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Telecom Service Technician II - Splicer

Utility Billing and Customer Service Representative

Water System Operator Apprentice



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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Utility Billing and Customer Service Representative


Job Title : Customer Service Representative I
Reporting To : Assistant Manager
Department : Customer Service
Job Type : Full-Time
Pay Range : $33,381 - $51,684 per year DOE, subject to reevaluation in 3 months
Benefits : Full competitive benefits package
Location : Poulsbo, WA Monday - Friday, varying hours between 7:30 am - 5 pm, with occasional overtime hours as needed

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Directly assist customers through various interactions: face to face, by phone, by electronic emails responding to account and billing inquiries and adjustments, requests for service and other issues related to water utility services.
  • Routine accounting work processing the receipt of customer payments via mail, in person and online and the posting of cash receipts utilizing utility software, invoicing and accounts receivable documentation, maintenance and reconciliation.
  • Process utility meter readings, connects/disconnects of service, customer inquiries regarding water consumption, leaks and service requests.
  • Proficient use of basic computer applications using computer to prepare documents, data entry, and e-mail.
  • Manage the customers' accounts; including set up the new account, utility billing, adjustments, finalizing account and any additional billing required.
  • Basic clerical work including, but not limited to, typing, filing and organizing, record keeping, basic mathematics and accounting techniques.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with customers, co-workers and others providing feedback and strong problem solving skills.
  • Record the details of every taken action; as well as the complaints, comments, and inquiries from the customers, and maintains confidentiality of information.
  • Works effectively under pressure and with frequent interruptions.
  • Complete work and projects in a thorough and timely manner with strong accuracy and attention to detail. Understands and follows directions from supervisor and others in the company.
  • Regular, reliable and punctual attendance with a professional manner.
  • Performs other work related tasks, as assigned.

Academic/Work Experience Qualifications and Skills:

Education / Experience
  • Required: High school graduate
  • Two years of closely related work experience
  • Desired: College courses in and working knowledge of accounting principles, utility billing software, and computer applications

Other required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Intermediate-level proficiency with Microsoft Office Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Strong reading and written/verbal/e-mail communications skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail in all work areas involving cash receipts and monetary transactions
  • Proficient use or ability to become proficient in use of 10-key by touch

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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Water Distribution Operator Apprentice


COMPENSATION:
  • Apprentice starting wage $17.05 - 25.01 (depending on experience & certifications)
  • Journeyman wage ranges from $23.75 - 32.78
  • WA State Retirement & Deferred Comp with matching, Medical & Dental, PTO & Holiday pay

SCHEDULE:
  • Mon-Fri: 7:30AM - 4:00PM
  • Periodic night, weekend and on-call overtime

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  • 18 years of age and High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to obtain a WDM certification within 1 year of hire
  • Possession of a valid Washington State Driver's License, auto insurance with a satisfactory driving record
  • Applicants must pass a background check and drug test screening

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Ensure safe and adequate drinking water is delivered to District's customers by performing routine water system checks, monitoring water quality, and responding to customer inquiries.
  • Identify operation and maintenance deficiencies and make repairs as needed.
  • Perform various maintenance activities with limited supervision.
  • Climb elevated storage tanks and enter confined spaces.
  • Read, repair and replace water meters.
  • Operate vehicles and small power equipment including generators, cutoff saws, lawn mowers, weed eaters, etc.
  • Use computer equipment and related software including, but not limed to PC, iPad, Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.
  • Perform related work as required by supervisor.

DESIRED ABILITIES & CHARACTER QUALITIES:
  • Experience in a maintenance related field.
  • Ability to understand and retain new concepts and ideas. (i.e. Water system hydraulics)
  • Ability to receive feedback and communicate thoughts clearly and professionally.
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team to identify and repair problems.
  • Ability to work with hands to diagnose, disassemble and repair water related infrastructure and equipment.
  • Ambitious, committed, confident, detail-oriented, enthusiastic, hard-working, honest, humble, positive, proactive, reliable, self-manager, self-motivated, team player, thorough

JOB PROFILE:

Work Environment: 10% in office or shop facilities / 90% outside which may include driving

Physical Requirements: The essential functions of the job require sitting approximately one 1-3 hours per day, standing approximately 4-8 hours per day, and walking up to 4 hours per day. The work requires frequent bending, grasping, kneeling, pulling, pushing, reaching, repetitive motion, lifting/carrying of objects weighing up to 15 pounds, occasional lifting/carrying of objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

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

Position open until filled.

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

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last update on 5/15/19

Board Meeting: May 28, 2019, 9:30am

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