or David Kings
SLAVIN MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite A-1
Norcross, Georgia 30071
Phone: (770) 449-4656
Fax: (770) 416-0848
E-mail: slavin@bellsouth.net

Electronic responses are highly preferred

The Utilities Board of the City of Gulf Shores is an Equal Opportunity Employer


City of Pell City
Water Utility Supervisor 

POSITION TITLE:   Water Utility Supervisor 

JOB STATUS:      Full time                                             

Pay Range 21:    $37,169.60 - $61,443.20                

ANTICIPATED START DATE:     Following successful completion of background check and drug screen

SYNOPSIS:  The Water Utility Supervisor plans, organizes, manages and directs the work of the potable water system for the city, which includes the delivery of potable water to municipal customers; construction, maintenance and repair of water distribution systems; water utility commercial services, and the metering of all services: regulatory compliance; and performs related duties. The incumbent works under the supervision of the Utility Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS:                                           

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited high school or hold a certificate of high school equivalency (GED)
  • Must have a minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience in the operation, maintenance, and repair of municipal water distribution systems  
  • Hold a Class B CDL or obtain within 6 months from date of hire
  • Must be certified by the State of Alabama as a Grade II (or higher) Water Treatment Specialist/Operator, backflow monitoring
  • Must have a driving record suitable for insurability
  • Must possess computer skills necessary to perform the essential functions of the position
  • Must be willing to travel overnight to attend continuing education courses and workshops
  • Must be physically able to perform the essential functions of the position
  • Must be willing to work non-standard hours as required

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Plans, organizes, manages, and administers all aspects of the potable water system
  • Develops long range plans to keep up with water usage demands and to conform to state and federal water quality requirements
  • Directs the work of installation and maintenance of water meters, reading of meters for water consumption, conducting tests of backflow devices, and resolves customer problems
  • Performs personnel evaluation on assigned employees
  • Directs the installation, repairing and maintaining of water mains, valves, and related piping and equipment
  • Establishes and administers appropriate water quality standards to meet federal and state requirements
  • Participates in developing solutions to problems and in the protection of the city's source of water supply
  • Ability to kneel, squat, stand, climb for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift 80 lbs frequently
  • Assist in the collection of wastewater system when needed
  • Performs other related duties 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, and equipment employed in modern municipal water distribution systems
  • Extensive knowledge of federal, state, city, and departmental laws, regulations, policies, and procedures regarding potable water distribution construction and supply
  • Extensive knowledge of the geography of the Pell City area and its water distribution jurisdiction as well as the location of primary and secondary distribution sites
  • Knowledge of principles, practices and technology of water construction, production and distribution systems, water treatment
  • Principles and practices of enterprise and municipal budgeting, management, supervision, and training; contract administration techniques
  • Ability to direct and coordinate the work of employees and contractors
  • Ensure water quality regulations and standards are met
  • Develop realistic long range plans for water systems development and maintenance
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing 
  • Establish effective working relationships with superiors, peers, subordinates, contractors and the public 
  • Ability to manage departmental activities and develop Departmental goals and plans
  • Ability to plan, organize, assign, direct, and evaluate the work of subordinates
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate situations under extreme duress and direct effective courses of action
  • Ability to manage personnel; maintain discipline; accept lines of authority; promote harmony; and cooperate with other officials

BENEFITS AVAILABLE FOR FULL TIME POSITION

  • BCBS Health/Dental (single coverage paid by City)
  • EMC Life Insurance (paid by City)
  • Retirement through RSA (with a City match)
  • Vision Plan
  • AFLAC
  • Sick leave (accrued when paid bi-weekly)
  • Vacation (after successfully completing 1 year probation)
  • Direct Deposit
  •   Paid Holidays

APPLICATION DEADLINE/PROCEDURE:

1.  Complete application files must be received at the City Hall.  This position will remain open until Tuesday, April 10, 2019.

2.  A complete file consists of:

  • A current City of Pell City employment application
  • Current resume [Note: Resume, when required, should address how the applicant has fulfilled the qualifications, required and preferred (if applicable), listed on this job announcement]

3.  The City of Pell City may extend the application deadline to ensure an adequate pool of qualified applicants.  Applications received after the deadline or incomplete applications, will not be considered.

4.  Applicant may be required to submit employment verifications from current and prior employers prior to job offer being made.

5.  Application forms may be downloaded at our website:  www.Pell-City.com or City Hall and should be returned to:

                                                City of Pell City

                                                Human Resources

                                                1905 1st Avenue North

                                                Pell City, AL 35125

                                Email: dchildre@cityofpellcity.net     Fax: 205-338-2320

Individuals selected as finalists will be invited for an interview.  Applicants must travel at their own expense. If you have a disability and may require accommodations, please notify us at 205-338-2244.

WEBSITE: www.Pell-City.com

The City of Pell City is an equal opportunity employer. It is the official policy of the City of Pell City that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, handicap, gender, religion, creed, national origin, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or employment. The City of Pell City will make reasonable accommodations for qualified disabled applicants or employees.


City of LaFayette
Human Resources, Payroll and Utility Billing Clerk 

The City of LaFayette, Alabama has an opening for a Human Resources, Payroll and Utility Billing Clerk. This full-time position is under the supervision of the City Clerk. The person selected will be responsible for labor law compliance, processing new hires, terminations and employee status changes, maintaining employee records (both public and confidential), payroll (including all reporting requirements), and utility billing. This position interacts with a variety of employees at all levels within the City of LaFayette. A full job description can be obtained Monday – Friday 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. at City Hall, 50 Alabama Avenue West, LaFayette, AL 36862.

A minimum of two (2) years of experience in Human Resources, Payroll, and Utility Billing is required.   Rate of pay based upon experience. 

Any interested applicants should send a resume to: City of LaFayette, Attn: City Clerk P.O. Box 87 LaFayette AL. 36862.  The person selected will need to pass a pre-employment physical, drug screen and background check, and shall have a valid driver’s license. Any questions should be directed to City Clerk Louis T. Davidson, at 334-864-7181.  This position is open until filled. The City of LaFayette is an Equal Opportunity Employer.