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!

24 job(s) at City of Tacoma

City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 31, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma's Information Technology Department has a fantastic opportunity with a great work-life balance, short commute times, professional development and opportunities for advancement for an ideal candidate interested in becoming a new member of their SAP BASIS Team. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Perform a variety of system administration functions to support a robust SAP environment (ECC 6.08 Suite on HANA, Business Warehouse, Enterprise Portal, PI/PO and Solution Manager). Troubleshoot and resolve complex system issues. Collaborate with development and functional teams. Establish and maintain effective work relationships. 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! WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? Leave behind negative notions of government work; they couldn't be further from the truth. Working for the government is an enriching 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 a formative time in Tacoma's development. In addition, you will feel satisfied knowing that your job truly matters, and has a positive impact on local communities. 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 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 Equivalent combination to: Bachelor degree in computer science or related field and five or more years directly related information technology work experience. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Some positions may require a valid Washington State Driver's License at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Positions assigned to the Tacoma Police Department may require additional background checks which may include fingerprinting and/or a polygraph test. No sponsorship is available for this position. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States, for any employer, now and in the future. Licensing, Certifications And Other Legal Requirements: Depending upon assignment a WA driver's license may be required. Individuals may have to pass a background check depending upon assignment. Additional licenses or certifications may be required based upon assignment. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should complete theonlineapplication and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this 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 application materials advanced to the hiring manager 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. 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 - Fridayand/or Tuesday - Saturday. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend an hour or more entering the required information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted before the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources main office at (253) 591-5400 before 5pm on the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 2/22/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 31, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma and Tacoma Public Utilitieshave internship opportunities for engineering students to apply their engineering studies, receive hands-on experience, and work side-by-side with experienced professionals on challenging and fun engineering projects. We have opportunities for Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Computer Science, Cyber Security, and ChemicalEngineering students in Public Works, Environmental Services, Power Generation, Power Transmission and Distribution, Power Utility Technology Services and Tacoma Water. The hours for these positions are 40 hours per week. The term of each position is expected to coincide with the typical summer break for college students. Come and visit one of our recruiting teams at any of our scheduled events: University of Washington Civil & Environmental Engineering Career Fair, on Thursday Jan 17, 2019 University of Washington SWE Career Fair on Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019 Washington State University IEEE Career Fair on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2019 Washington State University Spring Career Expo on Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019 University of Idaho Career and Internship Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 Seattle University Career and Internship Fair on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 Oregon State University Civil and Construction Engineering Fair on Wednesday, Feb 20 To be informed of Engineering opportunities, connect with Rodney Croston and Alissa Noland on LinkedIn! Qualifications Enrollment in a college-level engineering program designed to result in a bachelor's degree in engineering. 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. 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 attend one of the college fairs listed above to meet directly with a recruitment team. You may also apply online and attach 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: 3/29/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 31, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma is seeking an outgoing, highly motivated person devoted to public service to join our team as a temporary intern for the Healthy Homes, Healthy Neighborhoods program. This is a great opportunity to join the City of Tacoma, acquire valuable work experience, and personally contribute to positive change in our community If the below list of personal traits sounds like you, then you are just the type of person we are looking for to joinour team! Outgoing, positivepersonalitywho enjoys working with people Excellent public speaking and interpersonal communication skills Strong personal motivation commitment to outcomes Outstanding customer service, peopleskillsand professionalism Enjoy working with diverse communities and other students Enjoy working both indoors and outdoors, in varying weather conditions Passionate about community organizing and the environment The intern selected for this position will be responsible for engaging in the following types ofjob duties: Conduct intensive community engagementin theSouth Tacomaneighborhood. Develop appropriate educational materials. Implement outreach primarily through door-to-door contact with Tacoma residents as well as presentations to community groups and event implementation. Inform community members about a range of sustainability topics, possibly including energy and water conservation, recycling, sustainable transportation, air quality, tree canopy, urban gardening, and more. Coordinate local sustainability initiatives by building a network with regional organizations. The intern will make positive contributions to the livability of South Tacoma byempowering community participation in sustainability initiatives. Educational Benefits: Students will develop public speaking, program management, event implementation, environmental engagement, and other analytical skills as well as a knowledge of public environmental sustainability strategies. Students should consult with their academic program regarding receiving academic credit for the internship. Hours and Terms of the Position: 500 hours The hours for this position are 16-20 hours per week, for a period of approximately 6 months, starting in the Spring of 2019. This position will require the intern to be available on a regular schedule that will include evenings and most weekends, with the understanding that the remainder of the time will be flexible based on the student's schedule. Location and Physical Requirements of Position: This position requires being able to work both outdoors and in an office environment, to include computers and phones. Must be able to lift at least 20 pounds. City of Tacoma Recruitment Information: One of the primary goals of the City of Tacoma Equity and Empowerment Initiatives is that the City of Tacoma workforce reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and provide accommodations for people with disabilities in hiring, promotion, retention, and contracting. Our Vision is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. We welcome candidates with diverse and/or multicultural skill sets and personal experiences. Qualifications Graduation from high school or GED equivalent. Must be enrolled in vocational school, community college, four-year college or university, graduate student, or a recent graduate who has completed a degree from an accredited college/university within the last year. Valid driver license required at time of appointment. DESIRED QUALIFICATION: Bilingual language skills. Knowledge & Skills Knowledge of environmental topics. Knowledge of research methodology. Skill in operating a personal computer using basic software, including Microsoft Office. Experience with meeting facilitation and event coordination. Effective problem solving skills. Ability to work as part of a team and independently with minimal supervision. Ability to plan, organize, and implement programs and to write clear, complete, and logical reports and proposals. Ability to learn pertinent Federal, State, and local laws and ordinances. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, partner organizations and members of the community. Ability to communicate effectively,verbally and in writing, using language that is appropriate to the complexity of the topic and the audience. Ability to effectively collaborate and work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Knowledge of the Tacoma area and community is preferred. 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/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhires The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. All interested individuals must attach a resume that includes past work experience and a brief cover letter stating why you want to participate in this internship. Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position may be invited to participate in the interview process. Appointment is subject to passing a pre-employment background check. 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. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. For any questions regarding the application process, please contact Human Resources at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: 2/22/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Feb 19, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Women's Firefighter's workshopheld on 4/13/2019 at the City of Tacoma Firefighter Training Facility. This workshop is completely FREE. Space is limited to the first 50 people who sign up. Here is a general list of what you can expect to talk about, listen to and experience at the workshop. Talk with Women Career Firefighters Special Panel Guest Mary Hallman (Medical Services Officer) Learn about the Women's Perspective and the unique opportunities and challenges Hands on experience (put on uniform/watch and use real equipment) Learn about the Recruitment and Hiring process to become a Firefighter Benefits and salary Information Selection Process & Supplemental Information To reserve a seat, please click the Apply buttonin the top right corner. Please fill in your name, e-mail and phone number. If you know someone who would like to attend, please be sure to have them apply. We look forward to seeing you at this event. Prior to the event you will receive confirmation and additional information regarding the event details. Remember that space is limited to fifty people. If you have additional questions about this event, please e-mail Teresa Dent at tdent@cityoftacoma.org Closing Date/Time:
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Feb 15, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The Water Division of Tacoma Public Utilities is offering five internship opportunities for college students to gain work experience in the engineering field. The Engineering Interns will perform a variety of technical, administrative, and organizational tasks in support of Tacoma Water's Engineering Sections. These sections include: Distribution Engineering, Supply, Quality and Supply Electrical. Duties may include data consolidation, project management, organizing reports and letters, information gathering, plan review, customer contact, and field observation. The positions require strong technical skills, teamwork, flexibility to organize and perform a variety of on-going tasks, customer service skills, and basic engineering calculations. The hours for these positions are 40 hours per week. The term of each position is expected to coincide with the typical summer break for college students. Come and visit one of our recruiting teams at this scheduled event: Oregon State University Winter Career Expo on Wednesday, Feb 20 , 2019 . To be informed of Engineering opportunities, connect with Marisa Tetreault and Alissa Noland on LinkedIn! Qualifications Must be currently enrolled in an accredited engineering program studying Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Environmental or Mechanical Engineering. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is 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. 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: 3/29/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Feb 14, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Water Service Supervisors oversee, direct, assign work, train and evaluate the work of crews installing and maintaining Tacoma Water's distribution system. Duties include training employees in the proper use of equipment, materials and procedures; scheduling assignments, coordinating activities of work crews; assigning work crews and equipment to specific projects; planning for crews such as locates, shutdowns and permits.In addition, supervisors review and approve time cards; complete personnel evaluations in a timely manner; draft and issue discipline, respond to grievances, communicate issues, concerns and recommendations both with management and staff. Supervisorsalso plan, schedule, and coordinate the work of assigned staff. Qualifications Three years of experience overseeing and directing the work of personnel involved in the construction, maintenance, and repair of a water distribution system LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid Washington Driver's License at time of application with maintenance thereafter Valid First Aid Certificate issued by the American Red Cross and valid CPR certificate by completion of probation Completion of the Tacoma Water Apprenticeship Program or Washington State Water Distribution Manager I certification Transportation Worker's Identification Credential (TWIC) by the end of the probationary period Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should complete the online application and include a cover letter and resume.Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in an examination process. Awritten test is tentatively scheduled the week of March 4, 2019; candidates who pass the written exam may be invited to an OralBoardtentatively scheduled the week ofMarch 18, 2019. Applicants must successfully complete the examination processto be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Appointment is subject to passing a background check,and a pre-employment medical exam and drug screen. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma andIBEWLocal 483. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. 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. Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 before the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 2/28/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Feb 13, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma iscreating a new civil service list forApprentice Electrical Meter & Relay Technicians that will be used to fill vacancies in the fall. Apprentice Electrical Meter & Relay Technicians perform apprentice-level work assisting journey-level meter technicians in the testing, cleaning, repairing, calibrating, installing and programming of electro-mechanical and solid state meters used in industrial, commercial and residential installations, including electrical and electronic support equipment. Apprentices will be formally enrolled in Tacoma Power's Electrical Meter & Relay Technician Apprenticeship program which is recognized by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and requires a minimum of three and one-half years to complete. Continued enrollment and employment is subject to attending off-hours training without compensation and maintaining progress standards set by the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee. This position requires lifting, pushing, pulling, climbing, working from heights, climbing stairs and ladders and working in enclosed spaces. Employees in this position are exposed to electrical hazards. Qualifications Graduation from high school or equivalent Completion of high school level algebra and basic electricity courses Six months' work experience in the electrical or electronic trades or completion of a formalized vocational training program in a related field Valid driver's license Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to the written examination which is tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 11, 2019, in Tacoma, Washington. In order to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration, applicants must pass all portions of the written examination. Applicants will be placed on the eligible list based on their written examination score. Part of the interview process will include a practical test. Appointment is subject to passing a background check and will include a pre-employment medical examination and drug screen. New employees need to obtain a valid Washington State driver's license within 30 days of appointment with maintenance thereafter. CPR and first-aid training will be required prior to completion of the probationary period with maintenance thereafter. Candidates must be able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) clearance prior to completion of probation and maintenance thereafter. Candidates must be able to pass background screening for applicable security access and maintain security clearance. In addition, new employees must successfully complete a 12month probationary period to obtain permanent status in this classification. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma andIBEWLocal 483. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend an hour or more entering the required information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at: (253) 591-5400 before the last date to file. REFERENCE MATERIAL INFORMATION The following reference listings are intended to provide you suggested study materials only. This list is not intended to be the sole source of information but to act as a guide as to what can be study as preparation for taking the Electrical Apprenticeship written test. WEBSITE REFERENCES http://www.alexanderpublications.com/ http://www.electricityforum.com/basic-electricity.html http://www.the12volt.com/ohm/ohmslaw.asp#pie http://www.angelfire.com/pa/baconbacon/page2.html http://www.school-for-champions.com/science/electricity_ohms_law.htm http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/electric/ohmlaw.html http://www.electronics-tutorials.com/basics/ohms-law.htm http://www.thelearningpit.com/ http://www.opamp-electronics.com/tutorials/ac_theory.htm http://www.play-hookey.com/ac_theory/ http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_1/index.html http://www.awesomelibrary.org/Classroom/Mathematics/Middle-High_School_Math/Trigonometry.html http://www.syvum.com/math/trigonometry.html TEXTBOOK REFERENCES Electricity (available from Alexander publications), excellent reference guide! Ugly's Quick Electrical Reference Guide (available at the Home Depot) DelmarsStandard Textbook on Electricity (available from delmarlearning.com) Basic electricity (authors, VanValkenburgh,Nooger& Neville, INC.) Basic Electricity (Schaum's, published by McGraw Hill) Basic Electricity (U.S Navy) Electricity Demystified (Gibilisco, published by McGraw Hill) An Introduction to Electric Power Distribution (WayneBeaty, available from Alexander publications) Painless Algebra (Lynette Long, published by Barron's) Algebra success in 20 minutes a day (Learning Express) Algebra Demystified (Gibilisco, published by McGraw Hill) Algebrahelp.com Trigonometry Demystified (Gibilisco, published by McGraw Hill) Trigonometry for dummies (Sterling) Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Safety Standards for Electrical workers Chapter 296-45 WAC Closing Date/Time: 2/26/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Feb 13, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma iscreating a new civil service listfor Apprentice Line Electrician.Apprentice Line Electricians perform apprentice-level work assisting journey-level Line Electricians in the installation, construction, maintenance and repair of electrical overhead and underground distribution and transmission systems. Apprentices will be formally enrolled in the City of Tacoma's Line Electrician Apprenticeship program. This apprenticeship program is recognized by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, requiring a minimum of three and one-half years to complete. Continued enrollment and employment is subject to attending off-hour training without compensation and maintaining the progress standards set by the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee. This position requires lifting, pulling, pushing, kneeling, squatting, climbing, working from heights, climbing stairs and ladders and working in confined spaces. Employees in this position are exposed to electrical hazards. Qualifications Graduation from high school or equivalent Completion of high school level algebra and basic electricity courses Six months of work experience in the electrical or construction trades or completion of a formalized vocational training program in a related field (attach proof of completion to application) Valid driver's license Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to the written examination which is tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 11, 2019, in Tacoma, Washington. In order to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration, applicants must pass all portions of the written examination. Applicants will be placed on the eligible list based on their written examination score. Prior to being eligible for interview, candidates must pass a physical ability test designed to evaluate whether the candidate meets the physical requirements for this position. Applicants who do not appear for their scheduled physical ability test or who do not pass the test will be removed from the eligible list. Part of the interview process will include a practical test. Appointment is subject to passing a background check and will include a pre-employment medical examination and drug screen. New employees need to obtain a valid Washington State driver's license within 30 days of appointment with maintenance thereafter and a valid Class A commercial driver's license by the ninth month of the hire date with maintenance thereafter. Traffic Control Flagging, CPR, first-aid and forklift training certificate will be required prior to completion of the probationary period with maintenance thereafter. Candidates must be able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) clearance prior to completion of probation and maintenance thereafter. Candidates must be able to pass background screening for applicable security access and maintain security clearance. In addition, new employees must successfully complete a 12month probationary period to obtain permanent status in this classification. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and IBEW Local 483. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend an hour or more entering the required information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at: (253) 591-5400 before the last date to file. REFERENCE MATERIAL INFORMATION The following reference listings are intended to provide you suggested study materials only. This list is not intended to be the sole source of information but to act as a guide as to what can be studied in preparation for taking the Electrical Apprenticeship written test. WEBSITE REFERENCES http://www.alexanderpublications.com/ http://www.electricityforum.com/basic-electricity.html http://www.the12volt.com/ohm/ohmslaw.asp#pie http://www.angelfire.com/pa/baconbacon/page2.html http://www.school-for-champions.com/science/electricity_ohms_law.htm http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/electric/ohmlaw.html http://www.electronics-tutorials.com/basics/ohms-law.htm http://www.thelearningpit.com/ http://www.opamp-electronics.com/tutorials/ac_theory.htm http://www.play-hookey.com/ac_theory/ http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_1/index.html http://www.awesomelibrary.org/Classroom/Mathematics/Middle-High_School_Math/Trigonometry.html http://www.syvum.com/math/trigonometry.html TEXTBOOK REFERENCES Electricity (available from Alexander Publications), excellent reference guide! Ugly's Quick Electrical Reference Guide (available at the Home Depot) Delmars Standard Textbook on Electricity (available from delmarlearning.com) Basic Electricity (authors, Van Valkenburgh, Nooger & Neville, INC.) Basic Electricity (Schaum's, published by McGraw Hill) Basic Electricity (U.S Navy) Electricity Demystified (Gibilisco, published by McGraw Hill) An Introduction to Electric Power Distribution (Wayne Beaty, available from Alexander Publications) Painless Algebra (Lynette Long, published by Barron's) Algebra SuccessIn 20 Minutes A Day (Learning Express) Algebra Demystified (Gibilisco, published by McGraw Hill) Algebrahelp.com Trigonometry Demystified (Gibilisco, published by McGraw Hill) Trigonometry for dummies (Sterling) Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Safety Standards for Electrical workers Chapter 296-45 WAC Closing Date/Time: 2/26/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Feb 13, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma iscreating a new civil service list for Apprentice Wire Electrician. Apprentice Wire Electricians perform apprentice-level work assisting journey-level Wire Electricians in the construction, maintenance and repair of electrical substations and underground electrical systems. Apprentices will be formally enrolled in the City of Tacoma's Wire Electrician Apprenticeship program. This apprenticeship program is recognized by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, requiring a minimum of three and one-half years to complete. Continued enrollment and employment is subject to attending off-hour training without compensation and maintaining the progress standards set by the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee. This position requires lifting, pulling, pushing, kneeling, squatting, climbing, working from heights, climbing stairs and ladders and working in confined spaces. Employees in this position are exposed to electrical hazards. Qualifications Graduation from high school or equivalent Completion of high school level algebra and basic electricity courses Six months of work experience in the electrical or construction trades or completion of a formalized vocational training program in a related field (attach proof of completion to application) Valid driver's license Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to the written examination which is tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 11, 2019, in Tacoma, Washington. In order to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration, applicants must pass all portions of the written examination. Applicants will be placed on the eligible list based on their written examination score. Prior to being eligible for interview, candidates must pass a physical ability test designed to evaluate whether the candidate meets the physical requirements for this position. Applicants who do not appear for their scheduled physical ability test or who do not pass the test will be removed from the eligible list. Part of the interview process will include a practical test. Appointment is subject to passing a background check and will include a pre-employment medical examination and drug screen. New employees need to obtain a valid Washington State driver's license within 30 days of appointment with maintenance thereafter and a valid Class A commercial driver's license by the ninth month of the hire date with maintenance thereafter. Traffic Control Flagging, CPR, first-aid and forklift training certificate will be required prior to completion of the probationary period with maintenance thereafter. Candidates must be able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) clearance prior to completion of probation and maintenance thereafter. Candidates must be able to pass background screening for applicable security access and maintain security clearance. In addition, new employees must successfully complete a 12 month probationary period to obtain permanent status in this classification. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and IBEW Local 483. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend an hour or more entering the required information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at: (253) 591-5400 before the last date to file. REFERENCE MATERIAL INFORMATION The following reference listings are intended to provide you suggested study materials only. This list is not intended to be the sole source of information but to act as a guide as to what can be studied in preparation for taking the Electrical Apprenticeship written test. WEBSITE REFERENCES http://www.alexanderpublications.com/ http://www.electricityforum.com/basic-electricity.html http://www.the12volt.com/ohm/ohmslaw.asp#pie http://www.angelfire.com/pa/baconbacon/page2.html http://www.school-for-champions.com/science/electricity_ohms_law.htm http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/electric/ohmlaw.html http://www.electronics-tutorials.com/basics/ohms-law.htm http://www.thelearningpit.com/ http://www.opamp-electronics.com/tutorials/ac_theory.htm http://www.play-hookey.com/ac_theory/ http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_1/index.html http://www.awesomelibrary.org/Classroom/Mathematics/Middle-High_School_Math/Trigonometry.html http://www.syvum.com/math/trigonometry.html TEXTBOOK REFERENCES Electricity (available from Alexander Publications), excellent reference guide! Ugly's Quick Electrical Reference Guide (available at the Home Depot) Delmars Standard Textbook on Electricity (available from delmarlearning.com) Basic Electricity (authors, Van Valkenburgh, Nooger & Neville, INC.) Basic Electricity (Schaum's, published by McGraw Hill) Basic Electricity (U.S Navy) Electricity Demystified (Gibilisco, published by McGraw Hill) An Introduction to Electric Power Distribution (Wayne Beaty, available from Alexander publications) Painless Algebra (Lynette Long, published by Barron's) Algebra success in 20 minutes a day (Learning Express) Algebra Demystified (Gibilisco, published by McGraw Hill) Algebrahelp.com Trigonometry Demystified (Gibilisco, published by McGraw Hill) Trigonometry for dummies (Sterling) Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Safety Standards for Electrical workers Chapter 296-45 WAC Closing Date/Time: 2/26/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Feb 06, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Water has opportunities for a Maintenance Planner to provide planning for the Water Quality and Supply Maintenance crews. In this position, you will be responsible for planning the installation, maintenance, corrective work, repair and replacement of the City of Tacoma's water system and supporting infrastructure. You will develop strategies, maintenance plans and recommendations to allow effective operation of Tacoma Water's systems. You will also audit planned work and performance metrics to ensure operations and maintenance are efficient and align with work plans. The ideal candidate is familiar with SAP or another computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) and MS Office Suite. The position is highly collaborative and works closely with other sections of Tacoma Water and divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities and City of Tacoma. This position reports to the Principal Engineer in the Water Quality or Water Supply sections and will provide planning for the Water Quality or Water Supply Maintenance crews. Responsibilities include: Develop work plans for Water Quality and Supply Maintenance crews; Follow best practices for the installation, repair, or replacement of assets relating to the operation of the Tacoma Watersystem; Develop and/or consolidate needed information to support constraint free execution of the work order packages; Prepare estimates for labor hours, total time, and budget to complete projects; Identify, and procure if necessary, materials, goods, and/or services needed to facilitate the work; Review completed work order projects to ensure documentation accurately reflects the actual work performed; Be anadvanced userof all software and work flow processes with respect to Water Quality or Water Supply Maintenance planning, execution, monitoring, and closing out work order projects; Review completed work plans and update plans as necessary to ensure continuous improvement of planned work processes. Qualifications DESIRED: Bachelor's degree; or substitution of equivalent years' experience closely aligned to the position such as: utility operations, manufacturing, construction management, process analysis, project management or engineering; 3+ years' experience in utility operations, manufacturing, construction management, process analysis, project management or engineering; Proficient with Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) - SAP preferred; Proficient with Excel for data collection, analytics and reporting; Ability to understand complex or undefined information, generate clear and detailed process documentation, and communicate effectively with different audiences; Project management experience; Knowledge of utility operations; Utility, Manufacturing, Construction Management or Engineering experience. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should complete the online application and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes major 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 check. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 before the closing date. 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 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! 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 otherdisparities 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. Closing Date/Time: 2/28/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Feb 05, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power is accepting applications for Utility Workers at the Cowlitz , Nisqually and Cushman hydroelectric power generation facilities . This is semi-skilled labor involving a wide variety of tasks related to the maintenance, repair and operation of hydroelectric plant facilities, recreational facilities and fish hatchery operations. Some duties require a degree of mechanical aptitude and an employee must be willing and able to perform heavy manual labor under all types of weather conditions.Hydroelectric power is a clean, renewable resource that generates electricity without burning fossil fuels or polluting the air. Our hydroelectric projects generate aboutthree billion kilowatt hours of electricity each year, enough to serve about half ofour customers' power needs. In addition, Tacoma Power's projects support major fish and wildlife programs, and provide excellent parks and recreation . Positions are located at remote hydroelectric sites. The CowlitzRiver Project is located near Mossyrock, WA. The Nisqually River Project is located in LaGrande, WA.The CushmanHydro Project is in Hoodsport, WA.Employees must live within 30 minutes of their assigned worksite. Employees may be assigned to a rotating shift schedule and must be able to work independently and as a team member. Work is strenuous and includes bending, standing, climbing and lifting heavy loads. Qualifications Graduation from high school or equivalent Valid driver's license and one of the following: Completion of an electrical or industrial arts program from a community or vocational college and six-months of experience in semi-skilled manual labor in the construction trades, including operation and maintenance of industrial equipment and vehicles. -OR- Two-years of experience in semi-skilled manual labor in the construction trades, including operation and maintenance of industrial equipment and vehicles LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State Class A Commercial Driver's License required before completion of probation with maintenance thereafter Tanker endorsement required at designated locations First Aid, CPR, flagging and forklift certification required prior to completion of probationary period with maintenance thereafter Crane certification with maintenance thereafter may be required at certain locations Knowledge & Skills Maintain and repair facilities, roads, equipment and operational machinery Assist journey level personnel in the performance of their assignments Maintain grounds, roadways and right-of-ways by mowing lawns, trimming and pruning hedges, trees and shrubs, felling trees, rigging of equipment, bucking downed trees, cutting brush and removing debris Perform custodial tasks in buildings and yards Operate various assigned vehicles, heavy equipment, work boats, project equipment, powered and non-powered hand tools Perform carpentry, plumbing, light metal fabrication and incidental non-certified welding Lubricate heavy machinery and equipment; check oil levels and bearings and clean oil system filters Read and record generation and switchyard instrumentation Perform vehicle maintenance Work safely and cooperatively with co-workers and the public Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should complete the online application. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to a multiple choice exam. You must pass all portions of the exam in order to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Once the eligible list is established, candidates invited to an interview may be required to perform a practical demonstration of maintenance knowledge and skills. Appointment will be subject to passing a background check and a pre-employment medical exam to include a drug screen and respirator certification. New employees will be required to obtain a valid Washington State Commercial Driver's License Class A (in addition a Tanker endorsement may be required based upon location of assignment) prior to completion of probation, with maintenance thereafter and be granted unrestricted respirator clearance including medical fit test prior to appointment, with maintenance thereafter. Crane certification with maintenance thereafter may be required based upon location of assignment. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and IBEW Local 483. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at: (253) 591-5400 before the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 2/22/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Feb 04, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power is seeking a high performing, critically thinking, analytical, experienced self-starter to join the Transmission and Distribution (T&D) team. The selected candidate will contribute to the success of the Joint-Use Pole Attachment Program in the Business & Financial Management group, acting as a point of contact for external agencies requesting permission to attach to Tacoma Power poles."Community Value First" is Tacoma Power's strategic principle. We consider our decisions and prioritize resources and programs based upon the impact to our customers and community. As financial stewards of Tacoma Power's rate payer funds, we work to minimize costs, maximize revenues and identify efficiencies in our operations. As the Pole Attachment Joint-Use Specialist, you will have a major role in supporting these efforts. Primary duties will include the receipt and processing of applications for requests to attach to utility poles owned wholly or jointly by Tacoma Power. Key functions of this position will include the use of the enterprise resource planning software (SAP) for creation of notifications, work orders, invoices, and financial reports. Responsibilities of this position will include customer account administration and bill paying functions This position requires excellent written and oral communication skills, customer service skills, and the ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. The selected candidate will work closely with technical experts in addition to frequent interaction with external customer representatives. This position will assist with gathering and analyzing pole attachment records, preparing summaries and reports, and assisting in the development of work processes. Duties require excellent written and oral communication skills, customer service skills, and the ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. The selected candidate will work closely with technical experts in addition to frequent interaction with customers Transmission and Distribution (T&D) culture values safety, communication, accountability, professionalism, integrity, and respect.Our ideal candidate will excel at working in a team environment and collaborating with others. This position requires strong communication skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks at one time. Primary Responsibilities: Review and analyze requests for attachments to Tacoma Power's utility poles; verify completeness and accuracy of data. Clearly communicate requirements with applicants to ensure compliance with agreements and standards; monitor program lifecycle including permit cycle, SAP contract accounts and revenues. Review and interpret contract language requirements. Create cash invoices in SAP to process payment for application fees. Assist with maintaining pole inventory by extracting data from SAP/GIS, evaluating records accuracy, updating/maintaining databases. Create and maintain tracking spreadsheets using MS Excel for recording applications and Make-Ready work quotes. Create/update/close work orders in SAP to track labor and equipment time for field inspections, Make-Ready work, and Line Engineering review. Bill external entities for project costs, requested services, and/or billable projects. Maintain superior customer service and resolve issues as they arise; ensure timely responses to both internal and external customers. Track program statistics for benchmarking. 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 2+ years of experience in permitting processes, interpreting contract language and analyzing data; Associates' degree desired, Bachelor's degree preferred; Electric utility experience and knowledge of electric utility and/or telecommunications equipment strongly desired; Ability to collaborate in cross-functional work teams in the development and implementation of efficiencies; Demonstrated ability to effectively organize multiple assignments, complex assignments, and competing priorities to produce accurate products on time; Knowledge of SAP functions and proficiency with Microsoft Office software applications is strongly desired. Knowledge & Skills Analysis Use a rational-thinking process to assess and understand issues, evaluate options, form accurate conclusions, and make decisions regarding pole attachment requests. Make sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems. Ask the right questions to accurately analyze situations. Acquire data from multiple diverse resources for problem solving. Expose the root cause of problems in support of further evaluation of diverse solution options. Prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive written reports presenting statistical, graphical, and other reporting methods to audiences of varying technical sophistication. Research Effectively identify, collect, organize and document data in ways that make the information most useful for subsequent assessment, analysis, and investigation. Compile and maintain reports, records and various other forms of pertinent information in an organized and professional manner. Customer Focus Establish internal and external customer interface to increase satisfaction with products and services offered by the organization. Search out ways to enhance customer satisfaction by improving efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery. Emphasize team approach to providing exceptional customer service. Make customer service the highest priority by responding to changing needs, and helping customers implement comprehensive solutions. Effective Communication Clearly and effectively communicate with individuals and groups within and outside of the organization. Effectively present ideas in formal and informal situations. Constructively listen to others in order to accurately convey their ideas. Interact respectfully and sensitively with individuals and groups to develop and maintain productive relationships and achieve results. Professionalism Professionally conducts all assignments in a timely manner, work with confidentiality and discretion. Work effectively through complex policies, processes, and organizational dynamics. Use a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by RodneyCroston, 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 ! Interested individuals must apply online and meet the minimum qualifications to progress in therecruitment process. Please include your resume and letter of interest detailing how your skills relate to the position description. Applicants who have the strongestbackgrounds related to the responsibilities of the positionmay be invited to participate in an interview. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to successfully passing a 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. For assistance with theNEOGOVapplication 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: 2/22/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Feb 02, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power is seeking a Resource Planning Manager to develop its Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), coordinate the public outreach process, advance Tacoma Power's modeling and resource evaluation capabilities, and present recommendations to executive management and the Public Utility Board. The Resource Planning Manager will manage a staff of professional analysts and is responsible to encourage, motivate and inspire the Resource Planning team. The utility may need to acquire major generating resources in the near future. There are many alternatives to meeting this potential need, some of which could imply significant expenditures and major changes to the utility's commercial operation. The IRP is the "hub" around which Tacoma Power evaluates these alternatives. The IRP evaluation must appropriately balance cost, risk, reliability, sustainability and regulatory mandates to identify the best portfolio of power supply and conservation resources. As the Resource Planning Manager, you will: Manage cross-functional teams on complex analytical model development projects Maintain and run WECC fundamental market models Develop and run Tacoma Power system and resource adequacy models Develop and run decision analysis models Organize multiple external stakeholder processes Lead drafting and publication of Tacoma Power's integrated resource plan (IRP) Develop deep understanding of key federal, regional, and state energy policy issues Hire, motivate, and retain staff of professional analysts Qualifications Increasingly responsible work experience in power resource planning, evaluation, operations, policy, or contracting. Demonstrable success as functional lead or project manager. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in economics, statistics, mathematics, engineering, or similar field. A Masters or Doctorate degree is desirable. Knowledge & Skills The successful candidate will possess: Organizational skills including project planning, program management and execution Critical thinker; ability to look past minor details and identify major decision influences Attention to detail; ability to oversee model validation and quality assurance Communication, writing and presentation skills Demonstrated ability to provide leadership to peers in a team environment Impeccable work ethic; high level of integrity 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 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. 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: 2/22/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 31, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma, Environmental Services Department, is recruiting for a project position of two year duration for a Networked Systems Engineer. We are seeking an outgoing, highly motivated person who is interested in the challenge of maintaining the control system for the City's two wastewater treatment plants and being part of our dynamic, award winningEnvironmental Services Team. If the below list of personal traits sounds like you, then you are just the type of person we are searching for to join our team! Outgoing, positive personality who enjoys working as part of the team, Excellent interpersonal communication skills, Strong personal motivation and drive - an ambitious and committed self-starter Interestin a wide array of information technology challenges The Principles that Guide Us: Tacoma, the City of Destiny ,has a workforce of dedicated, talented and open-mindedemployeeswithunique skills andperspectives. Weembraceinnovation and strive for excellence and community engagementin all that we do.The Principles that Guide Us, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Equity, speak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service. The City of Tacoma Environmental Service Department is responsible for the maintenance and operations of the solid waste, surface water and wastewater utilities. The department has recently completed its new strategic plan that will guide the department for the next seven years. The plan empowers the employees to continue to make the department a stronger organization and to continue to be an industry leader. We believe everything we do supports healthy neighborhoods and a thriving Puget Sound leaving a better Tacoma for all. This position will play a key role in maintaining the plant control system for the City's two wastewater treatment plants and the SCADA system for 48 pump stations. The plant control system was recently updated to a Rockwell Automation PlantPAx Distributed Control System. The system communicates with Allen-Bradley PLCs dedicated to specific areas throughout the treatment plants which are connected to hundreds of devices and instrumentation. Rockwell FactoryTalk is utilized to support operator controls, alarm and event notifications. Historical data is archived with FactoryTalk Historian. Reports and trends of the historical information is displayed utilizing FactoryTalk VantagePoint, while change management is addressed through FactoryTalk AssetCentre. The plant control system operates on a private network that consists of 45 Windows servers and network time server, 60 network switches, two domains, 13 workstations and 32 thin clients. The link below provides an overview of the control system upgrade project. Plant Control System Upgrade ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Ensure the highest level of integrity, operational reliability, and system availability, of the wastewater treatment plant control system and pump station SCADA system on the Environmental Services Department's private network, through the use of best management practices. Provide workstation, server, network and communications support by installing, configuring and maintaining hardware, operating systems, applications, cybersecurity and programming on the Environmental Services Department's private network. Perform database administration of relational database management systems to include: planning, modeling, installing, upgrading, implementing, testing, tuning and maintaining in a multi-tiered client server environment. Maintain and administer systems and databases to include back-up, recovery and disaster recovery. Manage and maintain network communication including network switches and mobile device connectivity. Install, configure and maintain various historian software programs and supporting equipment, especially OSI Soft PI and MS SQL-based Historians, using supporting procedures and processes. Configure historical and consumable data gathering and manage reporting services (SSRS, VantagePoint). Assist in the management of Environmental Services' ICS business intelligence infrastructure, including historical data retrieval, advanced analytics, document repository, software revision control, network availability/reliability, etc. Develop and maintain documentation, such as automation/control system architecture drawings, network drawings and network component configurations, and procedures for installation, use, and troubleshooting of control system hardware and software. Maintain standards and procedures associated with Environmental Services private network and plant control system. Coordinate with City's corporate Information Technology Department for cross network data. Desired Skill/Abilities/Experience Familiar with industrial control systems software and architecture. Experience with maintaining and managing a Rockwell Automation Industrial Data Center Experience with some of the following Rockwell Automation software packages: FactoryTalk View SE, FactoryTalk Historian SE, FactoryTalk VantagePoint, and FactoryTalk AssetCentre Experience using Structured Query Language (SQL), VBA, .NET, HTML and C#. Experience setting up and configuring telemetry and network equipment including managed network switches/routers, firewall and security appliances, hardware devices, and industrial control network. Experience implementing security business practices to protect the control system from cyber threats. Experience tracking life-cycle of hardware. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: This is a professional environment with most activities occurring in an office setting with periodic field visits to process areas of the treatment plants or pump stations. Periodic field work consists of in-the-field collaboration with Operations and Maintenance staff. Position may require driving, sitting, or standing for long periods of time. 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 Four-year degree from an accredited college or university in civil, mechanical, electrical engineering, computer science or other engineering degree relevant to process automation control systems. AND Three years' experience in a highly technical division specialty (HTDS). Engineer-in-Training or Professional Engineer Certificate may be substituted for degree. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Four years' experience in designing and managing process control systems using Windows, SQL servers, logic controllers, network equipment, communication protocols, graphical formatting and display software. Experience related to Industrial Control Systems Experience related to municipal utilities facilities (such as wastewater treatment processes, wastewater and surface water pumping systems, and electrical and instrumentation systems). LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS May require a valid Washington Drivers's License at the time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills COMPETENCIES: 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, 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 for subsequent assessment, analysis, and investigation using current software and techniques. Compile and maintain reports, records and various other forms of pertinent information in an organized and professional manner. Leadership Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with co-workers, the general public, and other municipalities and federal agencies. Ability to lead small to large working teams. Establish, coordinate and direct work teams to accomplish assigned tasks to a successful completion. Ability to work as a team member in a supporting or managing role. Ability to coordinate multi-disciplined project teams. Problem Solving Use intelligence, common sense, hard work and tenacity to solve particularly difficult or complicated challenges. Employ expertise and credibility, to evaluate and resolve complex or sensitive issues and problems. Communications Effectiveness Effective communication both verbal and in writing 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 the standard, responding to changing customer needs, and helping customers implement complete solutions. 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. Model effective group behavior such as listening, discussing, negotiating, encouraging and motivating. Maintain current knowledge of industry by reading and interpreting applicable ordinances, rules, regulations, practices, policies and procedures. Program Management Appropriately prioritize and concurrently provide guidance and consultation on multiple programs, integrating many factors into decisions, and ensuring that work progresses toward achieving goals and objectives. Technical Proficient in engineering practices and principles within the field of expertise. Experience in complex project design and the preparation of engineering plans, technical specifications, cost estimates and bid documents. Ability to negotiate the means to attain regulatory compliance with agencies. Ability to be innovative and make independent decisions. 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/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhires The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Interested individualsmust complete the online application and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Candidates who are eligible for Veteran's Preferencescoring criteria must attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4, (proof of military discharge form) at time of application , to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference, with redacted birth date and social security numbers. This is a competitive selection process. Your application will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of education, certifications, professional licenseand related experience. Applicants who meet the minimumqualifications and who most closely correspond to the City of Tacoma'sneeds 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 and references check. Supplemental questions regarding an applicant's experience and training are also included in the application form. These questions will be used to assess candidateminimum qualificationsand to provide additional information to the hiring managers regarding candidate experience. 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
Jan 31, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma, Public Works Department, is recruiting for the appointive position of Professional Engineer. We are seeking an outgoing, highly motivated person who is interested in diverse and challenging engineering projects to join our dynamic, award winningPublic Works Engineering Team. If the below list of personal traits sounds like you, then you are just the type of person we are searching for to join our team! Outgoing, positive personality who enjoys leading project teams on exciting engineering design and construction projects, Excellent interpersonal communication skills, Strong personal motivation and drive - an ambitious and committed self-starter Interestin a wide array of interesting technical / engineering challenges The Principles that Guide Us: Tacoma, the City of Destiny ,has a workforce of dedicated, talented and open-mindedemployeeswithunique skills andperspectives. Weembraceinnovation and strive for excellence and community engagementin all that we do.The Principles that Guide Us, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Equity, speak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service. This position will play an important role in the Engineering Design Group of the Public Works Engineering Division. The positionwill collaborate and coordinate with the group's Assistant Division Manager, other Engineers, Technicians, Construction Managers, Project Managers and Inspectors on the planning, design, and construction support of capital improvement projects for the City's Public Works Engineering Division (approximate average annual Capital Improvement budget of $90 Million). The Engineering Divisionprovides a unique opportunity for engineers to work on a wide variety of complex capital improvement projects as they progress through their careers. The types of projects can cover the full spectrum of typical municipal infrastructure improvements associated with Public Works and partnering with the City's Environmental Services Department and Tacoma Public Utilities. This position will be responsible for leading engineering teams and coordinating with engineering technicians, construction manager's project managers and other project stakeholders in the pursuit of fully developed and executedcapital projects. The applicant selected for this position will co-locate with a group of dynamic and creative engineers, project managers, traffic engineers, and technicians all housed at the municipal building for The City of Tacoma, located in the heart of downtown Tacoma. Essential Attributes Ability to read, understand and develop engineering plans, specifications, estimates, technicalreports. Time management and leadership skills. Ability to effectively lead and also be a member of small to medium sized teams, which contain a wide variety of personalities and interests. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written). Ability to present technical material in front of audiences in a clear and concise manner. Key Activities Plan, develop, coordinate and manage multi-million dollar engineering projects. Scope definition, project accounting, preliminary design, construction estimating, team development and scheduling. Preliminary to final design work, street or trail design, curb ramp design, landscape design, surface water calculations, site condition assessment, permitting, plan sheets, technical specifications and quantity calculations. Work closely with stakeholders, including public and private agencies, utilities, business and property owners, engineering consultants, and internalCity stakeholders/team members to ensure an efficient and successful project. Monitor project budgets, scope, schedule and workload of team members during design and construction. Coordinate and partner with Public Works Street Operations Division to ensure the successful planning, design, and construction of facility capital projects. This particular activity requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Coordinate and partner with Environmental Services waste water or surface water and or Tacoma Public Utilities water department for capital improvement projects. Manage the work of private professional engineering consultants when these outside services are necessary to supplement in-house planning, design, and or construction management efforts. Coordinate and work with our active transportation planner in planning and constructing active transportation improvements for all modes of transportation including pedestrians as well as the bicyclist community. Working closely with our ADA Coordinator for designing safe routes for individual's with disabilities. Working closely with our Local Improvement District group to estimate, design and construct capital improvement projects for citizens of Tacoma. Utilize low impact development techniques to design capital improvement projects for roads, trails and bike facilities. Incorporate greenroads and sustainable techniques in engineering capital improvement projects. 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. 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! Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: This is a professional environment with most activities occurring in an office setting with periodic field visits to active construction sites. Periodic field work consists of in-the-field collaboration with Construction Managers and Inspectors that are part of each project's core team. Position may require driving, sitting, standing, walking or climbing for long periods of time. 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 Bachelor of Science Degree in engineering, civil, mechanical, electrical engineering or a related fieldfrom an accredited four-year college or university, AND AProfessional Engineering License at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. PREFERRED AND HIGHLY DESIREDQUALIFICATIONS: Five years of related engineering work experience in the Street and Utility Design. Design using Auto CADD Civil 3D. Efficient in Microsoft Office products LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: Current Washington State Driver's License at time of appointment. Knowledge & Skills COMPETENCIES: 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, 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 for subsequent assessment, analysis, and investigation using current software and techniques. Compile and maintain reports, records and various other forms of pertinent information in an organized and professional manner. Leadership Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with co-workers, the general public, and other municipalities and federal agencies. Ability to lead small to large working teams. Establish, coordinate and direct work teams to accomplish assigned tasks to a successful completion. Ability to work as a team member in a supporting or managing role. Ability to coordinate multi-disciplined project teams. Problem Solving Use intelligence, common sense, hard work and tenacity to solve particularly difficult or complicated challenges. Employ expertise and credibility,evaluate and resolve complex or sensitive issues andproblems. Communications Effectiveness Effective communication both verbal and in writing 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 the standard, responding to changing customer needs, and helping customers implement complete solutions. 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. Model effective group behavior such as listening, discussing, negotiating, encouraging and motivating. Maintain current knowledge of industry by reading and interpreting applicable ordinances, rules, regulations, practices, policies and procedures. Program Management Appropriately prioritize and concurrently provide guidance and consultation on multiple programs, integrating many factors into decisions, and ensuring that work progresses toward achieving goals and objectives. Technical Proficient in engineering practices and principles within the field of expertise. Experience in complex project design and the preparation of engineering plans, technical specifications, cost estimates and bid documents. Ability to negotiate the means to attain regulatory compliance with agencies. Ability to be innovative and make independent decisions. 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/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhires The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Interested individualsmust complete the online application and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Candidates who are eligible for Veteran's Preferencescoring criteria must attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4, (proof of military discharge form) at time of application , to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference, with redacted birth date and social security numbers. This is a competitive selection process. Your application will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of education, certifications, professional licenseand related experience. Applicants who meet the minimumqualifications and who most closely correspond to the City of Tacoma'sneeds 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 and references check. Supplemental questions regarding an applicant's experience and training are also included in the application form. These questions will be used to assess candidateminimum qualificationsand to provide additional information to the hiring managers regarding candidate experience. City of Tacoma Benefit Information: The City of Tacoma provides excellent medical, dental and vision plans for the whole family; paid holidays and paid leave; participation in the Tacoma Public Employees' Retirement System (alternate plan for Police/Fire); continuing education and advancement opportunities and a growing variety of City-sponsored health and wellness opportunities and incentives. Medical Coverage: For eligible employees and their families, including domestic partners and dependent children age26 or younger. Dental Coverage: For eligible employees and their families, including domestic partners and dependent children age26 or younger. Vision Coverage: For eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Paid Leave: City employees are entitled to received paid holidays, sick/vacation leave or personal time off (PTO), depending upon union affiliation and appointment type. Insurance Plans: Employees are covered by a long-term disability plan. Short-term and expanded long-term disability insurance plans are also available to employees. The State Industrial Insurance Act also covers employees. Deferred Compensation: Income can be set aside on a pretax basis and invested for supplementation of normal retirement income. Retirement: All employees of the City, except members of the Police and Fire services, Tacoma Rail and certain project employees, are included in the Tacoma Employees' Retirement System. Information on the Tacoma Employees' Retirement System can be found at www.cityoftacoma.org or by calling (253) 502-8200. Other Employment Information Direct Deposit: Employees are paid on a bi-weekly schedule by direct deposit. Salary Increases: Based on satisfactory job performance, the City provides for a regular progression of salary increases for most classifications according to the salary schedule.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. 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
Jan 31, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma Public Works Department is looking for a licensed Professional Engineer to lead design of the City's traffic signal, streetlight, and Intelligent Transportation systems. This is an advanced traffic engineering position responsible for varied duties that improve the City's transportation network, including working with Sound Transit and Pierce Transit on upcoming light rail and bus rapid transit projects. The ideal candidate will have experience in other areas of civil engineering and project management, including traffic operations and safety, right-of-way design, and permitting regulations. The selected candidate will be hard-working and approachable, and will be able to organize and express ideas through excellent oral and written communications to a wide variety of audiences. Qualifications A Civil Engineering Degree and a Professional Engineering License are required. Desired Qualifications Five years of progressively responsible professional traffic engineering experience, preferably within a local government setting. PTOE certification preferred. Knowledge & Skills Experience with traffic signal, streetlight, and intelligent transportation system design. Experience with transportation planning and engineering, and knowledge of civil engineering standards and practices. Experience with project management, budgeting, and consultant contract administration. Experience with applicable Federal, State and Local regulations, including ADA, SEPA and NEPA; and current literature, trends, and developments in the transportation field. Ability to research, prepare, and present technical recommendations to other departments, officials, and external groups. Experience with direct customer service which includes other sections, divisions, and departments of the City. Ability to work in a sometimes hectic and high pressure atmosphere. Participate in and/or lead multi-disciplinary teams. Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and assignments. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Selection Process & Supplemental Information 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 whose backgrounds most closely reflect the current needs of the department may be invited to participate in an interview. 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. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend an hour or more entering the required information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 before the closing date. Closing Date/Time:
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 31, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power has an opportunity for a Real-Time Trader to optimize our resource portfolio by directing in real-time the operation of Tacoma's owned generation, adjusting the power supply contracts, and making wholesale power transactions to ensure that the power supply obligations of Tacoma's customers are met in the most economical and cost efficient manner. Seek out real-time market opportunities and create innovative transactions that maximize the economic benefits from the hourly fluctuations in the market with power sales and power purchase opportunities. Give direction to the dispatch office for operation of Tacoma's generating resources, make reservations of real-time transmission from the marketplace, and conduct power transactions with participants in the marketplace. Responsibilities include: Evaluate system surplus or deficit situations and implement power sales and purchases in real-time to maintain load/generation/interchange balance. Perform market energy price surveys and evaluate the results for differing points of delivery or points of receipt. Formulate, study, and prioritize all the possible real-time operating strategies with a goal to efficiently maximize the economic benefits. Perform economic analysis to determine the optimum real-time performance of the Tacoma's owned and contract generation resources with the power supply marketplace to maximize the value of our resource portfolio. Provide direction to the dispatch office for the real-time operation of the Tacoma generating resources within all appropriate constraints, including economic, hydrological, fisheries, reserves, and regulatory. Determine the availability of real-time ancillary products, such as operating reserves, and dynamic services. Negotiate, execute, schedule and document power sales, power purchases, and/or ancillary products with marketplace participants. Acquire necessary transmission reservations from transmission path operators or owners using the Open Access Same-Time Information System (OASIS), or equivalent. Work closely in a team environment to plan the efficient operation of the power supply system. Establish and sustain excellent business relationships with marketplace participants. Collaboratively and effectively participate in a team environment. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy. Reason and respond quickly to a variety of situations in a calm and efficient manner. Proficiently operate computers, fax machines, and other electronic tools in the workplace. Perform at a high level under limited supervision. Perform detailed work with a high degree of accuracy while under pressure. Willingness to take the initiative to solve problems. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. The Resource Operations & Trading Group is committed to a positive culture of teamwork and mutual respect. This position reports to DianeBrignone, supervisor of Real-Time Energy Trading,Prescheduleand Energy Accounting (ATF). Diane believes in supporting the potential and success of each individual as well as teams by providing growth opportunities whenever possible and embracing new ideas. Diane is dedicated to building and maintaining positive relationships with her teams and other workgroups. Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable, walkable cities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. Standard rotating shift (up to 12-hours per work period) covering all 24 hours a day and all days of the year. Qualifications Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (Engineering, Economics, Business, or related field) 2+ years of experience working in power marketing or utility operations. Utility operations, marketing, or economics experience may be substituted for years of education. Knowledge of energy markets and market fundamentals (prefer experience with CAISO and EIM) Excellent analytical, communication and writing skills Self-starter able to work effectively without direct supervision in a fast-paced, stressful and multitasking environment Ability to work rotating 12-hour shifts Ability to use personal computers, spreadsheets, word processing, and energy accounting packages Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by RodneyCroston, 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 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. 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
Jan 31, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma Public Works Department is looking for an Engineer to join the traffic engineering and transportation planning group. The successful applicant will work closely with other departments and the private development community to review complex development proposals. The incumbent will also be expected to be an integral member of the traffic engineering and transportation planning group, which is responsible for planning, coordinating, and design support for complex transportation planning, traffic engineering, and capital improvement projects. The ideal candidate will have experience in other areas of civil engineering and project management, including traffic safety, right-of-way design, and permitting regulations. The selected candidate will be hard-working and approachable, and will be able to organize and express ideas through excellent oral and written communication to a wide variety of audiences. Qualifications Bachelor's Degree in Civil or Transportation Engineering, or closely related field and 3 years of full-time traffic or transportation engineering experience. Engineer in Training Certificate or Professional Engineer Certificate may be substituted for degree. Desired Qualifications: Engineer in Training Certificate or Professional Engineer Certificate LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS May require a valid Washington Drivers's License at the time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills ANALYTICAL: Develop methods of data collection and results interpretation. As necessary, implement results of research studies or programs with an appropriate and effective course of action based upon outcome or findings. COMMUNICATIONS: Prepare and present effective oral and written communications for professional and general public use. LEADERSHIP: Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with co-workers, the general public, city, county, state and federal agencies while coordinating research in support of assigned department programs. Establish, coordinate and direct work teams to accomplish assigned tasks to a successful completion. MANAGEMENT: Plan and organize work to meet schedules and objectives. PROFESSIONALISM: Remain current on applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures within engineering field assigned. TECHNICAL: Proficient in engineering practices and principles within field of expertise. A day in the life: Provide comprehensive traffic engineering and decision-making services to support functions related to transportation planning and private development. This will include review of design and concept plans for traffic impacts, traffic impact analysis, compliance with street standards, adherence to codes, consistency with major street plans, multi modal access, neighborhood traffic management, traffic safety, and other transportation related design elements required for compliance with City policies, standards, regulations, and ordinances; Provide comprehensive traffic engineering and transportation planning services related to review of work orders, street use permits, street vacations, and Appeal Hearings; Assist customers with permit application, review, and approval; Assist with capital project design, maintenance contracts and work orders, asset inventories, and grant applications; and Prepare technical specifications and prepare bidding documents. Essential Attributes: Experience with transportation planning and engineering, and knowledge of civil engineering standards and practices; Experience with applicable Federal, State, and local regulations, including ADA, SEPA and NEPA; and current literature, trends, and developments in the transportation field; Ability to read, understand and develop engineering plans, specifications, estimates, technicalreports; Ability to research, prepare, and present technical recommendations to other departments, officials, and external groups; Ability to effectively lead and also be a member of small to medium sized teams, which contain a wide variety of personalities and interests; Excellent communication skills (verbal and written); and Ability to present technical material in front of audiences in a clear and concise manner. Selection Process & Supplemental Information 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 whose backgrounds most closely reflect the current needs of the department may be invited to participate in an interview. 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. 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! Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend an hour or more entering the required information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 before the closing date. Closing Date/Time:
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 31, 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
Jan 31, 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: