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Electric Utility System Operator - Power
The City of Redding is establishing an eligibility list to fill a current vacancy in the Energy Management (Energy Trading & Scheduling) group, for an Electric Utility System Operator. The Position is responsible for scheduling real-time and day-ahead delivery of power to assure a balanced load to resource energy portfolio; to develop, implement, evaluate, economically optimize, coordinate and arrange day-ahead and real-time power trades and schedules with other municipal utilities, marketers, and power companies; and the safe, reliable and economical operation of the Redding Electric Utility's generation assets while operating under the policies and procedures set forth by the City of Redding and the Utility. Title and wage of the Position to be negotiated based upon the work experience of the potential candidate.

The core duties of the Electric Utility System Operator - Power, as assigned  to  the  Energy Management group (Energy Trading and Scheduling desks), are to  determine  day-ahead  and real- time trading decisions with a continuous focus on balancing risk versus return  to  produce  optimal return within the desired parameters of the Operations Group  and  Risk  Management  policies;  procure and schedule generation and fuels as necessary to meet day-ahead and real-time load and energy commitments and to implement real-time schedules for power generation, purchases,  and sales in a reliable and economic manner; enter and complete electronic schedules  and tags according to both internal and industry standards and schedule all committed positions in  a  timely  fashion within current contracts and without interruption of service; make rapid decisions on the  best and safest method of handling emergency situations, outages, and curtailments and to monitor system conditions and alarms in anticipation of changes in system conditions while taking corrective  action when required; assist the Distribution System Operator by responding to customer problems in a courteous, efficient, and professional manner and assist with customer and personnel calls during outage situations.

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Position: Electric Utility System Operator - Power
Organization: City of Redding - Electric Department
Location: Redding,  CA 
United States
Salary: $50.94 - $61.92 (USD) Hourly
Posting Start Date: 8/31/2020
Date Posted: 8/31/2020



Knowledge of: Electric Utility economic dispatch practices; Electric Utility interchange scheduling, including balancing loads and resources in both the real-time and day-ahead environment, principles and practices of energy trading and marketing, including trading hubs and Cal-ISO/Non Cal-ISO balancing authorities; generation resources; principles and techniques of contract management, principles of power generation and transmission systems including interconnected utility operations, production costs of energy by fuel type; system load characteristics and load curves; integration of purchases and sales to economically reduce  overall costs  of energy; energy management  systems and economic analysis of current resource options and market  opportunities;  NERC  policies  and WSPP business practices; normal business practices and ethical behavior; computers and programs such as Excel, Word, Access  and PowerPoint; basic contract  principles; basic financial statements;  and basic economic analysis.
Ability to: Interact effectively with the public and employees; demonstrate strong internal  and external communication skills; build and maintain relationships with the public and fellow utility personnel; make rapid decisions in emergency situations; operate a personal computer and SCADA system; perform duties with safety, skill and efficiency; work independently and alone; multi-task; learn and apply the practices and procedures of neighboring utilities regarding power scheduling and emergency situations; respond to customer problems in a courteous, efficient, and professional manner; and work a shift schedule.
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 scheduling (WECC Schedulers Sessions I and II 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 functioning in the capacity of an energy  trading/interchange  scheduling  environment may be used to substitute for the two years of college coursework.
Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California driver's license, or the ability to acquire one within ten days of appointment. NERC Balancing, Interchange,  and  Transmission  Operator certification is desirable.

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Status: This listing expires on: 3/20/2021
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Organization Information
City of Redding - Electric Department
777 Cypress Avenue

Redding,  CA 96001
United States
(530) 225-4065
Human Resources Department