Careers

All applicants MUST submit a BREC application (link below). Applications and resumes can be emailed to: BREC-HR@blackriver.coop or mailed to: Human Resources, Black River Electric Coop, PO Box 130, Sumter, SC 29151.

Black River Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a critical infrastructure employer.

We do not currently offer any remote (work from home) positions.

It is the preference of the cooperative that all employees live within Lee, Clarendon, Kershaw, or Sumter counties. This preference is based on community involvement and the responsiveness of employees as it relates to the service (including after hours and emergency response) we are expected to provide to our membership.

*BREC does not currently offer a relocation package.*

*Response time to an employee’s respective on-call duty location shall not exceed 50 minutes.*

Current Openings

Summary:

  • Government and Public Relations Director
 

Government and Public Relations Director

Summary

Under limited supervision, is responsible for handling relations related to the government, public, community and membership of the Cooperative. Is responsible for promoting and implementing various consumer programs to maintain a positive relations and community involvement. Acts as the legislative liaison for the Cooperative and stays abreast of various legislative activities that could affect the organization. Reports to CEO.

Minimum Qualifications:
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business administration, liberal arts or related area with a minimum of two years experience in public relations and public information, etc. or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Acts as legislative liaison for the Cooperative. Attends legislative functions and political functions to maintain relationships with state leaders and stays abreast of legislative issues that may affect the organization. Registers as a lobbyist for the cooperatives as deemed necessary by the Board and management. Maintains all documentation and reporting for lobbyist and lobbyist principal. Coordinates Legislative Appreciation Dinner. Works with the CEO and Board to maintain good relationships.
  • Maintains relationships with local city and county governments by attending necessary meetings, annual Municipal Association meeting, and annual Association of Counties meeting each summer. Stays abreast of local issues which may affect the organization.
  • Works with County Chambers and other local organizations to keep BREC involved in the community. Serves as the PR Manager/Spokesperson for the Cooperative on the local and state level. Updates appropriate departments of changes as they affect the organization.
  • Assists in coordinating Annual Meeting to include ordering registration prize and ordering employee apparel.
  • Responsible for the coordination, direction, and promotion of all Energy Efficiency programs for the cooperative.
  • Responsible for coordinating and gaining employee participation in charitable community events.
  • Responsible for providing all written correspondence to members (i.e. newsletters and/or billing inserts). Meets with print vendor to design and layout materials, approve and coordinate mailing of materials. Approves newspaper publications and other advertisements.
  • Responsible for ads placement in newspapers, school, etc. Directs all SC Living publications.
  • Is responsible for providing information to members and local media. Maintain relationship with local media outlets in the event of an emergency.
  • Responsible for coordination of the Youth Tour programs for the Cooperative and attends government relations meetings on the statewide level.
  • Order all promotional material as needed.
  • Responsible for administration of grants that may benefit the Cooperative and its membership.
  • Handles other special projects and as assigned by CEO and performs other related duties as required.

Additional Job Functions:
Performs other related duties as required

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative to 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. Must be physically able to operate a variety of automated office machines including typewriter, calculator, copier, computer, etc. Must be physically able to exert up to ten pounds of force occasionally, and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Position involves mostly sedentary work, but may require walking, standing, reaching, or stooping for brief periods of time. Must be able to lift and/or carry weights of up to twenty pounds.

Additional Job Requirements:
As a condition of employment, employee must maintain a private vehicle for transportation during working hours. Employee may be required to show proof of insurance. Employee will be reimbursed for mileage at the standard cooperative rate.