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Electric Utility Assistant System Operator OR 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 or Electric Utility Assistant System Operator, depending on experience. 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.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
 
ELECTRIC UTILITY SYSTEM OPERATOR - POWER - Salary $50.94 - $61.92 (USD) Hourly
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.

ELECTRIC UTILITY ASSISTANT SYSTEM OPERATOR - POWER - Salary $44.86 - $54.53 (USD) Hourly
This is the entry-level classification  in the  Electric Utility System Operator - Power series. Incumbents in this classification may be advanced to the Electric Utility System Operator  - Power level upon meeting the training requirements of that classification and upon the recommendation of the Department Director.

The core duties of the Electric Utility Assistant System Operator - Power, as assigned to the Energy Management group (Energy Trading and Scheduling desks), are to assist in the determination of 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; assist in the procurement and scheduling of 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; assist in  entering and completing 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; help to make rapid decisions on the best and safest method of handling emergency situations, outages, and curtailments and assist in the monitoring of 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 Assistant System Operator OR Electric Utility System Operator - Power
Organization: City of Redding - Electric Department
Location: Redding,  CA 
United States
Salary: See Salary Detail in Description
Posting Start Date: 8/31/2020
Date Posted: 8/31/2020
Requirements

 

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

ELECTRIC UTILITY SYSTEM OPERATOR - POWER

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.

OR 

ELECTRIC UTILITY ASSISTANT SYSTEM OPERATOR - POWER

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of trading and marketing;  principles  and  techniques  of contract management; principles of power generation and transmission systems; basic economic analysis including supply and demand modeling and production cost determination; normal business practices and ethical behavior; computers and programs such as  Excel,  Word,  Access  and PowerPoint; and basic contract principles.
 
Ability to: Learn to interpret and implement complex contracts, policies, protocols, and business practices; communicate effectively, both orally and in  writing;  establish  and  maintain  effective working relationships internally and externally; utilize a personal computer and/or computer terminal, systems and software relevant to the job; interact effectively with the public and employees; demonstrate strong internal and external communications skills;  build  and  maintain  relationships with the public and fellow utility personnel; make rapid decisions in emergency situations; perform duties with safety, skill and efficiency; 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 and professional manner; and work a rotating shift schedule.
 
Education & Experience: Any combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. Typical education would include at least two years of relevant coursework from an accredited college or university. Typical experience would include  two years of relevant experience in an electric utility operations or resource planning division, back office/after-the-fact settlements, or engineering department. Two additional years of relevant experience may be substituted 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

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Status: This listing expires on: 10/30/2020
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Organization Information
Name:
City of Redding - Electric Department
Address:
777 Cypress Avenue

Redding,  CA 96001
United States
Email:
personnel@cityofredding.org
Phone:
(530) 225-4065
Fax:
Contact:
Human Resources Department