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Usbr Jobs – Hydro System Controller 1

Website Bureau of Reclamation

Job Description:

Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his or her expertise as a Hydro System Controller 1. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.

Job Responsibilities:

Serves as a Hydro System Controller in the Central Valley Operations Office hydro system control center.

  • Uses centralized control systems and operational procedures to start, stop and control hydroelectric generating and pumping units, auxiliary equipment and water release equipment in nine generating plants and two pumping plants of the Central Valley Project.
  • Calculates water flows using cubic feet per second, acre feet, individual unit efficiencies to determine daily Mega Watt loads.
  • Works with Western Area Power Administration, California Department of Water Resources, area office staff and California ISO to schedule system power generation and pumping requirements.
  • Prepares and directs switching and tagging operations, issues clearances, and directs emergency switching operations. Approves and/or disapproves requests for outages, monitors and maintains plant system voltage, generation/reservoir levels and water flow.
  • Monitors primary and secondary communications circuits to all system plant facilities; monitors hourly reporting of water quality stations located throughout the Delta; determines correct plant and unit control modes based on conditions and directs the mode setting by local plant personnel. Directs plant control operations to effect changes in water releases; prepares documentation and maintains logs.
  • Works with IT staff to upgrade forecasting, monitoring and control systems.
  • Performs work more than 8 hours per day, shift-work, on-call, weekends and holidays.

Job Requirements:

  • You must be a U.S. Citizenship or U.S. National.
  • You must be suitable for federal employment, determined by a background investigation.
  • You must submit a resume and supporting documentation (see Required Documents).
  • You must submit eligibility documents for veterans consideration (see Required Documents).
  • You must maintain a valid State Driver’s License at all times as the position requires operation of government vehicles on government and public roads. Failure to maintain a valid State Driver’s License at all times will result in removal from the position.
  • You will be required to obtain a successful pre-employment physical examination by a licensed physician certifying your ability to perform the duties of this position. A physical exam may not be required if a comparable agency approved examination was performed within the last 12 months. The cost of the exam will be reimbursed by the agency.

Job Details:

Company: Bureau of Reclamation

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Others

Job Location: Sacramento, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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