Electric Program Supervisor-Substation Maintenance

Company Name: City of Redding
Phone Number: (530) 225-4066
City: Redding
State/Provence: California
Zip: 96001
Job Title: Electric Program Supervisor-Substation Maintenance
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Substation
Posting Start Date: December 21, 2017
Salary: 85,848-135,612
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time Type: Hours


The Distribution Division of the City of Redding Electric Utility (REU) is seeking a highly qualified individual to serve s an Electric Program Supervisor position. The successful candidate will provide supervision and leadership for the functions within the Substation Maintenance group that involve substation equipment maintenance and upgrades, maintenance planning, equipment maintenance data trending, upgrade recommendations, work order tracking, safety and training.

Examples of Duties

NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties. Not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual in the classification.

Provide supervision, coaching, and training of staff assigned to substation maintenance; develop and implement maintenance, training, inventory, and safety programs and identify those areas that may need improvement or further development; ensure substation reliability by following manufacturers’ recommended maintenance intervals and/or developing intervals suitable for our operating conditions; respond to abnormal and emergency conditions of the substation facilities. Notify Electric Manager and take appropriate action to ensure personnel safety, facility integrity, and substation reliability; develop, implement, and administer the substation preventive maintenance program, including equipment service and failure records and analysis, and provide trend information/recommendations to manager; prepare specifications, requests for proposals, bids, and requisitions for purchase orders for replacement parts and/or services, as required; ensure that substation equipment documentation is in place and up-to-date, including maintenance procedures and repair manuals. Follow the Document Change Procedure (DCP) to ensure that upgrades and maintenance that affect documentation are tracked and drafted; prepare correspondence and reports, and maintain records as directed; comply with all regulatory permitting, safety, and environmental regulations; act as an advocate for the continued professional development of subordinates, and perform other related duties as assigned.

Experience Required:

Knowledge of: A working knowledge of utility substation operations principles, processes, and procedures and a comprehensive knowledge of maintenance and mechanical techniques/procedures, including safety procedures and techniques, and tools and equipment used in the installation, modification, maintenance and operation of high-voltage substation facilities and associated mechanical, hydraulic, electrical, electronic and computer systems/software, and all associated equipment; applicable governmental laws and regulations; terminology and mathematics associated with substation activities; basic electronic and electrical theory; budget preparation and tracking procedures; report writing; record-keeping; effective communication and supervisory skills.

Ability to: Interact effectively with the public and employees; immediately respond to changes in substation conditions; supervise the work of others; plan and schedule work and coordinate with other departments and regulatory agencies; read and understand technical drawings, sketches, plans, specifications and maintenance manuals; and effectively communicate both orally and in writing.

Education and Experience: Any combination of training and experience or education that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. Typical education would include a high school diploma or equivalent. Typical experience would include ten years of electric utility substation operations and maintenance and repair experience and at least three years of supervisory experience.

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

Please be advised all notifications pertaining to this recruitment (e.g. exam invitations, exam results) will be e-mailed to you at the e-mail address provided on your employment application. Please be sure to provide your current and complete e-mail address. Check your inbox as well as your spam folder for correspondence as your e-mail provider or personal settings may flag the e-mail as spam. Contact the Personnel Department with any questions.

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 oral board interview, written examination, practical exercise, or any combination thereof, may be administered.


NOTE: This is a summary of benefits and is provided as a courtesy. For specific benefit information, refer to the labor agreements (MOUs) of each bargaining unit.

To view the Employment and Benefit Policies for Unrepresented Employees, click here .


An average of thirteen and a half per year. Fire Association covered employees receive a payment in lieu of holidays. Holiday compensation for Redding Peace Officers Association and Redding Police Managers Association employees has been converted to base pay.

Two weeks per year up to the fourth year of service, three weeks up to nine years of service, three and a half weeks up to fourteen years of service, four weeks up to nineteen years of service, four and a half weeks up to twenty-four years of service, five weeks after twenty-four years of service. For accrual rates for Fire Department shift employees, refer to MOU. Part-time and temporary employees may be eligible for some vacation/paid time off benefits.

Sick Leave:
Twelve working days of sick leave are accrued each year. Unused sick leave may be credited toward retirement. For accrual rates for Fire Department shift employees, refer to MOU.

Health Insurance:
Excellent medical, dental, vision, and life for employee and dependent, and long-term disability for employees.

Full-time employees are covered by CalPERS (formula is dependent on hire date and member status in CalPERS) and are not covered under the Social Security System .

Administrative Leave:
Management positions are eligible to receive 40 hours of administrative leave per calendar year as authorized by the department director; additional leave up to 40 hours may be granted by the City Manager.

Deferred Compensation Plans:
Available for interested employees.

Agency Shop Requirements:
Some job classifications are represented by collective bargaining units, the employees of which are required to join a union and pay dues or pay an equivalent service fee.

Part-Time Retirement Benefit Program:
Part-time, seasonal, and full-time temporary employees either participate in the Social Security System or the PARS Alternate Retirement System depending upon bargaining unit assignment.

All Redding Independent Employees Organization and IBEW Electric represented employees participate at their own expense.

Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice.

City of Redding
777 Cypress Avenue

Redding, California, 96001.

(530) 225-4065
How to Apply:
Posting End Date: January 11, 2018