Under general direction, to plan the work and supervise the staff of a section of the Transportation Division, Public Utilities Commission, in matters relating to the regulation of transportation, warehouse worker and wharfinger utilities; and to do other related work.
Plans and organizes the work and directs the staff of a section of the Transportation Division concerned with the rates, service, valuation, safety, or special engineering investigations of transportation, warehouse worker and wharfinger utilities; confers with the Chief or Assistant Chief, branch head and other staff members on division policies and objectives and coordinates the work of the section with other sections of the Division; performs very difficult technical engineering work, including preparing service and construction standards and tests, inventories, valuations, fixed capital costs, and rate base calculations, and making rate and earnings investigations; analyzes and makes estimates of future requirements and studies of the application of rules, regulations, and elements of the cost of service; trains staff and evaluates their performance and takes or recommends appropriate action; prepares or supervises the preparation of exhibits; represents the Commission, the Chief or Assistant Chief, or the branch head in conferences; participates in investigations and hearings and testifies as an expert witness in proceedings before the Public Utilities Commission, other regulatory agencies, and courts; and prepares correspondence and reports.
Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a professional engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers. (Applicants who are not registered professional engineers will be admitted to the examination, but they must secure the certificate of registration before they will be considered eligible for appointment.) and Either I Two years of experience performing the duties of a Senior Transportation Engineer or Senior Transportation Operations Supervisor, Public Utilities Commission, in the California state service.
Experience: Broad and extensive (more than five years) transportation engineering experience. At least two years of this experience shall have been in an administrative or staff capacity or in the supervision of the work of other engineers. and
Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with major work in engineering. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)
Knowledge of: California Public Utilities Code and basic court decisions affecting regulation of transportation agencies; valuation of properties of transportation agencies, including inventory, appraisals, depreciation, unit costs, taxes, and rate bases; financial structure, terminology, and prescribed accounting classifications for transportation agencies; physical properties of transportation utilities and standards of operations, safety and service; engineering terminology and materials and methods of engineering construction; procedures relating to the conduct of hearings before the Public Utilities Commission and other regulatory agencies; principles of public administration, including personnel management, budgeting and supervision; Commission's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.
Ability to: Plan, direct, and coordinate the work of a group of office and field employees; conduct conferences; do research work, analyze data, prepare charts and graphs, and write reports; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; effectively contribute to the Commission's affirmative action objectives.