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Applications are accepted only when a vacancy exists. Applicants must complete an application for each vacancy they are interested in order to be considered for the opening. Unsolicited applications or resumes will not be accepted. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified by the human resources staff.
If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use our online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact 850-307-1127 or use the Contact HR form to notify a CHELCO HR Team member.
Current Openings: At this time the cooperative is not accepting applications.
We'd like to extend a special thank you to our Veterans who serve our country and our communities. View the NRECA's video Meet the Veterans Who Power America's Electric Cooperatives.
CHELCO is an equal opportunity employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.
Click the job title under the Current Openings tab and complete an application. Once the application period closes the selection committee will contact those selected for an interview. We only accept applications when an opening exists for that position; We do not accept or keep unsolicited resumes or applications. If you are interested in applying for another open position, an application must be submitted for each opening you are interested in.
CHELCO is a not-for-profit electric distribution cooperative employing more than 159 people and serving more than 53,000 accounts in Walton, Okaloosa, Holmes and Santa Rosa counties in the panhandle of Florida.
Our employees have a vested interest in our cooperative values and share a commitment to providing a vital service to our members. Our employees are committed to customer service, integrity, and safety.
By joining CHELCO, you will be joining a cooperative with a rich 75 year history of serving the local community. Here you’ll have the opportunity to provide vital services in the surrounding communities.
- We have an active volunteer and community service program
- We foster employee development and advancement
- We value each person and the role they play in delivering exceptional service to our members.
- A great place to live, close to the great beaches of Destin Florida, our headquarters in DeFuniak Springs. Known for the sugary shores and emerald waters of Northwest Florida. Destin and San Destin beaches are some of the finest beaches in the world.
- We have great benefits! See below
- Medical, dental and vision insurance
- Pension Plan
- 401k with company match
- Life insurance
- Short term disability
- Education/Professional Development
- Wellness Program
- Generous Paid Time off and Volunteer Time Off
- Employee Assistance Program
- Paid weekly
- 10 paid holidays a year
- Flexible Spending or Health Savings account
Cooperatives are committed to giving employees opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers. Whether you are looking to increase your skill set, advance in your job or change jobs, you can take advantage of a full range of distance learning and professional accreditation and certifications programs, as well as professional development programs.
CHELCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer in all employment practices, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race; religion; sex; sexual orientation and gender identity or expression; age; national origin; ancestry; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; disability; citizenship status; veteran or service member status; or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.
It is also the policy of the Cooperative to take affirmative action to employ, and to advance in employment, all persons regardless of any characteristic protected by law and to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements. Applicants to and employees of this cooperative are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more.
“EEO is the Law”
EEO is the LAW (hyperlinked to the DOL site.)
URL is; http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
Link to the updated EEO is the Law poster supplement:
“EEO is the Law” poster supplement
If you require assistance with the application process, please fill out the form or call 850-307-1127 to reach our Human Resource Office. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.
If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use our online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact 850-307-1127 or use the Contact HR form below for assistance.