Employment

Thank you for your interest in employment at Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative. When we have a job opportunity, it will be posted below under the Job Opportunities header.

To apply, download the PSREC Standard Application for Employment (PDF). Print and fill out the form to submit with your résumé. Or you may pick up the application at our business office in Portola.

About Us

Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative (PSREC), located in Portola, California, is a member-owned electric distribution utility providing electrical power and related services to more than 7,700 member/owners in Plumas, Lassen, and Sierra counties in California and portions of Washoe County in Nevada. We are a true cooperative, controlled by the membership through an elected seven-person board of directors.

Telecommunication services are offered through our wholly owned subsidiary, Plumas-Sierra Telecommunications.

Our goal is to provide services with a high level of reliability for fair and reasonable costs. We are also dedicated to improving the quality of life of our member-owners, customers, and our local communities.

The working conditions are the best of both worlds. We offer excellent benefits including generous vacation and sick leave, competitive pension, and 401k, while also allowing for personal growth and career advancement. We have a progressive work environment and a diverse workforce. We encourage community involvement.

Plumas County is part of the Lost Sierra, the northern part of the Sierra Nevada—it has all the beauty of the Sierra Nevada, while being uncrowded, affordable, and offering great quality of life.

Our region is uniting around a community development effort called Lost Sierra Rec and Tech – Life, Business, Balance. Please watch our community videos.

With year-round activities, this is a great place for individuals and families of all ages. Lake Tahoe is a short drive away. We are also close to Reno, with its expanding tech presence and a growing arts and recreation scene.

The area offers limitless outdoor recreational activities including golfing, hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, cycling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, fishing, hunting and is an hour away from various world class skiing destinations and only minutes from multiple lakes and rivers.

Job Opportunities

PSREC is currently hiring.

PSREC currently has three openings. One for a Customer Service Representative, one for a Construction Helper – Telecommunicaitons, and one for a Staff Accountant. 

Customer Service Representative, Full Time

The successful candidate must be a pleasant, highly motivated and outgoing individual with excellent people skills. This person must be able to take direction and work closely with others. As PSREC & PST’s front line customer service contact, he/she will be expected to perform in a professional manner and have excellent written and oral communication skills. He/she will solve basic problems (or find someone who can), understand and promote co-op product lines, take payments, do new member sign-ups and new member orientations, and have an overall understanding of who and what PSREC & PST are all about.

A high school degree is required, and previous public service, computer and bookkeeping experience would be a plus.

This is a Union position; IBEW Local 1245. Starting pay is currently $20.39/hr.

Application Deadline: Friday, January 28, 2022

How to Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter and completed PSREC Application for Employment (application can be downloaded online at https://www.psrec.coop/employment) to:

By Email: suzanne.powers@psrec.com

By Mail: Plumas Sierra REC

Attn: Human Resources

73233 State Route 70

Portola, CA 96122

Telecomm Helper – Telecommunications (Full Time/Temporary)

This position will report directly to the Outside Plant Manager of the Telecommunications Division of Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative. The job will include assisting the construction team with the installation of coaxial cable, fiber optic cable, hardware and related equipment. This is a field position that will require heavy lifting and pulling and exposure to all types of weather conditions. Work may also include climbing a ladder as needed.

Safety helmet and vest will be provided by the company; however, employee will be required to wear clothing appropriate for a construction environment.

This is a Union position; IBEW Local 1245. Starting wage is $27.14/hr.

Application deadline: Friday, January 21, 2022

How to Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter and completed PSREC Application for Employment (application can be downloaded online at https://www.psrec.coop/employment) to:

By email: suzanne.powers@psrec.com

By Mail: Plumas Sierra REC

Attn: Human Resources

73233 State Route 70

Portola, CA 96122

Staff Accountant – Management Position

Basic Job Functions:

  • Prepare, examine, and analyze accounting records, financial statements, and other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
  • Analyze business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations, to project future cash requirements or to provide advice.
  • Analyze budgets, preparing periodic reports that compare budgeted costs to actual costs.
  • Develop, implement, modify, and document recordkeeping and accounting systems, making use of current technology.
  • Prepare or oversee payroll process and all applicable reports, including workers compensation. (Backup to HR Manager)
  • Work in conjunction with the external auditors to complete all required schedules, analysis, and documentation for the annual audit.
  • Responsible for the daily cash management and investing
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key operational customers.
  • Ensure integrity of financial data; maintain confidentiality; and exhibit ethics and integrity.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration.  CPA a plus.

Three plus years of practical experience, preferably utility related.

Must possess strong analytical skills and an ability to interpret accounting literature and auditing standards.

Must possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.  In addition, the job necessitates interpersonal skills for team building, communicating, listening, establishing rapport, resolving conflict, and understanding and accommodating differences.

Excellent computer skills and must be very proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Salary is dependent upon qualifications.

PSREC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

If interested, please submit an application and resume to katie.weigel@roberthalf.com. The application can be downloaded from our web site at www.psrec.com. This position will remain open until filled.

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