Telecommunications Engineering (Open until Filled)
Chelan County Public Utility District - Wenatchee, WA

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Chelan County PUD is located in the geographical center of Washington State at the confluence of the Columbia and Wenatchee rivers. A public power leader, the complex and progressive nature of PUD operations offer a unique mix of challenges and opportunities.

Chelan PUD provides hydro and wind power generation; water and wastewater services; wholesale fiber optic voice, data, and television capabilities; and an extensive array of parks and recreation facilities along the Columbia River.

While renewable hydro energy remains at the heart of our business, we're expanding into other renewable solar and wind power, and are very involved in climate change issues. We're exploring exciting ways of generating renewable energy while remaining committed to prudent energy and water conservation programs.

Rated by National Geographic as one of the top 10 mountain towns in the U.S., Wenatchee is a recreational paradise with an abundance of adventure. The natural beauty of the Wenatchee Valley provides a vivid backdrop to its thriving economy, where the quality of life is high and the climate is moderate with four distinct seasons, including about 300 days of sunshine!

We are a small town to some and big city to others. We invest in our children and believe that education is the key to our future success.

We live a life of abundant choices and enjoy water sports on the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers, hiking, biking, rock climbing and unlimited golfing. Downhill and cross-country skiing are just minutes away. The area is also known for producing quality wines.

Consider Chelan PUD as a career choice today! The community is waiting for you.


A resume and cover letter are required for this position. Incomplete materials will not be considered.

To expedite the application process, combine your cover letter and resume into one WORD or PDF document and upload when requested through the online application process.

Although the position is OPEN UNTIL FILLED, applicants are encouraged to apply immediately for consideration. The first review date is scheduled for July 7, 2014.


This position will be filled at an entry - senior level position.

In addition to a competitive salary range of up to mid $90,000's (based on education, qualifications, skills and abilities), Chelan PUD employees also enjoy outstanding benefits which include the option of a zero cost medical plan (medical, dental and vision for all eligible dependents), short and long-term disability, Washington State Public Employee's Retirement System, Deferred Compensation (with company matching funds up to 5%), 11 holidays and initial personal leave accrual at 21 days per year.


This position is responsible for telecommunication system engineering functions relating to microwave communications, fiber-optic, LAN, WAN, trunked and conventional two-way radio, telephone, SCADA, video systems, security systems and wireless access systems. The incumbent will work in various aspects of engineering relating to design, testing, product research and evaluation, site survey, and engineering drawing development.

JOB FUNCTIONS : To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function of the job satisfactorily. Essential functions are those activities that, if not performed, would significantly and fundamentally alter the position. Secondary functions are activities not fundamental to the job and may need to be relaxed to accommodate an otherwise qualified applicant with a disability.

1. Resource Allocations (channel bank completion and PBX upgrade) - includes RFP development, award and purchase, documentation, installation and commissioning.

2. Feasibility Studies: TRUNK RADIO and MICROWAVE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - includes preliminary design and planning; review and documentation collection, consultant evaluation, PSA development, support of consultant and engineering validation, recommendation.

3. FCC License Review and Compliance.

4. Other duties include stakeholder engagement, operational needs and fiber support.

5. May be required to operate a vehicle on behalf of the District while performing the duties of this position.

6. EF (Ongoing) Maintain regular and predictable attendance. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Complete all required training. Maintain a working knowledge and comply with District safety procedures and specific safety requirements of this position, and those in accordance with applicable provisions of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and Washington Administrative Code (WAC).

QUALIFICATIONS : The qualifications listed below are representative of those required, but reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Education :
Bachelor's degree (B. S. or B. A.) in Electrical or Electronic Engineering or the equivalency of an Associate's Degree in Electronics or Communication Systems and at least eight years experience working in the field of telecommunications.

Experience : Candidates with experience working with or performing engineering studies of basic radio frequency, fiber optic communication systems, or telephone/PBX systems are strongly preferred.

Specific KSA's : A fully skilled incumbent will have the following specific knowledge, skills, and abilities: This position requires a solid understanding of fundamental engineering principles and the ability to effectively work on multiple engineering projects simultaneously. Requires knowledge of radio frequency and fiber optic communication technology. Must work effectively within a diverse work force including engineers, skilled craft workers, consultants, customers, and regulatory agency personnel. Must have strong interpersonal and communications skills to be able to effectively communicate complex issues with peers, supervisors, and managers.

Language Skills : Candidate must be proficient in reading, writing and speaking English.

Computers & Equipment : A fully skilled incumbent will have the ability to utilize the following software, hardware, or equipment:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Outlook (required) Contact Management systems; Microsoft Access (preferred) Database software; PeopleSoft Timekeeping & HR systems (required) Payroll systems; Primavera (preferred) Project Management software; Microsoft Visio (preferred); Microsoft PowerPoint (required) Presentation software; Microsoft Excel (required) Spreadsheet software and Microsoft Word (required) Word Processing software.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS : The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and engage in repetitive motion using the hands or arms. The employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl or twist torso. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


A valid driver's license is required for this position (verified upon hire). A valid Washington State driver's license is required within 30 days of employment.


Pursuant to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards, Chelan County Public Utility District #1 conducts background screening of personnel who have access to the District's critical physical and/or cyber assets.


The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility. This should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.


Chelan PUD is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at all levels of the organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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