The City of Milford Public Works Department is seeking applicants for the position of Electric Superintendent. The Electric Superintendent oversees the overall operations of the City's electric system that serves approximately 7,500 homes and businesses from 2 substations in approximately 12 square mile service territory, covering all of Milford and portions of unincorporated areas of Kent and Sussex Counties. The system peaks at just over 46,000 MW and delivers over 225 million kWh annually
The Electric Superintendent supervises approximately 11 employees including those covered under the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 126 Collective Bargaining Agreement. The Electric Superintendent is responsible for construction, maintenance, and design of the distribution system, including substation operations and maintenance. Electricity is purchased in bulk from the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Public Works Director.
The City is seeking applicants with a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering (preferred) or a related field with at least 5 years experience; or 10 years experience in the electric utility industry with considerable supervisory and management experience may be substituted for a degree; or any combination of education and experience equivalent to the requirements. Possession of a valid Delaware vehicle operator’s license and Class B CDL (minimum – within 1 year of date of hire) is preferred.
The City offers a comprehensive, competitive benefits package. Please apply online at www.cityofmilford.com
About City of Milford, Delaware
The Kent County side of Milford was first settled in 1680 by Henry Bowan on what was known as the Saw Mill Range. A century later the Reverend Sydenham Thorne built a dam across the Mispillion River to generate power for his gristmill and sawmill. Around the same time, Joseph Oliver laid out the first city streets and plots nearby on a part of his plantation. Soon a number of homes and businesses appeared along Front Street and Milford was born. The city was incorporated February 5, 1807.
During much of the twentieth century Milford served primarily as the commercial center for much of southern Delaware's large agricultural community. Today Milford's historic downtown has become a renewed center of community life hosting upmarket boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and a community theatre. Celebrating the importance of the Mispillion River, downtown Milford is host to several regional events each year including the Riverwalk Freedom Festival and the Bug & Bud Festival. Residents and visitors alike can enjoy the natural resource as they walk, bike or run along the Mispillion Riverwalk, a series of pedestrian and bicycle paths that hug the banks of the Mispillion River.