Ketchikan Public Utilities (KPU) is a state-of-the-art service provider located in Ketchikan, Alaska. With cutting edge Fiber to the Premise, IPTV, Hosted Telephone, and 4G LTE, we are one of the most exciting providers in the country. KPU is looking for an experienced Telecommunications Plant Manager to join our team.
Under administrative direction - directs, manages, supervises, and coordinates the activities and operations of the plant within the Telecommunications Division; including personnel engaged in the construction, operation, and maintenance of telecommunications outside plant facilities. The plant manager also coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies while providing highly responsible and complex administrative support to the network Operations & Engineering Manager.
The Plant Manager is responsible for the safety of co-workers and subordinates as well as KPU facilities and equipment. The Plant Manager must perform his/her duties in a manner that reflects positively on KPU and the division and is responsible for maintaining a level of professional expertise and image that promotes efficient use of the resources available to the division.
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Knowledge of: Operational characteristics, services, and activities of a telecommunications plant, including basic and advanced telecommunications services. Principles and practices of telecommunications installation and maintenance. Principles and practices of program development and administration. Technical knowledge of telecommunications services. Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration. Principles of supervision, training, performance evaluation, and progressive discipline. City accounting systems and budgeting processes Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
Ability to: Oversee and participate in the management of a comprehensive telecommunications plant. Oversee, direct, and coordinate the work of lower level staff. Select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff; implement progressive discipline when necessary. Participate in the development and administration of division goals, objectives, and procedures. Prepare and administer budgets. Identify opportunities for training. Write and manage contracts for labor and materials for construction projects. Manage contracts, coordinate and oversee contractors. Forecast expenditures based on growth and new service offerings. Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports. Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals. Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques. Interpret and apply federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations. Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Education and Experience Guidelines: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education/Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, engineering, or a related field is highly desirable