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Electric Program Supervisor – Line

  • Full Time
  • Redding, Calif.
  • Salary: $7,925 - $12,519 per month
  • Posting End Date: October 20, 2021

Website City of Redding

Wage or Salary:
$7,925 - $12,519 per month

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The City of Redding Electric Utility (REU) is seeking a highly qualified individual for the position of Electric Program Supervisor – Line.

This position is responsible for assigned staff performing line restoration, maintenance, construction, and inspection work. Typical experience would include holding the rating of Journeyman Lineman for at least six years and two years supervisory, GIS and computer experience desirable.

A generous benefit package includes health, dental, vision, long term disability, and life insurance along with a CALPERS retirement program and a retirement health insurance contribution.

Examples of Duties: 

Supervise assigned staff; coordinate Electric Utility trouble activities as needed; coordinate inspections, repairs, audits, and pre-check work orders; resolve field problems with assigned staff; pre-plan and post check disconnects, switching, inspection grids and work orders for proper construction; write specifications for use in bidding for tools and/or purchasing work equipment for use by the Electric Utility; coordinate work orders with warehouse staff and coordinate equipment inspections and vehicle maintenance to minimize disruption to work schedules; assist warehouse staff in ordering materials; manage the rolling stock needs for Line Operations and coordinate with City of Redding Fleet Maintenance and REU Finance and Business Services; verify and authorize time sheets; verify inspections, data entry/as-builts/mapping corrections, meter set information, field tags, USA’s and switch logs; and perform related duties as required.

Typical Qualifications:

Knowledge of:  Day-to-day field operation activities of an electric utility; basic electricity; General Orders 95, 128 and 165; utility operating and construction methods; labor contracts; duties of all employees supervised; switching procedures; Cal/OSHA regulations; City policies and procedures; and supervision.

Ability to:  Interact effectively with the public, other utility and City personnel.  Effectively communicate both orally and in a written manner; demonstrate supervision skills; and understand the operation of field equipment, test equipment and procedures.

Education and Experience:  Any combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying; typical education would include an Associate of Arts degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline or extensive vocational education in electric utility operations and management.  Typical experience would include holding the rating of Journeyman Lineman for at least six years and must have a readily verifiable record of progressively more responsible job assignments.  Two years supervisory, GIS and computer experience desirable.

Special Requirements:  Possession of a  valid California driver’s license, or the ability to acquire one within ten days of appointment.


Additional Information:

City of Redding employees work to make this city a better place to live, work and play. City of Redding employees enjoy competitive salaries and comprehensive benefit packages – all within an organization that is focused on making positive changes happen in Redding. Join our team!

Redding was recently ranked as the 29th Most Dynamic Metropolitan Area in the United States in a study published by the Walton Family Foundation and Heartland Forward, cited as one of the 'Coolest Towns in America' by the Matador Network, listed as TIME Magazine's US Capital of Kayaking and one of Forbes' Top 10 Trout-Fishing Towns in North America - the only city in the West to earn the honor. Redding shines as a beacon of natural beauty, rich history and innovative growth.

Redding is labeled the sunniest city in California, and the second sunniest city in the United States by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This allows for residents and visitors to take advantage of the pristine rivers and lakes and dynamic landscapes that Redding provides, so much so that the Los Angeles Times lists Redding as one of the 10 Best Places to Picnic in the West and National Public Radio (NPR) features Redding as an "Outdoor Paradise"!

Application Process: Interested individuals must submit a City of Redding online employment application in order to be considered. This recruitment is open until filled and may close at any time with minimal or no notice. Applications not submitted by the close of the recruitment may not be considered, therefore, prompt application is encouraged.

Veteran's Credit:  Veterans (as defined by California Government Code section 18973) who have received an honorable discharge from military service and who receive a passing score on all components of the employment examination (up to and including oral examinations) shall receive credit for an additional two (2) points to be added to their final examination score. To obtain this credit, a veteran MUST attach an electronic copy of the DD-214, indicating honorable discharge, with the employment application on or before the final filing date.

Examination Process: An oral board interview will be administered.


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