General Manager

Posted on March 28, 2021

General Manager – Perennial Public Power District, York, Nebraska

Perennial Public Power District (Perennial) serves over 8,000 customers in York and Fillmore counties. It is a transmission and distribution system consisting of 198 miles of transmission lines, 1,835 miles of primary distribution system, and 20 substations. All corporate powers of Perennial are vested in and exercised by a Board of Directors (Board) elected by qualified voters within the District. The Board seeks qualified candidates to fill a vacancy created by the retiring General Manager at the end of this year. The start date for this position is January 1, 2022.

The Board is seeking a leader who possesses outstanding communication and management skills, and the ability to administer a Public Power District. The ideal candidate must have five years of successful management experience and effective leadership skills. Candidates with a clear understanding of the challenges facing rural Nebraska, a strong commitment to address the needs of rural areas, and a solid understanding and familiarity with the rich Nebraska culture will be preferred.

The successful candidate will have high integrity, encourage teamwork, and inspire others, while providing innovative, visionary, and strategic leadership to Perennial. Interest in building relationships and establishing trust with the Board, team members, customers, public officials, the community, and associated consultants and organizations is paramount.

The General Manager reports directly to the Board and is responsible for the administration and execution of all activities of Perennial in accordance with approved policies, budgets and programs. The General Manager develops strategies and operational policies to achieve established objectives, generates and maintains a strong team environment through professional development and example, and consults with and advises the Board on all matters pertaining to finances, operations, public relations, human relations and planning.

Perennial maintains its headquarters in York, Nebraska. York has a population of 8,000 and offers all the character of a small town with the advantages of a more populated city, such as advanced health care, a vibrant hospitality industry, and progressive educational institutions. Perennial offers an excellent benefits package, including a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications.

Qualifications and Requirements:
• Bachelor's Degree in a related field or a combination of education and experience;
• Five years of demonstrated management experience;
• Strong verbal and written communication skills;
• Must be able to organize work to meet deadlines;
• Familiarity of Nebraska is strongly preferred.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.