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!

 

 

 

   

24 job(s) at City of Tacoma

City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Dec 13, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power is currently recruiting for a Senior EMS/SCADA Engineerwith the Energy Management System (EMS) support team managed by Utility Technology Services (UTS) in the Power Department. This position is a key member of a 24/7 mission critical operations team responsible for providing technical support and analytical services with limited supervision for the management, design, specification, configuration, troubleshooting, and support of systems and processes that affect operation the electric generation, transmission, and distribution systems operated by Tacoma Power. Responsibilities Include: Configure and manage EMS displays, alarms, real-time calculations and other parameters to provide situational awareness to operations, supporting a highly reliable 24/7 control center. Install, configure, test and maintain EMS / SCADA applications such as Automatic Generation Control (AGC), SCADA Monitoring Systems and data historians. Tune AGC parameters to optimize generator startup/shutdown operations and economic dispatch of units. Evaluate and resolve complex control system problems that may involve: hardware, software, networks, control system algorithms and communication subsystems (Front-end processors, ICCP, RTUs, PLCs) and associated interface equipment. Verify field telemetry, real time values (status, analog, and accumulators) and alarms are accurate, configured correctly and portrayed properly in the EMS. Coordinate and oversee the activities of contractors hired to perform major system projects and enhancements. Participate in factory and site acceptance testing of real-time control systems. Update EMS Advanced Application database to reflect equipment and facility electrical parameters, configuration and operating limits. Maintain accurate and timely data exchange as required to WECC, RC West, CAISO and neighboring utilities. Provide technical support concerning network model performance to power dispatchers, transmission system planning engineers, EMS support group, power marketing and Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) readiness team. Work with other engineering teams to ensure the remote data requirements for substation and generating facility capital and system improvement projects are incorporated into the Monarch EMS/SCADA system. Assist with drafting of engineering specifications, review bid documents and evaluate bids for award to support control and monitoring systems and facility modernization projects. Qualifications 7+years of engineering experience including experience specific to industrial power systems or electric utility power systems. Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field; or equivalent work experience (preferred) Electrical Professional Engineering certification (preferred) Experience with Energy Management Systems (preferred) Computer programming and database experience High level proficiency with Microsoft Office tools Must possess strong written and oral communication skills. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Driver's License or ability to occasional travel locally, regionally, and internationally. 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. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable,walkablecities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: 12/30/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Dec 10, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The Customer Services section of Tacoma Public Utilities is establishing a list for Customer Service Representative, Workforce Coordinator. The successful candidate will, under limited supervision, perform complex, technical customer service duties and workforce coordination, including ensuring effective call volume forecasting utilizing forecasting software, staff scheduling and compliance tracking of staff to meet customer response time expectations; works closely with Customer Service leadership to track and analyze changing call, lobby, workflow, social messages, chat and customer email volumes and recommends changes to staffing levels as needed. ESSENTIAL DUTIES Generate and report out on long-term forecasts of workload. Provide clear and actionable report outs on Intraday staffing (IDP) overages and shortfalls. Proactively adjust working hours of staff as needed, to include but not limited to, increasing or decreasing employee's guaranteed hours, changing staff schedules through shift bids, posting overtime and offering unpaid voluntary early dismissal (VTO). Schedule Customer Service staffing to meet forecasted customer call volumes, billing exception cases and customer emails. Reschedule assignments and priorities to compensate for coworkers' absences or real time conditions. Monitor real time and cumulative, segmented call volumes and ensure staff are skilled appropriately in the Automated Call Distributor (ACD) to balance staffing availability with real time call loads. Monitor daily performance of staff to ensure adherence to schedules. Research, analyze, review, investigate and resolve complex customer billing or process issues. Provide research, compile data, and provide recommendations in regard to utility account issues and complex customer assignments, such as database and spreadsheets. Analyze, review, monitor, manage and audit the processing and corrections of customer utility account billing for accuracy and completion of information updates, billing reports and appropriate application of payments. Perform technical analysis and skill to formulate functional resolutions for complex billing issues using SAP, Revenue Collector, Trust Commerce Microsoft Office Excel and other work computer software. Track, evaluate, report and develop counter measures as needed for offline work backlogs. Maintain adherence to all department policies and procedures. Ensure employee confidentiality and security are maintained. Federal, State and local laws, in addition to union contracts, must be considered, understood and observed due to their impact on staff scheduling and operations (FMLA, MPSL, Washington State Break laws, etc.) Assist in developing procedures, establishing standards, and distributing information. Provide documentation and technical direction for office processes and procedures, recommend and/or develop appropriate office policies, procedures and guidelines that support other City of Tacoma or Utility Departments, City, State and Government Policies, procedures, codes, rules and regulations. Qualifications Graduation from high school or equivalent; Two years of customer service experience in a call center or customer service counter for a business or agency including experience interpreting, applying and explaining rates, codes and regulations; Experience scheduling and directing staff preferred; Previous experience with workforce management software preferred; Previous experience with Verint's Impact 360 workforce management software highly preferred. Knowledge & Skills Knowledge of: Customer service principles and practices; City and governmental policies and procedures regarding area assigned; office practices and procedures; government structure and process, office technologies, and appropriate language usage. Thorough knowledge of use of related computer software for assigned area. Demonstrated Skills in: Problem resolution, teaching and training, operation of computers and office equipment; performance of basic mathematical calculations; advanced customer accounting and collection operations; interpret, apply and explain rates, codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures; effective verbal and written communication; planning and organizing work; analyzing situations to develop a course of action; interacting respectfully and sensitively with individuals and groups to develop productive relationships and provide customer service. Ability to: Analyze complex and detailed data sets to find actionable patterns, resolve technical customer service issues, calculate bills, compute differences and explain complicated rate schedules; interpret computer printout data; perform multiple tasks simultaneously, effectively, and efficiently; follow written and verbal directions; establish and maintain effective working relationships. Selection Process & Supplemental Information City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. All interested individuals should complete an online application and attach a resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to the position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in an assessment which may include a writing exercise and/or math exercise. Applicants must pass all portions of the examination process in order to be placed on the eligible list. Please remember that providing false information will result in immediate disqualification. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 483. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification.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. 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 the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 12/24/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Dec 09, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma is currently accepting applications for the position of legal assistant. Working in a fast paced environment, a person in this position will perform a variety of legal support services including client contact; document preparation, organization, and processing; research; and related clerical activities. As part of the City Attorney's Office, assignments may include litigation/labor employment law, criminal and municipal law. Tacoma, the City of Destiny , has a workforce of dedicated andtalented employeeswithunique skills andperspectives. Weembraceinnovation and strive for excellence and community engagement. Those who call Tacoma home have access to a diverse population, affordable housing, and a gateway to Puget Sound, Mount Rainier National Park, and the Olympic Peninsula. 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 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 Recruitment: One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications An equivalent combination to: graduation from high school supplemented by one year of legal assistant coursework including word processing, legal office procedures and legal terminology, plus a minimum of two years of recent and relevant legal assistant experience involving preparing and processing legal forms and documents. NOTE: Experience can substitute for education on a year-for-year basis. Knowledge & Skills KNOWLEDGE OF: Legal terminology, forms and procedures Legal research methods Procedures for filing and serving legal documents Forms and formats for documents used in litigation Record-keeping techniques Oral and written communications skills. Telephone techniques and etiquette Standardized rules of language regarding grammar, spelling, punctuation, word usage, sentence structure, and composition Word, Excel, and Access programs SKILLS: Work planning/prioritization/time management Organizational awareness, including City structure, roles, and responsibilities of work unit Accurate and timely processing and preparation of a wide variety of legal forms, documents and instruments Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing Read, interpret, apply and explain codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures Perform clerical duties such as filing, copying, phone answering, and typing Maintain records and prepare reports Work independently with little direction Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should attach a resume and cover letter to their online application and, if applicable, a DD-214 proof of military discharge form. 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. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications willhave their application and supplemental questions rated and scored. Candidates must pass this examination in order to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Candidates selected for interviews may be asked to participate in a pre-interview exercise demonstrating their skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position Individuals given a conditional offer of employment must also pass a background check. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contactthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591.5400 by 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement.This will allow us to assist you before the job announcement closes. Closing Date/Time: 12/23/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Dec 06, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Are you passionate about children's board books and picture books, easy readers, and also teen graphic novels? Do you understand the part parents play in selecting books for their children to read? Do you know what children look for when they go into a library? Are you aware of teen reading trends? If so, this may be the job for you! At Tacoma Public Library, our mission is to enhance Tacoma's diverse citizenry by providing access to ideas and perspectives from around the world, and, through innovative library services, stimulate the development of literacy, knowledge, wisdom, critical thought, and valuable interaction that yields positive experiences and a thriving community. People are our focus! The ideal candidate has a passion for developing, promoting and facilitating innovative programs to build literacy and a love of reading to meet the expressed and anticipated educational, recreational and cultural information needs of our diverse community including book discussions, author talks, technology, classes, literacy sessions, arts and wellness activities, story times, STEM and STEAM activities, and a variety of other programs both in the Library and throughout the community. Responsibilities include: Develop, plan and conduct comprehensive programming for toddlers, preschoolers, school age children, teens, and their families and caregivers Provide outreach and develop partnerships with community based organizations, city support agencies, child and teen educational institutions and local businesses to promote the library's services, programs and collections with a focus on children, teens, and their families and caregivers Determine public programming needs for children and teens, including identification of new and underserved populations Engage Library patrons with the collection in ways that allow them to follow their interests and discover new ones Collaborate with the collection development team to build and maintain a collection that anticipates and meets the needs of children and teens, ensuring it is diverse, current, and relevant and meets the needs of the community Encourage digital literacy and provide technology instruction with a focus on children, teens and their families and caregivers Participate with others in cross-functional teams to accomplish goals and objectives Develop and maintain the layout and appearance of the children's space ensuring a safe and inviting atmosphere filled with relevant resources for children and their families Collaborate with the Library's Public Information Office to promote and market your amazing programming Qualifications Required: Master of Library Science (MLS) or a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree from an accredited library school Desired: Experience creating and conducting a variety of innovative programs for Children and their parents/caregivers Experience developing, maintaining and marketing Children's collections Experience building partnerships with local organizations and schools to better meet the needs of community users Experience working successfully as part of a team Strong organization and planning skills Knowledge & Skills Strong commitment to public service and the ability to work well with a diverse patronage Successfully demonstrated ability to work as part of a team Knowledge and appreciation of children's literature, audiovisual materials, computer resources, and other materials that constitute a balanced, relevant youth collection Knowledge of emerging library technologies, service and programming trends for children in urban public libraries Ability to translate the needs and interests of children and teens into materials for our collection, in all formats Ability to think creatively and innovate Ability to map out a process from idea through implementation, to set and meet project timelines, and to communicate effectively to project stakeholders Ability to identify, plan and prioritize job responsibilities and tasks Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills including public speaking ability Ability to recognize and set priorities and to use initiative and independent decision-making skills Demonstrates flexibility and the ability to adapt to change Selection Process & Supplemental Information Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their supplemental questionnaire checkboxes scored. Candidates who obtain a passing score will be ranked on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration.This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the Tacoma Public Library and Local 120. Tacoma Public Library's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate barriers and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Tacoma Public Library Tacoma Public Library (TPL) has been an essential provider of free books, information, ideas, and education for more than 125 years. TPL's neighborhood libraries originated with Andrew Carnegie's visionary philanthropy at the turn of the 20th century and are being transformed into true centers of educational innovation and service--and vital community hubs--that continue to provide far more than free books and materials. Learn more about the Tacoma Public Library and the services we provide at www.tacomalibrary.org and connect with us on facebook , instagram , twitter , and LinkedIn to stay up to date on exciting things happening at the library, and to be notified of other career opportunities with us. Our values are: Inclusiveness, Diversity, Thought and Imagination, Learning, Innovation, Accountability, and Collaboration. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is one of the nation's healthiest, safest, and most playful cities. We have daily access to stunning natural surroundings and a great quality of life. We are Washington's most diverse big city, with arts, culture, libraries, parks, and recreational opportunities that are envied by much larger cities. We recognize how lucky we are, but we know we can make it even better -together. Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the impressive and distinct Museum District, the bustling historic Theater District, Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of 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 and magnificently restored Pantages Theater have endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, Pacific Lutheran University, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Communication from the City of Tacoma and Library: 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. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the City of Tacoma Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 before the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 12/30/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Dec 05, 2019
Full Time
Position Description This multi-year project position (2020-12/31/2022) is responsible for the development and maintenance of the departmental computing and functional systems capability for the Resource Operations & Trading Group, which is a mission critical 24/7 operation. The Resource Operations and Trading Group optimizes Tacoma Power's resource portfolio through efficient, reliable dispatch of generation resources to maximize wholesale energy sales revenue. The wholesale energy trading activities directly impact Tacoma Power's ability to maintain low and stable rates to our customers. Develops new software tools, helps troubleshoot production issues, implements defect fixes, and adds new features with a focus on Tacoma's effort to join the CAISO EIM . The individual within this role may also be called upon to assist in software project quality assurance, business analyst activities and/or other support tasks. As one of the developers on the team, responsible for the systems as used by the business users within Power Management. Needs to be extremely customer focused. Relies on experience, industry best practices for support and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. This role reports to the Power Management Systems Engineering Lead. The Power Management Systems Engineering workgroup is a small team that develops custom software, integrates vendor solutions and supports the technical systems implemented for the power management operations at Tacoma Power. This busy workgroupis often taking on specific technical industry challenges to solve the fast-paced problems emerging in the new energy markets. Responsibilities Include: Design, Implement & Integrate both off-the-shelf and custom software solutions. Track down and resolve software issues Implement application enhancements, change requests Perform project related development tasks (Design, Coding, Testing, etc.) Implement Automated Unit Tests Coordinate with users from different departments and build customer relations Provide system support, track down and resolve issues for business users of Power Management Systems Applications will be reviewed onDecember 26, 2019 for first consideration Qualifications B.S / M.S. in Computer Science / Engineering or equivalent; 7+ years development experience within an enterprise environment; Proven Self-Starter that can dig into nebulous problems and strong customer focus; Strong Design Skills and familiar with SOLID Design Principles; Broad Understanding of Microsoft Technology Stack (WINS); Experience working with .NET using C# - Full Stack, .NET 4.0+; Experience in WCF Soap-Based services (Especially Contract-First Development); Service Oriented Architecture development experience (including SOAP UI); Experience with XML; Experience with SQL Server, Stored Procedures, T-SQL; Experience with SSIS, SSRS, and ETL Processes for Data Scraping, Warehousing and Reporting; Experience working in a team-oriented enterprise software development group; Experience working in both a Waterfall & Agile software development environment; Familiar with industry standard tools for source control and issue tracking such as GIT and JIRA. Desirable Skills & Qualifications Experience working with ETRM systems such as OATI Webtrader, PCI, MCG etc. Experience interfacing with CAISO EIM APIs such as: OMS, BSAP, ALFS, RCBSAP , SIBR and RCEIDE Experience with Soap MTOM and Soap SwA standards NERC/WECC & CIP reliability standards and applicability to Tacoma Power's resource operations and trading functions; Experience working in Operational Environment with 24x7 uptime requirements; Desktop UI Development with WPF/XAML; Web Development with ASP.NET Webforms & MVC, Angular, Bootstrap; Familiarity with GO, Grafana, InfluxDB; Familiarity with Cloud Based Technologies (AWS/Azure) and Linux Experience with RESTful APIs & JSON; Experience with Automated Unit Testing; Experience with .NET CORE. Knowledge & Skills Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain, if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable,walkablecities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Dec 05, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma's Tacoma Venues & Events (TVE) department (Greater Tacoma Convention Center and the Tacoma Dome) has aposition opening for aTVE Maintenance Worker II. This positionperforms workinvolving operation and maintenance of special purpose facilities and equipment in the TVE department.Tasks include: setup and teardown of tables, chairs, risers, stages, lighting equipment, athletic surfaces, carpet and basic custodial cleaning and preservation as needed. Theability to repair to facilities and equipment, including painting, carpentry, drywall, fleet, and miscellaneous systems. Working knowledge of welding and rigging is preferred.Must be able to operate forklifts, scrubbers and other machinery.Must be competent in using power and small hand tools.Duties include willingness to communicate and provide work direction to other staff, temporary labor and facility partners. Working Conditions Work is performed in a multipurpose facility and is subject to fumes, lifting, and climbing.Must be able to work in a safe and efficient manner in afast-paced environment.This position requires the ability to work days and evenings, weekends and holidays. Benefits The City of Tacoma provides excellent medical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family; paid holidays and personal time off; participation in Tacoma's Public Employees' Retirement System and a growing variety of City-sponsored health and wellness opportunities.For more information on the City of Tacoma's benefit package feel free to explore City of Tacoma Benefits. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. The City of Tacoma's workforce goal is to reflect our community. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications An equivalent combination to: two years' experience in the building trades industry performing building maintenance, custodial, and grounds maintenance work; or two years' apprentice training in the carpentry, metal, pipe-fitting or electrical trades. Licenses, Certifications and Other Legal Requirements Valid Washington Driver's License at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online. Thosewho meet the minimum qualifications will have answers to the supplemental questions scored as the experience & training test.Applicants must receive a passing score to be placed on the eligible list forhiring consideration. Current City of Tacoma employees must successfully complete a six-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Non-City of Tacomaemployee candidates have a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification, and employment is contingent upon completion of all portions of pre-employment background checks, testing and examinations, with acceptable results. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contactthe Human Resources officeat 253-591-5400 by 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement.This will allow time to assist you before the job announcement closes. ( For technical difficulties usingthe NeoGov system ,call theapplicant support line at1-855-524-5627 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time.) Closing Date/Time: 12/18/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Dec 04, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Are you a high performing, strategic thinking, who is skilled at planning and organizing Sewer Transmission activities? Does your work experience include providing customer valued services to meet the diverse needs of the community? If so, this may be the job you are looking for! The City of Tacoma is recruiting for the position of Sewer Transmission Systems Maintenance Supervisor in our Environmental Services Department. We are seeking experienced candidates with exceptional customer service skills and who have a proven success record in supervising and evaluating the work of assigned personnel. Our ideal candidate will be a person who exemplifies the following traits and skills: Strong personal motivation and drive - an energetic and committed self-starter. Excellent interpersonal communication skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships A dynamic leader who motivates others with exceptional team-building, project management and performance leadership skills. Ability to communicate in a clear, comprehensive, effective and professional manner, both orally and in writing. Ability to negotiate, mediate and facilitate contentious issues to positive conclusions within a charged atmosphere. Detail oriented, with strong organizational, time management, and customer service skills. Ability to effectively work in a multi-cultural workplace with a diverse customer base. Promotes a safe culture and work environment. In the Environmental Services Department , we believe everything we do supports healthy neighborhoods and a thriving Puget Sound, leaving a better Tacoma for all. The focus on healthy neighborhoods and a thriving Puget Sound defines the core values of the Environmental Services Department and our clear focus on Customers, Employees and Operations with the three following statements: Customers - Partner with the community on customer-valued serves to meet the diverse needs of the Tacoma neighborhoods Employees - Foster safe culture built on trust, conversation and equity. Operations - Operate using best practices and innovation to meet changing environmental and community needs. HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOODS + THRIVING PUGET SOUND = A BETTER TACOMA Position Description: The union-represented position of Sewer Transmission Systems Maintenance Supervisor; the scope of work includes but is not limited to the following duties: Supervise daily sewer transmission maintenance activities and oversee and establish work priorities and assignments for multi-skilled work crews and special construction projects. Monitor and ensure project completion by providing supervision and guidance to area leads and work crews; prioritizing and estimating time and costs. Develop, recommend and implement modifications or revisions to existing operation procedures and performance standards. Review reports and data and provide analysis and track trends. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Supervises and evaluates the work activities of assigned coordinators, field crews and office personnel; perform time approval, authorize and track overtime. Monitor daily maintenance and repair activities; inspect and review field work to ensure proper safety precautions are followed. Adjust workload, priorities, and direct assignments of work crews as necessary in response to system emergencies and failures. Prepare performance appraisals for subordinates. Make recommendations on hiring and discipline as required. Analyze operations, develop and implement maintenance programs and procedures; ensure appropriate training activities are scheduled;. provide recommendations on budget related issues; review claims reports for discrepancies; handle inquiries and investigate customer concerns. Schedule and prioritize work load, determine appropriate methods, materials and equipment required to perform necessary maintenance and repair work. Plan, coordinate and prioritize work requests with business team, City Divisions, contractors and the public; determine resource requirements; Plan and facilitate meetings. assess availability of materials and supplies, authorize purchases and review status of purchase orders and deliveries. Develop and analyze a variety of reports from the work management system related to the operation, maintenance, and performance of the transmission system. Review and adjust preventative maintenance service levels and performance standards to meet system needs. Investigate and resolve customer issues Implement and oversee business processes to maintain accurate records and reports for the work unit. Perform related duties as assigned. The Principles that Guide Us: Tacoma, the City of Destiny, has a workforce of dedicated, talented and open-minded employees with unique skills and perspectives. We embrace innovation and strive for excellence and community engagement in all that we do. The Principles that Guide Us, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Equity , speak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service. Qualifications An equivalent combination to: Graduation from high school or vocational school AND Three years experience supervising field maintenance and construction personnel in a wastewater or surface water industry setting, OR Six years experience in a journey-level craft or engineering field, including three years as a lead supervising journey-level craft trades. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State driver's license at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills KNOWLEDGE OF: Materials, methods, practices, tools and equipment used in maintenance and construction Occupational hazards and safety regulations Record-keeping techniques Principles and practices of supervision and training Operation of various tools, equipment and machinery used in maintenance and repair work SKILLS: Direct and Assist in the operations, maintenance and repair of the City's sewage and storm drain system Perform field inspections, address safety issues and ensure compliance with safety regulations, enforcing all policies and procedures Plan and schedule sewer transmission system maintenance and construction work Establish and maintain harmonious relationships with City officials, employees and the general public Maintain records and prepare reports Use computerized information management system for generating work orders, assisting in maintenance plan creation, reports and reviewing system maintenance and equipmenthistory Communicate effectively both orally and in writing Effectively analyze situations and adopt an effective course of action Meet schedules and time lines Work independently with little direction Train and provide work direction to others, coach and mentor peers and subordinates Assign and review the work of other Proficiency in basic computer navigation and electronic data management 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. 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 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. 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. 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 local universities and colleges, 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. The City of Tacoma supportsa healthy work/life balance,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 Interested individualsmust complete the online application and attacha detailed resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Candidates who are eligible for Veteran's Preferencescoring criteria must attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4, (proof of military discharge form) at time of application , to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference, with redacted birth date and social security numbers. This is a competitive selection process: Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will have their job application and responses to Supplemental Questions 5-14 reviewed andscored by a committee of subject matter experts, as the Experience and Training Test.This is your TEST, these questions will be scored by subject matter experts on the basis of information provided; therefore, it is the responsibility of the applicants to adequately describe all pertinent experience and training. Providing false information will result in disqualification. Candidates who score 70% or abovewill be placed on an Eligible List for potential interview and hiring consideration.. Per City of Tacoma Personnel Management Policy #170, the City of Tacoma is a drug-free work environment. Appointment is subject to passing a pre-employment background and reference check. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local Union #17 PTE.New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, please call Human Resources at (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 1/6/2020 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Dec 03, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma,Planning and Development ServicesDepartment, is recruiting for the Appointive position of Development Specialist I. We are seeking a proven professional with a detailed work historyincluding experience with permitting, project management, construction, or planning processes. Planning and Development Services' mission is to partner with the community to build a livable, sustainable, and safe City by providing strategic, timely, predictable, cost-effective planning and development services with a culture focused on community engagement, customer service, creativity, accountability, and continuous improvement. The Development Specialist I supports PDS' mission by focusingon building a safe, livable, and sustainable city,providing equitable services and following the " Customer First Promise ." The customer experience is a primary focus in PDS and we continue to work on improving the tools available to customers and citizens (e.g. improvements to website, www. TacomaPermits.org ). The Development Specialist I providesfirst level intake/triage for the permit application process. Specialists are responsible for advising and routing walk-in customers in the Permit Center; conducting preliminary review of over-the counter site development, land use, and/or building permits and also assisting higher level development specialists or plans examiners. Employees in the the Development Specialist Iclassification coordinate the technical and administrative duties related to the processing, routing, tracking, and approval of over-the-counter permits such as simple residential building remodel projects or utility permit applications. Additionally, Specialists may assist with facilitatingmeetings andidentifying subject matter expertise needed to advise at coaching meetings for development projects. Specialists will also sometimes provide assistance to customers asking general inquiries including questions about zoning and other property information, permit history, and general utility information. This is a great opportunity for someone with a passion for assisting people, a person who wants to be part of a dynamic team focused on providing excellent public service while delivering professional, quality services to City of Tacoma customers. Essential Duties: Serves as first intake/triage for permit application process. Responsible for over-the-counter approval of simple permit projects and assisting higher level development specialists. Provide customer service at the Permit Resource Center on for general inquiries related to property, zoning, permit history, and utilities. Work with customers and internal staff to solve permit-related issues. Coordinate project activities and status with all parties involved Dispense clear and accurate information to a variety of people of different technical levels of understanding Understand, apply, and clearly explain regulations, guidelines, and standards. Read and interpret maps, plans, construction drawings, property descriptions, charts, and graphs Provide preliminary review comments on applications and plans that may be submitted for more detailed review. Schedule, coordinate and attend plan review coaching meetings. Monitor plans to ensure that they are being reviewed in a timely manner. Provide information to City staff, engineers, plans examiners, land use planners, developers, applicants, and the public to ensure that projects, plans, permits, and records are accurate and complete. Related duties as assigned Facilitates coaching meetings with applicant(s). Qualifications DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS (TRAINING AND EDUCATION): An equivalent combination to one of the below: AHigh School diploma plus 2 years of experience related to construction, engineering, or other related government services; OR Associates degree in a field related to construction, or engineering; OR ABachelor's degree from an accredited college. LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS An International Code Council (ICC) certification is required within one year of hire date Knowledge & Skills Knowledge of Ordinances City Codes, and national standards. General knowledge of design and construction practices. Knowledge of general zoning and permit research. Knowledge of Site, Environmental, Right of Way and Traffic in relation to Site inspections and to City ordinances. General knowledge of design and construction practices Record-keeping techniques. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy. Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary. Oral and written communication skills. Able to be assertive and resolve disputes when working withchallenging individuals. Able to respond to a variety of questions and inquiries in a diplomatic, confident manner and demonstrate tact, patience, and courtesy at all times. 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. 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 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. 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. 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. The City of Tacoma supportsa healthy work/life balance,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. Interested individualsmust complete the online application and attach a de tailed resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. This is a competitive hiring process. Candidates on theReferral List will have their application materials, resume and cover letter reviewed in depth. Hiring Managers will select and invite to interview the candidates deemed to potentially best meet business needs, as vacancies arise. 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-employmentbackground and reference 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. 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 call Human Resources at (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 12/16/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Dec 03, 2019
Full Time
Position Description ***STARTING WAGE FOR THIS INTERN POSITIONIS $15.76*** The City of Tacoma's Planning and Development Services Department is seeking to hire a part-time intern to provide support to the City of Tacoma's Urban Design Program. Under staff supervision, this position will be responsible for the development of written and visual communication tools to support the ongoing development of urban design policy at the City of Tacoma. The Urban Design Intern will directly support the City's mission to provide high-quality, innovative and cost-effective municipal services that enhance the lives of our citizens, the quality of our neighborhoods, and the access and awareness of historic resources. The goal of the Planning and Development Services Department is to guide community growth and development in a manner that protects environmental resources, enhances quality of life, promotes distinctive neighborhoods and a vibrant downtown, and involves citizens in the decisions that affect them. For more information about the department, go to www.cityoftacoma.org/planning The internship will offer a unique and highly desirable opportunity to engage in the development and implementation of urban design policy and design review in a rapidly changing city. Tacoma, like many cities in the region, has an increased focus on balancing housing affordability, increased density, and a quickly developing market, with maintaining existing character, preventing the displacement of existing residents, and the creation of good public spaces.Central to that effort is the Urban Design Program and Design review. Responsibilities will include: Assist with preparing presentations, public outreach and related materials to community groups and commissions Document and research existing and planned land patterns within Tacoma. Development of clear written and graphic communication materials for distribution to staff and the public. Provide support to neighborhoods and property owners involving Urban Design related issues. Educational Benefits: Educational benefits to be derived by students in this job include: experience working in the quickly evolving field of urban design, public speaking and presentation, analytical and graphic representation skills; understanding of state and local laws surrounding development regulations and best practices. Students should consult with their academic program regarding receiving academic credit for the internship . Hours and Terms of the Position: 500 hours The hours for this position are 12-20 hours per week, for a period of approximately 6-12 months . This position will require the incumbent to be available for a regular schedule that will include occasional evenings and weekends, with the understanding that the remainder of the time will be flexible based on the student's schedule. Location and Physical Requirements of Position: This position requires being able to work both outdoors and in an office environment, to include computer and phones. Must be able to lift at least 20 pounds. City of Tacoma Recruitment Information: One of the primary goals of the City of Tacoma Equity and Empowerment Initiatives is that the City of Tacoma workforce reflects the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and provide accommodations for people with disabilities in hiring, promotion, retention and contracting. Our Vision is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work and play. We welcome candidates with diverse and/or multicultural skill sets and personal experiences. Qualifications Graduation from high school or GED equivalent Enrolled in vocational school, community college, four-year college or university, graduate student or a recent graduate who has completed a degree from an accredited college/university within the last year A valid Washington State Driver's license is required at the time of appointment to the position DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated experience working across Adobe CS and/or similar graphic presentation software An interest and some experience in visual communication - including 2D, 3D, and mixed-media Experience developing web based content and engagement tools. Knowledge & Skills Knowledge of research methodology. Knowledge of urban design principles and land use planning process. Skill in operating a personal computer and utilizing rudimentary software. Effective problem solving skills. Self-motivation and ability to work with minimal supervision. Ability to learn pertinent Federal, State, and local laws and ordinances. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, governmental officials and representatives of private agencies and the community. Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing, using language that is appropriate to both the complexity of the topic and the knowledge and understanding of the audience. Ability to effectively collaborate and work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Selection Process & Supplemental Information All interested individuals must attach the following: Resume that includes past work experience Brief cover letter stating why you want to participate in this internship Single example of a design or layout you have created - 2mb max Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position may be invited to participate in the interview process. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. For any questions specifically related to the Urban Design Internposition, please contact Mesa Sherriff at 253.591.5480. For any questions regarding the application process, please contact Human Resources at (253) 591.5400. 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 call Human Resources at (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 12/16/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Dec 03, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma is seeking highly motivated people devoted to public service to join our team in providing exceptional service to the residents of Tacoma. This is a great opportunity to join the City of Tacoma and acquire valuable work experience. Wastewater Treatment Plant Assistants support maintenance machinists, electrical technicians, and plant operators with the operation, repair, and cleaning of equipment, tools, buildings, and grounds of wastewater treatment plants, pump stations, and the bio-solids manufacturing area. This is an excellent opportunity for career-minded individuals to start out with an entry-level job, and thengain valuable work exposurewith machinists, electrical technicians,and wastewater treatment plant operators. Environmental Services Operations and Maintenance, Plants and Pump Stations maintains 2 award winning wastewater treatment plants and 49 pump stations. 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 aWastewater Treatment Plant Assistant. Excellentattendance Enjoy working both indoors and outdoors, in all types of weather conditions and physical environments Great customer service Enjoy working as part of a team Enjoysphysically demanding and variety ofjob tasks The Principles that Guide Us: At Environmental Services: "We believe everything we do supports healthy neighborhoods and a thriving Puget Sound, leaving a better Tacoma for all." Tacoma, the City of Destiny ,has a workforce of dedicated, talented and open-mindedemployeeswithunique skills andperspectives. Weembraceinnovation and strive for excellence and community engagementin all that we do.The Principles that Guide Us, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Equity, speak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service. Essential Job Duties: Assist employees in higher classifications in the repair and maintenance of wastewater treatment/conveyance equipment and facilities.This includes: Assist in removing, repairing, rebuilding pumps and motors Assisting inspecting and replacing flights in sed tanks, performing work on evaporators and water pumps. Inspect fire and first aid equipment Connecting, replacing motor controls in electrical panels and troubleshooting various systems Perform preventive maintenance duties such as changing oil and filters, checking and replacing batteries, checking packing on pumps and adjusting as necessary, lubing and oiling equipment, cleaning air conditioners and checking various equipment according to established procedures Clean digesters and grit tanks; pump out sludge; remove rags and sand Maintain facilities and equipment in a safe, clean and orderly manner; wash down facility equipment and machinery as required Contact vendors to order parts and supplies as directed; transport parts and supplies as required Prepare and maintain electronic records Operate a variety of hand and power tools such as drills, hammers, pipe threader, grinders, wrenches and saws; operate a variety of equipment such as a diesel or gas pump, pressure washer, motor vehicle, and various forklifts Perform related duties as assigned This recruitment is being conducted to create a civil service eligibility list that will be used to fill Wastewater Treatment Plant Assistant vacancies as they occur for a period of one year. 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 periods of standing, bending, climbing, loud industrial noises, fumes, and gases, working in confined spaces, above and underground, 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. Qualifications An equivalent combination to: graduation from high school AND Six months of experience in maintenance, construction, equipment operation or general manual labor. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State driver's license at time of appointment, with maintenance thereafter Knowledge & Skills Knowledge of: Safe working methods Basic methods, tools and techniques utilized in the maintenance and operation of a wastewater system Basic maintenance and construction materials and supplies Ability to: Operate small hand and power tools such as pipe threader, grinders, drills hammers, wrenches and saws Understand and follow oral and written directions Perform heavy semi-skilled labor with minimum supervision Learn to apply hygiene, safety and health procedures related to wastewater treatment plants Meet schedules and established time lines Lift carry and/or move equipment, parts and materials weighing up to 90 pounds Observe legal and defensive driving practice 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. 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 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. 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. 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. The City of Tacoma supportsa healthy work/life balance,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. Interested individuals must apply online and meet the minimum qualifications to progress in the examination process. Applicants who separated or retired and who are eligible for veterans scoring criteria (Veteran's Preference) must attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4, proof of military discharge form, at time of application. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their job application and responses to Supplemental Questions # 6-9 reviewed andscored 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. Candidates who score 70% or abovewill be placed on an Eligible List for interview and hiring consideration. Any vacancy that occurs within the one year period of time will draw from candidates on the Eligible List. 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 apre-employment background check, and willinclude a pre-employment medical exam, pre-employment physical ability test, and a drug and alcoholscreen. 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. 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 call Human Resources at (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 12/16/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Dec 03, 2019
Full Time
Position Description *** SPECIAL NOTE: This is aproject position expected toend December 31, 2024unless extended. *** The City of Tacoma, Public Works Department, is recruiting for a project position of Construction Inspector.Construction Inspectors are responsible for theinspection ofa variety of construction projects for conformance with specifications, City ordinances and regulations. This position will work within the Project Delivery Group in the Public Works EngineeringDivision. The position will provide inspection services for the capital improvement projects of the City's Public WorksDepartment (the approximate average annual Capital Improvement budget is $30 million). The Public Works EngineeringDivision provides a unique opportunity for Construction Inspectors to work on a wide variety of complex capital improvement projects as they progress through their careers. The types of projects can cover the full spectrum of typical municipal infrastructure improvements associated with Roadways, Bridges, Sidewalks, Trails, Facilities, Wastewater, Surface Water and often includes partnering with the City'sEnvironmental ServicesDepartment and Tacoma Public Utilities. Construction Inspectors in Public Works work on projects related to the following areas: Roadway Infrastructure Projects - Projects that focus on roadway repair and replacement, complete streets, sidewalks, bicycle facilities, ADA improvements, signal upgrades and new installations, streetlights, stormwater and other utilities. Bridges - Repairs, resurfacing, and replacement of Tacoma's City­ owned bridges. Pedestrian and Bicycle Infrastructure - Projects include City paths and trails, bikeways, ADA compliance, unfit/unsafe sidewalk program, Safe Routes to Schools, City-owned parks, waterfront esplanades, and pedestrian crossing improvements. Facility Projects - Projects include renovations and upgrades to City owned facilities including ADA upgrade projects, tenant improvements, structural and seismic improvements, theater renovations, and various aesthetic improvements. Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, Construction Inspectors provide inspection services in conformance with the contract plans and specification on a variety of construction projects, including: roads and bridges, water and electrical systems, streets, and facilities; ensuring that projects are constructed within the scope of the project, on schedule, and within budget. Our Ideal Candidate is a person with: An excellent work ethic Astrong construction background in civil construction methods Good communication skills Understanding ofregulatory requirements Ateam player The Principles that Guide Us: Tacoma, the City of Destiny ,has a workforce of dedicated, talented and open-mindedemployeeswithunique skills andperspectives. Weembraceinnovation and strive for excellence and community engagementin all that we do.The Principles that Guide Us, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Equity, speak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service. Essential Duties: Inspect a variety of construction and installation projects including water and electrical systems, streets, concrete structures and large development projects for conformance with specifications, City ordinances and regulations. Inspect sewers, streets, street lighting and traffic signal systems, telephone cables, bridges, walls and large construction projects such as housing developments and apartment complexes as assigned. Inspect grades and test construction materials such as sand, gravel, concrete pour and aggregates; inspect and test water mains and fire hydrants. Inspect trenching, placing and backfilling for the transformer wells, junction boxes, street light foundations, poles and installation of underground cables. Coordinate with contractors to facilitate construction and installation projects and to adjust project plans as necessary; account for contract bid items in preparation of payment to contractors. Review project plans and specifications for completeness, accuracy and compliance with City ordinances and regulations. Communicate with various City departments and personnel to coordinate and facilitate projects. Prepare and maintain various records and reports concerning projects, job status and progress. Coordinate efforts of private and public utility adjustments and installations during course of an assigned project. Train and provide work direction to others as assigned. Advise and confer with the general public concerning project activities as appropriate. Operate a variety of equipment such as personal computers, land survey equipment, mechanical testing equipment, metal detectors, pressure gauges and two-way radios; operate vehicles, such as automobiles, pick-up trucks and boats as necessary to conduct work. An incumbent paid at non-automatic step 6 will also be responsible for performing complex inspection of construction projects, training, coordinating work and/or providing work direction to other Inspectors. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Position may require lifting of objects weighing up to 50 lbs., pushing and climbing. Work includes indoor and outdoor environment; subject to driving from site to site and fumes. Incumbents in this classification may be exposed to hazardous chemicals and traffic hazards. Qualifications An equivalent combination to: Graduation from high school supplemented by college-level courses related to inspection work, AND Three years' experience in field or office engineering work involving construction phase reviews. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State driver's license at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills Construction specifications and plans. Regulations related to public works, water systems, underground power and street lighting construction by contract. Sewer and water system construction. Underground power and street lighting construction. Grading operations and the preparation of sub-grades. Basic principles and practices of engineering. Inspection techniques related to weights and measuring devices. Technical aspects of field of specialty. Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures. Methods, equipment and materials used in construction inspection. Record-keeping techniques. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy. Read and prepare engineering plans and specifications. Perform construction inspections and tests. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. Meet schedules and time lines. Learn to interpret, apply and explain codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Understand and follow oral and written directions. Work independently with little direction. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Operate a variety of equipment such as testing and survey equipment and measuring devices. Operate a motor vehicle. Lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds. 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. 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 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. 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. 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 local universities and colleges, 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. The City of Tacoma supportsa healthy work/life balance,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. Interested individuals must apply online and meet the minimum qualifications to progress in the examination process. Please attach a detailed resume that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applicants who are separated or retired and 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. Examination Process: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their job application and responses to Supplemental Questions 5-15 reviewed andscored 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. Candidates who score 70% or abovewill be placed on an Eligible List for potential interview and hiring consideration. Per City of Tacoma Personnel Management Policy #170, the City of Tacoma is a drug-free work environment. Appointment is subject to successful completion of apre-employment background check, and willinclude a pre-employment medical exam, pre-employment physical ability test, and a drug and alcoholscreen. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between The City of Tacoma and the Local 17. *** SPECIAL NOTE: This is aproject position expected toend December 31, 2024unless extended. *** 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 call Human Resources at (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 12/18/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Dec 02, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The test date for this recruitment isscheduled for Saturday, February 29, 2020. This is general duty police work involving the protection of life and property, enforcement of laws and ordinances, maintenance of order, and prevention and investigation of crimes. Work is performed according to departmental regulations and procedures prescribed by superior officers and normally consists of routine patrol, traffic regulations, and crime prevention and investigation on motorcycles, or on foot.Work involves a substantial element of personal danger and employees must be able to act without direct supervision and exercise independent discretion in emergencies. All assignments in this class involve responsibility for recognizing the social importance of police functions, for tactful and courteous treatment of the public, and for conscientious and efficient performance of duties under little direct supervision. Employees may be assigned to work on special assignments which call upon specialized ability and knowledge usually attained through experience as a uniformed Police Officer. Assignments and general and special instructions are received from superior officers who review work by personal inspection, check of reports, and general appraisal of the effectiveness of the employee and the entire police service. Primary Duties Successfully complete the Basic Law Enforcement Academy provided by the Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission; Learn and apply knowledge of basic first aid procedures; Resolve a variety of potentially volatile and dangerous situations in a calm, confident, and effective manner; Drive a patrol car under normal and adverse conditions; Train and use firearms safely in accordance with departmental rules; Clean and maintain assigned firearms and vehicles; Understand and carry out oral and written instructions; Learn, interpret and apply modern principles, practices, and procedures of police work; Write clear and comprehensive reports; Work with the public and coworkers in a professional and courteous manner; Show initiative in performing job functions, and ability to enforce federal, state and local laws. City of Tacoma Recruitment The City of Tacoma wants to employ a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and we welcome candidates with diverse and/or multicultural skill sets and personal experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications You must be a United States citizen; You must possess a high school diploma or GED; You must be at least 20.5 years of age at the time of application - and be 21 years of age by date of appointment; You must be able to meet the physical requirements and medical standards prescribedby theCity of Tacoma and Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: You must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license at time of application. A valid Washington State driver's license is required for employment (with maintenance thereafter)and driving history will be thoroughly assessed during the hiring process. First Aid and CPR card upon hire with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills Fluent English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary. Principles, practices and procedures used in police work. State, County and City laws and ordinances. Recent legislation and court decisions affecting police duties. Traffic and crowd control techniques. Rules of evidence and laws of arrest. Operation of a variety of specialized police vehicles and equipment. Crime scene preservation and investigation methods and techniques. Basic First Aid procedures. Operation of a personal computer. Prepare clear and concise reports. Maintain proficiency in driving and in the use of firearms in accordance with department guidelines. Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action. Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Understand scope of authority. Relate effectively to people of a variety of cultures, languages, abilities and social-economic situations. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Observe legal and defensive driving practices. Comply with safety standards and regulations. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Applicants who have applied and met the City's minimum qualifications, will be contacted by the Police Department's Hiring Officer and sent an Initial Personal History Questionnaire via e-mail. It is the applicant's responsibility to follow all instructions, to check his/her e-mail regularly and to meet set deadlines. Failure to follow the requested processes may result in disqualification. Applicants who are eligible for veterans scoring criteria (Veterans Preference) MUST attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4 (proof of military discharge form) at time of application to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference points. Applicants must pass a Physical Ability Test (PAT) and a written exam before being placed on an eligibility list. In addition, eligible applicants must pass all phases of the hiring process including oral board, pre-offer assessment test, and background investigation. Upon successful completion of these hiring steps, the applicant may receive a Conditional Offer of Employment, conditional upon available positions within the Police Department and the successful completion of the polygraph examination, physical and psychological examinations, and any other phases of the pre-employment process that might need to be accomplished. Applicants may be removed from the eligible list for failure to pass any of these hiring steps. Once an applicantbecomes a commissioned officer, the position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 6 Tacoma Police Union IUPA. Note: The PAT and written exam datesare tentatively scheduled forSaturday, February 29, 2020. Communication from the City of Tacoma: Please indicate in your online application that you prefer email notification as this is the preferred method of communication with the City of Tacoma. In order to receive the most efficient communications from the City of Tacoma Human Resources Department and the Tacoma Police Department, we ask that each applicant create a Gmail email address for correspondence. Please use any combination of your first and last name as the email address. Ex: Smithjane@gmail.com , Janesmith@gmail.com JSmith123@gmail.com . This will assist the Tacoma Police Department hiring unit with tracking information received during the hiring process. We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend an hour or more entering the required information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. If you experience any complications while applying, please contact Human Resources as 253.591.5400 by 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 16, 2020 in order for us to assist you before the closing time. If you are interested in additional information regarding test standards, testing deadlines and other information about the City of Tacoma and the Tacoma Police Department, visit our websites at www.cityoftacoma.org or www.cityoftacoma.org/government/city_departments/police To learn more about the Tacoma Police Department's hiring process click here . Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: 1/17/2020 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Dec 02, 2019
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 and maintenance of the City's SAP ISU CCS module. The employee in this position serves as a subject matter expert for SAP CCS Customer Service workstream. 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, and test and implement processes for upgrades and conversions. The Business Analyst II serves as a journey level functional analyst.Independently conducts studies and analyses of current and proposed computer applications and programs related to department or program goals, organizational structure and resource utilization, productivity and efficiency to support business needs with the City's SAP system. The candidate must have knowledge of the SAP CCS Customer Service front office processes. Creation of new accounts, closing accounts, creating payment plans, move-in and move-outs are examples of the front office processes. 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 Independently determine the technological solution to a business need; develop the method, design, and analysis for its execution 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 document 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. Affordable benefits. Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses/domestic partners 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 allowingtax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Personal time off. 12 Paid holidays. Alifetime benefit pension plan. Qualifications Qualifications (Training and Education) Bachelor's degree required in information technology, business or public administration or a related field and two years functional experience - OR - four years experience working specifically with SAP. Note: Bachelor's degree can also be substituted with four years of consultative experience in information technology analysis, system maintenance, or troubleshooting/problem resolution. No sponsorship is available for this position. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States, for any employer, now and in the future. Desired Qualifications: SAP: Three years of functional experience in the SAP CCS Customer Service module with a good understanding of the integration points with other modules. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letterdetailing your roles and responsibilities as it relates to the position. Applications received without the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process. NOTE: Thursday, December 12, 2019 will be the first review of applications received for consideration forthis recruitment by a panel of Subject Matter Experts. 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. 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! 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 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, callthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closingdateof 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: 12/23/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Nov 27, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma's Information Technology Department is recruiting for a highly motivated, energetic, qualified candidate interested in innovation and application mobility to join its Business Solution Functional team. The team is responsible for the configuration and maintenance of the City's SAP ECC 6.07 ERP software environment. The employee in this position serves as the primary subject matter expert for SAP Plant Maintenance and SAP Materials Management. This work requires independent analysis of moderate and complex situations. The Business Analyst III position is the highest level ofthe Business Analyst series and serves as a functional IT ambassador and worker for the business unit. This position also requires a high understanding of the software development lifecycle. As such, this strategic position plans, analyzes and leads strategic business initiatives, independently conducting studies and analysis to support business needs with the City's SAP system. This position serves as a top level functional analyst. Independently conducts studies andanalysesof current and proposed computer applications and programs related to department or program goals, organizational structure and resource utilization, productivity and efficiency to support business needs with the City's SAP system. This position will also mentor level I and II analysts. 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 theRegencePPO medical plan with vision benefits. Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26. Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Personal time off. Paid holidays. A great pension plan. Qualifications Bachelor's degree required in information technology, business or public administration or a related field and four years functional experience within the desired technological platform and specialty or six years experience working specifically with the software platform for the position (i.e. SAP module). Bachelor's degree can also be substituted with four years of consultative experience in information technology analysis, system maintenance, or troubleshooting/problem resolution. Knowledge & Skills The candidate must have expert knowledge of the SAP Plant Maintenance module and have a working knowledge of SAP Materials Management. 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 Independently determine the technological solution to a business need; develop the method, design, and analysis for its execution; and coordinate the planning and implementation of the project 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 Review other business analysts' work and serve as a mentor 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 document testing results 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. Applications submitted before December 6, 2019 will be given first consideration for review in the hiring 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. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. 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 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! 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: 12/20/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Nov 25, 2019
Full Time
Position Description 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.Our mission is to provide clean, reliable water now and in the future. Position Description: Manage and direct construction inspection, survey and water support service staff engaged in all capital Water Division construction projects. Projects range from 4" distribution mains to 96" transmission mains, deep wells, office buildings, water treatment facilities, storage reservoirs, security fences and any other capital construction projects throughout Pierce and King Counties. The ideal candidate is an effective team leader with the ability to exercise sound judgment to protect public health and direct efficient operation of the facilities. They will have a demonstrable ability to develop and maintain an effective, positive, and safe work environment for supervised staff and other Tacoma Water employees. Responsibilities include: Performance management, coordinating, directing and supervising field survey and construction inspection staff. Determine staffing level requirements for capital improvement projects related to survey and inspection services. Create policies and procedural requirements for survey and inspection work. Provide technical assistance to subordinates. Make hiring, promotional and performance managementrecommendations for subordinate personnel. Prepare and monitor budget expenditures. Participate in department-wide process improvements and other initiatives. Qualifications Minimum of 5 years progressive experience in municipal construction projects, or related field; Bachelor's degree (or substitution of experience on a year-for-year basis, for a total of 9+ years' experience) in public or business administration, engineering, or related field; DESIRED: 2+ years of experience providing leadership in a supervisory, lead, or project management capacity; Washington Department of Health, Water Distribution Manager II Certification or equivalent certification from another State with the ability to receive State of Washington Certification within 18 months of appointment; Experience with project and contract management. LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: Valid driver's license required. Knowledge & Skills COMPETENCIES Strategic Mindset Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies. Results Orientation & Initiative Effectively directing and integrating all aspects of operational management, ensuring that work progresses toward achieving goals and objectives on schedule; collection, evaluation, and interpretation of data for facilities or plant operations; problem solving; developing fact-based recommendations; decision making and policy development; responsibly and accurately managing planning resources and budgeting; conducting assignments in a professional, independent, and timely manner; remaining current on applicable ordinances, rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Resourcefulness Securing and deploying resources effectively and efficiently. Operations Management Successfully lead operations using project management tools, principles and practices; fiscal and budgetary principles, regulations, guidelines and standards; jurisdictional regulations, organization, and policies; short and long-range planning tools and methods for operational planning, assessment and management; and technical expertise for the assigned area. Collaborate Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet sharedobjectives. Team Leadership Actively take steps to build cohesive and results-oriented team using: facilitation and team leadership techniques that create a cooperative and productive environment in which to resolve problems or develop and implement plans. Establishes collaborative interoffice and interagency relationships. Direct Work Provide direction, delegating, and removing obstacles to get work done. Workload Management Effectively organize multiple assignments, sometimes of a complex nature or involving competing priorities and analyzing situations to develop a course of action to produce work products that are accurate, thorough and on time. Instill Trust Gain the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity. Manage Conflict Handle conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise. Communications Effectiveness Effective communication both verbal and in writing including the compilation of reports, presentations and records; and interacting respectfully and sensitively with individuals and groups to develop and maintain productive relationships and achieve results. Tech Savvy Anticipating and adopting innovations in business-building digital and technology applications. Selection Process & Supplemental Information City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma 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: 12/16/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Oct 31, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacomais looking for a visionary Training and Development Manager to develop a new approachin "training and development" to enhance our culture and develop the workforce of the third largest City in Washington State. The Training and Development Manager will have a heavy emphasis on program development within a complex organizational environment with multiple stakeholders and competing demands. Far beyond developing individual training solutions, this individualwill beresponsible for developing a complex portfolio of solutions including on-site and off-site trainings, administrative systems, and non-training development opportunities for a diverse workforce of nearly 4,000 employees spread geographically and across a variety of service areas. Our vision is to ensure that by 2025 the City of Tacoma will have a Learning Program that equitably and efficiently provides employees with the training and framework for skill developmentthat will enable themto: Deliver the City's mission on behalf of our community Pursue a fulfilling career with the City of Tacoma Enhance knowledge and enrich the organization Comply with regulatory requirements This passionate, driven individual will lead the Learning Team in thetransformation of the Citywide trainingworking with executive management and staff at all levels throughout the organization to create a growth-oriented culture by developing and maintaining the City's central portfolio of learning opportunities including traditional trainings, peer learning, and coaching. The incumbent will be a driving force for continuous improvement to ensure the success of the program by: Employing the practices of program development to establish systems, processes, and strategy for an enhanced Citywide Learning and Development Program. Performing a current state and gap analysis of the organization to develop a portfolio of trainings that meet the needs of various customers and stakeholders throughout the organization, align with strategic priorities of the organization, and develop our workforce to meet the needs of ever-changing work. Evaluating current programs, procedures, and practices to champion a diverse and inclusive learning program that equitably distributes learning resources and opportunities to staff. Working with other training-providing workgroups throughout the organization to provide strategic, logistical, and administrative support of decentralized training offerings Partner with training reps, subject matter experts, and other stakeholders to develop an organizational approach and structure to the overall portfolio of trainings offered by the City - centrally, by subject matter experts, and procured by individual departments and workgroups. Streamlining administrative processes such as training nominations and regular reporting through the use of existing technology and exploring future enhancements (such as implementing an LMS) Seeking out and recommending alternative training methods, technology, and best practices for making training efficient and accessible to staff and adaptable to different styles of learning. Managing the training budget and tracking expenditures. Contracting with vendors and identifying internal resources to offer onsite trainings. Managing the Citywide Tuition Reimbursement Program. The Ideal Candidate The ideal candidate is strategic minded, independent, motivated, professional, detail-oriented, and has excellent written and verbal communication skills.With the ability to develop a new/transform an existing program. This individual should be an engaging and dynamic Training and Development Manager who exhibits proactive and creative approaches to helping others develop their skills, enhance their knowledge, and build connections across the organization. Far beyond coordinating a set of trainings, we expect the Training and Development Manager to be a strategic advisor and lead the City in developing an overall learning program and strategic approach to employee development. They will be highly skilled at building partnerships with internal and external stakeholders and adept at identifying opportunities for growth in a wide variety of subject areas. They will also play a critical role in leading the Learning Team and building the Continuous Improvement Division from within. This individual should be growth-minded, display outstanding judgment, and enjoy the challenges of a fast-paced and change-oriented work environment. The top candidate for this position will have a successful and verifiable career envisioning, managing, developing, and implementing creative approaches to learning in medium to large organizations. This position is responsible for leading two staff in developing a citywide corporate learning program and will report to Ben Thurgood, the Assistant HR Director over Continuous Improvement (cover letters may be addressed to him). Qualifications Required : An equivalent combinationof a Bachelor's Degree in education, organizational development, instructional design, social sciences, or similar field. 3 to 5 years ofincreasingly responsible experience leading organizational training and workforce development efforts in mid-to-large organizations. Direct supervisory experience in a supervisor or lead role. Experience designing and implementing large corporate programs and/or initiatives. Preferred : Master's Degree in education, organizational development, or related fields from an accredited four-year college or university program. 3-5 years of increasingly responsible experience in program development and ideally leading organizational training and workforce development efforts (2,000+ employees across multiple divisions and physical locations with competing interests). Knowledge & Skills Collaborate and seek input using effective listening and other "voice of the customer" tools. Provide effective leadership and gain cooperation through discussion, persuasion and collaboration. Use change management, process improvement, strategy development, and human centered design to develop a Citywide training program. Analyze a variety of operational problems, identify training and workforce development solutions and project consequences of recommended actions. Apply the principles and practices of adult learning, instructional design, coaching, and organizational effectiveness to generate a portfolio of learning opportunities to address a wide variety of subject matters across a diverse population. Understand human nature and system issues as they impact the ability of an organization to make incremental and innovative improvements in service delivery. Develop strategic approaches and overcome individual and organizational resistance to change. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing using both technical and non-technical language. Selection Process & Supplemental Information To be considered for this challenging and rewarding career opportunity, please apply online through the City of Tacoma's website and attach: A resume outlining your key accomplishments A cover letter describing your experience, training, motivations, and expertise as it relates to the responsibilities of this position A list of three references A digital file of 10 pages or less that represents your work developing organizational programs and systems (could be a presentation, report, photo with explanation, etc.) NOTE:November 12,2019 will be the first review of applications received for consideration forthis recruitment by a panel of Subject Matter Experts. The position is posted in continuous status until filled with regular review of applications as they are received. Formore information about theTraining and Development Manager position at the City of Tacomaplease contactHuman Resources Analyst Jessica Madrigal at jmadrigal@cityoftacoma.org or 253-591-5344. About the Continuous Improvement Division : This citywide function is housed within Human Resources and works closely with senior executive management to engage in dynamic and cross-functional projects and policy development. Once fully staffed, the Continuous Improvement team (CI) will consist of nine staff across three areas: 1. Innovation & Process Improvement Using the City of Tacoma's ci4i Improvement Framework, this team is responsible for conducting process improvement efforts with workgroups throughout the organization to enhance service delivery to the community, improve internal operations, and generate financial efficiencies. This team also supports citywide efforts to further City Council priorities (similar to a Bloomberg Innovation Team). 2. Learning This team will be responsible for transforming the Citywide corporate training program to develop a variety of learning opportunities to help our workforce sharpen the skills they need to address increasingly complex issues. 3. Organizational Effectiveness This team will be responsible for working with people managers and program managers citywide to increase our effectiveness as an organization through better leadership, change management, and streamlined organizational processes. 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 ! 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 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, callthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closingdateof 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: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Oct 31, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power's Utility Technology Services (UTS) section is seeking a Data Architect with broad and deep experience implementing enterprise data warehouses, data pipelines, dimensional models, and ETL/ELT solutions using modern data architecture patterns, especially around data lakes, data pipelines, and cloud-based data warehouses. The right candidate will be a collaborative team player with an excellent interpersonal skills and a commitment to customer service. This is an exciting time to join our team as UTS is building a new data engineering practice for Tacoma Public Utilities (TPU). As a Data Architect, you will design and deliver innovative data solutions on Amazon Web Services, Databricks,and Snowflake. You will play a critical role in defining our cloud data strategy, designing dimensional models, and translating utility business requirements into long-term data architecture solutions, including logical and physical models. Responsibilities include: Serve as TPU's lead data designer, defining data standards for ETL/ELT 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. Provide data design recommendations on complex, high-impact integration technology projects. Lead TPU's enterprise data architecture efforts and facilitate the definition of TPU's reference data architecture. Develop enterprise-level expertise in business intelligence, data warehousing and big data across TPU. Review and approve data designs for compliance with best practice guidelines and standards for data, metadata, data modeling, and management. Manage and monitor contractor work and performance and ensure technical deliverables are completed on-time and according to quality expectations. Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Information Technology/Computer Science or related field, Master's degree preferred; 2+ years of experience as a Data Architect or senior-level Data Engineer or 5+ years of experience as a Data Applications Developer/Engineer or Database Administrator; Experience with the AWS big data ecosystem, including S3, EMR, Athena, Glue and Redshift desired; Experience with Databricks and/or Apache Spark desired; Experience with big data technologies, including HDFS, MapReduce, Hive, HBase and Kafka desired; Experience with cloud data warehouse technologies, such as Redshift, Snowflake or Azure Data Warehouse desired. Required Knowledge: Expert-level knowledge of data architecture principles, approaches, best practices and emerging technologies. Skill in customer service and working with a variety of people from diverse backgrounds. Ability to work independently and as a team member. Knowledge of implementing data-centric applications, such as data lakes, data warehouses, and data pipelines. Knowledge of big data technologies, such as NoSQL, distributed file systems and data lake design patterns. Knowledge of cloud-based big data ecosystems, such as Amazon Web Services, Snowflake and Azure. Knowledge of data ingestion design patterns, including streaming analytics, complex event processing and micro-services. Knowledge of master data management best practices and the ability to lead in their implementation and maintenance. Knowledge to produce conceptual, logical and physical data models. Knowledge of data governance processes and structures. Knowledge of application, data development and data discovery methodologies. Knowledge of metadata management-maintenance as well as design and implementation of metadata-driven enterprise solutions. Knowledge of data classification, business ownership/stewardship definition and developing role-based data access. Advanced knowledge of relational databases. Knowledge of ETL (extract, transform, load) methodologies and tools. Knowledge of data privacy, compliance and security principles. Skill in analysis, problem solving and troubleshooting. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Alissa Mclain, if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn ! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable,walkablecities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Sep 25, 2019
Full Time
Position Description **This position is open until filled, applicationsreceivedby October 4, 2019will receive first consideration.** The Public Works Engineering Division is recruiting for an Appointive position of Associate Engineer within the Engineering Street Design section. We are seeking a collaborative team member with knowledge of street design and general engineering concepts and applications to perform a variety of duties to preserve and/or improve the City's transportation system. In order to fulfill these responsibilities, the candidate must apply sound engineering and project management practices and have the ability to express and discuss ideas through effective oral and written communications to a wide variety of audiences. Ultimately, the position will be collaborating with vested parties (internal and external) to develop decisions that are effective and supportive. The ideal candidate supports in-house design of transportation facilities. The position also conducts cost estimates and design to support traffic safety projects; such as active transportation projects and Local Improvement Districts for streets, alleys, small parks and or trails. The Associate Engineer will be required to be proficient in all functions of the Street Design engineering group and will occasionally be required to support functions outside of their core duties; such as traffic control plans, storm drainage design, water quality design channelization, roadside safety, signage and curb ramp design. The position will be expected to be conversant in using databases, Word and Excel, GIS and CAD. The Principles that Guide Us: Tacoma, the City of Destiny ,has a workforce of dedicated, talented employeeswithunique skills andperspectives. Weembraceinnovation 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. 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 Four-year degree from an accredited college or university in civil or environmental engineering. 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. Step 4 * Annual Salary Range -82,576 -85,716 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 WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment. Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits. Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26. Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Personal time off. Paid holidays. A great pension plan. Our City: With a population 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 enjoy a healthy work/life balance, 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. Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed 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.Appointment is subject to passing a background check. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the referral list for interview and hiring consideration. Per City of Tacoma Personnel Management Policy #170, the City of Tacoma is a drug-free work environment. Appointment is subject to successful completion of apre-employment background and reference 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.The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contactthe Human Resources officeat 253-591-5400 by 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement.This will allow time to assist you before the job announcement closes. ( For technical difficulties usingthe NeoGov system ,call theapplicant support line at1-855-524-5627 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time.) Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Aug 28, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power is offering a position for an Engineering Project Manager to join a team of diverse engineering professionals in our Generation Section. This team has designed and managed award-winning projects that are vital to the advancement of Tacoma's hydropower generation. Principles of innovation, teamwork and customer focus drive this team. In this role, you will manage a broad range of projects from inception through to operations and maintenance. If you enjoy a challenge, come serve our community with us. Tacoma Power's Plant Engineering and Construction Services, Civil Team is led by Jessica Knickerbocker. The team's primary objective is to support our Hydroelectric Projects and Fish Facilities, which include our dams, hatcheries, habitat restoration, parks buildings, substations, transmission and distribution systems. As a result, we build a wide variety of AMAZING and UNIQUE projects. Our hydroelectric projects generate about three billion kilowatt hours of electricity each year. Our fish facilities are state of the art and provide unique design opportunities that require innovation to the highest degree. As a member of this high-energy team, you will collaborate with staff from all levels of our organization and play a vital role in creating lasting relationships will all of our customers. Responsibilities include: Provide project management expertise on projects required as part of the Capital and Maintenance budgets; Prepare business cases, project charters, and project management plans; Coordinate all phases of projects from planning, design, construction, project closeout, and support for operations and maintenance; Communication and collaboration with team members, customers, stakeholders, internal and external agencies; Author specifications and prepare bid documents, prepare engineering calculations and design drawings Organize and lead construction and design coordination meetings Initiate and administer contracts with various consultants and suppliers. Qualifications Bachelor's degree in engineering; 10+ years' experience as an engineer designing and managing projects desired; Professional Engineering (PE) license from WA state or the ability to obtain within 6 months; Project Management InstitutionProject Management Professional (PMP) Certification or equivalent desired; Experience working on projects related to Hydro Power Facilities desired; Experience working on projects related to Fisheries and/or building mechanical systems desired; Valid Driver's license. Knowledge & Skills Technically proficient as it relates to the fundamentals of Project Management; Interpersonal skills are required in all aspects of this position; Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences; Ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects and deadlines; Ability to prepare and present effective oral communications for professional and general public use; Ability to frequently interact respectfully and sensitively with individuals and groups, including operations and maintenance personnel; Ability to develop and maintain positive and productive relationships and achieve results; Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, including the compilation of reports, presentations and records; Experience working with contractors and performing ESDC (engineering support during construction), including submittal reviews, responding to RFIs, providing change directives, performing inspection and scheduling work; Experience leading projects independently and acting in a lead civil engineer role on projects; Demonstrated experience in project scheduling software such as MS Project and the MS Office suite of software applications; Perform work in an office, field or shop environment. Selection Process & Supplemental Information City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable,walkablecities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is one of the nation's healthiest, safest, and most playful cities. We have daily access to stunning natural surroundings and a great quality of life. We are Washington's most diverse big city, with arts, culture, parks, and recreational opportunities that are envied by much larger cities. We recognize how lucky we are, but we know we can make it even better....TOGETHER! Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Qualified candidates will be referred to a hiring team 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