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General Counsel 

Seeking motivated individual to fill the position of General Counsel in our Headquarters Office located in Denton, MD.  A bachelor’s degree and a Juris Doctor degree from an American Bar Association accredited school is required. 

Must be a member in good standing of the Maryland State Bar Association (or be able to obtain) with a minimum of five (5) to seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in the practice of corporate, regulatory, contract or legislative law.  Previous experience in electric industry or similar industry is highly desirable. 

Position requires excellent oral and written communication skills, and effectiveness at dealing with individuals from varied backgrounds and possessing varied skill sets.  Qualified candidates will be proficient at interpreting contracts, and corporate policies and procedures.  Candidates must have an understanding of civil and criminal concepts and principles.  Desirable candidates will be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.

Position may require some irregular hours of work, and occasional travel representing the Cooperative at various professional and association meetings.

As a condition of employment, the selected candidate will be required to pass a physical examination and a drug/alcohol test. Applications are due by end of business on Monday, October 23, 2017.

System Control

Seeking motivated individual to fill the position of System Controller.  Position will work out of district office located in Denton, MD.  Must be High School graduate or equivalent.  Must be capable of communicating on telephone, 2-way radio and completing required reports and logs associated with such communications.  Must be able to effectively communicate with others verbally and in writing.  Excellent computer skills are a must.   

Applicants must pass an applicable pre-employment test.  Successful applicant will be required to enroll in a Power Delivery Program and complete the program within two years.  Will involve working irregular hours, including a night swing shift.   Applications must be postmarked or emailed by October 18, 2017.  


Seeking motivated individual to fill the position of System Planning Engineer in our Headquarters Office located in Denton, MD.  A bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering is required.  Must be a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Maryland or become registered in Maryland within one (1) year. 

Must have five to seven (5 -7) years of progressively responsible experience in electrical utility engineering.  Experience in developing short-term and long-term work plans is essential.  Must have a working knowledge of long-term engineering studies, sectionalizing studies, and standards and specifications for construction of all electric plant facilities.  Experience with engineering software is essential.  Must have excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office product suite.    

Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Must possess the ability to motivate and supervise employees.  Must possess a valid, Maryland Class C driver’s license or equivalent. 

Position requires occasional irregular hours and occasional outside work.  Position also requires occasional travel for employee development and training.

As a condition of employment, the candidate will be required to pass a physical examination and a drug test.  Individual must be able to work on a computer for long periods of time.  Individual must also be able to negotiate uneven terrain and walk long distances in reaching distribution, transmission and substation facilities.  Individual must be able to manipulate hand tools to open enclosures and other structures and must be able to maintain footing and balance when in close proximity to high voltage structures that are open for inspection, exposing energized parts.  


Applications and resumes are only accepted when there is a vacancy.

Choptank Electric is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Based on the position that you are applying for, please complete the appropriate application below. 

We suggest that you save your application as a PDF file, attach it to an e-mail and send it to

If you experience problems e-mailing your application, you may print it and mail or fax to: 

Choptank Electric Cooperative
Attn: Manager Human Resources
P. O. Box 430
Denton, MD 21629-0430 

Fax 410-479-3516 

Application with CDL (Commercial Driver's License) 

Application without CDL 

When there is a job opening, applications may also be picked up from Choptank Electric's headquarters office located in Denton, MD or at our Regional Service Center located in Salisbury, Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM. 

Please indicate the position for which you are applying. 

Applications must be received by the deadline noted. Our review and selection process begins shortly after the closing date. This process may take several weeks. Within that period, should your address change, please advise us. 

If you are selected for an interview, you will be notified by letter at the address you provide on your application/resume. If you are not selected for an interview, your application will be maintained for a period of 90 days and considered for future openings if the same position should become available within that 90 day period.

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