Editor/Communications Manager – South Dakota Rural Electric Association – Pierre, SD – SDREA, a member services organization for South Dakota’s electric cooperatives, is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Editor/Communications Manager in Pierre, S.D. The successful candidate should have a comprehensive knowledge of mass media and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. They must also have a superior ability to write and edit in a journalistic style that is customary to external publications. Responsibilities include supervising the production of a monthly publication for member cooperatives, coordinating and managing SDREA communications, developing and implementing an annual budget for the Communications Department, preparing news releases, working with committees and member cooperatives on education and informative messages, designing various forms of print communication and maintaining the association’s web page. This position will require a self-motivated and organized individual with the ability to work independently and efficiently with deadlines. A 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, Photoshop and Bridge is required. Experience in supervising and business is preferred. Salary 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. Interested candidates should e-mail their resume, cover letter and three writing examples by Feb. 17, 2023, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Warehouse and Facility Technician – West River Electric Association – Wall, SD – West River Electric Association is looking to add a full-time Warehouse and Facility Technician with experience to our team. This fulltime position, located in our Wall office, will provide support for West River’s construction and maintenance by performing duties with electric material inventory, keeping accurate inventory records along with maintaining the warehouse, building and grounds. Must, within a reasonable time span acquire a knowledge of RUS Materials used in line construction and West River’s safety rules and regulations. High school diploma or equivalent required. Experience in construction environment or utility building maintenance desirable. In exchange for your commitment, we offer competitive wages, and an excellent benefit package. If you are interested in this great career opportunity and helping us achieve our mission of being “safety conscious, community oriented, and the trusted energy expert for our member owners” then fill out the application online, or mail your completed application to WREA, Attn: Lilly Stone, PO Box 412 Wall, SD 57790 or email to hr@ westriver.coop. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 6, 2023
Temporary Substation Utility Assistants (2 positions) – East River Electric – Madison, S.D. – We are seeking two temporary substation utility assistants to work with the substation department beginning in May 2023. One position will assist in the installation, maintenance and testing of substation apparatus and motor operated switches. This role will travel to the various work sites with the crew and is eligible to work up to 1000 hours. A technical degree in power line construction or electrical utilities and substation is required; a valid driver’s license is required and a CDL is highly desired. The second position will assist with the maintenance activities for regulators and transformers, including the testing of oil samples and associated records management. This role works mostly in the Madison facility and is a summer internship position. Preference will be given to students currently enrolled in an electrical utilities and substation technology program. A valid driver’s license is required. Candidates for both positions must be organized, safety oriented, and possess excellent communication/personal skills. To learn more about East River, read the full job descriptions and apply, please visit https://eastrivercoop. applicantpro.com/jobs/. Questions regarding the position can be directed to email@example.com or 605-256-4536. Applications accepted through Feb. 12, 2023, with interviews expected to begin during the week of Feb. 20.
Temporary Apprentice Power Lineman – East River Electric – Madison, S.D. – We are seeking a temporary apprentice power lineman to work with our transmission line construction crew. The temporary position is eligible to work up to 1000 hours. This temporary job role will work a 4/10 schedule Monday through Thursday and requires extensive out-of-town travel. Requirements include completion of a power line technical program and a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). 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 605-256-4536. Applications accepted through Feb. 8, 2023, with interviews expected to begin during the week of Feb. 20
Receptionist/Accounts Payable Specialist – Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative – Milbank, SD – Whetstone Valley Electric is seeking to hire a full time Receptionist/Accounts Payable Specialists. Key responsibilities: • Performs receptionist duties, including greeting the public, receiving incoming calls, and transferring calls to the appropriate department/individuals • Generate service orders for new connects, transfers of accounts, disconnects, reconnects, security light repairs and other requests by cooperative personnel and consumers and distributes to the proper departments. • Enter accounts payable invoices by matching and verifying with purchase orders, packing slips, and receipts. • Completes weekly check runs based on reconciliation of invoices and statements Experience: 1. High school education or equivalent required. Two years of college preferred. 2. Proficient in Microsoft word and excel.
Apprentice Linemen – Lacreek Electric Association – Martin, SD – is accepting applications for 1000-hour Linemen. Applicants must be at least 18-years of age and possess a Commercial Driver’s License. Having completed a Line Worker Training program is preferred but not mandatory. Permanent employment may be available after l000 hours but will depend on employee performance. Target start date is April-May or sooner depending on applicant availability. A pre-employment drug test is required. To apply, pick up an application at our office located at 121 N. Harold St., Martin, S.D., or find on our website www.lacreek.com. Applications and resumes with references may be delivered directly to Lacreek Electric at 121 N. Harold St. or mailed to PO Box 220 Martin, SD 57551. They can also be faxed to 605-685-6957, attention Mike or emailed to email@example.com. For more information, call 605-685-6581 (ext. #123). Applications will be accepted until filled. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Accountant/IT – Rosebud Electric Cooperative – Gregory, SD – Rosebud Electric is accepting applications to fill an Accountant/IT position. Primary duties include: Accounts Payable, Depreciation, Payroll, Vehicle Expenses, Month End Reporting and Reconciliations. The person in this position will maintain digital maps for PC’s and Ipads and must have strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Computers. They will also be responsible for maintaining and replacing computers, servers and printers, as well as maintaining networking responsibilities. The candidate must be self motivated and organized and possess excellent problem solving and be detail oriented. On-the-job training will be provided as well as professional training in workshops and courses designed to enable the applicant selected to fulfill the duties as described. The minimum of a two-year associate’s degree in computer science and/or accounting degree is required. Experience equivalent to education may be considered. Resumes may be e-mailed to Klmikk@gwtc.net or malled to: Rosebud Electric Cooperative Inc.; Attn: Manager Kevin Mikkelsen; PO Box 439; Gregory, SD 57533.
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Billing Clerk – Traverse Electric Cooperative, Inc. – Wheaton, MN – Traverse Electric is looking for a full-time permanent Billing Clerk to perform a variety of billing, administrative, and customer service duties. Primary duties to include monthly billing of electric accounts, processing account transfers, meter reading monitoring, daily deposits, and providing customer service. An Associate’s degree in a business field is preferred. Candidates should have customer service experience, general accounting knowledge, knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, and good oral and written skills. The individual must be dependable, provide excellent customer service, and have a positive attitude. Traverse Electric offers a competitive wage and benefit package. For a job application and job description please visit www.traverseelectric.com under employment opportunities. To request an application or job description please call 800-927-5443 or email your request to klupkes@ traverseelectric.com. Completed cover letter, resume, and application can be mailed to Traverse Electric Cooperative, Inc., Attn: Karen Lupkes, PO Box 66, Wheaton, MN 56296 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Accepting applications until Jan. 26, 2023.