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Entergy DP - Distribution Operator I or II in Little Rock,

DP - Distribution Operator I or II

Date: Oct 11, 2021

Legal Entity: Entergy Arkansas, LLC


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This position can be filled as Distribution Operator I or II, depending on candidate's experience.


Responsible for the safe and reliable operation and control of the electric distribution system including all aspects of switching, system configuration, and system monitoring.


  1. Maintain OMS: Assign incoming trouble work to appropriate personnel; prioritize outages to optimize available resources; manage the after-hours call out process; enter and reflect outage information in the OMS as well as provide Entergy support personnel and customers with timely and accurate restoration information.

  2. Troubleshoot System: Aid in troubleshooting, diagnosing, and initiating repairs of electrical distribution system problems including providing troubleshooting support for field responders. Analyze and act promptly in cases of system disturbance so that the system can be restored to a normal configuration.

  3. Switching: Direct field personnel and/or disable/enable reclosing devices via SCADA. Write, review, and approve planned switching procedures. Develop and implement contingency switching plans to restore customer outages on the distribution substation and line system both remotely and field devices. Coordinate large switching projects involving substation and distribution line resources.

  4. Customer Service/Teamwork: Interacts with Operations Center personnel and maintains working relationships with other operations centers and service center personnel. Demonstrate sound internal and/or external customer service in the execution of restoring outages. Recognize and alert others for the need of additional operations center/local office resources to handle outage response. Monitor/make use of all-weather tools and alerting affected personnel regarding the potential for severe conditions.

  5. Monitor SCADA systems and respond appropriately to alarms including contacting the correct personnel to inform, log and carry out alarm corrections.

  6. Capable of initiating/completing work orders, providing information to field inquiries and updating CCS/SAISO for situations involving outage related scenarios; Answer and address emergency line.

  7. Provide feedback to Data Maintenance Support personnel regarding changes, missing devices, incorrect predictions, etc., in OMS.

  8. Initiate and/or restore system emergencies including load shed (automatic or manual) and blackstart operations.

  9. Capable of working a 24-hour rotating shift schedule including nights/weekends.


Minimum education required of the position

4-Year Engineering Degree or equivalent electric utility experience preferred.

Minimum experience required of the position

Operator I

1-3 years distribution, transmission, or substation experience or equivalent.

Preferred: 12 months experience as Distribution Operator Trainee or equivalent DOC experience

Operator II

3-5 years distribution, transmission, or substation experience or equivalent.

Preferred: 2 years’ experience as Distribution Operator I.


  • Switchman certified in all Entergy Distribution Substation, Switchgear, and Downtown Network URD Switching Tasks.

  • Obtain 85% exam passing rate involving Q1 switching tasks along with management/peer signoff of related tasks.

  • Capable of developing and delivering internal/external training for all DOC departmental tasks/processes/software including dispatching, switching, TO/BA Interaction.

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position

  • Strong knowledge of computers and related technology. Ability to work irregular hours and out of town assignments as required.

  • Strong communication and organizational skills. Ability to communicate effectively over the telephone and radio. Ability to take and understand directives and complete tasks. Ability to make timely and safe decisions regarding outage restoration.

  • Ability to work safely and follow all Entergy safety policies and procedures. Excellent leadership skills. Strong decision making skills.

  • Ability to manage multiple activities and changing priorities. Self-motivated and dependable team player. Ability to work well under pressure.

  • Ability to recognize hazards in the workplace and have the ability to mitigate the hazards. Ability to maintain and care for Company equipment properly and safeguard assets.

  • Ability to meet the public in a pleasant and tactful manner and understand the importance of delivering a high level of customer service. Demonstrated acceptance of a diverse and inclusive work environment and customer base.

  • Ability to obtain Critical Cyber Access. Desired: Ability to lead and participate in problem solving teams as required;

  • Ability to recognize opportunities for process improvement and have the ability to enact change.

Any certificates, licenses, etc. required for the position



Primary Location: Arkansas-Little Rock

Job Function :Professional

FLSA Status :Professional

Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered

Union description/code :NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings :1

Req ID: 104028

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please clickhere (https://jobs.entergy.com/content/EEO/?locale=en_US) to view the full statement.


As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

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