City of Tacoma

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

   

27 job(s) at City of Tacoma

City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jun 20, 2021
Full Time
Position Description Are you skilled in business strategy development and strategy implementation? Do you have experience in organizational development including creating systems and streamlining processes? Do you have experience in, or knowledge of operational technology systems? If so, this may be the role for you! Tacoma Water is seeking a Business Systems Manager, within the classification of Water Assistant Division Manager, to own and drive Tacoma Water's enterprise operational technology strategy. The Business Systems Manager acts as Water's primary governance representative in City-wide and Tacoma Public Utilities (TPU) technology governance. T his role reports directly to the Water Business Services Division Manager and collaborates with senior management within Tacoma Water on developing and implementing an enterprise technology strategy . In this position, you will work closely with technology leaders across the City to ensure that Tacoma Water is developing a complementary capability that works in concert with our technology organizations and broader technology environment, and that we are managing services and service levels delivered from technology service providers. This role is also responsible for ensuring that Tacoma Water's internally-owned applications and infrastructure are managed in alignment with Tacoma Water's technology strategy and that we are able to clearly articulate and advocate for our organization's technology needs. This position will manage a group of 15-20 FTEs and resources responsible for Application Administration, Application Development, and Solution Architecture. Tacoma Water owns several technology applications which this position will be responsible for, including our ESRI geospatial ecosystem and ArcGIS Online, Economic Modeling tools, Hydraulic Models, SCADA systems, Yield/Supply Modeling platforms, custom tablet applications for Water field crews, and a collection of databases and on premise server infrastructure. Responsibilities Include: Own, develop, manage, and align Tacoma Water's technology strategy with business strategy Develop, coordinate and communicate organizational development activities, both internally and externally, to continuously improve the Operational Technology group's ability to meet the technology needs of Tacoma Water Conduct regular cadence or reviews with Water's leadership team to ensure visibility into key technology events and work efforts Represent Tacoma Water on key City-wide and TPU-wide technology governance boards Actively manage solutions architecture and technology capability roadmaps to ensure alignment and support of Tacoma Water's overarching technology strategy Ensure technology standards and best practices are established Define standards for systems, equipment, and software Develop and implement disaster and emergency recovery plans Share technology visions, opportunities, and risks company-wide Manage team of 15-20 FTEs across the domains of Application Administration, Application Development, and Solution Architecture Hire and onboard permanent FTE resources and supplement with external resources as needed Study current and new industry trends, technologies, and software development Qualifications An equivalent combination to: 8+ years increasingly responsible experience in the utility industry AND 4+ years of management/supervisory experience; OR Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in engineering, public administration or a related field AND 4+ years of management/supervisory experience Desired : TOGAF experience ITIL experience PMI-Scrum experience LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State driver's license at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter, or evidence of equivalent mobility. Knowledge & Skills CORE COMPETENCIES: Organizational Savvy Maneuvering comfortably through complex policy, process, and people-related organizational dynamics Being Resilient Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations Interpersonal Savvy Relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people Instills Trust Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity Manages Complexity Handling conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise Optimizes Work Processes Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement Directs Work Providing direction, delegating, and removing obstacles to get work done Strategic Mindset Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies KNOWLEDGE OF : Principles and practices of supervision and training. Operations, principles, practices, methods and techniques of the division. Modern office practices, procedures and equipment. Record keeping techniques. Operation of a personal computer. Technical aspects of field of specialty. Basic research methods. Applicable laws, codes, regulations, and policies. Oral and written communication skills. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy. Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary. City organization, operations, policies and objectives. SKILLS : Train, supervise and evaluate personnel. Assign and review the work of others. Work independently with little direction. Oversee and inspect the work of consultants and contractors. Compile and analyze statistical and technical information, maps and other data. Prepare and make oral presentations. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Plan and organize work. Operate motor vehicles; observe legal and defensive driving practices. Meet schedules and time lines. Read, interpret, apply and explain codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Maintain records and prepare reports. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Marisa Tetreault; if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn ! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Tacoma Water Tacoma Water has a proud tradition of operating and maintaining one of the country's oldest municipally owned water systems. We provide high-quality water at very competitive prices. We provide direct service to more than 300,000 people throughout Pierce and King counties. Our mission is to provide clean, reliable water. If you share our values of Safety, Customer-driven, Employee Invested, Stewardship, and Adaptability; if you have the courage to challenge and be challenged; if you demonstrate mutual respect; if you have a passion for your work; if you are team oriented; and if you value innovation, we are looking for you. 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 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! Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jun 19, 2021
Full Time
Position Description This is an advanced level Engineering Technician in Tacoma Generation's Dam Safety group. This position is responsible for managing the day to day functions of Tacoma Power's Dam Safety Emergency Action Plan (EAP) and small public works maintenance and construction projects. This position plays a key role in the planning, coordination, joint training and routine interaction with 45 federal, state, tribal, county and municipal emergency management agencies located throughout western Washington and northwestern Oregon. Responsibilities Include: Reviewing EAP binders and recommends changes to the Chief Dam Safety Engineer (CDSE) Publish necessary revisions to the EAP binders and coordinates with the various agencies to ensure that all 174 binders are updated Prepares a combination of Telephonic Drills, and Table Top Exercises for the four (4) hydro projects Develops and administers a Functional EAP Exercises for each of the hydro projects on a five (5) year rotational basis and during the off year, manages the full rewrite and issuance of new EAP Binders Develops, coordinates and presents specialized training about the EAP program to groups internal to Tacoma Power and multiple external agencies Manage small public works and construction projects including developing the project scope, Project Execution Plan, budget estimates, writing the specification and managing all construction coordination and oversite while under the direction of an engineering manager Note: The Civil Service Board has granted a waiver to the City to advertise each ETIV vacancy separately. As vacancies occur, announcements will be posted individually. You must submit a separate application to be considered for each vacancy. Qualifications Graduation from high school or equivalent AND Eight years' experience in sub-professional engineering related work OR Six years' experience in sub-professional engineering related work and completion of a recognized engineering technology vocational education program which includes computer-aided drafting training OR Six years' experience in sub-professional engineering related work and two-years relevant college-level engineering course work LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State Driver's License with maintenance thereafter. Personal Protective Equipment and Safety Certificate as required with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills Currently trained in the Incident Command Structure (ICS) 100, 200 and 700 Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain, if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable, walkable cities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the supplemental questions scored by an evaluation committee. Each applicant will be scored on the basis of information provided. It is the responsibility of the applicant to describe all relevant experience and training. Applicants must pass the examination process to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. 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: 7/7/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jun 17, 2021
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power is establishing a civil service list for the Line Equipment Operator classification. We have one immediate opportunity at Tacoma Power, and will also use the list for any vacancies that occur for one year. Line Equipment Operators perform skilled work in the operation of electrical line construction equipment such as line and articulated boom trucks, mobile cranes, tensioners, backhoes, trackhoes, semi-tractors, augers and hydro excavators, ditchers and related attachments. The work also includes stocking equipment with supplies and performing electrical worker duties when required. The ideal candidate prioritizes safety. Work is performed in the proximity of energized, high-voltage power lines. Responsibilities include: Drive and operate line and wire equipment in a safe and efficient manner over the road and at the job site. Operate equipment and attachments employed in electrical construction and maintenance. Operate equipment attachments in setting and pulling poles, raising and lowering heavy apparatus, moving heavy equipment, stringing electrical lines and digging holes or trenches. Stock and maintain proper level of equipment inventory and work order supplies on the vehicle. Respond to and provide oil spill containment. Inspect vehicle and equipment daily for maintenance; coordinate servicing, replacement or repair with fleet services or tool room. Perform electrical worker duties while assisting crew workers in the performance of their duties. Serve as safety observer protecting employees and the public from unsafe conditions. Monitor truck radio and implement emergency procedures using communication equipment as appropriate. Drive and operate tractor-trailers and tankers in a safe and efficient manner over the road and at the job site. Qualifications Graduation from high school or equivalent; 3+ years of experience in the operation of excavation equipment in the utility or line construction industry; Valid Washington State Class A Commercial Driver's License at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter; Tanker and/or hazardous materials endorsement may be required; First Aid, CPR, flagging, crane certification, forklift certification and pilot escort vehicle operator certification will be required prior to completion of probation with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills Methods, equipment and materials used in overhead and underground electrical line and substation construction and maintenance. Occupational hazards and safety precautions of working in close proximity to energized high voltage electrical lines and equipment. Applicable rules and regulations regarding the safe use and operation of equipment. Safe working clearances for energized primary and secondary conductors. Proper care and use of personal protective equipment. Maintain records and prepare reports. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Operate, service and make minor repairs on equipment. Lift heavy objects using safe and proper techniques. Learn and observe proper safety precautions. Operate a variety of tools, vehicles and equipment. Perform manual labor. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain, if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn . City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable, walkable cities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. 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 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! 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. Candidates will be evaluated and ranked on an eligibility list for one immediate vacancy, and any vacancies that occur at the City of Tacoma for one year. This position is represented by IBEW Local 483. 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: 6/30/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jun 16, 2021
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power's Resource Operations and Trading group is currently looking for a Resource Operations Analyst to join their dynamic team. The Resource Operations and Trading group is responsible for managing the operation and optimization of Tacoma Power's 100% hydroelectric resource portfolio. The group's core focus is to maximize wholesale revenue while minimizing price risk and volumetric risk. These activities are vital to maintaining low and stable rates for our customers. The Resource Operations Analyst provides technical expertise and support for the operation of Tacoma Power's four storage hydroelectric projects, including making decisions about the elevation, discharge, and generation levels of Tacoma's resources. The analyst will also help operate Tacoma's Slice of the Federal Columbia River System using a custom optimizer software. They will also help manage refill of Tacoma's seasonal storage reservoirs, perform prudent forward planning to meet load and stay within operational constraints, manage high inflow events and drought conditions, and ensure that the projects operate within their FERC license constraints. The Resource Operations group is collocated with the power trading and scheduling groups and works closely with the traders to develop plans that maximize the value of Tacoma's resource portfolio. The Resource Ops group also facilitates communication with many groups across Tacoma Power including Generation Engineering, T&D, Natural Resources, and System Operations. A successful candidate will take a collaborative approach to working with a large group of stakeholders with diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise. A significant part of the job is to coordinate generator outages and other operational objectives in an increasingly challenging and constrained environment. An ideal candidate would also be able to help design and maintain operational models using VBA, R, Python, Go, or something similar. The person in this role would be on-call outside of work hours between 30-50% of the time to make operational decisions, manage high inflows, or solve Slice operational issues using a custom optimizer software. Responsibilities include: Operate Tacoma Power's hydroelectric resources and Slice of the federal system to maximize revenue and minimize risk within complex competing constraints Coordinate generator outages and other operations to minimize impact to Tacoma Power's resource portfolio and trading flexibility Develop and give technical presentations on hydropower operations to other subject matter experts, utility executives, and natural resource agencies Use, maintain, and develop in-house tools and models to assist with resource planning and optimization Qualifications An equivalent combination to: Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in engineering or a related field AND Four (4) years of increasingly-responsible experience in a system design and operations, planning, engineering, energy policy or economics Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain . If you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with them on LinkedIn. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable, walkable cities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. 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 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! Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted 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 office at (253) 591-5400 before 5pm on the closing date Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jun 16, 2021
Full Time
Position Description Please Note: The closing date on this announcement has been extended. The City of Tacoma's Finance Department, Procurement and Payables Division is seeking a manager with great leadership and customer focus skills who understands public agency procurement processes in contracting supplies, services and public works. The Purchasing Manager oversees staff coordination of competitive solicitation of Citywide contracts, emergency, informal and formal sealed procurement activities. The manager thrives in a forward thinking environment, coordinating team efforts as the City implements a new procurement software. The manager seeks to understand customer needs, is able to identify gaps or areas that could be better and champions process improvements within the new system. The manager also prepares and manages division budget, prepares and analyzes reports as needed, devises purchasing policies and procedures using best business practices and establishes standards for division operation. This position reports to the Procurement and Payables Division Manager and acts on the division manager's behalf, as required. WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma is nestled along the shores of Commencement Bay in Washington State and offers many community parks, miles of beautiful waterfront, hiking & biking trails, golf courses, museums, and a world-class zoo with an aquarium. Tacoma also serves as a gateway to some of the most magnificent natural wonders in the world, such as Puget Sound, Mount Rainier National Park and the Olympic Peninsula. The Tacoma area is also fortunate to have a much more affordable cost of living compared to the Seattle areas to the north; and the City of Tacoma offers a very generous program of employee benefits, which includes a great pension plan that can continue to provide income during retirement. The City of Tacoma provides excellent medical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family; paid holidays and personal time off; participation in Tacoma's Public Employees' Retirement System and a growing variety of City-sponsored health and wellness opportunities. For more information on the City of Tacoma's benefit package feel free to explore City of Tacoma Benefits. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications An equivalent combination to: bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or other related field and three years responsible experience in procurement, including a minimum of two years in public procurement and a minimum of one year in a leadership position. Experience in hiring, mentoring, and coaching and performance management of professional staff. Preferred Qualifications Professional certification through accredited Public or Private purchasing/procurement organizations is desired (CPPO, CPPB, CPSM, etc.) Experience in SAP/Ariba business software or related integrated procurement software. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your responsibilities as it relates to this position. NOTE: Applications received without the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process. Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position may be invited to participate in an interview and work assessment. Appointment is subject to passing a 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. While completing the application and answering the supplemental questions please be sure to save your work every 20 minutes to ensure that your information is not lost. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contact the Human Resources office at (253) 591.5400 by 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. This will allow us to assist you before the job announcement closes. Closing Date/Time: 6/28/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jun 16, 2021
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power's Resource Operations and Trading group is currently looking for an EIM Analyst to join our dynamic team. This position is responsible for optimizing and tracking transactions with the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) and the Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM), including: evaluating and enhancing the effectiveness of bidding strategies and subsequent dispatch of generation resources, analysis of settlements and validation of meter data, validating CAISO billing and troubleshooting billing issues. The Resource Operations and Trading group is responsible for managing the operation and optimization of Tacoma Power's resource portfolio and maximizing the value of our interactions with the wholesale energy market. The core focus is to maximize wholesale revenue while minimizing price and volumetric risk. These activities are vital to maintaining low and stable rates for our customers. Tacoma Power expects to join the Western EIM in spring 2022. The ideal candidate will draw on their CAISO/EIM technical experience, and their ability to analyze situations accurately, to help lead our team to implement and continually improve strategies to maximize market opportunities. Responsibilities include: Function as the subject matter expert and strategic lead for market opportunities within the CAISO and EIM. Analyze trading strategies, evaluate their effectiveness, identify opportunities to increase values and communicate these strategies to the team, including bidding strategies for the optimization of Tacoma Power's share of the California intertie and other transmission assets. Analyze and validate settlements for both EIM Entity Scheduling Coordinator (EESC) and Participating Resources Scheduling Coordinator (PRSC). Troubleshoot and resolve billing issues. Support the development and improvement of models and software to further optimize interactions with CAISO markets. Qualifications An Equivalent combination to: Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in engineering or a related field AND Five (5) years of increasingly-responsible experience in system design and operations, planning, engineering, energy policy or economics. Experience working in wholesale energy markets, preferably in an analyst roles is highly desired; Experience working with CAISO and the Western EIM is highly desired; Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable, walkable cities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is one of the nation's healthiest, safest, and most playful cities. We have daily access to stunning natural surroundings and a great quality of life. We are Washington's most diverse big city, with arts, culture, parks, and recreational opportunities that are envied by much larger cities. We recognize how lucky we are, but we know we can make it even better....TOGETHER! 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 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! Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jun 13, 2021
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma's Public Works Department, Street Operations Division, is recruiting to establish an Eligible List for the position of Traffic Sign and Marking Specialist, which will be used to fill temporary and permanent vacancies as they occur for a period of one year. This position is responsible for performing skilled, technical work to schedule, coordinate and complete fabrication, maintenance, repair, installation and removal of traffic control signs, supports, markings and traffic control devices. Essential Duties Fabricate, maintain, install and repair traffic signs, sign components and sign posts. Set up and remove temporary and emergency traffic control devices for parades, road closures, special events and emergency situations. Install, maintain and remove roadway paint striping, painted curb markings, pavement marker buttons and guideposts. Receive, investigate and resolve reports of damaged or missing signs. Interpret and implement instructions from drawings, work orders and applicable standards manuals. Document work performed as outlined in applicable standards and as it pertains to inventory control. Operate all equipment associated with signs and markings functions including personal computers, hand and power tools, motor vehicles and equipment, paint striper, paint application and removal equipment and sign fabrication equipment. Work safely cooperatively with co-workers and the public. Comply with all health and safety regulations including attending monthly safety meetings. Assist engineering staff with duties related to signs and markings design/lay out and traffic counts. Perform related duties as assigned. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Position requires lifting of objects in excess of 50 pounds such as bags of materials, lumber and paint containers. Indoor and outdoor environment; subject to noise, fumes and adverse weather conditions while working in hazardous areas such as street surfaces, rights-of-ways, medians and shoulders. Exposed to potentially hazardous materials, chemicals and equipment. Work nontraditional shifts and schedules. Response to after-hour emergency calls required. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications Graduation from high school or equivalent AND One year of experience working in roadway signage and pavement markings OR Two years as a Street Maintenance Worker, or similar position . LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid WA State Driver License upon appointment. Prior to completion of 9-month probation, employee must obtain a Washington State Commercial Driver License Class A with Tanker Endorsement and Air Brake restrictions removed, and maintain thereafter. NOTE: The City of Tacoma pays for and provides training to the selected employee to acquire the required Commercial Driver License. Prior to competition of nine-month probation, employee must obtain a valid flagging and traffic control card, fork lift certification, first aid/CPR card and International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) level I certification for Signs and Markings and maintain all certifications and cards and maintain thereafter. Knowledge & Skills Applicable standards including the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, WSDOT Sign Fabrication Manual and International Municipal Signal Association Signs and Markings Manuals. Applicable Federal, State and local laws, ordinances, regulations and guidelines relevant to assigned duties. Use and understanding of various traffic control devices and flagging methods. Methods, tools, equipment and materials used in the fabrication, installation, removal and maintenance of roadway signs and markings. General mathematics and algebra. Statistical record keeping techniques. The operation and maintenance of specialized equipment used in the fabrication, installation and removal of traffic signs and markings. Use, care and handling of toxic chemicals and hazardous materials. Operation of personal computers and specialized software related to sign maintenance. Meet schedules and time lines. Operation of motor vehicles, including those requiring CDL class A licensing Respond to emergency calls during work and may be subject to call out during non-work hours to include nights, weekends and holidays. Perform heavy manual labor, lifting up to 50 lbs or more. Work independently and interpret drawings, diagrams and work orders. Office practices, methods, computer equipment and computer applications/software. Methods and techniques for record keeping. Maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing using tact, patience and courtesy. Selection Process & Supplemental Information To be considered for this career opportunity: Please apply online through the City of Tacoma's website. Individuals must meet the minimum qualifications t o progress in the examination process. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. Candidates who are eligible for Veteran's Preference scoring criteria must attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4, (proof of military discharge form) at time of application , to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference points, with redacted birth date and social security numbers. Examination Process: This is a competitive selection process. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the Supplemental Questions #10 and 11 reviewed and scored by a committee of subject matter experts, as the Experience and Training Test . It is the responsibility of the applicants to adequately describe all pertinent experience and training. Please make sure you read the questions and provide complete informative answers, including your roles in the position and key activities. DO NOT respond with "see resume" in lieu of answering these questions; this will result in a failing score. Applicants who pass the test will be placed on an Eligible List for potential interview and hiring consideration. Per City of Tacoma Personnel Management Policy #170, the City of Tacoma is a drug-free work environment. Appointment is subject to passing a pre-employment background check which includes information from previous employer about Commercial Driver License related citations, a pre-employment medical exam, physical ability test and drug and alcohol screen. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between The City of Tacoma and the Teamsters Local 117 PTE. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. 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. The City of Tacoma supports a healthy work/life balance, continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program. We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny: http://www.cityoftacoma.org/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhires The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, please call Human Resources at (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 7/6/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jun 13, 2021
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma Planning and Development Services Department is looking for an experienced, customer-service driven individual to join our Natural Resource Team. The Environmental Specialist - Biologist will process environmental permits, will participate in community outreach related to Tacoma's environmental programs, will review development permits for compliance with the City's environmental codes, and will assist agencies, departments, developers, consultants, and homeowners navigate City of Tacoma's codes and permit process. The Environmental Specialist - Biologist will: Manage the environmental permitting of a diverse range of development projects (e.g. evaluating wetland reports, biological evaluations, JARPAs, habitat assessments, shoreline assessments, and mitigation and monitoring plans). Help customers navigate the City's Critical Areas codes by answering general questions, participating in pre-development review meetings, processing permits, and resolving violations. Assist with updates to environmental codes as needed. Participate in mapping critical area locations in the City's GIS system. Provide general education about critical areas (e.g. what are they, why are they important) to customers, the public, and other stakeholders. Perform field work as needed in support of the above work. The Department Mission: The Planning & Development Service Department's (PDS) mission is to partner with the community to build a livable, sustainable, and safe City by providing strategic, timely, predictable, cost-effective planning and development services with a culture focused on community engagement, customer service, creativity, accountability, and continuous improvement. Candidate Profile: The ideal candidate will have broad experience, understanding, and knowledge of local environmental regulations, as well as state and federal laws regarding environmental permitting. The person in this role will thrive in a dynamic work environment, enjoy traversing the City's open spaces, wetlands, and steep slopes, and be energized by daily interaction with other department staff, residents, developers, architects, consultants, biologists, and home owners. The Environmental Specialist - Biologist should have a passion for educating our community about the City's natural systems, solving problems and helping people navigate the City's codes. The ideal candidate will balance a work environment that has competing interests and successfully manage multiple tasks within prescribed timelines. The ideal candidate will come to work each day committed to: Building confidence and trust with others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity; Relishing in the opportunity to build relationships with the community the City serves and the customers; Approaching projects with curiosity and seeking understanding from all stakeholders; An awareness of their own biases and willingness to adjust communication/collaboration accordingly; Valuing the input different perspectives and cultures bring to the organization; Administering City codes and processes as a "navigator" rather than a "regulator". The Essential Duties listed below are from the general Environmental Specialist Classification. Please refer to the Position Description and Candidate Profile for a more detailed description. Essential Duties : Provide guidance and assistance with a wide variety of programs including hazardous waste management, hazardous materials, water pollution control, oil spill contingency planning, noise pollution control, air quality and site investigation and remediation. Perform environmental inspections and environmental permit applications. Develop scope of work, evaluate proposals, recommend contractor(s), monitor performance, and maintain records of consultants, disposal contractors, reclamation contractors and contract laboratories. Conduct surveys, forecasts, plans and studies related to various environmental projects and programs such as stream flow studies, cost estimates and emergency actions. Serve as environmental affairs liaison with federal, state, and local government agencies and with regional associations. Monitor and update equipment and hazardous material and waste handling practices, guidelines, and documentation to ensure uniform compliance with regulations. Ensure proper cleanup and sampling procedures at spill sites. Schedule and conduct environmental field investigations and audits. Assist Senior Environmental Specialists on environmental projects or programs. Compile project information and prepare reports; maintain project records and files as required. Assist operations groups in maintaining compliance with environmental regulations. The Principles that Guide Us: Tacoma, the City of Destiny , has a workforce of dedicated, talented and open-minded employees with unique skills and perspectives. We embrace innovation and strive for excellence and community engagement in all that we do. The Principles that Guide Us, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Equity, speak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor's degree in science, planning or a related environmental field AND Two (2) years of related work experience. Experience may be substituted for education at a ratio of two (2) years experience for one (1) year of education. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State Driver's License and maintenance thereafter. Must complete a 40-hour Personal Protection and Safety Certificate prior to completion of probation. A Professional Wetland Scientist Certification is desired. Knowledge & Skills TECHNICAL Apply principles, practices, methods and techniques of environmental science in assisting the City of Tacoma to meet its environmental obligations and goals. Operate a personal computer and associated technical software. Perform environmental field investigations and audits. Interpret and apply federal, state, and local regulations and policies. Conduct basic environmental science research. Knowledge of Federal, state, and local environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Work from blueprints, shop drawings and sketches. Gather data from diverse sources, analyze and evaluate situations, form conclusions, and develop timely solutions consistent with environmental policy, regulations, and technical feasibility. Perform difficult and complex engineering mathematical computations. COMMUNICATIONS Prepare effective oral and written communications for professional staff and the general public. Explain complex environmental issues and regulations in support of City activities. Understand and follow oral and written directions. Correct English usage and grammar. LEADERSHIP Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with internal project teams, regulators and City stakeholder groups. Work independently. Plan, coordinate, implement, and administer a comprehensive environmental project or program. Cooperatively assist managers to effectively discharge their operational responsibilities. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. Plan and organize work. Meet schedules and deadlines. Understand the organization, policies, and functions of City Government. PROFESSIONAL Maintain knowledge of various local, state, and federal environmental regulations. Understand relevant technical and regulatory standards as they apply to the Specialist's area of responsibility. This includes acquiring licensure, registration, or certification in the technical discipline relevant to the work requirements. Selection Process & Supplemental Information To be considered for this opportunity: Interested individuals must apply online and meet the minimum qualifications to progress in the examination process. Applicants can attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position if they choose. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. Candidates who are eligible for Veteran's Preference scoring criteria must attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4, (proof of military discharge form) at time of application , to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference points, with redacted birth date and social security numbers. Examination Process: This is a competitive selection process. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to Supplemental Questions #7-10 reviewed and scored by a committee of subject matter experts, as the Experience and Training Test . It is the responsibility of the applicants to adequately describe all pertinent experience and training. Please make sure you read the questions and provide complete informative answers. DO NOT respond with "see resume" in lieu of answering these questions; this will result in a failing score. Per City of Tacoma Personnel Management Policy #170, the City of Tacoma is a drug-free work environment. Appointment is subject to successful completion of a pre-employment background and references check. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. 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. 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! When you work for the City of Tacoma you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a healthy work/life balance, the potential for flexible work schedules (with some job classifications), continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program. We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny: http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhires http://www.cityoftacoma.org/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. 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, please call Human Resources at (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 6/28/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jun 12, 2021
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma and Tacoma Public Utilities are seeking highly motivated people devoted to public service to join our team as a Vehicle and Equipment Shop Attendant. If the below list describes you, then you are just the type of person we are looking for to join our team as a Vehicle and Equipment Shop Attendant. Excellent attendance Enjoy working both indoors and outdoors, in all types of weather conditions Great customer service and a positive, "can-do" attitude Enjoy working as part of a team Skilled with basic vehicle maintenance and repair Enjoys physically demanding and variety of job tasks The Vehicle and Equipment Shop Attendant is responsible for providing basic maintenance and repair services to the city's diverse fleet of equipment and vehicles. The position supports Heavy Equipment Mechanics by assisting in larger repairs and by identifying potential issues during preventative maintenance inspections. Work may be performed on a fleet consisting of approximately 1,500 vehicles of various types such as: medium to heavy duty flat beds, and dump trucks, semi tractors and trailers, motor homes up to and including Class A, landscape equipment, road maintenance/repair equipment (including track driven equipment), road demolition equipment, snow removal equipment, railroad maintenance equipment , waste processing equipment, storm, sewer & sanitary repair/cleaning equipment, street signal installation/repair equipment, man lifts, road making equipment, pursuit rated law enforcement vehicles, motorcycles, undercover and special operations vehicles, passenger cars and light trucks, fire suppression and firefighting pumps (airport and railroad yard), armored vehicle and bomb disposal trailers, refuse and recycle collection equipment, single and twin engine harbor patrol and pursuit boats with firefighting capabilities, harbor patrol personal watercraft, power generation equipment, mobile and stationary cranes, etc. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Outdoor and indoor environments; subject to noise and fumes from equipment operation and adverse weather conditions. Position requires heavy lifting, climbing, hoisting, pulling and operation of a variety of vehicles and equipment. Qualifications Graduation from high school (or G.E.D.) AND and an equivalent combination to: two years' experience relating to the servicing of automotive equipment OR graduation from a related vocational program. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Possession of a valid Washington Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with required endorsements within nine (9) months of appointment into the classification with maintenance thereafter. Possession of a mechanics tool kit in satisfactory condition at time of appointment, which includes a variety of impact, shallow, deep and specialty socket wrenches ranging from 1/4" - ½" drive size, ratchets and extensions ranging from 1/4 " - ½" drive size, pliers, screw drivers and other hand tools. Knowledge & Skills Mechanical parts of vehicles and equipment. Automotive tools, materials and servicing procedures. Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies and inventory procedures. Personal computers and software applications. Operate motor vehicles and equipment. Pick-up and deliver vehicles and parts. Repair, clean and maintain shop and equipment. Established safety practices. Prepare and maintain records. Oral and written communications. Operate a PC computer and application software. Demonstrate legal and defensive driving practices. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on Linkedin! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their supplemental question responses reviewed by a panel of subject matter experts as part of the civil service examination. Applicants who pass the examination will be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates. Appointment is subject to passing a background check and a pre-employment medical exam and drug screen . New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or 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: 6/25/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jun 12, 2021
Full Time
Position Description A Line Clearance Tree Trimmer performs skilled work in the safe, efficient trimming and removal of trees and vegetation that interfere with energized power lines, transmission towers and other electrical equipment. Additional duties include removing broken limbs, using climbing gear, operating from bucket trucks and using power and hand tools designed for tree trimming operations in close proximity to energized high-voltage power lines. The work is dangerous and often at extreme heights under potential unfavorable weather conditions. Work is normally performed under supervision; however, on occasion, employees may work on special assignments without supervision and may supervise skilled and unskilled workers of other classifications. Qualifications Graduation from high school or equivalent Possess a journey-level Line Clearance Tree Trimming or Line Electrician card AND Two years in the last five years performing line clearance tree trimming duties at journey-level LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington Commercial Driver's License, Class A by completion of probation with maintenance thereafter. Valid First Aid and CPR training by completion of probation with maintenance thereafter. Tree/Bucket rescue training by completion of probation with maintenance thereafter. Possess a valid Washington State Traffic Control Flagging card by completion of probation with maintenance thereafter. Forklift training by completion of probation with maintenance thereafter Knowledge & Skills Current Washington State Safety Standards for Electrical Workers (296-45-WAC) Properly use ropes to climb, hoist tools and control and lower removed treetops and branches Tree/Bucket rescue techniques Approved pruning methods, materials, tools and equipment used in line clearance tree trimming Electrical overhead line construction and voltages Occupational hazards and safety precautions required for line clearance tree trimming Work safely Climb trees with and without gaffs Operate power and hand tools and other equipment used in line clearance tree trimming Lift heavy objects in awkward and confined spaces, using proper lifting and rigging techniques Understand and follow oral and written instructions Communicate effectively both orally and in writing Maintain harmonious work relationships Drive and operate vehicles of different sizes Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain, if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their supplemental question responses reviewed by a panel of subject matter experts as part of the civil service examination. Applicants who pass the examination will be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates. 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 and IBEW Local 483. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or 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: 6/28/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jun 12, 2021
Full Time
Position Description Do you enjoy digging in to financial data in order to make informed business recommendations ? Do you like being the driving factor that helps an organization grow? If so, Tacoma Water is looking for you! Tacoma Water 's Business Services group is seeking a Budget and Financial Analyst to join their team. In this role you will provide leadership, advanced budget and financial analysis for Tacoma Water and guide decision-making and communication with stakeholders including budget managers, senior leadership and policy makers. This position leads the development, implementation, day-to-day support, monitoring and reporting of Tacoma Water's $80 million capital program and nearly $282 million Operations & Management (O&M) budget. This position oversees, develops and maintains budget and financial reporting for senior management and analyzes and makes recommendations on a variety of budget and financial issues, policies, goals and objectives. Responsibilities include: Manage the development process, implementation, day-to-day support, monitoring and reporting of Tacoma Water's capital program and O&M programmatic budget Lead the cross-functional O&M and Capital budgeting team and coordinate with capital planners and cost center managers in the budget development process and budget monitoring throughout the biennium Analyze, evaluate, and make recommendations to, and facilitate meetings with, the Superintendent and Division Managers to review budgets and financial policy and procedures Participate in the development and implementation of financial policies and procedures. Perform analysis and provide recommendations of potential impacts of policy changes Lead coordination between City Finance and Budget Office, Management Services Office, and Tacoma Water in the development and implementation of financial policies and procedures Lead continuous effort to identify and implement best practices for financial management of Tacoma Water's O&M and Capital budget portfolio Develop, publish and distribute training and documentation for budgeting, financial processes and related continuous improvement efforts Leverage SharePoint to assist with development and monitoring of the budget, managing financial processes, sharing links, reports and resources in support of staff and management Develop content and facilitate meetings, workshops, announcements for Water employees and managers related to budget and financial topics Lead development and present periodic financial reports to inform and engage senior management, policy makers and other stakeholders Qualifications DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS (TRAINING AND EDUCATION): 5 years' experience in budgeting and planning; analyzing, evaluating and making recommendations for a variety of budget and financial issues desired Bachelor's degree in business, economics, accounting, finance or a related field desired or equivalent work experience, Master's degree preferred Water utility accounting experience including an understanding of NARUC chart of accounts, capitalization thresholds, expense functionalization and financial statement interpretation preferred Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Marisa Tetreault; if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn ! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Tacoma Water Tacoma Water has a proud tradition of operating and maintaining one of the country's oldest municipally owned water systems. We provide high-quality water at very competitive prices. We provide direct service to more than 300,000 people throughout Pierce and King counties. Our mission is to provide clean, reliable water. If you share our values of Safety, Customer-driven, Employee Invested, Stewardship, and Adaptability; if you have the courage to challenge and be challenged; if you demonstrate mutual respect; if you have a passion for your work; if you are team oriented; and if you value innovation, we are looking for you. 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 before 4pm on the closing date of this posting. Closing Date/Time: 6/28/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jun 12, 2021
Full Time
Position Description The mission of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is to ensure long-term fiscal sustainability so that the City is prepared to meet the current and future needs of its residents. Our team of eight is constantly pushing to improve our operations as well as the services we deliver as a City. OMB is a great place to learn about all aspects of City operations and make a meaningful impact by performing analyses that support decision makers and citywide operations. OMB is hiring a project position to aid in research and tracking related to Federal Funding and to provide support for community engagement including Participatory Budgeting. This position will support leads in OMB and MCO on participatory budgeting approaches, including building and planning the outreach process. The successful candidate can work as few as 30 hours per week to accommodate school or other needs. They will also gain skills and help support the ongoing monitoring of budgets and performance management and development of the City's budget and capital plan. Management and Budget Analyst's will also perform a variety of ad hoc analyses. Distinguishing Characteristics This position has minimal supervision. The Management and Budget Analyst's assists higher level professional or managerial staff in conducting studies, analyses and/or participating in the decision making process regarding varied complex management problems or conduct less complex studies independently. This position performs routine planning, research, studies, analysis, evaluation and report preparation. This position performs the following: A variety of responsible and analytical duties and tasks related to budgeting and management operations and goals. Conduct studies and analyses of current and proposed operations and programs related to organizational structure, budgets and the utilization of departmental staff, equipment and facilities. Build and manage engagement efforts with the community. Suggest alternatives to improve performance and increase productivity and efficiency. Gathers information, prepares data summaries and narrative reports, and assists higher-level staff with preparation of complex reports. Analyze and interpret complex data; review and evaluate the accuracy of plans, reports and supporting information; identify and observe trends; examine basic elements and key relationships; forecast needs. Prepare and/or present effective oral and written communications. Attend a variety of meetings with administrators, staff and advisory boards to obtain information and provide expertise; participate in committee meetings and forums as needed. Provide regular and ad hoc data analyses and reports. WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma is nestled along the shores of Commencement Bay in Washington State and offers many community parks, miles of beautiful waterfront, hiking & biking trails, golf courses, museums, and a world-class zoo with an aquarium. Tacoma also serves as a gateway to some of the most magnificent natural wonders in the world, such as Puget Sound, Mount Rainier National Park and the Olympic Peninsula. The Tacoma area is also fortunate to have a much more affordable cost of living compared to the Seattle areas to the north; and the City of Tacoma offers a very generous program of employee benefits, which includes a great pension plan that can continue to provide income during retirement. The City of Tacoma provides excellent medical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family; paid holidays and personal time off; participation in Tacoma's Public Employees' Retirement System and a growing variety of City-sponsored health and wellness opportunities. For more information on the City of Tacoma's benefit package feel free to explore City of Tacoma Benefits. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS (TRAINING AND EDUCATION): Bachelor's degree preferred, and two years analytical, database, spreadsheet and/or financial experience. 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 and make proper recommendations and prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive written reports which require displaying and presenting statistical, graphical, and other reporting methods to audiences of varying technical sophistication. Research: Effectively identify, collect, organize and document data and information in ways that make the information most useful for subsequent assessment, analysis, and investigation. Compile and maintain reports, records and various other forms of pertinent information in an organized and professional manner. Technical Knowledge: Operate personal computer and assigned operating software in support of assigned business unit's goals. 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 a high priority, 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. Remain current by reading and interpreting applicable ordinances, rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your responsibilities as it relates to this position. NOTE: Applications received without the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process. Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position may be invited to participate in an interview. Appointment is subject to passing a 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. While completing the application and answering the supplemental questions please be sure to save your work every 20 minutes to ensure that your information is not lost. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contact the Human Resources office at (253) 591.5400 by 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. This will allow us to assist you before the job announcement closes. Closing Date/Time: 7/6/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jun 10, 2021
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 someone interested in becoming a new member of their SAP Applications Operations Team. Senior SAP BASIS Administrator - Sr. IT Analyst Responsible for SAP service delivery and plays a key role in guiding the direction and development of the City's SAP platform. This position maintains, enhances, supports, and leads mission critical SAP and third party applications within a team of developers, functional analysts and customer support staff. In addition to the above responsibilities, this position plays a key role in helping to create and shape the overall City SAP strategic direction from both an architectural and implementation perspective. A key aspect of that work will be to work with appropriate IT staff to make modifications to our SAP Infrastructure, training and support processes to align with that strategy. This position is a key component of our development team. The individual will drive the innovation of our online services and SAP capabilities. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Strong experience with SAP BASIS Operating system administration, patches and updates (Windows, Linux) Good organization and communication skills Ability to support third party systems Responsible for patching and upgrading SAP and third party systems Responsible for backups and recovery Responsible for client software updates such as SAPGui and SAP Single Sign-on Responsible for SAP systems such as SAP ECC 6.08, SAP ESS, SAP PI and SAP Solution Manager Perform transports through the landscape per approved change control procedures Manage and monitor scheduled jobs Perform user provisioning and security updates Performs client copies as needed Manage OSS tickets with SAP support Manage and monitor integration connections Maintains necessary documentation and work instructions for performing actions Perform system troubleshooting when needed Strong analytical and problem-solving ability Work independently with little guidance, as well as the ability to multitask Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with other team members WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma is nestled along the shores of Commencement Bay in Washington State and offers many community parks, miles of beautiful waterfront, hiking & biking trails, golf courses, museums, and a world-class zoo with an aquarium. Tacoma also serves as a gateway to some of the most magnificent natural wonders in the world, such as Puget Sound, Mount Rainier National Park and the Olympic Peninsula. The Tacoma area is also fortunate to have a much more affordable cost of living compared to the Seattle areas to the north; and the City of Tacoma offers a very generous program of employee benefits, which includes a great pension plan that can continue to provide income during retirement. The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment. Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits. Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26. Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Personal time off. Paid holidays. A great pension plan. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications Equivalent combination to: Bachelor degree in computer science or related field and four or more years directly related information technology work experience. LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: A valid Washington State Driver's License at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills Effective written and oral communication. Act ethically and honestly, build trust by demonstrating consistency, manage self and work processes, and accept personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Meet standards, deadlines, and work schedules making the best use of available time and resources. Set an example to providing excellent customer service putting the customer first, and making customer service a priority. Can be relied upon to achieve excellent results with little need for oversight. Adapt easily to changing business needs, conditions and work responsibilities. Adapt approach, goals and methods to achieve successful solutions and results in dynamic situations. Effective diagnosis and problem-solving skills through the use of data and information in a clear and rational thought process to assess and understand issues, evaluate options, form accurate conclusions to make recommendations. Work well under pressure to respond to unplanned service disruptions and/or emergencies. Effectively identify, collect, organize, and document data and information in ways that make the information most useful for subsequent assessment, analysis, and investigation. Effectively organize multiple assignments, sometimes of a complex nature or involving competing priorities, to produce work products that are accurate, thorough, and on time. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter detailing your roles and responsibilities as it relates to the position. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the supplemental questions evaluated by a panel of subject matter experts. These questions will be scored on the basis of information provided; therefore, it is the responsibility of the applicant to carefully list all pertinent experience and training related to this position. The evaluation committee will not have access to the candidate's application. Providing false information will result in disqualification. Candidates must pass this evaluation in order to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 120. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. The work schedule for this position will be assigned by the hiring manager at time of appointment. Current work schedules include (but not limited to) Monday - Friday and/or Tuesday - Saturday. 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! 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, call the Human Resources office at (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. Note: The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice. Closing Date/Time: 7/20/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jun 10, 2021
Full Time
Position Description The Office of Equity and Human Rights is seeking an experienced and dynamic Rental Housing Program Development Specialist. Under the direction of the Landlord-Tenant / Crime Free Housing Lead, this position is responsible for carrying-out the duties to maintain the current Landlord-Tenant and Crime Free Housing Programs to include: respond to inquires regarding Washington State Landlord Tenant Law; provide information and resources to the community; ensure compliance with city, state, and federal laws and policies; and resolve issues and manage complaints for City of Tacoma tenants and landlords. The Specialist will provide information and make referrals to other agencies as appropriate; prepare and make presentations; conduct workshop and seminars to community groups and city staff; and mediate landlord tenant disputes as necessary. Work will be performed in interdepartmental and community team environments which include divergent and diverse members and interests. Ten percent (10%) of duties for this Program Development Specialist position will include assisting the Fair Housing Coordinator and Human Rights Manager with the following: Develop virtual fair housing trainings, with the ability to complete intake documents from each participant's own home. Develop social media marketing and post (Facebook, Eventbright). Host periodic discussions with Landlords and tenants to discuss issues and topics around fair housing, discrimination, and questions relevant to the current social issues, and issues related to the people residing in the City of Tacoma. Perform intake duties for Fair Housing inquires, determining whether or not the Fair Housing Coordinator will draft a Fair Housing Charge for each inquiry. The position also directly supports the City's goals of developing and maintaining healthy neighborhoods and the Affordable Housing Action Plan. Office of Equity and Human Rights Tacoma hosts a vibrant and passionate community deeply engaged in race and social justice actions to create sustainable change. The City of Tacoma partners with numerous cultural organizations, social justice advocates, and nationally recognized institutions, including the Government Alliance for Race and Equity, National League of Cities, and International City Management Association (ICMA) to lead efforts in advancing racial equity. In addition, we work in close collaboration with government and non-government entities in the region to create a socially just and equitable place for all. Essential Duties: Respond to telephone, walk-in and written inquiries regarding the Washington State Residential Landlord-Tenant Act and the Tacoma Rental Housing Code. Assist both landlord and tenants with understanding their rights and responsibilities and assist with providing tools needed to exercise their rights. Make referrals to other agencies as appropriate. Evaluate and refer cases for enforcement to various departments. Monitor and maintain case files on tenant-initiated code enforcement inspections of rental properties for substandard living conditions within the City of Tacoma limits. Assist in all aspects of the Crime Free Housing Program in collaboration with the Tacoma Police Department, Fire Department, and Public Works which include conduct trainings and other educational events for the community about the Crime Free Housing. Conduct training and other educational events for the community about Crime-Free Housing Program. Other duties assigned. WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment. Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits. Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26. Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Personal time off. Paid holidays. A great pension plan. The Community Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant development such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of the Thea Foss Waterway, the expansions of both the MultiCare and Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the 1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications An equivalent combination of: graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in business, public administration, social work or related field AND two years of related experience. Additional and specifically-related qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington Driver's License. Knowledge & Skills Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to: Proficient in oral and written business communication. Use data and best practice research to inform policy and program formation Adapt to changing business and community needs Design innovative solutions to complex social issues Utilize effective project management skills to guide a program or process from idea to execution Demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of individuals (division heads, contractors, workers, etc.) and build relationships with external partners Demonstrated Strong conflict resolution and interpersonal skills Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work in a constantly evolving and pressure filled environment Demonstrated ability to handle multiple assignments concurrently and to successfully meet deadlines Demonstrated proficiency in MS Project, Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint Selection Process & Supplemental Information The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Interested individuals should apply online 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. NOTE: Applications received without the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process. The Principles that Guide Us: Tacoma, the City of Destiny , has a workforce of dedicated, talented employees with unique skills and perspectives. We embrace innovation and strive for excellence and community engagement. The Principles that Guide Us speak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service. Integrity: We conduct our personal, work group, and organizational actions in an ethical and honest manner, and we serve as responsible stewards of the public resources entrusted to us. Service: We treat everyone with courtesy and empathy. We provide customer-focused municipal services that produce high value and results. Excellence: We achieve the highest performance possible. We use collaborative and inclusive approaches to organizational and community issues. We are accountable for individually and collectively meeting high standards. Equity: We understand and reflect the community we serve. We ensure every community member has services and opportunities that will enable people to satisfy their essential needs and advance their wellbeing. 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.We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contact the Human Resources office at 253-591-5400 by 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. This will allow time to assist you before the job announcement closes. ( For technical difficulties using the NeoGov system , call the applicant support line at 1-855-524-5627 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time.) Closing Date/Time: 6/22/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jun 10, 2021
Full Time
Position Description The Tacoma Fire Department (TFD) is currently seeking a motivated and experienced professional who is interested in managing the Emergency Preparedness functions for the City of Tacoma, including all General Government and in partnership with Tacoma Public Utilities. This position will provide program direction, maintaining consistency and coordination of processes and preparedness, and consult with and advise the Fire Chief or their designee on all matters related to emergency management. Responsibilities include: Establishing strategic priorities for emergency preparedness Developing and maintaining the City's Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan Managing development and maintenance of departmental Continuity of Operations Plans Coordinate community training, including TFD's Community Emergency Response Team program Develop and coordinate Emergency Preparedness training exercises Represent the City on local, regional, state, and federal planning and response activities Create partnerships amongst internal departments and external agencies related to preparing the City and its residents for an emergency Manage the readiness of the Emergency Coordination Center Coordinate Public Assistance recovery efforts with County and FEMA representatives An incumbent in this position will be expected to act as a subject matter expert, be an independent problem solver, analyze complex data, and prepare and present findings and documents to executive and legislative positions. The Community Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant development such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of the Thea Foss Waterway, the expansions of both the MultiCare and Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the 1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Qualifications The ideal candidate will have a Master's Degree in Business, Public Administration, Emergency Management and Preparedness, or related field and three years of progressively responsible experience in emergency management and preparedness. OR Six or more years of progressively responsible experience in emergency management and preparedness; and two years of supervisory/management experience. LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Emergency Management certification strongly preferred, through FEMA Emergency Management Institute or International Association of Emergency Managers. FEMA ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, and 800 training. Washington State Driver's License is required; travel between work locations is necessary. Selection Process & Supplemental Information The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. To be considered for this challenging and rewarding career opportunity, please apply online through the City of Tacoma's website and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your experience, training, motivations, and expertise as it relates to the responsibilities of this position and a list of five references at the time of application. Applications received before June 23, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. will receive first consideration for interview. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Communication from the City of Tacoma We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, call the Human Resources office at (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. Note: The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice. Closing Date/Time: 7/8/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jun 06, 2021
Full Time
Position Description Do you enjoy a high level of customer interaction both in person and on the phone? Are you the kind of person that other people describe as friendly, collaborative, and professional? Do you enjoy working in an outdoor environment and have work experience with Municipal, State and other building codes? The Site and Building Division is seeking a positive, productive individual with excellent communication and organizational skills to fill Building Inspector vacancies. Development in Tacoma is thriving and the City is experiencing rapid growth. We need Inspectors with experience in the enforcement of building codes and development regulations for a broad range of building projects . The City of Tacoma's Planning and Development Services Department (PDS) is accepting applications to fill two Building Inspector positions, a permanent position and a project position expected to end December 31, 2022 unless extended. We are seeking candidates with exceptional customer service skills who have a proven success record in the performance of field inspections related to development, including: single family, multi-family, commercial buildings and other structures, to ensure compliance with Tacoma Municipal Code, State building code and other applicable codes and regulations. Other Inspector duties include: investigating and resolving code compliance complaints related to buildings and structures; explaining and interpreting building code restrictions and requirements; examining pre-permit plans; assisting customers in the field with the use of the City's permit tracking system; documenting and adding field inspections, and preparing reports related to inspection activities. The City recognizes the value of inspector certifications and the benefit to the City of having a workforce that possesses International Code Council (ICC) certifications. The City offers incentive pay in the form of an application or rate (AOR) for inspectors who obtain and maintain ICC certifications. Inspectors who obtain and maintain three (3) certifications in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) are eligible to receive a 3% pay increase over the base wage while Inspectors with six (6) certifications in accordance with the CBA are eligible to receive a 6 % pay increase over the base wage. Thus, the Planning and Development Services (PDS) hourly wage ranges for Inspector who meet the above qualifications for certifications are as follows: 3% application of rate : $36.37 - $44.22 6% application of rate : $37.43 - $45.51 The Principles that Guide Us: Tacoma, the City of Destiny , has a workforce of dedicated, talented employees with unique skills and perspectives. We embrace innovation and strive for excellence and community engagement. The Principles that Guide Us, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Equity, speak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service. Essential Duties: Inspect buildings and sites during construction, alteration, movement, demolition or repair, as well as existing structures, to assure compliance with building code requirements, City mechanical and plumbing codes and related regulations. Prepare and maintain all associated records and reports. Examine pre-permit plans to determine compliance with applicable codes for residential structures; perform field reviews of plans and specifications. Coordinate communication and activities with other City departments and personnel, various governmental and private agencies, contractors, engineers, building owners and public; interpret and explain regulations and codes to owners, tenants, contractors and others. Investigate and resolve complaints from the public; provide code enforcement functions; explain and interpret requirements and restrictions. Operate a variety of equipment and machinery such as computers, two-way radios, cameras, calculators and copiers; operate a motor vehicle as necessary to conduct work. Perform work duties as assigned. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications An equivalent combination to: Graduation from high school or equivalent and one of the following: One year of experience as a Building Inspector using the International Code Council (ICC) building codes OR Certification by the ICC as a Building Inspector or Plan Reviewer OR Three years of journey-level experience in the building construction trades or in building code or code enforcement for a municipality LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State Driver's License at time of appointment, or evidence of equivalent mobility, with maintenance thereafter. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Position requires passing a physical assessment, pre-employment medical exam, and drug and alcohol screening. Position requires climbing and crawling. Work includes indoor and outdoor environment; subject to traveling from site to site and adverse weather conditions. Incumbents may be exposed to potentially hazardous material and heights and subject to moving around in and through construction sites at various stages of completion. Knowledge & Skills Accepted safety standards related to building construction. Methods, equipment and materials used in building construction, alteration and repair. Federal, State and local building, zoning, housing, plumbing codes and related ordinances and regulations. Technical aspects of field of specialty. Health and safety regulations. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy. Oral and written communications skills. Record-keeping techniques. Detect substandard maintenance, repair construction materials or methods, unsanitary or fire-hazard conditions. Read and interpret plans and drawings. Read interpret and explain codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. Maintain records and prepare reports. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Effectively utilize appropriate technology (i.e. computers, cameras, two-way radios). Work independently with little direction. Selection Process & Supplemental Information To be considered for this career opportunity: Please apply online through the City of Tacoma's website. Individuals must meet the minimum qualifications t o progress in the examination process. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. Candidates who are eligible for Veteran's Preference scoring criteria must attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4, (proof of military discharge form) at time of application , to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference points, with redacted birth date and social security numbers. Examination Process: This is a competitive selection process. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the Supplemental Questions # 10-27 reviewed and scored by a committee of subject matter experts, as the Experience and Training Test . It is the responsibility of the applicants to adequately describe all pertinent experience and training. Please make sure you read the questions and provide complete informative answers, including your roles in the position and key activities. DO NOT respond with "see resume" in lieu of answering these questions; this will result in a failing score. Applicants who pass the test will be placed on an Eligible List for potential interview and hiring consideration. Per City of Tacoma Personnel Management Policy #170, the City of Tacoma is a drug-free work environment. Appointment is subject to successful completion of a pre-employment background check, and will include a pre-employment medical exam, physical ability test, and a drug and alcohol screen. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between The City of Tacoma and the Local 17 PTE. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment. Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits. Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26. Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Personal time off. Paid holidays. A great pension plan. 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. The City of Tacoma supports a healthy work/life balance, continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program. We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny: http://www.cityoftacoma.org/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhires The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, please call Human Resources at (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 6/21/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jun 05, 2021
Full Time
Position Description Due to the planned retirement of the current Human Resources Director, the City of Tacoma is recruiting candidates for this critical executive leadership position. The Human Resources Director is the administrative head of the Human Resources Department with the responsibility for directing the human resources program of the City in accordance with the provisions of the City's Charter and ordinances. The Human Resources Director reports to the City Manager and is a key member of the City's Executive Leadership Team with a critical leadership role in advancing the City's organizational culture. The HR Director is expected to perform highly complex, innovative work resulting in significant, positive impacts to the City organization. Qualifications Educational Requirements: An accredited four-year college or university degree with major course work in human resources, business or public administration, industrial relations, or closely related field. Advanced degree (MBA or MPA) with professional certification as a senior professional in Human Resources (SPHR, SHRM-SCP, IPMA-SCP, CSHRP) is preferred. Required Qualifications & Experience: The ideal candidate will have led human resources in medium to large organizations with history of success, and at least 8 years increasingly responsible experience, with at least 5 years in a management or senior leadership position in human resources. Selection Process & Supplemental Information To Apply: To be considered for this challenging and rewarding career opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter to shey-harding.com/jobs . Questions should be directed to Jeff Dvonch, Shey-Harding Executive Search: jeff@shey-harding.com ; (562) 252-8515; www.shey-harding.com For more information about the City of Tacoma, go to http://www.cityoftacoma.org/ For more information about the Tacoma area, go to www.traveltacoma.com Working in Tacoma? The City of Tacoma is nestled along the shore of Commencement Bay in Washington State and offers many community parks, miles of beautiful waterfront, hiking and biking trails, golf courses, museums, and a world-class zoo and aquarium. Tacoma also serves as a getaway to some of the most magnificent natural wonders in the world, such as Puget Sound, Mount Rainier National Park and Olympic Peninsula. Working for the government is a rewarding opportunity to work with people who are passionate about making a real, tangible difference. You'll be surrounded by innovative leaders working on a variety of issues during this formative time in Tacoma's development. By working with us, you can play a part in shaping the future of the city. The City of Tacoma also offers very generous benefit package with one of the best pension packages in the market. These generous employee benefits include: Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits. Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26. Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Generous amount of paid holidays and personal time off. A phenomenal pension plan that prepares you for retirement. For more information on the City of Tacoma's benefit package feel free to explore City of Tacoma Benefits. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Closing Date/Time: 6/30/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jun 05, 2021
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Water is recruiting to create a civil service list for Construction Inspector that will be used to fill vacancies at Tacoma Water for one year. Construction Inspectors at Tacoma Water inspect potable water system installation and maintenance, construction of main replacement projects, private contracts, public road projects, various other potable water related infrastructure construction and Tacoma Water projects to ensure adherence to project drawings, specifications, budget, and applicable laws and guidelines. Construction Inspectors work independently and need to be self-directed and highly motivated. Successful candidates will be resilient, work effectively with contractors, and work collaboratively with various stakeholders on project construction, communicate effectively to work out conflicting interests in project construction, track and record budget items and project progress, conduct various forms of testing, complete acceptance and closeout documentation. Inspectors are responsible for understanding and making minor modifications to engineered drawings and survey information. Qualifications An equivalent combination to: Graduation from high school or equivalent supplemented by college-level courses related to inspection work; Three years' experience in field or office engineering work involving construction phase reviews; LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State driver's license at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Water Distribution Manager II certification from Washington State Department of Health or completion of Tacoma Water's Joint Apprenticeship Training (JATC) highly desired. Knowledge & Skills Water system construction and operation. MS Office products like Word, Excel, Outlook, etc. Theory and operation of water supply and distribution systems. Construction specifications and plans. Regulations related to public works, water systems, underground power and street lighting construction by contract. Underground construction to include underground utilities. Grading operations and the preparation of sub-grades. Basic principles and practices of engineering. Inspection and testing techniques related to weights and measuring devices. Technical aspects of field of specialty. Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures. Methods, equipment and materials used in construction inspection. Record-keeping techniques. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy. Read, prepare and understand engineering plans and specifications. Perform construction inspections and tests. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. Meet schedules and time lines. Learn to interpret, apply and explain codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Understand, follow and provide verbal and written directions. Work independently with little direction. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Marisa Tetreault; if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Tacoma Water Tacoma Water has a proud tradition of operating and maintaining one of the country's oldest municipally owned water systems. We provide high-quality water at very competitive prices. We provide direct service to more than 300,000 people throughout Pierce and King counties. Our mission is to provide clean, reliable water. If you share our values of safety, customer-driven, employee invested, stewardship and adaptability, we are looking for you! Apply All interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Cover letter is optional. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the supplemental questions scored. Applicants must receive a passing score to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Applicants whose experience and training most closely reflect the needs of the department may be invited to participate in an interview. Appointment is subject to passing a background check and a pre-employment medical exam and drug screen. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and the Local 17. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 before 4pm on the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 6/28/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jun 05, 2021
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power's Generation division is looking for a Fisheries Intern to join their team at the Cowlitz Project located in Silver Creek, WA. As an intern, you will learn how the utility operates, support and assist with utility operations and assist others in completing a variety of fisheries management activities. In this role you will support ongoing natural resources management requirements associated with Tacoma Power's Cowlitz, Hydroelectric Projects. You will work side-by-side with biologists and technicians, both in a field and office setting, to accomplish tasks guided by Tacoma Power's Federal Energy and Regulatory Commission (FERC) licenses and ongoing studies. Responsibilities Include: Assist with trap operations, stream surveys, research projects, and investigations Prepare and present oral and/or written reports Consult or interact with other city employees and stakeholders in relation to work assignments Collect and analyze data Prepare for special events and functions Collection, entry, documentation, organization and quality assurance of data sets associated with adult and juvenile fish handling, identification, marking and transport Collection, entry, documentation, organization and quality assurance of spawning ground surveys; fish passage; and other monitoring and evaluation activities The hours for this position are 40 hours per week. The term for this position is expected to be approximately three months during the summer consistent with your school schedule. Qualifications Graduation from high school or GED equivalent. 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. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain, if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable, walkable cities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: 6/24/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jun 04, 2021
Full Time
Position Description Do you enjoy making a difference in your community? Do you thrive in a tight-knit workgroup with the freedom of work autonomy? Are you a data focused records professional? If you answered yes, then we are looking for you! The City of Tacoma is looking for data focused records professionals to join a group of professionals who are team oriented, help each other, care about our community, are tech savvy and are focused on the details. As the Public Disclosure Specialist, you will provide specialized support within the Public Records Office in the Body Worn Video Redaction (BWVR) program, helping to fulfill public records requests by collecting and assembling the required records like the incident reports that the BWVR Analysts need. This position will report directly to the Public Disclosure Manager and receive direction from a Police supervisor on police policies and systems. Duties are typically performed with some latitude for the use of independent judgment. Employee(s) will have considerable contact with the BWVR Analysts, and Tacoma Police Department employees. Work performed is of a sensitive or confidential nature and remains in conformance with applicable policies, procedures, laws, rules and regulations. Work is reviewed through personal conferences and evaluation of completed assignments, reports submitted, and results achieved. Qualifications 2+ years of experience performing research duties, data collection, log entry and analysis in the public disclosure field; Associate's degree from an accredited college or university in legal or related field or 2+ years of additional experience in the public disclosure field. LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Certified Public Records Officer (CPRO) certificate or ability to obtain certification within 2 years of the appointment into the classification required Valid WA State Driver License may be required Critical Infrastructure Protection Training (CIP) and Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Training certification within 30 days of appointment into the classification Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) certification may be required for some positions Must successfully pass a Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) background check Positions assigned to or supporting the Tacoma Police Department may require additional background screening, including, but not limited to, fingerprinting and/or a polygraph test Knowledge & Skills WA State Public Records Act WA State Records Retention Schedules Ability to conduct and document searches in electronic and paper recordkeeping systems Familiarity with records management systems and other relevant technology and techniques preferred Knowledge and understanding of City of Tacoma or other government public disclosure programs, processes and activities preferred Excellent written and oral communication skills Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and to complete projects on tight deadlines Understand and maintain confidentiality as applicable Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Marisa Tetreault; if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn ! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their supplemental question responses reviewed by a panel of subject matter experts as part of the civil service examination. Applicants who pass the examination will be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 483. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. 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 before 4pm at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: 6/21/2021 5:00 PM Pacific