Black Hills Corp- Service Specialist (Wheatland, WY)

Job Title: Service Specialist (UN747)  (31004)
Job Description:
Job Specifications
 

CLOSING DATE:   This position will close on August 10, 2017.

LOCATION:     Wheatland, WY

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Safely facilitates the maintenance and repair of company assets and repairs to customer-owned appliances.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:   Supervisor, Gas Operations

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for the installation, operation and maintenance of all gas facilities.
  • Accomplish customer service, installation, construction, maintenance, testing and troubleshooting related to pipeline systems, measurement, appliances, and associated equipment.
  • Responsible for sales, installation and service work of appliance in regards to the non-regulated products and services offered through the company.
  • Responsible for the general upkeep and maintenance of all facilities and equipment, including pipeline right-of-way, including, but not limited to excavation, repairing, coating and backfilling pipelines, concrete work, painting, building erection, weed control, etc.
  • Locate and mark facilities per Company Damage Prevention Program and One-Call procedures prior to and during encroachments and excavations.
  • Perform pipeline patrols, population density surveys, leak detection surveys and inspection per company procedures.
  • Coordinate local Damage Prevention activities.
  • Provide oversight and inspection to ensure asset protection and compliance with company procedures of excavation activities near pipeline facilities.
  • Participates in quality emergency responder programs.
  • Represent the Company during contacts with landowner/tenant, public official, emergency official and local organization (i.e. One-Call, Pipeline Group, Soil Conservation, etc.) meetings.
  • Perform governmental compliance activities (PHMSA, State Agencies, EPA, USFS, etc.)
  • Perform mapping, record keeping and data entry duties per company policies.
  • Identify report and correct safety and environmental concerns.
  • Participate in the development of O&M Procedures, Site Specific Procedures, project scopes and work plans.
  • Complete all applicable documentation and record keeping.
  • Perform all work in compliance with Company Standards, procedures, regulatory and tariff requirements.
  • Demonstrate performance toward operational excellence.
  • Perform other assigned tasks as required.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Must maintain a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Both internal and external customers of Black Hills Energy.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience in natural gas system preferred.  

EDUCATION:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Secondary education or equivalent experience preferred.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Knowledge and experience in safe handling practices of flammable gases, liquids, and high pressure system preferred.
  • Knowledge of company policies and practice, regulatory and tariff requirements desirable.
  • Knowledge of National, State and local electrical codes desirable.

SKILLS/ABILITY/OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work from written verbal instruction.
  • Ability to work with a team, take direction from supervisors, keep required job schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules.
  • Possess basic computer and math skills.
  • Ability to work with and around combustible or flammable gas, liquids.
  • Ability to interface directly with customers professionally providing a high degree of customer satisfaction.
  • Ability to operate construction equipment.
  • Achieve and maintain all Operator Qualifications and progression requirements applicable to the job classification.

CERTIFICATIONS/CREDENTIALS:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Required to carry a company-provided cell phone/pager, and be available to respond during working and non-working hours.

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

  • Must be able to withstand extreme weather conditions.
  • This position requires the use of a self-contained breathing apparatus.


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.

We are an EEO Employer

We offer an attractive salary based on qualifications with competitive benefits and a supportive professional work environment.

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City of Rapid City- Human Resource and Payroll Specialist (Rapid City, SD)

Position Title: Human Resource and Payroll Specialist
Location: Rapid City, SD
Salary/Wage: $21.16 /Hour
Open: 7/27/17
Close: Continuous
SUMMARY:  The Human Resources and Payroll Liaison collaborates with the Payroll Manager, HR team members and cross-functional customers to utilize HR and Payroll best practices to support human resources and payroll functions. Main responsibilities include being able to accurately audit and process payroll in the absence of the Payroll Coordinator and running payroll and audit reports and assisting with routine human resources questions. This role includes performing data entry, verifying accuracy, maintaining files and assisting and/or leading special projects as needed. The Human Resources and Payroll Liaison requires being able to professionally handle confidential matters and use proper discretion while remaining flexible to embrace and support the needs of the organization and department.

 


VA Black Hills Health Care System- Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist (Hot Springs, SD)

Vacancy Number:          BH-17-304-BS-1992794-BU
Position Title:              Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist
Grade:                         GS 09
Location & Service: 1 vacancy: Hot Springs, SD
Opening Date:              Thursday 2017-07-27
Closing Date:               Wednesday 2017-08-16

 You can view this announcement by clicking here.

 


VA Black Hills Health Care System- Local Recovery Coordinator/Social Worker Program Coordinator (Ft. Meade, Hot Springs, SD-Mental Health)

Vacancy Number:        BH-17-286-BS-1989671
Position Title:              Local Recovery Coordinator/Social Worker Program Coordinator
Grade:                          GS 12
Location & Service:     1  vacancy: Fort Meade, Hot Springs, SD-Mental Health
Opening Date:              07/21/2017
Closing Date:               08/10/2017 

You can view this announcement by clicking here.

 


Academy Solutions Group LLC- Multiple Positions (National)

Academy Solutions Group LLC (www.asg-llc.com). ASG is a federal defense contractor located in Maryland and is in need of individuals to support the following positions: Scheduling Support; Operations Training Support and Stan/Evaluation Support for a contract in the following locations: Shreveport LA, Minot ND, Warrensburg MO, Abilene Texas, Rapid City South Dakota. The duties are as follows. A SECRET clearance is required.

 

Please submit all resumes to jrapach@asg-llc.com

SCHEDULING SUPPORT

  • Coordinate with the training officer, Squadron Aviation Resource Management (SARM), UDM, and Operations
  • Officer (DO) to arrange a schedule to facilitate operations, qualification, upgrade, test, exercise, and
  • Continuation training accomplishment to meet required currency and progression standards, in accordance with DO priorities.
  • Build long and short-range shift schedules to ensure full coverage of all aircrew, instructor, evaluator, support Personnel, and supervisor positions.
  • Coordinate with senior squadron leadership on a daily and weekly basis.

OPERATIONS TRAINING SUPPORT

  • Update data in PEX (or future equivalent systems to PEX) and locally-developed database systems as required.
  • Interface with Host Aviation Resource Management (HARM) personnel to update the Aviation Resource
  • Management Systems (ARMS) (or future equivalent systems to ARMS), as required.
  • Administer classes and exams as required and coordinate with scheduling to ensure crewmembers are schedule for Crew Resource Management, Instructor Crew Resource Management, Instrument Refresher Course, and any other grounding or pre-deployment training requirements. Number of classes/exams will vary depending on unit manning/student throughput.
  • Perform weekly individual gradebook checks of personnel training and ancillary training requirements.

STAN/EVAL SUPPORT

  • Maintain accountability and control of flight testing materials.
  • Update data in PEX (or future equivalent systems to PEX) and locally-developed computer database systems as required.
  • Interface with Host Aviation Resource Management (HARM) personnel to update the Aviation Resource
  • Management System (ARMS) (or future equivalent systems to ARMS), as required.
  • Coordinate with training officer to review and update student/permanent party records, folders, and grade books per the applicable AFIs (AFI 11-202V2 and AFI 11-2MDS-V2); as well as, associated MAJCOM/Installation Supplements and locally-developed guidance.
  • Notify crewmembers, scheduling, and unit leadership of upcoming and overdue testing, evaluations, and training requirements via e-mail, telephone, or in person.

City of Rapid City- Airport Maintenance Technician (Rapid City, SD)

Position Title: Airport Maintenance Tech
Location: Rapid City, SD
Salary/Wage: $13.71/Hr
Open: 7/12/17
Close: 7/24/17
Position Summary: Maintains the Airport facilities and property.
For more information or to apply for this position, please click on the following link:
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/rapidcity/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=1791505


Black Hills Corp- Gas Margin Accounting Manager I (Rapid City, SD)

Job Title: Gas Margin Accounting Manager I  (30959)
Job Description:
Job Specifications
 

SALARY RANGE:   $69,800 – $90,740
Base salary is determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.

CLOSING DATE:    This position will close on July 25, 2017.

LOCATION:   Rapid City, SD

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Responsible for and oversight of accounting functions related to natural gas accounting, including accurate payments to suppliers and pipelines, appropriate allocation of natural gas costs, purchased gas adjustments, natural gas costs for electric generation units, gas inventory, mark to market and settlement of financial derivatives for natural gas, internal controls over financial reporting, and supervision of staff.  Responsible for performing routine and special projects for the operation and support of gas margin accounting, gas supply operations and regulatory including the classification and recording of accounting transactions, accounting analyses, preparation of reports, and interpretation of accounting results. 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:   Assistant Corporate Controller

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide direction to and supervision of gas margin accounting staff.
  • Ensure timely, accurate and complete gas accounting within BHC providing monthly and quarterly financial reporting and appropriate variance analysis including but not limited to:
    • Accounting for gas costs for gas utilities and electric generation units.
    • Accounting for unbilled gas revenues.
    • Accounting for gas inventory and gas imbalances.
    • MTM accounting for natural gas derivatives.
    • Verification and approval of payments to gas suppliers and pipelines, and settlement of financial derivatives for natural gas.
    • Timely and accurate confirmations and entering of gas package prices.
    • Monthly reconciliations of gas margin accounts, including appropriate and timely follow up on discrepancies and implementation of procedures to ensure adequate controls and resolution.
    • Prepare, coordinate or oversee the accurate and timely preparation of and/or review of journal entries; ensure accurate and timely upload and posting of journal entries to the PeopleSoft system.
    • Complete and review accounting analyses of gas margin accounts.  Interpret and communicate results to applicable individuals including Assistant Corporate Controller, general ledger accounting, financial management and regulatory.
  • Partner with teams in finance and accounting and gas supply to provide timely support and ensure open and effective communication.  
  • Develop familiarity and expertise associated with gas operations, regulatory requirements and appropriate gas accounting principles including:
    • Proper handling of gas imbalances, storage activity, pipeline and customer cash-out activity.
    • FERC and state tariffs.
  • Ensure accurate and timely completion of monthly and quarterly reporting forms for Financial Reporting and regulatory reporting requirements.
  • Comply with and ensure accounting policies and practices are appropriately documented and support compliance with GAAP, FERC, and sound business practices. 
  • Ensure appropriate controls are in place, documented and operating effectively to support strong Internal Controls over Financial Reporting in accordance with sound business practices and in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements. 
  • Assist internal and external auditors with engagements involving natural gas margin accounts.
  • Obtain a strong understanding of the automated accounting systems for BHC natural gas activities including Endur, PeopleSoft, and CIS+.
  • Perform assigned duties in a professional manner to facilitate the objectives and goals of the company and to enhance the image of the margin accounting function while working toward continuous improvement of processes. 
  • Identify areas for increasing efficiency and effectiveness and implement changes while maintaining accurate financial information. 
  • Maintain a current working knowledge of accounting rules and regulations and how those may impact operations, including GAAP, FERC, State Regulations, and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Must have strong supervisory skills, as this position requires the individual to delegate, monitor, and review assignments as well as coach staff to higher levels of performance. 
  • Provide for the effective selection, development, and performance management of your team.  

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Must be able to effectively communicate with varied stakeholders, including operations, regulatory and the broader accounting department utilizing excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must establish and maintain effective working relationships with counterparties, gas supply operations and load control, general ledger and electric margin accounting, natural gas suppliers and pipeline personnel, financial management, regulatory, and internal and external audit. 

EXPERIENCE:

  • Five (5) plus years of accounting/financial and business experience required.
  • Solid understanding of, and experience in accounting required.
  • Natural gas utility accounting experience strongly preferred.
  • Supervisory experience strongly preferred.

EDUCATION:

  • BS in Accounting/Finance or related discipline required.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • A strong knowledge of natural gas accounting. 
  • A thorough knowledge of GAAP, including business and accounting methods and procedures.
  • A solid understanding of internal controls.
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel to create, analyze and support complex financial models.
  • Proficiency in automated accounting systems and an understanding of how the accounting system interacts within the different modules.
  • A working understanding of utility operations and a basic understanding of regulatory/ratemaking processes and methods preferred.
  • An understanding of or willingness to learn and utilize Essbase.
  • A basic understanding of financial derivatives and related accounting principles.

SKILLS/ABILITY/OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Ability to self-direct workload and prioritize projects and work consistent with company goals.
  • Ability to apply strong attention to detail while understanding and considering the big picture.
  • Ability to manage effectively in a fast paced environment with multiple priorities. 
  • Ability to make judgmental decisions with minimal supervision.
  • Strong oral and written skills, ability to communicate difficult accounting topics to various levels.
  • Ability to drive effective decisions through use of GAAP, FERC and other accounting research.
  • Ability to perform accounting duties of an above average difficulty. 
  • Strong computer and analytical skills. 
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of business information.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.

CERTIFICATIONS/CREDENTIALS:

  • CPA, MPA, CMA or MBA preferred.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Goal orientation to meet established deadlines including monthly, quarterly, and annual closing schedules.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.


We are an EEO Employer

We offer an attractive salary based on qualifications with competitive benefits and a supportive professional work environment.

How to apply: Click here to apply