The Position The Utilities Supervisory position will oversee daily operations of a Lineperson/Cable Splicer crew in the Electrical Division. Oversight will include supervision of work crews, responding to customer service inquiries and investigate complaints, conduct site inspections, and serve as a committee member on the Apprenticeship Committee. Responsibilities of this position include the ability to develop work plans, determine priorities and evaluate staff performance to determine coaching and training needs.
Ideal Candidate The ideal candidate will have extensive journey level electric lineperson construction experience and be knowledgeable of industry standards to establish best practices within the work place. The ability to motivate work crews and lead teams is an essential part of this role and an opportunity to stretch your leadership skills. Experience with data bases and previous analytical work will be an important part of this role.
The City offers a range of benefits including a retirement plan so make sure to visit our benefits portal here.
Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Supervises technical, clerical, and lead staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; and making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations.
Supervises activities and participates in the monitoring, operating, servicing, troubleshooting, and maintenance of division equipment to ensure proper operations, which includes: adjusting processes; scheduling maintenance; interpreting raw data; monitoring activities for industrial compliance; ordering supplies and inventory; and/or, performing other related duties.
Updates and maintains operating, procedural, and/or maintenance manuals and related files.
Reviews and prepares a variety of applications, studies, data sheets and/or reports, which includes: compiling and calculating information and data; checking, recording, and updating records; and/or, preparing other related information. Submits reports to applicable internal departments and staff, as well as external agencies.
Participates in facility maintenance, expansion, design, and/or renovation activities and projects.
Facilitates and organizes training on applicable safety issues, division procedures, and/or other related topics.
Responds to requests for information from the general public, other internal departments, external agencies, the community, employees, and/or other interested parties.
Prepares, reviews, processes, and maintains a variety of records, data, and information in support of assigned program and/or project.
Monitors compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local laws, ordinances, codes, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Participates in/on meetings, committees, and/or other applicable groups in order to receive and convey information.
Participates in the preparation and administration of division budget, which may include capital improvement program budgets; monitors and approves expenditures in accordance with applicable policies.
May participate in field engineering and quality control activities and layout design on applicable projects.
Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge and skills, which would typically be acquired through:
High School Diploma, or G.E.D., and ten years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
Based upon area of assignment, some positions may require: Valid California Driver's License;
About City of Palo Alto
The City of Palo Alto is the only municipality in California that operates a full suite of City-owned utility services.
The City of Palo Alto Utilities' (CPAU) history began over one hundred years ago, in 1896, when the water supply system was first installed. Two years later, the wastewater or sewer collection system came on line in 1898. In 1900, the municipal electric power system began operation, followed in 1917 by a natural gas distribution system. Palo Alto is the only city in California to own and operate six essential utility services, including refuse and storm drain (operated out of Public Works). In 1996, Palo Alto ventured into a new endeavor with the construction of its dark fiber loop.