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PSEG District Operator in Training in Hicksville, New York

Requisition : 75653

PSEG Company: PSEG Long Island

Salary Range : $ 51.84 - $ 62.33

Incentive : Not applicable

Work Location Category : Onsite

PSEG operates under a Flexible Work Model where flexible work is offered when job requirements allow. In support of this model, roles have been categorized into one of four work location categories: onsite roles, hybrid roles that are a blend of onsite and remote work, remote local roles that are primarily home-based but require some level of purpose-driven in-person interaction and living within a commutable distance, and remote non-local roles that can be effectively performed remotely with the ability to work in approved states.

PSEG offers a unique experience to our more than 12,000 employees – we provide the resources and opportunities for career development that come with being a Fortune 500 company, as well as the attention, camaraderie and care for one another you might typically associate with a small business. Our focus on combatting climate change through clean energy technology, our new net zero climate vision for 2030 and enhanced commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; and supporting the communities we serve make this a particularly exciting time to join PSEG.

Union Local

IBEW 1049


Under the general supervision of the NERC certified Principal and Lead System Operator, the District Operator is responsible for the safe, reliable and effective operation of the electric transmission system of Long Island.

This is a rotating shift position on-site in Hicksville, NY. 40 hours/week. Shifts are 12 and 8 hours in length and rotate between day and night shifts including weekends and holidays.

The candidate selected on the basis of the qualifications below will undergo two separate phases of training:

Job Duties & Responsibilities

Phase A: Six to sixteen months as required. Varying periods, from one week to three months, will be spent in various departments of the company, after which written and oral examinations will be given for acceptance to Phase B.

Phase B: Up to twenty-four months. After satisfactorily passing the above examinations, the candidate will enter a training period in the Transmission Control Center. During the Phase B training period, he/she may be required to relieve the District Operators during vacations and other absences. Periodic written and oral tests may be given any time during Phase B.

Once both training phases are completed, the applicant will qualify for the next full District Operator available vacancy. The District Operator position offers the successful candidate future opportunities within PSEG Long Island.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Takes or directs any action necessary during normal and emergency conditions to maintain the stability of the electric transmission system.

  • Creates, coordinates and issues switching and protective tagging orders on the transmission system to place equipment in and out of service.

  • Analyzes each equipment outage request and plans the orderly shutdown of the specific equipment.

  • Monitors transmission and substation system using the Energy Management System (EMS) and other tools provided; this includes responding to equipment alarms, monitoring transmission system voltages and power flows.

  • Responsible for developing, reviewing and executing switching procedures to energize new transmission and substation equipment.

  • Reacts to unplanned outages by taking corrective action to restore the transmission system to its normal state, including dispatching necessary workforce to repair the source of the outage.

  • Maintains accurate and complete shift log of events that occur during shift, including all normal and emergency operational events, and computer systems hardware/software problems.

Years of Experience

2 years of experience

Job Qualifications

Four years of engineering course work or equivalent which shall include the successful completion of a minimum of formal courses in electrical theory, DC and AC power equipment, physics and mathematics.

Two years of experience in electric operations, engineering or related work.


As part of the interview process, applicants will be required to take written examinations in which knowledge of basic math concepts, electric theory including AC/DC circuits and power systems should be demonstrated. Applicants will also be required to take an approved work aptitude test by an outside consultant in order to be accepted for the position.

The successful candidate will also be required to attend a four-week course at the New York Independent System Operator in Albany, NY within one to two years of taking the position.

Employees selected for this position will be required to participate in federally mandated drug and alcohol testing programs.

Pre-employment testing will be conducted at the offer stage of employment. Alcohol testing will be performed after an accident and for reasonable cause.

Successful applicants will be required to join and maintain membership in the local union 1049 of the IBEW

Flexibility to work multiple shifts; ability to work overtime in accordance with departmental requirements.

Successful candidate must demonstrate and value differences in others' strengths, perspectives, approaches, and personal choices.

Desired Skills:

  • Leadership and good interpersonal skills are required. The successful candidate will be expected to work with other professionals in a team-oriented and sometimes stressful environment.

  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks at one time, and be able to prioritize work and provide leadership during critical system events.

  • Must be comfortable with making decisions often with limited input and extreme time constraints.

  • Must have good problem solving skills.

  • Must have comprehensive computer skills (including Excel and Word) in order to utilize numerous computer applications.

  • Excellent written and clear oral communication skills.

Licenses or Certifications

  • Valid NYS driver's license

Training and Courses

  • PCT

  • Electric Test,

  • Math Test,

  • PSP.

Candidates must foster an inclusive work environment and respect all aspects of diversity. Successful candidates must demonstrate and value differences in others' strengths, perspectives, approaches, and personal choices.

As an employee of PSE&G or PSEG LI, you should be aware that during storm restoration efforts, you may be required to perform functions outside of your routine duties and on a schedule that may be different from normal operations.

Certain positions at the Company may require you to have access to 10 CFR Part 810 controlled information. If the position does require access to this information, the Talent Acquisition representative will provide further details upon making an offer.

PSEG is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment, including the hiring process, based on any legally protected characteristic. Legally protected characteristics include race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in locations where PSEG employs individuals.

Business needs may cause PSEG to cancel or delay filling position at any time during the selection process.

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PSEG is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual’s qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. PSEG's policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations.

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PSEG is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.