Employment Opportunities

Billing Clerk

NorVal Electric Cooperative, based in Glasgow, MT, is currently accepting resumes for the position of billing clerk.  Two-year, post-secondary course work in accounting/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 calculating member-owner electric billing account statements monthly, capital credits, answering member question regarding bills, and performing collections for overdue accounts.  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. 

Engineering Manager

Vigilante Electric Cooperative, Inc., headquartered in Dillon, MT, has an immediate opening for an engineering manager. The position requires a BSEE degree from an accredited university and a Montana PE license or the ability to acquire the MT PE license within six months. Supervisory experience in excess of three years is required.  Knowledge of Aclara TWACS metering, Futura mapping and NISC and Milsoft software is also strongly preferred.  Thorough knowledge of current NESC requirements and RUS 12.47kV, 24.9kV and 69kV Standards and construction practices is required.  Position is a part of the senior staff and reports directly to the General Manager.  Pay is based on experience.  Please contact Rollie Miller, General Manager, at (406) 683-2327 for questions or a complete job description.  Submittals for the position will be accepted until the position is filled and can be emailed to Rollie@vec.coop.  VEC is an equal opportunity employer.    

General Manager

The Board of Directors of North Central Electric Cooperative is seeking a qualified and engaged leader to succeed the current General Manager who plans to retire in June 2021.

North Central Electric Cooperative is a member-owned electric distribution cooperative whose mission is to provide our member-owners with highly reliable, safe electric service, superior customer service and innovative energy solutions at competitive prices. Headquartered in Bottineau, ND, the cooperative is a Touchstone Energy Partner serving approximately 4,800 members and 7,600 meters in Bottineau County and portions of Renville, Rolette, Pierce, and McHenry Counties in North Central ND. North Central Electric Cooperative has 34 full-time employees, over 3,285 miles of distribution line, annual revenue of $25 million and $95.5 million in total utility plant. North Central Electric receives wholesale power from Basin Electric Power Cooperative through Central Power Electric Cooperative on an all-requirements basis. North Central Electric is an RUS borrower.

Bottineau is located in North Central ND in the Turtle Mountain region of ND and in the heart of the Four Seasons Playground. This area is renowned for its fishing, boating, mountain biking trails, and hunting both big and small game. Wintertime activities include snowmobiling, ice fishing, downhill and cross-country skiing. Bottineau has an excellent school system with a new elementary school that opened in the fall of 2020. Bottineau is also home to Dakota College at Bottineau.

Successful GM candidates will have the ability to lead and manage risk, be forward-thinking, have high integrity, possess excellent relationship building and communication skills, demonstrate the ability to achieve results and meet the challenges of the future. Candidates must possess a high regard for electric power safety and safe workplace practices. Candidates are preferred to have, at a minimum, 5 years of experience at an electric utility with a minimum of 3 years at the senior management level. Cooperative experience is preferred. In addition, a bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, finance, engineering, or relevant degree is preferred. 

Responsibility to the Board: Reports directly to and is accountable to a nine-member Board of Directors who are elected by the Membership. Administers policies of the board and carries out its directives. Recommends short and long-range strategies to maintain financial health, necessary physical plant, and efficient operation. Administers a wage and salary plan and recommends compensation levels, employee benefits, training, and development programs to the Board for approval. Responsible for development and management of the annual budget and assists in all phases of the budget process. Works with department heads for departmental budget planning and with the office staff for overall budget planning and presentation to the Board.

Professional relationships: Maintains positive working relationships with appropriate officials at the local, county, state, and federal level to promote the needs and objectives of the Cooperative.

Community relations: Ensures the Cooperative effectively communicates pro-actively with, and is responsive to, the needs of a diverse population of member-owners. Establishes Cooperative presence in appropriate community service organizations and encourages participation in selected community activities.

North Central Electric Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the NRECA defined benefit pension plan, in addition to a 401k savings plan. The Cooperative also has excellent medical and insurance plans. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Interested parties should direct their inquiries to Matthew Olson, Pringle & Herigstad, P.C., and submit the following electronically to molson@pringlend.com : 1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) contact information for 3 professional references. Resumes will be accepted until 02/28/2021