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!

 

 

 

   

13 job(s) at City of Tacoma

City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Sep 26, 2020
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Water iscurrently creating an eligible list to fill Water Utility Worker vacancies as they occur for the next year. Tacoma Water has a proud tradition of operating and maintaining one of the country's oldest municipally owned water systems.We provide high-quality water at very competitive prices.We provide direct service to more than 300,000 peoplethroughout Pierce and King counties. Our mission is to provide clean, reliable water now and in the future. If you share our values of Respect, Accountability, Inspiration, and Vision; if you have the courage to challenge and be challenged; if you demonstrate mutual respect; and if you value innovation, we are looking for you! A Water Utility Worker performs semi-skilled manual labor assisting in the installation, maintenance, and repair of water supply and distribution facilities and systems. Duties include installing, maintaining, and repairing pipes, meter yokes, meters, meter boxes, gate valves, fire hydrants, concrete vaults, and other water system components; operating a variety of equipment and machinery; and performing continuous and strenuous manual labor, to include working at heights with proper safety equipment and frequent heavy lifting in all types of weather. Qualifications Graduation from high school or GED equivalent; Construction experience or familiarity preferred. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State driver's license with maintenance thereafter. Employees hired after April 29, 1998, are required to have a Commercial Driver's License Class "A" with Air Brake Restriction removed, a valid First Aid Card and a Flagging Certificate with maintenance thereafter prior to the completion of the probationary period. Employees hired after September 1, 2000 will be required to successfully complete a Tacoma Water sponsored math class prior to completion of probation and Tacoma Water's Apprenticeship Program within three years from the date of entering the Apprenticeship Program. Knowledge & Skills Learn methods, equipment and materials used in water main, service and meter installations, testing and repair Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies Health and safety regulations Learn and understand general principles of Tacoma's Municipal water distribution system including mains, hydrants and water meters Learn operation and control procedures of electrical pumping equipment Learn to operate a variety of equipment and machines such as jackhammers, compressor and various hand and power tools Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others Observe legal and defensive driving practices Communicate with others regarding areas of responsibility and work tasks Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed byMarisa Tetreault;if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn ! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to test. Applicants must earn a passing score on the testin order to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Appointment is subject to passing a background check, a physical abilities test, and a pre-employment medical exam and drug screen. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 483.New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or 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: 10/2/2020 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Sep 26, 2020
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma is seeking an experienced, transformational leader to serve as its next Chief of Police for the Tacoma Police Department (TPD). The Chief of Police is responsible for the oversight and administrative management of the department's daily operations and for achieving the department's mission, vision, and strategic objectives in alignment with the vision, goals and priorities of the City Council and the community. The individual in this role will be expected to promote a robust culture of inclusivity and service orientation among TPD's commissioned and civilian staff; develop strong, trusting, and collaborative relationships within the Tacoma community, particularly in the black, indigenous, and other persons of color communities; cultivate partnerships with other regional public safety agencies; and work closely with the City Council, Mayor, City Manager, and other City executives to ensure equitable and outstanding service to the community we serve. The next Chief of Police's first priority will be to join the City Council, Mayor, City Manager, and other City executives in leading Transforming Tacoma - a City initiative and commitment to engage in comprehensive change, beginning with policing, that will fundamentally enhance and radically re-imagine the way we operate and the way we serve the residents of this great city.The Police Chief will be expected to take a strong and visible lead in transforming the policies and practices of the police department to meet the anti-racist goals and outcomes outlined in City Council Resolution 40622. Key Responsibilities Manage the daily operations of TPD in accordance with the strategic plans and objectives of the department and the City Drive the change and systemic transformation efforts within TPD, respecting the work that has already been done by leveraging what is currently working well and addressing areas in need of change or improvement Develop relationships with and implement plans for engagement with all Tacoma communities Actively collaborate and form proactive partnerships with residents, businesses, neighborhoods, schools, human service agencies and various community groups in responseto community needs and concerns Engage and involve City residents in police policy making, strategic planning, and goal setting and reporting results Develop and maintain strong relationships with the labor unions that represent employees within the department Lead the hiring, development, and retention of a talented, diverse, and culturally sensitive group of commissioned and civilian employees Oversee, understand, and make strategic decisions on the departmental budget and other department resources Create and implement departmental policies, procedures, and guidelines in accordance with federal, state and local laws, and in support of transformational efforts Develop collaborative partnerships with regional police agencies on independent investigations, cross-jurisdictional issues, development of best practices and play a key role in identifying and initiating development of new legislation related to transforming police services Serve as an active member of the City's Executive Leadership Team Qualifications Education and Experience An equivalent combination to: A bachelor's degree in police or social sciences, criminal justice, public administration, business administration, organizational leadership or another area closely aligned with the duties of the position and eight years increasingly responsible police service experience in a qualified federal, state, or local agency. At least two of the eight years must include command-level experience. Executive-level certification from the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission or equivalent certification from another state, successful completion of law enforcement academy training approved by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. A valid Washington State driver's license, First Aid/CPR certification, and license to carry a fire arm is required at the time of appointment, with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills The successful candidate will possess: Senior management experience. Previous experience in senior public safety management in a complex city or organization; strong understanding of performance management for all levels of the organization; skilled at increasing policing effectiveness, including data driven and modern problem-solving practices; fiscally responsible, with a thorough understanding of budgeting in a police department. A history of making significant improvements in a police agency. A history of effective community engagement and collaboration. Experience using strategies that promote trust, reflect community values and enhance public safety such as community policing. A proven ability to partner with community groups (to include those historically underrepresented), businesses and nonprofits, to collaboratively address public safety needs. A demonstrated commitment to transparency and accountability. Proven ability to develop and implement evidence-based strategies to increase public safety. Broad knowledge of modern police strategies, policies, training and technologies. Up-to-date with findings from research and constantly seeking new ideas, strategies, and evaluation of new approaches, with a focus on policies and practices relating to de-escalation, conflict resolution and implicit bias. Sophisticated about use of crime and intelligence analysis. The experience to establish Tacoma as a national model for 21st century policing. A track record of working creatively and collaboratively to address the needs of marginalized and vulnerable populations. Ability to address the concerns and needs of the black, indigenous, and other people of color communities; vulnerable communities such as children and youth, undocumented residents, unhoused residents, victims of domestic violence, LGTBQ residents, the elderly; and other groups at high risk of criminal victimization. Strong communications, speaking, and listening skills. Proven ability to communicate with the public and with police department employees. Substantial experience as a public speaker. Ability to share the vision of a future that attracts and inspires police department employees and engenders a sense of hope and perceptions of safety in the broader community. A record of productive employee relations. The ability to work well with a unionized workforce and create a fair culture that values officer and civilian input. Having the ability to positively interface with employees, explaining the basis of decisions; recognizing the importance of procedural justice within the police organization; a history of listening to employees and crafting a vision that inspires actions consistent with the vision and values of the department and City. A demonstrated commitment to officer well-being. The ability to promote and support professional development as well as wellness and safety at all levels of the police department. A history of promoting diverse candidates and creating and maintaining a fair and respectful workplace that values diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the organization. An understanding of diversity that encompasses race, gender, language, sexual orientation, religion, life experience, and other cultural backgrounds. Cultural awareness and sensitivity. A proven ability to engage with community advocates and propose strategies for addressing key concerns such as racial equity. A thorough understanding of the past and commitment to equitable treatment of all residents and communities and the ability to explain that to members of the police service. Crisis and emergency management experience. Demonstrated understanding of the importance of leadership, decision-making and full transparency when situations arise that create public concern; skilled at overseeing preparations for and responses to natural or civil disasters, major events, and demonstrations and protests; experienced in managing incidents from response to recovery and developing resilience. Selection Process & Supplemental Information About the Tacoma Police Department In 1874, a small village on the shore of Commencement Bay incorporated as the City of Tacoma and appointed its first town marshal. Since then, we have grown to serve nearly 220,000 residents as an agency committed to community-oriented policing, relationship-building and reducing crime through effective partnerships. The Tacoma Police Department is represented by commissioned officers, limited commission officers (animal control), and civilian employees. As an accredited police department through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), we are committed to providing the citizens of Tacoma with the highest level of police service. We have consistently met nationally set standards of police excellence through model policies, procedures and practices. Over the years, we have built strong working relationships with the community, city departments, various agencies and businesses through a commitment to community-oriented policing. These relationships have allowed us to build collaborative partnerships to help us reduce crime and crime-related activity in our neighborhoods and business districts so our citizens feel safe and secure where they live, work and visit in Tacoma. We acknowledge the need for change. Our mission is to create a safe and secure environment in which to live, work, and visit by working together with the community, enforcing the law in a fair and impartial manner, preserving the peace and order in our neighborhoods, and safeguarding our Constitutional guarantees. We are committed to continued transformation to ensure that all members of our community enjoy a safe and secure environment in Tacoma. About Tacoma The City of Tacoma, population 217,000, is the third largest city in Washington and county seat of Pierce County. It enjoys 33 miles of waterfront on Puget Sound. A diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim, the community is the historic and current home of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, and boasts a Mediterranean climate with fewer than four days of snow per year, no tornados or hurricanes, and summer high temperatures rarely exceeding 85 degrees. Tacomans keep more of their paychecks, because neither the City nor State charges personal income tax. Major industry sectors include defense, trade, healthcare, finance and insurance, and government. Joint Base Lewis McChord, the fourth largest military installation in the United States, sits immediately outside Tacoma and the community is home to the Port of Tacoma. Major public investments to the city's urban downtown include the development of an award-winning museum district, the University of Washington Tacoma, Tacoma Link light rail and redevelopment of a former superfund site to mixed use on downtown's Thea Foss Waterway. These public investments have ignited significant revitalization and private capital investment in office, housing and retail development. Two headquarters announcements for downtown were made this year. Tacoma is 24 miles from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Eight universities, colleges and technical colleges offer opportunities from trade certificates to Ph.D. programs. University of Washington Tacoma is an urban-serving university highly regarded for its many external partnerships with private industry and the City government. The Tacoma Public Schools, with an 89-percent graduation rate, exceeding the state and the nation, includes an Innovative High School program open to students interested in Science, Engineering, Art and Math. An excellent public school system is complimented by diverse and prestigious private schools K-12, including many faith-based opportunities from pre-K to graduation. Recreation is prized. Parks are abundant and managed by the award-winning MetroParks Tacoma. Point Defiance Park, the second largest urban park in the nation, houses a zoo and aquarium, the historic Fort Nisqually, Owens Beach, Japanese and rose gardens, as well as wildlife and hiking trails. Included in a broad portfolio, MetroParks also manages Wright Park - Tacoma's answer to New York's Central Park - 20 acres in downtown featuring the historic WW Seymour Conservatory, basketball courts, a lawn bowling green and walking paths, as well as play and spray grounds for toddlers and young children. Diverse neighborhoods and housing options provide value in the fast-growing Seattle-Tacoma Metropolitan area. Housing options include downtown and waterfront condominiums and apartments, historic mansions, craftsman bungalows in walkable urban neighborhoods and suburban view homes. A rich array of independent shops mingles with well-known chains such as Apple, Nordstrom, Safeway, Target, Walmart and Costco. Restaurants, brewpubs, clubs and coffee shops of many kinds abound. Tacoma is served by the most comprehensive multi-modal transit hub in the Puget Sound at Tacoma Dome Station featuring heavy commuter rail, Amtrak, light rail, national, regional and local bus service. Washington State Ferries serves Tacoma through its dock at Point Defiance Park. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTubeVideo! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. Application Process To be considered for this challenging and rewarding career opportunity, please apply online and attach a detailed resume, cover letter and contact information for five professional references. Application materials must be receivedno later than October 23, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Questions about the position may be directed to: Shelby Fritz Assistant Human Resources Director City of Tacoma sfritz@cityoftacoma.org 253-591-5413 Initial interviews are anticipated to take place during the week of November 9, 2020 with final interviews tentatively scheduled during the week of November 30, 2020 . Closing Date/Time: 10/23/2020 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Sep 25, 2020
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Water is creating an eligible list for Water Service Supervisor. Water Service Supervisors oversee, direct, assign work, train and evaluate the work of crews installing and maintaining Tacoma Water's distribution system. Duties include training employees in the proper use of equipment, materials and procedures; scheduling assignments, coordinating activities of work crews; assigning work crews and equipment to specific projects; planning for crews such as locates, shutdowns and permits.In addition, supervisors review and approve time cards; complete personnel evaluations in a timely manner; draft and issue discipline, respond to grievances, communicate issues, concerns and recommendations both with management and staff. Supervisorsalso plan, schedule, and coordinate the work of assigned staff. Qualifications Three years of experience overseeing and directing the work of personnel involved in the construction, maintenance, and repair of a water distribution system LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid Washington Driver's License at time of application with maintenance thereafter Valid First Aid Certificate issued by the American Red Cross and valid CPR certificate by completion of probation Completion of the Tacoma Water Apprenticeship Program or Washington State Water Distribution Manager I certification Transportation Worker's Identification Credential (TWIC) by the end of the probationary period Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed byMarisa Tetreault;if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn ! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Tacoma Water Tacoma Water has a proud tradition of operating and maintaining one of the country's oldest municipally owned water systems.We provide high-quality water at very competitive prices.We provide direct service to more than 300,000 peoplethroughout Pierce and King counties. Our mission is to provide clean, reliable water. If you share our values of safety, customer-driven, employee invested, stewardship and adaptability, we are looking for you. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in an examination process. An online test is tentatively scheduled the week of November 2, 2020; candidates who pass the online exam may be invited to an OralBoardtentatively scheduled the week of November 16, 2020. Applicants must successfully complete the examination processto 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 andIBEWLocal 483. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or 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: 10/12/2020 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Sep 21, 2020
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Public Utilities' Customer Services iscurrently creating an eligible list to fill temporary Meter Reader vacancies as they occur for the next year.The temporary appointments are anticipated to last one year. Meter Readers are responsible for accurate and timely readings of electric, water and sewer meters. The City of Tacoma has approximately 560 routes including 65% residential walking routes and 35% commercial/rural driving routes. Residential walking routes require walking up to 6 hours (5-10 miles) per day; driving routes require sitting up to 6 hours per route. Daily meter routes include frequent public contact and complaint resolution.Meter Reader's record consumption data in computerized handheld systems; report hazardous conditions, meter tampering and meter conditions; ensure data integrity; and provide excellent customer service. Qualifications Graduation from high school or equivalent; 1+ year of work experience involving customer contact Valid Washington State driver's license; Ability to walk for long periods of time; Ability to work outdoors subject to adverse weather conditions; Ability to worksubject to potentially abusive and hostile customers, animals and environmental hazards. Knowledge & Skills Geography and street locations of Pierce County and South King County. Methods, equipment and materials used in meter reading. Operation of a motor vehicle, including all safety rules. Applicable City laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures. Record-keeping techniques. Applicable health and safety regulations. Safe operation of a motor vehicle. Maintain good public relations. Work outdoors in adverse weather. Learn to accurately read electric, water, and sewer meters. Understand and follow oral and written instructions. Maintain records and prepare reports. Learn to operate various equipment and machines including calculators, hand-held computers and small tools. Operate a motor vehicle. Observe legal and defensive driving practices. Work independently with little direction. Operate, service and make minor repairs on equipment. Add, subtract, multiply and divide quickly and accurately. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed byMarisa Tetreault;if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn ! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their supplemental questions scored. 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. Applicants must earn a passing score to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Appointment is subject to passing a physical abilities test and background check which may include a pre-employment medical exam and drug screen. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 483. 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: 9/28/2020 9:00 AM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Sep 15, 2020
Full Time
Position Description Are youa high-performing,critical thinker, whohas proven work experience with theinvestigation and analysis of reportedpollution and other environmental issues?If so,our Source Control Representative recruitmentmay just be the job you are looking for! The City of Tacoma is recruiting for the position of Source Control Representative in our Environmental Services Department.We are seeking experiencedcandidateswithexceptional customer service skills and who have a proven success recordin investigation, documentation, knowledge of all applicable Federal, State and Local laws and guidelines regarding environmental compliance. In the Environmental Services Department ;we believe everything we dosupports healthyneighborhoodsand a thrivingPuget Sound,leaving a betterTacoma for all. The focus on healthy neighborhoodsand a thrivingPuget 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 communityon customer-valued servicesto meet the diverse needs ofTacoma neighborhoods Employees - Foster safe culture builton trust, conversation andequity Operations - Operate using bestpractices and innovationto meet changingenvironmental andcommunity needs. HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOODS + THRIVING PUGET SOUND= A BETTER TACOMA Essential Duties Identify and inspect local industries subject to Federal, State and local surface water and wastewater discharge regulations; evaluate discharge sampling analysis, issue wastewater discharge permits and monitor industries to assure compliance with applicable wastewater discharge regulations; NPDES regulations and storm water Best Management Practices; initiate enforcement action as required. Assure commercial, industrial, and residential users are charged the appropriate Wastewater Management user charge for treatment of effluent discharge; review sampling and testing reports and establish appropriate charges; update computer billing system records to assure proper billing; notify users of unusual wastewater characteristics and assist in determining corrective action as necessary. Investigate the source or sources of toxic or non-compatible discharges to the surface water and wastewater sewer systems; contact the responsible industry(s) and provide technical assistance to determine alternative waste disposal practices; monitor and record types of waste disposed of at the central wastewater treatment plant. Provide information to customers regarding wastewater and surface water management utility charges; notify users of rate updates as necessary. Respond to, investigate, document, and provide technical assistance to other governmental agencies with the containment and clean-up activities following pollution spills. Review commercial plans, engineering reports, proposed plans and specifications for wastewater treatment and oil removal systems; issue approvals as appropriate. Investigatedamage claims resulting from sewer back-ups, storms and surface water flooding and other sewer-related problems. Participate in special projects as required. Contact or communicate with various departments, governmental agencies and outside organizations and agencies and general public to coordinate activities and to provide and receive information or services as required. Prepare and maintain a variety of departmental files, records and reports to assure efficient operation. Operate a variety of equipment, tools and machinery in the routine performance of duties. Work safely and cooperatively with coworkers and the public. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions Office and outdoors environment; driving to various sites. May require working in a confined space. An employee in this position may be subject to hazardous conditions. Must lift and replace manhole covers weighing approximately 100 pounds with a tool. Incumbents may be on rotating call rosters, weekend pager duty and must be available to respond to after-hours service calls such as spills, flooding and sanitary sewer overflows. 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 An equivalent combination to: Graduation from high school supplemented by college-level course work in business, science or engineering AND Two years of experience in an environmental, scientific or ecological field, investigating and resolving customer concerns. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid Washington Driver's License at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Must obtain a 40-hour HAZWOPER certificate prior to completion of probation with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills Principles and terminology regarding wastewater treatment and transmission Principles and terminology regarding surface water management Modern office practices, procedures and equipment Record-keeping techniques Operation of a computer terminal Oral and written communications skills Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy Federal, State and local codes, regulations, laws, procedures and ordinances as applied to wastewater treatment and transmission and surface water management Technical aspects of field of specialty Basic research methods City organization, operations, policies and objectives Basic principles of chemistry Industrial and commercial inspection policies and procedures Microsoft office software Safety rules and regulations Perform technical work related to the investigation, coordination and resolution of various programs regarding wastewater management Operate a variety of equipment, tools and machinery Communicate effectively both orally and in writing Read, interpret, apply and explain applicable codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures Maintain records and prepare reports Issue discharge permits according to established guidelines Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action Resolve complex customer service problems and complaints Work independently Plan and organize work Selection Process & Supplemental Information 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. 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, the potential for flexible schedules with some job classifications, continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program.We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny: http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhires http://www.cityoftacoma.org/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. To be considered for this rewarding career opportunity: Please apply online through the City of Tacoma's website and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your experience, training, motivations, and expertise as it relates to the responsibilities of this position. Individuals must meet the minimum qualifications to progress in the examination process. 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 points, with redacted birth date and social security numbers. Examination Process: This is a competitive selection process.Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their job application and responses to Supplemental Questions # 10-13 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. Please make sure you read the questions and provide complete informative answers, including your roles in the position and key activities. Candidates who pass the test will 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 examination, physical ability test anddrug and alcohol screening. Candidates will be required to possess a valid Washington State driver's license at the time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma andLocal 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. 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: 10/14/2020 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Sep 15, 2020
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma is looking for data focused records professionals who are looking to make a difference in their community. The positions filled from this recruitment will be part of a newly created team working on requests for videos created as a result of Tacoma Police Department's body-worn camera program. A Public Disclosure Video Review Analyst on this team will needexperience with body-worn camera video review systems (such as Axon) and will be required toprocess evidentiary videosand perform advanced-level redactions of video and audio, ensuring all body-warn camera recording and footage is properly cataloged and can be easily accessed and cross-referenced with case files, archiving videos and data in the system. As a Public Disclosure Video Review Analyst, you will join a team of public disclosure professionals responsible to analyze, process, formulate and complete City of Tacoma's responses to Public Disclosure Requests (PDRs) in accordance with disclosure obligations contained in federal law, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure ("FRCP"), the Washington State Public Records Act, City public disclosure codes and policies and all other applicable mandates. As part of the City-Wide Public Records Office this position will assist in all aspects of the public disclosure process including to conduct research, apply independent analysis and judgment and utilize technology to discover, gather, review, and produce responsive records. Assist in coordination with City departments and the City Attorney's Office to ensure public disclosure process is conducted in compliance with applicable requirements. Provide high levels of service to public record requestors and to all levels of City staff. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications Combinations of education and experience that are equivalent to the following minimum qualifications are acceptable. 3 years of progressively responsible experience in public records management, public disclosure or in a legal or litigation discovery setting; Bachelor's Degree with a focus on public records, business administration, public administration, legal, or a related field. Desired Qualifications IAI Professional Certification Experience in information technology services or video editing/law enforcement body-worn video editing or forensic video Experience with Axon products LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Possession of valid Driver's license or equivalent mobility at time of appointment may be required Certified Public Records Officer (CPRO) certificate or ability to obtain certification within 2 years of the appointment into the classification, preferred Microsoft Search (Office 365 & SharePoint Discovery Center) software experience and Discovery Review software experience, preferred Note: Applicants are required to submit to a polygraph examination, fingerprint, and background investigation prior to appointment. Knowledge & Skills WA State Public Records Act WA State Records Retention Schedules Police Records experience preferred Experience searching departmental databases, locating video and associating metadata, sharing video data through cloud-based platforms. Ability to conduct and document searches in electronic and paper recordkeeping systems Advanced knowledge and experience with review and redaction of body-wornvideo and audio Familiarity with records management systems and other relevant technology and techniques preferred Knowledge and understanding of City of Tacoma or other government public disclosure programs, processes and activities preferred Excellent written and oral communication skills Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and to complete projects on tight deadlines Understand and maintain confidentiality Selection Process & Supplemental Information Postion will be left open until filled. First review of applications will begin on Friday, September 25, 2020; candidates whose applications are received by this date will have first consideration. Upon notification that you have passed through the minimum qualifications, you will receive a Personal History Packet to complete and submit. This documentation will be used to conduct a background investigation. It is a MANDATORY MINIMUM REQUIREMENT to complete the packet. If the Personal History Packet is NOT received, you will be unable to proceed through the testing process. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their supplemental questionnaire responses scored. Applicants must pass in order to be placed on the eligible list for hiring consideration. Individuals given a conditional offer of employment will be required to pass a background check. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 483. Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. 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. 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:
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Sep 12, 2020
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma, Environmental Services Department, has an exciting opportunity for an Associate Construction Manager (ACM). We are seeking an outgoing, highly motivated individual who is interested in working on diverse and challenging capital projects to join our dynamic award winningteam. The ACM position will play an important role in the Capital Delivery Group of the Environmental Services Science and Engineering (ESSE) Division. The ACMwill collaborate and coordinate with the group's project engineers and Construction Managers on the team's construction management of capital improvement projects for the City's Wastewater, Surface Water and Solid Waste Utilities (approximate average annual Capital Improvement budget of $30 Million). The ESSE Divisionprovides a unique opportunity to work on a wide variety of complex capital improvement projects. These types of projects can cover the full spectrum of typical municipal infrastructure improvements associated with Wastewater, Surface Water, and Solid Waste Utilities. Some of these projects include significant partnering with the City's Public Works Department and Tacoma Public Utilities. These two different departments often add Water, Power, and Street infrastructure improvements to our projects. Being able to be involved in projects and programs from their inception through their full life is a unique and exciting component of working in the ESSE; if you like to work on cool and diverse projects this is a great place to work! The ESSE Division primarily works on projects that fall into either of the following two areas: Facility Capital Projects - Projects that include multiple engineering disciplines found in typical municipal utility facilities such as: wastewater treatment processes; wastewater and surface water pumping systems; and electrical and instrumentation systems Collection System Projects -Projects that focus on the planning and design of municipal wastewater and surface water collection system capital improvements, including both open cut and trenchless technologies and associated roadway improvements as well as state of the art green infrastructure and innovative surface water management components The below video links provide an overview of the award winning, exciting, and diverse engineering projects we often work on: Central Wastewater Treatment Plant Flood Project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jp0BiB_5w_8 Point Defiance Stormwater Treatment Facility Project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AirQhbZXaLE&feature=youtu.be Process Control System Upgrade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQPWWadONfU&t=14s&index=47&list=PLHN0JO4Eyqcc9RtkqmwBT3XcZpYheNCQ7 The ACM will be responsible for leading the construction management of assigned projects and coordinating with engineering technicians, construction managers and other project stakeholders in the pursuit of fully developed and executedcapital projects. This is a position that significantly contributes to Environmental Service's mission to provide sustainable and cost-effective management services to protect the environment and recover value from Tacoma's waste streams. The applicant selected for this position will co-locate with a group of dynamic and creative engineers, scientists, and technicians all housed at Tacoma's new Center For Urban Waters facility situated adjacent Tacoma's Foss Waterway in downtown Tacoma. For more information on the unique Center for Urban Waters professional environment visit the following web site: https://www.urbanwaters.org If the below list of personal traits sounds like you, then you are just the type of person we are searching for to join our team! Outgoing, positive personality who enjoys working on project teams on construction projects, Excellent interpersonal communication skills, Strong personal motivation and drive - an ambitious and committed self-starter Interestin the construction of a wide array of interesting utility related projects City of Tacoma's 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: Provide construction management on a variety of construction and installation projects including water and electrical systems, streets, and facilities ensuring that projects are constructed within the scope of the project, on schedule, and within budget. May oversee the activities of a Construction Inspector and Survey crew assigned to City construction projects. Ensure that City projects are constructed in conformance with contract documents, Federal, State and City ordinances and regulations. Assist in the evaluation of the bid proposals and provide recommendation for award. Review agenda and conduct Pre-Construction Meetings. Prepare for and perform weekly progress meetings. Responsible for the review and processing of Shop Drawings/Submittals including the contractor's Construction Schedule and subsequent look ahead schedules. Responsible for all project related correspondence in accordance with Division policy. Responsible for tracking, assigning, coordinating, negotiating changes to the vendor contract(s) and creating/estimating contract Change Orders. Responsible for project communications between Contractor, Inspector, Engineer and other project specific stakeholders. Oversee and coordinate all aspects of Contract Administration requirements on City projects, including but not limited to Prevailing Wage documentation, Request to Sublet Work, and Statement of Working Days. Review monthly progress payments submitted by the Inspector and ensure that progress payments are paid within 30 days of the City established payment cutoff date. Oversee and coordinate release of retainage within 60 days of Final Acceptance date. Provide oversight of construction budget and schedule. Attend and participate in City Council Committee and City Council meetings as required. Ensure that all federal, state, and City project documentation requirements are met. Prepare for, coordinate, and participate in all federal, state, and City audits. Assist in the training of inspection and administrative staff in Construction Management. Assist in the defense of claims for damages, claims/lawsuits filed against the City. Perform other related duties as assigned. Perform related incidental duties as assigned. Train and provide work direction to others as assigned. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Position may require lifting objects weighing up to 50 pounds, pushing and climbing. Work includes indoor and outdoor environment; subject to driving from site to site and working around heavy construction equipment. Incumbents in this classification may be exposed to hazardous chemicals and traffic hazards. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications An equivalent combination to: 1) Graduation from high school or equivalent and 4 years increasingly responsible experience in construction management serving in the capacity as a project engineer, construction manager, or seven years as a construction inspector; OR 2) Associates Degree in Construction Management or equivalent with 2 years' experience in construction management or equivalent serving in the capacity as a project engineer, construction manager or 5 years as a construction inspector; OR 3)Bachelor of Science in Construction Management or equivalent. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State driver's license at time of appointment and maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills Construction specifications and plans Regulations related to municipality construction projects Basic principles and practices of engineering Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures State and local codes as applied to safety and protection of public rights-of-way Record-keeping techniques Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy Interpret, apply and explain codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures Oral and written communications skills Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others Operate a motor vehicle Computer software equivalent to MSWord, MS Excel, MS Access, andscheduling and/or project estimating program Basic math including geometry and trigonometry Selection Process & Supplemental Information 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. 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, the potential for flexible schedules with some job classifications, continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program.We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny: http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhires http://www.cityoftacoma.org/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. To be considered for this challenging and rewarding career opportunity: Please apply online through the City of Tacoma's website and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your experience, training, motivations, and expertise as it relates to the responsibilities of this position. Individuals must meet the minimum qualifications to progress in the examination process. 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 points, with redacted birth date and social security numbers. Examination Process: This is a competitive selection process.Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their job application and responses to Supplemental Questions # 6-15 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.Please make sure you read the questions and provide complete informative answers, including your roles in the position and key activities. Candidates who pass the test will 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 may include a pre-employment medical examination, physical ability test anddrug and alcohol screening. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma andLocal 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. 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: 10/7/2020 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Sep 12, 2020
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Fire Department (TFD) is currently seeking candidates interested in serving our community as firefighters and emergency medical technicians (EMT). TFD takes great pride in its ability to serve the needs of our diverse community. Each day our citizens call upon us to respond to a variety of emergencies: fires, emergency medical incidents, technical rescues, hazardous materials, marine incidents and more. Firefighter/EMTsare responsible for the protection of life, property and the environment. They perform general duty firefighting work: combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires, providing emergency medical services and maintaining fire department equipment, apparatus and quarters. Firefighters also prepare and maintain a variety of records and electronic reports and constantly interact with the public in a positive way. TFD protects a service area of 71 square miles (Tacoma, Fife, Fircrest and associated waterways) with a population of more than 200,000. The department also services the Port of Tacoma, one of the largest container ports in North America, covering over 2,400 acres. TFD has 16 active fire stations distributed throughout our response area. Our front-line uniform personnel staff operates 16 engine companies, four ladders, five medic units, and three command vehicles. Uniformed personnel also cross-staff a fireboat, hazardous material unit and technical rescue vehicle. The majority of the uniformed force is engaged in fire suppression and emergency medical service delivery. For additional information please visit the Tacoma Fire Department page. PLEASEREVIEW THE FULL JOB ANNOUNCEMENT AS THE TESTING PROCESS HAS CHANGED. IF YOU STILL HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE APPLICATION AND TESTING PROCESS OR NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT 253-591-5400. ***TACOMA FIRE DEPARTMENT 2020 RECRUITMENT INFORMATION*** The upcoming Entry-level Firefighter Test for the Tacoma Fire Department will evaluate whether or not you possess the critical, and job-related, skills and abilities necessary for success on the job. Qualified applicants for the 2020 recruitment will be provided instructions on the process and next steps to follow to take the online entry-level firefighter test. Every qualified applicant will be given a unique test link prior to the scheduled test day with instructions on how to access the online test successfully. Attempts to take the test prior to the actual test day will automatically expire the test link and you will not receiveanother link. If you cannot locate the test link in your email inbox, please check your spam/junk filter first before emailing for assistance at help@fpsi.com . On the actual test day, you will need to ensure that you have a laptop or desktop computer (Windows, Mac, or Linux) and you must use one of the following internet browsers (Chrome, Safari, Edge, or FireFox) to take the online test. In preparation for the 2020 Entry-Level Firefighter test, Tacoma Fire Department is offering a free orientation guide as a helpful tool to prepare for the online firefighter test. The orientation guide will be attached to the email you receive once you pass minimal qualifications. Please note-the 2020 Tacoma Fire Department recruitment process does not require a study guide. Do not purchase the FPSI TPM 11th Ed. study guide as it will not apply to the Tacoma 2020 test process! The City of Tacoma offers generous employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment Medical, dental, and visioncoverage for eligible employees, spouses/domestic partners and eligible dependents, including children up to age 26 Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code Vacation and sick leave Paid holidays Excellent Retirement plan City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications Graduation from high school or equivalent and a minimum of 18 years of age. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State Driver's License is required at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician is required by completion of Firefighter Recruit Academy EMT Training with maintenance thereafter. Firefighter candidates are evaluated by the minimum medical standards (NFPA 1582) adopted by the Association of Washington Cities and the Washington State Association of Fire Chiefs. These standards include being a non-smoker, which is defined as having quit use of any tobacco product two or more years ago and having normal lung function. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Applications will be accepted until November 3, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Applicants who areeligible 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 Preferencepoints. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to take the online/remote written examination tentatively scheduled for either December 15th or 16th, 2020 . There will be no alternative test dates . Applicants must pass the written examination in order to be placed on the eligible list for further hiring consideration. ***TACOMA FIRE DEPARTMENT 2020 RECRUITMENT INFORMATION*** The upcoming Entry-level Firefighter Test for the Tacoma Fire Department will evaluate whether or not you possess the critical, and job-related, skills and abilities necessary for success on the job. Qualified applicants for the 2020 recruitment will be provided instructions on the process and next steps to follow to take the online entry-level firefighter test. Every qualified applicant will be given a unique test link prior to the scheduled test day with instructions on how to access the online test successfully. Attempts to take the test prior to the actual test day will automatically expire the test link and you will not receiveanother link. If you cannot locate the test link in your email inbox, please check your spam/junk filter first before emailing for assistance at help@fpsi.com . On the actual test day, you will need to ensure that you have a laptop or desktop computer (Windows, Mac, or Linux) and you must use one of the following internet browsers (Chrome, Safari, Edge, or FireFox) to take the online test. In preparation for the 2020 Entry-Level Firefighter test, Tacoma Fire Department is offering a free orientation guide as a helpful tool to prepare for the online firefighter test. The orientation guide will be attached to the email you receive once you pass minimal qualifications. Please note-the 2020 Tacoma Fire Department recruitment process does not require a study guide. Do notpurchase the FPSI TPM 11th Ed. study guide as it will not apply to the Tacoma 2020 test process! A nationally recognized candidate physical ability test (CPAT) will be administered during the first eight weeks of the Firefighter Recruit Academy. TheCPATassesses the physical abilities necessary to perform the duties of a firefighter.TheCPATmust be successfully completed for continued employment with the Tacoma Fire Department. Click here for aCPATcourse description . Additional employment information: Individuals who are given a conditional offer of employment must also pass a background check, pre-employment medical examination, and drug screening. New employees must successfully complete a one-year probationary period, from date of hire, prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma andIAFFLocal 31. The Community Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant development such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of the Thea Foss Waterway, the expansions of both the MultiCare and Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the 1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with theapplication process or questions regarding this job announcement 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.( 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: 11/3/2020 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Sep 11, 2020
Full Time
Position Description This posting is for an Information Technology Analyst, Senior Technical. The successful candidate will need to be able to work in a uniformed environment and follow Fire Department chain of command, protocols, and procedures on a daily basis. This position will support the Tacoma Fire Department as it continues to evolve as a progressive and responsive public safety organization. If you are interested in a rewarding opportunity furthering the mission of the Tacoma Fire Department (TFD) to protect people, property, and the environment, and professionally and compassionately serve the community; then this is the job for you! This classification is assigned the responsibilities and duties of a technical advisor on complex, critical or large-scale systems and/or projects, consistently applying advanced principles and techniques, planning, developing, implementing, maintaining and administering complex or multifunctional applications and systems, some of which may be enterprise-wide. Positions in this classification will be assigned to coordinate projects. Work is applied to most complex processes, is intellectual in nature, and results in productive and efficient solutions. Work assignments require understanding the customer's business from the perspective of senior management and the ability to act as a liaison in consulting on and coordinating information technology needs across multiple business areas. Work may require availability outside of normal working hours. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications Equivalent combination to: Bachelor degree in computer science or related field and five or more years of directly related information technology work experience. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Some positions may require a valid Washington State Driver's License at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills Skill in applying advanced technical knowledge to evaluate and resolve complex tasks such as planning and directing projects, conducting capacity planning, coordinating or facilitating the installation of complex systems, hardware, software, application interfaces or applications. Expert knowledge in detecting, diagnosing and correcting the source of errors in logs. Expert knowledge of data and system security and other similar technical processes approaches. Skills in following directions under broad guidelines, and independently explore, and evaluate technical solutions to complex problems. Skill in programming and the understanding of development and designing best practices. Skills in communicating and representing enterprise-wide computing standards for both technical and non-technical staff. Skill in understanding, following and giving oral and written directions effectively. Employ expertise, credibility and effective partnering to help customers and vendors resolve complex and difficult issues. Skill in maintaining appropriate technical documentation. Skills in modeling effective group process behavior, such as listening, discussing, encouraging, and using tact, patience and courtesy. Expert skill in handling multiple competing priorities. Work confidentially and with discretion, including maintaining HIPAA compliance when interacting with patient data of the department. Selection Process & Supplemental Information All interested individuals should apply online and attach a resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to the position.If applicable, scan and attach your DD-214 proof of military discharge disposition form at time of application. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the supplemental questions scored. Applicants will be scored on the basis of information provided in their responses only. It is the responsibility of the applicant to list all pertinent experience and training in their response to each supplemental question.Applicants must pass the evaluation of supplemental questions to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and the Local 120. 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 theapplication process or questions regarding this job announcement 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.( For technical difficulties usingthe NeoGov system ,call theapplicant support line at1-855-524-5627 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time.) 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: 10/1/2020 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Sep 11, 2020
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Public Utilities' Customer Services is looking for a Senior Dataand Reporting Analyst. The Senior Data and Reporting Analyst is integral to driving Customer Services to become a more data driven organization. This position will act as the steward and gate keeper for all Customer Service data including SAP CCS, Customer Self Service platforms, and internal operational data as well as represent Customer Services (CS) on Tacoma Public Utilities (TPU) and City if Tacoma data governance boards and councils. The Senior Data and Reporting Analyst is responsible for conducting full data life-cycle analysis, developing data models to support key internal CS stakeholder groups, monitoring data infrastructure changes, conducting or assisting in source data enablement and the creation of report delivery standards within CS. Further, in this position you will manage, develop and mentor one junior analyst; coordinate research and bench-marking activities and establish performance data visuals for front-line Business Office and Field Services staff. Responsibilities include: Monitoring and supporting the data infrastructure for changes and upgrades related to databases, applications and data visualization software. Identifying and analyzing new and/or established connections to determine proper alignment for data ingestion. Representing Customer Services in various internal analytics governing boards and councils in both the Utility and General Government. Establishing Data Reporting Standards for quality and accuracy. Creating Data Visualization Standards for all internal and external reporting to ensure data and information displayed is easily digestible by the viewer and key stakeholders. Developing dashboards for Customer Services and key internal stakeholders. Conducting deep dive analysis into established business processes to identify pain points or bottle necks in efficiency and quality. Leading special research and project assignments from the CS Senior Leadership team. Validating the performance of Customer Assistance programs offered by the Customer Solutions Organization. Directing and prioritizing work tasks and ad hoc assignments of the junior analyst. Providing guidance to the junior analyst regarding lower level daily specialized reporting requests by Customer Services staff, filtering and triaging information requests. Providing coaching and training to junior analyst when implementing new data models, data reporting and products. Qualifications DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: 5 years' experience conducting research and analyzing policies, laws, rules, or regulations, conducting financial auditing and management studies, managing and overseeing programs, specialized or technical work processes, standards, regulations and systems; Master's degree typically required, related work experience can substitute for degree on a year-for-year basis (additional years of work experience in data collection and reporting); Professional certification in data analysis is desired, this certification may substitute for 2 years of experience. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed byMarisa Tetreault;if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn ! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. 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 complete the online application 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. 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: 9/28/2020 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Sep 10, 2020
Full Time
Position Description The Tacoma Police Department is seeking a qualified individual to supervise the technical staff in the day-to-day operations of the Forensic Services Section/Latent Print Unit. Duties include planning, assigning, scheduling work; supervising, training and evaluating the performance of staff, ensuring compliance with accreditation standards as well as department policies and procedures, and performing independent complex latent print analysis. Other duties include: preparing reports of findings for use by the criminal justice system and testifying in court as an expert witness. Under the direction of the Forensics Manager, the Forensic Services Supervisor plans, directs, supervises and evaluates the work of professional staff performing highly technical work in the fields of latent print. Responsibilities include developing and implementing policies and procedures, providing technical assistance to staff and render expert witness testimony. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This position supervises and participates in the operations of the Forensic Services Section of the Tacoma Police Department. The Forensic Services Section is comprised of a Latent Print Unit and a Crime Scene Unit. This position supervises and evaluates the casework of Latent Print Examiners and renders court testimony. Work includes indoor, outdoor and laboratory environment. May be exposed to chemical hazards, biohazards, subject to disorderly and uncooperative people. May be required to work for extended periods of time and will be required to testify at judicial proceedings. The work is shift work and individuals are subject to being called to work from home. May require the use of personal protective equipment when working around hazardous chemicals and evidence that may be biohazard or carcinogenic. WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment. Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits. Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26. Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Personal time off. Paid holidays. A great pension plan. For more information on the City of Tacoma's benefit package feel free to explore the City of Tacoma Benefits page. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications An equivalent combination to: a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in forensic science, criminal justice or a closely related field. A minimum of six (6) years' experience in a forensic laboratory or law enforcement agency as a full-time latent print examiner is required; eight (8) years or more is preferred. Latent Print Certification from the International Association for Identification at the time of appointment, with maintenance thereafter, is required. Desired Qualifications: Experience providing expert testimony on latent print identifications in criminal justice proceedings. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Latent Print Certification from the International Association for Identification (IAI) and a valid Washington State Driver's License at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills Candidates for this position shall have the following knowledge and skills: Knowledge of automated and manual identification methodology, including advanced fingerprint identification and proper techniques used in the collection and comparison of latent prints. Knowledge of recovering, preserving, transporting and developing latent prints and evidence from crime scenes; knowledge of current chain of custody principles and practices. Knowledge of NEC Automated Biometric Identification Systems. Knowledge of current case law and issues related to fingerprint science (Daubert). Proven courtroom testimony skills. Exceptional oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated skills in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing work assignments. Skill in problem solving, facilitating, mediating, and resolving conflicts. Skill in interpreting, advising on, explaining and applying pertinent laws, rules, regulations, policies and guidelines. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective communications and working relationships with fellow employees, internal customers, and external customers. Ability to train, mentor and supervise assigned personnel. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective communications and working relationships with fellow employees, internal customers, and external customers. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individualsmust complete the online application and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the supplemental questions scored. Applicants will be scored on the basis of information provided in their responses only. It is the responsibility of the applicant to list all pertinent experience and training in their response to each supplemental question. Applicants must pass the evaluation of supplemental questions to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Appointment is subject to passing a full police background check to include polygraph, pre-employment medical examination and psychological examination. 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. Please note: The interview process for this position may include additional testing to assess the candidates ability to perform the duties of the position in more depth. New employees must successfully complete a twelve-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification.This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 17. 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. 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: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Sep 05, 2020
Full Time
Position Description Do you enjoy being an integral contributor to the overall mission and strategic vision of an organization by enhancing employee development? Then we have the role for you! Tacoma Water is seeking an Instructional Designer to develop training programs and processes that will support our strategic plans and enhance the competencies, skills and knowledge of employees. The work performed by the Instructional Designer will boost employee performance and adoption of new technologies and strategic initiatives. As the Instructional Designer, you will be responsible for performing training needs assessments and designing appropriate learning materials and training programs that serve the unique needs of the departments and workgroups being served. You will prepare research, analyze and make recommendations on internal process, policy or procedural changes and best practice initiatives utilizing other utilities, national research, organizations and industry standards. The work performed by this position contributes to the overall mission of Tacoma Water by developing a high-performing, well-trained workforce. As the Instructional Designer, responsibilities will include: Partner with subject matter experts within Water to develop needs assessments and identify learning objectives; Develop robust eLearningcurriculum using Articulate that appropriately matches learning content with established objectives and the organization's mission and vision; Design, develop, plan and implement entire staff training programs that fit the organization's needs; Assess curriculumeffectiveness; ensuring that strategic outcomes are met and solutions are adopted; Reshape and update when necessary to meet the organization's changing needs; Provide leadership and innovation in selecting and presenting workshops and training modules; Support Organizational Change Management (OCM); Act as a technical resource for Articulate; optimizing its performance to meet Water's needs; Curate training/learning materials with Tacoma Water Knowledge Management Administrator for on-going support and sustainability; and, Assure operating policies and procedures are applied consistently. Qualifications Instructional Design Experience Teaching and Instructional experience 3+ years of experience researching and analyzing policies, laws, rules, or regulations; data management and reporting, and/or business processanalyses Bachelor's Degree; related work experience can substitute for degree on a year-for-year basis (additional years of work experience in developing and delivering training content); Functional knowledge of SAP, Articulate, and Work Process Documentation methodology preferred. Knowledge & Skills Skills Proven experience designing quality digital material and content in a corporate setting Extensive knowledge of instructional design theory and learning principles Proven ability to master the full training cycle Proven experience using Learning Management Software for eLearning in a corporate setting Familiarity with traditional and modern training methods, tools and techniques Sound decision making and organizational skills Ability to present complex information to a variety of audiences Technical Writing Performance measuring Multimedia, curriculum and course development Ability to work independently or on a team Creative problem solving Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed byMarisa Tetreault;if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn ! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Tacoma Water Tacoma Water has a proud tradition of operating and maintaining one of the country's oldest municipally owned water systems.We provide high-quality water at very competitive prices.We provide direct service to more than 300,000 peoplethroughout Pierce and King counties. Our mission is to provide clean, reliable water. If you share our values of safety, customer-driven, employee invested, stewardship and adaptability, we are looking for you. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! First review of applications will be September 16, 2020. 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. Applicants may be asked to submit a body of workthat reflects their teaching and instructional design training experience as a part of the interview process. 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: 9/28/2020 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Aug 03, 2020
Full Time
Position Description MULTIPLE POSITIONS FOR SEASONAL LABORERS APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. POSITIONS WILL BE SCHEDULED FOR 3 - 6 MONTHS. The City of Tacoma is seeking highly motivated people devoted to public service to join our team in providing exceptional service to the citizens and rate payers of Tacoma. Laborers are generally hired on a temporary basis (normally employed for a period of one hundred twenty (120) calendar days or less) to perform heavy manual labor, and can work with different Departments at the City of Tacoma and Tacoma Public Utilities. This is a great opportunity to join the City of Tacoma and acquire valuable work skills and gain relevant municipal experience. This isalso a very good job for those seekingshort-term employment. If the below list of personal traits sounds like you, then you are just the type of person we are looking for to joinour teamas atemporary Laborer. Excellentattendance Enjoy working both indoors and outdoors, in all types of weather conditions Reliable and detail oriented Great customer service Enjoy working as part of a team Enjoysphysically demanding workand completing avariety oftasks Examples of job responsibilities: Sweeps streets, gutters and alleys, loads dirt from streets into a truck; removes snow from sidewalks and stairs, and spreads sand or salt on icy streets Cut grass and remove weeds on parking strips; rain gardens, ponds and ditches; rakes and loads grass and brush; mows lawns and cleans grounds; cuts trees and brush along rights-of-way; plants, waters and assists in care of shrubs, flowers and grass Digs ditches, trenches, and post holes and loads dirt and construction materials Pours concrete and fills pavement cracks with asphalt and shovels asphalt paving mix in repairs of streets Uses a jackhammer to break asphalt or concrete; shovels broken material into a dump truck Builds, repairs, cleans and maintains solid waste containers Delivers and removes solid waste containers for customers Picks up debris on and around the grounds and the buildings at the Recovery and Transfer Center Uses a pressure washer Uses manual and power tools Performs traffic control for job sites Performs light to medium manual labor and related duties as assigned. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Outdoor and indoor environment; subject to noise and fumes from equipment operation and adverse weather conditions. Position requires heavy lifting, climbing, hoisting and pulling Some positions may require working weekend, holidays and flexible hours Candidates must successfully complete a physical ability test as a condition to hire. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Some experience in performing heavy manual work; completion of the eighth grade; or any equivalent combination of experience and training. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid Driver's License will be required at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills KNOWLEDGE OF: Applicable occupational hazards and safety precautions SKILLS: Ability to understand and follow specific oral instructions Ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods, often under adverse climate conditions Maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others Operate motor vehicles Perform heavy manual labor Selection Process & Supplemental Information WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment. Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26. Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Personal time off.* Paid holidays.* A great pension plan.* **Temporary Employees are eligible for benefits coverage. Please see link for an overview guide of the benefit plans and programs offered by the city; including general information on effective dates, options, costs, and coverage. https://cms.cityoftacoma.org/HR/Benefits/OE/employeebenefitsguide.pdf The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success.This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. To be considered for this opportunity: Interested individuals must apply online and meet the minimum qualifications to progress in the referral process. NOTE: This is a Continuous Recruitment that will remain open for an indefinite period of time.It is in the best interest of all candidates to ensure your application materials are submitted via our on-line processas soon as possible, as Hiring Managers from any City of Tacomaor Tacoma Public Utilities Department may select candidates for interview at any time. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on thereferral list for interview and hiring consideration. Once on the list, candidates may be considered for temporary Laborer vacancies at the City of Tacoma for one year.Interviews may include a practical demonstration of skills and/or completion of a skills/knowledge assessment. Per City of Tacoma Personnel Management Policy #170, the City of Tacoma is a drug-free work environment. Appointment is subject to passing a background check and a pre-employment medical exam and drug screen and physical ability test. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Teamsters Local Union #117. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, callthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement. Closing Date/Time: