Join a dynamic northwest electric utility and become part of a progressive team.

The position is assigned to the Cowlitz Falls Hydroelectric Project, primarily for the upkeep of park facilities and of wildlife lands. Work may also involve construction and/or maintenance activities on other Project facilities. Individual may be assigned tasks to assist the Project Engineer or other staff.

This position is classified as summer seasonal and will not exceed a period of six (6) months between May and October.  Working generally the same hours as park personnel, 40 hours per week.  May require work on an adjusted 40 hour work schedule covering weekends and holidays.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

  • Support the District’s goal of making our customers our #1 advocates.
  • Park Work:
  • Work consist of duties necessary to maintain Cowlitz Falls Project Campground, Day-use area, and Packwood ball field by mowing lawns, weed-eating, trimming brush, fertilizing, picking up track and debris, plant trees and shrubs, painting, and repairing various types of equipment and other duties as assigned.
  • Wildlife & Fishery Assistant:
  • Work consists of duties necessary to maintain and/or enhance wildlife lands and fishery resources. Work tasks may include but not limited to: cutting brush, controlling non-native plant species, repairing fence, fertilizing and mapping and species inventory of vegetation type.
  • Facility Maintenance & Repair Worker:
  • Work consists of activities to construct, maintain and repair other facilities at the Cowlitz Falls Project. Some of the work tasks may include but not limited to: concrete placement, carpentry, placement of underground water lines, roofing, cleanup and organizing of buildings and materials and fence construction.
  • Engineer & Staff Assistant:
  • Work consists of a variety of duties to assist Project staff in the performance of their work. Task may include drafting, data entry, filing and assembly of reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited college program.
  • Cannot exceed more than four (4) summer seasons.
  • Must maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be articulate, courteous, and able to work harmoniously with the public as well as other employees.
  • Demonstrate the ability to be punctual and regular in attendance.
  • Ability to maintain concentration to accurately complete projects and assignments with frequent interruptions.
  • Work in a safe manner; able to wear protective devices and clothing.

Equipment and Tools

  • Operate various small hand tools, equipment and machinery.
  • Operate Park Equipment (e.g., lawn mower, weed-eater, pressure washer, tractor with implements, truck with trailer)

Working Conditions

  • Outside in all weather conditions and terrain common to Southwest Washington and the foothills of the Cascade Mountains.
  • Inside building, heated and unheated.
  • Rural and remote locations.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be in good physical condition, able to traverse rough terrain.
  • Work entails driving and entering/exiting a vehicle in all driving conditions.
  • Maintain balance while working from heights and around water.
  • Reach, push, pull and twist during work with materials; lift and carry up to 60 lbs.
  • Correctable vision; color vision, night vision.
  • Capable of clear and concise voice communication.
  • Correctable hearing; wear hearing protection.

Other Requirements

  • Preference shall be given to applicants currently living in Lewis County.
  • Must be neat in appearance.
  • Must be able to pass the District’s background and reference checks.
  • Must have a valid Driver’s license and be able to drive safely in inclement weather/road conditions.
  • Must qualify for the District’s auto liability insurance.


Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.  Lewis County PUD believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. This position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope, but not limit our employees nor the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the company.

How to Apply

Lewis County PUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.  This recruitment will remain open until Friday, March 23, 2018 at 4:00 pm.  To apply for this position you must complete our employment application and provide a cover letter and resume.  Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

Application Packets may be submitted one of the following ways:

Online:  Apply Now


Lewis County PUD
Attn: HR
PO Box 330
Chehalis, WA  98532

In Person:
Lewis County PUD
321 NW Pacific Avenue
Chehalis, WA  98532

Job Details

February 28, 2018
March 23, 2018