1+ months

Power System Controller

Valley Electric Association, Inc.
Pahrump, Nevada 89048
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA) has an immediate opening for POWER SYSTEM CONTROLLER to work in our headquarters located in Pahrump, Nevada. 

VEA is a member-owned nonprofit electric utility with a history of strong community ties and innovative accomplishments.

VEA provides service to more than 45,000 people in a 6,800-square-mile service area located primarily along the California-Nevada border, with the majority in Nevada. The service area starts in Sandy Valley, Nevada, southwest of Las Vegas and extends north more than 250 miles to Fish Lake Valley, Nevada.

VEA provides service to over 24,000 services with 2,120 line miles of distribution facilities and 16 substations. VETA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of VEA, is a transmission cooperative association providing service to VEA and other entities. VETA currently has over 350 miles of 230/138 kV transmission facilities.

VEA recently added to its members two high-profile federal government facilities in Nevada, the Nevada National Security Site and Creech Air Force Base. VEA is also the first utility outside of California to participate in the California Independent System Operator Corporation (California ISO) balancing authority.

VEA offers a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes company paid:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Business Travel Life Insurance
  • 401(k) plan
  • Pension plan
  • Vacation and Sick accrual
  • Holiday pay

To apply for this position and for more information about other employment opportunities at VEA, please visit our website at www.vea.coop.

VEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity or Expression


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Power System Controller is responsible for operating the Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA) distribution system and the Valley Electric Transmission Association, LLC (VETA) transmission systems as a NERC-certified system operator to provide optimal reliability for our members and customers.

Education: High School Diploma or equivalent. Must be NERC certified as a Transmission Operator (TO, BT or RC certification) and remain current on all continuing education requirements.

Experience: Five years of experience as a NERC certified dispatcher at a utility with emphasis on operation of power systems, including; transmission, distribution, power marketing/scheduling, or balance and interchange, or any equivalent or related combination of education, training, and/or experience may be substituted for requirements listed above.

Knowledge: Excellent knowledge of switching procedures, lockout / tagout procedures, clearance procedures, and OSHA regulations regarding these procedures. Develop thorough knowledge of VEA’s electric transmission and distribution system. Familiar with the National Electric Safety Code. Knowledge and competency in applicable NERC/WECC Reliability Standards for system operation. Knowledge and competency in all VEA operating procedures under normal and emergency conditions. Knowledge and competency in all VEA reliability-related tasks under normal and emergency conditions. High computer literacy, with a thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, etc.). Thorough knowledge of various software programs used to communicate with and program various electronic relays and controls. Basic understanding of thermal generators.

Position Description:  For more detailed information regarding the responsibilities, duties and specifications of the Power System Controller position, please refer to the Job Description by visiting www.vea.coop

Compensation/Benefits:  Valley Electric Association, Inc., (VEA) offers great pay and an unparalleled benefits package. Pay will be based on the individual’s education, training, related skills, knowledge and past experience.

To apply for this position, to review the complete job description and for more information about employment opportunities at VEA, please visit our website at www.vea.coop.


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