ESSENTIAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS
• Qualified candidates are required to have:
– A bachelor’s degree in, safety, business administration or a related field, or may substitute directly related experience of at least ten (10) years with an electrical utility. Directly related utility experience should be in Operations, Dispatch, or Safety.
– A valid Alaska driver’s license (or ability to obtain as required under State of Alaska regulations) and a driving record, which is acceptable and insurable by the Association and the Association’s insurance carrier at standard group rates.
– Possess or be able to quickly obtain valid CPR/AED and First Aid certifications.
• Preference will be given to candidates with:
– Appropriate educational credentials and/or safety certifications.
– Prior experience which demonstrates successful supervisory and project management experience.
– A safety certification, which is recognized as an industry standard, i.e., Certified Safety Professional (CSP).
NOTE: The Association will consider, in its sole discretion, relevant work experience in lieu of required education qualifications or other required certifications or qualifications.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Support a culture of safety excellence through active involvement in safety improvement and promote a sense of shared responsibility for safety.
• Comprehend the Association’s safety requirements and develop programs to address those needs.
• Make operations/economic evaluations of proposed safety plans in adapting standard practices and techniques, and recognize discrepancies and deviations.
• Prepare, manage and track an annual budget for safety and health.
• Maintain complete confidentiality of personnel and other sensitive information.
• Think clearly, identify, and solve problems using facts and good judgment.
• Assume responsibility for protecting life and property under normal and emergency conditions.
• Able to work independently and as a team member. Establish collaborative relationships within the Association, seeking consensus when possible.
• Skilled in effective and professional verbal and written communication.
• Ability to facilitate cooperation between work groups and work functionally across all levels of the organization.
• Must possess strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop and maintain positive, collaborative, effective working relationships with management, customers, and co-workers.
• Able to prioritize, delegate and motivate.
• Read and comprehend governmental regulations, technical journals, abstracts, financial reports and legal documents.
• Establish working relationships with various federal and state agencies, such as the Municipality of Anchorage and Mat-Su boroughs, State of Alaska Departments (such as AKOSH, ADOT/PF, etc.), Federal agencies (EPA, Homeland Security, OSHA [General Industry Construction – specifically 1910.269 Electrical Standard], Local Emergency Planning Commission), etc. and other executives and public officials as required.
• Effectively instruct, direct and motivate others. Skilled in positive reinforcement to promote safety programs.
• Interpret contract and collective bargaining guidelines and work collaboratively with other members of the executive management team.
• Demonstrate strong customer service and communication skills.
• Knowledge of mathematical statistics, mathematical probability and applications, statistical inference, and econometrics.
• Proven capabilities in directing, developing, and administering work programs and procedures.
• General knowledge of electrical power transmission, distribution, generation, operation and maintenance.
• Thorough knowledge of current health and safety laws and regulations and general knowledge of risk management, standard pollutants and methods and techniques for emission measurement and disposal applicable to the electric utility industry. Works with other Divisions in relation to specific issues regarding emission and disposal concerns.
• Become knowledgeable of Association policies and procedures.
• Capable of preparing reports for management and measuring results.
• Working knowledge of personal computers in a windows environment, including the use of Word and Excel.
• Use proper techniques in hiring, discipline, appraising performance, coaching, and other supervisory skills.
• Plan and establish effective safety and environmental, control measures.
• Exemplary relationship building skills.
• Able to effectively delegate and collaborate with others to accomplish assignments.
• Innovative, creative and agile in developing solutions to assignments.
• Self-motivated improvement based on successes and failures.
• Lead the corrective action and continuous improvement processes within area of responsibility.
• Drive problem-solving, decision-making and accountability within the safety team.
• Embrace and embody the Association’s Core Values through decisions, actions, attitude and behavior to directly contribute to the success of the organization.
• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position; this list is not inclusive of all the physical demands that may be required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• While performing the duties of this position, the employee will be required to:
– Use a computer to input data, compose documents and produce professional, written reports and documents.
– Communicate through speech and hear conversations with others by telephone and in person.
– Visual acuity to discern writing on paper to include reading technical material, communication with others electronically, and reading, comprehending, reviewing, and performing complex analysis from technical information, documents and reports via paper and computer format. Ability to visually inspect field projects and ascertain appropriate safety conditions.
– Communicate with individuals in person and conduct meetings and deliver presentations to groups including representing the Association publicly.
– Visit field worksites and travel to other Association offices and organizations to attend meetings, seminars, etc.
– Frequently operate a vehicle.
– Occasionally walk over uneven ground under a wide variety of conditions.
– Lift ten (10) pounds constantly, and occasionally lift and/or carry materials weighing up to twenty (20) pounds.
• The work environment conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• This position primarily works in an office setting. However, this position requires field work on spill sites, routine inspections, and work in conjunction with the Association’s Emergency Action Plan in inclement weather. The position also requires travel to other Association offices and organizations to attend meetings, seminars, etc. Requires occasional work in variable weather conditions, including but not limited to rain, high winds, temperatures in excess of 80 degrees Fahrenheit and minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit, large amounts of snow, possibly over long periods of time and in darkness, etc.
• The incumbent must be able to work long hours under stressful conditions when restoring power during storms, outages, or other emergency conditions.
• This position is classified as an exempt, nonrepresented position; and therefore is not eligible for overtime compensation. All Association employees are expected to work widely varying amounts of time outside the normal shifts to assist in power restoration or other needs of the Association.