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!

 

 

 

   

10 job(s) at City of Tacoma

City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 23, 2020
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power's Utility Technology Services (UTS) section is seeking a Machine Learning Engineer responsible for designing and developing utilityindustry applicable machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, and pattern recognition models and incorporating them into the utility analytics ecosystem. As the machine learning engineer, you will determine and develop machinelearning and data science approaches and solutions, document model designs, and develop recommendations and business insights to managers and staff across the utility to make better decisions, optimize utility operations, and enhance customer services. The right candidate will be customer service oriented and be able to communicate technical information to non-technical users, be skilled in analysis, problem solving and troubleshooting, and be knowledgeable in reporting/analytic technologies. Responsibilities include: Design, train, and develop machine learning models capable of processing large volumes of utility data in order to provide predictive insights to the utility. Collaborate with data engineers, solutions architects, developers, business staff, and other technical staff to translate requirements into predictive and prescriptive machine learning and data science solutions, including models, algorithms, and predictive insights. Maintain machine learning models and data science solutions, including experimentation, testing, production support, versioning, model lifecycle management, and overall deployment performance tuning. Work with data engineers and solutions architects to build and optimize data pipelines for machine learning and data science solution processing. Establish and inform common data science and advanced analytics standards, including model templates, model solutions architecture, and model drift prevention techniques. Encourage the use of standard modeling methods and communication, conducting or coordinating training on the standard methods and approaches. Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or related field, Master's degree preferred; 2+ years of experience as a Data Architect or senior-level Data Engineer or 5+ years of experience as a Data Applications Developer/Engineer or Database Administrator; Experience with supervised, unsupervised, and reinforcement learning algorithms desired; Skill in data modeling, data architecture, and software architecture desired; Expert-level proficiency in SQL and working with large datasets desired; Programming skill in Python, R, Scala, or another object-oriented language desired; Knowledge of machine learning frameworks such as Keras or TensorFlow desired; Knowledge of big data technologies, such as NoSQL, distributed file systems and dat lake design patterns desired; Knowledge of Apache Spark, Hadoop, or another distributed computing system desired; Advanced mathematics skills (linear algebra, Bayesian statistics, group theory, etc) desired; Knowledge of reporting analytic technologies desired; Required Knowledge: Expert-level knowledge of data architecture principles, approaches, best practices and emerging technologies. Skill in customer service and working with a variety of people from diverse backgrounds. Ability to work independently and as a team member. Knowledge of implementing data-centric applications, such as data lakes, data warehouses, and data pipelines. Knowledge of big data technologies, such as NoSQL, distributed file systems and data lake design patterns. Knowledge of cloud-based big data ecosystems, such as Amazon Web Services, Snowflake and Azure. Knowledge of data ingestion design patterns, including streaming analytics, complex event processing and micro-services. Knowledge of master data management best practices and the ability to lead in their implementation and maintenance. Knowledge to produce conceptual, logical and physical data models. Knowledge of data governance processes and structures. Knowledge of application, data development and data discovery methodologies. Knowledge of metadata management-maintenance as well as design and implementation of metadata-driven enterprise solutions. Knowledge of data classification, business ownership/stewardship definition and developing role-based data access. Advanced knowledge of relational databases. Knowledge of ETL (extract, transform, load) methodologies and tools. Knowledge of data privacy, compliance and security principles. Skill in analysis, problem solving and troubleshooting. Strong written and verbal communication skills. 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 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. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable,walkablecities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 20, 2020
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Water has a unique opportunity for multiple Water Utility engineers to join our new Planning & Engineering Section. The Planning & Engineering Section is responsible for performing planning and engineering services related to the following: Water supply forecasting and water resource needs. Water quality, water treatment and regulatory compliance at the 150 million-gallons-per-day Green River Filtration Facility, in-town groundwater systems, and throughout the distribution system. Regional transmission of water supply through 150 miles of large-diameter water mains, pumping stations, standpipes, and reservoirs. Local water distribution to our customers through over 1,250 miles of small-diameter water mains. Electrical, communications, instrumentation and control, and cathodic protection equipment. Our section has opportunities for engineers at all levels of experience, from recent college graduates through experienced professional engineers with expertise in hydraulics, design of water infrastructure and facilities, water system planning, water quality and water treatment, levels of service development, seismic risk management, and extensive project and program management. If you are interested in growth and development in your career, serving your community, being mentored (or developing staff), and having the potential to gain direct experience in every aspect of water system planning and design, we want to hear from you! The ideal candidates are self-motivated, enjoy collaborating in teams, and want to be part of a learning culture. You would be joining the Planning & Engineering team in Tacoma Water, 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 and Accountabilities: We have immediate openings in the following areas of Planning and Engineering: System and Asset Planning The System and Asset Planning group is responsible for developing and maintaining the overall plan for Tacoma's water system. We focus on system demands, development, hydraulics, levels of service, risk and resiliency to ensure that we can guarantee our customers safe and reliable water supply for future generations. We also focus on managing Tacoma Water's Asset Management Program. Asset Management is defined as an integrated set of processes to minimize the lifecycle costs of owning, operating and maintaining assets, at an acceptable level of risk, while continuously delivering established levels of service. Water System Planning Engineer Oversee development of Tacoma Water's Water System Plan. Incorporate hydraulic modeling, demand and development projections, and levels of service into comprehensive system planning and service area management. Condition assessment and leak detection program development and management. Oversee planning for seismic resiliency and critical backbone infrastructure. Support development of business case evaluations (BCEs) to identify and justify capital projects. Project Delivery The Project Delivery group is responsible for design, procurement of construction/consultant services, and managing the construction for water infrastructure projects. Our group consists of technicians, engineers, and inspectors that oversee the entire life cycle of a project from design to construction to commissioning. We work on water main projects located throughout our service area which spans 7 municipalities and 2 counties and consists of water mains from 4-inch at local neighborhoods to 90-inch for regional transmission. We also oversee the design of vertical infrastructure, like buildings, pump stations, standpipes, reservoirs, and water treatment facilities. Distribution Infrastructure Engineer Support project design and execution for Tacoma Water's Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for distribution mains and associated infrastructure. Manage water main projects by developing project scopes, scheduling, and coordinating with cross-functional teams and external agencies. Develop engineering design drawings including review of record documentation, designing utility alignment/profiles and water system connections and shutdowns. Support design through construction contract administration, by resolving construction issues and developing change order documents. Manage the program of water main distribution projects throughout the service area by coordinating with internal and external stakeholders, resourcing, and overseeing the programmatic level budget and schedule. Transmission and Vertical Infrastructure Engineer Support project design and execution for Tacoma Water's Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for transmission mains and associated infrastructure, reservoirs, pump stations, standpipes, water treatment facilities, and other water utility facilities. Manage water transmission and vertical infrastructure projects by developing project scopes, scheduling, and coordinating with cross-functional teams and external agencies. Direct and manage external consultants on scope, schedule, and budget of capital projects. Support design through construction contract administration, by resolving construction issues and developing change order documents. Manage the program of transmission and vertical infrastructure projects throughout the service area by coordinating with internal and external stakeholders, resourcing, and overseeing the programmatic level budget and schedule. Qualifications Professional Engineer Qualifications: Four year degree from an accredited college or university Washington State Professional Engineer license or ability to obtain within 6 months of employment 5+ years of professional experience desired Valid Driver's License with a satisfactory driving record. Principal Engineer Qualifications: Four year degree from an accredited college or university Washington State Professional Engineer license or ability to obtain within 6 months of employment 5+ years of professional experience as a Professional Engineer with lead or supervision experience required 10+ years of professional experience desired 3+ years of supervisor experience desired Valid Driver's License with a satisfactory driving record. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Professional Engineer License. Valid Washington Driver's License at the time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. 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. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Marisa Tetreault; if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is one of the nation's healthiest, safest, and most playful cities. We have daily access to stunning natural surroundings and a great quality of life. We are Washington's most diverse big city, with arts, culture, parks, and recreational opportunities that are envied by much larger cities. We recognize how lucky we are, but we know we can make it even better....TOGETHER! Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Interested individuals should complete an online application and attach a resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position may be invited to participate in an interview. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to successfully passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or neogov.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. Should you have any questions about this position please call Human Resources at (253) 591-5400 before 5pm on the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 6/15/2020 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 18, 2020
Full Time
Position Description The Finance Manager is the Library's chief financial officer and reports to the library director. The Finance Manager is a member of the Senior Management and Leadership teams, and plays a key role in system-wide strategic planning, coordinating operating activities, and aligning services to maximize resources and enhance performance throughout the organization. The Finance Manager is responsible for directing and overseeing all of the financial activities for the organization and serves as the Library's lead engagement officer with the City's Office of Management and Budget. Areas of responsibility include finance and budget, interagency agreements, strategic analysis and business and operations functions. The position serves as a liaison with the City Attorney's Office in matters related to these functions and the Library's contractual and business operations. The biennial operating budget for the Library in 2019-2020 was $28,200,286 million; the capital budget is approximately $4,572,000. Library funding comes from municipal appropriations, state grants, fee revenue and a variety of gifts, grants, trusts and other sources. The Finance Manager has two direct reports: Account Technician and Senior Account Technician. The Library supports the City of Tacoma's Race and Social Justice Initiative to end institutionalized racism by eliminating barriers to access, providing the staff and public with opportunities for growth, and developing equitable access to the programs and services we offer. If you share those values and meet the qualifications, the Library invites you to apply for this position. Job Responsibilities: Finance Ensures the Library's financial and business operations comply with city, state and federal legal requirements Oversees the Library's financial policies and procedures and audits conducted by the city or state auditor's offices Appraises the organization's financial position and issues financial and operating reports to the Library Director and Library board of trustees Oversees the Library's annual budget process with the City Manager's Office, the City Office of Management and Budget and City Council in order to identify General Fund support for the Library's programs and services Develops an annual Operations Plan that authorizes operating and capital budget allocations, as well as personnel allocation, and identifies revenues to support planned expenditures Directs/oversees the budgeting, audit, tax and accounting functions for the organization Establishes business relationships with key city finance and executive leadership, the Library Foundation, and Friends of the Library organizations Oversees Library trusts and other assets for the Library Monitors budget to ensure efficient and proper use of contract, capital and operating funds Oversees risk management Works with the Library Foundation to ensure fiscal requirements for grants and contracts are identified, realized and monitored Supervises the monitoring of all contracts to ensure compliance with fiscal and programmatic reporting Oversees financial and operational analysis to support strategic priorities and the development of services and programs Operations Oversees the development and implementation of operating and contracting policies and procedures and related processes with the City Attorney's Office and City contracting services Oversees the Library's building and grounds maintenance, the capital improvement program, custodial services, parking garage and space / retail leases Oversees the Library's risk management in conjunction with the City's Risk Management Office and City Attorney's office Assists with negotiations and administration of lease and vendor agreements and conducts competitive vendor selection processes Administration Participates on the Library's Senior Management and Leadership teams to provide direction and leadership on the Strategic Direction, policy review, and administrative and budget oversight for the Library Participates as a spokesperson and Library representative as appropriate with other members of the Senior Management Team The Tacoma Public Library offers a generouspackage of employee benefits including: Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses/domestic partners and dependents, including children up to age 26 Vision and Dental coverage for eligible employees Personal time off Paid holidays A great pension plan Qualifications The IDEAL CANDIDATE will have the following experience: Knowledgeable about financial systems, budgeting, fiscal policy and political decision-making processes in a public library, government, or not-for-profit agency; Innovative, analytic, collaborative and self-directed; Knowledgeable in the area of race and social justice, and developing policies with stakeholder involvement for better community and staff equity; Show a commitment to intellectual freedom; Demonstrate competency in approaching the development and evolution of policies and procedures with a priority focus on safety and equity while maintaining a welcoming environment for all patrons; An open, tactful and honest communicator who inspires trust; Exercise and promote excellent customer service with internal and external parties; Seek, support and foster creative contributions from others. A master's degree in public administration or business administration is desirable, or equivalent combination of educational background and professional experience Five-plus (5+) years of progressively responsible experience providing direct oversight to major operating divisions in a large complex public or not-for-profit organization. Significant experience with change management, supporting employee involvement and the implementation of new processes and procedures strongly desired Experience in a unionized environment including providing guidance on financial matters to other managers/supervisors Experience interpreting complex financial data and providing concise management reports on a variety of topics Knowledge of and proven experience applying effective management practices and principles, including personnel administration, budget development, strategic planning and project management. Contract administration experience also required Experience developing effective working relationships with elected and appointed officials Strong negotiation, persuasion and mediation skills are required The ability to lead effectively by example, inspire staff and promote enthusiastic teamwork Exceptional interpersonal skills and creative problem-solving ability Exceptional written and oral communication skills, including experience delivering public presentations to diverse audiences Knowledge of public libraries and a belief in the essential role that libraries play within a community Knowledge & Skills Financial Acumen : Demonstrated ability to use key financial indicators to make better business decisions. Decision Making : Ability to gather relevant information; use analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment to make timely decisions that advance the organization. Honesty and Integrity : Ability to gain the trust of others through consistent honesty and integrity, honoring commitments, and treating others with respect. Communication : Ability to convey a clear understanding based on the needs of the audience, active listening, providing timely and helpful information, and encouraging the expression of ideas and opinions. Resourcefulness: Ability to effectively and efficiently acquire and deploy resources, and get the most out of limited resources. Problem Solving: Ability to make sense of complex and sometimes contradictory information to solve problems, able to define the problem before taking action, identify root causes, utilize multiple sources of information, filter what's relevant, identify pros and cons of available options, and deliver thoughtful solutions. Organization: Plan and prioritize work aligned with organizational priorities, exercise sound project management to meet milestones and achieve desired outcomes. Work Direction: Assign work, give clear directions and expectations, monitor progress toward achieved goals, provide guidance and support when needed. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your responsibilities as it relates to this position. Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position may be invited to participate inan interview and work assessment. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. The online application system may require you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend a minimum of one hour entering the required information. Communication from the City of Tacoma/Library: 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 Library Human Resources Manager at (253) 292.2001 Ext. 1230 before the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 5/29/2020 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 08, 2020
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Water's Business Services division is seeking a skilled Senior Project and Portfolio Manager.This position will lead the effort to elevate project and portfoliomanagement competencies within Tacoma Water. Working cross functionally, this position will manage the design and development of common methods, tools, processes, and training to support a formalized project/portfolio-management capability within the organization. This person will foster relations with diverse groups of employees in order to develop the valuable channels of information exchange, mutual understanding, and decision-making support neededtoestablish and manage an ongoing controllingproject management capability within Tacoma Water. As the capability matures, this position will also coordinate and/or supervise the implementation of projectsthat are complex and significant in scope and resource-intensity, using professional project management methodologies. Responsibilities include: Build Water PMO Select and deploy PM tools and methodologies Provide training and development Provide PM support and leadership for special projects Qualifications Bachelor's degree in public or business administration or related field Five years progressively responsible experience in project research, planning, management, and implementation; contract and budget administration; policy development; and coordination/consultation with a variety of public and private agencies, organizations and/or levels of government, and experience supervising staff or large teams. Experience using PMI methodology to develop scope documents, project management plans, communication plans, project schedules, change management and risk and issue logs desired; Experience leading SCRUM/Agile project methodology desired; Experience using portfolio and resource management tools and adapting them to the needs of the organization desired; Project Management Professional Certificate desired; 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 byMarisa Tetreault; if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn! 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 peoplethroughout 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. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is one of the nation's healthiest, safest, and most playful cities. We have daily access to stunning natural surroundings and a great quality of life. We are Washington's most diverse big city, with arts, culture, parks, and recreational opportunities that are envied by much larger cities. We recognize how lucky we are, but we know we can make it even better....TOGETHER! Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Apr 28, 2020
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Water'sPlanning& Engineeringdivision is seeking a SCADA Engineer. The position will perform engineering duties in the preparation, implementation, coordination, evaluation and analysis of engineering projects, studies and functions. Assignments require a high level of technical expertise in the field of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Instrumentation and Control Systems. This position also designs, recommends, implements, and commissions water facility's electrical system, electrical control system, and communication systems. Responsibilities: Monitor the Tacoma Water Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) network and install necessary security software, and train users on network computer security Prepare technical specifications, engineering calculations and plans for a wide range of engineering projects under the supervision of a licensed engineer Inspect and test equipment, devices and facilities to determine causes of equipment malfunction or failure and to assure safe and efficient operation Provide support, maintenance, upkeep, and renewal & replacement of SCADA system and network Administer contracts with various consultants, contractors, developers, suppliers and agencies Research and analyze technical information and data and prepare reports Provide support to others in the selection, procurement, testing, installation and acceptance of project components and equipment Conduct surveys, forecasts, plans, studies and cost estimates related to various projects and programs Coordinate and review the work of outside consultants and vendors for compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations Respond to and investigate customer questions and complaints; provide information concerning services, programs, projects, policies and objectives Prepare cost estimates, advertise, and evaluate bids Respond to and investigate issues with projects, contracts, daily network operations, and control systems for the SCADA and electrical system Evaluate and coordinate maintenance and/or repair of data network and SCADA system Research, analyze, and perform advanced engineering calculations to assess network operations Respond, investigate and troubleshoot issues with network, instrumentation and control systems faults. Provide effective project and time management with minimal supervision Qualifications Bachelors Degree in civil, mechanical, electrical, computer engineering or related field (Engineering in Training or Professional Engineer Certificate may be substituted for degree) 3+ years' experience with Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Instrumentation and Control Systems Proficient in Siemens TIA and WinCC control system programming and configuration with five years of experience desired; LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS May require a valid Washington Driver's License at the time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed byMarisa Tetreault if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn! 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 peoplethroughout 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. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is one of the nation's healthiest, safest, and most playful cities. We have daily access to stunning natural surroundings and a great quality of life. We are Washington's most diverse big city, with arts, culture, parks, and recreational opportunities that are envied by much larger cities. We recognize how lucky we are, but we know we can make it even better....TOGETHER! Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Apr 09, 2020
Full Time
Position Description MULTIPLE POSITIONS FOR SEASONAL LABORERS APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. POSITIONS WILL BE SCHEDULED FOR 3 - 6 MONTHS. The City of Tacoma is seeking highly motivated people devoted to public service to join our team in providing exceptional service to the citizens and rate payers of Tacoma. Laborers are generally hired on a temporary basis (normally employed for a period of one hundred twenty (120) calendar days or less) to perform heavy manual labor, and can work with different Departments at the City of Tacoma and Tacoma Public Utilities. This is a great opportunity to join the City of Tacoma and acquire valuable work skills and gain relevant municipal experience. This isalso a very good job for those seekingshort-term employment. If the below list of personal traits sounds like you, then you are just the type of person we are looking for to joinour teamas atemporary Laborer. Excellentattendance Enjoy working both indoors and outdoors, in all types of weather conditions Reliable and detail oriented Great customer service Enjoy working as part of a team Enjoysphysically demanding workand completing avariety oftasks Examples of job responsibilities: Sweeps streets, gutters and alleys, loads dirt from streets into a truck; removes snow from sidewalks and stairs, and spreads sand or salt on icy streets Cut grass and remove weeds on parking strips; rain gardens, ponds and ditches; rakes and loads grass and brush; mows lawns and cleans grounds; cuts trees and brush along rights-of-way; plants, waters and assists in care of shrubs, flowers and grass Digs ditches, trenches, and post holes and loads dirt and construction materials Pours concrete and fills pavement cracks with asphalt and shovels asphalt paving mix in repairs of streets Uses a jackhammer to break asphalt or concrete; shovels broken material into a dump truck Builds, repairs, cleans and maintains solid waste containers Delivers and removes solid waste containers for customers Picks up debris on and around the grounds and the buildings at the Recovery and Transfer Center Uses a pressure washer Uses manual and power tools Performs traffic control for job sites Performs light to medium manual labor and related duties as assigned. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Outdoor and indoor environment; subject to noise and fumes from equipment operation and adverse weather conditions. Position requires heavy lifting, climbing, hoisting and pulling Some positions may require working weekend, holidays and flexible hours Candidates must successfully complete a physical ability test as a condition to hire. 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 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Some experience in performing heavy manual work; completion of the eighth grade; or any equivalent combination of experience and training. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid Driver's License will be required at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills KNOWLEDGE OF: Applicable occupational hazards and safety precautions SKILLS: Ability to understand and follow specific oral instructions Ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods, often under adverse climate conditions Maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others Operate motor vehicles Perform heavy manual labor Selection Process & Supplemental Information WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment. Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. 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.* **Temporary Employees are eligible for benefits coverage. Please see link for an overview guide of the benefit plans and programs offered by the city; including general information on effective dates, options, costs, and coverage. https://cms.cityoftacoma.org/HR/Benefits/OE/employeebenefitsguide.pdf The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success.This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. To be considered for this opportunity: Interested individuals must apply online and meet the minimum qualifications to progress in the referral process. NOTE: This is a Continuous Recruitment that will remain open for an indefinite period of time.It is in the best interest of all candidates to ensure your application materials are submitted via our on-line processas soon as possible, as Hiring Managers from any City of Tacomaor Tacoma Public Utilities Department may select candidates for interview at any time. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on thereferral list for interview and hiring consideration. Once on the list, candidates may be considered for temporary Laborer vacancies at the City of Tacoma for one year.Interviews may include a practical demonstration of skills and/or completion of a skills/knowledge assessment. Per City of Tacoma Personnel Management Policy #170, the City of Tacoma is a drug-free work environment. Appointment is subject to passing a background check and a pre-employment medical exam and drug screen and physical ability test. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Teamsters Local Union #117. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, callthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement. Closing Date/Time:
City of Tacoma Tacoma, WA, USA
Mar 17, 2020
Full Time
Our ideal candidate   will be a person who exemplifies the following traits: Strong personal motivation and drive – an energetic and committed self-starter Excellent interpersonal communication skills High-performing customer service and conflict management skill sets Outgoing, positive personality who enjoys working with a diverse group of co-workers and customers Creative and organized thinking skills who enjoys drilling into details Interest and curiosity in a wide array of technical job duties with an environmental focus As the Urban Forestry Management Analyst, you will: Engage the community   with the intent to achieve sustainable, long-term outcomes that meet the needs of our diverse community.  Attend and coordinate meetings with community members, staff, and partners to gather information and provide expertise; participate in committee meetings and forums as needed. Prepare and/or present effective oral and written communications. Practice customer service   by answering customer phone calls regarding trees and tree management in Tacoma.  Provide technical support to internal City customers (staff). Assist in administering our public urban forestry incentive programs, including   Grit City Trees ,   Tree Coupons , and other community planting projects. Research and Report   on urban forestry policies, programs and strategies in response to internal management, public officials, and the community. Obtain input and present information to assess and communicate the challenges and benefits of urban forestry policies and programs. Coordinate and oversee the production of Urban Forest Management Plan reports. Develop work plans and schedules   for programs and projects. Prepare reports evaluating actual progress compared to work plan so that City resources are efficiently allocated and managed. Provide analytical support   by coordinating data extraction from various sources. Develop and implement standardized reporting formats. Research, analyze and interpret complex data, develop reports and supporting information. Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)   and other systems to capture financial, service and/or quality information, and program and project tracking. Suggest potential alternatives to improve performance, productivity and efficiency, including workflow tracking. Document existing and develop new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and processes, including planning, budget development and monitoring of studies, reports, projects, and programs.          Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:   Office and outdoor environment, occasional travel to a variety of locations to conduct work and may be exposed to typical hazards encountered at such work sites.
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Mar 17, 2020
Full Time
Position Description At this time the Tacoma Police Department is placing out-of-state lateral candidates at step 4 ($40.55) in the hiring range; in-state laterals will be placed at step 5 ($42.44) in the range. Please note, step placement is at the discretion of the hiring authority and is subject to change at any time. A Police Officer is responsible for crime prevention, criminal apprehension, and the general enforcement of laws and ordinances. This is general duty and investigatory police work involving the protection of life, property and preservation of the peace. Work involves an element of personal danger and employees must be able to act without direct supervision. Physical requirements include above-average physical endurance in running, climbing and lifting as well as good balance, hearing and vision. Qualifications Must be currently employed as a Law Enforcement Officer Must have12 or more months of continuous post-commissioned street patrol experience. The only exception is any Law Enforcement Officer, who was laid off due to budget or reduction-in-force issues. There may not be more than a 24-month break in service Non-patrol sworn officer experience, such as jail/corrections/court, or dispatch, does not count toward "street patrol experience" in calculating the total months of post-commissioned experience Must be a US Citizen Must be a high school graduate or have a G.E.D. NOTE: Applicants who failed probation, were terminated, resigned in lieu of termination, are about to be terminated, or would not be considered for rehire by their former department or agency, are not eligible for a lateral position. Knowledge & Skills Understanding of the principals, practices and procedures used in police work Up-to-date knowledge of State, County and City laws and ordinances, recent legislation and court decisions affecting police duties Geography of the city Traffic and crowd control techniques Operation of a variety of specialized police vehicles and equipment Crime scene preservation and investigation methods and techniques Preparing clear and concise electronic reports Exercising independent judgment when responding to emergencies Ability to multi-task Correct usage of English; grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary Physical requirements will adhere to the Tacoma Police Officer job classification specification. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Applicants must pass a Physical Fitness Ability Test (PAT) to remain on the eligibility list and proceed further in the selection process. The PAT will consist of a minimum of 5 push-ups, 14 Sit-ups, and completion of a 1 ½ mile run in 17.55 minutes. Applicants must pass all phases both before and after the eligibility list is established, including driving record, credit history, conviction/arrest record, work history, reference check, oral board interview and polygraph examination. Applicants may be removed from the eligible list for failure to pass the pre-employment interview, background investigation or any other screening element. Once a conditional offer of employment is made, all applicants must undergo a medical examination and psychological evaluation to determine if they meet the Tacoma Police Department standards in effect at the time of examination. The medical examination will include a drug screening. Please note, the lateral hiring process can take between three and six months. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 6 Tacoma Police Union IUPA. Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Possession of a Washington State Driver's License is required at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. In addition, possession of a valid First Aid card and CPR card with maintenance thereafter are required prior to the end of the probationary period. An employee must successfully complete a twelve-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Closing Date/Time:
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Mar 17, 2020
Full Time
Position Description This position is responsible for the development and maintenance of the departmental computing and functional systems capability for the Resource Operations & Trading Group, which is a mission critical 24/7 operation. The Resource Operations and Trading Group optimizes Tacoma Power's resource portfolio through efficient, reliable dispatch of generation resources to maximize wholesale energy sales revenue. The wholesale energy trading activities directly impact Tacoma Power's ability to maintain low and stable rates to our customers. Develops new software tools, helps troubleshoot production issues, implements defect fixes, and adds new features. The individual within this role may also be called upon to assist in software project quality assurance, business analyst activities and/or other support tasks. As one of the developers on the team, responsible for the systems as used by the business users within Power Management. Helps troubleshoot production issues, implements defect fixes, and adds new features. Needs to be extremely customer focused. Relies on experience, industry best practices for support and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. This role reports to the Power Management Systems Engineering Lead. The Power Management Systems Engineering workgroup is a small team that develops custom software, integrates vendor solutions and supports the technical systems implemented for the power management operations at Tacoma Power. This is a busy workgroup that is often taking on specific technical industry challenges to solve the fast-paced problems emerging in the new energy markets. Applications will be reviewed onFebruary 18, 2020for first consideration Qualifications B.S / M.S. in Computer Science / Engineering or equivalent. Professional Engineering License (or 10+ years of experience) Desirable Skills & Qualifications 7+ years development experience within an enterprise environment. Proven Self-Starter that can dig into nebulous problems and strong customer focus. Strong Design Skills and familiar with SOLID Design Principles Broad Understanding of Microsoft Technology Stack (WINS) 7+ years experience working with .NET using C# - Full Stack, .NET 4.0+ 5+ years experience in WCF Soap-Based services (Especially Contract-First Development) 4+ years of Service Oriented Architecture development experience (including SOAP UI) 4+ years of experience with XML 5+ years experience with SQL Server, Stored Procedures, T-SQL Experience with SSIS, SSRS, and ETL Processes for Data Scraping, Warehousing and Reporting Experience working in a team-oriented enterprise software development group Experience working in both a Waterfall & Agile software development environment Familiar with industry standard tools for source control and issue tracking such as GIT and JIRA NERC/WECC & CIP reliability standards and applicability to Tacoma Power's resource operations and trading functions. Experience working in Operational Environment with 24x7 uptime requirements. Experience managing a SQL Server Data Warehouse, implementing Data Scraping & ETL Processes. Desktop UI Development with WPF/XAML CI/CD experience (Bamboo/Octopus) Web Development with ASP.NET Webforms & MVC, Angular, Bootstrap Familiarity with GO, Grafana, InfluxDB Familiarity with Cloud Based Technologies (AWS/Azure) and Linux based systems 2+ years experience with RESTful APIs & JSON Experience with gRPC 2+ year experience with Automated Unit Testing Experience with .NET CORE Knowledge & Skills Design, Implement & Integrate both off-the-shelf and custom software solutions. Track down and resolve software issues Implement application enhancements, change requests Perform project related development tasks (Design, Coding, Testing, etc.) Implement Automated Unit Tests Coordinate with users from different departments and build customer relations Provide system support, track down and resolve issues for business users of Power Management Systems 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 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. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable,walkablecities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Feb 27, 2020
Full Time
Position Description The test date for this recruitment istentatively scheduled for Saturday, July 25, 2020. Please Note: due to concerns around the Coronavirus (COVID-19),the Tacoma Police Department may decide topostpone this test date. We are closely monitoring CDC reports pertaining to COVID-19, and have put measures in place for the safety of our own staff andthose applying for positions with our department. This may require us toreschedule this test.Please continue to apply for the position; we will keepapplicants informed of any changes to the recruitment schedule through email correspondence. This is general duty police work involving the protection of life and property, enforcement of laws and ordinances, maintenance of order, and prevention and investigation of crimes. Work is performed according to departmental regulations and procedures prescribed by superior officers and normally consists of routine patrol, traffic regulations, and crime prevention and investigation on motorcycles, or on foot.Work involves a substantial element of personal danger and employees must be able to act without direct supervision and exercise independent discretion in emergencies. All assignments in this class involve responsibility for recognizing the social importance of police functions, for tactful and courteous treatment of the public, and for conscientious and efficient performance of duties under little direct supervision. Employees may be assigned to work on special assignments which call upon specialized ability and knowledge usually attained through experience as a uniformed Police Officer. Assignments and general and special instructions are received from superior officers who review work by personal inspection, check of reports, and general appraisal of the effectiveness of the employee and the entire police service. Primary Duties Successfully complete the Basic Law Enforcement Academy provided by the Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission; Learn and apply knowledge of basic first aid procedures; Resolve a variety of potentially volatile and dangerous situations in a calm, confident, and effective manner; Drive a patrol car under normal and adverse conditions; Train and use firearms safely in accordance with departmental rules; Clean and maintain assigned firearms and vehicles; Understand and carry out oral and written instructions; Learn, interpret and apply modern principles, practices, and procedures of police work; Write clear and comprehensive reports; Work with the public and coworkers in a professional and courteous manner; Show initiative in performing job functions, and ability to enforce federal, state and local laws. City of Tacoma Recruitment The City of Tacoma wants to employ a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and we welcome candidates with diverse and/or multicultural skill sets and personal experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications You must be a United States citizen; You must possess a high school diploma or GED; You must be at least 20.5 years of age at the time of application - and be 21 years of age by date of appointment; You must be able to meet the physical requirements and medical standards prescribedby theCity of Tacoma and Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: You must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license at time of application. A valid Washington State driver's license is required for employment (with maintenance thereafter)and driving history will be thoroughly assessed during the hiring process. First Aid and CPR card upon hire with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills Fluent English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary. Principles, practices and procedures used in police work. State, County and City laws and ordinances. Recent legislation and court decisions affecting police duties. Traffic and crowd control techniques. Rules of evidence and laws of arrest. Operation of a variety of specialized police vehicles and equipment. Crime scene preservation and investigation methods and techniques. Basic First Aid procedures. Operation of a personal computer. Prepare clear and concise reports. Maintain proficiency in driving and in the use of firearms in accordance with department guidelines. Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action. Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Understand scope of authority. Relate effectively to people of a variety of cultures, languages, abilities and social-economic situations. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Observe legal and defensive driving practices. Comply with safety standards and regulations. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Applicants who have applied and met the City's minimum qualifications, will be contacted by the Police Department's Hiring Officer and sent an Initial Personal History Questionnaire via e-mail. It is the applicant's responsibility to follow all instructions, to check his/her e-mail regularly and to meet set deadlines. Failure to follow the requested processes may result in disqualification. Applicants who are eligible for veterans scoring criteria (Veterans Preference) MUST attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4 (proof of military discharge form) at time of application to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference points. Applicants must pass a Physical Ability Test (PAT) and a written exam before being placed on an eligibility list. In addition, eligible applicants must pass all phases of the hiring process including oral board, pre-offer assessment test, and background investigation. Upon successful completion of these hiring steps, the applicant may receive a Conditional Offer of Employment, conditional upon available positions within the Police Department and the successful completion of the polygraph examination, physical and psychological examinations, and any other phases of the pre-employment process that might need to be accomplished. Applicants may be removed from the eligible list for failure to pass any of these hiring steps. Once an applicantbecomes a commissioned officer, the position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 6 Tacoma Police Union IUPA. Note: The PAT and written exam datesare tentatively scheduled forSaturday, July 25, 2020. Communication from the City of Tacoma: Please indicate in your online application that you prefer email notification as this is the preferred method of communication with the City of Tacoma. In order to receive the most efficient communications from the City of Tacoma Human Resources Department and the Tacoma Police Department, we ask that each applicant create a Gmail email address for correspondence. Please use any combination of your first and last name as the email address. Ex: Smithjane@gmail.com , Janesmith@gmail.com JSmith123@gmail.com . This will assist the Tacoma Police Department hiring unit with tracking information received during the hiring process. We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend an hour or more entering the required information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. If you experience any complications while applying, please contact Human Resources as 253.591.5400 by 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 25, 2020 in order for us to assist you before the closing time. If you are interested in additional information regarding test standards, testing deadlines and other information about the City of Tacoma and the Tacoma Police Department, visit our websites at www.cityoftacoma.org or www.cityoftacoma.org/government/city_departments/police To learn more about the Tacoma Police Department's hiring process and to learn more about the physicalabilities testclick here . Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: 6/26/2020 5:00 PM Pacific