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Engineering Services Specialist (6/28/2017)
Provides project management and support to American Public Power Association’s members and staff on issues relating to electrical distribution systems and energy technologies, including assessment of new technologies, facilitation of mutual aid during disasters and other relevant subjects. Monitors, represents, and advocates for public power interests on behalf of membership, and is the point person for the Association’s annual Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo.

Regulatory Counsel (6/8/2017)
Assists in formulating the Association’s energy and other regulatory policy positions. Advocates on behalf of the Association before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), other regulatory agencies, federal courts, and other industry and policy forums. Monitors agency and judicial proceedings and industry forums of interest to the Association and its members. Participates in coalitions on such matters with other industry associations and groups as appropriate. Communicates with Association utility members, groups of members, and their counsel to develop and coordinate consistent policy positions.

American Public Power Association is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified candidates should reply with a cover letter and resume to, with the position title in the subject line.

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About APPA
The American Public Power Association (APPA) is the service organization for the nation's more than 2,000 community-owned electric utilities that serve more than 48 million Americans.  It was created in 1940 as a non-profit, non-partisan organization.  Its purpose is to advance the public policy interests of its members and their consumers, and provide member services to ensure adequate, reliable electricity at a reasonable price with the proper protection of the environment.

Our Mission
APPA is dedicated to advancing the interests of the nation’s public power systems by providing exceptional advocacy, education and information services.

APPA is a member service organization.  We recognize that member satisfaction is the key to our success.  Providing outstanding member service is critical for being a leading association representing public power.  Our members—regular and associate—judge the value received for their membership dollars by the quality of information, timeliness, and level of service they receive from APPA staff.


APPA is committed to delivering the highest level of member service possible.  This requires an organization-wide commitment to building member loyalty through superior customer service.  APPA members are our customers.  They work in a competitive service industry and have made their own customers’ satisfaction a top priority.  Our members are keenly aware of the difference between excellent, poor or mediocre customer service.  Every APPA staff member must strive to provide exceptional service to meet these expectations.

Our Values
Integrity—engaging in honest and ethical behavior at all times
Customer Focus—servicing our internal and external customers at the highest level
Leadership—providing vision, direction, and resources to excel
Excellence—striving for the highest-quality performance
Innovation—identifying and making the most of new opportunities
Cooperation—working as a team to get things done


Reasons to work for us

  • APPA’s mission and commitment to serving the interests of its members
  • APPA’s commitment to a healthy work/life balance
  • A wonderful and convenient location within the Washington, DC, metro area
  • Excellent leadership and a financially stable organization
  • Collaborative teamwork toward APPA’s mission and member service
  • Updated technology and tools for success
  • Challenging work
  • Excellent staff benefits and competitive compensation
  • Recognition of staff contributions
  • APPA gives back to the communities in which we live and work
  • Recognized as a "FitFriendly!" company by the American Heart Association

Our Benefits
APPA offers its full-time regular employees a comprehensive health and welfare benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as a 401(k) retirement plan and other company-sponsored and voluntary programs. 

Medical, Dental and Vision
APPA offers a choice of four medical plans through CareFirst (HMO, POS, PPO, and High Deductible Health Plan with a Health Savings Account), a PPO dental plan, and a vision plan. Employee contributes toward premiums. Employees who opt out of medical coverage receive a monthly stipend.

Time Off
Full-time regular employees accrue paid time off (PTO) each pay period, equivalent to 20 days during the first year of employment. PTO increases incrementally each year thereafter and reaches a maximum accrual after 11 years of employment.  

APPA offers 13 paid holidays, paid parental leave, and paid bereavement leave.


Flexible Spending Account
Eligible medical and dependent care expenses can be paid on pre-tax basis.

Life Insurance and AD&D, Short & Long Term Disability Insurance
APPA pays 100% of the cost for Life, AD&D, and Short- and Long-Term Disability coverage. Company paid life insurance and AD&D will pay out 2 times the employee’s annual salary, to a maximum of $500,000.

Employer Profit Sharing & 401(k) Plan Match
Employees are eligible to participate in the 401(k) plan on the first of the month following date of hire. APPA matches the first 3 percent of compensation employees defer into the plan. APPA also makes a profit sharing contribution into the plan equal to 8 percent of the employee’s base salary. Contributions into the plan are made on a per-payroll basis and are fully vested.

Tuition Assistance
Tuition assistance benefits are provided for full-time regular employees to the extent that budget constraints allow. Employees may receive tuition assistance up to a maximum of $4,000 per year (tuition assistance does not include the cost of textbooks).

APPA offers flexible work hours, options for telework, and a business casual office environment.

Additional Benefits
APPA offers additional benefits such as a confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP), pre-tax commuter benefits, prepaid legal services, travel insurance, and more.