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Power Supply and Portfolio Administrator
$11,122 to $14,905 monthly (26 pay periods annually)
FINAL FILING DATE:
Open Until Filled
IT IS MANDATORY THAT YOU COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE. YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE REJECTED IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE ALL NECESSARY INFORMATION.
The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the regular and full-time position of Power Supply and Portfolio Administrator in the Electric Department. The normal work schedule is Monday through Friday, 8 am –5 pm; a flex schedule may be available.
The City of Roseville promotes a no smoking atmosphere.
To plan, organize, direct and supervise activities associated with resource planning, resource acquisition and energy portfolio and power management within the Electric Department; and to perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
• Receives general direction from an Assistant Electric Utility Director.
• Exercises direct supervision over assigned professional technical, and administrative staff and indirect supervision over select contract staff through a power management services contract.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
- Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods related to planning and acquiring power supply; implement policies and procedures.
• Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise and review the work of staff involved in activities that support power supply related strategies and tactics.
• Evaluate operations and activities of assigned responsibilities; recommend improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations and activities.
• Participate in budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for purchases, equipment and services; monitor and control expenditures.
• Participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.
• Apply departmental forecasts in the determination of power supply requirements; manage integrated resource planning consistent with least cost and risk management objectives; develop and administer power supply related contracts.
• Oversee and perform complex economic analysis, including but not limited to, portfolio modeling and optimization, supply/demand forecasting, and financial forecasting to evaluate energy portfolio decisions.
• Oversee the development and maintenance of key data sources used for portfolio modeling and analysis, including but not limited to, market price forward curves, day-ahead and real-time market prices, transaction records and schedules, and historic transactions.
• Oversee energy portfolio activities related to purchasing electric and natural gas supplies to meet electric utility retail, wholesale, market and reliability needs; establish economic dispatch of existing resources within resource capability and system reliability constraints; execute future, over the counter and forward contracts and trades within established risk tolerances.
• Plan, develop and maintain requirements for Balancing Authority Areas operations.
• Research and monitor energy market trends and price movement and establish market views.
• Ensure program compliance with Federal, State and local laws, rules and regulations, including but not limited to, NERC/WECC reliability standards compliance, Renewable Portfolio Standard compliance and verification and Greenhouse Gas law compliance and verification.
• Intervene and/or support intervention during the development of legislation and regulations consistent with the interests of the City.
• Represent the department in projects conducted with other departments, joint action agencies, the City Council and other outside agencies.
• Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints.
• Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
• Perform related duties as assigned.
• Principles and practices of engineering economics, resource selection, cost analysis and rate making.
• Principles and practices of power generation.
• Principles and practices of research, analysis and report preparation.
• Principles and practices of supervision, training and performance evaluations.
• Principles and practices of budget monitoring.
• Principles and practices of safety management.
• Pertinent local, State and Federal laws, ordinances and rules.
• Organize, implement and direct resource planning, resource acquisition, energy portfolio and power management operations/activities.
• On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policy and procedures.
• On a continuous basis, sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 10 pounds or less.
• Apply principles of energy risk management.
• Assist in the development and monitoring of an assigned program budget.
• Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations.
• Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Experience and Training
Five years of increasingly responsible experience in resource management, energy trading, and generation planning, including two years of supervisory responsibility.
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Major course work in engineering, mathematics, economics or a related field is desirable.
License or Certificate
Possession of a valid California driver’s license.
1. Your responses to questions 2-7, the applicant’s education, training and experience, will be scored using a pre-determined formula. Your responses to these questions must be consistent with your employment application information. This experience must also be described in the “Work Experience" section of this application. Responses to the supplemental questionnaire that are inconsistent from your “Work Experience” section in the application will not be scored. I understand and agree with the above instructions.
2. How many years of increasingly responsible experience do you have in resource management, energy trading, and generation planning?
Less than 5 years
3. How many years of experience do you have of supervisory responsibility in resource management, energy trading, and generation planning?
No supervisory experience
Less than 2 years
4. Describe your experience with resource planning for an electric utility. What would you consider to be the key factors to consider in creating a 15 year resource plan for a California municipal utility?
5. Describe your experience negotiating Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). Highlight, in particular, PPAs for renewable resources.
6. Describe your experience working within risk management policies and with managing a hedge portfolio.
7. Describe your experience with operational issues related to power supply, including transmission, generation, NERC/WECC compliance, etc.
All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will have their application scored in a Formula Rate Examination. The applicant’s experience and education will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the Employment List. Supplemental questions will be utilized by the department hiring authority to make interview and selection determinations. Please note that applicants who meet minimum qualifications will be required to respond to an online Criminal Conviction Questionnaire sent via e-mail. Failure to respond to this questionnaire within (5) five calendar days of the e-mail notification will result in your application not being considered further. Final appointment is contingent upon a check of past employment references, passing a City-paid fingerprint check and depending on position applied for a pre-employment medical exam and a drug and alcohol screening test.
THE CITY OF ROSEVILLE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. IF YOU REQUIRE AN ACCOMMODATION DUE TO A DISABILITY, PLEASE CONTACT THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT LEAST 5 WORKING DAYS BEFORE A SCHEDULED INTERVIEW/EXAMINATION PROCESS. MEDICAL DISABILITY VERIFICATION MAY BE REQUIRED PRIOR TO ACCOMMODATION.
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