The City of Redding Electric Utility is seeking a highly qualified and self-motivated individual to fill a current vacancy within the Power Control Center Distribution group. Under general supervision, this position is responsible to direct the safe and reliable operation of the Redding Electric Utility's Distribution and Transmission systems while operating under the policies and procedures set forth by the City of Redding Electric Utility. Candidates in possession of NERC certification or in the process of obtaining a NERC certification are highly desirable
Examples of Duties:
Prepare, check, and administer the execution of safe and reliable switching procedures, both for City personnel and in coordination with other interconnected utilities; maintain and update the maps which indicate the current electric system status; monitor and maintain equipment loading levels to prevent damage during switching and various loading periods; prepare necessary reports to advise City personnel of system events; prepare the necessary reports as required to meet City and regulatory agency requirements; respond to customer problems in a courteous, efficient, and professional manner; contact other City Departments as required to advise them of outages pertaining to their equipment; make rapid decisions on the best and safest method of handling emergency situations, outages, and curtailments; and take corrective action when required; work with engineers and support staff to develop and improve software and automation processes, assist in the development of operational procedures for distribution system operation, assist with training; obtain and maintain applicable certifications as required; Perform related duties as assigned.
Education & Experience: Any combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying; typical education would include the completion of industry acknowledged coursework in system operations (WECC System Operator classes or equivalent), or an applicable apprenticeship or two years college coursework from an accredited college or university. Typical experience would include three years relevant experience with an Electric Utility. Two additional years (two years) of extensive experience in an Electric Operations Center as a Transmission and Distribution System Operator or Dispatcher may be used to substitute for the two years of college coursework.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/FEDERAL AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Additional Salary Information: A generous benefit package includes health, dental, vision, long term disability, and life insurance along with a CALPERS retirement program and a retirement health insurance contribution.