Working and living in Jefferson County means a fun, outdoors-centered lifestyle is just a few steps outside your home.

The Work

Jefferson County PUD serves nearly 20,000 electrical customers and nearly 5,000 water and sewer customers district wide. Our crews are made up of local, respected, and trusted members, and our community knows the hard work and dedication of the team year-round.

Our line crews are responsible for overhead and underground distribution, sub transmission, construction maintenance and service work, as well as work with the substation and metering personnel. Work areas range from tunnels under Port Townsend (an 1800s labyrinth once used by smugglers, now turned to utility passageways), to more than 700 miles of overhead and underground distribution lines, and nearly 25 miles of transmission. The work is as varied and fulfilling as Jefferson County itself.

Our line team is made up on Foremen, Journeymen, Line Helpers, and Line Apprentices. Our headquarters and yard facilities, completed in 2020, have a professional warehouse staff and maintenance crew, as well as dedicated facilities for our line crew.

Jefferson PUD is the youngest publicly-owned utility in the state, celebrating its 10-year anniversary in 2023. The utility employs more than 50 hard working professionals dedicated to supporting the community.

The Play

Hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, kayaking, sailing, our area has it all. Jefferson PUD is proud to provide team members with ample paid time off, making exploring the backcountry of the Olympics quick and easy.

Hunting opportunities abound from Elk, deer, bear, waterfowl, and upland birds the Olympic National Forest, Wilderness Areas, ample state-owned forest lands, and coastal waterways throughout the county.

Jefferson County offers fishing enthusiasts an endless season. From backpacking into high country lakes for trout, lower elevation lakes for big trout, to fishing local rivers for steelhead and salmon, to near-shore saltwater adventures fishing for sea-run cutthroat trout, salmon and other game fish, all the way to the deep saltwater reaches for salmon and halibut. Our county has it all, and it’s all close to home!

Prefer to hit the water and cover some area? Our region features incredible paddling and sailing opportunities! Our bustling maritime community is the perfect place to learn to sail with a local club, or even learn to build your own boat! Our shorelines offer easy tides, clear water, and ample protected coves and marinas to paddle as a destination. Launch in Port Townsend and within minutes you can see wildlife like harbor seals, California sea lions, harbor porpoise, and orcas along Admiralty Inlet and the Straight of Juan de Fuca.