The City of Santa Clara has announced that it will increase staffing significantly at Silicon Valley Power. The City has identified five journeyman positions (three Generation Techs and two Substation Electricians) that were officially vacant. Three of those five jobs are already in the process of being filled.
In addition, the City identified between nine and 12 additional positions that they want to authorize for filling during the new fiscal year (July 2014-June 2015). Seven of those positions have already been authorized, including two fiber optic cable splicer positions. This means Silicon Valley Power will finally have a telecommunications group to install and maintain fiber optic cable. The Utility is interested in trying to add the remaining positions during the next fiscal year.