Classic CalPERS members 2.7% at 55 - New CalPERS members 2% at 62
FINAL FILING DATE: SUNDAY, August 2, 2020
THIS RECRUITMENT IS TO FILL ONE FULL-TIME VACANCY IN THE VERNON PUBLIC UTILITIES DEPARTMENT AND TO ESTABLISH AN ELIGIBILITY LIST TO BE USED FOR FUTURE VACANCIES.
When assigned to Substations, the ideal candidate would have a strong background in protection, relay schemes, and SCADA; and possess experience in substation standards, maintenance, and construction. When assigned to Distribution, the ideal candidate would have a strong background in system expansion, electric service requirements, and system reliability; and possess experience in capital projects, overhead and underground construction practices, and system planning. Registration as a Professional Engineer must be obtained within two years of hire as a condition of employment.
SUMMARY: Under general supervision, performs semi-complex, professional electrical engineering work in the design investigation and construction of public utility system and capital improvement projects including supervisory controls and data acquisitions systems (SCADA), and remote terminal units (RTU’s) and related substation power-supply and support facilities.
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following but not limited to representative duties, knowledge, and skills listed below. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job flyer does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer.
Plans and participates in the diagnostic and troubleshooting of substations, protective relay systems, fiber optics, communications systems, and other related systems; prepares system protection calculations and settings; provides electrical background information and documentation for management consideration on various projects.
Designs, develops, programs test, commissions, manages, diagnoses, and modifies all aspects of the utility’s critical SCADA system including SCADA servers, SCADA network, remote terminal units (RTU’s), programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and communication.
Participates in the conduct of multiple complex electric utility capital improvement projects including preparation of detailed plans, construction drawings, cost estimates, construction schedules, material lists, specification and bid contract documents.
Manages, develops, and improves protection and control algorithms in all microprocessor-based relays to protect and automate electrical power equipment including transformers, load tap changers, capacitor banks, ground banks, busses, and feeders.
Prepares, review, and approves engineering drawings, work orders and purchase orders; plan checks construction work order packages.
Performs administrative and field supervisory work necessary to coordinate the development, installation and maintenance of electric department’s substation, generation, communications, and relay and control equipment.
Performs studies of technical and economic feasibility and related studies pertaining to proposed and existing systems facilities.
Participates in the development and implementation of all database modifications in computer directed control systems for station equipment additions, modifications and/or deletions for current system operation.
Assists in implementing equipment maintenance programs., analysis and remedy of major equipment failures, station service interruptions, and safety
Interfaces on a regular basis with Engineering, Transmission & Distribution, and Substation Divisions of the Light and Power Department to assist in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities.
Develops power distribution switching procedures.
Participates in electrical systems planning and electric load management; performs and analyzes electric power system studies including load flow and short circuit studies; prepares drafts, records, and reports.
Prepares detailed specification for equipment, materials, and projects.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education, Training and Experience Guidelines: Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering AND five years of experience in planning, design, and construction of electric distribution substations and projects.
Electrical engineering methods, practices, and computations for project planning, designs, technical plans, specifications, estimates, and reports for public electric utility and infrastructure improvement projects.
Methods, material, and techniques used in electric systems construction, and inspection practices.
Methods, material, and techniques used in substation and protective relaying systems and SEL relays.
Principles and practices of government project management and methods of evaluating construction contract compliance.
Principles and practices of record keeping and records management.
State and federal codes and regulations governing public utilities projects.
Administering contracts and managing construction projects.
Collecting and analyzing data and information to draw logical conclusions and make effective recommendations.
Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers, contractors, property owners, other City personnel, and the public.
Interpreting and applying state and federal statutes, codes, rules, and regulations.
Making complex electrical engineering computations and to check, design and supervise the preparation of electrical engineering plans and studies.
Supervising and coordinating the work of engineering personnel and contractors; working effectively with others to develop solutions for problems.
LICENSE & CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A valid California State Driver’s License and certification as an Engineer-in-Training. Registration as a Professional Engineer must be obtained within two years of hire as a condition of employment.
SELECTION PROCESS: Following the final deadline, the applications will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training, and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process. Candidates must be specific and complete in describing their qualifications for the position on the job application. Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from consideration. Those individuals whose qualifications meet or exceed the requirements of the position, will be invited to participate in the selection process. Applications must be submitted online. Copies of required licenses and/or certifications must be submitted with the online application. Stating "See Resume" is not an acceptable substitution for a completed application. To view the complete job description, please visit our website at www.cityofvernon.org. The City of Vernon is an equal opportunity employer.