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Current Job Openings from other Cooperatives

General Manager – Oahe Electric Cooperative – Blunt, SD – Due to an upcoming retirement, the Oahe board of directors invites applications for the general manager position. The successful candidate will have a broad knowledge of utility operations and have proven leadership, communication, management and people skills necessary to lead the cooperative and meet the challenges of the future. A strong commitment to serving the member-owners and the ability to work effectively with the 5-member elected board of directors is required. A bachelor’s degree in business, engineering or a closelyrelated field is desired. Ten years of progressively responsible management experience in the electric industry is required. Cooperative experience and demonstrated commitment to the cooperative values is preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. The general manager will be expected to reside in the cooperative’s service territory. To read the full job description and apply online, please visit A resume, cover letter and at least three professional references must be included to be considered. Questions regarding the position should be directed to or 605-256-8001. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 30, 2020.

Lineman – West River Electric Assn, Inc., Rapid City, SD – WREA has one lineman (apprentice or journeyman) position opening at our Rapid City, S.D., branch office. The job description and application can be found on our website: To be considered for the position, a WREA application must be completed and returned to WREA on or before Sept. 18, 2020. Applications can be mailed to: WREA, PO Box 412, Wall, SD 57790 or emailed to: If you have any questions, please contact Mike Letcher at (605) 393-1500. EOE.

Apprentice Lineman – Central Electric Cooperative, Inc., Mitchell, SD – Requirements include; graduation from vocational/technical school in power line studies, Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), and a minimum of 2,000 hours of work experience. To obtain an employment application and job description, visit or contact us at (605)996-7516. Applications will be accepted until Sept. 22, 2020.

Receptionist/Cashier – H-D Electric – Clear Lake, SD – This position has many responsibilities, such as customer service, administrative duties, cashiering payments, organizing newsletters and communications, and assisting in member rebate programs. Skills in marketing or working with social media platforms is a plus. The minimum educational requirement is a high school diploma or equivalent with an associate degree or higher preferred. Computer skills with Microsoft Office products required and PC based accounting software experience a plus. Wage commensurate with experience and qualifications. To apply, submit a resume along with an H-D Electric application form, which can be downloaded at, to: H-D Electric Cooperative, Inc.; Attn: Annie Aberle, Finance & Adm. Manager; P.O. Box 1007; Clear Lake, SD 57226-1007. Applications must be received by Sept. 21, 2020.

General Manager/CEO – Upper Cumberland EMC – Carthage, Tenn. – The GM/CEO reports to a ninemember board of directors. Experience with and a strong understanding of governance and the CEO/ Board relationship in expected. The candidate must possess exceptional people skills, demonstrated leadership acumen, member relations understanding, team building experience and a global understanding of the core business practice areas of an electric distribution system. The individual musthave a strong safety focus. Position requires at least five years’ experience at the senior management staff level. Electric utility experience is required; TVA experience preferred. A demonstrated understanding and respect of cooperative principles and business model is essential. Knowledge in the areas of strategic planning, board relations, operations, financial issues, rate structures, and legislative issues are required. The successful candidate will be one of high integrity with excellent oral/written communication skills. A college degree is preferred. The EMC offers a comprehensive benefits package and a salary structure commensurate with qualifications and representative of the market. Interested parties should direct their inquiries to Holmes Executive Search LLC and submit the following electronically: cover letter, resume, contact information for at least three references. All applications must be received by Sept. 23, 2020, and submitted to: Ken Holmes, Holmes Executive Search LLC;; 785-452-0495.

Finance Officer – Rosebud Electric Cooperative, Gregory, SD – 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 Box439, Gregory, SD 57533.