Pipeline Safety Division Director
Hire Salary: $71,285.00 - Commensurate with experience
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About the job: Pipeline Safety Division Director
The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission's overall mission is to ensure that safe, adequate, efficient and reliable utility services are provided at reasonable prices; that the interests of all stakeholders are effectively evaluated and balanced; and that the well-being of the state, its economy and its citizens are advanced, protected and preserved.
The Pipeline Safety Division's (PSD) mission is to ensure the safe and reliable operation of Indiana's pipeline transportation system by enforcement of state and federal pipeline safety regulations. This mission is accomplished largely through inspections, investigations of pipeline accidents, training, outreach programs, and enforcement through injunctions and monetary sanctions.
The PSD Director's role is to oversee and administer the program and ensure its overall effectiveness as per IC 8-1-22.5-3. The Director is also responsible for ensuring necessary changes to the program (policies, procedures and processes), are effectuated through appropriate channels including administration and policy interpretations, rulemaking, legislation, and the interaction with Operators, Commissioners, IURC staff and other Federal and State associates as appropriate.
A day in the life:
Duties and responsibilities of this position include:
Providing effective leadership, guidance and management of PSD staff through proactive planning, communications, performance measurement/management and the application of continuous process improvement techniques,
Ensuring overall enforcement activities are optimized through the ongoing development, maintenance and application of an objective, data-driven, risk based approach to planning and scheduling inspection activity and the allocation of limited PSD resources.
Monitoring industry performance and related initiatives and taking proactive measures as needed,
Maintaining regular and open communications with the Director of Natural Gas, Executive Directors, General Counsel and Commissioners regarding PSD related initiatives, issues and overall performance.
Ensuring all Federal and State reporting requirements are met including (but not limited to) those related to the timely and accurate submission of One Call, Damage Prevention and Base Grant applications and progress reports, performance management program, incident investigations and inspection results.
Motivating, inspiring, and actively directing staff regarding individual professional development and ensuring all staff members are fully trained according to PHMSA requirements.
Ensuring all PHMSA related state certification requirements are satisfactorily met.
Position performs direct supervisory and managerial duties and is responsible for succession planning and development efforts and may mentor subordinates and peers. This position is responsible for the overall implementation and execution of the State's performance management program within the Division which requires the ability to positively communicate critical evaluations and develop goals and training objectives designed to reinforce individual strengths and improve shortcomings. Strong leadership and management skills are required. Position requires the ability to apply fundamental interpersonal skills and management principles to identify individual strengths and weaknesses of subordinates and develop professional staff accordingly.
What we are looking for:
Must possess a bachelor's degree in a relevant field of study (e.g. accounting, engineering, economics, finance, or public policy analysis/public administration). An advanced degree, professional certification (e.g. CPA, PE) or equivalent experience is required.
The position typically requires 10 years of pipeline safety, regulatory and/or utility industry experience, or a combination of 5 years of experience along with 1) an advanced degree or 2) professional certification which would enable the incumbent to perform at the highest levels within the organization.
The employee must be able to perform his or her duties with no direction and supervision.
Employee must successfully complete the core training defined by the DOT and PHMSA within five years of entry into the position.
The employee must be able to work independently but able to effectively draw upon other resources as needed to accomplish the PSD's overall mission and objectives.
Employee must possess excellent communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain rapport with a broad audience.
Employee must be able to remain calm and professional when dealing with emergency situations including those associated with serious accidents or violations.
Employee must possess excellent leadership, management, supervisory and interpersonal skills and be able to effectively communicate and achieve support for the Pipeline Safety Division's strategic direction and initiatives
The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes:
Choose from four medical plans (including RX coverage), vision and dental
Wellness program that offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan
Health savings account, offered for most medical plans, includes state contributions
Deferred compensation account (similar to a private sector's 401 K plan) with employer match, as well as a choice between two fully funded pension plans
Group life insurance
Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
The State of Indiana offers other generous leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
Free downtown parking
Generous Maternal Leave Program
Equal Employment Opportunity:
The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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