*The successful candidate will have the option of reporting to either East Wenatchee or Wells Dam.
The Right-of-Way Assistant supports implementation of the District's land use policy, primarily through performing vegetation management and transmission line inspections, as planned and directed by the Right of Way Representative. Under the supervision of the Property Supervisor, this position performs a wide variety of land management activities, and supports fish and wildlife programs.
This position is subject to a one-year probationary period.
- Perform an array of vegetation management duties including spraying for noxious weeds, mowing District properties and assisting with mitigation planting and habitat improvement projects.
- Inspect transmission lines according to District practices.
- Represent the District in a professional manner when in contact with landowners adjacent to the Wells Reservoir and in transmission line corridors.
- Act as support for the Natural Resources Department. This may include assisting with activities such as fish studies, installation of the Twisp Weir and boat operation.
- Operate boats for work on the Wells Reservoir and at Wells Dam.
- Perform miscellaneous maintenance tasks on District owned properties.
- Support the Land Department with ongoing projects as needed.
- Support the District's mission and value statements in the performance of job duties.
- Work respectfully and cooperatively with diverse groups of people and maintain professional interactions at all times in the workplace.
- Ensure compliance with all District policies.
- Adhere to the District's Safety Policy and Procedures.
- Operate District vehicles that may be equipped with a GPS device that monitors vehicle location while conducting business on behalf of the District.
- Other duties as assigned.
Due to the nature and scope of the essential functions, the importance of personal interactions between this position, employees, customers, and other members of the public, and the availability of job-related tools, equipment and resources at work, performance of the essential functions requires regular, consistent, on-site attendance while working independently and with others.
- Requires ability to work independently, as well as in a team.
- Ability to operate equipment such as tractors, mini excavators, ATVs, boats and 1-ton vehicles.
- Ability to tow large trailers.
- Experience operating a wide variety of hand and power tools.
- Familiarity with Douglas and Okanogan County.
Education and Experience:
- High school graduate or equivalent.
- At least two (2) years related land maintenance experience.
- Knowledge of land surveying or land management practices is preferred, but not required.
Safety: Demonstrates that safety is the top priority when performing any job duty or task; prioritizes personal safety and the safety of co-workers and the public.
Accountability/Dependability: Accepts responsibility for quality of own work; acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets standards, deadlines and work schedules.
Productivity: Is able to demonstrate completion of assigned tasks through work product and documentation. This will include evidence that clearly shows work was completed on time and with above average quality.
Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and mutual respect with all co-workers.
Adaptability/Flexibility: Responds positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. Adapts when redirected and develops methods to achieve results and remain accountable
Professionalism: Interact daily with others in a professional manner. Treat others and be treated with respect; perform with integrity, honesty and professionalism; participate constructively in open communication; help to resolve issues and difficult situations in ways that reduce conflict and maintain good working relationships; improve work performance and take an active part in generating a mutually supportive environment. Recognize that diversity is an asset and value cultural, physical and professional differences
Must possess or obtain and maintain:
- Washington State Boater's Education Card
- Public Pesticide Operator's license covering categories AB (agriculture weed control), OB (ornamental weed control), and a right-of-way weed endorsement. Must be acquired within 45 days of employment.
- A valid driver's license and proof of good driving record is required for this position (will be verified upon job offer). Out-of-state candidates must acquire a Washington State driver's license within 30 days of employment.
- Must be able to work outside in all types of weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold, dust, pollen, wind, smoke and rain.
- Must be able to walk long distances on both pavement and uneven terrain.
- Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds on a regular basis.
Pursuant to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards, Douglas County Public Utility District #1 conducts background screening of personnel who have access to the District's critical physical and/or cyber assets.