The City of Tallahassee – Your Own Utility has an immediate opening for an experienced Journey level Relay Technician in our System Operations System Protection Team. This is a highly responsible technical position.
Tallahassee is a vibrant City that is home to Florida’s state government, two major universities – Florida State University and Florida A&M University, as well as one of the largest community colleges in the state – Tallahassee Community College. Centrally located in the panhandle, Tallahassee is only hours away from white sandy Gulf beaches, Walt Disney World and the Atlantic Ocean. Tallahassee has one of the top parks and recreation departments in the country and was recently named an All America City for the 2nd time. Leon County Schools were recognized by the Florida State Board of Education as an Academically High Performing District for the second year in a row.
Tallahassee’s Electric Utility provides reliable electric service to over 123,000 customers in a 221 square mile service territory that includes both the City of Tallahassee and portions of the unincorporated areas of Leon County. A full service vertical electric utility, Tallahassee has 700 MW of generation located at three sites, 60MW of solar under a Purchase Power Agreement, 224 miles of transmission (115kv & 230 kv), 28 substations with two more in engineering, and 3,631 miles of distribution. The City’s Electric Utility is registered as a Balancing Authority, Transmission Owner/Operator, and Generation Owner/Operator under the NERC Reliability Standards.
Tallahassee Electric has been recognized nationally and regionally for its strong performance. These recognitions have included the APPA E. F. Scattergood Award, two APPA DEED Energy Innovator Awards, FMEA Safety Award, six time APPA Reliable Public Power Provider at the Gold level, and Power Magazine naming the City’s Hopkins Generating Plant one of the Top Six Gas Fired Power Plants in the World.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITES
As a journey level Relay Technician, the successful candidate is performing complex technical work installing, programming, testing, and documenting the results of and maintaining various electrical protection, control and communications equipment throughout the electric system. This position provides training to Apprentice level Relay Technicians. The work performed by the successful candidate must be done in compliance with the applicable NERC Reliability Standards and prudent utility practices.
EDUCATION, SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
The ideal candidate will have:
Completed a Relay Apprenticeship program or five years of verifiable experience in electric system protection equipment relating to transmission and distribution of electrical power.
A team player with the ability to communicate at all levels of the organization
Honest with a high degree of integrity; assertive and decisive
Flexible, anticipating change and remaining open to new ideas
Individuals in this classification are:
Considered essential employees during emergency/storm events and must be able to work 16 hours per day for extended periods of time and may be required to be away from their family.
Must be available to serve on-call and are subject to having to work outside of their assigned shift/schedule to meet operational needs.
Employees in this classification that are required to have unescorted access to the Electric Control Center will be required to complete a personnel risk assessment consisting of an identity verification and seven-year criminal history screening (minimum) and maintain satisfactory clearance for continued employment.
Must be able to distinguish between red and green.
HOW TO APPLY
A completed City of Tallahassee employment application is required. A resume may be attached to the application but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Applicants must apply on-line via the internet at https://www.talgov.com/employment/employment.aspx. If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Department at (850) 891-8214
The City of Tallahassee offers competitive salary and benefits. In addition to competitive salaries, the City offers a full slate of benefits for its employees including a defined benefit pension plan, City contribution to a 401K plan, cafeteria style benefit offerings including Flexbucks, 9 paid holidays, personal leave, sick leave, personal leave days, a floating holiday, and catastrophic leave.
The City of Tallahassee is an equal opportunity employer and invites applications without regard to race, sex, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, or national origin. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.
If you have a disability requiring accommodation, please call (850) 891-8214 for assistance. Preference will be given to veterans and spouses of veterans in appointment to non-exempted vacant positions and retention in employment in accordance with Florida Statues 295.085.
About City of Tallahassee Electric Utility
ABOUT TALLAHASSEETallahassee, located in the panhandle of the Sunshine State, is the capital of the State of Florida and within the metropolitan area is home to more than 365,000 Floridians. It is a dynamic and growing community that provides its residents with excellent amenities and entertainment that include; award winning parks, coastal and other outdoor activities, excellent educational opportunities, festivals and sporting events, and much more. The City also owns and operates an award-winning electric utility that is consistently recognized for its commitment to reliable cost-effective service, customer service, environmental stewardship, and safety. It is the 3rd largest municipal electric utility in Florida and the 25th largest in the United States. The electric utility is responsible for operation and maintenance of the city’s electric generation, transmission, and distribution system. The electric utility employs a staff of 298 who serve over 114,000 customers in the Tallahassee area. The CITY OF TALLAHASSEE has an exciting and rewarding E&I Technician opportunity for a highly motivated experienced utility professional. This is a highly responsible technical positio...n that provides support to one or more of the Electric Utility’s two generating stations: Arvah B. Hopkins Generating Station, located ~7 miles west of Tallahassee and Sam O. Purdom Generating Station, located in St. Marks Florida. The position is responsible for troubleshooting, routine and predictive maintenance throughout the plant. The Hopkins Generating Station is a 500 MW gas and emergency oil-fired facility with a 300 MW GE F Class one-on-one combined cycle unit with duct burners, two 50MW LM6000 and four 19.6MW each gas fired reciprocation engines and two remote site 9.4 MW each reciprocation engines. The Purdom Generating station is a 250 MW gas and emergency oil-fired facility with a 250 MW GE F class one-on-one combined cycle generating unit and a Zero Discharge water processing facility.