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As an equal opportunity employer, Stearns Electric Association seeks employees who are creative, high-energy professionals with excellent people skills to provide our members with an excellent experience. Employees benefit from a work environment that encourages work-life balance and professional growth along with competitive pay and an outstanding benefits package.

Stearns Electric Association will accept applications and resumes for those positions that are open and available to external candidates. When a position is available, a posting will be listed below.

 

POSITION(S) AVAILABLE

Human resource generalist

Stearns Electric Association, a member-owned electric distribution cooperative serving over 27,000 member-consumers in the Central Minnesota area, is seeking a full time Human Resource Generalist to bring multiple areas of human resource expertise to a company that genuinely cares about its employees.

As Human Resource Generalist, you will collaborate with the leadership team to understand and execute the organization’s human resource and talent strategy, particularly as it relates to current and future talent needs. The position will work with employee hiring and onboarding, performance management, training and development, employee wellbeing, employment law compliance, and wage and benefits management.

Applicants must be approachable and serve as a responsive resource able to connect with employees at all levels. The ideal candidate is detail oriented, able to multi-task and excels with independent work, with an occasional team project. This position is the sole human resource contact for employees. This is a full-time, non-exempt position working Monday-Friday during core business hours. The position will report to our Melrose Headquarters Office.

A minimum of an associate’s degree in a business-related field is required; however, candidates with significant experience may be considered in lieu of the education requirement. Five years of human resource experience or more is required for this position. Benefit administration experience a plus. Knowledge of employment and labor laws preferred.

Stearns Electric offers a competitive pay and benefits package and the opportunity to be a part of an amazing organization.  Please send resume, cover letter, salary expectations and three professional references no later than September 18, 2020 to Human Resource Department, Stearns Electric Association, PO Box 40, Melrose, MN 56352 or via email to hrdept@stearnselectric.org. Stearns Electric Association is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

Energy Service Representative Lead

Stearns Electric Association, a member-owned electric distribution cooperative in the Central Minnesota area, is seeking a full time Energy Service Representative Lead to focus on the Cooperative’s residential member needs related to EnergyWise programs, rebates and energy usage. In addition, this position will serve as the St. Joseph branch office facility, ground maintenance and security coordinator.

Fundamental activities for this position include communicating to members about our EnergyWise programs, load control communication, reporting, contractor relations, innovative energy use (community solar, wellspring, electric vehicles) and data analysis used in energy assessments.

Applicants must have strong customer service skills along with technical knowledge in electricity and/or HVAC. Ideal candidates are electricians, HVAC technicians or energy professionals.

This is a full-time, non-exempt position working Monday-Friday during core business hours with occasional after hour phone calls related to load control and troubleshooting. This position works primarily in-office and will report to our St. Joseph Branch Office.

An associate’s degree is required; however, candidates with significant experience may be considered in lieu of the education requirement. A valid Minnesota Class D driver’s license is required. An understanding of electrical and HVAC systems is required. Knowledge of electric energy usage/demand and EnergyWise programs is preferred with previous hands-on experience a plus.

Stearns Electric offers a competitive pay and benefits package and the opportunity to be a part of an amazing organization.  Please send resume and cover letter no later than October 2, 2020 to Human Resource Department, Stearns Electric Association, PO Box 40, Melrose, MN 56352 or via email to hrdept@stearnselectric.org. Stearns Electric Association is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

Stearns Electric Association is an equal opportunity provider and employer. In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the Cooperative prohibits discrimination against its members, employees and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Cooperative.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the Cooperative or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

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