City of Tacoma

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

   

32 job(s) at City of Tacoma

City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Nov 25, 2021
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma's Finance Department, Procurement and Payables Division is seeking a highly motivated person as Management Analyst II, to provide vital support to the team. The successful candidate demonstrates high levels of customer service and technical expertise; works collaboratively with the City's external suppliers, staff organization wide and Procurement and Payables teammates. The Management Analyst II coordinates supplier catalogs in the City's purchasing system (SAP Ariba), works closely with the City's' Procurement (Credit) Card Program Manager and other software programs such as Tableau, Ariba and SAP. SAP Ariba is a digital e-commerce platform that streamlines and facilitates supplier management, procurement, contracting and payables. WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma is nestled along the shores of Commencement Bay in Washington State and offers many community parks, miles of beautiful waterfront, hiking & biking trails, golf courses, museums, and a world-class zoo with an aquarium. Tacoma also serves as a gateway to some of the most magnificent natural wonders in the world, such as Puget Sound, Mount Rainier National Park and the Olympic Peninsula. The Tacoma area is also fortunate to have a much more affordable cost of living compared to the Seattle areas to the north; and the City of Tacoma offers a very generous program of employee benefits, which includes a great pension plan that can continue to provide income during retirement. The City of Tacoma provides excellent medical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family; paid holidays and personal time off; participation in Tacoma's Public Employees' Retirement System and a growing variety of City-sponsored health and wellness opportunities. For more information on the City of Tacoma's benefit package feel free to explore City of Tacoma Benefits. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS (TRAINING AND EDUCATION): Bachelor's and/or Master's degree or equivalent preferred. Three to four years of experience researching and analyzing policies, laws, rules, or regulations; data management and reporting, and/or business process analyses is also preferred. A valid WA state Driver's License with maintenance thereafter, or proof of equivalent mobility. Knowledge & Skills Preferred Skills Include: Expertise in reporting using various software such as: Tableau, SAP, Ariba, Xponential, Excel, etc. Knowledge of procurement card program administration. Experience with online procurement system administration (SAP, Ariba). Ability to provide extraordinary customer service by explaining and interpreting various policy and regulatory documents and processes in layman's terms using tact and diplomacy Problem solve and provide solutions to external and internal customers navigating software systems and processes to provide the most beneficial solution . Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing their responsibilities as it relates to this position. NOTE: Applications received without the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process. Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position may be invited to participate in an interview. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend a minimum of one hour entering the required information. While completing the application and answering the supplemental questions please be sure to save your work every 20 minutes to ensure that your information is not lost. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contact the Human Resources office at 253-591-5400 by 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. This will allow time to assist you before the job announcement closes. ( For technical difficulties using the NeoGov system , call the applicant support line at 1-855-524-5627 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time.) Closing Date/Time: 12/13/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Nov 24, 2021
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power has an opportunity for a Real-Time Energy Trader (RTET) to join our team. Tacoma RTETs optimize our resource portfolio by scheduling Tacoma's generation and power supply contracts, along with energy purchases and sales to ensure that the power supply obligations of Tacoma's customers are met in the most economical and cost efficient manner. Seek out real-time market opportunities and create innovative transactions that maximize the economic benefits from hourly market fluctuations. Tacoma's RTETs work closely with the Systems Power Dispatchers in the operation of Tacoma's generating resources. Responsibilities include: Evaluate system surplus or deficit situations and implement power sales and purchases in real-time to maintain load/generation/interchange balance. Perform market energy price surveys and evaluate the results for differing points of delivery or points of receipt. Formulate, study, and prioritize all possible real-time operating strategies with a goal to maximize economic benefits in the wholesale market. Perform economic analysis to determine the optimum real-time scheduling of the Tacoma's owned and contracted generation resources along with Tacoma's power supply portfolio to maximize the value of our resource portfolio. Work with System Power Dispatchers in efficiently scheduling Tacoma's generating resources within all appropriate constraints, including economic, hydrological, fisheries, reserves, and regulatory requirements. Negotiate, execute, schedule, and document power sales and purchases and/or ancillary products with marketplace participants. Acquire necessary transmission reservations from transmission path operators or owners using the Open Access Same-Time Information System (OASIS), or equivalent. Work closely in a team environment to plan the efficient operation of the power supply system. Establish and sustain excellent business relationships with marketplace participants. Collaboratively and effectively participate in a team environment. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy. Reason and respond quickly to a variety of situations in a calm and efficient manner. Proficiently operate computers, fax machines, and other electronic tools in the workplace. Perform at a high level under limited supervision. Perform detailed work with a high degree of accuracy while under pressure. Willingness to take the initiative to solve problems. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. The Resource Operations & Trading Group is committed to a positive culture of teamwork and mutual respect. This position reports to Mark Campeau , Real-Time Energy Trading Manager. Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable, walkable cities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. Standard rotating shift (up to 12-hours per work period) covering all 24 hours a day and all days of the year. Qualifications Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (Engineering, Economics, Business, or related field) 2+ years of experience working in power marketing or utility operations. Utility operations, marketing, or economics experience may be substituted for years of education. Desired Qualifications Knowledge of energy markets and market fundamentals (prefer experience with CAISO and EIM) Excellent analytical, communication and writing skills Self-starter able to work effectively without direct supervision in a fast-paced, stressful and multitasking environment Ability to work rotating 12-hour shifts Ability to use personal computers, spreadsheets, word processing, and energy accounting packages NERC Balance & Interchange Operator certified within 12 months of appointment. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain. If you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on Linkedin. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma, Washington. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable, walkable cities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: 12/7/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Nov 24, 2021
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power is seeking a high performing, critically thinking, analytical, experienced self-starter to join the Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Team. This position will also assume duties as a project lead, providing work coordination and technical program oversight to staff assigned to Tacoma Power's Joint Use Pole Attachment Program. In addition, the position will have responsibilities to provide work coordination, evaluate priorities, and provide mentorship and general program direction to employees assigned to Tacoma Power's Joint Use Pole Attachment Program. This team is responsible for managing pole attachment agreements and analyzing requests for attachment to Tacoma Power poles. Staff also support GIS data analytics, creation of notifications, work orders, invoices, and financial reports through the use of the enterprise resource planning software (SAP). This position provides technical program oversight and performs complex analytical and reporting functions in support of Tacoma Power's Joint Use Program. This position will also be a subject matter expert in implementing a technology solution to support electronic joint use application processing to offer better visibility, increased functionality and program efficiencies. Essential functions of this position include technical joint use program oversight in support of Tacoma Power's Joint Use Pole Attachment Program. Functions will include project management and work direction associated with implementation of a technology solution that offers fully electronic joint use application submittals, reviews and processing. Duties may include work direction, organization and delegation. In addition, this position will perform data extraction, analytics and reporting for the Joint Use Program. This position will be a key role in integrating and validating joint use attachment data in Tacoma Power's mapping system and extracting inventories. Other related activities include but are not limited to: Steering Committee Member for Tacoma Power's GIS Modernization Project Metrics Reporting and Forecasting Program Facilitator and Process Improvement Research and Revenue Reporting in Support of Budget Review and Preparation Project Lead Facilitate Project Status Meetings with Stakeholders, Project Team Members and Sponsors Data Inventory Management Compile Reports and Prepare Presentations Lead the Development of Business Processes and Procedures Qualifications Desired Qualifications: Master's degree typically required Five years experience conducting research and analyzing policies, laws, rules, or regulations, conducting financial auditing and management studies, managing and overseeing programs, specialized or technical work processes, standards, regulations and systems. Our Ideal Applicant will Possess: Experience with analyzing data, financial reporting, data inventory management and program auditing (e.g., Excel, Access, SAP etc.). Ability to negotiate and develop relationships with contracting parties. Demonstrated ability to effectively organize multiple assignments, complex assignments, and competing priorities to produce accurate products on time. Ability to collaborate in cross-functional work teams in the development and implementation of efficiencies. The successful candidate must have exceptional analytical and decision making skills, the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization. The ability to lead staff, deliver assignments and demonstrate a strong work ethic. Proficient with Microsoft Office software applications. Knowledge of SAP customer service module Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities, or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable, walkable cities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 Closing Date/Time: 12/7/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Nov 24, 2021
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma is recruiting for the position of Homeless Strategy, Systems and Services (HSSS) Manager. This Management Analyst III level position is a key member of the Neighborhood and Community Services Department leadership team, and is accountable for aligning approaches and deliverables with the City's commitment to equity and systems transformation, with a focus on addressing racial disparities within the service delivery system. NOTE : The required cover letter must outline specific qualifications, background and expertise; which clearly and specifically outlines personal expertise, as it relates to the position . The HSSS Manager functions in a highly politicized environment and leads the City's efforts to address homelessness in Tacoma. This senior manager is responsible for implementing and refining the City's homeless strategy and managing the system to develop and fund permanent and temporary shelter, permanent supportive housing, and a suite of supportive services targeted to meet the needs of individuals who are housing precarious or experiencing homelessness. This position supervises employees assigned to the City's homeless program team and is responsible for sustaining a work environment that reflects the City's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The position coordinates city-wide efforts to mitigate the impacts of homelessness in Tacoma, facilitates effective community relationships, and manages communications with City partners and community stakeholders. In this role, the HSSS Manager is a key member of the Neighborhood and Community Services leadership team, and is accountable for aligning team and work unit deliverables with Council priorities, systems transformation goals and efforts to build an anti-racist organization and ensure equitable service delivery across the City's homeless services system. Key Responsibilities: Develop and lead the HSSS work plan and oversee related program responsibilities, including procurement processes, contract management and reporting in alignment with the City's equity and systems transformation goals.. Lead and coordinate cross-functional work groups within NCS and the City, fostering teamwork and embedding equity in decision-making. Research and share best practices that promote cohesion and advance equity goals in the homeless service system. Supervise staff working within the City's homeless program areas, providing direction and support to individuals and the team, including direct support of daily work in a dynamic environment. Support team members through frequent engagement, quickly assessing needs and providing development and skill building to assist with managing work in a stressful environment. Ensure that the City's homeless program team is performing in alignment with department and council goals. This position may include matrix supervision of other NCS team members. Lead the implementation and evaluation of Tacoma's homeless services system, recommend modifications of procedures or practices to improve outcomes, and recommend new and/or innovative approaches to promote equity. Develop and administer budgets to support the homeless service system, and manage the complex and often braided or layered funding to ensure compliance with all relevant local, state and federal regulations, and Tacoma Municipal Code. Coordinate with other department leaders to ensure the homeless program budget is developed and administered in alignment with Council priorities and reflects highest and best use of public resources. Lead the development of funding requests and applications for funding, and coordinate with the appropriate internal and external partners to ensure requests reflect the City's commitment to equity and inclusion. Build and maintain effective relationships and avenues of communication with community stakeholders and institutional partners, and act as a catalyst for bringing people together to achieve common goals. Represent the City's interests on inter-jurisdictional work groups and other meetings to advance the City's homeless service strategy, and ensure that services are client-centered. Lead and participate in meetings with stakeholders, including local community members, elected officials, and housing and service providers. Serve as the department lead for responding to inquiries related to the City's homeless system of services, including coordinating preparation of responses to executives, council and media. Essential Duties: Oversee the production of reports addressing complex and multi-dimensional issues and projects related to management operations and goals. Formulate and implement long-range strategic plans, department goals and management policies. Coordinate, conduct and assist in the implementation of management studies and analyses of current and proposed operations and programs related to organizational structure, budgets and the utilization of departmental staff, equipment and facilities. Develop alternatives and monitor the implementation of performance enhancements to ensure optimal efficiency and productivity. Develop, analyze and interpret complex data using advanced principles and scientific techniques, review and evaluate the accuracy of plans, reports and supporting information; identify and observe trends; examine basic elements and key relationships; forecast needs. Prepare and/or present effective oral and written communications and presentations. Prepare information for and attend meetings with City administrators, staff and advisory boards; to provide expertise and promote authentic engagement; participate in Council meetings and public forums. C ity of Tacoma Telework Policy 3.17 The City of Tacoma is committed to fostering a workplace that is innovative, flexible, and attracts, supports, and retains a diverse and talented workforce. Telework is an alternative work arrangement that promotes the health and wellbeing of our employees while reducing our carbon footprint. In response to COVID-19, telework is in place for all non-essential personnel. Post COVID, telework will continue in some manner, at the discretion of each department. The City of Tacoma Teleworking Policy 3.17 states, " ...City of Tacoma employees live in or near the city they serve. Teleworkers must reside in Washington State."; and, "Teleworkers must remain available and prepared to report to the Onsite Work Location within two hours... on a scheduled telework day in response to business needs." Benefits The City of Tacoma provides excellent medical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family; paid holidays and personal time off; participation the Tacoma Public Employees' Retirement System; and, a growing variety of City-sponsored health and wellness opportunities. For more information on the City of Tacoma's benefits, feel free to explore City of Tacoma Benefits. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. The City of Tacoma's workforce goal is to reflect our community. 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 Required Qualifications (Training and Education): Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree and a minimum of five years of recent experience in design and delivery of homeless strategy, systems and services in a densely populated urban area. Minimum five years of recent experience leading and managing diverse teams of professional staff working in the human services or homeless services. Licensing, Certifications and Other Legal Requirements There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer's responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position. Depending upon assignment a WA driver's license may be required. Individuals may have to pass an extended background check conducted by the Tacoma Police Department, depending upon assignment. Knowledge & Skills City of Tacoma Leadership Competencies: Manages Complexity Demonstrated ability to quickly integrate information and identify strategies and solutions to address a given issue. Assimilate large amounts of information, synthesize and articulate the core idea or issue. Strategic Mindset Demonstrated ability to anticipate and prepare for various outcomes that may or may not occur as strategic initiatives unfold. 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. Collaborates and Builds Networks Identifies, engages and works collaboratively with both internal and external stakeholders to arrive at solutions that support the organization's mission. Provides frequent opportunities for two-way communication, open to different ideas and points of view and demonstrates an ability to extend trust to others. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals must apply online and attach a current resume and cover letter. NOTE : The required cover letter must outline specific qualifications, background and expertise; which clearly and specifically outlines personal expertise, as it relates to the position. Applications received without the required resume and recruitment-specific cover letter will not progress in the selection process. Those applicants with the strongest demonstrated background and experience may be invited to participate in the interview process. Employment 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. The 23,000 capacity iconic Tacoma Dome is a high-demand venue for the largest names in the entertainment industry. The Greater Tacoma Convention Center is an award-winning venue with over 117,000 sq. ft. of flexible event space. The City owns two historic theaters, the recently renovated Pantages and the Rialto, and Theater on the Square, and Cheney Stadium, home to the AAA Tacoma Rainiers, and OL Reign and Tacoma Defiance football clubs. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in an urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Communication from the City of Tacoma NOTE: For questions regarding this specific recruitment contact Kat Flores, HR Analyst. Human Resources primarily communicates via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contact the Human Resources office at 253-591-5400 by 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. This will allow time to assist you before the job announcement closes. ( For technical difficulties using the NeoGov system , call the applicant support line at 1-855-524-5627 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time.) Closing Date/Time: 12/8/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Nov 24, 2021
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma is recruiting for the position of Homeless Engagement Alternatives Liaison Team Manager. This Management Analyst III level position is a key member of the Neighborhood and Community Services Department leadership team, and is accountable for aligning approaches and deliverables in support of the City's commitment to equity and systems transformation, with a focus on providing solutions to address racial disparities within the service delivery system. NOTE : The required cover letter must outline specific qualifications, background and expertise; which clearly and specifically outlines personal expertise, as it relates to the position . The City of Tacoma Homeless Engagement and Alternatives Liaison (HEAL)Team Manager functions in a highly politicized environment and coordinates outreach and engagement at locations throughout the community, mostly in encampments, facilitating effective relationships with vulnerable individuals to build trust and confidence in City efforts to provide services in collaboration with shelter and other service providers, to maintain real-time understanding of services and shelter availability, develop effective avenues for quick access to available services and shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness, and manage processes to address need for hygiene and sanitation associated with encampments. The position supervises employees assigned to the City's homeless outreach and engagement teams, and is responsible for creating a work environment that reflects the City's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The position coordinates city-wide efforts to mitigate the impacts of homelessness in Tacoma, facilitates effective community relationships, and manages communications with City partners and community stakeholders about encampment outreach and engagement, and efforts to assist individuals with accessing shelter and housing. In this role, the HEAL Team Manager is a key member of the Neighborhood and Community Services leadership team, and is accountable for aligning team and work unit deliverables with Council priorities, systems transformation goals and efforts to build an anti-racist organization and ensure equitable service delivery across the City's homeless services system. Key Activities : Manage the City's response to unsheltered homeless and mitigating the impacts of homeless encampments, by aligning efforts with best practices, the Tacoma Municipal Code, and the City's Homeless Strategy. Participate in siting and developing shelter options, and building relationships with individuals and the community that result in service and shelter referrals and placements. Negotiate and manage contracts for emergency shelter operations. Prepare reports of activities in conjunction with other partners and submit reports to the director. Prepare and present information to diverse audiences and stakeholders, including executive leaders and elected officials. Participate in budget development and oversee budgets allocated to program activities. Research and respond to inquiries related to encampment engagement and outreach, and report on engagement with the community to address concerns. Supervise HEAL Team staff and work alongside them in the field, providing direction and support to individuals and the team, including assigning work and supporting/developing employees in a stressful and challenging work environment. Ensure that the HEAL team is performing in alignment with department, department goals, and safety requirements. This position may include matrix supervision of other NCS team members. Partner with the Homeless Strategy, Systems and Services Manager to operationalize Tacoma's Homeless Strategy, and ensure that encampments receive appropriate levels of service delivery from contracted service providers, acting as the coordinator for service delivery. Coordinate with Environmental Services Department outreach and engagement staff working in encampments, to ensure alignment of practices and processes to address encampments in environmentally sensitive areas, so they are maintained in compliance with regulatory requirements. Coordinate partnerships with other NCS work units, City departments, and service providers to foster teamwork and share best practices that promote cohesion and advance equity goals in engagement and connecting individuals and families to shelter and housing. Facilitate effective communication with community members impacted by the presence of encampments, and engage them as partners in finding solutions Scope of Work: This position will make recommendations to the Director and City leadership on efforts to mitigate the impacts of encampments for individuals experiencing homelessness and the community. This position will also make recommendations on policies related to homeless encampment outreach and engagement, and manage efforts to ensure compliance with City policies. This position makes decisions about the day to day administration of NCS outreach staff primarily working in homeless encampments. Decisions are made in conjunction with the team and presented to department leadership. This position will ensure that input is collected from individuals with lived experience in the development of processes and to inform decisions that impact them. This position makes purchasing decisions related to the set-up and implementation of temporary and emergency shelter. These decisions are presented to the department director in the form of recommendations for comprehensive actions to increase the efficacy of the program. This position has responsibility for managing the budget associated with the NCS homeless encampment outreach and engagement efforts, and efforts to mitigate impacts of encampments on the community, including siting and development of temporary or emergency shelter locations. Budgetary decisions or recommendations this position makes are presented to the department director. C ity of Tacoma - Telework Policy 3.17 The City of Tacoma is committed to fostering a workplace that is innovative, flexible, and attracts, supports, and retains a diverse and talented workforce. Telework is an alternative work arrangement that promotes the health and wellbeing of our employees while reducing our carbon footprint. In response to COVID-19, telework is in place for all non-essential personnel. Post COVID, telework will continue in some manner, at the discretion of each department. The City of Tacoma Teleworking Policy 3.17 states, " ...City of Tacoma employees live in or near the city they serve. Teleworkers must reside in Washington State."; and, "Teleworkers must remain available and prepared to report to the Onsite Work Location within two hours... on a scheduled telework day in response to business needs." Benefits The City of Tacoma provides excellent medical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family; paid holidays and personal time off; participation the Tacoma Public Employees' Retirement System; and, a growing variety of City-sponsored health and wellness opportunities. For more information on the City of Tacoma's benefits, feel free to explore City of Tacoma Benefits. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. The City of Tacoma's workforce goal is to reflect our community. 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 Required Qualifications (Training and Education): Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree and a minimum of five years of recent experience in design and delivery of homeless strategy, systems and services in a densely populated urban area. Minimum five years of recent experience leading and managing diverse teams of professional staff working in the human services or homeless services. Licensing, Certifications and Other Legal Requirements There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer's responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position. Depending upon assignment a WA driver's license may be required. Individuals may have to pass an extended background check conducted by the Tacoma Police Department, depending upon assignment. Knowledge & Skills Experience, Qualifications and Skills: Demonstrated experience and commitment to equity and anti-racist leadership, including clear vision leading teams and programs. Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines and prioritize/re-prioritize work to quickly adapt to needs. Advanced experience as a manager working in the field of homeless or behavioral health service, including current experience engaging individuals experiencing homelessness, and homeless service providers. Minimum of five years of recent supervisory experience, including management of a team simultaneously working on multiple facets of a program. Team matrix management experience is preferred. Demonstrated track record of strong facilitation and negotiation skills, and ability to develop partnerships to build consensus and develop actions to address issues or challenges. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively and work with people from various cultural backgrounds. City of Tacoma Leadership Competencies: Manages Complexity Demonstrated ability to quickly integrate information and identify strategies and solutions to address a given issue. Assimilate large amounts of information, synthesize and articulate the core idea or issue. Strategic Mindset Demonstrated ability to anticipate and prepare for various outcomes that may or may not occur as strategic initiatives unfold. 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. Collaborates and Builds Networks Identifies, engages and works collaboratively with both internal and external stakeholders to arrive at solutions that support the organization's mission. Provides frequent opportunities for two-way communication, open to different ideas and points of view and demonstrates an ability to extend trust to others. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals must apply online and attach a current resume and cover letter. NOTE : The required cover letter must outline specific qualifications, background and expertise; which clearly and specifically outlines personal expertise, as it relates to the position. Applications received without the required resume and recruitment-specific cover letter will not progress in the selection process. Those applicants with the strongest demonstrated background and experience may be invited to participate in the interview process. Employment 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. The 23,000 capacity iconic Tacoma Dome is a high-demand venue for the largest names in the entertainment industry. The Greater Tacoma Convention Center is an award-winning venue with over 117,000 sq. ft. of flexible event space. The City owns two historic theaters, the recently renovated Pantages and the Rialto, and Theater on the Square, and Cheney Stadium, home to the AAA Tacoma Rainiers, and OL Reign and Tacoma Defiance football clubs. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in an urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Communication from the City of Tacoma NOTE: For questions regarding this specific recruitment contact Kat Flores, HR Analyst. Human Resources primarily communicates via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contact the Human Resources office at 253-591-5400 by 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. This will allow time to assist you before the job announcement closes. ( For technical difficulties using the NeoGov system , call the applicant support line at 1-855-524-5627 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time.) Closing Date/Time: 12/8/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Nov 23, 2021
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Public Utilities is creating an eligible list for Electrician. We are seeking experienced journey-level electrical workers to diagnose, install, repair and/or maintain electrical equipment, electrical systems and electrical control systems. The work includes varied electrician assignments involving the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of electrical equipment and systems. Responsibilities Include: Diagnose and repair malfunctions in electrical equipment and control systems such as boilers, pumps, motors, generators, air compressors, fire alarms, dryers, refrigerators, overhead doors, lighting and other electrical devices. Troubleshoot systems which include some electronics. Install electrical distribution and utilization equipment and supporting systems including main, feeder and branch panelboards; motor controls; dry-type transformers; lighting fixtures, contactors and controls; power outlets, control devices and heaters; grounding, computer cables or cathodic protection systems; and the electrical systems of other building systems such as fire alarm, physical access control, security, and communications. Run conduit and pull wire for new and existing electrical installations. Install, modify or rewire existing electrical installations. Conduct preventative maintenance on electrical and electronic equipment. Purchase and order electrical supplies or parts from vendors, warehouse or distributors. Review and interpret blueprints, electrical schematics, and project plans and specifications of electrical equipment installations. As-build electrical installations before, during and upon completion of projects. Replace fuses in power and control circuits. Change lamps, ballasts and drivers in fluorescent, incandescent, HID and LED lighting fixtures. Install temporary power systems for special events or to aid in construction activities. Performance of duties will include working with electrically energized parts, and working from heights with ladders, boom trucks or on catwalks. Reporting locations may vary. Tacoma Power has an immediate vacancy for an Electrician. Qualifications Requires completion of an accepted four-year apprenticeship training program and journey-level electrician status (or an equivalent combination of education and/or training and/or experience) LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Hold and maintain an Electrical License (EL-01). Valid Washington State Driver's License at time of appointment, with maintenance thereafter Valid first aid, CPR card; and flagging card. Cards must be obtained prior to completion of probationary period with maintained thereafter. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Apply Interested individuals should complete the online application. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the supplemental questions scored by an evaluation committee. Supplemental questions will be scored on the basis of information provided. It is the responsibility of the applicant to list all pertinent experience and training. Applicants must pass the examination process to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Individuals given a conditional offer of employment will be required to pass 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. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: 12/6/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Nov 20, 2021
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power has a unique opportunity for an Asset Management professional in our new Strategic Asset Management group. This position will lead the planning and development of Asset Management Plans (AMPs) and asset strategies for all of Tacoma Power's critical assets, and will be involved in developing and applying a risk framework for the purpose of assessing and managing asset and organizational risk. This position is part of the centralized Tacoma Power Strategic Asset Management group that provides overall direction and guidance for the program with a Power-wide vision and long range planning and prioritization of efforts to advance the overall level of maturity for the organization and support implementation of Power's strategic plan. We are looking for a pioneering leader with a strong technical background and experience in the use of asset management principles to support strategic and operational decision-making. The ideal candidate will be organized and detail-oriented, with experience leading teams and developing new processes. Bill Berry leads Tacoma Power's RPA team. RPA's responsibilities include capital and O&M budgeting, rate-setting, financing, and energy risk management. RPA is also building innovative asset management and project management office programs. RPA primarily serves internal Tacoma Power customers and also collaborates with colleagues across the City. At all times, we focus on Tacoma Power's financial future, working to sustain financial strength by enabling integrated and informed decision-making. Our culture values innovation, agility and collaboration. We are a collaborative team that is proud to deliver services beyond our customers' expectations. We are looking forward to meeting you and hearing the great ideas you have to help us make a difference in the way we work and thrive at Tacoma Power. Primary Responsibilities and Accountabilities: Manages the individuals within the Strategic Asset Management group. Oversee and facilitate the development of Asset Management Plans (AMPs) for all Tacoma Power asset classes. Oversee the development and ongoing updates of effective asset management plans for implementing Tacoma Power's asset management strategy and delivering the asset management objectives. Facilitate the work teams' documentation and development of asset inventory for each class of assets, asset condition, level of service and performance, risk signature, maintenance strategies, repair/replacement models, financial forecasts, and tactical and work plans. Work with Tacoma Power organizational managers and staff to establish and oversee implementation of a prioritized schedule for AMP development Develop technical analysis to determine failure probabilities and optimal timing strategies. Apply whole life costing principles in application of models to analyze the costs, risks and benefits of capital and O&M investment options. Define and manage asset risk management processes and procedures. Lead cross-functional teams to develop and implement the use of a Tacoma Power risk framework for consistent assessment of risk across all asset classes. Review and evaluate the accuracy of asset risk assessment work products from a variety of sources. Assist in defining and managing risk management processes and procedures. Provide support to O&M and Capital budgeting and planning with analysis using AMP and risk assessment results. Coordinate the consistent use of asset management analysis results across Power sections and work groups for planning and decision making purposes. Qualifications An equivalent combination to: Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in engineering or a related field AND Five years of increasingly-responsible experience in system design and operations, planning, engineering, energy policy or economics. Desired Qualifications: Electric utility experience and knowledge of electric utility equipment strongly Ability to lead cross-functional work teams in the development and implementation of asset management plans and asset maintenance strategies Demonstrated ability to effectively 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 Strong verbal and written communication skills Knowledge & Skills Leadership and Facilitation Create and nurture a performance-based culture that sets objectives to align with the organizational mission and goals. Create strategies that show a clear connection between vision and action. Develop and lead cross-functional teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to solicit input and make decisions in support of asset management processes and strategic initiatives. Foster open dialogue and collaboration among team members while establishing common objectives and a shared mindset. Technical Knowledge Working knowledge of ISO 55000 and other standards related to Asset Management are required. 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 and evaluate pros and cons, risks and benefits of different solution options. Effective Communication Effective communication both verbal and in writing including the compilation of reports, presentations and records; developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences. Effectively communicate in a variety of settings; one-on-one, small and large groups, among diverse styles and position levels. Provide timely and helpful information to others across the organization. Encourage the open expression of diverse ideas and opinions. 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 person strengths and weaknesses. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable, walkable cities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: 12/3/2021 4:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Nov 18, 2021
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma's Media and Communications Office (MCO) is seeking an insightful, innovative, self-motivated individual to create informative content for the City's websites and social media platforms. The Community Relations Specialist will work with a cross­ disciplinary team in a creative work environment to implement, support and continually develop the City's online presence aligned with organizational and community needs. Under the direction of the Media and Communications Director, the Community Relations Specialist will be responsible for creating new and engaging content and proofreading and editing existing content for the City of Tacoma's internal and external websites. This position will also support internal communications through managing our intranet site. The Community Relations Specialist also assists with training and identifying content needs and implementing short-term and long­ term strategies to address and enhance content across City websites and social media platforms. Occasional night and/or weekend work may be required. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in high-volume content creation, a strong understanding of web analytics, and the ability to provide strategic direction for how the City can improve content across its external and internal sites. In addition to writing, editing, and proofreading content, the candidate should have excellent reading comprehension, critical thinking skills, judgment, decision-making skills and the ability to meet competing deadlines. Additionally, the candidate will have experience developing content writing standards. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications An equivalent combination to: Bachelor's degree with a specialization in mass communications, journalism, visual communications, creative writing or similar degree relevant to the position and two (2) years of professional writing experience, creating original content and interpreting content using metrics or other modern marketing analytics tools. Related work experience may be substituted for education on a year-for­ year basis. In addition to the above qualifications, a minimum 3-5 years of experience is highly desired in the following areas: Strong creative writing and editing skills Excellent verbal, interpersonal skills and organizational skills Experience developing strategic and engaging content for websites and social media Experience in social media creation, monitoring, reporting and livestreaming Experience writing content that adheres to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Experience writing content using content management systems such as WordPress Ability to adapt writing style and tone to reach target audiences Experience making editorial decisions about layout, branding and content structure Experience collecting and analyzing data and monitoring trends using web and social media tools such as Google Analytics and/or social media reporting software/tools Knowledge of how design and user experience principles impact content Ability to stay up-to-date with current technologies, best practices and trends in social media and online communication platforms Experience using Microsoft Office Products including SharePoint Knowledge of content marketing principles Ability to demonstrate effective management of social media campaigns and platforms Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your experience and capacity as it relates to the responsibilities of this position. Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position may be invited to participate in the interview process. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. The Community Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of over 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. 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. 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! When you work for the City of Tacoma you'll have an opportunity to 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/newhires http://www.cityoftacoma.org/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NeoGov application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, please contact the Human Resources office at 253-591-5400 by 4:00pm of the closing date of the job announcement. This will allow time to assist you before the job announcement closes. ( For technical difficulties using the NeoGov system , call the applicant support line at 1-855-524-5627 between 6:00am and 5:00pm Pacific Time.) Closing Date/Time: 12/6/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Nov 16, 2021
Full Time
Position Description Under supervision of the Media & Communications Director, the Language Access Coordinator will be responsible for implementing the language access plan. They will also serve as the subject matter expert advising the City Manager, the City Council and department directors on building the capacity and ability of city departments to serve community members for whom English is not their primary language . In 2015, Tacoma 2025 was adopted. The Tacoma 2025 document lays out a vision of Tacoma created through partnership between city government, institutions, residents and other community partners. The plan sets forth an ambitious vision for the City of Tacoma through successful achievement of five goals in the areas of Livability, Economy and Workforce, Civic Engagement, Equity and Accessibility, and Education. The ideal Language Access Coordinator will be committed to moving the City of Tacoma towards providing better service to all residents regardless of the language they speak, to building relationships with city departments and community partners, use data to inform decision making, and fully embody the City's values of Integrity, Service, Equity and Excellence. The Language Access Coordinator will coordinate all aspects of program planning and implementation across all City departments and offices. They will serve as an advisor to the Media & Communications Director, City Manager, and City Council regarding language access. Media & Communications is looking for applicants with a passion for: Advocating for underrepresented communities and non-English speaking residents Building collaborative relationships and partnerships with community and City stakeholders Driving and sustaining reporting results of language access practices and implementations Integrating equity and access for communities of color into programs and systems Ensure language access best practices are utilized throughout Anti­ Racist Transformation Working with departments to build their own capacity to better meet the language access needs of the community And a track record for: Budgeting for language access Taking concerns expressed from the community and advocating up the chain Building collaborations, external and internal (intergovernmental is a plus) Understanding and using data Communicating effectively with diverse audiences in writing, presentations, and trainings Leading the development of tools, resources, training, and technical support Practicing inclusive outreach and engagement Engaging in difficult conversations and promoting accountability Meeting deadlines and prioritizing tasks Candidates that represent the diversity of the Tacoma community are encouraged to apply. 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): An equivalent combination of: graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with major course work in business, public administration, social work or related field (years of experience can be substituted for the four (4) year degree on a year-for-year basis) AND four ( 4) or more years' experience in the following: Written and verbal skills, preference for top spoken languages in Tacoma (Spanish, Vietnamese, Khmer, Tagalog, Russian/Ukrainian, Korean, ASL) Familiarity with Tacoma's communities who prefer languages other than English Cross-cultural communication and content development for training and other tools Language access best practices Navigating equity barriers experienced by residents and immigrant and refugee communities who prefer languages other than English Project management Working successfully within a large, multi-department organization Basic understanding of municipal government preferred Working in a dynamic, diverse, fast-paced environment A successful applicant will have knowledge and experience that reflects a commitment to people who prefer languages other than English, immigrants, refugees, and other underrepresented communities. They must have a strong commitment to working collaboratively to achieve stated goals. Knowledge & Skills COMPETENCIES: Analysis Use data and information in a clear and rational process to assess and understand issues, evaluate options, form accurate conclusions, and make decisions. Gather, assemble, analyze and evaluate facts to draw logical conclusions and make proper recommendations and prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive written reports which require displaying and presenting statistical, graphical, and other reporting methods to audiences of varying technical sophistication. Research Effectively identify, collect, organize and document data and information in ways that make the information most useful for subsequent assessment, analysis, and investigation 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. Communications Effectiveness Effective communication both verbal and in writing including the compilation of reports, presentations and records; and interacting respectfully and sensitively with individuals and groups to develop and maintain productive relationships and achieve results. Makes excellent customer service a high priority, responding to changing customer needs, and helping customers implement complete solutions. Professionalism Conduct all assignments in a professional and timely manner. Work with confidentiality and discretion. Maintain professional skills that apply to all aspects of field of assigned specialty through continued education and/or training. 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. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your experience and capacity as it relates to the responsibilities of this position. Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position may be invited to participate in the interview process. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. The Community Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of over 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. 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. 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! When you work for the City of Tacoma you'll have an opportunity to 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/newhires http://www.cityoftacoma.org/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NeoGov application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, please contact the Human Resources office at 253-591-5400 by 4:00pm of the closing date of the job announcement. This will allow time to assist you before the job announcement closes. ( For technical difficulties using the NeoGov system , call the applicant support line at 1-855-524-5627 between 6:00am and 5:00pm Pacific Time.) Closing Date/Time: 12/6/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Nov 15, 2021
Full Time
Position Description **Applications received by July 26, 2021 will receive first consideration.** The City of Tacoma, Environmental Services Department, is recruiting for a Networked Systems Engineer. The Science and Engineering Division is seeking an outgoing, highly motivated person who is interested in the challenge of maintaining the control system for the City's two wastewater treatment plants and being part of their dynamic, award winning Environmental Services Team. If the below list of personal traits sounds like you, then you are just the type of person they are searching for to join the team! Outgoing, positive personality who enjoys working as part of the team, Excellent interpersonal communication skills, Strong personal motivation and drive - an ambitious and committed self-starter Interest in a wide array of information technology challenges The Principles that Guide Us: Tacoma, the City of Destiny , has a workforce of dedicated, talented and open-minded employees with unique skills and perspectives. We embrace innovation and strive for excellence and community engagement in all that we do. The Principles that Guide Us, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Equity, speak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service. The City of Tacoma Environmental Service Department is responsible for the maintenance and operations of the solid waste, surface water and wastewater utilities. The department has recently completed its new strategic plan that will guide the department for the next seven years. The plan empowers the employees to continue to make the department a stronger organization and to continue to be an industry leader. In the Environmental Services Department we believe everything we do supports healthy neighborhoods and a thriving Puget Sound, leaving a better Tacoma for all. The Focus on healthy neighborhoods and a Thriving Puget Sound defines the core values of the Environmental Services Department and our clear focus on: Customers, Employees and Operations with the three following statements: Customers - Partner with the community on customer-valued services to meet the diverse needs of Tacoma neighborhoods Employees - Foster safe culture built on trust, conversation and equity Operations - Operate using best practices and innovation to meet changing environmental and community needs. HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOODS + THRIVING PUGET SOUND = A BETTER TACOM A This position will play a key role in maintaining the plant control system for the City's two wastewater treatment plants and the SCADA system for 48 pump stations. The plant control system was recently updated to a Rockwell Automation PlantPAx Distributed Control System. The system communicates with Allen-Bradley PLCs dedicated to specific areas throughout the treatment plants which are connected to hundreds of devices and instrumentation. Rockwell FactoryTalk is utilized to support operator controls, alarm and event notifications. Historical data is archived with FactoryTalk Historian. Reports and trends of the historical information is displayed utilizing FactoryTalk VantagePoint, while change management is addressed through FactoryTalk AssetCentre. The plant control system operates on a private network that consists of 45 Windows servers and network time server, 60 network switches, two domains, 13 workstations and 32 thin clients. The link below provides an overview of the control system upgrade project. Plant Control System Upgrade ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Ensure the highest level of integrity, operational reliability, and system availability, of the wastewater treatment plant control system and pump station SCADA system on the Environmental Services Department's private network, through the use of best management practices. Provide workstation, server, network and communications support by installing, configuring and maintaining hardware, operating systems, applications, cybersecurity and programming on the Environmental Services Department's private network. Perform database administration of relational database management systems to include: planning, modeling, installing, upgrading, implementing, testing, tuning and maintaining in a multi-tiered client server environment. Maintain and administer systems and databases to include back-up, recovery and disaster recovery. Manage and maintain network communication including network switches and mobile device connectivity. Install, configure and maintain various historian software programs and supporting equipment, especially OSI Soft PI and MS SQL-based Historians, using supporting procedures and processes. Configure historical and consumable data gathering and manage reporting services (SSRS, VantagePoint). Assist in the management of Environmental Services' ICS business intelligence infrastructure, including historical data retrieval, advanced analytics, document repository, software revision control, network availability/reliability, etc. Develop and maintain documentation, such as automation/control system architecture drawings, network drawings and network component configurations, and procedures for installation, use, and troubleshooting of control system hardware and software. Maintain standards and procedures associated with Environmental Services private network and plant control system. Coordinate with City's corporate Information Technology Department for cross network data. Candidate Profile Overview: Our ideal candidate will possess the following skills: Familiar with industrial control systems software and architecture Experience with maintaining and managing a Rockwell Automation Industrial Data Center Experience with some of the following Rockwell Automation software packages: FactoryTalk View SE, FactoryTalk Historian SE, FactoryTalk VantagePoint, and FactoryTalk AssetCentre Experience using Structured Query Language (SQL), VBA, .NET, HTML and C# Experience setting up and configuring telemetry and network equipment including managed network switches/routers, firewall and security appliances, hardware devices, and industrial control network Experience implementing security business practices to protect the control system from cyber threats Experience tracking the life-cycle of hardware Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: This is a professional environment with most activities occurring in an office setting with periodic field visits to process areas of the treatment plants or pump stations. Periodic field work consists of in-the-field collaboration with Operations and Maintenance staff. Position may require driving, sitting, or standing for long periods of time. Qualifications Four-year (4) degree from an accredited college or university in civil, mechanical, electrical engineering, computer science or other engineering degree relevant to process automation control systems AND Three (3) years' experience in a highly technical division specialty (HTDS). Engineer-in-Training or Professional Engineer Certificate may be substituted for degree. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Four years' experience in designing and managing process control systems using Windows, SQL servers, logic controllers, network equipment, communication protocols, graphical formatting and display software. Experience related to Industrial Control Systems Experience related to municipal utilities facilities (such as wastewater treatment processes, wastewater and surface water pumping systems, and electrical and instrumentation systems). LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS May require a valid Washington Driver's License at the time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills COMPETENCIES: Analysis Use data and information in a clear and rational process to assess and understand issues, evaluate options, form accurate conclusions, and make decisions. Gather, assemble, analyze and evaluate facts to draw logical conclusions, make proper recommendations and prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive written reports which require displaying and presenting statistical, graphical, and other reporting methods to audiences of varying technical sophistication. Research Effectively identify, collect, organize and document data and information in ways that make the information most useful for subsequent assessment, analysis, and investigation using current software and techniques. Compile and maintain reports, records and various other forms of pertinent information in an organized and professional manner. Leadership Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with co-workers, the general public, and other municipalities and federal agencies. Ability to lead small to large working teams. Establish, coordinate and direct work teams to accomplish assigned tasks to a successful completion. Ability to work as a team member in a supporting or managing role. Ability to coordinate multi-disciplined project teams. Problem Solving Use intelligence, common sense, hard work and tenacity to solve particularly difficult or complicated challenges. Employ expertise and credibility, to evaluate and resolve complex or sensitive issues and problems. Communications Effectiveness Effective communication both verbal and in writing including the compilation of reports, presentations and records; and interacting respectfully and sensitively with individuals and groups to develop and maintain productive relationships and achieve results. Makes excellent customer service the standard, responding to changing customer needs, and helping customers implement complete solutions. Professionalism Conduct all assignments in a professional and timely manner. Work with confidentiality and discretion. Maintain professional skills that apply to all aspects of field of assigned specialty through continued education and/or training. Model effective group behavior such as listening, discussing, negotiating, encouraging and motivating. Maintain current knowledge of industry by reading and interpreting applicable ordinances, rules, regulations, practices, policies and procedures. Program Management Appropriately prioritize and concurrently provide guidance and consultation on multiple programs, integrating many factors into decisions, and ensuring that work progresses toward achieving goals and objectives. Technical Proficient in engineering practices and principles within the field of expertise. Experience in complex project design and the preparation of engineering plans, technical specifications, cost estimates and bid documents. Ability to negotiate the means to attain regulatory compliance with agencies. Ability to be innovative and make independent decisions. Selection Process & Supplemental Information To be considered for this opportunity: Interested individuals must complete the online application and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. 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. This is a competitive selection process. Your application will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of education, certifications, professional license and related experience. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who most closely correspond to the City of Tacoma's needs will be placed on a referral list for review and potential interview selection. Appointment is subject to passing a pre-employment background and references check. Supplemental questions regarding an applicant's experience and training are also included in the application form. These questions will be used to assess candidate minimum qualifications and to provide additional information to the hiring managers regarding candidate experience. **Applications received by July 26, 2021 will receive first consideration.** City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. 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 have the opportunity to enjoy a healthy work/life balance, the potential for flexible work schedules (with some job classifications), continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program. We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny http://www.cityoftacoma.org/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhires The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, call the Human Resources office at (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Nov 13, 2021
Full Time
Position Description Are you a data architect professional who enjoys reading deeper in to technical strategies, roadmaps, policies, standards, and practices to provide recommendations which ensure consistency and compliance? Then we have the role for you! Tacoma Water is seeking a Solutions Architect to join their Business Services team. This position is responsible for ensuring that Tacoma Water's suite of technology applications (including geospatial, Industrial Controls, supply/yield modelling, hydraulic modelling, and more) is actively managed in alignment with the business strategy of Tacoma Water. This position will perform critical roles in various stages of project delivery and portfolio management for technology projects that impact Tacoma Water, and will serve as Tacoma Water's representative on various boards and committees that are engaged in the management of Tacoma Public Utilities (TPU) and City-wide application and infrastructure architecture to ensure that Tacoma Water's needs are clearly represented. In this role you will provide strategic guidelines to application maintenance and development teams from the following perspectives: interoperability, performance, scalability, reliability, availability, application lifecycle management, technology risks, and number of instances. Responsibilities include: Lead the development of Tacoma Water's technology solution architecture Partner in defining the principles to guide solution decisions for the enterprise and participate in the governance activities associated with ensuring compliance Lead and mentor development teams on methodologies, processes and best practices that support Tacoma Water and TPU's Architecture Framework. Work with the manager to define immediate and long term goals, priorities, and operational plan to help ensure alignment with the goals and priorities of Tacoma Water Provide architectural expertise on decisions and priorities regarding Tacoma Water's overall systems architecture Review, advise, and design standard system builds, system options, risks, costs versus benefits and impact on utility business process and objectives Facilitate the establishment and implementation of standards and guidelines that drive the design of technology solutions including architecting and implementing solutions requiring integration of multiple platforms, operating systems and applications across the Tacoma Water Develop and document the framework for integration and implementation for changes to technical standards Provide technical guidance to project teams as appropriate Perform Quality Assurance on active technology projects to ensure adherence with established application architecture framework and standards Lead complex technical project reviews to assess deliverables. Evaluate application designs and integrations to ensure strategies, roadmaps, policies, standards, and practices are properly applied Qualifications An equivalent combination to: 5+ years of experience as a Data Architect or senior-level Data Engineer across applications, infrastructure, operational technology, data, technical or cybersecurity, etc.; AND Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field (or equivalent work experience to substitute for degree on a year-for-year basis) OR 5+ years of experience as a Data Applications Developer/Engineer or Database Administrator; AND Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field (or equivalent work experience to substitute for degree on a year-for-year basis) Knowledge & Skills Action Oriented Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm Drives Results Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances Collaborates Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives Communicates Effectively Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of difference audiences Organizational Savvy Maneuvering comfortably through complex policy, process, and people-related organizational dynamics Instills Trust Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honest, integrity and authenticity Manages Ambiguity Operating effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear Situational Adaptability Adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Marisa Tetreault; if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn ! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Telework Policy 3.17 The City of Tacoma is committed to fostering a workplace that is innovative, flexible, and attracts, supports, and retains a diverse and talented workforce. Telework is an alternative work arrangement that promotes the health and wellbeing of our employees while reducing our carbon footprint. In response to COVID-19, telework is in place for all non-essential personnel. Post COVID, telework will continue in some manner, at the discretion of each department. The City of Tacoma Teleworking Policy 3.17 states, ". . . City of Tacoma employees live in or near the city they serve. Teleworkers must reside in Washington State."; and, "Teleworkers must remain available and prepared to report to the Onsite Work Location within two hours. . . on a scheduled telework day in response to business needs." Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. First review of applications will be November 1, 2021. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 prior to 4pm on the date of this posting closing. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Nov 13, 2021
Full Time
Position Description This recruitment has been extended. The City of Tacoma's Finance Department, Tax & License Division is recruiting for Tax and License Compliance Officers to enforce the City's Tax and License Code and other related sections of the Tacoma Municipal Code. Duties Include: Inspecting businesses to ensure compliance with tax and license requirements Educating and communicating with business owners in person, via written correspondence, and over the phone Performing collection activities for delinquent license fees, taxes, and penalties Working in partnership with other City departments and regulatory agencies to bring businesses into compliance with local laws when business activities are causing public safety concerns This position requires office and field work, which includes driving to various locations within the City, performing inspections, collecting delinquent tax and license liabilities and conducting discovery of unlicensed businesses. The City of Tacoma provides excellent medical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family; paid holidays and personal time off; participation in Tacoma's Public Employees' Retirement System and a growing variety of City-sponsored health and wellness opportunities. For more information on the City of Tacoma's benefit package feel free to explore City of Tacoma Benefits. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications An equivalent combination of: Graduation from high school and two (2) years of experience involving collections, complaint investigation or other sensitive public contacts. Desired Qualifications: Experience involving code compliance or enforcement Fluency in a language other than English LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State driver's license with maintenance thereafter. Must obtain a special police commission within probationary period and maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills Resourcefulness locating and navigating to various address locations in the City of Tacoma Sound investigative and interview techniques Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, professionalism and courtesy both orally and in written form Ability to work closely and confidentially with other City departments and regulatory enforcement agencies Perform collections of delinquent license fees, taxes and penalties Understand and balance community needs and those of individual businesses Decisively make independent judgments concerning the application and enforcement of the municipal code Explain the municipal code to business owners and the public Effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others Ability to analyze situations and adopt an effective course of action Work independently with little direction meeting schedules and timelines Effectively plan, prioritize, and organize work Ability to operate a computer and a variety of software applications Selection Process & Supplemental Information SELECTION PROCESS & SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Apply online and attach a cover letter and detailed resume . Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire scored based on the information provided. It is the responsibility of the applicant to list all pertinent experience and training. Applicants must obtain a passing score to be ranked on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Teamsters Local 117. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or neogov.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend an hour or more entering the required information. required information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contact the Human Resources office at 253-591-5400 by 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. This will allow time to assist you before the job announcement closes. ( For technical difficulties using the NeoGov system , call the applicant support line at 1-855-524-5627 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time.) Closing Date/Time: 11/30/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Nov 13, 2021
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma's Finance Department, Procurement and Payables Division is seeking a manager with great leadership and customer focus skills who understands public agency procurement processes in contracting supplies, services and public works. The Purchasing Manager oversees staff coordination of competitive solicitation of Citywide contracts, emergency, informal and formal sealed procurement activities. The manager thrives in a forward thinking environment, coordinating team efforts as the City implements a new procurement software. The manager seeks to understand customer needs, is able to identify gaps or areas that could be better and champions process improvements within the new system. The manager also prepares and manages division budget, prepares and analyzes reports as needed, devises purchasing policies and procedures using best business practices and establishes standards for division operation. This position reports to the Procurement and Payables Division Manager and acts on the division manager's behalf, as required. WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma is nestled along the shores of Commencement Bay in Washington State and offers many community parks, miles of beautiful waterfront, hiking & biking trails, golf courses, museums, and a world-class zoo with an aquarium. Tacoma also serves as a gateway to some of the most magnificent natural wonders in the world, such as Puget Sound, Mount Rainier National Park and the Olympic Peninsula. The Tacoma area is also fortunate to have a much more affordable cost of living compared to the Seattle areas to the north; and the City of Tacoma offers a very generous program of employee benefits, which includes a great pension plan that can continue to provide income during retirement. The City of Tacoma provides excellent medical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family; paid holidays and personal time off; participation in Tacoma's Public Employees' Retirement System and a growing variety of City-sponsored health and wellness opportunities. For more information on the City of Tacoma's benefit package feel free to explore City of Tacoma Benefits. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications An equivalent combination to: Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or other related field and three (3) years responsible experience in procurement, including a minimum of two (2) years in public procurement and a minimum of one (1) year in a leadership position. Experience in hiring, mentoring, and coaching and performance management of professional staff is desired. Preferred Qualifications Professional certification through accredited Public or Private purchasing/procurement organizations is desired (CPPO, CPPB, CPSM, etc.) Experience in SAP/Ariba business software or related integrated procurement software. Selection Process & Supplemental Information SELECTION PROCESS & SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing their responsibilities as it relates to this position. NOTE: Applications received without the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process. Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position may be invited to participate in an interview and work assessment. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend a minimum of one hour entering the required information. While completing the application and answering the supplemental questions please be sure to save your work every 20 minutes to ensure that your information is not lost. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contact the Human Resources office at 253-591-5400 by 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. This will allow time to assist you before the job announcement closes. ( For technical difficulties using the NeoGov system , call the applicant support line at 1-855-524-5627 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time.) Closing Date/Time: 12/6/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Nov 09, 2021
Full Time
Position Description YOU ARE INVITED TO MEET OUR ENGINEERS, ENGINEERINGTECHS, AND STAFF! Explore Power, Water, Environmental Services, Public Works, & Planning & Development Services engineering disciplines by joining us for a mix and mingle! If you are interested in attending one of the Mix & Mingle events (December 1, 2021 & January 14, 2022) please click the APPLY button in the top right corner. Then complete the form to register to reserve your spot. WHAT IS A MIX & MINGLE? The Mix & Mingle is your opportunity to meet with our engineers, engineering technician and engineering staff to learn about what it's like to work at the City of Tacoma, what types of projects we work on, and get the chance to explore the various engineering disciplines like chemical, electrical, mechanical, environmental, civil, and computer science engineering. WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT? During the two hours, you will hear some very brief presentations and then spend most of your time in Zoom break out rooms interacting with our engineering professionals of your choice. WHEN AND WHERE? We have two opportunities for you to participate. Please feel free to come for one or both opportunities! Simply click the Apply button above and register for your preferred date. Upon registering you will receive an email for a Zoom Link to join us. Wednesday, December 1, 2021 from 3pm - 5pm Friday, January 14, 2022 from 10am - 12pm IS THE MIX & MINGLE FOR YOU? Whether you are an engineering student enrolled in an engineering program, a student at a local community college taking pre-engineering courses, or are a high school student not completely sure what your plans are but interested in learning more, the Mix & Mingle is meant for you. HOW DO I SIGN UP? If you are interested in attending one of the Mix & Mingles (December 1, 2021 & January 14, 2022) please click the Apply button in the top right corner. Then complete the form to register to reserve your spot. Please join us on 12/1/2021 and/or 1/14/2022 and find out more about engineering careers at City of Tacoma. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Human Resources at (253) 591-5400. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain, if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. 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 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. 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. Environmental Services protects and restores natural resources, keeping our city clean, safe and livable through garbage and recycling pickup, wastewater treatment, household hazardous waste disposal, protection from stormwater pollution and much more. We believe everything we do supports healthy neighborhoods and a thriving Puget Sound, leaving a better Tacoma for all. Planning and Development Services representatives include experts in building code, land use and zoning, traffic, environmental services, private development, and right-of-way. Their mission is to partner with the community to build a livable, sustainable and safe City by providing strategic, timely, predictable, cost effective planning and development services with a culture focused on community engagement, customer service, creativity, accountability and continuous improvement. The Public Works Department and its employees tend to the infrastructure needs and the improvement of the City and its surroundings. They focus is on the safety, cleanliness and smooth function of our streets, buildings and additional facilities. Employee jobs cover a multitude of tasks that keep the city clean, safe and livable such as street maintenance, bridge construction, and maintenance of signs, signals and traffic lights, sidewalk construction and repair and so much more. Closing Date/Time: 1/14/2022 10:00 AM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Nov 03, 2021
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma Environmental Services Department is seeking skilled Electrician/Instrumentation Technicians to join our collaborative team. Electrician/Instrumentation Technicians are responsible for performing skilled journey level electrical and instrumentation maintenance work that involves maintenance and installation of a wide variety of equipment, instrumentation, apparatus, controls, and motors. An employee in this classification develops and implements a proactive maintenance work program that includes preventative and predictive maintenance, corrective maintenance, and equipment condition monitoring on a variety of instrumentation equipment, communications equipment, meters, control systems, electrical systems, circuits, and motor controls associated with wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations, stormwater control facilities and solid waste systems such as compactors. Employees work on a variety of electrical components at our facilities, such as relays, PLC's, circuit breakers, and electrical distribution. Prior experience at a wastewater, surface water, or solid waste utility is not needed for the position. This recruitment is being conducted to establish a Civil Service Eligibility List that will be used to fill Electrician/Instrumentation Technician vacancies as they occur at both the the wastewater and solid waste utilities for a period of one year. Working for the City of Tacoma is more than a job - it is an opportunity to each and every day 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. And 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. The Principles that Guide Us: Tacoma, the City of Destiny , has a workforce of dedicated, talented employees with unique skills and perspectives. We embrace innovation and strive for excellence and community engagement. The Principles that Guide Us, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Equity , speak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications High School Diploma or equivalent AND Two (2) years of journey-level experience as an electrician OR an instrumentation technician in an industrial or manufacturing plant/work environment, AND Two (2) years supplemental advanced course work in electric theory and industrial controls. **Additional experience can be substituted for education at the rate of three (3) years of apprentice-level experience or two (2) years of journey-level experience per one (1) year of advanced course work. LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS, AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid Washington Driver's License and valid First Aid Card with CPR at time of appointment (your first day on the job if selected for this position) with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills KNOWLEDGE OF: Electrical, instrumentation and electronic technology including PLC's and ladder logic Various types of conduit applications and methods of installation Schematics, wiring diagrams and instrument control diagrams Electrical codes, regulations and procedures Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies Health and safety regulations Technical aspects of field of specialty Proper record keeping techniques Basic wastewater treatment plant processes and impact of equipment malfunction Safety techniques, testing and procedures to handle dangerous or hazardous chemicals, gases and/or confined spaces, as related to wastewater treatment plants and pump stations Experience with 480-volt equipment, instrumentation and controls, HMI, SCADA systems and in conducting maintenance work on motor controls, electrical distribution and generating systems SKILLS: Proficiently read and interpret electrical drawings, schematics, wiring diagrams, engineering plans and specifications Apply principles of electrical theory to daily tasks, which may include design of electrical systems Develop and implement a preventative maintenance work program Operate, install, repair, and inspect a variety of electronic testing equipment Operate a variety of tools and equipment used in the electrical and instrumentation trade such as; hydraulic presses, cutters, benders, various types of testing equipment and recording devices Lift heavy objects in awkward and confined spaces, using proper lifting and rigging techniques Understand and interpret the national electrical code Operate motor vehicles and forklifts Understand and follow oral and written directions Observe appropriate safety procedures in the performance of assigned tasks Maintain records and prepare reports as directed Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing Work independently with little direction Selection Process & Supplemental Information To be considered for this opportunity: Interested individuals must apply online and attach a current resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications for the position . Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications to progress in the examination process. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. Candidates who are eligible for Veteran's Preference scoring criteria must attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4, (proof of military discharge form) at time of application , to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference points, with redacted birth date and social security numbers. Examination Process: This is a competitive selection process. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to Supplemental Questions # 8-16 reviewed and scored by a committee of subject matter experts, as the Experience and Training Test . It is the responsibility of the applicants to adequately describe all pertinent experience and training. Please make sure you read the questions and provide complete informative answers. DO NOT respond with "see resume" in lieu of answering these questions; this will result in a failing score. Applicants who pass the test will be placed on an eligible list for potential interview and hiring consideration. The eligible list established for this position will be used to fill vacancies and provide set-ups for one year. 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 will include a pre-employment medical exam, physical ability test and drug and alcohol screen. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local Union IBEW 483. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment. Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits. Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26. Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Personal time off. Paid holidays. A great pension plan. The City of Tacoma: With a population of over 200,000, Tacoma is the third largest city in the Puget Sound region, gracing the shores of Commencement Bay. We are a diverse, progressive, international city that serves as a gateway to the Pacific Rim and the rest of the world. Named one of the most livable areas in the country by Livability.com, Tacoma and the surrounding area is a playground for outdoor and maritime enthusiasts. Our businesses are vibrant, our parks are beautiful, our schools are exceptional and our housing is affordable. When you work for the City of Tacoma you'll have an opportunity to 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/newhires http://www.cityoftacoma.org/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, call the Human Resources office at (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 11/30/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Nov 02, 2021
Full Time
Position Description The test date for this recruitment is scheduled for Saturday, January 29, 2022. The PAT and the written exam will be held on the same day. Candidates who pass the PAT will be invited to attend the written exam in the afternoon. Please Note: During the hiring process candidates will be required to attend testing or interviews in-person. We are closely monitoring CDC reports pertaining to COVID-19, and have put measures in place for the safety of our own staff and those applying for positions with our department. This is general duty police work involving the protection of life and property, enforcement of laws and ordinances, maintenance of order, and prevention and investigation of crimes. Work is performed according to departmental regulations and procedures prescribed by superior officers and normally consists of routine patrol, traffic regulations, and crime prevention and investigation on motorcycles, or on foot. Work involves a substantial element of personal danger and employees must be able to act without direct supervision and exercise independent discretion in emergencies. All assignments in this class involve responsibility for recognizing the social importance of police functions, for tactful and courteous treatment of the public, and for conscientious and efficient performance of duties under little direct supervision. Employees may be assigned to work on special assignments that call upon specialized ability and knowledge usually attained through experience as a uniformed Police Officer. Assignments and general and special instructions are received from superior officers who review work by personal inspection, check of reports, and general appraisal of the effectiveness of the employee and the entire police service. Primary Duties Successfully complete the Basic Law Enforcement Academy provided by the Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission; Learn and apply knowledge of basic first aid procedures; Resolve a variety of potentially volatile and dangerous situations in a calm, confident, and effective manner; Drive a patrol car under normal and adverse conditions; Train and use firearms safely in accordance with departmental rules; Clean and maintain assigned firearms and vehicles; Understand and carry out oral and written instructions; Learn, interpret and apply modern principles, practices, and procedures of police work; Write clear and comprehensive reports; Work with the public and coworkers in a professional and courteous manner; Show initiative in performing job functions, and ability to enforce federal, state and local laws. City of Tacoma Recruitment The City of Tacoma wants to employ a workforce that reflects the community we serve. 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. Transforming Tacoma The Tacoma Police Department is a proud participant in Transforming Tacoma; actively working to d evelop pragmatic, specific recommendations and reforms that the Tacoma Police Department and the City of Tacoma can implement to strengthen the Tacoma Police Department's relationship with Tacoma's community; ensure that the Tacoma Police Department's activities and operations are safe, just, effective, lawful, and consistent with national, best, emerging, and transformational practices. For more information about this effort, please visit the Transforming Tacoma website. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications You must be a United States citizen; You must possess a high school diploma or GED; You must be at least 20.5 years of age at the time of application - and be 21 years of age by date of appointment; You must be able to meet the physical requirements and medical standards prescribed by the City of Tacoma and Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: You must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license at time of application. A valid Washington State driver's license is required for employment (with maintenance thereafter) and driving history will be thoroughly assessed during the hiring process. First Aid and CPR card upon hire with maintenance thereafter. Physical Requirements & Working Conditions: Above-average physical endurance in running, climbing and lifting as well as good balance, hearing and vision. Work includes indoor and outdoor environment. Employees typically work Monday through Friday, some evening and weekend work. Incumbents in this classification may be exposed to gunfire, toxic chemicals, traffic hazards and occasional driving at high speeds. Knowledge & Skills Fluent English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary. Principles, practices and procedures used in police work. State, County and City laws and ordinances. Recent legislation and court decisions affecting police duties. Traffic and crowd control techniques. Rules of evidence and laws of arrest. Operation of a variety of specialized police vehicles and equipment. Crime scene preservation and investigation methods and techniques. Basic First Aid procedures. Operation of a personal computer. Prepare clear and concise reports. Maintain proficiency in driving and in the use of firearms in accordance with department guidelines. Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action. Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Understand scope of authority. Relate effectively to people of a variety of cultures, languages, abilities and social-economic situations. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Observe legal and defensive driving practices. Comply with safety standards and regulations. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Applicants who have applied and met the City's minimum qualifications, will be sent an Initial Personal History Questionnaire via e-mail. It is the applicant's responsibility to follow all instructions, to check his/her e-mail regularly and to meet set deadlines. Failure to follow the requested processes may result in disqualification. Applicants 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 to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference points. Important Information: Applicants must pass the physical abilities test and written exam before being placed on an eligibility list for interview and hiring consideration. The PAT consists of three activities: squat thrusts, sit-ups and push-ups. The requirements for the PAT can be found on the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission website . Eligible candidates must pass all phases of the hiring process including oral board, pre-offer assessment test, and background investigation. Upon successful completion of these hiring steps, the applicant may receive a conditional offer of employment, conditional upon available positions within the Police Department and the successful completion of the polygraph examination, physical and psychological examinations, and any other phases of the pre-employment process that might need to be accomplished. Candidates may be removed from the eligible list for failure to pass any of these hiring steps. Once an applicant becomes a commissioned officer, the position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 6 Tacoma Police Union IUPA. Note: The PAT and written exam are tentatively scheduled for Saturday, January 29, 2022. Upcoming 2022 Test Dates (all dates are tentative): April 9, 2022June 25, 2022August 27, 2022October 29, 2022 Communication from the City of Tacoma: Please indicate in your online application that you prefer email notification as this is the preferred method of communication with the City of Tacoma. In order to receive the most efficient communications from the City of Tacoma Human Resources Department and the Tacoma Police Department, we ask that each applicant create a Gmail email address for correspondence. Please use any combination of your first and last name as the email address. Ex: Smithjane@gmail.com , Janesmith@gmail.com JSmith123@gmail.com . This will assist the Tacoma Police Department hiring unit with tracking information received during the hiring process. We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend an hour or more entering the required information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. If you experience any complications while applying, please contact Human Resources as 253.591.5400 by 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 3, 2022 in order for us to assist you before the closing time. If you are interested in additional information regarding test standards, testing deadlines and other information about the City of Tacoma and the Tacoma Police Department, visit our websites at www.cityoftacoma.org or www.cityoftacoma.org/government/city_departments/police To learn more about the Tacoma Police Department's hiring process and to learn more about the physical abilities test click here . Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time:
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Nov 02, 2021
Full Time
Position Description Do you enjoy making a difference in your community? Do you thrive in a tight-knit workgroup with the freedom of work autonomy? Are you a data focused records professional? If you answered yes, then we are looking for you! The City of Tacoma is looking for data focused records professionals to join a group of professionals who are team oriented, help each other, care about our community, are tech savvy and are focused on the details. The positions filled from this recruitment will be part of a team working on requests for videos created as a result of Tacoma Police Department's body-worn camera program. A Public Disclosure Video Review Analyst on this team will need experience with body-worn camera video review systems (such as Axon or CaseGuard) and will be required to process evidentiary videos and perform advanced-level redactions of video and audio, ensuring all body-worn camera recording and footage is properly cataloged and can be easily accessed and cross-referenced with case files, archiving videos and data in the system. As a Public Disclosure Video Review Analyst, you will join a team of public disclosure professionals responsible to analyze, process, formulate and complete City of Tacoma's responses to Public Disclosure Requests (PDRs) in accordance with disclosure obligations contained in federal law, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), the Washington State Public Records Act, City public disclosure codes and policies and all other applicable mandates. As part of the City-Wide Public Records Office this position will assist in all aspects of the public disclosure process including to conduct research, apply independent analysis and judgment and utilize technology to discover, gather, review, and produce responsive records. Assist in coordination with City departments and the City Attorney's Office to ensure public disclosure process is conducted in compliance with applicable requirements. Provide high levels of service to public record requestors and to all levels of City staff. Qualifications An equivalent combination of education and experience on a year-for-year basis may be applied. 3+ years of progressively responsible experience in public records management, public disclosure or in a legal or litigation discovery setting; Bachelor's Degree with a focus on public records, business administration, public administration, legal, or a related field (experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis) Desired Qualifications IAI Professional Certification Experience in information technology services or video editing/law enforcement body-worn video editing or forensic video Experience with Axon and CaseGuard products LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Possession of valid Driver's license or equivalent mobility at time of appointment may be required Certified Public Records Officer (CPRO) certificate or ability to obtain certification within 2 years of the appointment into the classification, preferred Microsoft Search (Office 365 & SharePoint Discovery Center) software experience and Discovery Review software experience, preferred Note: Applicants are required to submit to a c riminal history check, polygraph examination, fingerprint, and background investigation prior to appointment. Knowledge & Skills WA State Public Records Act Police Records experience preferred WA State Records Retention Schedules Experience searching departmental databases, locating video and associating metadata, sharing video data through cloud-based platforms. Ability to conduct and document searches in electronic and paper recordkeeping systems Advanced knowledge and experience with review and redaction of body-worn video and audio Familiarity with computer systems and other relevant technology Knowledge and understanding of City of Tacoma or other government public disclosure programs, processes and activities preferred Excellent written and oral communication skills Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and to complete projects on tight deadlines Understand and maintain confidentiality Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Marisa Tetreault; if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn ! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their supplemental question responses reviewed by a panel of subject matter experts as part of the civil service examination. Applicants who pass the examination will be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 483. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 prior to 4pm on the day this posting closes. Closing Date/Time: 11/29/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma Tacoma, WA, USA
Oct 31, 2021
Full Time
  Primary position responsibilities will include : Conducting community engagement, including developing community engagement plans for urban forestry and other environmental programs; this may require working off hours, evenings and weekends Preparing recommendations/business cases for program delivery to managers, directors, and elected officials, utilizing feedback from the community Coordinating community events and field work, including procuring trees and materials, mobilizing tree delivery and pickup Developing and updating the City's community tree mapping tool for priority neighborhoods Providing geospatial analytical support, researching industry trends, and developing standard metrics for tracking and reporting on tree planting Overseeing the management of the trees at the City’s plant holding facility (nursery), including directing maintenance tasks, keeping an up to date inventory, and ordering supplies as necessary Managing the urban forestry email, website, and phone account Supporting projects associated with the City's Urban Forest Management Plan, Green Tacoma Day/Arbor Day celebrations as well as other programs and initiatives including volunteer tree plantings and tree maintenance activities Developing planting plans, and assisting with construction plans review and development Developing reports, presentations, and analysis Performing other related duties as assigned
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Oct 31, 2021
Full Time
Position Description **This position is open until filled, applications received by July 28, 2021 will receive first consideration.** The City of Tacoma Public Works Engineering Division is recruiting for two (2) appointive Associate Engineer positions in the Engineering Division's Traffic Engineering section. Positions: 1. Associate Engineer: Complete Streets 2. Associate Engineer: Neighborhood Programs Traffic Engineering is seeking collaborative team members with knowledge of street design, public right-of-way management, general engineering concepts and associated applications. The Associate Engineers will have an active role performing various duties in the emerging service area focused on Complete Streets and Neighborhood Programs which help to manage the City's transportation system in a safe, effective, and equitable manner. Tacoma is a sustainable community with many diverse residents, businesses, and visitors who have various transportation priorities. The City is strategic in how it plans its transportation system with an emphasis on carrying people and goods that foster Tacoma's culture, character, and competitiveness. The City's transportation system offers multimodal travel options from micromobility to high capacity transit that provide safe access for all users and neighborhoods, encourages healthy living, and protects the environment. Our ideal candidates will exhibit the following: Strong customer service skills and the ability to organize and express ideas through excellent oral and written communication to a wide variety of audiences, Knowledge and ability to apply sound engineering and project management practices, Hard-working and approachable with the ability to work well with others in a collaborative team setting and independently, Ability to work with diverse audiences and build relationships with internal and external partners, Demonstrated ability to manage many demands simultaneously, and to oversee highly visible and sometime controversial projects effectively and with sensitivity, Knowledge of innovative and current transportation engineering/planning best practices, and Conversant in AutoCAD or GIS, MS Office, and possess the ability to learn new applications. Position Profile Overview: The Associate Engineer positions are responsible for the development of designs and procedures to manage the City's public right-of-way with respect to operational efficiencies and safety that require the application of professional judgment and collaborative operational relationships. Under the general direction of the City's Traffic Engineer, and in partnership with the other members of the Traffic Engineering section, both Associate Engineer positions independently, or with direction/guidance, will perform engineering task assignments which support their related focal areas, but also include the following: creative curb space design/allocation, traffic calming solutions for design/coordination, temporary traffic control plan development/review, access point review/management for efficient and safe roadways, support for safety programs, community outreach and coordination, and customer service requests and interactions. Ultimately, both positions will be collaborating with internal city staff, agency partners, advocacy organizations, and the community to develop decisions that are effective and supportive of the City's goal for a safe and equitable transportation system. Candidate Profile Overview: Associate Engineer - Complete Streets This position will focus on developing designs and recommendations consistent with the City's Transportation Master Plan and applicable regulations, for the efficient and equitable allocation of transportation elements within public rights-of-way, through right-of-way management and enhancement policies and their implementation. Other responsibilities include: Supporting the implementation, coordination, and/or management of residential parking zones, public ADA parking (including residential), public loading zones, and parking/curb space areas to support various transportation needs and services, such as parklets and bike corrals Assisting with streets initiative projects and residential street maintenance projects, including elements related to construction traffic control, signing, traffic calming, and channelization. Developing and implementing right-of-way management and enhancement procedures, Associate Engineer - Neighborhood Programs This position will focus on providing comprehensive traffic engineering services to neighborhoods and supporting programs, such as Vision Zero . Duties also include addressing citizen requests, attending/participating in public meetings, and traffic calming design and implementation. Other responsibilities include: Conducting and analyzing traffic calming and traffic safety evaluations for safe routes to schools and neighborhood greenways Supporting streets initiative projects and programs, residential street maintenance projects, and utility partnership projects, including elements related to implementation of the Transportation Master Plan , traffic calming, and residential development. The Principles that Guide Us: Tacoma, the City of Destiny , has a workforce of dedicated, talented employees with unique skills and perspectives. We embrace innovation and strive for excellence and community engagement. The Principles that Guide Us, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Equity , speak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service. Qualifications Four-year degree from an accredited college or university in civil, mechanical, or electrical engineering or related field. 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. 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 To be considered for this opportunity: Interested individuals must complete the online application and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. 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. This is a competitive selection process. Your application will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of education, certifications, professional license and related experience. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who most closely correspond to the City of Tacoma's needs will be placed on a referral list for review and potential interview selection. Appointment is subject to passing a pre-employment background and references check. Supplemental questions regarding an applicant's experience and training are also included in the application form. These questions will be used to assess candidate minimum qualifications and to provide additional information to the hiring managers regarding candidate experience. **Applications received by July 28, 2021 will receive first consideration.** City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. 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 have the opportunity to enjoy a healthy work/life balance, the potential for flexible work schedules (with some job classifications), continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program. We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny http://www.cityoftacoma.org/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhires The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, call the Human Resources office at (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. Closing Date/Time:
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Oct 31, 2021
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power's Transmission and Distribution Line Engineering group is seeking a Distribution Engineer at the Power Engineer II level. The successful candidate will -assess and evaluate the impacts of proposed communications attachments to power poles and develop designs and cost estimates to mitigate the impacts of those attachments. Such work is critical to 5G deployment in Tacoma and Pierce County. In addition, the successful candidate will engage with teams to prepare plans, designs, specifications, and cost estimates for the broader overhead and underground distribution systems. The successful candidate will work under the direction of a senior engineer as they grow and develop industry knowledge and skills necessary to work more independently. Responsibilities of this position include: Perform load analysis and develop structural loading models of power poles and structures for distribution class wood poles, by applying engineering methods and judgment. Evaluate additional impacts created by proposed new or additional pole attachments. Apply and interpret standards, codes and practices as they pertain to utility pole installations for strength and operational needs. Participate in the development of standards, practices, and processes. Work collaboratively with and direct others to verify and validate customer provided data. Perform or direct others to perform field measurements. Apply knowledge of distribution line construction practices and materials to assure proper materials are utilized. Collaborate with field/craft personnel to prepare cost estimates and designs to "make ready" power poles for attachment of communication lines and antennas. Provide make-ready estimates to applicants; articulate rationale for the required work. Create make-ready construction work order packages to address T&D line impacts. Coordinate/manage make-ready work in the field as necessary, including field staking, layout of locate areas, and coordination with various construction personnel through project conclusion. Provide input and guidance for the management of unallocated communication zone space on jointly used poles. Prepare designs, plans, and cost estimates for system improvements that include capacity upgrades, reliability improvements, and system hardening. Identify and define property rights and permitting needs. Resolve issues that arise with in service assets regarding perceived problems or requests to alter and/or relocate the asset(s). Represent Tacoma Power interests in meetings with external customers. Qualifications Power Engineer II Qualifications: Requires a four-year degree from an accredited college or university in civil, mechanical, electrical, computer engineering or a related field. Requires three years of experience in a specific branch of engineering or three years of experience directly related to the position's specialty area of work. Depending on the position, a Professional Engineer license may be substituted for degree and work experience. Some incumbents may be appointed to this position based upon the recommendation of the Director of TPU with the approval of the Human Resources Director taking into consideration market or other pertinent factors at the time of the appointment. Successful applicants will need to pass a background check. Experience with pole line modeling software desired; Working knowledge of NESC & Applicable WACs desired; LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Positions may require any, or all, of the following: Valid Washington Driver's License at the time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Complete Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) training with maintenance thereafter. Engineer in Training (EIT)/Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) is desired; Knowledge & Skills Familiarity with transmission and distribution line work Desirable to have experience with pole and line modeling software: O-Calc Pro, Spida calc, PLS-CADD, PLS-POLE, Sag10, or similar Desirable to have experience working/interfacing with field/craft personnel (such as line crews) Excellent written and oral communication skills Decision making skills Adaptable to change; business needs, processes, and tools Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain, if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable, walkable cities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 before 4pm on the closing date of this posting. Closing Date/Time: Continuous