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System Operator


Operates and controls the NSBU’s electrical system. Monitors the electric generation equipment and transmission systems of New Smyrna Beach Utilities via complex computer equipment. The work is technical and complex in nature with many constantly changing variables. Administers complex contractual obligations and makes decisions regarding purchasing the best source of power at any given time. Has the responsibility and authority to implement real-time actions that ensure the stable and reliable operation of the Bulk Electric System, up to and including the shedding of firm load.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Operates complex computer equipment and ESRI-based GIS.
  • Prepares regular written reports regarding all phases of system loading; maintains logs and reports on interchange transactions.
  • Establishes operational and equipment alarm limits.
  • Assists in trouble shooting defective systems and devices.
  • Makes purchasing decisions on the best economical source of power at any given time; makes calculations on load flows.
  • Operates Outage Management System during outages.
  • Answers questions from general public during outages.
  • Performs duties of Dispatcher, when needed.

Education and Experience

High School Diploma/GED required. College level coursework in electrical engineering, computer technology and spreadsheet software preferred. A minimum of one year of experience in system operations required.

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations

NERC Certification at BT or RC level required.

Other Qualifications

Florida Driver's License Class E required. Ability to work flexible hours, as required. System Operations operates 24/7 - employees must be able to work any of the established shifts.

Salary Range: From $38.90 per hour

Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications. Compensation package includes benefits such as retirement, health insurance, vacation time, and more.

Posting closing date: Open Until Filled

How to apply:

Applications may be completed online at

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