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Employment Opportunities - updated on 4/30/21

KPUD is a leader in the water and fiber optic industry. Learn how you can join our team and make a difference. Our employees are the face of KPUD and are valued for their dedication, expertise and knowledge.

Communications Specialist
Payroll and Human Resources Specialist
Water Utility Laborer, Seasonal



Communications Specialist


Reporting To : General Manager
Department : Support
Job Type : Full-Time / Exempt
Pay Range : $60,000 - $80,000 per year, depending on experience and qualifications
Benefits : Excellent benefit package including retirement, medical/dental insurance and PTO
Location : Poulsbo, WA
Schedule : Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Job Summary:

Kitsap PUD is currently seeking a Communications Specialist. This position will serve as liaison between the PUD, the public and the media and will be responsible for the PUD's public relations and community engagements.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of experience relevant to the responsibilities outlined below.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with major coursework in business administration, communications, journalism, public relations, marketing, or related field with 3+ years of experience in a public relations/communications role.
  • A non-related college degree with 5 years of proven performance in a related field.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute KPUD's communication plan to support organizational goals and initiatives.
  • Serve as subject matter expert for content development, advertising, public relations, events management, and social media.
  • Coordinate the redesign of and manage the content for KPUD's website. Review, compile, and post information to the website to ensure it is kept current, relevant, and informative.
  • Monitor various news publications and media for articles and coverage of utility issues relevant to the District. Compile and provide this information for KPUD employees, management, and commissioners.
  • Coordinate the development of public outreach efforts of Board approved community or sponsored events.
  • Assist all departments in the creation of communication materials, including press releases and the District newsletter.
  • Participate in special projects as directed by the General Manager.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • Ability to demonstrate a strong commitment to Kitsap PUD's core values when working; alone, within a team and with customers and vendors.
  • Self-starter with a strong desire to learn.
  • Ability to be self-motivated and possess a strong work ethic to help meet the Districts' mission of "Strengthening Kitsap communities through responsive and sustainable utility services".
  • Strong organizational and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong people and customer relationship skills.

Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation or genetic information.

Position will remain open until filled.

Please submit a completed job application to: HRFinance@kpud.org

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Payroll and Human Resources Specialist


Reporting To : Finance Director
Department : HR Finance
Job Type : Full-Time / Exempt
Pay Range : $70,000 - $90,000 per year, depending on experience and qualifications
Benefits : Excellent benefit package including retirement, medical/dental insurance and PTO
Location : Poulsbo, WA
Schedule : Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Job Summary:

Kitsap PUD is currently seeking a Payroll and Human Resources Specialist to be the first point of contact for HR related inquiries from employees and to manage the District's bi-monthly payroll processes. This position requires excellent interpersonal skills, attention to detail and the ability to maintain confidentiality.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate degree with major coursework in Business Administration, Human Resources, Accounting, or related field.
  • 2+ years of experience in payroll and benefits administration, including payroll processing.
  • Intermediate level experience with Microsoft Office applications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with major coursework in Business Administration, Human Resources, Accounting or related field desired, but not required.
  • 5+ years of experience in payroll and benefits administration, including payroll processing.
  • Prior experience with ADP Workforce Now desired, but not required.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with leadership to help identify staffing needs, defining roles and responsibilities, hiring timelines, pay rates, etc.
  • Ensure appropriate onboarding and offboarding of all employees.
  • Accurately prepare and process payroll on a bi-monthly basis through ADP.
  • Provide timely and accurate payroll and benefits related assistance to staff as requested.
  • Ensure that W-2 and 941 forms are correctly computed and filed by established deadlines.
  • Maintain employee records, ensuring data integrity for back-up and audit purposes.
  • Develop and maintain an employee wellness program.
  • Coordinate employee training sessions and seminars.
  • Produce ad hoc payroll and HR activity reports.
  • Maintain general knowledge of payroll and related state wage and tax laws.
  • Maintain general knowledge of Human Resources best practices.
  • Other duties, as assigned by management.

Position Requirements:

  • Ability to demonstrate a strong commitment to Kitsap PUD's core values when working; alone, within a team and with customers and vendors.
  • Self-starter with a growth mindset and strong desire to learn and focus on process improvement.
  • Ability to be self-motivated and possess a strong work ethic to help meet the Districts' mission of "Strengthening Kitsap communities through responsive and sustainable utility services".
  • Strong organizational and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong people and customer relationship skills.

Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation or genetic information.

Position will remain open until filled.

Please submit a completed job application to: HRFinance@kpud.org

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Seasonal Water Utility Laborer


Reporting To : Water / Wastewater Director
Department : Water / Operations
Job Type : Full-Time Temporary (May - August) M-F 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Pay Range : $14.72 - $17.31 per hour, Depending on Experience & Qualifications
Location : Poulsbo, WA

Job Summary:

Kitsap PUD is seeking highly motivated individuals to perform various water system maintenance tasks.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate small power tools required to complete the maintenance of water systems.
  • Perform traffic control responsibilities, such as flagging, setting up, moving and tearing down traffic control cones and signage.
  • Operate weed eater and mower to perform grounds maintenance on utility properties.
  • Clean utility equipment and vehicles.
  • Maintain, clean and paint fire hydrants, blow-offs, valve markers and AirVacs.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • The work environment is 10% in the office/shop and 90% outside, and requires driving, frequent bending, grasping, kneeling, pulling, pushing, reaching, repetitive motion, lifting/carrying objects weighing up to 15 pounds and occasional lifting/carrying of objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

Work Experience Qualifications and Skills:

  • Experience in ground maintenance or closely related work experience is preferred.
  • Experience driving a truck while towing a utility trailer is preferred.
  • Flagging Certification is preferred.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions is preferred.

Position Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Valid Washington State driver's license with satisfactory driving record.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision.
  • Ability to be self-motivated and possess a strong work ethic to help meet the Districts' mission of "Strengthening Kitsap communities through responsive and sustainable utility services".

Applicants must have the ability to pass a background check and drug test.

Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation or genetic information.

Please submit a completed job application to: HRFinance@kpud.org

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