Public Utility District #1 of Whatcom County
Salary: $175,000 - $225,000
Whatcom County is located in the northwest corner of Washington State, just south of the Canadian Border. With its proximity to Mt. Baker, beautiful Puget Sound and the world-renown San Juan Islands, it is an extremely desirable place to live and work. Whatcom County (population 229,000) is made up of several rural communities and smaller towns, including the cities of Ferndale, Everson, Nooksack, Blaine, and Lynden, as well as Bellingham, the county’s largest city and county seat, and home to Western Washington University. The Public Utility District #1 of Whatcom County Administrative Office is located in Ferndale, which offers natural beauty, exceptional schools, many parks, and access to the many recreational activities in the area.
The Public Utility District #1 of Whatcom County (PUD) serves greater Whatcom by ensuring water, electrical, and telecommunication infrastructure is available to serve a growing and robust regional economy. The PUD is governed by a Board of Commissioners comprised of three local citizens elected on a nonpartisan basis by Whatcom County residents. The Commission establishes PUD policies, sets rates, adopts system plans for electric and water utilities, and approves expense obligations. The PUD operates on a 2021 budget of $21.8 million and is supported by 21 employees.
Under the general direction of the Board of Commissioners, the General Manager manages the operation of the PUD in accordance with the priorities, policies, and general direction of the Commission; ensures conformance with applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations; and recommends strategies and plans to accomplish the mission and vision of the PUD.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in technical studies, public or business administration, or a related field, and ten (10) years of senior, relevant supervisory and management experience in a private firm or public agency is required. Any equivalent combination of minimum education and experience which shows the knowledge, skills, and abilities to be successful at the job may be considered.
For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The Public Utility District #1 of Whatcom County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: September 27, 2021 (open until filled).
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