Grays Harbor Public Utility District is seeking a full-time in-house General Counsel to provide leadership for and manage the District’s Legal Department and provide comprehensive legal services and counsel to the District and its Board of Commissioners.  This position is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and reports to the Board of Commissioners and General Manager.  The District is a progressive utility providing electric and telecom services to 43,000 customers, with its main headquarters located in Aberdeen, WA. 

Duties include:  Responsible for legal advice and counsel on local, state and federal law; contract issues; power purchase and sale agreements; regulations; franchise agreements; litigation and other legal matters to the Commission, District management and staff as required.  The General Counsel will be responsible for the coordination and oversight of all internal and external legal resources.

Qualifications include:  Experience:  A minimum of five (5) years of experience providing legal advice and/or litigating in one or more of the following areas:  municipal or other government entity, contracts, labor/employment, administrative law, torts, real estate, collection, general business, or environmental law. Graduation from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and in good standing with the Washington Bar Association. 

Preferred Qualifications:  Experience providing services to a public utility, municipal government, or other government entity.  Knowledge and experience in the following practice areas:  Open Public Meetings Act, Public Disclosure Commission, Public Records Act, administrative law, public contracts and bidding, public works and utilities, real estate transactions and negotiations, employment law, labor relations, torts, risk assessment, drafting resolutions and legal opinions, litigation and appeals.  Experience in legal office management and supervision.  Please review the associated job description for more information. 


Position:  General Counsel

Status: Full-time, Exempt

Work Week: Monday - Friday

Supervisor: Board of Commissioners and General Manager

Monthly Salary Range: $8,939 - $15,037

Close Date:  Open until filled with a first review date of December 2, 2019


Resume, references and letter of interest will be accepted until position is filled, with a first review date of December 2, 2019.  Submit application package to or mail to Human Resources, GHPUD, PO Box 480, Aberdeen, WA 98520.  Please direct any questions to or (360) 538-6257.

Grays Harbor PUD is an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.


General Counsel Job Description

Grays Harbor PUD Employee Benefits Overview (Non Represented)

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PO Box 480
2720 Sumner Ave
Aberdeen, WA  98520
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