Knowledge of: Principles and practices of electrical theory as applied to electrical circuits and wiring systems; day to day field operation activities of an electrical utility including methods, equipment, tools, and materials used in electrical underground and overhead constructions, maintenance, and repair work; pertinent local, State (including General Orders 95, 128, & 165), Federal rules, regulations and laws; modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment; warehouse and inventory management, general principles of personnel management, budget development, implementation and monitoring, training, performance evaluation, labor contracts, and work safety including Cal OSHA regulations.
Ability to: Organize, implement and direct distribution operations/activities, while maintaining a successful culture of safety and compliance. On a continuous basis, analyze budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports;; problem solve department related issues, remember various rules and procedures; and explain and interpret policy; analyze costs, opportunities and issues to identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of division, department, and City goals; interpret and apply City and department policies, procedures, rules, and regulations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
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 eight years, three of which shall be as a supervisor, and must have a readily verifiable record of progressively more responsible job assignments.
Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California driver’s license, or the ability to acquire one within ten days of appointment.