Exciting Jobs in Public Power

photo of two young men working in Colorado State UPublic power utilities employ thousands of people in a variety of jobs that combine public service with a technologically forward-looking industry. New technologies are being developed to generate, deliver, and use electricity; utilities are undertaking new environmental initiatives to meet and exceed customer expectations; and public power systems are becoming fast-paced public enterprises with competitive salaries. Many dynamic career opportunities are available for women and men with diverse educational backgrounds - from high school diplomas to advanced degrees.

Visit our online job board to see what kinds of opportunities are available at public power utilities.

Apply for a scholarship

Placeholder - Misc Our research and demonstration program, DEED (Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Developments) offers scholarships to post-secondary students who are interested in working at a public power utility.  Visit our DEED web pages to learn more about scholarship opportunities.

What is an apprenticeship?

Placeholder - Misc Are you at least 18 years old? Do you have a high school diploma or GED? Are you looking for a challenging career? Do you want to make a difference in your community? If you have the right combination of education, skills, and physical abilities, a utility apprentice program may be right for you.

Apprenticeship programs offer high school graduates interested in skilled-trade positions an opportunity to develop the skills necessary to pursue a career with the electric utility. These programs combine classroom coursework with on-the-job training under the supervision of experienced employees. Many utilities have apprenticeship programs for lineworkers, machinists, electricians, meter electricians, utility constructions workers and cable splicers.