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Power System Dispatcher (Trainer)

Company: Department Of Energy
Location: Loveland
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Job Description:

Summary This position is part of the WAPA-RMR-Rocky Mountain Region. As a Power System Dispatcher (Trainer),you will be responsible for providing initial training to new power system dispatchers and trainees, and for providing established power system dispatchers with ongoing power system operation and tools training. This is not a remote position. The selectee will be required to be physically present at the duty location identified. Learn more about this agency Help Overview Accepting applications Open & closing dates 02/24/2023 to 03/10/2023 Salary $137,677 - $167,858 per year Pay scale & grade AD 5 Help Location 1 vacancy in the following location: Loveland, CO Remote job No Telework eligible Yes-as determined by the agency policy. Travel Required 25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position. Relocation expenses reimbursed No Appointment type Permanent - Work schedule Full-time - Service Competitive Promotion potential 5 Job family (Series) 0303 Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant Supervisory status No Security clearance Not Required Drug test Yes Position sensitivity and risk High Risk (HR) Trust determination process Credentialing Suitability/Fitness Announcement number 23-WJ-7122-MP Control number Help This job is open to Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL) Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee. Federal employees - Competitive service Current or former competitive service federal employees. Individuals with disabilities Special authorities Individuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations. Veterans Clarification from the agency Current Federal employees with competitive status or other eligibility; Former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility; CTAP/ICTAP eligibles; Veterans with VOW, VEOA, or 30% disability; Military Spouses; Individuals with Disabilities Schedule A; Peace Corps, Vista (AmeriCorps) eligibles; Those eligible under an OPM interchange agreement or other special appointing authority. Help Duties Develops, implements, and maintains a comprehensive training program to assure power system dispatchers are fully trained on NERC Standards; FERC Orders; and DOE/Western policies, procedures, and guidelines; and use of applicable tools. Develops, delivers and submits Individual Learning Activities (ILA) that meet the NERC Continuing Education Hour (CEH) criteria. Utilizes a systematic approach to training. Monitors and ensures initial training and testing, and ongoing training of power system dispatch staff is accomplished to meet and maintain NERC System Operator Certification requirements. Utilizes operator training simulation technology in exercises for power system dispatchers, including restoration and blackstart scenarios. Builds training scenarios for dispatchers to simulate possible real time critical operating conditions. Serves as mentor and overseer to dispatcher interns for duration of the intern's training program. Plans, monitors, implements, conducts one-on-one training as needed, and provides all manner of training guidance to meet the training needs of the dispatcher intern. Help Requirements Conditions of Employment Must be a U.S. Citizen or National. This employer participates in the e-Verify program. Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service. Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation. May be required to successfully complete a probationary period. Qualifications SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:To qualify for the AD-5 level, you must have 1 year of: Power system operator experience, equivalent to the AD-4 level (journey), with centralized SCADA/EMS control and decision-making responsibilities to maintain adherence to NERC reliability standards of a power system with 100-kV or higher voltage transmission lines, substations, and interconnections to other utilities; or Engineering experience (with engineering degree, or certification as either EI (Engineering Intern), EIT (Engineer in Training) or PE (Professional Engineer), equivalent to the GS-12 level or higher in power system design, planning, maintenance, construction, SCADA, EMS, or operations; or Instructor/teaching experience equivalent to the GS-12 level or higher in power system design, planning, maintenance, construction, SCADA, EMS, or operations. Use of NERC's Systematic Approach to Training (SAT), or other equivalent training models, is preferable. Education For this position, education cannot be substituted for experience. Additional information The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across DOE. For general information on government-wide Telework polices visit: The selectee for this position may be eligible to receive a recruitment or relocation incentive. You will need to sign an employment agreement to be eligible for this incentive. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs are not authorized. This position may be eligible for creditable service towards annual leave. Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. DOE may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. If you are tentatively selected for this position, you will be required to have a physical examination at Federal expense that will determine whether you are qualified to perform the duties of the position. An offer of employment will depend upon your successfully passing the physical examination. You must test negative for illegal drugs before placement in the position, and will be subject to random drug testing thereafter. If a determination of the use of illegal drugs is confirmed, non-selection or disciplinary action, up to and including removal from Federal service, may result. Read more Benefits Help A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements above. Once the announcement closes, we will conduct a review of your application package to verify your eligibility and qualifications. If you are found qualified, your application will move forward to additional phases of the review process. Merit Promotion & VEOA Procedures: If you are minimally qualified for this job, your responses to the self-assessment questions (True/False, Yes/ No, Multiple Choice questions) will be evaluated to determine if you are a best qualified candidate. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Due weight will also be given to federal employees, when applicable, for performance appraisals and awards in accordance with 5 CFR 335.103(b)(3). Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements and current employees must have at least a fully successful or equivalent performance rating to receive consideration. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics): Customer Service (Clerical/Technical) Education and Training Manages and Organizes Information Modeling and Simulation Teaches Others Non-competitive Procedures: If you are applying under a non-competitive or special hiring authority, you will still be required to answer the assessment questions. However, you will not be evaluated against the rating and ranking criteria. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you are minimally qualified for this job. Veterans' Preference will be applied when required by the hiring authority (e.g., VRA, Schedule A). All qualified Non-competitive applicants and the best qualified Merit Promotion and VEOA applicants will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Career Transition Assistance Programs: To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet the eligibility criteria; and 2) be rated "well-qualified", which is defined as having a score of 85 or better. You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date ( 03/10/2023) of this announcement. To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click Benefits Help A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits . click apply for full job details

Keywords: Department Of Energy, Loveland , Power System Dispatcher (Trainer), Professions , Loveland, Colorado

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