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

Position:  Staking Engineer

Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative is seeking to fill the position of Staking Engineer.  Position will be based in Milford, CA.

Primary duties include analyzing aerial and underground requests for new service connections, design and staking NESC and GO95/128 compliant projects, coordinating project construction with field staff, and securing right-of-way through easements, and permits.  Staking Engineer will be responsible for end to end management of project completion including site inspections for code and policy compliance. Staking Engineer will be required to work with corporate engineering software, mapping, and work order systems.  Other responsibilities include site meetings, material management, and purchasing.  An applicant with experience in Construction, GIS/CAD systems, and Land Survey is desirable. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as necessary.

Staking Engineer will be expected to keep close watch on inventory levels and ensure material purchases are meeting the appropriate level of construction project demand.  Coordination with operational staff will be necessary to meet this requirement.

Applicant will be required to have excellent time management and organizational skills to facilitate the successful completion of construction projects on-time and within budget.

The position requires excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.  Other desired skills include the ability to interpret maps, blueprints and engineering drawings.  Candidate will be required to interact and coordinate with many individuals and departments including, but not limited to, Operations, Sales, Field staff, Accounting, Customers, and Contractors.  This position will report directly to the Electric North District Manager; as required the employee will have an equal level of commitment and performance to both the electric and telecommunication division projects.

PSREC offers an excellent benefit package and competitive compensation commensurate with experience.


How to Apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter and completed PSREC Application for Employment (application can be downloaded on line at www.psrec.coop or picked up at our business office in Portola) to:

Plumas Sierra REC

Attn:  Human Resources

73233 State Route 70

Portola, CA 96122

Application Deadline: December 15, 2020 or until filled


If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form. You may also find the form at any USDA office or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. Alternately, you may write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter by email to program.intake@usda.gov, by fax to (202) 690-7442, or by mail to:

Director, Office of Adjudication
U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Ave SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410