City of Redding Personnel Dept. - ELECTRIC UTILITY
Last Updated: 7/25/12
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ABOUT THE POSITION
Salary Range: $5,421 to $8,613 per month
Posting Date: July 30, 2012
Closing Date: 4 p.m., August 31, 2012
The City of Redding is seeking an Electric Utility Resource Planner to coordinate the identification and development of electric utility resources (generation, transmission,
and/or demand side management projects, wheeling and purchased power contracts). An eligibility list is being established to fill the current vacancy as well as subsequent vacancies that occur during the life of the list.
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EXAMPLES 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; and perform other related
duties as assigned.
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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
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APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS
Interested individuals must submit a City of Redding employment application to the Personnel Department by 4:00 p.m. on the
closing date in order to be considered. Applications received after the closing date may not be accepted. Postmarks may not be accepted. To obtain an application, call (530) 225-4069, download from our website at www.ci.redding.ca.us, or pick up at the Personnel Department, 777 Cypress Avenue, Redding CA.
Incomplete applications may not be processed. Meeting the announced requirements does
not guarantee selection into the examination process. Applications will be reviewed by subject matter experts who will determine those best qualified to be tested.
Veterans Credit: Veterans who have received an honorable discharge from the military service and receive a passing score on the examination will have 2 points added to their final examination score. To obtain this credit, veterans MUST provide a copy of the DD214, indicating honorable discharge, WITH EACH EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE.
Test Requirements: An oral board examination will be administered.
Refer to the Personnel Department General Employment Information page for additional employment and benefit information.
It is the policy of the City of Redding to hire only United States citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. Documentation of eligibility to work in the United States (i.e, driver’s license, social security card, or birth certificate, or documentation authorizing work in the United States) will be required as a condition of employment.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/FEDERAL AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Applications and resumes must be received by the City Personnel Department by the closing date.
Postmarks may not accepted. Applications received after the closing date may be rejected.