The Board of Directors of Lane-Scott Electric Cooperative invites applications for the position of General Manager (GM). The Board has contracted with NRECA’s Executive Search to facilitate the search process.
Lane-Scott Electric, a Touchstone Energy member cooperative, serves approximately 6000 retail electric meters spread throughout eight counties in western Kansas. The system stretches over 2000 miles of distribution line covering very rural agricultural areas and small towns. LSEC is one of 6 member-owners and receives all its power from Sunflower Electric Power Corporation. Oil production and agriculture represent the primary load and growth in LSEC’s service territory. Providing quality service to our member-owners, maintaining reasonable rates through efficient operations and striving to be a positive force in our communities are LSEC’s primary objectives. As a Member-Owned Cooperative, our team strives to serve our communities through leadership, integrity, accountability, innovation and community involvement.
The candidate should be a proven leader of high integrity. A minimum of 3 years of senior management experience in the electric utility industry along with a track record demonstrating successful management experience with strong business skills is required. Cooperative experience is preferred; a demonstrated understanding of the cooperative principles is required. Knowledge in the areas of electric distribution operations, engineering, finance, strategic planning, RUS accounting, rate structure, safety and member relations are required. The successful candidate will have excellent communication and personal/people skills partnered with the ability to promote team work. A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field is required.
The cooperative headquarters is in Dighton, Kansas, the county seat of Lane County. Located on the beautiful high plains of western Kansas; hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreational activities are abundant at Monument Rocks, Lake Scott State Park, and Cedar Bluff reservoir. Relatively close to larger cities and the ski slopes of Colorado, Dighton is a friendly rural community with excellent schools and a wonderful place for families.
The cooperative offers a comprehensive benefits package, including a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications. Please send an electronic resume, at least three professional references, and cover letter by January 31, 2019 to: