American Electric Power Dist Dispatcher in Shreveport, Louisiana



Dist Dispatcher

Job Description:

Position Summary: Responsible for the safe and reliable operation, dispatching and restoration of facilities for the AEP Distribution System as assigned.

Principal Accountabilities:

  1. Promote and enforce the Company’s Safety and Health programs.

  2. Be knowledgeable and adhere to written company and department policy and procedures.

  3. Demonstrate the highest standards of ethical behavior and support the Company’s Corporate Compliance Policy.

  4. Effectively operate company communication equipment.

  5. Track crew locations and ongoing work on the distribution system.

  6. Dispatch service personnel to respond to outage and emergency situations.

  7. Authorize the energizing and restoration of distribution facilities.

  8. Maintain accurate outage records.

  9. Maintain accurate records of abnormal and defective equipment for distribution facilities.

  10. Direct distribution radial switching external to the substation.

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Shreveport, LA

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Minimum Requirements:

Residency Requirements: *Due to call-out responsibility, applicants must live within or be willing to relocate to within 30 minutes of the reporting location**

Minimum Requirements: Associate degree in electrical or electronic technology, Bachelor degree in any field or equivalent education and/or experience.

Minimum 2 years of experience as a Distribution Dispatcher Associate.

Successfully complete training and pass the examination for a Distribution Dispatcher.

Successful completion of the System Operator/Power Dispatching Selection System (SOPD) and Support and Administrative (SASS) Data Entry Module only tests are required for this position. A review of Employment Testing Information, Test-Taking Tips, and the SOPD and SASS Practice Tests may be helpful. A link to these materials may be found at Careers by selecting Employment testing.

Additional Information:

Rotating shift work required.

Must maintain a high availability for call-out response.

Due to call-out responsibility, applicants must live within or be willing to relocate to within 30 minutes of the reporting location.

Must be able to work under pressure during periods of critical system conditions and deal with diverse situations simultaneously. Critical decisions must be made affecting reliability and priority of service to customers. Failure to issue correct instructions could affect personnel safety, welfare of the general public, equipment damage, loss of revenue and adverse publicity.

Further advancement based on business need.

Equal Opportunity Employer | Minorities/Females/Disability/Vets