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Reference # : 17-05115 Title : Control System Monitor Specialist
Location : Vancouver, WA
Experience Level : Start Date / End Date : 01/08/2018 / 01/12/2019  
Description
Control System Monitor Specialist

NOTE: See attached document for additional position information specific to the current job posting. The skill level of the candidate will be determined during BPA?s technical skills assessment and will be outlined if an offer is made.

General Position Overview:
This position is responsible for monitoring the operational performance of the Control System at the Dittmer Control Center, initiating necessary action to preserve the integrity and availability of these systems. Provides around-the- clock monitoring, analysis and resolution of problems or alarm conditions

Tasks: (may include any of the following)
? Respond to emergencies, such as transformer or transmission line failures.
? Control, monitor, or operate equipment that regulates or distributes electricity, using data obtained from instruments or computers.
? Coordinate with engineers, planners, field personnel, and other utility workers, providing information regarding system status, alarm conditions and problems.
? Monitor and record switchboard and control board readings to ensure that electrical distribution equipment is operating properly.

Typical Work Activities may include any of the following:
? Getting Information ? Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
? Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates ? Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
? Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events ? Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
? Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings ? Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
? Analyzing Data or Information ? Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
? Making Decisions and Solving Problems ? Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
? Interacting With Computers ? Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
? Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards ? Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
? Processing Information ? Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
? Documenting/Recording Information - Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Requirements:

Knowledge - The specific position may require any or all of the following:

? Public Safety and Security ? Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
? Computers and Electronics ? Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
? Mathematics ? Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
? Mechanical ? Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
? Administration and Management ? Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
? Education and Training ? Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
? Telecommunications ? Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems

Skills: The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Operation and Control ? Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
? Operation Monitoring ? Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
? Troubleshooting ? Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
? Judgment and Decision Making ? Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
? Active Listening ? Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
? Critical Thinking ? Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
? Coordination ? Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
? Reading Comprehension ? Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
? Systems Analysis ? Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
? Active Learning ? Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Abilities: The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Problem Sensitivity ? The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
? Oral Comprehension/Expression ? The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
? Written Comprehension/Expression ? The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
? Deductive Reasoning ? The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
? Inductive Reasoning ? The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
? Information Ordering ? The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

Additional Desired Skills, Education, Experience, Job Training:
? Education Requirements - This position does not require a college degree, although a bachelor?s or associates degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related discipline is desirable. Related training in a vocational school is highly desirable
? Related Experience ? 5- 9 years previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required.
? Job Training ? 4+ years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with other experienced workers in the same field.
? This position requires a sound operational and working knowledge of the laws, regulations, policies, and precedents encompassing the major issues, program goals and objectives, work processes, and administrative operations associated with the Bonneville mission activity(ies) being performed by the organization.

NOTE: The skill level of the candidate will be determined during BPA?s technical skills assessment and will be outlined if an offer is made.

Desired Workstyles:
Workstyles:
? Stress Tolerance ? Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
? Dependability ? Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
? Self Control ? Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
? Analytical Thinking ? Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
? Attention to Detail ? Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
? Initiative ? Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
? Persistence ? Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
? Cooperation ? Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
? Adaptability/Flexibility ? Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
? Leadership ? Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction