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Director of human resources and administration— The American Public Power Association seeks a director of human resources and administration to manage the development and implementation of the association’s policies and procedures that govern human resources and office administration. The director will manage the administration of employee benefit programs in conjunction with finance and legal staff members, including APPA’s defined benefit pension plan, 401(k) plan, health insurance plans, and voluntary benefit plans. The position is responsible for ensuring a positive employee-employer environment through oversight of employee recruitment, training and development, evaluation, and retention. The position also supervises support services staff and equipment (aside from I.T.), and will act as a liaison with the landlord and office service vendors and insurance brokers to ensure a quality work environment. Required education and experience:

• degree from a four-year college or university with major coursework in human resource management, business • • administration, or related field; master’s degree preferred;
• ten or more years work experience in human resources, with substantial prior experience in a management-level capacity;
• SPHR certification or demonstrated coursework toward achieving the SPHR certification preferred;
• strong interpersonal and communications skills, both oral and written;
• excellent conflict resolution and mediation skills;
• ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment;
• thorough knowledge of all aspects of HR administration;
• current knowledge of trends, practices, regulations, and developments in the HR area;
• ability to foster trust throughout the organization in the impartiality and integrity of the HR function, including the • ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality and ensure fair treatment;
• knowledge of federal and local labor laws and their application;
• knowledge of budgeting, personnel, and administrative techniques;
• knowledge of lease administration and building services practices;
• ability to pay attention to detail and maintain accurate recordkeeping;
• history of excellent customer service delivery; and
• proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Apply: For more information, visit Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to with "HR Director" in the subject line. APPA is an equal opportunity employer.

Field service superintendent— The city of Hamilton, Ohio, is recruiting for a field service superintendent. The position entails difficult technical and responsible administrative work, servicing the city’s commercial, industrial and residential customers. Supervision is exercised over supervisory, technical, clerical, and skilled personnel. Qualifications: Possession of an associate degree from a college of recognized standing in electrical engineering or a closely related area is preferred, coupled with extensive experience in electric systems and standards, electrical inspections, energy efficiency and energy conservation programs and principles, or thorough understanding of utility rates and cost of service studies. Apply: Visit our website employment quick link at for more details about this job posting. Current detailed resumes must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16, in person: Civil Service Department, Hamilton Municipal Building, 345 High St., First Floor, Hamilton, OH 45011; by fax: 513/785-7037; or by email: Submit resumes in Microsoft Word document or PDF file formats only. Specify interest in "FIELD SVC SUPT." The City of Hamilton is an EEO and AAE. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Financial and rates analyst— Join the Finance and Accounting team at NMPP Energy, a joint action agency located in Lincoln, Nebraska, to prepare annual budgets and projected results for our wholesale power supply agency, the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN). Responsibilities also include analyzing monthly variances from budget, compiling and monitoring financial ratios and metrics, and developing MEAN’s annual and projected rate structure. Apply: For complete details and to apply, visit EOE.

Manager of financial accounting— Lincoln Electric System (LES), in Nebraska, is hiring a manager of financial accounting. The positions is responsible for financial accounting, reporting, communicating, and analysis for LES, District Energy Corporation (DEC) and Nebraska Utility Corporation (NUCorp) in accordance with GASB and FERC guidelines. Specific responsibilities also include annual financial report development, external audit support and coordination, asset management, Southwest Power Pool support, managing and mentoring staff, strategic planning, and assisting with overall policy and procedure development. Qualifications: Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree and seven years of progressively responsible utilities experience in area of assignment, including some supervisory experience. A Master of Business Administration degree and professional certification, such as CPM, CPA, or CMA, is preferred. LES is a municipally owned electric utility providing service to approximately 130,000 customers in Lincoln. LES employs a staff of approximately 476 non-union and union personnel. LES is governed by a nine-member administrative board. To apply, go to EEO: Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans.

Director of agency and government relations— The Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA), headquartered in Rochester, Minnesota, is recruiting for a director of agency and government relations. SMMPA is a joint action agency that provides wholesale electric energy to 18 member municipal utilities, serving more than 111,000 retail customers. The position directs and manages SMMPA’s efforts to build and enhance agency relationships with member utilities and external entities. The director assists the executive director and CEO in the development and implementation of policies, procedures, products, and strategic initiatives to fulfill the agency’s goals and objectives. In addition to developing and managing relationships with members, legislators, legislative leadership, regulators, and governmental agency staff, he or she also oversees communications, human resource functions, demand side management initiatives, and non-operations center computer systems. Qualifications: Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or the equivalent combination of education and experience. An advanced degree in a related field is preferred. The successful candidate must possess 10 or more years of utility experience with a comprehension of the "big picture" of public utility operations. The selected individual will also offer measurable accomplishments in public, legislative, and regulatory relations arenas. He or she will be expected to become the "face" of SMMPA and a trusted advisor in a variety of political, regulatory, and industry forums (i.e., Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, Minnesota Division of Energy Resources, American Public Power Association, peer utilities, member utilities, city government, and other industry associations). In addition, candidates must be able to present to and educate the board and members on legislative and regulatory activities. Compensation: SMMPA provides a competitive base salary and a full complement of fringe benefits, including reasonable, customary costs associated with relocation. Apply: Please email resumes by Nov. 3 to Kip Moore at Mycoff, Fry & Prouse: For questions, call 800/525-9082.

Electrical engineer— The Electrical District No. Two in Casa Grande, Arizona, has an immediate opening for a senior-level electrical engineer. Electrical District No. Two is a growing electric system, serving 6,500 customers in central Arizona, close to the Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas. The position responsibilities include: design of the overhead and underground distribution system, load current and voltage calculations, system planning, metering, overhead and underground construction standards, transmission and substation maintenance, system protection studies, SCADA, distribution automation, AMR, AutoCAD, and ESRI GIS. The position reports to the general manager. Qualifications: A Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering with an emphasis in power systems is preferred. Excellent computer and communication skills, and at least five years’ experience in electric system design and operation is required. The ideal candidate must have a high level of initiative and excellent oral and written communications skills. Compensation: The starting salary will be dependent upon experience and education. Compensation includes excellent benefits: NRECA pension, 401(k), and medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. Apply: For a detailed position profile, please contact Fran Seitz by email:; or phone: 303/730-1424. You can also contact Steve Dowdy by email:; or phone: 303/816-0047.

General manager— The board of directors of Richmond Power and Light (RP&L) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of general manager. RP&L is a municipally owned electric utility serving approximately 21,000 customers, and has annual revenues of $80 million. RP&L, a total requirements member of the Indiana Municipal Power Agency, has a rich 100-year tradition of serving its customers with low electric rates and high reliability. The general manager will report to the nine-member board of directors, who are also members of the Richmond City Council. Qualifications: Candidates must have a minimum of 10 years electric utility experience, preferably within public power, and at least five years of management experience. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in business administration or engineering is also required. A masters of business or engineering is a plus. The board will consider candidates with broad electric utility management experience, including such areas as electric distribution, finance, operations, planning, member communications, and board relations. The successful candidate will have excellent people and communications skills, proven leadership ability, and a strong commitment to public power principles. Compensation: RP&L offers excellent benefits and a very competitive salary. Apply: The job description is posted on our company website at Applications will be accepted until Oct. 15. Please send a résumé, cover letter, salary history, and a minimum of three references by email to: GMSEARCH@RP-L.COM. RP&L is committed to equal employment opportunity, and employs all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, handicap, veteran status, or any other classification protected by the federal, state, or local laws.

High voltage lineworkers— The city of Redding, California, is establishing an eligibility list to fill current and future vacancies for high voltage lineworkers. High voltage lineworkers perform all classes of electrical power transmission and distribution system construction, maintenance, and operation work. Apply: Interested individuals must submit a city of Redding online employment application at in order to be considered. This recruitment may close at any time with minimal or no notice, therefore, prompt application is encouraged. The positions are open until filled. EOE/FAAE.

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