Utilities Assistant General Manager

City of Riverside | Riverside, CA

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Posted Date 11/04/2019
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$156,744 to $204,360 annually

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The City of Riverside, Public Utilities Department is looking for an industry leader to serve customers and employees and bring best business practice solutions to the government sector as a Utilities Assistant General Manager - Business & Customer Services (Non-Classified*). *Positions designated as Non-Classified are exempt from the classified service. The incumbent shall be appointed "at-will" and serve at the pleasure of the City Manager.

The position will remain open until filled and the salary is dependent upon qualifications. The salary range for the position is from $156,744 to $204,360 annually. Interested parties are encouraged to apply early, as the first application review is scheduled for November 18, 2019.

From its incorporation in 1870, Riverside has been a prosperous, desirable place to live because of the foresight of its founders and successive leaders and the artistic spirit that pervades the culture of its re

The City of Riverside, Public Utilities Department is looking for an industry leader to serve customers and employees and bring best business practice solutions to the government sector as a Utilities Assistant General Manager - Business & Customer Services (Non-Classified*). *Positions designated as Non-Classified are exempt from the classified service. The incumbent shall be appointed "at-will" and serve at the pleasure of the City Manager.

The position will remain open until filled and the salary is dependent upon qualifications. The salary range for the position is from $156,744 to $204,360 annually. Interested parties are encouraged to apply early, as the first application review is scheduled for November 18, 2019.

From its incorporation in 1870, Riverside has been a prosperous, desirable place to live because of the foresight of its founders and successive leaders and the artistic spirit that pervades the culture of its residents. Today, Riverside is a leading Southern California city offering a blend of hometown charm, history, and hospitality with the vision, energy, culture, and diversity of a sophisticated metropolitan area. With a population of over 330,000, it currently ranks as the 12th largest city in California, 6th in Southern California, and is the economic powerhouse of one of the fastest growing regions in the United States.

Riverside's quality of life is exceptional and getting better each and every day! It's no wonder the City was named #1 U.S. City for Small Business by Inc. Magazine, #2 Hot Spot for Tech in the U.S., #6 Happiest Place in the Nation for Young Professionals, #3 in California and #103 in the World for Economic Performance by the Brookings Institute, Coolest California City by the California Air Resources Board, the Intelligent Community of the Year in 2012, a Top 25 City for Business by Executive Outlook Magazine, and an Emerald City by the State of California Department of Conservation for sustainable green initiatives and renewable energy.

Established in 1895, Riverside Public Utilities is a municipal water and electric utility governed by an advisory board of nine community volunteers and the City Council. With an annual budget of $454 million, RPU provides high quality, reliable services to more than 110,000 metered electric customers and 65,000 metered water customers (serving a population of more than 320,000, encompassing over 82 square miles) in and around the City of Riverside.

Riverside is one of more than 2,000 cities in the United States that light up homes and businesses with "public power"  electricity that comes from a municipally owned and operated utility. Additionally, RPU maintains local water resources that allows RPU to meet customer demands while being 100% independent of imported water sources. RPU has developed a 10-year strategic plan (Utility 2.0) that modernizes and updates all aspects of the City's utility.

Services provided by RPU include:

Electric  Riverside Public Utilities owns, maintains, and operates 91 circuit miles of transmission lines, 1,283 circuit miles of distribution lines, 14 substations, and 3 generating plants totaling 270 megawatts. The Electric Utility acts competitively, with a sharp focus on customers, while maintaining a financially sound utility. Compared to other local utilities, Riverside's rates are lower, reliability is higher, and more funds are returned to the local community in the way of low-income assistance, rebates, and community support. The Electric Utility is committed to renewable
power, energy, and community education. Some of the most notable achievements are a commitment to an aggressive Renewable Portfolio Standard and an increase in locally generated solar power. RPU is recognized as a Diamond rated utility by the American Public Power Association's RP3 program.

Water - The Water Utility maintains its own distribution system, which contains 988 miles of pipeline ranging from 2 inches to 6 feet in diameter, 55 domestic wells, 15 active reservoirs (with a capacity over 100 million gallons), and 14 miles of canals. The Water Utility is responsible for providing adequate water supplies to its customers at the lowest possible cost. This includes ensuring continued access to water resources while maintaining a high-quality water supply and a reliable water distribution system. In addition, several significant water line replacements have
been completed, ensuring improved reliability. Most recently, the first phase of a major recycled water system has been approved and nears completion.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Direct and participate in the development and implementation of strategic goals, standards, objectives, policies and procedures.
  • Direct and participate in the financial activities of the Department, including financial accounting and reporting, financial forecasting, revenue bond financing, revenue forecasting, and rate level determinations.
  • Develop and implement financial plans and systems, including risk management measures to ensure effective and economic use of Department's assets.
  • Plan, direct and review the activities of the utility billing and Customer Information/Business Systems functions.
  • Supervise the preparation of short-and-long term financial forecasts, including sales, costs and fund balance.
  • Supervise the preparation of data for submission to regulatory agencies.
  • Direct and participate in the Utilities' information technology (IT) project implementation.
  • Coordinate the Utilities' IT initiatives with the City's IT Department to meet the Utilities' needs are met.
  • Develop performance measures and monitor costs of operations.
  • Direct and review the development of supporting data and preparation of recommendations on electric and water rates.
  • Direct and participate in the preparation and control of operating and capital improvement budgets.
  • Participate in the administration of the operating budget and the capital improvement plan and budget.
  • Direct and participate in the preparation of cost of service rate studies.
  • Serve as department representative or alternate on, and to, City committees, project committees, power agencies and industry organizations.
  • Coordinate Division activities with other City departments, divisions and with outside agencies and organizations.
  • Supervise preparation of data for submission to regulatory agencies; serve as expert witness and represent City interests as required.
  • Coordinate the Departments internal and external auditing activities.
  • Supervise the survey, research and analysis of departmental fiscal, administrative, personnel and operational activities.
  • Direct the preparation of technical and administrative reports, presenting reports and recommendations to the Public Utilities Director, City Manager, Board of Public Utilities, City Council and other agencies and organizations.
  • Select, supervise, train, and evaluate professional, technical and administrative support subordinates.
  • Supervise the selection, and activities, of professional consultants, advisors and contractors.
  • Serve as Acting Public Utilities General Manager as assigned.
  • Review relevant legislative activities and participate in meetings with local, state and federal elected officials to ensure the Utility is not negatively impacted by proposed or existing legislation.
  • Participate in economic development activities of the City by proposing and implementing ideas and proposals where the Utility could be of benefit.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Manager

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