Under the direction of the General Manager, the Assistant General Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operation and management required to make AMPS a successful enterprise. This includes general administration, policy development, planning, budgeting, engineering, and all aspects of utility operations. The AGM manages and directs all aspects of AMPS Engineering, all service operations, including the operation and maintenance of transmission and distribution facilities. Supervises assigned staff including the Lineman Manager, Support Services Manager, oversees the line crews, metering and all other assigned office staff.
Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from an accredited institution. Licensure as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) required.
Must possess a valid Vehicle Operator's License.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of designing and developing substations and electric distribution and transmission systems along with the operation and maintenance of each.
Working knowledge of clearance and tagging procedures.
Basic understanding of construction practices, equipment and materials.
Working knowledge of SCADA system operations and use.
Considerable knowledge of National Electric Safety Codes, OSHA regulations, and other codes and regulations governing power transmission and distribution.
Ability to coordinate, schedule, assign, prioritize and supervise the work of skilled utility workers.
Ability to effectively communicate and present ideas and concepts orally and in writing and make presentations in a public forum.
Ability to critically assess situations, solve problems and work effectively under stress, within deadlines and changes in work priorities.
Ability to establish effective working relationships and use good judgment, initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with employees, vendors, manufacturers, contractors, other public utility professionals, administrators, regulators and the public.
Ability to use basic office equipment such as telephone, calculator, photocopier, fax, personal computer and applicable software applications such as work processing, spreadsheet, database and applications used in electrical system modeling and automated drafting.
About Aha Macav Power Service
The Fort Mojave Indian Tribe (FMIT) is one of only a handful of tribes in the United States that have established a tribally owned and operated electric and natural gas utility. Aha Macav Power Service (AMPS) was incorporated under a Tribal Charter authorized by the Fort Mojave Tribal Council in July 1991. The Charter enumerates the purpose and powers of AMPS, its initial assets, and the makeup of the AMPS Board of Directors. Starting from one installed meter in 1991, the company has grown to approximately 1000 in 2007.
AMPS provides electric power service to homes and businesses located within the Fort Mojave Indian Reservation, which stretches along the Colorado River in the area where California , Nevada and Arizona meet. Additionally, the company is a provider of natural gas for the Avi Resort and Casino and the Mojave Crossing Events Center. AMPS has transmission interconnections with WAPA, SWTCo and UniSource. AMPS has a staff which includes highly trained line workers who install, operate and maintain AMPS transmission and distribution lines. These line workers are critical for maintaining a high level of reliability and are on call 24 hours a day 365 days per ye...ar.
In May 2008, AMPS completed the engineering, procurement, construction and energization of a new interconnection with the City of Needles. This project will serve to enhance the reliability of transmission service to the City of Needles. The project has been made possible through a unique partnership between the Federal Government, WAPA, City of Needles, Fort Mojave Indian Tribe and AMPS.