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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 01/16/13

Applications Due03/14/13

Vacancy ID6216

AgencyPublic Service, Department of

TitlePower Systems Operations Specialist 4

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade27

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $81856 to $100822 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Provisional

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 20%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address 3 Empire State Plaza

City Albany


Zip Code12223

Minimum Qualifications The position requires a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or electrical engineering technology and three years of either direct experience or regulatory oversight in one or any combination of the following:

1. Application, engineering, design, operation, planning, and/or maintenance of utility power systems (transmission and/or distribution);
2. Performance monitoring and assessment of electric utility power systems (transmission and/or distribution), including evaluation of reliability performance mechanisms, electric service standards, and compliance with relevant codes;
3. Power plant design, operation, maintenance, and testing for distributed generation facilities; or
4. Application of various digital technologies which modernize and automate grid operations to anticipate and respond to system disturbances, enable greater use of variable energy sources, including renewable energy, and which provide the capability for customers to manage their energy costs (smart grid technology.)

Duties Description Duties include, but are not limited to: monitoring and evaluating the design, operation, and maintenance of electric utility distribution systems to ensure that utilities are fulfilling their obligation for providing safe and reliable service. Specific areas of review would include electric service reliability, reliability performance mechanisms, and compliance with electric safety standards. Duties also include investigating incidents on utility systems as they pertain to ensuring safe and reliable service, providing reports to Department management and the Public Service Commission as required, and demonstrating expert knowledge of the electric distribution and/or generation utility industries to advance the goals of the agency.

Additional Comments This position is full-time. Incumbents will be appointed provisionally, pending examination. Incumbents of this position would be required to take a NYS Civil Service examination. Incumbents must pass the examination and score among the top three eligible candidates for permanent appointment.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Sheryl Kretzler or Penny Gutto

Telephone 518-486-5708

Fax 518-473-9990

Email Address


Street 3 Empire State Plaza

Human Resources Management - 16th Floor

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12223


Notes on ApplyingAnyone interested in applying for this position should send their resume and cover letter to Please indicate that you are seeking a Power Systems Operations Specialist 4 position in the Office of Electric, Gas & Water.

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