Title: PROGRAM MANAGER, PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION Salary: $9,842.00 - $10,853.00 Posted: 12/17/2012
How to Apply: Interested candidates must submit an ONLINE JOB APPLICATION along with a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ).
If you need assistance completing the application, you may ask the Human Resources staff, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (855) 663-0222.
Questions concerning this position should be directed to Linda Serizawa at Linda.Serizawa@cpuc.ca.gov
The application must be accompanied with a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) that addresses the candidate’s experience and qualifications in response to the Required Experience/Qualifications section of this bulletin, as they relate to the duties and responsibilities of the position outlined below. The SOQ shall be in 12 point, Times New Roman font, no longer than three (3) typewritten pages. Candidates will be rated on their relevant experience and qualifications as set forth in their SOQ. If a candidate submits more than three pages, only the first three pages of the SOQ will be evaluated. The SOQ should provide the reviewers with sufficient details and specific examples for each of the topic areas under the Required Experience/Qualifications area of this bulletin to demonstrate the candidate’s ability to serve as the Program Manager. Statements of Qualifications will be evaluated using standardized rating criteria to select the candidate that is most qualified for the position. In the event there is more than one highly qualified candidate, hiring interviews may be conducted. Applicants who do not submit a completed SOQ with their application will not be given further consideration.
Please note that all information provided is subject to verification. For each of the qualification areas discussed in the SOQ, please include the name(s) and phone number(s) of supervisor(s) and/or manager(s) who are knowledgeable with your work and may be contacted for verification.
Who May Apply:
Candidates who have taken and passed the civil service Program Manager examination may apply. In order to be considered for this vacancy, candidates must possess “list eligibility” for the Program Manager classification by attaining a ranking on the eligibility list in the top three ranks. In addition, applicants eligible for lateral transfer (as defined in SPB Rules 430-433*), voluntary demotion, reinstatement or other State Civil Service eligibility under SPB rules are also eligible to apply.
* Copies of SPB Rules 430-433 are available from the CPUC Human Resources Office.
Overview of the Division of Ratepayer Advocates:
The Division of Ratepayer Advocates (DRA) is an independent division of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). DRA’s mission is to advocate for customers of regulated utilities to obtain the lowest possible rates for service consistent with safe and reliable service levels while ensuring consumer and environmental protections. DRA is organized into five branches (three handle energy matters, one water matters, and one communications matters) with a staff of 137 employees composed of economic, financial and policy analysts; engineers; and auditors
The Electricity Planning and Policy (EPP) Branch is one of DRA’s three energy branches and has primary responsibility for activities in electric generation planning, procurement, transmission planning and siting, smart grid including advanced metering infrastructure, renewable portfolio standard implementation, distributed energy resources, and greenhouse gas policy including design of emissions markets.
The EPP Branch is comprised of three sections – the Procurement, Infrastructure and Climate Change Initiatives Sections. We are looking for a Program Manager with strong leadership and management skills to lead the branch.
Under the direction of DRA’s Deputy Director on energy matters, the incumbent is responsible for managing, supervising, planning, and coordinating all activities of the EPP Branch. This senior leadership position directs and guides the Division’s analyses and advocacy on complex and major regulatory, policy and program issues. The Program Manager is responsible for overall program planning, managing the performance and supervising the work of the EPP’s program and project supervisors and staff, controlling the quality of work performed by the Branch, and coordinating with other DRA branches. This position is responsible for overseeing staff assignments and workload, the preparation of reports, briefs, testimony and formal pleadings; ensuring work product quality; advising DRA management on complex, high profile, and controversial policy issues; addressing staff development and performance, including training, personnel selection, and personnel actions; representing DRA in legislative and ex parte activities, and responding to press inquiries; and, performing administrative duties, such as budget oversight and planning, contract management, website content.
The candidate selected for the position should have demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas:
? Supervise, manage, and/or serve as a project leader with responsibility for planning, organizing, and coordinating the preparation of staff work products.
? Supervise staff including evaluating performance, identifying training needs, implementing progressive disciplinary actions, and addressing grievances and complaints.
? Conduct complex policy and technical analyses related to utility regulation.
? Advocate and advise decision makers and senior level management on complex, controversial utility regulatory issues both orally and in writing.
? Handle multiple projects simultaneously, to prioritize projects and to meet deadlines.
? Testify as an expert witness in formal Commission proceedings or comparable experience.
If you are not a current or former State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. This does not apply to Student Assistant vacancies.
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