Career Opportunities


UEC is headquartered in Hermiston, Oregon (population 18,000+), the largest and fastest-growing city in Eastern Oregon. Located seven miles south of the Columbia River, Lake Wallula and the McNary Dam, the Hermiston area has become a hub for logistics and data center activity. The area is 30 minutes south of the Tri-Cities in Washington, two-and-a-half hours south of Spokane, three hours east of Portland, and three-and-a-half hours northwest of Boise. Cost of living is lower than the national average. Blue Mountain Community College and Eastern Oregon University have branch facilities in Hermiston; Columbia Basin College and a branch campus of Washington State University are a 40-mile drive. Area activities are plentiful, and include golfing, boating, fishing, hunting, volksmarching, camping, hiking, and snow skiing.

Vice President Finance & Rates

The Vice President overseeing the new finance and rates division within Umatilla Electric Cooperative will provide leadership and oversight to the finance and rates portion of the business. This position will be expected to develop and lead a more strategic and member-focused finance and rates function with an eye toward financial strategy and support member rate activity and power supply. This position will collaborate and coordinate with strategic and tactical leadership in such a manner that the best interests of the Cooperative are served, both in the short and long term. The position is responsible to collaborate and partner with the departments and the executive team at UEC to promote a culture of safety for employees and the community, and provide overall direction, coordination and evaluation of the company’s financial strategy. In addition to being responsible for the employees of the departments they oversee; the VP is expected to utilize cross functional teams and work with other department leaders to develop a strong collaborative working relationship across the cooperative.

Please apply by submitting your application through Mycoff Fry Partners, LLC at Additional information is available upon request.

Closing date is May 8, 2020.

Journeyman Lineman

This position operates all line equipment used in construction, maintenance and removal of overhead and underground power lines. Performs substation maintenance, construction and switching in substations for both distribution and transmission voltages. Repairs and replaces overhead transmission and distribution power lines and associated equipment. De-energizes and ground power lines and equipment to permit safe working conditions. Repairs and trouble shoots underground lines and equipment. Climbs poles and uses a bucket which is attached to truck mounted booms and cranes. Performs work in a safe manner in conformance with all applicable regulations.

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Electric System Engineer III

The Electric System Engineer III independently directs safe and cost-effective engineering for electric system construction and maintenance. This Engineering position will be responsible to maintain working knowledge of the UEC substations, transmission, and distribution systems, including design and equipment specifications and operating principles, preparing technical engineering studies, reports and development of construction work plans. This position will help to lead, mentor and develop lower level engineering staff. May assume staff leadership responsibilities or administrative duties assigned by the manager.

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Construction Superintendent

The Construction Superintendent plans and directs the activities of Contractors related to all maintenance and construction. Actively promotes a culture of safety and assures safety standards are adhered to. The Construction Superintendent will also prioritize crew assignments in support of system maintenance related activities as needed. Adheres to and supports company policies and develops specific operating procedures. Has supervisory responsibility over line crews and delegates functional activities to workers. Works closely with the Operations Superintendent to assure clear communications and effective team work.

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Land Use Specialist

The Land Use Specialist is responsible for ensuring that the property and property rights obtained by the Cooperative are tracked, obtained, and secured accurately, timely and in accordance with policies and procedures. This position will work closely with others to provide support for the preparation of construction work packages, identifying and resolving Right-of-Way issues, discrepancies and conflicts, while ensuring the continual communication of these tasks.

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Employment-Related Materials

UEC’s Voluntary Affirmative Action Data Self-Identification Form

UEC’s Disability Self Identification Form

UEC’s Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UEC’s Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

UEC’s USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

UEC’s EEO Is The Law Poster

UEC’s EEO Is The Law Poster Supplement

Employee Polygraph Protection Act

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