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Director, Electric Service - VTES

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Director, Electric Service - VTES
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0180028
About Virginia Tech:

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Position Summary:

Reporting to the Facilities Department’s Senior Associate Director of Utilities, the Director of Electric Service – Virginia Tech Electric Service supervises all operational activities within Virginia Tech Electric Service (VTES), to include central primary distribution of electricity on campus and for approximately 6,000 accounts within the Town of Blacksburg. The incumbent will be responsible for safe operation of the VTES system. Assists with and reviews submission and administration of an annual operating budget of approximately $34 million along with a deferred maintenance budget of between $5-10 million annually. Oversees human resource concerns for approximately 30 employees. Develops a collaborative relationship with other units within Facilities. Ensures reliable operation of the electric utility through routine maintenance, emergency maintenance, and other preventative maintenance. Works to develop a positive relationship with campus and town customers. Provides leadership and mentoring to managers and supervisors within unit.

Required Qualifications:

- Advanced degree in business, engineering, or related field or training and work experience that equates to an advanced degree.
- Significant management level experience in a major electric utility operation, including familiarity with FERC and State regulatory agencies, utility rate structures, and guidelines concerning electric utilities.
- Considerable experience at the management level with facilities management, budgeting, human resource management, fiscal administration, client management, and project planning.
- Working knowledge of applicable codes and standards relating to the electric utility industry.
- Excellent communication skills including the ability to communicate with a diverse customer base in a variety of settings.
- Demonstrated commitment to excellent service delivery to customers, administrators, colleagues, employees, students, and other constituent groups.
- Working knowledge of WORD, EXCEL and POWER POINT.
- Valid drivers’ license.

- Other qualifications include:

  • a demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities;
  • excellent leadership and delegations skills;
  • ability to work effectively to achieve unit goals with minimal supervision and administrative support; and
  • ability to function effectively on a team of peer professionals.
Preferred Qualifications:
Employment Conditions: Must have an acceptable and safe driving record, Must have a driver's license check, Emergency Personnel - health & safety related, Other (Describe Below)
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

- Work hours are typically M – F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. however additional hours or modified schedule may be required to meet the needs of the department.
- This position is designated as “Emergency Personnel”. Must be available twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week to provide support during planned, or emergency situations or events to include being physically on site if deemed necessary.
- Some travel may be required which may include overnight stays.
- As situation dictates, must wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
- This position meets the criteria for issuance of a mobile communication device (such as radio, cell-phone, I-pad, I-pod, pager, etc.). Devices issued are the responsibility of the employee and are to be returned in satisfactory condition upon separation of employment. Devices are to be used according to supervisor instruction and according to relevant policies.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

For a full description of the position and requirements, and to apply, please go to, posting . Attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references to the online faculty application. Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Location: Blacksburg
Department: FS - VTES - VA Tech Electric Svc
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M-F 8 am-5 pm.
Job Posting Date: 01/30/2018
Review Begin Date: 02/28/2018
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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