Pay Range 24 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$33.9878$50.9817
Hourly (42 hrs.)$32.3693$48.5540
Hourly (56 hrs.)$24.2770$36.4155

Gas Distribution Manager

Range: $70,694.60 - $106,041.91 (24)
Position Number: 6092

JOB SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for managing the natural gas division.
Develops long and short term goals for the city’s gas division; ensures that the gas division operates in compliance with the Department of Transportation’s Office of Pipeline Safety regulations and the regulations of the North Carolina Utility Commission; compiles necessary information for the Municipal Gas Utilities and DOT and RSPA annual reports.
Hires, trains, assigns, directs, supervises, evaluates, and disciplines personnel; verifies and approves the division’s employee payroll.
Prepares and oversees the annual department budget.
Assists in the purchasing of adequate supplies of natural gas; reviews and approves all materials, vendors, and contractors involved with the division’s activities.
Identifies and mitigates gas system problems as they related to leakage, corrosion, gas measurement, and system pressure regulation.
Establishes and maintains relationships with key gas accounts.
Serves as the liaison between the division and fire, police, and other emergency response personnel.
Oversees the engineering and GIS initiatives of the division.
Oversees the gas system of safe operation after regular hours.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of natural gas utilities operations.
Knowledge of the principles and practices regarding the handling of natural gas    emergencies.
Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations pertaining to gas utilities.
Skill in analyzing data and making decisions.
Skill in establishing priorities and organizing work.
Skill in the use of general office equipment, including a computer, calculator, facsimile machine, and copier.
Skill in public and interpersonal relations.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The Utilities Director assigns work in terms of department goals and objectives.  The work is reviewed through conferences, reports, and observation of department activities.
GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include city ordinances, policies, and procedures, relevant federal and state laws and regulations, the Department of Transportation’s Office of Pipeline Safety regulations, the regulations of the North Carolina Utility Commission, OSHA safety guidelines, and the International Fuel Gas Code.  These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. 
COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of varied managerial duties. 
SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to manage the city’s gas utilities division.  Success in this position provides the safe, reliable, and cost-effective delivery of natural gas.
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, representatives of utilities suppliers, consultants, contractors, and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give and exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, motivate personnel, and justify, negotiate, or settle matters.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, or walking.  The employee frequently lifts light and heavy objects, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must distinguish between shades of color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed in an office.  Work may be performed outdoors and occasionally in cold or inclement weather, and may require the use of protective devices.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY:  This position has direct supervision over Gas Engineer (1), Gas Distribution Supervisor (1), Gas Technician III (5), Gas Technician II (4), Gas Engineering Technician (2), and Gas Technician I (7).
Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.