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!

 

 

 

   

32 job(s) at City of Tacoma

City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jul 28, 2021
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma is recruiting for an Appointive Position of Division Manager in the Business Operations Division of the Environmental Services Department (ESD). As a department, we believe everything we do supports healthy neighborhoods and a thriving Puget Sound, leaving a better Tacoma for all. This specific Division Manager (DM) position oversees the Billing & Technical Services (BTS) group, the TAGRO Business Operations, Environmental Compliance and the Systems and Performance Management (SPM) sections. BTS provides customer service and billing functions for three City of Tacoma ESD utilities: Solid Waste , Wastewater , and Stormwater . This DM position is responsible for the operation of the TAGRO Biosolids Program. Environmental Compliance is responsible for the Industrial Pre-Treatment Program, Business Inspections Program, Special Approved Discharges, and the Spills and Complaints Program SPM is responsible for the Environmental and Sustainability Management System (ESMS) & the Electronic Document System (EDS), and continuous improvement of business processes for all three ES Utilities. In the Environmental Services Department we believe everything we do supports healthy neighborhoods and a thriving Puget Sound, leaving a better Tacoma for all. The Focus on healthy neighborhoods and a Thriving Puget Sound defines the core values of the Environmental Services Department and our clear focus on: Customers, Employees and Operations with the three following statements: Customers - Partner with the community on customer-valued services to meet the diverse needs of Tacoma neighborhoods Employees - Foster safe culture built on trust, conversation and equity Operations - Operate using best practices and innovation to meet changing environmental and community needs. HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOODS + THRIVING PUGET SOUND = A BETTER TACOMA Essential Duties: Plan, direct and control the operations of a division in accordance with the policies and goals of the City and the Environmental Services Department. Formulate and recommend policies and strategies to facilitate and improve division operations; direct the preparation of long-range planning activities. Select, train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel: review and analyze personnel policies and problems, and take appropriate action. Prepare and maintain various personnel and work-related records and reports; prepare the annual division budget and monitor expenditures; forecast personnel requirements; authorize purchases within established guidelines. Coordinate communication and projects with other City departments, governmental and private agencies, consultants, developers, contractors, vendors and the general public; serve as City and division representative at various meetings and conferences; make presentations to the City Council and other groups. Compile information and prepare reports related to division operations and activities; oversee the maintenance of departmental records and files. Oversee and participate in construction inspections and review plans and projects to assure compliance with applicable codes, ordinances and regulations. Keep current with the latest technologies and management techniques, federal, state and local rules, regulations and laws; set goals and discuss division performance with the Assistant Environmental Services Director on a regular basis. Confer with other Environmental Services Division Managers to coordinate work efforts whenever necessary or desirable. Direct the preparation of and/or authorize various correspondence concerning division operations. Attend management and technical training seminars. Perform related duties as assigned. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Office and outdoor environment subject to occasional travel. Occasional evening and nighttime work to meet schedules and project deadlines, and attend public meetings. 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 a four-year college or university with major course work in engineering, public or business administration, INCLUDING Four years of administrative and supervisory experience in governmental environmental services or utility administration. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State driver's license at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter, or evidence of equivalent mobility. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in environmental studies, business administration, or business management. Background, training, and/or experience in customer service and biosolids management. Experience with labor relations and environmental policies and regulations Knowledge & Skills KNOWLEDGE: Operations, principles, practices, methods, and techniques of utility billing, human relation skills, including principles and practices of supervision and training, the ability to communicate both orally and in writing with tact, patience, and courtesy. Asset management strategies and implementation. City organization and departments, operations, policies, and objectives. Credit and collection laws and statutes that govern billing and debt collection practices. Labor relations including Labor union contract negotiations. Ability to interpret, apply, and explain complex regulations, laws, codes and policies related to sewerage and solid waste services, and biosolids management. Biosolids laws, regulations, and practices (Federal, Washington State, and Local) Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Prepare and maintain various personnel and work-related records and reports; prepare the annual division budget; forecast personnel requirements and authorize purchases within established guidelines. SKILLS: Ability to work independently with little direction. Proficient in use of all office equipment including personal computers and related software applications. Ability to assign and review work of others; and plan and organize work to meet schedules and timelines. Promote and maintain a culturally diverse work force and take appropriate pro-active steps to provide employees with a work environment free of harassment, intimidation, hostility and coercion based on race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, and family status. Effectively organize multiple assignments, sometimes of a complex nature or involving competing priorities, to produce work products that are accurate, thorough, cost effective and on time. Ability to adapt to an ever-changing work environment and make effective decisions quickly during stressful situations. Set and communicate clear expectations for staff, follow through and establish accountability for all. Selection Process & Supplemental Information To be considered for this exciting and rewarding career opportunity: Interested individuals must complete the online application and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. This is a competitive selection process. Applications will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of education, certifications and related experience. Candidates whose qualifications most closely correspond with the Department's needs will be eligible for further consideration. Those who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on a referral list for review and potential interview selection. Appointment is subject to successful completion of a pre-employment background and references check. . 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. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, call the Human Resources office at (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 8/26/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jul 28, 2021
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power is accepting applications for Seasonal labor workers at the Nisqually Hydro Project's Alder Lake Park located in Eatonville, WA. This Hydro Project generates clean, renewable electricity. This is labor intensive work, working in a park booth checking in patrons, cleaning campsites and bathrooms, hauling garbage, painting, and grounds maintenance including mowing and weed eating. We rely on our staff to keep our parks clean and well-maintained, and to create a friendly atmosphere for our guests. Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Some experience performing grounds maintenance, mowing and weed eating, or similar manual labor; Completion of the eighth grade. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Driver's License 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 complete the online application. Appointment will be 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 Teamsters Local 117. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or neogov.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. Should you have any questions about this position please call Human Resources at (253) 591-5400 before 5pm on the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 8/16/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jul 27, 2021
Full Time
Position Description Does your dream role include being a part of a great team, interacting with the public while having the autonomy to schedule your work for the day and knowing that your work has a direct impact on helping to ensure safe and reliable water for customers? If so, then Water Quality Specialist may be the role for you! Tacoma Water is creating an eligible list for Water Quality Specialist. Water Quality Specialists perform a variety of technical and complex regulatory compliance duties including investigating and resolving customer complaints concerning water quality; water sampling and monitoring of distribution systems for chemical and bacteriological analysis; administering water quality monitoring programs, wellhead protection and public outreach efforts; and, inspecting new and existing water service connections for compliance with cross connection control regulations. Responsibilities Include: Receive, investigate and resolve customer complaints and trouble calls regarding water quality Complex cross connection inspection and plan review Coordinate with building departments, engineers, architects, contractors and customers concerning cross-connection control requirements Coordinate and implement various drinking water programs, including but not limited to cross-connection control, wellhead protection, drinking water monitoring such as coliform, organic, inorganic and radionuclides Maintain accurate field records for water quality monitoring, collect water samples for water quality analysis, operate and maintains a variety of laboratory equipment and instrumentation, perform a variety of physical and chemical analyses on drinking water and surface water samples, obtain chlorine residual, turbidity, fluoride or other water quality measurements Operate, maintain, repair and calibrate fluoride, turbidity, pH and chlorine analyzers Use various computer programs, databases and spreadsheets to validate, analyze and manage data and to generate technical reports and related correspondence for water quality monitoring programs Coordinate with other agencies and regulatory bodies on implementation and changes in programs affecting water quality Operate a variety of equipment and machinery such as personal and laptop computer, radio, cell phone, digital camera, calculator and various water quality testing equipment Prepare purchase requisitions for water quality program requirements; Qualifications 2 years' of relevant technical experience involving water quality programs OR Associate's degree or equivalent education related to the technical aspects of water quality such as sampling procedures, familiarity with field test kits and laboratory procedures, familiarity with water quality regulations LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: Valid Washington Driver's License Valid Washington State certificate of competency as a Cross-Connection Specialist (CCS) prior to probation completion with maintenance thereafter Knowledge & Skills Theory and operation of water supply and distribution systems. Principles, practices and methods used in water quality control and water treatment. Engineering mathematics. Chemistry as applied to water treatment. Technical aspects of field of specialty. Knowledge of and experience in confined space entry procedures. Operation of a personal computer. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. Sample water for a variety of water quality parameters. Effectively use and maintain field test kits and equipment. Interpret engineering plans and specifications. Maintain accurate records. Plan and organize work. Work independently with little direction. Ability to interpret and apply codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Communicate clearly both orally and in writing. 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 All interested individuals should apply online and attach a cover letter and detailed resume 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. 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 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. 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: 8/9/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jul 27, 2021
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma Municipal Court is seeking a full-time Court Clerk to join their team. The ideal candidate will have excellent oral and writing skills; ability to handle multiple priorities at once; be a problem-solver; have strong customer-service skills; provide assistance to the public regarding court dates, fines and court procedures; process cases before, during, and after court hearings; process paperwork received by mail or in person; filing; ability to a handle large volume of paperwork; and be proficient with Microsoft Office products. This is a high stress position that requires the ability to be politically astute and sensitive to issues that involve a diverse audience. Duties include performing data entry and case processing tasks using the Judicial Information System. Hours of work are generally 8:00 am - 5:00 pm but can vary. 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. Those who call Tacoma home have access to a diverse population, affordable housing, and a gateway to Puget Sound, Mount Rainier National Park, and the Olympic Peninsula. The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses/domestic partners and dependents, including children up to age 26 Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26 Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code Personal time off Paid holidays A great pension plan City of Tacoma Recruitment: One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications In order to be considered for this position you must have the following: An equivalent combination of graduation from high school including or supplemented by courses in business or criminal justice AND two years of increasingly responsible court-related clerical experience to include accounting. Appointment is subject to passing a background check and fingerprinting. Knowledge & Skills KNOWLEDGE: Policies, procedures and practices of the Municipal Court Community resource and referral programs and their application to the Court City, County and State agencies and offices involved in court-related activities City ordinances and State laws and regulations Modern office practices, procedures and equipment Record-keeping techniques Operation of a computer terminal Telephone techniques and etiquette Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary SKILLS: Perform a wide variety of complex court-related clerical duties accurately Deal effectively with defendants and the public in high-stress situations Process arrest warrants accurately and in accordance with the law Operate courtroom electronic recording equipment Operate a variety of standard office machines and equipment Communicate effectively both orally and in writing Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy Maintain accurate records Type 45WPM (a test may be given) Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others Add, subtract, multiply and divide quickly and accurately Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your experience, training, and expertise as it relates to the responsibilities of this position. Applications received without the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process. Only those applicants that meet the minimum qualifications as stated above will move forward in the recruitment process. This classification is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and the Local 483 IBEW Union. Appointment is subject to passing a background check and fingerprinting. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or neogov.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. Should you have any questions about this position please call Human Resources at (253) 591-5400 before the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 8/9/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jul 25, 2021
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Water is seeking an Internal Budget and Financial Analyst to join their Financial Stewardship team . This position supports the team by helping to organize decision making processes, defining and resolving problems, exchanging information and coordinating activities. In this role you will perform general analytical and internal management auditing and make recommendations to improve performance and increase productivity and efficiency. The position has a lead role in facilitating and assisting in the development of Tacoma Water's biennial operating and capital budgets, including day-to-day support. Responsibilities Include: Assist in the preparation of the Tacoma Water biennial operating and capital budgets Develop and maintain budget and actual reporting, monitoring and forecasting Present information in various periodic and ad hoc statistical and financial reports and presentations, provide analysis and consult to sections and work closely to ensure process is understood and being followed Convey and clarify information, assist and train staff on reporting and expense forecasting in Adaptive Insights and various SAP transactions Provide interpretations, present research findings and make recommendations Perform periodic internal audit and reconciliation of financial transactions in order to ensure data accuracy and reliability Qualifications Desired qualifications: 3+ years of experience researching and analyzing policies, laws, rules, or regulations; data management and reporting, and/or business process analyses AND Bachelor's degree; related work experience can substitute for degree on a year-for-year basis (4+ additional years of work experience can substitute for degree) 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. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview 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 before 4pm on the closing date of this posting. Closing Date/Time: 8/9/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jul 23, 2021
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power's Utility Technology Services division is looking for an Analytics & Data Management Program Manager to join their team. The Analytics & Data Management Program Manager partners with program stakeholders and executive sponsors to deliver an aggressive analytics strategy & roadmap with multiple dependencies throughout the organization. The program manager will set goals for the data engineering team, monitor performance, develop comprehensive execution plans, drive alignment across the utility, and deliver results across the utility to make better decisions, optimize utility operations, and enhance customer services. This role is responsible for the delivery of the data engineering services and foundational capabilities that enable TPU to capture, ingest, process, service and govern utility data and analytics in a consistent, trusted, and available manner. Responsibilities Include: Provide technical and supervisory direction of the data engineering practice responsible for construction and maintenance of data pipelines, administration of data lake & data warehousing platforms, and preparing data for analytics use Facilitate utility data governance for TPU. Organizes, schedules, and chairs the Utility Data Governance Board (UDGB). Works with data stewards to establish data standards. Collaborates with City ITD to update/reconcile utility SAP datasets. Maintains TPU's business glossary and data governance platform Produce visualizations, reports, or other analysis as needed for TPU. Organizes and facilitates TPU's Analytics Community of Practice. Promote analytics collaboration, best practices, and training Provide technical management of the construction, training and support of utility machine learning models which utilize large utility data sets to model complex abstractions, recognize complex patterns, and gain business insight from unstructured data Conduct quarterly and annual analytics maturity assessments and peer benchmarking. Set and communicate progress on reaching desired analytics maturity targets Work with business partners and program sponsors to understand, define, and enable utility analytics use cases and associated benefits Maintain and foster industry relationships with peer practitioners, trade associations, and vendor communities Qualifications DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with degree in engineering, business management, field of specialty or related discipline or eight years increasingly responsible experience in the utility industry and four years of management/supervisory experience. 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. It has 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: 8/4/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jul 22, 2021
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma's Public Works Department is recruiting for the Survey Technician III position. A Survey Technician III performs technical, semi-professional work as an instrument operator on a survey crew. An employee in this classification is responsible for setting up, adjusting and operating a total station, levels, data collectors, Auto-CAD for survey applications, G.P.S. receivers, multi stations, and other surveying instruments to secure data pertaining to angles and elevations for construction, map making or other purposes. Staff in the Survey Technician III position provide field survey support for the capital improvement projects of the City's Transportation, Wastewater and Surface Water. (approximate average annual Capital Improvement budget of $30 million). Tacoma's Public Works Department provides a unique opportunity for survey technicians to work on a wide variety of complex capital improvement projects as they progress through their careers. Projects can cover the full spectrum of typical municipal infrastructure improvements associated with Transportation, Wastewater and Surface Water and involve partnerships between the City's Public Works and Environmental Services Departments as well as with Tacoma Public Utilities. Survey Technicians in Public Works work on projects related to the following areas: Citywide Horizontal and Vertical Control Monumentation Networks Collection System Projects - Projects that focus on the municipal wastewater and surface water collection system capital improvements and associated roadway. ADA improvements as well as state of the art green infrastructure (GIS/LID) and innovative surface water management components. Municipal Transportation Projects - Roads, streets, alleys, bridges and both pedestrian and bicycle trails, not limited to Streets Initiative projects, arterial street improvements, Local Improvement Districts, and Corridor Improvements This posting will be used to create a Civil Service Eligible list that which will be valid for a period of one year. The Public Works Department will use this list to fill Survey Technician III vacancies during the life of the list. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions This job is in an outdoor environment subject to adverse weather conditions. This position requires standing for long periods of time and walking over uneven ground. The position requires lifting heavy objects, climbing and digging. An employee in this position is subject to working in high winds, rains and around potentially hazardous construction sites, heavy traffic, heavy equipment, fumes and noise. 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 supplemented by course work in trigonometry, geometry and/or engineering AND Three (3) years of experience in field survey work, including two (2) years of experience in the operation of survey instruments. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington Driver's License at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills KNOWLEDGE OF: City organization, operations, policies and objectives Methods, tools, equipment and materials used in survey work Field survey techniques and practices Intermediate trigonometry and geometry Proper method of storing equipment, materials and supplies Applicable laws, codes regulations, policies and procedures Health safety regulations Record-keeping techniques including field books Specialized equipment used in field survey work, including operation of computer software SKILLS: Communicate effectively both orally and in writing Read and understand field notes, construction plans and hard copies Work from blueprints, shop drawings and sketches Operate a variety of survey instruments and equipment Follow established procedures in the performance of a variety of survey calculations requiring careful execution Perform tasks efficiently from oral and written direction Perform manual labor Operate a variety of tools and equipment including level rod, tapes, plumb bob and engineering chains Proper lifting techniques Safely operate a motor vehicle Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others Meet schedules and timelines Work independently with little direction Provide technical assistance and work direction to others 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 # 16 and 17 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 With a population over 200,000, Tacoma is the third largest city in the Puget Sound region, gracing the shores of Commencement Bay. We are a diverse, progressive, international city that serves as a gateway to the Pacific Rim and the rest of the world. Named one of the most livable areas in the country by Livability.com, Tacoma and the surrounding area is a playground for outdoor and maritime enthusiasts. Our businesses are vibrant, our parks are beautiful, our schools are exceptional and our housing is affordable. The City of Tacoma supports a healthy work/life balance, continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program. We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny: http://www.cityoftacoma.org/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhires 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: 8/3/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jul 21, 2021
Full Time
Position Description Please Note: This is a position of limited duration through 12/31/2022. This position may be extended thereafter, contingent upon future funding allocations. The City of Tacoma is seeking a highly motivated and creative problem solver to join our experienced team of Labor Negotiators. Under the direction of the Senior Labor Relations Manager, you will serve as lead negotiator for multiple collective bargaining agreements each year and be the first point of contact for City departments in need of contract administration assistance. In this role, you will develop and maintain business relationships with senior leaders from City management and labor unions. The City of Tacoma offers a seasoned labor relations professional the opportunity to grow their skills, with collective bargaining agreements covering office and field workers, as well as public safety, utilities, and the railroad industry. Approximately 75% of Tacoma's 3,900 employees are in 29 bargaining units represented by 12 different labor unions. The Labor Negotiator is an appointive FLSA-exempt position that works in an office environment and occasionally includes evening hours. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include: Negotiate collective bargaining agreements on behalf of the City and its departments as assigned Coordinate proposals for changes in collective bargaining agreements with department management negotiation teams Assist department staff and management by clarifying and reviewing proposed actions impacting represented employees Prepare cost analyses, exhibits and summaries of salary survey information in support of contract negotiations Research contract and negotiation history to resolve contract interpretation and application issues Investigate and provide advice regarding employee grievances and complaints; coordinate grievance tracking and processing Represent departments during labor-related meetings, fact-finding processes, and administrative proceedings Testify at grievance arbitration hearings and matters before the Public Employment Relations Commission Serve as a City contact and management liaison for Union leaders and business representatives Prepare responses to requests for information Prepare a variety of labor union related correspondence The City of Tacoma also has a very generous benefit package with one of the best pension packages in the market. These generous employee benefits include: A defined benefit pension plan that prepares you for retirement. 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 eligible 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 For more information on the City of Tacoma's benefit package feel free to explore City of Tacoma Benefits. City of Tacoma Recruitment Information: One of the primary goals of the City of Tacoma Equity and Empowerment Initiative is that the City of Tacoma workforce reflects the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and we welcome candidates with diverse and/or multicultural skill sets and personal experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work and play. The Principles that Guide Us: Tacoma, the City of Destiny, has a workforce of dedicated, talented employees with unique skills and perspectives. We embrace innovation and strive for excellence and community engagement. The Principles that Guide Us, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Equity, speak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service. Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS (TRAINING AND EDUCATION): An equivalent combination to: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in labor relations, law, public administration, human resources management, or a closely related field, and three years of increasingly responsible labor relations experience. Years of relevant work experience may be substituted for education requirements on a year for year basis. Other Desired Qualifications: Experience in a public sector environment preferred. Experience dealing with multiple and diverse collective bargaining agreements. Successful candidate will have demonstrated competencies and significant accomplishments from prior work experience. LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: Washington Driver License or the ability to travel around the City in a timely manner Acceptable results from a background check is required Knowledge & Skills COMPETENCIES: Negotiate Collective Bargaining Agreements Effectively work with others to present and understand interests, and actively strive to achieve agreements or resolve differences in a timely manner. Consulting Employ expertise, credibility, and effective partnering to help clients identify, evaluate and resolve complex and sensitive issues, problems and service needs. Relationship Building Build constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation and mutual respect. Analysis Use data and information in a clear and rational thought process to assess and understand issues, evaluate options, form accurate conclusions and make decisions. Communication Effectiveness Convey clear, timely, written and verbal, persuasive messages that positively influence the thoughts and actions of others. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your experience, training, and expertise as it relates to the responsibilities of this position. Please answer all supplemental questions fully. Applications received without all the requested materials may not progress in the selection process. Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position will be invited to participate in the interview process. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. NOTE: The first review of applications will be the week of August 2, 2021 and may result in an invitation to interview. It is in the best interest of all candidates to ensure your application materials are submitted via our on-line process before the date of the first review. 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. 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. Closing Date/Time:
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jul 21, 2021
Full Time
Position Description The Tacoma Venues & Events Department (TVE) is seeking to hire a full-time HVAC Mechanic to join the Operations Department for the Tacoma Dome and Greater Tacoma Convention Center. At TVE, we believe safety comes first, inclusivity matters, legendary experiences belong to everyone, and an engaged and collaborative crew make possibilities into reality with creativity and innovation every day. The ideal candidate takes pride in providing welcoming spaces for our over 800,000 guests annually. They enjoy attention to detail and deadlines, and collaboration. Excellent organizational skills and personal initiative are required traits for the successful candidate. They value inclusivity, are inspired by the community, enjoy working with a variety of people and viewpoints, and want to enrich lives every day. This position is responsible for the operation and maintenance of HVAC, Electrical, and Plumbing systems in special purpose facilities. Essential Duties Operate, maintain and repair building heating and A/C equipment including pneumatic controls equipment, compressors, heat exchangers, coils, air ducts, thermostats, filters, and plumbing. Maintain a variety of mechanical equipment such as passenger and freight elevators, pumps, dishwashers, fans and boilers. Perform welding, plumbing and pipe repair work Maintain and repair electrical and mechanical equipment and facilities; perform welding and fabricating duties. Operate and maintain a variety of tools common to the trade including meters, leak detectors, pressure gauges, arc and gas welding equipment, brazing and soldering torches, burning equipment and other related equipment. Install, test and repair new and existing electrical circuits. Maintain logs and records and prepare standard reports. Assist in set-up and tear-down of tables, chairs, risers, stages and other related equipment associated with the various facilities Operate a variety of tools, equipment, and machinery such as forklifts, trucks, electric carts, and small hand tools Related duties as assigned The Community Tacoma is a mid-sized 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's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier, combined with the vitality of downtown, have made it one of the most-sought after housing markets in the country. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! The 23,000 capacity iconic Tacoma Dome is a high-demand venue for the largest names in the entertainment industry. The Greater Tacoma Convention Center is an award-winning venue with over 117,000 sq. ft. of flexible event space. The City owns two historic theaters, the recently renovated Pantages and the Rialto, and Theater on the Square, and Cheney Stadium, home to the AAA Tacoma Rainiers, and OL Reign and Tacoma Defiance football clubs. 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. Tacoma Creates is a voter-approved cultural access program to increase access to arts, culture, heritage, and science experiences particularly for underserved youth. Benefits The City of Tacoma provides excellent medical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family; paid holidays and personal time off; participation in Tacoma 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 We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences, because we know that 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 most important goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves, and this goal is in service of our greater vision for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications An equivalent combination to: graduation from high school supplemented by training in mechanical and electrical work. AND One year journey-level experience in mechanical maintenance work, including experience in heating and air conditioning. DESIRED LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS: May be required to obtain and maintain Class III Operating Engineer Certificate Universal EPA Certification desired Working Conditions Work is performed in indoor and outdoor environments at multiple sport and entertainment venues and is subject to adverse weather conditions, fumes/chemicals, lifting up to 75 pounds, standing, walking, stooping, crawling, and climbing a variety of equipment. Work Hours: Non-traditional work hours are required for this position. This position requires the employee to work on a variety of shifts, including day, swing and graveyard. Employees must be available and willing to work on any shift, and on any day of the week (including weekends and holidays). Knowledge & Skills Common practices, materials and tools utilized in the operation and maintenance of heating and air conditioning equipment used in large buildings Methods, materials and tools used in the maintenance of a variety of mechanical and electrical equipment. Occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade. Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies. Understand and follow oral and written directions. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Health and safety regulations. Applicable building, electrical, plumbing and safety codes and regulations. Requirements of maintaining buildings in a safe, clean and orderly condition. Ability to perform welding, plumbing and pipe repair duties. Ability to read blueprint and pneumatic diagrams. Ability to meet schedules and time lines. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your responsibilities as it relates to the responsibilities of this position. NOTE : Applications received without attaching the required resume and cover letter may not progress in the selection process. Examination Process: This is a competitive selection process. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire scored as the experience and training (E&T) test which will be used to establish an eligibility list for this job classification. Applicants who pass the exam will be placed on an Eligible List for potential interview and hiring consideration. Those who closely meet the business needs of the department may be invited to participate in the interview process. Candidates who are eligible for Veteran's Preference scoring criteria must attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4, (proof of military discharge form) at time of application , to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference points, with redacted birth date and social security numbers. 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, a pre-employment medical exam, and a drug screen. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between The City of Tacoma and the Teamsters Local Union no. 117, Public Assembly Facilities (Tacoma Venues & Events) Unit. An employee in this position will be required to join the union within 30 days of hire. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Recruitment 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 contact the Human Resources office at 253-591-5400 by 4:00pm 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 6:00am and 5:00pm Pacific Time.) Closing Date/Time: 8/4/2021 2:45 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jul 18, 2021
Full Time
Position Description The Tacoma Venues & Events Department (TVE) is seeking to hire a full-time Maintenance Worker I to join the Operations Department for the Tacoma Dome and Greater Tacoma Convention Center. At TVE, we believe safety comes first, inclusivity matters, legendary experiences belong to everyone, and an engaged and collaborative crew make possibilities into reality with creativity and innovation every day. The ideal candidate takes pride in providing welcoming spaces for our over 800,000 guests annually. They enjoy attention to detail and deadlines, and collaboration. Excellent organizational skills and personal initiative are required traits for the successful candidate. They value inclusivity, are inspired by the community, enjoy working with a variety of people and viewpoints, and want to enrich lives every day. This position is responsible for the operation and maintenance of special purpose facilities and equipment. Essential Duties Set-up and tear-down of tables, chairs, risers, stages and lighting equipment, sports equipment and other related equipment associated with the various facilities Repair and maintenance of facilities and equipment including minor carpentry and painting throughout the venues, office and parking areas Operate a variety of tools, equipment, and machinery such as forklifts, trucks, electric carts, small hand tools, and floor and carpet cleaning equipment May provide work direction to part-time or temporary workers or oversee event operations Basic custodial cleaning and maintenance as needed Related duties as assigned The Community Tacoma is a mid-sized 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's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier, combined with the vitality of downtown, have made it one of the most-sought after housing markets in the country. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! The 23,000 capacity iconic Tacoma Dome is a high-demand venue for the largest names in the entertainment industry. The Greater Tacoma Convention Center is an award-winning venue with over 117,000 sq. ft. of flexible event space. The City owns two historic theaters, the recently renovated Pantages and the Rialto, and Theater on the Square, and Cheney Stadium, home to the AAA Tacoma Rainiers, and OL Reign and Tacoma Defiance football clubs. 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. Tacoma Creates is a voter-approved cultural access program to increase access to arts, culture, heritage, and science experiences particularly for underserved youth. Benefits The City of Tacoma provides excellent medical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family; paid holidays and personal time off; participation in Tacoma 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 We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences, because we know that 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 most important goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves, and this goal is in service of our greater vision for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play Qualifications Graduation from high school, or equivalent, and one year performing professional custodial work. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington Driver's License at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Working Conditions Work is performed in indoor and outdoor environments at multiple sport and entertainment venues and is subject to adverse weather conditions, fumes/chemicals, lifting up to 75 pounds, standing, walking, stooping, crawling, and climbing a variety of equipment. Work Hours: Non-traditional work hours are required for this position. This position requires the employee to work on a variety of shifts, including day, swing and graveyard. Employees must be available and willing to work on any shift, and on any day of the week (including weekends and holidays). Knowledge & Skills Common practices, materials and tools utilized in conversion and custodial activities at a multi-purpose facility Applications of various cleaning solvents and equipment. Proper methods of storing equipment, machinery and supplies. Modern cleaning methods including basic methods of cleaning and preserving floors, carpets, furniture, walls and fixtures. Requirements of maintaining buildings in a safe, clean and orderly condition. Understand and follow oral and written directions. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Perform heavy manual labor. Meet schedules and time lines. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your responsibilities as it relates to the responsibilities of this position. NOTE : Applications received without attaching the required resume and cover letter may not progress in the selection process. Examination Process: This is a competitive selection process. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire scored as the experience and training (E&T) test which will be used to establish an eligibility list for this job classification. Applicants who pass the exam will be placed on an Eligibility List for potential interview and hiring consideration. Those who closely meet the business needs of the department may be invited to participate in the interview process. Candidates who are eligible for Veteran's Preference scoring criteria must attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4, (proof of military discharge form) at time of application , to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference points, with redacted birth date and social security numbers. 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, a pre-employment medical exam, and a drug screen. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between The City of Tacoma and the Teamsters Local Union no. 117, Public Assembly Facilities (Tacoma Venues & Events) Unit. An employee in this position will be required to join the union within 30 days of hire. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Recruitment 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 contact the Human Resources office at 253-591-5400 by 4:00pm 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 6:00am and 5:00pm Pacific Time.) Closing Date/Time: 8/4/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jul 18, 2021
Full Time
Position Description The Tacoma Venues & Events Department (TVE) is seeking to hire a full-time Maintenance Worker II to join the Operations Department for the Tacoma Dome and Greater Tacoma Convention Center. At TVE, we believe safety comes first, inclusivity matters, legendary experiences belong to everyone, and an engaged and collaborative crew make possibilities into reality with creativity and innovation every day. The ideal candidate takes pride in providing welcoming spaces for our over 800,000 guests annually. They enjoy attention to detail and deadlines, and collaboration. Excellent organizational skills and personal initiative are required traits for the successful candidate. They value inclusivity, are inspired by the community, enjoy working with a variety of people and viewpoints, and want to enrich lives every day. This position is responsible for the operation and maintenance of special purpose facilities and equipment. Essential Duties Set-up and tear-down of tables, chairs, risers, stages and lighting equipment, sports equipment and other related equipment associated with the various facilities Repair and maintenance of facilities and equipment including carpentry, painting, drywall, fleet, and miscellaneous systems in the maintenance of public access, office and parking areas; Operate a variety of tools, equipment, and machinery such as forklifts, trucks, electric carts, small hand tools, and floor scrubbers, and carpet cleaning equipment May provide work direction to part-time or temporary workers or oversee event operations Working knowledge of welding and rigging is preferred. Perform routine maintenance and care for parking lots, grounds, lawn, and landscaping maintenance Related duties as assigned The Community Tacoma is a mid-sized 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's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier, combined with the vitality of downtown, have made it one of the most-sought after housing markets in the country. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! The 23,000 capacity iconic Tacoma Dome is a high-demand venue for the largest names in the entertainment industry. The Greater Tacoma Convention Center is an award-winning venue with over 117,000 sq. ft. of flexible event space. The City owns two historic theaters, the recently renovated Pantages and the Rialto, and Theater on the Square, and Cheney Stadium, home to the AAA Tacoma Rainiers, and OL Reign and Tacoma Defiance football clubs. 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. Tacoma Creates is a voter-approved cultural access program to increase access to arts, culture, heritage, and science experiences particularly for underserved youth. Benefits The City of Tacoma provides excellent medical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family; paid holidays and personal time off; participation in Tacoma 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 We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences, because we know that 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 most important goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves, and this goal is in service of our greater vision for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications An equivalent combination to: two years' experience in the building trades industry performing building maintenance, custodial, and grounds maintenance work; or two years' apprentice training in the carpentry, metal, pipe-fitting or electrical trades. Licenses, Certifications and Other Legal Requirements Valid Washington Driver's License at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Working Conditions Work is performed in indoor and outdoor environments at multiple sport and entertainment venues and is subject to adverse weather conditions, fumes/chemicals, lifting up to 75 pounds, standing, walking, stooping, crawling, and climbing a variety of equipment. Must be able to work in a safe and efficient manner in a fast-paced environment. Work Hours: Non-traditional work hours are required for this position. This position requires the employee to work on a variety of shifts, including day, swing and graveyard. Employees must be available and willing to work on any shift, and on any day of the week (including weekends and holidays). Knowledge & Skills Common practices, materials and tools utilized in conversion and custodial activities at a multi-purpose facility Applications of various cleaning solvents and equipment. Proper methods of storing equipment, machinery and supplies. Modern cleaning methods including basic methods of cleaning and preserving floors, carpets, furniture, walls and fixtures. Record Keeping Techniques Requirements of maintaining buildings in a safe, clean and orderly condition. Understand and follow oral and written directions. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Perform heavy manual labor. Meet schedules and time lines. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your responsibilities as it relates to the responsibilities of this position. NOTE : Applications received without attaching the required resume and cover letter may not progress in the selection process. Examination Process: This is a competitive selection process. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire scored as the experience and training (E&T) test which will be used to establish an eligibility list for this job classification. Applicants who pass the exam will be placed on an Eligibility List for potential interview and hiring consideration. Those who closely meet the business needs of the department may be invited to participate in the interview process. Candidates who are eligible for Veteran's Preference scoring criteria must attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4, (proof of military discharge form) at time of application , to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference points, with redacted birth date and social security numbers. 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, a pre-employment medical exam, and a drug screen. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between The City of Tacoma and the Teamsters Local Union no. 117, Public Assembly Facilities (Tacoma Venues & Events) Unit. An employee in this position will be required to join the union within 30 days of hire. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Recruitment 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 contact the Human Resources office at 253-591-5400 by 4:00pm 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 6:00am and 5:00pm Pacific Time.) Closing Date/Time: 8/4/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jul 18, 2021
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power's Transmission & Distribution section is seeking to fill several Journeyman Lineman positions. Linemen perform skilled journey-level work involving the construction, maintenance and repair of electrical overhead and underground distribution and transmission systems. A high degree of skill and safety consciousness is required. The work is dangerous and frequently performed on energized high voltage lines and/or under unfavorable weather conditions. Work is normally performed under supervision; however, on occasion, employees may work on special assignments without supervision and may supervise skilled and unskilled workers of other classifications. Qualifications Graduation from high school or equivalent Hold a current journey-level line electrician card LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State Commercial Driver's License, Class A required at time of application. Must obtain tanker endorsement prior to completion of probation with maintenance thereafter. Valid first aid, CPR, and flagging card must be obtained prior to completion of probation with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills Methods, equipment and materials used in the construction, maintenance and repair of electrical overhead and underground lines, cables and equipment Principles of electrical theory and application to electrical overhead and underground circuits and system Occupational hazards and safety precautions and materials Clearing and tagging procedures, trench shoring and excavation Rigging methods and hoisting procedures Understand the requirements and proper use of personal protective equipment Communicate effectively both orally and in writing Understand and follow oral and written directions Lift heavy objects in awkward and confined spaces, using proper lifting and rigging techniques Climb power poles, towers and other structures Operate equipment including, but not limited to bucket, lift and line trucks and wirepullers Exercise proper work practices and adhere to safety work rules Exercise proper safety handling rules for hazardous or toxic substances Perform heavy manual tasks under varying weather conditions Maintain harmonious work relationships Read and interpret circuit diagrams, system maps and underground lay-outs Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain, if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Examination Process Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their supplemental questionnaire scored. Candidates who obtain a passing score will be ranked on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Hiring Requirements Individuals given a conditional offer of employment must also pass a pre-employment medical examination that will include a drug screening and background check. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and IBEW Local 483. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or neogov.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. Should you have any questions about this position please call Human Resources at (253) 591-5400 before 5pm on the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 8/6/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jul 18, 2021
Full Time
Position Description The Tacoma Venues & Events Department (TVE) is seeking to hire a full-time Custodian to join the Operations Department for the Tacoma Dome and Greater Tacoma Convention Center. At TVE, we believe safety comes first, inclusivity matters, legendary experiences belong to everyone, and an engaged and collaborative crew make possibilities into reality with creativity and innovation every day. The ideal candidate takes pride in providing welcoming spaces for our over 800,000 guests annually. They enjoy attention to detail and deadlines, and collaboration. Excellent organizational skills and personal initiative are required traits for the successful candidate. They value inclusivity, are inspired by the community, enjoy working with a variety of people and viewpoints, and want to enrich lives every day. This position is responsible for the care and cleaning of special purpose facilities and equipment. Essential Duties Basic custodial cleaning and maintenance for two of the largest event locations in the South Sound Area Sweeping, mopping and polishing floors. Dusting and cleaning offices. Washing windows, woodwork and walls. Cleaning restrooms, plumbing fixtures and glass. Replenishing supplies and keeping storage closets organized. Emptying and cleaning trash cans and ashtrays. Moving furniture, equipment and risers. Polishing stainless steel. Assist in the set-up and tear-down of tables, chairs, risers, stages and other related equipment associated with the various facilities Operate a variety of tools, equipment, and machinery such as electric carts, and floor scrubbers, and carpet cleaning equipment May provide work direction to part-time or temporary workers or oversee event operations Assist in routine maintenance and care for parking lots, grounds, lawn, and landscaping Related duties as assigned The Community Tacoma is a mid-sized 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's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier, combined with the vitality of downtown, have made it one of the most-sought after housing markets in the country. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! The 23,000 capacity iconic Tacoma Dome is a high-demand venue for the largest names in the entertainment industry. The Greater Tacoma Convention Center is an award-winning venue with over 117,000 sq. ft. of flexible event space. The City owns two historic theaters, the recently renovated Pantages and the Rialto, and Theater on the Square, and Cheney Stadium, home to the AAA Tacoma Rainiers, and OL Reign and Tacoma Defiance football clubs. 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. Tacoma Creates is a voter-approved cultural access program to increase access to arts, culture, heritage, and science experiences particularly for underserved youth. Benefits The City of Tacoma provides excellent medical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family; paid holidays and personal time off; participation in Tacoma 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 We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences, because we know that 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 most important goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves, and this goal is in service of our greater vision for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications High School graduation or equivalent and one year of professional custodial work. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS CPR/First Aid certification prior to the end of probation with maintenance thereafter. Some positions in this class may require a valid Washington Driver's License at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Working Conditions Work is performed in indoor and outdoor environments at multiple sport and entertainment venues and is subject to adverse weather conditions, fumes/chemicals, lifting up to 75 pounds, standing, walking, stooping, crawling, and climbing a variety of equipment. Must be able to work in a safe and efficient manner in a fast-paced environment. Work Hours: Non-traditional work hours are required for this position. This position requires the employee to work on a variety of shifts, including day, swing and graveyard. Employees must be available and willing to work on any shift, and on any day of the week (including weekends and holidays). Knowledge & Skills Modern cleaning methods including basic methods of cleaning and preserving floors, carpets, furniture, walls and fixtures. Cleaning materials, disinfectants, sanitizers and equipment used in custodial work. Health, safety regulations and proper use of personal safety equipment. Requirements of maintaining buildings in a safe, clean and orderly condition. Use and care for assigned cleaning tools. Use of cleaning compounds safely. Record Keeping Techniques Understand and follow oral and written directions. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Perform heavy manual labor. Meet schedules and time lines. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your responsibilities as it relates to the responsibilities of this position. NOTE : Applications received without attaching the required resume and cover letter may not progress in the selection process. Examination Process: This is a competitive selection process. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire scored as the experience and training (E&T) test which will be used to establish an eligibility list for this job classification. Applicants who pass the exam will be placed on an Eligible List for potential interview and hiring consideration. Those who closely meet the business needs of the department may be invited to participate in the interview process. Candidates who are eligible for Veteran's Preference scoring criteria must attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4, (proof of military discharge form) at time of application , to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference points, with redacted birth date and social security numbers. 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, a pre-employment medical exam, and a drug screen. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between The City of Tacoma and the Teamsters Local Union no. 117, Public Assembly Facilities (Tacoma Venues & Events) Unit. An employee in this position will be required to join the union within 30 days of hire. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Recruitment 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 contact the Human Resources office at 253-591-5400 by 4:00pm 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 6:00am and 5:00pm Pacific Time.) Closing Date/Time: 8/4/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jul 17, 2021
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma's Environmental Services Department invites you to apply to join our team as a Sewer Equipment Operator. We believe everything we do supports healthy neighborhoods and a thriving Puget Sound, leaving a better Tacoma for all. The Sewer Equipment Operator is a specialized position that requires knowledge and work experience in a variety of sewer maintenance equipment and vehicles that are used to clean, vacuum, and flush sewer lines and catch basins. If the below list of personal traits sounds like you, then you are just the type of person we are looking for to join our team as a Sewer Equipment Operator. Excellent attendance Enjoy Swing Shift work schedule Enjoy working both indoors and outdoors, in all types of weather conditions Willingness to learn Self motivated Great customer service Enjoy working as part of a team Enjoy physically demanding and diverse job tasks This recruitment is being conducted to create a civil service eligibility list that will be used to fill Sewer Equipment Operator vacancies as they occur for a period of one year. The City of Tacoma posts separate Equipment Operator job announcements for each Department. Recruitment for all of these Equipment Operator jobs is conducted separately; we welcome and encourage you to apply for any and all positions you meet the minimum qualifications of, for hiring consideration in each Department. Essential Functions: Load and prepare trucks and equipment according to crew assignment. Transport workers and a variety of equipment, tools and materials to and from assigned job sites. Clean, service and maintain assigned trucks and equipment in safe working condition. Communicate with the public regarding sewer-related complaints; respond to and resolve emergencies as assigned. Assist sewer crew workers as needed in the performance of various sewer maintenance and repair duties. Set up work area and equipment as needed; set up traffic warning devices according to recognized safety procedures. Assess sewer systems using a variety of electronic technologies and equipment. Direct assigned personnel or crew to safely complete tasks. Work safely and cooperatively with co-workers and the public. Other Functions: Maintain a variety of records, logs and lists, including completion of daily work orders/notifications, truck sheets and mobile dispatch technology. Maintain an effective working knowledge of the City's sewer lines and locations. Perform related duties as assigned. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Position requires lifting heavy objects, climbing and pushing up to 90 pounds. Outdoor environment; subject to adverse weather conditions. Required to respond to emergency call-outs during off duty hours. Employees in this position may be subject to driving from site to site, heavy traffic and extreme weather conditions; fumes, raw sewage, confined space and excavation hazards, prolonged periods of noise and potentially hazardous materials. 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 GED, AND Two (2) years as a sewer worker (experience in repairing, maintaining, and cleaning storm and sewer lines) or equivalent experience including training or experience operating specialized sewer equipment. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State Class A Commercial driver's license with N (tanker) endorsement at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Position is subject to random CDL drug testing. Desired Qualifications: Work experience operating dump trucks, Vactor trucks and back cutters. Willing to work Swing Shift work schedule. Knowledge & Skills Operation, care and maintenance of sewer maintenance trucks/equipment and accessories. Requirements of operating equipment in a safe manner. Applicable traffic laws, ordinances and rules. Maintain routine records and prepare routine reports using proper record-keeping techniques. Health and safety regulations. City's sewer system locations using GIS mapping and City of Tacoma GovMe/ESRI websites. Safely operate a variety of sewer maintenance trucks and equipment. Operate, service, and make minor repairs on equipment. Understand and follow oral and written directions. Develop and maintain interpersonal relationship skills. Maintain records and reports including wireless devices and electronic record keeping. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Observe legal and defensive driving practices. Perform heavy manual labor. Work independently with little direction. Quickly learn City streets and sewer system locations. Communicate effectively both verbally 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 and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your experience, training, motivations, and expertise as it relates to the responsibilities of this position. Individuals must meet the minimum qualifications to progress in the examination process. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. Candidates who are eligible for Veteran's Preference scoring criteria must attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4, (proof of military discharge form) at time of application , to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference points, 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 #9-11 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. Candidates invited to interview will also participate in a practical skills assessment to demonstrate their ability to operate sewer equipment. Any vacancy that comes up within a one year period of time will draw from candidates on the Eligible List for potential interview selection. Per City of Tacoma Personnel Management Policy #170, the City of Tacoma is a drug-free work environment. Appointment is subject to passing a pre-employment background check and references check, a pre-employment medical exam, drug and alcohol screen and physical ability test. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Teamsters Local 313. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment. Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits. Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26. Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Personal time off. Paid holidays. A great pension plan. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of over 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: 8/3/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jul 17, 2021
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma's Finance Department is seeking a manager, within the Tax & License Division, to lead and manage the City's Business & Occupation (B&O) tax auditing program and Tax & License Compliance Officers. This position will oversee and review complex audits and investigations conducted by the audit staff and assess situations involving non-compliant businesses to determine next steps. The ideal candidate will have experience in managing a diverse staff and be able to maintain and grow relationships both within and external to the city. For information on the City of Tacoma's benefit package feel free to explore City of Tacoma Benefits. City of Tacoma Recruitment Information: One of the primary goals of the City of Tacoma Equity and Empowerment Initiative is that the City of Tacoma workforce reflects the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and we welcome candidates with diverse and/or multicultural skill sets and personal experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work and play. Qualifications A Bachelor's Degree with specialization in accounting, business or finance, three years of experience in professional accounting and two years supervisory experience. Knowledge & Skills The key skills that the ideal candidate will have include the following: Collaboration : Building partnerships to bring people together to leverage their skills, talents, and knowledge to achieve a common purpose. The ability to maintain effective working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders such as with management of the various City departments, elected officials, employees, taxpayers and citizens. Problem-Solving and Strategic Mindset: Looks and plans ahead for future possibilities then works to translate them into actionable strategies. Demonstrates the ability to manage audit and compliance operations; perform in-depth analyses and research; possesses the skill to identify the root-cause of problems then develop innovative solutions to solve those problems. 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. 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 may require you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend a minimum of one hour entering the required information. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E- mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or neogov.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. Closing Date/Time: 8/2/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jul 17, 2021
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma is seeking highly motivated people devoted to public service to join our team in providing exceptional service to the residents of Tacoma. This is a great opportunity to join the City of Tacoma and acquire valuable work experience. Wastewater Treatment Plant Assistants support maintenance machinists, electrical technicians, and plant operators with the operation, repair, and cleaning of equipment, tools, buildings, and grounds of wastewater treatment plants, pump stations, and the bio-solids manufacturing area. This is an excellent opportunity for career-minded individuals to start out with an entry-level job, and then gain valuable work exposure with machinists, electrical technicians, and wastewater treatment plant operators. Environmental Services Operations and Maintenance, Plants and Pump Stations maintains 2 award winning wastewater treatment plants and 49 pump stations. If the below list of personal traits sounds like you, then you are just the type of person we are looking for to join our team as a Wastewater Treatment Plant Assistant. Excellent attendance Enjoy working both indoors and outdoors, in all types of weather conditions and physical environments Great customer service Enjoy working as part of a team Enjoys physically demanding and variety of job tasks 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 Job Duties: Assist employees in higher classifications in the repair and maintenance of wastewater treatment/conveyance equipment and facilities. This includes: Assist in removing, repairing, rebuilding pumps and motors Assisting inspecting and replacing flights in sed tanks, performing work on evaporators and water pumps. Inspect fire and first aid equipment Connecting, replacing motor controls in electrical panels and troubleshooting various systems Perform preventive maintenance duties such as changing oil and filters, checking and replacing batteries, checking packing on pumps and adjusting as necessary, lubing and oiling equipment, cleaning air conditioners and checking various equipment according to established procedures Clean digesters and grit tanks; pump out sludge; remove rags and sand Maintain facilities and equipment in a safe, clean and orderly manner; wash down facility equipment and machinery as required Contact vendors to order parts and supplies as directed; transport parts and supplies as required Prepare and maintain electronic records Operate a variety of hand and power tools such as drills, hammers, pipe threader, grinders, wrenches and saws; operate a variety of equipment such as a diesel or gas pump, pressure washer, motor vehicle, and various forklifts Perform related duties as assigned This recruitment is being conducted to create a civil service eligibility list that will be used to fill Wastewater Treatment Plant Assistant vacancies as they occur for a period of one year. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Work includes indoor and outdoor environment; subject to driving from site to site and noise, and working in confined spaces with fumes and odors. The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions. A position in this class is generally exposed to prolonged periods of standing, bending, climbing, loud industrial noises, fumes, and gases, working in confined spaces, above and underground, operating a variety of hand/power tools, equipment, and machinery requiring finger and hand dexterity, working in the field or in a plant working environment in all types of weather conditions and using proper safety equipment and devices. Walking, sitting, climbing or descending ladders and ability to enter tight and confined spaces. Position requires positioning self under and/or around equipment, ascending/descending, and moving objects weighing 90 pounds or more. An employee in this position may be exposed to potentially hazardous materials. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications An equivalent combination to : Graduation from high school or equivalent, AND Six (6) months of experience in maintenance, construction, equipment operation or general manual labor. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State driver's license at time of appointment, with maintenance thereafter Knowledge & Skills Knowledge of: Safe working methods Basic methods, tools and techniques utilized in the maintenance and operation of a wastewater system Basic maintenance and construction materials and supplies Ability to: Operate small hand and power tools such as pipe threader, grinders, drills hammers, wrenches and saws Understand and follow oral and written directions Perform heavy semi-skilled labor with minimum supervision Learn to apply hygiene, safety and health procedures related to wastewater treatment plants Meet schedules and established time lines Lift carry and/or move equipment, parts and materials weighing up to 90 pounds Observe legal and defensive driving practice 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 to progress in the examination process. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. Candidates who are eligible for Veteran's Preference scoring criteria must attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4, (proof of military discharge form) at time of application, to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference points, 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 # 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, 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. Candidates who pass the test will be placed on an Eligible List for interview and hiring consideration. Any vacancy that occurs within the one year period of time will draw from candidates on the Eligible List. Per City of Tacoma Personnel Management Policy #170, the City of Tacoma is a drug-free work environment. Appointment is subject to 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 District Lodge Local 160 . 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 over 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. 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. 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: 7/29/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jul 17, 2021
Full Time
Position Description The Planning and Development Services Department is recruiting for the classified and represented position of Permit Specialist for the Permit Services Division. The Permit Services Division is responsible for a majority of customer engagement during pre-development, initial customer interface, permit processing and fee collection, and customer outreach. Under direction of the assigned team lead, the Permit Specialist operates as the central hub for permitting and communication for our customers and for internal staff. Permit Specialists provide front line customer service, answering questions related to permitting and processes, or re-directing customer inquiries to other departments as appropriate. During construction, the Permit Specialist remains a central point of contact for the customer as any additional needs arise including deferred submittals, field revisions, and inspections. Our Ideal Candidate is a person who: Possesses strong organizational skills and self-motivation; Has an excellent work ethic; Is a team player and has the ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with management, staff, the public, contractors, utility companies, and public agencies; Adapts to change well; Is able to multi-task and effectively communicate on multiple communication platforms; Understands regulatory requirements; Is competent in the operation of cloud based software and multiple communication applications including Microsoft Teams and Zoom. Has the ability to work independently and display sound judgment at all times; and Has the ability to effectively utilize computer applications and technology related to permitting and inspection. 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: Assist customers in person, by phone and by email with questions, demonstrating high customer service, efficiency and teamwork. Explains department policy and procedures; read, interpret, and explain the development and application process to the public. Receives inquiries from permit applicants and other interested parties regarding permit requirements, fees, and process. Identifies codes and ordinances which may apply to projects and provide related information to applicants. Advises applicants of requirements of the permit process and refers them to other staff divisions or departments where appropriate Review over the counter applications, route for review and issue permits as appropriate for the Planning and Development Services Department including building, land use and site development permits. Receive, review and process a variety of forms, applications and plans necessary for issuance of development and construction permits. Where still applicable, compute fees due and collect monies; issue permits and receipts; balance cash drawer daily. Using GIS and other tools, provide detailed and accurate information regarding the existence, location, type and extent of public improvements such as street, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, sidewalks, curbs, pavements and others; provide a variety of information in person, via email or on the telephone regarding permit requirements, building codes and regulations to realtors, developers, architects, contractors, engineers and the general public. Review small scale, non-complex plans and specifications to assure compliance with a variety of private and public property construction codes; recommend corrections to possible code violations. Communicate with personnel from other departments regarding zoning requirements, legal descriptions, boundaries, public improvement locations and other permit-related issues. Receive and route a variety of plans, specifications and other documents in accordance with established procedures. Operate a variety of office equipment including computer and associated software, phones, printers, copiers and related equipment. Work safely and cooperatively with other co-workers and the public. May perform other related work. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Office and permit counter environment. Incumbents are subject to frequent interruptions and extensive contact with the public. 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, supplemented by course work in blueprint reading, basic electricity, drafting, mathematics or related subjects. AND One year of experience performing engineering aide work; building construction work; title research or work with codes and/or permits, all involving substantial public contact. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS International Code Council (ICC) Permit Technician Certification obtained prior to end of probationary period with maintenance thereafter. Desired Qualifications: Two years as a Permit Specialist/Technician. Current International Code Council Permit Technician Certification. Multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. Prior experience providing excellent customer service in a fast paced, front facing environment. Knowledge & Skills City zoning ordinances, building codes and specialized regulations related to permit issuance. Materials, methods and safety standards of building and street construction. Standards and specifications for street and sewer improvement plans. Understanding of City government services and processes. Demonstrate interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy. Dependable and consistent team collaboration. Competent use of computer applications including permitting software and related databases. Record-keeping techniques. Technical aspects of field of specialty. Telephone techniques and etiquette. Read and interpret maps, blueprints and legal descriptions. Analyze, interpret and accurately review construction and improvement plans and specifications. Maintain records, files and logs. Establish and maintain positive working relations with other employees, the general public and representatives of other agencies. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Operate a variety of office equipment. Meet schedules and time lines. Work independently with little direction. Complete work with many interruptions. Selection Process & Supplemental Information To be considered for this career opportunity: Please apply online through the City of Tacoma's website and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. 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 #7-13 reviewed and scored by a committee of subject matter experts, as the Experience and Training Test . It is the responsibility of the applicants to adequately describe all pertinent experience and training. Please make sure you read the questions and provide complete informative answers, including your roles in the position and key activities. 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 and reference check. 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: 7/29/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jul 17, 2021
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power is seeking an Electrical Engineering Supervisor to join their Generation team. The Electrical Engineering Supervisor ensures that electrical systems for Tacoma Power's power plants, fish facilities, campus facilities and communications facilities are engineered to be consistent, reliable, low cost and compliant with the latest NERC, WECC, IEEE and other pertinent industry standards. This position oversees Electrical Engineers and engineering technicians who support engineering needs for capital and O&M projects related to generators, governors, exciters, valves, spill gates, power distribution systems, and other equipment. Responsibilities Include: Supervise a team of electrical engineers and engineering technicians to ensure engineering quality/design consistency for power generation, fish, administration and communication facilities Manage staff performance, including setting measurable goals and expectations, providing feedback, and coaching Perform short and long term project planning, identify and assign project scopes, schedules and budgets Develop, maintain and adhere to internal engineering standards and business processes Review and approve engineering design packages Supervise Power Generation's Arc Flash Program Monitor contractor and internal resource performance and compliance Provide engineering direction and technical review of others work Develop specifications, review and approve bids, negotiate and manage contracts, approve payments, and close out contracts when work is complete or equipment is installed and commissioned Incorporate applicable sections of the NERC Internal Compliance Program into the workgroup's culture of compliance Qualifications High school graduate or equivalent; Seven years increasingly responsible experience in field of specialty; Five years' experience providing work direction to others; Professional Engineering License or ability to obtain in two years desired; Depending on the functional position, a college degree in the field of engineering, business management, economics or field of specialty may be 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. 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: 7/30/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jul 13, 2021
Full Time
Position Description Do you enjoy solving complex problems? Do you enjoy building relationships with diverse groups of people? If you want to make a difference in an organization, this is the role for you! Tacoma Public Utilities (TPU) is seeking an Assistant Emergency Manager to join the Management Services team. In this role, you will aid in the development, refinement, and implementation of policies. You will play a vital role in the day-to-day activities associated with TPU's Emergency Management Program implementation. You will serve as backup EOC Liaison Officer to the City and County and provide expertise on TPU operations. You will assist and may lead emergency management related training and exercises to include personal preparedness . Management Services promotes a culture of trust where ideas for improvements are freely shared in the interest of maximizing value to the customers we serve. We emphasize a respectful team environment that values creative approaches to problem solving. As part of our team, you will have the freedom to share your ideas, thoughts and experiences. Qualifications 3+ years of experience in emergency management, program planning, research or related field; Bachelor's degree; related work experience can substitute for degree on a year-for-year basis; FEMA Incident Command System courses preferred; FEMA Master Exercise Practitioner Certification preferred; FEMA Basic Academy Certification preferred; FEMA Professional Development Series 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. 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 before 4pm at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: 7/30/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jul 11, 2021
Full Time
Position Description Do you have a passion for health and safety? Do you enjoy transferring that passion to others to foster a strong organizational safety culture? If you answered yes, then this may be the role for you! Tacoma Water is looking for a Safety Manager to join our team. Tacoma Water is dedicated to the health and safety of all employees and to the health and safety of the public to which it serves. The Tacoma Water Safety Manager reports directly to the Water Superintendent and under limited supervision is responsible for managing the overall Safety program of Tacoma Water, sustaining and growing the safety culture of the organization, and determining and prioritizing the health and safety issues that impact employees and the public we serve. The Tacoma Water Safety Manager collaborates with the City of Tacoma's Office of Health and Safety as well as other safety professionals across the City and Tacoma Public Utilities. This position is responsible for ensuring compliance with OSHA, WISHA, and other safety rules and regulations as related to workplace safety, and overseeing personnel assigned to advance the safety culture and safety management system of Tacoma Water. This role functions as an in-house safety expert for work performed across all sections of Tacoma Water. Responsibilities Include: Tacoma Water Safety Program Management Provide safety subject matter expertise, safety regulation guidance and interpretation to Management, Supervision and Employees Coordinate safety program with the City Safety Office and other City safety programs to ensure consistent administration of safety services Represent Tacoma Water in all safety matters Develop and maintain standards Develop and manage budget for Safety programs and initiatives Safety Training Work to promote safety through training programs for employees as well as others in our training areas Plan and coordinate Tacoma Water specific training Industry Participation and Rulemaking Maintain subject matter expertise through external training Actively participate in the creation, modification or elimination of safety regulations/requirements at the City, State and Federal level Supervision Supervises, directs and evaluates the day to day activities of Tacoma Water's Safety staff Coordinate and assign work, and audit and review work of assigned staff Prepare, recommend and implement the safety policies, staff procedures and work practices for Tacoma Water Conduct Analysis of Safety Data Track and analyze safety statistics and trends and make recommendations for corresponding program changes. Qualifications Two years' experience in administering health and safety programs AND 4 years of additional utility and/or health and safety related experience; OR, Two years' experience in administering safety and health programs AND g raduation from an accredited four-year college or university with specialized course work in safety and health, education, communications or business Water utility experience preferred LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State Driver's License at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills Experience: Developing safety and occupational health standards, regulations, practices, and procedures to eliminate or control potential hazards Developing or implementing programs to reduce the frequency, severity, and cost of incidents and occupational illnesses Analyzing or evaluating new and existing jobs, processes, products, or other systems to determine the existence, severity, probability, and outcome of hazards Leadership Skills: Leading as a change agent to embrace and implement new processes Working collaboratively and establishing rapport with internal and external stakeholders Business Acumen: Leading as a successful business administrator in an ethical and customer focused manner Identifying opportunities for continued improvements; Addressing and effectively solving organizational concerns/issues Communication/Diplomacy/Teamwork/Customer Focus: Build relationships with employees, supervisors and managers to bring awareness of current safety issues and topics; seek employee involvement at all levels to report potential hazards Writing succinct, informative and clear communications Develop and execute health and safety plans in the workplace according to local state and federal rules and regulations Ensure proper records and retention for the safety program 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 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 4pm on the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 8/2/2021 5:00 PM Pacific