Resource Planner

  • Modesto Irrigation District
  • Modesto, California
  • Oct 31, 2021
Full Time Planning and Development
  • Salary: $51.23 - $65.58 Hourly $4,098.40 - $5,246.40 Biweekly $8,879.87 - $11,367.20 Monthly $106,558.40 - $136,406.40 Annually USD

Job Description

The Modesto Irrigation District is currently recruiting to fill one full-time regular position in the Resource Planning and Development Department, Electric Resources Division, to perform detailed analysis of the District's load and resource portfolio, perform integrated resource planning and load forecasting, analyze and evaluate electric resource options, and perform a variety of technical tasks relevant to the assigned area of responsibility.

Any Qualified Individual May Apply. This is an exempt position and is allocated to the Administrative, Technical and Clerical Bargaining Unit. The list established as a result of this recruitment may be used to fill other Resource Planner vacancies that may occur within the District through October 6, 2022.

Examples of Duties:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Conduct benefit/cost studies using production cost models, spreadsheets, and other tools to determine the value of various generation plants, purchase contracts, and transmission lines.
  • Prepare electric power supply plans and cost estimates.
  • Develop long-term price and electric load forecasts, and validate forecast results using available historical information.
  • Coordinate with other District departments to develop short-term forecasts.
  • Represent the District at various regulatory and other public meetings.
  • Develop fuel supply forecasts.
  • Model and analyze the District's resource portfolio.
  • Conduct wholesale and retail rate analysis.
  • Implement the District's long-term planning criteria.
  • Complete and submit a variety of required regulatory filings.
Other Related Duties
Other duties as assigned

Typical Qualifications:

Any combination of education, experience, knowledge and abilities may satisfy the necessary minimum qualifications. A typical way to obtain the education, experience, knowledge and abilities would be:

Education:
Equivalent of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited College or University with major course work in engineering, mathematics, economics, statistics, or a related field.

Experience:
Three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in electric resource planning.

Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices associated with the development of integrated resource plans.
  • Principles and practices of long and short term electric load forecasts.
  • Regression analysis and other techniques used for forecasting.
  • Excel or other spreadsheet applications.
  • Principles and practices of resource evaluation, including for demand side and distributed resources.
  • Laws and regulations on issues related to electric resources, such as greenhouse gas, renewable portfolio standards, resource adequacy, etc.
Ability to:
  • Work both independently and in small groups.
  • Develop long-term forecasts and resource plans.
  • Develop accurate production cost models.
  • Analyze a variety of highly complex data and make reasonable recommendations based on the data.
  • Prepare concise written reports.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Work cooperatively with others.

Special Requirement:
Must have a valid California Class C driver license.

Supplemental Information:
Qualified applicants must submit a completed District application. APPLY IMMEDIATELY. The position is open until filled. Screening of applications will begin on or after Friday, October 22, 2021. Applications received after this date are not guaranteed consideration.

Applications will be reviewed on a comparative basis and only those most qualified will be invited to continue in the selection process which will consist of an overall assessment of the individual's skills through (1) written exam; (2) oral interview, and (3) contacting of references to include current and former supervisors. The applicant must perform successfully in each phase of the testing in order to continue in the selection process.

Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact Human Resources at (209) 526-7341. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-3933 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. The Modesto Irrigation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE VERIFICATION OF HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED AND APPLICABLE HIGHER EDUCATION DEGREE AND OFFICIAL EDUCATION TRANSCRIPTS, PASS A MEDICAL EXAM INCLUDING A DRUG AND ALCOHOL SCREEN, AND A COMPLETE BACKGROUND CHECK PRIOR TO BEGINNING WORK.

INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

Job Address

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