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Hope Water & Light Commission
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Starting Salary in the $150’s to $160’s with highly competitive benefits
|| Post Date: || 01/14/2014 ||
HOPE WATER & LIGHT COMMISSION
Seeks a Proven Public Sector Public Works Professional, Leader, and Manager as the Next
(Starting Salary in the $150’s to $160’s with highly competitive benefits)
Hope, Arkansas, with a population of about 17,000, is located about 90 miles from Little Rock and 30 miles from Texarkana, where residents enjoy the best of both worlds, living in rural, “small-town” America as well as benefits of the close proximity to urban areas in Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana. The General Manager serves as the chief executive of HWL and is a direct report to the Commission. With a staff of 45 and $25 million in revenues, this is a well-governed and well-managed agency and wholesale power customer of AEP/Southwestern Electric Power Company since January 1982. Its present wholesale contract runs through 2032. This position reports to the Hope Water & Light (HWL) Commission is a 5-member Commission, appointed by the Hope City Board of Directors to ten year terms and serves as the governing board for the agency. HWL has maintained among the lowest service rates in Arkansas due to a strong long-term relationship with AEP/Southwest Electric Power Company and a decision to build a stand-alone water treatment facility in Fulton, AR. The staff is strong, competent, and well-trained.
The General Manager should have proven senior management experience in the electric and water industries and experience/knowledge of the areas of strategic planning, contract development and management, finance, rate design, accounting and finance, and human resources as well as water and electronics operations. Government leadership experience is preferred. For a complete description and to apply, go to www.watersconsulting.com/recruitment. This position is open until filled; however, interested applicants are encouraged to apply by February 7, 2014. Recruitment Contact: Andrea Sims, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 216.695.4776.