City of Tacoma

Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim.

Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry.

A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views.

Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location – just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast – only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view our YouTube video!

 

31 job(s) at City of Tacoma

City of Tacoma Tacoma, WA, United States
Oct 19, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City Attorney's Office, Civil Division, Utilities Section, is accepting applications for a full-time paralegal with experience in litigation and administrative support in a legal department. Applicants must have excellent skills in: drafting pleadings, motions, discovery requests and responses, and other legal documents; ensuring compliance with court procedures and service of process; creating, obtaining, and maintaining various records and files; and performing administrative assignments and tasks, including calendaring and docketing. Experience in contracting, purchasing, administrative support, budgeting, and drafting resolutions is also desirable. Applicants must be able to perform in a demanding, high-volume environment, and able to work both independently and in a team environment. Applicants must deal with individuals who are under emotional stress and effectively work under pressure. Applicants must also possess strong time management and computer skills. Benefits The City of Tacoma has a very generous benefit package including: Great retirement plan Paid holidays Personal time off Outstanding working conditions and a supportive work environment Medical, dental and life insurance coverage for eligible employees Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code For more information on the City of Tacoma's benefit package feel free to explore City of Tacoma Benefits. City of Tacoma Recruitment Information: One of the primary goals of the City of Tacoma Equity and Empowerment Initiative is that the City of Tacoma workforce reflects the community it serves. 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 Desired Qualifications: A minimum of three years' experience as a paralegal or legal assistant, performing the essential duties listed under the City's Paralegal classification specification; or an equivalent combination to: graduation from an accredited two-year paralegal or legal assistant program and one year of experience as a litigation paralegal or legal assistant. Knowledge of federal, state, county, and city court systems is desirable. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Valid Washington State driver's license at time of appointment, with maintenance thereafter. Office environment; subject to driving to other city offices Knowledge & Skills KNOWLEDGE OF: City, county, state, and federal court systems and procedures; and other adjudicatory and administrative tribunal systems and procedures Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures Research and record-keeping techniques Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary City organization, operation, policies, and objectives Telephone techniques and etiquette Modern office practices, procedures, and equipment SKILLS: Follow oral and written instructions Establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, public officials and the general public, being courteous, polite and tactful Possess strong critical thinking skills, including the ability to accurately analyze situations and adopt an effective course of action Possess strong organizational skills, including the ability to organize and plan work cases, materials, and priorities Meet established schedules and timelines Work independently with little direction Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing Analyze and summarize findings using automated systems and tools Rapid and effective research and fact-gathering skills Proficient computer and software skills, including the use of Microsoft Office programs Ability to work effectively under pressure and time deadlines Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online at www.cityoftacoma.org/jobs and attach a resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applicants whose backgrounds most closely reflect the current needs of the department may be invited to participate in an interview. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. The online application system may require you to enter a substantial amount of information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 by 4:00 pm on the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 11/1/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma Tacoma, WA, United States
Oct 18, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Electrical Engineering Technician II's perform moderate to advanced sub-professional engineering duties in office and field environments. Duties include performing drafting and mapping work using computer-aided drafting, GIS (Geographic Information System) and mapping equipment. This posting will be used to create an eligible list for vacancies within Tacoma Power. Responsibilities may include: Perform computer-aided drafting for electrical schematics, layouts and construction drawings Produce as-built drawings and provide quality-check and oversight on as-built drawings as provided by the engineering staff Perform duties in GIS to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage and maintain geographic data Electronically record data on sectional maps Prepare engineering drawings; reduce engineering data and computations of estimate and quantities Participate in various field studies; analyze information and prepare reports of findings Perform on-site work verification for conformity to specifications of materials and installations Perform mathematical computations from field notes, tabulate statistics, and draw graphs and charts showing trends and comparisons Perform other related incidental work Provide public information concerning services, research property information, and issue permits City of Tacoma Recruitment Information: One of the primary goals of the City of Tacoma Equity and Empowerment Initiative is that the City of Tacoma workforce reflects the community it serves. 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 Graduation from high school or equivalent and one of the following: Two years of experience in sub-professional engineering related work and completion of a recognized engineering technology vocational education program which includes computer-aided drafting or mapping training OR Two years of experience in sub-professional engineering related work and one-year relevant college-level engineering course work OR Four years of experience in sub-professional engineering related work. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Driver's license at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Personal Protective Equipment and Safety Certificate may be required with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills Basic engineering mathematics applied to surveying and engineering computations Practices, techniques and instruments used in engineering drafting and mapping Construction specifications, plans, and regulations related to construction contracts Elementary engineering practices Record-keeping techniques Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy Read, interpret, apply and explain federal, state, county and City laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures Technical aspects of field of specialty Basic research methods Perform moderately difficult technical engineering drafting duties, computations, calculate estimates, and compile engineering data and statistics Read and comprehend complex plans and specifications Use computer-aided design, drafting and mapping equipment Understand and follow oral and written directions Communicate effectively both orally and in writing Maintain records and prepare reports Work from blueprints, shop drawings and sketches Meet schedules and time lines Selection Process & Supplemental Information You must apply online and meet the minimum qualifications to progress in the examination process. Applicants who qualify for veteran's scoring criteria must attach a copy of their DD214, Member 4 copy, at the time of application to receive5-10% added to their passing score. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the supplemental questions scored by an evaluation committee. Each applicantwill be scored on the basis of information provided. It is the responsibility of the applicant to describe all relevant experience and training. Applicants must pass the examination process to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Appointment is subject to passing a background check and a pre-employment medical exam and drug screen. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between The City of Tacoma and Local 17. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 before the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 11/1/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma Tacoma, WA, United States
Oct 18, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power's Transmission and Distribution Line Engineering and Standards group is seeking a Power Engineer II to work in the areas of: joint use/joint pole attachments, work practices development, and generalized distribution line engineering functions. Joint use and pole attachments will require evaluating and responding to pole attachment requests, work practices development will require conducting research and provide recommendations for the development and revision of work practices for inclusion in the T&D Work Practices Manual that is utilized by field forces, and generalized distribution engineering functions will include pole line relocations and upgrades as well as underground distribution work. Responsibilities Include: Perform detailed load analysis and develop structural loading models of in-service power poles and structures, both distribution and transmission (wood) class poles, by applying engineering methods and judgment. Calculate additional impacts created by proposed new or additional communications installations. Apply and interpret safety codes and laws as they pertain to utility pole installations for strength and operational needs. Work collaboratively with and direct others to verify and validate customer provided data. Perform field reviews to include compatibility of the proposed changes and additions with existing Tacoma Power infrastructure. Perform or direct others to gather field measurements. Apply knowledge of transmission and distribution line construction practices and materials to assure proper materials are utilized. Lead/collaborate with Construction and Maintenance field staff to prepare make-ready estimates for unique installations. Correspond with and provide make-ready estimates to applicants; articulate rationale for the required work. Create make-ready construction packages for T&D line impacts. Coordinate/manage make-ready work in the field as necessary, including field staking, layout of locate areas, and coordination with various construction personnel. Provide input and guidance for the management of unallocated communication zone space on jointly used poles. Apply engineering expertise to the development of work practices. Coordinate and assemble sub groups to address specific work practices and processes. Research means and methods employed by others in the industry to accomplish specific construction related tasks. Work with engineering technicians to develop create a publish ready work practice. Design power line relocations required to support development and road improvements. This may include transmission or overhead and underground distribution. Perform economic analysis for project proposals. Develop technical specifications for construction and materials. Establish and/or administer consulting contracts and direct related efforts. Represent Tacoma Power interests in meetings with external customers. Qualifications Qualifications: Four year degree from an accredited college or university in civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering; other degrees considered with relevant experience Valid driver's license at the time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Desirable Qualifications Professional Engineer (PE)Certificate Engineer in Training (EIT)/Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) is highly desired 3 or more years in an electric utility, industrial, or engineering consulting environment Experience with pole line modeling software Demonstrated engineering competence and judgment Effective written and verbal communication skills Team and Time Management Skills Working knowledge of NESC & Applicable WACs Knowledge & Skills Demonstrated knowledge of transmission and distribution line work Experience with pole and line modeling software: O-Calc Pro, PLS-CADD, PLS-POLE, Sag10, or similar Experience in direct work/interface with field personnel (Line crews) Excellent written and oral communication skills Strong decision making skills Adaptable to change; business needs, processes, and tools 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! Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that highlights job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applicants whose backgrounds most closely reflect the current needs of the department may be invited to participate in one or more interviews. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. A valid driver's license with maintenance thereafter is a condition of employment. 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. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources office at (253) 591-5400 before the closing date of the job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 11/1/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma Tacoma, WA, United States
Oct 18, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power's UtilityTechnology Section is seeking an AMI Program Analyst. This is a project position through 2022, with the possibilityof continued employment beyond project completion subject to business needs and availability of funds. This position is part of the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) program, a strategic, foundational project crucial to the Tacoma Public Utilities Utility Modernization Plan. This role will be part of the program team that provides oversight, guidance, and support to project teams within the program. This position will be responsible for weekly project performance documentation, team meeting coordination/facilitation, capacity planning, and project coordination for work stream resources. This position will work with the AMI Business Leads from Customer Service, ITD, UTS, Power, and Water alongside AMI Project Managers to manage critical path project tasks and resource availability across the entire AMI program. This position will assist in the planning and facilitation of project team meetings and activities. This role will develop program reports and communication materials for the AMI Executive Steering Committee and the AMI Business Advisory Council. You will join a small team of project and program management professionals operating the program management office for the AMI. AMI is a new transformational initiative that comprised of an integrated network of smart meters, data management systems and communication networks designed to provide two-way communication between TPU and our customer's water and power meters. This capability will enhance TPU's ability to provide customers with greater control, choice and convenience, as well as improving the quality and reliability of our service. Responsibilities include: Understand, prioritize, and summarize project activities in standardized reports to share and coordinate critical information outside the program Develop program and work stream status reports on a weekly and monthly basis Compile performance metrics for reporting using basic data analytics Assists in development and coordination of project schedules Maintain program documentation on the internal AMI SharePoint site Coordinate project activities and assist to communicate with Business Leads and their resources Develop and build capacity planning reports for AMI Program resources Work with the AMI Budget Analyst on resource budget usage Assist in the planning and facilitation of project team meetings and activities Create and distribute meeting agendas, minutes, action item logs Create and distribute weekly and monthly program status reports Assist the AMI Communications work stream to develop communication content Qualifications 1+ year(s) of experience in project management and project coordination; 1+ year(s) of experience in resource management, capacity planning, and resource budget tracking;; Proficiency with MS Office; Project Management Software such as MS Project; Project Management Certification desired; Bachelor's degree in business, project management, finance, analytics, or a related field desired. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by AlissaMcLain 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 one of the nation's healthiest, safest, and most playful cities. We have daily access to stunning natural surroundings and a great quality of life. We are Washington's most diverse big city, with arts, culture, parks, and recreational opportunities that are envied by much larger cities. We recognize how lucky we are, but we know we can make it even better....TOGETHER! Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: 10/25/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma Tacoma, WA, United States
Oct 11, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The Public Works Engineering Division is recruiting for an Engineering Technician III in the Engineering Street Design Section. This is sub-professional engineering work in an office and/or field environment, mapping and drafting using computer-aided drafting (CAD) and Civil 3D. An Engineering Technician III is expected to be self-directed, able to work independently, and may act as the lead for other engineering technicians on assigned projects. The ideal candidate is a collaborative team member with knowledge of drafting for street design and general engineering concepts and applications. Our newEngineering Technician III will use this knowledge, skill set,and experienceto preserve and improve the City's active transportation system. We are seeking a technician to supportin-house design of transportation facilities. The position will conduct 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 Engineering Tech III will be have the following core duties and support functions: Perform drafting support for functions of the Street Design engineering group Traffic control plans Storm drainage design Water quality design Channelization plans Roadside safety plans Signage and drafting for curb ramp design To succeed in this position the candidate will need to be proficient in using databases, Word and Excel, GIS and CAD. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications Graduation from high school or equivalent AND one of the following: Six years' experience in sub-professional engineering related work OR Four years' experience in sub-professional engineering related work and completion of a recognized engineering technology vocational education program which includes computer-aided drafting training OR Four years' experience in sub-professional engineering related work and two years' relevant college level engineering course work LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State Driver's License with maintenance thereafter. Personal Protective Equipment and Safety Certificate as required with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills Mathematics and its application to surveying, engineering, and other computations Practices, techniques and instruments used in engineering drafting and mapping Record-keeping techniques Proficient in operation of a personal computer, including MS Office Suite or similar software and computer aided drafting with AutoCAD and mapping software Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures Technical aspects of field of specialty Research methods Perform complex computations, make estimates and compile engineering data and statistics Operate computer-aided design/drafting equipment and customize programs as needed Operate, calibrate and set-up a variety of engineering tools and equipment Produce and interpret drawings and specifications Communicate effectively both orally and in writing Read, interpret, apply and explain codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures Maintain records and prepare reports Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action Plan and organize work independently Lead, train and provide work direction to others Work safely according to City safety standards and practices 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. Interested individuals must complete the online application and include a cover letter and resume. This is a competitive selection process. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their job application and responses to Supplemental Questions #4-8 reviewed andevaluatedby a committee of subject matter experts, as the Experience and Training Test for this position. It is the responsibility of the applicants to adequately describe all pertinent experience and training. Applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond to the City's needs will be eligible for further consideration. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local Union #17 Professional & Technical Employees. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Applicants who separated or retired and 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 . 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. Closing Date/Time: 10/25/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma Tacoma, WA, United States
Oct 10, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma, Information Technology Department is accepting applications for an IT Analyst, Senior to join the Network Transport Team. Under the supervision of the IT Supervisor and operational direction from the Team Lead, general responsibilities include: Network connectivity to various City of Tacoma sites, buildings, and facilities Interagency connections to state, county, and other local government entities QoS for IP telephony and video transport on corporate network infrastructure Internet service Network provisioning and security, including firewalls, intrusion prevention and monitoring systems Corporate network access through mobile virtual private networks Corporate and guest wireless network connectivity services Technical consulting services for back-end infrastructure design This position will generally work Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PST). The person in this position will be expected to participate in rotating 24-hour standby duty with the requirement to physically stay within the local geographical area and to maintain a constant state of readiness to respond to after-hours emergencies and/or network related outages. 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. Qualifications Equivalent combination to: Bachelor degree in computer science or related field and four or more years directly related information technology work experience. LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Must pass and maintain Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS) background check. Must pass a driver's records check and have a valid Washington State Driver's license. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification with knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals, network access, IP connectivity, IP services, security fundamentals, and automation and programmability. Knowledge & Skills Effective written and oral communication. Act ethically and honestly, build trust by demonstrating consistency, manage self and work processes, and accept personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Meet standards, deadlines, and work schedules making the best use of available time and resources. Set an example to providing excellent customer service putting the customer first, and making customer service a priority. Can be relied upon to achieve excellent results with little need for oversight. Adapt easily to changing business needs, conditions and work responsibilities. Adapt approach, goals and methods to achieve successful solutions and results in dynamic situations. Effective diagnosis and problem-solving skills through the use of data and information in a clear and rational thought process to assess and understand issues, evaluate options, form accurate conclusions to make recommendations. Work well under pressure to respond to unplanned service disruptions and/or emergencies. Effectively identify, collect, organize, and document data and information in ways that make the information most useful for subsequent assessment, analysis, and investigation. Effectively organize multiple assignments, sometimes of a complex nature or involving competing priorities, to produce work products that are accurate, thorough, and on time. Technical proficiency in data network infrastructure planning and design, working knowledge of best practices and industry standard networking protocols, routing and switching principles, OSI layers, VLANS, firewalls, and network security concepts; isolating and/or troubleshooting service degradations and/or failures relating to data networks and related systems, hardware, software and peripherals; supporting and building secure networks using Cisco routing, switching, and security technologies. 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, October 16, 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: 10/30/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma Tacoma, WA, United States
Oct 09, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Public Utilities (TPU) is seeking a dynamic Social Responsibility Manager to manage and direct TPU's philanthropic community support initiatives. The Social Responsibility Manager will manage, direct, support, recruit and train a group ofemployee volunteers that make up the Community Connection Leadership Team. TPU currently executes more than 40 community events that require ongoing coordination and logistics management, human resource allocation, and strategic execution. The Social Responsibility Manager will be responsible for coordinating employee volunteers and working to obtain necessary internal and external support to execute these activities at an exceptional level. Additionally, as the Social Responsibility Manager, you will manage, coordinate, and provide support for community programs, including employee donations, employee volunteer incentives, community sponsorships and other related activities. The Social ResponsibilityManager is part of thePublic Affairs and Communications team and reports to the Community and Government Relations Manager. Qualifications Required: An equivalent combination to: graduation from a four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree and/or 5+ years of progressively responsible program development and implementation, and project management experience. Desired: 5+ yearsof progressively responsible program development and implementation, and project management experience Proven project management skills Skilled at assessing and ranking priorities Excellent at collaborating with internal and external partners Proven ability to achieve timely project goals Deep understanding of the communities that TPU serves Experience as direct manager and/or leader in Social Responsibility or related field for a similarly-sized organization LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid driver's license, or equivalent mobility, at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by MarisaTetreault. If you would like to be notified of similar opportunities, connect with me on LinkedIn! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is one of the nation's healthiest, safest, and most playful cities. We have daily access to stunning natural surroundings and a great quality of life. We are Washington's most diverse big city, with arts, culture, parks, and recreational opportunities that are envied by much larger cities. We recognize how lucky we are, but we know we can make it even better....TOGETHER! Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably in recent years. 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 apply online and attach a detailed resume, cover letter and responses to the supplemental questions . Applications received without the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process. Applicants whose application materials exhibit potential for the greatest success in this role 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: 10/24/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma Tacoma, WA, United States
Oct 08, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Rail is seeking an experienced rail safety professional for a key role that works to secure and maintain Tacoma Rail's vision to operate free of accidents and injuries. As the Rail Safety Officer you will report directly to the Rail Assistant Superintendent and you will be responsible for supporting and monitoring workplace activities for all Tacoma Rail employees to ensure that all staff is provided a safe working environment. You will also be part of a wider community of safety professionals both within Tacoma Public Utilities and across the City of Tacoma. If you have demonstrated experience and training as a professional in rail safety programs and are looking for a position with senior management support in a thriving community where you can make a difference, this is the right position for you! Primary Responsibilities: Build relationships with employees, supervisors and managers to bring awareness of current safety issues and topics; seek employee involvement at all levels to report potential hazards Operational testing to ensure compliance with 49 CFR Parts 214/217/218 and General Code of Operating Rules (GCOR) Injury and accident prevention initiatives Incident response, investigation and Root Cause Analysis Work with the training office and other City safety professionals to ensure all new and existing Rail staff receives safety training that is designed to meet the needs of the specific workgroups. This includes developing or procuring appropriate training materials, equipment and services to meet training needs specific to Tacoma Rail Implement Tacoma Public Utilities' (TPU) Safety Program in the Rail Division Hazard prevention and control Hazard identification and assessment Safety reporting and records Qualifications Required : Two years' progressive experience in administering safety, health, and/or industrial programs Bachelor's Degree in industrial safety or related field OR equivalent education and experience may substitute for degree Desired: Five years' progressive experience in administering railroad safety programs Working knowledge of the railroad industry General Code of Operating Rules (GCOR) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) regulations with a particular emphasis on those relating to all aspects of railroad operations LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: WA driver's license or equivalent mobility; possess or ability to acquire a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card with maintenance thereafter. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Marisa Tetreault. If you would like to be notified of similar opportunities, connect with me on LinkedIn! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is one of the nation's healthiest, safest, and most playful cities. We have daily access to stunning natural surroundings and a great quality of life. We are Washington's most diverse big city, with arts, culture, parks, and recreational opportunities that are envied by much larger cities. We recognize how lucky we are, but we know we can make it even better....TOGETHER! Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applicants whose backgrounds most closely reflect the needs of the department may be invited to participate in an interview. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Departmentat 253-591-5400. Closing Date/Time: 11/8/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma Tacoma, WA, United States
Oct 08, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma's Information Technology Department is seeking an energetic, highly motivated, and skilled GIS Supervisor/Coordinator to oversee and direct GIS database/applications development, analysis, production of standards and procedures, maintenance, supervision of personnel, and implementation; provide advice and recommendations to management and users and provide Geographic information systems services and technical advice as needed. PrimaryResponsibilities: Supervises staff including prioritizing and developing work plans, evaluating staff performance, monitoring progress on reports and projects, interpreting policies and procedures, establishing standards, and providing training and development for staff Serves as the City's expert for enterprise GIS management, and plays a key role in guiding the direction and development of the enterprise GIS Lead GIS projects and contracts; direct project employees and provide status reports as necessary; prepare and present project status reports and recommendations to various committees Research new products and information technology innovations; prepare detailed bid specifications for product or service acquisition; evaluates problem areas and uses available information to develop recommendations Prepare detailed cost/budget analysis reports including cost estimates for user departments on projects or proposals Monitor status of IT work requests; coordinate GIS development, testing and delivery; assure the timely distribution of status reports and outputs to departments Interview prospective employees; make recommendations to management regarding staffing Provide assistance, advice and recommendations to management and users to determine needs and provide information technology services Maintain communication with users and other information technology staff, communicating problems with applications, schedules or other concerns Assist in preparation of departmental annual budget; monitor expenditures and project development costs Establishes working relationship with regional partners and peers regarding data sharing, analysis, and practices in GIS Read trade journals, attend seminars and perform related activities to remain current on latest GIS trends and services Conduct and attend staff meetings and other meetings as required Perform other related duties as assigned Employee Benefits: The City of Tacoma also has a very generous benefit package with one of the best pension packages in the market. These generous employee benefits include: 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 allowingtax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Generous amount of paid holidays and personal time off. Aphenomenal pension plan that prepares you for retirement. 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 hosts a vibrant and passionate community deeply engaged in race and social justice actions to create sustainable change. 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. 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. Qualifications An equivalent combination to: bachelor's degree in Information Technology or related field and three years of increasingly responsible experience in operations includingone year experiencein a supervisory role. Desired Qualifications: Six years of increasingly responsible experience in Geographic Information Systems including three years experiencein a supervisory role. GISPCertification PMP / Scrum Certification. Working knowledge of WEB GIS framework Experience working in public sector Licensing , Certifications And Other Legal Requirements: Depending upon assignment a WA driver's license may be required Individuals may have to pass a background check depending upon assignment Additional licenses or certifications may be required based upon assignment No sponsorship is available for this position. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer 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. 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: 10/21/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma Tacoma, WA, United States
Oct 08, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Are you a dedicated professional that puts customers first and displays solid teamwork? Are you interested in being part of an award winning organization that strives to deliver prompt, considerate, and reliable service using the latest technology to be fiscally sound and environmentally sustainable? Then apply for the Heavy Equipment Operator position and join the City of Tacoma's Solid Waste Division. Working for the City of Tacoma is more than a job - it is a daily opportunity to leave our community better than we found it. In the Environmental Services Department, everything we do creates a better Tacoma by promoting healthy neighborhoods and a thriving Puget Sound. It is why we exist.We are committed to partnering with our community, fostering a great employee culture, and continuing to improve our award-winning operations with a clear focus on safety. All new employees are expected to embrace and live by our core values and commit to our purpose of making a difference in our community. The City of TacomaEnvironmental ServicesDepartment, Solid Waste Management Division, is seeking askilled Heavy Equipment Operator to join our collaborative team in providing exceptional customer service at the Tacoma Recovery & Transfer Center. Heavy Equipment Operators at the Tacoma Recovery & Transfer Center primarily operate wheel loaders, yard mules/goats, excavators, sweepers, and other heavy equipment. This recruitment will establish a Civil Service Eligibility List that will be used to establish set-ups for current employees, as well as to fill any vacancies that may occur in the Solid Waste Management Division for the period of one year. Our ideal candidate will possess the following competencies: Collaborates : builds partnerships and works cooperatively with others to meet shared goals. Communicates effectively : delivers communication orally and in writing that conveys a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences. Instills Trust : gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity. Decision Quality : makes good and timely decisions. Situational Adaptability : adapts approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations. Being Resilient : handles difficult situations well and rebounds from setbacks and adversity. Work Independently : ability to perform work independently and with initiative. Safety : makes safety a core value in all work that is performed, including operating equipment in a safe manner. Physical requirements and working conditions : Position requires good motor coordination and depth perception, climbing, lifting and bending. Employees in this position will be working in an outdoor environment and will be subject to noise, and may be exposed to heavy traffic, extreme weather conditions and potentially hazardous materials and equipment. Qualifications Two years of work experience in construction or maintenance trades working with and around heavy equipment. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State Driver license at time of appointment. Employees must obtain a valid Class A Washington State Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with Air Brake Restriction removed within three (3) months of appointment. The City will provide the necessary classroom and drive time experience. Please follow the link to view the requirements to obtain a Commercial Driver's License as listed in RCW 46.25.090 . Knowledge & Skills Operation, care and maintenance of assigned heavy equipment. Requirements of operating equipment in a safe manner. Applicable traffic laws, ordinances and rules. Methods, equipment and materials used in assigned area. Safety precautions applied to assigned area. Operate, service and make minor repairs on equipment. Understand and follow oral and written directions. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Maintain records and prepare reports. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Observe legal and defensive driving practices. Place materials with accuracy. Excavate or move earth to required grade. 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. 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 and 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia - 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. 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. Per City of Tacoma Personnel Management Policy #170, the City of Tacoma is a drug-free work environment. Appointment is subject to passing a background check and a pre-employment medical exam and drug screen and may require a physical ability test and a practical skills test. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Teamsters Local Union #117.New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Applicants who separated or retired and 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. Interested individuals must apply online and meet the minimum qualifications to progress in the examination process. This is a competitive selection process. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their job application and responses to Supplemental Questions #6-9 reviewed andevaluatedby a committee of subject matter experts, as the Experience and Training Test for this position. It is the responsibility of the applicants to adequately describe all pertinent experience and training. Applicants must pass all portions of the examinations to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration for any vacancies that may occur for the period of one year. All Heavy Equipment Operator vacancies at the Solid Waste Division will be filled from this list for at least one year. 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. Closing Date/Time: 10/21/2019 5:00 PM Pacific