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District Ope - District Operator

Date: Sep 10, 2021

Location: Hicksville, NY, US

Company: PSEG

Requisition ID:  68042 

Job Function/Category:  Transmission and Distribution 

Employment Type:  Non-Exempt Full Time 

This is an exciting time to be joining PSEG. Our commitments, which include safety, integrity, customer focus, and diversity & inclusion, are the fabric of our culture and help drive the success of our business. We are fortunate to have an outstanding workforce of diverse and highly skilled talent who move us forward in our operational excellence journey.  PSEG has more than 12,000 employees who are dedicated to the communities we serve and embody our vision: People providing Safe, Reliable, Economic and Greener Energy.


Union Local

IBEW 1049


Under the general supervision of the NERC certified Principal and Lead System Operator, the District Operator is responsible for the safe, reliable and effective operation of the electric transmission system of Long Island.   The candidate selected on the basis of the qualifications below will undergo two separate phases of training:


Phase A: Six to sixteen months as required. Varying periods, from one week to three months, will be spent in various departments of the company, after which written and oral examinations will be given for acceptance to Phase B.


Phase B:  Up to twenty-four months. After satisfactorily passing the above examinations, the candidate will enter a training period in the Transmission Control Center. During the Phase B training period, he/she may be required to relieve the District Operators during vacations and other absences. Periodic written and oral tests may be given any time during Phase B.


Once both training phases are completed, the applicant will qualify for the next full District Operator available vacancy.  The District Operator position offers the successful candidate a future career within the Long Island Transmission Control Center.  Future positions that could be available based on performance and experience are the NERC Certified Senior, Lead, Principal and Chief Transmission System Operator positions.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

Under the direction of a NERC Certified Transmission Operator, takes or directs any action necessary during normal and emergency conditions to maintain the stability of the electric transmission system.

Creates and issues switching and protective tagging orders on the transmission system to place equipment in and out of service.

Analyzes each equipment outage request and plans the orderly shutdown of the specific equipment.

Coordinates switching and protective tagging orders with interconnected companies.

Monitors transmission and substation system using the Energy Management System (EMS) and other tools provided; this includes responding to equipment alarms, monitoring transmission system voltages and power flows.

Responsible for developing, reviewing and executing switching procedures to energize new transmission and substation equipment.

Reacts to unplanned outages by taking corrective action to restore the transmission system to its normal state, including dispatching necessary workforce to repair the source of the outage.

Collaborates in the preparation of reports regarding major outages or system events for management and public relations personnel.

Maintains accurate and complete shift log of events that occur during shift, including all normal and emergency operational events, and computer systems hardware/software problems.

Job Qualifications

  • Education: Four years of engineering course work or equivalent which shall include the successful completion of formal courses in electrical theory, DC and AC power equipment, physics and mathematics.
  • Experience: Two years of experience in electric operations, engineering or related work.

  Desired Skills:

  • Leadership and good interpersonal skills are required.  The successful candidate will be expected to work with other professionals in a team-oriented and sometimes stressful environment.
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks at one time, and be able to prioritize work and provide leadership during critical system events.
  • Must be comfortable with making decisions often with limited input and extreme time constraints.
  • Must have good problem solving skills.
  • Must have comprehensive computer skills (including Excel and Word) in order to utilize numerous computer applications.
  • Excellent written and clear oral communication skills.

As part of the interview process, applicants will be required to take written examinations in which knowledge of basic math concepts, electric theory including AC/DC circuits and power systems should be demonstrated. Applicants will also be required to take an approved work aptitude test by an outside consultant in order to be accepted for the position.

The successful candidate will also be required to attend a four-week course at the New York Independent System Operator in Albany, NY within one to two years of taking the position.

Employees selected for this position will be required to participate in federally mandated drug and alcohol testing programs.

Pre-employment testing will be conducted at the offer stage of employment. Alcohol testing will be performed after an accident and for reasonable cause. Successful applicants will be required to join and maintain membership in the local union 1049 of the IBEW

Licenses or Certifications

  • Valid NYS driver's license

Training and Courses

  • Company Driving Test. 

  • Electric Test,

  • Math Test,

  • PSP.


As an employee of PSE&G or PSEG Long Island, you should be aware that during storm restoration efforts, you may be required to perform functions outside of your routine duties and on a schedule that may be different from normal operations.

This site (http://www.pseg.com) is strictly for candidates who are not currently PSEG employees. PSEG employees must apply for jobs internally through empower which can be accessed through the mypseg homepage by clicking on the employee center tab, then under the empower header, choose careers.

Business needs may cause PSEG to cancel or delay filling position at any time during the selection process.

Certain positions at the Company may require you to have access to Part 810-Controlled Information.  Under the law, the Company is limited in who it can share this information with and in certain circumstances it is necessary to obtain specific authorization before the Company can share this information.  Accordingly, if the position does require access to this information, you must complete a 10 CFR Part 810 Export Control Compliance Nationality Request Form, a copy of which will be provided to you by Talent Acquisition if an offer is made.  If there is a need for specific authorization, due to the time it takes to obtain authorization from the government, we will likely not be able to further proceed with an offer.

Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment, including the hiring process, based on any legal protected characteristic. Legally protected characteristics included, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in locations where PSEG employs individuals.

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