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Company Name:
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Moccasin, California
United States
Operations - Plant Operations
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

0923 Power System Operations Manager

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)
0923 Power System Operations Manager
Hetch Hetchy Water and Power
Moccasin, California

Salary: $111,878.00 - $142,766.00/year

WORK LOCATION: Moccasin, California

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Under administrative direction, the Power Systems Operations Manager is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the safe and reliable 24/7 operation of the Hetch Hetchy's three hydroelectric powerhouses including multiple power generating assets; coordinating real-time scheduling, providing clearances for maintenance and project work; dispatching center functions and water deliveries in accordance with Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) and North America Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) policies and procedures; and performing other related duties as required. The incumbent will serve as the single point of contact for representatives of various City and County departments, the Modesto Irrigation District, and the Turlock Irrigation District, PG&E, and ISO, and ensure that legal and operating requirements are met; confer with pre-scheduling, maintenance, engineering and water operations staff to determine long and short-range operational parameters; coordinate staff activities to ensure meeting contractual and procedural requirements within operational limitations. Nature of work may require driving a motor vehicle in inclement weather conditions in order to supervise work at various facilities.


  • Planning and directing the work of Power Generation professionals engaged in the operation, maintenance and repair activities in a large-scale hydroelectric power plant
  • Providing oversight to ensure compliance with regulatory requirement of the NERC Reliability Standards requirements
  • Developing, distributing and monitoring work plans for rotating shifts that maximizes the use of available staff during non-peak times such as nights and weekends
  • Providing technical direction and guidance to operational staff, assisting with troubleshooting problems, evaluating alternative solutions and authorizing appropriate courses of action to maximize operational effectiveness
  • Developing, implementing and administering comprehensive competency and staff development programs, and administering disciplinary processes as required
  • Perform related duties as required.


If you are interested in a job like this, we are looking for people that have the following: These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification.  Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.


Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; AND 


Three (3) years of verifiable supervisory experience in hydro-power generation with three (3) years of experience in WECC/NERC; AND


Possession of valid driver’s license


Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis for up to four (4) years, (30 semester/45 quarter units equals one year).


The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring: Possession of North American Electric Reliability (NERC) Certification in one of the following:

  • Reliability Operator (RC)
  • Balancing and Interchange Operator (BI)
  • Balancing, Interchange and Transmission Operator (BIT)
  • Transmission Operator (TO)

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.


Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process.

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at

Verification of required work experience typically must be on the employer’s letterhead, and must include the applicant’s name, job title, description of job duties, dates of employment, hours per week, and signature of the employer, supervisor, or appropriate representative.  Employees of the City and County of San Francisco may submit performance evaluations showing duties performed to verify qualifying City experience. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee's class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission Rules. CCSF employees will not receive credit for experience obtained outside of their classification unless recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Rule 110.9.1/111A.11.2. 

Experience claimed in self-employment will only be accepted if supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license and experience comparable to minimum qualifications above. Copies of income tax papers or other documents listing occupation and total earnings must be submitted.    

Verification of required valid licensure/certification typically must be a photocopy of the license/certificate including the name of the issuing agency as well as the name of the license/certificate holder, license/certificate number, and expiration date.


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Word of advice

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included in the "Education" and "Training and Employment Record" sections of the City and County of San Francisco online application by the filing deadline. A resume does NOT substitute for this section of the City application and will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may result in lower scores.

Have questions about the application process?

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Jonathan Pettey, by telephone at 415-554-1636, or by email at


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