Director – Natural Resources

Company Name: Chelan PUD
Phone Number: (509) 661-4540
City: Wenatchee
State/Provence: Washington
Zip: 98807-1231
Job Title: Director – Natural Resources
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Natural Resources
Posting Start Date: September 9, 2016
Salary: $111,870 - $159,800 DOE
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours

STEWARDSHIP is one of our core values; we act on behalf of our customer-owners, to protect public resources entrusted to us.  We strive for the highest efficiencies in power generation with the lowest environmental impact, and we lead the industry in developing state-of-the-art systems to increase the survival of migrating salmon and steelhead while avoiding costly spills of water, our most important resource.

The Director of Natural Resources is a valued member of our team at Chelan PUD. The incumbent advocates for and ensures the protection of our natural resources that support the continued production of low cost power. Effective direction of the Natural Resources Division is essential to balance regulatory compliance with cost-effective regulatory programs.

This position directs the operation and protection of the District’s Natural Resources including Parks and Recreation, Cultural Resources, Water Resources, Endangered Species, FERC License Compliance, State and Federal Permitting, and Fish and Wildlife programs consistent with District priorities and the policies set by the Board of Commissioners.

Experience Required:

A Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources or Environmental Science or a directly related field is required, with at least 10 years industry experience gained in business and environmental management. Direct supervisory experience is also required. Must possess considerable knowledge of natural resource programs for state, regional, and national river operators, agencies, and tribes, their government structures, and regulatory drivers.  Requires strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, the ability to grasp complex multi-faceted issues and sound political acumen.



How to Apply:

Although the position is Open until Filled, the first review date is scheduled for October 3, 2016.  Please visit our Web site at to learn more about our operations and the community of Chelan County. The full job description and online application procedures are available under Careers. Interested parties are also invited to contact Ruth Erwert, Recruiting Manager at or (509) 661-4540 to discuss the position. A cover letter and resume are required.

Chelan PUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce. M/F/Disability/Vet

Posting End Date: October 9, 2016