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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.

General Manager
Senior Network Engineer
Contracts and Procurement Administrator




General Manager


The Kitsap Public Utility District (KPUD) is currently accepting application packets for the position of General Manager. KPUD is seeking a progressive, experienced manager who understands, believes in, and commits to our core values and mission. The General Manager reports to the three-member elected Board of Commissioners and oversees all aspects of KPUD operations including its drinking water utility, wastewater utility, telecommunications utility, and water resource monitoring program. READ MORE

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

Position will remain open until filled.

Send a completed application, cover letter, resume, and responses to supplemental questions (see link above) addressed to the Board of Commissioners to Kimberly Funk, Communications Manager, at kfunk@kpud.org no later than 4:30 p.m. on November 24, 2021, to be considered in the first review of applicants. Position will remain open until filled. Application materials will only be accepted electronically.

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Senior Network Engineer


Reporting To : Telecommunications Director
Department : Telecommunications
Job Type : Full-Time / Exempt
Pay Range : $85,000 - $95,000 per year, depending on experience and qualifications
Benefits : Excellent benefit package including retirement, medical/dental insurance and PTO
Location : Poulsbo, WA + travel within Kitsap County
Schedule : Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM, occasional evenings & weekends

Job Summary:

Kitsap PUD is currently seeking a Senior Network Engineer. The primary job function will be to focus on operations, which includes installation, provisioning, testing, maintenance and on-call support for network outages. The successful candidate must have knowledge and experience with Ethernet, IP, MPLS, routing, switching (STP, Tunneling), QOS and network design.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree in computer science, IT, networking, or related discipline(s) from an accredited technical school or college
  • 5 years of experience working as a network engineer or comparable position
  • Possess networking certifications such as Cisco CCNA or similar, or the ability to obtain
  • Thorough knowledge of standard network concepts, practices and applications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, IT, networking or related discipline(s) from an accredited college or university + 5 years of direct experience
  • A non-related college degree with 5 years of proven performance in a related discipline

Required Network Engineering Skills:

  • Understanding of IP/Ethernet routing and switching
  • Routing protocols such as BGP and OSPF
  • IPv4 and IPv6 numbering schemes, aggregation and allocation
  • Configuring and troubleshooting Ethernet circuits on a service provider network
  • Layer 2 network design and standards, including Ethernet WAN technologies, MEF services, IEEE standards 802.1ad QnQ, and 802.1q VLAN tagging
  • Advanced network trouble-shooting skills, including familiarity with Wireshark and use of other packet analysis tools
  • Advanced knowledge of Core, Distribution, and Access layer designs and topologies
  • Familiarity with best network security practices
  • CCNA certification or the ability to obtain within 6 months. Equivalent certification accepted

Preferred Network Engineering Skills:

  • MPLS design, implementation, provisioning and troubleshooting
  • Familiarity with transport technologies - SONET, DWDM/CWDM and Carrier Ethernet
  • Experience evaluating network vendor products and technologies
  • Experience operating and maintaining an FTTH network
  • CCNP preferred; equivalent certifications accepted

Network Equipment Skills:

  • Cisco routers and switches
  • Allied Telesis switches and Customer Premise equipment
  • ADVA optical ethernet lineups

Position Requirements:

  • Ability to demonstrate a strong commitment to Kitsap PUD's core values when working; alone, within a team and with customers
  • Manage a team of engineers to support Kitsap PUD's growth with business and residential customers
  • Self-starter with a strong desire to learn
  • Ability to be on-call for network outages and priority projects
  • Ability to perform maintenance work as scheduled at night or early morning
  • Knowledge and experience with process management and improvement techniques
  • Ability to manage projects from order through implementation
  • Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong people and customer relationship skills and the willingness to be accountable for results
  • Must possess a valid Washington State driver's license

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

Position will remain open until filled.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and completed job application to: jobs@kpud.org

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Contracts and Procurement Administrator


Job Type : Full-Time / Non-Exempt
Pay Range : $49,843 - $77,172 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 Contracts and Procurement Administrator. This position will be responsible for contract administration and coordination of Kitsap PUD's procurement activities while maintaining compliance with local, state and federal laws and requirements.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree with major coursework in business administration, contract administration, procurement/supply chain management or other related field.
  • Two years of contract administration and procurement experience.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with major coursework in business administration, contract administration, procurement or related field desired, but not required.
  • A non-related college degree with 5 years of proven performance in a related field.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of governmental procurement, negotiation techniques and materials management.
  • Knowledge of contract administration practices and procedures.


Responsibilities:

  • Prepare, review and monitor contracts for the acquisition of goods and services for Kitsap PUD.
  • Responsible for ensuring that Kitsap PUD's procurement policies and processes are in compliance with state and federal rules and regulations.
  • Oversee all procurement and contracting activities, including but not limited to the following:
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    • Maintain small works roster and approved vendor list.
    • Record documents with Kitsap County Treasurer and Auditor.
    • Oversee vehicle purchasing and licensing.
    • Renew and maintain Water System Management Contracts.
    • Maintain engineering agreements, building leases and other miscellaneous agreements.
    • Administer interlocal agreements.
    • Administer Local Utility District procedures, including release of maintenance bonds.
    • Assist in administration of grants.
    • Administer developer extension agreements and paybacks.
  • Maintain contact with vendors, negotiate with vendors, investigate and develop supply sources.
  • Provide consultation and technical assistance to staff on routine and complex procurement and contracting processes.


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 in order to help meet Kitsap PUD's mission of "Strengthening Kitsap communities through responsive and sustainable utility services".
  • Strong organizational and written and verbal communication skills.
  • AbilityStrong people and customer relationship skills.


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

Position will remain open until filled.

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

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Board Meeting: Nov 9, 2021, 9:00am

Board Meetings are held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 9:00am. The meetings are held at our offices and are open to the public. For Minutes and Agendas from previous Board Meetings, visit our Archives

The Board of Commissioners Virtual
Special Meeting
Tuesday, Nov 2, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Zoom Link: TBD
Meeting ID: TBD
Call in Number: US +1 669 900 6833

Please Contact ClerkoftheBoard@kpud.org for Information
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The Board of Commissioners Virtual Meeting
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9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Zoom Link: TBD
Meeting ID: TBD
Call in Number: US +1 669 900 6833

Please Contact ClerkoftheBoard@kpud.org for Information
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