Assistant General Manager (AGM)

Public Utility District No. 1 of Whatcom County
1705 Trigg Road, Ferndale, Washington
Job Type
Job Post Expires On


Basic Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the General Manager, provides leadership for the day-to-day overall operation and administration of the utility, including District operations and maintenance, strategic planning and initiatives, annual budgets, special projects, and capital improvements and engineering, in compliance with policies and procedures set by the Board of Commissioners required to make Whatcom PUD successful.

Essential Job Functions Include:

  • Act on the General Manager’s behalf in his/her absence or when unavailable, as delegated by the General Manager or directed by the District’s Commission.
  • Attends regular and special Commission meetings and workshops, give presentations to elected officials, customers and the general public.
  • Assist General Manager in developing, implementing, and managing strategic initiatives consistent with the District Commission’s Strategic Plan. Manage special projects and specific District initiatives as directed by the General Manager.
  • Effectively manages annual budgets and prepares operations, maintenance, capital improvements, financial plans, and ongoing rate recommendations for the Water Utility to ensure the District’s Water Utility maintains adequate staffing, resources, and financial capacity on a long-term basis as necessary to support existing and future customers.
  • Lead management team’s efforts to develop and maintain a robust District cybersecurity program.
  • Assist General Manager in assessing and managing District’s risks to mitigate impacts on District operations from a financial, physical asset, legal, and regulatory perspective.
  • Thorough knowledge of equipment, facilities, materials, methods, and procedures used in water and electric utility systems operations and maintenance.
  • Backup management responsibility for power supply, transmission, interconnection, regulatory, and other agreements necessary for operation of the District’s electric system and reliable electric services for District customers.

Minimum Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, or Business Administration or related field; AND
Five (5) years of experience relating to operations and maintenance of municipal water and electric utility systems with progressively greater management responsibilities.

Benefits: In addition to a competitive compensation program, Whatcom PUD offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License: Must possess or obtain within 30 days of employment, a valid license, with driving records free from serious or frequent violation.
  • Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC): Must possess or be able to apply/obtain within 30 days, for security and safety clearances required to gain access into Whatcom PUD’s customer’s facilities and electric substations.

To apply:  Applicants must submit a current resume and cover letter to Mark Wysocki at

Questions? Contact Mark at 239-495-7885.

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