Job Shadows & Ride Alongs

Important notice: To protect the health and safety of our customers, employees, and community during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, we have suspended job shadows and ride alongs. We look forward to scheduling your job shadow when we are again able to offer this service to our community. Thank you for your understanding.

Emerald’s Job Shadow & Ride Along Programs

Emerald People’s Utility District (EPUD) offers year-round opportunities for individuals interested in observing one of the many career options in the utility industry. Choices include line work, tree trimming, engineering, energy services, power resources, customer service, accounting, and communications.

  • Tree trimming and line work ride alongs are full days, from 7 am to 5 pm.
  • Other departments may conduct half or full-day job shadows.
  • Dates requested must be at least two weeks out.


Download a Model Release (PDF) form and Job Shadow/Ride Along Application (PDF). The completed application and model release form must be returned before the date of the Job Shadow or Ride Along. For more information, email Wendi McKay or call EPUD at (541) 746-1583.

Please note: Job Shadows are not available to applicants currently seeking employment with EPUD. They are intended for persons wanting to learn about the utility industry in general.