Manages the operations of the cooperative including, but not limited to directing, administering and coordinating power supply, construction, personnel, maintenance, service, engineering, member services, community relations, finance, and accounting.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Determines and recommends wholesale power supply options to the Board needed to meet the future energy needs of Upson EMC.
Recommends retail rate schedules to the Board.
Plans, develops, and establishes policies and objectives of organization in accordance with board directives and cooperative objectives.
Confers with Board to plan business objectives, develop organizational policies, coordinate functions and operations between departments, and establishes responsibilities and procedures for attaining objectives.
Reviews activity reports and financial statements to determine progress and status in attaining objectives and revises objectives and plans in accordance with current conditions.
Directs, monitors and coordinates formulation of financial programs to provide funding for new or continuing operations.
Plans and develops industrial, labor, and public relations policies designed to enhance relations with customers, employees, and the public. Ensures cooperative is adequately and competently staffed to meet cooperative objectives.
Develops and recommends a systematic wage and salary program to the Board of Directors.
Directs the planning, development, and preparation of the annual operational and capital budgets. Reviews, approves, and submits, with appropriate recommendations, the final overall budget to the Board of Directors for their consideration and appropriate action.
Directs the planning of long-range programs, including capital expenditures and corporate and distribution operational cost estimates.
Is aware of and complies with corporate policy, Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, and non-discrimination of customers on any benefits offered by Upson EMC.
Oversees compliance with all safety rules and regulations.
Manages and supervises the Line Superintendent, Office Manager, Executive Assistant and other personnel as appropriate, maintaining responsibility for the overall direction, coordination and execution of the policies, purpose and goals of Upson EMC.
Ensures that appropriate employees are hired, trained, and retained.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the above essential duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Experience in the electric utility business, with prior electrical cooperative experience preferred.
Promptly respond to customer inquiries and informational needs. Accurately and thoroughly communicate the policies, rates and programs of the corporation.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts and fundamentals and the ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Valid Georgia driver’s license.
Other Skills and Abilities
Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent computer skills required.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; use hand to finger, handle objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distant vision.
The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Will be randomly tested for drugs and alcohol.
Must be willing to work after hours in emergency situations or as required.
Headquartered in Thomaston, GA, Upson Electric Membership Corporation(EMC) serves approximately 7,200 member-owners and 9,500 electric services in west central Georgia. Upson EMC has 21 full-time employees. The Cooperative serves a mixture of residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural members located in six counties(Crawford, Meriwether, Pike, Talbot, Taylor and Upson) and spread across 1,300 miles of line. Upson EMC is financially sound with recent operating revenues of $17 million and plant value of $38 million.