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!

 

 

 

   

4 job(s) at City of Tacoma

City of Tacoma Tacoma, WA, USA
Jul 01, 2020
Full Time
Our ideal candidate   will be a person who exemplifies the following traits: Strong personal motivation and drive – an energetic and committed self-starter Excellent interpersonal communication skills High-performing customer service and conflict management skill sets Outgoing, positive personality who enjoys working with a diverse group of co-workers and customers Creative and organized thinking skills who enjoys drilling into details Interest and curiosity in a wide array of technical job duties with an environmental focus As the Urban Forestry Management Analyst, you will: Engage the community   with the intent to achieve sustainable, long-term outcomes that meet the needs of our diverse community.  Attend and coordinate meetings with community members, staff, and partners to gather information and provide expertise; participate in committee meetings and forums as needed. Prepare and/or present effective oral and written communications. Practice customer service   by answering customer phone calls regarding trees and tree management in Tacoma.  Provide technical support to internal City customers (staff). Assist in administering our public urban forestry incentive programs, including   Grit City Trees ,   Tree Coupons , and other community planting projects. Research and Report   on urban forestry policies, programs and strategies in response to internal management, public officials, and the community. Obtain input and present information to assess and communicate the challenges and benefits of urban forestry policies and programs. Coordinate and oversee the production of Urban Forest Management Plan reports. Develop work plans and schedules   for programs and projects. Prepare reports evaluating actual progress compared to work plan so that City resources are efficiently allocated and managed. Provide analytical support   by coordinating data extraction from various sources. Develop and implement standardized reporting formats. Research, analyze and interpret complex data, develop reports and supporting information. Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)   and other systems to capture financial, service and/or quality information, and program and project tracking. Suggest potential alternatives to improve performance, productivity and efficiency, including workflow tracking. Document existing and develop new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and processes, including planning, budget development and monitoring of studies, reports, projects, and programs.          Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:   Office and outdoor environment, occasional travel to a variety of locations to conduct work and may be exposed to typical hazards encountered at such work sites.
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jul 01, 2020
Full Time
Position Description MULTIPLE POSITIONS FOR SEASONAL LABORERS APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. POSITIONS WILL BE SCHEDULED FOR 3 - 6 MONTHS. The City of Tacoma is seeking highly motivated people devoted to public service to join our team in providing exceptional service to the citizens and rate payers of Tacoma. Laborers are generally hired on a temporary basis (normally employed for a period of one hundred twenty (120) calendar days or less) to perform heavy manual labor, and can work with different Departments at the City of Tacoma and Tacoma Public Utilities. This is a great opportunity to join the City of Tacoma and acquire valuable work skills and gain relevant municipal experience. This isalso a very good job for those seekingshort-term employment. If the below list of personal traits sounds like you, then you are just the type of person we are looking for to joinour teamas atemporary Laborer. Excellentattendance Enjoy working both indoors and outdoors, in all types of weather conditions Reliable and detail oriented Great customer service Enjoy working as part of a team Enjoysphysically demanding workand completing avariety oftasks Examples of job responsibilities: Sweeps streets, gutters and alleys, loads dirt from streets into a truck; removes snow from sidewalks and stairs, and spreads sand or salt on icy streets Cut grass and remove weeds on parking strips; rain gardens, ponds and ditches; rakes and loads grass and brush; mows lawns and cleans grounds; cuts trees and brush along rights-of-way; plants, waters and assists in care of shrubs, flowers and grass Digs ditches, trenches, and post holes and loads dirt and construction materials Pours concrete and fills pavement cracks with asphalt and shovels asphalt paving mix in repairs of streets Uses a jackhammer to break asphalt or concrete; shovels broken material into a dump truck Builds, repairs, cleans and maintains solid waste containers Delivers and removes solid waste containers for customers Picks up debris on and around the grounds and the buildings at the Recovery and Transfer Center Uses a pressure washer Uses manual and power tools Performs traffic control for job sites Performs light to medium manual labor and related duties as assigned. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Outdoor and indoor environment; subject to noise and fumes from equipment operation and adverse weather conditions. Position requires heavy lifting, climbing, hoisting and pulling Some positions may require working weekend, holidays and flexible hours Candidates must successfully complete a physical ability test as a condition to hire. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Some experience in performing heavy manual work; completion of the eighth grade; or any equivalent combination of experience and training. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid Driver's License will be required at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills KNOWLEDGE OF: Applicable occupational hazards and safety precautions SKILLS: Ability to understand and follow specific oral instructions Ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods, often under adverse climate conditions Maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others Operate motor vehicles Perform heavy manual labor Selection Process & Supplemental Information WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment. Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26. Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Personal time off.* Paid holidays.* A great pension plan.* **Temporary Employees are eligible for benefits coverage. Please see link for an overview guide of the benefit plans and programs offered by the city; including general information on effective dates, options, costs, and coverage. https://cms.cityoftacoma.org/HR/Benefits/OE/employeebenefitsguide.pdf The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success.This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. To be considered for this opportunity: Interested individuals must apply online and meet the minimum qualifications to progress in the referral process. NOTE: This is a Continuous Recruitment that will remain open for an indefinite period of time.It is in the best interest of all candidates to ensure your application materials are submitted via our on-line processas soon as possible, as Hiring Managers from any City of Tacomaor Tacoma Public Utilities Department may select candidates for interview at any time. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on thereferral list for interview and hiring consideration. Once on the list, candidates may be considered for temporary Laborer vacancies at the City of Tacoma for one year.Interviews may include a practical demonstration of skills and/or completion of a skills/knowledge assessment. Per City of Tacoma Personnel Management Policy #170, the City of Tacoma is a drug-free work environment. Appointment is subject to passing a background check and a pre-employment medical exam and drug screen and physical ability test. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Teamsters Local Union #117. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, callthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement. Closing Date/Time:
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jul 01, 2020
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Water has a unique opportunity for multiple Water Utility engineers to join our new Planning & Engineering Section. The Planning & Engineering Section is responsible for performing planning and engineering services related to the following: Water supply forecasting and water resource needs. Water quality, water treatment and regulatory compliance at the 150 million-gallons-per-day Green River Filtration Facility, in-town groundwater systems, and throughout the distribution system. Regional transmission of water supply through 150 miles of large-diameter water mains, pumping stations, standpipes, and reservoirs. Local water distribution to our customers through over 1,250 miles of small-diameter water mains. Electrical, communications, instrumentation and control, and cathodic protection equipment. Our section has opportunities for engineers at all levels of experience, from recent college graduates through experienced professional engineers with expertise in hydraulics, design of water infrastructure and facilities, water system planning, water quality and water treatment, levels of service development, seismic risk management, and extensive project and program management. If you are interested in growth and development in your career, serving your community, being mentored (or developing staff), and having the potential to gain direct experience in every aspect of water system planning and design, we want to hear from you! The ideal candidates are self-motivated, enjoy collaborating in teams, and want to be part of a learning culture. You would be joining the Planning & Engineering team in Tacoma Water, a group of highly skilled professionals responsible for supporting delivery of water to over 300,000 customers. Our values are safety, customer-driven, employee invested, stewardship, and adaptability. We are a collaborative team that is proud to deliver services beyond our customers' expectations. We are looking forward to meeting you and hearing the great ideas you have to help us make a difference in the way we work and thrive at Tacoma Water. Primary Responsibilities and Accountabilities: We have immediate openings in the following areas of Planning and Engineering: System and Asset Planning The System and Asset Planning group is responsible for developing and maintaining the overall plan for Tacoma's water system. We focus on system demands, development, hydraulics, levels of service, risk and resiliency to ensure that we can guarantee our customers safe and reliable water supply for future generations. We also focus on managing Tacoma Water's Asset Management Program. Asset Management is defined as an integrated set of processes to minimize the lifecycle costs of owning, operating and maintaining assets, at an acceptable level of risk, while continuously delivering established levels of service. Water System Planning Engineer Oversee development of Tacoma Water's Water System Plan. Incorporate hydraulic modeling, demand and development projections, and levels of service into comprehensive system planning and service area management. Condition assessment and leak detection program development and management. Oversee planning for seismic resiliency and critical backbone infrastructure. Support development of business case evaluations (BCEs) to identify and justify capital projects. Project Delivery The Project Delivery group is responsible for design, procurement of construction/consultant services, and managing the construction for water infrastructure projects. Our group consists of technicians, engineers, and inspectors that oversee the entire life cycle of a project from design to construction to commissioning. We work on water main projects located throughout our service area which spans 7 municipalities and 2 counties and consists of water mains from 4-inch at local neighborhoods to 90-inch for regional transmission. We also oversee the design of vertical infrastructure, like buildings, pump stations, standpipes, reservoirs, and water treatment facilities. Distribution Infrastructure Engineer Support project design and execution for Tacoma Water's Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for distribution mains and associated infrastructure. Manage water main projects by developing project scopes, scheduling, and coordinating with cross-functional teams and external agencies. Develop engineering design drawings including review of record documentation, designing utility alignment/profiles and water system connections and shutdowns. Support design through construction contract administration, by resolving construction issues and developing change order documents. Manage the program of water main distribution projects throughout the service area by coordinating with internal and external stakeholders, resourcing, and overseeing the programmatic level budget and schedule. Transmission and Vertical Infrastructure Engineer Support project design and execution for Tacoma Water's Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for transmission mains and associated infrastructure, reservoirs, pump stations, standpipes, water treatment facilities, and other water utility facilities. Manage water transmission and vertical infrastructure projects by developing project scopes, scheduling, and coordinating with cross-functional teams and external agencies. Direct and manage external consultants on scope, schedule, and budget of capital projects. Support design through construction contract administration, by resolving construction issues and developing change order documents. Manage the program of transmission and vertical infrastructure projects throughout the service area by coordinating with internal and external stakeholders, resourcing, and overseeing the programmatic level budget and schedule. Qualifications Professional Engineer Qualifications: Four year degree from an accredited college or university Washington State Professional Engineer license or ability to obtain within 6 months of employment 5+ years of professional experience desired Valid Driver's License with a satisfactory driving record. Principal Engineer Qualifications: Four year degree from an accredited college or university Washington State Professional Engineer license or ability to obtain within 6 months of employment 5+ years of professional experience as a Professional Engineer with lead or supervision experience required 10+ years of professional experience desired 3+ years of supervisor experience desired Valid Driver's License with a satisfactory driving record. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Professional Engineer License. Valid Washington Driver's License at the time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: Position may require driving, sitting, standing, walking or climbing for long periods of time. Work performed in office, field and other environments. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Marisa Tetreault; if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is one of the nation's healthiest, safest, and most playful cities. We have daily access to stunning natural surroundings and a great quality of life. We are Washington's most diverse big city, with arts, culture, parks, and recreational opportunities that are envied by much larger cities. We recognize how lucky we are, but we know we can make it even better....TOGETHER! Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Interested individuals should complete an online application and attach a resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position may be invited to participate in an interview. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to successfully passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or neogov.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. Should you have any questions about this position please call Human Resources at (253) 591-5400 before 5pm on the closing date. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jun 12, 2020
Full Time
Position Description This role is a Project of Limited Duration through June 2021 that will be the lead training resource for Tacoma Water in support of its Mobile Workforce Management Technology implementation. Tacoma Water is seeking a Training Specialistto enhance the competencies of individual employees by designing and conducting training programs that will boost employee's workplace performance and adoption of new technologies and initiatives. As the Training Specialist, you will be responsible for performing training needs assessments, designing and delivering curriculum and learning materials and for managing all phases of training. You will assess, design, develop, and implement training programs in the Water Division of Tacoma Public Utilities (TPU). The work performed by this position contributes to the overall mission of Water by developing high-performing Field Staff, Office, Leads, and Supervisors who work directly in executing our daily operational plans. This position will be responsible for Tacoma Waters User Training and provide recommendations to the Assistant Division Manager of Information Management, Project Team and the Water Management Team on matters relating to staff training and development, user experience, strategic organizational initiatives, strategic planning, division business goals and business plans. Additionally, you will prepare research, analyze and make recommendations on internal process, policy or procedural changes and best practice initiatives utilizing other utilities, national research and industry organizations. In this role, you will also develop plans and strategies, lead implementation initiatives in collaboration with impacted stakeholders. As the Training Specialist, responsibilities will include: Identify training needs by evaluating strengths and weaknesses of new technology solutions or organizational capabilities being introduced Translate requirements into trainings Direct structured learning experiences and monitor their quality results Assess training effectiveness to ensure incorporation of taught skills and techniques into employees work behavior Execute training needs as determined through needs assessment. Align programs with organizational development needs and vision of the department. Provide leadership and innovation in selecting and presenting workshops and training modules Support Organizational Change Management (OCM) Design, develop, plan, and implement staff training programs for managers, supervisors, and support staff regarding quality, management skills, software, and other training as needed. Provide logistical support, course development, delivery, evaluation process management and cost management/containment. Curate training/learning materials with TW Knowledge Management Administrator for on-going support and sustainability. Assure operating policies and procedures are applied consistently. Provide direct assistance to Assistant Division Manager in achieving the goals and objectives of Information Management and TW. Qualifications Required Teaching and Instructional Training experience Instructional Design experience Bachelor's Degree in Instructional Design, Education, or related subject Minimum of three years of instructional design and/or technical writing experience 3+ years of experience researching and analyzing policies, laws, rules, or regulations; data management and reporting, and/or business processanalyses MS Office 365 Project management tools Multimedia authoring tools Experience with CBT or WBT training tools and projects Desired Able to quickly learn company tools and technology Master's degree preferred Functional knowledge of SAP, Mobile Work Management Software, Work Process Documentation methodology. Knowledge & Skills Skills Proven experience in designing multiple training events in a corporate setting Extensive knowledge of instructional design theory and learning principles Proven ability to master the full training cycle Proven knowledge of Learning Management Software Familiarity with traditional and modern training methods, tools and techniques Sound decision making and organizational skills Ability to present complex information to a variety of audiences Technical Writing, Teaching/Training, Performance measuring, Multimedia, curriculum and course development, Ability to work independently or on a team. Creative problem solving Service orientation Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed byMarisa Tetreault;if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn ! 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 Water Tacoma Water has a proud tradition of operating and maintaining one of the country's oldest municipally owned water systems.We provide high-quality water at very competitive prices.We provide direct service to more than 300,000 peoplethroughout Pierce and King counties. Our mission is to provide clean, reliable water. If you share our values of safety, customer-driven, employee invested, stewardship and adaptability, we are looking for you. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: Continuous