The Grand River Dam Authority is comprised of a dedicated workforce of over 500 Oklahomans with the critical skills and expertise needed to meet the GRDA mission. Averaging 11 years of service to GRDA, our employees are our most powerful asset. Round-the-clock, they produced and deliver abundant, reliable electricity to our customers while also caring for the important natural resources under GRDA’s control.
GRDA jobs are diverse, ranging from electrical engineering and ecosystems management to financial planning and power line maintenance. While thousands of Oklahomans depend on this workforce to “keep the lights on” this workforce, in turn, depends on GRDA for good jobs, benefits and opportunities.
While it is hard to gauge the total economic impact of the workforce in the state, the attractive, stable jobs at GRDA account for a total annual payroll of approximately $34 million. Those dollars are circulated throughout the state’s economy in the communities where these 500-plus GRDA employees live, work and play. Many of those communities are in rural parts of Oklahoma where stable employment is critical to economic health.
In those communities, GRDA employees make a powerful difference. Off the clock, they serve as volunteer firemen, first responders, little league coaches, civic group leaders, school board members and more. Each week, GRDA employees volunteer hundreds of hours collectively in service to their communities and their Oklahoma neighbors.
Power plants, transmission lines, substations, lake management program and administrative duties are only as successful as the men and women who put them to work. Today, the GRDA workforce remains the utility’s most powerful asset, while contributing to a better Oklahoma for everyone.