Electric Utility System Operator - Distribution
Company: CITY OF REDDING
Posted on: March 15, 2019
CITY OF REDDINGinvites applications for the position of:
SALARY: $46.72 - $56.79 Hourly$8,503.04 - $10,335.78 Monthly
OPENING DATE: 03/11/19CLOSING DATE: 04/18/19 11:59 PM
DESCRIPTION:The City of Redding Electric Utility is seeking a highly qualified and self-motivated individualto fill a current vacancy within the Power Control Center Distribution group. Under generalsupervision, this position is responsible to direct the safe and reliable operation, control,and monitoring of the Redding Electric Utility's Distribution and Sub-Transmission systemswhile operating under the policies and procedures set forth by the City of Redding ElectricUtility.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:Prepare, check, and administer the execution of safe and reliable switching procedures,both for City personnel and in coordination with other interconnected utilities; maintainand update the maps which indicate the current electric system status; monitor andmaintain equipment loading levels to prevent damage during switching and various loadingperiods; prepare necessary reports to advise City personnel of system events; preparethe necessary reports as required to meet City and regulatory agency requirements;respond to customer problems in a courteous, efficient, and professional manner; contactother City Departments as required to advise them of outages pertaining to theirequipment; make rapid decisions on the best and safest method of handling emergencysituations, outages, and curtailments; and take corrective action when required; work withengineers and support staff to develop and improve software and automation processes,assist in the development of operational procedures for distribution system operation,assist with training; obtain and maintain applicable certifications as required; Performrelated duties as assigned.
TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS:Knowledge of: Electric Utility operating practices; Electric Utility equipment limitations;system protection equipment as these apply to the Electric Utility; principles and practicesof mathematics as it pertains to Electric Utility operations.
Ability to: Interact effectively with the public and employees; demonstrate strong internaland external communication skills; build and maintain relationships with the public andfellow utility personnel; make rapid decisions in emergency situations; read, interpret, andmaintain maps that indicate current electric system status; operate a personal computerand SCADA system; operate two-way radio equipment; perform duties with safety, skilland efficiency; work independently and alone; multi-task; and apply the practices andprocedures of neighboring utilities regarding emergency situations; respond to customerproblems in a courteous, efficient, and professional manner; and work a shift schedule.Education & Experience: Any combination of training and experience that provides therequired knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying; typical education would include thecompletion of industry acknowledged coursework in system operations (WECC SystemOperator classes or equivalent), or an applicable apprenticeship or two years collegecoursework from an accredited college or university. Typical experience would includethree years relevant experience with an Electric Utility. Two additional years (two years)of extensive experience in an Electric Operations Center as a Distribution System Operatoror Dispatcher may be used to substitute for the two years of college coursework.Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California driver's license, or the ability toacquire one within ten days of appointment. NERC Transmission Operator certification isdesirable.
Employment Incentives:Provide Continuing Education Hours to maintain existing NERC Certification.Provide training and testing to obtain up to a Balancing, Interchange andTransmission (BT) NERC Certification for new hires without a NERC Certification.Provide employment assistance resource list for spouse or domestic partner.
APPLICATION AND EXAMINATION PROCESS:Please be advised all notifications pertaining to this recruitment (e.g. examinvitations, exam results) will be e-mailed to you at the e-mail address providedon your employment application. Please be sure to provide your current andcomplete e-mail address. Check your inbox as well as your spam folder forcorrespondence as your e-mail provider or personal settings may flag the e-mailas spam. Contact the Personnel Department with any questions.
Application Process: Interested individuals must submit a City of Redding onlineemployment application by the closing date in order to be considered.
Incomplete applications may not be processed. Meeting the announced requirementsdoes not guarantee selection into the examination process. Applications will be reviewedto determine those best qualified to be tested.
Examination Process: A written exam will be administered. An oral board will beconducted for those who successfully pass the written exam.Veterans Credit: Veterans who have received an honorable discharge from the militaryservice and receive a passing score on the examination will have 2 points added to theirfinal examination score. To obtain this credit, veterans MUST provide a copy of theDD214, indicating honorable discharge, WITH EACH EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/FEDERAL AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:http://www.cityofredding.org777 Cypress AvenueRedding, CA 96001(530) 225-4065
Position #315E 853 032019ELECTRIC UTILITY SYSTEM OPERATOR - DISTRIBUTION
Keywords: CITY OF REDDING, Redding , Electric Utility System Operator - Distribution, Professions , Redding, California
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