General Manager of Tribal Utility Commission

White Earth Tribal Utility Commission
Organization Summary

The White Earth Tribe created and established a Tribal Utility Commission in Chapter Two of the Utilities Code, which will be a governmental agency and political subdivision of the Tribe. The Tribal Council declares it to be in the public interest that all utilities located, operating or providing services within the Reservation be regulated as provided within the Tribal Utilities Code and that the Tribal Utilities Commission shall have general supervision of all Utilities providing those Utility Services on the Reservation, except as otherwise provided in the Utilities Code or any other law.  

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Location in MN
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Salary Position

Typically Monday-Friday

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. unless otherwise directed for evening or weekend meetings/training with Commission

Primary Duties

The Tribal Utilities General Manager assumes direct charge of the business of the utilities subject to the control of the Tribal Utility Commission (TUC).  The General Manager plans, organizes, executes, and provides administrative direction and oversight for all TUC functions.

The position directs and administers all activities of the utility, within a general framework of approved resolutions, ordinances, policies and procedures, budgets, financial statements, and programs developed by the TUC. This position has frequent contact with members of the TUC, Tribal, Federal, State and Local government officials, contractors, consultants, utility department leaders, employees, and general public. Furthermore, the General Manager will foster cooperative working relationships with intergovernmental, regulatory agencies, various public and private groups while pursuing appropriate avenues of economic and community development in service to the White Earth Reservation communities.

The General Manager provides responsible leadership to and overall strategic direction for the electric, gas, water, wind, solar, broadband utility operations. The position ensures that the needs of White Earth Reservation customers are met by providing high quality, safe, and efficient services in a cost efficient and effective manner, while promoting conservation and responsible management of resources.


  • Bachelor's Degree required in public administration, business, environmental studies, electrical engineering, energy, or power systems related field. MBA preferred.
  • Minimum 10-12 years of experience in the management of the generation, coordination, transmission, supply of electricity to a municipality or similar entity/municipality required.
  • Equivalent combination of education and progressive, relevant and direct leadership experience may be considered in lieu of minimum educational/experience requirements indicated above.

Ability to and/or experience in implementing a power strategy from conception through active operation.

How to Apply

Mail Applications to:

White Earth Tribal Council

Attention: Melinda Iverson-TUC Chair

P.O. Box 418

White Earth, MN 56591

Or Email:

[email protected]

Download Applications at:


EEO with Native Preference.

A Drug Free Workplace – Tests for alcohol and illegal drug use may be required prior to and during employment.


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