Prince George Electric Cooperative, currently has just over 50 employees, and is headquartered in Waverly, Virginia and maintains a branch office in Prince George. PGEC is a not-for-profit member-owned energy provider that serves over 12,000 homes, farms and businesses in Dinwiddie, Prince George, Southampton, Surry, Sussex and Isle of Wight counties as well as the town of Waverly. PGEC Enterprises, LLC d/b/a Ruralband, a cooperative subsidiary, has begun offering broadband service within the cooperative’s service territory.
The Vice President of Human Resources (HR) provides executive-level leadership and guidance to the PGEC’s HR operations. The Vice President is responsible for comprehensive leadership in all aspects of Human Resources Operations, specifically including Benefits, Recruitment, Employee Relations & Engagement, Career Pathing, Recognition & Rewards, Compensation, Legal Compliance, and Culture. This position reports directly to the President and CEO.
Manages HR department and supervises HR Specialist and Benefits Coordinator & Office Manager
Provides constructive and timely performance evaluations.
Handles discipline and termination of employees in accordance with PGEC policy.
Collaborates with executive leadership to define the cooperative’s long-term mission and goals; identifies ways to support this mission through talent management.
Identifies key performance indicators for the cooperative’s human resource and talent management functions; assesses the cooperative’s success and market competitiveness based on these metrics.
Develops, implements, communicates and enforces HR policies and procedures.
Researches, develops, and implements competitive compensation, benefits, performance appraisal, and employee incentive programs.
Provides guidance and assists with resolution of human resource, compensation, and benefits questions, concerns, and issues.
Ensures compliance with employment, benefits, insurance, safety, and other laws, regulations, and requirements.
Oversees recruiting, hiring, and training of employees.
Maintains knowledge of laws, regulations, and best practices in employment law, human resources, and talent management.
Liaise with Board of Directors or committee thereof, as requested by the Board, on Human Resources issue.
Manages HR operations budget.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Strong leadership skills.
Strong understanding of Human Resource disciplines including recruitment/staffing, benefits, employee relations, diversity, employee engagement, employment law, and all areas of HR compliance.
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
Education and Experience:
7+ years’ human resource management experience required, preferably with organizations with over 50 employees.
Preferred experience with electric utilities, telecoms or construction-related fields.
Bachelor’s degree or Master’s Degree in Human Resources or Business Administration, or related field preferred.
PHR or SPHR designation preferred.
Physical Requirements/Work Setting:
Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds at times.
Must have a valid driver’s license.
Opportunity for telework for portion of each workweek.