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Avista Utilities Electric Operations Manager, Colville in Colville, Washington


Closes: Sept. 20, 2021Salary: DOQ

Job DescriptionAvista is seeking a collaborative leader to head the electric operations in our Colville service area, working with our talented employee group to provide an exceptional experience to our customers. The Operations Manager position manages the electric operations and facilities within the Colville service area to assure customer satisfaction, quality service and efficient operation. Accountable for customer service and business results in the assigned areas of responsibility. Ensures a safe, efficient, effective, and courteous service to our customers and our employees. Establishes and maintains positive relationships within the local community. Creates a culture of safety and efficiency for our customers and our employees.

Requirements Requires demonstrated effective coaching and facilitation skills, strong interpersonal skills and problem solving ability as well as verbal communication and listening skills, and organizational leadership and budgeting skills. Must be able to work in a diverse, large service territory, and have the ability to flourish in a team environment. Current driver’s license required. A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Economics, Finance, or Engineering is a plus. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered. Knowledge of electrical or gas construction and other operations experience and a minimum of three years supervisory or manager level experience is preferred.

It is preferred that the successful candidate will reside in the community they serve, as such a relocation allowance may be awarded. It is required that the successful candidate be an integral part of the community that they serve. This expectation will be coordinated with management and any job offer will be contingent on meeting these requirements.

To Apply

Complete an online application and attach your resume and cover letter to your profile. All documents must be attached to your application at the time of submitting your application for review. No documents can be attached after you click "Submit".

Pre-employment screening requirementsEmployment is contingent upon the successful completion of a drug test, background check and motor vehicle records review.

Avista’s Commitment to Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Avista is committed to the goal of Equal Opportunity Employment and Affirmative Action. All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, sensory, mental or physical disability (unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification), Veteran status or any other classification protected by nondiscrimination law.

Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here ( . Avista will make reasonable accommodation to assist a qualified person with a disability in the job application, interview process, and to perform the essential functions of the job whenever possible, where undue hardship would not be created for Avista. Please let us know if you would like assistance.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)