Anyone interested in being considered for employment with Black River MUST have a current application on file. Applications and resumes can be emailed to: or mailed to:  Human Resources, Black River Electric, PO Box 130, Sumter, SC 29151.

Click below for a copy of our employment application:

Employment Application

Current Openings:

Data Analyst
Under general supervision, is responsible for the maintenance and creation of data visualizations and data reports for the Cooperative. Additionally, supports such activities as database maintenance and desktop support related to reporting.  Reports to the Systems Administrator.

Minimum Qualifications:
Requires a high school diploma and equivalent with a moderate level of familiarity and experience working with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access. Incumbent must have high attention to detail and the ability to review datasets to identify relevant content and results to identify data quality issues or query design. Requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, experience working independently and with ambiguity. Employee must be comfortable engaging with staff and
administration to provide support and coaching on data improvement.
● Associate degree and formal training on Microsoft products;
● Experience working with large datasets and using data visualization;
● Experience working with databases such as Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL or MySQL/MariaDB;
● Experience working with Tableau;
● Experience working with multiple data sources;
● Experience creating databases and tables to house data.

  • Essential Job Functions
     Data Analysis: Conduct data analysis and quality reviews of large datasets. Provide recommendations and implement database solutions to combine multiple data sources and feed data visualization tools and reports. Provide recommendations and implement solutions to
    visualize and develop reports.
     Data Collection: Work with Systems Administrator to transform available data for use with Tableau and ReportIQ.
     Data Presentation: Create and maintain reports with Tableau and ReportIQ. Interpret reports created with Tableau, ReportIQ, Power BI, Microsoft Access, and Oracle Discoverer.
     Database Support and Maintenance: Monitor database health and perform simple maintenance tasks. Troubleshoot data availability issues. Manage and maintain network security, segmentation, and policies to meet Black River’s requirements and PCI guidelines.
     Operates various types of office equipment and machinery to include a computer system, scanner, calculator, copier, fax machine, etc.
     Maintains an adequate level of knowledge of operating system and application software being
    used to provide high levels of support to users.
     Communicate effectively, both orally and in written form, technical information with a wide variety of individuals and groups.

Additional Job Functions
Provide support for the internal use of ReportIQ and other applications.
Participates in meetings and programs designated by supervisor to have a direct and relevant impact on the performance of “Essential Job Functions”.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms,
and talk. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee must be physically able to exert up to ten pounds of force, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds as well as carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Specific vision abilities required by this
position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Knowledge of Job
Has considerable knowledge of the practices, procedures, rules and regulations of the departments pertaining to the specific duties of the IT Data Analyst. Has a solid understanding of computer programs
operations and is able to maintain various programs for the department. Is able to communicate effectively with others both in person and over the telephone in a clear and concise manner. Has the ability to compile, organize, prepare, and maintain an assortment of records, reports, and related information. Has comprehensive knowledge of terminology used within the department. Is able to complete mathematical calculations as needed. Is able to provide assistance and guidance to customers
and other individuals and groups having contact with the department. Is able to use and apply independent judgment and discretion to perform tasks in routine and non-routine situations. Has the ability to learn and apply new skills needed in order to promote efficient completion of duties. Has good organizational and human relations skills.

Resume and cover letter should be submitted to Shavon White ( no later than Feb. 14, 2020.

We currently have no additional openings.

Black River Electric serves Lee, Clarendon, Kershaw and Sumter counties.  It is the preference of the cooperative that all employees live within our service area so that we can better serve our membership in a timely manner.  There is no relocation benefit provided. 

All Black River Electric Cooperative employees are required to adhere to co-op safety standards, directly related to OSHA guidelines.

Black River Electric Cooperative, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.