Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. Power Scheduler-Trainee (Energy Portfolio), II, III or Senior (IRC26692) in Westminster, Colorado

Under the general supervision of the Energy Portfolio Manager, the Senior Power Scheduler is responsible for assisting with the scheduling of capacity and energy resources to meet Tri-State load requirements and determine excess power availability for sale; administering scheduling requirements of long-term contracts; administering reserve sharing group requirements; perform pre-schedule load and resource check-out and validation with Balancing Authorities, optimize transmission assets and energy deliveries, and, adjust, as needed, short-term load forecasts for planning and transacting in the day-ahead energy markets.

NOTE: There is one position available and this position will be filled at either the Trainee (Energy Portfolio) (NB18), Power Scheduler II (NB20), Power Scheduler III (NB21) or Senior Power Scheduler (NB22). This decision will be based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate and Tri-State business needs at the time of hire.


  • Assists with the preparation of Daily Load and Resource schedules for Energy Market's use.
  • Develop near term forecasts of expected member loads for use in generation dispatch, optimization, and purchase/sale analysis.
  • Performs generation optimization to dispatch generation and federal firm purchased power hydroelectric resources.
  • Input schedules and scheduling information into the energy management accounting systems.
  • Optimize Tri-State's existing transmission and gas transportation assets via energy scheduling processes.
  • Purchases transmission from Transmission Providers, as required, to support energy transaction schedules via OASIS.
  • Prepares tags for purchases, sales, and other schedule transactions within required industry standard timelines.
  • Communicates daily with generating facilities regarding unit availability and reports to project participants concerning the Yampa Project.
  • Communicates daily with counterparties regarding contingent contract availability and scheduling of resources.
  • Forecasts Operating Reserve quotas in accordance with reserve sharing group by-laws and procedures.
  • Maintains logs and records, accurately documenting relevant pre-scheduling information and unique circumstances, as required.
  • Confirms pre-scheduled hourly net scheduled interchange with Balancing Authorities prior to data transfer to Real-Time operation.
  • Track and confirm applicable operating reserve transaction activities and their associated energy receipt and delivery requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with FERC Standards of Conduct.
  • 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.


  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • Planning: ability to think ahead and plan within timelines and resources; develop scopes, plan and schedule work; set priorities and goals; anticipate and adjust for problems; evaluate workloads; measure and evaluate performance against established goals.
  • Time management: ability to successfully plan and implement objectives within established timelines and work schedules.
  • Ability to analyze problems and develop effective solutions at both strategic and functional levels.
  • Demonstrate behavior consistent with company values.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong team player: accomplishes tasks by working with others and being a good team player. Recognizes how his/her decisions may impact others; seeks input from others.
  • Computer proficiency in operating a personal computer and standard business office applications including Microsoft Office suite, databases, and other related applications.
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal direction as a highly motivated self-starter.


Education and Training

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Math, Science, Engineering, or related discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:

  • Ability to work with detail with high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Must be flexible, inquisitive and able to thoroughly understand bulk power system dynamics.
  • Must be able to remain calm in stressful conditions and make rational decisions.
  • General knowledge of computer operations desired.
  • Must sign a FERC Standards of Conduct Confidentiality agreement.
  • Willingness to cross-train in other positions within Power Management, if required.


  • Experience requirements for a Senior Power Scheduler: Six (6) years experience and the completion of Tri-States Energy Portfolio Trainee Program (or similar approved program) or Eight (8) years of related experience, preferably electric utility experience with electric load scheduling.

  • Experience requirements for a Power Scheduler III: Three (3) years experience and the completion of Tri-States Energy Portfolio Trainee Program (or similar approved program) or five (5) years of related experience, preferably electric utility experience with electric load scheduling.

  • Experience requirements for a Power Scheduler II: A minimum of three (3) months experience in Tri-States Energy Portfolio Trainee program (or similar approved program) or two (2) years of related experience, preferably electric utility experience with electric load scheduling.

  • Experience requirements for an Energy Portfolio Trainee:Zero (0) to one (1) year of basic business experience.


  • Must be willing to travel as required. Must possess valid driver's license or have the ability to obtain one.
  • Must be able to demonstrate that he/she can perform all of the essential functions of the position.


  • **Knowledge of trading power and/or natural gas as preferred.

The above requirements describe the experience and education qualifications for the Senior Power Scheduler. Those with less experience will be hired at the Trainee (Energy Portfolio), Level II or III.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is required to sit for long periods of time and occasionally stand, walk, stoop, bend, reach above and below shoulder level and push/pull objects of varying weights, and lift up to twenty-five pounds. Incumbent is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, talk and hear.
  • Mental demands: While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is required to read, write, perform basic math, analyze data and reports, exercise judgment, develop plans, procedures and goals, and present information to others and work under pressure.
  • Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is exposed to a moderate level of noise. All of the duties are performed indoors and at a desk, operating office equipment.

Job Title: Power Scheduler-Trainee (Energy Portfolio), II, III or Senior (IRC26692)

Location: Westminster, CO, US

Base Location: Headquarters-Westminster, Colorado

Currency: USD

Amount of Travel: Up to 10%

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran