Employment Opportunities

The purpose of this position is to oversee and lead a team of Collection Specialists I and II and to provide a wide variety of member service and office support functions aimed at courteously and effectively helping the Association and its members resolve their payment and collection issues.

Qualified candidates are required to have a high school diploma, or equivalent. Work experience should include three to four years of responsible collection related office experience.

 Preference will be given to those candidates with continuing education credits in business administration, basic accounting, data processing, or related courses.

 Preference will also be given to those candidates with one year of supervisory experience.

 Knowledge of applicable state and federal collection and bankruptcy laws

NOTE: Complete achievement of certain of the above specifications may not be required if, in the opinion of the Association hiring supervisor, a candidate possesses significant offsetting characteristics, such as past accomplishments, experience, education, or estimate of future potential. Should an applicant be deficient in certain educational achievements, offsetting experience may be substituted or vice versa.

The application period for this position will close at 5 p.m., on Tuesday, March 21. For more information on this and other positions at MEA, visit MEA’s career page by clicking here.

This position is responsible for support, coordinate, support and schedule field personnel working on AVEC construction projects. Must be able to identify and interpret potential problems to maximize safety and productivity, respond to emergencies, and provide leadership and technical knowledge to assist in the construction of AVEC equipment and facilities. This position will supervise construction of all the Cooperative’s remote plant facilities, monitor safe performance of construction activities and compliance with applicate safety laws and policies. This position will also review plans for accuracy and completeness and oversee the procurement and delivery of needed materials.  Both long and short term construction planning and coordination will be required to ensure productivity, timelines and goals are met.

Position Specifications:
Education:                  High School Diploma, or equivalent

Experience:                  At least 10 years of related work experience at a similar complexity. Experience in remote Alaskan Construction projects preferred.

 

Specialized Experience:

 

Working knowledge of the installation of electrical distribution, including transformers, reactors, power cables, meters and metering, fusing, circuit breakers, etc., is required.

 

Working knowledge of Construction to include, but not be limited to, procurement specifications, testing, plumbing, electrical, structural, control systems, construction tool equipment operation, maintenance and repair.

 

Must be able to maintain high quality and complete Construction records. Must understand the need for, be interested in and be efficient with substantial paperwork and computer processing.

 

Supervision:                Experience training, or overseeing processes involving varying oversight                                      across several areas construction projects.

 

Travel Requirement: up to 25%

 

This job involves intermittent stressful situations arising out of multicultural communities located in remote Alaskan sites in which resources are often not consistent with apparent on-site practical needs.  This position is directly responsible for the Construction activities in all AVEC locations, and, as such, the position is a high stress position, demanding that the employee filling the position be able to respond to inquiries regarding construction quickly and accurately, while maintaining a consistently professional and calm emotional demeanor. In this respect, the job may require:

  1. Consistently long hours on both a daily and weekly basis;
  2. Intermittent trips (travel up to 25% of the time) to remote Alaska villages located in extreme climatic conditions and inaccessible by commercial carriers;
  3. Intermittent on-site review by travel on foot, all-terrain vehicles, pickup trucks, open boats, single engine aircraft, and other available on-site transportation in remote arctic villages and environs for the purpose of inspecting facilities;
  4. Intermittent subsistence lifestyle in remote arctic villages while involved in on-site review of electrical facilities, which lifestyle may require sleeping in industrial facilities in locations without beds, preparation of one’s own meals, and general lack of amenities common to commercial public accommodations;
  5. Intermittent stressful work conditions in which the employee is required to exercise significant discretion in judgment, as well as a consistently calm emotional demeanor during times of high conflict.

 

AVEC provides a stellar benefit package and a competitive salary, salary is DOE. Standard pre-employment drug and alcohol screening are required. Submit completed application and resume to applications@avec.org or mail to: Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Inc., 4831 Eagle Street, Anchorage, AK 99503-7497. Applications are available at our website : www@avec.org . Position is open until filled. EOE

Under general direction of the Technical Services Manager, provides administration, data management, maintenance, and support of assigned software applications. Responsible for the acquisition of revenue metering data that will provide information to gain insight for making business decisions directly related to the quality of the Association’s electrical distribution and metering system reliability and performance. Gathered data will provide the foundation for reports and quality control related to revenue metering data and will assist in identifying required system improvements and maintenance activities.

Qualified candidates are required to have a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Information Systems, Computer Science or a related field and a minimum of five years of progressively responsible computer-related experience, including four years of full time work as a data analyst, programmer analyst, or business analyst.
 Preference will be given to candidates with prior electric utility experience with any of the following- Aclara TNS, National Information Solutions Cooperative products or Cascade.
 Preference will be given to candidates with experience in data base management and support for electric utility applications.
 Consideration will also be given to candidates with extensive experience performing similar duties with other data systems and/or software analysis and programming.
NOTE: Complete achievement of certain of the above specifications may not be required if, in the opinion of the Association hiring supervisor, a particular candidate possesses significant offsetting characteristics, such as past accomplishments, experience, education, or estimate of future potential. Should an applicant be deficient in certain educational achievements, offsetting experience may be substituted or vice versa.

The application period for this position is open until the position is filled. For more information on this and other career opportunities at MEA, click here.

Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Inc. has an immediate opening for a Customer Service/Utility Billing Representative. Educational and experience requirements include a High School Diploma, or equivalent, plus 1 – 3 years of experience in Accounts Receivable, Customer Service, and/or Utility Billing processing. Excellent communication and customer service skills, ability to process and understand accounts receivable and billing processes and functions. Excellent skills using complete Microsoft Office Suite is also required. Primary functions of this job include answering high volume multi-line phone system, taking customer payments, answering customer inquiries, performing monthly billing processes, maintaining and updating consumer account records, processing of new applications for service and membership, and assists with all other necessary functions to support the success of the department. Starting wage is DOE. AVEC offers a stellar benefits package. Standard pre-employment background check and drug & alcohol screenings are also required. Interested candidates must submit a completed company application is required and may be submitted to applications@avec.org or mailed to:
Human Resources Department
Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Inc.
4831 Eagle St.
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Applications may be downloaded from www.avec.org . Resumes submitted without a completed application will not be considered. Open until filled. EOE
This position will be an integral part of the ongoing substation maintenance program at the Association. Successful candidates will utilize test instruments to perform condition assessments on power transformers, regulators, reclosers, breakers, and other ancillary devices. Evaluations of the test results will be used to determine required maintenance and/or repair of the equipment.

Qualified candidates are required to have a high school diploma, or equivalent, supplemented by formal post-secondary electronics training, civilian or military.
 A general knowledge of power metering and relaying in a high voltage electrical system is desirable.
 Extensive experience and demonstrable ability to perform the duties of the position may be considered in lieu of or equivalent to a portion of the education requirements.
 Preference will be given to those candidates with ten or more years of electrical experience (12.4 kV to 230 kV) with an emphasis on the maintenance, commissioning and startup of substation equipment such as breakers, transformers and LTC’s including directly related experience in power metering and protective relay testing.
 Candidates must provide verification of OSHA CFR 1910.269 training within the past year (if the selected applicant does not have this training, or cannot provide this documentation, the Association may make training materials available to the selected applicant).
 Qualified candidates must have a valid Alaska driver’s license (or ability to obtain as required under State of Alaska regulations) and a driving record, which is acceptable and insurable by the Association and the Association’s insurance carrier at standard group rates.
 A valid first aid card is required.
 A current Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC) is required.
 Candidates must have personal hand tools, to include screwdrivers, pliers, and cutters

The application period for this position is open until the position is filled. Fore more information on this and other positions at MEA, visit MEA’s career page by clicking here.

This position is responsible for the design, installation, configuration, administration and system security of a multi-platform computing environment. Environment includes Microsoft Windows, Active Directory, IBM AS/400, Microsoft Exchange, IP Telephony systems and associated routers, switches and protocols, LAN/WAN, VMWARE, wireless technologies, and mobile computing.

Position Specifications
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Information Systems, Computer Science or equivalent.
Preferred: MCSE, CCNA, CCNP or other related certifications are highly preferred. Experience: Five (5) Years of similarly complex experience, with at least two (2) years of leadership or supervisory experience.
Areas of Experience: Experience with similarly complex systems and responsibilities successfully managing network design and capacity planning, managing software and hardware contracts, licensing and associated warranties, maintaining operating efficiency and stability in a secure and compliant environment. Experience providing group, user and desktop support and training as required by the Cooperative and department managers. Maintain and managing the backup of data and integrity of offsite storage of such backups. Extensive knowledge of DHCP, DNS, TCP/IP protocols, routing and VoIP technologies. Experience in routine server and security audits. Experience working with third party vendors regarding implementation and maintenance of integrated software, hardware and infrastructure.
Education Substitution:
High School Diploma plus 15 years of directly related experience in a similarly complex IT position, with at least 2 years of supervisory experience can substitute for the Bachelor’s Degree in Business Information Systems, Computer Science or equivalent specification requirement.
AA/Two year Degree in Business Information System, computer Science or equivalent plus 10 years of directly related experience in a similarly complex IT position, with at least 2 years of supervisory experience can substitute for the Bachelor’s Degree in Business Information Systems, Computer Science or equivalent specification requirement.

The application period for this position is open until filled. For more information on this position and to apply, click the following link: http://avec.org/information-technology-system-administrator/

This position is responsible for supervising the District Engineering section, which provides the engineering required to extend, improve, and maintain the Association’s electric distribution system.

Qualified candidates for this position are required to have a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or Project Management.
 Qualified candidates are required to have five years of directly related electric utility experience
 A minimum of five years of progressively responsible supervisory experience is required.
 Additional related experience in the electric utility distribution area may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year for year basis.
 Proficiency with RUS construction specifications is desirable.
 Preference will be given to those candidates whose prior experience evidences responsible engineering experience in electrical distribution facilities or related areas.
 Prior experience administering and interpreting collective bargaining agreements is desirable.
 Qualified candidates must have a valid Alaska driver’s license (or ability to obtain as required under State of Alaska regulations) and a driving record, which is acceptable and insurable by the Association and the Association’s insurance carrier at standard group rates.

NOTE: Complete achievement of certain of the above specifications may not be required if, in the opinion of the Association hiring supervisor, a particular candidate possesses significant offsetting characteristics, such as past accomplishments, experience, education, or estimate of future potential. Should an applicant be deficient in certain educational achievements, offsetting experience may be substituted or vice versa.

The application period for this position is open until filled. For more information about this and other job opportunities at MEA, visit MEA’s careers page by clicking here.

Duties include the design of overhead and underground single and three-phase power lines; field staking, inspections and preparing cost estimates for line extensions, new services and system improvements; maintaining system inventories, record keeping, file maintenance, and finalizing work orders; updating and maintaining system electric maps using GIS software; inspecting distribution lines for compliance, performing periodic maintenance inspections of electrical facilities and preparing work orders as required for maintenance work. Technicians also assist in field survey work for securing rights-of-way and easements for power line as-builts, and locating line extensions and other system facilities. Must be able to work with and around customers.

The successful candidate will demonstrate two years of college level staking/surveying education or training, and two years of related work experience, at least one of which must be in the Engineering Technician I classification or equivalent. Two years of field surveying experience or knowledge of electrical theory may be substituted for the year of Engineering Technician experience. Four years of applicable work experience can be substituted for education requirements. GIS experience is desirable. Candidates may be required to demonstrate proficiency in algebra and geometry as part of the application process.

Applications may be completed on line at http://homerelectric.applicantpro.com/jobs. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at (907) 235-3369 or hr@homerelectric.com.
HEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer; Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

This position is responsible for the design, installation, configuration, administration and system security of a multi-platform computing environment. Environment includes Microsoft Windows, Active Directory, IBM AS/400, Microsoft Exchange, IP Telephony systems and associated routers, switches and protocols, LAN/WAN, VMWARE, wireless technologies, and mobile computing.

Position Specifications
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Information Systems, Computer Science or equivalent.
Preferred: MCSE, CCNA, CCNP or other related certifications are highly preferred. Experience: Five (5) Years of similarly complex experience, with at least two (2) years of leadership or supervisory experience.
Areas of Experience: Experience with similarly complex systems and responsibilities successfully managing network design and capacity planning, managing software and hardware contracts, licensing and associated warranties, maintaining operating efficiency and stability in a secure and compliant environment. Experience providing group, user and desktop support and training as required by the Cooperative and department managers. Maintain and managing the backup of data and integrity of offsite storage of such backups. Extensive knowledge of DHCP, DNS, TCP/IP protocols, routing and VoIP technologies. Experience in routine server and security audits. Experience working with third party vendors regarding implementation and maintenance of integrated software, hardware and infrastructure.

Education Substitution:
High School Diploma plus 15 years of directly related experience in a similarly complex IT position, with at least 2 years of supervisory experience can substitute for the Bachelor’s Degree in Business Information Systems, Computer Science or equivalent specification requirement.
AA/Two year Degree in Business Information System, computer Science or equivalent plus 10 years of directly related experience in a similarly complex IT position, with at least 2 years of supervisory experience can substitute for the Bachelor’s Degree in Business Information Systems, Computer Science or equivalent specification requirement.

The application period for this position is open until filled. For more information or to apply, click here.

This position will design electrical power generation and distribution facilities for isolated utility power systems in rural Alaskan communities, produce design drawings, specifications and procurement documents and provide technical support for facility construction and maintenance.

Essential Functions

A. ENGINEER
1. Develop engineering calculations, design drawings and project specifications for utility construction and maintenance projects
2. Design diesel engine generator installations to operate under minimal supervision with automated and non-automated switchgear to provide continuous utility power
3. Develop supervisory control and data acquisition systems and communication systems to automate plant processes and provide remote monitoring
4. Analyze power distribution and generation systems for capacity, load balance, system protection coordination and arc flash analysis
5. Integrate multiple generators, and ancillary equipment, including distributed renewable generation facilities to operate on small isolated grids, maximizing generating efficiency and maintaining power quality.
6. Design overhead and underground power distribution facilities
7. Maintain accurate system drawings and engineering records
8. Provide technical and project support for construction and maintenance of Cooperative facilities
9. Inspect and test completed installations and certify functionality and compliance with design standards.
10. Take on-call responsibility when assigned in rotation with other engineers and managers to receive and handle emergency and trouble calls after hours as forwarded from the answering service.
11. Complete tasks and provide support as directed by the Manager of Engineering.
ADDITIONAL ESSENTIAL FUNCATIONS:
1. Clearly and concisely communicate using the English language, through the use of drawings, written words and speaking.
2. Provide accurate technical calculations and reasoned design of mechanical and electrical facilities
3. Attend meetings and correspond with AVEC staff, AVEC members, vendors and contractors.
4. Provide organized, self-motivated work progress, prioritizing efforts for the greatest benefit to the Cooperative.
5. Demonstrate general knowledge of AVEC’s operations, policies, tariff, products and services.
6. Answer and handle calls directed to you through the call center.
7. Preserve confidentiality of cooperative issues when relating to employees, members and general public.
8. Thoroughly understand the work to be done and understand and adhere to ethical design and construction practices.
9. Travel to work locations in remote Alaskan communities to design, inspect and test power generation and distribution facilities.
An employee in the Engineering department may be required to perform any other reasonable duties assigned in order to fulfill the objectives of the cooperative.

Position Specifications

Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field from ABET accredited college program.

Experience: A minimum of four years of relevant experience in electrical engineering.

Certification: Professional Electrical Engineering License to practice in the State of Alaska or licensure in another State with ability to obtain Alaska license within 6 months.

The application period for this position is open until filled. For more information, visit AVEC’s jobs page by clicking here.

This position is responsible for engineering services that are required to improve and maintain the Association’s electrical distribution system.

Qualified candidates for this position are required to have a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree and ten (10) years of directly related experience in the engineering area. Additional related experience in the electric utility distribution area may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year for year basis. Candidates must possess a State of Alaska, Professional Engineer (PE) license. Preference will be given to those candidates whose prior experience evidences responsible engineering experience in electrical substation, transmission and/or distribution facilities or related areas. Candidates must have a valid Alaska driver’s license and a driving record, which is acceptable and insurable by MEA’s insurance carrier at standard group rates

The application period for this position is open until filled.

For more information about this position, visit MEA’s career page by clicking here.

The General Manager is responsible for the safe, efficient, and reliable operation of MKEC’s electrical power generation and distribution systems and bulk fuel tank farms in Chuathbaluk, Crooked Creek, Red Devil, Sleetmute and Stony River. For more information, call (907) 524-3361 or email ernie@raventechservices.com.