Network Operations Center Intern


York, NE, US, 68467-0608

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a Network Operations Center Intern located at York Operations Center in York, Nebraska.  Position closes May 6, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. Central Time, or when filled. 


This position will report to the Technical Operations Center Supervisor.

Position Summary

This is a temporary, entry level position as a Network Operations Center Intern. The successful candidate will work under the guidance of experienced Telecommunications Analysts, assisting in the monitoring of real-time and logged network management systems. This position will provide exposure and direct experience with LAN/WAN and OT networks, radio theory, and a broad range of telecommunications practices as listed below. 

Education, Training and Experience

Applicant must be working toward an associates or bachelor’s degree in Electronics, Engineering, Information Technology or related field.  The Intern must be enrolled in an accredited two-year or four-year college/university carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours with a GPA of 3.0.  The internship/training must be in the student's field of study.  College credit may apply to some internships.

Licenses and/or Certifications

None required

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Assist in monitoring of real-time and logged network management systems.


Assist in responding to Bulk Electric System SCADA failures, Bulk Electric System piloted protective relaying, the Nebraska State Radio System, and all Telecommunications equipment and systems.


Assist in tracking and coordination of telecommunications troubles.


Follow all change management and security procedures/practices. This includes various NERC standards as well as industry best practices.


Assist in being a technical resource for telecommunication technicians/engineers as well as other business units.


Assist in monitoring and frontline troubleshooting of NPPD critical telecommunications systems supporting the Bulk Electric System (BES), Centralized Customer Care Center (CCCC), Security Operations Center (SOC), and Nebraska Statewide Radio System.


Assist in monitoring and frontline troubleshooting of NPPD’s corporate IP network including all WAN/LAN systems.

Accountable for other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies

Customer Focus
Employees & Teamwork/Diversity & Inclusion
Public Service/Environmental Stewardship

Salary Information - Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary with opportunities for growth. In addition to the base salary range listed below, NPPD employees may also be eligible for our Annual Incentive Program (AIP) that may supplement total compensation at a level above and beyond the stated salary range.  Successful applicants will be provided more information regarding the incentive program at the time of an interview.


Sophomore - $21.44/hour

Junior - $23.09/hour

Senior - $24.74/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. 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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