Under general direction from the Utility Director, the Electric Utility Manager is responsible to plan, supervise and direct the activities of the Electric Division; to participate with other agencies in the procurement, scheduling and delivery of electrical power and energy to the City; and to perform related work as required.
The class of Electric Utility Manager is responsible for the construction, operation and maintenance of an electrical transmission and distribution system. This position may represent the City on various boards and commissions dealing with electrical utility issues.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
The following duties are typical of this classification. Incumbent may not perform all of the duties and/or may be required to perform specific additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
Plans and directs the operation and maintenance of electrical transmission and distribution services; studies and projects long and short range power requirements and analyzes rates; participates with other agencies in the procurement, scheduling and delivery of power and energy to the City; prepares and presents staff reports for City Council, boards and commissions; coordinates the work of crews engaged in the operation and maintenance of electrical transmission and distribution lines and substations; directs the maintenance of structures, buildings and all related facilities of the electrical system; directs and oversees the construction of new electrical transmission and distribution lines and installation of new services; oversees the periodic inspection of the electrical system in accordance with rules and regulations of the California GO 95, Construction Codes, National Electrical Code and the departmental operating codes; oversees the maintenance of records of operating activities of the electrical division, pole installation, replacements and relocations, transformer installations, replacements and relocations and substation recording devices; investigates electrical complaints and recommends actions for solution of problems; supervises the installation and maintenance of electric metering equipment and determines applicable rate schedules for commercial and industrial customers; assists with layout, design and materials procurement, including specification preparation on new substations, overhead and underground distribution circuitry and municipal building lighting and electrical systems; reviews applications and eligibility list of applicants for employment and selects and appoints division personnel; coordinates the training of division employees; operates City vehicles; and performs related work as required.
Include any combination of training, education and experience which demonstrates an ability to perform the duties of the position. The typical qualifying entrance background is:
License Required: Possession of a valid and appropriate California Driver's License.
Education/Experience: The typical qualifying entrance background is a bachelors degree in electrical engineering and four years of progressively responsible experience in construction, maintenance and operation of overhead and underground power and lighting transmission, distribution lines and equipment, and related facilities, including three years management and supervisory experience.
Knowledge of: Design, operation and engineering problems of electrical distribution systems; electrical engineering theory and principles of electric power transmission and distribution; methods, procedures, tools and equipment used in construction, maintenance and operation of underground and overhead electric power and lighting transmission and distribution lines and related facilities; policies and regulations governing power transmission and distribution in the City; conduct studies of electrical load, supply, costs and related issues and prepare analytical reports, including short and long range recommendations; electrical construction cost analysis; GO 95 and other safety practices and regulations; recordkeeping; math applicable to Electrical Engineering; general principles of supervision and training; and appropriate safety precautions and procedures.
Ability to: Prepare budget estimates; communicate effectively orally and in writing; read blueprints, electrical schematics; charts and graphs; respond effectively to emergency situations; plan, coordinate and oversee the work of experienced electrical personnel; read, write and perform mathematical calculations at the level required for successful job performance; maintain accurate records; operate a vehicle observing legal and defensive driving practices; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; and establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
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The following benefits may vary and are subject to collective bargaining agreements:
Vacation: 10 days per year increasing with City service.
Management Leave: 6 to 8 days management leave for some positions.
Holidays: 11 Holidays are observed per year plus 1 floating Holiday.
Sick Leave: 12 days per year with unlimited accumulation.
Retirement: Retirement coverage is available for all employees under the California Public
Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS). The City does not participate in Social Security.
Medicare: Employee must pay an amount equal to 1.45% of salary toward Medicare. The employer pays an equal amount.
Health Insurance: Health insurance, including medical, dental, and vision, is available. The
City contributes a substantial amount of the premium for employee and family coverage.
Uniforms: Uniform allowance or uniforms may be provided by the City.
Deferred Compensation: 2 deferred compensation plans.
Long-term Disability/Life Insurance: City paid Long-term Disability and Group Life
Insurance (eligibility begins after completion of 6 months employment). Supplemental
Life Insurance ma...y be purchased at employee’s own expense.
Bilingual Pay: Bilingual Oral and Written Communication Skills Pay is available for some positions.
Tuition Reimbursement: Reimbursement of tuition costs is available for job related college courses. Refer to Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or Compensation Plan for eligibility.
Flexible Spending Account (FSA): Flexible spending account is available which allows employees to set aside pre-taxed dollars for reimbursement of out-of-pocket medical care expenses and childcare costs.