2021 Summer Employment Opportunities

Position Opens: 2021-03-05, Position Closes: 2021-05-14


Pend Oreille County PUD #1 provides residential, commercial and industrial utility services (electric, water, broadband) to all of Pend Oreille County. The District owns and operates Box Canyon Dam, located just a few miles north of the town of Ione, which is approximately one hour north of the District’s headquarter offices in Newport, WA.

The District will have the following summer employment opportunities for those students who are eligible and qualified (see attached guidelines for additional information). The term of employment for all the positions listed is approximately 3 months and may begin as early as mid-May (depending on school schedules). 

Applicants should go to our careers link on our website, www.popud.org, to complete the application and submit required documentation.  Application materials are also available at our Newport Headquarters or the Box Canyon Visitors Center.  Applications are due by 5pm March 26, 2021.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Position Summary – Natural Resources (2 Openings)
These temporary, full-time employment opportunities will be based out of the Natural Resources operations facility in Newport, WA.  These are field positions working outdoors under a variety of summer weather and terrain conditions, supervised by Natural Resources professional staff. Duties include: building/removing/repairing fences; installing/changing beaver wraps on trees; planting/watering trees; mowing access and fire trails with a tractor/four wheeler; clearing brush/thinning trees using a chainsaw; other miscellaneous tasks related to managing wildlife habitat properties that are owned/maintained by the District.

This is physically demanding work, requiring the ability to safely operate power equipment (e.g., chain saw, auger) and various hand tools. Requirements include the ability to regularly stand, walk, climb, lift/carry and work under outdoor conditions.  Those hired must be able to work safely and sometimes independently – this requires a strong ability to be self-starting and demonstrate sound judgment on a continuous basis.  Strict adherence to OSHA/WISHA standards and District safety procedures and practices will also be required.

The normal working hours are 7:00 – 4:00, Monday-Friday. Ideally, those interested would be available to work from approximately mid-June thru (or near the end of) September.

Position Summary – Maintenance, Box Canyon (2 Openings)
This temporary, full-time employment opportunity will be located at the Box Canyon hydroelectric project. Maintenance workers perform general grounds/facility maintenance and cleanup at Box Canyon Dam and several off site locations. The position incumbent will also drive/operate pick-up trucks, small maintenance vehicles and a variety of power equipment/tools in the course of completing various job duties.  Normal working hours are 7:30 – 4:00, Monday-Friday.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should read and follow the Summer Employment Guidelines information set forth below.

The deadline for submitting application packets is Tuesday, May 14, 2021.

See the Summer Employment Guidelines for additional information.

Online Application - Summer Employment

All application materials must be submitted, incomplete packets will not be considered.

The Public Utility District of Pend Oreille County is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.