Consider a cooperative career
January 31, 2017
Evolving technology is changing how energy is generated and distributed through the electric grid to homes and businesses. These changes have brought new challenges and opportunities to electric co-ops working to keep pace with the evolving landscape.
Within the electric cooperative workforce, new skills and experience are needed to help co-ops meet shifting market and consumer demands. This is why South Central Power is recruiting fresh talent to help us provide even greater value to our members.
We have a broad range of highly-trained professionals working behind the scenes. Lineworkers are the most visible and identifiable employees of the co-op, but their responsibilities go far beyond climbing poles and repairing lines. They are also information experts who can pinpoint an outage from miles away and restore power remotely. When disaster strikes, they are the true heroes of the day.
Experts in information technology are increasingly important to safeguard the grid and protect data and other sensitive cyber assets. Engineers provide ongoing expertise and guidance on the operations side of the utility, particularly as system upgrades and more renewable energy choices become available.
Professionals in business administration, communication, and digital media help co-ops deliver messages through multiple platforms and keep members informed of critical information in today’s 24/7, ever-changing environment.
But electric co-ops are looking for professionals with more than excellent technical skills. We are seeking individuals who understand the co-op difference and appreciate our mission-oriented operating principles. A career with an electric co-op is different than a job with a for-profit electric utility or other traditional business. South Central Power is a not-for-profit organization that offers competitive wages and benefits.
We have a strong commitment to the communities we serve. Important decisions are made locally with input from a democratically elected board of directors whose interest is the greater good of the community. We are proud to give back to our community through employee volunteer efforts and with donations to local charities such as Scio Community Food Bank, Barnesville Hutton Memorial Library, and Bainbridge Volunteer Fire Department. We have made a significant impact and raised more than $1 million through Operation Round Up.
In addition, we are making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Through our network of 900 electric co-ops nationwide, we have helped bring electricity to more than 140 million people in 43 developing countries across the globe. Through international electrification projects, America’s electric cooperatives are helping millions of people in developing countries improve their living standards.
Simply put, we believe cooperatives build a better world, and we are looking for talented people to join us. To learn more about electric co-op careers, visit www.southcentralpower.com/about-us/careers/.