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!

 

 

 

   

30 job(s) at City of Tacoma

City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Oct 01, 2022
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Public Utilities (TPU) Power Shared Services - Security division is looking for a Security Engineer to design, procure, and manage security system installations, repairs, and replacements for TPU facilities. In this role you will ensure systems are in place and operational in order to meet the level of security desired by facility owners, while complying with applicable security requirements established by industry or regulatory bodies, including, but not limited to, North American Electricity Reliability Council (NERC) and US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Security Standards. In this role you will contribute to the mission and vision of Tacoma Power by enhancing employee safety and the protection of TPU assets. Responsibilities Include: Supervise and coordinate Access Control, CCTV, & Communications systems installations with Tacoma Power Communications Shop for effective and timely installations of useful systems. Monitor and control project financial status and schedule. Analyze existing TPU facilities and assess needs for new and/or upgraded physical and electronic security infrastructure, and communication systems. Design new systems and coordinate with as-built conditions and existing communications infrastructure. Perform non-Security-Related Work. Independently coordinate and conduct engineering and other studies as requested to assist with other projects' design and procurement. Provide support to others in the selection, procurement, testing, installation and acceptance of project components and equipment. Prepare technical specifications, plans, cost analysis and work breakdown structure for new and existing security and communications projects as required to meet, stated and implied FERC and NERC/CIP requirements. Quantify project costs in order to prepare for Procurement. Contract creation and administration, including identifying and qualifying consultants, contractors and suppliers, issuing RFP/RFQ's, analyzing proposals, negotiating, awarding and administering contracts, and managing the construction and payment processes. Qualifications Power Engineer III Qualifications: Requires a four-year degree from an accredited college or university in civil, mechanical, electrical, or computer engineering or related field Requires a Professional Engineer license. Ten years of experience in a specific branch of engineering or related field may be substituted for the P.E. license. 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. ASIS Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation preferred; 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. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Kye Merritt 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: 10/14/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Oct 01, 2022
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma is committed to fostering a workplace that is innovative and flexible, and which attracts, supports, and retains a diverse and talented workforce. This position is telework eligible. The successful candidate may apply for and request approval for a Telework Arrangement. Tacoma Power's Generation Section is seeking an experienced Hydro Project Management Analyst to join their team. This position is based near Mossyrock, Washington. The Hydro Project Management Analyst supports Generation's mission of providing clean, reliable, marketable energy while ensuring stewardship of our resources by supporting the operations of Generation's Hydro Projects. This position provides analysis, coordination, and communication to support the Generation Section's mission and goals. In this role you will ensure that compliance regulations are met including those around domestic water systems, hazardous waste, and our FERC Licenses. Responsibilities Include : Oversee, administer and coordinate activities on the 11 Generation owned Domestic Water Systems to maintain compliance with WSDOH regulations Tracking and updating required documentation and updating on site manuals Monitor test results to maintain compliance, planning and scheduling DOH required inspections Provide guidance to staff working on the systems and oversee the sampling requirements to maintain compliance Training staff on water systems activities Coordinate hydro project community outreach Monitor and respond to customer communications and conduct and report customer surveys for generation parks Support and train park operations on updates and the use of the Camis system Manage the vendor contract and coordinate with internal stakeholders on materials for generation parks Maintain current staff planning and scheduling database and provide support for technology upgrade to different work management systems Qualifications DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS (TRAINING AND EDUCATION): Bachelor's degree 3+ years of experience researching and analyzing policies, laws, rules, or regulations; data management and reporting, and/or business process analyses. LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS Depending upon assignment a WA driver's license may be required Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Kye Merritt, 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 prior to 4pm on the closing date of this posting. Closing Date/Time: 10/14/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Oct 01, 2022
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Public Utilities (TPU) is looking for a skilled Instructional Designer. Under the direction of the Training & Performance Optimization Manager, this position would support the design and development of training to support the Customer Services Division of TPU. The Instructional Designer will collaborate with all divisions within TPU to collect requirements and produce a variety of training materials including eLearning, videos, graphics and documentation. Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will lead the needs assessment, design and development of training materials to deliver information related to policies, procedures, best practices, and program implementations for Customer Service's staff. The should have proven collaborative skills, stakeholder and subject matter expert management experience. They will have a broad set of design skills and ability to use software such as Articulate 360, Vyond, Canva, and Learning Management Systems. Duties: Conduct needs assessments based on identified department needs. Align programs with the organizational goals and vision of the department. Design and develop sustainable eLearning using best practices in adult learning and agile training development. Build strong relationships with subject matter experts and stakeholders to ensure a successful project delivery. Update existing training to meet current training expectations. Provide input in the selection of training and development materials. Consider how this organization structures the career process of employees and ties career development into succession planning and/or strategic planning. Participate with management to improve the organization's visioning, empowering, learning, and problem solving processes. Provide organizational change management support to Customer Services projects. Qualifications Desirable Qualifications: 3+ years of experience developing and delivering training content; Bachelor's Degree, related work experience can substitute for degree on a year-for-year basis (4 additional years of work experience in developing and delivering training content). Preferred Qualifications: Certification in Instructional Design, Emotional Intelligence and/or training; Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) preferred; Experience with authoring training tools such as the Articulate 360 suite; Experience managing a learning management system (LMS); Experience in training developing in support of enterprise systems changes; Training experience in a customer service environment; Utility experience; Experience with enterprise-wide software implementations. Knowledge & Skills Ability to : Provide professional and technical advice to management and/or others regarding complex, multi-dimensional issues impacting diverse departments, programs, policies, organizations, and/or jurisdictions. Determine training requirements, identify and research data sources and conduct research, analysis and evaluation, preparing reports and summaries related to management operations and goals. Present information for the purpose of having others learn, understand, and apply specific principles or techniques. Conduct complex management studies and analyses of current and proposed operations and programs related to organizational structure, budgets, and the utilization of department staff, equipment, and facilities; suggest alternatives to improve performance and increase productivity and efficiency. Prepare and conduct complex management audits and feasibility studies to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of departmental or divisional activities; compare actual performance to established standards; alert department supervisors/managers to deviations and potential problems. Assist management in formulating strategic plans, departmental policies, goals, objectives, and performance standards; assure that operating policies and methods are consistently applied. Oversee and assure the implementation of approved recommendations and action plans by periodic follow-up and communication with appropriate staff. Participate with management to improve the organization's visioning, empowering, learning, and problem solving processes. Maintain confidentiality and use tact and diplomacy when working with sensitive topics. Selection Process & Supplemental Information City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma 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 Applicants who meet the qualifications will have their application materials scored. Applicants must earn a passing score in order to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. 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: 10/17/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Oct 01, 2022
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Public Utilities' (TPU) Customer Services Division is looking for a strong leader to join their team as the Assistant Customer Services Manager over the Residential Contact Center, Lobby, and Specialized Billing teams. This position manages a team of 79 customer service professionals and is responsible for ensuring that Tacoma Public Utilities and City of Tacoma utility customers are provided exceptional service on approximately 407,000 phone calls, 60,000 lobby visits, and 40,000 customer emails annually. The successful candidate will be someone who can demonstrate that they are an innovative, detail oriented, and caring manager with extensive experience in high-volume customer service. The candidate will show that they prioritize delivering exceptional customer service and consistent communication with staff and stakeholders. This person will have experience working in a highly-represented environment and be familiar with union processes. As the utility representative in hearings and escalations, a successful candidate must exemplify professionalism and superior de-escalation skills. Responsibilities Include: Hire, develop, promote, recognize, empower and retain high quality staff Directs strategic Human Resources functions for Customer Services and acts as a liaison between Customer Services and labor management Ensure the safe and secure collection of over $250+ million in payments annually Communicate with staff and internal stakeholders to ensure that they have information readily available to service customers Present budgets and other critical information in a clear and concise manner to Executive Leadership, Board, and Council Resolve escalated issues presented by staff, Executive or Council offices, or through direct customer communication. Including, issues which may involve exceptions to policies or procedures Maintain optimal balance of business operations, financial conservation and customer satisfaction Create, edit, review, approve and/or reject customer correspondence, legal documents such as Promissory Notes and customer communication campaigns Provide insights and operations support for frequent technology projects and customer facing initiatives Provide ongoing vendor and contract oversight and management Build professional relationships and open lines of communication over organizational boundaries to ensure the needs of internal customers are met Available 24/7 for emergency operations related to service outages Qualifications An equivalent combination to: 3+ years' administrative and supervisory experience in customer service involving customer contact and public relations; and Graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in public or business administration or related field (experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis) Desired Qualifications: 5+ years' managing a high volume, multi-channel customer contact center; and Graduate or advanced degree in public or business administration or a related field LICENCES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State driver's license at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter, or evidence of equivalent mobility. Knowledge & Skills KNOWLEDGE OF: Principles and practices of customer relations, business administration, applicable laws, ordinances, regulations, policies, and procedures Expert in Contact Center software (such as ACD, WFM, or IVR applications), industry standard Contac Center metrics (such as AHT, FCR, and CSat), and Contact Center harder design principles Planning and directing an organization's strategic and long-range goals Conduct organizational reviews to evaluate operational effectiveness Ensure that department milestones/goals are met. Construct and adhere to approved department budgets Modern office practices, procedures, and equipment including computer systems application for accounting and customer information Oral and written communication skills Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy Principles and practices of administration, supervision, and training. Public speaking and presentation skills Labor relations and negotiations SKILLS: Plan, organize, coordinate, and administer multiple customer services programs. Select, supervise, and evaluate personnel Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing Originate new codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures for implementation and/or approval Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships Lead in ambiguity and build consensus Work confidentially with discretion Plan and monitor biennium budgets Meet schedules and timeliness Manage an environment involving computer systems Selection Process & Supplemental Information City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma 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. 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: 10/14/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Sep 30, 2022
Full Time
Position Description The Tacoma Police Department (TPD) is seeking an insightful, innovative, self-motivated individual to create informative content for the Department'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 Department's online presence; law enforcement education, crime prevention, and public safety; and support the department's recruitment, outreach and engagement efforts to align with aligned with organizational and community needs. Under the direction of the Deputy Chief of Police, the Community Relations Specialist will be responsible for the development of a community engagement strategy; anticipate public perception of decisions and programs and work proactively to recommend the appropriate plans and actions to help stakeholders and citizens correctly understand the purpose and intent. This position will also manage TPD's social media presence, developing and implementing a social media strategy to enhance online engagement and promote the department's mission, vision, values and strategic initiatives. 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 Department websites and social media platforms. Occasional night and/or weekend work may be required. The ideal candidate will have a strong attention to detail, display organizational, mass communication and interpersonal communication skills; be able to manage multiple projects and details simultaneously with a high level of confidentiality as instructed, and have the ability to exercise sound judgement within defined procedures and practices. In addition to writing, editing, and proofreading content, the candidate should have proficient reading comprehension, critical thinking skills, judgment, decision-making skills and the ability to meet competing deadlines. This position will be located at Tacoma Police Headquarters and work directly with TPD personnel; therefore, the ideal candidate must posses an exemplary personal history and be able to pass a thorough background investigation and polygraph examination. Failure to be truthful throughout the recruitment process will result in immediate removal from the process. 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 Flexible schedules A great pension plan City of Tacoma Recruitment: One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, public administration, communications, journalism, public relations, English or related field and a minimum 2-5 years of experience in communications or public relations or public safety setting is preferred OR College level course work or degree and a minimum 4-5 years of experience in communications or public relations or public safety setting NOTE: Related work experience may be substituted for education on a year for year basis. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: In addition to the above qualifications, a minimum 2-5 years of experience 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 Ability to adapt writing style and tone to reach target audiences Experience developing advertising and marketing programs and strategies Experience managing social media platforms, content calendars, building engaged communities, and expanding brand awareness Experience developing innovative community engagement programs and events. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid Washington State Driver's License at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter or evidence of equivalent mobility. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online; attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your responsibilities as it relates to the responsibilities of this position. NOTE: Applications received without attaching the required resume and cover letter 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 the interview process. Appointment is subject to passing a thorough background investigation and polygraph examination. 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 5:00pm of the closing date of the job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 10/20/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Sep 30, 2022
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Public Utilities' Power Shared Services team is looking for a dynamic communications professional to fill our Internal Communications Manager position. In this role you will advise the Power Superintendent/COO and other executive leaders. In this role you will be responsible for engaging on SLT operational discussions and processes such as budget development, interpreting and applying City and TPU policies, and developing organization-wide business strategy for the electric utility with impacts to Power's finances, operations, technological advancement, and workforce strategy. The Internal Communications Manager oversees the operations and activities of plans and implements programs in the functional domains of executive and employee communications by providing direction of behavior-based, politically complex work and technical disciplines such as Video Production, Visual Communication Development, and Internal Communications. Responsibilities Include: Apply advanced leadership and management principles and skills, with planning and management both strategic and tactical. Select, train, mentor, develop and supervise the work of advanced and/or technical professionals; coordinate, assign and review work; evaluate the performance of personnel; suggest growth opportunities. May champion strategic initiatives and operational changes. May represent the Superintendent, Power Senior Leadership Team, or Tacoma Power department at various meetings, committees, and conferences. Support Superintendent with work as assigned. Prepare speeches and talking points on complex electric utility topics and coordinate preparation of accompanying visual aids and video content for the Power Superintendent. Oversee the department's employee communications program, visual communications program, and support development of messaging, materials, or planning for Power's external communications (upon request). Plan, coordinate and direct technical projects and communications activities, including the production of virtual reality, podcast, video and motion graphics services, print, audio, and other digital media and in-person and/or live events. Qualifications An equivalent combination to: G raduation from a four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in communications, public relations or a related field Three years of professional experience in publication planning and editing, media relations, and supervision LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State driver's license at time of appointment with maintenance 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 them on LinkedIn. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable, walkable cities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. Apply I nterested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted before the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources office at (253) 591-5400 before 5pm on the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 10/13/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Sep 29, 2022
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma is committed to fostering a workplace that is innovative and flexible, and which attracts, supports, and retains a diverse and talented workforce. This position is telework eligible. The successful candidate may apply for and request approval for a Telework Arrangement. Tacoma Public Utilities (TPU) Power Management division is looking for an Energy Programs Engineer (Power Engineer II or III) to develop and deliver conservation programs and secure energy efficiency measures with Tacoma Power's commercial and industrial customers by conducting engineering technical activities. This work is critical to achieving conservation targets within the commercial and industrial sectors for Tacoma Power's Customer Energy Programs section. The position will also provide technical support for development and implementation of future customer energy programs such as demand response and electrification in commercial and industrial facilities. Responsibilities Include: Provide customer technical services by preparing energy calculations related to refrigeration systems, industrial processes and compressed air, water and wastewater systems, HVAC systems, pumping and ventilation systems, motors and drives, lighting and domestic water systems Review calculations, energy evaluation reports and proposals prepared by consultants and others Prepare or review computer energy simulation models of complex commercial buildings Provide specifications, recommendations, and related engineering analyses; provide economic analyses of energy efficiency alternatives Provide detailed measurement and verification protocols and evaluate energy performance of installed efficiency projects Promote efficiency services to customers Conduct field audits and inspections and interact directly with customers and trade allies such as engineering firms Qualifications Power Engineer II Qualifications: Requires a four-year degree from an accredited college or university in civil, mechanical, electrical, or computer engineering or 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 Power Engineer III Qualifications: Requires a four-year degree from an accredited college or university in civil, mechanical, electrical, or computer engineering or related field Requires a Professional Engineer license. Ten years of experience in a specific branch of engineering or related field may be substituted for the P.E. license 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 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. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Kye Merritt, 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: 10/12/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Sep 28, 2022
Full Time
Position Description Hydroelectric Plant Electricians perform skilled journey-level work in the construction maintenance and repair of hydro electrical generators, electrical and electronic apparatus and fixtures used at hydroelectric sites, fish hatcheries and parks. Employees must be able to work independently and as a team member. For more information about Tacoma Power's Hydroelectric Plants, please go to the Tacoma Public Utilities website at www.mytpu.org/tacomapower/about-tacoma-power/dams-power-sources/hydro-power . The Cowlitz Hydro Project is located near Mossyrock, Washington. Employees m ust be able to respond to emergency call-outs within 30 minutes of their assigned worksite. As a Hydro Plant Electrician, you'll have an opportunity to: Inspect, maintain, and repair and overhaul electromechanical and solid state electrical equipment, using a variety of electrical test equipment, meters, powered and non-powered tools and equipment; Install new electrical and electronic equipment and electrical wiring according to the National Electrical Code and Tacoma Power's electrical standards; Maintain and repair electrical and electronic systems for Project facilities and equipment; Perform high voltage switching and operate generators in support of operations; Work safely and cooperatively with co-workers and the public; Lead a work party in performing maintenance or repair work. Qualifications Graduation from high school or equivalent and one of the following: Five years of documented journey-level experience in the industrial electrical construction and maintenance field; OR Completion of a two year vocational educational program in industrial electrical construction and maintenance and four years of documented journey-level experience in the industrial electrical construction and maintenance field; OR Completion of an Electrical Apprenticeship Program with no less than 6000 hours of on-the-job training and two years of documented journey-level experience in the industrial electrical construction and maintenance field; OR Possess a General Journey Level Electrician (EL01) license or equivalent and two years of journey-level experience in the industrial construction and maintenance field. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State Drivers License at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. First Aid, CPR, and forklift certificate required prior to the completion of probation with maintenance thereafter. Unrestricted respirator clearance prior to appointment with maintenance thereafter. A Washington State Class A Commercial Drivers License may be required during term of employment with maintenance thereafter. Crane certification with maintenance thereafter may be required at certain Project locations. Knowledge & Skills Methods, equipment and materials used in the electrical trade. Health and safety regulations. Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures. Basic First Aid procedures. Principles of electrical theory as applied to electrical and electronic circuits, wiring and electrical equipment used in power generation. Theory of operation and use of Programmable Logic Control (PLC) units and other computer based equipment. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. Work from blueprints, shop drawings and sketches. Troubleshoot electrical systems and components. Work independently with little direction. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Install, including programming, and troubleshooting PLC based equipment. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Kye Merritt 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 must complete the online application and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Candidates who are eligible for Veteran's 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, with redacted birth date and social security numbers. TESTING PROCESS: Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to Supplemental Questions scored as the Experience and Training Test. Those who pass the Experience and Training test with a minimum score of 70% or higher will be placed on an Eligible List for hiring consideration for a period of one year. Any vacancy that comes up within the one year period of time will draw from candidates on the Eligible List for potential interview selection. If chosen for an interview you will participate in a hands-on skills test. Per City of Tacoma Personnel Management Policy #170, the City of Tacoma is a drug-free work environment. Appointment is subject to passing a pre-employment background check, a pre-employment medical exam, drug screen and physical ability test, and references check. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 483. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 before the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 10/11/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Sep 24, 2022
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Public Utilities is establishing an eligible list for Network Construction Technician which will be used to fill vacancies for one year. Network Construction Technician's build, install, activate and maintain aerial and underground hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC) systems. Ensure workmanship is completed to standards and specifications and construction and safety guidelines. Responsibilities Include: Ensure all work is completed within construction and safety guidelines and specifications Ensure proper placement and location of HFC systems in the rights-of way and on private property; assist in ensuring the integrity of the system Operate construction equipment associated with major utility construction activities Operate a variety of office, test, and construction equipment Work in conjunction with other utilities and contractors Operate spectrum analyzer, field strength meter, DDM, sweep frequency response equipment, optical power meter, fiber splicer, optical domain reflectometer, cable locator, digital modulation meters, and Time Domain Reflectometers (TDR) Coordinate with contractors to facilitate construction and installation projects and to adjust project plans as necessary following inspections; account for contract bid items in preparation of payment to contractors Build and maintain aerial and underground telecommunications system Perform underground wire placement and aerial to underground system conversions Troubleshoot problems in the optical transmission network using specialized optical test equipment Prepare reports documenting fiber loss, system performance, and OTDR test documents Respond to and correct signal outages, plant damage during normal business hours and outside of normal hours when assigned to a rotational standby status Qualifications An equivalent combination to: Graduation from high school 3+ years telecommunications construction experience within the last five years LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State Driver's License at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Obtain a Class "A" Commercial Driver License prior to competition of probation and maintain thereafter. Obtain a valid First Aid/ CPR card and Washington State Flagging card before completion of probation and maintain thereafter. Complete Fiber Optics 1-2-3 training and obtain Electronics Technicians Association (ETA) certification within 12 months of hire with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills Construction specifications and plans Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures Record-keeping techniques Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy Aerial telecommunication plant design; utility construction; tool functions and maintenance; and aerial splicing and activation, sweep and certification Underground telecommunication plant design; utility construction; and splicing and activation, and sweep and certification Perform aerial construction including installing coax and fiber optic cables Perform backhoe trenching, rock-saw trenching, chain trenching and plowing for underground construction Operate assigned construction equipment Utilize hand tools to install connectors, fasteners and wire Communicate professionally orally and in writing Perform basic algebra Plan, organize, and execute work Work independently with little direction Meet schedules and time lines. 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. Physical Requirements & Working Conditions: Subject to carrying and lifting loads up to 70 pounds. Subject to bending, twisting, sitting and physical exertion for extended periods. Subject to performing tasks while sitting at a desk or in a vehicle for extended periods of time. Subject to working outdoors in all weather conditions. Subject to climbing ladders, towers, poles and other structures as needed. Incumbents in this classification will be exposed to working in high traffic areas around heavy equipment and may be required to work over rugged terrain. Apply All interested individuals must apply online and attach a resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to the 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. Part of the interview process may include a practical test. Appointment is subject to passing a background check and will include a pre-employment medical examination 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 neogov.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. Should you have any questions about this position please call Human Resources at (253) 591-5400 before 5pm on the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 10/7/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Sep 24, 2022
Full Time
Position Description POSITION DESCRIPTION: The City of Tacoma Information Technology department is hiring a GIS Data Analyst that will be a department leading subject matter expert in geospatial data integration, providing strategic direction for GIS Data Strategy at the City of Tacoma and leading work related to Tacoma's Open Data Portal. They will work collaboratively with a team of GIS analysts, system and data administrators, and customer support staff to deliver mission critical applications to several City departments and external users, across various technologies and platforms. They will play an important role in utilizing GIS to support the City's Racial Equity Action Plans (REAPs), reach vulnerable populations and promote equity. The incumbent will own end-to-end GIS data projects, from engaging customers and gathering requirements to developing and deploying solutions; not necessarily creating these from scratch, but configuring and leveraging existing City of Tacoma solutions, as applicable. We are looking for someone with broad general knowledge of tools, technologies, languages and frameworks and who is comfortable dabbling in the unknown, reworking existing code, writing queries and integrating data with new platforms/sites/apps as needed. Responsibilities: Perform senior level professional functions in GIS application design, programming, data ETLs, database management, GIS analysis, web services design, system implementation, and project management. Independently manage their projects: plan, organize, and gather requirements, conduct meetings, perform research, develop work products, recommendations, and action plans. Gather and refine system requirements from customers; perform data and process analysis and design technical specifications, application warranties, and Service Level Agreements (SLA's). Integrate applications by developing and implementing procedures for data design, processing, quality control, automation, documentation, and maintenance. Web API services that interface with data storage formats primarily consisting of SQL server-based geodatabases in addition to file/personal geodatabases and other flat file-based data. Develop, implement, and improve standards, guidelines, and best practices for geospatial data, maintaining the overall integrity of the applications and databases. Design, develop, test, deploy, and support custom GIS applications using appropriate development tools. Innovate by researching and evaluating new software functionality, building prototype solutions, and recommending the best technology solutions to meet the City's business needs. Work collaboratively on project teams and the GIS team to train and provide guidance to less experienced staff and build capacity among GIS users in the City. Candidates should have excellent technical and analytical skills, as well as strong communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team. 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. Working in the Information Technology Department and supporting local government departments which directly serves the residents of Tacoma is a fulfilling and satisfying career. 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 Flexible schedules A great pension plan City of Tacoma Recruitment: One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications Qualifications (Training and Education): Equivalent combination of: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Technology, Engineering, Geography or related field and/or five or more years of Information Technology/GIS work experience. Desired : Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Technology, Engineering, Geography or related field and five or more years directly related IT/GIS work experience 4+ years of experience with Web and/or ESRI GIS application design and programming (not necessarily building applications from scratch) 4+ years of Python (or any other scripting) language experience Experience using SQL Server, ArcGIS API for JavaScript, and customizing Web AppBuilder widgets Experience integrating GIS applications into other SaaS solutions such as Accela and Open Data platforms such as Socrata, using tools such as FME Server GIS Professional (GISP) or ESRI Technical Certifications Don't meet every single desired qualification? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At the City of Tacoma, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles. Knowledge & Skills Expert knowledge of computer technology principles, their application, and troubleshooting techniques. Expert knowledge of specialized technologies, such as applications, tools, systems, and/or databases. Expert knowledge in detecting, diagnosing and correcting the source of errors in logs. Knowledge of principles and concepts of total quality management and problem-solving methods. Skill in applying advanced technical knowledge to evaluate and resolve complex tasks such as planning and directing projects, conducting capacity planning, coordinating or facilitating the installation of complex systems, hardware, software, application interfaces or applications. Skills in following directions under broad guidelines, and independently explore, and evaluate technical solutions to complex problems. Skill in programming and the understanding of development and designing best practices. Skills in communicating and representing enterprise-wide computing standards for both technical and non-technical staff. Employ expertise, credibility and effective partnering to help customers and vendors resolve complex and difficult issues. Skills in integrating various ideas, intentions and information to form effective goals, objectives, timelines, action plans and solutions. Selection Process & Supplemental Information To be considered for this career opportunity: Please apply online and attach the following : A detailed Resume Cover Letter that includes job experience, 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. Applications received without the required resume, cover letter, will not progress in the selection process. Candidates who are eligible for Veteran's Preference scoring criteria must attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4, (proof of military discharge form) at time of application , to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference points, with redacted birth date and social security numbers. Examination Process: This is a competitive selection process. Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to Supplemental Questions # 6 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. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 120. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. When you work for the City of Tacoma you'll have the 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/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhires The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, please call Human Resources at (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 10/17/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Sep 22, 2022
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma, Neighborhood & Community Services Department (NCS), is recruiting for a Management Analyst II that serves the needs of the department by facilitating community and provider relationships, gathering and analyzing data, using data to prepare and present reports, responding to public inquiries, assessing and evaluating program effectiveness, and participating in department oversight and management of boards and commissions. This position develops and administers contracted service agreements, including negotiating and developing scopes of work, developing/managing budgets for contracted services and developing performance measures and outputs. This is detail-oriented work requiring collaboration with NCS staff across program areas, other City Departments, and service providers. This position manages projects within a portfolio as assigned by the direct supervisor, which may include programs and services in these areas: youth and young adult development and violence reduction, domestic violence, aging and disability, food insecurity, community mobilization, mental/behavioral health, health and health care, human trafficking, or other priorities as determined by department leadership. As assigned by the supervisor, Assistant Director, or Director, work assignments include; coordinating competitive funding application processes; creating and disseminating public information; coordinating community assessments; gathering and analyzing data and writing reports and other documents; responding to neighborhood concerns; negotiating, developing, monitoring, and evaluating contracts and performance of funded providers; ensuring that providers adhere to federal, state, and city requirements, regulations, and policies; reviewing and evaluating monthly performance reports and billings for eligibility and accuracy; providing technical program assistance to improve operations and service delivery; participating in grant application processes; and evaluating program success and making improvements. Applicants must demonstrate an understanding of cultural responsiveness, change management, government systems, data analysis, program development, research, best practices, public speaking, community engagement, outreach, facilitation, and the procurement process. This position requires an ability to adjust and balance multiple priorities to meet tight deadlines and navigate complex processes with minimal oversight. The work environment is fast-paced and dynamic, requiring the ability to establish and sustain collaborative internal and external working relationships. Essential Duties: Working directly with service providers, NCS colleagues, Legal and Finance departments, research, analyze, evaluate, and develop recommendations to address ongoing or emergent community needs, ensuring alignment with Council priorities. As directed, and in consultation with manager and colleagues, implement recommendations to develop and manage contract scopes of work (including complex budgets), research and develop performance metrics and reporting processes, and address contract compliance issues. Evaluate programs and determine effective strategies to address gaps or needs. Manage administrative tasks and present to support boards or commissions. Collaborate with internal and external partners in planning and evaluation of service delivery models, ensuring alignment with Council priorities and anti-racist systems transformation efforts. Utilize best practices to deploy analytical and reporting tools and design programs and services that reflect highest and best use of public funds. Special projects and assignments: Grant research, application and reporting; collaborate on design and management of competitive funding processes and notices of funding availability; research and prepare Council and community constituent responses; assist in emergency response efforts; attend and represent the City's position at community meetings and events. Identify programmatic needs, analyze trends and opportunities, recommend strategy to department leadership, and coordinate delivery of contracted services to address issues in focus areas identified by Council priorities, department goals, and Tacoma 2025, for areas such as mental/behavioral health, youth development, youth and young adult violence reduction, substance-use disorder, domestic violence, human trafficking, financial empowerment, and education services. As part of a team, identify and implement strategies and actions to ensure funding and contracting processes are executed in an accurate and timely manner. Provide data informed solutions along with best practices analysis, and make recommendations regarding funding allocations, policy analysis, and legislative efforts to leadership. Acting as a representative of the City of Tacoma, and the department, serve as a liaison between the City and community partners and stakeholders. Manage internal and external relationships necessary to maintain a system of providers and partners, to leverage City resources. Primary support to the Human Services Commission. Other duties include, but are not limited to, the following: Prepare and present information to a variety of audiences including City staff, City Council, members of the public, and outside organizations. Establish processes within a framework of policies, procedures, and regulations Prepare documents for the legislative process Prepare notices of funding availability This position requires understanding of project management, developing strategic approaches for leadership consideration, City policies and procedures, and successful collaboration with multiple social, cultural, and/or economic groups, in support of the diverse community we serve. Telework-Eligible Position The City of Tacoma is committed to fostering a workplace that is innovative and flexible, and which attracts, supports, and retains a diverse and talented workforce. This position is telework eligible. The successful candidate may apply for and request approval for a Telework Arrangement. Benefits The City of Tacoma provides excellent medical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family; paid holidays and personal time off; participation in Tacoma'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. 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 DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS (TRAINING AND EDUCATION) Bachelor's degree typically required. Master's degree preferred. Generally requires 3-4 years' experience researching and analyzing policies, laws, rules, or regulations; data management and reporting, and/or business process analysis. Planning and community development Project implementation Strategic planning and implementation Complex community and stakeholder engagement projects 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 Knowledge & Skills Analysis Use data and information in a clear and rational process to assess and understand issues, evaluate options, form accurate conclusions, and make decisions. 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. 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 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. 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. NOTE: Applications received without the required resume and cover letter may not progress in the selection process. Communication from the City of Tacoma: For questions regarding this specific recruitment contact Kat Flores, HR Analyst. 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: 10/11/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Sep 22, 2022
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma, Environmental Services Department, is recruiting for the Appointive position of Professional Engineer. We are seeking an outgoing, highly motivated person who is interested in diverse and challenging engineering projects to join our dynamic, award winning Environmental Services Team. If the below list of personal traits sounds like you, then you are just the type of person we are searching for to join our team! Positive personality who enjoys detail oriented and diverse work Excellent interpersonal communication skills Strong personal motivation and drive - an ambitious and committed self-starter Interest in a wide array of interesting technical / engineering challenges The Principles that Guide Us: Tacoma, the City of Destiny , has a workforce of dedicated, talented and open-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. Position Details: This position will play an important role in the Stormwater NPDES Group of the Environmental Services Science and Engineering (ESSE) Division. This position is responsible, as part of a group, for ensuring compliance with Tacoma's Phase I National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Stormwater Permit (SW Permit). This position will play an integral role in implementation of Tacoma's impending EPA SW Permit for discharges into Tribal Waters. Implementation of this new and unique SW Permit will be an exciting challenge. Position duties include, but are not limited to, Leading project teams and coordinating with staff throughout the City to ensure compliance with Tacoma's Phase I Municipal Stormwater Permit. Developing policies relating to the City's Phase I Municipal Stormwater Permit and other Stormwater Utility issues. Supporting City of Tacoma project staff on application of SWMM requirements for city-owned projects including technical assistance for permitting of new and re-development projects, utility replacements, and operations and maintenance activities. Reviewing and providing comments to regulatory agencies on draft SW Permits. Annual NPDES SW Permit data gathering, analysis and reporting. Development and implementation of programs and projects related to SW Permit compliance. Technical calculations related to stormwater facilities and programs. Program Management for In-Lieu of Fee stormwater program and other stormwater programs which may include technical calculations and program documentation to establish additional areas for the program. Collaborating with the City's project manager on SWMM interpretations and SWMM manual updates and amendments. Providing technical assistance and training for development of and / or perform complex technical sanitary design, stormwater site plans, hydraulic modeling, and design for public projects for compliance with NPDES permit programs and City regulations. Outreaching to the technical community on various stormwater programs implemented by the group. The below video links provide an overview of the award winning, exciting, and diverse projects Environmental Program Staff often work on: Where Does Your Water go? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKuw778-FXU How to Prevent Stormwater Pollution https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACQffEGZ1BM Illicit Discharge Awareness Training https://www.linkedin.com/learning/content/561673?contextUrn=urn:li:lyndaLearningPath:1~AAAAAARhXDo%3D1670586&u=73489466 Point Defiance Stormwater Treatment Facility Project : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AirQhbZXaLE&feature=youtu.be The onsite work location is Tacoma's Center For Urban Waters facility situated adjacent Tacoma's Foss Waterway in downtown Tacoma. For more information on the unique Center for Urban Waters professional environment visit the following web site: https://www.urbanwaters.org Essential Competencies: Ability to read and understand engineering plans, specifications, estimates, technical reports and manuals. Time management and leadership skills. Ability to effectively lead and also be a member of small to medium sized teams, which contain a wide variety of personalities and interests. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written). Ability to present technical material in front of audiences in a clear and concise manner. Key Activities: Analysis of SW Permits and programs to ensure ongoing compliance. Technical stormwater calculations for regulatory compliance and program development. Coordinate and partner with departments and staff throughout the City. Participation in regional stormwater groups. Participation in City led projects and initiatives as a SW Permit expert. Development and implementation of stormwater related programs. Developing technical resources related to SW Permit Compliance. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: This is a professional environment with most activities occurring in an office setting with periodic field visits to active construction sites. Field work consists of in-the-field collaboration with private contractors and City Inspectors. Position may require driving, sitting, standing, walking or climbing for long periods of time. 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 Bachelor of Science Degree in civil or mechanical engineering, or a related field from an accredited four (4) year college or university, AND A Professional Engineering License at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Four years of related engineering work experience in the water, wastewater or environmental field. Experience in administering the NPDES SW Permits.. Ability to develop Stormwater Site Plans, SWPPPs, and Operations and Maintenance Manuals in compliance with Ecology's Stormwater Manual for Western Washington (SWMMWW) or Stormwater Manual for Eastern Washington (SWMMEW) or another similar stormwater or technical manual. Engineering experience related to design and sizing of stormwater treatment and flow control facilities. High level of proficiency with the Western Washington Hydrology Model (WWHM). Experience with developing policy and code related to stormwater and stormwater utilities. Excellent verbal and written communication skillls LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: Current Washington State Driver's License at time of appointment. Physical Requirements & Working Conditions: This is a professional environment with most activities occurring in an office or getting with periodic field visits. Position may require driving, sitting, standing, or walking for long periods of time. Knowledge & Skills COMPETENCIES: Analysis Use data and information in a clear and rational process to assess and understand issues, evaluate options, form accurate conclusions, and make decisions. Gather, assemble, analyze and evaluate facts to draw logical conclusions, make proper recommendations and prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive written reports which require displaying and presenting statistical, graphical, and other reporting methods to audiences of varying technical sophistication. Research Effectively identify, collect, organize and document data and information in ways that make the information most useful for subsequent assessment, analysis, and investigation using current software and techniques. Compile and maintain reports, records and various other forms of pertinent information in an organized and professional manner. Leadership Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with co-workers, the general public, and other municipalities and federal agencies. Ability to lead small to large working teams. Establish, coordinate and direct work teams to accomplish assigned tasks to a successful completion. Ability to work as a team member in a supporting or managing role. Ability to coordinate multi-disciplined project teams. Problem Solving Use intelligence, common sense, hard work and tenacity to solve particularly difficult or complicated challenges. Employ expertise and credibility, evaluate and resolve complex or sensitive issues and problems. Communication 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. 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 eligible for further consideration. Those who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on a referral list for review and potential interview selection. Appointment is subject to passing a pre-employment background and references check. Supplemental questions regarding an applicant's experience and training are also included in the application form. These questions will be used to assess candidate minimum qualifications and to provide additional information to the hiring managers regarding candidate experience. Our City: With a population of 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 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/ 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. 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: 10/19/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Sep 21, 2022
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma and Tacoma Public Utilities are looking to establish an eligible list for GIS Analyst, Senior. This position is to b e responsible for the development and maintenance of City Geographic Information Systems (GIS). This includes performing data analysis, customer solutions development, application configuration and development, software integration for GIS applications along with support, maintenance and monitoring of SQL Server geodatabases. This is a highly technical and professional position. It is distinguished from other technical positions by the requirement to demonstrate expertise in the area of GIS data analytics, systems design, implementation, maintenance support, and overall knowledge of systems integration to ensure high-availability of mission critical systems. Responsibilities Include: Create, edit, update, and maintain GIS Data residing in a SQL Server/SDE geodatabase virtual server environment and hosted feature layers utilizing appropriate tools and best practices Administration of ArcSDE and ArcGIS Server Develop desktop, web and mobile GIS applications utilizing Esri desktop products, including ArcGIS Online, Field Maps, and associated application templates, developer API's and SDK's Develop Data Editing processes and procedures, which may include versioning, for creating and maintaining spatial and attribute data in support of enterprise GIS applications Assist in the installation, updates, configuration and management of ArcGIS Server and SQL Server in a virtual environment Develop and Publish map and editing web services using ArcGIS Desktop and ArcServer Design and maintain daily/weekly/monthly data processing and quality control tasks using ESRI's Data Reviewer tool Help to support, maintain, and promote a geospatially-focused environment Develop and maintain documentation on all relevant information, processes, workflows, and tasks Support the planning and implementation of projects Software research, testing, installation, and upgrades Maintain and update asset management data interfaces Support current and future systems integration with asset management software Qualifications Equivalent combination to: Four or more years directly related information technology work experience; and Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field (additional experience directly related to information technology work may substitute for a degree on a year-for-year basis) Desirable Qualifications: Successful completion of a GIS Certificate program Current or actively working towards GIS Professional Certification (GISP) Work experience with Windows operation systems and Microsoft Office Suite products (MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS SQL Server 2016) highly desired Formal GIS training in the following area are highly desired ESRI's ArcGIS Server (web-based) administration ESRI's ArcGIS Online use and administration ESRI's ArcGIS desktop software Python scripting in the ArcGIS environment ArcGIS Pro software ESRI Data Reviewer extension Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Tacoma we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles. Selection Process & Supplemental Information City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Apply All interested individuals must apply online and attach a resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to the position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to complete an online assessment. Applicants who pass the assessment will be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 120. Successfully completing a nine-month probationary period is required 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 before 4pm on the closing date of this posting. Closing Date/Time: 10/11/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Sep 20, 2022
Full Time
Position Description Mail and Stock Processors perform a variety of duties to prepare and distribute interoffice and U.S. mail for City of Tacoma Departments. Mail and Stock Processors are expected to demonstrate teamwork and collaboration as well as work independently. Mail and Stock Processors are critical to the success of the City of Tacoma in facilitating communication throughout the organization. Responsibilities Include: Sort, retrieve and deliver interoffice mail and incoming USPS Mail Sort and meter outgoing USPS mail Prepare Standard rate bulk mailings Process mail on various pieces of mail equipment, including folders, inserters, tabbers, addressers, and openers Drive scheduled runs between various City of Tacoma locations Provide exceptional customer service and postal expertise Qualifications An equivalent combination to: graduation from high school and one year of related experience. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid Washington State Drivers License at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills KNOWLEDGE OF: Postage regulations and fees. Modern office practices, procedures and equipment. Record-keeping techniques. Oral and written communications skills. Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy. Operation of a motor vehicle including all safety rules. Telephone techniques and etiquette. Basic math. Word-processing/Spreadsheet applications. SKILLS: Operate motor vehicles and observe legal and defensive driving practices. Able to pick up and deliver materials and supplies. Know the procedures and practices of mail and stock processing and distribution. Know how to operate a variety of office, inventory/stock and mail center equipment and machines. Make arithmetic calculations quickly and accurately. Know current postal rates and applicable postage regulations. Work independently with little direction. Meet schedules and time lines. Work cooperatively with others. Maintain and prepare basic records and reports. Learn department locations. Perform general clerical duties. Understand and follow oral and written directions. Lift heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Process City bulk mailings using cost effective methods. Selection Process & Supplemental Information City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma 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 Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the supplemental questionnaire scored. Candidates must pass this examination in order to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Individuals given a conditional offer of employment must also pass a pre-employment medical examination that may include a 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 before 4pm on the closing date of this posting. Closing Date/Time: 10/4/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Sep 17, 2022
Full Time
Position Description Join a library system engaged in community-driven services to deliver an innovative and exciting future to residents of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Tacoma Public Library (TPL), serves over 200,000 residents in Tacoma. We are seeking talented individuals to join our team, who: Are strongly committed to listening to our community in order to deliver valued, needed and highly used library materials services; Are committed to working to support and deliver high quality, innovative, customer-focused services; Are passionate about racial equity and social justice; Have demonstrated success in building collaborative, high performing teams and operations in partnerships across departments; Have a vision and understanding of collection management and technical services with an eye to both current and future needs; Are customer-focused; excellent communicator and supervisor with a proven ability to lead, develop and support staff; Are results-oriented and committed to collaboration. If you believe that the library can empower the community by bringing people together to discover, connect, create, learn, and thrive, your next leadership position may be at TPL! Position Summary: Leads and directs the operations and activities of TPL's Collection and Technical Services Department. Responsible for the strategic development and maintenance of Library collections, resources, and related services and activities; participates in collection development and manages electronic materials collection; manages technical services functions and provides support for cataloging acquisitions, and processing; provides oversight of library materials budget; oversees development and implementation of departmental policies, plans and procedures that achieve Library goals and objectives and are responsive to community needs; participates in system-wide planning; evaluates community needs and trends; manages and maintains relationships with vendors and community partners; represents the Library to the community; and supervises assigned personnel. Supervisory Relationships: Reports to the Assistant Library Director; supervises 10 professional and other assigned personnel. Responsibilities include: Creates a customer-driven, collaborative, positive, productive and professional environment that delivers high-quality, effective collections and services that are responsive to the needs of customers and community Oversees and directs department operations to ensure operational efficiency, high quality service delivery, and excellent customer service Serves as a member of the senior leadership team and contributes to strategic, long-range and operational planning, program development and evaluation, resource development, budgeting, staff planning and development and allocation of resources in support of the Library's mission and goals Directs the development and implementation of departmental priorities, plans, policies and procedures; develops annual and multi-year goals and objectives and monitors and reports progress towards meeting them Evaluates the Library's collection services needs and ensures department services, priorities and materials align and support the Library vision, goals, initiatives, projects and branch service plans Builds collaborative relationships with staff in a highly collegial, interdisciplinary environment based on customer-first initiatives Analyzes system service requirements and recommends changes to improve operational efficiency and/or better serve the needs of the customer Develops and administers the department's budget to support strategic goals of the Library and the needs of the community; monitors and authorizes expenditures Hires, trains, supervises, coaches, disciplines, and evaluates the performance of personnel and consultant staff; ensures staff compliance with Library and departmental policies, procedures, and service standards Responds to public and staff inquiries and facilitates the timely resolution of issues Represents the Library to and interacts with community groups, outside organizations, and the general public; builds and maintains positive community partnerships Manages vendor relationships and contractual agreements Stays apprised of contemporary issues, trends and developments in collection and technical services, publishing and public library services; able to assess their relevance and apply to the Library as appropriate Brings matters of public concern regarding waste, inefficiency, corruption, discrimination, and safety to the attention of Library management Accurately communicates the Library's policies to staff and members of the public in all job-related contacts Positively reflects Tacoma Public Library's mission, vision, and values to members of the public and staff Performs other duties as assigned or required Qualifications Graduation from a four-year college or university, an MLS degree from an ALA accredited library school program; 2+ years progressively responsible experience working in collection development; 2+ years of supervisory experience; Desirable: One year experience working in Acquisitions State of Washington Librarian Certification LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: A valid driver's License is required. May occasionally require working evenings and weekends Knowledge & Skills Public library operations, programs, and services Collection Services policies, procedures, and service standards Current trends and developments in the Library and Publishing fields and in collection management and technical services Collection acquisition, development, and maintenance principles and practices Technical services, cataloging and processing principles and practices Library technology and electronic resource management Customer service standards and protocols Preparing and administering budgets Supervisory principles, practices, and methods Demonstrating management-level leadership Leading, supervising and developing staff and teams in a collaborative, customer-focused environment Managing supply chain operations and applying lean principles and analysis to departmental functions Managing relationships between customers and suppliers and collaborating successfully with departments and staff in a team-based environment Analyzing data, processes and procedures, applying judgment in determining options and implementing solutions; using evidence in decision making and problem solving Establishing effective working relationships with staff, public and peers Critical thinking and problem solving in meeting the needs of customers Fiscal responsibility in though and action Efficiency in decision making and prioritization with operational and procedural concerns Maintaining and upholding confidentiality and privacy rights Effective organizational skills, including ability to multitask and manage multiple projects at the same time; adaptability to changing priorities to meet demands of the Library Professional and effective written, oral and online communication with ability to readily adapt to diverse people and situations; active listening; facilitating communication across departments and locations Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach resume and cover letter. Be sure to answer the supplemental questions. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their submitted materials and supplemental questionnaire scored. Candidates who pass the exam will be ranked on the eligible list for interview consideration. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the Tacoma Public Library and Local 117. Individuals given a conditional offer of employment must also pass a background check. New employees must successfully complete a six month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Tacoma Public Library's 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 barriers and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Tacoma Public Library Tacoma Public Library (TPL) has been an essential provider of free books, information, ideas, and education for more than 125 years. TPL's neighborhood libraries originated with Andrew Carnegie's visionary philanthropy at the turn of the 20th century and are being transformed into true centers of educational innovation and service--and vital community hubs--that continue to provide far more than free books and materials. Learn more about the Tacoma Public Library and the services we provide at www.tacomalibrary.org and connect with us on facebook , instagram , twitter , and LinkedIn to stay up to date on exciting things happening at the library, and to be notified of other career opportunities with us. 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, libraries, parks, and recreational opportunities that are envied by much larger cities. We recognize how lucky we are, but we know we can make it even better -together. Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the impressive and distinct Museum District, the bustling historic Theater District, Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of the Thea Foss Waterway, the expansions of both the MultiCare and Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the 1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome and magnificently restored Pantages Theater have 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, Pacific Lutheran University, 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! Tacoma Public Library Stands Against Racism and White Supremacy Tacoma Public Library is opposed to white supremacy in all of its forms and is committed to fostering an organization that is actively anti-racist. We believe that Black Lives Matter. We are grieving with our black community and all communities of color who continue to be harmed by institutionalized racism. We are committed to being a trusted community resource available to all and will provide resources and public programs that seek to reflect the values of anti-racism and elevate the voices of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). 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. 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 application process or questions regarding this job announcement please contact Human Resources at (253) 591-5400 by 4:00 pm on the closing date. This will allow us to assist you before the job announcement closes. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Sep 15, 2022
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Water (TW) has a unique opportunity for a Sr. Utilities Economist to join our System and Asset Planning (SnAP) team within the Planning and Engineering Division. This position reports to the Assistant Division Manager (Tosha Siebert) and is telework eligible. The SnAP Team The System and Asset Planning workgroup is made up of three teams (System Planning, Asset Planning, and Emergency Management). The System and Asset Planning teams are both responsible for developing and maintaining the overall short and long term plan for Tacoma's water system and assets. They focus on system demands, levels of service, risk and resiliency to ensure that we can guarantee our customers safe and reliable water supply for future generations. The Emergency Management team is responsible for creating and implementing strategies and developing plans to prepare for and manage emergencies or disasters. The Role This role is responsible for providing strategic guidance to the SnAP teams by creating advanced analytical insights into the performance of programs and processes. In addition, this position will be responsible for translating complex analytical and statistical studies to support and inform the decision-making of Tacoma Water's overall system and asset lifecycle planning. This role uses a variety of statistical techniques from data mining, as well as predictive and prescriptive modeling to analyze current and historical facts to make predictions about future or otherwise unknown events. This includes anticipating what will happen, when it will happen, but also why it will happen. Further, suggesting decision options on how to take advantage of a future opportunity or mitigate a future risk and provide the implication of each decision option. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, an excellent written/verbal communicator, and enjoys working in teams. We are looking for someone who has a strong background in developing operational and economic models, developing asset information system strategies and developing risk assessment and mitigation strategies. The System & Asset Planning team is part of the Planning & Engineering (P&E) section of Tacoma Water. P&E is a group of highly skilled professionals responsible for supporting delivery of water to over 300,000 customers. Our values are safety, customer-driven, employee invested, stewardship, and adaptability. 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 Water. Primary Responsibilities: Support the System and Asset Planning and Emergency Management groups in development and execution of objectives, programs, and processes. Supporting System Planning with the P&E intake process to include the development of project charters Supporting Asset Planning on the development and realization of the Asset Management Strategy Roadmap Develop technical analysis to determine failure probabilities and optimal timing strategies. Apply critical asset whole-life cost economic models and statistical asset risk models to support analysis of costs, risks and benefits of capital and O&M investment options. Develop technical reports based on statistical analysis. Use a variety of analytical models and tools such as R, SAS, Python, SQL and NoSQL and data visualization tools to help inform decision-making. Develop functional and technical requirements to support and integrate asset management processes. Develop the criteria, plan and manage the collection, maintenance, storage and dissemination of asset management information. Provide support and expertise to operating sections to help them change their business practices to close data gaps and implement asset management plans and strategies. Developing system lifecycle strategies for our 11 discreet TW Systems and incorporating that data into the development of the 10 year CIP for each of those systems. Support operating sections in the development and implementation of new methods for collecting data for operational decision-making using SAP, GIS and other data tools. Business Case Evaluation (BCE) development and support Manage TWs economic model and provide direction to staff Support the leadership team in development of Tacoma Waters capital portfolio, to include resourcing workshops Develop and implement justification processes for projects Utilize probabilistic analysis to help inform the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) portfolio and inform water system planning short-term and long-term strategies Qualifications An equivalent combination to: Graduation from a four-year college or university with emphasis in economics, statistics, finance, business administration or related field AND Five years' experience performing economic, financial and/or market analysis, preferably with an electric or water utility Desired Qualifications: Experience with economic modeling Institute of Asset Management Certificate A strong background in developing, integrating and continually improving complex economic and/or statistical forecasting models Experience developing asset information system strategies Experience developing risk assessment and mitigation strategies. Knowledge & Skills Strong programming skills Technical writing skills Self-Starter Strategic Thinker Strong verbal and written communication skills Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple complex assignments and competing priorities to produce products that are accurate and on time Effective time management is a must Ability to accurately choose from and utilize a variety of mathematical and/or statistical techniques to formulate conclusions or solve practical problems Experience with SAP, SAS, R, Python, SQL, NoSQL and data visualization tools such as Tableau Ability to program in R, SAS or Python Expert Excel skills Selection Process & Supplemental Information City of Tacoma's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Tacoma Water Tacoma Water has a proud tradition of operating and maintaining one of the country's oldest municipally owned water systems. We provide high-quality water at very competitive prices. We provide direct service to more than 300,000 people throughout Pierce and King counties. Our mission is to provide clean, reliable water. If you share our values of safety, customer-driven, employee invested, stewardship and adaptability, we are looking for you. Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. 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 neogov.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. Should you have any questions about this position please call Human Resources at (253) 591-5400 before 4pm on the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 10/3/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Sep 14, 2022
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Water is looking for it's next Principal Engineer! This position is responsible for electrical design, project management, commissioning, testing, and troubleshooting for all electrical power systems including low and medium voltage distribution, hydro-power and diesel power generation, and services for facilities including water treatment, storage, transmission, and distribution infrastructure and providing Electrical Engineering support to the Water Quality and Operations & Maintenance groups. It is also directly responsible for providing direct supervision to the Electrical Engineering Team within the Electrical & Controls Group. The position is also works with the TPU Cybersecurity team, and City of Tacoma Information Technology Department to architect, implement, and maintain standards, policies, and guidelines on the operations of IT/OT and LAN/WAN network communications systems. Essential Duties: Electrical Engineering Design Prepare and direct the preparation of design work, technical specifications, engineering calculations, and seal (stamp) plans for single and three phase power services from 120v to 12.5kv and associated distribution equipment, low and medium voltage power generators, pump stations, IT/OT and LAN/WAN network communications systems, and any other facility equipment. Work with vendors, engineers, technicians, electricians, and mechanics in the field to install and commission new designs. Electrical Condition Assessment, Inspections, and Engineering Technical Support Assess Tacoma Water's electrical infrastructure, IT/OT and LAN/WAN communication infrastructure for the purposes of troubleshooting issues on wells, pump stations, pipelines, reservoirs, data transmission systems. Perform the necessary condition assessment and ensure the information is captured to be able to make business decisions on such assets Provide any technical support on issues that may arise from maintenance operations or development that is outside the expertise of other groups. Supervision Supervise Electrical Engineers in their performance of professional engineering design, documentation, specifications creation, and project management in the operation and maintenance of complex control, electrical, IT/OT, and LAN/WAN network communication systems Determine appropriate workloads and schedules for both short and long-term goals Make recommendations to higher management on hiring, terminating, discipline and formal recognition for subordinates Project Management Prepare and direct the preparation of project scopes and/or business case evaluations for the purposes of justifying projects and securing funding to move forward with the work Responsible for planning, scheduling, and managing costs for the electrical engineering group Responsible for project results with authority to conduct public bidding and award processes, direct/negotiate changes to contracts, enforce contract provisions, process payments, and change orders, oversee inspection, and resolve conflict disputes for the construction relating to the electrical and control systems of major drinking water supply and water treatment facilities such as pump stations, wells, pipelines, reservoirs, radio sites, and treatment facilities Engineering Call-out Support Provide 24/7 (as available) engineering call-out support for facility maintenance staff Occasionally involves off-hours site visits to repair and troubleshoot equipment Qualifications Four-year degree from an accredited college or university in civil, mechanical, or electrical engineering or related field, Five-years' lead or supervision experience. Professional Engineer License LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington Driver's License at the time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Selection Process & Supplemental Information City of Tacoma's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Tacoma Water Tacoma Water has a proud tradition of operating and maintaining one of the country's oldest municipally owned water systems. We provide high-quality water at very competitive prices. We provide direct service to more than 300,000 people throughout Pierce and King counties. Our mission is to provide clean, reliable water. If you share our values of safety, customer-driven, employee invested, stewardship and adaptability, we are looking for you. Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or neogov.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. Should you have any questions about this position please call Human Resources at (253) 591-5400 before 4pm on the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 10/4/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Sep 13, 2022
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Fire Department (TFD) is currently seeking candidates interested in serving our community as firefighters and emergency medical technicians (EMT). TFD takes great pride in its ability to serve the needs of our diverse community. Each day our citizens call upon us to respond to a variety of emergencies: fires, emergency medical incidents, technical rescues, hazardous materials, marine incidents and more. Firefighter/EMTs are responsible for the protection of life, property and the environment. They perform general duty firefighting work: combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires, providing emergency medical services and maintaining fire department equipment, apparatus and quarters. Firefighters also prepare and maintain a variety of records and electronic reports and constantly interact with the public in a positive way. TFD protects a service area of 71 square miles (Tacoma, Fife, Fircrest and associated waterways) with a population of more than 200,000. The department also services the Port of Tacoma, one of the largest container ports in North America, covering over 2,400 acres. TFD has 16 active fire stations distributed throughout our response area. Our front-line uniform personnel staff operates 16 engine companies, four ladders, five medic units, and three command vehicles. Uniformed personnel also cross-staff a fireboat, hazardous material unit and technical rescue vehicle. The majority of the uniformed force is engaged in fire suppression and emergency medical service delivery. For additional information please visit the Tacoma Fire Department page. IMPORTANT: PLEASE REVIEW THE FULL JOB ANNOUNCEMENT AS THE TESTING PROCESS HAS CHANGED. IF YOU STILL HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE APPLICATION AND TESTING PROCESS OR NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT 253-591-5400. The City of Tacoma offers generous employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment Medical, dental, and vision coverage for eligible employees, spouses/domestic partners and eligible dependents, including children up to age 26 Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code Vacation and sick leave Paid holidays Excellent Retirement plan Annual Salary $71898.03 - $99078.70 City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications Graduation from high school or equivalent and a minimum of 18 years of age. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State Driver's License is required at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician is required by completion of Firefighter Recruit Academy EMT Training with maintenance thereafter. Firefighter candidates are evaluated by the minimum medical standards (NFPA 1582) adopted by the Association of Washington Cities and the Washington State Association of Fire Chiefs. These standards include being a non-smoker, which is defined as having quit use of any tobacco product two or more years ago and having normal lung function. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Applications will be accepted until November 21, 2022, 5:00 p.m. 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. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to take the online/remote written examination tentatively scheduled for either December 15th or 16th, 2022 . There will be no alternative test dates . Applicants must pass the written examination in order to be placed on the eligible list for further hiring consideration. ***TACOMA FIRE DEPARTMENT 2023 RECRUITMENT INFORMATION*** The upcoming Entry-level Firefighter Test for the Tacoma Fire Department will evaluate whether or not you possess the critical, and job-related, skills and abilities necessary for success on the job. Qualified applicants for the 2023 recruitment will be provided instructions on the process and next steps to follow to take the online entry-level firefighter test. Every qualified applicant will be given a unique test link prior to the scheduled test day with instructions on how to access the online test successfully. Attempts to take the test prior to the actual test day will automatically expire the test link and you will not receive another link. If you cannot locate the test link in your email inbox, please check your spam/junk filter first before emailing for assistance at help@fpsi.com . On the actual test day, you will need to ensure that you have a laptop or desktop computer (Windows, Mac, or Linux) and you must use one of the following internet browsers (Chrome, Safari, Edge, or FireFox) to take the online test. In preparation for the 2023 Entry-Level Firefighter test, Tacoma Fire Department is offering a free orientation guide as a helpful tool to prepare for the online firefighter test. The orientation guide will be attached to the email you receive once you pass minimal qualifications. Please note-the 2023 Tacoma Fire Department recruitment process does not require a study guide. Do not purchase the FPSI TPM 11th Ed. study guide as it will not apply to the Tacoma 2020 test process! A nationally recognized candidate physical ability test (CPAT) will be administered during the first eight weeks of the Firefighter Recruit Academy. The CPAT assesses the physical abilities necessary to perform the duties of a firefighter. The CPAT must be successfully completed for continued employment with the Tacoma Fire Department. Click here for a CPAT course description . Additional employment information: Individuals who are given a conditional offer of employment must also pass a background check, pre-employment medical examination, and drug screening. New employees must successfully complete a one-year probationary period, from date of hire, prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and IAFF Local 31. The Community Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant development such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of the Thea Foss Waterway, the expansions of both the MultiCare and Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the 1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the application process or questions regarding this job announcement please contact the Human Resources office at (253) 591-5400 by 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. This will allow us to assist you before the job announcement closes. ( 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: 11/21/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Sep 08, 2022
Full Time
Position Description This position is open until filled. Applications received by September 28 2022, will receive first consideration. The Public Works Transportation Division is recruiting for an Appointive Position of Principal Engineer in their Traffic Engineering & Safety Section. The Public Works Department (PWD) provides critical services for our city and its citizens and visitors. The Department's employees allow our city to function by tending to our infrastructure needs and improving our surroundings. Safety, cleanliness, and efficient operations of our streets, buildings, and facilities are primary objectives. The Traffic Engineering & Safety Section within the Transportation Division is seeking a licensed Professional Engineer to oversee a work group dedicated to carrying out technical designs and review relating to traffic signals, streetlighting, warning beacons, and Intelligent Transportation Systems. In addition to leading the work group and managing its staff, this position will still need to perform advanced level engineering duties to support the City's Transportation Master Plan and complex projects, including ones in which the City partners with other agencies/organizations. The ideal candidate would have the skills and experience to support the above while also being able to provide expert support in other areas of traffic engineering, including traffic operations, safety evaluations, right-of-way design, and permitting regulations. The ideal candidate would be committed to public service and be approachable, while also being able to organize and express ideas through excellent oral and written communications appropriate for a wide variety of audiences. This position is responsible for providing supervisory/lead functions for the Signal/Streetlighting/ITS work group which will abide by and uphold the Tacoma Municipal Code (TMC), the City's Right-of-Way Design Manual, and other state/national regulations and codes relating to public infrastructure. The ideal candidate will exemplify the necessary traits, skills and abilities described below: Essential Traits: Instill Trust - gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity and authenticity. Manage Complexity - can make sense of complex, high quality, and sometimes, contradictory information to solve problems effectively. Action Oriented - take on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm. Optimize Work Processes - knows the most effective and efficient processes to get things accomplished, with a focus on continuous improvement. Ensure Accountability - hold self and others accountable to meet commitments Drive Results - consistently achieve results, even under tough circumstances Collaborate - build partnerships and work collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives Skills and Abilities: Ability to read and understand engineering site plans, technical reports and manuals. Significant experience with traffic signal, streetlight, and intelligent transportation system design. Experience with transportation planning and engineering, and knowledge of civil engineering standards and practices. Experience with project management, budgeting, and consultant contract administration. Experience with applicable Federal, State and Local regulations, including ADA, SEPA and NEPA; and current literature, trends, and developments in the transportation field. Ability to research, prepare, and present technical recommendations to other departments, officials, and external groups. Ability to work in a sometimes hectic and high pressure atmosphere. Participate in and/or lead multi-disciplinary teams. Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and assignments. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent customer (whether internal or external) service skills, specifically: Responding to requests in a timely manner. Reviewing engineering documents quickly, accurately, and thoroughly. Providing clear explanations of recommendations. 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. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: Position may require driving, sitting, standing, walking or climbing for long periods of time. Work performed in office, field and other environments. 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. WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment. Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits. Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26. Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Personal time off. Paid holidays. A great pension plan. Qualifications DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS Four-year degree from an accredited college or university in civil, mechanical, or electrical engineering or related field, five-years' experience as a licensed Professional Engineer with lead or supervisory experience. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Professional Engineer License. Valid Washington Driver's License at the time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills COMPETENCIES: ANALYTICAL Develop methods of data collection and results interpretation. As necessary, implement results into research studies or programs with appropriate and effective course of action based upon outcome or findings as it applies to assigned duties. COMMUNICATIONS Prepare oral and written communications for professional and general public consumption that are effective in interpreting, applying and explaining codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures in support of department's activities. LEADERSHIP Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with employees, 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 objectives. Remain abreast of the latest management methods and techniques. PROFESSIONALISM Current on applicable laws, codes, regulation, policies and procedures within engineering field assigned. Proficient in engineering practices and principles within field of expertise. 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. This is a competitive selection process. Your application will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of education, certifications and related experience. Applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond to the Department's needs will be eligible for further consideration. Those who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on a referral list for review and potential interview selection. Per City of Tacoma Personnel Management Policy #170, the City of Tacoma is a drug-free work environment. Appointment is subject to successful completion of a pre-employment background and references check. When you work for the City of Tacoma you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a healthy work/life balance, the potential for flexible work schedules (with some job classifications), continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program. We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny: http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhires http://www.cityoftacoma.org/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contact the Human Resources office at (253) 591.5400 by 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. This will allow us to assist you before the job announcement closes. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Aug 27, 2022
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma is seeking an Information Technology - Chief Data Officer (Assistant Information Technology Director) to join the City's Information Technology Department. The CDO reports directly to the CIO (IT Director) and is accountable for the delivery and operations of a portfolio of Information Technology services. The CDO is instrumental in furthering our goal of being a data fluent and driven organization. We are searching for a seasoned leader and change agent who can build a Citywide community around improving the value of our data assets. This includes guiding and developing our dedicated IT staff, delivery partners, and business partners to achieve operational excellence and measurable benefits. This is an opportunity to shape the entire product and service offerings for data and analytics to achieve better community outcomes. This is an amazing opportunity to join a strong leadership team that shares a passion for both technology and public service. Key Current and Near Term Initiatives: Continual improvement of our Product and Service oriented operating model Supervisory and leadership capacity development Service Management and value demonstration Digital Workplace modernization Cybersecurity and Resiliency Major application deployments (ERP, Permitting, GIS) 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. Working in the Information Technology Department and supporting local government departments which directly serves the residents of Tacoma is a fulfilling and satisfying career. 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 offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment, including telework. 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. Flexible schedules. A great pension plan. City of Tacoma Recruitment: One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications An equivalent combination to: graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree and three or more years of progressively responsible related experience in information technology systems management, strategic planning and project management. Requires experience: in managing large and complex budgets in a sophisticated business environment. Experience in a government environment preferred. Successful candidate will have demonstrated competencies and significant accomplishments from prior work experience. 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. Individuals may have to pass a background check. Depending upon assignment a WA driver's license may be required. Knowledge & Skills Creative and Innovative Thinking Develop innovative ideas that provide solutions to workplace challenges. Articulates future visions and possibilities. Negotiate Agreements Effectively work with others to understand interests and actively strive to achieve agreements or resolve differences in a timely manner. Relationship Building Build constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation and mutual respect. Communications Effectiveness Convey clear, timely, written and verbal, persuasive messages that positively influence the thoughts and actions of others. Performance Leadership Create and nurture a performance-based culture that supports efforts to accomplish the organizational mission and goals. Selection Process & Supplemental Information To be considered for this career opportunity: Please apply online and attach the following : Resume - describing your experience and capacity as it relates to the responsibilities of this position Cover Letter Copies of your degree or certificates of training Applications received by September 12, 2022 will receive first consideration. NOTE: Applications received without the required resume, cover letter, and writing sample(s) 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 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 220,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive, international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant development such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of the Thea Foss Waterway, the expansions of both the MultiCare and Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the 1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. 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 YouTubeVideo! 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. 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: