Director of Member & Public Relations
The Director of Member & Public Relations is responsible to plan, develop, implement and direct the Agency’s strategic plan and related member services and communications to enhance and promote the competitive position of MRES and its members. The Director reports to the CEO and manages a staff of 30. The successful candidate will possess at least 10 years of progressively responsible experience that includes planning and directing communication programs, leading strategic planning processes, and managing state and federal legislative activities in the electric industry. Fully qualified candidates will also possess experience coordinating the delivery of member services like energy efficiency and demand-side management programs.

Additional experience directing electric distribution maintenance programs is considered ideal. In addition, candidates must possess a strong customer service mentality, unquestionable ethics and integrity, and a value set aligned with that of MRES and its members. MRES is targeting candidates with a Bachelor's degree in business, communications, public policy, or a related field, along with a Masters’ degree. However, the agency will consider other educational credentials and professional experience. MRES provides a competitive base salary and a full complement of fringe benefits.

Missouri River Energy Services (MRES), headquartered in Sioux Falls, S.D., is a not-for-profit joint-action agency serving 61 member communities in the states of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. MRES has operating revenues of $178.4 million, assets worth $488.3 million, and a debt-to-equity ratio of 65%. The agency enjoys a strong financial position and is rated in the top tier of joint-action agencies with an Aa3 rating from Moody’s Investor Service and AA– from Fitch Ratings.

Please submit resumes by August 13, 2014 to Lanie Prouse at Mycoff, Fry & Prouse, (800) 525-9082.


Journey Line Workers - Jackson & Olivia, MN
Missouri River Energy Services is looking for highly motivated Journey Line Workers to provide electric distribution maintenance services to our member communities in Olivia and Jackson, Minnesota.  One position is available to support each city.  Requirements include:

• Education:  1 year Power Line (minimum)
• Experience: 4 years in operation, construction, reconstruction, maintenance, and repair of electrical distribution systems and associated equipment
• Journey Line Worker designation
• Active Driver’s License; ability to obtain a CDL endorsement within 6 months

MRES is an organization of 61 member municipalities that own and operate their own electrical distribution systems.  We are dedicated to supplying our member municipalities with reliable, cost effective, long term energy and energy services in a fiscally responsible and environmentally sensitive manner.       

We provide competitive wages, a comprehensive/low cost benefit package, and an outstanding work environment that promotes a long lasting career.  
Learn more about our organization by visiting our website at

For consideration, email your resume to

P.O. Box 88920
Sioux Falls, SD 57109-8920

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