City of Alameda
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Job Description

The City of Alameda is seeking an experienced executive to lead Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) as the next General Manager, who will be a visionary and strategic leader committed to safety, sustainability, reliability and affordability.

AMP  is among the oldest public or private utilities in the nation and serves over 38,000 residences and businesses in City of Alameda, a 22.7 square mile island community located across the Bay from San Francisco and to the southwest of the City of Oakland.

AMP procures power through long and short-term agreements as an active member of Northern California Power Agency (NCPA) and does not independently own any generation assets. AMP is also a long-time leader in the promotion of clean, sustainable, and renewable power, making the City the lowest greenhouse-gas-emitting community in Alameda County and one of the lowest in the State of California, reaching its goal of 100% clean power in 2020. 

The General Manager - AMP is expected to establish the strategic vision of AMP, as well as provide direction for all work related to the design, engineering, construction, maintenance and operation of AMP facilities and businesses, negotiation and administration of contracts, and rate design. The General Manager also represents AMP with joint agencies and promotes AMP’s interests on various issues before local, regional, and national governing agencies. 

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for this position is: 

  • An experienced and highly qualified executive leader with capability to operate as CEO of a dynamic electric utility. 
  • A visionary and strategic thinker with significant experience in the electric utility field who demonstrates a commitment to safety, sustainability, reliability and affordability.
  • An innovative and creative executive familiar with the latest advances and trends in the electrical delivery field.
  • Politically adept at navigating multiple municipal boards and commissions and demonstrated capability to be a strong advocate for AMP’s and NCPA’s interests at the regional, state and national levels.
  • A positive and skilled communicator, effective at negotiations and managing interpersonal interactions, including positive labor relations and effective employee management and engagement.
  • A collaborative team member skilled at working cross departmentally and between agencies to meet shared goals.

Municipal Utility and electrical distribution experience preferred but not required.

Compensation and Benefits

  • $283,682 - $344,819 annually with 2.5% increase effective July 2024
  • CalPERS Pension
  • Generous City contribution to CalPERS medical plans
  • Fully covered dental insurance for employee and family
  • Significant paid leave, transportation allowance, deferred compensation match after a year of service, and so much more!

For additional details and how to apply, please visit www.alamedaca.gov/AMPGM24

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter by 5PM on Friday, June 28, 2024.