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Lakewood Water District


Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Location: Lakewood, WA

Closing: Open Until Filled

Pay Range: $99,499.14 to $134,323.84 Annually DOQ


The Lakewood Water District seeks a collaborative, professional Hydrogeologist to join its Engineering Department. The Hydrogeologist position will be a key leader in monitoring, evaluating, planning, and protecting the District’s groundwater supply system and the aquifer system. As a regional provider of water supply and one of the largest water districts in Washington, the Hydrogeologist will help to shape the understanding of the regional aquifer system and impact the water supply strategy for years to come. This position will combine long-term planning and analysis with near-term operational improvements and new well construction projects. The Hydrogeologist position is a specialized position that performs a variety of work, both in the office and in the field, including geologic logging, sampling and evaluation, well construction field inspection, and water right reporting.

For more information, please see: job_posting_-_hydrogeologist_-_20240116.pdf (

Thurston PUD

Planning & Compliance Specialist

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent, FLSA Exempt

Location: Thurston PUD Field Operations – Olympia, WA

Closing: Open Until Filled

Pay Range: $6,262 - $8,000 per month ($36.13 - $46.15 per hour) DOQ


About the Job

The Planning and Compliance Specialist (PCS) position is a FLSA exempt, at-will position that provides professional level support for operations, planning and compliance activities.


This position provides administrative, technical, and oversight support to ensure the District’s water systems are in compliance with all federal, state and local regulations.


This position assists, implements and manages programs like:

  • The PUD’s Cross-Connection Control Program

  • Water Quality Monitoring Testing Program including annual Consumer Confidence Reports (CCRs) and Water Use Efficiency (WUE) reports

  • The Asset Management Plan (AMP)

  • The Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)

  • Water Rights tracking and reporting

  • Preparation and implementation of Lead Service Line Reports

  • Field Operations Team staff support

  • Safety and Emergency Preparedness

  • Water Availability tracking

  • The Small Works Roster


This position attends community, Commission, and professional meetings as required.


For a list of essential duties, qualifications, and more information on this position, please visit our website at

Thurston PUD

Accounting Assistant

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent, FLSA Non-Exempt (Overtime Eligible)

Location: Thurston PUD Headquarters – Lacey, WA

Closing: Open Until Filled

Pay Range: $3,992 - $5,100 per month ($23.03 - $29.42 per hour) DOQ

A new pay range will be effective January 1, 2024!


About the Job

The primary responsibility of this position is to perform the water utility’s accounts payable duties. The position also performs a variety of financial and accounting related duties under the general supervision of the Finance and Customer Service Manager. This position is responsible for compiling and maintaining accounting, budgetary, and other fiscal records and data, such as accounts receivable, payroll, verification and posting of deposits, and reconciliation of accounts and cash receipts in accordance with set guidelines. In addition, the Accounting Assistant classifies and codes entries and transactions in accordance with generally accepted accounting procedures and assists in the preparation of reports and spreadsheets as required.


For a list of essential duties, qualifications, and more information on this position, please visit our website at

Lakewood Water District

Engineering Manager

The Lakewood Water District seeks a service-oriented, hands-on, collaborative leader for its new Engineering Manager to take on the growing needs of a regional water provider, including the design and construction of multiple new groundwater wells and water treatment facilities. The Engineering Manager is part of the District’s six-member senior leadership team that reports directly to the District’s General Manager. The Engineering Manager is responsible for setting engineering standards for the District and the management of multiple key functions of the District, including engineering and planning activities for capital projects and developer extensions throughout the District and its wholesale operations.

The Engineering Manager oversees operations in the Pumping and Water Treatment department, working closely with the Department Head and field staff, as well as the construction inspection and GIS departments. The Engineering Manager also works closely with the Operations & Maintenance Manager on distribution system improvements. The successful candidate will be a skilled people manager, mentor, and leader with a demonstrated ability to invest in and bring out the best in their team.

Examples of Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for or oversees the preparation of planning or design documents, design criteria, cost estimates, engineering, and feasibility reports for all District public works projects.

  • Prepares and reviews studies, plans, specifications, and cost estimates for District Capital Improvement Projects (CIP).

  • Provides construction management services, including inspection coordination, progress payments, field interpretation, design modifications, and project closeout.

  • Manages consultant selection and contract administration.

  • Manages District grant efforts through their life cycle, including research, application, compliance, and reporting.

  • Plans, organizes, and manages the Developer Extension (DE) application, plan review, and permitting processes for the District.

  • Reviews, analyzes, interprets, and approves complex engineering construction plans, designs, and documents for conformance to District standards and all related laws and regulations.

  • Works with developers to ensure compliance with standards details, specifications, and other District permit requirements.

  • Provides support to field staff in troubleshooting and improving water system operations.

  • Provides technical and policy information to the public and developers and meets with complainants to resolve plan review and engineering design problems and maintain positive relations.

  • Collaborates with the Operations & Maintenance Manager on capital, maintenance, and operations projects to support the Operations and Maintenance department.

  • Maintains and updates the District’s Developer Standards and the District’s Comprehensive Plan.

  • Develops and manages the budget related to the engineering and pumping and water treatment functions.

  • Serves as Section Planning Chief for the District’s Emergency Response Team.

Lakewood Water District is offering a salary range of $135,492.55 to $182,914.94, dependent upon experience and qualifications, along with a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, group term life insurance, short- and long-term disability coverage, State of Washington PERS retirement plan, deferred compensation IRC section 457 participation, tuition reimbursement, sick leave, vacation leave, and holidays. A current Washington State Professional Civil Engineering Registration is required. 


Please visit for the full position profile and benefits list. Position open until filled.

Lakewood Water District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free, Tobacco-Free Workplace. 

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