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!

 

 

 

   

35 job(s) at City of Tacoma

City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 26, 2020
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma's Finance Department is seeking a manager, within the Tax & License Division, to lead and manage the City's Business & Occupation (B&O) tax auditing program and Tax & License Compliance Officers. This position will oversee and review complex audits and investigations conducted by the audit staff and assess situations involving non-compliant businesses to determine next steps of enforcement action. Qualifications A Bachelor's Degree with specialization in accounting, business or finance, three years of experience in professional accounting and two years supervisory experience. Preferred Qualifications CPA certification, proficiency in SAP business software, advanced degree in accounting, business or finance. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your responsibilities as it relates to the responsibilities of this position.Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position may be invited to participate in an interview. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend a minimum of one hour entering the required information. While completing the application and answering the supplemental questions please be sure to save your work every 20 minutes to ensure that your information is not lost. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement.Appointment is subject to passing a background check. For assistance with theNEOGOVapplication process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contactthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591.5400 by 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement.This will allow us to assist you before the job announcement closes. Closing Date/Time: 2/18/2020 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 26, 2020
Full Time
Position Description The Tacoma Public Library is currently seeking applicants for two full-time positions of Northwest Room Historian - Librarian II. We are a busy, 8-branch municipal library with a large main building near Tacoma's downtown core. Our customers are diverse and represent different cultures, languages, and socio-economic levels. We value outstanding & inclusive customer service, and the successful candidate will share that same commitment. The ideal candidate will have a background in public libraries, working with non-traditional collections, experience in preservation, and archival management, providing local history programs for various public entities such as schools, clubs, and other organizations, and providing local history reference assistance, research assistance, and image research. The incumbent must have excellent project management skills, initiative, vision, and the knowledge and ability to bring the Northwest Room and its services and collections into the 21st century. The Northwest Room historians manage a collection of approximately 70,000 cataloged volumes, as well as an archival collection containing manuscripts, newspapers, microform, government documents, over one million pieces of photographic material, audio, video, and genealogical records, maps, and some artifacts. From these materials, historians develop online digital collections using CONTENTdm and ArchiveSpace; script and record podcasts and videos on local history topics; and create content promoting the Northwest Room collections via the library's social media platforms. For over forty years the Tacoma Public Library has played an active and very visible role in the local history community by staffing the Northwest Room with a full-time historian. The Tacoma Public Library is seeking candidates with a passion for bringing history alive for users of all ages, backgrounds, and subject knowledge.The successful candidate should also be comfortable working collaboratively as well as independently, managing ongoing projects while working primarily at the public desk in the Northwest Room . Additional responsibilities can include writing and administering grants, providing local history expertise for the City of Tacoma, and acting as liaison to other regional heritage groups. Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port of nearly 210,000. As the third largest city in the state of Washington, Tacoma is a diverse, progressive, international city that serves as a gateway to the Puget Sound, Pacific Rim, and the rest of the world. Tacoma Public Library's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion A goal of the City of Tacoma's Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City 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 Master of Library Science (MLS) or a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree from an accredited library school 2years experience as a librarian or3 years of full timeexperience in public libraries, working with non-traditional collections, including experience in preservation, and archival management, providing local history programs for various public entities such as schools, clubs, and other organizations, and providing local history reference assistance and research assistance Selection Process & Supplemental Information Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their supplemental questionnaire checkboxes scored. Candidates who obtain a passing score will be ranked on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration.This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the Tacoma Public Library and Local 120. Tacoma Public Library Tacoma Public Library (TPL) has been an essential provider of free books, information, ideas, and education for more than 125 years. TPL's neighborhood libraries originated with Andrew Carnegie's visionary philanthropy at the turn of the 20th century and are being transformed into true centers of educational innovation and service--and vital community hubs--that continue to provide far more than free books and materials. Learn more about the Tacoma Public Library and the services we provide at www.tacomalibrary.org and connect with us on facebook , instagram , twitter , and LinkedIn to stay up to date on exciting things happening at the library, and to be notified of other career opportunities with us. Our values are: Inclusiveness, Diversity, Thought and Imagination, Learning, Innovation, Accountability, and Collaboration. Communication from the City of Tacoma and Library: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the City of Tacoma Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 before the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 2/12/2020 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 26, 2020
Full Time
Position Description . Please Note: 2019 Rates Tacoma Public Library is an essential provider of free books, information, ideas, and education for Tacoma and our surrounding communities. We need your help to transform our libraries into true centers of educational innovation and service, and vital community hubs that provide far more than just free books and materials. We are seeking a Custodian/Delivery Driver to work on a team that keeps our library clean and sanitary for patrons and their families. Our custodians also drive our delivery van to pick up and deliver materials to our eight library branches throughout Tacoma. The ideal candidate is hard-working, works well with others on a team, and demonstrates compassion and empathy for people. Custodian's primarily work at our Main branch and will encounter people experiencing homelessness as well as mental health and/or substance use-related crisis. Custodians clean and sanitize the library, as well as the surrounding grounds. . The successful candidate selected for this position should have the following attributes: Ability toperform duties of Custodian and Delivery Driver. Follow driving directions and established routes, obey traffic laws and follow the established traffic and transportation procedures. Demonstrate basic familiarity with various trades, such as plumbing, mechanical, and electrical, as well as skill and ability to perform minor repairs/maintenance to buildings, grounds and equipment. Ability to determine adequacy of custodial work and to detect conditions requiring attention Perform a variety of miscellaneous heavy lifting, pushing, pulling and maneuvering, such as stacking large boxes of supplies, and moving boxes of copy paper to various locations Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other staff and the public. To view employee benefits, please click on benefits tab above. Qualifications A minimum of one year's experience satisfactorily performing custodial work, housekeeping, delivery driving or similar work which provided the knowledge and skills required for this position. A valid Washington State driver's license and good driving record Please Note: Instruction in manual or vocational work related to custodial or housekeeping work may be substituted on a month for month basis for experience. Knowledge & Skills Working knowledge of cleaning methods, practices, equipment, and materials, including a wide variety of cleaners, polishes, oils, waxes, etc. Working knowledge of safety practices Working knowledge of the WA state rules of the road Skill and ability to operate computer equipment and to operate troubleshooting and programming methods related to maintenance of mechanical and electrical systems of library facilities Skill and ability to perform repairs/maintenance to buildings, grounds and equipment Skill and ability to operate industrial-sized cleaning equipment and other equipment in a safe manner on a regular basis. Examples of equipment include a wide variety of vacuums, such as buffers, polishers, shampooers, Genie lifts, ladders, pallet jacks, etc. Skill and ability to work safely around a variety of chemicals used in cleaning material Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should attach a resume and cover letter to their online application and, if applicable, a DD-214 proof of military discharge form.The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend 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. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications willhave their supplemental questions scored as the examination. Candidates with a passing score will be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Candidates selected for interviews may be asked to participate in a pre-interview exercise demonstrating their skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position Individuals given a conditional offer of employment must also pass a background check. New employees must successfully complete a six month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the Tacoma Public Library and AFSCME Local 120. New employees must successfully complete a six -month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Communication from the City of Tacoma regarding the application process for the Tacoma Public Library: We 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. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contactthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591.5400 by 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement.This will allow us to assist you before the job announcement closes. Closing Date/Time: 2/7/2020 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 26, 2020
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma Payroll Division has an opening for a Management and Budget Analyst (MA I) in the payroll office. The Payroll Division ensures that employee wages are paid accurately and timely. Primary responsibilities include: Calculation of the wages due to each employee, in accordance with their contracted payment basis Calculations of deductions according to the specific work done by the employee during the period Calculation and deduction of taxes, insurance, union dues and other pay-related obligations Deduction of pension contributions Deduction of voluntary amounts Recording of holiday pay, vacation pay, sick pay, and other paid time off Maintaining records of all payroll-related amounts Calculation, remittance and reporting of all taxes due on wages Distinguishing Characteristics Depending on position/assignment, Management Analyst Is will: perform a variety of responsible and analytical duties and tasks related to management operations and goals; gather information, prepare data summaries and reports and assist higher-level staff with preparation of reports; analyze and interpret data, review and evaluate the accuracy of plans; attend meetings with administrators, staff and advisory boards to obtain information and provide expertise and participate in committee meetings as needed; and provide regular and ad hoc data analyses and reports. Essential Duties: Assist payroll lead in payroll-related functions including the processing of bi-weekly payroll, one-time payments, benefit deductions, and voluntary payroll deductions Perform a variety of analytical duties and tasks related to the production of payroll Consult/assist departments in resolving problems and monitoring program and policy compliance Analyze and interpret data; review and evaluate the accuracy of reports and supporting information; identify and observe trends and irregularities Assist staff in solving issues related to the correct transfer of earned wages to City employees Retain primary responsibility for training of timekeepers via meetings and training sessions Modify and update training materials, recommend process improvements to increase efficiencies and validate accuracy of results Keep timekeeper training manuals, processes and procedures current and accessible Update and revise desk manuals for various payroll-related positions, as necessary Complete ad hoc results, queries or other analysis as assigned For information on Benefits, please click the Benefits tab above. 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 DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS (TRAINING AND EDUCATION): Bachelor's degree preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and fluency in SAP functionality a plus, and two years analytical, database, spreadsheet and/or financial experience. Depending upon assignment a WA driver's license may be required. Knowledge & Skills Analysis Use data and information in a clear and rational process to assess and understand issues, evaluate results, form accurate conclusions, and make decisions. Gather, assemble, analyze and evaluate facts to draw logical conclusions and make proper recommendations. Research Effectively identify, collect, organize and document data and information in ways that make the information useful for subsequent assessment, analysis, and investigation using current software and techniques. Compile and maintain reports, records and various other forms of pertinent information in an organized manner. Problem Solving; Technical Knowledge Use intelligence and common sense to analyze data and solve issues. Operate assigned software (i.e. Excel and SAP) in support of business unit goals. Communications Effectiveness Utilize effective communication, both verbal and written, and interact respectfully and sensitively with individuals and groups to develop and maintain productive relationships and achieve results. Make customer service a priority, and assist customers in solving payroll-related issues. Professionalism Conduct all assignments in a professional and timely manner. Work with confidentiality and discretion. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your responsibilities as it relates to the responsibilities of this position.Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position may be invited to participate in an interview. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend a minimum of one hour entering the required information. While completing the application and answering the supplemental questions please be sure to save your work every 20 minutes to ensure that your information is not lost. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement.Appointment is subject to passing a background check. For assistance with theNEOGOVapplication process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contactthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591.5400 by 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement.This will allow us to assist you before the job announcement closes. Closing Date/Time: 2/10/2020 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 25, 2020
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma'sEnvironmental Services Department is hiring a two year, project based position to support the education and outreach efforts related to the Recycle Reset project . The position will be working in the classroom to educate students about the importance of recycling and reducing waste. This work is being done to support Tacoma's Recycle Reset project. The Recycle Reset's goal is to educate community members in the followingthreeareas: Reduce contamination from/in the recycling stream by encouraging people to Recycle Right (empty, clean, and dry; no garbage). Promote waste reduction strategies and programs Inform community membersabout changes to the City's residential recycling program and associated surcharges. Primary responsibilities will include: Developing innovative, engaging, and diverse K-12 lessons and supporting materials on recycling and waste reduction. Teaching environmental lessons that inform and inspire students to reduce waste in their daily lives. Building and maintaining relationships with schools within Tacoma, community partners, and communities affected by the residential recycling program changes. Strategizing with school staff to establish "green school" policies. Providing recycling outreach for the City's Environmental Services Department at community events. Planning, developing, coordinating, and implementation of a recycling and waste reduction education and outreach strategy focused on ages K-12. Proposing and implementing projects and lesson plans that include actions, goals, costs, and performance measurement strategies. Presenting to community groups regularly. Writing reports and preparing documents as necessary. Assisting with the annual waste characterization study. Performing related duties as assigned. If you have the attributes and skills detailed below, YOU may be the person that we are searching for! Experience in researching program requirements, developing training materials and teaching students. Comfortable presenting lessons to the public and school communities. Enjoy and excel in working with students from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds, as well as learning styles and abilities. Excellent communication skills, flexibility, planning, and project management and evaluation skills, along with a professional and courteous attitude. Lifelong learner who seeks out information on current waste reduction and recycling issues, topics, and trends to support lessons and discussions. For more information on the EnviroChallenger program, please visit their website @ www.envirochallenger.org CLASSIFICATION SPECIFIC ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Investigate and recommend projects. Initiate needs assessment and other studies to determine project areas. Develop project proposals including actions, goals, and probable costs; supervises the implementation of the project on occasion; conducts evaluation of the project. Provide technical assistance in preparing unit program and line-item budgets. Act as official department or division representative on pertinent boards, panels, and committees. Provide information to groups and the public concerning projects; speak before groups on occasion. Write reports and prepare documents as necessary. Perform related duties as assigned. 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 *** SPECIAL NOTE: This is aproject position expected toend December 31, 2023unless extended. *** Qualifications An equivalent combination to: Graduation from high school AND considerable experience in design, implementation and evaluation of projects.Some college is desirable. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS: Experience teaching, as well as designing, implementing and evaluating projects. Knowledge of State education standards and objectives. Working knowledge of project planning, lesson development, and evaluation procedures. Working knowledge of budgeting. Ability to develop ideas into feasible projects and lessons. Ability topass acomplete background check to include fingerprinting and successful Washington State Patrol and Federal Bureau of Intelligence background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid Washington State driver's license. Knowledge & Skills KNOWLEDGE Considerable knowledge of the purpose and objectives of the program unit. Considerable knowledge of community and private organizations and resources. Working knowledge of project planning and evaluation procedures. Working knowledge of information gathering techniques, particularly those associated with community forums and opinion polls. SKILLS Develop ideas into feasible projects. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Meet schedules and time lines. Work independently with little direction. Selection Process & Supplemental Information WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment. Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits. Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26. Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Personal time off. Paid holidays. A great pension plan. Our City: With a population over 200,000, Tacoma is the second largest city in the Puget Sound region, gracing the shores of Commencement Bay. We are a diverse, progressive, international city that serves as a gateway to the Pacific Rim and the rest of the world. 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/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhires City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Interested individualsmust complete the online application and attacha detailed resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. This is a competitive selection process. Applicants who meet the minimumqualifications will have their application, resume, cover letter and Supplemental Questions #5-7 scored as the Experience and Training TEST for this position. Those who pass the Experience and Training test with a minimum score of 70% or higher will be placed on an Eligible List for hiring consideration for a period of one year. Any vacancy that comes up within the one year period of time will draw from candidates on the Eligible Listfor potential interview selection. Per City of Tacoma Personnel Management Policy #170, the City of Tacoma is a drug-free work environment. Appointment is subject to successful completion of a pre-employmentbackground and references check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, please call Human Resources at (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 2/13/2020 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 25, 2020
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma, including Tacoma Public Utilities, isactively recruiting forFacilities MaintenanceMechanics. Facilities Maintenance Mechanics perform a wide variety of skilled maintenance and repair duties involving the HVAC, plumbing, electrical, locksmithing,and other duties and trades for assigned facilities. The Ideal Candidate: Our ideal candidate will be a highly skilled, safety conscious, punctual team player with a high work ethic. Someone that understands that they will be hired to perform a full time job that is schedule and work order driven. Candidate must be self-motivated and able to work both individually and with a team. The ideal candidate will provide great customer service and have a positive attitude while practicing good stewardship. 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. Wellness program 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 vocational school; AND Two years' journey-level experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of commercial mechanical systems, including complex heating, ventilating, air conditioning systems and other related systems. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS EPA Certification Type I and Type II. Low Pressure Boiler Operator's License or the ability to obtain by the end of the probationary period. Valid driver license. Positions assigned to the Tacoma Police Department may require additional background checksthat may include fingerprinting and/or a polygraph test. Knowledge & Skills Methods, materials and tools used for the mechanical repair and maintenance of buildings and related equipment Detection and repair of a variety of building defects and equipment failures Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies Technical aspects of field of specialty Record-keeping techniques Health and safety regulations Requirements of maintaining buildings in a safe, clean and orderly condition SKILLS Perform a wide variety of skilled maintenance duties involving electrical, locksmithing, HVAC, plumbing and other trades Perform building maintenance duties utilizing a variety of tools and machines used in the trades Work from blueprints, shop drawings and sketches Operate a variety of welding equipment Lift object weighing up to 75 pounds Understand and follow oral and written directions Add, subtract, multiply and divide quickly and accurately Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others Selection Process & Supplemental Information 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 opportunity: Interested individuals must apply online and 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. This is a competitive selection process.Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their job application and responses to Supplemental Questions reviewed andscored by a committee of subject matter experts, as the Experience and Training Test. It is the responsibility of the applicants to adequately describe all pertinent experience and training. Candidates who obtain a passing score will be ranked on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Per City of Tacoma Personnel Management Policy #170, the City of Tacoma is a drug-free work environment. Appointment is subject to successful completion of apre-employment background 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 483 IBEW. 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: 2/7/2020 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 25, 2020
Full Time
Position Description Do you enjoya high level of customer interaction both in person and on the phone? Areyou the kind of person that other people describe asfriendly, collaborative, and professional? Do you enjoy working in an outdoor environment and have work experience with Municipal, State and other building codes? If so, the Site and Building Division is seeking a positive, productive individual with excellent communication and organizational skills to fill their Building Inspector vacancy. Development in Tacoma is thriving and the City is experiencing rapid growth. We need Inspectors for a broad range of building projects with experience in the enforcement of building codes and development regulations. We are seeking candidateswithexceptional customer service skills who have a proven success recordinthe performance offield inspections related to development, including: single family, multi-family, commercial buildings and other structures, to ensure compliance with Tacoma Municipal Code, State building code and other applicable codes and regulations. Other Inspector duties include:investigating and resolving code compliance complaints related to buildings and structures; explaining and interpreting building coderestrictions and requirements; examining pre-permit plans; assisting customers in the field with the use of the City's permit tracking system; documenting and adding field inspections, and preparing reports related to inspection activities. The City recognizes the value of inspector certifications and the benefit to the City of having a workforce that possesses International Code Council (ICC) certifications. The City offers incentive pay in the form of an application or rate (AOR) for inspectors who obtain and maintain ICC certifications. Inspectors who obtain and maintain three (3) certifications in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) are eligible to receive a 3% pay increase over the base wage while Inspectors with six (6) certifications in accordance with the CBA are eligible to receive a 6 % pay increase over the base wage. Thus, the Planning and Development Services (PDS) hourly wage ranges for Inspector who meet the above qualifications for certifications are as follows: 3% a pplication or rate : $35.48 - $43.14 6% a pplication or rate : $36.52 - $44.39 The Principles that Guide Us: Tacoma, the City of Destiny ,has a workforce of dedicated, talented employeeswithunique skills andperspectives. Weembraceinnovation and strive for excellence and community engagement.The Principles that Guide Us, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Equity, speak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service. Essential Duties: Inspect buildings and sites during construction, alteration, movement, demolition or repair, as well as existing structures, to assure compliance with building code requirements, City mechanical and plumbing codes and related regulations.Prepare and maintain all associated records and reports. Examine pre-permit plans to determine compliance withapplicable codes for residential structures; perform field reviews of plans and specifications. Coordinate communication and activities with other City departments and personnel, various governmental and private agencies, contractors, engineers, building owners and public; interpret and explain regulations and codes to owners, tenants, contractors and others. Investigate and resolve complaints from the public; provide code enforcement functions; explain and interpret requirements and restrictions. Operate a variety of equipment and machinery such as computers, two-way radios, cameras, calculators and copiers; operate a motor vehicle as necessary to conduct work. Perform work duties as assigned. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications Graduation from high school or equivalent and one of the following: One year of experience as a Building Inspector using the International Code Council (ICC) building codes OR Certification by the ICC as a Building Inspector or Plan Reviewer OR Three years of journey-level experience in the building construction trades or in building code or code enforcement for a municipality LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State Driver's License at time of appointment, or evidence of equivalent mobility,with maintenance thereafter. DESIRED QUALIFICATION : Candidates who have multiple ICC certifications . Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Position requires passing a physical assessment, pre-employment medical exam, and drug and alcohol screening. Position requires climbing and crawling. Work includes indoor and outdoor environment; subject totraveling from site to site and adverse weather conditions. Incumbents may be exposed to potentially hazardous material and heights and subject to moving around in and through construction sites at various stages of completion. Knowledge & Skills Accepted safety standards related to building construction. Methods, equipment and materials used in building construction, alteration and repair. Federal, State and local building, zoning, housing, plumbing codes and related ordinances and regulations. Technical aspects of field of specialty. Health and safety regulations. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy. Oral and written communications skills. Record-keeping techniques. Detect substandard maintenance, repair construction materials or methods, unsanitary or fire-hazard conditions. Read and interpret plans and drawings. Read interpret and explain codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. Maintain records and prepare reports. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Effectively utilize appropriate technology (i.e. computers, cameras, two-way radios). Work independently with little direction. Selection Process & Supplemental Information WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment. Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits. Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26. Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Personal time off. Paid holidays. A great pension plan. Our City: With a population over 200,000, Tacoma is thethird largest city in the Puget Sound region, gracing the shores of Commencement Bay. We are a diverse, progressive, international city that serves as a gateway to the Pacific Rim and the rest of the world. Named one of the most livable areas in the country by Livability.com, Tacoma and the surrounding area is a playground for outdoor and maritime enthusiasts. Our businesses are vibrant, our parks are beautiful, our schools are exceptional and our housing is affordable. When you work for the City of Tacoma you'll enjoy a healthy work/life balance, 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 opportunity: Interested individuals must apply online and 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. This is a competitive selection process. Applicantswho meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to take a written exam.The examination will cover elements of the knowledge and abilities such as attention to detail, customer service, safety, andknowledge of the ICC codes.Applicants who pass the exam with a passing score of 70% will be placed on the Eligible List. Candidates on the listare eligible for interview and hiring consideration.Any vacancy that occurs within the one year period of time will draw from candidates on the Eligible List. Supplemental questions regarding an applicant's experience and training are also included in the application form. These questions will not be scored and will only be used as an additional screening tool for those applicants who are placed on the job eligible list for interview selection. 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. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local Union 17 PTE. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, please call Human Resources at (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 2/10/2020 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 24, 2020
Full Time
Position Description THE MANAGEMENT FELLOW PROGRAM The City of Tacoma Management Fellow Program is a nationally recognized program that has been training future municipal leaders since 2006. You can see where past Fellows have gone by visiting our webpage to meet current and past Fellows . If you are interested in a rewarding and challenging public service career, this is an excellent opportunity to apply to work in an award-winning municipal corporation in one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. The program is designed to attract, develop and retain talented individuals with an interest in a local government management career. This program gives selected participants the opportunity to observe firsthand the efforts of a mid-sized city government working to resolve some of its most pressing issues. Our program is unparalleled in terms of the opportunities participants will have to meet and network with executives and managers. Successful participants are highly recruited by departments to fill available city jobs, and many of our top-level executives began their career with the city in this program. Our full-time program is similar to a 24-month, paid fellowship with eachfellow spending 13 months in The City Manager's Office,5 months in The Office of Management & Budget and6 months in an operating department. The Management Fellow salary for year one is $51, 896.00, with the opportunity for a performance based step increase at six-months. Atone year, the Fellow is reclassified as a Management Analyst I. The current recruitment is open to talented individuals holding a master's degree in Public Administration or Public Policy,or those who will have satisfactorily complete all coursework for their Master's Degree by June 2020. City employees are encouraged to apply. A wide range of experiences If selected, you will learn about every facet of a mid-sized, urban, complex city operation from the ground up. During this exciting, and fast-paced24 months, you will: Work on a variety of assignments and projects that affect our community of nearly 210,000 residents. Gain exposure to innovative best practices in our award-winning organization through your rotations in the City Manager's Office, Office of Management & Budget and an operating department that provides direct service to the community. Participate in the process of setting city policy. -Serve on the internal employee board to implement equity practices rooted in the City's equity framework resulting from the City Manager and Utility Director's listening sessions in 2019. Provide staff support at City Councilmeetings. -Support the Community, Vitality, and Safety Standing Council Committee. Work directly with residents and city staff on service delivery to the public. -Provide staff support to the Mayor's Youth Commission -Provide staff support to a Neighborhood Council -Provide staff support to a City Commission, Board, or Committee Some of the projects completed by past participants include: Establishment of the Mayor's Youth Commission Program and Policy Enhancements to the City's Neighborhood Council Program Affordable housing & zoning policy creation Performance Management & peer city review project Environment Policy & Sustainability initiatives Budget Development & Civic Engagement Process Citizen Relationship Management& Customer Support Center Implementation Committees, Boards, Commissions Review Tacoma 2025 Visioning Process Equity and inclusion policies The Management Fellow is a salaried position which enjoys the following benefits of working with the City of Tacoma. The City's comprehensive benefits package includes: Medical, dental& vision care City-sponsored training Student memberships to ICMA and affiliates Bus and light rail pass accommodations Annual and personal paid leave Tacoma Employee's Retirement System Building a career after the program Upon completion of the 24-month program, City staff will work with each successful ManagementFellow to explore full-time position opportunities, within the organization, that matches the individual's career interests. *Fellows are expected to complete a minimum of 18 months in the fellowship prior to pursuing other opportunities within the City - ensuring continuity of the fellow program. THE CITY OF TACOMA Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. 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! RECRUITMENT STATEMENT As a part of Tacoma's 2025 Citywide Vision and Strategic Plan, the City has embraced the goal of the City of Tacoma workforce reflecting the community it serves. The City actively works 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 Master's Degree from an accredited educational institution program. Applicants must have satisfactorily completed all coursework upon appointment into this classification. You are eligible to apply if you still need to complete an internship, thesis or comprehensive exam, as long as all courses are completed prior to appointment. Master's Degree in Public Administration (MPA) or Master's Degree in Public Policy (MPP) preferred. Knowledge & Skills Political theory and practices involved in local government. Operational functions within a municipality. Communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing, using both technical and non-technical language. Understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures and instructions. Prepare and present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations. Operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks. Use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions. Perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines. Selection Process & Supplemental Information All interested individuals should apply online and must attach a resume that includes past work experience and a brief cover letter stating why you want to be a management fellow with the City of Tacoma. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their supplemental questionnaire responses scored. An applicant's questionnaire will be evaluated on the basis of information provided. The evaluation committee will not have access to your application form; therefore it is the responsibility of the applicant to give accurate and honest responses. Providing false information will result in disqualification. Applicants must pass this examination in order to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Selected candidates will be invited to a panel interview; finalists will deliver a presentation before the senior leadership. This position will require a background check prior to appointment. A valid driver's license is required at time of appointment. Applicants who qualify for veteran's preference must attach a copy of their DD214 at the time of application. Should you have any questions about this position please call Human Resources at (253) 591-5400 before the closing date. Reference materials for the supplemental questionnaire are: Municipal Research and Service Center of Washington State - Roles and Responsibilities: http://mrsc.org/Home/Explore-Topics/Governance/Offices-and-Officers/Roles-and-Responsibilities.aspx ? ICMA Code of Ethics: https://icma.org/icma-code-ethics Neighborhood Enhancement Services: http://www.cityoftacoma.org/cms/One.aspx?portalid169&pageId=9431 Tacoma 2025 Strategic Plan: http://cms.cityoftacoma.org/tacoma-2025/tacoma-2025.pdf Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contactthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591.5400 by 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement.This will allow time to assist you before the job announcement closes. ( For technical difficulties usingthe NeoGov system ,call theapplicant support line at1-855-524-5627 between 6:00AM and 5:00PM Pacific Time.) Closing Date/Time: 2/14/2020 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 24, 2020
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power's Transmission and Distribution section is seeking a New Service Engineerto performengineering duties innew services engineering,in the preparation, implementation, coordination, evaluation and analysis of engineering projects, studies, systems and functions. This position requires technical expertise within the field of electrical engineering and project management. Responsibilities Include: Respond to customer needs as a first point of contact for all customers seeking information for installation of new and alterations to existing electrical services. Analyze new or existing electrical loads for our commercial, residential customers to determine if additional electrical infrastructure is required. Develop and communicate construction costs to our customer base, using customer service policy and handbook as a guide to ensure compliance to Tacoma Power Utilities Construction Standards and all established laws and codes; Washington Administrative Code (WAC), National Electrical Safety Code (NESC), National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements. Develop design drawings for the installation of utility infrastructure and coordinate design with drafting department and field personnel for all large residential plats, commercial and industrial projects to ensure the layout and placement of electrical facilities are in compliance of all applicable codes, construction standards, and secured easement corridors for placement of Tacoma Powers electrical infrastructure. This includes electrical design, high voltage equipment components, and materials for primary and secondary conductors to the lot comers or point of delivery. Consults with customers, contractors, developers, builders, and other governing agencies during all phase of the construction process from project inception to project completion. Develop all working documents for New Electrical Service Construction including work order packets for Line Crews, Design drawings using computer programs. Interpret engineering drawings, tables and specifications. Qualifications Qualifications: Four year degree from an accredited college or university in civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering; other degrees considered with relevant experience Valid driver's license at the time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Desirable Qualifications Professional Engineer (PE)Certificate Engineer in Training (EIT)/Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) is highly desired 1or more years in an electric utility, industrial, or engineering consulting environment Experience with pole line modeling software Demonstrated engineering competence and judgment Effective written and verbal communication skills Team and Time Management Skills Working knowledge of NESC & Applicable WACs Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by AlissaMcLain if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable,walkablecities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is one of the nation's healthiest, safest, and most playful cities. We have daily access to stunning natural surroundings and a great quality of life. We are Washington's most diverse big city, with arts, culture, parks, and recreational opportunities that are envied by much larger cities. We recognize how lucky we are, but we know we can make it even better....TOGETHER! Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: 2/5/2020 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 18, 2020
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Water is seeking a System and Asset Planning Manager to oversee the water system planning and asset management program teamsfor Tacoma Water. This includes development and maintenance of the comprehensive strategy and planning for the water system, considering demands, development, hydraulics, levels of service, risks, and infrastructure requirements. The System and Asset Planning Manager is also responsible for directing a cross-functional committee with the goal of establishing and adopting best practices for asset management policy and governance in support of Tacoma Water's asset management program to advance initiatives, support utility-wide execution, and inform decision-making. Responsibilities include: Develop and monitor implementation of short and long term asset management policy, governance, strategy, initiatives and work plans for Tacoma Water. Communicate and implement change management efforts for the program. Provide coordination of asset management plans, initiatives and decisions with budgets, rates and capital improvement plans. Oversee development of Tacoma Water's Water System Plan. Incorporate hydraulic modeling, demand and development projections, and levels of service into comprehensive system planning and service area management. Oversee planning for seismic resiliency and critical backbone infrastructure. Coordinate and collaborate with TPU emergency management. Participate in the development process of Tacoma Water's Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). Oversee development of business case evaluations (BCEs) to identify and justify projects. Provide support for the development, decision-making, and approval of Tacoma Water's budget through incorporation of asset management planning and analysis. Oversee the development and implementation of Asset Management Plans with the objective of achieving optimal asset lifecycle value. Utilize economic modeling and risk-based analysis to identify and prioritize work plans. Work with staff and leadership in assuring consistency and quality of asset management plans, risk-based decision models, documentation, standards and application of practices and processes across Tacoma Water. Qualifications Bachelor's degree in engineering, public or business administration or related field and at least four years of supervisory experience. Desired: Asset Management Certification Experience with project research, planning, management, and implementation Water system planning experience Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Sarah Due. If you would like to be notified of similar opportunities, 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 one of the nation's healthiest, safest, and most playful cities. We have daily access to stunning natural surroundings and a great quality of life. We are Washington's most diverse big city, with arts, culture, parks, and recreational opportunities that are envied by much larger cities. We recognize how lucky we are, but we know we can make it even better....TOGETHER! Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, viewthis YouTube Video! Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to successfully passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or neogov.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. Should you have any questions about this position please call Human Resources at (253) 591-5400 before 5pm on the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 2/3/2020 8:00 AM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 18, 2020
Full Time
Position Description The Cowlitz Hydroelectric Project located near Mossyrock, WA is accepting applications fora Park Supervisor Assistant to assist in the supervision and training of personnel associated with the operation and maintenance of one of our park facilities, including administration and development of visitor services and enforcement of park rules and regulations. This position assists in the maintenance of campsites, beach with day use picnic areas, boat launch facilities, restroom facilities, shop/office complex, domestic water system and sewer systems. Qualifications Graduation from high school or equivalent; Two-year college degree in outdoor recreation, park management, forestry recreation or closely related field; One year supervisory experience in park management, or three years' experience in park operations management in a responsible position. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State driver's license at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Valid First Aid Certificate issued by the American Red Cross and CPR certificate. Knowledge & Skills KNOWLEDGE OF: Operation and maintenance of day-use and overnight park facilities. Record-keeping techniques. Oral and written communication skills. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy. Principles and practices of supervision and training. Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures. Technical aspects of field specialty. Requirements of maintaining equipment facilities in a safe operating condition. SKILLS: Supervise and provide work direction to assigned personnel. Prepare and maintain accurate records and reports. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Perform a variety of skilled and manual maintenance tasks. Meet schedules and time lines. Observe legal and defensive driving practices operating a vehicle to perform park inspections. Recognize and take appropriate precaution against occupational or public hazards related to park operations. Work independently with little direction. Develop programs for the prudent maintenance and operation of park facilities. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain, if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn! Position requires lifting, standing and climbing activities. Work includes indoor office and outdoor environment, and position is subject to adverse weather conditions, driving from site to site, construction site inspection hazards and exposure to fumes, dust and dirty and confined areas. On-call 24 hours in case of emergency including weekends and holidays. Required to be on duty five days per week and often work irregular hours during the recreation season (May 1 through September 30). Two days off per week but shall not include weekends during the recreation season. All other days off, vacations, holidays, etc. shall be taken only during the non-recreation season when the Park Supervisor or other authorized designee is available for duty. 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. 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: 1/27/2020 8:00 AM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 17, 2020
Full Time
Position Description The mission of the Public Works Department is to provide essential public services by designing, building, maintaining, and preserving public infrastructure that enhance the quality of life for the people of Tacoma in a fair, responsive, sustainable, and equitable manner. The Management Analyst III in the Director's Office manages the development, implementation, and continuous monitoring of the department's $215 million operating and $30-80 million capital budgets. The person in this position will serve as a key contact for department wide finances. The Management Analyst III will provide and receive information needed to manage the department's budget, actuals, and performance metrics; coordinate financial tracking and reconciliation of joint maintenance and capital projects; and maintain and troubleshoot public facing Streets Initiative dashboard. The incumbent will represent the Public Works Department on initiatives that impact the department, coordinate receipt of private developer funds related to improvement to the City's transportation system, and discuss and coordinate approaches to budget-related issues. Responsibilities shall also include researching, analyzing, and preparing reports designed to ensure the department has the information necessary to exercise its public works responsibilities as outlined in the Tacoma Municipal Code and City Charter. The individual in this position will be involved in the development of presentation materials for Public Works management, City Council, City Manager's Office, and the public. These functions are critical to the management, financial, operational, and legislative success of the Public Works Department. Essential Duties: Provide financial oversight, reporting, and analysis for the department's 11 legal funds (40 subfunds), cash balances, debt services, reserves, and charge-back rate models. Prepare forecasts and monitor trends to assess future financial impacts, monitor areas for improvement, and track key management indicators. Serve as director designee during presentations and discussions with the City Council, City Manager, and Finance departments. Provide executive level update on all departmental finance, operational, and policy related issues. Provide in-depth tracking of actuals, revenues, expenditures, cash balances, encumbrances, and performance metrics against planned activities for the voter-approved Streets Initiative package; track usage of restricted funds; and maintain outward facing dashboard for increased public transparency. Recommend and implement new policies, procedures, and process improvements. Remain current on local, state, and federal decisions with financial impacts to the City and Public Works Department; and ensure compliance with internal, state, and federal finance rules. Provide technical assistance, advice, and training to staff on the City's complex financial system, accounting structure, financial guidelines, and budget processes. Conduct research and analysis, and develop analytical reports that facilitate fund analysis, revenue and expenditure trending, and increased awareness of financial conditions. 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 City of Tacoma Benefits. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multicultural and multiethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS (TRAINING AND EDUCATION): Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Management, Public Administration, or Business Administration or related field, or eight years' experience in Finance, Management, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related fieldor an equivalent combination of education and experience Five years' experience with SAP or similar Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system preferred. Highly proficient in Microsoft Office products. Knowledge & Skills COMPETENCIES: Analysis Use data and information in a clear and rational process to assess and understand issues, evaluate options, form accurate conclusions, and make decisions. Gather, assemble, analyze, and evaluate facts to draw logical conclusions and make proper recommendations and prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive written reports which require displaying and presenting statistical, graphical, and other reporting methods. Research Effectively identify, collect, organize, and document data and information in ways that make the information most useful for subsequent assessment, analysis, and investigation using current software and techniques. Compile and maintain reports, records, and various other forms of pertinent information in an organized and professional manner. Problem Solving; Technical Knowledge Use intelligence, common sense, hard work, and tenacity to solve particularly difficult or complicated challenges, manage multiple deadlines, and must work well with little to no supervision. Operate assigned software (i.e., Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) in support of business unit goals. Communications Effectiveness Effective communication both verbal and in writing including the compilation of reports, presentations, and records; and interacting respectfully and sensitively with individuals and groups to develop and maintain productive relationships and achieve results. Effectively communicate highly technical accounting information to audiences of varying backgrounds and finance experience. Make excellent customer service a high priority, responding to changing customer needs, and helping customers implement complete solutions. Professionalism Conduct all assignments in a professional and timely manner. Work with confidentiality and discretion. Maintain professional skills that apply to all aspects of field of assigned specialty through continued education and/or training. Model effective group behavior such as listening, discussing, negotiating, encouraging, motivating, having positive interactions, and teambuilding skills. Remain current by reading and interpreting applicable legislation, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. Selection Process & Supplemental Information 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 opportunity: Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities, and accomplishments related to this position. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process or questions regarding this job announcement, please call Human Resources at (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 2/3/2020 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 17, 2020
Full Time
Position Description The Office of Equity and Human Rights is seeking an experienced and dynamic Rental Housing Program Development Specialist. Under the direction of the Landlord-Tenant / Crime Free Housing Lead, this position is responsible for carrying-out the duties to maintain the current Landlord-Tenant and Crime Free Housing Programs to include: respond to inquires regarding Washington State Landlord Tenant Law; provide information and resources to the community; ensure compliance with city, state, and federal laws and policies; and resolve issues and manage complaints for City of Tacoma tenants and landlords. TheSpecialist will provide information and make referrals to other agencies as appropriate; prepare and make presentations;conduct workshop and seminars to community groups and city staff; and mediate landlord tenant disputes as necessary. Work will be performed in interdepartmental and community team environments which include divergent and diverse members and interests. The position also directly supports the City's goals of developing and maintaining healthy neighborhoods and the Affordable Housing Action Plan. Office of Equity and Human Rights Tacoma hosts a vibrant and passionate community deeply engaged in race and social justice actions to create sustainable change. The City of Tacoma partners with numerous cultural organizations, social justice advocates, and nationally recognized institutions, including the Government Alliance for Race and Equity, NationalLeague of Cities, and InternationalCity Management Association(ICMA) to lead efforts in advancing racial equity. In addition, we work in close collaboration with government and non-government entities in the region to create a socially just and equitable place for all. Essential Duties: Respond to telephone, walk-in and written inquiries regarding the Washington State Residential Landlord-Tenant Act and the Tacoma Rental Housing Code. Assist both landlord and tenants with understanding their rights and responsibilities and assist with providing tools needed to exercise their rights. Make referrals to other agencies as appropriate. Evaluate and refer cases for enforcement to various departments. Monitor and maintain case files on tenant-initiated code enforcement inspections of rental properties for substandard living conditions within the City of Tacoma limits. Assist in all aspects of the Crime Free Housing Program in collaboration with the Tacoma Police Department, Fire Department, and Public Works which include conduct trainings and other educational events for the community about the Crime Free Housing. Conduct training and other educational events for the community about Crime-Free Housing Program. Other duties assigned. WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment. Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits. Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26. Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Personal time off. Paid holidays. A great pension plan. The Community Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant development such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of the Thea Foss Waterway, the expansions of both the MultiCare and Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the 1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications An equivalent combination of: graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in business, public administration,social work or related field AND two years ofrelated experience. Additional and specifically-related qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington Driver's License. Knowledge & Skills Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to: Proficient in oral and written business communication. Use data and best practice research to inform policy and program formation Adapt to changing business and community needs Design innovative solutions to complex social issues Utilize effective project management skills to guide a program or process from idea to execution Demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of individuals (division heads, contractors, workers, etc.) and build relationships with external partners Demonstrated Strong conflict resolution and interpersonal skills Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work in a constantly evolving and pressure filled environment Demonstrated ability to handle multiple assignments concurrently and to successfully meet deadlines Demonstrated proficiency in MS Project, Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint Selection Process & Supplemental Information The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position may be invited to participate in an interview.Appointment is subject to passing a background check. NOTE: Applications received without the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process. The Principles that Guide Us: Tacoma, the City of Destiny , has a workforce of dedicated, talented employeeswithunique skills andperspectives.Weembraceinnovation and strive for excellence and community engagement.The Principles that Guide Usspeak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service. Integrity: We conduct our personal, work group, and organizational actions in an ethical and honest manner, and we serve as responsible stewards of the public resources entrusted to us. Service: We treat everyone with courtesy and empathy. We provide customer-focused municipal services that produce high value and results. Excellence: We achieve the highest performance possible. We use collaborative and inclusive approaches to organizational and community issues. We are accountable for individually and collectively meeting high standards. Equity: We understand and reflect the community we serve. We ensure every community member has services and opportunities that will enable people to satisfy their essential needs and advance their wellbeing. 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.We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contactthe Human Resources officeat 253-591-5400 by 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement.This will allow time to assist you before the job announcement closes. ( For technical difficulties usingthe NeoGov system ,call theapplicant support line at1-855-524-5627 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time.) Closing Date/Time: 1/30/2020 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 17, 2020
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power is currently recruiting a Warehouse Manager position in our Transmission & Distribution section.This is an exciting opportunity with a vast array of duties that differ on a daily basis. You will be responsible for overseeing a work group within the Power Warehouse, Tool Room, & Satellite Warehouse. This position is responsible for supplying critical supplies for underground and overhead power systems for maintenance and emergency repairs. Responsibilities Include: Supervise, direct, and evaluate the day-to-day activities of personnel involved in the procurement, receipt, tracking, storage, maintenance and issuance of materials, equipment, and tools needed for work conducted by the Divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities. Handle personnel actions for a staff of 11 located in multiple locations and covered by multiple Union Agreements, including hiring, employee reviews, administering discipline, approving leave requests and payroll. Conduct and/or attend inter-departmental and cross-departmental meetings, including labor negotiations, administrative hearings, and hiring / promotional interviews for other work groups and departments. Ensure all staff members have required training, and assure safety of crew and work sites. Ensure staff compliance with all City policies and procedures. Develop, monitor, and oversee work group goals, policies, and performance standards. Coordinate with T&D work groups and other Utility and City departments to analyze, recommend, procure, and deliver materials essential to construction and maintenance projects, in a correct and timely manner, compile reports for using departments. Supply& restock critical supplies across Tacoma Public Utilities. City of Tacoma Recruitment One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS (TRAINING AND EDUCATION): High school graduate or equivalent with three years increasingly responsible experience in field of specialty, including one year of providing work direction to others. LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer's responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position. Depending upon assignment a WA driver's license may be required. Individuals may have to pass additional background checks depending upon assignment Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain, if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable,walkablecities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: 2/3/2020 8:00 AM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 16, 2020
Full Time
Position Description Do you like to make a difference in the lives of others? Do you have a passion for social justice? Do you want to be part of a team working to make Tacoma a more equitable place to live, work and play? Tacoma's Office of Equity and Human Rights has a Senior Policy Analyst position for you. The City of Tacoma's Office of Equity and Human Rights (OEHR) seeks two Management Analyst II candidates to help Tacoma Public Utilities achieve equity in its workforce, service delivery, policy decision making, and community & stakeholder engagement. This position is part of a small team responsible for supporting departmental and community activities and initiatives that reduce institutional and structural barriers to equity. The City of Tacoma leads with race in its equity work because that is where we see the greatest disparities. Bilingual/multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. The Office of Equity and Human Rights for the City of Tacoma hosts a vibrant and passionate community deeply engaged in race and social justice actions to create sustainable change. The City of Tacoma partners with numerous cultural organizations, social justice advocates, and nationally recognized institutions, including the Government Alliance for Race and Equity, Center for Social Innovation, and Welcoming Cities. In addition, we work in close collaboration with government and non-government entities in the region to create a socially just and equitable place for all. Essential Duties: Coordinate and facilitate internal and external workshops, meetings and trainings, related to equity goals, particularly Equity 101. Support TPU work groups and the Public Utility Board in embedding equity throughout their work by analyzing programs, policies, and services, and recommending changes to support equity goals. Develop and communicate change strategies, equity analysis results, progress and recommendations to community and staff. This includes written reports and presentations on OEHR projects. Support the TPU Equity Core Team monthly meetings, deliverables, and work between meetings. Support employee resource/affinity groups as assigned. Coordinate initiatives and programs, collaborate with, and convene community partners on activities that support the Equity and Empowerment Framework and Equity and Inclusion Strategic Directive goals. Establish and maintain relationships with professional groups, organizations, associations and educational institutions for support of equity and empowerment goals. Other duties as assigned. A successful applicant for this position will have a passion for social justice, find teamwork compelling, build collaborative relationships, manage tight deadlines and competing priorities, and advocate for underrepresented communities. Benefits The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits including: Great retirement plan Paid holidays Personal time off Outstanding working conditions and a supportive working environment Medical, dental and life insurance coverage for eligible employees Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code City of Tacoma Recruitment As a part of Tacoma's 2025 Citywide Vision and Strategic Plan, the City has embraced the goal of the City of Tacoma workforce reflecting the community it serves. The City actively works to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications Desirable Qualifications A bachelor's degree and/or a strong combination of education and professional and/or volunteer experience in the following are required: Training, public speaking, and/or facilitating groups Data and/or policy analysis Report writing Research and implementation of initiatives, regulations, policies, and/or laws. Human/civil rights issues and/or projects Licensing, Certifications and Other Legal Requirements There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer's responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position. Knowledge & Skills Desired Knowledge and Skills: Critical thinking, comparing and contrasting best practices Strong ability to facilitate and lead interactive workshops with diverse audiences Survey, data collection, and service gap analysis Relationship-building strategies, particularly with underrepresented communities Creation and/or application of racial equity tools Understanding of historical context of racial and social injustice in the United States and national and regional shifts in racial and ethnic population demographics An understanding of policy and the role of local government in a democracy, including an awareness of community culture and subcultures within the community. Ability to model cultural competency and help others see that racial and cultural differences are assets to the community and organization Ability to conduct research and find resources to support programs and initiatives Comfortable and detail-oriented in carrying out administrative tasks such as minutes, reporting, travel, invoicing, and scheduling COMPETENCIES: Analysis: Use data and information in a clear and rational process to evaluate and assess issues, evaluate opinions, form accurate conclusions, and make decisions. Assemble, analyze, and evaluate facts to draw logical conclusions and make proper recommendations and prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive written reports which require displaying and presenting to audiences of varying technical sophistication. Research: Effectively identify, collect, organize, and document data and information in ways that make the information most useful for subsequent assessment, analysis, and investigation. Compile and maintain reports, records, and various other forms of pertinent information in an organized and professional manner. Communications Effectiveness: Effective verbal and written communication, including compilation of reports, presentations, and records. Interact respectfully and sensitively with individuals and groups to develop and maintain productive relationships and achieve results. Make excellent customer service a high priority, respond to changing customer needs, and help customers implement complete solutions. Professionalism: Conduct all assignments in a professional and timely manner. Work with confidentiality and discretion. Maintain professional skills that apply to all aspects of field of assigned specialty through continued education and/or training. Remain current by reading and interpreting applicable ordinances, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. Technical Knowledge: Operate personal computer and assigned operating software in support of assigned business unit's goals. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals must apply online andattach the following: A detailed resume A cover letter highlighting why you believe this job is the right position for you and your career goals A digital file of 10-pages or less that demonstrates your ability to convey quantitative and qualitative information to a diverse group of stakeholders. If you don't have an existing sample from school, work, etc., you can write about any accomplishment(s) you are proud of, or passionate about. NOTE: Applications received without the required documents will not progress in the selection process . Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position will be invited to participate in the interview process. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. The Community Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant development such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of the Thea Foss Waterway, the expansions of both the MultiCare and Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the 1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video ! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contactthe Human Resources officeat 253-591-5400 by 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement.This will allow time to assist you before the job announcement closes. ( For technical difficulties usingthe NeoGov system ,call theapplicant support line at1-855-524-5627 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time.) The Principles that Guide Us: Tacoma, the City of Destiny , has a workforce of dedicated, talented employeeswithunique skills andperspectives.Weembraceinnovation and strive for excellence and community engagement.The Principles that Guide Usspeak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service. Integrity: We conduct our personal, work group, and organizational actions in an ethical and honest manner, and we serve as responsible stewards of the public resources entrusted to us. Service: We treat everyone with courtesy and empathy. We provide customer-focused municipal services that produce high value and results. Excellence: We achieve the highest performance possible. We use collaborative and inclusive approaches to organizational and community issues. We are accountable for individually and collectively meeting high standards. Equity: We understand and reflect the community we serve. We ensure every community member has services and opportunities that will enable people to satisfy their essential needs and advance their wellbeing. Closing Date/Time: 2/7/2020 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 15, 2020
Full Time
Position Description *** SPECIAL NOTE: This is aproject position expected toend December 31, 2022unless extended. *** Are you interested in a challenging and rewarding career in public service? You may want to consider the Construction Inspector position with the City of Tacoma! The Site and Building Division is seeking a positive, productive individual with excellent communication and organizational skills to fill their vacancy for a Construction Inspector. The Site Construction Inspector position is aclassified, union-represented position responsible for theinspection ofa variety of construction projects for conformance with specifications, City ordinances and regulations. Under the direction of an assigned supervisor,Site Inspectors provide inspection services on a variety of privately developed construction projects. Inspector observe work in progress, including excavation, pipe laying, service connections, backfilling, and compaction; inspects all materials and verifies soil tests; check line and grade; observe progress in relation to established time limits; oversee and enforce safety standards; and ensure conformance with specifications and standards. Work involves inspecting utility work, street construction, infrastructure replacement, installation, maintenance, and upgrades for development for both commercial and residential to ensure compliance with City, State, and federal rules, regulations, codes and design standards. Work also involves reviewing, and inspecting of traffic control plans and their implementation. Site Inspectors are also responsible for coordination of inspections and enforcement of traffic control and restoration for construction projects in and along roadways and sidewalks. Our Ideal Candidate is a person who: Possesses strong organizational skills and self-motivation Has an excellent work ethic Has the ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with management, staff, the public, contractors, utility companies, and public agencies Has a strong construction background in civil construction methods with prior experience performing inspection duties on public infrastructure Understanding ofregulatory requirements Has the ability to work independently and display sound judgment at all times Has the ability to effectively utilize computer applications and technology related to permitting and inspections The ideal Construction Inspector candidate will embrace, promote, and be guided by the City's mission, vision and values. The Principles that Guide Us: Tacoma, the City of Destiny ,has a workforce of dedicated, talented and open-mindedemployeeswithunique skills andperspectives. Weembraceinnovation and strive for excellence and community engagementin all that we do.The Principles that Guide Us, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Equity, speak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service. Essential Duties: Inspect a variety of construction and installation projects including water and electrical systems, streets, concrete structures and large development projects for conformance with specifications, City ordinances and regulations. Inspect sewers, streets, street lighting and traffic signal systems, telephone cables, bridges, walls and large construction projects such as housing developments and apartment complexes as assigned. Inspect grades and test construction materials such as sand, gravel, concrete pour and aggregates; inspect and test water mains and fire hydrants. Inspect trenching, placing and backfilling for the transformer wells, junction boxes, street light foundations, poles and installation of underground cables. Coordinate with contractors to facilitate construction and installation projects and to adjust project plans as necessary; account for contract bid items in preparation of payment to contractors. Review project plans and specifications for completeness, accuracy and compliance with City ordinances and regulations. Communicate with various City departments and personnel to coordinate and facilitate projects. Prepare and maintain various records and reports concerning projects, job status and progress. Coordinate efforts of private and public utility adjustments and installations during course of an assigned project. Train and provide work direction to others as assigned. Advise and confer with the general public concerning project activities as appropriate. Operate a variety of equipment such as personal computers, land survey equipment,mechanical testing equipment, metal detectors, pressure gauges and two-way radios; operate vehicles, such as automobiles, pick-up trucks and boats as necessary to conduct work. An incumbent paid at non-automatic step 6 will also be responsible for performing complexinspection of construction projects, training, coordinating work and/or providing work direction to other Inspectors. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Position may require lifting of objects weighing up to 50 lbs., pushing and climbing. Work includes indoor and outdoor environment; subject to driving from site to site and fumes. Incumbents in this classification may be exposed to hazardous chemicals and traffic hazards. Qualifications An equivalent combination to: Graduation from high school supplemented by college-level courses related to inspection work, AND Three years' experience in field or office engineering work involving construction phase reviews. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State driver's license at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills Construction specifications and plans. Regulations related to public works, water systems, underground power and street lighting construction by contract. Sewer and water system construction. Underground power and street lighting construction. Grading operations and the preparation of sub-grades. Basic principles and practices of engineering. Inspection techniques related to weights and measuring devices. Technical aspects of field of specialty. Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures. Methods, equipment and materials used in construction inspection. Record-keeping techniques. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy. Read and prepare engineering plans and specifications. Perform construction inspections and tests. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. Meet schedules and time lines. Learn to interpret, apply and explain codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Understand and follow oral and written directions. Work independently with little direction. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Operate a variety of equipment such as testing and survey equipment and measuring devices. Operate a motor vehicle. Lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Selection Process & Supplemental Information WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment. Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits. Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26. Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Personal time off. Paid holidays. A great pension plan. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the local universities and colleges, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. The City of Tacoma supportsa healthy work/life balance,continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program.We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny: http://www.cityoftacoma.org/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhires The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Interested individuals must apply online and meet the minimum qualifications to progress in the examination process. Applicants who are separated or retired and are eligible for veterans scoring criteria (Veterans Preference) must attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4, (proof of military discharge form) at time of application, to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference points. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their job application and responses to Supplemental Questions 8 - 25 reviewed andscored by a committee of subject matter experts, as the Experience and Training Test. It is the responsibility of the applicants to adequately describe all pertinent experience and training. Candidates who score 70% or abovewill be placed on an Eligible List for potential interview and hiring consideration. Per City of Tacoma Personnel Management Policy #170, the City of Tacoma is a drug-free work environment. Appointment is subject to successful completion of apre-employment background check, and willinclude a pre-employment medical exam, pre-employment physical ability test, and a drug and alcoholscreen. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between The City of Tacoma and the Local 17. *** SPECIAL NOTE: This is aproject position expected toend December 31, 2022 unless extended. *** Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, please call Human Resources at (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 1/27/2020 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 11, 2020
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power's UtilityTechnology Services Section is seeking a Network Operations Center/Security Operations Center (NOC/SOC) Analyst I. This is a project position through 2020, with the possibilityof continued employment beyond project completion subject to business needs and availability of funds. Thisposition is critical in the initial development of key operation center processes and guidelines. The NOC/SOC Analyst Iwill provide technical assistance in the development of operations center policiesand will be involved in the day to day operationswithin NOC/SOC. Responsibilities include: Maintain a variety of threat and intelligence sources for the development of a daily threat intelligence review. Provide positional insight into the development of NOC/SOC operations dashboards. Monitor the NOC/SOC trouble ticketing queue for relevant incident reports. Assist in the maintenance and reliability of NOC/SOC security and network management tools. Conduct all required actions in accordance with NOC/SOC Standard Operating Procedures. Develop and organize operations center metric references. Monitor reliability practices and activities to ensure complete and accurate documentation of compliance-related communications. Perform standardized routine reviews to ensure the NOC/SOC is fully compliant with all applicable NERC-CIP(North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection) compliance items. Maintaining the operations center policy and procedures guidebook. Provide input in the development of future NOC/SOC capabilities through industry research and attendance of security related conferences. Qualifications Associate's degree (Additional experience may substitute for the 2 year degree). 2 years of experience in Cybersecurityor Network Operations. Desired: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Engineering, or Information Technology. Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) certificate or comparable industry approved certification. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by AlissaMcLain if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable,walkablecities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is one of the nation's healthiest, safest, and most playful cities. We have daily access to stunning natural surroundings and a great quality of life. We are Washington's most diverse big city, with arts, culture, parks, and recreational opportunities that are envied by much larger cities. We recognize how lucky we are, but we know we can make it even better....TOGETHER! Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: 1/27/2020 8:00 AM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 11, 2020
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power's UtilityTechnology ServicesSection is seeking a Network Operations Center/Security Operations Center (NOC/SOC) Analyst II. This is a project position through 2020, with the possibilityof continued employment beyond project completion subject to business needs and availability of funds. This position iscritical in establishing core operations center processes, guidelines and will support the day to day operations withinNOC/SOC. The NOC/SOC Analyst II will share with executive management information supportive of future strategicbudgetary commitments to expand and enhance the future capabilities of the operations center. Responsibilities include: Perform investigative actions utilizing security and network management applications. Gather intelligence and generate actionable intelligence reporting. Implement processes to ensure operations center network monitoring and security tools are maintained with current software updates. Provide system enhancements for security tools to increase the capabilities of these systems in response to future threats. Develop and analyze operations center key metrics and performance measures. Conduct periodic reviews of the NOC/SOC trouble ticketing queue and respond to stakeholder requests. Monitor reliability practices to ensure complete and accurate documentation of compliance-related communications. Perform standardized routine reviews to ensure the NOC/SOC is fully compliant with all applicable NERC-CIP (North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical InfrastructureProgram)compliance. Provide input in the development of future NOC/SOC capabilities through industry research and attendance of security related conferences. Develop and analyzethe processes necessary to perform forensic artifact handling and processing. Coordinate technical maintenance, and restoral activities with internal and external network service providers, stakeholders and system operators. Qualifications Bachelor's degree (Additional experience may substitute for the 4 year degree). 4 years' of experience in Cybersecurity or Network Operations Desired: Bachelor's degree inComputer Science, Cybersecurity, Engineering or Information Technology. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed byAlissaMcLain. If you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on Linkedin. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable,walkablecities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energyby thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Interested individuals should apply online and attach a resume and cover letter . Applicants whose backgrounds most closely reflect the needs of the department may be invited to participate in an interview. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via 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 theNEOGOVapplication process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contactthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591.5400 by 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement.This will allow us to assist you before the job announcement closes. Closing Date/Time: 1/27/2020 8:00 AM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 11, 2020
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma is recruiting for the classified position Grounds Maintenance Supervisors in the Street Operations Division of the Public Works Department. Under the direction of a Street Operations Assistant Division Manager, the Grounds Maintenance Supervisor supervises and provides work direction for grounds maintenance crew activities including planning, maintenance and construction of grounds and landscape facilities. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Ensures safe and efficient work environment for staff Supervises maintenance programs such as: Community Service Work Crew Pesticide/Herbicide Application City Parks Rights-of-Way grounds maintenance Facilities landscape maintenance (Tacoma Police, Tacoma Fire, and, Environmental Services) 24-hour emergency response Day to day supervision of personnel and operations Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual reports In the Public Works Street Operations Division, weconsider ourselves to be both a reactive and a proactive division - striving continually to improve our service to our customers. This goal is reflected in our Mission Statement. " To be proactive in our approach to maintaining City rights-of-way and respond to the needs of both internal and external customers at the highest level possible." Qualifications An equivalent combination to: Graduation from high school OR vocational school, AND Three years increasingly responsible grounds maintenance experience including one year in a lead capacity. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State driver's license with maintenance thereafter. A Flagger's card and appropriate Washington State pesticide license(s), with maintenance thereafter. *First Aid and CPR certification with maintenance thereafter are desired within the probationary period. Knowledge & Skills Standard practices, materials, methods and tools of propagating, raising and maintaining plants, shrubs and lawns. Symptoms and methods of control of plant disease and insect pests. Types of soil required in propagating and growing varied plants. Types of fertilizers and methods of use. Modern tools and equipment used in grounds maintenance activities. Principles and practices of supervision and training. Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures. Technical aspects of field of specialty. Record-keeping techniques. Oral and written communications skills. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy. Health and safety regulations. SKILLS: Direct the day-to-day activities of grounds maintenance crews. Evaluate grounds maintenance activities, recommend and implement new or revised procedures. Evaluate equipment and recommend replacement or repair. Design landscape and irrigation systems. Estimate cost and evaluate cost effectiveness of grounds maintenance activities. Read, interpret, apply and explain codes, rules, regulation, policies and procedures. Maintain records and prepare reports. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Meet schedules and time lines. Observe legal and defensive driving practices. Train, supervise and evaluate personnel. Selection Process & Supplemental Information WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment. Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits. Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26. Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Personal time off. Paid holidays. A great pension plan. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the local universities and colleges, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. The City of Tacoma supportsa healthy work/life balance,continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program.We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny: http://www.cityoftacoma.org/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhires The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Interested individuals must apply online and meet the minimum qualifications to progress in the examination process. Please attach a detailed resume that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applicants who are separated or retired and are eligible for veterans scoring criteria (Veterans Preference) must attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4, (proof of military discharge form) at time of application, to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference points. Examination Process: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their job application and responses to the Supplemental Questions reviewed andscored by a committee of subject matter experts, as the Experience and Training Test. It is the responsibility of the applicants to adequately describe all pertinent experience and training. Candidates who score 70% or abovewill be placed on an Eligible List for potential interview and hiring consideration. Per City of Tacoma Personnel Management Policy #170, the City of Tacoma is a drug-free work environment. Appointment is subject to successful completion of apre-employment background check, and willinclude a pre-employment medical exam, pre-employment physical ability test, and a drug and alcoholscreen. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 17. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this position. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, please call Human Resources at (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 1/27/2020 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 11, 2020
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma, Environmental Services Department is seeking an Information Technology Analyst (ITA) - Application Development Systems Analyst (ADSA) interested in joining a dynamic team who works to develop and maintain the software applications that support the various groups which make up the Environmental Services Department. In Environmental Services, We believe everything we do supports healthy neighborhoods and a thriving Puget Sound leaving a better Tacoma for all. The Environmental Services Department is responsible for the operations and maintenance of the solid waste, wastewater and surface water utilities. This includes the collection and handling of solid waste and recycling material, the maintenance of hundreds of miles of surface water and wastewater sewer pipes and the operation and maintenance of wastewater and surface water treatment systems. All with the goal of supporting healthy neighborhoods and a thriving Puget Sound. What We Do: We develop software applications that support staff's ability to work efficiently, gain insight and make informed decisions resulting in better outcomes for the quality of life in our community. Persons in ITA (ADSA) positions analyze, design and maintain application programs; write programs for new applications; modify existing programs to fit user needs; implement vendor supplied software applications and prepare specifications for staff; troubleshoot computer hardware, software, and system difficulties; propose solutions, track and assure resolution through appropriate follow-up methods. For a complete class specification please click on the link and refer to the (ADSA) section: Information Technology Analyst Why Work With Us: We are looking for someone that thinks critically, communicates effectively, solves problems, researches solutionsand can be part of a high-functioning team. If you have fundamental knowledge of database design and application development, and enjoy working as part of a team driving to make improvements for a better Tacoma, we encourage you to apply and bringyour talents and energy to our mission. The Principles that Guide Us: Tacoma, the City of Destiny ,has a workforce of dedicated, talented and open-mindedemployeeswithunique skills andperspectives. Weembraceinnovation and strive for excellence and community engagementin all that we do.The Principles that Guide Us, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Equity, speak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service.We welcome all who share these values to apply. WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment. Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits. Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26. Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Personal time off. Paid holidays. A great pension plan. Qualifications Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field OR Associate's degree in computer science and at least two years of directly related information technology work experience. Knowledge & Skills Understand concepts of information technology including computers, peripherals, operating systems and applications. Knowledge of principles and concepts of total quality process improvements and problem solving methods. Knowledge of computer technology principles, their application, and troubleshooting techniques. Knowledge of specialized technologies, such as applications, tools, systems, and/or databases. Knowledge of system security systems, backup, disaster recovery and related processes. Knowledge of data and system security, and other similar technical processes. Knowledge in detecting errors in logs. Excellent communication skills. Ability to follow, explore and evaluate technical directions Understand and follow oral and written directions. Work confidentially and with discretion. Meet project schedules and timelines. Troubleshooting and problem-solving skills. Analyze situations accurately and follow an effective course of action. Skill at estimating the level of effort and resources for technical projects. Maintain technical fluency through journals and periodicals. Skill in maintaining appropriate technical documentation. Skill in conveying technical information to non-technical users. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Customer service skills. Skill in providing user support. Skill in working with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds. Develop and conduct presentations. Conduct interviews and facilitate meetings. 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. Named one of the most livable areas in the country by Livability.com, Tacoma and the surrounding area is a playground for outdoor and maritime enthusiasts. Our businesses are vibrant, our parks are beautiful, our schools are exceptional and our housing is affordable. When you work for the City of Tacoma you'll enjoy a healthy work/life balance, the potential for flexible schedules with some job classifications, continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program.We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny: http://www.cityoftacoma.org/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhires The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Interested individuals must apply online and should attach a detailed resume and cover letter detailing your roles and responsibilities as it relates to the position. NOTE: Applications received without the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process. Candidates who are eligible for Veteran's 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 birthdate and social security numbers. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the supplemental questions evaluated by a panel of subject matter experts for interview and hiring consideration. It is the responsibility of the applicant to carefully list all pertinent experience and training related to this position. Providing false information will result in disqualification. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 120. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, callthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement. Note: The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice. Closing Date/Time: 1/27/2020 5:00 PM Pacific