Progressive utility company based in Fredericksburg, VA has a job opening for 2 - Distribution Dispatcher II positions. High school diploma or GED (General Equivalency Diploma) required. At least three (3) years electric utility dispatching or field experience required. Must be familiar with office equipment and procedures and must be proficient in computer skills. Must possess knowledge of SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) and other monitoring systems. Must possess basic computer skills, to include a working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
Must possess skills in electric distribution operations, including switching procedures, outage analysis, monitoring functions, proficient in dispatching of crews and communicating with the public. Must become familiar with the company structure and its rates, billing and collection regulations, and other policies and procedures affecting employees and members. Must be able to maintain composure while handling multiple tasks in a stressful environment, ability to adapt to constant change. Must be able to handle and transmit information over the phone and two-way radio. Must have considerable skills in effectively dealing with a variety of people under difficult circumstances and develop good working relationships with fellow employees. Must be proficient in the operations of Outage Management System (OMS), and SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) and be willing to participate in TWACS AMR training and other ongoing training and courses related to operational functions to enhance knowledge including System Operations Certification course. Perform other duties as assigned.
Usual office conditions. 40 hours weekly with shift work involved. Weekend, holidays and after hour shifts may require working alone. Daily schedules may be varied, and some overtime is required. Must be available upon request for backup and emergency situations.
Submit resume by 5:00pm on
April 24, 2017 to:
P. O. Box 7388,
Fredericksburg, VA 22404,
or Fax to 540-891-5990
or email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
About this company
REC is a member-owned utility that provides electric service to over 161,000 connections in portions of 22 Virginia counties. The Cooperative was formed in 1980 after the consolidation of two cooperatives, Virginia Electric Cooperative in Bowling Green and Northern Piedmont Electric Cooperative in Culpeper. The Cooperative's general office is in Spotsylvania County.
REC operates and maintains more than 16,000 miles of power lines through its service area, which ranges from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. The Cooperative serves a variety of residential, commercial and industrial accounts. REC's largest customer is Bear Island Paper Company, the second largest consumer of electricity in Virginia. REC also provides the electricity for such familiar names as Kings Dominion Amusement Park, Terremark Worldwide Inc., Merillat Industries, General Electric, Axalta, Kraft Foods Group, Inc. and Southeastern Container, Inc.
The Cooperative is guided by a board of directors, also member-owners of REC, and who are elected by REC's other members during the annual meeting. Directors serve three-year terms.