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Relief (On-Call) Fish Counter 

Req Number TEM-11-00005  
Salary $16.42/Hour  
Full-Time/Part-Time On-Call  
Location Priest Rapids Dam, Mattawa, WA  
Shift Days  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Number of Openings 2  


The Fish Counter is the bargaining unit employee responsible for accurate identification and counting of various species of fish.  Fish Counters must be able to work a non-standard dayshift schedule - ten (10) days on four (4) days off – 0700 to 1530.   Fish Counters may be assigned to other areas when required and, if qualified as determined by supervision.


  • Accurately identify of various species of fish.
  • Correctly record the number of each fish species passing through the Priest Rapids Project utilizing video monitor and computer keyboard.
  • Responsible to embrace change, actively search out and follow up on new and better ways to improve the work environment and improve service to District customers, and to promote dealing with change throughout the area of responsibility.
  •  Demonstrate positive support for and implementation of District decisions.
  • Actively promote adherence to and enforce District policies and procedures including safety rules.
  • Understand and promote team concept.
  • Encourage participation in decisions and improvements.


Position Requirements




  • High school diploma or GED from accredited institution.


  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License.
  • Valid First Aid card including CPR training, equivalent to the State of Washington requirements for Industrial First Aid.


  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of District Policies and Procedures for employees including personnel and safety policies.
  • Thorough knowledge of District’s Strategic Plan.
  • Ability to adjust to varying workload demand and flexible to changes in duties.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow and understand oral and written instructions.Ability to operate and train in proper operation of fish counting equipment, office equipment and cleaning equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and be self-motivated.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to use necessary District computers and programs.
  • Write legibly and be able to maintain records, files and fill out forms.


  • Work irregular day shift schedule.
  • Work in close proximity to other Fish Counters.
  • Required to ascend and descend stairs.
  • Required to differentiate colors and fish species.
  • Use computers and write legibly. 


Applications must be received in our Human Resources office by 3:00 p.m. on May 16, 2011

About the Organization Employees are our greatest assets at Grant PUD. Our dynamic team of skilled individuals define this utility. We welcome your unique experiences, skills and passion

As an equal opportunity employer, we strive for an environment of mutual respect that values diversity. We recruit, hire, train and promote all job classifications. A variety of exciting challenges and growth opportunities exist at Grant PUD. We offer training, benefits and multiple opportunities to serve the diverse needs of our regional community.

Our Mission:

To safely, efficiently, and reliably generate and deliver energy to our customers.

Our Vision:

Excellence in service and leadership

We continually ask how our performance aids in improving service quality, reliability and care for the environment in the most cost-effective manner.


Safety: We believe that employee and public safety is paramount

Innovation: We make decisions that best serve present and future generations

Service: We are committed to excellent customer service

Teamwork: We are one team with the same mission

Respect: We honor the rights and beliefs of those we work with and serve

Integrity: We hold ourselves and others accountable to professionalism in our actions and words

Heritage: We protect, preserve and perpetuate the spirit of the PUD and the Wanapum relationship  

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