Employment Opportunities

Benton REA is an equal-opportunity employer. With Headquarters in Prosser, Washington and a regional office in West Richland, Benton REA is within commuting distance of the Tri-Cities, Yakima and the many smaller communities nestled in-between.

Our Mission at Benton REA, a member-owned and operated cooperative, is to provide affordable, and reliable energy and other member-driven compatible services that enhance the quality of life for all of our members. Our mission will also provide a stable, safe, competitive career-oriented work environment for the cooperative’s employees. Our mission is being pursued through the highest ethical standards using progressive marketing in conjunction with sound financial and management principles.

Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Trustees at Benton Rural Electric Association (BREA) is looking for an experienced, high-integrity, strategic, and people-focused leader to join the cooperative as its next CEO. The preferred start date is June 2023.

Come join a rapidly growing member owned electric utility coop. The position will be temporarily based out of the Administrative Office in Prosser, WA until a brand-new Administrative Office is built in West Richland, WA with a projected completion date in Spring 2024.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary Range: $186,000 to $280,000 per year

Benton REA offers the following benefits to all full-time employees: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, STD, LTD, and Business Travel Accident insurance; 401k plan w/employer match; EAP; Tuition Assistance; Training and Development opportunities.

For more information about this exciting opportunity please visit: https://greatcoops.com/breaceo/

Application Process and Deadline

Interested individuals who meet the required qualifications must email a cover letter and resume to Monica Beavers, Director of Client Services at Great Co-Ops, at mbeavers@greatcoops.com. In addition to discussing the applicant’s fit for the role, the cover letter must also include the individual’s perspectives on one significant trend in the electric utility industry and how it is likely to affect BREA, given the cooperative’s unique characteristics.

References will be requested at a later time for applicants who progress through the process. Finalists must be willing to undergo a comprehensive background check.

Applications are preferred by February 1, 2023, at 5:00 pm Pacific. However, applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

GIS Operator/Staking Assistant

Benton REA has an exciting opportunity for an GIS/Staking professional. Benton REA is now accepting applications for a full-time GIS Operator/Staking Assistant. This position provides GIS mapping updates and assistance to the Engineering Department’s Staking Technicians both in the field and in the office. Assist in the collection of data for permits, easements, system improvement projects, and Member inquiries. Provide after-hour standby coverage within the rotation of department personnel.

Minimum qualifications include being a high school graduate or equivalent (GED); certificate or be proficient in using AutoCAD or related GIS software and maintain a valid Washington State driver’s license.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary Range: $58,779 to $88,769 per year

Benton REA offers the following benefits to all full-time employees: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, STD, LTD, and Business Travel Accident insurance; 401k plan w/employer match of up to 11%; paid time off (vacation, sick, holidays, and personal business); EAP; Tuition Assistance; Training and Development opportunities; work 4x10’s schedule.

Come join a rapidly growing member owned electric utility coop. The position will be temporarily based out of the Administrative Office in Prosser, WA until a brand-new Administrative Office is built in West Richland, WA with an anticipated projected completion date in Spring/Summer 2024.

A position description with minimum job qualifications, and an application for employment, are provided on the Benton REA Website at www.BentonREA.org/Employment. Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and an Application for Employment by no later than February 21, 2023, by email to jobs@bentonrea.org or by mail to Benton REA, Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 1150, Prosser, WA 99350.