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Power System Dispatcher

Southwestern Power Administration

Location: Nixa/Springfield, Missouri US
Position Type: Full Time
Rqd Education: High School or Equivalent
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: March 23, 2022
Reference Code: 644448200

DUTIES

The incumbent in this position is responsible for the operation of the bulk power system using Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) equipment; to originate and execute safe clearance and power system switching procedures on the bulk power system; to coordinate electric system generation resources in an interconnected power system; to adhere to operating concepts, principles, and practices of interconnected system operation and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC); and for transmission real time, current day, and next day operational plans.

QUALIFYING EXPERIENCE

GRADE SPECIFIC AD-03:
•At least one year of progressively responsible specialized experience as a dispatcher on a large, high voltage (100kV or above) power generating or transmission system equivalent to the next lower level in the Federal service (AD-02 or equivalent). This experience must have included AT LEAST ONE of the following:
-Directing switching, operating Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) equipment OR
-Operating an interconnected automatic generation control system OR
-Initiating emergency actions to restore a 100kV (or higher) transmission system to normal.

GRADE SPECIFIC AD-04:
•At least one year of progressively responsible specialized experience as a dispatcher on a large, high voltage (100kV or above) system involved in BOTH power generating and transmission equivalent to the next lower level in the Federal service (AD-3 or equivalent). This experience must have included both of the following:
-(Balancing Authority/Generation) - operating an interconnected automatic generation control system AND
-(Transmission/Switching) - directing switching, operating SCADA equipment and initiating emergency actions to restore a 100kV (or higher) transmission system to normal.