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Employment Opportunities - updated on 5/23/22

KPUD is a Washington State municipal corporation authorized under Chapter 54 Revised Code of Washington. KPUD provides drinking water, wastewater, and telecommunications utilities to communities throughout Kitsap County and maintains a county-wide water resource monitoring program.

KPUD is an approved Satellite Management Agency in Washington State, and we own and/or manage over 80 public water systems that serve over 16,000 accounts. Our wastewater utility operates a Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) wastewater treatment plant that serves the historic town of Port Gamble.

Through an agreement with Kitsap County, KPUD functions as the county's water resources manager and collects and maintains data in an extensive hydrologic monitoring database on Kitsap's rainfall, stream flows, and aquifers.

The KPUD telecommunications utility has deployed over 700 miles of broadband fiber throughout Kitsap County and is actively engaged in increasing critical broadband access to areas that are unserved and underserved in relation to broadband connectivity. As a public entity, our broadband services are a community owned network. We are dedicated to keeping an open access network, supporting a marketplace that offers residents and businesses choices in providers and services.

Construction & Engineering Administrative Assistant
Hydrogeologist
SCADA/Instrumentation & Controls Technician
Seasonal Water Utility Laborers
Senior Network Engineer
Telecom Business and Community Relations Specialist
Telecom Field Technician Apprentice
Telecom Senior Administrative Assistant




Construction & Engineering Administrative Assistant


Reporting To : Construction Director
Department : Construction & Engineering
Job Type : Full-Time / Non-Exempt
Pay Range : $51,087 - $65,789 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 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, occasional evenings & weekends

Job Summary:

Kitsap Public Utility District (KPUD) is rapidly expanding and needs an independent self-driven individual who can support the Construction & Engineering Division in the administration of contracts, clerical support, customer management, and other administrative duties. The successful candidate will have experience performing position responsibilities with minimal guidance. Construction and Engineering operates in an environment which requires this position to be flexible, organized, and adaptable to the changing needs of the organization.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Issue and process developer construction contracts, related easements, and bills of sale.
  • Prepare permits, applications, and documentation for projects.
  • Directly support Construction and Engineering Division's contracting and procurement activities.
  • Coordinate activities such as writing and editing specifications, pre-bid preparation, advertising, receiving, opening bids, recording bid results, vendor responses, and compliance with public contracting laws.
  • Manage and update safety procedures manuals and binders.
  • Track, monitor, and coordinate maintenance and condition of Construction and Engineering vehicles and equipment.
  • Work with staff to enhance business processes and customer service relating to construction and engineering within the KPUD.
  • Provide support in the formation of Local Utility Districts including creating and maintaining records, forms, and correspondence.
  • Track and organize projects and requirements related to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.
  • Administrative functions, clerical work, and general office support including document preparation, data entry, e-mail, filing, organizing, record keeping, basic mathematics, accounting techniques, and other tasks as assigned.
  • Utilizes construction management software and/or tracking systems to keep project information current and accessible to a variety of users.
  • Perform other work-related tasks, as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • At least five years of experience providing executive administrative and professional support to one or more functional areas of construction, engineering or other business support organizations; or a bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Proficiency with computers, major software programs, and Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to become a Notary Public in Washington State within three months of employment.
  • Successful applicants must pass a background check and drug screening prior to employment.

Required Skills:

  • Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing, with customers, co-workers, and others providing feedback and applying strong problem-solving skills when needed.
  • Basic knowledge of procurement processes, procedures, and the ability to read and understand the parts of a contract.
  • Ability to establish workload priorities and exercise flexibility, and foresight to change priorities when needed or required.
  • Experience with and ability to work independently minimal supervision while meeting multiple deadlines in a professional manner with enthusiasm, energy, and a positive attitude with a drive to succeed.
  • Ability to demonstrate a caring customer service attitude with a strong commitment to operational excellence and KPUD's core values while possessing an impeccable work ethic with high levels of honesty and integrity.
  • Works effectively under pressure and with frequent interruptions.
  • Attendance is regular, reliable, and punctual.
  • Complete daily work and projects in a timely manner while ensuring thoroughness, accuracy, and attention to detail.


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 resume and completed job application to: jobs@kpud.org

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Hydrogeologist


Reporting To : Water Resources Director
Department : Water Resources
Job Type : Full-Time / Exempt
Pay Range : $75,000 - $105,000 per year, depending on experience and qualifications
Benefits : Excellent benefit package including retirement, medical/dental insurance, and PTO
Location : Poulsbo, WA, plus travel within Kitsap County
Schedule : Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 PM, occasional evenings and weekends

Job Summary:

Kitsap Public Utility District (KPUD) is currently seeking a talented and motivated Hydrogeologist to be an integral part of our Water Resources Division. The primary functions of this position include, but are not limited to fieldwork involving the collection of water resources data; development and oversight of the KPUD Water Resources Database; working closely with the Water Operations Division in the management of water distribution facilities and projects; development of plans, specifications, and cost estimates for well drilling and rehabilitation projects; conducting and analyzing aquifer tests and historical data to evaluate well performance; and preparing project reports and annual monitoring reports related to water right mitigation.

The successful candidate will have the ability to work collaboratively and forge long-term relationships with KPUD staff, as well as city, county, state, and tribal agencies.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Must be able to take a leadership role and direct a team at times, as well as the ability to take direction when not the team lead. The expectation is that the successful candidate will take on more of a leadership role over time.

Preferred Qualifications:

A Licensed Hydrogeologist or Geologist possessing familiarity with Puget Sound glacial geology, local hydrogeology, and Kitsap County geography. Possess a Master of Science in hydrogeology, geology, or related field with at least five years of related experience in hydrogeology.

Knowledge in the theories, principles, and practices applied in the field of hydrogeology, hydrology groundwater movement, and well performance. Practical experience in well construction, well design, and technical specifications. Proficiency in using database software, such as Microsoft Access, or other proprietary database programs.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:
  • Experience in design, construction, and operations of water-supply wells.
  • Familiarity with the Washington State regulations and policies related to water rights, well construction, and water quality (e.g. RCWs and WACs).
  • Familiarity with instrumentation for the monitoring of wells, streams, and precipitation, such as pressure transducers/dataloggers, tipping gages, and stream gaging equipment.
  • Knowledge or proficiency in groundwater modeling programs such as MODFLOW, or GMS.
  • Working relationship with local and/or state departments of health.
  • Proficiency in computer programs including Microsoft Office.
  • Self-motivated, flexible, and work independently with excellent organizational skills and a high attention to detail.
  • Ability to follow through on assigned tasks, meet deadlines, budgets, and prioritize/communicate work effectively and efficiently.
  • Problem-solving skills, including the ability to analyze information and situations to develop solutions under general supervision.
  • Display a willingness to make timely decisions supported by sound and accurate judgment and include appropriate people in decision-making process.
  • Strong organizational, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong people and customer relationship skills and willingness to exceed customer expectations
  • Ability to work well under pressure and stay calm in stressful situations.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, wade streams, and climb ladders. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Working Conditions:

Work is performed in an office and in the field, with remote working considered when it is in the best interest of KPUD. Weekend and evening work and the ability to assist during emergency and disaster conditions will be required at times.

Employee is frequently required to sit or stand for extended periods of time; see to read and analyze reports and spreadsheets; and hear and speak to exchange information. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be high at times when working around machinery. The employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions, high voltage, and toxic chemicals. The employee is occasionally required to work near moving traffic.


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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SCADA/Instrumentation & Controls Technician


Reporting To : Water/Wastewater Director
Department : Water Operations
Job Type : Full-Time / Salary
Pay Range : $75,199 - $104,165, 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 (On-Call support as needed)

Job Summary:

Kitsap Public Utility District (KPUD) is currently seeking a SCADA/Instrumentation & Controls Technician to support the Districts Water and Wastewater SCADA/Telemetry networks. The networks consist of Wonderware System Platform communicating via numerous communication protocols to 50+ Remote Telemetry Units (RTU). The primary responsibility of the SCADA/ Instrumentation & Controls Technician is to upgrade and maintain KPUD controllers and complete the transition to an IP based communication protocol.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

Hardware and instrumentation selection, procurement, programming, and installation and maintenance of the hardware and instrumentation selected. Ongoing maintenance and support will require this position to provide software and OS/firmware updates, application and environment change control, and proactive/preventative analysis of system health and performance. This position will also work collaboratively with KPUD staff and our systems integration contractor on strategic planning, system upgrades, maintenance, and bid projects.

Minimum Qualifications:

College degree, or technical training in Automation Technology, Information Systems, or related field; or equivalent work experience/education that demonstrates 3-5 years of experience supporting Water/Wastewater SCADA application platforms.

Required Skills:

  • Working knowledge of database architectures, queries, and maintenance with database technologies such as OSI PI, and MS-SQL.
  • Strong working knowledge of industrial SCADA systems, preferably experience with Wonderware System Platform, including maintenance, configuration, and troubleshooting.
  • Experience with Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) programming, ladder logic style programming, preferably Rockwell RSLogix5000 or Studio 5000.
  • Experience with industrial communication protocols, such as Ethernet/IP, DNP or OPC, and network systems associated with a SCADA infrastructure.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with WIN-911 and WIN-911 Mobile.
  • Electrical knowledge necessary to troubleshoot water and wastewater control panel components and instrumentation.
  • Basic knowledge of local and wide area network environments; network routing and switching understanding; all layers of the OSI reference model and the protocols therein (e.g., LLDP, 802.*, CDP, Ethernet, MPLS, OSPF, DNP, etc.)
  • Basic knowledge of Windows Server administration and virtualization platforms/technologies/tools (VMWare, Hyper-V).
  • Proficiency in computer programs including Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Word.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills with a strong desire to meet and exceed customer expectations.
  • Self-motivated, excellent organizational skills, and a high attention to detail.
  • Ability to follow through on assigned tasks, meeting deadlines and budgets.
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility when working with others.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and stay calm in stressful situations.
  • Problem-solving skills to complete projects without direct supervision.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, the ability to adjust focus, and the ability to distinguish between shades of color.

Working Conditions:

Work is performed in an office setting and in the field. Since staff collaboration and support are important to the success of this position, work primarily takes place on-site in an office setting, with remote working considered when it is in the best interest of KPUD. Weekend and evening work, and the ability to assist during emergency and disaster conditions will be required at times.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit or stand for extended periods of time; see to read and develop software and work on components in the field; and hear and speak to exchange information. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be high at times. The employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions, high voltage, and toxic chemicals.


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 resume and completed job application to: jobs@kpud.org

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Seasonal Water Utility Laborers


Reporting To : Water/Wastewater Director
Department : Water Operations
Job Type : Full-Time Temporary (May-August)
Pay Range : $18.90 per hour
Location : Poulsbo, WA
Schedule : Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 4 PM

Job Summary:

Kitsap Public Utility District is seeking four highly motivated individuals to perform various water system maintenance tasks as a temporary/seasonal Water Utility Laborer.

Duties and Responsibilities, but are not limited to:

  • Operate small power tools required to complete the maintenance of water systems.
  • Perform traffic control responsibilities, such as setting up, moving, and tearing down traffic control cones and signage, and flagging as needed.
  • 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.

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.
  • Successful applicants must pass a background check and drug test.
  • 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 KPUD's mission of Strengthening Kitsap communities through responsive and sustainable utility services.

Working Conditions:

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.

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 completed job application to: jobs@kpud.org

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Senior Network Engineer


Reporting To : Telecom Director
Department : Telecom Operations
Job Type : Full-Time / Salary
Pay Range : $75,199 - $104,165 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 overtime, evenings and weekends

Job Summary:

Kitsap Public Utility District (KPUD) is seeking a Senior Network Engineer for its Telecom Division The primary job function will 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.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, IT, networking, or related discipline(s) from an accredited technical school or college; or a non-related college degree with five years of proven performance in a related discipline.
  • At least five years' experience working as a network engineer or comparable position.
  • Possess networking certifications such as Cisco CCNA or similar, or the ability to obtain within six months of employment; equivalent certification may be considered.
  • Thorough knowledge of standard network concepts, practices, and applications

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, 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.

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, with customers, and vendors.
  • 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.
  • Must be able to work on federal military bases.
  • Successful applicants must pass a background check, drug screening, and a driver's abstract prior to employment. Results do not necessarily preclude you from employment.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

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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Telecom Business and Community Relations Specialist


Reporting To : Telecom Director
Department : Telecom
Job Type : Full-Time / Non-Exempt
Pay Range : $75,199 - $90,000 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 (hours could vary)

Job Summary:

Kitsap Public Utility District (KPUD) is rapidly expanding and needs an independent self-driven individual to support the Telecom Division with business development and community relations. The successful candidate will have telecommunications experience and be able to work with retail service providers, businesses, and the community with minimal guidance. Telecom operates in a rapidly growing environment which requires this position to be flexible, organized, and adaptable to the changing needs of the organization.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as the point of contact to and provide quarterly updates for Retail Service Providers (RSP) reselling services on the KPUD network.
  • Educate businesses, communities, and developers on KPUD telecom services, including attendance at community meetings and networking groups.
  • Support the Telecom Director with updates to telecom rates and the Master Service Agreement.
  • Connect end users with RSPs and issue contracts to business RSPs.
  • Input and manage orders for business customers in KPUD's Business Engine Software from COS.
  • Work with KPUD staff to enhance telecom business processes and customer service relating to telecom within KPUD.
  • Stay current on development projects throughout Kitsap County that may benefit from telecom services, access, or could result in partnership opportunities.
  • Work with residential developers to complete developer agreements.
  • Engage with municipalities and governmental agencies within Kitsap County to create interlocal agreements for telecommunications that are mutually beneficial to KPUD and the municipality or agency.
  • Support the Communications Director in creating educational resources for business and residential communities regarding telecom, including but not limited to videos, brochures, posters, and signs.
  • Support community education on telecom services, connection process and fees, and expansion efforts, including but not limited to coordination of community meetings and communications with other governmental agencies to share the KPUD message on telecom.
  • Perform other work-related tasks, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least five years' experience in the telecommunications industry, or a bachelor's degree in business, accounting, or another related field.
  • Proficient with computers, major software programs, and Microsoft Office.
  • Successful applicants must pass a background check and drug screening prior to employment.
  • Experience with community development of telecommunication services and FTTH models.

Position Requirements:

  • Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing with customers, co-workers, and others providing feedback and applying strong problem-solving skills when needed.
  • Knowledgeable of local and state statutes as they pertain to contracting and procurement requirements.
  • Strong technology skills, including basic understanding of process analysis to improve efficiencies.
  • Ability to establish workload priorities and exercise flexibility and foresight to change priorities when needed or required.
  • Experience with and ability to work independently with minimal supervision while meeting multiple deadlines in a professional manner with enthusiasm, energy, and a positive attitude with a drive to succeed.
  • Ability to demonstrate a caring customer service attitude with a strong commitment to operational excellence and KPUD's core values while possessing an impeccable work ethic with high levels of honesty and integrity.
  • Work effectively under pressure with frequent interruptions.
  • Attendance is regular, reliable, and punctual.

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 resume and completed job application to: jobs@kpud.org

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Telecom Field Technician Apprentice


Reporting To : Telecom Director
Department : Telecom Operations
Job Type : Full-Time / Hourly
Pay Range : $21.36 - $29.48 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 overtime, evenings and weekends

Job Summary:

Kitsap Public Utility District (KPUD) is interested in adding a Telecom Field Technician Apprentice for the rapid expansion of its fiber optic network. The ideal candidate will be focused, reliable, team oriented, and willing to work under pressure. This job requires working outdoors and traveling to jobsites within Kitsap County. On the job training will be provided for the ideal candidate who is motivated to learn required skills.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to demonstrate a caring customer service attitude and strong commitment to operational excellence and KPUD's core values while possessing an impeccable work ethic with a high level of honesty and integrity.
  • Excellent problem-solving capability and ability to work well in a changing environment.
  • Ability to adhere to local and federal regulations and company policies.
  • Ability to drive company vehicles in a safe and responsible manner required.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the use of bucket, boom, and lift equipment desired, but not required.
  • Ability to use a fusion splicer, OTDR, fiber identifiers, and scope.
  • Ability to climb poles, using gaffs and climbing belt, as needed.

Required Skills:

  • Communicate directly with 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 project managers 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, 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.

Position Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Valid Washington State driver's license.
  • Successful applicants must pass a background check, drug screening, and a driver's abstract prior to employment. Results do not necessarily preclude you from employment.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to carry, climb, and operate an extension ladder (approx. 28 ft high and 75 pounds).
  • Ability to lift and move up to 100 pounds.
  • Ability to perform job from high places, such as poles and roofs.
  • Ability to use construction equipment and hand tools.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

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 completed job application to: jobs@kpud.org

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Telecom Senior Administrative Assistant


Reporting To : Telecom Director
Department : Telecom
Job Type : Full-Time / Non-Exempt
Pay Range : $52,585 - $72,000 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 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, occasional evening work

Job Summary:

Kitsap Public Utility District (KPUD) is rapidly expanding and needs an independent self-driven individual who can support the Telecom Division in the administration of contracts, billing, community education, customer management, and other administrative duties. The successful candidate will have experience performing position responsibilities with minimal guidance. Telecom operates in an environment which requires this position to be flexible, organized, and adaptable to the changing needs of the organization. This position works closely with the Telecom leadership team.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Point of contact for residents on KPUD telecommunications through various ways including face to face, phone, and electronic mails.
  • Serve as Telecom Administrative group lead.
  • Issue and process construction contracts for end users and procure and issue purchase orders for telecom parts.
  • Work with staff to enhance business processes and customer service relating to telecom within the KPUD.
  • Responsible for all documentation in the formation of Local Utility Districts including creating and maintaining records, forms, and correspondence; and serving as the hearing recorder.
  • Administrative functions and clerical work including document preparation, data entry, e-mail, filing, organizing, record keeping, basic mathematics, accounting techniques, and other tasks as assigned.
  • Directly support KPUD telecom contracting and procurement activities. Coordinate the activities such as pre-bid preparation, advertising, receiving, opening bids, recording bid results, vendor responses, and compliance with public contracting laws.
  • Supports Business and Community Relations Specialist in community education on telecommunications services, connection process, fees, and expansion efforts, including coordination of community meetings and communications with other governmental agencies in the county to share the KPUD message on telecom.
  • Complete daily work and projects in a timely manner while ensuring thoroughness, accuracy, and attention to detail.
  • Perform other work-related tasks, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least five years of experience providing technical and professional support to one or more functional areas of contracting, procurement, or other business support organizations; or bachelor's degree in business, accounting, or related field.
  • Proficiency with computers, major software programs, and Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to become a Notary Public in Washington State within three months of employment.
  • Successful applicants must pass a background check and drug screening prior to employment.

Required Skills:

  • Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing, with customers, co-workers, and others providing feedback and applying strong problem-solving skills when needed.
  • Basic knowledge of procurement processes, procedures, and the ability to read and understand the parts of a contract.
  • Knowledgeable of local and state statutes as they pertain to contracting and procurement requirements.
  • Ability to establish workload priorities and exercise flexibility, and foresight to change priorities when needed or required.
  • Experience with and ability to work independently minimal supervision while meeting multiple deadlines in a professional manner with enthusiasm, energy, and a positive attitude with a drive to succeed.
  • Ability to demonstrate a caring customer service attitude with a strong commitment to operational excellence and KPUD's core values while possessing an impeccable work ethic with high levels of honesty and integrity.
  • Works effectively under pressure and with frequent interruptions.
  • Attendance is regular, reliable, and punctual.

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of auditing and accounting principles, highly desirable.

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 resume and completed job application to: jobs@kpud.org

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