Company Name: Valley Electric Association, Inc.
City: Pahrump
State/Provence: Nevada
Zip: 89041-0237
Job Title: CEO
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Management
Posting Start Date: June 22, 2018
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Salary Per: Per Month
Work Time Type: Hours

Chief Executive Officer
Valley Electric Association, Inc.
Pahrump, Nevada

The Board of Directors of Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA) invites applications for the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The VEA Board has contracted with NRECA’s Executive Search to facilitate the search process.

VEA is a dynamic high energy utility focused on an open, connected, interactive team approach to leadership. Innovation, collaboration, respect, trust, communication and nontypical thinking are the trademarks that make VEA a leader in the industry. VEA is an independent distribution and transmission system, while also an independent power purchaser leveraging power supply options in the open market. VEA has a history of striving for more and has a culture that encourages progressive outside the box thinking. At VEA, creativity is encouraged, measured risks are taken and communication is paramount. The organization is built on the non-silo business structure.

This opportunity is for an Executive with strong leadership traits, excellent communication and people skills, that builds trust, focuses and can thrive in a collaborative team environment.

Valley Electric Association, Inc. is a member-owned electric cooperative with 200+ employees headquartered in Pahrump, Nevada. VEA provides services to more than 45,000 people within a vast 6,800-square-mile service area located primarily along the California-Nevada border, with the majority in Nevada. Residential members are the coop’s largest single consumer group. VEA serves high-profile federal government facilities in Nevada, including the Nevada National Security Site and Creech Air Force Base. Must pass government security clearance requirements. VEA is very member and community focused. VEA is a participating transmission owner and load serving entity in the California Independent System of Operators Corporation (CAISO).

VEA is the parent company to a host of wholly-owned subsidiaries, including Valley Electric Transmission Association (VETA), Valley Communication Association (VCA), Valley Electric Utility Services (VEUS), and Valley Electric Energy Services (VEES).

Pahrump Nevada is located in the southeast corner of Nye County, 60 miles west of Las Vegas and just a few short hours from southern California which includes Disneyland and SeaWorld. Pahrump has a population of 35,000. Activities include golfing, wine tasting, racing sports, hunting, hiking, fishing, skiing and numerous outdoor activities.

Experience Required:

The candidate should have a proven track record of leadership, successful management with strong business and negotiation skills and a minimum of 5 years of supervisory
experience at the senior management level in the electric utility industry. Cooperative experience is a plus, a demonstrated understanding of the cooperative principles is
required. Knowledge in the areas of power supply, operations and financial systems, strategic planning, board relations and rate issues is required. Broadband experience is a
plus. The ability to manage multiple types of businesses is essential. A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field is required.

How to Apply:

The cooperative offers a comprehensive benefits package, including a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications. Please send an electronic resume, at least three professional references, and cover letter by August 8, 2018 to:

Ken Holmes, Director, NRECA Executive Search
An Equal Opportunity Employer
All replies are confidential.

Posting End Date: July 21, 2018