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DMEA POSITION GUIDE Management   Title: Human Resources Manager Type: Regular, Full-Time Supervisor: Chief Financial Officer  Supervises: Human Resource Specialist Directs: Payroll/Personnel Specialist Department: Finance/Accounting and Human Resources Classification: Non-Union FLSA Status: Exempt Date Approved: 4/98 Dates Revised: 1/02, 5/02, 11/02, 9/11, 4/13, 12/13, 4/15, 2/18 Location: Montrose, CO       *You MUST attach a Cover Letter with your Resume and completed Application to be considered for this position* **Job Closes March 18th, 2018 @ 11:59pm**    JOB SUMMARY: The Human Resources Manager is responsible for comprehensive management of the Human Resources functions of the cooperative and its subsidiary including, but not limited to: maintaining and improving the quality of the Association’s workforce in collaboration with other departments in the company; planning, directing, and administering policies related to all phases of Human Resources activity; providing counsel and guidelines on Human Resources issues; assuring the company is in compliance with applicable employment laws and regulations; administering benefit and compensation programs; process improvement; and maintaining a good working relationship between the Association and IBEW.       QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: High School graduate or equivalent required.  Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Human Resources or related field preferred.  Professional certification (e.g. SHRM, PHR) preferred.  A minimum of five (5) years of recent, practical and progressive work experience and specialized training in Human Resources required.  Personal computer skills required.  Prior experience with unionized workforce and/or electric cooperatives preferred.  Must have good internal and external customer service skills.  Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.   ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: In an efficient and professional manner, while and in accordance with the DMEA/IBEW Labor Agreement and DMEA Accident Prevention Manual:   - Provides expertise and assistance in the management of the workforce in the areas of policy setting, staffing, recruitment, hiring, orientation, development, recognition, coaching, discipline, and separation.   - Develops, recommends, implements, updates, and administers employment policies, procedures, and guidelines designed to protect Association and employee interests in accordance with governmental laws and regulations and Association policies and objectives. Maintains and updates Employee Handbook as needed.   - Supervises personnel to accomplish human resources and records management functions. Assigns and coordinates work to meet schedules and complete projects. Reviews and evaluates performance of subordinates.   - Identifies and complies with legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources functions and ensures policies, procedures, and reporting are in compliance.   - Develops and implements the Association’s Affirmative Action Plan. Administers the Affirmative Action Program and coordinates nondiscrimination compliance.   - Develops and administers position guides with coordination and input from managers and supervisors.   - Identifies staffing needs through workforce planning and management projections. Recruits, evaluates, interviews, and actively participates in hiring decisions.   - Prepares employee separation notices and related documentation, and conducts exit interviews.   - Administers the Association’s performance review program to ensure effectiveness, compliance, and equity within the organization.   - Administers the Association’s benefit plans and programs, including health, life, disability, 401k retirement plan, defined benefit retirement plan, 125 plan, Health Savings Account, leaves of absence, and the employee assistance program. Maintains records of benefits plans participation and other personnel transactions such as hires, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, terminations, and other employee statistics.   - Interfaces with payroll and periodically audits benefits and compensation data in payroll records against personnel records.   - Works with managers and supervisors to identify and manage company-wide, supervisory, team, and individual employee development and training strategies and opportunities. Plans, budgets, and coordinates company-wide benefits-related training provided by training vendors such as National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, and employment and supervisory training provided by external vendors such as Employers Council.   - Administers the Association’s wage and salary compensation plan, and completes compensation and benefits surveys as appropriate.   - Advises management in appropriate resolution of employee relations issues.   - Acts as Association representative to the IBEW, and strives to maintain good working relationships with union employees and representatives. Assists in developing the overall strategic objectives relative to the IBEW/DMEA union contract and its interpretation and administration.   - Represents the Association at personnel-related hearings and investigations.   - Responsible for defining, submitting, and controlling budget costs for respective areas of responsibility.   RESPONSIBILITY/ACCOUNTABILITY: Must inform superiors of non-routine situations.  Due to the nature of the position held, is responsible for ensuring that employees regardless of rank, adhere to applicable laws, regulations and requirements that fall within their area of responsibility and are required to notify the Chief Financial Officer of any discrepancies in the enforcement of legal requirements.   OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job.  This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties and requirements for personnel in this position.   KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge:  Knowledge of human resources concepts; personnel practices; regulatory issues; employee benefits; recruitment; performance management practices; budgeting; office procedures; general accounting and the appropriate methods and means of dealing with human behavior situations in a variety of business circumstances.   Skill:  Communicating effectively both verbally and in writing with a diverse range of audiences and settings; persuasion and negotiation of conflicts and problems; assessing operational, program, staff, and fiscal needs; evaluating data; analyzing complex written documents; identifying and resolving administrative problems; working under pressure while managing deadlines; and maintaining order in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.   Requires understanding and the ability to interpret the union contract, agreements and administrative policies to properly advise and assist management employees.  Understands and uses the concepts of performance coaching.   Understands the concept of providing quality service to DMEA customers and employees and agrees to maintain a continuing commitment to providing superior service.  Must be flexible and a team player.   ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Requires continuous sitting and use of keyboard/computer and occasional standing, walking, bending, and climbing stairs, kneeling, reaching and occasionally lifting up to 25 pounds.  Requires finger dexterity, good vision and hearing, ability to speak and the ability to perform close work.  On a daily basis, requires attention to detail, the ability to read, write and perform basic math, analyze data and reports and conduct research.  Office equipment used frequently includes personal computers, related software, copiers and fax machines, etc.    WORKING CONDITIONS: Regular, predictable attendance is required.  Close to 100% of the work performed is done indoors in an office setting.  Occasional travel by company vehicle and/or commercial means may be required.  The typical work schedule is 40 hours per week, M-F 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Working beyond 40 hours may be required and may include night and/or weekend work.
Company
DMEA
Job ID
2018-1148
Job Locations US-CO-Montrose
DMEA Management POSITION GUIDE Title: Engineering Manager Union Classification: Non-Union Type: Regular Full-time FLSA Status: Exempt Supervisor: Chief Operating Officer Department: Engineering Job Location:   Montrose, Colorado, USA Date Accepted: 01/1995 Directs: Engineering Department personnel Date Reviewed: 01/09, 09/11, 04/13, 01/18 Supervises: System Design Supervisor, System Engineering Supervisor, Energy Services Supervisor                 *Please attach a Resume with your completed application* **Job Closes March 6th, 2018 @ 11:59pm**   JOB SUMMARY: The Engineering Manager is responsible for the planning, design and integrity of DMEA’s electric system including transmission, substations, distribution, metering and SCADA/AMR/voice systems; and communications to these systems.   QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering required; Master’s Degree in Engineering preferred. Registered Professional Engineer preferred.  At least eight (8) years of professional experience in electrical engineering including the management of an electrical utility system preferred.  Requires at least one (1) year direct supervisory experience in Engineering at an electric utility.   ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: In an efficient and professional manner, and accordance with the DMEA/IBEW Labor Agreement and DMEA Accident Prevention Manual: - Responsible for oversight of DMEA’s electric system including transmission, substation and distribution facilities. Includes planning, engineering standards and specifications, and assuring appropriate voltage, protection, power quality and facilities loading.   - Responsible for oversight of the System Design team including all extensions from or modifications to the electric system. Assures adherence to and appropriate and timely improvements of the Extension Policy, the Electric Service Regulations and the New Construction Handbook. Assures procurement of appropriate rights-of-way and permits for construction activities and DMEA facilities.   - Responsible for oversight of the Energy Services team and engaging this team in a meaningful approach to complimenting and enhancing DMEA’s strategic direction. Assure appropriate administration of the Pole Attachment Agreements and net metering programs. Assure appropriate relationships with all members but especially with members who have large and/or unique loads.   - Responsible for oversight of the Technical Services team and its responsibilities including appropriate: substation operations, maintenance, upgrades, and switching orders; metering maintenance and upgrades; SCADA system maintenance and upgrades; AMR system maintenance and upgrades; two-way radio system maintenance and upgrades; and maintenance and upgrades for the communication systems related to the AMR, SCADA and two-way voice systems.   - Responsible for oversight of DMEA’s Interconnection Standard and for installation, operation, maintenance, and upgrades to all Distributed Energy Resource (DER) interconnections.   - Provides engineering expertise as requested or required within all departments of DMEA.   - Assures appropriate career development of employees in the Engineering Department.   - Responsible for defining, submitting and controlling budget costs for respective areas of responsibility. Monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with the current year’s budget.   - Promotes and maintains a safe working environment, observes all safety rules, and supports the Association’s Mission, Core Values, Vision and Strategic Plan in carrying out the responsibilities of the position. Responsible for assuring completion of Strategic Initiatives developed from time-to-time supporting DMEA’s Strategic Plan.   - Reviews and approves the work of subordinates, recommends wage and salary adjustments including reviewing the work of other departments in the company where technical work or performance has a bearing on the successful operation of the utility system.   - Responsible for the administration of all contracts, agreements, rules, regulations and statutes that directly pertain to the department.   - Responsible for special projects as assigned.   RESPONSIBILITY/ACCOUNTABILITY Individual has complete authority to take whatever action he or she deems advisable or necessary, subject only to the policies or general rules laid down by his/her immediate supervisor.   OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job.  This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties and requirements for personnel in this position.   KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Requires in-depth knowledge of the principles and practices of electrical engineering and the operations of an electrical utility system.  Supervisory knowledge including personnel practices is required.  Must have in-depth knowledge of budgeting, general accounting, fiscal management practices; office procedures and business operating systems; and the appropriate methods and means of managing human behavior in a variety of business circumstances.   Communicating effectively, verbally and in writing, in a diverse range of audiences and settings; persuasion and negotiation of conflicts and problems; assessing operational, program, staffing, and fiscal needs; interpreting legal documents and government regulations, evaluating fiscal and financial reports, forms, and data; analyzing complex written documents; identifying and resolving administrative problems; working long and irregular hours, and under pressure conditions; delegating responsibility and achieving results through subordinates; and maintaining order in an environment of changing priorities.   Requires understanding and the ability to interpret the union contract, agreements and administrative policies to properly apply provisions to supervising and directing the work of subordinates.  Understands and uses the concepts of performance coaching.   Understands the concept of providing quality services to our members and customers, and agrees to maintain a continuing commitment to superior member/customer service.   ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Requires frequent sitting, standing, walking and use of keyboard/computer; and occasional bending, kneeling, reaching and lifting up to 25 pounds.  Requires finger dexterity, good vision and hearing, ability to speak, and the ability to perform close work.  Office equipment used includes personal computers, related software, copy machines, fax machines, etc.   WORKING CONDITIONS: Regular, predictable attendance is required.  Close to 100% of the work performed is done indoors in an office setting. Occasional travel by company vehicle and commercial means is required.   *Please attach a Resume with your completed application* **Job Closes March 6th, 2018 @ 11:59pm**
Company
DMEA
Job ID
2018-1146
Job Locations US-CO-Montrose
ELEVATE POSITION GUIDE Title: Business Sales Executive Union Classification: NON-Union Type Regular Full-time FLSA Status: Exempt Supervisor: Chief Technology Officer Supervises: N/A Job Location:   Montrose, Colorado, USA Department: Broadband/Elevate Date Accepted: 05/2016 Date Reviewed: 01/18     *Please attach resume with your COMPLETED application* **Job Closes February 28th, 2018 @ 11:59pm**     QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or equivalent required.  Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Business or Information Technology related field OR equivalent professional sales experience with proven track record of success required.  Two years previous telecommunications direct sales experience highly recommended. Advanced computer literacy required, including but not limited to Microsoft Office. Experience with NISC software preferred. Must maintain a valid driver’s license.    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Elevate, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta-Montrose Electric Association, reserves the right to change or modify the duties and essential functions of this position at any time.   In an efficient and professional manner, and in accordance with applicable labor agreements and the DMEA Accident Prevention Manual:   - Executes direct sales and builds relationships within assigned geographic area for the purpose of new commercial client acquisition.   - Initiates new service agreements for Elevate commercial subscribers, maintains current subscriber base, generates new sales, and coordinates delivery of services.   - Negotiates contracts with commercial Elevate subscribers.   - Schedules and conducts appointments with new and existing commercial subscribers to determine sales opportunities and maintain subscriber base.   - Serves as the key accounts manager for all commercial Elevate subscribers. Conducts regular meetings with key accounts to ensure satisfaction, retention, and growth of products sold.   - Attracts new potential commercial subscribers by answering product and service questions, suggesting information about other products and services; opens and maintains commercial subscriber accounts   - Manage all service orders through to completion and customer satisfaction.   - Works with Subscriber Service Coordinator to prepare service quotations and contracts, organize work orders, and coordinate installation with engineering/technical staff.   - Resolves telecommunications problems by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information, implementing or recommending solutions, and escalating problems as appropriate in accordance with escalation procedure. Maintains commercial subscriber satisfaction by responding to inquiries, service requests, follow up with commercial subscribers to ensure service meets requirements, notification of engineering/technical difficulties or scheduled maintenance and complaints.   - Support and assist the Marketing Department in the implementation of Elevate marketing plans as needed.   - Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed by management.   - Completes other duties as assigned.   RESPONSIBILITY / ACCOUNTABILITY: Individual has the authority to take whatever action is deemed advisable or necessary and may initiate and carry out the action; but is required to advise superiors of the action taken when deemed necessary.  Must inform superiors of non-routine situations.   OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job.  This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for personnel in this position.   KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Requires in-depth knowledge of customer transactions, customer satisfaction, and telecommunication sales. Must have a demonstrated ability to deal directly with the public, existing and potential subscribers, and other employees.   Must have demonstrated effective communication skills, including: presentation, verbal, written, and listening skills, and the ability to effectively work as part of a team. Strong time management and organizational skills are required.   Requires demonstrated personal motivation (a self-starter) with high energy and a track record of successful, credible lead follow-up and sales development experience. Proven sales and prospecting skills required, including a confident, but conversational phone presence. Must have proven ability to sustain and grow a healthy sales pipeline. Must demonstrate willingness to train and master solution selling and the ability to develop tactics to create and close opportunities. Proven ability to understand a client’s business issues and work with a team to engineer network and managed IT solutions.   Requires the ability to present information to others and communicate effectively; and work in a changing environment to complete projects accurately within reasonable deadlines.  Must work collaboratively with coworkers, members, and others.   Requires understanding and the ability to negotiate and interpret contracts, agreements, and administrative policies to properly apply provisions to directing the work of others as appropriate.    Understands the concept of providing quality services to our members/subscribers and agrees to maintain a continuing commitment to superior people-to-people service.    ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Requires frequent sitting, standing, walking, and use of keyboard/computer; and occasional bending, kneeling, reaching, and lifting up to 25 pounds.  Requires finger dexterity, good vision and hearing, ability to speak, and the ability to perform close work.  Office equipment used includes personal computers, related software, copy machines, fax machines, etc.    WORKING CONDITIONS: Regular, predictable attendance is required.  Close to 80% of the employee’s day is spent indoors at a desk in an office environment. Must be willing to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and extended hours as required by workload. Frequent travel within the service area by company or personal vehicle is required. Occasional travel by commercial means is required.     *Please attach resume with your COMPLETED application* **Job Closes February 28th, 2018 @ 11:59pm**
Company
Elevate
Job ID
2018-1145
Job Locations US-CO-Montrose
                 DMEA POSITION GUIDE Title: Communications Specialist Union Classification: NON-Union Type Regular Full-time FLSA Status: Exempt Supervisor: Communications & Marketing Manager Supervises: N/A Job Location:   Montrose, Colorado, USA Department: Marketing/Communications Date Accepted: 02/2002 Date Reviewed: 12/02, 9/06, 8/11, 4/13, 12/13, 12/14, 6/15   *Please attach the following items with your application to be considered: -Cover Letter -Resume -COMPLETED Application -Work Samples (portfolio can include writing, communication, marketing or design samples. Attach samples as PDF or provide link)   **Job Closes February 28th, 2018 @ 11:59pm** JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Communications and Marketing Manager, this position is responsible for producing DMEA’s newsletter, graphics, brochures, ad designs, and other formal communications with DMEA’s members and Elevate Fiber customers. This position utilizes print and other media including web based and related electronic means to communicate with members/customers, community leaders, and others as directed by the Marketing Supervisor. This position contributes to the development of internal and external corporate communications, including, but not limited to, advertisements, internal and external communications, social media, corporate reports, and other supporting marketing collateral for Cooperative programs and service.  This position also assists in planning and coordinating DMEA’s annual board election process and Annual Meeting, and coordinates the cooperative’s public outreach programs, including but not limited to youth educational programs and member events.   QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:   An Associate’s degree with an emphasis in graphic design, advertising, communications, journalism, professional writing or related field is required; bachelor’s degree in same field(s) of study is preferred. At least two years of practical, related work experience is required. Submission of a professional portfolio, including samples of applicant’s writing, communication collateral, design work, photography, and/or videography is required. Experience using Microsoft Office products; graphic design software (Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and/or Quark); and web design software (Front Page, Dream Weaver, Go Live, or comparable programs) is preferred. Experience in photography and using photo-editing software is preferred. Experience in videography and video editing is preferred, as is experience using Adobe Premiere video editing software. Must have and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license.   ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:   In an efficient and professional manner, and in accordance with the DMEA/IBEW Labor Agreement and DMEA Accident Prevention Manual:   - Responsible for the design, layout, and production of the association’s newsletter, “PowerLines.” Assists with newsletter content as directed. Directs contractors as needed to facilitate newsletter production and works to ensure the distribution of this newsletter in members’ bills on a monthly basis.   - Responsible for the design, content, layout, editing, and production of the association’s internal newsletter, “Conduit.”   - Utilizes graphic design software to produce print advertisements, brochures, educational promotions and public relations material to support DMEA programs, events, and corporate objectives. Works with Marketing Supervisor to plan content for said publications. Determines size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy for said publications. Prepares final layouts for printer.   - Assists in budget preparation and adheres to budget guidelines for assigned initiatives.   - Assists with the administration of assigned portions of the DMEA’s internet website, dmea.com, posts content and revisions to DMEA’s website.   - Facilitates DMEA’s social media and e-marketing efforts.   - Participates in the development, design, and disbursement of marketing materials. Coordinates the production of marketing materials with contractors as needed.   - Responsible for photography and photo editing needs of DMEA.   - Assists department with the planning and coordination of the Association’s annual election process and Annual Meeting.   - Responsible for marketing, implementing and the overall management of DMEA’s membership participation in the Washington, DC Youth Tour, the Youth Leadership Camp, and all DMEA Scholarship Programs.   - Assists with public outreach opportunities. Interacts with employees, members, customers, general public, and media in a professional and courteous manner.   - Assists department with the planning and coordination of all member events.   - Responsible for DMEA’s video production efforts as needed or assigned.   - Assists with special projects as needed.   - Participates in the marketing and communication efforts of DMEA’s subsidiary, Elevate Fiber. Works with the Communications and Marketing Manager to plan content, develop collateral, coordinate with contractors, manage social media, and implement annual strategies in order to meet customer subscription and retention goals.   OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job.  This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties and requirements for personnel in this position.   KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:   To perform effectively in this position, the incumbent must have graphic arts/design, public speaking, writing, and editing ability at a level normally acquired through successful job experience and the completion of a college degree in graphic design, graphic arts, communications, journalism, professional writing, or a related field.  The ability to communicate technical subjects to a lay audience both verbally and in writing is highly desirable. This position requires skill and proficiency in using different software packages on a variety of keyboard configurations; communicating effectively, verbally and in writing, in a diverse range of audiences and settings including those involving employees, customers, members, and general public; the ability to develop plans, procedures, and goals; present information to others; and work under stress to complete projects within deadlines.   Understands the concept of providing quality services to DMEA members/Elevate customers and employees and agrees to maintain a continuing commitment to superior people-to-people service.   ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:   Requires frequent sitting, standing, walking and use of use of keyboard/computer; and occasional bending, kneeling, reaching, and lifting up to 25 pounds.  Requires finger dexterity, good vision and hearing, ability to speak, and the ability to perform close work.  Office equipment used occasionally includes personal computers, related software, copy machines, fax machines, etc.   WORKING CONDITIONS:   Regular, predictable attendance is required.  Up to 75% of the work performed is done indoors in an office setting.  Must be willing to travel anywhere in the cooperative system, as well as attend functions relevant to position. Travel is required for photo shoots, interviews, reporting, and events.  Travel by company vehicle is required. Overnight travel is required. Occasional travel by commercial means may be required.   *Please attach a Cover Letter & Resume with your COMPLETE Application* **Job Closes February 28th, 2018 @ 11:59pm**  
Company
DMEA
Job ID
2018-1143