Community Relations Representative

Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA) has immediate openings for a Community Relations Representative to work in our headquarters located in Pahrump, Nevada.

Valley Electric Association, Inc., (VEA) is a member-owned electric cooperative based in Pahrump, Nevada, with a certified service area covering more than 6,800 square miles in Nevada and California. VEA presently provides service to over 24,000 services with 2,120 line miles of distribution facilities and 13 substations.  VEA is a participating transmission owner and load serving entity in the California Independent System of Operators Corporation (CAISO).

VEA is the parent company to a host of wholly-owned subsidiaries, including Valley Electric Transmission Association (VETA), Valley Communication Association (VCA), and SolPower.

This Community Relations Representative is responsible for conceptualizing and developing opportunities to build relationships that position the Cooperative as a valued neighbor in the communities we serve, which includes communication engagement efforts, acting as a liaison between Ambassadors and VEA (Valley Electric Association), and educating members about the cooperative business model. This position will work throughout all of the Cooperative’s district areas and must be able to work successfully with representatives from various communities, organizations, and communities with respect to their diverse populations and cultures. For more detailed information regarding responsibilities, duties, and specifications, please refer to the job description for Community Relations Representative.

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Education: Associate’s degree or a combination of experience and education that would satisfy the requirements of this position.

Experience: Two years of community relations or related experience highly preferred.

Job Knowledge: Must possess or develop a basic understanding of the electric and broadband industries and their concepts, practices, and procedures. Must have a basic knowledge of public relations, marketing and working with a wide variety of people. Basic knowledge of computer systems, writing, research skills and basic website knowledge.

Abilities and Skills: Must have the ability to effectively carry out the responsibilities of this position, with the ability to effectively:

• Communicate through written and oral means.
• Prepare and present speeches, audiovisual presentations, demonstrations, and written communications for members, prospective members, government entities, civic and school groups, and the general public.
• Be organized, energetic, a self-starter and able to meet deadlines.
• Communicate and work with all levels of Cooperative personnel.
• Use computers software including word processing, spreadsheet, graphic editing and desktop publishing.
• Use social media and community networks.
• Coordinate and communicate closely with other departments, including the marketing and communications teams.
• Write and edit publications, documents, etc.

Incumbent must be approachable with strong collaboration, leadership, and interpersonal skills.


VEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity or Expression

Valley Electric Association, Inc. and its subsidiaries offer a competitive benefits package, which includes company paid:

Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
Short-Term Disability
Group Life Insurance
Business Travel Life Insurance
401(k) plan
Pension plan
Vacation and Sick accrual
Holiday pay

Job Details

May 26, 2023