The City of Colton, California, is seeking an energetic, well-organized, ambitious individual with an established record of excellence to fill this position. The successful candidate will have strong leadership, administrative, and project management skills to ensure that daily activities and projects are completed in a timely, cost-effective manner, thereby enhancing the quality of life for the residents and visitors of the City of Colton. This recruitment is open until filled.
The new Assistant Electric Utilities Director will serve as the primary assistant to the Assistant City Manager (ACM). Two key responsibilities of the position are generation resource management and administrative oversight. This would include the ability to plan and direct the day-to-day activities of the Department and its staff, as well as focusing on the progress of capital projects with an emphasis on ensuring their timely completion, within established budgets. Additional responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Provide leadership and daily direction to Departmental staff.
Provide professional support and advice to the ACM, civic groups, and the general public related to capital improvement project design, engineering, construction, GIS system services, and property management.
Acquire and manage generation resources to meet the City’s retail load requirements and comply with state renewable resource and GHG emission reduction goals.
Work with the CEC and CAISO on resource planning and congestion revenue rights management.
Make all legislative and regulatory filings with the CAISO, CEC, NERC and FERC.
Promote and articulate a commitment to excellent customer service.
Ensure Departmental compliance with applicable City, State, and Federal laws.
Communicate official plans, policies, and procedures to staff and the general public.
Supervise, train, mentor and evaluate professional, para- professional, technical, and administrative support staff.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these skills would be as follows:
Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in the fields of engineering, business or public administration, or a related field. A Master’s degree is highly desirable.
Experience: Five (5) years of experience in utility operations, including a minimum of three years of supervisory experience. Experience in a municipal or electric utility management setting are highly desirable.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The successful candidate for the position of Assistant Electric Utilities Director will have the ability to assist the ACM in providing Departmental leadership consistent with the unique attributes of the City. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of generation planning, finance and hedging power supplies, transmission planning, POU legislative and regulatory requirements, planning and development; experience in managing service contracts; and, the ability to present complex concepts and ideas to governing bodies and community groups.
The City of Colton is seeking a hands-on, detail- and team- oriented professional with energy and focus, as well as the ability to make decisions independently while keeping the ACM informed.
Additional Salary Information: The annual salary range for the Assistant Electric Utilities Director is $139,198 to $169,196 and starting salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. In addition, the City offers an attractive benefits package including CalPERS retirement, with a comprehensive benefits package. For more information about the position duties, responsibilities and benefits please go to the City’s website.
Internal Number: 19/20-00019
About City of Colton
Founded and incorporated in 1887, Colton is located in San Bernardino County within the heart of Southern California’s Inland Empire. Known as the “Hub City”, Colton established itself as a place of commerce with its multi-modal transportation network. Today, the rail system remains one of the busiest, at-grade railroad crossings in the United States. The City is currently focused on enhancing the quality of life for its residents and visitors through the use of public/ private partnerships, economic development, job creation, public safety, affordable housing, arts and culture, education, and various recreational opportunities. The City’s current population is 53,243 and the community has several distinct neighborhoods, each with its own unique character and charm. Colton’s residents and businesses are very civic minded and are actively involved in shaping the direction of the City.
The City of Colton is a general law city operating under the Council-Manager form of government. The Mayor is elected separately and serves a four-year term. Six council members are elected by District and serve four-year staggered terms. The City organization delivers a full array of services to its ...residents and businesses through the departments ofgeneral government, Police and Fire, Community Services, Development Services, Economic Development, Public Works and Utilities, Human Resources and Finance that include Information Technology, Purchasing, and Utility Billing. Colton has a FY2019-20 operational budget of $148,350,572 million with a General Fund budget of $41,037,639 million. City operations and services are provided by 320 full-time employees and supplemented by part-time employees, as well as contract services to the City.