Control Center System Administrator II

Join the dedicated employees who have provided Colorado’s Front Range with electrical service since 1938!

CORE Electric Cooperative is a member-owned electric utility cooperative that serves nearly 170,000 members in a 5,000-square-mile area along Colorado’s Front Range. We offer competitive salaries, state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, and a friendly, relaxed culture with the opportunity to grow personally and professionally.


Control Center System Administrator II


$80,496 – $107,224


This position requires an ITIL Certification and CompTIA Security+, or in lieu of current or relevant certification, a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or Computer Science, and 3 or more years of systems administration experience. Candidate should have experience with NERC CIP Reliability Standards or other similar regulatory or standards framework for example: NIST, HIPAA, SOX, or PCI. Preference for experience with PowerShell scripting, networking platforms (routers, switches, firewalls) and concepts, SIEM’s, SCADA or serial protocols, Information Technology Risk Management Frameworks, enterprise-level IT soft skills such as ITIL, RACI, Project Management, and effective communication with various stakeholder groups, management, and senior leadership. Valid Colorado driver’s license with satisfactory driving record within CORE standards. Experience with recent Microsoft operating systems and virtualization technologies is required.


Responsible to the Control Center Technical Program Manager. The role is responsible for support of control center technology, including life cycle, ongoing maintenance, and implementation of the control center technology roadmap, while ensuring compliance with the North American Electric Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards. This individual is responsible for the reliable operation of control center systems, infrastructure, server hardware, virtualization platforms, networked connections, cyber security, backups, restoration, and incident response. This role will support the management and planning, development, installation, configuring, maintaining, monitoring, patching, securing, supporting, and optimizing assigned systems, networks, and communications systems. This individual will support critical control center initiatives. This individual will help maintain CORE’s NERC CIP procedures, will support responses to Western Electrical Coordinating Council (WECC) issued data requests, remain current with evolving NERC CIP Reliability Standards, and will ensure quality documentation practices are followed while managing day-to-day system administration of CORE’s NERC CIP regulated environment. This position will also support the technical aspects of audits performed every 3 years by WECC regarding CORE’s compliance with NERC CIP Reliability Standards. CORE employees are required to work in a safe manner in accordance with regulatory standards and requirements.


Sedalia, CO


CORE offers an exceptional benefits package that includes:

• 9/80 work schedule (3-day weekend every other week)

• 160 hours of accruable PTO per year (minimum)

• 100% cooperative-paid benefits, including defined benefit pension plan, medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, basic life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, employee assistance program

• 401(k) retirement plan with company match up to 4%, 100% vested immediately

• Wellness reimbursement up to $300 per year

• 8 paid holidays per year

• Paid parental leave

• Education and training reimbursement

• Volunteer paid time off

• Length-of-service program

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How to Apply

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CORE Electric Cooperative is an equal opportunity employer.

CORE provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. All qualified candidates are given equal opportunity, and selection decisions are based on job-related factors. We also believe in strength in diversity.