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!

 

28 job(s) at City of Tacoma

City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Oct 11, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The Public Works Engineering Division is recruiting for an Engineering Technician III in the Engineering Street Design Section. This is sub-professional engineering work in an office and/or field environment, mapping and drafting using computer-aided drafting (CAD) and Civil 3D. An Engineering Technician III is expected to be self-directed, able to work independently, and may act as the lead for other engineering technicians on assigned projects. The ideal candidate is a collaborative team member with knowledge of drafting for street design and general engineering concepts and applications. Our newEngineering Technician III will use this knowledge, skill set,and experienceto preserve and improve the City's active transportation system. We are seeking a technician to supportin-house design of transportation facilities. The position will conduct cost estimates and design to support traffic safety projects; such as active transportation projects and Local Improvement Districts for streets, alleys, small parks and or trails. The Engineering Tech III will be have the following core duties and support functions: Perform drafting support for functions of the Street Design engineering group Traffic control plans Storm drainage design Water quality design Channelization plans Roadside safety plans Signage and drafting for curb ramp design To succeed in this position the candidate will need to be proficient in using databases, Word and Excel, GIS and CAD. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications Graduation from high school or equivalent AND one of the following: Six years' experience in sub-professional engineering related work OR Four years' experience in sub-professional engineering related work and completion of a recognized engineering technology vocational education program which includes computer-aided drafting training OR Four years' experience in sub-professional engineering related work and two years' relevant college level engineering course work LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State Driver's License with maintenance thereafter. Personal Protective Equipment and Safety Certificate as required with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills Mathematics and its application to surveying, engineering, and other computations Practices, techniques and instruments used in engineering drafting and mapping Record-keeping techniques Proficient in operation of a personal computer, including MS Office Suite or similar software and computer aided drafting with AutoCAD and mapping software Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures Technical aspects of field of specialty Research methods Perform complex computations, make estimates and compile engineering data and statistics Operate computer-aided design/drafting equipment and customize programs as needed Operate, calibrate and set-up a variety of engineering tools and equipment Produce and interpret drawings and specifications Communicate effectively both orally and in writing Read, interpret, apply and explain codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures Maintain records and prepare reports Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action Plan and organize work independently Lead, train and provide work direction to others Work safely according to City safety standards and practices Selection Process & Supplemental Information WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment. Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits. Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26. Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Personal time off. Paid holidays. A great pension plan. Interested individuals must complete the online application and include a cover letter and resume. This is a competitive selection process. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their job application and responses to Supplemental Questions #4-8 reviewed andevaluatedby a committee of subject matter experts, as the Experience and Training Test for this position. It is the responsibility of the applicants to adequately describe all pertinent experience and training. Applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond to the City's needs will be eligible for further consideration. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local Union #17 Professional & Technical Employees. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Applicants who separated or retired and who are eligible for veterans scoring criteria (Veterans Preference) must attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4 , proof of military discharge form at time of application . Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, callthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 10/25/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Oct 10, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma, Information Technology Department is accepting applications for an IT Analyst, Senior to join the Network Transport Team. Under the supervision of the IT Supervisor and operational direction from the Team Lead, general responsibilities include: Network connectivity to various City of Tacoma sites, buildings, and facilities Interagency connections to state, county, and other local government entities QoS for IP telephony and video transport on corporate network infrastructure Internet service Network provisioning and security, including firewalls, intrusion prevention and monitoring systems Corporate network access through mobile virtual private networks Corporate and guest wireless network connectivity services Technical consulting services for back-end infrastructure design This position will generally work Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PST). The person in this position will be expected to participate in rotating 24-hour standby duty with the requirement to physically stay within the local geographical area and to maintain a constant state of readiness to respond to after-hours emergencies and/or network related outages. 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. Qualifications Equivalent combination to: Bachelor degree in computer science or related field and four or more years directly related information technology work experience. LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Must pass and maintain Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS) background check. Must pass a driver's records check and have a valid Washington State Driver's license. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification with knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals, network access, IP connectivity, IP services, security fundamentals, and automation and programmability. Knowledge & Skills Effective written and oral communication. Act ethically and honestly, build trust by demonstrating consistency, manage self and work processes, and accept personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Meet standards, deadlines, and work schedules making the best use of available time and resources. Set an example to providing excellent customer service putting the customer first, and making customer service a priority. Can be relied upon to achieve excellent results with little need for oversight. Adapt easily to changing business needs, conditions and work responsibilities. Adapt approach, goals and methods to achieve successful solutions and results in dynamic situations. Effective diagnosis and problem-solving skills through the use of data and information in a clear and rational thought process to assess and understand issues, evaluate options, form accurate conclusions to make recommendations. Work well under pressure to respond to unplanned service disruptions and/or emergencies. Effectively identify, collect, organize, and document data and information in ways that make the information most useful for subsequent assessment, analysis, and investigation. Effectively organize multiple assignments, sometimes of a complex nature or involving competing priorities, to produce work products that are accurate, thorough, and on time. Technical proficiency in data network infrastructure planning and design, working knowledge of best practices and industry standard networking protocols, routing and switching principles, OSI layers, VLANS, firewalls, and network security concepts; isolating and/or troubleshooting service degradations and/or failures relating to data networks and related systems, hardware, software and peripherals; supporting and building secure networks using Cisco routing, switching, and security technologies. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letterdetailing your roles and responsibilities as it relates to the position. Applications received without the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process. NOTE: Thursday, October 16, 2019 will be the first review of applications received for consideration forthis recruitment by a panel of Subject Matter Experts. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the supplemental questions evaluated by a panel of subject matter experts. These questions will be scored on the basis of information provided; therefore, it is the responsibility of the applicant to carefully list all pertinent experience and training related to this position. The evaluation committee will not have access to the candidate's application. Providing false information will result in disqualification. Candidates must pass this evaluation in order to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. The Community Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant development such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of the Thea Foss Waterway, the expansions of both the MultiCare and Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the 1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, callthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement. Note: The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice. Closing Date/Time: 10/30/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Oct 09, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Public Utilities (TPU) is seeking a dynamic Social Responsibility Manager to manage and direct TPU's philanthropic community support initiatives. The Social Responsibility Manager will manage, direct, support, recruit and train a group ofemployee volunteers that make up the Community Connection Leadership Team. TPU currently executes more than 40 community events that require ongoing coordination and logistics management, human resource allocation, and strategic execution. The Social Responsibility Manager will be responsible for coordinating employee volunteers and working to obtain necessary internal and external support to execute these activities at an exceptional level. Additionally, as the Social Responsibility Manager, you will manage, coordinate, and provide support for community programs, including employee donations, employee volunteer incentives, community sponsorships and other related activities. The Social ResponsibilityManager is part of thePublic Affairs and Communications team and reports to the Community and Government Relations Manager. Qualifications Required: An equivalent combination to: graduation from a four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree and/or 5+ years of progressively responsible program development and implementation, and project management experience. Desired: 5+ yearsof progressively responsible program development and implementation, and project management experience Proven project management skills Skilled at assessing and ranking priorities Excellent at collaborating with internal and external partners Proven ability to achieve timely project goals Deep understanding of the communities that TPU serves Experience as direct manager and/or leader in Social Responsibility or related field for a similarly-sized organization LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid driver's license, or equivalent mobility, at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by MarisaTetreault. If you would like to be notified of similar opportunities, 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 Tacoma is one of the nation's healthiest, safest, and most playful cities. We have daily access to stunning natural surroundings and a great quality of life. We are Washington's most diverse big city, with arts, culture, parks, and recreational opportunities that are envied by much larger cities. We recognize how lucky we are, but we know we can make it even better....TOGETHER! Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably in recent years. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume, cover letter and responses to the supplemental questions . Applications received without the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process. Applicants whose application materials exhibit potential for the greatest success in this role may be invited to participate in an interview. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to successfully passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via 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: 10/24/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Oct 08, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Are you a dedicated professional that puts customers first and displays solid teamwork? Are you interested in being part of an award winning organization that strives to deliver prompt, considerate, and reliable service using the latest technology to be fiscally sound and environmentally sustainable? Then apply for the Heavy Equipment Operator position and join the City of Tacoma's Solid Waste Division. Working for the City of Tacoma is more than a job - it is a daily opportunity to leave our community better than we found it. In the Environmental Services Department, everything we do creates a better Tacoma by promoting healthy neighborhoods and a thriving Puget Sound. It is why we exist.We are committed to partnering with our community, fostering a great employee culture, and continuing to improve our award-winning operations with a clear focus on safety. All new employees are expected to embrace and live by our core values and commit to our purpose of making a difference in our community. The City of TacomaEnvironmental ServicesDepartment, Solid Waste Management Division, is seeking askilled Heavy Equipment Operator to join our collaborative team in providing exceptional customer service at the Tacoma Recovery & Transfer Center. Heavy Equipment Operators at the Tacoma Recovery & Transfer Center primarily operate wheel loaders, yard mules/goats, excavators, sweepers, and other heavy equipment. This recruitment will establish a Civil Service Eligibility List that will be used to establish set-ups for current employees, as well as to fill any vacancies that may occur in the Solid Waste Management Division for the period of one year. Our ideal candidate will possess the following competencies: Collaborates : builds partnerships and works cooperatively with others to meet shared goals. Communicates effectively : delivers communication orally and in writing that conveys a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences. Instills Trust : gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity. Decision Quality : makes good and timely decisions. Situational Adaptability : adapts approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations. Being Resilient : handles difficult situations well and rebounds from setbacks and adversity. Work Independently : ability to perform work independently and with initiative. Safety : makes safety a core value in all work that is performed, including operating equipment in a safe manner. Physical requirements and working conditions : Position requires good motor coordination and depth perception, climbing, lifting and bending. Employees in this position will be working in an outdoor environment and will be subject to noise, and may be exposed to heavy traffic, extreme weather conditions and potentially hazardous materials and equipment. Qualifications Two years of work experience in construction or maintenance trades working with and around heavy equipment. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State Driver license at time of appointment. Employees must obtain a valid Class A Washington State Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with Air Brake Restriction removed within three (3) months of appointment. The City will provide the necessary classroom and drive time experience. Please follow the link to view the requirements to obtain a Commercial Driver's License as listed in RCW 46.25.090 . Knowledge & Skills Operation, care and maintenance of assigned heavy equipment. Requirements of operating equipment in a safe manner. Applicable traffic laws, ordinances and rules. Methods, equipment and materials used in assigned area. Safety precautions applied to assigned area. Operate, service and make minor repairs on equipment. Understand and follow oral and written directions. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Maintain records and prepare reports. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Observe legal and defensive driving practices. Place materials with accuracy. Excavate or move earth to required grade. Selection Process & Supplemental Information WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment. Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits. Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26. Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Personal time off. Paid holidays. A great pension plan. The Community: Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant development such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of the Thea Foss Waterway, the expansions of both the MultiCare and Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the 1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video ! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Per City of Tacoma Personnel Management Policy #170, the City of Tacoma is a drug-free work environment. Appointment is subject to passing a background check and a pre-employment medical exam and drug screen and may require a physical ability test and a practical skills test. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Teamsters Local Union #117.New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Applicants who separated or retired and who are eligible for veterans scoring criteria (Veterans Preference) must attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4 , proof of military discharge form at time of application. Interested individuals must apply online and meet the minimum qualifications to progress in the examination process. This is a competitive selection process. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their job application and responses to Supplemental Questions #6-9 reviewed andevaluatedby a committee of subject matter experts, as the Experience and Training Test for this position. It is the responsibility of the applicants to adequately describe all pertinent experience and training. Applicants must pass all portions of the examinations to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration for any vacancies that may occur for the period of one year. All Heavy Equipment Operator vacancies at the Solid Waste Division will be filled from this list for at least one year. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, callthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 10/21/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Oct 08, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma's Information Technology Department is seeking an energetic, highly motivated, and skilled GIS Supervisor/Coordinator to oversee and direct GIS database/applications development, analysis, production of standards and procedures, maintenance, supervision of personnel, and implementation; provide advice and recommendations to management and users and provide Geographic information systems services and technical advice as needed. PrimaryResponsibilities: Supervises staff including prioritizing and developing work plans, evaluating staff performance, monitoring progress on reports and projects, interpreting policies and procedures, establishing standards, and providing training and development for staff Serves as the City's expert for enterprise GIS management, and plays a key role in guiding the direction and development of the enterprise GIS Lead GIS projects and contracts; direct project employees and provide status reports as necessary; prepare and present project status reports and recommendations to various committees Research new products and information technology innovations; prepare detailed bid specifications for product or service acquisition; evaluates problem areas and uses available information to develop recommendations Prepare detailed cost/budget analysis reports including cost estimates for user departments on projects or proposals Monitor status of IT work requests; coordinate GIS development, testing and delivery; assure the timely distribution of status reports and outputs to departments Interview prospective employees; make recommendations to management regarding staffing Provide assistance, advice and recommendations to management and users to determine needs and provide information technology services Maintain communication with users and other information technology staff, communicating problems with applications, schedules or other concerns Assist in preparation of departmental annual budget; monitor expenditures and project development costs Establishes working relationship with regional partners and peers regarding data sharing, analysis, and practices in GIS Read trade journals, attend seminars and perform related activities to remain current on latest GIS trends and services Conduct and attend staff meetings and other meetings as required Perform other related duties as assigned Employee Benefits: 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: Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits. Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26. Deferred compensation allowingtax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Generous amount of paid holidays and personal time off. Aphenomenal pension plan that prepares you for retirement. For more information on the City of Tacoma's benefit package feel free to explore City of Tacoma Benefits. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma hosts a vibrant and passionate community deeply engaged in race and social justice actions to create sustainable change. 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. 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. Qualifications An equivalent combination to: bachelor's degree in Information Technology or related field and three years of increasingly responsible experience in operations includingone year experiencein a supervisory role. Desired Qualifications: Six years of increasingly responsible experience in Geographic Information Systems including three years experiencein a supervisory role. GISPCertification PMP / Scrum Certification. Working knowledge of WEB GIS framework Experience working in public sector Licensing , Certifications And Other Legal Requirements: Depending upon assignment a WA driver's license may be required Individuals may have to pass a background check depending upon assignment Additional licenses or certifications may be required based upon assignment No sponsorship is available for this position. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letterdetailing your roles and responsibilities as it relates to the position. Applications received without the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the supplemental questions evaluated by a panel of subject matter experts. These questions will be scored on the basis of information provided; therefore, it is the responsibility of the applicant to carefully list all pertinent experience and training related to this position. The evaluation committee will not have access to the candidate's application. Providing false information will result in disqualification. Candidates must pass this evaluation in order to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. The Community Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant development such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of the Thea Foss Waterway, the expansions of both the MultiCare and Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the 1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, callthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement. Note: The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice. Closing Date/Time: 10/21/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Oct 08, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Rail is seeking an experienced rail safety professional for a key role that works to secure and maintain Tacoma Rail's vision to operate free of accidents and injuries. As the Rail Safety Officer you will report directly to the Rail Assistant Superintendent and you will be responsible for supporting and monitoring workplace activities for all Tacoma Rail employees to ensure that all staff is provided a safe working environment. You will also be part of a wider community of safety professionals both within Tacoma Public Utilities and across the City of Tacoma. If you have demonstrated experience and training as a professional in rail safety programs and are looking for a position with senior management support in a thriving community where you can make a difference, this is the right position for you! Primary Responsibilities: 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 Operational testing to ensure compliance with 49 CFR Parts 214/217/218 and General Code of Operating Rules (GCOR) Injury and accident prevention initiatives Incident response, investigation and Root Cause Analysis Work with the training office and other City safety professionals to ensure all new and existing Rail staff receives safety training that is designed to meet the needs of the specific workgroups. This includes developing or procuring appropriate training materials, equipment and services to meet training needs specific to Tacoma Rail Implement Tacoma Public Utilities' (TPU) Safety Program in the Rail Division Hazard prevention and control Hazard identification and assessment Safety reporting and records Qualifications Required : Two years' progressive experience in administering safety, health, and/or industrial programs Bachelor's Degree in industrial safety or related field OR equivalent education and experience may substitute for degree Desired: Five years' progressive experience in administering railroad safety programs Working knowledge of the railroad industry General Code of Operating Rules (GCOR) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) regulations with a particular emphasis on those relating to all aspects of railroad operations LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: WA driver's license or equivalent mobility; possess or ability to acquire a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card with maintenance thereafter. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Marisa Tetreault. If you would like to be notified of similar opportunities, 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 Tacoma is one of the nation's healthiest, safest, and most playful cities. We have daily access to stunning natural surroundings and a great quality of life. We are Washington's most diverse big city, with arts, culture, parks, and recreational opportunities that are envied by much larger cities. We recognize how lucky we are, but we know we can make it even better....TOGETHER! Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applicants whose backgrounds most closely reflect the needs of the department may be invited to participate in an interview. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Departmentat 253-591-5400. Closing Date/Time: 11/8/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Oct 08, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Water is creating an eligibility list for Water Service Mechanic. A Water Service Mechanic performs skilled journey-level work in the installation, maintenance, operation, and repair of specialized water supply, treatment and distribution system equipment, facilities, machinery and tools. Duties include troubleshooting water treatment equipment, pumps and valves, and other hydraulic, mechanical, electrical and technical equipment; calibrating gauges, analyzers and chart recorders; installing, overhauling and rebuilding equipment and machinery; operating a variety of powered and non-powered equipment and machinery. Water Service Mechanics also perform skilled carpentry, painting, plumbing, machine shop, fabrication, welding, and masonry duties as required. Qualifications Graduation from high school or equivalent and Washington State Water Distribution Manager certification level 2 (WDM2) OR completion of the City of Tacoma Water Apprenticeship Program. Applicants who are enrolled in but have not completed Tacoma Water's Apprenticeship Program will be given conditional acceptance to compete in the examination process, but will not be certified, interviewed, set-up or promoted until proof of completion is provided. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid Washington Driver's License at time of application with maintenance thereafter. Training, as required by the Process Safety Management Plan, will be required for some positions. Selection Process & Supplemental Information 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. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in the civil service exam. We will have a written exam and practical exam to establish the eligible list. In order to be invited to participate in the practical exam, applicants must pass the written exam. Applicants must pass the exams to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. The written exam is tentatively scheduled for the first week of November 2019. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 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: 10/22/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Oct 05, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma's Information Technology Department is recruiting for a highly motivated, energetic, qualified candidate interested in innovation and application mobility to join its Business Solution Functional team. The team is responsible for the configuration and maintenance of the City's SAP ECC 6.07 ERP software environment. The employee in this position serves as the primary subject matter expert for SAP Plant Maintenance. This work requires independent analysis of moderate and complex situations. The Business Analyst III position is the highest level of the Business Analyst series and serves as a functional IT ambassador and worker for the business unit. This position also requires a high understanding of the software development lifecycle. As such, this strategic position plans, analyzes and leads strategic business initiatives, independently conducting studies and analysis to support business needs with the City's SAP system. This position serves as a top level functional analyst. Independently conducts studies and analyses of current and proposed computer applications and programs related to department or program goals, organizational structure and resource utilization, productivity and efficiency to support business needs with the City's SAP system. This position will also mentor level I and II analysts. 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. Qualifications Bachelor's degree required in information technology, business or public administration or a related field and four years functional experience within the desired technological platform and specialty or six years experience working specifically with the software platform for the position (i.e. SAP module). Bachelor's degree can also be substituted with four years of consultative experience in information technology analysis, system maintenance, or troubleshooting/problem resolution. Knowledge & Skills The candidate must have expert knowledge of the SAP Plant Maintenance module and should have a working knowledge of SAP Materials Management. Ability to break down a business need to determine whether a business process change and/or technical solution is needed to fulfill the business requirement Independently determine the technological solution to a business need; develop the method, design, and analysis for its execution; and coordinate the planning and implementation of the project Assess and document business needs, business processes, and support systems Identify and write requirements for computer applications to address business needs and construct business processes and workflows Review other business analysts' work and serve as a mentor Communicate effectively with stakeholders on system processes, applications and modifications Execute functional changes and coordinate system integration testing Conduct user acceptance testing and parallel testing with end users; verify data integrity; and documenting testing results Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your responsibilities as it relates to the responsibilities of this position. NOTE: Applications received without the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the supplemental questions evaluated by a panel of subject matter experts. These questions will be scored on the basis of information provided; therefore, it is the responsibility of the applicant to carefully list all pertinent experience and training related to this position. The evaluation committee will not have access to the candidate's application. Providing false information will result in disqualification. Candidates must pass this evaluation in order to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. The Community Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant development such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend an hour or more entering the required information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted before the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 before the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 10/28/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Oct 04, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power is excited to be hiring an Asset Management Data Analyst in our Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Section. T&D's Asset Management supports the section in dealing with aging and complex infrastructure, declining revenue and retiring workforce through life cycle modeling, data quality, knowledge management and other innovative efforts.You will get to work with engineering, operations, and maintenance staff to figure out the best way to collect and analyze data to support asset strategies and decision making. You will be a member of the T&D Asset Management work group that is responsible for developing asset management plans to improve the way we manage our assets from acquisition to disposal. The ideal candidate: is self-motivated; is a good written and verbal communicator; enjoys a balance of working in dynamic matrix teams and working individually on detailed tasks; has a strong background in operational data analysis and experience with SAP; has strong critical thinking and analytical skills; has a talent for using data to tell the story and is fluent with data analysis tools; has an interest in process improvement and change management; and wants to be part of a team focused on data-driven decision making. You would be joining the Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Section in Tacoma Power. Our culture values safety, communication, accountability, professionalism, integrity and respect. Primary Responsibilities and Accountabilities: Plan and manage the collection, maintenance and updating, storage and dissemination of asset information. Research, evaluate, document and analyze data in order to make recommendations for integrated information across different operating platforms, such as SAP, GIS, etc. Process and analyze asset data to provide effective business information as required. Create, design, maintain and improve analytical tools for operational data (e.g., Excel, Access, etc.). Create, maintain, modify and manage task lists, measuring points and measurement documents in SAP. Create, modify and manage master data in SAP, including equipment records, functional location records, work centers and combination activity pricing. Perform data integrity analysis between GIS and SAP. Develop technical reports and write-ups based on data analysis. Provide reports as required and recognize anomalies in reported data. Qualifications DESIREDQUALIFICATIONS: 3+ years of experience in data management, analysis and reporting A bachelor's degree in business, public administration, finance, economics or a related field is preferred Electric utility experience and knowledge of electric utility equipment strongly desired Ability to collaborate in cross-functional work teams in the development and implementation of asset management plans and asset maintenance strategies Demonstrated ability toeffectively organize multiple assignments, complex assignments, and competing priorities to produce products that are accurate and on time Ability to accurately choose from and utilize a variety of mathematical and/or statistical techniques to formulate conclusions or solve practical problems Effective verbal and written communication skills Knowledge & Skills Analysis Use data and information in a clear and rational process to assess and understand issues, evaluate options, form accurate conclusions, and make decisions. Make sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems. Ask the right questions to accurately analyze situations. Acquire data from multiple and diverse sources when solving problems. Uncover root causes to difficult problems to support evaluation of pros and cons, risks and benefits of different solution options. Prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive written reports which require displaying and presenting statistical, graphical, and other reporting methods to audiences of varying technical sophistication. Research Effectively identify, collect, organize and document data and information in ways that make the information most useful for subsequent assessment, analysis, and investigation. Compile and maintain reports, records and various other forms of pertinent information in an organized and professional manner. Technical Knowledge Experience with SAP. Data reporting experience including data mining, analysis and research. Expert level knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Office suite Effective Communication Effective communication both verbal and in writing including the compilation of reports, presentations and records; interacting respectfully and sensitively with individuals and groups to develop and maintain productive relationships and achieve results. Makes excellent customer service a high priority, responding to changing customer needs, and helping customers implement complete solutions. Professionalism Conduct all assignments in a professional and timely manner, work with confidentiality and discretion. Work effectively through complex policy, process, and people-related organizational dynamics. Use a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed byAlissaNoland. If you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on Linkedin. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable,walkablecities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energyby thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Interested individuals should apply online and attach a resume and cover letter . Applicants whose backgrounds most closely reflect the needs of the department may be invited to participate in an interview. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via 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 theNEOGOVapplication process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contactthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591.5400 by 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement.This will allow us to assist you before the job announcement closes. Closing Date/Time: 10/18/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Oct 04, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Water is seeking a Planning and Engineering Manager to effectively lead, organize and direct complex planning and engineering activities to support system operations and maintenance for Tacoma Water. We are looking for someone who is customer focused and has proven leadership skills with the ability to integrate system, water resource and treatment planning with asset management practices and oversee design and implementation of capital projects. Experience managing in a unionized environment along with the ability to foster an environment of trust are critical attributes to be successful managing our diverse workforce of highly skilled technical experts, engineers, technicians and administrative professionals. Theideal candidatehas strong written and verbal communication skills, works openly in a collaborative environment, thinks strategically, and effectively balances organizational and section needs. This position serves as a member of the Tacoma Water Management Team with responsibility for overall leadership of the organization and implementation of the Tacoma Water strategic plan. The selected candidate must successfully develop relationships across the organization, building trust and fostering a team-based approach in their work. As part of an organization restructuring, all planning and engineering related functions are being consolidated into one work group. As the leader of this group, effective management of the transition will be critical to success and organizing and aligning the work group will be a key focus. 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, manage nearly 1,400 miles of transmission and distribution water mains, 11,500 fire hydrants, 28 pump stations, numerous reservoirs, 76 pressure reducing valve stations, and over 105,000 services located in seven cities throughout Pierce and King counties. Our mission is to provide clean, reliable water. If you share our values of Safety, Customer Focused, Reliable, and Responsible; if you have the courage to challenge and be challenged; if you demonstrate mutual respect; if you have a passion for your work; if you are team oriented; and if you value innovation, we are looking for you. Qualifications Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience and at least two years of supervisory experience. Desired : Five years of supervisory experience 10+ years' experience working in the water industry with oversight of an organization of similar size with some unionized staff, experience preparing and managing budgets, and experience working with enforcement of regulations in the public arena Professional Engineer preferred LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Ability to obtain Washington Department of Health, Water Distribution Manager III Certification within one year. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by MarisaTetreault. If you would like to be notified of similar opportunities, connect with me on LinkedIn! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is one of the nation's healthiest, safest, and most playful cities. We have daily access to stunning natural surroundings and a great quality of life. We are Washington's most diverse big city, with arts, culture, parks, and recreational opportunities that are envied by much larger cities. We recognize how lucky we are, but we know we can make it even better....TOGETHER! Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, viewthis YouTube Video! 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 successfully 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 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: 10/28/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Oct 04, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Water is seeking a Resource and Treatment Operations Manager to effectively lead, organize and direct the treatment and delivery of potable drinking water into the transmission and distribution system for consumption by our customers. This position is responsible for operational compliance with water resource rights and contractual obligations, drinking water quality regulatory compliance, including the management of the Water Division's cross-connection control program. Oversight of source water protection and stewardship of our natural resources are significant, key responsibilities of this position as well. We are looking for someone with customer focus, proven leadership skills, experience managing in a unionized environment, and the ability to manage a diverse workforce across a wide range of technical areas. Theideal candidateis has strong written and verbal communication skills, works openly in a collaborative environment, thinks strategically, and effectively balances organizational and section needs. This position is a member of the Tacoma Water Management Team with responsibility for overall leadership of the organization and implementation of the Tacoma Water strategic plan. The selected candidate must successfully develop relationships across the organization, building trust and fostering a team-based approach in their work. As part of an organization restructuring, all water production related functions are being consolidated into one work group. As the leader of this group, effective management of the transition will be critical to success and organizing and aligning the work group will be a key focus. 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, manage nearly 1,400 miles of transmission and distribution water mains, 11,500 fire hydrants, 28 pump stations, numerous reservoirs, 76 pressure reducing valve stations, and over 105,000 services located in seven cities throughout Pierce and King counties. Our mission is to provide clean, reliable water. If you share our values of Safety, Customer Focused, Reliable, and Responsible; if you have the courage to challenge and be challenged; if you demonstrate mutual respect; if you have a passion for your work; if you are team oriented; and if you value innovation, we are looking for you. Qualifications Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience and at least two years of supervisory experience. Desired : Five years of supervisory experience 10+ years' experience working in the water industry preferably in a water treatment capacity with oversight of an organization of similar size with some unionized staff, experience preparing and managing budgets, and experience working with enforcement of regulations in the public arena. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Ability to obtain Washington Department of Health, Water Distribution Manager III Certification within one year. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by MarisaTetreault. If you would like to be notified of similar opportunities, connect with me on LinkedIn! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is one of the nation's healthiest, safest, and most playful cities. We have daily access to stunning natural surroundings and a great quality of life. We are Washington's most diverse big city, with arts, culture, parks, and recreational opportunities that are envied by much larger cities. We recognize how lucky we are, but we know we can make it even better....TOGETHER! Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, viewthis YouTube Video! 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 successfully 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 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 theclosing date. Closing Date/Time: 10/28/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Oct 03, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The Tacoma Fire Department is currently seeking a motivated, analytical, and experienced professional who is interested in challenging and varied work supporting the Finance & Planning Division of the Administration Bureau. This position will play an essential role in leading and providing support for department analytics and performance, procurement and contracting, financial reporting including budget management. An incumbent in this position will be expected to act as a subject matter expert, be an independent problem solver, analyze complex data, and prepare and present findings and documents to executive and legislative positions. WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment. Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits. Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26. Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Personal time off. Paid holidays. A great pension plan. The Community Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant development such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of the Thea Foss Waterway, the expansions of both the MultiCare and Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the 1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications Desirable Qualifications (Training, Education and Experiences The ideal candidate will have a Master's Degree in accounting, finance, or related subject with 5 years of increasingly responsible work in fiscal functions with an emphasis on budget management and procurement. Preferred experience includes: Writing, and managing responses to, bids, waivers, requests for information/proposal, and contracts. Dealing with complex analysis, interpreting large datasets and preparing conclusions (using Excel, Tableau, and other analytical tools). Working in a public sector entity environment, especially a public safety department. Writing professional communications and giving presentations to executive staff and governing bodies. LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Certified Public Finance Officer and Data Analytics certification are desirable. Washington State Driver's License is required; travel between work locations is necessary. Knowledge & Skills Knowledge: City and governmental policies and procedures, especially including procurement regulations Government structure and process, and appropriate language usage, especially when describing complex material Skills: Problem resolution and negotiation Performance of complex calculations, especially in Excel Effective verbal and written communication Planning and organizing work Analyzing situations to develop a course of action Abilities: Interpret, analyze and present conclusions from data, including developing datasets Perform multiple tasks simultaneously, effectively, and efficiently Develop recommendations for process improvement Establish and maintain effective working relationships Selection Process & Supplemental Information The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. To be considered for this challenging and rewarding career opportunity, please apply online through the City of Tacoma's website and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your experience, training, motivations, and expertise as it relates to the responsibilities of this position and a list of five references at the time of application. Also attach a digital file of work you are proud of (examples includevolunteer, educational, personal, work experiences or grant writing). Please note if selected for an interview you may be asked to present on the attached file. If applicable, scan and attach your DD-214 proof of military discharge disposition form at time of application. NOTE: Applications received without the required resume, cover letter, and digital file of work will not progress in the selection process. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contactthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591.5400 by 5:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement.This will allow us to assist you before the job announcement closes. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Oct 02, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Applicationsreceivedby October 14, 2019will receive first consideration. The City of Tacoma Information Technology department is hiring a ServiceNow Developer that will act as the subject matter expert and technical lead for the ServiceNow platform. The position will work with the ServiceNow team to take requirements and se them to develop the tool suites in the ServiceNow platform. The Analyst will work with stakeholders to ensure best practices related to Software as service development are sustained as well as provide initial and ongoing development and maintenance to the developed tool suite. The candidate will be service oriented, customer-centric, and focused on delivering value to stakeholders and users. ServiceNow Developer Responsibilities: Identify production and non-production application issues Identify opportunities to fine-tune and optimize applications Provide technical support and consultation for application and infrastructure teams Mentor less experienced developers and review work for accuracy, completeness and potential improvement opportunities Collaborate with other ServiceNow administrators to develop solutions to support business needs Efficient and effective delivery of requests from the Service Catalogincluding the following:modifications, configuration, functionality changes and application administration Provide software coding and customization including, but not limited to: screen tailoring, workflow administration, report setup, data imports, integration, scripting, third party software integrations, and custom application development Update and maintain a comprehensive testing protocol for ServiceNow instance upgrades with the purpose of certifying all applications for use after the upgrade completes Candidates should have excellent technical and analytical skills, as well as strong communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team. WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment. Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits. Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26. Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Personal time off. Paid holidays. A great pension plan. Qualifications Equivalent combination to: Bachelor's Degree in computer science or related field AND Five or more years directly related information technology work experience. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Some positions may require a valid Washington State Driver's License at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Positions assigned to the Tacoma Police Department may require additional background checks which may include fingerprinting and/or a polygraph test. Knowledge & Skills Expert knowledge of computer technology principles, their application, and troubleshooting techniques. Expert knowledge of specialized technologies, such as applications, tools, systems, and/or databases. Expert knowledge of system security systems, backup, disaster recovery and related processes. Expert knowledge in detecting, diagnosing and correcting the source of errors in logs. Expert knowledge of data and system security and other similar technical processes approaches. Knowledge of principles and concepts of total quality management and problem solving methods. Skill in applying advanced technical knowledge to evaluate and resolve complex tasks such as planning and directing projects, conducting capacity planning, coordinating or facilitating the installation of complex systems, hardware, software, application interfaces or applications. Understands and applies principles and practices of leadership, motivation and teambuilding. Skills in following directions under broad guidelines, and independently explore, and evaluate technical solutions to complex problems. Skill in programming and the understanding of development and designing best practices. Skills in communicating and representing enterprise-wide computing standards for both technical and non-technical staff. Skill in understanding, following and giving oral and written directions effectively. Work confidentially and with discretion. Develop and implement quality assurance testing and performance monitoring, using quality assurance techniques and best practices. Skills in using advanced diagnostic troubleshooting tools to analyze and resolve complex programs. Accurately analyze situations and follow an effective course of action. Skill at estimating the level of effort and resources for technical projects, and coordinating technical projects, meeting project schedules and established timelines. Employ expertise, credibility and effective partnering to help customers and vendors resolve complex and difficult issues. Maintain technical fluency through journals and periodicals. Skill in maintaining appropriate technical documentation. Skills in modeling effective group process behavior, such as listening, discussing, encouraging, and using tact, patience and courtesy. Expert skill in handling multiple competing priorities. Skills in integrating various ideas, intentions and information to form effective goals, objectives, timelines, action plans and solutions. Effectively organize and facilitate group discussions, creating a cooperative and productive environment in which to resolve problems or develop and implement plans. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter detailing your roles and responsibilities as it relates to the position. Applications received without the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process. NOTE:October 14, 2019 will be the first review of received applications. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the supplemental questions evaluated by a panel of subject matter experts. These questions will be scored on the basis of information provided; therefore, it is the responsibility of the applicant to carefully list all pertinent experience and training related to this position. The evaluation committee will not have access to the candidate's application. Providing false information will result in disqualification. Candidates must pass this evaluation in order to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. The Community Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant development such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of the Thea Foss Waterway, the expansions of both the MultiCare and Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the 1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, callthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement. Note: The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice. Closing Date/Time: 10/21/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma Tacoma, WA, USA
Oct 01, 2019
Full Time
The City of Tacoma Public Works Department is looking for a Long Range Planner to join the traffic engineering and transportation planning group.  The successful applicant will work closely with internal staff (planning, engineering, and sustainability), external agencies, and advocacy groups to implement transportation goals and policies outlined in the   Transportation Master  Plan . The incumbent will also be expected to be an integral member of the traffic engineering and transportation planning group, which is responsible for planning, coordinating, and design support for complex transportation planning, traffic engineering, and capital improvement projects. The ideal candidate   will have experience in other areas of transportation and project management, including traffic safety planning, right-of-way design, and grant funding. The selected candidate will be hard-working and approachable, and will be able to organize and express ideas through excellent oral and written communication to a wide variety of audiences. Duties include, but are not limited to: Lead long-range transportation planning efforts, including updating the City's Transportation Master Plan and subarea plans throughout the City and conducting community engagement. Oversee development of corridor studies and conceptual designs for capital improvement projects. Support capital project programming and grant applications.  Track performance measures. Contribute to development of new regulations and codes that support the City's adopted policies. Oversee development of the City's first Impact Fee and   Vision Zero   programs.  Collaborate with various departments and agencies to discuss and implement policies and programs that support the City's transportation goals. Represent the City at various community meetings and at stakeholder committees including the City's Bicycle and Pedestrian Technical Advisory Group, the City's   Transportation Commission , and the City's Planning Commission. Support funding requests and grant applications by identifying projects, that meet the City's transportation goals and objectives.  Lead and/or supervise various groups to support projects, including internal staff and external consultants. Build and maintain an innovative network of key partners across sectors such as governments, industry, business, utilities, and academia to support sustainable infrastructure practices in Tacoma, as part of a sustainable transportation strategy. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress.  One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.   Qualifications: DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS (TRAINING AND EDUCATION): Four-year college degree in urban planning, transportation planning, environmental affairs, public administration or related areas. AND Two years providing transportation planning services to a local agency LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: Washington State Driver License at time of appointment to the position.  Knowledge & Skills: Ability to work with diverse audiences Demonstrated ability to manage many simultaneous demands and activities Creative thinker Marketing, communications or event planning experience Personal commitment and passion for increasing multi-modal transportation Ability to work effectively in a team as well as independently Successful grant research and writing experience Project management Interest in planning, transportation, sustainability, marketing and communications, and environmental issues Knowledge of regional transportation issues Principles and practices of municipal planning Excellent communication and presentation skills Computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, GIS) Analysis Use the principles and practices of planning and development to assess and understand issues, evaluate options, form accurate conclusions, and make decisions. Verbal Communication Effectively express information through the spoken word using language that is appropriate to both the complexity of the topic and the knowledge and understanding of the audience. Written Communication Effectively convey ideas and information in writing using language that is appropriate to both the complexity of the topic and the knowledge and understanding of the reader. Skill in creating graphic designs and presentations and render maps/site plans via sketches and/or computer graphics is highly desirable. Customer Focus Build and maintain internal and external customer satisfaction with the services provided by the City of Tacoma. Coordinating and Organizing Effectively plan and coordinate activities, services, and schedules to ensure smooth and efficient operation of work and to meet deadlines within timeframes. Adaptability/Flexibility Adapt easily to changing business needs, conditions and work responsibilities. Adapt approach, goals and methods to achieve successful solutions and results in dynamic situations.    Selection Process & Supplemental Information: WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment. Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits. Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26. Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Personal time off. Paid holidays. A great pension plan. Our City: When you work for the City of Tacoma you'll enjoy a healthy work/life balance, the potential for flexible schedules with some job classifications, continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program. We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny: http://www.cityoftacoma.org/     http://www.traveltacoma.com/   http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhires  The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success.  This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Interested individuals must apply online and meet the minimum qualifications to progress in the examination process. Applicants must attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position . NOTE:  Applications received without attaching the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process.  Applicants who are separated or retired and are eligible for veterans scoring criteria (Veterans Preference)   must attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4, (proof of military discharge form) at time of application,   to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference points. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their answers to Supplemental Questions #2 - #7 scored as the Experience and Training Test for this position.  It is the responsibility of the applicants to adequately describe all pertinent experience and training. Applicants must pass the examination with a minimum score of 70% to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration for any vacancies that may occur for the period of one year.   Appointment is subject to passing a background check.  New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contact the Human Resources office at (253) 591.5400 by 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. This will allow us to assist you before the job announcement closes.
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Sep 26, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power has an opportunity for an experience HVAC Maintenance Mechanic Supervisor to join our team. The HVAC Maintenance Mechanic Supervisor willsupervise and participate in the work of operating, maintaining and repairing heating and air conditioning equipment and other mechanical equipment; supervise and evaluate assigned employees. Responsibilities include: Operate, maintain and repair heating and air conditioning equipment including pumping equipment, compressors, heat exchangers, coils, air ducts, thermostats, filters and systems plumbing. Supervise and evaluate assigned employees; provide work direction and guidance; assign duties and inspect work. Order materials and supplies and maintain appropriate records. Maintain a variety of mechanical equipment such as passenger and freight elevators, pumps, ice machines, dishwashers, fans and low pressure boilers. Perform plumbing and pipe repair work on assigned facilities. Maintain and repair garage, warehouse and substation electrical and mechanical equipment and facilities; perform welding and fabricating duties; maintain city steam plants as assigned. 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. Maintain logs and records and prepare standard reports. 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. Qualifications An equivalent combination to: graduation from high school including or supplemented by training in mechanical and electrical work and three years' experience at the journey-level in mechanical and maintenance work, including increasingly responsible experience in heating and air conditioning. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Low Pressure Boiler License must be obtained within the first six months of employment. Knowledge & Skills KNOWLEDGE: Methods, materials and tools used 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. Record-keeping techniques. Oral and written communications skills. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy. Health and safety regulations. Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures. Technical aspects of field of specialty. Principles of supervision and training. SKILLS: Operate and maintain a variety of tools common to the trade including velometers, leak detectors, pressure gauges, arc and gas welding equipment, brazing and soldering torches, burning equipment and other related equipment. Operate, maintain and repair heating, air conditioning and a variety of other mechanical equipment. Perform welding, plumbing and pipe repair duties. Maintain simple records. Understand and follow oral and written directions. Lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Train and provide work direction to others. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Work independently with little direction. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed byAlissa Noland. If you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on Linkedin. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable,walkablecities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Interested individuals must apply online and meet the minimum qualifications to progress in the examination process. Examination 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.Those who closely meet the business needs of the department may be invited to participate in the interview process. 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 Local 483. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Applicants who are separated or retired and are eligible for veterans scoring criteria (Veterans Preference) must attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4, (proof of military discharge form) at time of application , to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference points. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contactthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591.5400 by 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement.This will allow us to assist you before the job announcement closes. Closing Date/Time: 10/21/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Sep 25, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma Public Works Department is looking for a Long Range Planner to join the traffic engineering and transportation planning group. The successful applicant will work closely with internal staff (planning, engineering, and sustainability), external agencies, and advocacy groups to implement transportation goals and policies outlined in the Transportation Master Plan . The incumbent will also be expected to be an integral member of the traffic engineering and transportation planning group, which is responsible for planning, coordinating, and design support for complex transportation planning, traffic engineering, and capital improvement projects. The ideal candidate will have experience in other areas of transportation and project management, including traffic safety planning, right-of-way design, and grant funding. The selected candidate will be hard-working and approachable, and will be able to organize and express ideas through excellent oral and written communication to a wide variety of audiences. Duties include, but are not limited to: Lead long-range transportation planning efforts, including updating the City's Transportation Master Plan and subarea plans throughout the City and conducting community engagement. Oversee development of corridor studies and conceptual designs for capital improvement projects. Support capital project programming and grant applications. Track performance measures. Contribute to development of new regulations and codes that support the City's adopted policies. Oversee development of the City's first Impact Fee and Vision Zero programs. Collaborate with various departments and agencies to discuss and implement policies and programs that support the City's transportation goals. Represent the City at various community meetings and at stakeholder committees including the City's Bicycle and Pedestrian Technical Advisory Group, the City's Transportation Commission , and the City's Planning Commission. Support funding requests and grant applications by identifying projects, that meet the City's transportation goals and objectives. Lead and/or supervise various groups to support projects, including internal staff and external consultants. Build and maintain an innovative network of key partners across sectors such as governments, industry, business, utilities, and academia to support sustainableinfrastructure practices in Tacoma, as part of a sustainable transportation strategy. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS (TRAINING AND EDUCATION): Four-year college degree in urban planning, transportation planning, environmental affairs, public administration or related areas. AND Two years providing transportation planning services to a local agency LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: Washington State Driver License at time of appointment to the position. Knowledge & Skills Ability to work with diverse audiences Demonstrated ability to manage many simultaneous demands and activities Creative thinker Marketing, communications or event planning experience Personal commitment and passion for increasing multi-modal transportation Ability to work effectively in a team as well as independently Successful grant research and writing experience Project management Interest in planning, transportation, sustainability, marketing and communications, and environmental issues Knowledge of regional transportation issues Principles and practices of municipal planning Excellent communication and presentation skills Computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, GIS) Analysis Use the principles and practices of planning and development to assess and understand issues, evaluate options, form accurate conclusions, and make decisions. Verbal Communication Effectively express information through the spoken word using language that is appropriate to both the complexity of the topic and the knowledge and understanding of the audience. Written Communication Effectively convey ideas and information in writing using language that is appropriate to both the complexity of the topic and the knowledge and understanding of the reader. Skill in creating graphic designs and presentations and render maps/site plans via sketches and/or computer graphics is highly desirable. Customer Focus Build and maintain internal and external customer satisfaction with the services provided by the City of Tacoma. Coordinating and Organizing Effectively plan and coordinate activities, services, and schedules to ensure smooth and efficient operation of work and to meet deadlines within timeframes. Adaptability/Flexibility Adapt easily to changing business needs, conditions and work responsibilities. Adapt approach, goals and methods to achieve successful solutions and results in dynamic situations. Selection Process & Supplemental Information WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment. Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits. Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26. Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Personal time off. Paid holidays. A great pension plan. Our City: When you work for the City of Tacoma you'll enjoy a healthy work/life balance, the potential for flexible schedules with some job classifications, continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program.We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny: http://www.cityoftacoma.org/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhires The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Interested individuals must apply online and meet the minimum qualifications to progress in the examination process. Applicants must attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position .NOTE: Applications received without attaching the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process. Applicants who are separated or retired and are eligible for veterans scoring criteria (Veterans Preference) must attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4, (proof of military discharge form) at time of application, to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference points. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their answers to Supplemental Questions #2 - #7 scored as the Experience and Training Test for this position. It is the responsibility of the applicants to adequately describe all pertinent experience and training. Applicants must pass the examination with a minimum score of 70% to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration for any vacancies that may occur for the period of one year. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contactthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591.5400 by 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement.This will allow us to assist you before the job announcement closes. Closing Date/Time: 10/21/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Sep 25, 2019
Full Time
Position Description **This position is open until filled, applicationsreceivedby October 4, 2019will receive first consideration.** The Public Works Engineering Division is recruiting for an Appointive position of Associate Engineer within the Engineering Street Design section. We are seeking a collaborative team member with knowledge of street design and general engineering concepts and applications to perform a variety of duties to preserve and/or improve the City's transportation system. In order to fulfill these responsibilities, the candidate must apply sound engineering and project management practices and have the ability to express and discuss ideas through effective oral and written communications to a wide variety of audiences. Ultimately, the position will be collaborating with vested parties (internal and external) to develop decisions that are effective and supportive. The ideal candidate supports in-house design of transportation facilities. The position also conducts cost estimates and design to support traffic safety projects; such as active transportation projects and Local Improvement Districts for streets, alleys, small parks and or trails. The Associate Engineer will be required to be proficient in all functions of the Street Design engineering group and will occasionally be required to support functions outside of their core duties; such as traffic control plans, storm drainage design, water quality design channelization, roadside safety, signage and curb ramp design. The position will be expected to be conversant in using databases, Word and Excel, GIS and CAD. The Principles that Guide Us: Tacoma, the City of Destiny ,has a workforce of dedicated, talented employeeswithunique skills andperspectives. Weembraceinnovation and strive for excellence and community engagement.The Principles that Guide Us, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Equity , speak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service. 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 Four-year degree from an accredited college or university in civil or environmental engineering. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS A Four-year degree from an accredited college or university in civil engineering is preferred for the work associated with this position. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Engineer in Training Certificate for advancement to pay step four or higher. Step 4 * Annual Salary Range -82,576 -85,716 Some positions may require a valid Washington Driver's License at the time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills ANALYTICAL Develop methods of data collection and results interpretation. As necessary, implement results of research studies or programs with an appropriate and effective course of action based upon outcome or findings. COMMUNICATIONS Ability to communicate clearly and prepare effective oral and written communications for professional and general public use. LEADERSHIP Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with co-workers, the general public, city, county, state and federal agencies while coordinating research in support of assigned department programs. MANAGEMENT Plan and organize work to meet schedules and timelines. PROFESSIONALISM Remain current on applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures within engineering field assigned. TECHNICAL Operate a personal computer and be self-reliant with operating system software to include peripheral office support equipment in order to accomplish assigned tasks. Database, CAD, and GIS experience desirable, but not required. Selection Process & Supplemental Information WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment. Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits. Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26. Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Personal time off. Paid holidays. A great pension plan. Our City: With a population over 200,000, Tacoma is the second largest city in the Puget Sound region, gracing the shores of Commencement Bay. We are a diverse, progressive, international city that serves as a gateway to the Pacific Rim and the rest of the world. Named one of the most livable areas in the country by Livability.com, Tacoma and the surrounding area is a playground for outdoor and maritime enthusiasts. Our businesses are vibrant, our parks are beautiful, our schools are exceptional and our housing is affordable. When you work for the City of Tacoma you'll enjoy a healthy work/life balance, continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program.We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny: http://www.cityoftacoma.org/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhires The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position . Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position may be invited to participate in an interview.Appointment is subject to passing a background check. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the referral list for interview and hiring consideration. Per City of Tacoma Personnel Management Policy #170, the City of Tacoma is a drug-free work environment. Appointment is subject to successful completion of apre-employment background and reference check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders.The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contactthe Human Resources officeat 253-591-5400 by 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement.This will allow time to assist you before the job announcement closes. ( For technical difficulties usingthe NeoGov system ,call theapplicant support line at1-855-524-5627 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time.) Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Sep 25, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power's Rates, Planning, & Analysis Section is offering an internship opportunity for a recent college graduate to apply their background in business or economics to gain work experience in the energy industry. The Intern will receive hands-on experience and work side-by-side with industry professionals to perform validation processes, quality control on the system of record, and other duties as assigned to mitigate risks associated with wholesale energy trading. The ideal candidate is dependable, self-motivated, detail-oriented, and has excellent organizational and proofreading skills. The Energy Risk Management Financial Intern will independently perform a variety of administrative, technical, and organizational tasks in support of the Energy Risk Management team. In addition, the Energy Risk Management Financial Intern will also work in a team environment collaborating with internal and external industry professionals, such as energy traders, contract managers, credit and financial analysts, and attorneys. This is a full-time position (40 hours per week) for a duration of up to one year. First review of applications will be October 10, 2019 Responsibilities of this position may include the following: Validate commodity transactions and confirmations to system of record, ensuring accuracy of data and adherence to business processes Administer transaction confirmation process Identify and resolve data issues and discrepancies Run and review audit reports Develop and maintain business process documentation, including new processes and workflows Support credit reporting processes and assist in monitoring credit exposures Assist in preparing meeting materials and minutes Participate in projects as assigned Tacoma Power values innovation, agility, and collaboration. If you are a person who thrives in a team atmosphere, surrounded by experts in their field who are proud to deliver services beyond customer expectations, then this is the job for you. If you enjoy taking ideas and best practices and turning them into practical applications, we want to meet you. The Energy Risk Management team within the Rates, Planning, & Analysis Section of Tacoma Power is focused on measuring, monitoring, managing, and reporting the risks associated with Tacoma Power's wholesale energy trading and commercial function. Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following: Detail orientation and planning - Attention to detail and accuracy of work, planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with team goals Creating a positive environment - Have a positive impact through self-awareness and desire for professional development Drive - Focus energy on what will make a difference and deliver exceptional results Responsibility - Take initiative and set high standards for self Teamwork - Build and maintain effective working relationships through communication and collaboration Learning agility - Learn from experience and experimentation to perform in new or changing situations Qualifications Required: Must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university or a recent graduate who has completed a degree within the last year. Preference to those studying business administration, finance, accounting, data analytics, or economics. Desired: Detail-oriented, organized, and self-motivated Be able to handle multiple priorities with strict deadlines Ability to work effectively independently and within a team High level of interpersonal skills with ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written, with internal and external parties Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed byAlissa Noland. 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. Please attach a detailed resume and cover letter to your online application. Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of each opening may be invited to participate in an interview. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Sep 24, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Water is seeking a project Analyst to join our team of engineers and professional staff. This position will be responsible for strategic and vital work related to Tacoma Water's Advanced Metering (AM) project. The positionwill act as a subject matter expert and internal consultant for the organization in matters related to the AM project. This position is a project of limited duration position associated with the AM project. Funding for this role is associated with the duration of the project. This link can provide information on the project and estimated timing. Responsibilities include: Participate and lead portions of Water's AM program management during project planning, design and deploymentphases (including scope, schedule, budget, and risk reporting); Complex data reporting and analysis; Presenting information and making recommendations to the Water Superintendent, Water Management Team and staff; Contributing to and leadingStrategic Asset Management Plan (SAMP) team meetings for assets impacted by the AM project, including but not limited to meters, services, hydrants, mains, and valves; Business Case Evaluation (BCE) development, analysis, and documentation for a variety of water system projects enabled by the Automated Meter Infrastructure (including but not limited to meters, services, hydrants, mains, and valves); Economic modeling/analysis to support BCEs; Project and contract management related to the AM project; Coordination of projects, planning, and analysis between utility work groups and outside organizations; Utilizing quantitative and qualitative data to develop business improvement alternatives; Long range system planning analysis for water system operations and sustainable business practices. Body of work includes:providing qualitative analysis, consultation, regular and ad-hoc reports of a complex nature based on research and complex studies, program/project/contract management, and making recommendations for operational improvements through organizational goals and strategic objectives. You will interact regularly with staff from all levels of our organization from executive leaders to front line staff and cross functionally with other departments within Tacoma Public Utilities. Tacoma Water has a proud tradition of operating and maintaining one of the country's oldest municipally owned water systems.We own and operate over $1 billion of assets that provide high-quality water to more than 320,000 direct service customers throughout Pierce and King counties. Our mission is to provide clean, reliable water now and in the future. Qualifications 5+ years' work experience closely aligned to project management and utility infrastructure; Bachelor'sdegree desired or equivalent work experience; Significant accomplishments in the field(s) ofproject management and utilityinfrastructurepreferred; Knowledge of Project Management Institute principles preferred; Experience with Automated Metering Infrastructure implementationpreferred; Experience with Business Case Evaluation (BCE) development and analysis preferred. Knowledge & Skills Communications Effectiveness Effective communication both verbal and in writing including the compilation of reports, presentations and records; and interacting respectfully and sensitively with individuals and groups to develop and maintain productive relationships and achieve results. Makes excellent customer service a high priority, responding to changing customer needs, and helping customers implement complete solutions. Analysis Use data and information in a clear and rational process to assess and understand issues, evaluate options, form accurate conclusions, and make decisions. Gather, assemble, analyze and evaluate facts to draw logical conclusions and make proper recommendations and prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive written reports which require displaying and presenting statistical, graphical, and other reporting methods to audiences of varying technical sophistication. Research Effectively identify, collect, organize and document data and information in ways that make the information most useful for subsequent assessment, analysis, and investigation using current software and techniques. Compile and maintain reports, records and various other forms of pertinent information in an organized and professional manner. Problem Solving Use intelligence, common sense, hard work and tenacity to solve particularly difficult or complicated challenges. Employ expertise, credibility, and effective partnering to help clients identify, evaluate and resolve complex or sensitive issues, problems and service needs. Professionalism Conduct all assignments in a professional and timely manner. Work with confidentiality and discretion. Maintain professional skills that apply to all aspects of field of assigned specialty through continued education and/or training. Model effective group behavior such as listening, discussing, negotiating, encouraging and motivating. Remain current by reading and interpreting applicable ordinances, rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Program Management Appropriately prioritize and concurrently provide guidance and consultation on multiple programs, integrating many factors into decisions, and ensuring that work progresses toward achieving goals and objectives. Computer Applications Independently utilize project or business management software applications, such as Excel, Access, MS Project, SharePoint or similar, to create and share program updates, provide database tracking, and streamline workflows. Selection Process & Supplemental Information 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 Tacoma is one of the nation's healthiest, safest, and most playful cities. We have daily access to stunning natural surroundings and a great quality of life. We are Washington's most diverse big city, with arts, culture, parks, and recreational opportunities that are envied by much larger cities. We recognize how lucky we are, but we know we can make it even better....TOGETHER! Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume, cover letter and responses to the supplemental questions . Applications received without the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process. Applicants whose application materials exhibit potential for the greatest success in this role may be invited to participate in an interview. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to successfully passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via 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: 10/17/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Sep 09, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma, Community and Economic Development Department has an additional opening for afull-time Contract and Program Auditor position in the Housing Division. This position is open until filled. Under the direction of the Housing Division Manager this position will work to further affordable housing efforts in Tacoma. This position will develop, monitor, and evaluate Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) contracts and funding; assure adherence to contract guidelines and federal, State and City laws, regulations and policies; and assist with the day-to-day management of the Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority's extensive affordable housing loan portfolio. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Manage activities within the confines of HUD pass-through grants such as Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program. Work as part of a team to provide recommendations to the Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority (TCRA) and Tacoma City Council for how federal and non-federal funds should be utilized on an annual basis. Draft and manage grant, loan, developer and subrecipient agreements with third parties funded by the Housing Division with HUD funds to provide housing and economic development activities. Audit grant, loan, developer and subrecipient agreements to ensure proper compliance with federal regulations. Issue and manage a competitive Notice of Funding Availability process in which applicants compete for federal funding to perform affordable housing and/or economic development activities. Evaluate proposed projects for eligibility with federal requirements and City Council adopted funding priorities. Underwrite housing and economic development activities. Work with citizen committees such as the Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority to seek input and award public funds. Perform environmental assessments in compliance with federal National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) regulations. Complete and annually update federal reports. Ensure activities benefitting from HUD funds provided by the Housing Division comply with prevailing wage, Section 3, and other cross-cutting federal requirements. Manage the disbursement of public funds to single-family and multi-family affordable housing projects in construction or undergoing rehabilitation. Audit affordable housing projects receiving federal funds from the Housing Division once placed into service for compliance with federal, state and other applicable regulations including the requirement that the project serve low and/or moderate income households. Interface with HUD's Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS) tracking system to establish, update, report on and close out projects receiving federal funds from the Housing Division. Complete various reports, updates and memos to the Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority (TCRA) and City Council relative to various projects, programs and annual budgets. Benefits The City of Tacoma has a very generous benefit package including: Great retirement plan Paid holidays Personal time off Outstanding working conditions and a supportive work environment Medical, dental and life insurance coverage for eligible employees Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code For more information on the City of Tacoma's benefit package feel free to explore City of Tacoma Benefits. City of Tacoma Recruitment Information: One of the primary goals of the City of Tacoma Equity and Empowerment Initiative is that the City of Tacoma workforce reflects the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and we welcome candidates with diverse and/or multicultural skill sets and personal experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work and play. Qualifications Any combination equivalent to: graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in business, public administration, urban studies, or community development/planning and experience in contract management and program evaluation involving complex regulations. Desired Qualifications: A Master's degree in public administration, business administration, urban studies or community development/planning plus two years' experience in contract monitoring; working knowledge of federal housing and community development programs such as HOME Investment Partnerships and Community Development Block Grant programs. Experience in banking and commercial lending, or operations of nonprofit organizations is appreciated. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington Driver's License at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills Knowledge: Principles and practices of business administration. Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures. Statistical analysis and other evaluation methods. City organization, operations, policies and objectives. Technical aspects of field of specialty. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy. Oral and written communications skills. Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary. Record-keeping techniques. Negotiating techniques. Principles and practices of supervision. SKILLS: Prepare, negotiate and monitor contracts. Monitor progress and contract compliance of projects and programs. Read, interpret, apply and explain codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Work independently with little direction. Plan and organize work. Meet schedules and time lines. Prepare clear and comprehensive reports. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Maintain detailed records of activities. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your responsibilities as it relates to the responsibilities of this position. NOTE: Applications received without the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process. Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position may be invited to participate in an interview process, which may include a work problem. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folder. Should you have any questions about this position please call Human Resources at (253) 591-5400 before 4:00 p.m. on the closing date. Closing Date/Time: