Public Utilities Commission - Sacramento County

Employer: California Public Utilities Commission

Job Description:
Job Posting: Utilities Engineer
Public Utilities Commission
$5,849.00 - $10,956.00 per Month
Final Filing Date: 12/7/2021
Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail Drop-off

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 supervision of the Senior Utilities Engineer (Supervisor), the engineer will conduct standard inspections, including review of written operations and maintenance plans, emergency response procedures, damage prevention programs, public awareness programs, operator qualification programs, and integrity management programs of jurisdictional gas operators, to ensure that the plans and procedures are developed and implemented in accordance with state and federal gas safety regulations.

In addition, the engineer will conduct investigations of gas incidents and review gas operator’s gas safety practices to determine cause(s) of the incident and probable violation(s) of state and federal regulations.

The engineer will conduct inspections of gas transmission and distribution facilities including, but not limited to, review of the written construction procedures, welding and joining procedures, and operator qualifications to ensure compliance with state and federal gas safety regulations.

Additionally, incumbent will be required to travel on a frequent basis including overnight stays and on occasions, required to work unusual hours on short notice. Occasionally, incumbent will be required to travel out of state to attend week-long training or conferences conducted by other gas regulatory agencies.

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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.

Additional Documents:
Job Application Package Checklist
Duty Statement

Position Details -
Job Code #: JC-267887
Position #(s): 680-435-3518-004
Working Title: Utilities Engineer
$5,849.00 - $10,956.00
# of Positions: 1
Work Location: Sacramento County
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Department Information:
Safety & Enforcement Division, Gas Safety & Reliability Branch (North) Location: 180 Promenade Circle, Suite 115 Sacramento, CA 95834:

The Safety and Enforcement Division (SED) promotes utility safety by performing gas and electric safety audits and conducting incident investigations. SED experts provide leadership and technical expertise related to major threats to utility safety, such as wildfires, natural gas pipeline risks, gas storage leaks and cyber physical risks. SED is also advancing safety by developing robust risk management measures, collaborating with state and federal agencies, and leading efforts to improve utility safety culture.
Department Website:
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Special Requirements:
It is strongly encouraged to apply through your CalCareer Account at

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

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

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. 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: 12/7/2021

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 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 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.
Other -
Please submit a cover letter of not more than one typewritten page which describes how your training, experience, and education qualifies you for the position.

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.

Employee 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:
Human Resources Contact:
Human Resources
(855) 663-0222
Hiring Unit Contact:
Jason McMillan
(916) 928-8227

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
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

A successful candidate must have demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities in the following areas:
Ability to interpret and apply State safety regulations.
Analytical ability to perform investigations of gas accidents.
Ability to testify in Commission proceedings.
Technical engineering experience and knowledge in the field of utility safety and reliability, specifically in the area of gas technology.
Ability to conduct technical investigations of complex issues involving utility systems and practices.
Experience in preparing persuasive technical reports and making verbal presentations, explaining issues in a clear and concise manner.
Ability to reason clearly and exercise a high degree of independence in performing work assignments.
Experience working with computer software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, and other applications.
A valid California issued Class C Drivers License is required. Position subject to DMV Pull Notification.

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.

Contact Person:
Location: Sacramento County, CA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $5,849 - $10,956 MO

Posted on December 06, 2021

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