Human Resources

Sr. System Operator


Under general supervision, performs duties associated with the efficient and economic operation of the electric utility in accordance with the North American Electric Reliability Cooperation (NERC) and Reliability Coordinator requirements to include power purchases, monitoring and control of transmission and distribution systems, generation monitoring and control. Performs standard switching procedures and operates electrical system to ensure safety and provide continuous electric service to customers.  Required to respond to alarms, which requires sufficient visual acuity and hearing.  Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in business, or related technical field; or Associate’s degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school; and four to six years of progressively responsible related experience; or any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform essential functions of the job in such areas of power generation, transmission, or distribution operation.  Valid driver’s license required.  System Operators are required to be NERC Certified as one of the following: Reliability Coordinator; Balancing Interchange and Transmission.  Must complete required NIMS level training within first six months of hire. 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Knowledge of NERC Reliability Standard Requirements, Energy Market Requirements, electrical systems and basic electrical circuit theory, electrical safety procedures, two-way radio communications, SCADA/EMS and other computer applications related to the work.  Skilled in using tact, discretion, intuitive and independent judgment; Applying logical thinking to solve problems or accomplish tasks; Operating complex computer programs via a microcomputer or Human Machine Interface (HMI); Communicating clearly and effectively, orally and in writing.  Able to write routine reports and correspondence; to read and interpret documents such as procedure manuals; deal with situations and solve problems involving several variables; investigate and log information.  

Physical Demands: Required to sit for extended periods of time; have sufficient visual acuity and hearing; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 

Working Conditions: Normal office setting.  Twelve-hour shifts are required.

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Drug testing

In addition to the application, testing and/or examinations may be required for further consideration.

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Position Closes – September 17, 2021.


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