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PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

Title:  PROGRAM AND PROJECT SUPERVISOR, PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
Salary: $8,097.00 - $9,842.00
Posted: 01/16/2013

Job Description:
How To Apply: Interested candidates should submit an ONLINE JOB APPLICATION, a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) and a resume (optional). If you need assistance completing the application, you may email the Human Resources staff at pucjobop@cpuc.ca.gov or call (855) 663-0222. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Branch Manager Judith Iklé at 415-703-1486, jci@cpuc.ca.gov, or Deputy Director Cynthia Walker at 415-703-1836, cynthia.walker@cpuc.ca.gov. The Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) shall be in 12 pt., Times New Roman font and not to exceed three (3) typewritten pages. Beyond the page limit and font size stated above, the format and organization of the information presented in the SOQ is at the discretion of the candidate. The SOQ should include a detailed explanation relating to each of the Required Experience/Qualifications bullets below in order to allow a reviewer to easily discern the candidate’s knowledge, experiences and abilities in that area. Each candidate’s SOQ will be rated on their written communication skills, as well as the content of the abilities and experiences presented using standardized rating criteria to select the most qualified candidate for the position. In the event there is more than one highly qualified candidate, hiring interviews may be conducted. Please observe the page limit. If a candidate’s SOQ exceeds the three-page limit, only the first three pages will be evaluated. 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 topic areas discussed in the SOQ, please include the name(s) and phone number(s) of supervisor(s) and/or manager(s) who are knowledgeable about your work and may be contacted for verification. Please note that you may also include a resume or curriculum vitae in addition. A writing sample may also be requested. WHO MAY APPLY: Applicants who are eligible for lateral transfer (defined in SPB rules 430-433*), list appointment, voluntary demotion, reinstatement or other State Civil Service eligibility under SPB rules will be considered. To become “list eligible” for consideration, interested candidates must successfully pass a civil service exam. To be eligible for list appointment, candidates must take the applicable exam and be listed in the first three ranks. Those employees presently on an SROA list or employed by a surplus department in a specific classification designated as surplus will be given primary consideration. *Copies of SPB Rules 430-433 are available in the Human Resources Office. Description: DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Branch Program Manager and the Energy Division Director/Deputy Director, this position is responsible for supervising, planning, and coordinating the activities of the Emerging Procurement Strategies Section. This Section has primary responsibility for the Division’s oversight of and/or participation in emerging procurement strategies such as: combined heat and power, carbon capture and storage, research for clean supply, electric transportation planning, alternative-fueled vehicles and climate-related initiatives both within the Commission and in support of other state, regional, and national climate efforts (and especially in support of ARB’s implementation of Assembly Bill 32, the California Global Warming Solutions Act). The Section has primary responsibility for overseeing Combined Heat and Power Procurement and Programs and providing analytical and policy support to the Commission, decision-makers, and internal Energy Division “clients” on policies related to emerging procurement and research. The staff of this section frequently serve as a liaison with both the California Air Resources Board and California Energy Commission staff on issues related to meeting the State’s energy action plan policies and climate change goals. The Program and Project Supervisor, PUC (PPS) directly supervises the work of Section staff, coordinates the section’s work with other Energy Division sections and other Commission divisions, as necessary, and actively participates as a member of Energy Division’s management team. The PPS’s primary responsibilities include providing technical expertise and input on Section activities; supervising Section activities and staff, including staff assignments and general workload; work product review, including ensuring policy consistency and work product quality; staff development and appraisal, including training, hiring and promoting, employee reviews, and discipline; and general administrative duties for the Section and the Division. Telecommuting is not permitted for supervisory positions in the Procurement Branch. REQUIRED EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate selected for the position should have demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas: Systems thinking, strategic planning, establishing goals, objectives and priorities; organizing and executing around priorities, development of work plans for the completion of policy priorities, statutory mandates; measuring and evaluating existing program success against quantitative metrics; and organizational development. Experience in supervision and leadership, including policy development and implementation, staff development and training, preparation of budgets, progressive disciplinary actions, grievance and complaint processes. Experience representing the CPUC, or another agency, on contested issues, demonstrating the ability to effectively represent Energy Division and help broker or facilitate practical outcomes, especially using collaborative or consensus-based methods. Strong oral and written communication skills, with experience preparing and making written and verbal presentations to agency management and decision-makers demonstrating the ability to explain issues clearly and concisely, and to make persuasive and effective presentations, and experience in public speaking. Ability to work well under pressure, and with minimal supervision, to analyze situations accurately, and to recommend and coordinate effective courses of action. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and positive working relationships with others and lead teams to accomplish the Section’s goals. Technical energy or economics expertise in one or more of the following: climate policy; energy technologies; combined heat and power contracts and technologies; energy resource economics; clean technology promotion, development and deployment; electric vehicle or alternative fuel program planning and design; energy research and development policy and program design; and/or design of other investment-oriented consumer or business programs. DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of or experience working with issues related to energy procurement and emerging technologies or programs, carbon and energy markets, grid operation, quantitative modeling, and technical data. Evaluation of programs related to emerging energy technologies, programs or new deployment of systems.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
None Specified 680 - 321 - 3504 - 013
Location County
San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
01/31/2013 http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/PUC/jobs/jobopps/Exec/PPS_ENERGY_PSOB_EPSS_130116.htm
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Energy Division
505 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco 94102
Judith Ikle
415-703-1486
jci@cpuc.ca.gov

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