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Company 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.

Job Description


Applicants are required to apply at and submit a cover letter and resume describing your salary expectations and an example of your experience in a leadership/partnership role facilitating business decisions. To expedite the 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. Incomplete materials will not be considered. 

The position will be filled at level II or Sr. (based on qualifications, skills and abilities). In addition to a competitive salary range of $64,320 - $94,500 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.

This position will be filled at varying levels (II - senior). Based on level, the incumbent is responsible for providing and/or conducting data analysis, research, and reporting with varying degrees of independence and complexity. Participates in and/or coordinates short, mid and long-range planning activities and monitors progress on achievement of goals. Based on the level, the incumbent may contribute to or lead process improvements and system and procedure definition activities. Participates in cross functional teams and system development projects. Depending on level, may participate as subject matter expert.

JOB FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function of the job satisfactorily. Essential functions (EF) are those activities that, if not performed, would significantly and fundamentally alter the position.
# EF Job Functions
1. EF Conduct analysis and research supporting operational, asset, financial, and resource planning.

2. EF Depending on level, provide and analyze statistical information to ensure the most effective utilization of personnel, equipment and materials.

3. EF Monitor performance on goals. Analyze and explain reasons for variances. Develop decision support materials.

4. EF Conduct special studies or projects.

5. EF Depending on level, coordinate, consult, or participate in system development initiatives, and strategy implementation.

6. EF Higher level incumbents coordinate the preparation of budgets and multi-year plans and serve as a technical advisor to managers for mid and long-range planning.

7. EF 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).

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 outdoor weather conditions. The noise level is usually moderate.

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 and values diversity at all levels of the organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or other protected classifications as defined by law.

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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 contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-I.35(c)


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.
Bachelor’s degree (B.S., B.A.) in Finance, Math, Economics, Business, or equivalent from four-year college or university; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Based on level of incumbent, level II requires 3 years’ professional experience performing data management and reporting, conducting process evaluations, and performing financial or operational analysis. The senior level requires 5 years’ experience analyzing business processes, performing data management and reporting, conducting financial and/or operational analysis, and developing reports. Experience in the utility industry strongly preferred.

Specific KSA's: A fully skilled incumbent will have the following specific knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Based on level of incumbent, requires knowledge of utility industry business practices, database structures, statistics, data systems, and operations. Requires skills including data analysis, research, data extraction, report development, technical writing skills, critical thinking, active listening, and customer service. Requires abilities including the ability to identify potential problems and use logic and deductive reasoning to develop numerous ideas or solutions, the ability to develop data models and apply basic statistical tests, the ability to develop basic project plans, schedules, and labor/cost estimates, and the ability to learn new data systems and teach others.

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 knowledge of Microsoft Outlook; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft PowerPoint; Primavera; Maximo Order Processing; Maximo Asset Management and reporting applications such as Cognos.

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. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; perform repetitive hand or arm motion; and talk, hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and color vision.

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