Electric co-ops are community-focused organizations that deliver safe, reliable and affordable energy to our consumer-members. Co-ops are unique because we belong to the community we serve, giving us better insight into our consumer-members' needs.
It takes a variety of skills to develop new technologies and infrastructure, keep the electric grid secure and power the lives and economy of our local community. We’re looking for individuals to lead the charge in meeting our community’s energy needs and helping to create a brighter future for all.
Below are current job opportunities:
Communications Specialist – South Dakota Rural Electric Association, Pierre, SD
SDREA, a member services and trade organization for South Dakota's electric cooperative system, is seeking a qualified individual for the position of communications specialist in Pierre, S.D. This position is your opportunity to share your talents and enthusiasm with a small but dedicated and highly motivated team of people dedicated to informing and engaging the 300,000 plus electric cooperative members across South Dakota. The successful candidate should have a comprehensive knowledge of writing and publication design. They must have the ability to write and edit in a journalistic style that is customary to external publications.
Responsibilities include collaboratively working with SDREA staff in developing a variety of communication projects, such as assisting in designing and preparing the production of a monthly publication for member cooperatives, coordinating and implementing SDREA multi-media communications including mobile app and website development, preparing news releases and designing various forms of print communication.
This position will require a self-motivated and organized individual with the ability to work independently and efficiently with deadlines. A four-year college degree in mass communications, journalism or related field with an emphasis on written and oral communication and/or equivalent work experience is required. Experience in publishing and the use of Adobe design software such as InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop is required.
A salary range of $50,000-$55,000 will be considered based upon experience. SDREA offers a highly competitive benefit package including defined benefit pension, 401(k), HSA, HRA, health, dental, vision and a generous leave policy. We’re a small organization with big benefits.
Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter by Sept. 9, 2022, to email@example.com.
We are seeking a full-time IT or OT professional. This rewarding technical position installs, operates, and administers virtual and physical Linux and Windows-based OT computer, networking, and security systems used to monitor and control East River's transmission system. Systems include: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Digital Mobile Radio (DMR), Load Management, and telephone master systems. Key qualifications include an associate or bachelor’s degree in information systems, computer science, electronics, or a related technical field of study. Relevant work experience in computer and data communications maintenance is preferred. A combination of education and experience will be considered. Qualified applicants will be proficient with Microsoft Office products and Linux operating system. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and the ability to develop positive working relationships. To learn more about East River, read the full job description and apply, please visit https://eastrivercoop.applicantpro.com/jobs/ . Questions regarding the position can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 605-256-8022. The position is open until filled with interviews expected to begin in mid-September. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
The Board of Directors for Farmers Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Farmers) is seeking to fill the position of Chief Executive Officer. A vacancy in this position will be created when the current CEO resigns in August 2022 to take a position closer to family. Farmers is a non-profit, member-owned rural electric distribution cooperative with approximately 1,807 miles of line serving nearly 4,890 members in Southwest Iowa with the headquarters in Greenfield, Iowa.
A summary of candidate qualifications is as follows, although not all-inclusive:
• Five (5) or more years of increasingly responsible administrative, management, or supervisory experience is required
• A Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, public administration or management, or a technical-professional area such as economics, engineering, communications, marketing, finance, accounting, etc. is required.
• Commitment to the Seven Cooperative Principles.
• Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills and be at ease with presentations to the public.
• Demonstrated success in managing a large, diverse group of people is preferred
• A working understanding of Board-Manager relations, supervision, budgeting, personnel, administration, planning, controls, forecasting, financial management, construction or project management and be able to translate this knowledge into effective work programs
• Industry knowledge with a focus on community, industrial and economic development is desirable as well as a general knowledge of load management and energy conservation principles.
• Leadership skills and experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating an organizational strategic plan is desirable
• Must conduct self with the highest levels of ethics and integrity
• Applicant is expected to reside within the Farmers service area within six (6) months and is willing to participate in the affairs of the Cooperative's headquarters community is desirable.
The CEO is responsible for the overall management of Farmers and reports directly to the 9-member Board of Directors (the Board), which is elected by the Farmers' membership. The position is accountable to the Board and is responsible for administering policies and directives as established by the Board. The position requires the ability to manage multiple tasks through a collaborative problem-solving approach, that achieves organizational objectives on a timely basis.
Farmers is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the NRECA defined benefit pension plan and 401k savings plan. The Cooperative also offers medical, dental, LTD, STD, and life insurance plans along with paid time off. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Application packages should include a cover letter and resume, with the cover letter setting forth why the applicant is seeking the position and why the applicant believes he or she is the best choice for the position. Applicant should state salary requirements or salary range requested. Other information deemed relevant may also be included by the applicant. The application package should include 4 business and 2 personal references.
Southeastern Electric Cooperative, in the Sioux Falls, S.D., area, is looking for an engineer. This position is responsible for the design of overhead and underground line extension. Responsibilities include but are not limited to; Assisting in the design and development of distribution line projects for commercial and residential electric services; Assisting in the preparation of easements, contracts, plans, and specifications of distribution line projects; Preparing plans following studies regarding voltage profile improvement, phase balancing, power factor correction, system capacity, protection device coordination, and system protection; Analyzing electrical data from a variety of sources and recommending necessary changes to produce the most effective electrical distribution system possible; And assisting with maintaining/updating engineering and construction records.
Successful candidates should have a bachelor’s degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university with degree in engineering. Emphasis in power engineering preferred. Mechanical, industrial, or civil may be considered with appropriate experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidate should have knowledge of electrical distribution system operations, system layout, NESC, RUS construction units and safe working practices. Valid South Dakota driver’s license is required. Southeastern offers:
- Competitive pay
- Medical, Life, LTD, STD, Retirement Plan, 401k Plan and AFLAC
- Employer HSA/HRA contributions
- Wellness Program incentives
- Vacation, sick time and holidays
Southeastern belongs to an alliance of more than 750 Touchstone Energy cooperatives in 46 states. Touchstone Energy provides a unified face for the small businesses that own and service rural America’s 2.5 million miles of power line. By working jointly, this network of small co-ops generate services that would normally require the resources of a national corporation. Touchstone Energy co-ops are owned by the members they serve and are committed to providing reliable electricity at the lowest price possible. In short, co-ops “look out” for the members they serve. The Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Cooperative will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourage both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. To view a full job description and apply, please go to: https://jobs.ourcareerpages.com/job/695050?source=SDREA