The License Compliance Specialist plays a key role in implementing processes and procedures to support compliance filings, documentation, tracking, monitoring, and communication associated with the District’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) hydropower licenses.
Primary responsibilities will include:
1. Assist with coordination of FERC compliance filings and responses to requests for information. This includes providing support to District staff responsible for compliance with FERC license activities by researching preliminary license information for understanding compliance, and assisting with timely preparation of license materials.
2. Provide technical support associated with interpretation of FERC Orders and license compliance requirements, track and ensure internal understanding for deadlines, provide correspondence and appropriate historical license documents associated with the hydro licenses. This includes, but is not limited to, reports and records from resource agencies, operations, engineering, environmental resources, FERC orders and decisions, license applications (original and subsequent), license orders and comprehensive plans for project areas.
3. Develop and maintain the hydro license compliance database contents and the internal/external public library for storing and maintaining all hydro license project-related information. This includes organizing and posting documents on the appropriate sites and systems.
4. File Amendments and Notices with FERC. This includes assisting the Senior License Compliance Specialist by producing draft amendment applications, incorporating license related citations, formatting and producing final relicensing documents and filing with FERC.
5. Assist with special projects, which may include interacting and coordinating with technical and professional staff throughout the District.
6. Facilitate and promote the District’s Culture of Compliance.
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.
We rely on the mighty Columbia River for much of our hydropower generation and we’re proud to take a leadership role in environmental stewardship as related to this great river system. Each year we dedicate millions of dollars and thousands of work hours to protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plant ecosystems. As part of hydropower operations, we’ve also built 14 parks that serve more than 3 million visitors each year.
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 the quality of life is high and the climate is moderate with four distinct seasons, including more than 200 days of sunshine!
In addition to a competitive salary, 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.