The City of Redding Electric Utility is establishing an eligibility list to fill one (1) Electric Utility Resource Planner upcoming vacancy in the Long Term Resources Group, as well as subsequent vacancies that occur during the life of the list. Under general direction, the successful candidate will participate in mid-term to long-term resource planning, production cost modeling, energy market development and economic analysis, resource portfolio management, wholesale contract development and analysis, energy efficiency program development, regulatory analysis and reporting, management of data and information, and other related work as required.
Example of Duties:
Design and implement financial/operational computer studies required to formulate recommendations in connection with the feasibility of resource development activities; Manage the development of electric power resources, including generation/transmission projects and power contracts; Design and/or utilize computer models to analyze electric utility loads, resources, contracts and economics, and to prepare statistical, feasibility and sensitivity analyses; Administer consulting contracts. Prepare requests for consultant proposals and evaluate such proposals; Coordinate electric utility resource projects; Acquire, manage and maintain data used by utility for planning purposes; Prepare and present public relations materials, feasibility/sensitivity reports and other technical reports as required; Provide the projections of, planning for, and development of long-range strategic plans to assure adequate capacity and reliability at lowest cost; Interface with State and Federal legislative and regulatory bodies regarding resource development; Screen new proposed projects; Analyze and make recommendations regarding wholesale or retail electric utility rates; Perform other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of: Various electric power resources; resource planning (including personal computers, software, and production cost and financial models used therefore); power contracts; State and Federal energy regulations; and electric utility operating practices and procedures.
Ability to: Interact effectively with the public and employees. Prepare/present complex studies and various reports for/to governing commissions and regulatory agencies. Negotiate agreements with Federal and State agencies and communicate effectively in both oral and written manner.
Education & Experience: Any combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying; typical education would include a Bachelor's degree in engineering, mathematics, economics, or physical sciences from an accredited college, university, or equivalent. Typical experience would include five years of relevant experience in electric utility resource development, planning and contract negotiations, including a working knowledge of pertinent Federal and State regulatory procedures, resource planning models, and wholesale/retail rate design; or modeling electrical utility operations including load forecasting, resource planning and wholesale/retail rate design; three of the five years of appropriately related electric utility experience. Experience performing detailed production cost analyses desirable.
Special Requirements: Professional registration in the appropriate engineering discipline, or advance college degree is desirable. Possession of the appropriate valid California driver's license, or the ability to acquire one within ten days of appointment.
Please be advised all notifications pertaining to this recruitment (e.g. exam invitations, exam results) will be e-mailed to you at the e-mail address provided on your employment application. Please be sure to provide your current and complete e-mail address. Check your inbox as well as your spam folder for correspondence as your e-mail provider or personal settings may flag the e-mail as spam. Contact the Personnel Department with any questions.
Interested individuals must submit a City of Redding online employment application to the Personnel Department by the closing date and time in order to be considered.
Examination Process: The examination process may include an application evaluation, oral board examination, practical exercise, or any combination thereof. Candidates must pass all elements of examination in order to be placed on the eligibility list.
Veteran's Credit: Veterans (as defined by California Government Code section 18973) who have received an honorable discharge from military service and who receive a passing score on all components of the employment examination (up to and including oral examinations) shall receive credit for an additional two (2) points to be added to their final examination score. To obtain this credit, a veteran MUST attach an electronic copy of the DD-214, indicating honorable discharge, WITH THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION ON OR BEFORE THE FINAL FILING DATE.
Please contact the Personnel Department by the closing date if you require accommodation in the interview/examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.
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