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CHELCO

CHELCO is a not-for-profit electric distribution cooperative employing more than 150 people and serving more than 55,000 accounts in Walton, Okaloosa, Holmes and Santa Rosa counties in the panhandle of Florida.

CHELCO's official name is Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative, which is named after the river and bay that are prominent features of the area.

Our  headquarters is in DeFuniak Springs, and we have area offices.

OUR VISION: To continuously promote the quality of life for our members, employees and communities within the scope of our core business.

OUR MISSION: To safely provide quality services and products at competitive value while adhering to the cooperative principles.

CHELCO
Jul 31, 2019
Full time
Do you excel at writing professionally? Do you have a way with words? Do you like working with the public? Can you write without completely relying on Grammarly? If you answered yes, then this may be the career for you! CHELCO seeks a Communications Specialist CHELCO, a progressive member-owned electric cooperative located in DeFuniak Springs, FL, is accepting applications for a Communications Specialist. The successful applicant assists with executing CHELCO’s strategic communications and public relations program. Assists with communicating and informing members, employees, news media and the general public on the cooperative’s positions, policies, and programs. Participates in community events and civic groups.  CHELCO is a 57,000-meter co-op primarily serving two counties from Alabama to the Emerald Coast beaches on the Gulf of Mexico in the panhandle of Florida. The area offers outstanding recreational, cultural and educational opportunities. Minimum Requirements : Associate’s degree in a related field and at least two years related experience; or a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and at least one year of related experience. Design certificate or at least two years of experience in design work (Adobe Creative Suite Software or equivalent) preferred. Must be able to serve in at least two community organizations within the service area each year. Cooperative Communicator Certification and valid driver’s license preferred. The position requires excellent writing skills to produce the cooperative’s member newsletter, e-newsletter and employee newsletter, plus supports the co-op’s marketing and community outreach programs. The successful candidate is responsible for the CHELCO website and social media sites. The successful candidate maintains relationships with local media, civic and professional organizations, execute advertising contracts, provides exemplary customer service, and maintain good customer relations with external and internal stakeholders. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to work safely and maintain a safe work environment. Must be able to prioritize and complete tasks in order to deliver desired outcomes within allotted time frames. Writing samples and other communications work must be submitted prior to an interview. The work requires non-strenuous physical exertion such as periods of standing; walking over rough or difficult surfaces; recurring stooping, climbing or walking; recurring lifting of items weighing less than 25 pounds and may require occasional lifting of objects weighing in excess of 25 pounds. The position is non-exempt with normal office hours Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, with evenings and weekends as needed. Travel within the cooperative territory and occasional travel outside of the area required. The position reports to the Communications & Community Affairs Supervisor. CHELCO proudly offers its employees medical, dental, vision, flexible savings or health savings account, NRECA pension plan, 401k with company match, life insurance, short-term disability, education/professional development, wellness and safety program incentives, generous paid time off, volunteer time off, and ten paid holidays a year. Why Should You Apply? This career will give you the opportunity to . . . Work for a progressive, community-focused company Work with a strong, goal-oriented, experienced team Contribute to the quality of life of our members, community, and employees Receive exceptional benefits and competitive pay Applications will be accepted through close of business on August 26, 2019 . Apply online at http://www.chelco.com/careers to complete and submit. Resumes may be submitted only with a completed application. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified. Questions? Call HR (850) 307-1127. Drug-Free Workplace-EEO M/F/Disability/Veteran.
CHELCO
Jul 31, 2019
Full time
Do you have a Cisco Certified Network Associate certification? Do you have strong telecommunications and network technology skills? Are you naturally curious, dedicated, detail-oriented with a strong desire to work with awesome people? This may be the career for you! CHELCO seeks a Senior IT Network Engineer As a Senior IT Network Engineer, you would develop or recommend network security measures and audits, design and implement operational management for network security, develop physical network designs and keep them up to date, and maintain integration between mission-critical software applications. The Senior Network Engineer also supports the IT Manager by overseeing projects and guiding team members. CHELCO, a progressive member-owned electric utility in DeFuniak Springs, seeks a Senior IT Network Engineer to join their energized four-person IT department and desires to harness the power of a team of five. CHELCO is a 57,000-meter co-op primarily serving two counties from Alabama to the Emerald Coast beaches on the Gulf of Mexico in the panhandle of Florida. The area offers outstanding recreational, cultural and educational opportunities. The following qualifications and skills are required: High school diploma and at least twelve years of related experience with at least five years of network engineering experience. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or IT Project Management and at least five years of related experience. Must have a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification. CompTIA A+, Network +, Project +, and Security + Cisco CCNE, CISSP certifications desired. The desired candidate will have the following qualifications/skills: Strong computer skills and familiarity with databases, web servers, and cloud computing. Knowledge of computer hardware and Cisco equipment Strength in analyzing and problem resolution. Knowledge of new technology trends with an emphasis on the electric utility industry. Knowledge of best practices related to computer security. Strong attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to use discretion with confidential information. Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to multi-task. Must be able to manage personnel resources and lead project teams. The ability to harness the power of technology a plus The normal workweek is Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the CHELCO Headquarters building in DeFuniak Springs. With the exception of STD/LTD/FMLA & approved time off, attendance at a designated worksite location is considered essential. Applications accepted until close of business August 29. Apply at http://www.chelco.com/careers . Resumes only with a completed application. Questions? Call HR, 850-307-1127. Interviewees will be notified. Drug Free-EOE-M/F/Disability/Veteran.