Dispatcher Apprentice

  • Modesto Irrigation District
  • Modesto, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Dispatch and Telecommunications
  • Salary: $100,505.60 - $128,668.80 Annually USD

Job Description

Description
The Modesto Irrigation District is currently recruiting to fill one full-time regular position to provide dispatching and control of the District's and other utility entities electrical and irrigation operating systems, while maintaining continuous observation with visual attendance. Apprentice Dispatcher: As per the NERC Reliability Standards requirement for a Transmission Operator as defined by NERC, maintain the responsibility and authority to implement real-time actions to ensure the stability and reliable operations of the Bulk Electric System under direction from the Dispatcher and/or Dispatching Shift Supervisor.

Any qualified individual may apply. This is a non-exempt position and is allocated to the Utility Services and Maintenance Bargaining Unit. The list established as a result of this recruitment may be used to fill other Dispatcher-Apprentice vacancies that may occur within the District through November 3, 2022.

Training and advancement will be governed by the District’s Dispatcher Apprentice Training Program. Successful candidates at the apprentice level will be required to sign an Apprentice Agreement prior to beginning the Apprentice Training Program. Copies of the Apprentice Training Program and Apprentice Agreement are available in the Human Resources Department for review.
Examples of Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Monitor and control operation of the District's and other utility entities electrical and irrigation facilities; assure compliance with District and other agency requirements
  • Observe and enforce District Safety Rules
  • Coordinate electric generation and water control
  • Issue switching orders
  • Maintain communication with District personnel, other agencies and the public as required
  • Respond appropriately to directives from the Balancing Authority or designee and the Reliability Coordinator; prepare logs, records, and reports
  • Monitor control center premises for security and building system operations.
  • This position involves shift, weekend, and holiday work including 10 and/or 12-hour rotating and/or relief shifts during a 28-day scheduling period

Other Related Duties
Other duties as assigned .

Typical Qualifications

Any combination of education, experience, knowledge and abilities may satisfy the necessary minimum qualifications. A typical way to obtain the education, experience, knowledge and abilities would be:

Education : High school diploma or equivalent. NERC Certification for a Transmission Operator required upon completion of the ap prenticeship program.

Experience : Successful completion of an apprenticeship program in electric power system dispatching or station operation and NERC Certification is required for advancement to the journey level. Two (2) years experience in a related area for the apprentice level.

Knowledge and Abilities :
  • Knowledge of water and power system dispatching; generation, transmission, distribution, control and protective equipment; safety practices; interconnected utility operations.
  • Ability to use a computer to effectively prepare reports, documents and communicate using email; ability to read drawings, schematics and maps; prepare clear, complete and concise written reports and procedures; follow oral and written instructions; work cooperatively and communicate effectively with others.
Special Requirement : Must have a valid California Class C driver's license. Must maintain NERC certification as required for a Transmission Operator as defined by NERC.
Supplemental Information
Qualified applicants must submit a completed District application. APPLY IMMEDIATELY. The position is open until filled. Screening of applications will begin on or after Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Applications received after this date are not guaranteed consideration.

Applications will be reviewed on a comparative basis and only those most qualified will be invited to continue in the selection process which will consist of an overall assessment of the individual's skills through (1) written exam; (2) oral interview, and (3) contacting of references to include current and former supervisors. The applicant must perform successfully in each phase of the testing in order to continue in the selection process.

Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact Human Resources at (209) 526-7341. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-3933 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. The Modesto Irrigation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE VERIFICATION OF HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED AND APPLICABLE HIGHER EDUCATION DEGREE AND OFFICIAL EDUCATION TRANSCRIPTS, PASS A MEDICAL EXAM INCLUDING A DRUG AND ALCOHOL SCREEN, AND A COMPLETE BACKGROUND CHECK PRIOR TO BEGINNING WORK.

INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE


For a complete list of MID Benefits, please refer to the following: http://www.mid.org/careers/benefits.htm

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Modesto, California United States View Map