Manager - System Operations & Coordination (Open Until Filled)
Chelan County Public Utility District - Wenatchee, WA

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Although the position is "Open Until Filled", applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.
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The general hiring range is $91,000 - $121,000 (based on qualifications, skills & abilities).


This position is responsible for the operation of the bulk electric system in accordance with all applicable reliability standards such as those established by NERC and WECC. The System Operations and Coordination Manager is responsible for the assignment, coordination and supervision of work performed by employees engaged in the 24 hour operation and dispatch of the District's diverse utility systems. The incumbent is responsible for making informed and timely decisions across a broad range of fields, including the District's electrical generation, transmission and distribution systems. Direct the development, implementation and administration of Operating & Maintenance Instructions (OMI) and the Technical Library. Develop, oversee and coordinate planning, unit production/outages. Manage the District's generation outage program, ensure that production levels and impacts are evaluated and balanced against costs, coordinate and communicate estimated timing. Act as duty supervisor and handle after hours emergencies as required.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function of the job satisfactorily. Essential functions (EF) are those activities that, if not performed, would significantly and fundamentally alter the position. Secondary functions (SF) are activities not fundamental to the job and may need to be relaxed to accommodate an otherwise qualified applicant with a disability.
1. EF (25%) Ensures the District's Bulk Electric System is operated in a safe, reliable manner, in full compliance with applicable reliability standards. Supervise system operations and technical library staff, including performance management, employee development, hiring, discipline, training, etc. Manage the development and maintenance of the OMIs and technical library.
2. EF (15%) Serve as System Operations liaison with other operational departments over a wide range of policy and operational issues.
3. EF (15%) Maintain current knowledge of the electric power industry and changing technology, attending NERC/WECC training classes and maintaining all appropriate certifications. Identify appropriate training courses designed to fulfill employee regulatory compliance requirements and ensure employees remain current with appropriate certifications and training. Remain current on District policies and implement appropriate changes as necessary.
4. EF (15%) Provide production information and outage scheduling support in collaboration with management, power marketing and system operations to ensure that the most efficient unit outage times are established. This position ensures attention to cost analysis, maintenance recommendations, resources availability and operation needs have all been considered in the decision making process.
5. EF (15%) Prioritize, plan and/or lead various system operation office work and improvement projects. Contribute to companywide projects and/or initiatives.
6. EF (10%) Direct the coordination and planning for all outages on the District's generation, transmission, distribution and communication systems.
7. EF (5%) Plan, schedule, and budget for system operations activities to ensure efficient and cost effective District system operations on a 24-hour basis.
8. EF (Ongoing) Maintain regular and predictable attendance. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Complete all required training. Maintain a working knowledge and comply with District safety procedures and specific safety requirements of this position, and those in accordance with applicable provisions of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and Washington Administrative Code (WAC)
9. EF (Ongoing) Will be required to drive a motorized vehicle while conducting business on behalf of the District.

Directly supervises 16 employees in the System Operations Department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

The qualifications listed below are representative of those required, but reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Bachelor's Degree (B. S., B. A.) in electrical, civil or mechanical engineering, information technology, or a related technical study area where the education is directly applicable to power generation, transmission, or distribution concepts from four-year college or university; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Typically requires ten (10) years experience working in progressively responsible positions for a utility or energy company, with at least five (5) years experience working as a system operator or providing leadership support to a operations team. Demonstrated supervisory experience is preferred.
Specific KSA's : A fully skilled incumbent will have the following specific knowledge, skills, and abilities:
This position requires advanced computer skills and a well rounded knowledge of integrated and automated power generation, transmission and distribution systems. The incumbent must be able to think logically, multi-task, communicate well at all levels and be able to function effectively during emergency and/or power outage situations. Requires system operations certification from NERC and WECC or the ability to acquire such certification within six months of hire. Requires effective interpersonal and communication skills in oral and written form and demonstrated ability to supervise a highly skilled team of employees working various shifts. Proficiency with Maximo, Microsoft Office application products (Word, Excel, etc.) and District related reporting software (such as Cognos, Crystal and PeopleSoft)

Language Skills:
Candidate must be proficient in reading, writing and speaking English. Must have the ability to prepare and deliver both written and oral communications of complex matters in a simplified manner.
Computers & Equipment: A fully skilled incumbent will have the ability to utilize the following software, hardware, or equipment:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Order processing systems (Maximo preferred); HRIS Payroll systems (PeopleSoft preferred); Reporting software (Cognos & Crystal Reports preferred); Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software and Microsoft Word - Word Processing software are required. An individual should also have knowledge of and be able to operate general office equipment including, but not limited to, computers, fax machines, and telephones.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to engage in repetitive motion using the hands or arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


A valid driver's license is required for this position (verified upon hire). A valid Washington State driver's license is required within 30 days of employment.


Pursuant to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards, Chelan County Public Utility District #1 conducts background screening of personnel who have access to the District's critical physical and/or cyber assets.


The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility. This should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.


Chelan PUD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce. M/F/H/V