This recruitment is aimed at filling a staffing need within the Resource Planning and Scheduling Division of Vernon Public Utilities.
SUMMARY: Under general supervision, prepares long-term integrated utility resource plans, and evaluates electric resource projects and demand-side programs for the Electric Resource Planning & Development (ERPD) work group in the City's Public Utilities Department.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: As defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. This job announcement does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Participates in the preparation of short- and long-term electric system forecasts.
Plans and administers special projects; negotiates contract proposals, terms, and conditions.
Assists in the implementation of City utility conservation programs; assists with rate design studies.
Represent G&E on legislative and regulatory committees.
Reviews and analyzes federal and state legislation and regulatory filings.
Monitors and reviews daily California Public Utilities Commission filings.
Assists with the preparation of reports to regulatory compliance agencies.
Monitors regulatory changes and legislative initiatives and develops reports on potential impact.
State and federal laws, rules, policies, and regulations governing public utilities and environmental issues.
Fundamental principles and operations of power generation and the natural gas and electric markets.
Principles and practices of integrated resources planning and organized markets.
Principles of project planning and contract management.
Safety rules and regulations, occupational hazards, and safety precautions in public utilities operations.
Principles and procedures of record keeping and technical file maintenance.
Analyzing and evaluating bulk power resources.
Analyzing technical issues, evaluating alternatives, and developing recommendations.
Researching, collecting, and analyzing data, and generating reports.
Reviewing documents and extracting relevant information.
Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software.
Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers.
Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
LICENSE & CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A valid California State Driver’s License is required.
SELECTION PROCESS: Completed application packets will be reviewed and only the first 100 qualified applicants whose qualifications best meet or exceed the requirements of the position and needs of the City, will be invited to participate further in the selection process, which may include a written exam and a panel interview. Candidates must be specific and complete in describing their qualifications for the position. Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from consideration. Applications must be submitted online. If you submit multiple applications, only the most recent application will be considered. Stating "see resume" is not an acceptable substitution for a completed application. To view the complete job description, please visit our website at www.cityofvernon.org. It is the applicant’s responsibility to notify the Human Resources Department of any changes to their contact information.