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Company Name: City of Vernon

JOB DESCRIPTION
SUMMARY: Under general supervision, oversees City Public Utilities (PU) Department technical compliance activities and regulatory requirements; develops and coordinates programs and procedures to foster technical reliability and operational excellence, and assures PU operations are in compliance with state and federal regulatory guidelines and standards.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. 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 description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
→ Coordinates PU regulatory compliance activities and programs; works with City management and external agencies to develop programs, systems, training curriculum, and administrative procedures to foster reliability, operational excellence, safety, and preparedness; assures PU operations are in compliance with state and federal regulatory guidelines and standards.
→ Researches and evaluates legislative and regulatory matters that may impact PU and the City; develops strategies and responses to proposed legislation and regulatory issues; facilitates responses to the appropriate agencies and/or state officials.
→ Identifies risk to the safe and reliable supply of services to PU customers, including but not limited to financial, legal, and organizational risks; develops risk reduction practices, procedures, evaluation tools, and operational standards.
→ Administers PU operational and documentation procedures to meet state, federal, and regulatory requirements; develops plans to achieve a workplace environment committed to safety and quality standards.
→ Evaluates initiatives from regulatory agencies to assure PU meets compliance standards; monitors internal programs, procedures, schedules and documentation to meet mandated laws, reliability standards and regulations; reviews and evaluates operations and documentation to assure PU is in compliance with quality, safety, and environmental standards.
→ Analyzes the operational, financial, environmental and strategic impacts of proposed legislative and regulatory changes that may affect Vernon Public Utilities (VPU) and its customers.
→ Reviews internal controls and control policies; evaluates compliance to policies; presents recommendations for risk reduction and performance improvements.
→ Audits department records, and interviews staff to measure PU compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures in addition to management objectives and goals.
→ Coordinates department training activities including facilitating registration, maintenance and documentation of certifications and renewal dates; makes recommendations to enhance department training programs; assists with planning and coordinating employee development plans that address skill requirements to meet department goals.
→ Monitors operational indices and trends in both Investor and Publicly Owned utilities to determine consistency relative to VPU participation, and verifies that industry-based performance standards are met.
→ Develops emergency response plans and programs, and coordinates with regional agencies.
→ Responds to adverse events, and analyzes causes and regulatory issues; evaluates incident reports, and develops training programs to address organizational gaps.
→ Represents PU at industry and governmental agencies, committees, and forums.
→ Evaluates security and reliability of PU operations, and develops recommendations for improvements.
→ Studies and analyzes emerging industry practices, activities and technologies to assist in the implementation of Best Practices at PU.
→ Researches, identifies and applies for grant funding opportunities.
→ Manages assigned staff; assigns job tasks, initiates deadlines and tracks task and project completion.
→ Routinely meets with other agencies to explore joint actions that are mutually beneficial.
→ Coordinates and leads the utility communications, outreach and public events.
→ Supports the relationship between the City of Vernon and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education, Training and Experience Guidelines:
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Economics, Computer Science, Business, Public Administration a law degree or a related filed; AND five years of experience in utilities operations or regulatory compliance programs.

Knowledge of:
→ City or publicly owned utility organization, operations, policies, and procedures.
→ State and federal laws, statutes, rules, codes, senate and assembly bills and regulations governing public utilities, including Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), North American Electric Reliability Corporation(NERC), Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC), and California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), State Water Resources Control Board, California Energy Commission, Department of Transportation (DOT), US Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Air Resources Board (ARB), South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
→ Principles of risk management, research methods and procedures, records management and retention, and regulatory compliance.
→ Safety rules and regulations, occupational hazards, and safety precautions in utilities operations.
→ Record keeping and retrieval capability including technical file maintenance principles and procedures.

Skill in:
→ Analyzing technical compliance issues, evaluating alternatives, and developing recommendations.
→ Interpreting and explaining technical compliance policies, PU program standards, and federal and state rules and regulations.
→ Investigating technical issues, advising staff, and resolving problems regarding technical and regulatory agency compliance issues.
→ Public speaking, addressing regulatory bodies, and making presentations.
→ Researching, collecting, and analyzing data, and generating reports.
→ Promoting and enforcing safety standards and practices.
→ Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
→ Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
→ Reviewing documents and extracting relevant information.
→ Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software.
→ Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers.
→ Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

A valid California State Driver’s License is required.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
Work is performed in a standard office environment; may involve occasional travel, exposure to high voltage switches and inclement weather.

Job Requirements
UTILITIES COMPLIANCE ADMINISTRATOR

PLUS EXCELLENT BENEFITS PACKAGE
MONTHLY SALARY: $10,068 TO $12,237
EMPLOYEE PAYS 8% (Classic) or 5.75% (New) CONTRIBUTION TO CalPERS
Classic CalPERS members 2.7% at 55 - New CalPERS members 2% at 62
FINAL FILING DATE: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2017

THIS RECRUITMENT IS TO FILL ONE FULL-TIME VACANCY IN THE VERNON PUBLIC UTILITIES (VPU) DEPARTMENT AND TO ESTABLISH AN ELIGIBILITY LIST TO BE USED FOR FUTURE VACANCIES.

The City of Vernon offers an outstanding career opportunity for a seasoned Utilities Compliance Administrator who is well-versed and has tangible experience in legislative and regulatory matters. To view the recruitment brochure or to view the complete job description please visit our website at: www.cityofvernon.org

Position Summary:
The Utilities Compliance Administrator oversees the Public Utilities Department's technical compliance activities and regulatory requirements. This position is responsible for developing and coordinating programs and procedures to foster technical reliability and operational excellence, and assures VPU operations are in compliance with state and federal regulatory guidelines and standards.

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Economics, Computer Science, Business, Public Administration a law degree or a related filed; AND five years of experience in utilities operations or regulatory compliance programs. A valid California Driver's license is required.

Required Application Materials:
If you are interested in this unique and rewarding opportunity, please submit the following items: cover letter, resume and completed City of Vernon online application. Please apply online no later than Sunday, October 1, 2017.

For questions please call: Lisette M. Grizzelle at (323) 583-8811, ext. 166 Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., or via email at: lgrizzelle@ci.vernon.ca.us
The City of Vernon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

• Location: Los Angeles, Vernon

• Post ID: 140163537 losangeles
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