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(12/8/2014)

REGIONAL BUSINESS MANAGER - This 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.




(12/5/2014)

RELAY ENGINEER, JOHNSON CITY POWER BOARD - A job opening exists in the JCPB Engineering Department for a Relay Engineer. Position will be responsible for performing reliability testing, preventative maintenance, system inspections/evaluations, troubleshooting, repairs and engineering services on power systems and equipment including low, medium and high voltage systems in such a manner as to ensure optimal system reliability.

Successful candidate must have • Extensive knowledge of principles and application of protective relays • Knowledge of power system operations, system restoration, and analysis of events • Broad technical background with extensive experience in protective relay system design, coordination, setting, programming, and troubleshooting • Working knowledge of the generation, transmission, and distribution systems, stations and equipment and associated safety policies, practices, and procedures • Experience with fiber optic distribution systems a plus • Thorough knowledge of and experience in design and repair or rehab of electric substation, distribution, and relay-control systems • Strong ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing • Proficient computer skills including MS-Excel & Word.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering strongly preferred or a two-year degree in Electronics Technology or associated field of study will be considered with five (5) or more years of work experience directly related to the field of substation relays. Five years of protective relay coordination, programming, and setting background with advanced knowledge of symmetrical components & protective relay coordination modeling programs desired.

EEO/M/F Please send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to: Johnson City Power Board Attn: Human Resources P.O. Box 1636 Johnson City, TN 37605 or fax to: 952-5044 by Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. EOE




(12/5/2014)

DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING, JOHNSON CITY POWER BOARD - A job opening exists in the JCPB Engineering Department for a Director of Engineering. Successful candidate must possess the skills needed to lead a department of experienced engineers and trained employees as they design a progressive, efficient and reliable electrical distribution system. Past experience should include power-system planning, engineering and design, transformer sizing, system-load analysis, budget preparation and project management; extensive knowledge of SCADA technology.

• Experience with transmission and overhead/underground distribution systems and related planning software • Fiber optic distribution systems • Thorough knowledge of and experience in design and repair or rehab of electric substation, distribution, and relay-control systems • Strong ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing • Experience in electric rate schedules • Proficient computer skills including MS-Excel & Word

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from a four-year accredited engineering program strongly preferred. Engineering related degree with substantial work experience in an electric utility engineering environment may be considered as an equal substitute. Tennessee Professional Engineering license a plus. Ten (10) years work experience with an electric utility specifically in the areas of transmission and distribution design, substation maintenance and operations and SCADA systems. A minimum of five years management experience needed and an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential job duties. Only qualified applicants considered.

EEO/M/F Please send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to: Johnson City Power Board Attn: Human Resources P.O. Box 1636 Johnson City, TN 37605 or fax to: 952-5044 by Friday, Jan. 2, 2015.




(12/5/2014)

GENERAL MANAGER - The Board of Directors of Holston Electric Cooperative, Rogersville, TN, invites applications for the position of General Manager. The board has contracted with NRECA Executive Search to facilitate the search process.

Holston Electric is a well-respected, financially sound, member-owned, electric distribution cooperative providing service to Hawkins County and Hamblen County in upper East Tennessee. The cooperative serves more than 30,000 customers in a 525- square-mile area. HEC has 62 employees with revenue in excess of $70 million. Holston Electric receives its power from Tennessee Valley Authority and is also a member of TVPPA, the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Assn, NRECA and is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.

The candidate will be a person with exceptional people skills, demonstrated leadership and member-relations experience. The individual must have strong safety and union negotiation skills with the ability to build teams. Position requires at least seven years’ experience at the senior management staff level. Electric utility experience is required; cooperative experience preferred. A demonstrated understanding and respect of cooperative principles and business model is essential. Knowledge in the areas of strategic planning, board relations, operations, rate structures, and legislative issues are required. The successful candidate will be one of high integrity with excellent oral/written communication skills. A college degree is required.

Holston Electric’s headquarters is located in Rogersville, TN and was settled in early 1780. Rogersville is nestled in the mountains of Northeast Tennessee between Knoxville and Bristol, only a short drive to Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains. The center of town is Town Square, where on each corner sits a historic site. Many of the historic buildings are a testament to its rich history. The area provides fishing at Cherokee lake, and many community events, including Heritage days, Cruise-Ins on the Square and an outstanding Independence Day celebration. With the great community feel and strong school systems, Rogersville is a great place to raise a family.

The cooperative offers a comprehensive benefits package and a salary structure commensurate with qualifications and representative of the market. Interested parties should direct their inquiries to NRECA Executive Search and submit the following electronically: cover letter, resume, contact information for at least three references. All applications must be received by Jan. 16, 2015 and submitted to: Ken Holmes, NRECA Executive Search ExecutiveSearch@nreca.coop 785-201-2148 Holston Electric Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All replies are confidential.




(12/1/2014)

SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR - PES Energize, Pulaski, TN, seeks a Systems Administrator.

Function: Under direction of the VP/Broadband Operations or designated supervisor, assist in the design, installation and maintenance of Pulaski Electric System’s various computer systems and networking components. Employee is also responsible for various software implementation,integration and training.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS/ESSENTIAL TASKS 1. Comply with and enforce all safety rules and regulations. 2. Understand all PES operating practices and policies. 3. Report all unsafe activities to supervisor and/or Human Resources. 4. Provide user support for PES information technology, taking support calls and assisting with general network and systems maintenance. 5. Along with other departmental staff, develop and implement plans for server and workstation hardware/software purchase, upgrade, decommission, and disposal. 6. Along with other departmental staff, develop and implement plans for software system roll-out including setup, training, and user support, maintaining and improving systems. 7. Along with other departmental staff, develop an annual budget for systems and network upgrade and repair. 8. Perform network administration activities such as backups, restoration and new account setup. 9. Implement software integration and develop projects to improve company efficiency and productivity. 10. Review and recommend computer tools and software to support organizational mission. 11. Assist in training with new software and hardware implementation. 12. Maintain internal PES phone system. 13. Attend training classes, seminars, and/or professional association meetings as requested. 14. Serve as a backup Technical Support Specialist. 15. Any other work assigned by the VP of Broadband Operations or designated supervisor, within predetermined knowledge base, required for successful performance.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE: 1. Must have knowledge of hardware and software installations and basic troubleshooting. 2. Knowledge of Desktop Microsoft Operating Systems and Office Applications (2007), Exchange 2007 and Windows Server 2008/2008R2/2012. 3. Basic TCP/IP networking skills required. 4. Microsoft and Cisco certifications a plus but not required. 5. Working knowledge of FTTH architecture. 6. Candidate should have a minimum of four (4) years of relevant technical related professional experience, experience with direct support, customer service, training and project management.

REQUIRED ABILITIES 1. Must be able to “meet the public” in a cordial/businesslike manner. 2. Must be able to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions. 3. Must be able to operate various office equipment in the performance of assigned duties. 4. Must be able to perform work accurately and thoroughly. 5. Must be able to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task. 6. Must be able to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards. 7. Must be able to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace and possess the trait of being dependable and trustworthy. 8. Must be able to efficiently utilize available work time. 9. Must be capable of working outside of normal work hours when necessitated by work requirements. 10. Must be able to take instructions and understand directions. 11. Must be able to work without direct supervision. 12. Must be able to understand and promptly carry out, visual and written instructions. 13. Must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize, organize, and delegate assignments. 14. Must be able to carry out training in a clear and precise manner. 15. Must be methodical, well organized, and able to develop work plans and methods. 16. Must be able to effectively present information to senior management, public groups, and/or the board of directors. 17. Must be able to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems. 18. Must be able to complete any training necessary to perform job functions.

REQUIRED CONDUCT 1. Able to function as a member of a work unit, maintaining an effective and cordial relationship with all other employees. 2. Maintain a commitment to excellence and promote the same commitment in coworkers. 3. Recognize and acknowledge the obligation due and importance of all Pulaski Electric System customers. 4. Recognize oneself as an integral part of the Pulaski Electric System organization that requires active cooperation with all other departments and employees.

EDUCATION BS degree in Computer Science or Technology preferred and three to five years experience required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS 1. Must be able to stand, walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, or crawl. 2. Must be capable of lifting and carrying a minimum weight of 25 pounds.

LICENSES 1. Must possess a valid Drivers License at the time of employment. 2. Must possess at the time of employment or obtain at a time designated by Pulaski Electric System, a valid Red Cross or equivalent certification of proficiency in adult CPR and first aid.

ORGANIZATIONAL STATUS Reports to the VP of Broadband Operations or designated supervisor of the assigned work unit.

STATEMENT ON POSITION This job description and specification is to give a reasonable expectation of the requirements and responsibilities. It in no way implies that the person will be limited only to the requirements stated. Anything deemed necessary by management would become an integral part of this job.

Interested applicants should contact Anita T. King, Human Resource Manager at PES Energize, PO Box 368, Pulaski, TN  38478, or email aking@pesenergize.com, 931-363-7004 for application. Position opened until filled. EOE/Drug Free Workplace.




(11/14/2014)

PRESIDENT/CEO - North Alabama Industrial Development Association is a 65-year-old non-profit 501(c)(6) organization with offices in Decatur, AL. The organization is directed by a board of directors made up of representatives of the electric power distributors in the thirteen county North Alabama region and representatives of TVA. The purpose of the organization is to promote North Alabama as a location for new industry and economic growth.

NATURE OF JOB: To guide the mission of the organization through development of broad team goals and objectives.

REQUIREMENTS: College degree, 10 years experience including program management in economic development.

SPECIFIC DUTIES: To promote good communications with NAIDA Board of Directors by personal visits, telephone contacts and written correspondence. This communication will assist the President/CEO in setting goals and objectives.

To promote good communications and relations with: • The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) • Local North Alabama economic development agencies • The State of Alabama Department of Commerce • The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama • Other economic development entities as needed; to identify prospects through relationships/networking, by attending trade shows, participating in prospecting trips and site-location consultant events. To hold membership or participate in various economic development organizations or groups as needed. To oversee all administrative tasks, program creation, marketing and prospect development activities. To perform other duties as assigned by the board of directors. Reports to the board of directors.

For potential consideration, please send resumes to Elden Chumley, chairman of the board, at echumley@naida.com. No telephone calls. Please respond by Jan. 16, 2015. EOE




(11/4/2014) JOURNEYMAN LINEMAN - The City of Trenton, TN, Light & Water Dept. is now accepting applications for a journeyman electrical lineman. Applicants should be knowledgeable and experienced in all phases of constructing, operating and maintaining both underground and overhead high-voltage distribution systems. Ability to operate bucket trucks, trenchers, and other equipment used in electrical distribution is a must. This position requires the ability to climb poles, perform work from heights, a high-school diploma, completion of a four-year apprenticeship program, a Class A Tennessee Commercial Drivers License, and current CPR/First Aid certification. All applicants must pass a drug screen. Interested applicants should contact Trenton Light & Water, P. O. Box 260, Trenton, TN 38382, 731-855-1561.


(10/17/2014) JOURNEYMAN LINEMAN - Pennyrile Rural Electric, Hopkinsville, KY, is recruiting qualified applicants for the position of Journeyman Lineman. The position installs, operates and maintains overhead and underground electrical distribution lines and transformers. Responsibilities include but not limited to: erecting, removing, climbing poles, towers and other structures. Position requires high-school diploma or GED and 10 years related experience, possession of or ability to obtain a class A CDL Kentucky driver’s license, successful completion of TVPPA Apprentice Lineman program or equivalent program. Includes excellent benefit package and salary commensurate with qualifications. Send resume to Pennyrile Electric, HR Department, PO Box 2900, Hopkinsville, KY 42241.


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