Serving area residents for 82 years

Would you be interested in joining us?  Eastern Iowa REC is looking for motivated people to join our team to provide the highest quality electric service to our more than 18,600 members-consumers. The Cooperative offers career opportunities in a variety of fields and operates four service centers within its 12-county service territory in eastern Iowa. 


Eastern Iowa Light and Power Cooperative is taking applications for a Division Manager of Administrative Services.  The position will be located in our Wilton, Iowa office.  Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Division Manager of Administrative Services is directly responsible for the overall leadership of human resource and administrative functions.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:  Administer all human resources policies, programs and practices; direct payroll and purchasing functions; oversee building maintenance and custodial activities; manage warehouse inventories and supply functions; coordinate grassroots political advocacy activities. 

Requirements:  Bachelor degree in human resources or related business field required with at least ten years progressive management experience. Human Resource professional certification preferred. Experience with rural electric utility and union negotiations preferred.

Resumes must be received by 4:00pm on May 1, 2017.  No phone call please.  Email resumes to:

Eastern Iowa Light and Power Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/ Women/ Vets/ Disabled   



Eastern Iowa REC has been serving the residents in our 12-county rural service area for more than seven decades.  Eastern Iowa provides electric power to a diverse membership that includes traditional farm operations, rural housing developments, industrial and commercial operations, schools and recreational facilities.

Our mission statement is clear and forward thinking:


The Cooperative is recognized as the company that sets the standards in our industry. We are proud of all of our specialists whose innovations continue to change the way the world thinks about electricity and wise energy use.


We seek talented people, with strong work ethics, with a drive to succeed, who are ready and willing to learn. At Eastern Iowa REC, we take care of our employees by actively encouraging their career development and offering a competitive wage and benefits package. Our managers are committed to coaching and encouraging their people towards agreed targets.

Cooperative employees are strongly committed to customer satisfaction.  Cooperative employee’s can look forward to a long career and have a strong sense of family. People at Eastern Iowa REC are proud of their place of employment; they believe that the Cooperative will continue to grow and prosper for many years to come.

To achieve our business targets we must also be innovative in managing our business and people. Continuous learning is the key element for Eastern Iowa REC employees and we specifically emphasize the importance of customer focus in addition to technical expertise.

Our employees are proud of their employer and very committed to the company and its targets.

Would you be interested in joining us?

Competent people are our biggest source of innovation and the drivers of our success. We are interested in people who are looking for challenges and are willing to strengthen and develop their skills in a multicultural work environment.

Some of our benefits are:

  • Work hours are 7:30 a.m. -- 4 p.m.
  • Payday is every other Friday and direct deposit is available for all employees.
  • Educational Assistance.
  • Our health insurance is a PPO.  Employee is eligible for health insurance on the 1st of the month after employment.  The Cooperative pays 70% of the health insurance premium and the employee pays 30%.
  • 125 Flexible Spending Plan.
  • Effective immediately, employees are enrolled in our Long-Term Disability, Travel Accident, Group Term Life Accident insurance plans.
  • Vacation is earned monthly and must be used within your calendar year; however, you can carry over 40 hours of vacation per year.
  • 9 holidays a year: New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) -- each employee receives 40 hours of PTO each year on January 1; however you will be unable to take your paid PTO leave until you have completed your 6-month probationary period.
  • Sick leave -- earn 4.67 hours per month or 7 days a year, however, you will be unable to take your paid sick leave until you have completed your 6-month probationary period.
  • Pension -- eligible after 12 months of continuous employment.
  • 401K -- eligible after 6 months of continuous employment.
  • Apprentices or lineman will be eligible to join the union after 6 months of service.  


Eastern Iowa Light and Power Cooperative's Statement of Non-discrimination
Supersedes all other bulletins.

Eastern Iowa Light and Power Cooperative is the recipient of Federal financial assistance from the Rural Utilities Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and is subject to the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, and the rules of regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture which provide that no person in the United States on the basis of  their employment without regard to their age, attainment of benefits, citizenship, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national origin, parental status, participation in union activity, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a Vietnam-Era or disabled Veteran and any other protected class covered by law.

The person responsible for coordinating this organization’s nondiscrimination compliance efforts is Kirk W. Trede, Chief Executive Officer.  Any individual, or specific class of individuals, who feels that this organization has subjected them to discrimination may obtain further information about the statutes and regulations listed above from and/or file a written complaint with this organization; or the Administrator, Rural Utilities Service, Stop 1510, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-1510; or the Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C.  20250-9410; or call (202) 720-5964 (voice or TDD).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.  Complaints must be filed within 180 days after the alleged discrimination.  Confidentiality will be maintained to the extent possible.
Revised 8/2007

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