City of Tacoma

Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim.

Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry.

A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views.

Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location – just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast – only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view our YouTube video!

 

 

 

   

27 job(s) at City of Tacoma

City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 15, 2022
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma is seeking highly motivated people devoted to public service to join our team in providing exceptional service to the citizens and rate payers of Tacoma. Solid Waste Collector/Drivers provide Garbage , Recycling , and Yard/Food Waste services for single-family residential homes, multi-family units, and commercial businesses. The utility also operates a Recovery and Transfer Center , and Household Hazardous Waste Facility as well as a popular residential bulk item collection service, Call-2-Haul . This is a great opportunity to join the City of Tacoma and serve our community in providing an essential service. If the below list of personal traits sounds like you, then you are just the type of person we are looking for to join our team as a Collector/Driver. Excellent attendance Positive attitude Enjoy working both indoors and outdoors, in all types of weather conditions Great customer service and excellent communication skills Self-motivated and dependable Enjoy working as part of a team Enjoys physically demanding job tasks Safe driving record and defensive driving habits Critical thinker who enjoys mitigating and solving problems High achiever with proven skills at following a defined traffic route in a highly efficient manner Ensures work environment is safe The City is establishing a civil service list for Solid Waste Collector/Drivers. This list will be used to fill all Solid Waste Collector/Driver vacancies that occur for a minimum of one year. Solid Waste Collector/Drivers may perform heavy manual labor involving the collection of solid waste, yard waste and recyclable materials and includes the operation of solid waste collection equipment (approximately 34,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight). Essential Duties: Drive solid waste collection vehicles over assigned routes. Pick-up carry and empty solid waste containers, boxes, bags and bundles of branches into a collection truck; pick-up debris and other solid waste and place into truck. Pick-up, and place recyclable material into truck. Operate mechanism for loading, compressing and dumping solid waste. Wash interior and exterior of assigned equipment and fuel solid waste collection truck as necessary; report hazardous or non-functioning equipment to mechanics. Drive front-load truck and drop-off box truck as assigned. Drive and operate automated barrel collection vehicles. Drive tractor and trailer equipment as assigned (requires Class A Commercial Drivers' License). Prepare and maintain basic records and logs related to daily activities such as route books and timecards. Perform related duties as assigned. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Outdoor environment; subject to adverse weather conditions, fumes and noise. Position requires heavy lifting, bending and climbing into vehicles. An employee in this position is subject to potential traffic hazards. Exposure to hazards of equipment operation. Walking on uneven and sometimes slippery surfaces requiring alertness, agility, balance and coordination. In the Environmental Services Department we believe everything we do supports healthy neighborhoods and a thriving Puget Sound, leaving a better Tacoma for all. The Focus on healthy neighborhoods and a Thriving Puget Sound defines the core values of the Environmental Services Department and our clear focus on: Customers, Employees and Operations with the three following statements: Customers - Partner with the community on customer-valued services to meet the diverse needs of Tacoma neighborhoods Employees - Foster safe culture built on trust, conversation and equity Operations - Operate using best practices and innovation to meet changing environmental and community needs. HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOODS + THRIVING PUGET SOUND = A BETTER TACOMA City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications An equivalent combination to : Sufficient training and experience to demonstrate the knowledge and skills listed in this job announcement, INCLUDING six (6) months of recent relevant employment performing heavy manual labor AND At least one (1) year experience operating heavy-duty trucks with a minimum GVW of 34,000 pounds (preferably solid waste-related automotive equipment). LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State Commercial Class B (minimum) Driver's License at time of application and maintenance thereafter. Verifiable safe-driving record. Appointment is subject to passing a background check, pre-employment medical exam, physical assessment test and drug and alcohol screen. Knowledge & Skills KNOWLEDGE: Operation of heavy automotive vehicles and equipment. Safe techniques of lifting heavy objects. SKILLS: Operate moderate to heavy solid waste-related automotive vehicles and equipment, including Automated Side Loaders, Front Load Trucks, Rear Load Trucks, Recycle Trucks, Semi-Tractors, waste compactors and other related equipment. Empty solid waste containers and other heavy objects into standard collection trucks. Understand and follow specific oral and written instructions. Read and follow maps. Learn assigned routes. Write accurate reports (truck maintenance repair/accident, etc.) Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Observe legal and defensive driving practices. Perform heavy manual labor. Selection Process & Supplemental Information To be considered for this opportunity: Interested individuals must apply online and meet the minimum qualifications to progress in the examination process. Candidates who are eligible for Veteran's Preference scoring criteria must attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4, (proof of military discharge form) at time of application , to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference points. Examination Process Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in an online test. This test may include, but is not limited to, questions on vehicle operation and safety, traffic signs and laws, personal safety, proper lifting techniques and customer relations. The testing information will be sent to the applicants' email address after the closing date of this job announcement. In order to receive the test link, applicants must provide a valid email address on their job application/candidate profile. Applicants must complete and pass the test with a minimum score of 70% in order to be placed on the Eligible List for interview and hiring consideration. Per City of Tacoma Personnel Management Policy #170, the City of Tacoma is a drug-free work environment. Appointment is subject to passing a background check, pre-employment medical exam, physical assessment test and drug screen. Due to the strenuous physical demands of this position, the pre-employment medical examination may also include a detailed evaluation of the lower back. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and the Teamsters Local 313. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Employees in the same Rank on the Eligible List will have the date and time of the submission of their job application used as the tie-breaker to determine which employee has seniority over any others; seniority will be determined by the sequence of application submittals, with the first submittal having seniority over subsequent submittals. WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment. Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits. Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26. Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Personal time off. Paid holidays. A great pension plan. Our City: With a population of over 210,000, Tacoma is the second largest city in the Puget Sound region, gracing the shores of Commencement Bay. We are a diverse, progressive, international city that serves as a gateway to the Pacific Rim and the rest of the world. Named one of the most livable areas in the country by Livability.com, Tacoma and the surrounding area is a playground for outdoor and maritime enthusiasts. Our businesses are vibrant, our parks are beautiful, our schools are exceptional and our housing is affordable. When you work for the City of Tacoma you'll have an opportunity to enjoy a healthy work/life balance, the potential for flexible schedules (with some job classifications), continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program. We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny: http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhires http://www.cityoftacoma.org/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend an hour or more entering the required information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400, before 4:00 pm of the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 1/31/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 15, 2022
Full Time
Position Description Would you like to use your financial background and analytical skills to help the City provide high-quality, innovative and cost-effective solid waste services that enhance the lives of its citizens and the quality of Tacoma's neighborhoods and business districts? Do you value autonomy and variety in a role? If so, the Solid Waste Management Division may be looking for you to be our next Financial Management Analyst (Management Analyst II). In the the Solid Waste Management Division, everything we do supports healthy neighborhoods and a thriving Puget Sound, leaving a better Tacoma for all. We are a friendly and collaborative team that provides safe, reliable, sustainable and well-integrated solid waste management services to the residents and businesses of Tacoma. Our goal is to be a leader in the industry by creating cost-effective and equitable programs to sustain a high quality of life and increase customer satisfaction with innovative approaches in collection, processing, waste disposal, recycling and waste reduction programs. We are committed to partnering with our community, fostering a great employee culture, and continuing to improve our award-winning operations with a clear focus on safety. Check out these videos that show the highly visible work the Solid Waste Management Division is doing to support healthy neighborhoods and a thriving Puget Sound, leaving a better Tacoma for all. CNG Fueling Station & New CNG Scorpion Garbage Trucks Recycle Reset: Residential Curbside Glass Recycling Solid Waste Management Drainage & Traffic Project SWANA Award Winner: Collection Systems As part of the Operations Support Services team the Financial Management Analyst II (MA II) plays a vital role supporting all phases of the Solid Waste Management Division's operating and capital budgets, delivering business insights, supporting procurement and improving processes with a clear focus on customers, employees and operations. JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Deliver business insights by providing high level financial and data analysis consultative services. Develop and present key performance indicators to support strategic efforts; rate development; data visualization; research of fiscal and policy issues. Prepare and present recommendations, implement if applicable. Procurement support. Supervise Financial Assistant; analyze contracts for prioritization; coordinate with operational subject matter experts and the Financial Assistant to conduct research, determine the scope of work, identify when technical support is necessary. Assist in developing and monitoring the operating and capital budgets. Support preparation of the biennium budget and Office of Management & Budget led initiatives. Research and analysis of monthly variances; financial reports; ad hoc revenue and expenditure studies; provide budget subject matter expertise to business units and staff. Track capital improvement plan projects and grants to manage fiscal sustainability. Lead management audits and feasibility studies . Evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of programs and operations by researching internal and external processes; compare actual performance to established standards; alert division supervisors and managers to deviations and potential problems; conduct process improvements. Participate on cross-functional teams to improve processes and support strategic initiatives. **Under the City's COVID-19 directive this position will telework until at least April 1, 2022 with the opportunity for a hybrid mix of teleworking and in office work thereafter. This position, although currently remote, may require attendance at designated workplace meetings or in the performance of business on-site.** Qualifications DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS (TRAINING AND EDUCATION): Three (3) + years of increasing responsibilities preparing and monitoring operating and capital budgets, and/or research and financial analysis, preferably in the public sector or a utility. One (1) + years of supervisory experience preferred. Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business, public administration, economics or a related field; applicable experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis. LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer's responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position. Depending upon assignment a WA driver's license may be required. Individuals may have to pass a background check depending upon assignment. Knowledge & Skills Optimizes work performance: knows the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement. Communicates effectively: develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences. Financial acumen: interprets and applies understanding of key financial indicators to make better business decisions. Manages ambiguity: operates effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear. Organizational savvy: maneuvers comfortably through complex policy, processes and people-related organizational dynamics. Manages complexity: making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems. Plans and aligns: plans and prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals. Advanced Excel skills and experience using data visualization software to communicate business insights for decision making. Experience with SAP or other ERP software. Understanding of accounting principles. Effective project management skills, ability to research, interpret data and analyze information from various sources to implement process improvements. Experience using Continuous Improvement, Lean or Six Sigma to improve the effectiveness of operations an asset. Knowledge of public sector procurement methods and contract administration preferred. Selection Process & Supplemental Information To be considered for this opportunity: Interested individuals must complete the online application and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. This is a competitive selection process. Your application will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of education, certifications, professional license and related experience. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who most closely correspond to the City of Tacoma's needs will be placed on a referral list for review and potential interview selection. Appointment is subject to passing a pre-employment background and references check. Supplemental questions regarding an applicant's experience and training are also included in the application form. These questions will be used to assess candidate minimum qualifications and to provide additional information to the hiring managers regarding candidate experience. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment. Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits. Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26. Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Personal time off. Paid holidays. A great pension plan. Our City: With a population of over 210,000, Tacoma is the second largest city in the Puget Sound region, gracing the shores of Commencement Bay. We are a diverse, progressive, international city that serves as a gateway to the Pacific Rim and the rest of the world. Named one of the most livable areas in the country by Livability.com, Tacoma and the surrounding area is a playground for outdoor and maritime enthusiasts. Our businesses are vibrant, our parks are beautiful, our schools are exceptional and our housing is affordable. When you work for the City of Tacoma you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a healthy work/life balance, the potential for flexible work schedules (with some job classifications), continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program. We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny: http://www.cityoftacoma.org/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhires The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, call the Human Resources office at (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 1/31/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 15, 2022
Full Time
Position Description --THE CITY OF TACOMA IS CURRENTLY RECRUITING TO FILL VACANT SOLID WASTE WORKER POSITIONS-- Working for the City of Tacoma is more than a job - it is a daily opportunity to leave our community better than we found it. In the Environmental Services Department, everything we do creates a better Tacoma by promoting healthy neighborhoods and a thriving Puget Sound. It is why we exist. We are committed to partnering with our community, fostering a great employee culture, and continuing to improve our award-winning operations with a clear focus on safety. We are looking for employees who embrace and live by our shared core values and commit to our shared purpose of making a difference in our community. The City of Tacoma Environmental Services Department, Solid Waste Management Division, is seeking highly motivated people devoted to public service to join our team in providing exceptional service to the citizens of Tacoma. This is an entry-level position and we will train the successful candidate(s) who are selected for the position. Solid Waste Workers are generally hired to perform a variety of customer service and manual labor tasks in support of the Solid Waste Management Division. Some of these tasks include, but are not limited to: Sweeping and shoveling various materials to maintain a clean workspace Removing prohibited materials from the waste stream, Maintaining and delivering solid waste containers Emptying solid waste containers on collection routes and lifting, moving, loading furniture items and debris Candidates should enjoy working both indoors and outdoors, in all types of weather. This is a great opportunity to join the City of Tacoma and acquire valuable training and work experience. Solid Waste Workers can be hired as full-time, part-time, project and/or as temporary employees. This recruitment will be used to fill any vacancies that may occur in the Solid Waste Management Division for the period of one year. Our ideal candidate will possess the following competencies: Collaborates : builds partnerships and works cooperatively with others to meet shared goals. Communicates effectively : delivers communication orally and in writing that conveys a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences. Handles conflict situations effectively. Instills Trust : gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity. Decision Quality : makes good and timely decisions. Situational Adaptability : adapts approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations. Work Independently : ability to perform work independently and with initiative. Safety : makes safety a core value in all work that is performed. The Principles that Guide Us: Tacoma, the City of Destiny , has a workforce of dedicated, talented employees with unique skills and perspectives. We embrace innovation and strive for excellence and community engagement. The Principles that Guide Us, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Equity , speak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service. Examples of job duties and responsibilities: Provide traffic control at various locations throughout the City of Tacoma's Recovery and Transfer Center. Recover recyclable material from the waste stream. Monitor customer activity to help ensure their safety. Provide relief for breaks, vacation and sick leave at the Scale-house, when necessary. Conduct clean-up and other maintenance activities at various locations throughout the facility. Assist with the cleaning of heavy equipment and other Solid Waste Management vehicles such as trucks, cars, and pickups. Assist with the maintenance of drainage systems throughout the facility. Operate motor vehicles, sweepers and other small equipment, when required. Assist with various components of Solid Waste Management's Recycling and Hazardous Waste programs and facility operations Place solid waste containers in the field, including loading containers, stenciling numbers and delivering. Repair and maintain plastic and metal solid waste containers. This includes painting containers when required. Spot check random loads of solid waste for hazardous waste and other undesirable material. Assist in the monitoring, maintenance and repair of the methane gas control system and groundwater extraction/treatment system. Assist with the yard waste collection program (includes curbside pick-up of yard waste). Assist in maintenance of landscape areas. Perform related duties as required. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Solid waste disposal areas working environment: subject to adverse weather conditions and potential fumes from vehicles and disposal waste. Position requires general public contact. An employee in this position is exposed to potential hazards from traffic and hazardous materials. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications An equivalent combination to : Graduation from high school or equivalent, AND Six (6) months of experience in heavy manual labor LICENSE, CERTIFICATION, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid Washington State Driver's License at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: **D esired but not required for hire** Bi-lingual proficiency Additional experience providing customer service is highly valued Knowledge & Skills KNOWLEDGE OF: Proper methods of directing traffic for safe and orderly disposal of solid waste Appropriate methods of disposing of solid waste in a safe manner Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy SKILLS: Learn applicable laws, regulations, and procedures Understand and follow oral and written directions Direct traffic in a safe and orderly manner Advise and instruct the public where and when to dispose solid waste Maintain disposal area in a safe, clean and orderly condition Operate a variety of tools, equipment, and machinery such as hoses, shovels, brooms, high pressure washer, small drills, etc. Operate a motor vehicle in a safe, legal, and defensive manner Maintain a cooperative and courteous attitude with the public Perform heavy manual labor, lifting heavy objects, and material Use respiratory and chemical protective equipment without restrictions Walk and stand for extended periods of time Selection Process & Supplemental Information To be considered for this opportunity: Interested individuals must apply online and meet the minimum qualifications to progress in the examination process. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. Candidates who are eligible for Veteran's Preference scoring criteria must attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4, (proof of military discharge form) at time of application , to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference points. Examination Process: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in an online test. This test may include, but is not limited to, questions on vehicle operation and safety, traffic signs and laws, personal safety, proper lifting techniques and customer relations. The testing information will be sent to the applicants' email address after the closing date of this job announcement. In order to receive the test link, applicants must provide a valid email address on their job application/candidate profile. Applicants must complete and pass the test with a minimum score of 70% in order to be placed on the Eligible List for interview and hiring consideration. Per City of Tacoma Personnel Management Policy #170, the City of Tacoma is a drug-free work environment. Appointment is subject to successful completion of a pre-employment background check and will include a pre-employment medical examination, physical ability test and drug and alcohol screening. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Teamsters Local Union 117. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment. Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits. Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26. Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Personal time off. Paid holidays. A great pension plan. Our City: With a population of over 210,000, Tacoma is the second largest city in the Puget Sound region, gracing the shores of Commencement Bay. We are a diverse, progressive, international city that serves as a gateway to the Pacific Rim and the rest of the world. Named one of the most livable areas in the country by Livability.com, Tacoma and the surrounding area is a playground for outdoor and maritime enthusiasts. Our businesses are vibrant, our parks are beautiful, our schools are exceptional and our housing is affordable. When you work for the City of Tacoma you'll have an opportunity to enjoy a healthy work/life balance, the potential for flexible schedules (with some job classifications), continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program. We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny: http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhires http://www.cityoftacoma.org/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, please call Human Resources at (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 2/2/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 15, 2022
Full Time
Position Description **This position is open until filled, applications received by February 7, 2022 will receive first consideration.** The City of Tacoma Public Works Transportation Division is recruiting for the appointive position of Neighborhood Programs Associate Engineer. The Neighborhood Programs Associate Engineer will have an active role focused on improving community livability and managing the City's transportation system in a safe, effective, and equitable manner. The Transportation Division is seeking a collaborative team member with knowledge of street design, traffic calming strategies, and general transportation engineering concepts. Tacoma is a sustainable community with many diverse residents, businesses, and visitors who have various transportation priorities. The City is strategic in how it plans its transportation system with an emphasis on carrying people and goods that foster Tacoma's culture, character, and competitiveness. The City's transportation system offers multimodal travel options from micromobility to high capacity transit that provide safe access for all users and neighborhoods, encourages healthy living, and protects the environment. The ideal candidate will exhibit the following: Strong customer service skills and the ability to organize and express ideas through excellent oral and written communication to a wide variety of audiences, Knowledge and ability to apply sound engineering and project management practices, Hard-working and approachable with the ability to work well with others in a collaborative team setting and independently, Ability to work with diverse audiences and build relationships with internal and external partners, Demonstrated ability to manage many demands simultaneously, and to oversee highly visible and sometimes controversial projects effectively and with sensitivity, Knowledge of innovative and current transportation engineering/planning best practices, and Conversant in AutoCAD or GIS, MS Office, and possess the ability to learn new applications. Position Profile Overview: The Neighborhood Programs Associate Engineer position is responsible for the development of designs and procedures to manage the City's public right-of-way with respect to operational efficiencies and safety that require the application of professional judgment and collaborative operational relationships. Under the general direction of the City's Traffic Engineer, and in partnership with the other members of the Transportation and Engineering Divisions, the Neighborhood Programs Associate Engineer position will independently, or with direction/guidance, perform engineering task assignments which support its focal areas including the following: traffic calming solutions for design/coordination, temporary traffic control plan development/review, access point review/management for efficient and safe roadways, support for safety programs, community outreach and coordination, and customer service requests and interactions. More specifically, this position will focus on providing comprehensive traffic engineering services to neighborhoods and supporting programs, such as Vision Zero . Duties also include addressing citizen requests, attending/participating in public meetings, and traffic calming design and implementation. Other responsibilities include: Conducting and analyzing traffic calming and traffic safety evaluations for safe routes to schools and neighborhood greenways Supporting streets initiative projects and programs, residential street maintenance projects, and utility partnership projects, including elements related to implementation of the City's Transportation Master Plan , traffic calming, and residential development. Ultimately, the position will be collaborating with internal city staff, agency partners, advocacy organizations, and the community to develop decisions that are effective and supportive of the City's goal for a safe and equitable transportation system. The Principles that Guide Us: Tacoma, the City of Destiny , has a workforce of dedicated, talented employees with unique skills and perspectives. We embrace innovation and strive for excellence and community engagement. The Principles that Guide Us, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Equity , speak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service. Qualifications Four (4) year degree from an accredited college or university in civil engineering or a related field. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Engineer in Training Certificate for advancement to pay step four (4) or higher. Some positions may require a valid Washington Driver's License at the time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills ANALYTICAL Develop methods of data collection and results interpretation. As necessary, implement results of research studies or programs with an appropriate and effective course of action based upon outcome or findings. COMMUNICATIONS Ability to communicate clearly and prepare effective oral and written communications for professional and general public use. LEADERSHIP Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with co-workers, the general public, city, county, state and federal agencies while coordinating research in support of assigned department programs. MANAGEMENT Plan and organize work to meet schedules and timelines. PROFESSIONALISM Remain current on applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures within engineering field assigned. TECHNICAL Operate a personal computer and be self-reliant with operating system software to include peripheral office support equipment in order to accomplish assigned tasks. Database, CAD, and GIS experience desirable, but not required. Selection Process & Supplemental Information To be considered for this opportunity: Interested individuals must complete the online application and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. This is a competitive selection process. Your application will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of education, certifications, professional license and related experience. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who most closely correspond to the City of Tacoma's needs will be placed on a referral list for review and potential interview selection. Appointment is subject to passing a pre-employment background and references check. Supplemental questions regarding an applicant's experience and training are also included in the application form. These questions will be used to assess candidate minimum qualifications and to provide additional information to the hiring managers regarding candidate experience. **Applications received by February 7 , 2022 will receive first consideration.** City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Our City: With a population over 210,000, Tacoma is the second largest city in the Puget Sound region, gracing the shores of Commencement Bay. We are a diverse, progressive, international city that serves as a gateway to the Pacific Rim and the rest of the world. Named one of the most livable areas in the country by Livability.com, Tacoma and the surrounding area is a playground for outdoor and maritime enthusiasts. Our businesses are vibrant, our parks are beautiful, our schools are exceptional and our housing is affordable. When you work for the City of Tacoma you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a healthy work/life balance, the potential for flexible work schedules (with some job classifications), continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program. We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny http://www.cityoftacoma.org/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhires The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, call the Human Resources office at (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. Closing Date/Time:
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 15, 2022
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma is establishing a list for a Senior Real Estate Specialist - Right of Way Agent. This list will be used for a period of one year to fill vacancies in this classification. This is a represented position, and will be located in the City's Municipal Building. This position will service all General Government Departments. We are looking for a results oriented person who is interested in diverse and challenging right of way projects to join our dynamic Real Property Services team. Senior Real Estate Specialists (SRS) serve as technical experts for Real Property Services . The responsibilities of this classification include providing professional, high level services in management of rights of way, transportation certifications, utility rights of way, street vacations, real property management and real property acquisition/disposition. The SRS will perform technical work associated with negotiation and acquisition of rights of way for road improvement, construction and utility projects. The position reviews right of way and construction plans for accuracy and conformity to applicable laws, and regulations and also interprets and explains procedures, policies, and local, state, and federal regulations. Other SRS duties include review of permit applications, document preparation including deeds, easements, legal descriptions, franchises and other legal documents. It will be the responsibility of the right of way agent to interpret deeds and easements, review legal descriptions and process permits, as well as prepare cost estimates and acquisition/disposition documents with regards to rights of way. This employee will handle preparation and review of exhibits and documents for presentation and represent Departmental clients at public meetings and at public hearings. This employee will also assist the public by informing owners of their rights, applicable laws, and regulations. In order to be considered for this exciting opportunity, the successful Senior Real Estate Specialist - Right of Way Agent candidate will demonstrate skill and ability to perform the following job duties: Review and provide comment on submitted plans utilizing the City's Accela electronic program. Review permit requests for compliance with City, State and Federal codes and laws regarding rights of way and City-owned real property. Prepare and manage a variety of real property/right of way agreements with third parties. Prepare or participate in necessary real property activities and studies associated with capital projects such as: title research/review, plan/survey review, preparation/review of project notification letters, preparation/review of cost estimates; mitigation studies and assemblage of properties; negotiate with property owners; permit with State, Federal, Tribal agencies as may be required. Be familiar with WSDOT ROW Manual and Local Area Guidelines Manual (familiarity with another State's Department of Transportation documents also acceptable). Prepare Project Funding Estimates, True Cost Estimates, and Administrative Offer Summaries as may be required. Utilize the City's Ariba Spend Management electronic program to secure contracts for real property/right of way related vendors and consultants. Complete daily time-keeping in ClickTime and weekly time-keeping in SAP. Assist in city arterial projects. Coordinate title work, survey work, real property appraisals; and review appraisals as may be required and assure all are in compliance with local, state and federal regulations. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with agencies, including but not limited to, Department of Ecology, Department of Natural Resources, FHWA, WSDOT, Pierce County, Port of Tacoma, Sound Transit, Pierce County, Army Corp Engineers, Bureau of Indian Affairs and with other entities such as BNSF Railway Co. Prepare and manage a variety of written materials related to right of way/ real property transactions including communication with property owners and interested parties, letters of intent, City Council and Utility Board memorandum and resolutions for action. Our Ideal Candidate will have: A positive personality and the initiative to lead project teams on complex projects Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to develop and maintain positive collaborative relationships with internal and external clients (interpersonal skills) Experience and familiarity with right of way/ real property management concepts and instruments An ability to read, analyze and review surveys, right of way plans, construction plans, building plans and specifications Knowledge and skill using Geographic Information System (GIS) for research and maintenance Strong commitment to creating and maintaining an equitable, anti-racist environment within both the Organization and the Community Personal motivation and drive - an ambitious and committed self-starter Strong follow-through and be detail-oriented with Real property / right of way acquisition experience Knowledge in determining property valuation and appraisal concepts Skill in a variety of research methods, particularly internet, courthouse and recorded documents Knowledge of database principles and practices Knowledge of survey concepts Experience and familiarity with AutoCAD, ESRI or equivalent programs If the above list sounds like you, then you are just the type of person we are searching for to join our team! The Principles that Guide Us: Tacoma, the City of Destiny , has a workforce of dedicated, talented and open-minded employees with unique skills and perspectives. We embrace innovation and strive for excellence and community engagement in all that we do. The Principles that Guide Us, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Equity, speak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service. Essential Duties: The Senior Real Estate Specialist is a union-represented position; the scope of work may include but is not limited to the following class specification essential duties: Work on various real estate projects for a variety of stakeholders and customers including acquisitions, dispositions, research, and issue resolution. Analyze title reports, contracts, judgments, court records, and other documents to determine legal status and effect upon title. Verify titles and records of deeds, easements and permits. Research RCW's, WAC's and local regulations and code for compliance in the acquisition, sale, lease and management of real property, vacation of street right of way and franchises. Manage City's real property and rights of way to detect and resolve problems involving encroachments, abuses, dumping and safety. Negotiate real property rights. Coordinate real estate closing process with escrow agencies in compliance with accepted business practices. Coordinate the appraisal and review appraisals with qualified certified appraisers; ensure appraisal is in compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws and policies. Evaluate and make recommendation on the value for use of City property. Prepare and maintain a variety of real property records, reports, maps, files and correspondence; interpret and write legal descriptions. Work safely and cooperatively with coworkers and the public. Perform related duties as assigned. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS Typical office environment with field work involving driving vehicles; working outdoors in all types of weather conditions and traversing uneven terrain as necessary. Occasionally working evenings and weekends. Qualifications An equivalent combination to: Four (4) years' experience in real estate; OR Two (2) years' college education in the above fields with three (3) years' related experience in the real estate field; OR Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with specialization in Land Management, Business Administration, Property Management or related field AND Two (2) years' experience in the real estate field. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS Experience with the following: Drafting and interpreting legal instruments regarding real property Negotiating with owners for real property rights Permitting with agencies Property research and right of way management Management of real property and any associated leases, licenses, permits and agreements related to the same LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State driver's license at time of appointment and maintenance thereafter. Obtain State Notary license within 6 months of being hired and maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills KNOWLEDGE OF: Effective project management techniques. Real estate, title and appraisal work and practices used in real property transactions. Methods and techniques used in managing, valuing, purchasing and selling real property. Federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to real estate acquisition and appraisal, including Eminent Domain and Uniform Relocation Act. Legal instruments affecting the transfer, sale and lease of real property. Survey principles and legal description requirements as they relate to interpreting and writing legal descriptions. Basic math. SKILLS: Effective project management skills. Excellent customer service skills. Communicate effectively with others both orally and in writing and maintain effective public relations. Read and interpret engineering plans, property maps, and title reports. Interpret and write legal descriptions. Estimate real property value. Work independently and exercise sound judgment. Use personal computers and associated software such as word processing and spreadsheets. Maintain records and prepare reports. Selection Process & Supplemental Information To be considered for this opportunity: Interested individuals must complete the online application and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments as related to the position. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. Candidates who are eligible for Veteran's Preference scoring criteria must attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4, (proof of military discharge form) at time of application , to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference, with redacted birth date and social security numbers. Examination Process: This is a competitive selection process. Your application will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of education, certifications, professional license and related experience. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have Supplemental Questions #7-10 scored as the Experience and Training Test for this position. It is the responsibility of the applicants to adequately describe all pertinent experience and training. Please make sure you read the questions and provide complete informative answers. DO NOT respond with "see resume" in lieu of answering these questions; this will result in a failing score. Candidates who obtain a passing score on the Experience and Training test will be placed on an eligible list for hiring consideration for a period of one year. Any vacancy that comes up within the one year period of time will draw from candidates on the eligible list for potential interview and hiring consideration. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 17 PTE. Appointment is subject to passing a pre-employment background and references check. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment. Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits. Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26. Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Personal time off. Paid holidays. A great pension plan. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Our City: With a population over 200,000, Tacoma is the second largest city in the Puget Sound region, gracing the shores of Commencement Bay. We are a diverse, progressive, international city that serves as a gateway to the Pacific Rim and the rest of the world. Named one of the most livable areas in the country by Livability.com, Tacoma and the surrounding area is a playground for outdoor and maritime enthusiasts. Our businesses are vibrant, our parks are beautiful, our schools are exceptional and our housing is affordable. When you work for the City of Tacoma you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a healthy work/life balance, the potential for flexible work schedules (with some job classifications), continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program. We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny: http://www.cityoftacoma.org/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhires The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, please call Human Resources at (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 2/14/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 15, 2022
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma is recruiting for experienced Sewer Heavy Equipment Operators to work in the Operations and Maintenance Division in the Environmental Services Department. There are currently two open positions one on day shift and a position on the graveyard shift. In the Environmental Services Department we believe everything we do supports healthy neighborhoods and a thriving Puget Sound, leaving a better Tacoma for all. This is accomplished with a clear focus on customers, employees, and operations. Sewer Heavy Equipment Operators perform skilled work in the operation of heavy power-driven equipment such as backhoes, sweepers, loaders, and excavators; they also perform excavation and grading work used for sewer construction and maintenance activities; and operate equipment to install, repair, and maintain underground storm and sanitary sewers and related collection structures. If the below list of personal traits sounds like you, then you are just the type of person we are looking for to join our team as a Sewer Heavy Equipment Operator. Excellent attendance Enjoy working both indoors and outdoors, in all types of weather conditions Provides great customer service Likes working with various crews as part of a team effort, or individually to accomplish an assigned task Enjoys a variety of physically demanding job tasks Examples of Job Duties : Operate on a regular basis, heavy, power-driven equipment such as backhoes, excavators, street sweepers, front-loaders, dump trucks, vactors, bulldozers, and other large trucks or equipment. Operate auxiliary mechanical equipment and attachments; service and maintain assigned equipment. Load and unload a variety of materials and equipment; lift and move materials to designated areas. Perform excavation filing, compacting and grading work used for repair, construction and maintenance activities. Operate equipment to install, repair, and maintain underground storm and sanitary sewers and related collection system structures and facilities. Operate equipment in cleaning paved streets; maintain roadside conveyance systems, ponds, regional holding basis, ditches and City owned properties. Assist crews to complete work assignments. Maintain proper levels of supplies and equipment as needed. Maintain daily work reports and other related forms. Inspect equipment to assure safe operating conditions; coordinate equipment maintenance with appropriate persons or departments. Ability to work safely, cooperatively and communicate effectively with co-workers and the public. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Position requires good motor coordination and depth perception, climbing, lifting and bending. Outdoor environment, subject to adverse weather conditions. Required to respond to emergency call-outs during off duty hours. Employees in this classification may be subject to driving from site to site, heavy traffic and extreme weather conditions; fumes, raw sewage, confined space and excavation hazards; prolonged periods of noise and potentially hazardous materials. Work Schedule This position is overtime eligible and employees must be available and willing to work either shift (day or graveyard). Graveyard shifts receive premium pay ( 5% ). Positions are generally staffed Sunday through Friday. Shift placement is determined by union seniority and subject to semi-annual change. These positions are subject to 24-hour call-out response to emergencies. The two current openings are for the day and graveyard shift. These positions are staffed as a 9/80 schedule, which is defined as follows: in a two-week pay period, four days at nine (9) hours, Monday - Thursday, and one eight (8) hour day, Friday, the first week, followed by four days at nine (9) hours, Monday - Thursday, each work day with a one-half (1/2) hour unpaid lunch, with the fifth day, Friday, off work, the second week. Week 1 Lunch Hours Week 2 Lunch Hours Monday - Thursday 30 minutes unpaid 9 Monday - Thursday 30 minutes unpaid 9 Friday* 30 minutes unpaid 8 Friday* 30 minutes unpaid 0 * Or the reverse of Week 1 & Week 2 City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications Graduation from high school or equivalent AND Two (2) years of heavy equipment operating experience in construction or maintenance trades. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Possession of a valid Class A Commercial Driver's License, with Air Brake restriction removed, at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills Operation, care and maintenance of assigned heavy equipment Requirements of operating equipment in a safe manner Applicable traffic laws, ordinances and rules Methods, equipment and materials used in the construction field Operate, service and make minor repairs on equipment Understand and follow oral and written directions Communicate effectively both orally and in writing Maintain records and prepare reports Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others Observe legal and defensive driving practices Place materials with accuracy Excavate or move earth to required grade City's sewer system locations using GIS and City of Tacoma GovME and ESRI website. Quickly and accurately learn City streets and sewer system locations. Knowledge of construction standards and health and safety practices. Selection Process & Supplemental Information To be considered for this opportunity: Interested individuals must apply online and meet the minimum qualifications to progress in the examination process. Candidates who are eligible for Veteran's Preference scoring criteria must attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4, (proof of military discharge form) at time of application , to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference points. Examination Process: This is a competitive selection process. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their job application and response to Supplemental Question # 8 reviewed and scored by a committee of subject matter experts, as the Experience and Training Test. It is the responsibility of the applicants to adequately describe all pertinent experience and training. Please make sure you read the questions and provide complete informative answers, including your roles in the position and key activities. Candidates who pass the test will be placed on an Eligible List for potential interview and hiring consideration. Candidates invited to interview will also participate in a practical skills assessment to demonstrate their ability to operate sewer heavy equipment. Any vacancy that comes up within a one year period of time will draw from candidates on the Eligible List for potential interview selection. Per City of Tacoma Personnel Management Policy #170, the City of Tacoma is a drug-free work environment. Appointment is subject to passing a pre-employment background check and references check, a pre-employment medical exam, drug and alcohol screen and physical ability test. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Teamsters Local 313. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment. Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits. Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26. Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Personal time off. Paid holidays. A great pension plan. Our City: With a population of over 210,000, Tacoma is the second largest city in the Puget Sound region, gracing the shores of Commencement Bay. We are a diverse, progressive, international city that serves as a gateway to the Pacific Rim and the rest of the world. Named one of the most livable areas in the country by Livability.com, Tacoma and the surrounding area is a playground for outdoor and maritime enthusiasts. Our businesses are vibrant, our parks are beautiful, our schools are exceptional and our housing is affordable. When you work for the City of Tacoma you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a healthy work/life balance, the potential for flexible work schedules (with some job classifications), continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program. We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny: http://www.cityoftacoma.org/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhires The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend an hour or more entering the required information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400, before 4:00 pm on the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 2/2/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 15, 2022
Full Time
Position Description --THE CITY OF TACOMA IS RECRUITING TO FILL VACANT SEWER WORKER POSITIONS-- The City of Tacoma is recruiting for the position of Sewer Worker. The Sewer Worker classification is the entry-level class of the Sewer Worker series. Sewer Workers perform technical and physical work related to the construction, maintenance and repair of stormwater and sanitary sewer mains to sustain a continuing program of sewer system maintenance. Sewer Workers maintain Tacoma's municipal sanitary and surface water systems by: Installing, cleaning, and repairing sewer lines and storm drains of grease, roots, dirt and other debris with rodding and water pressure equipment Assisting in the installation, construction, and repair of pipes and pipe connections, reinforce and shore trenches, and work in confined spaces and within traffic zones. Televising sewers and laterals; locating breaks in utility lines; inspects sewer lines for defects. Performing traffic control functions such as placing barricades, directing/flagging, re-routing traffic. Operates a variety of pneumatic, hydraulic, gas and hand powered tools, equipment and machinery related to duties, Cleaning & maintaining sewer lines, traps, lift stations, and operating related equipment including sewer/vacuum truck. Assisting with concrete street repair including: setting grades and forms, smoothing out, leveling and finishing. Using cold patch to fill potholes and make other road repairs. Utilizing proper safety measures and personal protective equipment (PPE) while performing job duties. Responding to utility emergencies while on-duty and during off-duty hours, including Frequent interactions with other City employees and the public. Our Ideal Candidate/s are people with the following skills: Enthusiastic, cheerful and helpful team members. Great customer service skills Excellent attendance Strong work ethic This recruitment is being conducted to create a civil service eligibility list that will be used to fill Sewer Worker vacancies as they occur for one year. There are both permanent and Project positions available in this classification. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Outdoor environment; subject to noise, fumes, adverse weather conditions and driving from site to site; subject to emergency calls during off-duty hours. Position requires lifting heavy objects and climbing. An employee in this position is exposed to raw sewage, traffic and underground construction hazards. Work Schedule These positions are overtime eligible and employees are subject to a 24-hour call-out response to emergencies. These positions are staffed as a 9/80 schedule, which is defined as follows: in a two-week pay period, four days at nine (9) hours, Monday - Thursday, and one eight (8) hour day, Friday, the first week, followed by four days at nine (9) hours, Monday - Thursday, each work day with a one-half (1/2) hour unpaid lunch, with the fifth day, Friday, off work, the second week. Week 1 Lunch Hours Week 2 Lunch Hours Monday - Thursday 30 minutes unpaid 9 Monday - Thursday 30 minutes unpaid 9 Friday* 30 minutes unpaid 8 Friday* 30 minutes unpaid 0 * Or the reverse of Week 1 & Week 2 City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Sufficient training and experience to demonstrate the knowledge and abilities listed above (also in the knowledge and skills section). LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid Washington State driver's license is required at time of appointment, with maintenance thereafter. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school or equivalent. 1 year paid work experience performing general construction or repair work, which has included excavation, trenching, shoring activities or heavy physical labor Knowledge & Skills KNOWLEDGE: Methods, practices, procedures, and techniques of storm and sanitary sewer installation, repair, maintenance, and cleaning. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy. Health and safety regulations. Proper methods of storing equipment, materials, and supplies. SKILLS: Learn storm and sanitary sewer main and lateral distribution and runoff lines. Perform heavy manual labor for extended periods. Operate various tools and related equipment. Operate trucks to perform sewer-related activities. Lift objects weighing up to 90 pounds. Understand and follow oral and written directions. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others and the general public. Observe legal and defensive driving practices. Selection Process & Supplemental Information To be considered for this opportunity: Interested individuals must apply online and meet the minimum qualifications to progress in the examination process. Candidates who are eligible for Veteran's Preference scoring criteria must attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4, (proof of military discharge form) at time of application , to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference points. Examination Process: This is a competitive selection process. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the Supplemental Questions # 9-13 reviewed and scored by a committee of subject matter experts, as the Experience and Training Test. It is the responsibility of the applicants to adequately describe all pertinent experience and training. Please make sure you read the questions and provide complete informative answers, including your roles in the position and key activities. Candidates who pass the test will be placed on an Eligible List for potential interview and hiring consideration. Any vacancy that comes up within a one year period of time will draw from candidates on the Eligible List for potential interview selection. Per City of Tacoma Personnel Management Policy #170, the City of Tacoma is a drug-free work environment. Appointment is subject to passing a pre-employment background check and references check, a pre-employment medical exam, drug and alcohol screen and physical ability test. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Teamsters Local 313. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment. Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits. Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26. Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Personal time off. Paid holidays. A great pension plan. Our City: With a population of over 210,000, Tacoma is the second largest city in the Puget Sound region, gracing the shores of Commencement Bay. We are a diverse, progressive, international city that serves as a gateway to the Pacific Rim and the rest of the world. Named one of the most livable areas in the country by Livability.com, Tacoma and the surrounding area is a playground for outdoor and maritime enthusiasts. Our businesses are vibrant, our parks are beautiful, our schools are exceptional and our housing is affordable. When you work for the City of Tacoma you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a healthy work/life balance, the potential for flexible work schedules (with some job classifications), continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program. We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny: http://www.cityoftacoma.org/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhires The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend an hour or more entering the required information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400, before 4:00 pm on the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 2/1/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 14, 2022
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power's Power Management department is looking for a CAISO Settlement Analyst to join their Operations & Trading group. This position will play a key role in Tacoma Power's EIM operations by ensuring accurate data is submitted to CAISO and that the charges and payments calculated by CAISO are accurate. Tacoma Power will be joining the California Independent System Operator's (CAISO) Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) on March 2, 2022. The EIM has been expanding for several years and now encompasses the majority of electrical load in the Western U.S. Joining the EIM will greatly increase Tacoma Power's participation in regional, sub-hourly electricity markets and will be the culmination of a major multi-year effort. Participation in the EIM is expected to deliver reliability and revenue benefits to our ratepayers as well as assist with the integration of renewable energy resources into the Western electricity grid. In this position, a successful candidate will have the opportunity to grow and develop with assistance from Sr. CAISO Market Analysts and other staff members at Tacoma Power. In this role you will develop your career while providing an increasing benefit to the community that Tacoma Power serves. Responsibilities Include: Responsible for using vendor hosted software to conduct Energy Accounting and Settlements tasks necessary for Tacoma Power's participation in CAISO organized energy markets Submitting meter data, processing settlements statements, and making sure that the data submitted and received is accurate Assist in the identification and resolution of related EIM issues Perform reporting tasks and assist senior staff with market and system analyses Qualifications DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS (TRAINING AND EDUCATION): Two years analytical, database, spreadsheet and/or financial experience* Associate's degree or equivalent related work experience* *Equivalent combination of education and years of experience may be substituted Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain, if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable, walkable cities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 prior to 4pm on the closing date of this posting. Closing Date/Time: 1/27/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 12, 2022
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Public Utilities Power division is currently recruiting for internships! This opportunity is for engineering students to apply their engineering studies, receive hands-on experience, and work side-by-side with experienced professionals on challenging and fun engineering projects. We have opportunities for Electrical Engineering internships in our Generation, Transmission & Distribution (T&D) and Utility Technology Services (UTS) departments. The hours for these positions are 40 hours per week. The term of each position is expected to coincide with the typical summer break for college students. We have engineering internships in the following areas: Generation Automation Engineering is responsible for programming, designing, modifying, and maintaining Tacoma Power's industrial control systems at the Hydro Power Plants, Dams, and Fish Facilities. Work will include modifying PLC Ladder logic and Operator interface screens, troubleshooting alarms, performing Virtual Machine Backups, creating drawings for electrical schematics and wiring diagrams, and updating and maintaining asset lists and procedures. Substation Engineering intern within the Substation Engineering group will work side-by-side with experienced engineers whose focus is on major substation equipment. This includes power transformers, medium and high voltage circuit breakers, substation cable and bus conductors, and an array of accessory devices. Work includes design drawings, equipment specifications, crew support and troubleshooting, and procurement of components. Protection & Controls Engineering intern within the Protection & Controls Engineering group will work side-by-side with experienced engineers whose focus is protective relays and intelligent electronic devices (IEDs). Relays and IEDs are used to protect generation, transmission, and distribution equipment from electrical faults; to gather real-time data; and to provide remote control capabilities for electrical grid equipment. Work includes design drawings, relay and IED settings, system fault studies, crew support and troubleshooting, and procurement of components. T&D Asset Management is seeking a summer intern for 2022. The T&D Asset Management group works to reduce risk and maximize the value we get from our assets by using data and analysis techniques to identify the best time to replace an asset, and ways to improve management and performance. The T&D Asset Management intern will support this work by supporting data quality efforts, documenting work and maintenance practices, performing analysis to inform replacement decisions and a variety of other tasks. New Services Engineering (NSE) is the first point of contact for new and existing Tacoma Power customers looking to install or upgrade electrical facilities. NSE provides engineering, design, cost estimation, work packet creation, and project management for customer projects. NSE engineers work in the office and field working directly with the customers, contractors, engineering firms, and other utilities to find solutions to customer projects. Energy Management System controls Tacoma Power's Generation, Transmission, and Distribution grid to support Tacoma's service territory, the broader WECC interconnect and our part in the Western Energy Imbalance market. The EMS Engineering team provides software and coordination of hardware and database support for the real-time monitoring, control, storage, dissemination, and telemetry of field asset information. The 2022 summer engineering intern will work with the EMS Engineers and System Operators on various projects relevant to improved operations. Tacoma Power System Planning includes transmission, distribution, and operational planning. System Planners model and study Tacoma Power's electrical system from its generators to the meters on residences and businesses across the city, and everything in between. These studies allow planners to design projects that will improve and sustain Tacoma Power's ability to serve its customers reliably, sustainably, and safely. System Planning's Engineer in Training will work side by side with system planning engineers on projects to improve power reliability and quality of service, including voltage optimization, phase balancing, distribution protection analysis, and other distribution and transmission planning projects. Qualifications Enrollment in an accredited college-level engineering program designed to result in a bachelor's degree in engineering. LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer's responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position. Depending upon assignment a WA driver's license may be required. Individuals may have to pass a background check depending upon assignment. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain, if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: 1/25/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 11, 2022
Full Time
Position Description The written exam for this recruitment is scheduled for Saturday, April 9, 2022. In accordance with current City of Tacoma policies limiting large gatherings, w e are planning to administer the written exam online . Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for the position will receive a test link with instructions on how to complete the online assessment. Please Note: During the hiring process candidates will be required to attend testing or interviews in-person. We are closely monitoring CDC reports pertaining to COVID-19, and have put measures in place for the safety of our own staff and those applying for positions with our department. Police Officer Recruits perform general duty police work involving the protection of life and property, enforcement of laws and ordinances, maintenance of order, and prevention and investigation of crimes. Work is performed according to departmental regulations and procedures prescribed by superior officers and normally consists of routine patrol, traffic regulations, and crime prevention and investigation on motorcycles, or on foot. Work involves a substantial element of personal danger and employees must be able to act without direct supervision and exercise independent discretion in emergencies. All assignments in this class involve responsibility for recognizing the social importance of police functions, for tactful and courteous treatment of the public, and for conscientious and efficient performance of duties under little direct supervision. Employees may be assigned to work on special assignments that call upon specialized ability and knowledge usually attained through experience as a uniformed Police Officer. Assignments and general and special instructions are received from superior officers who review work by personal inspection, check of reports, and general appraisal of the effectiveness of the employee and the entire police service. Primary Duties Successfully complete the Basic Law Enforcement Academy provided by the Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission; Learn and apply knowledge of basic first aid procedures; Resolve a variety of potentially volatile and dangerous situations in a calm, confident, and effective manner; Drive a patrol car under normal and adverse conditions; Train and use firearms safely in accordance with departmental rules; Clean and maintain assigned firearms and vehicles; Understand and carry out oral and written instructions; Learn, interpret and apply modern principles, practices, and procedures of police work; Write clear and comprehensive reports; Work with the public and coworkers in a professional and courteous manner; Show initiative in performing job functions, and ability to enforce federal, state and local laws. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Transforming Tacoma The Tacoma Police Department is a proud participant in Transforming Tacoma; actively working to d evelop pragmatic, specific recommendations and reforms that the Tacoma Police Department and the City of Tacoma can implement to strengthen the Tacoma Police Department's relationship with Tacoma's community; ensure that the Tacoma Police Department's activities and operations are safe, just, effective, lawful, and consistent with national, best, emerging, and transformational practices. For more information about this effort, please visit the Transforming Tacoma website. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications You must be a United States citizen; You must possess a high school diploma or GED; You must be at least 20.5 years of age at the time of application - and be 21 years of age by date of appointment; You must be able to meet the physical requirements and medical standards prescribed by the City of Tacoma and Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: You must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license at time of application. A valid Washington State driver's license is required for employment (with maintenance thereafter) and driving history will be thoroughly assessed during the hiring process. First Aid and CPR card upon hire with maintenance thereafter. Physical Requirements & Working Conditions: Above-average physical endurance in running, climbing and lifting as well as good balance, hearing and vision. Work includes indoor and outdoor environment. Employees typically work Monday through Friday, some evening and weekend work. Incumbents in this classification may be exposed to gunfire, toxic chemicals, traffic hazards and occasional driving at high speeds. Knowledge & Skills Fluent English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary. Principles, practices and procedures used in police work. State, County and City laws and ordinances. Recent legislation and court decisions affecting police duties. Traffic and crowd control techniques. Rules of evidence and laws of arrest. Operation of a variety of specialized police vehicles and equipment. Crime scene preservation and investigation methods and techniques. Basic First Aid procedures. Operation of a personal computer. Prepare clear and concise reports. Maintain proficiency in driving and in the use of firearms in accordance with department guidelines. Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action. Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Understand scope of authority. Relate effectively to people of a variety of cultures, languages, abilities and social-economic situations. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Observe legal and defensive driving practices. Comply with safety standards and regulations. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Applicants who have applied and met the City's minimum qualifications, will be sent a link to the online assessment via e-mail. It is the applicant's responsibility to follow all instructions, to check their e-mail regularly and to meet set deadlines. Failure to follow the requested processes may result in disqualification. Applicants who are eligible for veterans scoring criteria (Veterans Preference) MUST attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4 (proof of military discharge form) at time of application to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference points. Important Information: Applicants must pass the physical abilities test and written exam before being placed on an eligibility list for interview and hiring consideration. The PAT consists of three activities: squat thrusts, sit-ups and push-ups. The requirements for the PAT can be found on the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission website . Eligible candidates must pass all phases of the hiring process including oral board, pre-offer assessment test, and background investigation. Upon successful completion of these hiring steps, the applicant may receive a conditional offer of employment, conditional upon available positions within the Police Department and the successful completion of the polygraph examination, physical and psychological examinations, and any other phases of the pre-employment process that might need to be accomplished. Candidates may be removed from the eligible list for failure to pass any of these hiring steps. Once an applicant becomes a commissioned officer, the position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 6 Tacoma Police Union IUPA. Note: The written assessment is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, April 9, 2022. Upcoming 2022 Test Dates (all dates are tentative): June 25, 2022August 27, 2022October 29, 2022 Communication from the City of Tacoma: Please indicate in your online application that you prefer email notification as this is the preferred method of communication with the City of Tacoma. In order to receive the most efficient communications from the City of Tacoma Human Resources Department and the Tacoma Police Department, we ask that each applicant create a Gmail email address for correspondence. Please use any combination of your first and last name as the email address. Ex: Smithjane@gmail.com , Janesmith@gmail.com JSmith123@gmail.com . This will assist the Tacoma Police Department hiring unit with tracking information received during the hiring process. We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend an hour or more entering the required information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. If you experience any complications while applying, please contact Human Resources as 253.591.5400 by 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 4, 2022 in order for us to assist you before the closing time. If you are interested in additional information regarding test standards, testing deadlines and other information about the City of Tacoma and the Tacoma Police Department, visit our websites at www.cityoftacoma.org or www.cityoftacoma.org/government/city_departments/police To learn more about the Tacoma Police Department's hiring process and to learn more about the physical abilities test click here . Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time:
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 08, 2022
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Water has a proud tradition of operating and maintaining one of the country's oldest municipally owned water systems. We provide high-quality water at very competitive prices. We provide direct service to more than 300,000 people throughout Pierce and King Counties and indirectly serve even more through our wholesale and partner connections. Our mission is to provide clean, reliable water. If you share our values of safety, customer-driven, employee invested, stewardship and adaptability, we are looking for you! Tacoma Water is currently creating an eligible list to fill Water Utility Worker vacancies as they occur for the next year. No previous experience is required. This is an entry level position with great pay, excellent benefits (including medical, dental paid vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, pension) and the opportunity to learn a skilled trade. Permanent Water Utility Workers are eligible to apply to Tacoma Water's Apprenticeship Program after successfully completing a 9-month probation. As a Water Utility Worker, you will perform semi-skilled manual labor assisting in the installation, maintenance, and repair of water supply and distribution facilities and systems. Duties include installing, maintaining, and repairing distribution mains, water services, meters, valves, fire hydrants, buildings, pump stations, reservoirs, pipelines, below ground infrastructure and water treatment systems. You will get opportunities operating a variety of equipment and machinery, performing strenuous manual labor (which requires frequent heavy lifting), working in all types of weather, and can require working safely at heights, in traffic, and in confined spaces. If this sounds intriguing, please apply today! If you'd like to get a glimpse of what it's like to be a Water Utility Worker and how this role impacts our customers, check out this recording ! Qualifications Graduation from high school or GED equivalent. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State driver's license with maintenance thereafter. Employees hired after April 29, 1998, are required to have a Commercial Driver's License Class "A" with Air Brake Restriction removed, a valid First Aid Card and a Flagging Certificate with maintenance thereafter prior to the completion of the probationary period. Employees hired after September 1, 2000 will be required to successfully complete a Tacoma Water sponsored math class prior to completion of probation and Tacoma Water's Apprenticeship Program within three years from the date of entering the Apprenticeship Program. Knowledge & Skills Working safely in physically demanding environments in all kinds of weather Learn methods, equipment and materials used in water main, service and meter installations, testing and repair Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies Health and safety regulations Learn and understand general principles of Tacoma's Municipal water distribution and supply system including mains, hydrants, water meters, pump stations, reservoirs, pipelines, and water treatment. Learn operation and control procedures of electrical pumping equipment Learn to operate a variety of equipment and machines such as jackhammers, compressors and various hand and power tools Earn your commercial driver's license and learn to drive large vehicles like dump trucks and tow rigs Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others Observe legal and defensive driving practices Communicate with others regarding areas of responsibility and work tasks Provide excellent customer service to our customers Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Marisa Tetreault; if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn ! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Apply Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to test. Applicants must earn a passing score on the test in order to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Appointment is subject to passing a background check, a physical abilities test, and a pre-employment medical exam and drug screen (which includes testing for marijuana). The physical abilities test requires the candidate to complete an aerobic test, upright rows (45lbs), squats (100lbs) and should press (45lbs). A candidate must pass this test in order to start working in the Water Utility Worker classification. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 483. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification and being eligible to be accepted into the Apprenticeship program. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 before 4pm on the closing date of this job posting. Closing Date/Time: 1/31/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 08, 2022
Full Time
Position Description This position is grant-funded through 2022, with an option for continued funding. City of Tacoma Emergency Management is looking to hire two enthusiastic and passionate interns to support our emergency management program. In addition to the duties outlined, each intern will have a general area of focus: Preparedness & Public Outreach Design Assistant and the CERT Program Assistant. Each of these assigned areas will require communication with partners, planning, and program development. The successful intern candidates should be passionate about emergency management and community engagement. Schedules available from full-time with benefits to part-time with limited benefits. The incumbent will provide general support to EM staff, and will assist with a variety of emergency management programs, including the development of materials for outreach campaigns, researching and participating in the development of emergency plans and standard operating procedures (SOPs), attending meetings with EM staff as part of the development of exercises including Cascadia Rising, and providing general program support as requested. DUTIES: Assists with the development of public educational materials for community presentations and outreach activities. Assists with volunteer management and the facilitation of the (Community Emergency Response Team) CERT team. Attends local and off-site committee meetings with EM Staff to establish professional relationships with community partners (local, State and Federal). Collect news releases and data relevant to COVID-19, and other emergency declarations, from official sources, and helps with the compilation of newsletters for employees. Assists with record keeping and logistics of PPE inventory. Support the design and maintenance of emergency public information and notification systems. Provides support for general requests and editing/formatting correspondence, reports, and other documents. Provides research and administrative support in creating and updating emergency management plans (e.g. Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP); Continuity of Operations (COOP); Continuity of Government (COG); and Inclement Weather Plan. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & WORKING CONDITIONS: Working conditions primarily in an indoor, office environment, with some travel to meetings and events. Schedule requires the ability to work normal office hours. This position may be required to telework for a portion of the week so must have a functional space in their home for computer equipment and ability to protect information in their remote environment. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications Graduation from high school or GED equivalent. AND Must be enrolled in a vocational school, community college, four-year college or university, graduate student; OR A recent graduate from an accredited college/university within the last year. Desired: FEMA ICS 100, 200, 700, 800 Valid driver license required at time of appointment. Knowledge & Skills This position requires a high degree of communication skills, organizational skills, and ability to analyze and prioritize multiple tasks. This position requires an individual who can work autonomously and in a team setting. In addition, the applicant ideally will possess the following skills and knowledge: Knowledge of modern principles, practices, techniques and methods of public administration. Knowledge of information management systems. Knowledge of research methodology. Skill in operating a personal computer and utilizing rudimentary software. Effective problem solving skills. Self-motivation and ability to work with minimal supervision. Ability to plan, organize and implement programs and to write clear, complete and logical reports and proposals. Ability to learn pertinent Federal, State, and local laws and ordinances. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, governmental officials and representatives of private agencies and the community. Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing and use language that is appropriate to both the complexity of the topic and the knowledge and understanding of the audience. Selection Process & Supplemental Information The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Interested individuals must apply online and attach a resume and cover letter that describes responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. A complete application must also include one (1) professional letter of reference from an instructor, professor, or work supervisor. Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position may be invited to participate in an interview, including a skills test. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. Candidates who are eligible for Veteran's Preference scoring criteria must attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4, (proof of military discharge form) at time of application , to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference points, with redacted birth date and social security numbers. NOTE: Applications received without the required resume, cover letter, or letter of reference will not progress in the selection process. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the application process, or questions regarding the position, please contact the Human Resources office at (253) 591-5400 by 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 1/24/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 05, 2022
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power's Transmission & Distribution department is looking for a Secondary Grid & Spot Network Engineer to fill a Power Engineer III or IV level position. This role supports the safe, reliable, and compliant operation of Tacoma Power's electric system. This position is responsible for the advanced planning, engineering and management of capital budgets, new & modified services, LIDs and system modifications. In this role you will provide technical leadership and direction to engineers assigned to our highly unique Downtown Network System. Responsibilities Include: Perform independent grid network engineering power flow and system capacity studies to analyze power system impacts of customer load additions Meet with customers to assess their requests for new and modified services. Interpret the Customer Service Policy and Tacoma Standards to define the applications and associated costs Serving as the Central Business district technical lead, meet with Developers and Community Economic Development to implement new high rise developments, hospitals and large scale dense urban redevelopments Perform advanced level engineering and project coordination for new and modified complex service connections in the downtown area's grid network and commercial power system Develop contracts, agreements, Memorandum of Understanding, etc. with various developers, commercial customers and other City departments. Enforce provisions of Tacoma Power standards and Customer service policies Qualifications Power Engineer III Qualifications: Requires a four-year degree from an accredited college or university in civil, mechanical, electrical, or computer engineering or related field Requires a Professional Engineer license. Ten years of experience in a specific branch of engineering or related field may be substituted for the P.E. license. Some incumbents may be appointed to this position based upon the recommendation of the Director of TPU with the approval of the Human Resources Director taking into consideration market or other pertinent factors at the time of the appointment. Power Engineer IV Qualifications: Requires a four-year degree from an accredited college or university in civil, mechanical, electrical, or computer engineering or related field Requires five years of experience as a licensed Professional Engineer. Ten years of experience in a specific branch of engineering or related field may be substituted for the P.E. license. Requires experience in a lead or supervision role Some incumbents may be appointed to this position based upon the recommendation of the Director of TPU with the approval of the Human Resources Director taking into consideration market or other pertinent factors at the time of the appointment. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington Driver's License at the time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Complete Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) training with maintenance thereafter. Successful applicants will need to pass a background check. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain . If you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with them on LinkedIn. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable, walkable cities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. Apply I nterested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources office at (253) 591-5400 before 5pm on the closing date. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 05, 2022
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Public Utilities', Power Generation Department, is recruiting for the position of Chief Surveyor, Assistant. Assistant Chief Surveyors manage and coordinate the daily operations of land survey field crews and to assist the Generation Surveyor with daily operations. This recruitment will establish a list that will be used to fill an immediate vacancy and will also be used to fill any vacancies that occur over the next year. Responsibilities Include: Plan, organize and supervise the daily activities of survey crews Assist in the training of assigned personnel Assure the safety of the survey crews Monitor work in progress and time spent on assignments Perform complex survey calculations Prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports related to surveying and personnel activities Calculate positions to restore lost or destroyed monuments to their correct locations Contact or communicate with various departments, inspectors, contractors, private surveyors, outside organizations, outside agencies and the general public to coordinate work activities and provide or receive information Prepare and maintain maps, files, records and reports related to survey, safety and personnel activities Perform research and prepare legal description for boundary surveys and easements Qualifications An equivalent combination to: High school diploma or equivalent supplemented by c ollege-level course work in engineering or mathematics AND Seven years' increasingly responsible experience in the area of surveying, including three years' full-time experience as a Survey Chief of Party* * A maximum of two years of college-level education in the area of surveying may be substituted for experience on a year-by-year basis Licenses, Certifications and other Requirements Valid Washington State Driver's License at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter Knowledge & Skills Ability to learn about the Utilities services and project areas, locations and sources of information concerning previous surveys Field survey methods, techniques and practices including State requirements for various types of survey Advanced math, trigonometry and geometry as related to survey computations Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy when dealing with the public and co-workers Utility organization, operations, policies and objectives Oral and written communication skills Basic computer skills Health safety regulations Principles and practices of supervision, discipline and training Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures Record-keeping techniques including field books Proper method of storing equipment, materials and supplies Analyze situation accurately and adopt an effective course of action Read and understand complex field notes, construction plans and hard copies Interpret and/or prepare complex legal descriptions Work from blueprints, shop drawings and sketches Accurately perform complex mathematical computations relating to land survey work to include processing GPS vectors and control networks Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing Maintain records and prepare reports Perform tasks efficiently from oral or written direction Work independently with little direction Meet schedules and timelines Read, interpret, apply and explain codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures Lift heavy objects Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others Safely operate a motor vehicle Operation of a computer terminal and automated surveying equipment Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable, walkable cities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. Apply Interested individuals should complete the online application. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the supplemental questions scored by subject matter experts. Supplemental questions will be scored on the basis of information provided. It is the responsibility of the applicant to list all pertinent experience and training. Applicants must pass the examination process to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 17. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check and a pre-employment medical exam and drug screen. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: 1/26/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 04, 2022
Full Time
Position Description The Tacoma Police Department will be giving hiring priority to in-state lateral candidates for any immediate vacancies. Qualified out-of-state candidates will be placed on an eligible list for interview and hiring consideration and may be considered for subsequent vacancies . At this time the Tacoma Police Department is placing out-of-state lateral candidates at step 4 ($42.07) in the hiring range; in-state laterals will be placed at step 5 ($44.14) in the range. Please note, step placement is at the discretion of the hiring authority and is subject to change at any time. A Police Officer is responsible for crime prevention, criminal apprehension, and the general enforcement of laws and ordinances. This is general duty and investigatory police work involving the protection of life, property and preservation of the peace. Work involves an element of personal danger and employees must be able to act without direct supervision. Physical requirements include above-average physical endurance in running, climbing and lifting as well as good balance, hearing and vision. City of Tacoma Recruitment The City of Tacoma wants to employ a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and we welcome candidates with diverse and/or multicultural skill sets and personal experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Transforming Tacoma The Tacoma Police Department is a proud participant in Transforming Tacoma; actively working to d evelop pragmatic, specific recommendations and reforms that the Tacoma Police Department and the City of Tacoma can implement to strengthen the Tacoma Police Department's relationship with Tacoma's community; ensure that the Tacoma Police Department's activities and operations are safe, just, effective, lawful, and consistent with national, best, emerging, and transformational practices. For more information about this effort, please visit the Transforming Tacoma website. Qualifications Must be currently employed as a Law Enforcement Officer Must have 12 or more months of continuous post-commissioned street patrol experience. The only exception is any Law Enforcement Officer, who was laid off due to budget or reduction-in-force issues. There may not be more than a 24-month break in service Non-patrol sworn officer experience, such as jail/corrections/court, or dispatch, does not count toward "street patrol experience" in calculating the total months of post-commissioned experience Must be a US Citizen Must be a high school graduate or have a G.E.D. NOTE: Applicants who failed probation, were terminated, resigned in lieu of termination, are about to be terminated, or would not be considered for rehire by their former department or agency, are not eligible for a lateral position. Knowledge & Skills Understanding of the principals, practices and procedures used in police work Up-to-date knowledge of State, County and City laws and ordinances, recent legislation and court decisions affecting police duties Geography of the city Traffic and crowd control techniques Operation of a variety of specialized police vehicles and equipment Crime scene preservation and investigation methods and techniques Preparing clear and concise electronic reports Exercising independent judgment when responding to emergencies Ability to multi-task Correct usage of English; grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary Physical requirements will adhere to the Tacoma Police Officer job classification specification. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Applicants must pass a Physical Fitness Ability Test (PAT) to remain on the eligibility list and proceed further in the selection process. The PAT will consist of a minimum of 5 push-ups, 14 Sit-ups, and completion of a 1 ½ mile run in 17.55 minutes. Applicants must pass all phases both before and after the eligibility list is established, including driving record, credit history, conviction/arrest record, work history, reference check, oral board interview and polygraph examination. Applicants may be removed from the eligible list for failure to pass the pre-employment interview, background investigation or any other screening element. Once a conditional offer of employment is made, all applicants must undergo a medical examination and psychological evaluation to determine if they meet the Tacoma Police Department standards in effect at the time of examination. The medical examination will include a drug screening. Please note, the lateral hiring process can take between three and six months. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 6 Tacoma Police Union IUPA. Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Possession of a Washington State Driver's License is required at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. In addition, possession of a valid First Aid card and CPR card with maintenance thereafter are required prior to the end of the probationary period. An employee must successfully complete a twelve-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Closing Date/Time: 6/30/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 04, 2022
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma is creating a new civil service list for Electrical Meter & Relay Technician that will be used to fill vacancies. Electrical Meter & Relay Technicians perform journey-level work in the testing, cleaning, repairing, calibrating, installing and programming of electro-mechanical and solid state meters used in industrial, commercial and residential installations, including electrical and electronic support equipment. This position requires lifting, pushing, pulling, climbing, working from heights, climbing stairs and ladders and working in enclosed spaces. Employees in this position are exposed to electrical hazards. Electrical Meter & Relay Technician Steps shall be as follows: 5230.0 Journey Meter Technician Base 5230.1 AMRT Training 1% over base 5230.2 AMRT Training 2% over base 5230.3 AMRT Training 3% over base 5230.4 AMRT Training 4% over base 5230.5 AMRT Training 5% over base 5230.6 AMRT Training 6% over base 5230.7 7th Step AMRT Training 7% over base 5230.8 Senior Meter/Relay Technician 14.25% over base 5230.0 Assistant Supervisor Meter & Relay 25% over base Qualifications An equivalent combination to: Completion of an approved meter technician apprenticeship program OR Graduation from high school including courses in electricity, electrical circuits and wiring systems, and mathematics up to and including trigonometry, and four years' experience as a journey-level electrical meter technician LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Completion of an approved meter technician apprenticeship program; valid Washington State driver's license; valid First Aid and CPR Certificate issued by the American Red Cross. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Apply Interested individuals should apply online. Each applicant that meets the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the supplemental questions evaluated by a panel of subject matter experts. Applicants must pass the examination process to be placed on the eligible list for hiring consideration. Appointment is subject to passing a background check and will include a pre-employment medical examination and drug screen. New employees need to obtain a valid Washington State driver's license within 30 days of appointment with maintenance thereafter. CPR and first-aid training will be required prior to completion of the probationary period with maintenance thereafter. Candidates must be able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) clearance prior to completion of probation and maintenance thereafter. Candidates must be able to pass background screening for applicable security access and maintain security clearance. In addition, new employees must successfully complete a 9 month probationary period to obtain permanent status in this classification. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and IBEW Local 483. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 before the closing date. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 04, 2022
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power's Transmission & Distribution section is seeking to fill several Journeyman Lineman positions. Linemen perform skilled journey-level work involving the construction, maintenance and repair of electrical overhead and underground distribution and transmission systems. A high degree of skill and safety consciousness is required. The work is dangerous and frequently performed on energized high voltage lines and/or under unfavorable weather conditions. Work is normally performed under supervision; however, on occasion, employees may work on special assignments without supervision and may supervise skilled and unskilled workers of other classifications. Qualifications Graduation from high school or equivalent Hold a current journey-level line electrician card LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State Commercial Driver's License, Class A required at time of application. Must obtain tanker endorsement prior to completion of probation with maintenance thereafter. Valid first aid, CPR, and flagging card must be obtained prior to completion of probation with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills Methods, equipment and materials used in the construction, maintenance and repair of electrical overhead and underground lines, cables and equipment Principles of electrical theory and application to electrical overhead and underground circuits and system Occupational hazards and safety precautions and materials Clearing and tagging procedures, trench shoring and excavation Rigging methods and hoisting procedures Understand the requirements and proper use of personal protective equipment Communicate effectively both orally and in writing Understand and follow oral and written directions Lift heavy objects in awkward and confined spaces, using proper lifting and rigging techniques Climb power poles, towers and other structures Operate equipment including, but not limited to bucket, lift and line trucks and wirepullers Exercise proper work practices and adhere to safety work rules Exercise proper safety handling rules for hazardous or toxic substances Perform heavy manual tasks under varying weather conditions Maintain harmonious work relationships Read and interpret circuit diagrams, system maps and underground lay-outs Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain, if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Examination Process Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their supplemental questionnaire scored. Candidates who obtain a passing score will be ranked on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Hiring Requirements Individuals given a conditional offer of employment must also pass a pre-employment medical examination that will include a drug screening and background check. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and IBEW Local 483. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or neogov.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. Should you have any questions about this position please call Human Resources at (253) 591-5400 before 5pm on the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 1/25/2022 4:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma Tacoma, WA, USA
Jan 01, 2022
Full Time
  Primary position responsibilities will include : Conducting community engagement, including developing community engagement plans for urban forestry and other environmental programs; this may require working off hours, evenings and weekends Preparing recommendations/business cases for program delivery to managers, directors, and elected officials, utilizing feedback from the community Coordinating community events and field work, including procuring trees and materials, mobilizing tree delivery and pickup Developing and updating the City's community tree mapping tool for priority neighborhoods Providing geospatial analytical support, researching industry trends, and developing standard metrics for tracking and reporting on tree planting Overseeing the management of the trees at the City’s plant holding facility (nursery), including directing maintenance tasks, keeping an up to date inventory, and ordering supplies as necessary Managing the urban forestry email, website, and phone account Supporting projects associated with the City's Urban Forest Management Plan, Green Tacoma Day/Arbor Day celebrations as well as other programs and initiatives including volunteer tree plantings and tree maintenance activities Developing planting plans, and assisting with construction plans review and development Developing reports, presentations, and analysis Performing other related duties as assigned
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 01, 2022
Full Time
Position Description MULTIPLE POSITIONS FOR SEASONAL LABORERS POSITIONS WILL BE SCHEDULED FOR 3 - 6 MONTHS. The City of Tacoma is seeking highly motivated people devoted to public service to join our team in providing exceptional service to the citizens and rate payers of Tacoma. Laborers are generally hired on a temporary basis (normally employed for a period of one hundred twenty (120) calendar days or less) to perform heavy manual labor, and can work with different Departments at the City of Tacoma and Tacoma Public Utilities. This is a great opportunity to join the City of Tacoma and acquire valuable work skills and gain relevant municipal experience. This is also a very good job for those seeking short-term employment. This application period will be used to fill vacancies as they occur until January 31, 2022. Examples of job responsibilities: Sweeps streets, gutters and alleys, loads dirt from streets into a truck; removes snow from sidewalks and stairs, and spreads sand or salt on icy streets Cut grass and remove weeds on parking strips; rain gardens, ponds and ditches; rakes and loads grass and brush; mows lawns and cleans grounds; cuts trees and brush along rights-of-way; plants, waters and assists in care of shrubs, flowers and grass Digs ditches, trenches, and post holes and loads dirt and construction materials Pours concrete and fills pavement cracks with asphalt and shovels asphalt paving mix in repairs of streets Uses a jackhammer to break asphalt or concrete; shovels broken material into a dump truck Builds, repairs, cleans and maintains solid waste containers Delivers and removes solid waste containers for customers Picks up debris on and around the grounds and the buildings at the Recovery and Transfer Center Uses a pressure washer Uses manual and power tools Performs traffic control for job sites Performs light to medium manual labor and related duties as assigned. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Outdoor and indoor environment; subject to noise and fumes from equipment operation and adverse weather conditions. Position requires heavy lifting, climbing, hoisting and pulling Some positions may require working weekend, holidays and flexible hours Candidates must successfully complete pre-employment drug and alcohol test as well as a physical ability test as a condition to hire. Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Some experience in performing heavy manual work; completion of the eighth grade; or any equivalent combination of experience and training. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid Driver's License will be required at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills KNOWLEDGE OF: Applicable occupational hazards and safety precautions SKILLS: Ability to understand and follow specific oral instructions Ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods, often under adverse climate conditions Maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others Operate motor vehicles Perform heavy manual labor Selection Process & Supplemental Information WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment. After 60 days of continuous service we offer medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. After 60 days of continuous service we offer dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26. Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. After 6 months of continuous service we offer Paid holidays. Per City of Tacoma Personnel Management Policy #170, the City of Tacoma is a drug-free work environment. Appointment is subject to passing a background check and a pre-employment medical exam and drug screen and physical ability test. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Teamsters Local Union #117. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 before 5pm on the closing date of this posting. Closing Date/Time:
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 01, 2022
Full Time
Position Description Are you a data architect professional who enjoys reading deeper in to technical strategies, roadmaps, policies, standards, and practices to provide recommendations which ensure consistency and compliance? Then we have the role for you! Tacoma Water is seeking a Solutions Architect to join their Business Services team. This position is responsible for ensuring that Tacoma Water's suite of technology applications (including geospatial, Industrial Controls, supply/yield modelling, hydraulic modelling, and more) is actively managed in alignment with the business strategy of Tacoma Water. This position will perform critical roles in various stages of project delivery and portfolio management for technology projects that impact Tacoma Water, and will serve as Tacoma Water's representative on various boards and committees that are engaged in the management of Tacoma Public Utilities (TPU) and City-wide application and infrastructure architecture to ensure that Tacoma Water's needs are clearly represented. In this role you will provide strategic guidelines to application maintenance and development teams from the following perspectives: interoperability, performance, scalability, reliability, availability, application lifecycle management, technology risks, and number of instances. Responsibilities include: Lead the development of Tacoma Water's technology solution architecture Partner in defining the principles to guide solution decisions for the enterprise and participate in the governance activities associated with ensuring compliance Lead and mentor development teams on methodologies, processes and best practices that support Tacoma Water and TPU's Architecture Framework. Work with the manager to define immediate and long term goals, priorities, and operational plan to help ensure alignment with the goals and priorities of Tacoma Water Provide architectural expertise on decisions and priorities regarding Tacoma Water's overall systems architecture Review, advise, and design standard system builds, system options, risks, costs versus benefits and impact on utility business process and objectives Facilitate the establishment and implementation of standards and guidelines that drive the design of technology solutions including architecting and implementing solutions requiring integration of multiple platforms, operating systems and applications across the Tacoma Water Develop and document the framework for integration and implementation for changes to technical standards Provide technical guidance to project teams as appropriate Perform Quality Assurance on active technology projects to ensure adherence with established application architecture framework and standards Lead complex technical project reviews to assess deliverables. Evaluate application designs and integrations to ensure strategies, roadmaps, policies, standards, and practices are properly applied Qualifications An equivalent combination to: 5+ years of experience as a Data Architect or senior-level Data Engineer across applications, infrastructure, operational technology, data, technical or cybersecurity, etc.; AND Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field ( or equivalent work experience to substitute for degree on a year-for-year basis ) OR 5+ years of experience as a Data Applications Developer/Engineer or Database Administrator; AND Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field ( or equivalent work experience to substitute for degree on a year-for-year basis ) Knowledge & Skills Action Oriented Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm Drives Results Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances Collaborates Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives Communicates Effectively Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of difference audiences Organizational Savvy Maneuvering comfortably through complex policy, process, and people-related organizational dynamics Instills Trust Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honest, integrity and authenticity Manages Ambiguity Operating effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear Situational Adaptability Adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Marisa Tetreault; if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn ! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Telework Policy 3.17 The City of Tacoma is committed to fostering a workplace that is innovative, flexible, and attracts, supports, and retains a diverse and talented workforce. Telework is an alternative work arrangement that promotes the health and wellbeing of our employees while reducing our carbon footprint. In response to COVID-19, telework is in place for all non-essential personnel. Post COVID, telework will continue in some manner, at the discretion of each department. The City of Tacoma Teleworking Policy 3.17 states, ". . . City of Tacoma employees live in or near the city they serve. Teleworkers must reside in Washington State."; and, "Teleworkers must remain available and prepared to report to the Onsite Work Location within two hours. . . on a scheduled telework day in response to business needs." Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. First review of applications will be November 1, 2021. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 prior to 4pm on the date of this posting closing. Closing Date/Time: Continuous