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Careers

We employ more than 200 people, including many who live in our service area. Our employees have a vested interest in the cooperative, live and work by our core values and share a commitment to powering our community and empowering our members to improve the quality of their lives.

Departments

Jobs at Ozarks range from working on electric lines to accounting, from engineering to marketing and communications.

Operations & Engineering

Engineering and operations includes linemen, engineers, GIS technicians, mechanics, heavy equipment operators and more. They make sure the power stays on and work constantly to improve the quality of the grid.

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Member Relations

Member relations staff and communicators are the front line of ensuring member satisfaction, whether it's through a phone call, email, community event, letter, or social media interaction.

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Information Technology

IT uses technology to improve the reliability of the electrical system, save money for the cooperative and its members, implement new software and provide tech support to cooperative employees.

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HR & Accounting

Corporate services includes accounting and human resources. This department ensures the cooperative stays true to its mission, complies with laws and regulations, finds the best employees and remains a best-in-class workplace.

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OzarksGo

OzarksGo, a subsidiary of Ozarks Electric, provides gigabit internet connections, HD television and unlimited phone service with a fiber-to-the-home network. Positions include fiber technicians, installers, tech support and more. See OzarksGo openings here.

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Apprenticeships

We offer lineman apprenticeships and paid internships throughout Ozarks Electric. Learn valuable skills, get acquainted with the cooperative principles and more while on the job.


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EOE/AA/W/M/Veteran/Disability Employer

Ozarks Electric is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Click here to view our EEO Policy Statement. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

If you are an individual with a disability in need of a reasonable accomodation in accessing or understanding Ozarks Electric's application process, contact us at careers@ozarksecc.com or 1-800-521-6144.

Values

Safety

The safety of our employees and our members is our highest priority. We've logged more than six years without a lost-workday accident.

Integrity

We are honest with our members and employees and committed to doing the right thing.

Innovation

We strive for continuous improvement in the development and safety of our employees, systems and communities and provide more opportunities to our members.

Accountability

We commit to making the best decision and take responsibility for the outcome.

Concern for Community

We live and work in the communities we serve and are committed to the betterment of their quality of life.

Quality of Life

  • Dry cleaning services available
  • First Steps Maternity Program
  • Life Strategy Counseling service
  • On-site massage therapist every Wednesday
  • On-site fitness center
  • Employee appreciation events

Development & Education

  • Tuition Assistance
  • Employee training and development program
  • Advancement opportunities

Health & Wellness

  • Competitive medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • On-site health screenings
  • Health coaching available 24/7

Community Involvement

Through our Ozarks Cares initiative we keep three main areas of focus in mind: Volunteering, Giving, and Educating. Our employees donate nearly 1,000 hours every year through our volunteer program and have raised almost $300,000 in charitable giving since 2002, half of that directly from employees’ pockets.

We feel it is our duty to do our part in educating our younger members. Each year we sponsor four local high school juniors to attend the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington D.C. and give out more than $25,000 in scholarships to local high school seniors each year.

Other examples of Ozarks' community involvement include:

  • Part of the Electric vehicle program, which teaches students math, physics and engineering while building a drivable vehicle
  • Sponsor of Monday Night Lights, partnering with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals
  • Built the first community solar field in Arkansas,
  • part of our commitment to renewable energy

Financial Security

  • Competitive wages
  • Excellent retirement plans
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Employee, spouse and child supplemental life insurance
  • Personal investment and retirement counseling
  • On-site financial planning seminars
  • Will preparation services

Paid Time Off

  • Generous paid vacation/sick day package
  • Nine paid holidays
  • Catastrophic leave pool

Operations and Engineering

Cody
1st class line tech

What do you think it takes to be successful at Ozarks Electric?
You need to be a hard worker and a team player.
What makes Ozarks Electric a great place to work?
The best things about Ozarks are great co-workers, good benefits and working for our members.  I couldn’t ask for a better place to work.
What is a typical day like for you at Ozarks Electric?
I inspect power lines to ensure power quality and the best service to our members, eliminating as many outages as possible through system maintenance.

Lisa
Staking tech III

What is your favorite part about your job?
I really enjoy talking with the members and helping them with their service requests.
What makes Ozarks Electric a great place to work?
Ozarks has consistently shown great appreciation towards their employees by providing incredible benefits and incentives, along with the feel of teamwork and unity among the coworkers.
How would you describe what it is like to work at Ozarks Electric in one word?
Gratifying.

Member relations

Katrina
Member relations representative

What do you think it takes to be successful at Ozarks?
You need to be friendly to members, do your job accurately, and be able to get along with other employees.
What is your favorite part about your job? 
Have a good attitude and the determination to always want to do what is best for our members.
What is your favorite part about your job?
Meeting new people and having satisfied and happy members.

Lawanda
Member relations representative

What advice would you give to someone applying for a job in your department?
Be confident in yourself. Be kind and understanding. No one is perfect and we all will make mistakes. Don’t take things personally.
What is your favorite part about your job?
My favorite part of the job is the interaction I have with our members, I love listening to the stories they have to share, from old war stories to bragging about their grandchildren.
What is a typical day like for you at Ozarks Electric?
A typical day for me is taking care of our members' needs, from taking their payment to making up a service order for the new home they are building.

Information Technology

Alyssa
Coordinator of IT Systems, Compliance & Security

What advice would you give to someone applying for a job in your department?
To be a good fit in the IT department, it’s important to have a proactive mindset, be a team player, hone your problem-solving skills, and have a willingness to stay up to date with technology.
Why did you choose Ozarks Electric?
I started off as an intern at Ozarks Electric and chose to pursue full time employment because I appreciate the member service mindset of the cooperative culture, am excited about the driving goal to be industry leaders in technology, and I enjoy the working environment. Plus, the benefits are excellent.
What is a typical day like for you at Ozarks Electric?
During a typical day at Ozarks, I am collaborating with other employees in the IT Department and throughout the company to implement our cybersecurity roadmap items.
I manage multiple projects simultaneously; create, update, and audit technology policy; research, implement, and maintain cybersecurity tools and best practices; and plan events, training, and internal communication to improve cyber security.
I also purchase software, maintain compliance with licensing agreements, and contribute to resolving help desk tickets.

HR & Accounting

Kay Ellen
Senior Accountant

What do you think it takes to be successful at Ozarks Electric?
Being flexible and ready to adjust to change is a key component to success at Ozarks! It’s also a little like investing—look at the long term rather than short-term.
What makes Ozarks Electric a great place to work?
The element of surprise and Ozarks’ evolution has been a draw for me. There are interesting, talented people here and the objective of our Coop to take care of our Members is at the core of our continuing success.
What is your favorite part about your job?
The favorite part of my job is the challenge of meeting deadlines and producing accurate financials. I enjoy interacting with other departments and employees to get a bigger picture of OECC and OzarksGo’s roles in bringing power to the people. 

Kristin
Manager, Finance & Accounting

What do you think it takes to be successful at Ozarks Electric?
To be successful at Ozarks Electric, you should be prepared to face new challenges every day.
What advice would you give to someone applying for a job in your department?
Anyone interested in a position in Accounting should be prepared to multitask.  We all typically have inquiries throughout that day that require us to drop what we’re doing, shift gears and move in a different direction.
What is your favorite part about your job?
My favorite part of my job is knowing that we work together, every day, as a team.  While we all have individual duties, we all know a little bit about everyone else’s responsibilities.  We can fill in for each other as needed, and we can bounce ideas off of each other in order to perform our duties in the most beneficial and efficient ways.

Apprenticeships & Internships

Pablo
Apprentice I

What do you think it takes to be successful at Ozarks Electric?
To be successful at Ozarks Electric you have to be a team player, have motivation and be eager to learn new tasks.
What advice would you give to someone applying for a job in your department?
Safety is our number one goal, get along with your coworkers, have good communication skills and be on time.
What makes Ozarks Electric a great place to work?
Ozarks Electric has a great working environment and you get a chance to advance in your career. 

Hannah
Intern

What do you think it takes to be successful at Ozarks Electric?
I believe that to be successful at Ozarks Electric you need a will to achieve and a positive attitude.
What is your favorite part about your job?
My favorite part of my job is the fluidity of my position. I have been given the opportunity to work on multiple different projects concerning multiple different departments. This has really given me the opportunity to learn about all facets of the business. The projects that we are working on change constantly, so I am hardly ever doing the same thing each week.
How would you describe what it is like to work at Ozarks Electric in one word?
Community. 

OzarksGo

Jason
Fiber Installation Technician

What do you think it takes to be successful at OzarksGo?
Dedication to your position. Doing your job to the best of your ability will guarantee success in anything.
What advice would you give to someone applying for a job in your department?
Be able to adapt to your environment. Because I deal with members, in their homes, on a daily basis I have learned to read people and to adapt to their attitude. Being able to identify with someone on a personal level makes a big difference to people.
What is a typical day like for you at OzarksGo?
Busy! I am always running between houses to address an issue or check the progress of an install. I run all morning till lunch, provided there is time, and then I run all afternoon and most days half of the evening.

Brianna
Technical Support Representative

What advice would you give to someone applying for a job in your department?
I would tell someone applying for a position like mine that being able to prioritize tasks makes for a more efficient workday!
What is a typical day like for you at Ozarks Electric?
A typical day in my position at OzarksGo differs from day to day. The exciting part about it is that no two days are alike and I learn more each day about the FTTH (fiber-to-the-home) process.
How would you describe what it is like to work at Ozarks Electric in one word?
Fantastic.