Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

If you have the desire to provide an extraordinary level of member services and are looking for a caring, competent working environment then you are in the right place! Prince George Electric Cooperative provides challenges, opportunities and growth. For additional information contact Debbie Grein, Human Resources Specialist: dgrein@pgec.coop.

 

Fiber Optic Field Technician

Seeking qualified fiber optic field technician to perform duties for the construction and maintenance of the fiber optic system according to established Cooperative procedures to accomplish desired goals. To operate the fiber optic system in a safe manner and to follow established safety practices to avoid possible injury or damage. To utilize personnel labor and other resources in a cost-efficient manner. To promote and maintain a high level of quality, reliable service to members of the Cooperative.

Duties/Responsibilities: (Note, all duties apply to Fiber Optic Technician employed by the cooperative but are not limited to work solely for the cooperative and may be performed as a contractor for Prince George Electric Cooperative Enterprises.)

  • To be receptive to member’s needs, complaints, and suggestions; and to consider the customer's viewpoint in analyzing a situation.
  • To perform duties of a Lineman, (according to level of classification), proficient in performing overhead and underground work.
  • To maintain working knowledge of the fiber optic system design, equipment and tools; and remain proficient in operation of all line and head end equipment.
  • To plan and organize work and use of resources in a cost-effective manner; and to have responsibility for attaining a high level of productivity.
  • To perform duties during field work and after completion of field work, to be efficient in use of personnel labor and equipment to maintain a high level of productivity and utilization of personnel.
  • To prepare accurately all required records as instructed.
  • To provide a positive attitude and leadership role in the organization.
  • To implement policies and procedures; affect change where required; contribute suggestions for improvement and positive support of goals and objectives of the Cooperative.
  • To promptly report to the Vice President of Operations, violations of safety rules and regulations.
  • To study and maintain knowledge of the Cooperative's safety rules and follow safety rules in performing duties.  Participate in safety programs and make contributions that may be beneficial for the safety of fellow employees.
  • To follow work practices and procedures in accordance with the Cooperative’s safety manual, OSHA regulations, and National Electric Safety Code, and any other body having jurisdiction.  Also, to work with personnel such that their performance is in compliance with such requirements.
  • To assume responsibility for emergency call duty as assigned, and to be available for emergency work at any time after business hours.
  • To use and maintain Cooperative equipment, tools, vehicles, and other property in such a manner maximum service life is achieved.
  • The working environment of this position will vary from inside work to outside work and in inclement weather conditions.
  • Duties require lifting, standing, stooping, crawling, using ladders, and work in prone or difficult positions.
  • To be available for work outside regular business hours to respond to emergency situations. 
  • Overtime work may be required to complete job tasks.
  • To follow the required policies and procedures.
  • To work with other employees as a team player.
  • Maintain inspection records as necessary for safety supplies, tools, and equipment.
  • Practice excellent housekeeping habits at the job site, equipment, and on all Cooperative property.
  • Report to immediate supervisor any and all problems with equipment.
  • Maintain an adequate supply of tools, supplies and materials on assigned truck.
  • Performs all other duties as required.RELATIONSHIPS

Relationships:

Operations Project Manager:  To receive instructions, assistance, and guidance.  To keep informed of Cooperative policies and procedures.  Annual performance reviews will be rendered by the Operations Projects Manager and Vice President of Operations.

Other Employees:

Must maintain good working relationship and participate in exchanging ideas, information, and job experience to promote a strong efficient Cooperative.

Members:

              To accept responsibility for service to the member; to courteously assist member or have their request handled by another employee as appropriate; to make every effort to meet the                            members expectations while meeting Cooperative goals; to maintain an open mind and ability to understand the customer's point of view.

Wages and Salary Information

This is a non-exempt position under the wage and hour law and overtime compensation is paid.

Position Specifications

EDUCATION:  Minimum high school diploma or GED equivalent, and completion of a fiber optic splicing course is preferred.

EXPERIENCE:  Required minimum of one year of experience splicing and troubleshooting of a fiber optic network.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Be familiar with the deployment of a fiber optic network and maintenance practices; industry safety practices; OSHA safety requirements; and the National Electrical Safety Code.

ABILITIES AND SKILLS:  Must have the ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.  Must have good interpersonal and customer relations' skills.  Must have the ability to work independently to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines.  Must be a team player.  Must possess the ability to operate single fusion splicers.  Must have the ability to terminate with pig tails.  Must have the ability to test fiber using an Optical Time Domain (OTDR), power meters and light source and light identifying testers.  Must be able to read and understand splice diagrams as provided. Must be a team player.  Must possess a valid Virginia Driver’s License.

 

Must have the ability to study and learn new procedures or methods and to apply that knowledge to job responsibilities.

 

Submit the job application by 3:00 p.m. on June 30th, 2020 to Debbie Grein Human Resource Specialist P.O. Box 168, Waverly, VA 23890 or email to dgrein@pgec.coop. Applications will be taken thereafter until the position is filled.

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“Prince George Electric Cooperative is an equal opportunity provider and employer”

 


VP of Human Resources

Schedule: Full-time

Status: Exempt

About PGEC:

Prince George Electric Cooperative, currently has just over 50 employees, and is headquartered in Waverly, Virginia and maintains a branch office in Prince George. PGEC is a not-for-profit member-owned energy provider that serves over 12,000 homes, farms and businesses in Dinwiddie, Prince George, Southampton, Surry, Sussex and Isle of Wight counties as well as the town of Waverly. PGEC Enterprises, LLC d/b/a Ruralband, a cooperative subsidiary, has begun offering broadband service within the cooperative’s service territory.

Job Summary: 

The Vice President of Human Resources (HR) provides executive-level leadership and guidance to the PGEC’s HR operations. The Vice President is responsible for comprehensive leadership in all aspects of Human Resources Operations, specifically including Benefits, Recruitment, Employee Relations & Engagement, Career Pathing, Recognition & Rewards, Compensation, Legal Compliance, and Culture. This position reports directly to the President and CEO.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Manages HR department and supervises HR Specialist and Benefits Coordinator & Office Manager
  • Provides constructive and timely performance evaluations. 
  • Handles discipline and termination of employees in accordance with PGEC policy.

Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Collaborates with executive leadership to define the cooperative’s long-term mission and goals; identifies ways to support this mission through talent management.
  • Identifies key performance indicators for the cooperative’s human resource and talent management functions; assesses the cooperative’s success and market competitiveness based on these metrics.
  • Develops, implements, communicates and enforces HR policies and procedures.
  • Researches, develops, and implements competitive compensation, benefits, performance appraisal, and employee incentive programs.
  • Provides guidance and assists with resolution of human resource, compensation, and benefits questions, concerns, and issues.
  • Ensures compliance with employment, benefits, insurance, safety, and other laws, regulations, and requirements.
  • Oversees recruiting, hiring, and training of employees.
  • Maintains knowledge of laws, regulations, and best practices in employment law, human resources, and talent management.
  • Liaise with Board of Directors or committee thereof, as requested by the Board, on Human Resources issue.
  • Manages HR operations budget.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities: 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Strong understanding of Human Resource disciplines including recruitment/staffing, benefits, employee relations, diversity, employee engagement, employment law, and all areas of HR compliance.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Education and Experience:

  • 7+ years’ human resource management experience required, preferably with organizations with over 50 employees.
  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s Degree in Human Resources or Business Administration, or related field preferred.
  • PHR or SPHR designation preferred.

Physical Requirements/Work Setting:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds at times.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Opportunity for telework for portion of each workweek.

 

Submit application to Debbie Grein Human Resource Specialist P.O. Box 168, Waverly, VA 23890 or email to dgrein@pgec.coop. Applications will be taken thereafter until the position is filled.

“Prince George Electric Cooperative is an equal opportunity provider and employer”

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Marketing Specialist

This position supports internal and external communications for PGEC and Ruralband with effective reputation management as the highest priority. In this role, the Marketing Specialist represents the cooperative in the community; supports the SVP of Community & Member Engagement with social media; writes and coordinates production of the member magazine and employee newsletter as well as all other print, digital production and advertising; keeps the website current in content and functionality; and supports the team in their requirements to effectively present information both internally to employees and externally to members and community organizations.

Essential Job Responsibilities/Duties: 

  • Obtains directions and assignments from SVP of Community & Member Engagement and cooperates with them in performing the tasks assigned.
  • Must be able to develop a thorough knowledge of practices and software programs used for developing and maintaining websites and print publications.
  • Manage the development of internal and external communications materials, including but not limited to employee newsletter, advertisements, member newsletter (local Cooperative Living pages), informational handouts, website and social media pages, and member and/or public presentations.
  • Manage strategies to educate members and the public about PGEC’s mission, the cooperative business model, the Touchstone Energy brand and to uphold a positive cooperative image.
  • Assist in the coordination and management of communication and activities for PGEC’s Youth Tour, Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience and Teacher Education programs.
  • Assist with development of public awareness programs (for safety and efficiency).
  • Maintain the cooperative’s social media pages, making updates and all collateral member facing elements of the cooperative.
  • Organize and maintain the Cooperative Connections program through Touchstone Energy.
  • Maintain multiple data bases for mailings and marketing activities.

Position Abilities & Skills:

  • Must have the ability to use Office efficiently and effectively to include spreadsheets and data management.
  • Develop unique, effective and creative solutions for infographics, page layouts and each project. • Apply strong organizational skills for graphic elements and file structures.
  • Must possess strong skills in Adobe InDesign Adobe Photoshop Graphic Design Windows
  • Must possess excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Must have the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, members and the general public.
  • Possess the ability to read, analyze and interpret material used for publications.
  • Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy is required.
  • Ability to review, organize and deliver information timely and produce effective communications under pressure to meet internal and external deadlines.
  • This position requires a strong creative and service mindset to professionally and creatively serve internal and external contacts.

 Position Qualifications: 

  • Marketing/Communications Degree required. Related work experience is a plus
  • Must be able to communicate with diverse groups in writing internally and externally.

 Physical Demands:

All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities (some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees). Requires physical ability in reaching, stooping, standing, walking, lifting, must be able to lift small objects with the fingers, grasping, talking, hearing, repetitive operations, and defined sedentary work. Visual acuity required with administrative machine operation.

 Working Conditions:

  • Majority of the duties performed inside with exception of photography for magazine, outdoor representation at community events and social media.
  • Daytime hours may fluctuate, and occasional evenings and weekends will be required to support co-op needs.
  • Some overnight travel and/or air travel required for conferences, training and community outreach events.
  • Employee must be available for on-call communication needs evenings and weekends and able respond to emergencies on-site and in person as needed.
  • This position is safety sensitive and employee must be able to comply with co-op’s safety policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Speak clearly and listen carefully; manual dexterity and visual acuity required to perform duties of this job.
  • The employee is required to stand, climb stairs, walk and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities include close vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.

This position will report Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This position may be required to work hours outside normal working hours and weekends to support the cooperative during events or emergencies.

 Other Duties:

Please note this position description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time or without notice.

Applications are available online at www.pgec.coop or at our offices located at 7103 General Mahone Hwy., Waverly, VA and 5718 Courthouse Road, Prince George, VA.

 

Submit the job application by 3:00 p.m. on June 15th, 2020 to Debbie Grein Human Resource Specialist P.O. Box 168, Waverly, VA 23890 or email to dgrein@pgec.coop. Applications will be taken thereafter until the position is filled.

 

“Prince George Electric Cooperative is an equal opportunity provider and employer”

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