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Grade: 03
* 1.Your experience must have equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position. Typically the experience is progressively responsible and concerned primarily with system operations of a large power system. Knowledge in areas such as the following is required: interconnected power systems, safe switching procedures, power system supervisory control and data acquisition-type equipment, automatic generation control, energy management system, power system generation/characteristics/equipment. IF YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE IN BOTH GENERATION AND TRANSMISSION DISPATCHING, skip to the next question.
  1. I have at least one year experience in GENERATION DISPATCHING at a large interconnected power system (115-kV or above).
  2. I have at least one year experience in TRANSMISSION DISPATCHING at a large interconnected power system (115-kV or above).
  3. I do NOT meet either requirement.


Grade: 04
* 1.Your experience must have equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position. Typically the experience is progressively responsible and concerned primarily with system operations of a large power system. Knowledge in areas such as the following is required: interconnected power systems, safe switching procedures, power system supervisory control and data acquisition-type equipment, automatic generation control, energy management system, power system generation/characteristics/equipment.
  1. I have at least one year experience in BOTH generation dispatching AND transmission dispatching at a large interconnected power system (115-kV or above).
  2. I do NOT meet the above requirements.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.I have read this vacancy announcement and understand that supplemental documentation may be required. I understand that I will only be considered for this vacancy if my supplemental documentation is legible and uploaded by the closing date of the announcement.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Specialized experience is required to qualify for this position and is listed in the vacancy announcement. Please indicate where in your resume we may locate the specialized experience required including your employer, contact information, and the title of the position you held.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 3.List three people who know your qualifications for this type of position and whom we may contact. Please provide full name, address, and telephone number.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 4.Determine when to shed firm customer load to preserve the reliability of the bulk electric system.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance, or have trained others in performing this task.


* 5.Ensure required voltage and megavolt ampere (MVAR) reactive levels are maintained.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance, or have trained others in performing this task.


* 6.Take immediate and independent action to safeguard public safety and prevent overload or damage to power system equipment.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance, or have trained others in performing this task.


* 7.Where in your resume may we locate the specific information that supports your response to the previous question, including your employer, contact information, and job title?
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 8.Furnish technical guidance to lower-graded positions or trainee positions.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance, or have trained others in performing this task.


* 9.What position on your resume describes your experience with coordinating and/or directing transmission system switching programs (115-kV or above)? Indicate the period of time when you received this experience.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 10.Execute both planned and emergency transmission system switching (115-kV or above).
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance, or have trained others in performing this task.


* 11.Coordinate with customers and maintenance personnel to assure continuity of service for scheduled outages.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance, or have trained others in performing this task.


* 12.Do you have knowledge of electrical high voltage safe switching procedures? If yes, what position listed on your resume provides evidence of your work experience?
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 13.Report unusual operational and equipment trouble on substation equipment, with primary voltage of 115-kV or above, to appropriate personnel.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance, or have trained others in performing this task.


* 14.Reconfigure transmission system (115-kV or above) following outages.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance, or have trained others in performing this task.


* 15.Where in your resume may we locate the specific information that supports your response to the previous question, including your employer, contact information, and job title?
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 16.Identify potential problems with relaying, communication, transmission line, or substation equipment (115-kV or above) and coordinate resolution.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance, or have trained others in performing this task.


* 17.Where in your resume may we locate the specific information that supports your response to the previous question, including your employer, contact information, and job title?
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 18.What type of NERC credentials do you maintain?
  1. Reliability Coordinator.
  2. Balancing Authority
  3. Transmission Operator
  4. Balancing Authority/Transmission Operator.


* 19.I have reviewed my responses to ensure accuracy and certify, to the best of my knowledge and belief, that all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 20.Specialized experience is required to qualify for this position and is listed in the vacancy announcement. Please indicate where in your resume we may locate the specialized Dispatching experience required. Specify the name of the employer, contact information and the title of the position you held. Citing "under experience" is not a sufficient response.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 21.What is your level of experience in creating, evaluating, and processing Interchange Schedule Transactions (including e-tags) for a Balancing Authority?
  1. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from the supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance, or have trained others in performing this task.


* 22.Tell us where you received your experience in processing electronically scheduled energy transactions (e-tag) for a balancing authority, including your employer, contact information, and the title of the position you held.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 23.Order removal from service or placing in service generation power system equipment as necessitated by operating conditions.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance, or have trained others in performing this task.


* 24.Order removal from service or placing in service transmission power system equipment as necessitated by operating conditions.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance, or have trained others in performing this task.


* 25.Where in your resume may we locate the specific information that supports your response to the previous two questions concerning removal from service and placing in service? Please include your employer's name, contact information, and job title.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 26.Remotely operate transmission system level substation equipment (115-kV or above) from a control center by supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA).
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance, or have trained others in performing this task.


* 27.Remotely operate generation plant equipment from a control center by supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA).
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance, or have trained others in performing this task.


* 28.What position on your resume describes your experience with coordinating and/or directing Generation Control in a Balancing Area? Indicate the period of time when you received this experience.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 29.Are you a NERC Certified System Operator in either Reliability Coordination or Balancing, Interchange, and Transmission?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 30.Direct field personnel in substations, with primary voltage of 115-kV or above, for emergency conditions.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance, or have trained others in performing this task.


* 31.Drafted or implemented standing orders or operating guides to enhance the operation of the power system.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance, or have trained others in performing this task.