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Vice President, Security, Resilience and Energy Solutions

Company: American Public Power Association
Location: Arlington
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

The American Public Power Association (APPA) is looking for a Vice President, Security, Resilience and Energy Solutions. This individual will provide strategic and operational implementation management oversight to enable APPA to provide guidance and expertise in the areas of electrical transmission and distribution systems; new energy technologies; distributed generation; physical and cyber security, mutual aid, and safety procedures and equipment. Represents the Association, as required, before regulatory agencies, the press, interested organizations, the academic community, and the general public. Provides APPA members value and insight in all resilience, security and grid modernization areas through articles, speeches, blogs, membership in national committees, facilitating listservs and any other avenue to ensure transfer of knowledge. Develops and delivers programming and services for members in areas of grid operations, resilience, and research, development and deployment. Oversees and helps to manages department staff.

Please note: This is not a remote position. Candidates must be in DC, Maryland, or Virginia area. APPA offers a flexible work schedule for full-time employees and the option for telework is available after (3) months of employment (with supervisor approval). Direct hire only, no agency

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • With the SVP and other senior leaders, helps determine the strategic direction for the department including understanding industry trends and federal government alignment.
  • Acts as a deputy to the SVP and provides complex administrative support to facilitate day-to-day operations of the department.
  • At the direction of the SVP, helps supervise the work and activities of the department including providing training, setting project goals/outcomes, performing evaluations, and structuring work efforts to achieve optimal programmatic outcomes.
  • Directly supervises director and manager level staff, and indirectly oversees all accompanying engineering services staff.
  • Analyzes industry issues and trends to anticipate and prepare for the defense and advancement of public power's interests.
  • Develops unique mechanisms for propagation and advancement of association goals.
  • Facilitates the development of and responsible for oversight of overall budgets, functions, and outcomes from security, operations, and R&D staff and programs.
  • Oversees and monitors all Cooperative Agreements between APPA and the Department of Energy (DOE).
  • As appropriate, represents APPA before groups involved in system design, resilience and security, energy efficiency and health and safety which may include NESC, NEC, OSHA, EPA, DOE, DHS, FBI DOE, IEEE, OMB, DOL, FMCSA, etc.
  • Provides industry wide innovation in public power's national reliability and safety efforts including providing technical leadership as needed.
  • Represents APPA before other associations tied to issues APPA considers important.
  • Analyzes utility involvement in innovation, integration of municipal services, and adoption of new technologies.
  • Conceives, develops, and oversees technical programs on fast-emerging topics for APPA workshops, conferences, and webinars including national conference, committee meetings/summits, and utility education courses.
  • Partners with the internal education department to host APPA conferences.
  • Provides assistance to association committees and staff where appropriate.
  • Makes speeches and writes articles for APPA publications.
  • Undertakes assignments as directed by the Senior Vice President, Grid Security, Technical and Operations Services.
  • Coordinates internal working groups as issues arise in the engineering, operations, and R&D space.
  • Oversees the Cyber & Physical Preparedness (CAPP) and the Research & Development (R&D) strategic initiatives within the association Strategic Work Plan.
    • Degree from 4-year college or university. Major coursework in science or engineering preferred but not required.
    • Security clearance preferred.
    • 10 to 15 years of experience in the electric utility industry which may include working in industry, government, or another trade association
    • Ability to lead one or more complex functional areas of critical importance to the success of the organization.
    • Excellent project management skills and ability to drive performance from all areas within the department.
    • Technical experience with utility energy services, renewable energy, and energy storage with emphasis on commercial and industrial technologies.
    • Experience or familiarity with the operation of electric utilities, including applicable regulations from OSHA, DOL, FMCSA, DOE, EPA, DHS, etc.
    • Ability to lead interdepartmental and industry wide teams and committees.
    • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with personnel of member utilities, federal agencies, utility interest groups and other professional organizations.
    • Ability to manage personnel, technical and non-technical, in assisting APPA member organizations.
    • Ability to express ideas clearly, both orally and in writing.
    • Ability to work independently and to organize and manage interdepartmental working groups. PandoLogic. , Location: Arlington, VA - 22202 , PL:

Keywords: American Public Power Association, Arlington , Vice President, Security, Resilience and Energy Solutions, Executive , Arlington, Virginia

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