Assistant Distribution Manager - Portland, Oregon - #109426

Date: Jun 3, 2024

Location: Portland, OR, US, 97501

Company: PacifiCorp

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PacifiCorp is seeking customer-centric candidates to grow and sustain our commitment to a culture of customer service excellence, environmental sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion.

General Purpose


Assists the managers of a geographic territory, region, location or unit that has an impact on corporate, business unit, or organizational objectives. Contributes to the establishment of strategies and plans, and implements business objectives. Works with management to observe and learn to manage and allocate financial and employee resources. Under direction of management will be involved in selecting, coaching, and developing employees and assist with management of employee salaries. Learns how to implement and support company programs and policies. Assist Managers in developing innovative leadership techniques that will improve the safety of each employee group and the quality of work each employee group performs in an effort to improve efficiencies.



  • Participate in a nine to twelve month training program designed to develop the required skill sets of an Operations Manager.
  • Rotate work location on monthly basis to different operating centers throughout the course of the nine month training.
  • Oversee and monitor departmental operations and employee activity in support of business objectives.
  • Participate in activities related to the planning, design, building, maintenance, switching and control of the distribution and transmission systems.
  • Promote safety in the workplace through demonstrated leadership.
  • Assist in implementing strategic business objectives, strategies and plans in support of the company’s strategic goals.
  • Search for methods to efficiently perform the job and provide recommendations.
  • Participate in the Customer Guarantee Program.
  • Assist in the control of the distribution and transmission systems.
  • Assist management in after hour’s emergencies relating to distribution and transmission activities and workload.
  • Successfully complete the Pacific Power/Rocky Mountain Power Assistant Manager training course. 
  • Upon completion of training, may manage an operations district or perform other duties as assigned, if an Operations Management position is not immediately available.  This may include supervisory responsibilities.




  • High School Diploma or equivalent; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • The ability to implement action plans for achieving objectives, and to oversee daily operations.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills to communicate expectations, coach employees, provide feedback, and work collaboratively with other departments.
  • Leadership and teamwork skills to develop and promote cooperative working relationships within and among departments.
  • Desire to move into a leadership position with increased responsibility.
  • Ability to conduct business and work with employees while understanding that information acquired in this position is confidential and must be treated as such in all communications both internal and external. 
  • Once the training has been completed the successful candidate will be required to apply for all Operation Manager positions within a specific territory.
  • Upon completion of training, accept assignment to manage an operations district under direction of a district manager, or other duties as assigned if no Operations Management positions are immediately secured.
  • Travel may be required.
  • Valid driver’s license is required.



  • Bachelor’s Degree; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Previous utility experience. 
  • Ability to demonstrate management, administrative, supervisory and leadership skills. 
  • Customer service skills including the ability to influence customers and employees actions toward customer requirements and toward customer service guarantees. 
  • Experience working in a related field providing direct support to field operations.
  • Knowledge of safety issues, labor agreements, accident prevention manuals, code requirements, personnel procedures, budgeting, and general company policies and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of electrical engineering.
  • Knowledge of strategic plan and objectives for areas, day-to-day operations of specific area, company policies, procedures and practices, and federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
  • High proficiency with all standard computer applications.

Additional Information


Req ID: 109426 
Company Code: PacifiCorp
Primary Location: Portland, Oregon 
Department: Rocky Mountain Power 
Schedule: Full-time 
Personnel Subarea: Exempt 
Hiring Range: $95,800 - $112,700 

This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 15% of salary.   

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

At PacifiCorp, we celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion. PacifiCorp is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (except as required by law), gender (including gender identity and expression), sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran or military status, familial or parental status, marital status or any other category protected by applicable local, state or U.S. federal law.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.


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