The City of Leesburg seeks a polished professional to lead, manage and plan the operations of the City’s electric distribution utility. This public power organization is a member of the Florida Municipal Power Association with 24,500 customers, an annual budget of $63 million and 45 employees. The primary functions of the position oversees the all-requirements wholesale supply agreement, while planning and managing the capital improvement and operations of an electric distribution system containing 5 substations, line voltages of 7,200/12,470, a system peak of 110 MW and 474,100,000 kWh of annual retail sales. The Director of Electric reports directly to the City Manager.
Position qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, any Engineering discipline, Public Administration, Finance, or closely related field, with eight (8) years of progressively responsible management experience within an electric or utilities industry. Professional Engineer registration with the State of Florida preferred. Requires a valid State of Florida driver license (or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment) and satisfactory driving record as a condition of initial and continued employment.
About City of Leesburg
The Leesburg Electric Department has served customers in Leesburg, Fruitland Park and surrounding areas since 1924.
The Department has more than 40 employees, consisting of five line crews, a four-person substation crew, a four-person meter shop, eight-person operations center and a four-person service planning division, along with administrative staff.
The department has 5 substations, providing power to over 26,000 customers. The distribution system is predominately underground with over 60% of the system having buried primary and secondary lines.
The City of Leesburg Electric department has implemented a new phone system for electric outages. This phone system will enable dispatchers to handle more calls during an outage.