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Southwestern Area Power Administration
Jonesboro Maintenance Unit
A successful candidate in this position will serve as the Deputy Regional Maintenance Manager assigned to a Maintenance Unit within the Division of Maintenance, Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern), who will serve as the full assistant and alter ego to the Regional Maintenance Manager sharing in the full responsibility of planning, directing, and supervising the programs relative to maintaining Southwestern's high-voltage, electric power transmission system including Rights of Way (ROW), substations, switchyards, communication sites, certain U.S. Army Corps of Engineers substations and switchyards, and also other Southwestern building and support facilities.
Supervise and Manage electricians, craftsmen, linemen, and equipment operators within a Regional Maintenance Unit, responsible for the continuous maintenance, operation, modification and construction of high voltage transmission lines and Rights of Way (ROW), substations, switchyards, communication sites, certain U.S. Army Corps of Engineers substations and switchyards, and also other Southwestern buildings and support facilities within a designated geographic region.
Develop short and long-term work schedules as well as prioritize assignments for crews to accomplish work in an adverse environments. Collaborate and coordinate with internal and external customers, landowners, the public, and other agencies for which activities or property may be involved in accomplishing required work.
Conduct periodic safety reviews and meetings, and ensure that employees are aware of and observe regulations and rules on housekeeping, conduct, and safety. Develop or direct development of job hazard analyses and direct occurrence of tailgate meetings. Ensure employees wear suitable clothing and personal protection equipment for carrying out assignments. Warrant that contractors adhere to safety rules and regulations when charged with that responsibility.
Direct the work of Maintenance Unit crews to be in compliance with North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Southwest Power Pool (SPP), Occupational Health and Safety Health Administration (OSHA), National Electric Code (NEC), National Electric Safety CODE (NESC), Department of Energy (DOE), SOUTHWESTERN, the Basic Labor Agreement, and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) standards and regulations. Accurately prepare and timely submit written maintenance and transmission system data, procedures, and planning criteria documentation as required to demonstrate compliancy with the applicable standards and regulations of these governing organizations.