NOS are a benchmark of the knowledge and abilities needed to be competent in a particular occupation. Developed by current job incumbents, NOS are a collection of the individual competencies that make up the whole picture of an occupation.
Power Protection and Control Technicians install, commission, maintain, troubleshoot and repair the critical system equipment used for detecting and responding to power system faults, controlling system devices, metering schemes and telecom throughout a region or area. They may also perform design functions under the supervision of Professional Engineers. They are employed by electric power utilities and private electrical contractors. Their range of duties and responsibilities is dependent upon the type of operation for which they are employed.