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    The Power System Dispatcher (Trainer) has primary responsibility for administration of the dispatcher training and switchman certification programs. The incumbent provides switchman training to both Western and non-Western personnel. The incumbent is 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.

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    The incumbent will be the subject matter expert in the duties associated with the application of a systematic approach to training process including but not limited to training design, development, and delivery; training others in a wide variety of fields and knowledge related to power delivery and power system (grid) operations.  Serves on industry teams within NERC, Regional Entity, Western, and other organizations.  Utilizes a systematic approach to training. Develops, delivers and evaluates initial and continuous training needs of power system dispatch and other electrical power utility system personnel to support regulatory compliance and maintain NERC System Operator Certification requirements.  Develops, implements, and maintains a comprehensive training program to assure power system transmission system operators and maintenance personnel, as well as power plant operators and maintenance personnel are fully trained on NERC Standards; FERC Orders; and DOE/Western policies, procedures, and guidelines; and use of applicable tools.

    At the AD-4 level, the incumbent will be given developmental assignments in order to serve as a subject matter expert in both sub-discipline of power operations as well as training methodologies to teach the sub-disciplines to various student populations.  Assignments will be reviewed by a supervisor in the developmental areas for technical accuracy, and assigned work will be of a less complex nature where the incumbent will be given more guidance, direction, examples, and precedent to draw from in the completion of work, in comparison to the AD-5 position.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel of up to 5-10% annually is required; with overnight travel possible during all or part of that time in order to visit substation facilities and regional operating centers and participate in industry learning events or teams.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/555703000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.