Electric Utility System Operator - Distribution

Reference Number: *NEW*
Location: City of Redding

Picture “A River Runs Through It” with Macys and Costco within 1 mile!

Are you interested in living in an area that is known as the second sunniest City in the United States? Or how about the fly-fishing capital of the world? Outdoor adventures galore, this community boasts a superb climate with moderate spring and fall, sunny summers with low humidity, and mild winters. Warm weather signals the start of after-work and weekend trips to the local lakes, wondrous glacier capped mountains decorated by snow year round, as well as beautiful River that runs throughout the city. Snow skiing, sledding and other winter sports are abundant within a short drive. A twenty-eight mile trail along the River, a world famous Sundial Bridge, numerous community parks, a world class museum and arboretum complex, and continuous community events provide for a healthy environment in which to live and work. 

The Electric Utility for the City has an opportunity for an ELECTRIC UTILITY SYSTEM OPERATOR, DISTRIBUTION. A part of the Power Control Center Distribution group this position is responsible for the safe and reliable control, coordination and monitoring of the Utility’s Distribution and Sub-transmission systems while operating under the policies and procedures set forth by this financially strong community owned utility.

Benefits to YOU:

  • The Utility encourages and pays for continuing education and certifications
  • Huge advancement opportunities due to many retirements over the next 5+ years
  • Work with a 20+ year veteran who manages and motivates his staff through a team approach
  • The pay is high compared to the cost of living
  • Provide employment assistance resource list for spouse/domestic partner
  • Over the past 10+ years the majority of turnover is due to retirements


  • Three years relevant experience with an Electric Utility
  • Two additional years of extensive experience in an Electric Operations Center as a Distribution System Operator or Dispatcher

Desired Qualifications:

  • NERC Transmission Operator Certification
  • WECC System Operator classes
  • Apprenticeship or two years college coursework

This opportunity offers competitive benefits and compensation package, if you are interested in hearing more about this opportunity please contact:

Jenna Flanagan 
J Powers Recruiting, Inc.