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Power System Controller 5/18/2018

Valley Electric Association Pahrump, NV

Pahrump, NV
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
High School Diploma or GED


Immediate opening for a Power System Controller to work in our headquarters located in Pahrump, Nevada.

Key Responsibilities: The Power System Controller is responsible for operating the Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA) distribution system and the Valley Electric Transmission Association, LLC (VETA) transmission systems as a NERC-certified system operator to provide optimal reliability for our members and customers.

Education: High School Diploma or equivalent. Must be NERC certified as a Transmission Operator (TO, BT or RC certification) and remain current on all continuing education requirements.

Experience: Five years of experience as a NERC certified dispatcher at a utility with emphasis on operation of power systems, including; transmission, distribution, power marketing/scheduling, or balance and interchange, or any equivalent or related combination of education, training, and/or experience may be substituted for requirements listed above.

Knowledge: Excellent knowledge of switching procedures, lockout / tagout procedures, clearance procedures, and OSHA regulations regarding these procedures. Develop thorough knowledge of VEA s electric transmission and distribution system. Familiar with the National Electric Safety Code. Knowledge and competency in applicable NERC/WECC Reliability Standards for system operation. Knowledge and competency in all VEA operating procedures under normal and emergency conditions. Knowledge and competency in all VEA reliability-related tasks under normal and emergency conditions. High computer literacy, with a thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, etc.). Thorough knowledge of various software programs used to communicate with and program various electronic relays and controls. Basic understanding of thermal generators.

Position Description: For more detailed information regarding the responsibilities, duties and specifications of the Power System Controller position, please refer to the Job Description.

Compensation/Benefits: Valley Electric Association, Inc., (VEA) offers great pay and an unparalleled benefits package. Pay will be based on the individual s education, training, related skills, knowledge and past experience.

Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity or Expression

It is the policy of Valley Electric Association, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected by law.