LPEA Career Opportunities
La Plata Electric Association, Inc. extends equal employment opportunity to all individuals.
Jobs to Match Your Lifestyle
If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, are interested in growth, and are mission-focused, you've come to the right place. We have opportunities in many diverse roles, ranging from information technology, communications, marketing and member services, engineering and operations, and community and economic development to name a few.
Looking for a promising, dynamic future? Electric cooperatives offer you a place to apply your energy, make a difference in your community and improve the quality of your life. We need innovative employees who are driven to make things better for us and for the communities we serve. Want to live and work in a small town, a large city or the sprawling suburbs? Prefer the Northwest, the South or somewhere in between? We've got opportunities for you. Best of all, once you are part of our cooperative community, you can count on receiving the same great benefits and opportunities wherever you go.
Get Connected with a Career at America's Electric Cooperatives! Working for an electric cooperative is a great career opportunity. Co-ops are looking for talented and resourceful people, and are offering competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Electric co-ops offer you the opportunity to make the most of your abilities in some of the best places to call “home.” People come to work at electric cooperatives because they believe in what they do and receive the satisfaction of knowing that their work directly improves people's lives. America’s electric cooperatives employ approximately 63,000 people nationwide in a great variety of professional, technical and business positions. Some of the best, brightest, most creative and dedicated people have chosen to serve their communities and develop their careers through electric cooperatives.
Why choose a career at La Plata Electric Association, Inc.?
La Plata Electric Association, Inc. (LPEA) is 100 percent dedicated to providing our members safe, reliable electricity at the lowest reasonable cost while being environmentally responsible. We are known for employing the best people in the electric cooperative industry, and every LPEA employee is a member of our member service team serving Archuleta and La Plata counties.
At LPEA, each department views not only those we serve as members, but each LPEA employee is also a member. We expect our employees to address issues in a timely manner, communicate effectively with both members and each other, and look for positive ways to solve problems and support the LPEA Mission and Vision Statements. LPEA fosters a self-motivated environment where managing multiple priorities is essential.
Living in Durango, Colorado
Durango is one of those special places: a small mountain town (population approx. 16,000) located within a unique tri-city county (population approx. 50,000) on the banks of the Animas River, with a vibrant community and access to countless sports and activities. In fact, Durango was recently named the top “micropolitan” town in America.
Tourists are drawn by nearby Mesa Verde National Park, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway and Purgatory Ski Resort, but those of us who make our home here know there’s so much more to appreciate. What we lack in shopping malls and freeways, we make up for with the genuine friendliness of the people, the lively arts and music scene, the world-class restaurants, the strong ranching and farming heritage of the area, the excellent schools and library and medical care, etc. And for the outdoor enthusiast, the opportunities are endless: fly fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking, downhill and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, hiking, backpacking, kayaking, 4-wheeling, and much more.
The La Plata County Economic Development Alliance produced a series of videos that explore aspects of the Durango and La Plata County lifestyle.