5602 Utility Specialist
|Department||Public Utilities Commission|
|Date Opened||12/4/2020 5:00:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||1/18/2021 5:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$49.74 - $73.54/hour; $8,621.00 - $12,747.00/month; $103,454.00 - $152,958.00/year|
|Job Type||Permanent PBT|
- Maintaining and developing models to forecast electric load over short, medium, and long-term horizons for scheduling, budgeting, planning and reporting, and managing documentation of same
- Assisting with administration of, and operating various utility software packages, including some or all of energy forecasting, meter reading, meter data management, energy accounting, and power scheduling software
- Querying large databases and performing analysis of resulting data sets to produce required information and reports
- Developing criteria and specifications for reporting.
- Preparing/managing various reports on electric generation, load, billing, forecasts, etc., for compliance with local, state and federal agencies
- Developing and implementing policies and procedures for various Retail Services areas of responsibility
- Planning, implementing and documenting new procedures and processes necessary to comply with regulatory requirements, City policy and Power Enterprise business practices
- Monitoring operations (generation, loads, trade activity) for compliance with risk management and reporting requirements
- Serve as lead analyst for operational audits
- Serve as lead in negotiating agreements with other Departments and agencies and resolving issues with those relationships
- Coordinate the work of other analysts as lead on some projects
- Class 5602 Utility Specialist performs other related duties as assigned.
- Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university preferably with major coursework in Law, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Natural Resources, Computer Science, Business Administration, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics or other field related to the utility business; AND
- Four years of verifiable journey-level work experience in one or more of the following areas: planning, scheduling, cost estimating and resource projecting for mid to large scale projects; water supply management and planning; power operations planning and scheduling; analysis, interpretation and application of utility contracts and regulations in either water, power (electric and/or natural gas), telecommunications, or a wastewater program; utility market and environmental analysis and planning; power supply and transmission rates and contracts; generation, transmission or distribution planning and design; or long-term utility systems planning.
- Experience with energy, financial or other forecasting
- Knowledge of statistical analysis
- Knowledge of or familiarity with electric industry and markets
- Report and presentation design (e.g., in Excel and PowerPoint)
- Databases and reporting tools
- Analysis of large data sets
- Software used by the electric utility (forecasting, meter data, billing, energy accounting, etc.)
How To Apply
- Select the desired job announcement
- Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
- Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
- Follow instructions on the screen
Minimum Qualifications Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ - Qualifying)
Applicants will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online application process. All applicants must complete the Supplemental Questionnaire and it must be submitted with the application by the final filing deadline. The information provided on the Supplemental Questionnaire must be consistent with the information on the application and is subject to verification. Applicant responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to assist in determining if applicants meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Supplemental Questionnaire (100%)
Applicants will be prompted to complete a supplemental questionnaire that must be submitted during the online application process. All applicants must complete the supplemental questionnaire. The purpose of the Supplemental Questionnaire is to evaluate the experience, knowledge, skills and abilities that candidates possess in job-related areas, which have been identified as critical for this position and include, but are not limited to knowledge of: basic concepts and terminology related to electric utility agency operations and procedures; trends in the electric industry and relevant local/state/federal ordinances/laws/initiatives; Ability to: conduct analyses, including for load forecasting, financial, rate and statistical analysis; conduct research, knowledge of utility software including meter data collection, energy data display, billing, load forecasting, power scheduling and energy analysis; use independent judgment within established policies and problem solve; work collaboratively in a team environment; translate technical terms and concepts for non-technical users; use computer database and report generation software to create management and other reports; interpret and work within regulations, contracts and policy directive; computer skills, including data processing and querying/analysis with spreadsheets and/or databases, supervisory skills, strong written and oral communication skills, strong project management skills, interpersonal/public relation skills, record keeping and organizational skills.
A passing score must be achieved on the Supplemental Questionnaire in order to continue in the selection process and be placed on the eligible list.
Candidates will be placed on the eligible list in rank order according to their final score. Candidate scores on this examination may also be applied to other announcements involving other job titles, when directed by the Human Resources Director.
The department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures to make final hiring decisions. Candidates scores on this examination may also be applied to other announcements involving other job titles, when directed by the Human Resources Director.
The certification rule for the ranked eligible lists resulting from this examination will be Rule of Ten (10) Scores. The department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures to make final hiring decisions.
Eligible List/Score Report:
A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created, and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.
The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be 6 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.
Upon approval of the Human Resource Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the eligible list/score report resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification. To find other Departments which use this classification, please see https://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/ASO-Level-Chart.pdf?documentID=21246.
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- Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.
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