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Assistant General Manager
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Job Description

Assistant General Manager

Kootenai Electric Cooperative is located in scenic North Idaho, the heart of abundant recreational opportunities. Settled in a beautiful lakefront mountain setting, it is a favorite destination for tourists. Just outside our back door are national forests, lakes, rivers, and trails offering plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, boating/water sports, fishing, hunting, golfing, snow sports, and much more. The four distinct seasons offer recreational opportunities year round. The Coeur d'Alene/Hayden metropolitan area also offers a variety of entertainment and shopping venues and is a short 45 minute drive to Spokane, Washington and access to domestic and international air travel.

KEC's mission is to provide exceptional service and reliable power to its members at competitive rates. It fulfills this mission for approximately 25,000 member owners. KEC is also experiencing robust growth. One of the core functions of the Assistant General Manager will be to help manage that growth strategically while delivering on our mission and remaining true to our core values.

Purpose: Manages and provides leadership for the Cooperative. Acts as General Manager in the absence of the General Manager.

Job Responsibilities:

1.Ensures continuity of operations in the absence of the General Manager acting as General Manager for all matters and business decisions that are urgent in nature, determining urgency based upon continuity of service to members, the cooperative's reputation, and avoidance of costs and/or liability the cooperative might incur should action not be taken. Communicate with the General Manager on actions taken accordingly.
2.Ensures resource requirements are planned to effectively and efficiently carry out assigned responsibilities, including but not necessarily limited to staffing, budget, materials, equipment, etc. Oversees workload scheduling of direct reports as may be assigned.
3.Ensures goals, objectives, and work plans are aligned with and fully support Cooperative goals.
4.Advances and achieves organizational objectives requiring interdepartmental involvement in a collaborative and effective manner.
5.Resolves member concerns and coordinates services provided to them.
6.Responsibilities will be according to the strengths of the candidate.
7.Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

a.Requires a 4 year bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in business administration or equivalent professional experience.
b.Requires at least 8 years of related work in the electric utility industry, preferably with a Cooperative or Public Utility District.
c.Graduate level work in Business Administration is preferred.
d.Five years of managerial or supervisory experience. Preferably this experience should include managing those in exempt, non-exempt, represented and non-represented positions.

2.Knowledge and Skills:
a.Excellent interpersonal skills, including oral and written communication, oral presentations, the ability to build strong working relationships, and the ability to interact positively and collaboratively with employees at all levels within the organization, KEC board directors, and as required, KEC members.
b.Excellent demonstrated management skills within the electric utility industry, preferably with an electric cooperative or PUD, including the ability to effectively plan, organize, staff, direct, coordinate, and control departmental staff and work operations to attain established goals and objectives within resource constraints.
c.Direct involvement with educating members/customers and experience in leading multi-disciplinary work groups in the achievement of established goals.
d.Demonstrated experience working with all major technological systems used by an electric distribution utility and experience with implementing and efficiently integrating them within the work flows of a utility.
e.Familiarity with rate design and cost of service analyses.
f.Familiarity with power supply issues, preferably those in the Pacific Northwest and with BPA.
g.Strong leadership skills, including skill in motivating and inspiring staff, building cohesive teams, solving problems, and making sound decisions.
h.Skilled in development of human capital, including setting of individual performance objectives; coaching, guiding, training, and motivating subordinates; development of subordinates' professional skills and competencies; measuring job performance, including performance evaluation; and identifying areas of opportunity to include implementation of appropriate developmental corrective plans.
i.Fosters a professional image by personally being visible, a positive role model and displaying a positive attitude. Inspires others.
j.Valid driver's license.

3.Mental Demands:
a.Ability to work independently with minimal guidance and supervision.
b.Ability to manage diverse work functions while balancing and adjusting priorities in accordance with changing requirements.
c.Ability to respond quickly and effectively to a rapidly-changing work environment.
d.Ability to understand personal and departmental role in the bigger organizational picture, and to respond as an effective team member.
e.Ability to work under pressure.
f.Ability to compare, copy, compute, compile, analyze, coordinate, and synthesize.

4.Working Conditions
a.Comfortable surroundings - primarily office environment.
b.Normally a 40 hour per week work schedule, but may vary depending on work requirements.
c.Use of office technology, including computer monitor, keyboard, mouse, and related peripheral devices.
d.Travel may be required.

Kootenai Electric Cooperative is an Equal opportunity employer - Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability.

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About Kootenai Electric Cooperative

Kootenai Electric Cooperative, Inc. (KEC) is a member-owned electric utility in Hayden, Idaho. The Cooperative provides competitively priced, quality energy services to its members and is governed by an independent seven-member elected Board of Directors. Kootenai Electric has more than 22,000 member accounts and nearly 2,000 miles of electric line in parts of Kootenai, Benewah, Bonner and Spokane counties. Kootenai Electric employs 75 people and is the largest electric cooperative in Idaho. KEC purchases all the electricity it sells from the Bonneville Power Administration. Kootenai Electric is a private, nonprofit electric utility owned by the members it serves. We sell power at cost. In the early 1930s, prior to the establishment of electric cooperatives like KEC, nearly 90 percent of rural America was without electricity. While more populated areas had power, it was not cost effective for investor-owned electric utilities to bring power out to the rural areas. In 1936, Congress acted by creating the Rural Electric Administration. The agency offered the loans to rural citizens wishing to form locally-owned electric cooperatives. On May 19, 1938 KEC began supplying power to 385 members. Since then KEC has been steadily growing and provides power to our member owners the Cooperative Way.