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(1/16/2015)

DISTRIBUTION ENGINEER III - Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation (JPEC) is seeking a Distribution Engineer III. The desired candidate must have: A minimum of 5 years related past experience, bachelor’s degree in Engineering (electrical or mechanical) from an ABET-accredited college or university, Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the state of Kentucky or become registered within six months of employment (no substitute for education and certification requirements). Requirements also include proficiency in computer software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), engineering analysis software and customer information systems. Must have or acquire a thorough understanding of electric power distribution design, construction, operations and SCADA systems. Must have or acquire a thorough knowledge of the National Electrical Safety Code, JPEC rates, rules, and regulations, and PSC rules and regulations. Must possess good communication, organizational and interpersonal skills and must be able to supervise and direct the work of others. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, planning, preparation and implementation of various systems analyses and planning studies; assist with planning, developing and coordinating the implementation of continuing property records and construction specifications; coordinating the power requirements study with contracted engineering consultants; oversee the planning, preparation, implementation and maintenance of Joint Use agreements and documentation. Prepare and submit various reports and proposals to the Public Service Commission (PSC) for approval; prepare final engineering drawings and staking for subdivision layouts, state highway jobs, and mapping records; work with staking personnel to design work projects that meet the requirements of members as well as the needs of the co-op; work with various tools, such as outage management systems, SCADA systems, and engineering-analysis software, to assist operations personnel in developing and maintaining a reliable electric distribution system; assist in the creation of RUS work plans, amendments and documentation to further JPEC’s system goals; work with JPEC operations supervisors, crews and contractors to complete projects in a safe and efficient manner; work with JPEC members when they have questions or concerns, keeping the co-op principles in mind (this may require face-to-face meetings with the member); work on other projects as assigned.

JPEC, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, offers competitive benefit programs. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Interested individuals must submit the following: Cover letter, resume with salary history, three professional references (with contact information), and salary expectation. Mail information to: JPEC Human Resources Department, PO Box 4030, Paducah, KY 42002-4030. Information must be received by February 16, 2015. EOE




(1/16/2015)

PRESIDENT/CEO - Due to the recent retirement of the President/CEO, the Executive Search Committee for Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation (JPEC), Paducah, KY, invites applications from qualified electric-utility leaders. Jackson Purchase, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, is a well-respected, financially sound, member-owned, not-for-profit electric-distribution cooperative that provides service to approximately 29,300 meters and members/owners in six (6) counties in western Kentucky.

Incorporated in 1937, JPEC is a vital part of the local economy, employing 74 dedicated team members servicing over 2,938 miles of line with annual revenues in excess of $61 million. JPEC is a well-balanced distribution system with commercial and industrial accounts representing 39 percent of the load. Those accounts have a winter peak of 158 MW. Their power is provided by Big Rivers Electric Corporation. JPEC is also a member of KAEC and NRECA.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of leadership, be of high integrity and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The CEO will report directly to and provide advice and guidance to the Board of Directors. As CEO, he or she must demonstrate a high level of professionalism and positively represent the cooperative to the member/owners, communities, legislators, affiliated organizations and other various stakeholders. The position requires strong business acumen, innovative thinking, a compelling vision and the ability to grasp and communicate complex issues relevant to the electric-utility industry.

A minimum of five years of progressive senior electric-utility management experience with strong union negotiation skills and the ability to build teams is preferred. Electric-cooperative experience is a plus and an understanding of cooperative principles is desired. Candidates must have experience with, and have a high level of understanding of, all the core business functions of an electric-distribution system - strategic planning, board relations, governance, finance, engineering, technology, operations, power supply, marketing, member services, safety and grassroots initiatives.

The successful candidate must have an understanding of the political/legislative, regulatory and environmental issues impacting the electric-utility industry. A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field related to the electric-utility industry is desired; MBA and/or professional certification are preferred.

JPEC’s headquarters is in Paducah, Kentucky. Founded in 1827, it is strategically located at the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee rivers. Southern charm and hospitality are alive and well in this vibrant river city. The seat of McCracken County, Paducah’s population is around 25,000. Paducah offers a mild climate with four distinctly beautiful seasons. Paducah's private and public sectors are committed to providing quality educational, cultural and entertainment activities usually found in larger metropolitan areas. West Kentucky boasts two large recreational lakes, numerous golf courses and wonderful shopping opportunities. Blending a rich history with a stable economy, healthy business climate, and outstanding schools and neighborhoods, Paducah is an excellent place to raise a family or start a business. City and community resources provide insight and information about living, learning, playing, shopping and working in Paducah. With a full benefits package, compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Interested individuals should mail a cover letter and resume to Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation, Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 4030, Paducah, KY 42002-4030. Information must be received by February 16, 2015. An Equal Opportunity Employer. All replies are confidential




(12/8/2014)

REGIONAL BUSINESS MANAGER - NISC seeks a Regional Business Manager. his position reports to the National Sales Manager and has significant contact with existing members/customers and prospective members/customers and is responsible for the proactive management of member/customer relationships in assigned territory and also responsible for the identification, qualification and follow through regarding prospective members/customers in traditional and non-traditional markets. Responsible for the development and performance of all sales and member/customer relationship activities in assigned territory.

Responsible for creating and managing relationships with existing members/customers and prospective members/customers. Maintains a high level of interaction and communication with existing members/customers and prospective members/customers with regard to growth strategies within NISC’s traditional and non-traditional markets; as well as assisting in the identification and pursuit of emerging business opportunities.

Essential Functions: Develops and maintains strong, professional relationships with all existing members/customers and prospective members/customers. Assists in the development of NISC’s sales and marketing plans and programs and responsible to effectively execute such plans in keeping with NISC's Shared Values and in alignment with our strategic sales and growth goals. Maintains accurate records of all proposals and current negotiations, including completion of monthly sales activity reports. Maintains an up-to-date knowledge of the NISC solutions and services we provide to members/customers. Actively participates in the design and development of collateral sales and marketing material. Maintains an up-to-date knowledge of our competitors. Maintains an up-to-date knowledge of our traditional and non-traditional markets. Updates appropriate databases with current members/customers and prospective members/customers regarding organizational profile, product and services utilization, satisfaction levels, etc. Attends conferences and trade shows as appropriate to promote NISC‘s solutions to current members/customers and prospective members/customers. Participates as appropriate in industry association forums, councils, and conferences. Utilizes appropriate project management techniques to effectively manage all commitments to assigned members within deadlines. Responsible for the NISC Sales Cycle in respective region. Proactively investigates assigned members’ effective use of NISC solutions and related satisfaction and seeks to remedy issues and problems by providing support or training. Provides information and solutions to members to facilitate their full utilization and optimization of the NISC products and services purchased. Monitors change requests for all assigned members and coordinates appropriate prioritization that will maximize NISC’s responsiveness to members. Assesses the member’s need for additional training and coordinates resources through the Learning Center to meet those needs. Other duties as assigned.

Desired Job Experience: Generally requires 10 years of product sales and/or support experience either at NISC or similar related experience. Exceptional customer relationship management skills. Ability to establish credibility and project an executive presence to interact effectively with current members/customers and prospective members/customers and industry representatives at all levels of their organization. Knowledge of NISC’s utility software applications, technical architecture, and integration of NISC’s utility products and services. Strong knowledge of rural electric cooperative and municipal utility industry, and related current events and trends. Ability to understand the dynamics and issues related to the life cycle of a member’s IT solution and effectively counsel them on potential opportunities for improvement. Knowledge of all areas of utility business operations. Strong negotiating skills. Ability to identify and effectively resolve key issues with clients. Knowledge of the industry IT standards, terminology, and typical work processes. Project management skills. Possess excellent writing, editing, communications and interpersonal skills. Possess superior presentation skills to audiences of all sizes. Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities within critical deadlines. Ability to interact in a positive manner with internal and external contacts. Ability to maintain the highest level of professionalism and ethical behavior. Commitment to NISC's Statement of Shared Values. Ability to travel as often as necessary to meet the goals and objectives of the position.

Interested candidates please submit an application to this position at www.nisc.coop/careers or please email resumes and cover letters to Matt Moorman at matt.moorman@nisc.coop as well as any further questions or concerns about the role.  Accepting applications until the ideal candidate is found. EOE.




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