Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives

Director of Safety and Loss Control - Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives, Des Moines

Date Posted
December 19, 2019
Full Time

Job Details

The Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives (IAEC) seeks a full-time Safety and Loss Control Director. 

Key responsibilities include managing the planning and implementation of safety training programs for member cooperatives and association staff in compliance with regulations issued under OSHA, DOT, National Electric Safety Code, among many others.  To serve as a resource to members for safety-related matters.  To make visits to the cooperatives and participate in accreditation reviews, accident investigation and inspections.   Coordinate the Association’s member disaster recovery efforts in state and regionally.  Primary resource for reporting department activities and initiatives to the Safety and Loss Control Committee. Active member of various national electric industry safety instructor organizations.  Manage and direct activities of a staff of three safety instructors and a support person. 


This position reports to the Executive Vice President.  Applicants should have a thorough understanding and broad background and knowledge associated with electric energy and safety and health that would be acquired through education and/or several years of experience in progressively more responsible positions. Based on our member cooperatives needs, at least 30% of the Directors time is required on in-state travel.  Some out-of-state travel is also necessary. Good problem-solving and analytical skills are needed.  The successful candidate must have excellent communication and presentation skills, in addition to strong audio visual and computer aptitudes.

As part of association’s leadership team, Department Directors are expected to perform the required daily and overall management tasks from IAEC’s headquarters facility in Urbandale, Iowa. A strong preference is that the Director reside full-time in the greater Des Moines area to carry out their responsibilities but would consider a candidate that has a second residence in the greater Des Moines area as meeting this expectation.

Contact Information

Send cover letter and resume by Feb. 7 to the Executive Vice President, Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives, 8525 Douglas, Suite 48, Des Moines, Iowa 50322.  No phone calls please.

The Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives is the Des Moines-based service organization representing rural electric cooperatives. It represents 37 distribution cooperatives in Iowa and eight generation and transmission cooperatives providing electricity to approximately 650,000 Iowans in Iowa's 99 counties.

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