Employment FAQ

How do I know when a job opening becomes available? 
All current job openings are posted on our website.  You may want to check back often.  The Opportunity Notice for each position listed gives details on when applications are due.  For some postings, we will refer to a first review date.  This indicates the date that the District will start reviewing the applications received by that date.  We will continue to receive applications until the position is filled.  For some postings, there is a deadline for submission of an application packet.  We may also advertise in the Peninsula Daily News, in a Sunday edition.  You can view their classified ads online at www.peninsuladailynews.com.

Can I apply for positions that are not currently posted?
Sorry, we accept application materials for currently posted positions only.

How often are job postings updated?
Job postings are added to the site as they become available.

I heard that you had a job opening, but I don’t see it in your advertisements or on the website.
Certain positions must first be offered to current employees.  If no one bids on the posting, then it is made available to the public and posted on our website.

If I submitted application materials for a current job posting, will I receive an interview?
We confirm receipt of applications via email.  Applications are reviewed in reference to our current opening and candidates selected for an interview will be contacted to arrange an appointment.  Due to the number of applications received and the limited staff and resources, we are not able to interview every applicant.

If I see a position posted on your website that has been posted for a long time, are you still taking application packets for that position?
We will still take applications for job postings listed under Current Job Postings.

Do I need to apply separately for each position I am interested in?
Yes, you will need to apply and complete a new Employment Application for each position that you are interested in.  The Opportunity Notice, Job Description and Supplemental Questionnaire are different for each job posting and we want to be sure your application is considered for any position in which you are interested and qualified.

What forms do I need to submit to apply for a current job opening?
Check out the Application Submittal Checklist link for more details.  In general, each job posting requires submission of a completed Supplemental Questionnaire and Employment Application forms.  The Equal Employment Data sheet is voluntary.  You may attach other documents including a cover letter and your résumé that may be helpful to the interview team in determining the best candidate for the position.

What employee benefits do you offer?
We offer an excellent and competitive compensation and benefits package.  Click Employee Benefits to view our comprehensive package.

Do you offer relocation assistance to candidates?
The District provides relocation assistance for certain positions.

Can I get more information on the PUD?
Clallam County Public Utility District provides electricity to about 30,000 customers and the water district serves approximately 4,300 in nine (9) water systems.  The District also has a few small community septic systems. We provide the network infrastructure for several Internet Service Providers (ISP) and the area’s cable television company.

Our 130 employees work in various shops and offices in Sequim, Carlsborg, Port Angeles, Forks and the Clallam Bay/Sekiu areas to provide better service to the ratepayers in Clallam County.

Additional information can be found throughout our website at www.clallampud.net. 

Where is Clallam County?
Clallam County is located on the northern end of the Olympic Peninsula in northwestern Washington, bordering Canada, the Pacific Ocean, and Olympic National Park.  The close to 70,000 people living here and the thousands of visitors we receive enjoy the diversity of our region.  Click Living in Clallam County for detailed information about living on the Olympic Peninsula and various links to the area.

What career opportunities are there at the PUD?
The District has many career opportunities.  We hope you will consider a career with the PUD.  Clallam County PUD is owned by the members it serves and is a great place to work! Here are some of the career opportunities the District offers.

Do you like working with people, meeting needs and making a difference in someone’s life?  Then why not consider a job in customer services?  Make a career out of serving those in your community. Here’s a brief description of what your job might be:

Customer Service Representative and Credit and Collections Specialist – respond to customer credit and collection inquiries; process applications for service and disconnect orders; answer account and billing questions, equal pay and landlord questions.
Customer Service Supervisor – responsible for overseeing various functions related to customer billing, meter reading, data entry, credit and collections, customer relations and special programs offered to benefit customers.
Meter Reader – responsible for reading electric and water meters and working directly with customers on past due accounts and services connects and disconnects.

Are you someone with commitment to customers, community and employees?  Do you have a passion for the principals on which public power was founded – hard work, local control and the desire to serve the smallest towns and largest cities?  We are looking for a new generation of leaders and you could be a member of this team.

Utility Management – find yourself in charge of running the day-to-day activities of the utility and directing and managing employees.
Utility Services – promote and educate the public on conservation methods and programs.
Accounting – process, code and balance various accounting functions; develop accurate financial statements and financial reports; maintain records necessary to account for all monies received by the District.

Do you like working with your hands?  Do you like a fast-paced and challenging environment and aren’t afraid of good hard work?  We look for individuals like you to become part of our operations team.  Why not consider an operations job in public power.  Here are some brief descriptions of what your job might be:
Foreman – a journeyman lineman who is in charge of a job and directs the work of other workers in construction, maintenance and repair.
Journeyman Lineman – performs construction and maintenance activities on transmission and distribution power lines.
Meter and Substation Technicians – perform installation, inspection, testing, maintenance and repair of electric and substation metering and equipment.  Perform installation, inspection, testing, maintenance and repair of electric meters and metering equipment.
Water and Waste Water Systems Superintendent – coordinate and schedule Water and Wastewater Department employees in a manner that ensures maximum continuity of service, efficient operation of the systems.
Water and Waste Water Systems Senior Technician – construct and maintain District’s water and wastewater systems; install and operate water mains, pump stations, water treatment plants, reservoirs and other equipment.
Water and Waste Water Helper – assist in the construction and maintenance of District’s water and wastewater systems; perform tasks for the monitoring, inspection, reporting and maintenance of wastewater, septic systems, or drain field pumps, valves, tanks, piping and associated equipment.

Do you like to put your creative side to work and meet the needs of your community?  We look for qualified individuals with experience in engineering and engineering services.  If you have, or are considering a degree in electrical engineering or a degree in electrical engineering with a power option, why not consider working for Clallam PUD? 
Electrical Engineer – works on engineering and transmission and distribution projects; coordinates and establishes construction timelines between engineering and operation; incorporates new technology in the design or redesign of electrical components.
Engineering Mapping Technician – maintain and update detail maps, maintain work order tracking system and files and perform engineering activities; prepare drawings, plans, schematics and construction plans for distribution facilities, water systems, sewer or septic systems and other construction specifications and plant facilities as directed.
Engineering Representative – plan and design electrical services for customers and perform engineering activities; assist crews, servicemen, customer service representatives; prepare proposals and cost estimates for overhead and underground service for individual customers and developers.