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Careers

The following pages will help you explore whether KEYS has a career opportunity for you:

Why KEYS? Learn more about our compensation and benefits, our commitment to a greener future, and the many ways KEYS employees give back to the community.

Career opportunities. Here is where you will find current openings and job application portal.

High School Internship. An internship is a great way to jumpstart a career. Find out how to apply for an internship at KEYS.

Frequently asked questions. More information about what to expect if you apply.

Applicant Resources. More information on KEYS policies, procedures, and benefits.

KEYS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and promotes a Drug-Free Workplace. Applicants to certain positions may be subject to drug testing as a pre-hire condition. The KEYS Drug-Free Workplace Policy is in the Employee Rules and Regulations Handbook, which is accessible via the link listed in Applicant Resources.

All applicants will be required to pass a basic math quiz. Sample of the quiz.

Certain service members, veterans, the spouses and family members of service members and veterans, receive preference and priority in employment, and are encouraged to apply for positions being filled.

Why Keys?

KEYS is the public power utility for the Lower Florida Keys. Headquartered in Key West, Florida, KEYS provides electricity from Key West to the Seven-Mile Bridge and serves more than 29,000 customers.

KEYS is a nationally recognized Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) as designated by the American Public Power Association and a local leader with GREEN initiatives that help conserve energy and improve the environment. KEYS and its employees maintain a highly respected position within the local community, and in the Public Power industry, for their dedication to reliable electric service and forward-thinking initiatives.

 

 

Compensation & Benefits

    • Competitive, market-driven salaries
    • Pension plan
    • Healthcare package that includes medical, dental, vision, and behavioral health
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Paid time off (holidays, vacation, and sick)
    • Life insurance
    • Tuition reimbursement program
    • Training and development opportunities
    • Health & wellness opportunities and programs

High School Internship

This internship is intended to help nurture workforce development and introduce students to careers in public power. The selected intern will perform various clerical tasks and assist a cross section of departments throughout the course of their internship.

 

 

To be eligible

    • You must be a Junior or Senior enrolled in a high school in the Lower Florida Keys.
    • You must have a valid Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record, as determined by
      KEYS, and maintain at your own expense.
    • You must pass a basic math test. Click here for a sample test.
    • You must reside in KEYS’ service area, at your own expense, during the entirety of the
      internship.
    • You must submit a resume, letter of recommendation from a teacher or community
      member, and official transcript from your high school.
    • If you are selected as a candidate, you will undergo pre-employment medical screening.

Internship parameters

KEYS’ high school internship program will be offered beginning in September 2021 and is authorized through September 2022. The program may be extended at the discretion of the Utility Board.

Selected intern will be paid $15.00 per hour and expected to work Monday through Friday for a total of 5 to no more than 15 hours per week, as their school and activity schedule allows. Additional hours may be allowed during school holiday breaks (including summer) that do not coincide with KEYS’ holidays. Observed KEYS holidays during the course of the internship will be non-work, non-paid days.

Intern will not be eligible for health benefits or overtime pay.

How to apply

Please send completed resume, letter of recommendation from a teacher or community member, and official transcript from your high school to Maria.Abreu@KeysEnergy.com. Please include “High School Internship” in the subject line. You will be notified if, following review by Human Resources, you are an internship candidate.

Candidates should expect to participate in an interview as part of the selection process.

Frequently Asked Questions

If I have questions about the recruitment process, who can I speak with?

You may contact Human Resources Supervisor Maria Abreu at Maria.Abreu@KeysEnergy.com or 305-295-1069. Please note, the aforementioned phone number is unattended. You will be prompted to leave a message and the appropriate staff member will return your call.

How long will it take until I hear back from KEYS?
It depends on the volume of applicants, the position, and the time it takes to review applications. Generally, applicants who are invited for an interview will be contacted within two to three weeks once the application closes.
If I do not get the position, will KEYS let me know?
Yes, you will be informed, whether or not you are invited for an interview and whether or not you were selected for the position.
If I am offered the position, what will be the next steps?
If you are selected to fill a position at KEYS, you will be required to undergo basic pre-employment steps including background and reference checks, a pre-employment medical exam, and for applicants to certain positions a drug screening as a pre-hire condition.

Applicant Resources

Keys Energy Services is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. If you require any functionality or specific accommodation which you find is not immediately provided for on the website, please contact us so that we may promptly address your individual needs.

Please visit the pages below to review additional information on KEYS policies, procedures, and benefits.

Employee Rules & Regulations Handbook

Union Contract

Management Employee Handbook

Employee Benefit Highlights

Pension Plan

Pension Plan – Summary Plan Description