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Manager of Communications – Central Electric Cooperative – Mitchell, S.D. – Seeking a manager of communications. This position coordinates all cooperative advertising, public relations, membership newsletters and social outreach including but not limited to the website, social media and community events. This position also oversees all special projects including the Operation Round-Up grant program, NRECA Youth Tour, scholarships and youth outreach. An associate’s degree/bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, marketing or related experience is required. Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud is recommended. Central Electric offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications along with an excellent benefit package. To be considered for this position, a Central Electric employment application must be completed. For an application, visit our website at, or call 605-996-7516. Applications will be accepted until Oct. 30, 2020, or until filled.

CEO – Sun River Electric Cooperative (SREC) – Fairfield, Mont. – has announced that the current chief executive officer (CEO) will be retiring Feb. 16, 2021, and that the board of trustees is seeking his successor. SREC operates in eight counties in west central Montana. The co-op has 2,800 miles of line serving over 3,200 members with 5,900 meters. The CEO manages a staff of twenty-two office and line personnel. SREC has an operating revenue of 10 to 11 million dollars annually and a total utility plant of 49 million dollars. SREC is a large summer peaking cooperative with over one thousand irrigation accounts. SREC’s headquarters is in Fairfield, Mont., with lineman outposts in Conrad and Highwood. The incoming CEO will assume leadership of a financially and operationally strong organization. Successful candidates should have a minimum of 10 years electricity utility experience, knowledge of rural electric coops, and at least five years of leadership experience in a senior management position. A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field is preferred. Candidates must also have great communication skills, proven leadership ability, and a strong commitment to the “Cooperative Principles.”  Sun River Electric offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes the NRECA pension plan, 401(k) health, dental and vision insurance, paid vacation and sick leave. Sun River Electric’s service territory is located along the beautiful eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountain Front. Fairfield is an agriculture community of 700 people. Qualified candidates who wish to be considered should send a cover letter, resume and a minimum of three professional references to Sun River’s attorney Maxon Davis. E-mail is preferred (; however he can also be mailed application materials at P.O. Box 2103, Great Falls MT 59403. The deadline for applications is Nov. 15, 2020.

Journey Lineworker and Apprentice Lineworker – Sioux Valley Energy – Hartford, S.D. – is looking to add two lineworkers (journey and apprentice) to our team at our outpost location in Hartford, S.D.  The successful candidates must live within a 10-15-mile radius of Hartford, S.D.  They must have a strong commitment to work safely, provide excellent customer service and be self-motivated with a positive attitude. Full benefit package including retirement pension, 401K, medical insurance, PTO, holidays, volunteer time and more.
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Journeyman or Apprentice Lineman – West Central Electric, Murdo, S.D. – One full-time journeyman or apprentice lineman position opening at Kadoka, S.D. Applicants should mail or email cover letter, resume and application (application found at ( to: Scott Kittelson, West Central Electric, PO Box 17, Murdo SD, 57559.  For more information, contact Scott at 605-669-8100 or Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. EOE

Finance Officer – Rosebud Electric Cooperative, Gregory, S.D. – Seeking a full-time finance officer/work order clerk. This position will be responsible for filing tax reports, general accounting functions following RUS compliance, preparing budgets, completing annual reports and benefits administrator. A bachelor’s degree in accounting is preferred, although work experience will be considered. Compensation will be based on education, experience and qualifications. Position will be open until filled. Please submit resume to Rosebud Electric Cooperative, Attn. Kevin Mikkelsen, PO Box 439, Gregory, SD 57533.

RTU/Automation Technician – East River Electric – Madison, S.D. – Apprentice or Journeyman level. This role will perform all aspects of substation, SCADA and RTU installations for the electric power system. To learn more about East River, read the full job description and apply, please visit Questions regard­ing the position can be directed to or 605-256-8001. Position open until Oct. 23 with interviews to be scheduled during the week of Oct. 26. EOE/M/F/Disabled/Veteran.

Engineering Technician – East River Electric – Madison, S.D. – This role will support the Cooperative’s utility design and construction functions by preparing and updating electric system drawings, specifications, plans, schematics and other technical documents. To learn more about East River, read the full job description and apply, please visit Questions regard­ing the position can be directed to or 605-256-8001. Position open until Oct. 22. EOE/M/F/Disabled/Veteran.