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Senior Network Administrator

Company: Chelan County PUD
Location: Wenatchee
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:


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.

We rely on the mighty Columbia River for much of our hydropower generation and we're proud to take a leadership role in environmental stewardship as related to this great river system. Each year we dedicate millions of dollars and thousands of work hours to protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plant ecosystems. As part of hydropower operations, we've also built 14 parks that serve more than 3 million visitors each year.

Rated by Sunset Magazine as one of the top 20 Western DREAM TOWNS and by Forbes in 2017 as one of the top 25 places to retire, Wenatchee is a recreational paradise with an abundance of adventure. The natural scenic 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 more than 200 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.


This position is OPEN UNTIL FILLED and applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. The first review date for application materials is scheduled for April 20, 2021.

Applicants are required to submit a combined cover letter and resume in one document. Your cover letter must summarize interest in the position and experience with Cisco networking design and architect work. Incomplete materials will not be considered.

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


In addition to a competitive salary range of $88,080 - $110,100 (based on 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.

Introductory Period: New employees holding regular positions must complete an introductory period of twelve months.


JOB PURPOSE: The Network Administrator Sr. administers and maintains the Districts corporate network infrastructure including implementing and maintaining hardware and software solutions necessary to support the reliable operations of the Districts wired and wireless network infrastructure.

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. In the aggregate, secondary functions typically account for less than 15% of the job scope.

# EF/SF % of Time Job Functions 1. EF 60% Installation, configuration & maintenance: Install, configure, and maintain network switches, routers, wireless controllers, wireless access points, and supporting management, monitoring, and licensing systems.

2. EF 20% Patch Management: Responsible for cabling and patch management in all data centers, monitoring traffic and network performance, troubleshooting, resolving problems, and implementing tuning and load balancing measures to proactively ensure secure, reliable, and highly available network operations. Patch and update network devices to ensure security vulnerabilities are mitigated in a timely manner while maintaining a highly available network.

3. EF 5% Documentation & Standards: Create and maintain procedural documentation and network diagrams. Follow prescribed standards and policies including change management procedures.

4. EF 5% Backup: Backup and protect the configurations of network infrastructure systems and ensure appropriately limited access to system design, configurations, and documentation

5. EF 5% Internal Resource: Function as technical networking resource for System Administration and IT Operations staff. Function as a technical team member to advise management, compliance teams, and planning teams regarding network infrastructure. Communicate effectively with stakeholders.

6. EF 5% Disaster Recovery: Cooperatively establish and test high availability solutions and disaster recovery plans.

7. EF Ongoing Drive a motorized vehicle while conducting business on behalf of the District.

8. EF Ongoing Maintain regular and predictable attendance. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Comply with District policies. 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.

Post-Secondary Education: Bachelors Degree in IT or Management Information Systems; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference given to Cisco network certifications such as CCNA, CCNP.

Experience: Typically requires a minimum of 6+ years experience administering a multi-user network including Cisco networking design and architect work.

Specific KSA's: A fully skilled incumbent will have the following specific knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Knowledge: Advanced knowledge of Networking, including wired and wireless, routing and switching, DNS, NTP, SMTP, and SNMP.
Advanced knowledge of network and computer systems security architecture.

Skills & Abilities: Strong analytical and problem solving skills Conceptual and critical thinking skills Effective communication and interpersonal skills to maintain positive and responsive relationships with end users as well as vendors and contractors.
Ability to design, implement, administer, and maintain an enterprise network infrastructure.
Ability to monitor and analyze network performance, including troubleshooting and developing and implementing solutions for network problems or performance issues.
Ability to constantly learn and effectively apply new technologies while maintaining prior competencies.

Language Skills: 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 is required to have advanced knowledge of Cisco networking, DNS systems, Radius/two factor authentication systems, NTP, SNMP, Windows Server and PC Operating Systems. Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Word; Microsoft Outlook and General Office Equipment.

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 frequently required to stand, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, perform repetitive hand or arm motion, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl or twist torso and pull, push, or exert force. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and lift above the shoulder up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and color vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level is usually moderate.


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 Employment Opportunity employer (EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled). We value diversity at all levels of the organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any protected classifications as defined by law.

EEO Law Posters can be found on the main Careers page in English and Spanish.

Chelan PUD will not be offering any work visa sponsorship for this role.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-I.35(c)

Keywords: Chelan County PUD, Everett , Senior Network Administrator, Other , Wenatchee, Washington

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