• Company: Chelan County Public Utility District No. 1
  • Location: Wenatchee, Washington 98801 US
  • Salary: $105,450 to $140,600
  • Date Posted: January 29, 2021
  • Closing Date: February 28, 2021


PROCUREMENT & CONTRACTING MANAGER Chelan County Public Utility District No. 1 Wenatchee, Washington Salary: $105,450 - $140,600 Chelan County Public Utility District No. 1, headquartered in historic Wenatchee, Washington, is located in the geographical center of the state. Chelan County residents enjoy an exceptional quality of life that includes a moderate climate with more than 250 days of sunshine year-round, excellent school systems, affordable housing, and an abundance of outdoor recreational activities. This is an outstanding opportunity to work for an organization with a reputation for being one of the best run public utilities in the country. In addition to a competitive salary, this challenging professional opportunity also offers an outstanding benefits package. Chelan County Public Utility District No. 1 is a municipal corporation that owns and operates one of the largest non-federal, publicly owned hydroelectric generating systems, along with wind and solar resources, in the country. Chelan PUD has grown into a multifaceted public utility with more than 51,000 electric customers, and over the years has added water and wastewater utility services and wholesale fiber and telecommunications. The District employs about 760 full- and part-time employees, and approximately 65 seasonal employees during the year. The District's annual budget for 2020 was $440 million, that included capital investment projects of about $170 million. Under the general direction of the Shared Services Director, the procurement and contracting manager manages the contracting and purchasing functions for the District, including the purchasing of materials, equipment, and services. This position also manages the full contract origination and execution process, including development, negotiation, administration, and closeout, ranging in complexity including, but not limited to small service contracts, interlocal agreements, information technology projects, and multi-million-dollar construction contracts resulting from bids, requests for qualifications and requests for proposals, and alternative procurement methods. Other responsibilities including the establishment of procedures, policy making, controlling expenditures, and ensuring compliance with all applicable regulations and internal delegations and requirements, primary purchasing and contracting contact for internal and external auditors, and directing the work of and providing mentoring for best practices and lessons learned to purchasing and contracting staff.


A bachelor's degree in business, public administration, contract administration, engineering, or a closely related field from a four-year college or university, and a minimum of 5 years of leadership or supervisory experience in public works, public administration or architectural and engineering contracting is required. The ideal candidate will have a Juris Doctorate, and both purchasing and contracting experience in the public sector and/or the utility industry. Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the duties as described will be considered.

Application Process

For a complete position profile/full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. To apply, click on "Apply Online" and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. Chelan County PUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: February 28, 2021 (open until filled).

Contact Info

Name: Prothman
Phone: 206-368-0050
Closing Date: February 28, 2021