Black Hills Corp- Gas Operations Supervisor II (Sidney, NE)

Job Title: Gas Operations Supervisor II  (30428)
Job Description:
Job Specifications

PAY RANGE:   $73,550 – $110,300 (DOQ)

CLOSING DATE:   This position will close on June 9, 2016.

LOCATION:    Sidney, NE


To effectively lead a service and operations workforce, focusing on obtaining organizational objectives within the guidelines of providing safe, reliable natural gas utility service to customers.


  • Proactively promote and lead safety initiatives in all phases of operations and in compliance with DOT, State, and Company standards.
  • Supervise, schedule, train, and develop front-line employees performing work in the areas of construction, maintenance, appliance repair, and customer and administrative support.
  • Manage employee & labor relations issues at the operational level, with assistance from Human Resources.
  • Implement annual gas operating plans at a competitive cost, on time, and at agreed to levels of quality.
  • Develop district level budgets.
  • Oversee and ensure the completion of all regulated/mandated work.
  • Ensure that customers receive excellent levels of service.
  • Respond to and resolve customer requests and issues.
  • Actively participate in maintaining favorable community relations.
  • Promote, sell, and manage non-regulated service programs, such as Service Guard and Technical Services.
  • Actively sponsor or lead continuous improvement efforts and create a positive environment that empowers all employees to continuously improve.
  • Make daily decisions that positively impact capital and maintenance programs including third party contractors.
  • Support vendor of choice relationships with utility and non-utility groups to meet non-regulated revenue and margin goals.
  • Partner with other departments and personnel to continuously improve processes.
  • Provide technical, financial, and operational expertise.
  • Maintain training records and compliance documentation.
  • Respond to emergency situations.
  • Participate in the emergency on-call rotation schedule.


  • Requires successful partnerships with other energy delivery groups and customer care to meet field services business goals, customer service standards, and expectations.
  • Support vendor of choice relationships with utility and non-utility groups to meet non-regulated revenue and margin goals.
  • Serve as a direct customer contact point.


  • Five years of relevant experience.
  • Supervisory experience or proven ability to lead employees. Proven leadership skills including coaching and engaging.
  • Five years of utility industry experience and knowledge of gas operations desired.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business management, engineering or related field or a combination of education and work experience.


  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to communicate with a wide variety of audiences.
  • Ability to be effective in a fast-paced environment.
  • Financial management, budgetary, planning, and forecasting skills.
  • Ability to independently manage multiple tasks.
  • Strong problem resolution skills.
  • Proficient computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software).
  • Ability to participate in cross-functional teams and manage external contractors.
  • Effective project management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent teamwork and customer service skills.


  • You must be able to perform the requirements of this position, with or without a reasonable accommodation.

The information contained in this position description describes the general nature and level of work being performed in this job.  This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. The incumbent is responsible for performing all duties in a safe and efficient manner in compliance with safe work procedures and safety regulations. This job description is not intended to constitute an offer or contract of employment.  Job descriptions may and do change periodically.  Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.

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