General Manager

Company Name: Douglas Electric Cooperative
City: Roseburg
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97470
Job Title: General Manager
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Management
Posting Start Date: July 28, 2017
Salary: Commesurate with experience
Salary Per: Per Week
Work Time Type: Hours

The Board of Directors of Douglas Electric Cooperative invites applications for the position of General Manager.  The Board has contracted with NRECA’s Executive Search to facilitate the search process.

Douglas Electric Cooperative (DEC) is a member owned, electric distribution cooperative with 34 full time employees serving 9,800 electric meters with 1,600 miles distribution line in southwestern Oregon.  DEC’s service area covers 2200 square miles in western and northern Douglas County, with small portions in northeast and southeast Coos County and south Lane County.  The cooperative also has a telecommunications subsidiary, Douglas Fast Net, that has approximately 6,500 subscribers and 50 full-time employees.

Experience Required:

Successful candidates are required to have at least 5 years electric utility industry experience and 5 years of leadership experience in a key management position.  Additional experience in the telecommunications industry would be an asset for potential candidates.  Candidates must be qualified individuals with high integrity and excellent people skills.  A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field is preferred.  Candidates must possess knowledge and experience in the areas of team building, strategic planning, finance, technology and electric distribution system operations.  Understanding the electric utility and telecommunications business and knowing the working relationship between the CEO and the Cooperative’s Board of Directors is important.  Knowledge of cooperative principles and applying them within the workplace and community is a plus.  It’s highly desirable that new General Manager is in place by January 1, 2018.

How to Apply:

Douglas Electric’s headquarters is located in the community of Roseburg, Oregon and is situated in the heart of the scenic Hundred Valleys of the Umpqua, with the picturesque Umpqua River flowing through town.  The community is an hour south of the state’s second largest city, Eugene, and two hours north of the California border.  Roseburg is within 80 miles of the Pacific coast and a two-hour drive from beautiful Crater Lake National Park.  Abundant recreation opportunities are easily accessible, making the area a great place for families to enjoy many outdoor activities and grow together in a community of 23,000.  Roseburg is well known for its excellent school system and medical resources.  The surrounding area is also known for some of the finest wines in the U.S., producing many varieties among more than three dozen wineries.

Douglas Electric Cooperative is An Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a generous 401(k) retirement plan in addition to excellent medical, dental and vision plans.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Anyone interested in this position should contact Rick Crinklaw at NRECA Executive Search.  Applications will be accepted until September 13, 2017.  Please send electronically a comprehensive resume, cover letter, and a minimum of three professional references to:

Rick Crinklaw, NRECA Executive Search

(541) 954-4174

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Posting End Date: August 26, 2017