Program Manager

$13,760 - $15,629 monthly
  • California Public Utilities Commission
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Jul 21, 2021
Full time Business Development Engineering Government Management

Job Description

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

About the Position

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. 

About the 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).

About the CPUC

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is one of the most influential regulatory agencies in the United States. Amongst other things, the CPUC regulates privately owned energy, telecommunications, and water utility companies.  The CPUC has worked to protect consumers and ensure the provision of safe, reliable utility service and infrastructure at just and reasonable rates, with a commitment to environmental enhancement and a healthy California economy. 

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Equal Opportunity Employer

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It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free workplace. 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.


Job Code #:

JC- 260038