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System Operator I / System Operator II

Snohomish County PUD
Everett, WA Full-time
Posted on June 26, 2019

Snohomish County Public Utility District No. 1



An Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, women, disabled, and veterans


We are the Nation's 12th largest public utility, serving over 350,000 electric customers and 20,000 water customers with a work force of over 1,000.  Our service territory covers over 2,200 square miles, including all of Snohomish County and Camano Island and is located just north of Seattle.


We are currently accepting applications for:


System Operator I / System Operator II

Job #10130

$55.50 or $65.21 / Hour

We are recruiting for either a System Operator I or System Operator II depending on qualifications


Basic Responsibilities:

Works with the operation of the District's transmission (115 kV) and distribution (12 kV) system ensuring delivery of continuous, reliable, efficient, and safe electrical power to all District customers in coordination with other Northwest Utilities.  Receives direction from the Energy Control General Foreman and reports to the Energy Control Superintendent.


Minimum Qualifications:

System Operator I

  • Three (3) years System Operator experience at an Electric Utility


System Operator II

  • Five (5) years System Operator experience at an Electric Utility; AND a NERC Transmission Operator Certification


License or Certification:

  • CPR and First Aid Card.
  • Must obtain NERC Transmission Operator Certification within eighteen (18) months of hire date as a System Operator I.
  • Continued employment is contingent upon successful completion of NERC Transmission Operator Certification within the eighteen (18) month period.


Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with distribution construction and computer systems including Distribution Management System (DMS), Outage Management System (OMS) and SCADA Control preferred. 


To Apply: Interested individuals should complete the online application and submit cover letter and resume at under Careers by 11:59 p.m. July 26, 2019. A full job description is available on the website.


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The District is fully committed to equal employment opportunity and its affirmative action commitments, and shall recruit, employ, advance in employment and compensate qualified individuals at all levels without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, creed, ethnic background, marital status, age (40 years or over), veteran or military status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, the use of a trained dog guide or service animal for a person with a disability, HIV/AIDS/Hepatitis C status, genetics, or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal laws; and shall not discriminate against any individual, nor any such characteristic.  This policy has the full support of the District’s CEO/General Manager.

Persons with a disability who need assistance in the application process, or those needing a job announcement in another format may call (800)833-6384; TTY Relay 711 or (800)833-6388; or Telebraille services at (800)833-6385.