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Employment Opportunities - updated on 1/8/21

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.

Network Engineer
Telecom Field Technician Apprentice
Water Construction Technician
Water Maintenance Technician



Network Engineer


Job Title : Network Engineer
Reporting To : Telecommunications Director
Department : Telecommunications
Job Type : Full-Time / Non-Exempt
Pay Range : $27.59 - $44.15 per hour, 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 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 of Ethernet, IP, MPLS, routing, switching (STP, Tunneling), QOS and network design.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Technical school or college degree in computer science, IT, networking, or related discipline(s) from an accredited technical school or college
  • In lieu of technical school or college, a high school diploma and at least 5 additional years of relevant experience is acceptable.
  • 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:

  • Associates or 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
  • A strong Linux background
  • 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
  • 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 and 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, 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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Telecom Field Technician Apprentice


Job Title : Telecom Field Technician Apprentice
Reporting To : Telecom Director
Department : Telecom Operations
Job Type : Full-Time
Pay Range : $18.53 - $28.48 per hour, DOQ
Benefits : Excellent benefit package
Location : Poulsbo, WA / Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM, occasional evenings & weekends

Job Summary:

The Telecom department of Kitsap PUD is rapidly expanding, is in need of a Telecom Field Technician for expansion of the fiber optic network and is willing to train the right motivated candidate. A successful candidate has expert problem-solving skills, works well under pressure and enjoys challenges and working with their hands.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Deal directly with the customers in the field regarding telecom processes and installation.
  • Support the installation, maintenance and updates of the fiber optic network.
  • Perform regular operational tests on all system components that can include testing equipment for fiber for continuity and light loss. Test and troubleshoot fiber using an OTDR, optical power meter, fiber identifier and scope.
  • Utilize knowledge and experience to troubleshoot, identify and repair problems on the network.
  • Participate in engineering, permit and construction processes. Work with Construction PM's and/or OSP Engineers to perform fiber installation as directed.
  • Respond to and restore services for emergency calls. Responsible for being on the job on short notice to repair damaged cables until service is restored.
  • Perform all work as necessary to conform to quality control guidelines. This includes compliance with requirements outlined in applicable regulations such as: OSHA, FCC, NESC and NEC, etc. as well as following procedures as outlined in the Installation, Technical, Operations and Safety Manuals and Employee Handbook.
  • Clean, maintain, stock, and secure assigned vehicle and equipment.
  • Participate with Telecom and non-Telecom staff to enhance operational processes within KPUD.
  • Perform other work-related tasks, as assigned.

Work Experience Qualifications and Skills:

  • Ability to demonstrate a caring customer service attitude, strong commitment to operational excellence and the Kitsap PUD's core values while possessing an impeccable work ethic with high levels of honesty and integrity
  • Ability to adhere to local & federal regulations and company policies
  • Ability to use construction equipment, hand tools, fusion splicer, OTDR, fiber identifiers and scope
  • Ability to carry, climb and operate extension ladder (approx. 28 ft high and 75 pounds)
  • Ability to lift and move up to 100 pounds
  • Ability to climb poles using gaffs and climbing belt as needed
  • Ability to drive company vehicles in a safe and responsible manner required
  • Ability to perform job from high places, such as poles and roofs
  • Experience in the use of bucket, boom and lift equipment desired, but not required
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perceptions and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.

Position Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Valid Washington State driver's license

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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Water Construction Technician


Job Title : Water Construction Technician
Reporting To : Construction Director
Department : Construction
Job Type : Full-Time
Pay Range : $24.11 - $33.27 per hour, DOQ
Benefits : Excellent benefit package
Location : Poulsbo, WA / Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM, occasional overtime required

Job Summary:

Kitsap PUD is interested in adding a qualified Construction Technician to our team. Qualified applicants will possess the skills necessary to perform a variety of activities related to the construction of utility infrastructure.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the construction of new water system infrastructure. Examples include: Water main and pump houses.
  • Perform various duties related to excavation and underground utility construction. Examples include: Flagging, shoveling, grounds restoration, general construction, driving commercial vehicles and operating heavy equipment.
  • Assist in the maintenance of water system infrastructure. Examples include: Valve exercising, flushing, inspection of control valves, fire hydrants, pressure tanks and standpipes, general facilities building maintenance, water meter replacements and water main breaks.
  • Perform other work-related tasks, as assigned.
  • Must be able to respond to emergency calls outside of normal work hours.
  • The work environment is 95% outside manual labor and 5% office/shop facility duties, requiring frequent bending, grasping, kneeling, pulling, pushing, reaching, repetitive motion, lifting/carrying of objects weighing up to 15 pounds and occasional lifting/carrying of objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

Work Experience Qualifications and Skills:

  • Prior experience with installation/repair associated with underground utilities including water main installation and excavation
  • Prior experience in operating tools/equipment used in various construction activities
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions when performing utility work
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team to identify and repair problems in a safe and efficient manner
  • Ability to demonstrate a strong commitment to Kitsap PUD's core values when working; alone, within a team, and with customers
  • Ability to be self-motivated and possess a strong work ethic in order to help meet the Districts' mission of "Strengthening Kitsap communities through responsive and sustainable utility services:

Position Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Valid Washington State driver's license
  • 3-5 years minimum experience operating a backhoe or excavator
  • Possession of a valid Class A CDL endorsement OR ability to obtain within one year of hire

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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Water Maintenance Technician


Job Title : Water Maintenance Technician
Reporting To : Water/Wastewater Director
Department : Water Operations
Job Type : Full-Time
Pay Range : $24.11 - $33.27 per hour, DOQ
Benefits : Excellent benefit package
Location : Poulsbo, WA / Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM, occasional overtime required

Job Summary:

Kitsap PUD is interested in adding a qualified Maintenance Technician to our team. Qualified applicants will possess the skills necessary to perform a variety of activities related to the maintenance and repair of water system infrastructure.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the preventative maintenance of water system infrastructure. Examples include: Valve exercising, flushing, inspection of control valves, fire hydrants, pressure tanks and standpipes.
  • Responsible for identifying and repairing failing water system infrastructure. Examples include: general facilities building maintenance, water meter replacements, water main breaks, driving commercial vehicles and operating heavy equipment.
  • Perform other work-related tasks, as assigned. Examples include: Grounds maintenance, meter reading and assisting construction.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation, responding to emergency calls outside of normal work hours.
  • The work environment is 95% outside manual labor and 5% office/shop facility duties, requiring frequent bending, grasping, kneeling, pulling, pushing, reaching, repetitive motion, lifting/carrying of objects weighing up to 15 pounds and occasional lifting/carrying of objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

Work Experience Qualifications and Skills:

  • Prior excavation experience in the installation/repair of underground utilities including water and wastewater
  • Prior experience in general facilities construction. Examples include: Concrete, framing and roofing.
  • Experience in operating tools/equipment used in various construction activities
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions when performing utility work
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team to identify and repair problems in a safe and efficient manner
  • Ability to demonstrate a strong commitment to Kitsap PUD's core values when working; alone, within a team, and with customers
  • Ability to be self-motivated and possess a strong work ethic in order to help meet the Districts' mission of "Strengthening Kitsap communities through responsive and sustainable utility services:

Position Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Valid Washington State driver's license
  • 3-5 years minimum experience operating a backhoe or excavator
  • Possession of a valid Class A CDL endorsement OR ability to obtain within one year of hire
  • Ability to obtain a Water Distribution Manager 1 within one year of hire

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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