Leadership, Maintenance Facilities, Operations, Parks
4 Year Degree
Chelan PUD operates and maintains 14 parks covering more than 700 acres visited by more than 3 million visitors each year. Built between 1978 and 1995, the PUD spent $67 million developing the 14 recreational facilities that include ballfield complexes, Apple Capital Loop Trail and Rocky Reach Visitor Center.
The PARKS SUPERINTENDENT supervises the operation and maintenance of Chelan Public Utility District (District) parks, remote sites with landscaping and/or irrigation, utilities, roads and buildings owned by the Chelan PUD. Interviews, hires, evaluates, counsels, disciplines and terminates staff as required. Provides personnel management of 20 bargaining unit employees, succession planning, professional development, guidance for training, safety, and technical issues while maintaining a consistent interpretation and compliance of the collective bargaining agreement.
We own and operate the nation's second largest nonfederal, publicly owned hydroelectric generating system. Two of Chelan PUD's hydropower stations Rocky Reach Dam and Rock Island Dam , are part of an 11-dam system on the U.S. portion of the Columbia River, which is fed by the fourth largest drainage system in North America. Our three hydroelectric generating projects have a combined total generating capacity of over 2,000 megawatts.
Rated by National Geographic as one of the top 10 mountain towns in the U.S., and by Sunset Magazine as one of the top 20 Western DREAM TOWNS, Wenatchee is a recreational paradise with an abundance of adventure. The natural beauty of the Wenatchee Valley provides a vivid backdrop to its thriving economy, where we 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, and the area is known for producing quality wines.
Bachelor's degree in Parks and Recreation Management, or closely related field is required, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires five (5) years' park operations and maintenance experience or a related field combined with supervisory/leadership experience. Experience hiring, evaluating and disciplining employees in a unionized environment is preferred. Experience managing campgrounds, sports complexes, arboretums, and/or a similar recreation facility is desirable.
Additional Salary Information: 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.
Internal Number: #11281
About Chelan County Public Utility District
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.
Chelan PUD provides hydro power generation and distribution; water and wastewater services; wholesale fiber optic voice, data, and television capabilities; and an extensive array of parks and recreation facilities along the Columbia River.
Rated by National Geographic as one of the top 10 mountain towns in the U.S., Wenatchee is a recreational paradise with an abundance of adventure. The natural 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 about 300 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.
Our residents have access to excellent schools, affordable housing, theaters and music venues, strong transportation systems, and metropolitan amenities of Seattle and Spokane, ...about three hours driving time or a half-hour plane ride away.
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.