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    LPEA has an opening for a Communications Coordinator.

    La Plata Electric Association (LPEA), located in beautiful southwestern Colorado, seeks a Communications Coordinator to plan, develop and implement marketing strategies, brand messaging and effective communication with all of its members.   The Communications Coordinator will lead these activities and provide support materials and services to support LPEA’s vision of:

    Shaping the future by building trustworthy community partnerships as an innovative, forward-thinking industry leader, delivering excellence in our member-owned cooperative.

    LPEA, with 42,467 consumers, proudly serves all of La Plata County, Archuleta County and portions of San Juan, Hinsdale and Mineral counties.

    The successful Communications Coordinator candidate will have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in marketing, communication or public relations with demonstrated success, preferably in the not-for-profit or association sector.  Bachelor’s degree in journalism, marketing, or public relations is preferred.  Graduate degree in a related field is desirable.

    The position will be located in the Durango Headquarters office and report to the Manger of Engineering and Member Relations.  Please see the Job Description for essential duties and responsibilities.

    Interested candidates should complete an LPEA application through LPEA’s website, attaching a cover letter and resume. LPEA offers a competitive wage and benefit package.   

    Interested applicants should review our tips for successful completion of an online application.

    *Depending upon the initial pool of candidates, applications received after October 10, 2016 may be considered but are not guaranteed to be reviewed. Thank you for your interest in LPEA!

    A complete job description can be found here.

    To apply please go to our Candidate Portal - Communications Coordinator.


    LPEA has an opening for a Substation / Electronic Technician in the Durango Office.


    To be able to install and maintain all substation relays, controls, electronic equipment, company communications equipment and computer equipment. Develops plans, procedures, and goals in regards to the above mentioned system components. Maintains broad knowledge and skill in state of the art system components.


    Qualified applicants shall possess a valid Colorado drivers license. Current First Aid & CPR cards. High School diploma or equivalent. An Associate Degree in Electronic Engineering Technology, or completed an approved apprenticeship with advanced studies in digital systems including microprocessors, peripheral equipment and programming.

    Must have four (4) years of combined education and experience in 3Ø power systems, substation controls, electronics, protective relaying and computers. Two (2) years of practical experience and knowledge in maintenance and installation of electronic telecommunication and digital systems including, SCADA systems, microwave radio and carrier system, and digital remote terminal units, microprocessors and computer systems.

    Must be capable of satisfactorily interpreting electrical schematic diagrams, wiring diagrams and control logic and be capable of satisfactorily maintaining maintenance records including as‑built drawings.

    LPEA offers a competitive wage and benefit package.  This position is open until filled.

    For more a complete job description and to apply please go to our Candidate Portal - Substation / Electronic Technician.


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    Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400
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