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Distribution System Dispatcher I

Position Description


• Associate Degree Engineering Graduates
• Trade School Graduates

Available in Pepco Holdings Operations Control Centers!!

Follow established practices, policies, procedures and programs to monitor and operate the electric distribution system in a safe, reliable and efficient manner with the welfare of employees, customers, the public and shareholders in mind.

Follow established operating practices and procedures as they relate to customer restoration, switching and operating for scheduled and emergent work. Manage real-time system alarm status and loading conditions. Perform system restoration during storms and emergency events.

Perform the work of receiving, recording, routing, dispatching customer calls, information, orders, and emergency calls. Serve as the tagging authority by leading and directing the application of the safety tagging procedures. Execute line clearance orders by confirming and directing the placement of tags. Lead, direct and train associates in restoring customers and safely clearing and restoring equipment.

Control and operate the electric distribution system. Respond to all electrical service interruptions involving distribution equipment. Respond to electrical service interruptions up to and including Power Quality, Part Out and All Out categories at secondary voltages from 120/240V single phase up to 13 kV three-phase breaker circuit breakers and lines. Perform electrical switching on a planned, emergent and emergency basis on the electric distribution system.

Maintain line voltages and equipment loadings within acceptable limits.

Maintain and apply a working knowledge of the Exelon Management Model or equal for business controls and meet management's expectation for conducting effective business.

Position requires non standard work and work extended hours, including 24 x 7 coverage during storms or other energy delivery emergencies.

Position Requirements

BS in Engineering or technical field
Associates in technical field and/or High School diploma AND a minimum of 2 years of job experience, preferably in the electrical field
Thorough understanding of the EED gas and electric distribution systems, the ability to recognize system configuration, loading, and pressure issues, ability to formulate contingency plans and thorough knowledge and understanding of proper operating procedures obtained through successful completion of formal OCC training
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated analytical skills and judgment
Demonstrated ability to respond to emergencies and manage stressful situations
Ability to work shift work
Ability and willingness to travel to various Company and off site locations.
Ability and willingness to successfully complete System Operator training within the required time period.
Must possess a valid driver's license.
Must successfully pass qualification tests.
Must successfully pass Criminal Records History Check.
This position is a NERC Regulated position. As such, a background check will be conducted on the incumbent every seven years. Additionally, the incumbent will be required to complete annual NERC compliance training.

Candidate must receive a "Recommended" result on the System Operator / Power Dispatch (SOPD) test to be eligible for consideration

Pepco Holdings, an Exelon Company, is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity and does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of characteristics protected by law. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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