General Manager

Date Closing: 09/30/2011

Date Posted: 09/01/2011


Excellent Compensation and Benefits Package

The Board of Directors for Springfield Utility Board is recruiting for an outstanding leader
who will support and promote SUB’s Mission and Core Values to our employees and community.

Founded in 1949, Springfield Utility Board is an independently operated municipal electric and water utility governed by a locally elected Board.  Serving over 25 square miles in and around the City of Springfield, Oregon, the utility proudly offers its customers one of the lowest electric and water rates in the Pacific Northwest, with equity in excess of $149 million and with a debt less that $4 million.  SUB has 139 employees dedicated to serving our community and providing top quality service.

Springfield Utility Board serves approximately 31,181 electric customers in Springfield. The annual peak electric load is 186 megawatts with 835,013 average annual megawatt hours being served over 336 miles overhead and underground distribution lines and 22 miles of transmission line. Electricity purchased from BPA flows to SUB’s eight substations.  

SUB has more than 19,500 water customers. Water from SUB’s Willamette well field and from the river is mixed together at SUB’s Slow Sand Filtration water treatment facility to provide a portion of the city’s water supply.  The majority of SUB’s water comes from a system of seven well fields that tap groundwater from a vast aquifer that lies underneath Springfield.  From these two sources, the water is pumped through 240 miles of distribution lines to SUB’s customers.  SUB also owns and maintains six pumping stations and seven reservoirs.  

Springfield is located in the heart of the Willamette Valley.  Within an hour’s drive to the west you can enjoy our magnificent coast or heading east you’ll be in the heart of our Cascade Mountain range. Our community has great healthcare, cultural, sports and educational opportunities, including the University of Oregon and Lane Community College.  If you enjoy the great outdoors, then Springfield is at the center with activities such as great bicycling paths, rafting, college sports, running, hunting, fishing, hiking, water sports, golf and much more.
Please explore our website to read more about our 61 year history, our Board of Directors, Mission Statement, Core Values, statistics, rates and other pertinent information to learn about SUB and our amazing success story.

Also, please be sure to visit the following websites to learn about our community:
• City of Springfield
• Springfield Public Schools 
• Springfield Chamber of Commerce
• Lane County 
• Real Estate 


The complete General Manager Job Description including responsibilities and qualifications is available on our website for your review.  Salary will be commensurate with experience. 
The following application materials are required: 
• SUB’s Application for Employment (available to complete on our website)
• Supplemental Questionnaire (download here and complete using Microsoft Word)
• Cover letter
• Resume’ 
• Three Supervisor, colleague and staff reference names and phone numbers
• Salary history and expectations   

Please mail application packet to SUB – HR, P.O. Box 300, Springfield, OR 97477. 
Questions?  Please email Rose Blomberg, HR Manager, at or
call 541.726.2398.

Posting Date:  September 1, 2011
Closing date:   September 30, 2011 

Equal Employment Opportunity
A Drug Free Workplace

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