System Operator I/II/III

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.


System Operator I/II/III


$32.13 – $60.08/Hour – Depending upon experience


All positions require a high school diploma or equivalent, a valid Colorado driver’s license with satisfactory driving record within CORE standards and a satisfactory background check results required per NERC CIP. Candidates must be competent with position-specific software and applications as well as Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, Outlook. All levels will attend internal and external NERC continuing education classes as needed to maintain NERC certification.

System Operator I: Requires electrical education or experience preferred Must obtain NERC certification as RC, TOP, or BITO within 18 months of employment. $32.13 – $42.78/hour
System Operator II: Requires 3 or more years of practical experience with an electric utility. Must obtain NERC certification as RC, TOP, or BITO within 18 months of employment. $40.24 – $53.64/hour
System Operator III: Requires 3 or more years of practical equivalent experience as an electric System Operator required. Willing to consider 5 years’ experience in electric utility operations experience as a substitute for System operator experience. NERC certification as RC. TOP, or BITO required. $45.11 – $60.08/hour


All System Operators are responsible for the safe and reliable operation of CORE’s Transmission and Distribution systems from the Primary or Backup Control Center. The System Operator will consistently work a 12-hour shift comprised of day or night hours according to the given weekly schedule. Monitors and controls CORE’s transmission and distribution system. The System Operator I is a system operator trainee position coordinating normal and emergency operations and switching. System Operator I performs BES Transmission tasks under the supervision of a NERC certified System Operator. The System Operator II performs bulk electric system (BES) transmission tasks and coordinates normal and emergency operations and switching under the supervision of a System Operator III or Senior. System Operator III uses SCADA to monitor transmission line status, real and reactive poser flows, and voltage per NERC requirements. Coordinates and monitors switching and clearances on the transmission and distribution system, assigning and scheduling requests for clearing lines and equipment and issuing clearances and non-reclose orders. Has the authority and responsibility to adhere to the requirements of NERC Reliability Standards and WECC Regional Reliability Standards. Calls in necessary personnel and dispatches crews as necessary during system emergencies and outages.


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

Posting Number


Posting will close Friday, October 13.

How to Apply

Apply via our online Job Opening Form. Contact to obtain a full job description.

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.