Principal Power Resources Specialist

City of San José, CA - San Jose, CA

San José Clean Energy (SJCE), the City’s brand new Community Choice Energy (CCE) program is seeking a Principal Power Resources Specialist. SJCE’s mission is to reduce Citywide greenhouse gas emissions, lower energy rates, and provide the community with a choice of energy providers, in addition to providing transparency, accountability, and outstanding customer service. SJCE is the largest single city Community Choice Aggregation in California and will be fully operational in February 2019.

Reporting to the Community Energy Department’s Deputy Director of Power Resources, the Principal Power Resources Specialist will be responsible for managing and planning the activities of major technical projects and highly complex contracts for the Community Energy Department. This position requires a BA/BS degree (master’s desired) and six (6) years of progressively responsible related experience. Typical duties of this position may include, but are not limited to:

  • Manages and oversees the most financially complex and high risk energy resource planning, contracting, negotiations, services, and agreements.
  • Develops, manages, and directs the implementation of short and/or long-term operating financial plans related to energy portfolios and operations.
  • Presents reports and information to the City Council, boards, committees, and other divisions or departments.
  • Directs and coordinates audits on power purchases and sale agreements.
  • Provides advanced level technical guidance to subordinate staff and contractors
  • May serve in the absence of the Deputy Director, as required.
  • Provides recommendations and coordinates preparation and monitoring of the Department’s budget, including revenue and expense forecasting and analysis.
  • Prepares budget documents and reports.

The salary range for this position is $126,125.56 to $157,655.91 per year. The actual salary shall be determined by the candidate’s qualifications and experience. In addition to the starting salary, employees in this classification shall also receive an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable compensation pay (approximately $132,431.84 to $165,538.71). In addition, the City provides an excellent array of benefits, including:

  • Retirement – Competitive defined benefit retirement plan with full reciprocity with CalPERS; defined contribution plan available as an option.
  • Health Insurance – The City contributes 85% towards the premium of the lowest cost non-deductible plan. There are several plan options.
  • Dental Insurance – The City contributes 100% of the premium of the lowest priced plan for dental coverage.
  • Personal Time – Vacation is accrued initially at the rate of three weeks per year with amounts increasing up to five weeks after 15 years of service. Executive Leave of 40 hours is granted annually and depending upon success in the Management Performance Program could increase to up to 80 hours. Sick Leave is accrued at the rate of approximately 8 hours per month.
  • Holidays – The City observes 14 paid holidays annually.
  • Deferred Compensation – The City offers an optional 457 Plan.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts – The City participates in Dependent Care Assistance and Medical Reimbursement Programs.
  • Insurance – The City provides a term life policy equal to two times annual salary. Long-term disability and AD&D plans are optional.
  • Employee Assistance Program - The City provides a comprehensive range of services through the EAP.

For more information on employee benefits, visit the City’s benefits Website:

Apply immediately at Applications will be reviewed as they are received and interviews will be scheduled as soon as possible. For compensation information and questions, contact Sherrill Uyeda or Cindy Krebs at (562) 901-0769 or via email at [email protected] or [email protected].

Posted On: Wednesday, December 19, 2018

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