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EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity or Expression

It is the policy of Valley Electric Association, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

ABOUT THE COMPANY
 

Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), is a member-owned electric cooperative based in Pahrump, Nevada, with a certified service area covering more than 6,800 square miles in Nevada and California. VEA presently provides service to over 24,000 services with 2,120 line miles of distribution facilities and 13 substations.  VEA is a participating transmission owner and load serving entity in the California Independent System of Operators Corporation (CAISO).

VEA is the parent company to a host of wholly-owned subsidiaries, including Valley Electric Transmission Association (VETA), Valley Communication Association (VCA), Valley Electric Utility Services (VEUS), and Valley Electric Energy Services (VEES).

VETA (Valley Electric Transmission Association), is a wholly-owned transmission cooperative association based in Pahrump, NV, providing service to VEA and other entities. VETA currently has 324 miles of 230/138 kV transmission facilities. Current construction includes the transmission facilities and extending service to additional large scale customers.

VCA (Valley Communications Association), is a wholly-owned subsidiary based in Pahrump, NV, and will offer commercial and residential optical fiber broadband service, with speeds up to 1 gigabit, to VEA members throughout Nevada.

VEUS (Valley Electric Utility Service), is a wholly-owned subsidiary based in Pahrump NV, and was established in 2013 to provide electric utility services outside of VEA’s electric utility service area. 

VEES (Valley Electric Energy Service), is a wholly-owned subsidiary based in Pahrump, NV, and was established in 2013 to provide distributed and renewable energy resources within and outside of VEA’s electric utility service area. 

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ELECTRIC UTILITY JOB OPENINGS

 

Power System Controller
Location: Pahrump, Nevada

Immediate opening for a Power System Controller to work in our headquarters located in Pahrump, Nevada. 

Key Responsibilities: The Power System Controller is responsible for operating the Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA) distribution system and the Valley Electric Transmission Association, LLC (VETA) transmission systems as a NERC-certified system operator to provide optimal reliability for our members and customers.

Education: High School Diploma or equivalent. Must be NERC certified as a Transmission Operator (TO, BT or RC certification) and remain current on all continuing education requirements.

Experience: Five years of experience as a NERC certified dispatcher at a utility with emphasis on operation of power systems, including; transmission, distribution, power marketing/scheduling, or balance and interchange, or any equivalent or related combination of education, training, and/or experience may be substituted for requirements listed above.

Knowledge: Excellent knowledge of switching procedures, lockout / tagout procedures, clearance procedures, and OSHA regulations regarding these procedures. Develop thorough knowledge of VEA’s electric transmission and distribution system. Familiar with the National Electric Safety Code. Knowledge and competency in applicable NERC/WECC Reliability Standards for system operation. Knowledge and competency in all VEA operating procedures under normal and emergency conditions. Knowledge and competency in all VEA reliability-related tasks under normal and emergency conditions. High computer literacy, with a thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, etc.). Thorough knowledge of various software programs used to communicate with and program various electronic relays and controls. Basic understanding of thermal generators.

Position Description:  For more detailed information regarding the responsibilities, duties and specifications of the Power System Controller position, please refer to the Job Description.

Compensation/Benefits:  Valley Electric Association, Inc., (VEA) offers great pay and an unparalleled benefits package. Pay will be based on the individual’s education, training, related skills, knowledge and past experience.

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Accountant
Location: Pahrump, Nevada

Immediate opening for an Accountant to work in our headquarters located in Pahrump, Nevada. 

Key Responsibilities: The Accountant is responsible for applying generally accepted accounting principles to record the business activities of a utility company and its subsidiaries; and, will also prepare and analyze financial information and reports that are to be used by management.

Education and/or Experience:  A bachelor’s degree in Accounting, with a minimum of three years of work experience in public utility accounting, accounting or public accounting, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience that would satisfy the requirements of this position.  CPA or CPA candidate is a plus.

Knowledge: Extensive knowledge of accounting principles and practices, budgeting methods, insurance, taxes, banking and other financial matters.  Working knowledge of all office procedures, equipment, and administrative functions.  Knowledge of data processing, information systems and internal accounting controls.  Ability to communicate with co-workers, customers and vendors in a professional and courteous manner.

Position Description:  For more detailed information regarding the responsibilities, duties and specifications of the Accountant position, please refer to the Job Description.

Compensation/Benefits:  Valley Electric Association, Inc., (VEA) offers great pay and an unparalleled benefits package. Pay will be based on the individual’s education, training, related skills, knowledge and past experience.

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Journeyman Lineman
Location: Pahrump, Nevada

Immediate opening for a Journeyman Lineman to work in our headquarters located in Pahrump, Nevada. 

Key Responsibilities: The Journeyman Lineman position completes the construction, conversion, relocation and maintenance of the electrical lines throughout the area served by the cooperative.

Education / Experience: High school diploma, and qualified by successful completion of a recognized apprenticeship program and by written exam as a journey lineman required.  Must be able to show leadership abilities and be knowledgeable on a variety of tasks required for this position.

Knowledge: Must have a thorough knowledge of equipment, tools, materials, and services used by   electric utilities.  Must have knowledge of State and Federal laws related to construction. Must have thorough knowledge of the Description of Units, specifications and drawings for line construction of transmission and distribution voltages; and a thorough knowledge of operating and construction procedures and practices of electric transmission and distribution organizations.  Ability to deal with co-workers and customers in a courteous and professional manner.

Position Description:  For more detailed information regarding the responsibilities, duties and specifications of the Journeyman Lineman position, please refer to the Job Description.

Compensation/Benefits:  Valley Electric Association, Inc., (VEA) offers great pay and an unparalleled benefits package. Pay will be based on the individual’s education, training, related skills, knowledge and past experience.

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FIBER OPTIC UTILITY JOB OPENINGS
 

Valley Communications Association (VCA) will be providing fast, reliable broadband to businesses and residents throughout our service territory.  VCA will be bringing fiber optic broadband to every meter, apparatus and consumer throughout our service territory.  As this project continues, VCA will be building a dedicated team, with a number of rewarding career opportunities in the upcoming months with the following positions currently open in the fiber optic utility.

 

There are currently no Job Openings for the Fiber Optic Utility.

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COMPANY BENEFITS

Valley Electric Association, Inc. and its subsidiaries offer a competitive salary and unparalleled benefits package, which includes company paid:

  Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
Group Life Insurance
401(k) Plan
Vacation and Sick Accrual
Short-Term Disability
Business Travel Life Insurance
Pension Plan
Holiday Pay

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SUBMIT AN APPLICATION

All interested applicants shall complete and submit the Application Packet. Qualified applicants chosen for an interview will be notified by email or by phone. Not all applications will receive a response; status calls related to the same will not be returned.

Applications will be accepted for open positions only.

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PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact (775) 727-2129 or email humanresources@vea.coop for assistance.

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