Employment

Are you interested in a career in the electric utility industry? Bookmark this page and check back often for opportunities at Otter Tail Power Company.

We are an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.  

To apply online:

  1. Go to the Otter Tail Corporation jobs page.
  2. Browse open jobs to find Otter Tail Power Company listings.
  3. You must create an account and submit your resume to Otter Tail Corporation.
  4. Your resume will remain on file and you may update your resume at any time.

To contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or if you need assistance completing the application process, please email otpjobopps@otpco.com.

Current Openings 

Communications Specialist

Location

Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Responsibilities

Advise clients throughout the company in (and/or facilitate processes for) producing, distributing, and measuring the success of materials needed to communicate effectively with employees, customers, shareholders, media, the general public, and other key audiences. This includes, but is not limited to, developing and implementing communication programs for marketing plans, web strategies, large company projects, and numerous other internal and external initiatives. Coordinate outside contractors in said activities as appropriate. Support Corporate Communications as assigned. Accept other duties as assigned by the Manager, Public Relations or the Vice President, Public Relations / Vice President, Corporate Communications. Requires judgment in identifying and selecting among alternate courses of action and implementing strategy and related tasks accordingly.

Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in a communications-related major and experience in coordinating integrated communications for a complex organization, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience, is required. Marketing or media experience is preferred. Must have demonstrated effectiveness as a project manager, communications strategist, writer, and editor. Must have superior written, oral, and electronic communication skills; analytical, negotiation, and process-improvement skills; and the ability to establish and maintain effective professional working relationships with other departments and outside vendors. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team, thrive in an environment of multiple priorities, and work under pressure to proactively meet deadlines while maintaining a positive attitude. Must maintain customer and business focus. Company and/or industry knowledge preferred.

Resume deadline

July 17, 2015

Employment Testing

We administer aptitude and skills tests to job candidates for some positions. Edison Electric Institute (EEI), an association of investor-owned utilities across the United States, developed many of the tests. EEI Practice Tests (login required) are available to help learn about and prepare for these pre-employment tests.