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Transmission System Control Operator II or I

Location: 

Doniphan, NE, US, 68832

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a Transmission System Control Operator II or I located at the Doniphan Control Center in Doniphan.  Position closes January 28, 2020.

 

Pay Grade
14
15
Position Summary

This position is responsible for an extremely critical part of NPPD's transmission and generation operations. This position is responsible for many tasks, including: to implement real-time actions to ensure the stable and reliable operation of the Bulk Electric System; monitor the NPPD high voltage (115 KV and above) transmission using the Energy Management System (EMS); determine solutions to complex problems associated with power system operation and take actions necessary to maintain a safe, reliable, and efficient system; operate NPPD's transmission system in conformance with North American Reliability Corporation (NERC) and Regional Entity (RE) Reliability Standards; and monitor NPPD tie line meter data. This position will be required to complete the requirements of the System Operator Progression Program.

 

Preferred living distance from the Control Center is less than 60 minutes, but is not required.

 

System Operator II is the entry level position.

Education, Training and Experience

Transmission System Control Operator II - Associate's degree in electrical or electronics technology and 3 years of operations experience in a reliability coordinator, balancing authority, and/or transmission operator role and NERC Certified System Operator with the Transmission Operator, or Reliability Coordinator certification (OR) associates degree in electrical or electronics technology and 5 years of experience in the areas listed below (OR) high school diploma/GED and 8 years of experience in the areas listed below.

 

Transmission System Control Operator I - Associate's degree in electrical or electronics technology and 5 years of experience in a transmission control center and NERC Certified System Operator with the Transmission Operator, or Reliability Coordinator certification (OR) associates degree in electrical or electronics technology and 8 years of experience in the areas listed below (OR) high school diploma/GED and 11 years of experience in the areas listed below.

 

Experience: substation technician, line technician, power plant operator, telecommunications technician, subtransmission & distribution control center operations, engineering technician, or system planning.

Licenses and/or Certifications

Transmission System Control Operator II - Must meet the requirements of the system operator progression program. Successful completion of NPPD's System Operator II written exam and review board required within 18 months. It is required to be a NERC Certified System Operator with the Transmission Operator, Balancing and Transmission, or Reliability Coordinator certification to perform the duties of this position. The Reliability Coordinator certification is preferred. The applicant selected for the position must meet certification requirements within 12 months of the starting date.

It is required to be a NERC Certified System Operator with the Transmission Operator, Balancing and Transmission, or Reliability Coordinator certification to perform the duties of this position. The Reliability Coordinator certification is preferred. The applicant selected for the position must meet certification requirements within 12 months of the starting date.

 

Transmission System Control Operator I - Minimum of 2 years experience as System Operator II at NPPD. Successful completion of NPPD's System Operator I written exam and review board.

Must meet the requirements for experienced personnel defined by the System Operator Progression Program to be hired as a System Operator I. Must complete the requirements of a System Operator I within the prescribed timeline identified in the Progression Program.

It is required to be a NERC Certified System Operator with the Transmission Operator, Balancing and Transmission Operator or Reliability Coordinator certification to perform the duties associated with this position.

 

Transmission System Control Operator II and I:

Establish and maintain acceptable NERC Security Background check.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Transmission System Control Operator II or I:

Prepare and issue switching of High Voltage (HV) and Extremely High Voltage (EHV) transmission lines and equipment associated with the high voltage transmission system in a manner that will not jeopardize the safety of personnel and equipment in accordance with applicable NERC and RE Reliability Standards. This includes verifying switching orders are correct prior to execution.

Monitor and control system voltage and operate reactive devices to maintain a desired voltage profile and control VAR's in accordance with NERC and RE Reliability Standards.

Monitor and control HV and EHV transmission lines and substations to react to changes in system requirements due to variations in system load conditions and other factors in the interconnected power system in accordance with NERC and RE Reliability Standards. This includes response to emergency conditions such as loss of transmission, substation and/or generation facilities. Possible control actions shall include shedding of firm load to prevent or alleviate System Operating Limit or Interconnection Reliability Operating Limit violations. Remain abreast of the status of all generation resources and high voltage transmission system components (NPPD and neighboring systems) impacting the NPPD transmission system.

Effectively considers the risks and benefits associated with actions prior to taking appropriate actions. Senior Operator - Teach and guide others on enhancing their planning skills. Identify how each project fits into the big picture and explain the importance to others.

Ensures the safe and reliable maintenance and operation of electrical facilities to protect the public and the environment using work priorities and system operation activities in compliance with established safety programs and appropriate standards.

 

Transmission System Control Operator II or I:

Builds trust and collaboration between work team members, organization levels, customers, and suppliers and coaches and guides others on this skill.

Accountable for other duties as assigned.
Core Competencies
Customer Focus
Employees & Teamwork/Diversity and Inclusion
Integrity/Excellence
Public Service/Environmental Stewardship
Safety

 

Salary Information: 

Transmission System Control Operator II: non-exempt pay grade 14 $$41.64 to $53.62/hour

Transmission System Control Operator I: non-exempt pay grade 15 $47.78 to $61.53/hour

 

Travel Required: Up to 25% (With no or minimal overnight stays, less than 3 per month, typically within state of Nebraska)  Travel required may fluctuate by business need. This is an estimate and will be discussed further with candidates that receive an interview.

 

Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary and an excellent benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401K retirement plan, paid holidays, paid vacation, paid medical, training opportunities and more.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at Nebraska Public Power District.

Nebraska Public Power District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer who values the contributions of its diverse work force.

Hiring Philosophy

Federal EEO

E-Verify Participant

Right to Work

FMLA 

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

We are only legally able to hire persons who are 1) a United States citizen or national, 2) a lawful permanent resident of the United States, or 3) an alien legally authorized to work in the United States.


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