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IT Admin

Seasonal Water Utility Laborer

Telecom Service Technician II - Splicer



IT Admin


Reporting To : KPUD General Manager
Department : IT
Job Type : Full-Time
Pay Range : $66,220 - $99,329 DOE
Location : Poulsbo, WA Monday - Friday, varying hours between 7:30 am - 5 pm

The Kitsap Public Utility District is looking for an IT professional that wants a chance to do it all. We are a relatively small organization with diverse IT needs. We need someone who can not only manage our Windows and Linux servers in a virtualized environment, but also help users with day to day needs. Someone who is willing to help create an environment that balances cyber security with usability. We need someone who wants to streamline data storage, but not sacrifice disaster recovery or business continuity. We need a person who is comfortable having conversations about technical issues with technical and non-technical people. A person that is well versed in common office applications, but also able to learn and support specialized software. Someone who is comfortable being part of a tight knit, "one utility team", while also being comfortable as a one person department.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Maintain, configure hardware and software.
  • Perform routine hardware, software and phone installs.
  • Diagnose and resolve problems related to email, operating systems, printers, hardware, software and voice\data infrastructure support.
  • Support specialty services; SCADA software, utility billing software, and facility security software.
  • Test and evaluate software and hardware. Research and recommend system-wide changes to address common issues that impact all county users based on that evaluation.
  • The ability to implement and maintain a cyber-security program for the district.

Academic/Work Experience Qualifications and Skills:

1. Education
  • Required: High school graduate and with three to four years of closely related work experience as an IT Admin
  • Desired: College courses in and working knowledge of computer systems, mobile devices and other related products
  • Desired: Associate's Degree in IT, Computer Information Systems or relevant field

2. Other required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Strong customer service
  • Ability to problem solve, diagnose and resolve technical issues
  • Intermediate-level proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong reading and written/verbal/e-mail communications skills

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, genetic information.

Applicants need to submit a completed job application to HRFinance@kpud.org

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Seasonal Water Utility Laborer


Reporting To : OPS Superintendent
Department : Operations
Job Type : Full-Time
Pay Range : $14.50 per hour 1st year ($15.55 2nd year, $16.28 3rd year, $16.66 4th year)
Location : Poulsbo, WA Monday - Friday, varying hours between 7:30 am - 4 pm

Kitsap PUD is seeking a highly motivated individuals to perform various maintenance tasks requiring the use of tools, equipment, and the operation of light automotive equipment for a seasonal position.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Operates miscellaneous power tools in the maintenance of the water systems
  • Sets up and moves traffic safety signs
  • Uses a weed eater to remove and clear small trees and brush
  • Mows in uneven areas
  • Cleans and maintains equipment
  • Performs 10% of work in the office/shop, 90% outside with driving involved
  • Walks approxiamately five hours, sits one hour, and stands two hours per day
  • Frequent bending, grasping, kneeling, pulling, pushing, reaching repetitive motions throughout the day
  • Lifts and carries objects weighing up to 15 pounds with occasional lifting/carrying of objects weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Other duties as assigned

Academic/Work Experience Qualifications and Skills:

1. Education
  • Required: 18 years of age. High school graduate or GED equivalent with one year experience in ground maintenance or closely related work experience preferred
  • Required: Possession of a valid Washington State Driver's License with satisfactory driving record
  • Preferred: Experience driving a truck while towing a utility trailer
  • Preferred: Flagging Certification

2. Other required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team oriented environment
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions

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, genetic information.

Applicants need to submit a completed job application to HRFinance@kpud.org

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Telecom Service Technician II - Splicer


Reporting To : Superintendent of Telecom
Department : Telecom
Job Type : Full-Time
Pay Range : $30.00 - $35.00 per hour DOE
Location : Poulsbo, WA Monday - Friday, varying hours between 7:30 am - 4 pm

Job Summary: The Fiber Optic Cable Splicer plays a vital role in ensuring quality and timely deliveries of our fiber services along with additional services to customers. A successful Splicer is skilled in fiber optic splicing with an understanding in engineering and splicing drawings. The person filling this position will have project management skills, ability to work independently, knowledge of construction practices for outside plant fiber placement, sufficient experience with computers, and have a background in fiber optic splicing documentation practices.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Prep and fuse or mechanically splice SM and occasionally MM fiber optic cables, in both outdoor and indoor settings.
  • Construct proper splice cases pressurized and non-pressurized, using all types and sizes of cable, including but not limited to: grounding, bonding, isolation, slack storage and sealing
  • Able to place a mid-sheath splice.
  • Work with Construction PM's and/or OSP Engineers to perform fiber installation as directed.
  • Test and troubleshoot fiber using an OTDR, optical power meter, fiber identifier and scope.
  • Perform on-call rotation responding to and restoring services for emergency calls, responsible for being on the job at short notice to repair damaged cables until service is restored.
  • Review and interpret underground and aerial cable records in existing records, on maps or in the field.
  • Make precise recommendations for changes in running fiber optic cables, or provide input into construction methodologies.
  • Participate in engineering, permit and construction processes.
  • Perform all work as necessary to conform to quality control guidelines (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.
  • Be proficient in basic computer applications using a computer to prepare documents, data entry, and e-mail.
  • Work flexible hours and after hours that could include nights and weekends.
  • Have strong communication skills that are absolutely essential, as is a cooperative attitude toward co-workers and third-party vendors.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and strong work ethic that can provide high productivity with minimal supervision.
  • Work effectively under pressure and with frequent interruptions.
  • Work indoors in poorly ventilated areas such as attics during extreme heat, with possible exposure to dust, dirt, noise, insects and cleaning solutions.
  • Work outdoors in all kinds of weather and at all times of the day or night.
  • Perform work near power lines and electricity
  • Have regular, reliable and punctual attendance and with a professional manner.
  • Perform other work related tasks, as assigned.

Academic/Work Experience Qualifications and Skills:

Required: High school diploma or equivalent with five years of fiber splicing work experience.

Desired: Light Brigade Courses-FTTx OPS Design, Advanced OPS Technician, Certified Fiber to the Home Professional (CFHP)

  • Ability to adhere to Local, Federal regulations and Company policies.
  • Proficient with 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 (bucket truck) in a safe and responsible manner and operate hydraulic aerial lifts.
  • Ability to perform job from high places (i.e. poles and roofs).
  • Experience in the use of bucket, boom and lift equipment.
  • 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.
  • Must have organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and organize effectively.
  • Basic understanding of Outlook, Excel and Word.
  • Valid driver's license, auto insurance, with a satisfactory driving record.
  • Ability to wear safety boots and equipment.

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, genetic information.

Submit completed Kitsap PUD job application by email to HRFinance@kpud.org

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