VA Black Hills Health Care System- Health Technician (Hearing) (Rapid City, SD)

Vacancy Number:      BH-17-407R-CB-2017996-BU (1 Vacancy)

Position Title:             Health Technician (Hearing)

Grade:                         GS 05 – Rapid City, SD

Opening Date:            10/11/2017

Closing Date:             10/31/2017 

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Black Hills Corp- Tech Gas Ops I (Monument, CO)

Job Title: Tech Gas Ops I  (31134)
Job Description:
Job Specifications
 

PAY RANGE:   $19 – $26 per hour
Base pay is determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.

CLOSING DATE:   This position will close on October 13, 2017.

LOCATION:     Monument, CO

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Safely performs general gas distribution system maintenance, operation and construction work.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Supervisor, Gas Operations

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide recommendations on proper material type and size to accommodate load requirements and pressure.
  • Insure proper location and installation of facilities such as service lines, mains and meter sets.
  • Coordinates the location of other utilities underground facilities relative to construction activities.
  • Proficient in underground line locating.
  • Gas measurement, pressure regulation and over pressure protection installations.
  • Above and underground leak classification and repairs.
  • Install facilities according to specifications such as trench depth/width, proper auguring, plowing and shoring.
  • Complete field drawings per company standards to include location sketch and proper material accounting.
  • Perform hot line tapping of mains and services of various sizes and type by selection of proper equipment and using correct procedures.
  • Perform leak repair on underground facilities using approved repair methods and materials based on type of sizes of mains and services.
  • Perform pressure testing of facilities to ensure integrity and satisfy company and Regulatory requirements.
  • Perform proper above grade corrosion control by application of recommended painting techniques and material, also below grade corrosion control and anode installation surface preparation and coating applications.
  • Maintain familiarity with steel welding procedures to evaluate quality to meet company standard.
  • Inspect and monitor construction activities of gas contract construction crews.
  • Maintain certification and perform plastic fusion of mains and services and proper installation of mechanical fittings.
  • General maintenance on facilities.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Other duties as required.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Maintain professional working relations with external and internal customers. 

EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience preferred.

EDUCATION:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Comprehensive understanding of gas operating safety procedures.
  • Familiarity of Black Hills construction standards and procedures.

SKILLS/ABILITY/OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Ability to effectively prioritize projects and equipment needs while maintaining a rigorous construction activity schedule.
  • A demonstrated mechanical ability, the ability to read and understand operation manuals and has a working knowledge of regulators, meters, and pipefitting and gas operations.
  • Ability to remain calm and make effective spontaneous decision during emergency situations that may affect the safety of the general public, contractors and other employees.
  • Effective customer interaction and resolution skills. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to pass PE Fusion certificate.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must be able to perform the requirements of this position, with or without a reasonable accommodation.
  • Can meet the physical demands of standing, walking, sitting, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, climbing, balancing, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, handling, feeling, talking, hearing, tasting/smelling, near and far acuity, depth perception, color vision and field of vision.
  • Lifting – Occasionally 40+ lbs. up to 30 feet (rare); and occasionally side lifting.
  • Lifting tools, equipment and appliances floor to waist, overhead, waist to shoulder.
  • Prolonged loaded and unloaded forward flexion, extension, lateral flexion and rotation of the neck and spine are required.
  • Reaching – occasionally above and below shoulder height.
  • Ability to navigate uneven surfaces to and from vehicle and site work, transmission line patrol requiring walking distances up to miles in all terrains, in all types of weather.
  • Must be adaptable to extreme temperature climates inside and outside.
  • Ability to manipulate and grasp hand tools while in a repetitive motion.
  • Ability to operate equipment.
  • Ability to be fitted for a use of respirator.


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


Black Hills Corp- Compliance Coordinator (Lawrence or Wichita, KS)

Job Title: Compliance Coordinator (31138)
Job Description:
Job Specifications

SALARY RANGE: $58,650 – $76,200
Base salary is determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.
CLOSING DATE: This position will close on October 16, 2017.
LOCATION: This position may be located in Lawrence or Wichita, KS.
PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Responsible for compliance of system records in relation to federal, state, and local regulations. Additionally responsible for the success of special compliance projects through the effective implementation of strategies, processes, procedures, plans of execution, and other duties as assigned.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Manager, DOT Compliance
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Ensure proper and ongoing maintenance of systems records as they correlate to federal, state, and local compliance requirements.
• Own and successfully execute the full scope of compliance oversight.
• Continually work with operations management along with federal and state regulatory agencies as required through the normal course of business and during audits.
• Implement, and maintain regulatory compliance tracking systems, reports, and correspondence for state and federal agencies along with Company policies.
• Assist with development and revision of Gas O&M procedures along with other company standards as necessary.
• Work with operations management and their assigned personnel to address compliance issues.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Incident/accident notification to state and federal jurisdictional bodies
• Compliance education and communication liaison to local operations
• Damage prevention outreach
• Travel within geographic region (generally Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming) and occasionally out of the geographic region may be required including overnight and/or weekend travel
WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:
• Works closely with operations personnel at all levels
• Build and maintain relationships with state regulatory body representatives
• Work with remotely-located team to ensure standardization and consistency of process and procedures across utility
EXPERIENCE:
• Three (3) or more years of relevant professional natural gas experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
• Prior natural gas construction experience is preferred.
• Work experience within the utility industry is preferred.
EDUCATION:
• High school diploma or equivalent.
• Bachelor’s degree in relevant field is preferred.
KNOWLEDGE:
• Holds technical and business knowledge in multiple utility disciplines/processes.
• Moderate knowledge of Black Hills Energy procedures, federal rules and regulations as well as state rules affecting operational compliance.
SKILLS/ABILITY/OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:
• Under sensible supervision, perform work that is technical and varied in nature in accordance with federal regulations: Assists in the development of integrated solutions to resolve complex business issues. May follow guidance of more senior staff. Recommends changes in procedures. Operates with reasonable latitude for action or decision. Reviews overall compliance progress with management.
• Strong communication, presentation, database, and computer skills.
• Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft applications, including but not limited to Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access.
• Develop and maintain a positive working relationship through effective written and verbal communication.
• Maintain a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record that is satisfactory to the company and its insurers.
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


Black Hills Corp- Apprentice Line Mechanic (Hot Springs, SD)

Job Title: Apprentice Line Mechanic  (3rd Step) (UN1250) B-1539  (31113)
Job Description:
Job Specification
 

CLOSING DATE:   This position will close on October 20, 2017.

LOCATION:   Hot Springs, SD

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Perform work of apprentice lineman in the construction, maintenance, or removal of overhead and underground lines.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:   Supervisor, Electric Operations

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Assist and follow instructions of the Lead Line Mechanic and Line Mechanic in constructing, maintaining and removing overhead and underground lines.
  • Complete apprentice line mechanic training coursework.
  • Complete required documentation associated with daily assignments.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Observe all safety rules and line work procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Apprentice and Journeyman Line Mechanic.
  • Lead Line Mechanic.
  • Area Supervisor/Manager.
  • Project Estimator/Construction Rep.

EXPERIENCE:

  • 12 months of experience working in power line construction trade preferred.

EDUCATION:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Completion of vocational/technical school program for line mechanic or equivalent power line construction experience required.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Basic knowledge of construction methods, materials, hand tools and their use.
  • Basic knowledge of electrical standards for construction of the electrical system, methods and materials.
  • Basic knowledge of construction equipment for overhead and underground construction.

SKILLS/ABILITY/OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Ability to frame poles and have basic knowledge of the tools required for line construction.
  • Ability to climb poles.
  • Ability to operate, care for and maintain tools and equipment.

CERTIFICATIONS/CREDENTIALS:

  • Pole climbing certification.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must possess a valid South Dakota Commercial Driver’s license, at least Class A, with air brake endorsement, or have the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment.
  • Must live within 20 minutes of reporting location.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must be able to perform the requirements of this position, with or without a reasonable accommodation.
  • Sitting, standing, walking, climbing, kneeling, crawling and squatting to access tasks.
  • Ability to forward bend, overhead reach and complete elevated work to steady poles, use equipment and access tasks.
  • Rotational sitting and standing to access work.
  • Ability to twist while standing and kneeling to access task.
  • Gripping and pulling with both hands up to 120lbs of force.
  • Hand-eye coordination, lifting, one arm carry, overhead lifting and reaching, repetitive wrist twisting motion.
  • Ability to pull downward, horizontal, overhead reach and downward vertical.
  • Upper extremity coordination to prepare materials for installs.


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


Black Hills Corp- Compliance Coordinator (Grimes, Council Bluffs, or Dubuque, IA)

Job Title: Compliance Coordinator  (31137)
Job Description:
Job Specifications
 

SALARY RANGE:    $58,650 – $76,200
Base salary is determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.

CLOSING DATE:   This position will close on October 16, 2017.

LOCATION:      This position may be located in Grimes, Council Bluffs or Dubuque, IA.

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Responsible for compliance of system records in relation to federal, state, and local regulations. Additionally responsible for the success of special compliance projects through the effective implementation of strategies, processes, procedures, plans of execution, and other duties as assigned.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:   Manager, DOT Compliance

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Ensure proper and ongoing maintenance of systems records as they correlate to federal, state, and local compliance requirements.
  • Own and successfully execute the full scope of compliance oversight.
  • Continually work with operations management along with federal and state regulatory agencies as required through the normal course of business and during audits.
  • Implement, and maintain regulatory compliance tracking systems, reports, and correspondence for state and federal agencies along with Company policies.
  • Assist with development and revision of Gas O&M procedures along with other company standards as necessary.
  • Work with operations management and their assigned personnel to address compliance issues.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Incident/accident notification to state and federal jurisdictional bodies
  • Compliance education and communication liaison to local operations
  • Damage prevention outreach
  • Travel within geographic region (generally Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming) and occasionally out of the geographic region may be required including overnight and/or weekend travel

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Works closely with operations personnel at all levels
  • Build and maintain relationships with state regulatory body representatives
  • Work with remotely-located team to ensure standardization and consistency of process and procedures across utility

EXPERIENCE:

  • Three (3) or more years of relevant professional natural gas experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • Prior natural gas construction experience is preferred.
  • Work experience within the utility industry is preferred.

EDUCATION:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field is preferred.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Holds technical and business knowledge in multiple utility disciplines/processes.
  • Moderate knowledge of Black Hills Energy procedures, federal rules and regulations as well as state rules affecting operational compliance.

SKILLS/ABILITY/OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Under sensible supervision, perform work that is technical and varied in nature in accordance with federal regulations: Assists in the development of integrated solutions to resolve complex business issues. May follow guidance of more senior staff. Recommends changes in procedures. Operates with reasonable latitude for action or decision. Reviews overall compliance progress with management.
  • Strong communication, presentation, database, and computer skills.
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft applications, including but not limited to Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access.
  • Develop and maintain a positive working relationship through effective written and verbal communication.
  • Maintain a high regard for personal safety, for the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

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

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


Black Hills Corp- Gas Operations Technician (Delta, CO)

Job Title: Gas Operations Technician I  (31147)
Job Description:
Job Specifications
 

PAY RANGE:   $19 – $26
Base pay is determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.

CLOSING DATE:  This position will close on October 13, 2017.

LOCATION:   Delta, CO

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Safely performs general gas distribution system maintenance, operation and construction work.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Supervisor, Gas Operations

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide recommendations on proper material type and size to accommodate load requirements and pressure.
  • Insure proper location and installation of facilities such as service lines, mains and meter sets.
  • Coordinates the location of other utilities underground facilities relative to construction activities.
  • Proficient in underground line locating.
  • Gas measurement, pressure regulation and over pressure protection installations.
  • Above and underground leak classification and repairs.
  • Install facilities according to specifications such as trench depth/width, proper auguring, plowing and shoring.
  • Complete field drawings per company standards to include location sketch and proper material accounting.
  • Perform hot line tapping of mains and services of various sizes and type by selection of proper equipment and using correct procedures.
  • Perform leak repair on underground facilities using approved repair methods and materials based on type of sizes of mains and services.
  • Perform pressure testing of facilities to ensure integrity and satisfy company and Regulatory requirements.
  • Perform proper above grade corrosion control by application of recommended painting techniques and material, also below grade corrosion control and anode installation surface preparation and coating applications.
  • Maintain familiarity with steel welding procedures to evaluate quality to meet company standard.
  • Inspect and monitor construction activities of gas contract construction crews.
  • Maintain certification and perform plastic fusion of mains and services and proper installation of mechanical fittings.
  • General maintenance on facilities.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Other duties as required.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Maintain professional working relations with external and internal customers. 

EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience preferred.

EDUCATION:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Comprehensive understanding of gas operating safety procedures.
  • Familiarity of Black Hills construction standards and procedures.

SKILLS/ABILITY/OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Ability to effectively prioritize projects and equipment needs while maintaining a rigorous construction activity schedule.
  • A demonstrated mechanical ability, the ability to read and understand operation manuals and has a working knowledge of regulators, meters, and pipefitting and gas operations.
  • Ability to remain calm and make effective spontaneous decision during emergency situations that may affect the safety of the general public, contractors and other employees.
  • Effective customer interaction and resolution skills.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to pass PE Fusion certificate.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must be able to perform the requirements of this position, with or without a reasonable accommodation.
  • Can meet the physical demands of standing, walking, sitting, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, climbing, balancing, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, handling, feeling, talking, hearing, tasting/smelling, near and far acuity, depth perception, color vision and field of vision.
  • Lifting – Occasionally 40+ lbs. up to 30 feet (rare); and occasionally side lifting.
  • Lifting tools, equipment and appliances floor to waist, overhead, waist to shoulder.
  • Prolonged loaded and unloaded forward flexion, extension, lateral flexion and rotation of the neck and spine are required.
  • Reaching – occasionally above and below shoulder height.
  • Ability to navigate uneven surfaces to and from vehicle and site work, transmission line patrol requiring walking distances up to miles in all terrains, in all types of weather.
  • Must be adaptable to extreme temperature climates inside and outside.
  • Ability to manipulate and grasp hand tools while in a repetitive motion.
  • Ability to operate equipment.
  • Ability to be fitted for a use of respirator.


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


Black Hills Corp- Operations Support Specialist (Papillion, NE)

Job Title: Operations Support Specialist  (31145)
Job Description:
Job Specifications
 

PAY RANGE:    $19 – $26
Base pay is determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.

CLOSING DATE:   This position will close on October 16, 2017.

LOCATION:   Papillion, NE

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Support the utility operations team with direct support for scheduling, entering customer information, documenting work and providing support for the team.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:  Operations Manager

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Schedule daily work for service and operational employees and/or crews through scheduling tools (click).
  • Monitor scheduling tools and provide support to Operations Supervisors with scheduling employees for PTO, training and appointments.
  • Provide support for updating schedules on company intranet sites and community emergency plans.
  • Submit requests to various agencies for facility locating (except in areas where this person is required to be the technician that will be excavating).
  • Support meter issue investigations, processing meter changes and equipment orders.
  • Assist with expense reporting, processing invoices, submit invoices for 3rd party damage and invoicing technical services.
  • Assist in tracking contract deposits and refunds for customer construction. 
  • Assist with scanning, filing and maintaining operations related materials and data entry into electronic systems.
  • Provide support to Supervisor regarding customer matters.
  • Assist with arranging meetings, ordering office supplies and provide support to Supervisor for building maintenance. 

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Promote culture of safety, compliance, teamwork and continuous improvement.
  • Support and manage special projects that may be assigned.
  • Exercise appropriate level of independent judgment on Company proprietary and confidential matters.
  • Provide support to other areas of the Company as requested or assigned.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Maintain positive working relationships with all Company employees.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience required.
  • Experience in a utility environment preferred.

EDUCATION:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.

SKILLS/ABILITY/OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, multi-task environment as a collaborative team member.
  • Independent, well-organized, self-starter and able to adapt to change.
  • Ability to develop and implement work processes which contribute to increased efficiencies.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to accurately resolve customer complaints in a diplomatic and professional manner.
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to professionally interface with customers and individuals across the organization.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to understand and utilize continuous improvement tools and concepts.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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