LIVE, WORK AND PLAY!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Computers & Equipment: A fully skilled incumbent will have the
ability to utilize the following software, hardware, or
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
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
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
Chelan PUD will not be offering any work visa sponsorship for
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