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Utility and Railroad Safety Director

Company: State of Virginia
Location: Richmond
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Job Description:

The Virginia State Corporation Commission (?SCC??) seeks a highly professional and talented leader to serve as Director of the Division of Utility and Railroad Safety (?Director??). The Director is responsible for the regulation of all aspects of pipeline safety, railroad safety, and damage prevention for the SCC. The Director oversees various programs within the Division, which consists of approximately 33 employees. The Director advises the Commission and the General Assembly concerning safety issues and identifies and recommends solutions in regulatory areas. Subject to the supervision of the Commission, the selected candidate for this position will: develop the Division's legislative program; review proposed legislation; appear before state legislative committees and subcommittees; and work closely with related state and federal agencies. The selected candidate for this position will establish goals, objectives, management policies, and priorities for the Division and will review staff policies and recommendations. Public presentations and travel are required. A cover letter outlining relevant qualifications, experience, and interest for this specific position should accompany all applications.Minimum QualificationsPreferred QualificationsPreferred qualifications for this position include comprehensive executive or senior management level experience in the utility industry; some experience with underground utility damage prevention, gas and hazardous liquid pipeline facilities, and/or railroads and their facilities; experience leading and managing senior professional staff; and educational background or experience in Business Administration, Engineering, or a related field. Extensive knowledge of the laws, rules, and regulations of the SCC and the various federal agencies engaged in public utility and railroad safety regulation is preferred. The ideal candidate will have the ability to think strategically; delegate responsibility and review results to ensure deliverables are met; make quality and timely decisions; lead major initiatives that achieve desired results; and lead and direct the performance of employees while inspiring vision and motivation in the delivery of Division and SCC services. In addition, the selected candidate will maintain effective working relationships with SCC staff; industry personnel; trade representatives; Virginia executive, legislative, and regulatory offices and agencies; and the general public. Applicants must have the ability to lead, coach, and develop professional staff. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential. Additional Information The SCC fosters a high-performing workforce with a commitment to collegiality, teamwork, collaboration, and alignment with the SCC's vision, mission, and strategic goals. Core competencies that are essential for all SCC employees include achieving organizational results, working with others, and personal management and effectiveness. Leadership competencies include strategic leadership and developing and managing talent. In addition to a rewarding work experience, the SCC offers core benefits including competitive health and life insurance programs, pre-tax spending accounts, leave programs, and paid holidays. Employees participate in a state retirement plan with options for tax-deferred retirement savings including employer matching. The state funds a short and long-term disability program. The SCC regulates various companies and industries in Virginia; therefore, to avoid any conflict, employees are required to sign a Conflict of Interest Form and must dispose of any stock they hold in a regulated company or dispose of any licenses or certificates they hold in any industry regulated by the SCC unless otherwise permitted. Employees also shall report employment of household members by a regulated company. An incumbent of this position is required to complete the Statement of Economic Interests Form. The SCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Military veterans and national service alumni are encouraged to apply. The SCC uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization and does not provide sponsorship. If requested, the SCC will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of accommodation in order to provide access to the application and interview process. A background investigation is conducted on the selected candidate as a condition of employment. The information you submit must clearly demonstrate your experience and qualifications as they relate to this position. Interview consideration is based on the information submitted online. This position is classified in the SCC Salary Structure as a Grade P-17 and is classified as exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).Special Requirements

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