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!

22 job(s) at City of Tacoma

City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jul 18, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma's Information Technology Department is currently recruiting for a highly motivated and technically skilled candidate interested in joining our Systems Operations team. The ideal candidate can demonstrate a history of success as a project resource, enthusiastic ownership of assigned areas of responsibility, and possesses intellectual curiosity and team-centric focus. Information Technology Analyst, Senior Technical is the third level of the Information Technology Analyst series; this individual has the experience, knowledge and training to analyze and respond to a wide variety of issues and situations that are part of a large enterprise multi-domain Windows Server environment. This position is exposed and involved in a wide variety of technical projects and initiatives to improve and harden the technology infrastructure that supports City government. Candidates should have strong technical and analytical skills, as well as, good communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team. Key responsibilities: Administration and support a multi-domain Windows enterprise Exchange Online and Exchange 2013 server administration Office 365 Global Administration SQL database administration Project technical resource 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. The City of Tacomais nestled along the shore of Commencement Bay in Washington State and offers many community parks, miles of beautiful waterfront, hiking and biking trails, golf courses, museums, and a world-class zoo and aquarium. Tacoma also serves as a getaway to some of the most magnificent natural wonders in the world, such as Puget Sound, Mount Rainier National Park and Olympic Peninsula. 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 reachtheir 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 Equivalent combination to: Bachelor degree in computer science or related field and five or more years directly related information technology work experience. Desired: Microsoft certifications (any or all) in Exchange, Office 365, Core Infrastructure; VM Ware certifications. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letterdetailing your roles and responsibilities as it relates to the position. NOTE: Applications received without the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the supplemental questions evaluated by a panel of subject matter experts for interview and hiring consideration. It is the responsibility of the applicant to carefully list all pertinent experience and training related to this position. Providing false information will result in disqualification. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 120. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. The work schedule for this position will be assigned by the hiring manager at time of appointment. Current work schedules include (but not limited to) Monday - Friday and/or Tuesday - Saturday. 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 NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, callthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement. Note: The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice. Closing Date/Time: 8/2/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jul 16, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacomaand Tacoma Public Utilities areseeking highly motivated people devoted to public service to join our teamas aVehicle and Equipment Shop Attendant. If the below list describes you, then you are just the type of person we are looking for to joinour teamas aVehicle and Equipment Shop Attendant. Excellentattendance Enjoy working both indoors and outdoors, in all types of weather conditions Great customer service and a positive, "can-do" attitude Enjoy working as part of a team Skilled with basic vehicle maintenance and repair Enjoysphysically demanding and variety ofjob tasks The Vehicle and Equipment Shop Attendant is responsible for providing basic maintenance and repair services to the city's diverse fleet of equipment and vehicles. The position supports Heavy Equipment Mechanics by assisting in larger repairs and by identifying potential issues during preventative maintenance inspections. Work may be performed on a fleet consisting of approximately 1,500 vehicles of various types such as: medium to heavy duty flat beds, and dump trucks, semi tractors and trailers, motor homes up to and including Class A, landscape equipment, road maintenance/repair equipment (including track driven equipment), road demolition equipment, snow removal equipment, railroad maintenance equipment , waste processing equipment, storm, sewer & sanitary repair/cleaning equipment, street signal installation/repair equipment, man lifts, road making equipment, pursuit rated law enforcement vehicles, motorcycles, undercover and special operations vehicles, passenger cars and light trucks, fire suppression and firefighting pumps (airport and railroad yard), armored vehicle and bomb disposal trailers, refuse and recycle collection equipment, single and twin engine harbor patrol and pursuit boats with firefighting capabilities, harbor patrol personal watercraft, power generation equipment, mobile and stationary cranes, etc. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Outdoor and indoor environments; subject to noise and fumes from equipment operation and adverse weather conditions. Position requires heavy lifting, climbing, hoisting, pulling and operation of a variety of vehicles and equipment. 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 G.E.D.) AND Two years' experience servicing automotive equipment OR Graduation from a related vocational program. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid Washington Class A Commercial Driver's Licenseby completion of probation (9 months/training provided) Possession of hand tools equivalent to a "General Automotive Set" Knowledge & Skills Mechanical parts of vehicles and equipment. Automotive tools, materials and servicing procedures. Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies and inventory procedures. Personal computers and software applications. Operate motor vehicles and equipment. Pick-up and deliver vehicles and parts. Repair, clean and maintain shop and equipment. Established safety practices. Prepare and maintain records. Oral and written communications. Operate a PC computer and application software. Demonstrate legal and defensive driving practices. 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. 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 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 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/ and 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. Interested individuals must apply online and meet the minimum qualifications to progress in the certification process. Applicants who are separated or retired and 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. 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 abackground check, pre-employment medical exam including drug screen, and a physical ability test. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications willbe invited to take an in-person written examination. Applicants must passthe written examination with a minimum score of 70% orhigher inorder 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 160. This recruitment will establish a Civil Service Eligible List that will be valid for one year, and will be used to fill any vacancies, part-time, full-time, temporary or permanent, as they arise. 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 NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, callthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 8/5/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jul 13, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma Public Works Department is recruiting for the position of Equipment Operator. Equipment Operators operate a variety of trucks and equipment, such as but not limited to: dump trucks, lowboy, vibratory rollers, computerized oil distributors, plow trucks, brine trucks, self-contained hot patch trucks, and water trucks, etc. Duties include driving/operating a wide variety of equipment in the installation, maintenance, and repair of City infrastructure, working independently or as part of a large crew on a project. Experience operating dump truck with pup trailer is desired. This position is occasionally responsible for providing work direction to subordinate staff to accomplish assigned duties. Work is performed independently after receiving general instructions from a Crew Leader or Supervisor. This recruitment is being conducted to create a civil service eligibility list that will be used to fill Equipment Operator vacancies as they occur for one year in the Public Works Department. The City of Tacoma will be posting separate Equipment Operator job announcements for the Water Department and Solid Waste Department. Recruitment for allthe Equipment Operator jobs will be conducted separately; we welcome you to apply to each one for hiring consideration in each Department as the recruitment isposted. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Position requires climbing, pushing and occasionally lifting objects weighing up to 90 pounds. Outdoor environment subject to occasional extreme weather conditions. Subject to driving in heavy traffic from site to site. Employees in this position may be subject to noise, fumes and potentially 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 High school diploma or equivalent AND One year of work experience driving trucks and light equipment in support of maintenance, operations, or construction duties. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS A valid Class A Washington State Commercial Driver's License (CDL) withAir Brake Restriction removed required at time of appointmentwith maintenance thereafter. Must obtain a Tanker Endorsement, valid flagging and traffic control card, First Aid and CPR card, and Forklift certification prior to probation completion, with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills Methods, materials, terminology, and techniques used in road maintenance and construction activities. The safe operation and minor maintenance of a variety of hand and power tools, vehicles, and power equipment used in road maintenance and construction activities. Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, ordinances, regulations, and guidelines relevant to assigned duties. Methods and techniques for record keeping. Principles of mathematics. Learn and apply safety rules, regulations, and procedures. Read and interpret construction drawings,maps, and specifications. Operate specialized construction and maintenance, light to heavy vehicles, and equipment. Perform heavy manual labor lifting up to 50 lbs or more. Understand and follow oral and written directions. Communicate effectively verbally and in writing to audiences of various social, cultural, ethnic, educational, and economic backgrounds. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others working efficiently and productively. Effectively coordinate, perform, and complete multiple duties and assignments concurrently and in a timely manner. Work independently in the performance of assigned duties with little direction. Selection Process & Supplemental Information 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 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/ and 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. Interested individuals must apply online and meet the minimum qualifications to progress in the examination process. Applicants who qualify for veteran's preference must attach a copy of their DD214, Member Copy 4 at the time of application. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their job application and responses to Supplemental Questions #6-22 reviewed andscored by a committee of subject matter experts, as the Experience and Training Test for this position. It is the responsibility of the applicants to adequately describe all pertinent experience and training. Candidates who pass with aminimum score of 80% or above may be invited to take a Practical test. Candidates who score 70% or above on the Practical test will be placed on an Eligible List for interview and hiring consideration. Any vacancy that occurs within the one year period of time will draw from candidates on the Eligible List. 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 which includes information from previous employer about Commercial Driver License related citations and drug/alcohol testing,a pre-employment medical exam, pre-employment physical ability test and drug/alcohol screen. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 117. 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 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 NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, callthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement.The NEOGOV computer system automatically times-out at 5:00 pm and any application that has not been completed before then, will not be uploaded and accepted for this recruitment. Closing Date/Time: 8/12/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jul 12, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma, Community and Economic Development Department has an immediate opening for afull-time Contract and Program Auditor position in the Housing Division. Under the direction of the Housing Division Manager this position will work to further affordable housing efforts in Tacoma. This position will develop, monitor, and evaluate Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) contracts and funding; assure adherence to contract guidelines and federal, State and City laws, regulations and policies; and assist with the day-to-day management of the Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority's extensive affordable housing loan portfolio. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Manage activities within the confines of HUD pass-through grants such as Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program. Work as part of a team to provide recommendations to the Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority (TCRA) and Tacoma City Council for how federal and non-federal funds should be utilized on an annual basis. Draft and manage grant, loan, developer and subrecipient agreements with third parties funded by the Housing Division with HUD funds to provide housing and economic development activities. Audit grant, loan, developer and subrecipient agreements to ensure proper compliance with federal regulations. Issue and manage a competitive Notice of Funding Availability process in which applicants compete for federal funding to perform affordable housing and/or economic development activities. Evaluate proposed projects for eligibility with federal requirements and City Council adopted funding priorities. Underwrite housing and economic development activities. Work with citizen committees such as the Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority to seek input and award public funds. Perform environmental assessments in compliance with federal National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) regulations. Complete and annually update federal reports. Ensure activities benefitting from HUD funds provided by the Housing Division comply with prevailing wage, Section 3, and other cross-cutting federal requirements. Manage the disbursement of public funds to single-family and multi-family affordable housing projects in construction or undergoing rehabilitation. Audit affordable housing projects receiving federal funds from the Housing Division once placed into service for compliance with federal, state and other applicable regulations including the requirement that the project serve low and/or moderate income households. Interface with HUD's Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS) tracking system to establish, update, report on and close out projects receiving federal funds from the Housing Division. Complete various reports, updates and memos to the Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority (TCRA) and City Council relative to various projects, programs and annual budgets. Benefits The City of Tacoma has a very generous benefit package including: Great retirement plan Paid holidays Personal time off Outstanding working conditions and a supportive work environment Medical, dental and life insurance coverage for eligible employees Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code For more information on the City of Tacoma's benefit package feel free to explore City of Tacoma Benefits. City of Tacoma Recruitment Information: One of the primary goals of the City of Tacoma Equity and Empowerment Initiative is that the City of Tacoma workforce reflects the community it serves. 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. Qualifications Any combination equivalent to: graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in business, public administration, urban studies, or community development/planning and experience in contract management and program evaluation involving complex regulations. Desired Qualifications: A Master's degree in public administration, business administration, urban studies or community development/planning plus two years' experience in contract monitoring; working knowledge of federal housing and community development programs such as HOME Investment Partnerships and Community Development Block Grant programs. Experience in banking and commercial lending, or operations of nonprofit organizations is appreciated. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington Driver's License at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills Knowledge: Principles and practices of business administration. Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures. Statistical analysis and other evaluation methods. City organization, operations, policies and objectives. Technical aspects of field of specialty. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy. Oral and written communications skills. Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary. Record-keeping techniques. Negotiating techniques. Principles and practices of supervision. SKILLS: Prepare, negotiate and monitor contracts. Monitor progress and contract compliance of projects and programs. Read, interpret, apply and explain codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Work independently with little direction. Plan and organize work. Meet schedules and time lines. Prepare clear and comprehensive reports. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Maintain detailed records of activities. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your responsibilities as it relates to the responsibilities of this position. NOTE: Applications received without the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process. Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position may be invited to participate in an interview process, which may include a work problem. 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 folder. Should you have any questions about this position please call Human Resources at (253) 591-5400 before 4:00 p.m. on the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 7/29/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jul 10, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The Tacoma Fire Department (TFD) is currently seeking a motivated and experienced professional who is interested in managing the Emergency Preparedness functions for the City of Tacoma, including all General Government and in partnership with Tacoma Public Utilities. This position will provide program direction, maintaining consistency and coordination of processes and preparedness, and provide advice to the Fire Chief or their designee on all matters related to emergency management. Responsibilities include: Establishing strategic priorities for emergency preparedness Developing and maintaining the City's Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan Managing development and maintenance of Continuity of Operations Plans Coordinate community training, including TFD's Community Emergency Response Team program Develop and coordinate Emergency Preparedness training exercises Represent the City on regional, state, and federal planning and response activities Create partnerships amongst internal departments and external agencies related to preparing the City and its residents for an emergency Manage the readiness of the Emergency Coordination Center Coordinate Public Assistance recovery efforts with County and FEMA representatives An incumbent in this position will be expected to act as a subject matter expert, be an independent problem solver, analyze complex data, and prepare and present findings and documents to executive and legislative positions. The Community 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. Propelled by significant development such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of the Thea Foss Waterway, the expansions of both the MultiCare and Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the 1990s. 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 this YouTube Video! Qualifications The ideal candidate will have Master's Degree in Business, Public Administration, Emergency Management/Preparedness, or related field and four years of progressively responsible experience in emergency management and preparedness. OR Eight or more years of progressively responsible experience in emergency management and preparedness; and five years of supervisory/management experience. LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Emergency Management certification strongly preferred, through FEMA Emergency Management Institute or International Association of Emergency Managers. FEMA ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, and 800 training. Washington State Driver's License is required; travel between work locations is necessary. 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. To be considered for this challenging and rewarding career opportunity, please apply online through the City of Tacoma's website and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your experience, training, motivations, and expertise as it relates to the responsibilities of this position and a list of five references at the time of application. NOTE:This position will be subject to a classification and compensation review within 6 months of hire. Applications received before July 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. will receive first consideration for interview. 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. 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 NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, callthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement.Note: The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice. Closing Date/Time: 7/22/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jul 10, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma Municipal Court is seeking a full-time Court Clerk to join their team. The ideal candidate will have excellent oral and writing skills; ability to handle multiple priorities at once; be a problem-solver; have strong customer-service skills; provide assistance to the public regarding court dates, fines and court procedures; process cases before and after court hearings; process paperwork received by mail or in person; filing; ability to a handle large volume of paperwork; and be proficient with Microsoft Office products. This is a high stress position that requires the ability to be politically astute and sensitive to issues that involve a diverse audience. Duties include performing data entry and case processing tasks using the Judicial Information System. Hours of work are generally 8:00 am - 5:00 pm but can vary. 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/domestic partners 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 Recruitment: One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative 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 of graduation from high school including or supplemented by courses in business or criminal justice AND two years of increasingly responsible court-related clerical experience. Appointment is subject to passing a background check and fingerprinting Knowledge & Skills Policies, procedures and practices of the Municipal Court Community resource and referral programs and their application to the Court City, County and State agencies and offices involved in court-related activities City ordinances and State laws and regulations Modern office practices, procedures and equipment Record-keeping techniques Operation of a computer terminal Oral and written communications skills Telephone techniques and etiquette Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy SKILLS: Perform a wide variety of complex court-related clerical duties accurately Deal effectively with defendants and the public in high-stress situations Process arrest warrants accurately and in accordance with the law Operate courtroom electronic recording equipment Operate a variety of standard office machines and equipment including typewriter, microfiche, duplicating machines and computer terminal Communicate effectively both orally and in writing Maintain accurate records Type at an acceptable rate of speed Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others Add, subtract, multiply and divide quickly and accurately Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your experience, training, and expertise as it relates to the responsibilities of this position. Applications received without the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process. Only those applicants that meet the minimum qualifications as stated above will move forward in the recruitment process. This classification is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and the Local 483 IBEW Union. 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 by 4:00 p.m. on the closing date listed Closing Date/Time: 7/29/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jul 06, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma's Information Technology Department is currently recruiting for a highly motivated, energetic, qualified candidate interested in innovation to join its Business Solution Functional team. The team is responsible for the configuration and maintenance of the City's SAP ECC 6.08 ERP software environment. The employee in this position serves as the primary subject matter expert for SAP ISU CCS Customer Service while providing secondary support in Billing, FICA and Device Management. This work requires independent analysis of moderate and complex situations. The Business Analyst III position is the highest level of the Business Analyst series, serving as a leader within an assigned workgroup and as a technological ambassador and liaison for the business unit. The responsibilities of this classification are to consult with customers to refine and translate functional requirements into process improvements, technical requirements, conduct complex analyses, develop customized reports and queries, and test and implement processes and upgrades. Work in the Business Analyst series involves functional informational technology work on the largest, enterprise-wide systems, such as SAP. The Business Analyst III is distinguished by the assignment of lead duties in providing functional project coordination in a specialized area of technology. They possess expert technical as well as advanced business knowledge and oversee high-risk, high-profile initiatives that may impact significant, fundamental public services. Positions in this classification develop and deliver communication to diverse audiences. The candidate must have good knowledge of the SAP ISU CCS Customer Service module and familiar with the integration points with Billing, FICA and Device Management. Working in Tacoma? The City of Tacoma is nestled along the shore of Commencement Bay in Washington State and offers many community parks, miles of beautiful waterfront, hiking and biking trails, golf courses, museums, and a world-class zoo and aquarium. Tacoma also serves as a getaway to some of the most magnificent natural wonders in the world, such as Puget Sound, Mount Rainier National Park and Olympic Peninsula. Working for the government is a rewarding opportunity to work with people who are passionate about making a real, tangible difference. You'll be surrounded by innovative leaders working on a variety of issues during this formative time in Tacoma's development. By working with us, you can play a part in shaping the future of the city. The City of Tacoma alsooffers very generous benefit package with one of the best pension packages in the market. These generous employee benefits include: 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 allowingtax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Generous amount of paid holidays and personal time off. Aphenomenal pension plan that prepares you for retirement. For more information on the City of Tacoma's benefit package feel free to explore City of Tacoma Benefits. Qualifications Bachelor's degree in information technology, business or public administration or a related field and four years functional experience within SAP IS-Utilities, Customer Care & Services - OR - six years experience working specifically with SAP IS-Utilities, Customer Care & Services. Bachelor's degree can also be substituted with four years of consultative experience in information technology analysis, system maintenance, or troubleshooting/problem resolution. Desired Qualifications Subject matter expertise in SAP IS-Utilities, Customer Care & Services, Customer Service workstream with a good understanding of integration points with the other three CCS workstreams (Billing, Device Management, & FICA). Knowledge & Skills Function as a lead in assigned workgroup, directing work and reviewing the work of other business analysts. Use problem solving tools and techniques to independently propose new solutions, track and resolve highly complex as well as integrated system problems and issues. Proactively anticipate problems and implement ways to avoid them. Communicate (both verbally and written) effectively with customers and team members on all aspects related to highly complex and integrated system processes, applications, proposed solutions, projects, and modifications. Comfortably write and deliver compelling presentations and competently deliver presentations. Lead team projects, activities, and discussions, providing constructive feedback and mentoring to peers and more junior analysts. Assigns project tasks to other analysts and ensures completion. Serve as an internal consultant and project coordinator from project scoping all the way through post production support for highly complex and integrated projects. Act as liaison between external consultants, business units, and technology services. Participate on multi-member large projects as a contributing member of the project, often serving as the lead in assisting with managing risk, contractors, scope, development, and delivery of the projects. Translate unclear business objectives into a set of requirements, which can be supported by a process/functional solution, which may include complex design requirements. Be able to present both verbal and written recommendations from the requirements gathering, analysis and design. Maintain system integrity by following best practices for configuring, developing, testing, and maintaining systems as well as security and authorizations related to those systems. Understand industry or vertical process best practices and benchmarks for projects and identify consequent opportunities and current change impacts. Have a deep understanding of business processes in the area of expertise and the processes that integrate with it. Be current with all developments and initiatives in the area of expertise and apply these creatively to client requirements. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letterdetailing your roles and responsibilities as it relates to the position. NOTE: Applications received without the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the supplemental questions evaluated by a panel of subject matter experts for interview and hiring consideration. It is the responsibility of the applicant to carefully list all pertinent experience and training related to this position. Providing false information will result in disqualification. First review of applications will begin on Friday, July 19th, candidates whose applications are received by this date will have first consideration. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 120. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. The work schedule for this position will be assigned by the hiring manager at time of appointment. Current work schedules include (but not limited to) Monday - Friday and/or Tuesday - Saturday. 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. 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 NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, callthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement. Note: The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice. Closing Date/Time: 8/2/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jul 06, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma's Information Technology Department is currently recruiting for a highly motivated and energetic entry-level system administrator for the administration team that supports our SAP ECC system. If you have a passion for systems administration, we are willing to train the right candidate on how to support this platform. We are looking for someone that thinks critically, communicates effectively, solves problems, researches solutions and can be part of a high-functioning team. 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. The Community 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. Propelled by significant development such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of the Thea Foss Waterway, the expansions of both the MultiCare and Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the 1990s. 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 this YouTube Video! 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 Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field or Associate's degree and two years of directly related IT experience. Knowledge & Skills Troubleshoot computer hardware, software and system difficulties; propose solutions, track and assure resolution through appropriate follow-up methods. Perform maintenance and systems changes that improve efficiencies, performance and reliability. Provide solutions and resolve less complex systems issues. Understand concepts of information technology including computers, peripherals, operating systems and applications. Knowledge of principles and concepts of total quality process improvements and problem solving methods. Knowledge of computer technology principles, their application, and troubleshooting techniques. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letterdetailing your roles and responsibilities as it relates to the position. NOTE: Applications received without the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the supplemental questions evaluated by a panel of subject matter experts for interview and hiring consideration. It is the responsibility of the applicant to carefully list all pertinent experience and training related to this position. Providing false information will result in disqualification. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 120. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. The work schedule for this position will be assigned by the hiring manager at time of appointment. Current work schedules include (but not limited to) Monday - Friday and/or Tuesday - Saturday. 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. 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 NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, callthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement. Note: The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice. Closing Date/Time: 7/26/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jul 05, 2019
Full Time
Position Description 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. Qualifications Must be currently employed as a Law Enforcement Officer Must have12 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:
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jul 05, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City Attorney's Office, Civil Division, is accepting applications for a full-time paralegal with experience in tort defense litigation. Applicants must have excellent skills in: drafting pleadings, motions, discovery requests and responses, and other legal documents; performing legal and factual research; conducting interviews and preparing summaries; obtaining, reviewing, and summarizing medical records; witness scheduling and preparation, and ensuring compliance with court procedures and service of process; reviewing transcripts of proceedings and providing summaries as requested; collecting evidence, assisting attorneys at trial; creating, obtaining, and maintaining various records and files; and performing administrative assignments and tasks, including calendaring and docketing. Applicants must be able to perform in a demanding, high-volume environment, and able to work both independently and in a team environment. Applicants must deal with individuals who are under emotional stress and effectively work under pressure. Applicants must also possess strong time management and computer skills. Paralegal experience in a litigation practice is strongly preferred. Qualifications Desired Qualifications: A minimum of three years' experience as a paralegal or legal assistant, performing the essential duties listed under the City's Paralegal classification specification; or an equivalent combination to: graduation from an accredited two-year paralegal or legal assistant program and one year of experience as a litigation paralegal or legal assistant. Knowledge of federal, state, county, and city court systems is desirable. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Office environment; subject to driving to interview witnesses Knowledge & Skills KNOWLEDGE OF: City, county, state, and federal court systems and procedures; and other adjudicatory and administrative tribunal systems and procedures Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures Research and record-keeping techniques Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary City organization, operation, policies, and objectives Telephone techniques and etiquette Interview techniques Modern office practices, procedures, and equipment SKILLS: Follow oral and written instructions Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, public officials and the general public, being courteous, polite and tactful Possess strong critical thinking skills, including the ability to accurately analyze situations and adopt an effective course of action Possess strong organizational skills, including the ability organize and plan work cases, materials, and priorities Meet established schedules and timelines Work independently with little direction Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing Analyze and summarize findings using automated systems and tools Rapid and effective research and fact-gathering skills Proficient computer and software skills, including the use of Microsoft Office programs Ability to work effectively under pressure and time deadlines Ability to pass a criminal background check Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online at www.cityoftacoma.org/jobs and attach a resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applicants whose backgrounds most closely reflect the current needs of the department may be invited to participate in an interview. 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. The online application system may require 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. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 before the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 7/22/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jul 03, 2019
Full Time
Position Description A Watershed Inspector inspects watershed property, promotes and enforces environmental sanitation/protection programs and proper logging and forestry practices. Inspectors also implement programs designed to maintain and protect drinking water quality including wildlife and fisheries programs, and utility infrastructure protection. Inspectors work as a team, and also work alone in remote areas. Watershed Inspectors perform a variety of maintenance and construction tasks requiring the use of power tools and machinery. This position may come in contact with hostile or abusive members of the public. The watershed is located 13 miles northeast of the city of Enumclaw, WA. Inspectors must be able to respond to emergencies at the watershed within 40 minutes. 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 peoplethroughout Pierce and King counties. Our mission is to provide clean, reliable water now and in the future. If you share our values of Respect, Accountability, Inspiration, and Vision; if you have the courage to challenge and be challenged; if you demonstrate mutual respect; if you have a passion for your work; if you are team oriented; and if you value innovation, we are looking for you. Qualifications An equivalent combination to two years of advanced-level training including courses in water quality, utility operations and maintenance, forestry, engineering, law enforcement, environmental science or closely related field; and three years of related experience. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS The following are required by the end of the probationary period and must be maintained throughout appointment: Washington State Concealed Weapons Permit, City's Use of Force Policy Certification, annual successful completion of the 32 hours of Defensive Tactics Training, qualification with an accredited firearms course approved by Tacoma Water, and a Class "A" Washington State Commercial Drivers License. A Washington State Herbicide Applicator's License may be required. Training as required by the Process Safety Management Plan and the Risk Management Plan will be required. Selection Process & Supplemental Information City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative 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. 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. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the supplemental questions evaluated. Applicants must receive a passing score to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Applicants whose experience and training most closely reflect the needs of the department may be invited to participate in an interview. Appointment is subject to passing a background check which will include a pre-employment medical exam, physical abilities test, drug screen, and may include a psychological exam. 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. 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. Closing Date/Time: 7/24/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma Tacoma, WA, USA
Jul 02, 2019
Full Time
Our ideal candidate   will be a person who exemplifies the following traits: Strong personal motivation and drive – an energetic and committed self-starter Excellent interpersonal communication skills High-performing customer service and conflict management skill sets Outgoing, positive personality who enjoys working with a diverse group of co-workers and customers Creative and organized thinking skills who enjoys drilling into details Interest and curiosity in a wide array of technical job duties with an environmental focus As the Urban Forestry Management Analyst, you will: Engage the community   with the intent to achieve sustainable, long-term outcomes that meet the needs of our diverse community.  Attend and coordinate meetings with community members, staff, and partners to gather information and provide expertise; participate in committee meetings and forums as needed. Prepare and/or present effective oral and written communications. Practice customer service   by answering customer phone calls regarding trees and tree management in Tacoma.  Provide technical support to internal City customers (staff). Assist in administering our public urban forestry incentive programs, including   Grit City Trees ,   Tree Coupons , and other community planting projects. Research and Report   on urban forestry policies, programs and strategies in response to internal management, public officials, and the community. Obtain input and present information to assess and communicate the challenges and benefits of urban forestry policies and programs. Coordinate and oversee the production of Urban Forest Management Plan reports. Develop work plans and schedules   for programs and projects. Prepare reports evaluating actual progress compared to work plan so that City resources are efficiently allocated and managed. Provide analytical support   by coordinating data extraction from various sources. Develop and implement standardized reporting formats. Research, analyze and interpret complex data, develop reports and supporting information. Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)   and other systems to capture financial, service and/or quality information, and program and project tracking. Suggest potential alternatives to improve performance, productivity and efficiency, including workflow tracking. Document existing and develop new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and processes, including planning, budget development and monitoring of studies, reports, projects, and programs.          Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:   Office and outdoor environment, occasional travel to a variety of locations to conduct work and may be exposed to typical hazards encountered at such work sites.
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jul 01, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma, Environmental Services Department, is recruiting for the Appointive position of Principal Engineer in the Science and Engineering Division. The Science and Engineering Division as a whole provides engineering, planning, program management and laboratory services to the City's Wastewater, Surface Water and Solid Waste utilities. The Environmental Programs section in Science and Engineering is seeking an outgoing, highly motivated individual who in interested in leading a diverse team of experts in watershed planning efforts to improve a healthy, sustainable and more livable community by protecting and restoring our environment. The team consists of interdisciplinary environmental experts focused on integrated watershed planning, environmental programs and projects to clean up Puget Sound and improve our neighborhoods. Work includes improving water quality through several initiatives: evaluation and planning for regional Flow Control and Water Quality (WQ) facilities; stormwater modeling of facilities on a regional scale and smaller scale Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) projects; and coordination with the in-lieu of flow control and WQ program for Public Works projects and private developers to buy credits. Additionally, work will include ensuring compliance with the Federal Consent Decree and NPDES permit for remediation of the Thea Foss Waterway and associated stormwater monitoring. This position will perform planning and preliminary design of various WQ capital projects including GSI generally within the surface water utility while taking into consideration neighborhood values, equity and public input and coordination with other stakeholders such as Public Works, Tacoma Public Utilities, and Metro Parks Tacoma. The Principal Engineer in this position will be responsible for providing input to Asset Management, the Capital Delivery Group and for Public Works streets projects. This position requires tremendous communication, coordination, and partnering skills and will direct the work of others to complete assigned tasks. Essential Duties: Integrated Watershed planning. Planning for Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI)and other Capital Improvement Projects. Watershed based programs and planning to include: Water Quality (WQ)and GSI education, advocacy, and presentations to others. Work with Community Relations on development of educational writings (one page handouts), including public notification of project related events and creation and presentation of project related information at conferences, classes and other public and agency meetings. Representing the City at informational fairs to respond to public inquiries and provide information. Providing ongoing information and training to others. Strategic planning and equity issues and initiatives. Assisting efforts to comply with Phase I National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Stormwater Permit and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Consent Decree. Maintenance, development and administration of Policies and Procedures. Ensure compliance with Federal Consent Decrees and State Stormwater permits through interaction with the EPA, Washington State Department of Ecology, and other regulatory agencies. The Principles that Guide Us: Tacoma, the City of Destiny ,has a workforce of dedicated, talented employeeswithunique skills andperspectives. Weembraceinnovation 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. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: Position may require driving, sitting, standing, walking or climbing for long periods of time. Work performed in office, field and other environments. 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. 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 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. The City of Tacoma supports a healthy work/life balance, 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 Qualifications DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS Four-year degree from an accredited college or university in civil or environmental engineering or a related field, AND Experience as a licensed Professional Engineer with lead or supervisory experience. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Professional Engineer License. Some positions may require a valid Washington Driver's License at the time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills COMPETENCIES: ANALYTICAL Develop methods of data collection and results interpretation. As necessary, implement results into research studies or programs with appropriate and effective course of action based upon outcome or findings as it applies to assigned duties. COMMUNICATIONS Prepare oral and written communications for professional and general public consumption that are effective in interpreting, applying and explaining codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures in support of department's activities. LEADERSHIP Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with employees, 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 objectives. Remain abreast of the latest management methods and techniques. PROFESSIONALISM Current on applicable laws, codes, regulation, policies and procedures within engineering field assigned. Proficient in engineering practices and principles within field of expertise. Selection Process & Supplemental Information 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. This is a competitive selection process. Your application will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of education, certifications and related experience. Applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond to the City of Tacoma's needs will be eligible for further consideration. Those who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on a Referral List for review and potential interview selection. Appointment is subject to passing a pre-employment background check. 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 NEOGOV application process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contact the Human Resources office at (253) 591.5400 by 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. This will allow us to assist you before the job announcement closes. Closing Date/Time: 7/22/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jul 01, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma Municipal Court is seeking a full-time Management Analyst II to join their team. Under limited direction of the Presiding Judge and Court Administrator, this position serves as a highly skilled and experienced Project manager to lead and assist in the court's paperless project which impacts both internal staff, as well as external citizens and the community as a whole. This position defines goals and objectives for the project, makes recommendations to help build a project team, assists in developing a project timeline, assists in developing and managing a project schedule, assists in identifying and managing project resources and regularly reports to the Presiding Judge and Court Administrator on project progress, recommendations for changes to processes and procedures, as well as, providing project analysis related to project implementation, progress and effectiveness of program components. This position will act as a liaison between the court and the technology vendor, serving as a subject matter expert on matters that are complex and have a significant impact to the organization, as well as to external customers, and will coordinate project activities, clearly identify tasks and assignments, participate in all stages of project development and implementation, act as a staff lead, assist the Court Operations Supervisors. 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/domestic partners 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 For more information on the City of Tacoma's benefit package feel free to explore City of Tacoma Benefits. City of Tacoma Recruitment: One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative 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 Desired Qualifications: Project management experience, understand current computer technology which includes data based environments as well as Microsoft Office environments. Two years of increasingly responsible court-related experience preferred. High School Diploma required. Appointment is subject to passing a background check and fingerprinting. Knowledge & Skills Policies, procedures and practices of the Municipal Court Community resource and referral programs and their application to the Court City, County and State agencies and offices involved in court-related activities City ordinances and State laws and regulations Modern office practices, procedures and equipment Record-keeping techniques Operation of a computer terminal Oral and written communications skills Telephone techniques and etiquette Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy SKILLS: Manages all aspects of the project with technology vendor and all levels of court staff Identify and help manage resources through heavy budget involvement and analysis Build and lead a project management team Manage project timeline and schedule Operate a variety of standard office machines and equipment Communicate effectively both orally and in writing Maintain accurate records Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others Lead and train all levels of court staff Work closely with all court-related stakeholders Research and analyze data applicable to the project Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your experience, training, and expertise as it relates to the responsibilities of this position. Applications received without the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process. Applicants who best meet the desired qualifications as stated above will move forward in the recruitment process. 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 the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 7/29/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jul 01, 2019
Full Time
Position Description ---OPEN UNTIL FILLED--- FIRST CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO APPLICATIONS RECEIVED ON/OR BEFORE 07/22/195:00 PM The City of Tacoma is recruiting for the position of Urban Forestry Analyst in our Appointive classification of Management Analyst I. This positionplays a key role in developing City-wide urban forestry and sustainability policies, programs, and projects within the Office of Environmental Policy and Sustainability (OEPS). This includes tracking metrics and reporting on key urban forestry initiatives across the City, as well as working with the community on our public incentive programs. Work products include reports, presentations, and recommendations to managers, directors and council members. In OEPS, we strive to achieve an exceptional quality of life for every generation and leave a legacy of stewardship. We work together to achieve lasting and equitable prosperity; build safe, healthy, vibrant communities; and minimize our negative impacts in order to conserve the natural resources that sustain us. In the urban forestry work group, we recognize that caring for Tacoma's urban forest is an integral part of growing a sustainable, safe, healthy, and vibrant city. The below links provide an overview of the urban forest program, the City's Environmental Action Plan, and some of the exciting programs this position will be involved in: www.cityoftacoma.org/urbanforestry www.cityoftacoma.org/EAP www.cityoftacoma.org/gritcitytrees www.cityoftacoma.org/treecoupons The applicant selected for this position will co-locate with a group of dynamic and creative sustainability staff, scientists, engineers, and technicians all housed at Tacoma's Center for Urban Waters facility, situated adjacent to Tacoma's Thea Foss Waterway in downtown Tacoma. For more information on the unique Center for Urban Waters professional environment, visit the following web site: https://www.urbanwaters.org/ Our ideal candidate will be a person who exemplifies the following traits: Strong personal motivation and drive - an energetic and committed self-starter Excellent interpersonal communication skills High-performing customer service and conflict management skill sets Outgoing, positive personality who enjoys working with a diverse group of co-workers and customers Creative and organized thinking skills who enjoys drilling into details Interest and curiosity in a wide array of technical job duties with an environmental focus As the Urban Forestry Management Analyst, you will: Engage the community with the intent to achieve sustainable, long-term outcomes that meet the needs of our diverse community. Attend and coordinate meetings with community members, staff, and partners to gather information and provide expertise; participate in committee meetings and forums as needed. Prepare and/or present effective oral and written communications. Practice customer service by answering customer phone calls regarding trees and tree management in Tacoma. Provide technical support to internal City customers (staff). Assist in administering our public urban forestry incentive programs, including Grit City Trees , Tree Coupons , and other community planting projects. Research and Report on urban forestry policies, programs and strategies in response to internal management, public officials, and the community. Obtain input and present information to assess and communicate the challenges and benefits of urban forestry policies and programs. Coordinate and oversee the production of Urban Forest Management Plan reports. Develop work plans and schedules for programs and projects. Prepare reports evaluating actual progress compared to work plan so that City resources are efficiently allocated and managed. Provide analytical support by coordinating data extraction from various sources. Develop and implement standardized reporting formats. Research, analyze and interpret complex data, develop reports and supporting information. Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and other systems to capture financial, service and/or quality information, and program and project tracking. Suggest potential alternatives to improve performance, productivity and efficiency, including workflow tracking. Document existing and develop new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and processes, including planning, budget development and monitoring of studies, reports, projects, and programs. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Office and outdoor environment, occasional travel to a variety of locations to conduct work and may be exposed to typical hazards encountered at such work sites. Qualifications LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State driver's license at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter, or evidence of equivalent mobility. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS (TRAINING AND EDUCATION): Associates' degree required, Bachelor's degree preferred, and two years analytical, database, spreadsheet and/or financial experience. Two years of public engagement or customer service experience preferred. Knowledge & Skills COMPETENCIES: Communications Effectiveness Effective communication -both verbal and written- including the compilation of reports, presentations and records, and interacting respectfully and sensitively with individuals and groups to develop and maintain productive relationships and achieve results. Makes excellent customer service a high priority, responding to changing customer needs, and helping customers implement complete solutions. Analysis Use data and information in a clear and rational process to assess and understand issues, evaluate options, form accurate conclusions, and make decisions. Gather, assemble, analyze and evaluate facts to draw logical conclusions and make proper recommendations and prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive written reports which require displaying and presenting statistical, graphical, and other reporting methods to audiences of varying technical sophistication. Research Effectively identify, collect, organize and document data and information in ways that make the information most useful. Compile and maintain reports, records and various other forms of pertinent information in an organized and professional manner. Technical Knowledge Operate personal computer and assigned operating software in support of OEPS's goals. Professionalism Conduct all assignments in a professional and timely manner. Work with confidentiality and discretion. Maintain professional skills that apply to all aspects of field of assigned specialty through continued education and/or training. Remain current by reading and interpreting applicable ordinances, rules, regulations, policies and procedures. 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. 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. The Community: 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. Propelled by significant development such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of the Thea Foss Waterway, the expansions of both the MultiCare and Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the 1990s. 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 and 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video ! 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 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 individualsmust complete the online application and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. This is a competitive selection process. Your application will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of education, certifications and related experience. Applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond to the City of Tacoma's needs will be eligible for further consideration. Those who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on a Referral List for review and potential interview selection Appointment is subject to passing a pre-employment background check. 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-employmentbackground check. 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. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend a minimum of one hour 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. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contact the Human Resources office at (253) 591.5400 by 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. This will allow us to assist you before the job announcement closes. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jun 28, 2019
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. 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 experience. If the below list of personal traits sounds like you, then you are just the type of person we are looking for to joinour teamas atemporary Laborer. Excellentattendance Enjoy working both indoors and outdoors, in all types of weather conditions Great customer service Enjoy working as part of a team Enjoysphysically demanding and variety ofjob tasks 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 environments; subject to noise and fumes from equipment operation and adverse weather conditions. Position requires heavy lifting, climbing, hoisting and pulling. Candidates must successfully complete a physical ability test as a condition to hire. City of Tacoma Recruitment Information: One of the primary goals of the City of Tacoma Equity and Empowerment Initiative is that the City of Tacoma workforce reflects the community it serves. 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. 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 and 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 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 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/ and 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. Interested individuals must apply online and meet the minimum qualifications to progress in the referral process. NOTE: This is a Continuous Recruitment that will remain open for an indefinite period of time.It is in the best interest of all candidates to ensure your application materials are submitted via our on-line processas soon as possible, as Hiring Managers from any City of Tacomaor Tacoma Public Utilities Department may select candidates for interview at any time. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on thereferral list for interview and hiring consideration. Once on the list, candidates may be considered for temporary Laborer vacancies at the City of Tacoma for one year. Candidates for this current recruitment will bemerged with a priorLaborer Eligible List established July, 2016, andthe Eligible List expiration date will be extended accordingly. Interviews may include a practical demonstration of skills and/or completion of a skills/knowledge assessment. 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 117. 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 NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, callthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591.5400 before 5:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement. Closing Date/Time:
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jun 26, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power is seeking an Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) Manager toprovide program management for the implementation of Tacoma Power's participation in the Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) managed by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO). In order to implement Tacoma Power's EIM program, the program manager will be responsible for coordinating and managing chartered cross-functional project work groups with designated key work stream activities, managing program staff and project managers through direction and leadership of complex and technical work, and assigning and reviewing the work of vendors, project staff, contractors, supervisors, and technical professionals assigned to the EIM program. The program manager has the primary responsibility for program governance reporting to the Program Sponsors and Program Executive Steering Committee on content related to overall program status, risk/issue management, benefit realization and change control recommendations. Chair regular program status meetings to review status, schedules and issues and initiate corrective action plans or escalations for critical program issues. Provides regular communication of program status and issues to the Executive Steering Committee and TPU Stakeholders and conducts monthly Steering Committee update meetings. Reviews and recommends approval for the program deliverables as submitted from the work stream project managers. As the EIM Manager, you will: Build the project team; Build a team of internal stakeholders and subject matter experts and external consultants. For retaining external consultants this will include overseeing and developing an RFP, bid evaluation, and contract negotiation. The project team, which the Program Manager oversees, will be responsible for 6 CAISO tracks with a lead assigned to each track. The CAISO tracks include: Track 1: Project Management Track 2: Legal, Policy and Support Track 3: Modeling Transmission and Generation Assets Track 4: System Integration and Testing Track 5: Metering and Settlements Track 6: Operations Readiness and Training Project planning and gap closure; the project team will work to identify, confirm, and present the scope and approach of the subsequent project activities. The main activities of this phase include finalizing the scope of work, finalizing the project plan, identifying detailed plans and timelines for gap closure, producing detailed business requirements and refining budget estimates. Gap analysis and closure will include an evaluation of existing systems/software and business processes. Implementation; this is the main phase where procurement activities will take place, vendors will be selected, and all elements needed to operate effectively in EIM will be implemented into the business or staged for deployment. Organizational alignment, resourcing, and training; training will begin well in advance of go-live and will consist of not only CAISO levels I, II, and III training but also specific training to aid with efficient operations. As part of this phase any additional positions that have been identified will be filled and the organizational changes needed for EIM will be affected. Testing and parallel operations; this phase will last for several months and will be comprised of CAISO structured and unstructured scenarios. It will also be the opportunity to do full end to end testing of all systems and perform a Site Acceptance Test ahead of going into a parallel operations phase. In addition, settlement runs will take place, and data will be provided to Tacoma Power for review. At the appropriate time, systems will be put in parallel operation and a readiness check will be undertaken. Go-live; this will include preparation activities for cut-over several days ahead of time both on the Tacoma Power side and the CAISO side, then Tacoma Power's data will be given to the market at prescribed timeframes before all interfaces become fully active goes live. This stage will also include activation of business continuity plans and the issuance of pre-prepared external communications. Qualifications Successfully implemented an Energy Imbalance Marketprogram; 10+ years program management; Demonstrated experience implementing enterprise programs and successfully engaging stakeholder groups; Ability to navigate complex organizational dynamics including purchasing and procurement systems. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Rodney Croston, 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. 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,walkablecities 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. The 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. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. 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 this YouTube Video! 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: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jun 19, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Are youa high-performing,critical thinker, whohas proven work experience with theresearch and analysis of workforce and employee lifecycle data, including providing expert advise to managers on forecasting, succession planning and organizational development?If so,ourWorkforce Research and Data Analyst positionmay just be the job youhave beenlooking for. Tacoma Public Utilitiesis recruiting for the position of Workforce Data & Research Analyst in the classification of Senior Human Resources Analyst,for the Human Resources Department. We are seeking experiencedcandidateswithexceptional customer service skills and who have a proven success recordin workforce data analytics, research, and strategy. The Principles that Guide Us: Tacoma, the City of Destiny ,has a workforce of dedicated, talented employeeswithunique skills andperspectives. Weembraceinnovation 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. The Ideal Candidate Our ideal Workforce Research& Data Analystwill be a self-starter withstrong personal initiative, who isadept atmanaging severalprojects at onceand regularly liaising withbusiness partnersand internal customers;a person who enjoys detailed, statisticalevaluation and bringssound decision-making analysis and work prioritization skill-sets withcomplextasksthat supportHuman Resources and Business Partnerinitiatives and strategic goalson time with a high-degree of precision. This individual should be a strong writer and communicator, a detailed analyst with adaptability to move from high-level to low-level analysis and project design, and a conscientious and adaptive self-starter who will identify and implement business and process improvements for the Human Resourcesteam as they arise in day-to-day work. This individual should enjoy the challenges of a highly technical, dynamic and fast-paced work environment. Essential Duties: Collect, analyze, report and share data related to workforce and succession planning to assist and inform management's decision making. Serve in an advisory capacity providing analysis, consolidation and interpretation of large sets of data, guidance materials and recommendations for management. Connect analysis to strategic issues and priorities to support action plans. Use advanced statistics and tools to ensure analytics are meaningful, rigorous and provide actionable and comprehensive insights. Apply management and systems analysis techniques to the solution of problems such as staff utilization, workload forecasting and scheduling, work methods, procedures, priorities and organizational structure. Proactively determine, develop and deliver Human Resources reporting that provides both meaningful and actionable analytics as well as basic employee data on both a routine and as-needed basis. Facilitate and/or lead focus groups regarding identification of workforce organizational development metrics. Establish strong partnerships with business partners and the Human Resources team to provide best practices/new practices and insights for how analytics can drive decisions that are more meaningful. Oversee, develop and coordinate project plans or data processing activities with other departments or divisions to ensure functions and systems designs, modifications and implementation requirements meet business needs. Prepare and deliver reports and recommendations, conduct training and provide presentations. Provide work direction and oversight to two subordinate Human Resources staff members. Qualifications Bachelor's degree with a focus on human resources, business, social or organizational behavior sciences, public administration or a related field and three years of broad-based professional human resource experience, including facilitating organizational development or change, and advising and consulting on human resource issues; OR Based upon assignment, four to six years human resource experience directly related to area of assignment such as compensation and benefits, training and development, talent services, safety and equal opportunity employment. *Equivalent education/experience may be substituted. Desired Qualifications: Professional expert in Workforce Research and Data Analysis. Experience conducting research and evaluation and findings to provide insight to managers to inform strategic workforce trends and demographics. Experience providing advice, interpretation and counsel to business partners and making recommendations on City human resources policies and procedures in the areas of: staff utilization, workload forecasting and scheduling, work methods, procedures, priorities and organizational structure. Knowledge & Skills COMPETENCIES Ensures Accountability Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments. Collaboration 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 different audiences. Cultivates Innovation Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful. Instills Trust Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity and authenticity. Interpersonal Savvy Relating Openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people. Manages Complexity Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems. Optimizes Work Processes Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement. Organizational Savvy Maneuvering comfortably through complex policy, process and people-related organizational dynamics. Plans and Aligns Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals. Strategic Mindset Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies. Tech Savvy Anticipating and adopting innovations in business-buildingtechnological applications. SKILLS Visualizing HR data using avariety of visual software programs Using Excel at an advanced level, SAP (or other ERP) and Power Bi Supporting data and analytics projects, including developing user friendly reports, short and long term workforce forecasts and integrated dashboards 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. Apply: Interested individualsmust apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Please also attach a digital file of 10 pages or less that represents experience with research and analysis of workforce data. Work product must show uses of excel in a data visual. (ie: Tableau, Klipfolio, Visme, ClicData) Candidate application materials will be evaluated, and selected candidates will be referred to hiring managers for further screening, which may include a writing assessment,on-line assessments and telephone interview prior to in-person interview selection. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. The Community 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. Propelled by significant development such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of the Thea Foss Waterway, the expansions of both the MultiCare and Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the 1990s. 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 this YouTube Video! 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. 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 NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, callthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591.5400 before 5:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement.Note: The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jun 03, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power has a robust and active energy efficiency program. Tacoma Power uses evaluation to plan conservation activities, including decisions on allocation of utility resources and whether to modify and/or continue programs. This Senior Economist position ensures that the measures comprising the energy efficiency program are cost-effective and implemented in an efficient manner.This position manages Tacoma Power's energy efficiency evaluation efforts.This includes conducting independent market research, managing the work of contractors, and interacting with stakeholders. The ideal candidate has knowledge of statistical and economic analysis as well as research methodologies.Judgment is exercised on study designs and methodologies, evaluation procedures, statistical techniques, analysis and database designs.This position prepares written reports and presents quantitative, economic, and business analysis to senior management, stakeholders and occasionally the public. In addition to evaluating conservation activities, approximately 25 percent time will be spent providing economic analysis in support of other Power Management activities including: forecasting wholesale prices, evaluating individual major resource acquisition opportunities, assessing the impact of regulations and other exogenous factors on wholesale markets, and looking for market opportunities. Qualifications Graduation from a four-year college or university with emphasis in economics, statistics, finance, business administration or related field; advanced degree desired; 5+ years progressive experience performing research, economic, financial and/or market analysis; Knowledge of energyindustry desired. Knowledge & Skills Analysis Abilities Economic analysis and natural resource valuation. Applied statistics, analysis techniques, survey design, sample design, data collection, and monitoring systems. Combining scientific and engineering data to perform complex statistical analysis. Using statistics to form accurate and well-reasoned conclusions. Performing economic analysis in a transparent and careful way that supports recommendations and decisions. Designing and managing large multi-faceted cross-organizational research projects. Experience with Data Visualization Business Skills Well-developed communication skills:writing skills (e.g., report writing, developing support documentation and technical writing); presentation skills (e.g., PowerPoint development); and oral skills. Firm understanding of business concepts, theories, practices, business case development, work plan development, request for proposal development, manage contract, and budgeting. Effective project management skills, ability to resolve and adapt to evolving issues throughout a project. Well-developed interpersonal skills: ability to work constructively with diverse individuals/groups with divergent perspectives and interests. Computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, statistical modeling, and data management tracking systems. Energy and Energy Efficiency Knowledge Familiarity with energy conservation measures and measurement best practices. Knowledge of fundamental practices for electrical utility operations, wholesale resource theory, resource portfolio management and how energy efficiency is integrated into a portfolio. Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, codes, standards, regulations, policies, technology, terminology and procedures applicable to energy and conservation. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Rodney Croston, 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. 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,walkablecities 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. The 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. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. 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 this YouTube Video! 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. 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: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 10, 2019
Full Time
Position Description This posting is re-opening to meet the hiring needs of the department and the qualifications needed for this position. One application per person please. As a registered nurse with City of Tacoma, Fire Department you will be a part of a non-emergency operation team, the CARES Unit, working on an Opioid Project aimed at reducing opioid use, illicit drug use, and prevention of overdoses in the Tacoma Fire Department jurisdiction. This special operations team will facilitate standing orders for medication assisted treatment and will provide nursing assessments on-scene with EMS and/or police personnel at opioid related 911 incidents. This position is under the direction of the Medical Director and is an exempt position. Duties will include on-scene assessments, development of patient-centered plans of care, care coordination among internal/external multidisciplinary team, and facilitation of safe care transitions in the community. The purpose of the registered nurse role is to initiate medication assisted treatment (MAT) in the community and jails for opioid related events. The registered nurse will be responsible for all nursing care based on established clinical policies and respond in a non-emergency capacity to 911 calls. Perform nursing assessment on-scene of 911 calls. Develop a comprehensive patient care assessment and plan using the principles of relationship-based care. Coordinate with the medical director on assessment findings and recommendation for initial dose of MAT. Follow-up with patient as needed over the weekend to ensure withdrawal comfort and success of treatment. Engage MAT team on treatment plans. Facilitate care with a health care team inclusive of internal and external providers. Be a consistent contact for patients, families, and the health care team throughout the patient's care and achievement of care goals. Identify and resolve barriers to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and efficient patient throughput to the appropriate providers. Coordinate appointments for timely, clinical decision -making and optimalhandoversacross the continuum of care. Communicate with patients and families around the plan of care, answer questions, teach and coach onopioidwithdrawaland MAT. Work Schedule Nurses will average64 hours of per bi-weeklypay period, plus unscheduled call-outs.For each two-week pay period, the nurse will be scheduled for 3-4 shifts ranging in length between 8-13 hours that will occur at the times of swing or night shifts. There may be optional 24/7 on-call shift work. These schedules will be swing or night shift after training is completed. For approximately the first month after hire employees will work full-time (40 hours per week) while training. City of Tacoma Recruitment One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative 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 Registered nurse with active Washington State license. Please submit 3 professional references. Knowledge & Skills This position requires a high degree of communication skills, organizational skills, ability to analyze and prioritize patient needs, and the ability to interpret and consolidate vague information from multiple sources. Clear and concise documentation and assessment skills, use of discretion and good judgment, and sound decision-making. This position requires an individual who can work autonomously and in a team setting. In addition, applicant must: Have experience with patients suffering from substance abuse disorders. Preference will be given to RN's with experience with populations suffering from opioid specific disorder. Collaborative professional who can work alongside EMS and Police. Highly proficient in use of technology and computers. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This posting is re-opening to meet the hiring needs of the department and the qualifications needed for this position. One application per person please. Interested individuals must apply online and attach a resume and cover letter that describes responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position may be invited to participate in an interview. Appointment is subject to passing a background checkand drug screen. 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 theapplication process,please contactthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591-5400 by 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement.For questions regarding the position, please contact Laura Morris at lmorris@cityoftacoma.org. Closing Date/Time: Continuous