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Employment Opportunities

Employees are the most important resource at Dickson Electric System. Without them, it would be impossible to deliver electricity to our approximately 36,000 customers. Dickson Electric System offers a meaningful work environment, career development and competitive pay and benefits. DES has a practice of promoting from within the organization when qualified employees express interest. However, sometimes it becomes necessary to recruit and select candidates from outside the organization.

Employment opportunities for DES are posted on our website and if necessary, advertised via local newspapers or the TVPPA website. Resumes and applications are accepted only when there is a specific job opening. 


Human Resources Director – Dickson Electric System (DES), a municipal electric utility, located in Dickson, Tennessee, has an opportunity for a highly motivated individual for the position of Human Resources Director.  The position will provide support for the organization to ensure the optimal use of human resources.  Serves as an internal consultant to management, supervisors and employees on personnel issues that affect performance and business continuity.  Develops and maintains a human capital strategy including compensation, benefits, recruitment, selection, retention, performance management, and employee development. 
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related business field and a minimum of three years human resources experience or three years management experience, which includes direct supervisory duties.  MBA, MHR or any of the following designations are a plus. (UHR, PHR, or SPHR)

Knowledge, skills and abilities: Ability to effectively and courteously communicate with individuals at all levels and work as part of a team; demonstrated level of professionalism; a positive attitude and ability to motivate others; strong problem solving and decision-making skills; strong organizational skills and attention to detail; accountable, dependable and self-motivated; intermediate computer skills; ability to effectively negotiate and resolve conflicts; familiarity with employment law.

Those qualified, may apply via the DES website:  www.dicksonelectric.com and email the completed application (and resume if desired) to: mthomas@dicksonelectric.com.   Applications may also be mailed to Dickson Electric System, attention Human Resources, at P.O. Box 627, Dickson, TN 37056.  Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. (CST) Friday, July 3, 2020. Dickson Electric System is a Tennessee Drug-Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Journeyman Lineman — Dickson Electric System has an opening for a Journeyman Lineman.  The purpose of the Lineman is to construct, maintain, operate and repair electrical overhead and underground distribution system and substations in compliance with codes and safety methods.  Essential functions are: string wires, set poles and anchors, hang transformers, lightning arrestors, cutouts, cross arms, and insulators. Work with energized, high voltage systems, install underground duct systems, vaults, cables, pad-mounted transformers, switches, switchgear and associated system components. Must be able to remain calm and act quickly in emergencies and have thorough knowledge of approved methods, materials and tools in electrical utility line construction and maintenance. Must be able to anticipate and plan for the unexpected and have good mental concentration.  Must be physically able to work long hours, perform heavy manual tasks, carry heavy equipment, and work outside in all kinds of terrain and weather conditions at any hour of the day or night.  Must be able to climb poles and work out of a bucket at heights up to 80 feet.  A high school diploma or GED and a valid Tennessee CDL driver’s license is required. 

Qualified applicants should complete the DES application available on our website and email it along with a resume, if desired, to:  mthomas@dicksonelectric.com or send via U.S. mail to: Dickson Electric System, Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 627, Dickson, TN 37056. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. July 2, 2020.   DES offers a competitive salary and benefits package including a pension plan, insurance that includes medical, vision, dental, term life, short term and long term disability, paid holidays and other paid leave.  DES is a Tennessee Drug-Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.