Working at the District

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A career with us is more than just a job. It is an opportunity to serve the public, protect and preserve public health, and enhance the quality of life of our ratepayers. We offer challenging and fulfilling careers for talented individuals who are passionate about their work, committed to making a difference, and interested in working in a team environment.

From our competitive benefits program and comprehensive training program to a Health and Safety program whose goal is zero workplace injuries, we believe that you’ll find a career with us to be the best opportunity of your life.

We invite you to join our team and grow with us!

Application Process

Employment applications are accepted for current openings only. Interested applicants should submit a completed application, cover letter, and resume. Failure to submit a completed application may lead to disqualification from the selection process. All applications will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be invited to interview for the position. All employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check and drug screening (safety-sensitive positions).

Click on the link below to access our employment application.

 All positions are open until filled unless indicated otherwise. Please submit your application materials to:


Mail:     6830 NE 185th Street, Kenmore WA 98028

FAX:     425-398-4433 


  • Type:Regular Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$6,499 to $8,709 per month
  • Posted Date:12/01/2017 10:52 AM
  • Deadline to Apply:01/30/2018


Leads and supervises one or more work crew(s) to carry out various programs to maintain and operate all components of the District's water distribution and sewage collection systems.  Works under general direction with minimal supervision.  Supports established priorities, goals and effectively communicates planning objectives.  Emphasis of this position is on planning, organizing, managing, supervising, and prioritizing for maximum efficiency.  Reviews work order and develops reports on progress.  An incumbent of this position is expected to be highly-skilled in all aspects of SAOR including making estimates of resource needs and allocates them to meet deadlines.  Participates and makes recommendations for hiring/firing and conducts performance reviews.  Coaches and counsels staff.  Provides technical advice; assesses situations and site conditions to make recommendations to superiors and regularly responds to more complicated situations.


  • Carry out various programs to maintain and operate all components of the District's water distribution and sewage collection systems by:
  • Communicates work priorities by reviewing work order, crew, equipment and material availability
  • Establishes weekly work schedules ensuring that they are aligned with goal objectives
  • Ensures training for the crew on proper work methods and techniques
  • Supervises, recommends hiring/training, monitors and evaluates work performance of assigned staff
  • Meets and confers with contractors, developers, state, county and city officials where necessary
  • Responds to unusual customer inquiries and complaints
  • Responds to emergency situations and troubleshoots problems and projects
  • Prepares maintenance reports, records, work orders, daily logs, and cost estimates
  • Generates reports for billable work
  • Reviews plans of new plats, projects and county right-of-way improvements and verifies that the construction plans meet land use authority's requirements, specifications and design standards
  • Reviews work site prior to start of work; determines erosion control and permits required
  • Visits work sites and observes maintenance/repair work; checks against plans and specifications
  • Instructs, trains and observes crew members in safety procedures and practices and ensures safety in traffic control
  • Inspects work site for hazardous conditions and ensures proper signage, barricades and other public safety devices are installed
  • Meets and confers with Engineering Department staff, inspectors, contractors and property owners and Locator regarding pre-construction and on-site issues
  • Assists the Utility Superintendent with annual budget process, program planning and purchasing
  • Accurately assess the work performance of the assigned staff
  • Tracks permitting and schedules with small works contractors for miscellaneous District work
  • Researches materials and equipment and makes recommendations for purchases
  • Stand-by and other duties as assigned


  • Expert understanding of almost all aspects of the method and procedures for the maintenance and operations of the water distribution and sewage collection systems
  • Proficiency in planning for project, equipment, manpower and material needs
  • Ability to coach, train and supervise one or more work crew(s)
  • Comprehensive understanding of appropriate safety rules and safe working methods
  • Knowledge of current federal, state and local laws governing the District's field operations
  • Thorough understanding of the District's policies and procedures for field operations
  • Communication (oral communication and interpersonal) skills as applied to interaction with co-workers, supervisor, the general public, etc.


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Minimum one year of post-secondary education preferred.  Two years of equivalent specialized industry experience may be substituted for each of post-secondary education
  • Five years experience as Utility Worker-Lead or proven skill level as validated by the M&O Director
  • Completes at least 40 hours of leadership skill training
  • Seven-year industry experience

Licensing Requirements:

  • Valid Washington State Driver's License
  • Washington State Commercial Driver's License - Class A with Tanker endorsement - preferred
  • WDM-III - Water Distribution Manager - Washington State
  • WWC-II - Waste Water Collections Certification - Non State
  • Cross-connection Control Specialist Certification - to be obtained within one year in this position
  • Complete FEMA ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 and 800 training within one year in this position

Other Requirements:

  • Reliable and regular attendance, and the ability to work harmoniously with other employees
  • Must reside within 30 miles of District Headquarters


Most work is performed outdoors exposed to traffic hazards and may be at high elevations or deep in underground vaults.  Nights and odd hours in response to emergencies is required.  This position typically requires: fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, bending, crawling, lifting, pushing and pulling and repetitive motions.  Lifting in excess of 50 pounds of weight to move and operate necessary tools and equipment.


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