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Electric Utility System Operator – Power / Electric Utility Assistant System Operator (Real-Time / Day-Ahead Energy Trader)

  • Full Time
  • Redding, Calif.
  • Salary: $50.33 - $69.48 per hour
  • Posting End Date: August 8, 2021

Website City of Redding

Wage or Salary:
$50.33 - $69.48 per hour

Apply online by August, 8, 2021 at

$57.16 – $69.48 per hour

$50.33 – $61.88 per hour

The City of Redding is establishing an eligibility list to fill a current vacancy in the Energy Management (Energy Trading & Scheduling) group, for an Electric Utility System Operator or Electric Utility Assistant System Operator, depending on experience.

The position is responsible for scheduling real-time and day-ahead delivery of power to assure a balanced load to resource energy portfolio; to develop, implement, evaluate, economically optimize, coordinate and arrange day-ahead and real-time power trades and schedules with other municipal utilities, marketers, and power companies; and the safe, reliable and economical operation of the Redding Electric Utility’s generation assets while operating under the policies and procedures set forth by the City of Redding and the Utility. Knowledge of The Energy Imbalance Market is highly desirable. Title and wage of the Position to be negotiated based upon the work experience of the potential candidate.

Typical Qualifications:

Education & Experience:  Any combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying; typical education would include the completion of industry acknowledged coursework in system scheduling (Cal ISO Scheduling Coordinator or equivalent), or an applicable apprenticeship or two years college coursework from an accredited college or university.  Typical experience would include three years relevant experience with an Electric Utility.   Two additional years (two years) of extensive experience in an Electric Operations Center as a Power System Operator may be used to substitute for the two years of college coursework.

Special Requirements:  Possession of a valid California driver’s license, or the ability to acquire one within ten days of appointment.  Possession of NERC System Operator Certification is desirable for general industry knowledge purposes.

Examples of Duties:

The core duties of the Electric Utility System Operator – Power, as assigned to the Energy Management group (Energy Trading and Scheduling desks), are to

  • Determine day-ahead,  real-time and Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) trading decisions with a continuous focus on balancing risk versus return to produce optimal return within the desired parameters of the utility and energy risk management policies. Procure and schedule generation and fuels as necessary to meet real-time load and energy commitments.
    Schedule all committed positions in a timely fashion within current contracts and without interruption of service. Upload required information and monitor all required software modules to ensure continuity in the day ahead market and EIM.
  • Coordinate schedules and positions with the EIM Entity or EIM Market Operator to ensure all contract commitments are met; ensure all aspects of trade management (trade inputs and uploads, reconciliation of transactions and economic benefit review on a daily basis, confirmation, etc.) are rigorously followed as directed by Supervisory and Risk Management staff;
Additional Information:

Application Process: Interested individuals must submit a City of Redding online employment application by the closing date in order to be considered.

Incomplete applications may not be processed.  Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee selection into the examination process. Applications will be reviewed to determine those best qualified to be tested.

Veterans Credit: Veterans who have received an honorable discharge from the military service and receive a passing score on the examination will have 2 points added to their final examination score.  To obtain this credit, veterans MUST provide a copy of the DD214, indicating honorable discharge, WITH EACH EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION BY THE CLOSING DATE.

Examination Process: An online written test and/or oral board will be administered.


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