Working at Avista
We're looking for exceptional people who can inspire and challenge us as we continue to grow into the future.
Beyond our outstanding development and career opportunities, we offer an inclusive environment that supports our employees through culture and values, competitive benefits, and encouraged volunteerism.
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Avista employees work cooperatively, decisively, and strategically. We are guided by this simple principle: do what is right in a manner that is fair and worthy of trust.
At Avista, we are known for innovation, creativity, and integrity. We nurture an entrepreneurial spirit among our employees and give them room to turn good ideas into viable business opportunities. At Avista, your future holds endless possibilities.
You will discover extraordinary opportunities to grow and achieve. You will join a team of people united by clear purpose, values, and principles. You will be part of an organization marked by energy, innovation, discipline, and the freedom to act.
We offer a comprehensive rewards package of competitive pay and benefits that allows us to attract the talent we need to succeed. Our benefits package includes*:
- Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability coverage
- Free telemedicine program
- Retirement benefits
- Pension for union employees
- Incentive based wellness program
- Time-off programs, including military absences
- Adoption support
- In-house gym and locker rooms (some locations)
- Onsite medical clinic (main campus)
- Ergonomic workstations
- Guckenheimer dining service
- Tuition benefits, continuing education, and training
*These descriptions of Avista's benefits summarize highlights of plans. Information regarding the specific benefits for which you are eligible will be available to you at the time of your employment.
On average, Avista employees donate more than 40,000 hours a year to various causes in the communities in which they live. We encourage our employees to give back.
- Employee volunteerism
- Matching donation program
- Company wide community programs such as Tom's Turkey Drive, United Way, Salvation Army Backpack Drive
Aspiring Leaders Program
The Aspiring Leaders Program helps prepare employees for future leadership roles over the course of one year. Aspiring Leaders gain a better perspective of our business by working with an assigned mentor and rotating through five areas of the organization. In addition, they participate in a group project, coursework, reading assignments and discussion groups. Participants commit approximately 25 percent of their work time to the leadership program.
Engineering development program
Avista offers qualified entry-level engineers the opportunity to rotate throughout the company's many areas of engineering to expand their understanding of the energy business and gain valuable work experience.
Energy Pathways is a four-week self-discovery program for high school juniors and seniors that lets local students experience the energy delivery business firsthand with facility tours, hands-on activities, job shadowing, and more. Students interested in participating should contact us for more info.
Student engineering development program
College students can spend the summer working at Avista where they participate in meaningful projects, real-world experience, focused mentorship, and prepare for the next steps in their career. The time frame for recruiting engineering students is typically in December and January for the upcoming summer. Engineering student applicants should check for job posting on our careers page.
Student employment programs
Avista’s student employment program is for undergraduate students ages 18 and over who are enrolled full time in a college or university. These positions offer a variety of opportunities for students to enhance their field of study and to gain valuable work experience, critical to their future success in the job market. The majority of student jobs are available in the summer in Spokane, Washington and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The types and number of student jobs will vary from year-to-year. They most often include engineering, meter readers, technical and support positions.
Applications for student employment are typically accepted between January and May. As summer employment jobs become available they will be posted on our careers page.
Utility construction pre-apprentice program
Avista and Spokane Community College have formed a unique partnership with the goal of introducing people to the demanding fields of line and gas work. This introductory course is open to individuals interested in entry level positions leading to careers in line and gas crafts, as well as preparation for other field/technical careers.
Through classroom and field training, participants will be introduced to a variety of knowledge and skills which are essential to the trade. Read more about the program.
Avista offers a variety of scholarships at select colleges and universities across Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. To learn more, visit Avista Scholars.
Support of veterans-to-work initiatives
Avista grants military absence and military time off without a break in service time or benefits. In addition, we workwith local organizations like Eastern Washington University Veterans Resources Center to identify opportunities to support veterans-to-work initiatives.
Hands-on activity events promoting construction trades to young women
Avista is currently a proud supporter of Pizza, Pop, and Power Tools, a program hosted by Eastern Washington Apprenticeship Coordinators Council and Spokane Community College's Apprenticeship and Journeyman Training Center. This event gives about 200 eighth-grade girls the chance to do hands-on activities that introduce them to a wide array of job opportunities in the construction trades.
STEM program support
Avista supports Spokane STEM to provide experiences and services to increase the number of students pursuing and achieving success in STEM competencies for future careers.
Frequently asked questions
We’re aware that there have been fraudulent postings on LinkedIn for jobs at Avista. All positions posted by Avista will be available here on our website. While we do post positions on other recruitment platforms including LinkedIn, applications for these positions will always be linked to our website and will contain our web address in the URL.
If you have questions about the validity of an Avista job posting through a recruitment website such as LinkedIn, Indeed or others, you can verify this by checking directly at myavista.com/careers.
All current open positions will be posted here and are updated daily.
After completing the application and clicking submit, you will see a confirmation message and within one hour you should receive an email confirmation at the email address you provided in your profile.
You will only be considered for the position for which you have submitted your application. Avista does not retain applications for future reference.
Normally, you can anticipate hearing from our company within 4 – 6 weeks from the time the position closes. Usually, candidates who have not received a phone call for an interview will receive an email thanking them for their continued interest in our company.
Avista and Spokane Community College have partnered to offer an introductory line worker training course. Read more about this unique program.