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 job opportunities in South Dakota and neighboring states:
This role monitors the cooperative’s key financial performance indicators and develops financial analyses to support strategic initiatives and business decisions. Requirements include a bachelor’s degree in finance, business, economics or a related field with one to two years’ experience in financial planning and analysis. A combination of education and experience will be considered. 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 email@example.com or 605-256-8001. Applications reviewed as received with a closing date of May 27, 2021. East River is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
West Central has one full-time apprentice lineman position opening at Murdo, S.D. Applicants should mail or email a cover letter, resume and application (application found at www.wce.coop) to: Scott Kittelson, West Central Electric, PO Box 17, Murdo, SD 57559. For more information, contact Scott at 605-669-8100 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. EOE.
Requires post-secondary degree in power line construction & maintenance and a S.D. Class A CDL. Send cover letter and resume by e-mail to email@example.com. Contact Tammy Popham, Codington-Clark Electric Co-op, PO Box 880, Watertown, SD 57201-0880. Phone (605) 886-5848. Applications accepted only until filled. EOE.
Rushmore Electric Power Cooperative is seeking a qualified person to perform a variety of network and server related projects. Position involves work at the Rapid City office and remote locations throughout Western SD. Limited overnight travel may be required. Prospective candidates must have appropriate technical training, college training or experience in networking field. Successful applicant must have a valid driver's license and capable of light physical labor. Experience in TCP/IP, firewalls, routers, switches, wireless, VoIP phones, and virtual machines. Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Niobrara Valley Electric Membership Corporation is seeking a collaborative individual with a high level of analytical skills and broad industry knowledge to lead the cooperative into the future as their next general manager. Successful candidates will have a background working in an electric distribution cooperative, municipal or public power utility environment, with a strong focus on safety and an understanding of legislative issues at the state, regional and national level. Candidates should have broad electric utility management experience and knowledge that includes such areas as finance; engineering, operations and safety; a demonstrated ability to work through others, and a background in external involvement and leadership. A bachelor’s degree in business administration, electrical engineering, accounting and finance, or related degree plus a minimum of five plus years of experience in the electric utility industry with a minimum of one to five years of leadership experience is required; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Niobrara Valley is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the NRECA defined benefit pension plan and 401(k) savings plan. Niobrara Valley also has an excellent PPO medical plan along with competitive vacation and sick time. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Interested parties should apply via the careers page at electric.coop with following: 1) Cover letter, 2) resume and 3) contact information for three professional references. Applications must be received by May 31, 2021. If you have any additional questions, please contact Delaine Orendorff at email@example.com.
Basin Electric Power Cooperative, a member-owned G&T cooperative, is seeking candidates for the position of CEO and General Manager.
Basin Electric, headquartered in Bismarck, ND, generates and transmits wholesale bulk electric power, primarily to 141 member rural electric systems located in nine states.
- Assets of $7.6 billion
- Consolidated annual gross revenue of $1.8 billion
- Member systems distributing electricity to approximately 3 million consumers
- 1850 employees
- Owns over 4200 megawatts and operates over 5100 megawatts winter generating capability
- Maintains more than 2500 miles of transmission lines and infrastructure
Basin Electric’s largest subsidiary, Dakota Gasification Company, is a for-profit subsidiary that owns and operates the Great Plains Synfuels plant near Beulah, North Dakota. The Synfuels Plant gasifies lignite coal to produce pipeline quality synthetic natural gas. In addition, Dakota Gas produces petrochemicals, rare gases and fertilizer products.
Applicants for this position must demonstrate a successful career history of executive leadership in a complex and changing business environment; deep and broad knowledge of the energy sector; excellent communication skills, and the highest level of professional integrity. The successful candidate, as a national leader in the American power industry, must have the ability to effectively interact with diverse audiences both internal and external to the organization. The Board of Directors is seeking candidates for this position who possess appropriate experience and skills to address strategy and vision, operational safety, effectiveness and efficiency, financial management, and the highest degree of leadership and management expertise. Additionally, this position requires familiarity with and effective vision for the future of the electric generating and transmission industry and Basin Electric’s related subsidiaries, and the economy in the cooperative’s service area. Extensive travel by air and vehicle is required.
Applicants interested in this opening should email a cover letter and resumé to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Basin Electric is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer regarding race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, and veterans status.
Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative (ILEC) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of lineman at our Spencer, I.A., Service Center. This role performs the construction, operation and maintenance activities necessary to ensure safe, reliable and efficient operation of the cooperative’s overhead and underground distribution system. Position responsibilities include but are not limited to: the ability to safely install, change, transfer, move and remove any and all forms of electric equipment, material and accessories; understanding the installation of transformers, wiring of transformer banks, regulators capacitors, meters, switching, sectionalizing and other complicated equipment; participation in the after-hours on call rotation for outage response; and familiarity with RUS line construction specifications, National Electric Safety Code and rural electric operating methods and procedures. High school graduate or equivalent required. A power lineman technical degree or related training program is required. Three to four years of lineman experience or journeyman status is preferred. Must possess and maintain a valid Iowa Class A CDL driver’s license. Position is subject to relocation. Pre-employment drug test required. Wage is commensurate with qualifications and experience. ILEC offers a strong benefits package including IAEC and NRECA retirement and insurance programs. Qualified applicants should forward a resume and cover letter to: Human Resources, Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative, 702 South 1st Street, Estherville, IA 51334. Documents may also be submitted via e-mail addressed to email@example.com. Position will remain open until May 28, 2021.