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Communication Specialist

Beartooth Electric Cooperative (BEC), a rural electric distribution cooperative, is seeking a qualified candidate to fulfill the Communication Specialist position. This is a great opportunity to join the Beartooth Electric team and live, work and play at the basecamp to the Beartooths!
Work Location: Red Lodge, MT
Employment Status: Full-Time 
Drug Test: Required
Background Check: Required
Relocation Benefit: None
Valid Driver's License and satisfactory driving record required. 
Summary of job description

  • Coordinate and support BEC communication and marketing engagement efforts with employees and Members, using written and electronic communications. Build positive internal and external awareness of BEC and its products and services and promote Cooperative values in our communities.
  • Coordinate BEC online presence, including website and social media platforms; source and curate content; increase online Member engagement through effective communication of initiatives and programs; remain abreast of the latest technology,    services, and platforms.
  • Write, edit and distribute press releases, articles, Board meeting minutes, and other cooperative communications as  directed.
  • Assist with coordination of the Annual Member Meeting; ensure active participation and positive communication of information;  present information as appropriate; respond to Member concerns and inquiries.

General Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalence certificate in addition to proficiency in corporate communications, typically attained through a bachelor's degree in communications, English, marketing, or graphic design and one or more years of experience or equivalent experience/education.

Journeyman Lineman

Ravalli County Electric Cooperative (REC) is a member owned distribution co-op headquartered in the heart of the Bitterroot Valley in scenic Victor, Montana where hunting, fishing, hiking, and four-season outdoor activities are a way of life. The co-op is actively seeking a full-time Journeyman Lineman to join our team.  Position is responsible for safely performing overhead and underground electric line construction and maintenance, equipment operation, and responding to outages.  

Essentials For Success: 

  • Demonstrate Journeyman Level knowledge and abilities of electrical line work to safely construct and maintain electric distribution lines

  • Climb poles performing various maintenance/construction tasks
  • Operate equipment including bucket truck, digger-derrick, trencher, forklift, chainsaws, etc.
  • Must be able to perform CPR and pole top rescue
  • Troubleshoot and resolve problems adhering to industry standards and specifications
  • Solid communication skills and ability to operate a PC/tablet and Smartphone
  • Must live within 30 minutes of REC Headquarters

Desired Education and Experience:

  • Requires a High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must have completed a recognized, qualified, four-year apprenticeship and have met all minimum requirements 
  • Minimum of five (5) years in electric utility distribution operations, including distribution system construction and maintenance
  • Possess and maintain a valid Montana Class A CDL within 6 months of hire


  • Excellent comprehensive NRECA benefits packages including Medical, Vision, and Dental after 90 days
  • 401(k) Pension Plan and Retirement and Security Plan
  • Competitive Salary DOE

To Apply:
Applicants will need to download an employment application from www.ravallielectric.com. Complete the employment application and submit it along with a letter of interest, resume, and references to employment@ravallielectric.com or mail application packet to: Ravalli Electric Cooperative, Attn: HR Department, 143 Bell Xing W, Victor, MT 59875. This position is open until filled.  A pre-employment physical, background check, and drug/alcohol test will be conducted. REC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Accounts Payable/Communications Specialist 

NorVal Electric Cooperative, Inc. based in Glasgow, MT, is currently accepting resumes for the position of Accounts Payable/Communication Specialist.  Two year post-secondary course work in communications/business and 3-5 years of job-related experience; or the equivalent combination of education and experience are required. 
The successful applicant will serve the member-owners of the Cooperative with the utmost professionalism and courtesy through in-person, telephone, and electronic interactions.  The position requires a team-oriented person who possesses excellent communication, mathematical, and organizational skills.  Duties include processing member’s electric bill, answering member question regarding bills, performing collections for overdue accounts, writing monthly news articles, and handling annual meeting preparations.  Applicant must possess a high proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Excel) and 10-key, additionally NISC IVue familiarity a plus. 
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Send resume to: Craig Herbert, General Manager, NorVal Electric Cooperative, Inc., PO Box 951, Glasgow MT 59230, or email to manager@norval.coop.  This position will remain open until filled. NorVal Electric Cooperative, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.