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Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. Transmission Operational Technology System Analyst I, II, III, or Senior in Westminster, Colorado

Job Description:

Responsible for the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of the Energy Management System (Transmission OT) database and software systems at the Primary and Backup Control Centers. Responsible for monitoring Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system events and assuring compliance with North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) requirements related to the Transmission OT systems.


There is one position available and the position will be filled at one of four job grade levels: Transmission OT System Analyst I, job grade 6; Transmission OT System Analyst II, job grade 7, Transmission OT System Analyst III, job grade 9; or Senior Transmission OT System Analyst, job grade 10. This decision will be based on the qualifications and experience of the candidate selected, and Tri-State business needs at the time of hire.

Tri-State recognizes the value of a highly-engaged and committed workforce and provides an excellent benefits program that includes:

Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Tuition Reimbursement, Flexible Work Schedules including compressed work week and telecommuting opportunities to work remotely up to 50%, Life Insurance, 401K, Long Term Disability (LTD), Short Term Disability (STD), Employee Assistant Program (EAP) and Paid Leave Benefits.

Senior Transmission OT System Analyst

Hiring Salary Range: $110,000-151,000

Transmission OT System Analyst III

Hiring Salary Range: $100,000-$135,000

Transmission OT System Analyst II

Hiring Salary Range: $78,000-$105,000

Transmission OT System Analyst I

Hiring Salary Range: $71,000-$96,000

Actual compensation offer to candidate may vary outside of the posted hiring salary range based upon work experience, education, and/or skill level.


  • Responsible for operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of the following Transmission OT systems:

  • Real-time database

  • Inter-Control Center Communications Protocol (ICCP)

  • PI historian

  • Real-time calculations

  • Process Communication Unit (PCU)

  • SCADA Systems components

  • Responsible for patching some servers and/or workstations in the Transmission OT environment.

  • Perform Transmission OT software program development, including coding, testing, implementation and documentation.

  • Coordinate database and software changes with other departments.

  • Develop and maintains standards and procedures for EMS database and software systems.

  • Provide technical support to EMS users as needed.

  • Adhere to and demonstrate compliance with appropriate electric utility industry regulatory requirements.

  • Attain knowledge and remain knowledgeable of development in regulations, laws, standards and best practices applicable to the functional area including, but not limited to, Standards of Conduct, Environmental, Employment Law, NERC Reliability Standards and Safety. Must be familiar with, and comply with, all aspects of Corporate Policy C-54, Compliance.

  • Demonstrate behavior consistent with Tri-State’s culture embodied in the Cooperative principles and spirit and core values of technical competency, respect and dignity, accountability, integrity, trustworthiness, and servant leadership to empower or otherwise enable others to optimally perform their job responsibilities. Demonstrate and promote ethics and behaviors consistent with Tri-State’s culture, Board policies, and business practices. Understand and fulfill the role and responsibility for all compliance programs within the company.

  • Because Tri-State is an electric utility with continuous service obligations to its customers, regular, reliable, and predictable performance of the essential functions and responsibilities is an essential function of the job.

  • Because Tri-State has an obligation to provide continuous, reliable electric service to its customers, the ability to work overtime at any time of the day or week is considered an essential function of the job.


  • Assist with routine event log review for various systems.

  • Work irregular hours, to include responsibility for the rotating department on-call duty requirement.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Education and Training

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or an equivalent combination of experience and/or education.

  • Training and/or equivalent experience in the database and software related areas of electric utility real time systems.

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:

  • Ability to apply and strong knowledge of, principles and practices of computer science and networking concepts.

  • Ability to apply principles and practices of basic computer hardware, operating systems and software applications.

  • Ability to perform database queries.

  • Ability to make clear, consistent, and timely decisions.

  • Ability to maintain clear and open communication with peers and customers.

  • Ability to maintain cooperation and collaboration.

  • Ability to work in partnership with other teams and functional areas.

  • Ability to deliver high quality and innovative service to internal/external customers.

  • Knowledge of a scripting/programming language.

  • Ability to communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical employees and others.

  • Knowledge of programming concepts and languages.

  • Knowledge of change management and configuration management principles.

  • Knowledge of SCADA Systems and components.

  • Knowledge of ICCP and PCUs.

  • Knowledge of PI historian.

  • Knowledge of Real-time Calculations.


  • Willingness to travel as needed for meetings, conferences and training (Must possess a valid driver’s license.)

  • Must be able to demonstrate that he/she can perform all of the essential functions of the position.

About Us:

Tri-State is a wholesale power supply cooperative, operating on a not-for-profit basis, with 44 members, including 41 utility electric distribution cooperative and public power district members in four states: Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming. Together with its members, Tri-State delivers reliable, affordable and responsible power and energy services to more than a million electricity consumers across nearly 200,000 square miles of the West.

Tri-State was founded in 1952 by its member systems to provide a reliable, cost-based supply of electricity. Headquartered in Westminster, Colo., approximately 1,200 people are employed by Tri-State across five states.

Tri-State's electricity is generated from coal, natural gas and hydropower, with a rapidly increasing supply generated from wind and solar. Tri-State delivers power to its members through a transmission system that includes substation facilities, telecommunications sites and over 5,700 miles of high voltage transmission lines. Tri-State's transformative Responsible Energy Plan is reducing emissions, increasing renewable resources, developing new energy services and delivering more flexibility for its members.

Job Identification: 170

Job Category: Transmission Operations

Posting Date: 2024-06-20T17:29:49+00:00

Job Schedule: Full time

Hiring Salary Range: $71,000-$151,000

Locations: 1100 W 116th Ave, Westminster, CO, 80234, US

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status.