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Employment Opportunities


Mail application to: (Post Marked by March 1, 2018)

Attn: Engineering Dept.
Dakota Valley Electric Cooperative
7296 HWY 281
Edgeley, ND 58433

(a)    Handles member requests relating to residential and commercial electric service.  Prepares cost estimates related to member requests.
(b)    Investigates, designs, and stakes electric distribution facilities, services, relocations, and cable replacements and prepares necessary staking sheets to initiate required construction.
(c)    Determines and secures the necessary right-of-way and permits for distribution lines and service facilities to insure that the cooperatives facilities are constructed in the proper location.
(d)    Works with electricians, developers, contractors and engineers on distribution planning and construction.
(e)    Inspects and field checks completed work orders to assure compliance with applicable specifications, accurate material charges, and quality workmanship.  
(f)    Maintains a current knowledge and understanding of RUS, NESC, and other applicable standards and regulations to insure that the Cooperative's distribution facilities are designed and constructed in a safe and efficient manner consistent with these standards.
(g)    Updates and maintains distribution facility maps and drawings utilizing ESRI based GIS software.
(h)    Maintains engineering records related to member facilities, equipment, and work orders.
(i)    Responsible for managing miscellaneous projects and other duties as assigned.

(a)    Vocational/Technical school degree or two years of college level courses in technical field required.  Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university is desired.  Experience in the electric utility field may be substituted for some educational requirements.
(b)    Prefer experience in planning, scheduling and supervising work projects.   
(c)    Must have high degree of initiative and demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively with others.  
(d)    Must be able to learn and help establish, as required, the Cooperative's policies, engineering practices, standards and the National Electric Safety Code.  
(e)    Must be proficient in the operation of a computer and the use of spreadsheets, Power Point, and Word type programs.  Use of ESRI based software will be required.


        Individual must have sufficient physical health to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. Must be able to travel to attend meetings, seminars, etc., which are related to specific job functions.  Must be able to speak clearly and fluently over the telephone and in person.  Individual must have acute consciousness of safety and a positive attitude toward accident prevention.  May require some lifting of up to 40 lbs. on occasion.  The position involves both inside office work and outside work during all weather conditions.

     (a) Reports to: Engineering Manager
     (b) Coordinates or cooperates with:
          (1) Business personnel
          (2) Operations personnel
          (3) Membership - to explain and apply the services offered, rates, policies, procedures and benefits to which a member of the Cooperative is entitled.  
          (4) Other Utility companies and Contractors

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Statement of Non-Discrimination

Dakota Valley Electric Cooperative, is a recipient of federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and USDA civil rights regulations/policies, USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal/retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA; not all bases apply to all programs; remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

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(1)             mail:        U.S. Department of Agriculture

                                 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

                    1400 Independence Avenue, SW

                    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

                           (2)             fax:           (202) 690-7442; or

                           (3)             email:

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