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!

 

 

 

   

31 job(s) at City of Tacoma

City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Dec 04, 2021
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma Information Technology department is seeking to fill a Communications Service Technician position for one (1) year . This position will install and maintain wiring/cabling infrastructure supporting voice, video and data communications for General Government. This position will also install/test voice endpoints and associated adjuncts, perform voice station and subscriber programming, maintain cabling plant, equipment inventory, and perform preventative maintenance. Responsibilities: Install, test, and repair wiring and cabling for voice, video and data services Perform adds, moves, and changes to voice telephone services; installs various equipment such as equipment racks, uninterruptible power supplies, wireless access points, and associated voice-related equipment such as telephone sets, headsets, power adaptors, etc. Perform telephone station and voice messaging subscriber-level programming for new and/or changes to existing services Review and respond to incoming incidents and/or requests for new services, repairs and/or changes to existing services for telephone station and voice messaging subscriber, and create maintenance orders as-required Input and maintain equipment inventory Assist with the installation of new voice systems and wireless access points to include the installation of wiring and cabling as-needed Perform quarterly preventative maintenance within communications rooms & MDF/IDFs Coordinate with telephone carriers for new services and/or repair of existing services to demarcation point This position requires above-average knowledge for system/circuit analysis and troubleshooting. Technicians must also have work experience using standard hand tools to include punch down tools, fiber/power meters, MTDR copper pair testers, Fluke LAN analyzers, and other specialized devices. They must be able to perform EIA/TIA Cat 5 wiring installations to EIA/TIA568B specifications, and meet cabling standards. The ideal candidate must also be current with respect to the technical aspects of the telecommunications field, occupational hazards and safety regulations, and equipment inventory and cabling plant databases. Candidates should have strong communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team. This position requires frequent standing, work performed on ladders, walking, reaching, kneeling, bending, crawling under raised floors, and stooping, and must be able to lift 40 pounds unassisted. Work is performed in confined areas with possible exposure to electrical voltage, occasional exposure to construction noise, and the candidate must possess a valid Washington state driver's license at the time of appointment and maintain thereafter for driving to/from service sites. 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. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Working in the Information Technology Department and supporting local government departments which directly serves the residents of Tacoma is a fulfilling and satisfying career. The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment. Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits. Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26. Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Personal time off. Paid holidays. Flexible schedules. A great pension plan. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications Graduation from high school or equivalent Must pass and maintain Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) background check 5 years of experience with installation, maintenance and repair of wiring and cabling to support voice, video and data communications systems and equipment Valid Washington state driver's license at the time of appointment and maintain thereafter for driving to/from service sites Desired : 3 to 5 years increasing technical experience in a telecommunications environment with install of voice telephone equipment and adjuncts, and voice telephone station and voice messaging subscriber level programming 6-12 months of customer service experience Knowledge & Skills This position requires above-average knowledge for system/circuit analysis and troubleshooting. Technicians must also possess working knowledge of electronic test equipment and other specialized devices. They must be able to perform systimax, Fiber optic, and EIA/TIA Cat 5 wiring installations, EIA/TIA 568B specifications, and meet cabling standards, policies and procedures, testing, and troubleshooting. The ideal candidate must also be current with respect to the technical aspects of the telecommunications field, occupational hazards and safety regulations, and equipment inventory and cabling plant databases. Technicians must also be able to interpret and apply related rules, codes, policies and procedures, install, maintain and repair a variety of voice, video and data communications wiring/cabling and related equipment. They must also be able to read and interpret manufacturer's manuals and procedures, and be able to understand and follow oral and written directions. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your responsibilities as it relates to the responsibilities of this position. NOTE: Applications received without the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process. Candidates who 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 birthdate and social security numbers. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the supplemental questions evaluated by a panel of subject matter experts. These questions will be scored on the basis of information provided; therefore, it is the responsibility of the applicant to carefully list all pertinent experience and training related to this position. The evaluation committee will not have access to the candidate's application. Providing false information will result in disqualification. Candidates must pass this evaluation in order to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. The is a Temporary 1 year appointment. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend an hour or more entering the required information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted before the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 before the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 1/4/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Dec 04, 2021
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma's Information Technology Department is currently recruiting for a highly motivated and energetic Data Lake Developer. This position serves a key role in the City's transformation to using data as an asset, starting with our ERP system. The data lake developer will be part of an exciting, fast paced, citywide, multimillion-dollar analytics program. This individual will help shape the future of analytics at the City of Tacoma. This position will report into the data architect. Responsibilities include: Serve as the City's lead data lake developer for data integrations between separate, disparate systems as well as joining multiple datasets within a single complex system, like SAP Assist the data architect with defining data standards for data modeling, data quality, metadata management, data organization, data storage, and data movement Collaborate with business users to translate requirements into data design and solutions, especially dimensional models Lead the City's enterprise data integration efforts and facilitate the definition of the City's reference data architecture Review, recommend and help define best practice guidelines and standards for data lake governance and design Potentially lead other contractors and more junior developers 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. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Working in the Information Technology Department and supporting local government departments which directly serves the residents of Tacoma is a fulfilling and satisfying career. The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment. Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits. Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26. Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Personal time off. Paid holidays. Flexible schedules. A great pension plan. City of Tacoma 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 of: Bachelor's Degree in computer science, information systems, engineering or related field AND five years professional experience as a software developer or equivalent position. Desirable: Experience with HANA Live Views, Tableau, Snowflake, and/or FME LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER LEGAL 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 Additional licenses or certifications may be required based upon assignment. Knowledge & Skills Advanced knowledge of data lake development and modeling Advanced knowledge of RDMS systems and data lakes such as Snowflake, MS SQL, Oracle, AWS online, etc. Knowledge of analytics tools such as Tableau, Power BI, MicroStrategy, etc. Strong knowledge of relational databases and custom SQL skills Strong business knowledge and understanding data warehousing related to large-scale ERP type systems, HANA Studio and SAP knowledge a plus Knowledge of ETL (extract, transform, load) methodologies and tools Knowledge of data privacy, compliance and security role designs Ability to address query performance and tuning issues Ability to lead individuals in analytics related project implementation and maintenance Skill in analysis, problem solving and troubleshooting Strong written and verbal communication skills Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your responsibilities as it relates to the responsibilities of this position. NOTE: Applications received without the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process. Candidates who 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 birthdate and social security numbers. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the supplemental questions evaluated by a panel of subject matter experts. These questions will be scored on the basis of information provided; therefore, it is the responsibility of the applicant to carefully list all pertinent experience and training related to this position. The evaluation committee will not have access to the candidate's application. Providing false information will result in disqualification. Candidates must pass this evaluation in order to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. 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. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend an hour or more entering the required information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted before the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 before the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 12/20/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Dec 03, 2021
Full Time
Position Description The Tacoma Venues & Events Department (TVE) is seeking to hire a full-time ELECTRICIAN. Under the direction of the Tacoma Venues and Events Director of Operations, the position is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of all electrical equipment and systems at the Tacoma Dome and the Greater Tacoma Convention Center, as well as the maintenance, repair, and modification of all electrical and lighting components, systems and structures. This key member of the Tacoma Venues & Events operations team actively contributes efforts and ideas, including potential rebate and upgrade opportunities, which will ensure the proper operation, performance and reliability of all systems. The scope of this position encompasses over 300 events annually in two directly managed venues. TVE is looking for someone who takes pride in providing welcoming spaces for our over 800,000 guests annually. They enjoy attention to detail and deadlines, and collaboration. Excellent organizational skills and personal initiative are required traits for the successful candidate. They value inclusivity, are inspired by the community, enjoy working with a variety of people and viewpoints, and want to enrich lives every day. Essential Duties: Inspect, maintain and repair all types of solid state electrical equipment, apparatus and fixtures such as transformers, circuit breakers, service panels, automated controls, electric pumps, elevators, electric motor, breaker controls, ventilation and air conditioning equipment. Perform periodic overhauls, maintenance and repairs to emergency generators, repairing or replacing switches, brushes, transformers, windings, exciters, circuit boards, bearings and related devices. Maintain and repair electrical and electronic systems buildings, facilities and equipment. Install new electrical panels, disconnects and electronic equipment and electrical wiring. Set up temporary power for clients and concession vendors. Modify existing circuits and systems as may be required. Use a variety of electrical test equipment and meters. Perform preventive maintenance on all types of electrical equipment and operate test equipment used in diagnostic checks when troubleshooting. Perform related duties as assigned such as conversion and clean-up duties. The ideal candidate would possess work experience in the following: Repair & Maintenance Implement an effective Preventive Maintenance program for all electrical and lighting components and systems. Inspect, maintain and clean electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes. Locate and repair electrical malfunctions by such methods as replacing burned out elements, fuses, and replacing defective wiring, cleaning and repairing motors and associated equipment. Test electrical equipment, such as motors, heaters, and controls for safety and efficiency, using standard test equipment. Install fixtures, wiring conduits, motors, appliances, and other electrical equipment. Inspect circuits for specified shielding and grounding. Replace faulty electrical components such as relays, switches, and motors. Diagnose malfunctioning apparatus such as transformers, motors, appliances and lighting fixtures and replace damaged or broken wires and cables. Ensure equipment is properly tagged and secured before maintenance or repair work is performed. Research the O&M requirements associated with new or existing equipment. Conduct required daily, weekly, monthly, semi-annual, and annual building inspections, and institute required corrections and/or Preventive Maintenance systems and schedules as needed. Event Operations Support the successful presentation of music, entertainment, and sporting events, as well as conferences, conventions, and tradeshows. Install and tear down temporary supplemental power for events and clean up areas for the next scheduled event. Distribute and pick up power drops as needed. Coordinate the venue electrical operations with other building departments and show-related contractors. Work with subcontractors and vendors as required to carry out the various responsibilities of such 3rd party services. Work with Event Department to assist in show layouts and pre-show power requirements, securing equipment rentals as needed. Support electrical needs of in-house vendors. Safety Promote a safe working environment for all employees by complying with OSHA regulations and following the life safety and emergency program. Records Management Perform business management duties such as maintaining records and files, preparing reports and ordering supplies and equipment. Maintain current electrician's license or identification card to meet governmental regulations. Perform other duties as assigned and as needed to assist in the management of responsibilities associated with the facility. Physical Requirements & Working Conditions Work includes indoor and outdoor environment; subject to adverse weather conditions, fumes, dust, high noise levels and vibration. This position requires climbing, standing, bending and lifting up to 100 pounds. Benefits The City of Tacoma provides excellent medical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family; paid holidays and personal time off; participation in Tacoma 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 We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences, because we know that 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 most important goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves, and this goal is in service of our greater vision for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications An equivalent combination to: graduation from high school supplemented by advance course work in electrical and electronic circuitry. Three (3) years' experience working with industrial electrical circuits and equipment Washington State General Journeyman's License within six (6) months of appointment; at least 7200 hours worked as an electrician (NOTE: Applicants will be required to documentation for the required hours in order to meet the minimum qualifications for this position.) First Aid & CPR Certification Valid Washington Driver's License Desired Qualifications 2-year Technical/Trade School accreditation or completion of formal Electrician Apprenticeship program preferred 5 years' experience in property and/or facilities electrical maintenance Experience in an operational environment such as electrical construction or maintenance Experience with large-scale events in a stadium or concert setting of a similar size (20,000 seats) is highly preferred EL-01 Washington Electrical License with Washington State Labor & Industries, highly preferred Washington Master Electrician License or Electrical Administrator License in conjunction with EL-01 License Low voltage experience is a plus Ability to work at heights up to 125 ft. Flexible with regard to work schedules; hours will include nights, weekends, holidays, and potential overtime. Able to be on call as assigned Work Hours: Non-traditional work hours are required for this position. This position requires the employee to work on a variety of shifts, including day, swing and graveyard. Employees must be available and willing to work on any shift , and on any day of the week (including weekends and holidays). Knowledge & Skills KNOWLEDGE: Methods, equipment and materials used in the electrical trade. Health and safety regulations. Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures. Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures. Basic First Aid procedures. Principles of electrical theory as applied to electrical and electronic circuits, wiring and electrical equipment use in power generation. SKILLS: Understand and follow oral and written directions. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. Work from blueprints, shop drawings and sketches. Work independently with little direction. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your responsibilities as it relates to the responsibilities of this position. NOTE : Applications received without attaching the required resume and cover letter may not progress in the selection process. Examination Process: This is a competitive selection process. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire scored as the experience and training (E&T) test which will be used to establish an eligibility list for this job classification. Applicants who pass the exam will be placed on an eligible list for potential interview and hiring consideration. Those who closely meet the business needs of the department may be invited to participate in the interview 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. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between The City of Tacoma and the Teamsters Local Union no. 117, Public Assembly Facilities (Tacoma Venues & Events) Unit. An employee in this position will be required to join the union within 30 days of hire. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. 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 check, a pre-employment medical exam, and drug screen. The Community Tacoma is a mid-sized 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's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier, combined with the vitality of downtown, have made it one of the most-sought after housing markets in the country. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! The 23,000 capacity iconic Tacoma Dome is a high-demand venue for the largest names in the entertainment industry. The Greater Tacoma Convention Center is an award-winning venue with over 117,000 sq. ft. of flexible event space. The City owns two historic theaters, the recently renovated Pantages and the Rialto, and Theater on the Square, and Cheney Stadium, home to the AAA Tacoma Rainiers, and OL Reign and Tacoma Defiance football clubs. 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. Tacoma Creates is a voter-approved cultural access program to increase access to arts, culture, heritage, and science experiences particularly for underserved youth. Recruitment Communication from the City of Tacoma We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NeoGov application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, please contact the Human Resources office at 253-591-5400 by 4:00pm of the closing date of the job announcement. This will allow time to assist you before the job announcement closes. ( For technical difficulties using the NeoGov system , call the applicant support line at 1-855-524-5627 between 6:00am and 5:00pm Pacific Time.) Closing Date/Time: 12/22/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Dec 03, 2021
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma's Information Technology Department is currently recruiting for a highly motivated, energetic, qualified candidate interested in innovation to join its Business Solution Functional team. The team is responsible for the configuration and maintenance of the City's SAP ECC 6.08 ERP software environment. The employee in this position serves as the primary subject matter expert for SAP ISU CCS module. This work requires independent analysis of moderate and complex situations. The Business Analyst III position is the highest level of the Business Analyst series, serving as a leader within an assigned workgroup and as a technological ambassador and liaison for the business unit. The responsibilities of this classification are to consult with customers to refine and translate functional requirements into process improvements, technical requirements, conduct complex analyses, develop customized reports and queries, and test and implement processes and upgrades. Work in the Business Analyst series involves functional informational technology work on the largest, enterprise-wide systems, such as SAP. The Business Analyst III is distinguished by the assignment of lead duties in providing functional project coordination in a specialized area of technology. They possess expert technical as well as advanced business knowledge and oversee high-risk, high-profile initiatives that may impact significant, fundamental public services. Positions in this classification develop and deliver communication to diverse audiences. The candidate must have good knowledge of the SAP ISU CCS module and familiar with the integration points of the Device Management, Billing & Invoicing, FICA and Customer Services workstreams. Function as a lead in assigned workgroup, directing work and reviewing the work of other business analysts. Use problem solving tools and techniques to independently propose new solutions, track and resolve highly complex as well as integrated system problems and issues. Proactively anticipate problems and implement ways to avoid them. Communicate (both verbally and written) effectively with customers and team members on all aspects related to highly complex and integrated system processes, applications, proposed solutions, projects, and modifications. Comfortably write and deliver compelling presentations and competently deliver presentations. Lead team projects, activities, and discussions, providing constructive feedback and mentoring to peers and more junior analysts. Assigns project tasks to other analysts and ensures completion. Serve as an internal consultant and project coordinator from project scoping all the way through post production support for highly complex and integrated projects. Act as liaison between external consultants, business units, and technology services. Participate on multi-member large projects as a contributing member of the project, often serving as the lead in assisting with managing risk, contractors, scope, development, and delivery of the projects. Translate unclear business objectives into a set of requirements, which can be supported by a process/functional solution, which may include complex design requirements. Be able to present both verbal and written recommendations from the requirements gathering, analysis and design. Maintain system integrity by following best practices for configuring, developing, testing, and maintaining systems as well as security and authorizations related to those systems. Understand industry or vertical process best practices and benchmarks for projects and identify consequent opportunities and current change impacts. Have a deep understanding of business processes in the area of expertise and the processes that integrate with it. Be current with all developments and initiatives in the area of expertise and apply these creatively to client requirements. WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma is nestled along the shores of Commencement Bay in Washington State and offers many community parks, miles of beautiful waterfront, hiking & biking trails, golf courses, museums, and a world-class zoo with an aquarium. Tacoma also serves as a gateway to some of the most magnificent natural wonders in the world, such as Puget Sound, Mount Rainier National Park and the Olympic Peninsula. The Tacoma area is also fortunate to have a much more affordable cost of living compared to the Seattle areas to the north; and the City of Tacoma offers a very generous program of employee benefits, which includes a great pension plan that can continue to provide income during retirement. The City of Tacoma 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. 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 Qualifications (Training and Education) Bachelor's degree in information technology, business or public administration or a related field and four years functional experience within SAP IS-Utilities, Customer Care & Services - OR - six year's experience working specifically with SAP IS-Utilities, Customer Care & Services. Bachelor's degree can also be substituted with four years of consultative experience in information technology analysis, system maintenance, or troubleshooting/problem resolution. Desired Qualifications Subject matter expertise in SAP IS-Utilities, Customer Care & Services, Customer Service workstream with a good understanding of integration points with the other three CCS workstreams (Billing, Device Management, & FICA). Knowledge & Skills COMPETENCIES: This classification includes and builds upon those competencies in the lower classifications of this series Cultivate Innovation - Develop new and better ways for the organization to be successful. Manage Ambiguity - Adapt easily to changing business needs, conditions and work responsibilities even when path forward is unclear. Adapt approach, goals and methods to achieve successful solutions and results in dynamic situations. Drive Engagement - Contribute to a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives. Influence others within the organization to be excited, enthused, and committed to furthering the organization's objectives. Business Insight - Apply knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization's goals. Manage Complexity - Understand complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter detailing your roles and responsibilities as it relates to the position. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the supplemental questions evaluated by a panel of subject matter experts. These questions will be scored on the basis of information provided; therefore, it is the responsibility of the applicant to carefully list all pertinent experience and training related to this position. The evaluation committee will not have access to the candidate's application. Providing false information will result in disqualification. Candidates must pass this evaluation in order to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. 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. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. The work schedule for this position will be assigned by the hiring manager at time of appointment. Current work schedules include (but not limited to) Monday - Friday and/or Tuesday - Saturday. The Community Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant development such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of the Thea Foss Waterway, the expansions of both the MultiCare and Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the 1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the 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. Note: The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice. Closing Date/Time: 12/27/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Dec 03, 2021
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma is currently recruiting for a highly motivated, energetic, qualified candidate to serve as a Computer Support Technician - Intern . This internship is a part-time, temporary (up to six-months) position. As an intern, you will work closely with a Computer Support Technician to experience and learn duties such as: Install and configure physical desktops, laptops, tablets, and peripherals via a variety of methods such as in person, over the phone, or via remote control Work with Field Services staff and management to ensure the services delivered meet the needs of the City and are in line with departmental and City standards Participate in IT projects; coordinate with IT management and Field Services staff to assist in PC replacement activities; participate in Incident, Change, Request and Asset Management as part of overall IT Service Delivery Assist the Service Desk in reviewing and processing tickets submitted through a self-service portal, via emails, or by phone from City employees reporting IT service disruptions or requesting IT services; log all relevant incident/service request details, allocating categorization and prioritization codes into the current IT Service Management tool; resolving issues at first point-of-contact when possible. The Intern will also be responsible for tasks such as password resets, creating network accounts, Active Directory maintenance, and inventory control. This position is ideal for someone who is pursuing a career in Information Technology and wants to experience what it is like to support government departments and employees in a fast-paced, ever-changing work environment, who is committed to providing excellent customer service, works well individually, and as a team member in completing a variety of assignments. Qualifications An equivalent combination of: graduation from high school or GED and Enrolled in college or study programs related to information technology, or possess equivalent experience. Knowledge & Skills The ideal candidate will be able to provide excellent customer service, as well as a willingness to learn the following skills: Troubleshooting/diagnosis, cleaning, and minor repair of computers, peripheral equipment Basic principles of computer technology Follow procedures and corrective actions to take during troubleshooting Use of IT Service Management tools Record-keeping techniques Cooperate as team in a Service Desk environment Successfully work together in a cross-functional team dynamic Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy Read and interpret computer processing instructions and other detailed and precisely written and oral operating instructions Operate computers and peripheral equipment Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action Meet schedules and timelines Maintain records and prepare reports Lift boxes of paper and computer equipment up to 40lbs As the majority of work and skills learned will be performed remotely, the successful candidate will have the necessary technology to perform their duties at a location other than a City of Tacoma building location. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your responsibilities as it relates to the responsibilities of this position. NOTE: Applications received without the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the supplemental questions evaluated by a panel of subject matter experts. These questions will be scored on the basis of information provided; therefore, it is the responsibility of the applicant to carefully list all pertinent experience and training related to this position. The evaluation committee will not have access to the candidate's application. Providing false information will result in disqualification. Candidates must pass this evaluation in order to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. The Community Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend an hour or more entering the required information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted before the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 before the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 12/17/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Dec 02, 2021
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power's Resource Operations and Trading group is currently looking for a Real-Time Energy Trading Manager to join our dynamic team and oversee Real-Time Energy Trading functions. The Real-Time Energy Trading Manager will provide direction, supervision, support and training of specialized technical professionals. This position requires advanced management principles, supervisory, tactical planning and strategic analytical skills. This position is responsible for managing the 24/7 operations of real-time energy trading including shift operations of NERC-certified Real-Time Energy Traders (RTET), who seek real-time opportunities in a marketplace with hourly fluctuating prices; and execute innovative sales and purchases that maximize the economic value of Tacoma Power's resource portfolio. This includes maintaining the RTET Training Program. The Resource Operations and Trading group is responsible for managing the operation and optimization of Tacoma Power's resource portfolio and maximizing the value of our interactions with the wholesale energy market. This includes managing the real-time operations of the four hydroelectric projects that are owned and operated by Tacoma Power. It is an exciting and dynamic time at Tacoma Power especially with our goal to join the Western EIM in spring 2022. Qualifications DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with degree in engineering, business management, field of specialty or related discipline and four years of management/supervisory experience OR Eight years increasingly responsible experience in the utility industry with four of those years of management/supervisory experience Experience with hydro operations, energy markets and trading Experience with the CAISO and/or the Western EIM NERC Balancing and Interchange Operator certification required within six months of hire Experience with rotating shift work desired; On call as necessary current schedule for direct reports are 12 hour rotating shifts Day/Night Knowledge & Skills Core Competencies: Business Knowledge Manages Complexity Communication Collaborates Builds Effective Teams Instills Trust Nimble Learning Resiliency 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: 12/10/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Dec 02, 2021
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 . At this time the Tacoma Police Department is placing out-of-state lateral candidates at step 4 ($42.07) in the hiring range; in-state laterals will be placed at step 5 ($44.14) 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. Knowledge & Skills Understanding of the principals, practices and procedures used in police work Up-to-date knowledge of State, County and City laws and ordinances, recent legislation and court decisions affecting police duties Geography of the city Traffic and crowd control techniques Operation of a variety of specialized police vehicles and equipment Crime scene preservation and investigation methods and techniques Preparing clear and concise electronic reports Exercising independent judgment when responding to emergencies Ability to multi-task Correct usage of English; grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary Physical requirements will adhere to the Tacoma Police Officer job classification specification. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Applicants must pass a Physical Fitness Ability Test (PAT) to remain on the eligibility list and proceed further in the selection process. The PAT will consist of a minimum of 5 push-ups, 14 Sit-ups, and completion of a 1 ½ mile run in 17.55 minutes. Applicants must pass all phases both before and after the eligibility list is established, including driving record, credit history, conviction/arrest record, work history, reference check, oral board interview and polygraph examination. Applicants may be removed from the eligible list for failure to pass the pre-employment interview, background investigation or any other screening element. Once a conditional offer of employment is made, all applicants must undergo a medical examination and psychological evaluation to determine if they meet the Tacoma Police Department standards in effect at the time of examination. The medical examination will include a drug screening. Please note, the lateral hiring process can take between three and six months. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 6 Tacoma Police Union IUPA. Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Possession of a Washington State Driver's License is required at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. In addition, possession of a valid First Aid card and CPR card with maintenance thereafter are required prior to the end of the probationary period. An employee must successfully complete a twelve-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Closing Date/Time: 12/31/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Dec 01, 2021
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power's Rates, Planning and Analysis (RPA) Section has an opportunity for a Rates and Data Analyst to join our team. This is a highly technical data science and modeling analyst position responsible for performing complex costing analysis for utility rates, tariffs, and programs; developing and designing rate alternatives and costing strategies utilizing various analytical models and research data; and integrating and automating financial, economic and statistical forecasting models. "Community Value First" is Tacoma Power's strategic principle. We prioritize resources and programs based on the impact to our customers and community. Bill Berry leads Tacoma Power's RPA team. RPA's responsibilities include capital and O&M budgeting, rate-setting, financing, and energy risk management. RPA is also building innovative asset management and project management office programs. RPA primarily serves internal Tacoma Power customers and also collaborates with colleagues across the City. At all times, we focus on Tacoma Power's financial future, working to sustain financial strength by enabling integrated and informed decision-making. Our culture values innovation, agility and collaboration. We are highly skilled, self-motivated people that enjoy each other and believe in the work that we do. As the team's Rates and Data Analyst, you will have the opportunity to help develop and design innovative rate structures and lay the foundation for customer analytics at Tacoma Power. The Rates and Financial Planning team runs a number of high-visibility models that impact the utility financials and help keep Tacoma Power cost effective for its customers. Several modeling tools are being updated which will allow for refined business processes and new analytic capabilities. The ideal candidate is team-oriented, smart, professional, organized, self-motivated, positive, highly accurate and a life-long learner. If you have a strong background in data acquisition and validation; if you love transforming data into business insights; if you want an exciting, visible role that directly impacts how customers acquire utility services, this may be the role for you. Responsibilities include: Design and develop pricing and rate structures Conduct cost-of-service studies Manage, clean, transform, and model customer usage data Design new data analysis models Maintain and improve existing financial and economic models Interface with data repositories Automate data retrieval Develop new revenue, cost, and load forecasting techniques Visualize data for technical documents and presentations Work on cross-functional teams Problem-solve to meet ad hoc utility business needs Qualifications An equivalent combination to: Graduation from a four-year college or university with emphasis in economics, statistics, finance, business administration or related field Five years' experience performing economic, financial and/or market analysis, preferably with an electric or water utility 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. First consideration to those who apply prior to December 17, 2021 by 5PM 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 Tacoma, WA, USA
Nov 28, 2021
Full Time
  Primary position responsibilities will include : Conducting community engagement, including developing community engagement plans for urban forestry and other environmental programs; this may require working off hours, evenings and weekends Preparing recommendations/business cases for program delivery to managers, directors, and elected officials, utilizing feedback from the community Coordinating community events and field work, including procuring trees and materials, mobilizing tree delivery and pickup Developing and updating the City's community tree mapping tool for priority neighborhoods Providing geospatial analytical support, researching industry trends, and developing standard metrics for tracking and reporting on tree planting Overseeing the management of the trees at the City’s plant holding facility (nursery), including directing maintenance tasks, keeping an up to date inventory, and ordering supplies as necessary Managing the urban forestry email, website, and phone account Supporting projects associated with the City's Urban Forest Management Plan, Green Tacoma Day/Arbor Day celebrations as well as other programs and initiatives including volunteer tree plantings and tree maintenance activities Developing planting plans, and assisting with construction plans review and development Developing reports, presentations, and analysis Performing other related duties as assigned
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Nov 28, 2021
Full Time
Position Description **This position is open until filled, applications received by July 28, 2021 will receive first consideration.** The City of Tacoma Public Works Engineering Division is recruiting for two (2) appointive Associate Engineer positions in the Engineering Division's Traffic Engineering section. Positions: 1. Associate Engineer: Complete Streets 2. Associate Engineer: Neighborhood Programs Traffic Engineering is seeking collaborative team members with knowledge of street design, public right-of-way management, general engineering concepts and associated applications. The Associate Engineers will have an active role performing various duties in the emerging service area focused on Complete Streets and Neighborhood Programs which help to manage the City's transportation system in a safe, effective, and equitable manner. Tacoma is a sustainable community with many diverse residents, businesses, and visitors who have various transportation priorities. The City is strategic in how it plans its transportation system with an emphasis on carrying people and goods that foster Tacoma's culture, character, and competitiveness. The City's transportation system offers multimodal travel options from micromobility to high capacity transit that provide safe access for all users and neighborhoods, encourages healthy living, and protects the environment. Our ideal candidates will exhibit the following: Strong customer service skills and the ability to organize and express ideas through excellent oral and written communication to a wide variety of audiences, Knowledge and ability to apply sound engineering and project management practices, Hard-working and approachable with the ability to work well with others in a collaborative team setting and independently, Ability to work with diverse audiences and build relationships with internal and external partners, Demonstrated ability to manage many demands simultaneously, and to oversee highly visible and sometime controversial projects effectively and with sensitivity, Knowledge of innovative and current transportation engineering/planning best practices, and Conversant in AutoCAD or GIS, MS Office, and possess the ability to learn new applications. Position Profile Overview: The Associate Engineer positions are responsible for the development of designs and procedures to manage the City's public right-of-way with respect to operational efficiencies and safety that require the application of professional judgment and collaborative operational relationships. Under the general direction of the City's Traffic Engineer, and in partnership with the other members of the Traffic Engineering section, both Associate Engineer positions independently, or with direction/guidance, will perform engineering task assignments which support their related focal areas, but also include the following: creative curb space design/allocation, traffic calming solutions for design/coordination, temporary traffic control plan development/review, access point review/management for efficient and safe roadways, support for safety programs, community outreach and coordination, and customer service requests and interactions. Ultimately, both positions will be collaborating with internal city staff, agency partners, advocacy organizations, and the community to develop decisions that are effective and supportive of the City's goal for a safe and equitable transportation system. Candidate Profile Overview: Associate Engineer - Complete Streets This position will focus on developing designs and recommendations consistent with the City's Transportation Master Plan and applicable regulations, for the efficient and equitable allocation of transportation elements within public rights-of-way, through right-of-way management and enhancement policies and their implementation. Other responsibilities include: Supporting the implementation, coordination, and/or management of residential parking zones, public ADA parking (including residential), public loading zones, and parking/curb space areas to support various transportation needs and services, such as parklets and bike corrals Assisting with streets initiative projects and residential street maintenance projects, including elements related to construction traffic control, signing, traffic calming, and channelization. Developing and implementing right-of-way management and enhancement procedures, Associate Engineer - Neighborhood Programs This position will focus on providing comprehensive traffic engineering services to neighborhoods and supporting programs, such as Vision Zero . Duties also include addressing citizen requests, attending/participating in public meetings, and traffic calming design and implementation. Other responsibilities include: Conducting and analyzing traffic calming and traffic safety evaluations for safe routes to schools and neighborhood greenways Supporting streets initiative projects and programs, residential street maintenance projects, and utility partnership projects, including elements related to implementation of the Transportation Master Plan , traffic calming, and residential development. The Principles that Guide Us: Tacoma, the City of Destiny , has a workforce of dedicated, talented employees with unique skills and perspectives. We embrace innovation and strive for excellence and community engagement. The Principles that Guide Us, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Equity , speak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service. Qualifications Four-year degree from an accredited college or university in civil, mechanical, or electrical engineering or related field. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS A Four-year degree from an accredited college or university in civil engineering is preferred for the work associated with this position. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Engineer in Training Certificate for advancement to pay step four or higher. Some positions may require a valid Washington Driver's License at the time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills ANALYTICAL Develop methods of data collection and results interpretation. As necessary, implement results of research studies or programs with an appropriate and effective course of action based upon outcome or findings. COMMUNICATIONS Ability to communicate clearly and prepare effective oral and written communications for professional and general public use. LEADERSHIP Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with co-workers, the general public, city, county, state and federal agencies while coordinating research in support of assigned department programs. MANAGEMENT Plan and organize work to meet schedules and timelines. PROFESSIONALISM Remain current on applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures within engineering field assigned. TECHNICAL Operate a personal computer and be self-reliant with operating system software to include peripheral office support equipment in order to accomplish assigned tasks. Database, CAD, and GIS experience desirable, but not required. Selection Process & Supplemental Information To be considered for this opportunity: Interested individuals must complete the online application and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. This is a competitive selection process. Your application will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of education, certifications, professional license and related experience. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who most closely correspond to the City of Tacoma's needs will be placed on a referral list for review and potential interview selection. Appointment is subject to passing a pre-employment background and references check. Supplemental questions regarding an applicant's experience and training are also included in the application form. These questions will be used to assess candidate minimum qualifications and to provide additional information to the hiring managers regarding candidate experience. **Applications received by July 28, 2021 will receive first consideration.** City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Our City: With a population over 200,000, Tacoma is the second largest city in the Puget Sound region, gracing the shores of Commencement Bay. We are a diverse, progressive, international city that serves as a gateway to the Pacific Rim and the rest of the world. Named one of the most livable areas in the country by Livability.com, Tacoma and the surrounding area is a playground for outdoor and maritime enthusiasts. Our businesses are vibrant, our parks are beautiful, our schools are exceptional and our housing is affordable. When you work for the City of Tacoma you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a healthy work/life balance, the potential for flexible work schedules (with some job classifications), continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program. We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny http://www.cityoftacoma.org/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhires The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, call the Human Resources office at (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. Closing Date/Time:
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Nov 28, 2021
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power's Transmission and Distribution Line Engineering group is seeking a Distribution Engineer at the Power Engineer II level. The successful candidate will -assess and evaluate the impacts of proposed communications attachments to power poles and develop designs and cost estimates to mitigate the impacts of those attachments. Such work is critical to 5G deployment in Tacoma and Pierce County. In addition, the successful candidate will engage with teams to prepare plans, designs, specifications, and cost estimates for the broader overhead and underground distribution systems. The successful candidate will work under the direction of a senior engineer as they grow and develop industry knowledge and skills necessary to work more independently. Responsibilities of this position include: Perform load analysis and develop structural loading models of power poles and structures for distribution class wood poles, by applying engineering methods and judgment. Evaluate additional impacts created by proposed new or additional pole attachments. Apply and interpret standards, codes and practices as they pertain to utility pole installations for strength and operational needs. Participate in the development of standards, practices, and processes. Work collaboratively with and direct others to verify and validate customer provided data. Perform or direct others to perform field measurements. Apply knowledge of distribution line construction practices and materials to assure proper materials are utilized. Collaborate with field/craft personnel to prepare cost estimates and designs to "make ready" power poles for attachment of communication lines and antennas. Provide make-ready estimates to applicants; articulate rationale for the required work. Create make-ready construction work order packages to address T&D line impacts. Coordinate/manage make-ready work in the field as necessary, including field staking, layout of locate areas, and coordination with various construction personnel through project conclusion. Provide input and guidance for the management of unallocated communication zone space on jointly used poles. Prepare designs, plans, and cost estimates for system improvements that include capacity upgrades, reliability improvements, and system hardening. Identify and define property rights and permitting needs. Resolve issues that arise with in service assets regarding perceived problems or requests to alter and/or relocate the asset(s). Represent Tacoma Power interests in meetings with external customers. Qualifications Power Engineer II Qualifications: Requires a four-year degree from an accredited college or university in civil, mechanical, electrical, computer engineering or a related field. Requires three years of experience in a specific branch of engineering or three years of experience directly related to the position's specialty area of work. Depending on the position, a Professional Engineer license may be substituted for degree and work experience. Some incumbents may be appointed to this position based upon the recommendation of the Director of TPU with the approval of the Human Resources Director taking into consideration market or other pertinent factors at the time of the appointment. Successful applicants will need to pass a background check. Experience with pole line modeling software desired; Working knowledge of NESC & Applicable WACs desired; LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Positions may require any, or all, of the following: Valid Washington Driver's License at the time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Complete Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) training with maintenance thereafter. Engineer in Training (EIT)/Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) is desired; Knowledge & Skills Familiarity with transmission and distribution line work Desirable to have experience with pole and line modeling software: O-Calc Pro, Spida calc, PLS-CADD, PLS-POLE, Sag10, or similar Desirable to have experience working/interfacing with field/craft personnel (such as line crews) Excellent written and oral communication skills Decision making skills Adaptable to change; business needs, processes, and tools Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain, if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable, walkable cities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 before 4pm on the closing date of this posting. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Nov 28, 2021
Full Time
Position Description This position is open until filled, applications received by October 8, 2021 will receive first consideration. Tacoma Power is an innovative, citizen-owned electric utility that generates, transmits and distributes electricity and provides essential electric service in Tacoma, WA and surrounding areas. We are committed to provide high-value, competitively priced products and reliable services to our customers through the quality of our employees, and the responsiveness that results from local ownership The Customer Energy Programs Section of Tacoma Power is seeking a Energy Programs Engineer (Power Engineer II) or Senior Energy Programs Engineer (Power Engineer III). This role develops and delivers conservation programs, and secures energy efficiency measures with Tacoma Power's commercial and industrial customers by conducting advanced level engineering technical activities. This work is critical to achieving conservation targets within the commercial and industrial sectors for Tacoma Power's Customer Energy Programs section. The position will also provide technical support for development and implementation of future customer energy programs such as demand response and electrification in commercial and industrial facilities. This position is expected to be eligible for optional partial teleworking. Primary Responsibilities Include: Provide customer technical services by preparing energy calculations for all types of electrical systems in commercial and industrial facilities such as refrigeration systems, industrial processes and compressed air, water and wastewater systems, HVAC systems, pumping and ventilation systems, motors and drives, lighting and domestic water systems. Review calculations, energy evaluation reports and proposals prepared by consultants and others. Prepare or review computer energy simulation models of complex commercial buildings. Provide specifications, recommendations, and related engineering analyses; provide economic analyses of energy efficiency alternatives. Review and analyze data from internal and external sources, including commercial and industrial utility meter interval data, in support of energy management and energy efficiency projects. Provide detailed measurement and verification protocols and evaluate energy performance of installed efficiency projects. Promote efficiency services to customers. Conduct field audits and inspections and interact directly with customers and trade allies such as engineering firms. Provide specialized technical input on energy conservation measures and technologies. Research and analyze technical information, new energy concepts, products and processes as related to the industrial and commercial building sector; prepare briefs and reports. Research, develop & implement energy efficiency programs, services and policies for the commercial and industrial sector. Provide technical and other utility-related information and support to customers such as rates, service connection, power quality, transmission & distribution. Qualifications Power Engineer II MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Requires a four-year degree from an accredited college or university in civil, mechanical, electrical, or computer engineering or related field Requires three years of experience in a specific branch of engineering or three years of experience directly related to the position's specialty area of work. Depending on the position, a Professional Engineer license may be substituted for degree and work experience. Some incumbents may be appointed to this position based upon the recommendation of the Director of TPU with the approval of the Human Resources Director taking into consideration market or other pertinent factors at the time of the appointment. Successful applicants will need to pass a background check. Power Engineer III MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Requires a four-year degree from an accredited college or university in civil, mechanical, electrical, or computer engineering or related field Requires a Professional Engineer license. Ten years of experience in a specific branch of engineering or related field may be substituted for the P.E. license. Some incumbents may be appointed to this position based upon the recommendation of the Director of TPU with the approval of the Human Resources Director taking into consideration market or other pertinent factors at the time of the appointment. Successful applicants will need to pass a background check. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Positions may require any or all of the following: Valid Washington Driver's License at the time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Complete Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) training with maintenance thereafter. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain, if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable, 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. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of the Thea Foss Waterway, the expansions of both the MultiCare and Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the 1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Nov 28, 2021
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. This application period will be used to fill vacancies as they occur until January 31, 2022. 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 to hire. Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Some experience in performing heavy manual work; completion of the eighth grade; or any equivalent combination of experience and training. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid Driver's License will be required at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills KNOWLEDGE OF: Applicable occupational hazards and safety precautions SKILLS: Ability to understand and follow specific oral instructions Ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods, often under adverse climate conditions Maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others Operate motor vehicles Perform heavy manual labor Selection Process & Supplemental Information WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment. After 60 days of continuous service we offer medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. After 60 days of continuous service we offer 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. After 6 months of continuous service we offer Paid holidays. 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 5pm on the closing date of this posting. Closing Date/Time:
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Nov 28, 2021
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power's Utility Technology Section is seeking a Management Analyst III to join our team as an IT Asset Manager. As the IT Asset Manager, you will be responsible for carrying out the centralization of IT Asset Management for Tacoma Public Utilities. You will supervise the IT Asset Management (ITAM) team, optimizing the cost, risk and value of IT assets throughout their life cycle, and identify efficiencies through continuous service improvement to mature the program. Responsibilities Include: Lead the (ITAM) team in carrying out all aspects of the IT asset management program and provide expert level knowledge and guidance in IT asset management; Provide feedback, coaching, mentoring to staff and provide input to employee professional development reviews and training plans; Assist the UTSMO in developing the ITAM maturity model and establish next steps to drive maturity of the program; Coordinate all ITAM activity across the organization to enable collaboration that reduces the life cycle costs and risks of all the IT assets deployed; Provide expert level advice and consultation regarding IT asset management and configuration management best practices to management; Use advanced data analysis principles and techniques to develop and implement policies, process and procedures for IT asset life cycle management; Develop analysis and interpret complex data using advance principles and scientific techniques to assist in the development and review information relating to IT Asset Lifecycle and to ensure that all IT asset life cycle-related costs and risks are correctly identified through metrics and published status reports, while enforcing mitigation and remediation activity; Manage and ensure compliance to the IT Asset Management Plans, Policies and Processes. Plan population of the hybrid IT Asset Management database (AMDB) and configuration management database (CMDB) , tools, common codes and data. Ensures regular housekeeping of IT Asset Management and inventory data. Responsible for the usefulness and continued utility of the ITAM data models, ITAM data and ITAM reporting Leads the development and maintenance in developing and maintaining the configuration management database (CMDB) Assist the UTSMO with developing service level management Conduct audits of software installed on TPU computers & servers through the use of automated tools to ensure compliance. Assist in developing a maintenance program for IT assets. Qualifications DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS 5+ years of Information Technology experience (Specifically in Asset Management Preferred) An undergraduate or postgraduate degree in finance, IT, engineering, business management or a related field Experience supporting asset management Project and program management planning and organizational skills Proficient with Microsoft Excel CITAM certification CSAM certification ITIL V3 Foundation training Knowledge & Skills Knowledge: Significant experience in defining, implementing, and executing the processes within the IT Asset Management Lifecycle Demonstrated experience implementing an IT Asset Management program, either as a consultant or in industry Demonstrated experience with IT Service Management / Asset Management Tools Strong communication skills with a proven ability to understand key concepts and communicate effectively with technical staff, business stakeholders and senior management An understanding of strategic business objectives and the ability to drive results toward those objectives Experience supporting IT from a business operations perspective Knowledgeable in software licensing models Knowledge in the ITIL lifecycle, specifically service asset configuration management. Skills and Abilities: Proven ability to collaborate, build relationships, and influence individuals at all levels in a matrix-management environment (as well as external vendors and service providers) to ensure that segregation and overlapping roles are identified and coordinated Strong organizational skills, the ability to perform under pressure and management of multiple priorities with competing demands for resources Proficiency in process design and improvement Proficiency in working in a fast-paced, complex, dynamic, multicultural business environment High levels of personal integrity when conducting the professional affairs of the organization and dealing with sensitive and confidential data relating to risks and costs Calmness and clarity of thought while under pressure The ability to understand the values of team members and to motivate them appropriately 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 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, or questions regarding this job announcement, call the Human Resources office at (253) 591.5400 before 5:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Nov 28, 2021
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power's Shared Services Facilities group is looking for a Facilities Conservation and Planning Analyst to join their team. This role manages facility conservation and sustainability programs and monitors facility performance indicator data. This positions mission is to provide safe, cost effective, and optimal facility operations at Tacoma Power properties while ensuring effective conservation and sustainability measures are met. In this role you will represent the Facilities group on organizational operation, process improvement, and project teams related to TPU facilities, conservation, and sustainability. Responsibilities include: Develop and oversee facilities conservation and sustainability programs for TPU properties. Participate in facility planning, including assistance with work processes and communications. Periodic facility inspection and space verification. Order and arrange for delivery of chairs and furnishings. Respond to customer concerns or requests for information regarding facility projects. Conduct ongoing analysis of utility consumption, waste generation, and operational materials and supplies. Conduct site assessments and operational reviews to ensure cost-effective conservation measures are properly implemented and maintained. Alert asset owners of deviations, problems, and potential areas of improvement or effectiveness. Suggest corrective actions and facilitate process improvements. Work with asset owners and other partners to seek grants, incentive, and rebate opportunities as part of facility projects and process improvements. Remain up-to-date on industry research and analysis, best practices, and required codes and standards related to conservation, sustainability, and facility operations. Qualifications Desired Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in sustainability, environmental planning, environmental policy, operations, project management, engineering or related field 3+ years' of experience with data management, business process analysis, conservation programming, and reporting BOC level II certification or ability to earn within one 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. 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: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Nov 28, 2021
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma's Information Technology Department is currently recruiting for a highly motivated, energetic, qualified candidate interested in innovation and application mobility to join its Business Enterprise Solutions Team (BEST). The team is responsible for the configuration, support and maintenance of the City's SAP application. The employee in this position serves as a SAP Financial Accounting (FI) and SAP Controlling (CO) and Payroll (PY) subject matter expert for the SAP Center of Expertise. This work requires independent analysis of moderate and complex situations. The Business Analyst II position is the second level of the Business Analyst series and serves as a functional bridge between IT and the business unit. The responsibilities of this journey level classification are to provide functional analytical support to end users on automated systems, conduct workflow and interface analyses, configure SAP, design and develop customized reports and queries, testing and implementing processes for upgrades and conversions and fulling enhancement requests. The candidate must have knowledge of SAP Financial Accounting & Controlling and Payroll processes or application experience in the SAP FI/CO modules to perform the primary duties & responsibilities: Ability to break down a business need to determine whether a business process change and/or technical solution is needed to fulfill the business requirement Work collaboratively and/or independently to determine the functional solution to a business need; develop the method, design, build, test and deploy solutions. Assess and document business needs, business processes, and support systems Identify and write requirements for computer applications to address business needs and construct business processes and workflows Communicate effectively with stakeholders on system processes, applications and modifications Execute functional changes and coordinate system integration testing. Conduct user acceptance testing and parallel testing with end users; verify data integrity; and documenting testing results 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/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's degree required in Information Technology, Business or Public Administration or a related field AND Two (2) years functional experience related to desired technological platform and specialty ( SAP Financial Accounting, Controlling and HCM/Payroll integration points). OR Four (4) years of experience working specifically with SAP Financial Accounting & Controlling and related Payroll functions (i.e. analysis, system maintenance, or troubleshooting/problem resolution) Desired Qualifications SAP: Four years of functional experience in the SAP Financial Accounting (FI) and Controlling (CO) modules with a good understanding of the integration points with other modules, i.e. HCM/Payroll, Procurement and Material Management. Knowledge & Skills COMPETENCIES: This classification includes and builds upon those competencies in the lower classifications of this series Tech Savvy - Demonstrates ability to anticipate and adopt innovations in digital and technology applications. Balance Stakeholders - Anticipate and balance the needs of multiple stakeholders. Effectively organize multiple assignments, sometimes of a complex nature or involving competing priorities, to produce work products that are accurate, thorough, and on time. Ensure Accountability - Can be relied upon to achieve excellent results with little need for oversight. 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. 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 and cover letter. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to Supplemental Questions # 8-11 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 over 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: 12/17/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Nov 28, 2021
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma Environmental Services Department, Operations and Maintenance Division is seeking Wastewater Treatment Plant Maintenance Machinists, Millwrights and Mechanics to perform complex duties in the maintenance and repair of wastewater treatment plants, pump stations, machinery, industrial equipment, and related systems. Ideal candidates will possess the ability to fabricate special tools, parts and equipment as well as proven experience within an industrial setting. If this sounds like you, then this might be the opportunity you have been searching for. Our successful candidate will have a skill set that includes: Outstanding ability to work well with others in a team environment Knowledge of the tools and equipment used in Water/Wastewater treatment plants The ability to fabricate special tools and/or parts Good oral and written communication skills Ability to work from blueprints, shop drawings and sketches Proven background with maintenance and repair work Excellent attendance Essential Duties Include: Perform various preventive maintenance and repair duties on equipment as assigned; inspect equipment to assure proper and efficient operation; utilize a variety of appropriate hand and power tools Maintain and repair pumps, burners, mechanical screens, conveyors, storm gates, blowers, piping, instruments, digestion tanks, vacuum filters, electric motors, circuit breakers and related equipment Operate arc and acetylene welding equipment to fabricate special tools, parts and equipment as required. Plan and execute machine shop work with defined schedules, interruptions and re-prioritization of assignments Set up and operate lathe, mill, grinder, drill press and other metalworking machines for manufacturing parts to high precision tolerances and for fabricating specialized tools and fixtures Remove, transport, replace and install equipment; repair or rebuild as necessary using various equipment such as mobile cranes and portable lifting devices Operate a variety of tools, machinery and equipment such as lathes, grinders, presses, welding and burning equipment, milling machines, various meters, drills and wrenches; operate various forklifts and City vehicles Perform basic electrical, mechanical, painting, carpentry and incidental masonry work as required; perform repair work for other departments as assigned; identify the source of oil spills and assist with oil removal as required Maintain equipment, work areas and facilities in a safe, clean and orderly condition Maintain machine shop equipment, perform preventative maintenance, troubleshoot equipment operation, maintain orderliness in machine shop and needed stock of raw materials and supplies; perform sharpening procedures on a variety of cutting tools Contact or communicate with other departments, vendors, outside organizations and agencies or others to provide and receive information and services related to job duties Prepare electronic records, logs and reports related to daily activities; order and transport parts and supplies according to established procedures; attend meetings and seminars as required Perform related duties as assigned This position does not supervise but does assist in the training of lower level staff Assist the supervisor/lead/ planner scheduler in work record keeping, workload planning and estimating The Principles that Guide Us: Tacoma, the City of Destiny , has a workforce of dedicated, talented employees with unique skills and perspectives. We embrace innovation and strive for excellence and community engagement. The Principles that Guide Us, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Equity, speak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Work includes indoor and outdoor environment; subject to driving from site to site and noise, and working in confined spaces with fumes and odors. The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions. A position in this class is generally exposed to prolonged period of standing, bending, climbing, loud industrial noises, fumes, and gases, working in confined spaces, above and underground, use and operating a variety of hand/power tools, equipment, and machinery requiring finger and hand dexterity, working in the field or in a plant working environment in all types of weather conditions and using proper safety equipment and devices. Walking, sitting, climbing or descending ladders and ability to enter tight and confined spaces. Position requires positioning self under and/or around equipment, ascending/descending, and moving objects weighing 90 pounds or more. An employee in this position may be exposed to potentially hazardous materials. This recruitment is being conducted to create a civil service eligibility list that will be used to fill Wastewater Treatment Plant Maintenance Machinist/Millwright/Mechanic vacancies as they occur, for a period of one year. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications An equivalent combination to: graduation from high school AND Completion of approved four (4) year machinist apprenticeship program and/or college level technical training (i.e. Associate of Applied Science or equivalent two (2) year technical certificated training program) OR Five (5) years of experience as a journey-level machinist OR five (5) years of experience as a WWTP Maintenance Technician LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State driver's license at the time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills Methods, tools, equipment and materials used in waste water treatment plant equipment maintenance, repair, removal and installation Journey level knowledge and demonstrated experience in the machinist and tool and die trade equipment and procedures in an industrial environment Knowledge of welding practices, metal heat treating principles, thread norms and applications, metal classification numbering system Knowledge and understanding of machine speeds and feeds for various materials metal removal. Journey level understanding of principles and procedures of mechanical, plumbing, maintenance trades, basic electrical and machine tool operation Personal hygiene, safety techniques, testing methods and procedures associated with working with dangerous or hazardous gases and/or confined spaces in a waste water treatment plant Record-keeping technique Performs skilled maintenance and repair work for waste water treatment plants using a variety of hand held power tools and test equipment Read and interpret various meters Work from blueprints, shop drawings and sketches. Understand and follow oral and written directions. Perform heavy manual labor Learn to apply hygiene, safety and health procedures related to waste water treatment plant and assigned duties Meet schedules and defined time lines Operate various forklifts, City vehicles and mobile equipment Inspect equipment, diagnose problems and correct as needed Selection Process & Supplemental Information To be considered for this opportunity: Interested individuals must apply online and meet the minimum qualifications to progress in the examination process. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. Candidates who are eligible for Veteran's Preference scoring criteria must attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4, (proof of military discharge form) at time of application , to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference points, with redacted birth date and social security numbers. Examination Process: This is a competitive selection process. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to Supplemental Questions # 10-14 reviewed and scored by a committee of subject matter experts, as the Experience and Training Test . It is the responsibility of the applicants to adequately describe all pertinent experience and training. Please make sure you read the questions and provide complete informative answers. DO NOT respond with "see resume" in lieu of answering these questions; this will result in a failing score. Applicants who pass the test will be placed on an eligible list for potential interview and hiring consideration. The eligible list established for this position will be used to fill vacancies and provide set-ups for one year. Per City of Tacoma Personnel Management Policy #170, the City of Tacoma is a drug-free work environment. Appointment is subject to passing a background check and will include a pre-employment medical exam, drug and alcohol screen, and physical ability test . This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and District Lodge Local 160. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment. Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits. Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26. Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Personal time off. Paid holidays. A great pension plan. The City of Tacoma: With a population over 200,000, Tacoma is the third largest city in the Puget Sound region, gracing the shores of Commencement Bay. We are a diverse, progressive, international city that serves as a gateway to the Pacific Rim and the rest of the world. Named one of the most livable areas in the country by Livability.com, Tacoma and the surrounding area is a playground for outdoor and maritime enthusiasts. Our businesses are vibrant, our parks are beautiful, our schools are exceptional and our housing is affordable. When you work for the City of Tacoma you'll have an opportunity to enjoy a healthy work/life balance, the potential for flexible schedules (with some job classifications), continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program. We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny: http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhires http://www.cityoftacoma.org/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, call the Human Resources office at (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 12/6/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Nov 28, 2021
Full Time
Position Description The test date for this recruitment is scheduled for Saturday, January 29, 2022. The PAT and the written exam will be held on the same day. Candidates who pass the PAT will be invited to attend the written exam in the afternoon. Please Note: During the hiring process candidates will be required to attend testing or interviews in-person. We are closely monitoring CDC reports pertaining to COVID-19, and have put measures in place for the safety of our own staff and those applying for positions with our department. This is general duty police work involving the protection of life and property, enforcement of laws and ordinances, maintenance of order, and prevention and investigation of crimes. Work is performed according to departmental regulations and procedures prescribed by superior officers and normally consists of routine patrol, traffic regulations, and crime prevention and investigation on motorcycles, or on foot. Work involves a substantial element of personal danger and employees must be able to act without direct supervision and exercise independent discretion in emergencies. All assignments in this class involve responsibility for recognizing the social importance of police functions, for tactful and courteous treatment of the public, and for conscientious and efficient performance of duties under little direct supervision. Employees may be assigned to work on special assignments that call upon specialized ability and knowledge usually attained through experience as a uniformed Police Officer. Assignments and general and special instructions are received from superior officers who review work by personal inspection, check of reports, and general appraisal of the effectiveness of the employee and the entire police service. Primary Duties Successfully complete the Basic Law Enforcement Academy provided by the Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission; Learn and apply knowledge of basic first aid procedures; Resolve a variety of potentially volatile and dangerous situations in a calm, confident, and effective manner; Drive a patrol car under normal and adverse conditions; Train and use firearms safely in accordance with departmental rules; Clean and maintain assigned firearms and vehicles; Understand and carry out oral and written instructions; Learn, interpret and apply modern principles, practices, and procedures of police work; Write clear and comprehensive reports; Work with the public and coworkers in a professional and courteous manner; Show initiative in performing job functions, and ability to enforce federal, state and local laws. City of Tacoma Recruitment The City of Tacoma wants to employ a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and we welcome candidates with diverse and/or multicultural skill sets and personal experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Transforming Tacoma The Tacoma Police Department is a proud participant in Transforming Tacoma; actively working to d evelop pragmatic, specific recommendations and reforms that the Tacoma Police Department and the City of Tacoma can implement to strengthen the Tacoma Police Department's relationship with Tacoma's community; ensure that the Tacoma Police Department's activities and operations are safe, just, effective, lawful, and consistent with national, best, emerging, and transformational practices. For more information about this effort, please visit the Transforming Tacoma website. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications You must be a United States citizen; You must possess a high school diploma or GED; You must be at least 20.5 years of age at the time of application - and be 21 years of age by date of appointment; You must be able to meet the physical requirements and medical standards prescribed by the City of Tacoma and Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: You must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license at time of application. A valid Washington State driver's license is required for employment (with maintenance thereafter) and driving history will be thoroughly assessed during the hiring process. First Aid and CPR card upon hire with maintenance thereafter. Physical Requirements & Working Conditions: Above-average physical endurance in running, climbing and lifting as well as good balance, hearing and vision. Work includes indoor and outdoor environment. Employees typically work Monday through Friday, some evening and weekend work. Incumbents in this classification may be exposed to gunfire, toxic chemicals, traffic hazards and occasional driving at high speeds. Knowledge & Skills Fluent English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary. Principles, practices and procedures used in police work. State, County and City laws and ordinances. Recent legislation and court decisions affecting police duties. Traffic and crowd control techniques. Rules of evidence and laws of arrest. Operation of a variety of specialized police vehicles and equipment. Crime scene preservation and investigation methods and techniques. Basic First Aid procedures. Operation of a personal computer. Prepare clear and concise reports. Maintain proficiency in driving and in the use of firearms in accordance with department guidelines. Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action. Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Understand scope of authority. Relate effectively to people of a variety of cultures, languages, abilities and social-economic situations. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Observe legal and defensive driving practices. Comply with safety standards and regulations. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Applicants who have applied and met the City's minimum qualifications, will be sent an Initial Personal History Questionnaire via e-mail. It is the applicant's responsibility to follow all instructions, to check his/her e-mail regularly and to meet set deadlines. Failure to follow the requested processes may result in disqualification. Applicants who are eligible for veterans scoring criteria (Veterans Preference) MUST attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4 (proof of military discharge form) at time of application to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference points. Important Information: Applicants must pass the physical abilities test and written exam before being placed on an eligibility list for interview and hiring consideration. The PAT consists of three activities: squat thrusts, sit-ups and push-ups. The requirements for the PAT can be found on the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission website . Eligible candidates must pass all phases of the hiring process including oral board, pre-offer assessment test, and background investigation. Upon successful completion of these hiring steps, the applicant may receive a conditional offer of employment, conditional upon available positions within the Police Department and the successful completion of the polygraph examination, physical and psychological examinations, and any other phases of the pre-employment process that might need to be accomplished. Candidates may be removed from the eligible list for failure to pass any of these hiring steps. Once an applicant becomes a commissioned officer, the position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 6 Tacoma Police Union IUPA. Note: The PAT and written exam are tentatively scheduled for Saturday, January 29, 2022. Upcoming 2022 Test Dates (all dates are tentative): April 9, 2022June 25, 2022August 27, 2022October 29, 2022 Communication from the City of Tacoma: Please indicate in your online application that you prefer email notification as this is the preferred method of communication with the City of Tacoma. In order to receive the most efficient communications from the City of Tacoma Human Resources Department and the Tacoma Police Department, we ask that each applicant create a Gmail email address for correspondence. Please use any combination of your first and last name as the email address. Ex: Smithjane@gmail.com , Janesmith@gmail.com JSmith123@gmail.com . This will assist the Tacoma Police Department hiring unit with tracking information received during the hiring process. We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend an hour or more entering the required information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. If you experience any complications while applying, please contact Human Resources as 253.591.5400 by 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 3, 2022 in order for us to assist you before the closing time. If you are interested in additional information regarding test standards, testing deadlines and other information about the City of Tacoma and the Tacoma Police Department, visit our websites at www.cityoftacoma.org or www.cityoftacoma.org/government/city_departments/police To learn more about the Tacoma Police Department's hiring process and to learn more about the physical abilities test click here . Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time:
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Nov 25, 2021
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma's Finance Department, Procurement and Payables Division is seeking a highly motivated person as Management Analyst II, to provide vital support to the team. The successful candidate demonstrates high levels of customer service and technical expertise; works collaboratively with the City's external suppliers, staff organization wide and Procurement and Payables teammates. The Management Analyst II coordinates supplier catalogs in the City's purchasing system (SAP Ariba), works closely with the City's' Procurement (Credit) Card Program Manager and other software programs such as Tableau, Ariba and SAP. SAP Ariba is a digital e-commerce platform that streamlines and facilitates supplier management, procurement, contracting and payables. WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma is nestled along the shores of Commencement Bay in Washington State and offers many community parks, miles of beautiful waterfront, hiking & biking trails, golf courses, museums, and a world-class zoo with an aquarium. Tacoma also serves as a gateway to some of the most magnificent natural wonders in the world, such as Puget Sound, Mount Rainier National Park and the Olympic Peninsula. The Tacoma area is also fortunate to have a much more affordable cost of living compared to the Seattle areas to the north; and the City of Tacoma offers a very generous program of employee benefits, which includes a great pension plan that can continue to provide income during retirement. The City of Tacoma provides excellent medical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family; paid holidays and personal time off; participation in Tacoma's Public Employees' Retirement System and a growing variety of City-sponsored health and wellness opportunities. For more information on the City of Tacoma's benefit package feel free to explore City of Tacoma Benefits. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS (TRAINING AND EDUCATION): Bachelor's and/or Master's degree or equivalent preferred. Three to four years of experience researching and analyzing policies, laws, rules, or regulations; data management and reporting, and/or business process analyses is also preferred. A valid WA state Driver's License with maintenance thereafter, or proof of equivalent mobility. Knowledge & Skills Preferred Skills Include: Expertise in reporting using various software such as: Tableau, SAP, Ariba, Xponential, Excel, etc. Knowledge of procurement card program administration. Experience with online procurement system administration (SAP, Ariba). Ability to provide extraordinary customer service by explaining and interpreting various policy and regulatory documents and processes in layman's terms using tact and diplomacy Problem solve and provide solutions to external and internal customers navigating software systems and processes to provide the most beneficial solution . Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing their responsibilities as it relates to this position. NOTE: Applications received without the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process. Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position may be invited to participate in an interview. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend a minimum of one hour entering the required information. While completing the application and answering the supplemental questions please be sure to save your work every 20 minutes to ensure that your information is not lost. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contact the Human Resources office at 253-591-5400 by 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. This will allow time to assist you before the job announcement closes. ( For technical difficulties using the NeoGov system , call the applicant support line at 1-855-524-5627 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time.) Closing Date/Time: 12/13/2021 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Nov 24, 2021
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power has an opportunity for a Real-Time Energy Trader (RTET) to join our team. Tacoma RTETs optimize our resource portfolio by scheduling Tacoma's generation and power supply contracts, along with energy purchases and sales to ensure that the power supply obligations of Tacoma's customers are met in the most economical and cost efficient manner. Seek out real-time market opportunities and create innovative transactions that maximize the economic benefits from hourly market fluctuations. Tacoma's RTETs work closely with the Systems Power Dispatchers in the operation of Tacoma's generating resources. Responsibilities include: Evaluate system surplus or deficit situations and implement power sales and purchases in real-time to maintain load/generation/interchange balance. Perform market energy price surveys and evaluate the results for differing points of delivery or points of receipt. Formulate, study, and prioritize all possible real-time operating strategies with a goal to maximize economic benefits in the wholesale market. Perform economic analysis to determine the optimum real-time scheduling of the Tacoma's owned and contracted generation resources along with Tacoma's power supply portfolio to maximize the value of our resource portfolio. Work with System Power Dispatchers in efficiently scheduling Tacoma's generating resources within all appropriate constraints, including economic, hydrological, fisheries, reserves, and regulatory requirements. Negotiate, execute, schedule, and document power sales and purchases and/or ancillary products with marketplace participants. Acquire necessary transmission reservations from transmission path operators or owners using the Open Access Same-Time Information System (OASIS), or equivalent. Work closely in a team environment to plan the efficient operation of the power supply system. Establish and sustain excellent business relationships with marketplace participants. Collaboratively and effectively participate in a team environment. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy. Reason and respond quickly to a variety of situations in a calm and efficient manner. Proficiently operate computers, fax machines, and other electronic tools in the workplace. Perform at a high level under limited supervision. Perform detailed work with a high degree of accuracy while under pressure. Willingness to take the initiative to solve problems. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. The Resource Operations & Trading Group is committed to a positive culture of teamwork and mutual respect. This position reports to Mark Campeau , Real-Time Energy Trading Manager. Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable, walkable cities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. Standard rotating shift (up to 12-hours per work period) covering all 24 hours a day and all days of the year. Qualifications Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (Engineering, Economics, Business, or related field) 2+ years of experience working in power marketing or utility operations. Utility operations, marketing, or economics experience may be substituted for years of education. Desired Qualifications Knowledge of energy markets and market fundamentals (prefer experience with CAISO and EIM) Excellent analytical, communication and writing skills Self-starter able to work effectively without direct supervision in a fast-paced, stressful and multitasking environment Ability to work rotating 12-hour shifts Ability to use personal computers, spreadsheets, word processing, and energy accounting packages NERC Balance & Interchange Operator certified within 12 months of appointment. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain. If you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on Linkedin. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma, Washington. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable, walkable cities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: 12/7/2021 5:00 PM Pacific