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.


VP of Human Resources

Schedule: Full-time

Status: Exempt

About PGEC:

Prince George Electric Cooperative currently has just over 50 employees, 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.


  • 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+ year’s HR management experience required, preferably with organizations with over 50 employees.
  • Preferred experience with electric utilities, telecoms or construction-related fields.
  • 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 accepted until the position is filled.

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

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Master Mechanic

PGEC is seeking a qualified Master Mechanic to provide safe, effective, and efficient maintenance, repairs, and troubleshooting on all fleet vehicles, line construction equipment, right-of-way equipment, and all related tools.


  • Complying with practices and procedures in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Prince George Electric Cooperative safety manual.
  • To promptly report to the Vice President of Operations of employee performance problems or violation of safety rules and such 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.
  • 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 required Cooperative policies and procedures.
  • To work with other employees in a cooperative manner.
  • To comply with any residency requirement of the Cooperative as required for emergency response; with initial employment and if residence is changed during employment. Employee must promptly notify the supervisor of any change in residence.
  • Is familiar with hazardous materials used in the performance of the job and observes all safety and environmental rules and regulations that pertain to use, handling, and disposal of these hazardous materials.
  • Maintain Class A CDL license and perform necessary inspection on assigned trucks, trailers, and equipment.
  • Maintain inspection and maintenance records as necessary for vehicles and equipment.
  • Communicate with a two-way radio as necessary while observing FCC rules and Cooperative procedures.
  • Performs periodic maintenance on vehicles, equipment, and related tools to insure safe operations and extended service life.
  • Maintains reasonable inventory of parts to ensure prompt repair and reduce down time.
  • Must maintain proper state inspection license and perform Virginia Department of State Police inspections on trucks and trailers to assure vehicles are safe and road worthy.
  • Preform all necessary annual state vehicle inspections as required by law.
  • Maintains shop area in a neat and orderly fashion and insure a safe work environment.
  • Maintain and perform required scheduled inspections of assigned first aid supplies and fire extinguishers for facilities and fleet. 
  • Ensure that all required third party inspections for shop equipment are completed, as necessary.
  • Tag all vehicles, equipment and tools that are not in safe operating condition and awaiting repair as “out of service”.
  • Participate in vehicle and equipment specification and bidding process.
  • In addition to these responsibilities, other duties may be assigned by the Vice President of Operations perform other duties from time to time.
  • All other duties as required.


VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS:  To receive instructions, assistance, and guidance.  To report information relevant to the status of assigned responsibilities; to consult on problems; to seek necessary approvals and to keep informed of departmental and Cooperative policies and procedures.  Annual performance reviews will be rendered by the VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS.


OTHER EMPLOYEES:  Must maintain good working relationship and participate in exchanging ideas, information, and job experience to promote a safe, 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.

Wage and Salary Information

This is a non-exempt position under the Wage & Hour law and overtime compensation is paid.

Position Specifications

Education:  High school diploma or general education degree (GED).

Experience: Ten years of experience as a mechanic, part of which may be substituted for vocational/technical education.         

Job Knowledge:  Must have sound knowledge of the proper and safe use of the tools and equipment used in maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting work. Must have a thorough knowledge of first aid and CPR.  Must have knowledge of hydraulic system operation and repair.  Must have knowledge of maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting of areal devices, digger derricks, trenching and excavating equipment, winches, tools, small engines, and vehicles.  Must have knowledge of welding and fabrication.  Should be willing to attend training courses relating to his/her area of work. 

Abilities and Skills:  Must be skilled in properly and safely working with mechanic’s equipment and tools.  Must be skilled in all work required in connection with the responsibilities of the mechanic’s position. Must have the ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.  Must possess all skills necessary to execute job knowledge stated in the section above. Must have the ability to work independently to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines.  Must be a team player.  Must be certified Virginia state inspector.  Must possess a valid class A CDL Driver’s License.

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

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

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