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Assistant Electric Utilities Director

American Society of Civil Engineers
Colton, CA 92324

The new Assistant Electric Utilities Director will serve as the primary assistant to the Assistant City Manager (ACM).  Two key responsibilities of the position are generation resource management and administrative oversight. This would include the ability to plan and direct the day-to-day activities of the Department and its staff, as well as focusing on the progress of capital projects with an emphasis on ensuring their timely completion, within established budgets. Additional responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide leadership and daily direction to Departmental staff.
  • Provide professional support and advice to the ACM, civic groups, and the general public related to capital improvement project design, engineering, construction, GIS system services, and property management.
  • Acquire and manage generation resources to meet the City's retail load requirements and comply with state renewable resource and GHG emission reduction goals.
  • Work with the CEC and CAISO on resource planning and congestion revenue rights management.
  • Make all legislative and regulatory filings with the CAISO, CEC, NERC and FERC.
  • Promote and articulate a commitment to excellent customer service.
  • Ensure Departmental compliance with applicable City, State, and Federal laws.
  • Communicate official plans, policies, and procedures to staff and the general public.
  • Supervise, train, mentor and evaluate professional, para- professional, technical, and administrative support staff.

Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these skills would be as follows:
Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in the fields of engineering, business or public administration, or a related field. A Master's degree is highly desirable.
Experience: Five (5) years of experience in utility operations, including a minimum of three years of supervisory experience. Experience in a municipal or electric utility management setting are highly desirable.

DESIRED CANDIDATE: The successful candidate for the position of Assistant Electric Utilities Director will have the ability to assist the ACM in providing Departmental leadership consistent with the unique attributes of the City. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of generation planning, finance and hedging power supplies, transmission planning, POU legislative and regulatory requirements, planning and development; experience in managing service contracts; and, the ability to present complex concepts and ideas to governing bodies and community groups.
The City of Colton is seeking a hands-on, detail and team oriented professional with energy and focus, as well as the ability to make decisions independently while keeping the ACM informed.


Additional Salary Information: Refer to the Official Job Description and Recruitment flyer for benefit and other salary information at www.coltonca.gov under Employment Opportunities
Internal Number: 19/20-00019


Posted: 2020-01-24 Expires: 2020-02-23

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American Society of Civil Engineers
Colton, CA 92324

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