System Operator 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 III


$43.37 – $57.77/Hour Non-Union Position


High school diploma or equivalent certificate required. Three or more years of practical equivalent experience as an electric System Operator required. Willing to consider five years’ experience in electric utility operations experience as a substitute for System Operator experience. NERC certification as RC. TOP, or BITO required. Requires a valid Colorado Driver’s License with satisfactory driving record within CORE’s standards. Satisfactory background check results required per NERC CIP. Competent with position-specific software and applications. Competent with Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, Outlook. Competent with general office equipment.


The System Operator III is responsible for the safe and reliable operation of CORE’s Transmission and Distribution systems from the Primary or Backup Control Center. The System Operator III 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.  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. Coordinates routine and emergency switching and operations in accordance with NERC, WECC, and all relevant CORE work practices and operating procedures. Analyzes power outages via SCADA, Outage Management System (OMS) and field input. Develops and implements corrective actions. Operates CORE’s OMS and reports issues to support. Directs service crews and line crews by radio, telephone, and the use of maps in isolating faults, troubleshooting, and restoring customer load. Logs system and operation events, where required. Calls in necessary personnel and dispatches crews as necessary during system emergencies and outages. Attends internal and external NERC continuing education classes as needed to maintain NERC certification. 


Sedalia, CO


CORE offers an exceptional benefits package that includes:

• 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

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.