Careers at Missouri River Energy Services

An engaging culture, competitive pay, and comprehensive benefits make MRES a great place to work.

MRES is headquartered in Sioux Falls, S.D. We are a joint-action agency supporting 61 member municipalities that own and operate their own electric distribution systems in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

We offer a flexible and friendly work environment that promotes a long-lasting career, which is demonstrated by our 98 percent employee retention. We provide competitive salaries, a comprehensive/low-cost benefits package with unique offerings not found at other employers, and we invest in our employees with ongoing training and development.

We're hiring for the following position:

  • State Legislative Representative

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Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) is an organization of 61 member municipalities that own and operate their own electrical distribution systems. Inspired by the company’s mission to supply its members with reliable, cost-effective, long-term energy and energy services in a fiscally responsible and environmentally sensitive manner, members of the MRES team embrace the challenge of understanding and solving the evolving energy needs of all customers today, and for years to come. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our Legislative & Government Relations team, preferably in the Sioux Falls, S.D., office.

In this role, you will be responsible for assisting with developing and implementing lobbying and grassroots efforts at the state level where MRES has a presence and could be impacted by legislative actions. You will play an active role in direct lobbying, encouraging grassroots engagement, legislative drafting, and as the customer energy needs continue to evolve, so too will your role.

State Legislative Representative Experience:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Political Science or related field and three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Juris Doctorate is preferred.
  • Active driver’s license as some travel will be required.

We provide very competitive wages, a comprehensive/low-cost benefits package, and an outstanding work environment that promotes a long-lasting career.

For consideration for this full-time position, send your resume and cover letter describing your qualifications for the position to Position closing date, August 23, 2019. MRES is an Equal Opportunity Employer


An internship at MRES is an advantage for students who want to learn more about engineering, communications, accounting or business. We give students real-world experience and our interns work on projects that matter. MRES internships usually begin in late May. You'll gain real work experience, and you’ll work with a team that encourages learning and growth.

Check back with us next year for open internships.

Learn More About The Sioux Falls Area

MRES is headquartered in Sioux Falls, the largest city in South Dakota. From its miles of trails and lakes, local wineries and breweries, to world-class music, theater and a thriving foodie scene, Sioux Falls offers big-city perks with small-town charm.

Sioux Falls is the fastest growing metro area in the Midwest, with businesses and residents eager to move in. Key economic sectors include agribusiness, education, finance, healthcare and telecommunications, and businesses here enjoy South Dakota’s lack of a state corporate income tax.

The Sioux Falls School District serves more than 23,000 students.

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