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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

 

Executive Vice President (EVP) of Customer Service
Location: Pahrump, Nevada

Immediate opening for an Executive Vice President (EVP) of Customer Service to work in our headquarters located in Pahrump, Nevada.

Key Responsibilities: The EVP of Customer Service is responsible for leading the customer service function by providing direct management of all consumer accounting, billings, collections, correspondence, memberships, subscriptions, deposits, system readings, mailing lists and files. 

Education and Experience: Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university in business administration, management, information systems, marketing or related field required and ten plus years of related customer service office experience with at least seven of those years in a supervisory or management position; or the equivalent combination of education and experience that satisfies the requirements of this position. Customer service and management experience must have had an emphasis on accounting responsibilities and dealing with the public.  Other fields of study will be considered in conjunction with relevant experience and background, including relevant industry or NRECA supervisory training and/or experience and knowledge of broadband services.

Job Knowledge: Knowledge of office practices with a thorough understanding of office procedures, equipment, administrative functions. Primary skill areas would include accounting, billing, budgeting, data processing. Experience with the NISC accounting, customer information system software, for both electrical and broadband services, is required.

Position Description:  For more detailed information regarding the responsibilities, duties and specifications of the EVP of Customer Service 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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Community Relations Supervisor
Location: Pahrump, Nevada

Immediate opening for a Community Relations Supervisor to work in our headquarters located in Pahrump, Nevada. 

Key Responsibilities:  This position is responsible for developing relationships that position the Cooperative as a valued neighbor in the communities it serves. This position assists the Chief Evangelist in establishing VEA and its subsidiaries as standards in the industries they serve. This position will also be responsible for assisting the Chief Evangelist in sharing our authentic and inspiring story and by creating relationships based on transparency and open communication that ultimately fosters trust and loyalty among its stakeholders, who in turn become evangelists themselves. This position is responsible for community relations, which includes involvement in various community events, acting as a liaison between Ambassadors and VEA, educating members about the cooperative business model, and participating in economic and community development activities as necessary. In addition, this position will support various levels of management and team members as needed and requires close coordination and communication with the marketing and communications team.  

Education: 4-year college degree, with three years of related experience, or a combination of directly related experience and education that would qualify for this position.

Experience: Must possess or develop a basic understanding of the industry and its concepts, practices and procedures. Member and Communications Services experience in the electric utility business preferred. Public relations, economic development, advertising and writing skills necessary.

Knowledge: Must have a basic knowledge of public relations, economic development, marketing and working with a wide variety of people.  Must be familiar with and have the ability to use social media, community networks, etc. Basic knowledge of computer systems, writing, research skills, editing and html/website knowledge.

Position Description:  For more detailed information regarding the responsibilities, duties and specifications of the Community Relations Representative 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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Manager of Engineering
Location: Pahrump, Nevada

Immediate opening for a Manager of Engineering to work in our headquarters located in Pahrump, Nevada. 

Key Responsibilities: The Manager of Engineering is responsible for the overall planning and design, performance, and functions of engineering for the Cooperative. Performs diversified engineering, lands and administrative duties that require technical knowledge of electrical, civil, and mechanical applications.

Education: Candidate is required to have a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or related Engineering degree. Professional certification or the ability to obtain such registration highly preferred.

Experience: A minimum of ten years related cooperative industry engineering management experience required for this position. Experience with electric utilities, information technology systems and telecommunications systems. Alternative equivalencies to this experience may be considered appropriate and acceptable at the discretion of executive management.

Knowledge: This position requires the application of engineering theory and practice in carrying out its responsibilities. An understanding of the National Electrical Safety Code and other related regulations is required. 

Position Description:  For more detailed information regarding the responsibilities, duties and specifications of the Manager of Engineering 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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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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Customer Service Representative
Location: Pahrump, Nevada

Immediate opening for a Customer Service Representative to work in our headquarters located in Pahrump, Nevada. 

Key Responsibilities: The Customer Service Representative is responsible for customer service work which involves assisting new and current electric and broadband customers/members in areas listed below. This work is completed in person, by telephone, via fax, online via ‘chat’ and/or e-mail. This position requires excellent communication skills to provide information to members/customers and to management, so as to create goodwill between the Cooperative and its members/customers.

Education and Experience: Associates Degree in Business, or a technical field and a minimum of five years front-line customer service in a professional environment and/or technical support or computer skills.  Prior experience in an electric or communications utility, highly preferred. A Bachelor’s Degree in business or technical field is preferred.

Knowledge: Must be skilled in human relations, including superior interpersonal skills; have the ability to relate with members/customers in a courteous and tactful manner; demonstrate your ability to use proper business English, follow instructions, solve practical problems and deal with and/or troubleshoot a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Must have the ability to learn the Cooperative electric and communication utility systems including associated hardware and software systems.  Must have the ability to read, understand, and follow all applicable safety rules, regulations and policies.  Required to balance a cash drawer and always portray an excellent Cooperative image.  Ability to read and interpret technical information and documents. Ability to analyze data and reports, to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to develop plans and procedures and goals. Ability to communicate effectively with consumers and employees. Must possess good mathematical skills; have reasoning ability and the ability to multi-task.

Position Description:  For more detailed information regarding the responsibilities, duties and specifications of the Customer Service Representative 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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