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 is a list of current cooperative job opportunities in South Dakota and our neighboring states:
Lyon-Lincoln Electric Cooperative (LLEC), a rural electric distribution utility, is seeking a journeyman lineworker or second-year apprentice lineman to join our dedicated work force of 15 employees. The successful candidate will be required to perform duties required of a lineman, including climbing poles, operating heavy equipment, lifting materials, and occasionally working nights, weekends and holidays for outage restoration. A Line Technician Certificate from a certified vocational school or equivalent is required. Person hired for this position will be required to reside within 15 minutes of the LLEC office in Tyler, Minn. A CDL will be required. A pre-employment physical and drug test is required. Education, training, knowledge of RUS specifications and experience in electric distribution line work preferred. For an employment application, job description, or further information, please contact Lyle Lamote at (800) 927-6276 or the cooperative’s website at www.llec.coop. Lyon-Lincoln Electric offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. To be considered for the position, complete a Lyon-Lincoln Electric application form available on our website, www.llec.coop. Submit completed application and resume to: Lyon-Lincoln Electric Cooperative, Attn: Lyle Lamote, P.O. Box 639, Tyler, MN 56178; 800-927-6276; firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be received by Oct. 13, 2021. LLEC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
The Board of Directors for Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative (ILEC) is seeking to fill the position of President & Chief Executive Officer. The Board seeks candidates with demonstrated competence in the management and leadership of an electric cooperative. In addition to strong people skills, the well-qualified candidate will have “hands-on” operations experience in power supply, rates, and engineering and proficiency in finance and accounting, human resources, safety, and customer service. Five or more years of increasingly responsible management or supervisory experience is preferred. Preference is given to experience in the electric utility field. 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. Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills and be at ease with presentations to the public. 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.
Applicant is expected to reside within the ILEC service area within six (6) months and being willing to participate in the affairs of the Cooperative’s headquarters community is desirable. Candidates with an understanding of the challenges facing rural Iowa and a strong commitment to address the needs of rural communities in the state will be preferred. ILEC 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 four (4) business and two (2) personal references. Application packages should be sent to the following, no later than Oct. 15, 2021: Amanda James Sullivan & Ward, P.C. 6601 Westown Parkway, Suite 200 West Des Moines, Iowa 50266. E-mail: email@example.com