Career Opportunities

UECTouchstoneUEC is a rapidly growing member-owned electric cooperative located in eastern Oregon minutes from the Columbia River. Our customer loads include residential, irrigation, commercial and industrial – from agribusiness to data centers. UEC operates more than 120 miles of 115 kV transmission line and more than 1,900 miles of 12.47 kV distribution line with substations and switching stations. Hermiston is a thriving city of 18,000 residents, known for trophy hunting and fishing, its proximity to wine country, and its farming, food processing and energy development economy.

Manager of Finance and Accounting

Umatilla Electric Cooperative (UEC) is a progressive electric utility cooperative located in northeastern Oregon along the beautiful Columbia River, offering a wide variety of activities year round.UEC is experiencing rapid growth in the commercial and industrial area and has a challenging position for the right candidate. UEC is seeking a full-time Manager of Finance and Accounting to be located at the utility office in Hermiston, Oregon.

The Manager of Finance and Accounting oversees the fiscal and accounting operations of the cooperative. This includes managing financial and accounting operational reporting and processes, as well as the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems and metrics designed to report financial results and track company assets.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES may include other duties as assigned.
• Directs production of timely and accurate monthly financial statements and reports.
• Provides long-term financial forecasts by reviewing capital and construction work plan needs.
• Identifies monetary resources and provides loan recommendations.
• Provides analysis and recommendations, compliant with Board Policy, regarding the allocation, retention and retirement of patronage capital.
• Develops financial work plan goals.
• Oversees the production of the annual company budget.
• Ensures department objectives are met by providing direction and support to department staff.
• Directs production of monthly budget reports, including preliminary reports for management review.
• Oversees all billing processes, ensuring accurate and timely monthly member billing.
• Oversees all accounting functions, ensuring all financial obligations are made accurately and timely.
• Develops, recommends, and implements strategies to ensure the Cooperative achieves long term financial goals.
• Develops policy recommendations related to financial goals.
• Coordinates cost of service and rate studies and reports on findings.
• Accurately maintains the general ledger of UEC and its subsidiaries in order to meet the goal of receiving an annual “Unqualified Audit Opinion”.     
• Maintains loan fund records, prepares loan fund applications, and manages the loan application process.
• Coordinates debt activities with financial institutions (RUS, CFC, CoBank, etc.) ensuring access to capital in support of operations, while minimizing interest expense.
• Coordinates investment activities.
• Schedules required tax and internal audit activities to ensure the completion of audited financial reports, auditor’s reports and related materials by all assigned deadlines.
• Demonstrates the ability to develop and work with complex spreadsheets.
• Prepares and presents recommendations to the Board of Directors as directed and required by the CEO.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required for this position or a combination of education and experience.

Experience: Ten (10) years or more related experience and/or training in financial management and accounting. Experience with a cooperative electric utility and RUS regulation is desirable, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

UEC offers a competitive wage and benefits package and the salary for this position is commensurate with qualifications.

EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran.

Posting closes 4/21/2017

Come join a growing business in the energy distribution field that is community minded and become part of our proud and successful Utility Management team!

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Senior Project Engineer

Umatilla Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Hermiston, Oregon, has an opening for a Senior Project Design Engineer in the Engineering Department. The Project Engineer is responsible for providing cost-effective engineering for electric system construction and maintenance with minimal direction. The position may supervise employees with generally similar skills. Monitoring department work assignments, identifying and resolving issues, discrepancies and conflicts, while ensuring the continual communication of these issues with the department manager. The position will be responsible for performing the surveying, layout, design, and management of complex transmission and distribution line projects and changes to the Cooperative transmission and distribution systems in accordance with approved standard engineering practices, RUS, federal, State, and Cooperative procedures and policies.

Education: Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) from a four-year college or university in engineering field, or related technical program. Related training programs and/or experience may be substituted for education.

Experience: Ten (10) years of electric utility experience in system design; additional education in a related field may substitute for experience. Two years of supervision experience is preferred.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities may include other duties as assigned.

• Provides project management for large construction/maintenance projects with minimal direction. Works regularly with consultants and contractors, providing instructions and direction for consulting project managers.

• Surveys, inspects, and reviews completed and closed work orders to ensure projects are completed per design and in accordance with approved practices, procedures, polices, and as required by RUS.

• Maintains current knowledge of the UEC electric system and a thorough knowledge of the UEC approved construction and equipment specifications.

• Provides support and services for internal and external customers as assigned.

• Obtain permits or right-of-way easements for UEC construction projects.

• Ensures proper completion of work package processes after construction is finished, including preparation of as-built designs and other data updates.

• Provides recommendations for designs of new electric plant or improvements to existing electric plant, transmission or distribution lines, with minimal direction. Prepares and presents design drawings and project details for approval as requested.

“This institution is an equal opportunity employer.” M/F/Disability/Veteran.

Come join a growing business in the energy distribution field that is community minded and become part of our proud and successful Utility Management team!

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UEC Job Application and Related Materials

UEC’s Online Job Application – Opens as a PDF.

UEC’s Voluntary Affirmative Action Data Self-Identification Form

UEC’s Disability Self Identification Form

UEC’s Equal Employment Opportunity 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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