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Electric Resources Analyst I/II
Regulatory
City of Roseville, Sacramento/Metro Area

Utilities

For more info contact:
humanresources@roseville.ca.us
(916) 774-5475
Close Date: Mar 4, 2013
Salary: $6,632.00 - $9,990.00 Monthly

SALARY: Electric Resource Analyst I: $6,632 to $8,888 MONTHLY (26 PAY PERIODS ANNUALLY)

Electric Resource Analyst II: $7,454 to $9,990 MONTHLY (26 PAY PERIODS ANNUALLY)


FINAL FILING DATE: Accepting the first 50 qualified applications or closing at 5:00 pm on Monday, March 4, 2013, WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST.


TENTATIVE TEST DATE: Oral Interview Exam: March 28, 2013


IT IS MANDATORY THAT YOU COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE. YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE REJECTED IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE ALL NECESSARY INFORMATION.


THE POSITION

The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the position of Electric Resources Analyst I/II. The normal work schedule will be Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A flex schedule may be available.


DEFINITION

Receives general supervision from higher level supervisory and management staff in the performance of a variety of complex and technical analytical duties in planning, evaluating, procuring and managing the risk associated with the Electric Department’s electrical supply resources, and performs related work as required.


DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

ELECTRIC RESOURCES ANALYST I
– This is the entry-level class in the Electric Resources Analyst series. This class is distinguished from the Electric Resources Analyst II by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within the series including technical and analytical work in an electrical resource program. Since this class is typically used as a training class, employees may have only limited or no directly related work experience.


ELECTRIC RESOURCES ANALYST II – This is the full journey-level class within the Electric Resources Analyst series. Employees within this class are distinguished from the Analyst I level by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned, including independent program responsibility. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. They may exercise direct supervision over assigned staff. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the Analyst I level or, when filled from the outside, require prior work experience.


EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Performs general administration and complex analytical work for programs within the Wholesale Services Division; identifies current and future load/resource balances; prepare analysis and recommendations for electricity and natural gas purchases/sales to maximize portfolio value while remaining within risk limits; prepare analysis, negotiation and administration of contracts and agreements including power supply and natural gas contracts; conduct resource planning studies; provide analysis of electricity and natural gas market price trends and data; maintains and proposes improvements to the electricity and natural gas price risk management program; evaluates technical, economic, and regulatory feasibility of contracts and projects; develops, modifies, and maintains computer-based models, usually in spreadsheets or databases; represents the City on inter-utility working groups; answers questions and provides information to other departments, the City Council, the public and outside agencies; prepares written materials for management, employees, the City Public Utilities Commission, the City Council, and the public; makes oral presentations as required.


MINUMUM QUALIFICATIONS


ELECTRIC RESOURCES ANALYST I


Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering, mathematics, economics, business or another analytical field.


Experience: Some experience in one or more of the following areas is desirable: energy planning, business operations and decision analysis, economics, statistics, energy related business law, financial or engineering analysis, or development and implementation of programs and activities.


Knowledge of: General techniques of mathematical and statistical analysis and modeling; principles and methods of decision analysis; basic computer programming principles including electronic spreadsheets and databases; principles and methods of economic and cost/benefit analysis; modern office procedures, methods, and computer equipment; basic report preparation.


Ability to: Perform complex analysis by developing and operating computer analytical programs; present complex and technical information in a manner easily understood by the general public; work independently, in the absence of supervision; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


On a continuous basis: Sit at a desk or in meetings for long periods of time; know and understand all aspects of the job; analyze various types of statistical reports, spreadsheets and technical information relating to assignments; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; analyze and solve operational

and technical problems; know, understand, interpret and explain department policies and procedures, rules and regulations related to operations.


Intermittently: Twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, computer and communicate through written means.


Working Conditions: On a continuous basis, work indoors in an office environment.


License or Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver’s license.


ELECTRIC RESOURCES ANALYST II

In addition to the qualifications for Electric Resources Analyst I;


Experience: One (1) year of increasingly responsible experience in energy planning, business operations and decision analysis, economics, statistics, energy related business law, financial or engineering analysis, development and implementation of programs and activities.


Knowledge of: Advanced principles, practices and methods of planning and analysis; computers; quantitative analysis methods; pertinent federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations, agencies and responsibilities; electric production economics.


Ability to: Plan, organize and coordinate activities and complex analyses; develop and operate analytical computer programs.


License or Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver’s license.


SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE

This position is focused on managing the increased regulatory responsibilities the Electric Department Power Supply Section faces. The power supply section is responsible for procuring resources to meet customer electricity demand in the city. This position will focus on issues of regulation and compliance from the period just after a law is passed through the actual compliance activities, such as participating in the California Air Resources Board Cap and Trade auction. The following questions probe capabilities in this area:


1.  Please provide an example of your participating in regulatory proceedings and both summarizing and communicating relevant details for use by utility staff and governing bodies.


2.  Please describe what you would consider the key regulatory challenges faced by Roseville’s Electric Department, particularly to the Power Supply Section.


3.  Please describe what you would consider the key features and challenges to Roseville encompassed in California’s Renewable Portfolio Standards law (Also known as SBx1-2.)


4.  Please provide an example of a time where you have managed multiple varied activities and responsibilities. What strategies do you use to manage multiple responsibilities?


5.  A key skill of this position is the ability to convert often vague regulatory direction into appropriate compliance actions. Please describe an example where you have been able to translate instructions, particularly vague instructions, into actions. Please explain the challenges you encountered and how you overcame them.


SELECTION PROCESS

Applications and responses to supplemental questionnaire will be screened to those most meeting the needs of the department. Those applicants may be invited to an oral interview exam (weighted 100%). Final appointment is contingent upon a check of past employment references, passing a City-paid pre-employment medical exam, a drug and alcohol screening test, and a fingerprint check.

 

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