Job Posting: Program Manager

Public Utilities Commission

JC-260038
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Program Manager
PROGRAM MANAGER, PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

$13,760.00 - $15,629.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 9/8/2021

Job Description and Duties

Individuals interested in applying for this vacancy must have eligibility.  If you are new to state service or need to gain eligibility to this classification, please Click here to open the examination bulletin and follow the instructions on “How to apply”.   

The examination is a separate process from applying for this vacancy.  Please be sure to follow all instructions for each process.


Virtual interviews via web portals or phone may be offered as deemed appropriate and feasible by the hiring manager – standard in-person interviews will still be offered if conditions permit. 

Under the general direction of the Division Deputy Executive Director and Division Directors, the Branch Manager is responsible for planning, organizing and managing the work of the Branch in the policy areas such as, but not limited to, Distribution System Reliability and Planning, Electricity Rates, Customer Generation, Demand Response, CEQA permitting, and FERC Cost Recovery.

The Branch Manager is responsible for coordinating the work of the Branch, as well as representing the Division and the Commission in various settings including interagency meetings, inter-divisional meetings, legislative briefings, and technical conferences. The Branch Manager directly supervises the work of the supervisors and their sections, coordinates the Branch’s work with other Energy Division branches and other Commission divisions, as necessary, and actively participates as a member of Energy Division’s management team.

The Branch Manager’s primary responsibilities include providing leadership and technical input on Branch activities; working closely with Section supervisors to oversee Branch activities and staff, including staff assignments and general workload; work product review, including ensuring policy consistency and work product quality; staff development and appraisal, including training, hiring and promoting, employee reviews, and discipline; and general administrative duties for the Branch and Division. 

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You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
JC-260038
Position #(s):
680-626-3503-XXX
Working Title:
Program Manager
Classification:
PROGRAM MANAGER, PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
$13,760.00 - $15,629.00

This position can be filled in the following locations: Sacramento, San Francisco, or Los Angeles.

# of Positions:
1
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

Energy Division:

The CPUC's Energy Division develops and administers energy- and climate-related policy and programs for the world's fifth largest economy. Branch Managers in Energy Division oversee three or more sections that focus on different energy resources (e.g., customer generation or demand response) or that cut across different resources (e.g., gas policy or CEQA permitting).
Department Website: http://www.cpuc.ca.gov

Special Requirements

A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) must be submitted with your application.  A SOQ is a narrative description of how your training, experience, and education qualifies you for the position.  The SOQ must be 11-point Arial font, single-spaced, and no more than two pages.  Writing that exceeds this page limit will not be scored.  

The SOQ should provide specific details and examples that clearly demonstrate your qualifications.  SOQs will be evaluated based on the content and writing ability, using standardized rating criteria.  Competitive applicants will be invited to attend an interview.  Applicants who do not submit a completed SOQ will not be considered.  

All information in the Statement is subject to verification.   

Please write your SOQ to address the following four questions:

  1. Describe your experience related to systems thinking, strategic planning, establishing goals, objectives and priorities; organizing and executing around priorities; development of work plans for the completion of policy priorities, statutory mandates, and organizational development. 
  2. Describe your experience preparing and making written and verbal presentations to agency management and decision-makers demonstrating the ability to explain issues clearly and concisely, and to make persuasive and effective presentations and experience in public speaking.
  3. Describe your supervisory and leadership experience, including managing managers, staff development and training, and progressive disciplinary actions.
  4. Describe your experience representing the CPUC, or another agency, on contested issues, demonstrating the ability to effectively represent Energy Division and help broker or facilitate practical outcomes, especially using collaborative or consensus-based methods.

For assistance in completing the SOQ, you may want to consider watching the following video from CalHR's Training Catalog: Basics of Writing a Strong Statement of Qualifications.

It is strongly encouraged to apply through your CalCareer Account at www.jobs.ca.gov

Electronic applications submitted through your CalCareer Account are highly recommended and will be received/processed faster than other methods of filing.

If you are using education to meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must submit a copy of your transcript or diploma.  An official transcript will be required prior to appointment. 


Applicants who completed their education outside the United States (with foreign degrees/transcripts) must obtain and submit verification of United States course/degree equivalency by the application deadline.
Foreign education credential evaluation services can be found at https://www.naces.org


Employment information on the STD 678 state application MUST be complete with dates, duties and responsibilities, and contact names and phone numbers of supervisors.  Resumes, or referring to resumes, will not be accepted in place of the completed STD 678.  Applicants who fail to submit a completed STD 678 will not be considered. 


Only the most qualified candidates will be invited to an interview.


Per CCR 249.3, this job control may be used to fill subsequent vacancies.

Application Instructions

Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 9/8/2021

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Public Utilities Commission
Attn: Human Resources Division
505 Van Ness Ave, Room 3008
San Francisco, CA 94102

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Public Utilities Commission
Human Resources Division
505 Van Ness Ave, Room 3008
San Francisco, CA 94102
Monday to Friday Except Holidays.
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Statement of Qualifications - A Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is required. Please see “Special Requirements” for instructions.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Benefits

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.

Department Website: http://www.cpuc.ca.gov
Human Resources Contact:
Human Resources
(855) 663-0222
Pucjobop@cpuc.ca.gov
Hiring Unit Contact:
Simon Baker
(415) 703-5649
Simon.Baker@cpuc.ca.gov

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
EEO Main Line
(415) 703-5331
EEOConcerns@cpuc.ca.gov
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Required Experience/Qualifications

  • Experience related to systems thinking, strategic planning, establishing goals, objectives and priorities; organizing and executing around priorities; development of work plans for the completion of policy priorities, statutory mandates, and organizational development.
  • Experience preparing and making written and verbal presentations to agency management and decision-makers demonstrating the ability to explain issues clearly and concisely, and to make persuasive and effective presentations and experience in public speaking.
  • Supervisory and leadership experience, including managing managers, staff development and training, and progressive disciplinary actions.
  • Experience representing the CPUC, or another agency, on contested issues, demonstrating the ability to effectively represent Energy Division and help broker or facilitate practical outcomes, especially using collaborative or consensus-based methods.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.