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Now Accepting Applications for General Manager/CEO       

Description: Cedar Falls Utilities (CFU) is an industry leader and Iowa's largest four-service provider, comprising Electric, Natural Gas, Water and Communications Utilities. CFU seeks a General Manager with the capability to operate as CEO for this dynamic company, and the energy and willingness to work to deliver on a number of progressive initiatives. This person must be a visionary and strategic thinker who can help ensure positive organizational progress and change. The General Manager reports to a Board of Trustees. CFU has approximately 200 employees and serves a community of 39,000. Cedar Falls is home to one of Iowa’s three public universities, the University of Northern Iowa.

Requirements: Ideal candidates will offer a proven track record of management and leadership that includes success in the utility industry. Fully qualified candidates must offer technical ability to be viewed as immediately credible, while also possessing a breadth and scope of experience to work at a strategic level in all areas of utility operations. CFU will require a leader with exemplary communication and people skills, as well as an individual who can oversee the evaluation and implementation of technologies to make CFU an efficient, state-of-the-art utility. CFU also requires excellent interpersonal skills, a commitment to environmental stewardship and safety, the ability to develop and execute the utility’s annual operating budget and annual capital improvement plan, and knowledge of power supply issues.

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering or Business Administration, or combined education, training, and experience deemed by the Board to be appropriate is required. The total compensation and relocation package is competitive and will depend upon qualifications and experience.

To apply: Please email an introductory cover letter, resume and three professional references by March 31 to susan.abernathy@cfunet.net, or mail to Susan Abernathy, Cedar Falls Utilities, PO Box 769, Cedar Falls, IA 50613.


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If you are interested in working with a team of talented and dedicated individuals, if you welcome a challenge and seek a career that will offer professional growth and opportunities for advancement, consider CFU!

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Cedar Falls Utilities regularly employs 174 people in various occupations and professions. The work force is supplemented by up to 25 additional part-time or temporary employees to help meet special needs. For specific details on job classifications, call CFU's Employee and Legal Services at 319-268-5254.

CFU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.


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Employee & Legal Services
Cedar Falls Utilities
P.O. Box 769
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
FAX 319-268-5410
Switchboard 319-266-1761

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Cedar Falls, Iowa is a progressive community of more than 39,000. Home to the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls offers a wide array of recreational and cultural amenities, first-rate public schools and outstanding quality of life. Cedar Falls' location at the hub of U.S. Highways 20 and 218 affords easy travel to Des Moines, Omaha, Minneapolis, Chicago and Kansas City.

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