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!

 

 

 

   

45 job(s) at City of Tacoma

City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 19, 2022
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power is looking for an Electrical Inspector to join their Transmission and Distribution division. As an Electrical Inspector, you will inspect various electrical installations to assure compliance with the Tacoma Electrical Code, Tacoma Power Construction Standards, Customer Service Policies, Electric Service Handbook, The National Electrical Code, Washington Administrative Code 296-46B, and The Revised Code of Washington, Chapter 19.28. Responsibilities Include: Inspect new and existing wiring and electrical installations in residences, commercial, industrial, public and other buildings to assure compliance with safety standards, laws and ordinances Check electrical plans and work to assure that all installation and modifications comply with all codes and standards of the industry Perform electrical plan reviews Investigate electrical installations for evidence of meter tampering, power diversion and other illegal practices; check load conditions; investigate complaints of hazardous wiring and un-permitted electrical work Notify customers regarding non-code compliant installations; work with legal departments to resolve customer issues related to major infractions Meet with engineers, architects, planners and others to discuss proposed construction and work in progress Participate in electrical fire investigations with local Fire Departments Communicate with various departments, governmental agencies and outside organizations to coordinate inspections and provide and receive technical information as required Prepare reports and maintain various records Prepare and give presentations Participate on committees Perform other duties as assigned Qualifications An equivalent combination to: Graduation from high school or vocational school including or supplemented by courses in electrical theory and practical applications and Four years journey-level experience as an electrician involved in a variety of work in commercial and industrial areas. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington Driver's License and possession of a valid State of Washington Journeyman Electrician Certificate (ELO-1) and a valid First Aid/C.P.R. Certification at time of application and maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills Working knowledge of Washington Administrative Code 296-46B, revised Code of Washington Chapter 19.28, and the National Electrical Code Understand methods and practices involved in constructing, installing, maintaining, and operating a variety of electrical installations, equipment, and appliances of voltages up to 115,000 Knowledge and use of electrical testing equipment Ability to identify defects and faults in electrical wiring and appliances Knowledge of electrical industry health and safety regulations Interpersonal skills using courtesy, tact, and patience Effective record-keeping techniques Possess strong communication and listening skills Utilize defensive driving 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 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: Work includes indoor and outdoor environment; subject to driving from site to site, noise, and working in adverse weather conditions. Position requires climbing and crawling in confined spaces. An employee in this position is exposed to hazardous construction sites. 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. Appointment is subject to passing a background check which may include a pre-employment medical exam and drug screen. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 483. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or 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: 6/1/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 17, 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 Utility Technology Section (UTS) is seeking an IT Asset Management Analyst (ITAM) to join their team. In this role you will apply your advanced knowledge of database management and ITAM to expand the ITAM program elements to Operational Technology assets in support of Tacoma Power, Water, Rail and Customer Service. Responsibilities Include: Lead asset data quality improvements, conduct research, data gathering and analysis and facilitate workshops to expand the accuracy and efficiency of the Configuration Management Database (CMDB) Conduct asset and service dependency mapping in support of cybersecurity and systems change management Develop and streamline the technology surplus and disposal process for both IT and OT equipment across TPU Support the day-to-day Operational Systems IT Asset Management core functions including hardware, software, lifecycle management and disposal and provide support to the IT Asset Management Supervisor to carry out the centralization of IT Asset Management for Tacoma Public Utilities Qualifications Desired Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Information Technology, IT Asset Management, IT Service Management, Business Administration, or related field 3+ years of experience researching and analyzing policies, laws, rules, or regulations; data management and reporting, and/or business process analyses Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Foundation Training v3 or later preferred; IT Asset Management Foundation (or equivalent) Training and certification preferred; Advanced Excel Skills preferred; Data Analysis skillset preferred; Experience with CMDB (Configuration Management Database) preferred; 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 Alissa McLain if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities, or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable, walkable cities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore. It has the perks of a big city and the charm of a small town. Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: 5/31/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 17, 2022
Full Time
Position Description At Tacoma Public Library (TPL), our mission is to empower our community by bringing people together to discover, connect, create, learn and thrive. Want to make an impact? We're looking for Library Associates who will play a meaningful role on teams in our library branches. As a Library Associate at TPL you will greet patrons with a smile and make them feel welcome at the library, help patrons with essential information services and programs, find the right book, navigate technology, and guide them through research while building awareness of our many services and benefits to the community. Associates are caring, people-oriented, and enjoy collaboration, problem-solving, and finding creative solutions that help all patrons have a great experience at Tacoma Public Library. The ideal candidate is passionate about providing excellent customer service, developing strong community relationships, working collaboratively with others, and is committed to racial equity and social justice to respond to Tacoma's diverse communities' needs and opportunities. Responsibilities include: Plan and conduct programs for all ages that are responsive to evolving community needs and interests Providing a variety of reference services to assist patrons in accessing library materials, technology and online resources Providing reader's advisory, helping patrons find the right book for them Curate creative displays to help patrons choose their next book or learn more about a topic Instruct patrons on how to use library equipment, resources, and systems Perform circulation duties, such as checking books in and out, processing reserves, renewals, applications, and collecting fees Create a safe and welcoming environment for patrons Qualifications Two years full-time library experience or equivalent experience providing information services and programs that meet a community need. An AA in library science may substitute for one year of experience. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their supplemental questionnaire scored. Candidates who pass the assessment will be ranked on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the Tacoma Public Library and Local 120. 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! 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: 5/31/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 17, 2022
Full Time
Position Description NOTE: Please read the full job announcement for complete information regarding this posting. Once the posting closes, applications will be reviewed. Those who pass minimum qualifications will be sent an invitation to take an online assessment to the email address provided on your application. If you have applied for an office assistant in the past, please note, previous testing scores will not be used. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, please contact (253) 591-5400 by 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, an Office Assistant performs a variety of routine and moderately complex clerical duties such as processing documents and records, extracting and compiling records or data, responding to routine inquiries concerning departmental services and procedures, maintaining and monitoring established record keeping, filing and data base systems, and producing forms, letters, record entries and other material. Positions typically perform data retrieval, verification and modification using various computer applications. 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. Telework arrangements may be available, depending on the position and needs of the City. WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma is nestled along the shores of Commencement Bay in Washington State and offers many community parks, miles of beautiful waterfront, hiking & biking trails, golf courses, museums, and a world-class zoo with an aquarium. Tacoma also serves as a gateway to some of the most magnificent natural wonders in the world, such as Puget Sound, Mount Rainier National Park and the Olympic Peninsula. The City of Tacoma provides excellent medical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family; paid holidays and personal time off; participation in Tacoma's Public Employees' Retirement System and a growing variety of City-sponsored health and wellness opportunities. For more information on the City of Tacoma's benefit package feel free to explore City of Tacoma Benefits. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications High school graduate or equivalent and one year of clerical experience. Licenses, Certificates and Other 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. Knowledge & Skills Modern office practices, methods and procedures such as word processing, managing files and records, and other office procedures and terminology Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar Ability to learn general departmental services and operations Ability to establish and maintain harmonious work relationships with co-workers and the general public Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions Ability to solve problems and exercise sound judgment when initiating processes, actions, and alternatives within established procedures, policy, and local practice Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals Ability to use a computer application to accurately enter text, insert pictures, format, edit, printing, save and retrieve word processing documents Ability to use a computer application to accurately enter, manipulate and format text and numerical data, insert, delete and manipulate cells, rows and columns, and create and save worksheets, charts and graphs Ability to use a computer application to manage large amounts of information, including creating and editing simple databases, inputting data, retrieving specific records, and creating reports to communicate the information Ability to navigate the internet to find information, including the ability to open and configure standard browsers and use searches Ability to operate a variety of office equipment including adding machines, printers, multi-line phone systems and copy machines Communicate information effectively to internal and external customers face-to-face, on the telephone, by electronic mail, and through written correspondence Maintain confidentiality of restricted information Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals must apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, 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 points. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to complete an online assessment covering general office skills. This assessment may include the following subjects (but is not limited to): E-mail and Letter Etiquette, Basic Math, Business Communication, Attention to Detail, MS Office 2016 Suite, and Records Management. Candidates who pass the assessment will be placed on an eligibility list for interview and hiring consideration. The eligibility list will be used to fill vacancies as they occur for approximately one year. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 483. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contact the Human Resources office at (253) 591-5400 by 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. This will allow us to assist you before the job announcement closes. Closing Date/Time: 5/31/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 17, 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 Power Management division is looking for a Customer Energy Programs Intern to join their team. The Customer Energy Programs (CEP) Intern will assist Tacoma Power in delivering value to its customers and the community through conservation programs, energy education and outreach at community events. The efforts this position will assist with include, but are not limited to: reviewing processes and recommending improvements to increase efficiencies and program participation, engaging with customers participating in conservation programs, and at community events; giving presentations to community groups like neighborhood councils and environmental clubs; reviewing rebate applications for eligibility. Responsibilities Include: Assist on various programs and projects, including helping CEP staff prepare for and set up at public events as well as act as one of the representatives of CEP at these events Review rebate applications for energy efficient upgrades, and following up with customers on conservation projects. Conduct independent, self-directed research as necessary to develop topical materials and talking points for presentations and events, working as part of a cross-functional and diverse team Support the Mission of Customer Energy Programs by providing value to our customers through education and awareness of our available efficiency and green energy program opportunities The expected duration of the internship is one year, 40 hours per week. Qualifications Graduation from high school or GED equivalent. Enrolled in vocational school, community college, four-year college or university, graduate student or a recent graduate who has completed a degree from an accredited college/university within the last year. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain, if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable, walkable cities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: 5/31/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 17, 2022
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma is seeking a high-performing, critical thinker who has proven work experience with exceptional complex data analysis and visualization to join the Workforce Data and Analytics group in the Continuous Improvement division of Human Resources. The Human Resources Department is recruiting for the position of Workforce Data Analyst in the Senior Human Resources Analyst classification. The Workforce Data Analyst will conduct critical workforce analyses and provide strategic insight to managers regarding workforce trends and demographics. The Analyst will collect, analyze, and create enterprise level reports and data visualizations related to personnel data to inform management's decision making in the areas of staff utilization, workload forecasting and scheduling, work methods, procedures, priorities, and organizational structure. The Ideal Candidate This individual should possess a variety of skills and experience in building dashboards, manipulating data to inform decisions, data science, and data visualization and ETL software. The analyst should enjoy the challenges of managing several projects at once in a highly technical, dynamic, fast-paced work environment. A successful candidate would be a strong writer and communicator, a detailed analyst with adaptability to move from high-level to low-level analysis and design, and a conscientious and adaptive self-starter who will identify and implement business and process improvements for the HR Department. Candidates that represent the diversity of the Tacoma community and/or are multilingual are encouraged to apply 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. Integrity, Service, Excellence and Equity, speak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service. Essential Duties Proactively design and implement effective and easy to understand people reporting solutions (e.g., dashboards, reports) to track key metrics associated with human resources people management and workforce planning. Collect, analyze, report, and share data related to workforce and succession planning to assist and inform management's decision making. Serve in an advisory capacity providing analysis, consolidation, and interpretation of large sets of data, guidance materials, and recommendations for management. Use advanced statistics and tools to ensure analytics are meaningful, rigorous, and provide actionable and comprehensive insights. Apply management and systems analysis techniques to the solution of problems. Connect analysis to strategic issues and priorities to support action plans. Leverage both quantitative and qualitative data, including employee survey results, to enable leaders to dig deep into the company's cultural dynamics. Establish strong partnerships with business partners and the Human Resources team to provide best practices/new practices and insights for how analytics can drive decisions that are more meaningful. Oversee, develop, and coordinate project plans or data processing activities with other departments or divisions to ensure functions and systems designs, modifications and implementation requirements meet business needs. Prepare and deliver reports and recommendations, conduct trainings, and provide presentations. About the Program This citywide program is housed within Human Resources and works closely with senior executive management to engage in dynamic and cross-functional projects and policy development. Once fully staffed in 2022, the Continuous Improvement team (CI) will consist of 16 staff across three areas: Workforce Data and Analytics (5 FTE - including this position) This team will be responsible for maintaining the City's Human Resources personnel data, providing enterprise workforce analysis, and supporting the financial operations of the Human Resources department. Innovation & Process Improvement (5 FTE) Using the City of Tacoma's ci4i improvement framework, this team is responsible for driving innovation throughout the organization by leading priority initiatives and consulting with workgroups throughout the organization to enhance service delivery to the community and improve internal operations. Learning & Development (5 FTE) This team provides enterprise services in learning and organizational development, to include: providing a general catalog of learning opportunities; coordinating with subject matter experts to provide enterprise-wide trainings; and management of leadership and aspiring leader development programs. 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 *Equivalent education/experience may be substituted. Bachelor's degree with a focus on human resources, business, social or organizational behavior sciences, public administration OR a related field AND Three (3) years of broad-based professional human resource experience, including facilitating organizational development or change, and advising and consulting on human resource issues; OR Based upon assignment, four (4) to six (6) years human resource experience directly related to area of assignment such as compensation and benefits, training and development, talent services, safety and equal opportunity employment. Desired Qualifications: Training, certification, or demonstrable experience in workforce analytics and enterprise data analytics and visualization software (such as R, Tableau, Power BI, etc.). Certification in process improvement or problem solving methodologies such as Design Thinking, lean, TQM, UI/UX, or similar. AND Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in the following areas: Visualizing data using Tableau or similar programs Producing enterprise-level reports Using Excel at advanced level SAP (or another ERP) Snowflake or other similar SQL environment Supporting data and analytics projects, including developing user friendly reports, short and long term workforce forecasts and integrated dashboards SQL querying, R and/or Python Knowledge & Skills COMPETENCIES Collaboration Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives. Communicates Effectively Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences. Cultivates Innovation Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful. Instills Trust Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity and authenticity. Plans and Aligns Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals. Strategic Mindset Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies. Tech Savvy Anticipating and adopting innovations in business-building technological applications. SKILLS Visualizing HR data using a variety of visual software programs Using Excel at an advanced level, SAP (or other ERP) Supporting data and analytics projects, including developing user-friendly reports, short- and long-term workforce forecasts, and integrated dashboards Strategic planning and program/product development experience translating stakeholder needs into enterprise-level services and offerings Working knowledge of business analytics, CRISP-DM, enterprise data structures, data governance, data security/privacy (pertaining to protecting personal employee information) and associated applications and technologies Standard enterprise report design, production, automation, and improvement (using MS Excel, Tableau, and combining data sources in an AWS cloud environment including manual data and automated extracts from SAP) Precise and effective business communications - developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences 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. A digital file of 10 pages or less that represents experience with analysis of workforce data. Work product must show uses of excel in a data visual. (ie: Tableau, Klipfolio, Visme, ClicData) Three (3) references 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, and digital file(s) will not progress in the selection process. Examination Process: This is a competitive selection process. Candidate application materials will be evaluated and selected candidates will be referred to hiring managers for further screening, which may include a writing assessment, on-line assessments and telephone interview prior to in-person interview selection. Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and a digital file . Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. 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. For information on the City of Tacoma's benefit package feel free to explore City of Tacoma Benefits. City of Tacoma Recruitment Information: 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 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: 5/30/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 12, 2022
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma's Information Technology Department has a fantastic opportunity for a Senior ABAP Developer. This position includes a great work-life balance, short commute times, professional development, and opportunities for advancement for someone interested in becoming a new member of IT's SAP ABAP Team. As an Application Development Systems Analyst, (IT Analyst, Sr. Technical) you will be a part of a project team that makes additions, modifications, and deletions to new and existing SAP Repository and Data Dictionary objects utilizing the ABAP Workbench (ABAP Editor, ABAP Dictionary, Function Builder, Workflow, Forms, Class Builder, Web services, archiving objects, HANA development studio and other integrated programming tools). This will be done while maintaining system integrity and adhering to City of Tacoma programming standards. Job tasks include managing the technical object lifecycle through the change management process including estimation, design, development, and maintenance. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Design and develop development objects as per requirement Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to develop enhanced processes Solve business challenges by effectively and efficiently communicating possible technical solutions Explore and select new IT technologies that will bring value to both the business user functions and the IT function Effectively communicate with key business and functional leads Able to document technical solutions Flexible, adaptable, and work well in team environment. WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? 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. The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses/domestic partners and dependents, including children up to age 26 Paid overtime Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26 Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code Personal time off Paid holidays A great pension plan City of Tacoma 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 Equivalent combination to: Bachelor degree in computer science or related field AND Five (5) or more years directly related information technology work experience. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with object oriented ABAP, forms, and web services. Experience with any mobile applications with SAP integration is highly desired. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Some positions may require a valid Washington State Driver's License at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Some positions may require incumbents to successful pass a Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) background check. Positions assigned to the Tacoma Police Department may require additional background checks which may include fingerprinting and/or a polygraph test. Knowledge & Skills Expert knowledge of computer technology principles, their application, and troubleshooting techniques. Expert knowledge of specialized technologies, such as applications, tools, systems, and/or databases. Expert knowledge of system security systems, backup, disaster recovery and related processes. Expert knowledge in detecting, diagnosing and correcting the source of errors in logs. Expert knowledge of data and system security and other similar technical processes approaches. Knowledge of principles and concepts of total quality management and problem solving methods. Skill in applying advanced technical knowledge to evaluate and resolve complex tasks such as planning and directing projects, conducting capacity planning, coordinating or facilitating the installation of complex systems, hardware, software, application interfaces or applications. Understands and applies principles and practices of leadership, motivation and teambuilding. Skills in following directions under broad guidelines, and independently explore, and evaluate technical solutions to complex problems. Skill in programming and the understanding of development and designing best practices. Skills in communicating and representing enterprise-wide computing standards for both technical and non-technical staff. Skill in understanding, following and giving oral and written directions effectively. Work confidentially and with discretion. Develop and implement quality assurance testing and performance monitoring, using quality assurance techniques and best practices. Skills in using advanced diagnostic troubleshooting tools to analyze and resolve complex programs. Accurately analyze situations and follow an effective course of action. Skill at estimating the level of effort and resources for technical projects, and coordinating technical projects, meeting project schedules and established timelines. Employ expertise, credibility and effective partnering to help customers and vendors resolve complex and difficult issues. Maintain technical fluency through journals and periodicals. Skill in maintaining appropriate technical documentation. Skills in modeling effective group process behavior, such as listening, discussing, encouraging, and using tact, patience and courtesy. Expert skill in handling multiple competing priorities. Skills in integrating various ideas, intentions and information to form effective goals, objectives, timelines, action plans and solutions. Effectively organize and facilitate group discussions, creating a cooperative and productive environment in which to resolve problems or develop and implement plans. Selection Process & Supplemental Information 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 # 7-11 reviewed and scored by a committee of subject matter experts, as the Experience and Training Test . It is the responsibility of the applicants to adequately describe all pertinent experience and training. Please make sure you read the questions and provide complete informative answers. 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: 6/13/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 12, 2022
Full Time
Position Description This recruitment is being conducted to fill three vacancies in the Environmental Services Department. Do you want to use your financial background and analytical skills to help the City provide high-quality, innovative and cost-effective Wastewater, Stormwater, and Solid Waste services that enhance the community? If so, apply for the role of Environmental Services Internal Budget and Financial Analyst (Management Analyst II) and join the Environmental Services Budget Team. The Environmental Services Department (ES) believes everything they do supports healthy neighborhoods and a thriving Puget Sound, leaving a better Tacoma for all. The goal of ES is to be a leader in the industry by creating cost-effective programs to sustain a high quality of life and increase customer satisfaction with innovative approaches to solid waste, wastewater, and stormwater management. As part of the ES Budget Team, the Internal Budget and Financial Analyst plays a vital role supporting all phases of the operating and capital budgets for the Business Operations, Operations & Maintenance, Solid Waste, and Science & Engineering Divisions. The position is responsible for delivering business insights, supporting procurement, and improving processes with a clear focus on customers, employees, and operations. Job Duties & Responsibilities: Assist in developing and monitoring the operating and capital budgets. Support preparation of the biennial budget and Office of Management & Budget led initiatives. Research and analysis of monthly variances, financial reports, ad hoc revenue and expenditure studies; and provide budget subject-matter expertise to business units and staff. Deliver business insights by providing high level financial and data analysis consultative services. Develop and present key performance indicators to support strategic efforts, rate development assistance, and research of fiscal and policy issues. Prepare and present recommendations, implement if applicable. Lead management audits and feasibility studies. Evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of programs and operations by researching internal and external processes; compare actual performance to established standards; alert division supervisors and managers to deviations and potential problems; conduct process improvements. Participate on cross-functional teams to improve processes and support strategic initiatives. Procurement support. Analyze contracts for prioritization; coordinate with operational subject-matter experts and Financial Assistants to conduct research, determine the scope of work and prepare technical specifications for bids and proposals. Financial monitoring. Perform periodic internal audit and reconciliation of financial transactions in order to ensure data accuracy and reliability. Qualifications DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS (TRAINING AND EDUCATION): Two (2) or more years of increasing responsibilities preparing and monitoring operating and capital budgets, and/or research and financial analysis, preferably in the public sector or a utility. Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business, public administration, economics or a related field; Applicable experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis . LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer's responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position. Depending upon assignment a WA driver's license may be required. Individuals may have to pass a background check depending upon assignment Knowledge & Skills Optimizes work performance: knows the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement. Communicates effectively: develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences. Financial acumen: interprets and applies understanding of key financial indicators to make better business decisions. Manages ambiguity: operates effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear. Organizational savvy: maneuvers comfortably through complex policies, processes and people-related organizational dynamics. Manages complexity: making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems. Plans and aligns: plans and prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals. Advanced Excel skills and experience using data visualization software to communicate business insights for decision-making. Experience with SAP or other Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software. Understanding of accounting principles. Effective project management skills, ability to research, interpret data and analyze information from various sources to implement process improvements. Knowledge of local government purchasing policies and procedures preferred. Selection Process & Supplemental Information To be considered for this opportunity: Interested individuals must complete the online application and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. This is a competitive selection process. Your application will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of education, certifications, professional license and related experience. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who most closely correspond to the City of Tacoma's needs will be placed on a referral list for review and potential interview selection. Appointment is subject to passing a pre-employment background and references check. Supplemental questions regarding an applicant's experience and training are also included in the application form. These questions will be used to assess candidate minimum qualifications and to provide additional information to the hiring managers regarding candidate experience. 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. WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment. Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits. Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26. Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Personal time off. Paid holidays. A great pension plan. Our City: With a population of over 210,000, Tacoma is the second largest city in the Puget Sound region, gracing the shores of Commencement Bay. We are a diverse, progressive, international city that serves as a gateway to the Pacific Rim and the rest of the world. Named one of the most livable areas in the country by Livability.com, Tacoma and the surrounding area is a playground for outdoor and maritime enthusiasts. Our businesses are vibrant, our parks are beautiful, our schools are exceptional and our housing is affordable. When you work for the City of Tacoma you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a healthy work/life balance, the potential for flexible work schedules (with some job classifications), continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program. We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny: http://www.cityoftacoma.org/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhires The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, call the Human Resources office at (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 11, 2022
Full Time
Position Description **This position is open until filled, applications received by June 6, 2022 will receive first consideration.** The Public Works Engineering Division is recruiting for an Appointive position of Associate Engineer within the Engineering Street Design section. Public Works is seeking a collaborative team member with knowledge of street design and general engineering concepts and applications to perform a variety of duties to preserve and/or improve the City's transportation system. In order to fulfill these responsibilities, the candidate must apply sound engineering and project management practices and have the ability to express and discuss ideas through effective oral and written communications to a wide variety of audiences. The Associate Engineer will work collaboratively with diverse groups to develop design solutions that are effective and supportive of City policies and practices. Additionally, this position will spend approximately 20 hours per week assisting the City's American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator. Duties will include: Reviewing plans to ensure accessible features are in compliance with federal (ADA), State, and local laws Responding to accessibility questions Assisting with complaint resolution Assessing compliance of completed projects Serving as a project team member to promote full accessibility of the public rights-of-way and City-owned properties The ideal candidate supports in-house design of transportation facilities and has a basic understanding of the ADA and a willingness to learn. The position also conducts cost estimates and design to support traffic safety projects; such as active transportation projects and Local Improvement Districts for streets, alleys, small parks and or trails. The Associate Engineer will be required to be proficient in all functions of the Street Design engineering group and will occasionally be required to support functions outside of their core duties; such as traffic control plans, storm drainage design, water quality design channelization, roadside safety, signage and curb ramp design. The position will be expected to be conversant in using databases, Word and Excel, GIS, and CAD. The Principles that Guide Us: Tacoma, the City of Destiny , has a workforce of dedicated, talented employees with unique skills and perspectives. We embrace innovation and strive for excellence and community engagement. The Principles that Guide Us, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Equity , speak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service. Qualifications Four (4) year degree from an accredited college or university in civil or environmental engineering. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS A four (4) year degree from an accredited college or university in civil engineering is preferred for the work associated with this position. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Engineer in Training Certificate for advancement to pay step four or higher. Step 4 * Annual Salary Range - 87,630 - 90,958 Some positions may require a valid Washington Driver's License at the time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills ANALYTICAL Develop methods of data collection and results interpretation. As necessary, implement results of research studies or programs with an appropriate and effective course of action based upon outcome or findings. COMMUNICATIONS Ability to communicate clearly and prepare effective oral and written communications for professional and general public use. LEADERSHIP Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with co-workers, the general public, city, county, state and federal agencies while coordinating research in support of assigned department programs. MANAGEMENT Plan and organize work to meet schedules and timelines. PROFESSIONALISM Remain current on applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures within engineering field assigned. TECHNICAL Operate a personal computer and be self-reliant with operating system software to include peripheral office support equipment in order to accomplish assigned tasks. Database, CAD, and GIS experience desirable, but not required. Selection Process & Supplemental Information To be considered for this opportunity: Interested individuals must complete the online application and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. This is a competitive selection process. Your application will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of education, certifications, professional license and related experience. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who most closely correspond to the City of Tacoma's needs will be placed on a referral list for review and potential interview selection. Appointment is subject to passing a pre-employment background and references check. Supplemental questions regarding an applicant's experience and training are also included in the application form. These questions will be used to assess candidate minimum qualifications and to provide additional information to the hiring managers regarding candidate experience. **Applications received by June 6 , 2022 will receive first consideration.** Per City of Tacoma Personnel Management Policy #170, the City of Tacoma is a drug-free work environment . Appointment is subject to successful completion of a pre-employment background and reference check. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Our City: With a population of over 210,000, Tacoma is the second largest city in the Puget Sound region, gracing the shores of Commencement Bay. We are a diverse, progressive, international city that serves as a gateway to the Pacific Rim and the rest of the world. Named one of the most livable areas in the country by Livability.com, Tacoma and the surrounding area is a playground for outdoor and maritime enthusiasts. Our businesses are vibrant, our parks are beautiful, our schools are exceptional and our housing is affordable. When you work for the City of Tacoma you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a healthy work/life balance, the potential for flexible work schedules (with some job classifications), continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program. We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny http://www.cityoftacoma.org/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhires The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders.The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. 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: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 08, 2022
Full Time
Position Description The Tacoma Police Department will be giving hiring priority to in-state lateral candidates for any immediate vacancies. Qualified out-of-state candidates will be placed on an eligible list for interview and hiring consideration and may be considered for subsequent vacancies . Effective March 14, 2022: The Tacoma Police Department is offering an incentive for lateral hires. The incentive includes $10,000 upon commission and paid to the employee on their first check; $7,500 upon completion of probation; and $7,500 one year after the completion of probation. At this time the Tacoma Police Department is placing out-of-state lateral candidates at step 4 ($47.69) in the hiring range; in-state laterals will be placed at step 5 ($50.03) 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. City of Tacoma Recruitment The City of Tacoma wants to employ a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and we welcome candidates with diverse and/or multicultural skill sets and personal experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Transforming Tacoma The Tacoma Police Department is a proud participant in Transforming Tacoma; actively working to d evelop pragmatic, specific recommendations and reforms that the Tacoma Police Department and the City of Tacoma can implement to strengthen the Tacoma Police Department's relationship with Tacoma's community; ensure that the Tacoma Police Department's activities and operations are safe, just, effective, lawful, and consistent with national, best, emerging, and transformational practices. For more information about this effort, please visit the Transforming Tacoma website. Qualifications Must be currently employed as a Law Enforcement Officer Must have 12 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. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Successful completion of law enforcement academy training approved by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. Valid Washington State Driver's License, First Aid and CPR card with maintenance thereafter. 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 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. 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: 6/30/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 08, 2022
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power's Transmission & Distribution department is looking for a highly motivated Power Engineer to fill a Power Engineer III or IV level position. This role supports the safe, reliable, and compliant operation of Tacoma Power's electric system. This position is responsible for the planning, engineering and management of capital budgets, new & modified services, LIDs and system modifications. In this role you will provide technical leadership and direction to personnel assigned to our highly unique Downtown Network System. Responsibilities Include: Perform grid network engineering power flow and system capacity studies to analyze power system impacts of customer load additions Meet with customers to assess their requests for new and modified services. Interpret the Customer Service Policy and Tacoma Standards to define the applications and associated costs Serving as the Central Business district engineer, meet with Developers and Community Economic Development to implement new high-rise developments, hospitals and large scale dense urban redevelopments Perform engineering and project coordination for new and modified service connections in the downtown area's grid network and commercial power system Develop contracts, agreements, Memorandum of Understanding, etc. with various developers, commercial customers and other City departments. Enforce provisions of Tacoma Power standards and Customer service policies 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. Power Engineer IV Qualifications: Requires a four-year degree from an accredited college or university in civil, mechanical, electrical, or computer engineering or related field Requires five years of experience as a licensed Professional Engineer. Ten years of experience in a specific branch of engineering or related field may be substituted for the P.E. license. Requires experience in a lead or supervision role 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. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington Driver's License at the time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Complete Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) training with maintenance thereafter. Successful applicants will need to pass a background check. 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. 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: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 08, 2022
Full Time
Position Description **This position is open until filled, applications received by February 7, 2022 will receive first consideration.** The City of Tacoma Public Works Transportation Division is recruiting for the appointive position of Neighborhood Programs Associate Engineer. The Neighborhood Programs Associate Engineer will have an active role focused on improving community livability and managing the City's transportation system in a safe, effective, and equitable manner. The Transportation Division is seeking a collaborative team member with knowledge of street design, traffic calming strategies, and general transportation engineering concepts. Tacoma is a sustainable community with many diverse residents, businesses, and visitors who have various transportation priorities. The City is strategic in how it plans its transportation system with an emphasis on carrying people and goods that foster Tacoma's culture, character, and competitiveness. The City's transportation system offers multimodal travel options from micromobility to high capacity transit that provide safe access for all users and neighborhoods, encourages healthy living, and protects the environment. The ideal candidate will exhibit the following: Strong customer service skills and the ability to organize and express ideas through excellent oral and written communication to a wide variety of audiences, Knowledge and ability to apply sound engineering and project management practices, Hard-working and approachable with the ability to work well with others in a collaborative team setting and independently, Ability to work with diverse audiences and build relationships with internal and external partners, Demonstrated ability to manage many demands simultaneously, and to oversee highly visible and sometimes controversial projects effectively and with sensitivity, Knowledge of innovative and current transportation engineering/planning best practices, and Conversant in AutoCAD or GIS, MS Office, and possess the ability to learn new applications. Position Profile Overview: The Neighborhood Programs Associate Engineer position is responsible for the development of designs and procedures to manage the City's public right-of-way with respect to operational efficiencies and safety that require the application of professional judgment and collaborative operational relationships. Under the general direction of the City's Traffic Engineer, and in partnership with the other members of the Transportation and Engineering Divisions, the Neighborhood Programs Associate Engineer position will independently, or with direction/guidance, perform engineering task assignments which support its focal areas including the following: traffic calming solutions for design/coordination, temporary traffic control plan development/review, access point review/management for efficient and safe roadways, support for safety programs, community outreach and coordination, and customer service requests and interactions. More specifically, this position will focus on providing comprehensive traffic engineering services to neighborhoods and supporting programs, such as Vision Zero . Duties also include addressing citizen requests, attending/participating in public meetings, and traffic calming design and implementation. Other responsibilities include: Conducting and analyzing traffic calming and traffic safety evaluations for safe routes to schools and neighborhood greenways Supporting streets initiative projects and programs, residential street maintenance projects, and utility partnership projects, including elements related to implementation of the City's Transportation Master Plan , traffic calming, and residential development. Ultimately, the position will be collaborating with internal city staff, agency partners, advocacy organizations, and the community to develop decisions that are effective and supportive of the City's goal for a safe and equitable transportation system. The Principles that Guide Us: Tacoma, the City of Destiny , has a workforce of dedicated, talented employees with unique skills and perspectives. We embrace innovation and strive for excellence and community engagement. The Principles that Guide Us, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Equity , speak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service. Qualifications Four (4) year degree from an accredited college or university in civil engineering or a related field. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Engineer in Training Certificate for advancement to pay step four (4) or higher. Some positions may require a valid Washington Driver's License at the time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills ANALYTICAL Develop methods of data collection and results interpretation. As necessary, implement results of research studies or programs with an appropriate and effective course of action based upon outcome or findings. COMMUNICATIONS Ability to communicate clearly and prepare effective oral and written communications for professional and general public use. LEADERSHIP Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with co-workers, the general public, city, county, state and federal agencies while coordinating research in support of assigned department programs. MANAGEMENT Plan and organize work to meet schedules and timelines. PROFESSIONALISM Remain current on applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures within engineering field assigned. TECHNICAL Operate a personal computer and be self-reliant with operating system software to include peripheral office support equipment in order to accomplish assigned tasks. Database, CAD, and GIS experience desirable, but not required. Selection Process & Supplemental Information To be considered for this opportunity: Interested individuals must complete the online application and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. This is a competitive selection process. Your application will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of education, certifications, professional license and related experience. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who most closely correspond to the City of Tacoma's needs will be placed on a referral list for review and potential interview selection. Appointment is subject to passing a pre-employment background and references check. Supplemental questions regarding an applicant's experience and training are also included in the application form. These questions will be used to assess candidate minimum qualifications and to provide additional information to the hiring managers regarding candidate experience. **Applications received by February 7 , 2022 will receive first consideration.** City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Our City: With a population over 210,000, Tacoma is the second largest city in the Puget Sound region, gracing the shores of Commencement Bay. We are a diverse, progressive, international city that serves as a gateway to the Pacific Rim and the rest of the world. Named one of the most livable areas in the country by Livability.com, Tacoma and the surrounding area is a playground for outdoor and maritime enthusiasts. Our businesses are vibrant, our parks are beautiful, our schools are exceptional and our housing is affordable. When you work for the City of Tacoma you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a healthy work/life balance, the potential for flexible work schedules (with some job classifications), continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program. We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny http://www.cityoftacoma.org/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhires The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, call the Human Resources office at (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. Closing Date/Time:
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 08, 2022
Full Time
Position Description MULTIPLE POSITIONS FOR SEASONAL LABORERS 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 is also a very good job for those seeking short-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 join our team as a temporary Laborer. Excellent attendance 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 Enjoys physically demanding work and completing a variety of tasks This application period will last until May 31, 2022 and the established list will be used to fill vacancies as they occur. 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 pre-employment drug and alcohol test as well as a physical ability test as a condition of hiring. Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Some experience in performing heavy manual work; completion of the eighth (8th) 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 Common tools and equipment for assigned position SKILLS: Ability to understand and follow specific oral and written instructions Ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods, often under adverse climatic conditions Maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others Ability to communicate clearly with coworkers and the public Operate motor vehicles in a safe manner Perform heavy manual labor Excellent customer service skills 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. After 60 days of continuous service, temporary employees are eligible for medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. After 60 days of continuous service, temporary employees are eligible 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 available after 6 months of continuous service. Paid holidays available after 6 months of continuous service . 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. 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. 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:
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 08, 2022
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power is accepting applications for Seasonal labor workers at the Nisqually Hydro Project's Alder Lake Park located in Eatonville, WA. This Hydro Project generates clean, renewable electricity. This is labor intensive work, working in a park booth checking in patrons, cleaning campsites and bathrooms, hauling garbage, painting, and grounds maintenance including mowing and weed eating. We rely on our staff to keep our parks clean and well-maintained, and to create a friendly atmosphere for our guests. Individuals must be 18 or older to be eligible to be a Laborer. Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Some experience performing grounds maintenance, mowing and weed eating, or similar manual labor; Completion of the eighth grade. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Driver's License Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain, if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Apply Interested individuals should complete the online application. Appointment will be subject to passing a background check and a pre-employment medical exam and drug screen. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Teamsters Local 117. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or neogov.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. Should you have any questions about this position please call Human Resources at (253) 591-5400 before 5pm on the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 7/1/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 08, 2022
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power is accepting applications for Seasonal labor workers at the Cowlitz Project located in Silver Creek, WA. This list will also be used to fill vacancies at our Parks in Taidnapam, Mossyrock, & Mayfield. This is labor intensive work, working in a park booths checking in patrons, cleaning campsites and bathrooms, hauling garbage, painting, and grounds maintenance including mowing and weed eating. We rely on our staff to keep our parks clean and well-maintained, and to create a friendly atmosphere for our guests. Individuals must be 18 or older to be eligible to be a Laborer. Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Some experience performing grounds maintenance, mowing and weed eating, or similar manual labor; Completion of the eighth grade. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Driver's License Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain, if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Apply Interested individuals should complete the online application. Appointment will be subject to passing a background check and a pre-employment medical exam and drug screen. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Teamsters Local 117. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or neogov.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. Should you have any questions about this position please call Human Resources at (253) 591-5400 before 5pm on the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 6/1/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 08, 2022
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power is accepting applications for Seasonal labor workers at the Cushman Project located near Shelton, WA (10 miles). This is labor intensive work, cleaning bathrooms, hauling garbage, painting, and grounds maintenance including mowing and weed eating. We rely on our staff to keep our grounds clean and well-maintained, and to create a friendly atmosphere for our guests. Individuals must be 18 or older to be eligible to be a Laborer. Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Some experience performing grounds maintenance, mowing and weed eating, or similar manual labor; Completion of the eighth grade. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Driver's License Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain, if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Apply Interested individuals should complete the online application. Appointment will be subject to passing a background check and a pre-employment medical exam and drug screen. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Teamsters Local 117. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or neogov.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. Should you have any questions about this position please call Human Resources at (253) 591-5400 before 5pm on the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 6/1/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 08, 2022
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power is accepting applications for Seasonal labor workers at the Wynoochee River Project located near Montesano, WA (35 Miles North). This is labor intensive work, cleaning bathrooms, hauling garbage, painting, and grounds maintenance including mowing and weed eating. We rely on our staff to keep our grounds clean and well-maintained, and to create a friendly atmosphere for our guests. Individuals must be 18 or older to be eligible to be a Laborer. Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Some experience performing grounds maintenance, mowing and weed eating, or similar manual labor; Completion of the eighth grade. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Driver's License Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain, if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Apply Interested individuals should complete the online application. Appointment will be subject to passing a background check and a pre-employment medical exam and drug screen. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Teamsters Local 117. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or neogov.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. Should you have any questions about this position please call Human Resources at (253) 591-5400 before 5pm on the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 6/1/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 08, 2022
Full Time
Position Description **This position is open until filled, applications received by March 15, 2022 will receive first consideration.** The City of Tacoma, Public Works Department, Facilities Division, is recruiting for a Facilities Coordinator (Management Analyst II). This is an appointive full-time position which will provide planning, consultation and support to the Facilities Division Tenant Improvement Program, Deferred Repair & Replacement Program, and Capital Projects. The Facilities Coordinator (Management Analyst II) will also provide general project management support to Facilities Maintenance and Operations which involves a variety of internal and external organizations. Public Works is seeking an outgoing, highly motivated person who is interested in diverse and challenging facilities-related projects and tasks. The Facilities Division manages approximately fifty (50) existing buildings providing project delivery for a wide range of projects; including facility planning & assessments, repair & replacements of building elements and systems, site improvements, tenant improvements, renovations, and new construction. The Facilities Coordinator will assist with the development and implementation of various facility related projects through all project phases, including conceptual planning, design, permitting, procurement, construction and close-out. The incumbent will work closely with project leads, sponsors and stakeholders to ensure project deliverables and requirements are met and coordinate contracts with various consultants, contractors, suppliers and agencies in order to ensure successful project delivery. To be successful in this role the Facilities Coordinator will possess the following: Ability to understand facility drawings, standards, codes, and manuals for reference Efficient computer operation skills and the ability to administer applications, programs and databases Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and foster teamwork in a diverse environment; effective interactions and communications Ability to work well with the public and staff members Best fit candidates will demonstrate innovation, customer service, dedication, and engagement Responsibilities include: Assist in various aspects of project implementation and management. Work closely with project lead to assist in the definition of project requirements, including scope, schedule and budget. Work closely with project team, consultants and stakeholders to conduct studies and reports. Organize and track project schedules, budgets, and status information for the full project portfolio. Provide performance reports and communications to all levels of City staff and management, including executive-level and external stakeholders. Provide contracting oversight, including assistance and participation in the development of vendor solicitations and selection process, coordination of vendor proposals, customer approvals and creation and execution of contracts in the City's procurement system. Coordinate vendor payments, contract changes and amendments. Provide planning, scheduling and sequencing of projects, including coordinating with customers throughout General Government, in-house design and labor resources, and external vendors and contractors to ensure that small renovation & maintenance projects, space reconfigurations, employee/contractor moves, and procurement of furnishings are completed efficiently and effectively. Assist in the establishment of permitting requirements, documentation and approvals. Coordinate and track customer requests for facility planning and workspace moves. Respond to customer concerns or requests for information regarding facility projects. Support data management in the Facility Condition Assessment database and maintenance work order system, tracking and updating systems with completed projects and revised information. Conduct site assessments and operational reviews to ensure accurate and up-to-date information. Coordinating with customers and vendors to ensure procurement and installations are completed efficiently and effectively, according to expectations. Coordinate tracking and routing of contractor submittals and request for information to be reviewed by Architectural/Engineering team. Coordinate project as-builts, warranty information, and operations & maintenance manuals. Qualifications DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Four (4) year degree from an accredited college or university; OR Associates Degree with three (3) years of experience in project management and/or operations support, data management, business process analysis, and reporting; OR Five (5) years of experience in project management and/or operations support, data management, business process analysis, and reporting AND Technical certifications related to facility management, program/project management, and/or facility maintenance operations LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer's responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position. Depending upon assignment a WA driver's license may be required. Individuals may have to pass a background check depending upon assignment Knowledge & Skills COMPETENCIES: Analysis: Use data and information in a clear and rational process to assess and understand issues, evaluate options, form accurate conclusions, and make decisions. Gather, assemble, analyze and evaluate facts to draw logical conclusions and make proper recommendations and prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive written reports which require displaying and presenting statistical, graphical, and other reporting methods to audiences of varying technical sophistication. Research: Effectively identify, collect, organize and document data and information in ways that make the information most useful for subsequent assessment, analysis, and investigation. 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 verbal and written communication, including compilation of reports, presentations and records; and interacting respectfully and sensitively with individuals and groups to develop and maintain productive relationships and achieve results. Makes excellent customer service a high priority, responding to changing customer needs, and helping customers implement complete solutions. Professionalism: Conduct all assignments in a professional and timely manner. Work with confidentiality and discretion. Maintain professional skills that apply to all aspects of field of assigned specialty through continued education and/or training. Remain current by reading and interpreting applicable ordinances, rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Program Management Appropriately prioritize and concurrently provide guidance and consultation on multiple programs, integrating many factors into decisions, and ensuring that work progresses toward achieving goals and objectives. Selection Process & Supplemental Information 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 position is open until filled, applications received by March 15, 2022 will receive first consideration.** 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. 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 speak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Our City: With a population of over 220,000, 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, or questions regarding this job announcement, call the Human Resources office at (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 08, 2022
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Water has an opportunity for a Water Engineer to join our Planning & Engineering Division. Our division is responsible for performing planning and engineering services related to the following: 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. 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. Electrical, communications, instrumentation and control, and cathodic protection equipment. Our division has opportunities for engineers at all levels of experience with experience in design of water infrastructure and buildings, water system planning, water quality and water treatment, levels of service development, seismic risk management, and 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. Primary Responsibilities and Accountabilities: Project Delivery The Project Delivery group, reporting to Jessica Knickerbocker , is responsible for all aspects of project management for the execution of capital and O&M projects at Tacoma Water. Our group consists of engineers, technicians, construction management, and inspectors. We oversee the entire life cycle of a project from design to construction to commissioning. Water Engineer Provide engineering support for the design and execution of Tacoma Water's projects such as buildings, reservoirs, pump stations, water treatment facilities, and large diameter main. Lead project teams and collaborate with stakeholders for the development of projects, including engineering plans, specifications, and cost estimates. Apply project management skills for the initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, controlling, and closure of projects. This includes the preparation and management of project management plans, business case evaluations, project scopes, schedules, budgets, and technical reports. Support design from permitting through construction. Provide timely responses to submittals and RFIs and review change order documents. Communicate with internal and external stakeholders. Prepare professional documents, reports and presentations including occasional presentations to the Public Utilities Board or City Council. Direct and review work of consultants including scope, schedule, budget, and deliverables. Represent Tacoma Water's interests to projects led by other municipalities, agencies, or entities This position includes telework/in-office flexibility. Qualifications We are looking to fill one position in the classification of Engineer or Professional Engineer. An incumbent must meet the qualifications for one of these classifications in order to be placed. Professional Engineer Classification Four year degree from an accredited college or university Washington State Professional Engineer license or ability to obtain within 12 months of employment 5+ years of professional experience, desired 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. Engineer Classification Four year degree from an accredited college or university in civil, mechanical or electrical engineering or related field* 3+ years of experience in a highly technical division specialty (HTDS) *Engineer in Training or Professional Engineer Certificate may be substituted for degree LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS 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. Subject to visiting and working in trenches, below ground vaults, power poles or towers, buildings, structures or from aerial equipment. Incumbents may also be exposed to hazardous substances and conditions. 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'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: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 08, 2022
Full Time
Position Description Police Officer Recruits perform general duty police work involving the protection of life and property, enforcement of laws and ordinances, maintenance of order, and prevention and investigation of crimes. Work is performed according to departmental regulations and procedures prescribed by superior officers and normally consists of routine patrol, traffic regulations, and crime prevention and investigation on motorcycles, or on foot. Work involves a substantial element of personal danger and employees must be able to act without direct supervision and exercise independent discretion in emergencies. All assignments in this class involve responsibility for recognizing the social importance of police functions, for tactful and courteous treatment of the public, and for conscientious and efficient performance of duties under little direct supervision. Employees may be assigned to work on special assignments that call upon specialized ability and knowledge usually attained through experience as a uniformed Police Officer. Assignments and general and special instructions are received from superior officers who review work by personal inspection, check of reports, and general appraisal of the effectiveness of the employee and the entire police service. Primary Duties Successfully complete the Basic Law Enforcement Academy provided by the Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission; Learn and apply knowledge of basic first aid procedures; Resolve a variety of potentially volatile and dangerous situations in a calm, confident, and effective manner; Drive a patrol car under normal and adverse conditions; Train and use firearms safely in accordance with departmental rules; Clean and maintain assigned firearms and vehicles; Understand and carry out oral and written instructions; Learn, interpret and apply modern principles, practices, and procedures of police work; Write clear and comprehensive reports; Work with the public and coworkers in a professional and courteous manner; Show initiative in performing job functions, and ability to enforce federal, state and local laws. City of Tacoma 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. 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. Transforming Tacoma The Tacoma Police Department is a proud participant in Transforming Tacoma; actively working to d evelop pragmatic, specific recommendations and reforms that the Tacoma Police Department and the City of Tacoma can implement to strengthen the Tacoma Police Department's relationship with Tacoma's community; ensure that the Tacoma Police Department's activities and operations are safe, just, effective, lawful, and consistent with national, best, emerging, and transformational practices. For more information about this effort, please visit the Transforming Tacoma website. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications You must be a United States citizen; You must possess a high school diploma or GED; You must be at least 20.5 years of age at the time of application - and be 21 years of age by date of appointment; You must be able to meet the physical requirements and medical standards prescribed by the City of Tacoma and Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: You must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license at time of application. A valid Washington State driver's license is required for employment (with maintenance thereafter) and driving history will be thoroughly assessed during the hiring process. First Aid and CPR card upon hire with maintenance thereafter. Physical Requirements & Working Conditions: Above-average physical endurance in running, climbing and lifting as well as good balance, hearing and vision. Work includes indoor and outdoor environment. Employees typically work Monday through Friday, some evening and weekend work. Incumbents in this classification may be exposed to gunfire, toxic chemicals, traffic hazards and occasional driving at high speeds. Knowledge & Skills Fluent English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary. Principles, practices and procedures used in police work. State, County and City laws and ordinances. Recent legislation and court decisions affecting police duties. Traffic and crowd control techniques. Rules of evidence and laws of arrest. Operation of a variety of specialized police vehicles and equipment. Crime scene preservation and investigation methods and techniques. Basic First Aid procedures. Operation of a personal computer. Prepare clear and concise reports. Maintain proficiency in driving and in the use of firearms in accordance with department guidelines. Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action. Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Understand scope of authority. Relate effectively to people of a variety of cultures, languages, abilities and social-economic situations. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Observe legal and defensive driving practices. Comply with safety standards and regulations. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Applicants who are eligible for veterans scoring criteria (Veterans Preference) MUST attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4 (proof of military discharge form) at time of application to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference points. Important Information: Applicants must pass the physical abilities test and written exam before being placed on an eligibility list for interview and hiring consideration. The PAT consists of three activities: squat thrusts, sit-ups and push-ups. The requirements for the PAT can be found on the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission website . Eligible candidates must pass all phases of the hiring process including oral board, pre-offer assessment test, and background investigation. Upon successful completion of these hiring steps, the applicant may receive a conditional offer of employment, conditional upon available positions within the Police Department and the successful completion of the polygraph examination, physical and psychological examinations, and any other phases of the pre-employment process that might need to be accomplished. Candidates may be removed from the eligible list for failure to pass any of these hiring steps. Once an applicant becomes a commissioned officer, the position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 6 Tacoma Police Union IUPA. 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., Friday, May 20, 2022 in order for us to assist you before the closing time. If you are interested in additional information regarding test standards, testing deadlines and other information about the City of Tacoma and the Tacoma Police Department, visit our websites at www.cityoftacoma.org or www.cityoftacoma.org/government/city_departments/police To learn more about the Tacoma Police Department's hiring process and to learn more about the physical abilities test click here . Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: