PowerSouth Energy Cooperative, an electric generation and transmission cooperative serving Alabama and Northwest Florida, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of System Operator II in the Energy Services Department at the Headquarters Office in Andalusia, Alabama. The purpose of this position is to operate PowerSouth’s electric system in a safe, reliable and economic manner. This includes transmission operations, real-time balancing of load and resources as well as monitoring, operating and responding in real-time to disturbances and instabilities of PowerSouth’s electrical system. This position is responsible for coordinating appropriate action throughout the system during normal and during system disturbances as well as providing an appropriate mix of generation and energy and capacity purchases to meet real-time system requirements in a reliable and economic manner.
This position requires a bachelor’s degree in a technical related program, such as but not limited to engineering, mathematical science or other comparable curriculum. However, in lieu of the bachelor’s degree requirement, the incumbent may have a minimum of 10 or more years of appropriate experience in substation operations, system protection, or power plant operations. The incumbent must be able to interpret, analyze, evaluate and monitor market data regarding energy sources to ensure that efficient operations are maintained and comply with NERC Operating Standards and be willing to work a 12-hour rotating shift. The incumbent must be able to achieve an acceptable score on a placement exercise and be able to achieve and maintain NERC System Operator Certification.
Employment is subject to a negative drug test, background check and completion of a comprehensive application for employment. PowerSouth offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits program.
PowerSouth Energy Cooperative, headquartered in Andalusia, Ala., is a generation and transmission (G&T) electric cooperative that serves the wholesale power needs of 20 distribution members — 16 electric cooperatives and four municipal electric systems — in Alabama and northwest Florida.
PowerSouth was formed in 1941 to generate and sell electricity. Today, PowerSouth remains a trusted energy provider for the distribution members, who serve end-use members in 39 Alabama and 10 Florida counties.