Electric System Operator

Touchstone Energy Cooperative, Inc. Arrington, VA
DescriptionThe full-time Electric System Operator is responsible for operating the CVEC control center and shall monitor and perform real-time actions to operate and restore CVEC's electric distribution / transmission systems in a safe, reliable, and economic manner.

Key Job Responsibilities Include: Directs field personnel in emergency response to electric distribution/transmission outages; with the authority and responsibility to evaluate, prioritize and manage the restoration of system outages. Performs radio dispatching to transmit/receive operational data and information. Dispatches crews for outage restoration and service reconnects. Performs switching and dispatching of system equipment remotely. Operates SCADA, AMR, Outage Management, digital mapping, and Load Management systems to efficiently analyze, prioritize, and manage control center functions. Responds to reported data and alarms of SCADA system. Performs electric distribution switching procedures during scheduled and emergency operations. Coordinates switching operations with field supervisors, and field crews, as necessary. Maintain records of all switching operations. Assists in the generation and distribution of information for reports and records including outage reports and system studies and improvements. Operates telephone console. Respond to customer inquiries and/or complaints and routes to appropriate personnel. Processes after-hours bill payments. Prepares service orders.

RequirementsPosition Requirements Include: Associate Degree in a technical field or electrical power distribution construction/repair experience or other relevant field/work experience. Five years of prior work experience in this or a related field (e.g., system control center operations, substation operations or field operations) is preferred. Experience may be substituted for education.

Additional Requirements Include: Ability and willingness to work a shift schedule and/or irregular hours as required, including overtime and holidays. High degree of accuracy and attention to detail. Knowledge of power system devices and operating characteristics and technical skills related to understanding energy control and switching. Able to work systematically to analyze problems and issues, identify causes, anticipate implications, and identify effective courses of action. Able to make independent decisions especially under stressful, time-constrained conditions. Able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks concurrently. Effective oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills. Able to work with computerized and communication systems. Able to read and interpret electric distribution maps and understand other types of schematic diagrams.

CVEC offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes: Health/Dental/Vision Insurance, Life & Disability Insurances, Elective and Non-Elective 401k Retirement Plan; along with Generous Annual Paid Time Off.

Please submit your application and/or resume online on or before 7/31/2018. However CVEC reserves the right to stop accepting applications prior to that date based upon the number of qualified applications we receive.

Central Virginia Electric Cooperative will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, pregnancy, disability, family, military or veteran status, or any other status protected by state or federal law.

Job Information

* Location: Arrington, Virginia, United States

* Job ID: 42294345

* Posted: July 12, 2018

* Position Title:Electric System Operator

* Company Name:Central Virginia Electric Cooperative

* Job Function:Operations

* Job Type:Full-Time

* Job Duration:Indefinite

* Min Education:Associates Degree

* Min Experience:5-7 Years

* Required Travel:0-10%

* Salary:$24.13 - $30.17 (Hourly Wage)

About Central Virginia Electric Cooperative

For more than 75 years, Central Virginia Electric Cooperative (CVEC) has provided electric services for residential, commercial and industrial accounts across Central Virginia. Formed in 1937 by local citizens who believed that electricity could be provided economically to the rural Virginia countryside, the Cooperative has grown to become a dynamic utility serving over 35,000 customers in 14 Virginia counties. CVEC is a member-owned, not-for-profit, electric distribution cooperative.

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