General Manager

Company Name: Idaho County Light and Power Cooperative Association, Inc.
Phone Number: 208-983-1610
City: Grangeville
State/Provence: ID
Zip: 83520
Job Title: General Manager
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Management
Posting Start Date: February 17, 2016
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Work Time: Full Time
Work Time Type: Salaried

OVERVIEW: Idaho County Light and Power Cooperative Association, Inc. seeks a progressive and positive leader to succeed its retiring GM. ICLP is a not-for-profit rural electric distribution cooperative serving approximately 3,100 member/owners over 3,900 active services in parts of Idaho and Lewis counties located in north central Idaho. ICLP’s geographic service area offers exceptional hunting, fishing and summer and winter outdoor activities as it is situated among the Salmon River and Clearwater River drainages, the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests and is gateway to the Frank Church and Selway-Bitteroot National Wilderness Areas. The co-op surrounds but does not serve the four largest towns in the two counties. The communities are clean and progressive supporting two hospitals, four high schools and healthy agricultural, forest product and recreational based economies. ICLP was incorporated in 1938 and is headquartered in Grangeville, ID. The cooperative is governed by a 7 member-elected board of directors and employs 14 full-time dedicated employees. The board members represent specific districts within the cooperative’s 1,800 square mile service territory. The co-op has 1,100 miles of energized distribution line and is a full requirements customer of the Bonneville Power Administration. With a net utility plant of $12.25 million and total assets of $16.5 million, ICLP has maintained a strong financial position and a healthy utility plant through the past three decades. The GM, serving as the top executive of ICLP, is appointed by the Board of Directors and reports directly to the board. ICLP provides the additional service of propane distribution to over 3,400 members and non-members through a wholly-owned for-profit subsidiary. The co-op’s staff provides administrative and accounting services to the subsidiary through a management contract.

Experience Required:

The successful candidate should have a minimum of 15 years of experience in the electric utility industry with at least five to ten years of proven senior management experience, preferably in the rural electric cooperative program. It is preferred that the successful candidate hold a bachelor’s degree in finance, engineering or a related field. The board will consider senior level management experience in the electric utility industry, related continuing educational certifications and leadership positions in associated organizations, in lieu of a degree. Candidates should have proven senior management experience in or knowledge of the areas of finance and accounting, electric operations, strategic planning, member relations, personnel, and organizational management. It is mandatory the candidate have strong leadership skills and excellent oral and written communications skills. The desirable candidate will exhibit superior strategic thinking and problem solving, strong interpersonal skills and being able to develop and maintain a positive attitude while building cohesive teams and organizational support among employees. Experience in the rural electric cooperative program and familiarity with northwest power supply and transmission issues is a plus. They must have the ability to develop positive long-term relationships with the consumer-members, community organizations, state and federal legislators, associated regional and national organizations, and the board. The successful candidate will provide strong leadership, vision, advice, and assistance to the board concerning industry changes, strategic planning, business objectives, and policy needs that support the cooperative’s mission and provide effective guidance for overall operations for the electric cooperative. The general manager attends board meetings and is active in the statewide association, Idaho Consumer-Owned Utilities Association and represents the co-op on the Northwest Requirements Utilities board as well as the Northwest Energy Services Cooperative board. ICLP provides a full benefit package including retirement, 401k, PTO, health, life and long-term disability insurances. Desired start date will be August 22, 2016. Additional information on the cooperative can be found at and questions may be directed to or by calling toll free at 800-212-0424.

How to Apply:

TO APPLY: Submit resume’ with cover letter and recent salary history, along with at least three professional and two personal references by close of business on May 2, 2016. Applications should be submitted to: Ernie Robinson, President, Idaho County Light and Power, P.O. Box 300, Grangeville, ID 83530. Applications will also be accepted by email at with “To the Attention of Ernie Robinson, President” in the subject line. ICLP IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER – ICLP does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), age (40 or older), disability, genetic information or other protected class. If an applicant with a disability requires accommodation to apply for a position, please contact ICLP for further assistance.

Posting End Date: April 30, 2016