Nature of Position
Under general direction, provides leadership and management to plan, coordinate and direct electric utility supply, demand-side resource acquisition and portfolio management; manages participation and response to California electric market related regulatory and legislative issues; and manages necessary technical interfaces with joint power agencies. Manages the development and administration of rates and pricing of services to meet risk management, financial and environmental objectives; performs other related work as required.
Examples of Duties
Possession of the employment standards does not assure advancement to the Examination or placement on the Eligible List. This is a competitive examination where a candidate's performance in the Examination will be judged in comparison with the core competencies required of the job. To be considered, applicants should possess the combination of education and experience necessary to prove the required knowledge and abilities for the position. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Any combination equivalent to education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in engineering, economics, business or public administration, or a related field.
Five years of progressively responsible professional experience in utility economics, resource planning and management, at least two years of which shall have involved managing utility resource planning activities in a supervisory capacity. Experience in a utility business operation is highly desirable.
Knowledge of electric utility resource planning, acquisition and portfolio management of the utility's power resource interests and obligations at the bulk power and distributed generation level; joint planning, procurement, portfolio management, power pooling and transmission arrangements with third parties, including joint powers agencies, system operators, utilities, customers and suppliers; economic planning of short- and long-term energy efficiency programs; planning, development, evaluation, acquisition and operation of supply and delivery resources for electric power and other product lines based on forecast needs; commodity and enterprise energy risk management policies and programs; short-term and long-term resource operation and cost models; supply and demand-side resource planning and evaluation, energy supply and delivery costs; market based fuel and energy cost projections; power pool operation and cost analyses; cost of service allocation to customer classes; negotiation of contracts for the purchase and/or sales of utility resources and services, including energy and environmental commodities and transmission; development of rates and pricing structures incorporating cost of service factors and competitive factors; applicable utility business, financial, regulatory and management practices; power supply and demand-side resources, load management, and conservation measures; engineering economics, and project planning; financial, budgeting, and accounting principles and public financing techniques; forecasting, cost analysis and pricing design; applicable laws, codes and ordinances.
Ability to effectively plan, coordinate and manage utility resource planning, acquisition, risk and portfolio management activities and operations in a supervisory capacity requiring the management, training and evaluation of assigned staff; effectively communicate complex subject matter to diverse audiences including Public Utilities Board members, elected officials, utility industry executives, regulatory agencies and public audiences using excellent written, oral and presentation skills; interpret and apply complex laws, governmental regulations and contractual provisions applicable to the effective management of utility resource planning, acquisition, risk and portfolio management activities; analyze technical and financial data; make economic evaluations and comparisons; ; prepare technical and analytical studies and reports; set priorities, meet deadlines and make sound decisions; establish and maintain accurate records; maintain level of knowledge required for satisfactory job performance; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other agencies, contractors, other work groups and departments, employees, and the general public; and supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.
Selected positions require possession of a valid California Driver's License and satisfactory driving record as a condition of initial and continued employment.
The examination process may include an application and supplemental questionnaire evaluation, a written exam, a performance exam, and/or an oral interview. The examination process may test for, but is not limited to, the essential knowledge and abilities listed in the job specification and announcement and will be designed to provide a comprehensive review of each candidate's technical knowledge and overall suitability for the position. Qualified applicants will be notified of the exact date, time, and location of examinations approximately two weeks in advance. If applicants have not received written notice at least one week prior to the tentative test date listed in the flyer, they should contact the City of Alameda Human Resources Department at (510) 747-4900.
Candidates passing all components of the examination process will be placed on an Eligible List. A list of names is certified to the department(s) having vacancies based on the type of examination conducted pursuant to the provision of the City's Civil Service Rules. Final selection will be made from the Eligible List by the Department Head subject to approval by the City Manager. The Department Head may utilize additional selection procedures to make a final hiring decision. Placement on an Eligible List does not guarantee employment. Tie scores will be broken by giving priority to the candidate with the highest rating on the most heavily weighted portion of the exam or if weighted 100% on any given portion, based on the earliest application date and time. Prior to appointment, a thorough reference check will be conducted which may include a credit check and background. The selection process may be evaluated and revised based on the number of qualified applicants. Federal law requires that prior to employment, you must furnish proof of your identity and eligibility for employment in the United States, as required the U.S. Department of Justice.