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Come help us build the future of Fall River. We are seeking an experienced, highly skilled and organized Staff Engineer for Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative. Located near Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks, we are a nonprofit, customer owned electric utility committed to safely and economically provide reliable energy and other services which bring value to our membership.

Position Summary:

The System Engineer will work under the direction of the Manager of Engineering and is responsible for all engineering design aspects of the Co-Op’s electrical system. This individual analyzes the electrical system for safe efficient operation and monitors system reliability and resolves areas of concern as necessary. Responsible for system planning, design and reliability. Ensures that construction of facilities for the system are based on sound engineering designs and that they are constructed in coordination with the system long range plan.  Provides supportive information and documents for complete and accurate records and statistical reports that will ensure effective management.


Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with emphasis in power systems preferred. Five years’ work experience is desired.

Please see additional details and apply at: In addition to an outstanding career opportunity, Fall River Electric offers:

  • Competitive salary and paid time off
  • Friendly and positive work environment
  • Full health benefits and retirement plans

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Position Summary:  Assists in the implementation of engineering-related projects and functions of Vigilante Electric Cooperative (VEC) in accordance with established objectives, plans, procedures, policies, and budgets that results in reliable and safe electric energy delivery service at the best value to member-consumers. This includes overseeing system integrity and reliability programs, distribution design, system planning, metering, substation maintenance, drone review program, and construction work plan development.   

Responsibilities and Competencies: The following responsibilities and competency statements are essential functions of this position and are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job function. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities of personnel so classified. The person in this position may be directed to perform additional duties as assigned by the General Manager.

General Responsibilities:

  • Participates in educational training and conferences as needed to maintain progressiveness and knowledge in job related areas.
  • Works collaboratively with all the staff to determine priorities and to discuss work status, related problems, and solutions of issues and problems at staff meetings and on a one-to-one basis.
  • Promotes, develops, and maintains good morale and team spirit.
  • Maintains the confidentiality of any work-related information he/she encounters.
  • In support of the vision and direction of the General Manager, develops and maintains a positive, constructive, and supportive working relationship with employees.
  • Actively participates in monthly safety meetings promoting a safe working environment across all departments within VEC.

Engineering Services Responsibilities:

  • Working in collaboration with other VEC staff and engineering consultants, serving as the lead in the development of multi-year construction work plans, including overseeing inputs to the plan such as engineering studies, load projections, circuit modeling, distribution mapping of facilities, asset management, and system planning.

  • Utilizes existing and new software for effective short and long-range engineering work plans and related engineering studies such as system capacitor studies, voltage condition studies, and system sectionalizing studies. Recommends and initiates actions when necessary to correct any undesirable conditions and to maintain overall system integrity.
  • Reviews and analyzes system outage records and reports and works collaboratively to recommend changes to mitigate adverse outage situations in order to provide standard reliable continuity of service.
  • Maintains load growth trend data for all areas of the system and analyzes its significance in relation to existing plan capabilities.
  • Assists in the field design function to construct, operate, maintain, and retire the Cooperative’s electric distribution system facilities, including the acquisition of rights-of-way for crossing members’ and public property.
  • Assists in metering technical functions, including providing assistance as needed in sizing transformers and service conductors to large power loads, ensuring quality work regarding the wiring of CT and PT metering installations, and overseeing metering programs, including the programming and application of three-phase electronic meters.
  • Assists in the effective coordination of electric system design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the distribution system.
  • Participates in the VEC Standards Committee by researching and recommending changes in operations and equipment to better utilize the electric system, reduce costs, and provide reliable electric service. 
  • Assists in the analysis and inspection of substations and other electric system facilities to assure uniform construction according to established standards and specification, adequate maintenance, and overall reliability of the distribution system.
  • Assists in the development of specifications of substation equipment, overseeing the internal and consultant designs of new substations and designs of necessary modification to existing substations, and supervises such projects.
  • Assists in the implementation of VEC’s oil spill prevention and PCB program.
  • Assists in the overall utilization of the mapping system and automatic meter reading program.
  • As needed, reviews and updates environmental plans, including periodically reviewing SPCC plans for existing substations, and assists in developing new spill plans for new stations.
  • Assists in the development of specifications for the acquisition of electric materials and equipment required for reliable operation of the electric system.
  • Assists, as needed, with the emergency restoration of the system and storm damage restoration.
  • Assists with the coordination and development of the Cooperative’s safety plan and safety accreditation (RESAP) process.
  • Becomes familiar with and remains current on all related procedures, regulations, and standards, including National Electric Code, National Electric Safety Code, OSHA, IEEE, and other local governing electrical codes.
  • As required, responds to member inquiries on critical issues and ensures the Cooperative maintains a good, positive working relationship with members by providing prompt, courteous and reliable service.
  • Actively participates as a member in quarterly Standards Committee Meetings and Safety Committee Meetings.


  • Follows policies and procedures; upholds organizational values; works with ethics and integrity.
  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations.
  • Manages difficult or emotional member situations; responds promptly to member needs; solicits member feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance.

Position Description: Electrical Engineer, Continued

  • Focuses on solving conflicts; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to new and to others’ ideas.
  • Speaks and writes clearly and informatively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; participates in meetings.
  • Develops workable implementation plans; communicates changes effectively; prepares and supports those affected by change; monitors transition and evaluates results.
  • Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; accepts responsibility for own actions.
  • Pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continually build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.
  • Observes safety and security procedures; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Treats people with respect in actions and speech; supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
  • Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; includes appropriate people in decision making process.
  • Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time effectively; sets and achieves challenging goals.
  • Adapts to changes in work environment; manages competing demands.
  • Volunteers readily; asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Maintains and promotes a positive, professional attitude.
  • Views the Cooperative as a unit of interdependent functions and assists when needed.
  • Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and or ability required. Position holder must hold and maintain a valid Montana Driver’s License.

Education/Experience: Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university is required. Montana PE license or ability to acquire a Montana PE license is preferred.   Minimum of two year’s experience in the electric utility industry is preferred.

Knowledge: Must have a working knowledge of distribution electric energy delivery and proper application to the rural market. Specific knowledge of electric energy delivery to irrigation accounts is preferred. Working knowledge of RUS specifications, National Electric Code, National Electrical Safety Code, IEEE, and other pertinent specifications and requirements is preferred.  Working knowledge of NISC Billing/CIS software, Futura mapping software and Milsoft engineering software is preferred.

Abilities & Skills: Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Must relate well with all types of people and have the ability to listen, as well as to present and explain circumstances and results. Must be able to handle confidential information and gain the respect of others. Must be able to positively represent the Cooperative and effectively communicate with the general public. Must have a general understanding of utility-applied technology to proficiently utilize technology applications in support of the departments and Cooperative’s objectives and requirements.

Physical Demands:  The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to

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NorVal Electric Cooperative, Inc. is seeking qualified applicants for the position of journeyman lineman based in Opheim, Montana.  NorVal is a member-owned electric distribution cooperative with headquarters located in Glasgow, MT.  Currently serving over 3,400 meters within a service territory of five counties.  NorVal owns and maintains approximately 2,200 miles of electric power distribution lines and 193 miles of transmission line.

This position will perform assigned work related to construction, maintenance, and repair of overhead and underground electric distribution system, and related equipment.  Requirements will include working in inclement weather conditions, working overtime, and being on-call as required.

RUS/Cooperative background is highly desirable; experience in Hot Line preventive maintenance work with rubber gloves and hot line tools is required as well as knowledge of all line materials, assemblies, equipment, and apparatus.  Applicants must possess a high school education (or equivalent), certification from an accredited Power Line Program, in addition to a 4-year Apprenticeship Program.  Applicants must possess, or be able to possess, a Class A CDL with air brakes.

This position includes an excellent NRECA benefits package including 401(k), paid vacation, and medical insurance.  NorVal is an equal opportunity employer.

Wages depend on level of experience.

Qualified applicants can send their resume to NorVal Electric Cooperative, Inc. at PO Box 951, Glasgow, MT 59230, attn: Nick Dulaney.  Your resume may also be emailed  This position will remain open until filled.  If you have any questions please call (406) 228-9351.

VP of Electric Operations:

This person will engineer and supervise utility planning and operations to ensure contract and regulatory compliance, cyber security, efficient resource management, facilities and fleet management and construction projects meet the needs of Hill County Electric’s system planning, members, and industry partners. Will oversee all employees and contractors assigned to carry out their related job functions to make certain that high quality, affordable, reliable electric utility services are available to our members. Ensure a culture of safety is promoted to all employees and they receive required safety training to maintain compliance with all State and Federal safety rules.

Expected Qualifications

Education, Experience, Certifications, and License Required:

  •  BA or BS in Electrical Engineering or equivalent degree or experience.
  • Ten years of industry related experience in electric distribution or related field work experience.
  •  Five years of supervisory experience.
  •  Valid Montana driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record, must obtain within 90 days if you do not possess at time of employment.
  •  Must pass pre-employment drug screen.
  • Must relocate to Havre, Montana Full-Time.  Relocation assistance may be available.


  • Experience collaborating with employees who are members of a collective bargaining unit, shop stewards, and the I.B.E.W. local Union No. 44 representatives and with interpreting and adhering to related collective bargaining agreements.
  •  Experience with iVUE®, and Mil-Soft utility software.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  •  Knowledgeable of the Cooperative model and the I.B.E.W. local Union No. 44 agreement operations, policies, and procedures.
  •  Knowledge of state and federal statues, rules, codes, and regulations relating to the Electric Distribution.
  •  Knowledge and experience of engineering principles, concepts, and practices, construction specifications and contracts, and other appropriate codes, statutes, and utility tariffs.
  • Knowledge of preparing federal and state regulatory reports for management and measuring results.
  • Knowledge of budget techniques and practices for efficient and cost-effective management of resources.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of legal, ethical, and professional rules of conduct.
  • Knowledge of personal computers in a Windows environment, including use of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of NEC Code and all Safety Practices related to OSHA and the electric transmission and distribution system.
  • Skill in reading, interpreting, understanding, and applying Cooperative’s policies and procedures along with the agreement between the Cooperative and the I.B.E.W. local Union No. 44.
  • Skill in analyzing processes for efficiency and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Skill in servant leadership, coordinating staff, assessing, and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands, and delegating tasks and authority.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relations and work functionally across all levels of the organization.
  • Skill in developing and administering a comprehensive operations and capital budget.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining working relations with coworkers, other Cooperative employees and representatives, and the members.

Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.

Interested candidates may apply by visiting the website

Chief Executive Officer

Cass County Electric Cooperative

The Board of Directors of Cass County Electric Cooperative seeks a visionary leader with strong decision making and interpersonal skills to become the next CEO due to an upcoming retirement. The Cass County Board has retained NRECA Executive Search to facilitate the search process. 

About Cass County Electric Cooperative

Incorporated in 1937, Cass County Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit electric cooperative serving 57,000 members with over 65,000 meters. Headquartered in the City of Fargo, the service territory includes portions of ten counties in southeast North Dakota. With annual revenue of $151 million, net plant of $245 million, 41 substations and over 5700 miles of distribution line, the cooperative is financially strong. It has a compelling history of reliable electric service and stable rates.

Wholesale power is provided through membership in Minnkota Power Cooperative. Members of Cass County Electric have also enjoyed access to clean energy since 2008 with 34% of their power supply coming from wind energy and the implementation of Prairie Sun Community Solar. The cooperative is governed by an engaged 9-member board of directors and is active in local communities.

Cass County Electric’s membership profile is unique with over 26,000 members considered Urban Residential and more than 18,000 Apartment accounts. The cooperative continues to experience growth with the robust expansion of the Fargo metropolitan area. The City of Fargo, situated along the Red River boasts a strong job market, an affordable cost of living, a thriving arts & cultural scene along with top notch schools and medical facilities.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will be a member focused, electric utility leader who demonstrates the ability to effectively plan, organize and direct day to day operations while carrying out the strategic vision and mission of the cooperative. Broad knowledge of electric utility functions, including engineering & operations, accounting & finance, and member services is required. Knowledge of power supply issues, especially in the current regulatory environment, is important. The successful candidate will ensure the cooperative safely delivers high-quality, reliable service while also maintaining a strong presence and community advocacy throughout the service territory.

Leadership Competencies

  • Vision and Strategic Orientation: Communicates expectations, goals, and vision while providing clarity and promoting curiosity and excitement.
  • Results Driven: Consistently demonstrates the ability to promote and generate cooperation between the Board of Directors and staff to achieve collective outcomes.
  • Lead Change and Manage Risk: Ability to lead change and manage risk incorporating high levels of accountability across the organization.
  • Exceptional Communication Skills: Effective communicator with high interpersonal and relationship-building skills who can partner effectively with the Board, leadership team, and employees while supporting mutual understanding.
  • Ability to Motivate and Positively Influence Others: Motivates others towards an outcome consistent with the organization’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Commitment to Cooperative Values: Acts in ways that places Cass County Electric’s values and principles above personal needs.
  • Integrity and Courage: Consistently conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner of the highest regard.
  • Member Focus: Anticipates inquiries and is proactive - not reactive - to the needs and concerns of cooperative members.
  • Strong Focus on Safety: Upholds and provides focus on the safety standards of the cooperative.
  • Understanding of Distribution Cooperatives: Demonstrates a thorough understanding of the operations of an electric cooperative to include an understanding of financial metrics and budgeting.
  • Understanding of Power Supply Issues: Demonstrates an understanding of power supply issues to include power generation basics, wholesale power rate development and the relationship between the G&T and its member cooperatives.

Experience and Expertise

  • At least 5 years of broad electric utility experience preferred. Electric cooperative, public power district or municipal electric experience strongly preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Engineering, Business Management or Accounting) preferred.
  • Advanced degree and/or NRECA Management Internship Program (MIP) participation are a plus.
  • At least 5 years of responsible management experience is strongly preferred.
  • CEO experience preferred, but not required.
  • Must demonstrate a willingness to be personally engaged in the community.

The successful candidate must reside on the cooperative’s lines and become a member within a reasonable period.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Our Locations

In addition to the Fargo headquarters, the cooperative has service centers in Fargo, Kindred, Arthur, Lisbon and Valley City, North Dakota.

Our Benefits

We are committed to providing an attractive and competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life, business travel, long-term disability, paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave.

Our retirement package includes the NRECA Retirement & Security Pension Plan as well as a 401(k) plan with a company match.

Our normal business hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cass County Electric Cooperative is an EEO provider and employer. Race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, military, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other applicable status protected by Federal, State or Local law are not considered in any employment decision.

How to Apply

If interested, the application is available at County-Electric-Cooperative

Applications must be received by December 22, 2023, and are required to include the following: 1) cover letter, 2) resume and 3) contact information for three professional references. If you have any questions, please contact Bobbi Kilmer, NRECA Executive Search, 570-332-9280 or

All replies are confidential.