Applications accepted through usajobs.gov only through to midnight Eastern Time on November 15, 2022. Telework can be authorized. This is not a remote work capable assignment. The nature of this work requires residency within daily commuting distance of Springfield, Missouri.
This position is part of the Southwestern Power Administration. As an Electrical Engineer, you will perform work related to system protection, control, and communications planning, design, investigation of power system protective relay operations, and protective relaying setting coordination.
Engineering design: prepares plans, specifications, and drawings for original, additional modifications, or temporary construction of substation equipment, protective relay schemes/systems, communication systems, and control systems.
Develops comprehensive maintenance programs to assure reliability of protection, control, and communication systems.
Provides technical advice and assistance in planning, installing, testing, operating, and maintaining the protection, control, and communication systems used to operate high voltage transmission systems.
Accomplishes long range, intermediate, and near-term planning/conceptual designs for various protection, control, and communication systems.
Project/program manager: Independently performs project/program coordination and resolves issues affecting assignments with support from other technical experts. Provides significant and creative solutions for encountered problems in the assigned purview.
GS-13: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, GS-12, that includes designing and preparing plans, specifications, and drawings for original or temporary construction and modifications of substation equipment, protective relay schemes/systems, communication systems, and control systems. Experience applying North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) compliance standards in preparing documentation. GS-12: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, GS-11, that includes performing electrical engineering design for substation equipment, protective relay schemes/systems, communication systems, and control systems including the development of applicable maintenance standards; commissioning of substation equipment, such as transformers, breakers, and disconnect switches; troubleshooting and providing expeditious assistance and solutions to emergency situations or short-term design needs.
Southwestern Power Administration offers career opportunities in the highly energized electric utility industry. We market federally produced hydro-power from 24 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers multipurpose dams in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. We operate and maintain 1,380 miles of high-voltage transmission lines, substations and a communications system that includes microwave, VHF radio, and state of the art fiber optics. Our offices are located in Gore, Oklahoma, Jonesboro, Arkansas, Springfield, Missouri, and Tulsa, Oklahoma.