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PRESIDENT/CEO - Due to the approaching retirement of the current President/CEO, the Pennyrile RECC Board of Directors invites applications from qualified electric-utility leaders. The board has selected NRECA’s Executive Search to facilitate the search process. Pennyrile RECC, ( is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative and a financially sound, member-owned, not-for-profit electric-distribution cooperative that has provides electricity services to approximately 47,000 member/owners in nine counties in southwest Kentucky, and has since 1937. Pennyrile’s vision is, “To continue the cooperative effort, providing reliable, competitively priced electric service, improving the quality of life for our members and employees, being the provider of choice and achieving our No. 1 concern, member satisfaction.”

PRECC is a vital part of the local economy and employs 117 dedicated team members servicing over 5,066 miles of line with annual revenues in excess of $140 million. Pennyrile is a well-balanced distribution system with commercial and industrial accounts representing 48 percent of its load. Pennyrile RECC has a summer peak of 300 MW and gets its power from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA); experience with TVA and TVPPA is preferred.

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 represent the cooperative to the co-op member/owners, communities, legislators, affiliated organizations and other various stakeholders. The position requires a 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 team-building skills is preferred. Electric-cooperative experience is a plus and an understanding of cooperative principles is desired. Candidates must have experience with and 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 is desired.

Pennyrile’s headquarters is in Hopkinsville, KY, on serene, rolling farmland in southwest Kentucky near the Tennessee border. With scenic vistas and friendly faces, Hopkinsville embraces the essence of rural western Kentucky. The seat of Christian County, Hopkinsville is the sixth-largest city in Kentucky with a population of around 33,000. Hopkinsville offers a mild climate with four distinctly beautiful seasons. Opportunities for outdoor adventures are abundant. Hopkinsville provides quick and easy access to the Land Between the Lakes and Pennyrile Forest State Park.

Hopkinsville is alive with history. The town’s ornate architecture holds countless stories of fascinating people and intriguing events. Located near Fort Campbell, just over 60 miles north of Nashville and within three hours of Louisville, KY and three and a half hours of St. Louis, MO, Hopkinsville is a thriving rural agricultural community; overall cost of living at 82 percent of the national average. Offering many opportunities while keeping its small-town atmosphere, it’s known for its schools, small-town shopping, dining and friendly people. The cooperative offers a salary commensurate with qualifications and representative of the market along with a comprehensive benefits package. Please provide a resume, at least three professional references (with contact information) and cover letter electronically by Sept. 19, 2014 to: Ken Holmes, Director, NRECA Executive Search. An Equal Opportunity Employer. All replies are confidential.

(8/8/2014) ELECTRICAL ENGINEER – Work in an exciting, challenging and rewarding environment with a team of professionals dedicated to forward thinking and high performance developing and providing exceptional design and consulting services. Cannon & Cannon, Inc. is growing and seeks an Electrical Engineer to join our team. Cannon & Cannon serves many TVPPA-member utility clients. Candidate must possess a BS in Electrical Engineering (Power Option preferred) from an ABET accredited program. Previous experience with an electric utility may be a plus though not required. Licensed (P.E.) candidates preferred or alternatively the ability to become licensed within a reasonable timeframe. Candidate must possess high technical and problem-solving skills. Candidate must be proficient in the use of personal computers and software including Windows, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of electric utility needs, goals and operational demands may be a plus. Experience with PLS-CADD beneficial. Experience with MilSoft WindMil, Autocad, ESRI, SEL relays, GIS and SCADA may be a plus. Position location may be in our Knoxville or Nashville location and is subject to candidate and team needs and is open for discussion. Submit Resumes to: Elaine Watson, Cannon & Cannon, Inc., 8550 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919 Cannon & Cannon, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

(8/8/2014) JOURNEYMAN LINEMAN/APPRENTICE LINEMAN - Northcentral MS Electric Power Association, a distribution cooperative in Northwest MS serving 29,300 members, is currently accepting applications for Journeyman Lineman/Apprentice Lineman. This position performs construction and maintenance of electric- distribution system lines and facilities. The position will require climbing poles, working out of bucket trucks and exposure to all weather conditions. Candidate must have a high school diploma or equivalent, already have or the ability to obtain CDL license. The position is subject to call-out 24 hours a day. Applications and resumes will be accepted until Aug. 22, 2014. Employment applications are available at our website, or our office, 4600 Northcentral Way, Olive Branch, MS 38654. Please mail applications to: Northcentral MS EPA Attn: Mark Nichols PO Box 405 Byhalia, MS 38611, or e-mail Northcentral Mississippi Electric Power Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

(8/7/2014) ELECTRICAL ENGINEER - Pennyrile Rural Electric, Hopkinsville KY, is recruiting qualified applicants for the position of Electrical Engineer. Duties include performing electrical-engineering functions, including but not limited to system-protection studies, short/long-range planning, electrical-system design and various other engineering duties. This position requires a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited four-year university, with the ability to obtain professional engineer certification. Previous experience with an electric utility may be a plus; however recent graduates and candidates from other fields will also be considered. Negotiable salary depending on qualifications with excellent benefit package. Send resumes to Pennyrile Electric, HR Department, P O Box 2900, Hopkinsville, KY 42241. EOE

(7/26/2014) Generation Resource Planner Position Summary The purpose of this position is to provide power supply planning and operational studies and analysis to support the reliable and economic dispatch of SMEPA's generation resources. Essential Job Functions · Develops and maintains modeling data and software packages required to accurately model generation resources and associated components for corporate modeling. · Participates in the development of one-ownership studies to determine the most economical generation service alternative to SMEPA member systems delivery points. · Develops long-range generation resource studies and construction work plans to meet SMEPA and RUS requirements. · Develops specialized studies and analysis to determine the most economic, efficient, and effective utilization and expansion of SMEPA generation resources. · Supports and evaluates potential long-term and short-term RFP processes for new generation resource additions and provides all analysis and documentation required by management and RUS. · Supports the SMEPA budgeting process and all other internal functions that use production costing and modeling simulations. · Represents SMEPA on MISO committees and working groups as assigned. · Supports MISO processes by providing generation data updates for market studies as required. · Assists in the MISO/SMEPA FTR process. · Prepares reports to ensure that proper and complete documentation of all study analyses are maintained. · Prepares reports, presentations, and other supporting data as required by Management. · Performs other duties as assigned. Education and Experience Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering required with at least three years' experience in the electric power generation and transmission industry preferred. Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required · Strong working knowledge of detailed operation of an electric power system · Working knowledge of production cost modeling, generation resource economics and unit commitment. · Must be able to interpret involved contracts such as Power Purchase Agreements, Marketing Agreements, and Interconnection Agreements. · Strong working knowledge of Engineering Economics and mathematics. · Must have good judgment, initiative, thoroughness, organizational skills, confidence, and the ability to understand complex interactions. · Working knowledge of data management, including database and spreadsheet applications, with the ability to use moderately complex models or specialized computer applications. · Ability to apply advanced analysis methodologies, interpret and present findings in a clear, concise manner, including the creation and use of tables, charts and graphics to summarize results. · Ability to plan and set priorities. · Must be able to work effectively in a team environment. · Must be able to exercise discretion on sensitive matters · Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with others and to assimilate and understand information, in a manner consistent with the essential job functions. Apply Here:


Company Name: South Mississippi Electric Power Association Job Title: Communications Technician III Job Location: Greenwood, Mississippi, United States, 38930.

Position Summary
Under close guidance provides basic electronics support in the maintenance, alignment, and repair of communications and remote supervisory equipment required in the operation of microwave, fiber optics, computer, supervisory remote, telephone, and radio systems.
Essential Job Functions
•A.  Assists in the installation and field repair of all assigned data and voice communications equipment.
•B.  Identifies and becomes familiar with the basic test equipment necessary for the proper operation of communications, remote supervisory, and EMS computer equipment.
•C.  Reads, understands, and interprets (with direct guidance) elementary engineering drawings, manufacturers' documents, and other documentation needed for the installation and testing of existing and/or new communications and remote supervisory equipment.
•D. Observes and becomes familiar with the proper operation of emergency power systems used in support of communications equipment, including generators, chargers and battery systems.
•E.  Learns proper techniques in the troubleshooting and repair of communications and supervisory equipment to the board level.
•F.  Assists in the planning, troubleshooting, and implementation of networked communication system components.
•G. Assists in the performance of preventative maintenance on emergency generators, chargers, battery systems, and other equipment at communications installations.
•H. Performs such other duties as may be assigned.
Education and Experience (1 or 2)
1.    Associate's degree in Applied Science in Computer Network Support Technology, or equivalent, is required.
2.    Associate's degree in Electronics Technology, or equivalent, with one year of experience in client/server systems, computer network planning, design, and implementation, or equivalent, with working knowledge of TCP/IP network protocol is required.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required
•          Knowledge of, or be able to learn quickly the operations of basic communication systems and their relationship to the overall operation of the transmission system.
•          Ability to read, understand, and interpret (with guidance) technical material for communications system equipment.  
•          Knowledge of Telecommunications is strongly desired.
•          Ability to quickly learn to select and use basic test equipment needed to maintain assigned equipment, including microwave radios, two-way radios, fiber optic equipment, telephone PBX, SCADA equipment, generators, etc.
•          Knowledge of computer and related equipment system networking, including network planning and design, network implementation, and TCP/IP protocol.
•          Must be familiar with or be able to learn quickly the use of power tools and basic test equipment such as frequency generators, transmission test sets, oscilloscopes, multimeters, personal computers, battery tester, etc.
•          Must be able to, or be able to quickly learn how to read, understand, and interpret (with guidance) engineering drawings, manufacturers' instruction books, and other documentation needed in the installation and testing of existing and new communications and supervisory equipment.  
•          Must be able to work effectively in a cooperative team environment.
•          Must have or be able to obtain a MS driver's license. 
•          Must be able to satisfactorily complete security sensitive background screening.

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(7/14/2014) GENERAL MANAGER - The City of Holly Springs, MS, is conducting a search for a candidate to fill the position of general manager at the Holly Springs Utility Department. The general manager duties include managing all aspects of electric, water, gas and sewer department operations. Minimum qualifications include a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from an accredited engineering program or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. The City of Holly Springs offers an excellent benefit/retirement package and a salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Holly Springs is located 30 miles southeast of Memphis in northern Mississippi. Holly Springs Utility Department serves over 11,497 electric customers in parts of Marshall, Benton and Lafayette counties in Mississippi and Fayette and Hardaman counties in Tennessee. It has 3,571 water customers, 2,034 sewer customers and 2,727 gas customers. Holly Springs Utility Department has 65 full-time employees, and 1,369.83 miles of line. Persons interested in this position should send a resume including salary history, references and educational background to: Mayor Kelvin O. Buck , 160 South Memphis Street, Holly Springs, MS 38635 by Aug. 15, 2014. EOE

(7/10/2014) VICE PRESIDENT MEMBER/CUSTOMER SERVICES - Warren RECC, Bowling Green, KY, is seeking a vice president of Member and Customer Services. Warren RECC is a growing electric-distribution cooperative serving over 60,000 members in eight counties in south central Kentucky. Candidates must have a 4-year degree in one of the following areas: electrical or industrial technology, business, marketing, or similar degree with a technical and business combination. Ten years of supervisory experience in electric utility industry or related business required. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to deal with varying human behaviors and lifestyles. Candidates must have knowledge of electric-utility-industry practices as well as state and federal regulations. Position will manage the activities of member and customer services, member education, and community relations. Will lead economic development activities, while growing electrical sales through TVA and Warren RECC programs. Will develop programs to promote efficient use of electrical energy to all members, while fostering beneficial working relationships with commercial & industrial members. This position reports to the president/CEO and leads the Member Services group and Customer Service in the Bowling Green office, while also overseeing the affiliates of Warren RECC. All interested candidates should submit resume and salary requirements by August 22, 2014. For information about this position, go to Michelle Wheeler, Director of Employee Relations, Warren RECC, PO Box 1118, Bowling Green, KY 42102. An Equal Opportunity Employer

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