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 Assistant Electric Operations Manager, under the direction and general supervision of the Electric Operations Manager, directs, plans and supervises the work of the electricians, meter technicians and vehicle maintenance department. This position manages electrician work, metering, fleet management and vegetation management work for the District, and has regular contact with other District staff, consultants, contractors, and customers requiring considerable tact and diplomacy. This position is involved in difficult work on highly technical problems and participates in the formulating and enacting of District policies. This position also serves as Acting Electric Operations Manager during any absence of the Electric Operations Manager.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.
(a) Plans, directs and reviews the work of subordinates engaged in electrician specific work, metering, vegetation management and fleet vehicle maintenance operations. Develops detailed plans for efficient operation and communicates clearly with staff.
(b) Schedules and assigns work of assigned staff, including training 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 assigned 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 personnel.
(d) Participates in the Apprentice committee and apprentice training.
(e) Assists in the preparation of departmental budget.
(f) 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.
(g) 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.
(h) Attends departmental meetings. Research and prepare technical and administrative reports; prepare written correspondence. Attends Board meetings to present information as requested.
(i) 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 work areas are operating safely and consistent with these standards and requirements.
(j) Oversee and manage local, state and federal regulatory compliance activities related to area of assignment.
(k) Research and develop specifications for electric metering equipment, vehicles, and supplies; develop specifications for electrical construction work and vehicle maintenance services to be contracted out.
(l) Responsible for meter testing/audits, maintaining meter inventory, meter programming and software updates, as required.
(m) Manage the District’s fleet of vehicles and equipment to ensure timely repair, maintenance and safety checks. Recommend purchase and replacement of vehicles and equipment or major repair/overhaul following established procedures.
(n) 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.
(s) Performs other duties as assigned.
Possession of an Associate’s degree from an accredited college with major course work in vehicle maintenance and/or electric operations or equivalent education is required.
Minimum of five years of supervisory experience in vehicle and/or electric system operation, maintenance, repair and replacement, supplemented by courses in supervision, budgeting and management.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of electric system operation and maintenance and construction standards and practices.
Knowledge of Title 8 of the Electrical Safety Orders and 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 and vehicle maintenance operations.
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
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