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Salary : $174,262.40 - $235,768.00 Annually

Location : Banning, CA...

Job Type : Full Time

Job Number : 2023-00156

Department : Electric Utility

Division : Public Utility

Opening Date : 04 / 29 / 2024

Closing Date : 7 / 26 / 2024 11 : 59 PM Pacific



Under administrative direction, plans, directs, manages and oversees the activities and operations of the Electric Utility Division of the Public Works Department, including Electrical Engineering, Electric Field Operations, Power Resource Management, System Planning Power Coordination, Load Management and Systems Operations.

This is a highly responsible, technical, administrative, managerial, and operational position requiring the exercise of independent judgment.

This Position directly reports to and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Public Works Director.

About the City of Banning

The City of Banning is located in the San Gorgonio Pass area of Southern California. The community of over 30,000 people is diverse with income levels slightly lower than other areas of Riverside County.

However, growth and development is occurring rapidly, which will create new jobs, increase the population and raise income levels.

Our employees are the most important asset in preserving our Proud History, Creating a Prosperous Tomorrow, and in responding to the community's needs.

The City provides competitive salaries, outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities.

City Vision

The City of Banning promotes and supports a high quality of life that ensures a safe and friendly environment, fosters new opportunities and provides responsible, fair treatment to all and is the pride of its citizens.

Core Values
• Customer Service Excellence : We excel in what we do by staying responsive, flexible, patient, effective, and professional.
• Integrity : We are ethical, accountable and compliant with our responsibility to the public and community.
• Teamwork : We work together and maintain great communication and respect and foster a fun and enjoyable atmosphere to take pleasure in what we do.
• Yes-Minded : We recognize diversity and maintain a positive attitude to do all we can to serve the community in the safest and most responsible manner.

• Leadership : Contributes to a positive work culture consistent with the City of Banning Leadership Philosophy, actively welcomes new approaches to public service and supports change and process improvements at all levels within the organization.
• Management : Able to independently assess and organize personal work performance while contributing to the overall organization.
• Teamwork : Demonstrates ability and willingness to work collaboratively with a team.
• Communication : Communicates effectively with peers, supervisors, subordinates, and individuals to who service is provided.

Examples of Duties


The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification.

Shown are duties intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES : Depending on the area of the assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to the following :

Assist in the development, administration, and monitoring of the departmental budget. Under general direction, preparation of long-range plans, review of plans and specifications regarding expansion of the electric utility system, fiber optic system, geographic information system (GIS), and technical engineering and operational decisions.

Planning, directing, supervising, and reviewing the construction, operation, and maintenance of the electric utility system.

Assist in preparation and implementation of a strategic financial plan for the electric utility. Represent the Electric Utility Division to other City Departments and outside agencies to coordinate and implement policies, goals, and objectives;

explain and justify Division programs, policies, and activities; negotiate and resolve controversial issues. Participate in the planning, negotiating, and development of firm and non-firm capacity, energy, and related contracts.

Prepare written reports and make oral presentations to the City Council, as directed. Aid subordinates in solving difficult engineering, construction, operation, and maintenance problems related to the electric system;

supervise, train, and evaluate subordinates, as well as participate in the selection of personnel. Respond to difficult citizen inquiries and complaints.

Assist in the development of special studies on utility rates; develop and present recommendations for changes in rate and fee structures.

Prepare a variety of reports, correspondence, and special studies. Perform other related duties as required. Performs other duties as assigned or required.

• Principles and practices of electrical engineering, fiber optic installation and geographical information services (GIS)
• Principles and practices of electric utility management.
• Methods, materials, techniques, and equipment used in the construction, operation and maintenance of an electric utility.
• Applicable regulatory codes and laws related to the development, construction, and operation of an electric utility.
• Recent developments, current literature, and sources of information regarding electric utility engineering and operation.
• Principles and practices of modem office management.
• Principles and methods of financial planning and utility rate setting.
• Principles and practices of organization, administration, budget, and personnel management, including grievance processing, progressive discipline, and labor negotiations.

• Analyze problems; identify solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of departmental goals.
• Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules and regulations as they relate to an electric utility.
• Prepare complex technical reports involving all phases of electrical system, fiber optic system, geographic information system (GIS) throughout planning, construction, and operations.
• Interpret financial statements and cost accounting reports.
• Possess strong budgetary and organizational skills.
• Team building and morale support experience.
• Provide knowledge of the practices, methods, techniques and equipment used in the expansion, operation, maintenance and construction of electric systems.
• Supervise, delegate, plan, and review the work of technical, administrative and field personnel.
• Present ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; deliver public presentations, prepare comprehensive and technical reports, develop short and long-range goals.
• Possesses the ability to use independent judgment, effectively communicate with all employees, officials and the general public in resolving issues.
• Possess strong knowledge and understanding of regulatory agencies.
• Remain calm in stressful situations.

Typical Qualifications


Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in Electrical Engineering or business administration or public administration or a related field AND seven (7) years of increasingly responsible experience in the electric power industry or electrical utilities management including five (5) years of supervisory / management experience.

However, an equivalent combination of training, education and experience may be considered, to include seven (7) years equivalent experience should include power system planning, engineering design, project management, and operations of transmission, distribution, substation, protection, and control systems.


A master's degree in electrical engineering or business administration or public administration or a related field

• Must possess or ability to obtain a valid class "C" California driver's license within thirty (30) days of appointment.
• Registration as a professional electric engineer with the State of California is desirable, but not required.

RETIREMENT : New employees with recent service with CalPERS pay up to 7% of the employee rate with the 2% @ 60 Plan and 3 Year Average formula.

The City also participates in Social Security.

CAFETERIA PLAN / BENEFITS : The City contributes $1,400 per month to each employee for health insurance, dental, vision, life or a deferred compensation program.

City reimburses employee a maximum of $300 for eyewear every two years. Employees who reside within City limits shall receive $150 per month as a discount against the cost of electric and water service during the period of such residency.

LIFE / DISABILITY INSURANCE : The City pays for a basic life insurance policy in the amount of $150,000. Employees pay for short and long term disability plans with a 7-day elimination period.

HOLIDAYS / VACATION / SICK / BEREAVEMENT LEAVE : City employees receive thirteen (13) paid holidays per year. After completion of probation period : Ten (10) days annual vacation, additional vacation after five (5) years up to a maximum of twenty (20) days.

Twelve (12) days of sick leave per year. Three (3) days of bereavement leave for immediate family not subject to waiting period.

OTHER BENEFITS : $275 / mo. for possession of a Master's Degree. $350 / mo. vehicle allowance.

AGENCY SHOP / DUES DEDUCTIONS : Management employees can voluntarily choose to join the Teamsters Local 1932, or pay them a service fee in an amount not to exceed the standard initiation fee, periodic dues and general assessments of Teamsters Local 1932.

DIRECT DEPOSIT : The City has a mandatory policy for all employees of direct deposit of payroll checks.

Please indicate your highest level of education :
• I have a high school diploma or GED certificate.
• I have an Associate's Degree from an accredited college or university.
• I have a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.
• I have a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university.
• I have a Doctorate Degree from an accredited college or university.
• I do not have any of the above degrees.

Please select which best describes your level of increasingly responsible experience in the electric power industry. Experience should include power system planning, engineering design, project management, and operations of transmission, distribution, substation, protection and control systems.
• Less than 7 years
• 7 years
• 8 years
• 9 years
• 10 years or more

Do you possess three (3) years of experience in preparing and processing State and Federal contracts, purchases of service contracts, preparation of grant applications and conducting competitive bids, formulating policy and procedures, and negotiating contracts?

Your experience must be clearly stated in your application in order to be considered).

Describe your experience in researching and analyzing complex professional reports, manuals, publications, municipal policies, and legislation.

Please use examples in your description.

Please describe any other relevant certifications or trainings you have completed.

How many years of supervisory experience do you have?
• None
• Less than 1 year of experience
• 1-2 years of experience
• 2-3 years of experience
• 3-4 years of experience
• 4-5 years of experience
• 5 or more years of experience

Please explain in detail how you meet the following preferred qualifications : Demonstrated experience working in a government agency, in the utility industry, a nonprofit focused on utility issues, or in a regulatory environment.

Please explain in detail how you meet the following preferred qualifications : Demonstrated supervisory experience, including leading teams, distributing and assigning work, ensuring timeliness, and accuracy of work performed.

Upon selection, I understand that the background process includes education verification, employment verification, criminal background check, driving record check, and reference check in addition to a medical / physical and drug screening exam.

If I am unable to pass the listed, I understand that I will not be able to move forward with the process.

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Last updated : 2024-07-04
Banning CA United States


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