Longmont has provided its own community-owned not-for-profit electric service since 1912. The electric utility now serves more than 40,000 customers with a service area of 49 square miles, including 30 square miles in city limits. LPC’s electric service remains community-centered, providing local control and ownership, strong reliability, focused customer service, and some of the lowest electric rates in Colorado. Longmont is one of four owner cities of Platte River Power Authority, a wholesale generation and transmission provider. The electric team is dedicated, proud to serve, and future focused.
Recently, a key member of the City of Longmont’s Power & Communications management team announced their retirement. With this departure, the organization is in need of a seasoned professional to join a respected management team as LPC Director of Electric Services. This dynamic position requires a person with unique technical and supervisory skills, capabilities, and business acumen.
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LPC Director of Electric Services Job Scope
Perform high-level strategic management duties to direct the Electric Utility in the City’s Power & Communications Department. Responsible for management of the functions, administration, and staff members within the engineering, operations, metering, customer services, marketing, administration, financial, and other business functions as related to the Electric Utility. Responsible for a wide variety of administrative, technical, and professional programs related to electrical distribution. Coordinate strategic planning and development, monitoring and updates. Oversee the development and analysis of the budget; rates and fees; federal, state, and industry compliance reporting; environmental management; business development coordination; business statistical analysis; performance measurement and reporting; trend analysis; competitive assessment; long-range financial planning; and customer information system interface with all City divisions. Work closely with the NextLight Director who is responsible for the Broadband Utility that is part of LPC. May represent the City of Longmont on the Platte River Power Authority Board of Directors.
Salary is negotiable depending upon qualifications and experience, plus an attractive and competitive fringe benefits plan, including retirement and health care.
Performance Planning and Appraisal
A new LPC Director of Electric Services can expect to establish mutually agreeable performance goals and measures with the Deputy City Manager within the first 90 days of employment.
Interview Process and Confidentiality
After screening and qualification by the Human Resource Services Department and passing other tests of merit, final candidates will be invited to Longmont to interview with the Deputy City Manager and others to be determined. Intensive background investigations will be conducted, which may include visits to the home city of the final candidate(s) as part of the selection process.
The resumes and all application materials of applicants will be kept confidential if confidentiality is requested, but only until finalists are named and invited for interviews and background investigations begin. The full record of finalists not named for interview will be kept confidential by the City and by the Human Resource Services Department. Final candidates who are interviewed and their application materials will be considered public information.
How to Apply
This position is open until filled. Priority will be given to applicants who apply on or before May 15, 2019. Interested applicants can apply online at LongmontColorado.gov/jobs.
The City of Longmont is an equal opportunity employer.