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Vice President, Workforce and Safety Operations

Johnson City, TX, US, 78636

PHYSICAL OFFICE LOCATION: PEC Headquarters – 201 South Avenue F, Johnson City, TX 78636


Hybrid work options available    


Position open until filled. 


Position Summary

This position is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction and development for the Cooperative’s Human Resources, Safety, Health, and Training programs by providing continuous improvement in workforce operations and optimization.




Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the successful implementation of Human Resources, Safety, Health and Training strategies to ensure alignment with strategic goals of the Cooperative
  • Identify legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting the safety and human resource functions and ensure policies procedures, and reports are in compliance
  • Coordinate responsibilities among Human Resources, Safety and other departments
  • Develop and implement effective employment guidelines and procedures for all employees
  • Supervise and conduct employee and safety investigations
  • Build a positive safety and compliance culture with focus on influencing behaviors
  • Establish safety and training work priorities and activities for utility operations, including Lineworker Rodeo
  • Oversee an in-house Department of Labor Apprentice Program, including Program Standards
  • Perform all work with integrity, high ethical standards, and consistent with PEC values
  • Identify continuous quality improvement opportunities
  • Oversee development and implementation of cooperative and departmental policies, procedures, service standards and metrics in conjunction with other managers
  • Oversee the development of comprehensive safety, investigation, and compliance and technical training programs, including coordination with partners and vendors and OSHA logs and injury/illness recordkeeping
  • Oversee collaboration with utility operations for efficiency and effectiveness
  • Oversee employee professional development strategies and training
  • Manage implementation of employee compensation, benefits, and recognitions
  • Coach, mentor and motivate employees
  • Establishes lines of communication in which all employees play an active role in addressing concerns
  • Analyze and recommend cost-effective, efficient systems and programs to enhance workforce
  • Implement and support agreed upon management decisions and directives
  • Present and maintain a positive public image when interacting with members, businesses, and local officials
  • Supervise the work of employees to ensure adherence to quality standards, deadlines and proper procedures, correcting errors or problems
  • Provide employees with guidance in handling difficult or complex problems and in resolving escalated complaints or disputes
  • Interpret and communicate work procedures and company policies to staff
  • Develop and review operating procedures
  • Develop and manage department budgets
  • Recommend promotions, transfers, hires, discipline and other employment actions



• Maintain the security of confidential information

• Stay abreast of advances in technology

• Demonstrate regular and prompt attendance

• Performs other related duties as necessary or assigned.




Supervisory and/or Leadership Responsibilities

A full range of supervisory activities that include, training, staffing, evaluation, counseling and termination recommendations. This includes, but is not limited to, effectively communicating organization policies and other information to subordinates, ensuring that employees have a clear understanding of their responsibilities.




Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of business and management principles including strategic planning, resource allocation, budgeting, leadership techniques, member relations, personnel and electric operations
  • Skilled in evaluating complex issues and making decisive judgments in the best interest of the Cooperative.
  • Skilled in anticipating, identifying, analyzing, and resolving conflicts and problems.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, internal control concepts and computerized accounting systems
  • Knowledge of electric power utility industry
  • Knowledge of human resources management
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal employment requirements, including OSHA regulations, employment laws and policies, safety management practices, DOT regulations and fleet management
  • Skilled in evaluating complex issues and making decisive judgments
  • Skilled in anticipating, identifying, analyzing and resolving conflicts and problems
  • Skilled in prioritizing and managing changing priorities
  • Skilled in monitoring and managing performance
  • Skilled in time management
  • Skilled in establishing and communicating performance expectations and metrics
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to listen and understand information verbally and in writing
  • Ability to build, motivate and sustain a work team




Minimum Qualifications - (Education, Experience, Certification, & Licensing)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • Ten years of related job experience, including five years of senior management experience in human resources, electric utility industry, safety, training, or related fields. Progressive experience in leadership, managerial or supervisory positions
  • Professional Certification(s) preferred, including in Human Resources, Loss Control and Safety, Compliance, or Organization Training or Development
  • Valid Driver’s License




Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This position may involve emergency response and availability 24/7.
  • The employee may be required to stand; reach with hands and arms, stoop and kneel
  • The employee may be required to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • The employee may be required to lift, carry, push, pull or move up to 25 pounds
  • The employee may be required to travel
  • Exempt employees receive a fixed bi-weekly salary to compensate them for all hours worked during each pay period
  • This position may be required to work more than 40 hours per week.



This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of the position given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of essential duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties that may be assigned based on the needs of the Cooperative.






Pedernales Electric Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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