Electric Superintendent – City of Green Cove Springs

Posted By: Garnie Holmes Job Board ,


This is responsible technical, supervisory and managerial work in upgrading, maintaining and repairing the City’s electrical distribution and street lighting system. Responsible for other duties and supervisory responsibilities as assigned. Handles citizen complaints and inquiries within areas of responsibility with professional tact and courtesy. Work requires the use of considerable independent judgment and initiative within established standards and practices. The person in this position is solely accountable for the fulfillment of all duties and authority commensurate with assigned responsibilities. This position is designated as a safety sensitive position.


Reports to: Director of Electric Utility

Supervises: All Line Crew Personnel


  1. Responsible for disposition of all line crew personnel.
  2. Coordinates the assignment, prioritization and scheduling of all work orders, maintenance tasks, and major restoration efforts for the electric utility.
  3. Primary interface for all Electric Utility Contractor relationships and subsequent work they may perform.
  4. Makes work assignments and completes daily work activity reports.
  5. Checks work in progress and upon completion.
  6. Interviews and recommends employees.
  7. Evaluates work performance and disciplines employees.
  8. Coordinates scheduling and assures proper maintenance and upkeep of all vehicles and equipment.
  9. Responds to and investigates power quality complaints from residential customers, the business community, public utility agencies, and governmental agencies; resolves as appropriate in a timely manner with professional tact and courtesy.
  10. Prepares and submits budget requests.
  11. Attends management staff meetings and Council meetings as required.
  12. Controls expenditures in accordance with approved operating budget.
  13. Determines material and equipment needs and costs and prepares lists of materials for requisition or initiates purchases.
  14. Ensures that boom trucks are properly stocked with electrical distribution repair and replacement parts.
  15. Gathers data and estimates costs for expanding and improving electrical service.
  16. Meets with engineers, developers and planners to assist in resolving planning challenges or issues related to electric service infrastructure.
  17. Inspects system and assists in resolving problems.
  18. Reads and interprets electrical distribution plans and specifications.
  19. Estimates project costs.
  20. May be required to respond and/or coordinate service and restoration calls during off-duty hours for large-scale outages. Eligible to serve in standby capacity as directed by the Director of Electric Utility.
  21. Creates good public relations in the performance of assigned duties.
  22. Oversees the safety of assigned personnel by instructing individuals in proper safety procedures and monitoring work in progress.
  23. Is able to perform all duties and functions of the Line Crew Leader position.
  24. These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employee will be required to perform other job-related duties as necessary and consistent with the position.



  • Considerable knowledge of supervisory and managerial practices and personnel policies and procedures.
  • Extensive knowledge of electrical distribution system and component parts.
  • Extensive knowledge of electrical transmission line troubleshooting and repair practices and procedures.
  • Extensive knowledge of electrical substation systems, components, and Bulk Electric System Grid coordination with OUC and FP&L.
  • General knowledge of NERC Reliability Standards and applicability, as well as regional coordination with FRCC.
  • Extensive knowledge of safety precautions and practices.
  • Skill to use some standard mechanical tools, power tools, and equipment.
  • Knowledge of budgeting techniques and practices.
  • Ability to plan, schedule, assign and supervise the work of employees.
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical distribution system plans and specifications.
  • Ability to anticipate electrical distribution needs and prepare plans, specifications and cost estimates for constructing and maintaining the system.
  • Ability to determine materials and equipment needs and to provide for their availability as needed.
  • Ability to keep accurate records and to prepare reports.
  • Ability to assist in construction, repair and maintenance activities as necessary.
  • Ability to operate boom and derrick trucks.
  • Ability to work alone with only general supervision and direction.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and make decisions.
  • Ability to issue clear and concise instructions and to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to use computer software applications including word-processing, Single and Three phase analyzer, metering and spreadsheets.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with employees, department heads, officials, engineers, and the general public.


Graduation from high school or equivalent supplemented by courses in electrical engineering and extensive experience in the installation and repair of electrical distribution system components and lines, some of which includes supervisory responsibility. Any equivalent combination of training, education and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered for the minimum qualifications. Must be computer literate. Training includes computer course work, attendance of at least two seminars on supervision and management, and comprehension and implementation of supervisory and management skills as acquired from supervisory/management manuals and materials.


Possession of a valid Florida Class “B” Commercial Drivers License with air brake endorsement is required to operate the vehicle fleet, and maintain compliance with Vehicle Use Policy requirements, Section 8.15 (c) in the City’s Personnel Manual.


  • Ability to perform strenuous manual work under varying weather conditions.
  • Bending
  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Climbing
  • Heavy carrying and lifting (over 55 pounds)
  • Driving
  • Equipment operation
  • Ability to climb poles and work among high tension wires, using proper safety precautions.
  • Ability to work with live high voltage lines.


  • Works outside in varying weather conditions, with heights.
  • Works with live high voltage electric lines.
  • Works indoors in office environment requiring long periods of sitting, computer interface and meeting environments.


Formal application, rating of education and experience, oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them
from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.