Safety & Revenue Protection Coordinator
INTERNAL/EXTERNAL JOB POSTING
Safety & Revenue Protection Coordinator
CSHR/Safety & Risk Management
Sr. Security & Risk Management Administrator
293 S US HWY 301, Sumterville FL
Based on Qualifications and Experience
Non Represented/ Exempt
Friday, 02/23/18 until filled
# of Vacancies
SECO Energy is a not-for-profit electric distribution cooperative serving over 200,000 families and businesses across seven counties in Central Florida, making SECO Energy the third largest electric co-op in Florida and the sixth largest in the nation.
Qualified employees will be considered on an equal basis with external applicants.
General Purpose of Job: The Safety & Revenue Protection Coordinator is responsible for conducting safety field crew observations; assist with accident/injury investigations and root cause analysis; investigate property and power theft, de-energize or disconnect service and assist law enforcement and other agencies with preparing cases for criminal prosecution. Additional responsibilities include assisting with the development and delivery of power theft training programs to front-line personnel for gathering data used in investigative reports.
Position Specifications: The following includes the minimum job requirements and essential duties for this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Some job requirements may exclude individuals that cannot be reasonably accommodated or who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.
Education and Experience:
- High school diploma or equivalent with four or more years of progressive experience in distribution electric utility operations with qualification to disconnect services at the transformer, pull meters and record voltage/amperage readings; field training of apprentice personnel; working knowledge of safety standards and compliance.
- High school diploma or equivalent with an Electric utility related trade/technical school training, and four or more years of progressive experience in distribution electric utility operations with qualification to disconnect services at the transformer, pull meters and record voltage/amperage readings; field training of apprentice personnel; working knowledge of safety standards and compliance or,
- Two-year associate or technical degree in industrial health and safety, industrial hygiene, engineering or related science with and four or more years of progressive experience in distribution electric utility operations with qualification to disconnect services at the transformer, pull meters and record voltage/amperage readings; field training of apprentice personnel; working knowledge of safety standards and compliance
- Experience or similar work with an electric utility or related industry.
- Certified Loss Control Professional (CLCP).
Note: Job related experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge in the construction and operation of electric distribution facilities (overhead and underground); ability to conduct DOL, OSHA and DOT regulatory material training related to electric utilities including clearances, working space and maintenance requirements.
- Knowledge of current diversion and/or equipment theft; and ability to learn investigative techniques, prepare reports and work with law enforcement to establish probably cause for prosecution.
- Computer proficiency with the ability to utilize MS Office products; ability to acquire working knowledge of applicable corporate programs as they relate to the position.
- Effective listening, written and verbal communication skills to prepare reports and business correspondence; prepare and conduct training and safety programs; ability to analyze and interpret job related business periodicals, laws and regulations.
- Excellent customer service orientation and organizational skills; ability to exercise good judgment, sound reasoning skills and discretion in making independent decisions commensurate with responsibilities.
- Ability to conduct field safety audits of electric utility crews, vehicles and facilities and prepare reports documenting observations.
- Ability to work in stressful, high-tension situations.
- Ability to operate insulated aerial equipment, take voltage and amperage readings, work in the energized primary area and turn services off at the transformer (OAT) on underground and overhead.
- Ability to work effectively on projects and in a team environment; to maintain highly confidential information; and effectively manage stress and pressure in a frequently changing environment.
Skills Verification: The skills required for this position may be verified through a combination of education, experience, interview questions and technical skills exercise(s).
- Support of SECO Energy’s Corporate Values, and management team, in order to achieve corporate goals and objectives.
- Ability to maintain regular attendance and punctuality during the established working hours.
- Ability to learn, interpret and follow all SECO Energy safety rules, policies, practices and procedures.
- Valid Florida Class A CDL driver’s license for driving privileges of cooperative vehicles; must have and maintain an acceptable driving record as determined by the Cooperative.
- Successful completion of SECO Energy's employment entrance examination and drug screen.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of the position given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of essential duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties that may be assigned based on the needs of the Cooperative.
- Conduct crew field audits; safety equipment, vehicles and tool inspections; document observations and make recommendations to management as needed.
- Assist in review and investigation of accidents/injuries; prepare root cause analysis; ensure all necessary procedures and paperwork are completed in a timely and accurate manner. Make recommendations to management as needed.
- Investigate SECO Energy property theft and power theft, to include but not limited to:
- Disconnect service and pull meters to prohibit use of service, as required.
- Gather information and take photographs of utility theft; provide testimony and/or documentation for criminal/civil actions; represent/protect the Cooperative’s interest in judicial proceedings.
- Coordinate investigations with other departments, contractors, etc. and establish probable cause for prosecution.
- Interview persons that have suspected involvement in the criminal activity of power theft.
- Inform customers of policies and penalties involved in service and/or equipment tampering or stealing.
- Make decisions to involve/work with law enforcement and other agencies in prosecuting utility service and/or equipment thefts. Prepare investigative reports, documents for state attorneys, warrants, work tickets, etc.
- Maintain custody of evidence; inspect wiring, plumbing and metering devices and make field inspections of high/low consumption reports.
- Keep abreast of pertinent changes in Cooperative policies and procedures, laws and regulations and electrical codes.
- Assist in development and delivery of training and safety programs.
Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by or those an employee encounters to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Some requirements may exclude individuals that cannot be reasonably accommodated or who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.
- Normal work hours will be eight (8) hours between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Position is subject to 24-hour call out and varying work schedules for assignment completion and flexibility to change scheduling and report to work on short notice during emergency situations.
- Irregular working hours may be required to meet the demands of the position. Irregular working hours may be required to meet the demands of the position.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and will perform extended repetitive motions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
This position has general office environment and exposure to field conditions. Operates a variety of office equipment, including personal computer, printers, copy machines, calculator, telephone, and FAX machine. The employee will occasionally be exposed to moving mechanical parts, toxic or caustic chemicals, inclement weather conditions, radiation and risk of electrical shock. Subject to hostile customers, inclement weather, electrical shock, explosions, dog bites, standing or walking for extended periods. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Local business travel within SECO Energy’s service territory and law enforcement agencies, as needed.
SECO Energy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.