You must meet all the qualification and eligibility requirements for this position within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. Experience must be at the next lower grade level to qualify. In your application material, you must indicate that you possess suffcient experience, knowledge and skills to perform real time transmission dispatching, generation dispatching, and reliable operation of an electric power transmission system and balancing area. You must demonstrate knowledge of power system operating concepts, principles, practices and policies established by the North American Electric Reliabilty Corporation (NERC).
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: To qualify at the AD-3 position, you must have had a least one year experience in generation dispatching OR transmission dispatching at a large power system (115-kV or above).
To qualify at the AD-4 position, you must have had at least one year experience in BOTH generation dispatching and transmission dispatching at a large interconnected power system (115-kV or above).
NOTE: In addition to the specialized experience above, you MUST possess AND maintain a current NERC Certification as required. AT A MINIMUM, Current certification is required in Balancing, Interchange, AND Transmission. Failure to maintain certification could result in the termination of employement.
There is no substitution of education for experience for this position at the AD-3 and AD-4 levels.
~Must be a U.S. citizen.
~Must possess and maintain a CURRENT NERC (North American Electric Reliability Corporation) Certification as required. At a minimum, current certification is required in Balancing, Interchange, and Transmission (BIT). Failure to maintain certification could result in the termination of employment.
~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.
~If selected for this position, your appointment is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment, during the pre-employment process.
~If selected, you will be required to complete a questionnaire and are subject to a criminal background check to determine suitability for Federal employment before appointment.
~Status and Non-Status applicants from outside DOE selected for this position are required to serve a mandatory one (1) year probationary period. A DOE career status employee selected for this position may be required to serve a new one(1)year probationary period, pursuant to 5 CFR 315.802.
~To be eligible, male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify upon appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or that they are exempt from registration requirements.
~This position is assigned rotating shifts, since the power system operates 24 hours a day. Your work week may include weekends and holidays.
~Southwestern Power Administration is an E-Verify Participant.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be rated based on your experience, education, and/or training as it relates to the position being filled using Category Rating and Selection Procedures. If you meet the minimum qualification standards for the position you will be further evaluated based on your self-assessment and/or panel rating. If qualified, your rating will be based on an evaluation of the quality and extent of your experience, education, and training, in relation to the job requirements.
Your responses to the questions will affect your eligibility and ranking. We will verify your answers to questions about your qualifications using your resume. If the information in you application package does not support your self-assessment ratings, your score may be adjusted, or you may be rated ineligible.
Qualified candidates will then be placed for selection consideration into one the 3 categories described below:
1-Highly qualified Category. You must meet the qualification eligibility requirements and be highly proficient in all the requirements of the job.
2-Well Qualified Category. You must meet the qualification and eligibility requirements and be proficient in most of the requirements of the job.
3-Qualified Category. You must meet the basic qualification and eligibility requirements as listed in this announcement. Veterans preference will be applied. Within each quality category, all preference eligibles shall be listed ahead of individuals who are not preference eligibles. Qualified Ten-point veterans (disabled and receiving compensation for that disability) are placed at the top of the Highly qualified Category. References will be checked as part of the assessment process. To preview questions please click here.