The Truckee Donner Public Utility District is a customer-owned electric and water utility located in Truckee, CA in the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains 15 miles north of Lake Tahoe.
The Electric Operations Manager, under the direction and general supervision of the Electric Utility Director, Directs, plans and supervises the work of the distribution operations within the Electric Department including installing, constructing, maintaining, repairing, operating and replacing the District's electric system facilities. Is involved in difficult work on highly technical problems and participates in the formulating and enacting of District policies. Manages the operations of the Electric Operations Department and has regular contact with other District staff, consultants, contractors, and customers requiring considerable tact and diplomacy.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.
(a) Plans, directs and reviews the work of subordinates engaged in electric system operation, maintenance, repair, replacement, and new construction. Develops detailed plans for efficient operation and communicates clearly with staff.
(b) Schedules and assigns work of electric department staff, including stand-by and leaves. Monitors work flow, reviews and evaluate work products, methods and procedures. Approves daily timesheets and all overtime.
(c) Develops and provides guidance on training programs for electric personnel, and ensures that on-the-job technical training and safety programs are provided to meet the qualifications and requirements of the various positions of electric personnel.
(d) Oversees programs for the periodic testing of rubber gloves and other safety equipment to ensure safety standards are maintained.
(e) Oversees and participates in the Apprentice committee and apprentice training.
(f) Assists in the preparation of departmental budget.
(g) Recommends the appointment of personnel; conducts performance evaluations; implements discipline procedures as required; maintains discipline and high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the Department.
(h) Reviews project plans and drawings with supervisors and other staff, outside agencies, utility customers, and contractors as appropriate; recommend changes based on field observations and operational requirements; provide technical advice and assistance on difficult work problems.
(i) Chairs departmental meetings. Research and prepare technical and administrative reports; prepare written correspondence. Attends Board meetings to present information as requested.
(j) Maintains current knowledge and understanding of District policies and Safety Manual, NESC, California Title 8 CalOSHA standards and regulations to insure that the District’s facilities are constructed safely and consistent with these standards and requirements.
(k) Oversee and manage local, state and federal regulatory compliance activities related to area of assignment.
(l) Research and develop specifications for electric construction equipment, vehicles, and supplies; develop specifications for electrical construction work to be contracted out.
(m) Participates in drafting standards for electric system materials. Evaluates and enforces District construction, performance, safety, and personnel standards.
(n) Responds professionally to District electric claims for reimbursement; has regular contact with District employees, customers and consultants requiring tact and diplomacy.
(o) Exercises a considerable degree of decision making involving the analysis of fact and circumstances and must be able to adapt procedures where there is no precedent.
(p) Represents the District and department to outside agencies and organizations. Participates in outside community and professional groups and committees. Attends industry meetings, special courses and seminars to facilitate training with current industry standards and requirements; provides technical assistance as necessary; occasional travel.
(q) Investigates and reports on-the-job incidents and accidents.
(r) On-call during after-hours, weekend and holiday emergencies. Responsible for outage management and required mitigation measures.
(s) Review and approve the minimum inventory quantity and minimum order quantity for warehouse electric materials used for new construction and operations. Prepare material requests for submittal to the warehouse buyer for the purchase of poles, transformers, switches and other electrical equipment for District projects and operational requirements.
(t) Responsible to authorize disposal of retired transformers and other oil-filled equipment.
(u) Performs other duties as assigned.
Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in electronics, electric engineering, computer science or a related field or an Associate’s degree with the ability to obtain a Bachelor’s degree within 4 years is required. At least ten years of thorough supervisory experience in electric system operation, maintenance, repair and replacement, supplemented by courses in supervision, budgeting and management.
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of electric system operation and maintenance and construction standards and practices.
Ability to learn the District’s electric system facilities including substations, overhead and underground distribution systems, protection and switching devices within six months of appointment.
Thorough knowledge of General Orders 128, 165 and 95.
Thorough knowledge of safety standards, the use of hand tools, power tools, heavy equipment and materials used in electric system operation, maintenance and construction.
Proficient in Microsoft computer programs including Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook and accounting software systems including report generation, general ledger management and accounting processes.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Possession of a valid Department of Motor Vehicles Driver's License with a record acceptable to the District’s insurance carrier.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent benefits package includes CalPERS retirement and health insurance.
About Truckee Donner Public Utility District
Since 1927, the Truckee Donner Public Utility District (Truckee Donner PUD) has been providing the greater Truckee area with reliable and high quality water and electric services while guiding the community to conserve resources. Truckee Donner PUD is a non-profit, publicly owned utility governed by locally elected Board of Directors of the District. All the benefits of public power remain in the District in the form of reliable electric service and high quality water at fair, reasonable prices