City of Palo Alto Utilities
$7,706.40 - $9,461.58 Monthly
250 Hamilton Ave.
The Resource Planner, under minimal supervision, performs commodity price and financial forecasting, direct access implementation activities, competitive commodity rate development, resource planning and analysis and management of the Utilities’ portfolio of supply resources. Works with the public, legislative and regulatory agencies and consultants providing direction and information on specific programs and projects.
The City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) Department is seeking two staff members in the Resource Management Division. The Resource Management Division is responsible for the long-term planning and management of the City’s commodity portfolios for gas, electric and water; the financial management of the Gas, Electric, Sewer, and Water Funds; and the management of CPAU’s emerging technology/test bed program. The Resource Management Division is relatively small with each staff member being responsible for core duties, but also being assigned to work on a variety of programs and projects. Recent projects include development of the Carbon Neutral Electric Supply Plan, evaluation of an anaerobic digester, development of a feed-in tariff for local solar installations, development of a pilot demand response program, evaluation of water supply alternatives, and the development of smart grid-related pilot projects. The two Resource Planner positions may be assigned to any of the activities in the Resource Management Division, but each will have distinct core functions.
One Resource Planner’s core task will be managing the electric supply portfolio. Tasks include:
The other Resource Planner will work on tasks and programs in the areas of sustainability, smart grid, electric vehicles, and customer energy efficiency solutions. The position will be working closely with CPAU’s Engineering, Operations, and Customer Services Divisions, and other City Departments to implement projects and programs. Tasks include:
Resource Planner is a classification in the Resource Management Division of the Utilities Department. Incumbents in this classification perform supply resource planning, acquisition and portfolio management assignments on a wide range of projects and serve in project manager capacity as required. This class differs from the higher class of Senior Resource Planner in that the latter may have overall management responsibility for major and/or complex short-term and long-term resource planning projects.
Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities which would typically be acquired through: