Chief Executive Officer

  • Leadership
  • Oneida, TN
  • Applications have closed

Website Plateau Electric Cooperative

Job Summary:  The CEO provides leadership and direction to the cooperative by establishing an operating plan and implementing policies and procedures in alignment with the cooperative’s mission and vision under the guidance of the board of directors.  The CEO is accountable for the development and success of the individual departments that comprise the cooperative, as well as for the success of the collective as a whole.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains knowledge of and implements safety procedures at all times
  • Coordinates the work of all cooperative departments and direct reports
  • Reviews policies and procedures and recommends updates to the board of directors as needed
  • Maintains the responsibility for operations of the cooperative system, including long-range planning, financial, and operational goals and budgets
  • Attends meetings with associated organizations, city council, county commission, planning and zoning, and others as needed
  • Evaluates and provides guidance on capital projects
  • Maintains knowledge of cooperative functions to address problematic processes, policies, and personnel
  • Stays up to date on relevant legislation affecting the cooperative
  • Maintains thorough knowledge of regulations, policies, and procedures for an electric cooperative
  • Assesses new opportunities and directions on an ongoing basis
  • Identifies, documents, and implements systems and opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Works effectively with the public, citizen groups, other public and private officials, and employees to include public speaking when necessary
  • Conducts reviews with direct reports and ensures all direct reports follow cooperative policies and procedures
  • Provides leadership, communication, and coaching to employees; cultivates a motivated cooperative with a culture of safety, trust, teamwork, accountability, self-confidence, growth, and business ownership; delegates tasks as required
  • Encourages professional growth and development and continuous improvement for all cooperative employees
  • Maintains the responsibility for safety measures related to the utility including the staff and the general public
  • Ensures a high level of customer service for the cooperative
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Plateau Electric Cooperative Board

Qualifications, Skills, and Knowledge Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Finance, or other related field required
  • Minimum 5-10 years of experience in a supervisory role with progressive management experience in a cooperative preferred
  • Experience working in the Tennessee Valley and with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) preferred
  • Prior experience leading a unionized organization is a plus

Key Skills:

  •  The job holder must be able to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • The job holder is expected to demonstrate professionalism at all times while engaged in any responsibilities related to Plateau Electric Cooperative.
  •  The job holder must possess strong leadership skills and a high degree of emotional intelligence including self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and relationship-building.
  • The job holder must be skilled in change management, conflict management, and adaptive management.
  • The job holder must possess the ability to assign tasks and responsibilities to staff members to achieve a common goal.

General Information:

  • This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual assigned to this position.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required for the position.
  •  Job duties are subject to change as directed by the Plateau Electric Cooperative Board.