City of Tacoma

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

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

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

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

24 job(s) at City of Tacoma

City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 24, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Individuals with strong customer service skills and experience are encouraged to apply. The City of Tacoma is seeking energetic, outgoing, customer service driven individuals with excellent attendance and strong moral character to join our team of Parking Enforcement Officers. Parking Enforcement Officers serve as ambassadors of the City and our interactions are a key factor in the impression that visitors and citizens have about the City. We are strongly committed to providing exceptional levels of services to our customers. A typical day in the life of a uniformedParking Enforcement Officer includes : Communicating positively with citizens and visitors throughout a wide range of situations Providing information to the public on points of interest Answering questions about the community Playing an essential role in maintaining parking availability Enhancing community safety Working outside in all types of weather Walking or bicycling for extended periods of time up to 10+ miles per day and up to 10 hours per day Successful applicants will join a team that thrives on the diversity of our employees and encourages participation from all individuals in our group. We value different perspectives and life experiences and understand that each individual brings skills that will make our team stronger. Our emphasis is on celebrating the uniqueness of our employees in order to better achieve our goals. Parking Enforcement Officers are granted a limited commission by the Tacoma Police Department and wear a uniform and badge but do not carry weapons.They are responsible for explaining and enforcing provisions of the Tacoma Municipal Code and Revised Code of Washington related to the movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic and parking regulations. This recruitment is being conducted to create a Civil Service Eligibility List that will be used to fill Parking Enforcement Officer vacancies as they occur, for a period of one year. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: This position requires walking and climbing hills for extended periods of time, and may be in excess of 10 miles per day. Outdoor environment; subject to adverse weather conditions. Employees in this classification are subject to hazards of exposure to dogs, traffic fumes, construction zones and other field hazards concerning walking on sidewalks and near curbs in ice and snow. Subject to physical assault and verbal abuse from irate citizens. The Principles that Guide Us: Tacoma, the City of Destiny ,has a workforce of dedicated, talented employeeswithunique skills andperspectives. Weembraceinnovation and strive for excellence and community engagement.The Principles that Guide Us, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Equity , speak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications Graduation from high school orequivalent and one year of customer service experience, such as handling customer complaints and working independently. This position requires an exemplary personal history and requires passing an intensive Police background check process which may include a credit check, criminal history assessment, medical exam, drug screen, detailed personal history questionnaire, polygraph examination, and a physical ability test. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Ability to obtain Special Police Commission. Possession of a valid Washington Driver's License at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Obtain a First Aid Card; aflagging card may be required within 9 months of employment; training is provided by the City. Knowledge & Skills Use correct English grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary Establish and maintain good public relations throughout course of duties Interpret, apply, and explain applicable codes, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures relating to parking operations, barricades, and traffic control Competently testify in court concerning citations and violations issued Ability to adapt to ever-changing environment effectively Work outside in all types of weather Understand and follow oral and written directions Maintain daily records/reports Communicate effectively both orally and in writing Analyze challenging situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action Monitor traffic signals and signs Understand and work within an established scope of authority Ability to thrive in a team environment while being comfortable working independently with little direction Diffuse hostile situations Operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner Walk for extended periods of time Maintain good public relations Learn basic first aid principles Learn flagging and traffic control laws Learn use of hand held computer Learn use of two-way radio Learn geography and street locations within areas of enforcement 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. 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. We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny: http://www.cityoftacoma.org/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhires The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Interested individualsmust complete the online application. Candidates who are eligible for Veteran's Preferencescoring criteria must attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4, (proof of military discharge form) at time of application , to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference, with redacted birth date and social security numbers Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in an in-person written examination. Those who pass the written examination with a minimum score of 70% will be placed on the Eligible List for a period of one year. This is a competitive hiring process. Candidates on the Eligible List will have their application materials, resume and cover letter reviewed in depth. Hiring Managers will select and invite to interview the candidates deemed to potentially best meet the Division's business needs. Per City of Tacoma Personnel Management Policy #170, the City of Tacoma is a drug-free work environment. Appointment is subject to successfully passing an extensive Police background check process which may include a credit check, criminal history assessment, medical exam, drug and alcohol screen, detailed personal history questionnaire, polygraph examination, andphysical ability test . This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and the Local 17. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend a minimum of one hour entering the required information. 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. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time (5:00 p.m.) listed on this job announcement. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department before 4:00 p.m. of the closing date of this job announcement, at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: 5/31/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 24, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma is seeking qualified candidates interested in joining our platinum award winning organization as a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator. Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators perform skilled work in the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment, sludge processing, compliance and process testing, sampling, and other related tasks in a wastewater treatment facility; maintain operating conditions by interpreting meters, gauges, biological and chemical analysis and observation of the treatment process. This is an excellent opportunity to join the City of Tacoma in a classification that allows for and encourages promotional opportunities. You would have the ability to grow with an exciting organization that is focused on supporting healthy neighborhoods and a thriving Puget Sound. Our ideal candidate: A person who has an excellent work record in Wastewater Treatment with proven knowledge skills and abilities to excel in a team environment. We need someone who embraces continuous improvement, fosters innovation, ensures accuracy, manages details, and takes initiative. Someone with good critical thinking ability and uses sound data to inform decisions. Someone who will consistently help coworkers and partners to achieve desired outcomes; gaining their trust and respect. We want a teammate who genuinely embraces the mission to protect public health and the environment. A teammate who is resilient andeasily adapts to achanging work environment If this sounds like you, please apply! When you work for the City of Tacoma you'll enjoy a healthy work/life balance,continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program that includes competitive salary,medical, dental and vision insurance, adefined benefit retirement system, optional deferred compensation plans, and more!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. Examples of Job Duties: Operate and maintain various equipment used in a wastewater treatment plant. Start and regulate the operation of electric motors and pumps used to control the flow of wastewater or sludge. Operate and control computer systems, mechanical rakes, grit systems, sludge withdrawal and dewatering equipment, commintors, boiler/heater exchangers, circulating and transfer pumps and related equipment. Operate and provide process control using a sophisticated plant control computer systems and field equipment including barscreens, influent pumping, grit systems, primary sedimentation and raw sludge pumping; aerobic and anaerobic digestion systems including sludge withdrawal/recirculation and pumping systems; dewatering equipment, , boilers/heater exchangers, circulating and transfer pumps; high purity oxygen activated sludge secondary treatment, clarifiers, dissolved air flotation thickening system; odor control and related equipment. Make necessary adjustments from an interpretation of readings of meters, gauges and other control and measuring devices. Inspect bubbler systems, density meters, flow meters, chlorine applicators, gas mixers, air blowers, compressor and gas analyzers for proper operation. Perform operational laboratory analysis to monitor and assure the efficiency of plant operations. Perform minor plant repairs as needed.Perform manual operation of various gates and valves. Perform various duties to assure the equipment, plant and grounds are in a safe, effective and orderly condition. Prepare and maintain daily logs, records, and lab reports. May operate heavy equipment such as dump trucks, front-end loaders and forklifts as needed. Operate the plant process computer system and log lab data onto the computer network. Contact other City agencies and vendors in the routine operation of the plant. Perform related duties as assigned. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Work includes indoor and outdoor environment; subject to adverse weather conditions, noise, fumes and odors; subject to working during non-regular working hours and emergency call-outs as needed. Position requires lifting, bending, standing and climbing. An employee in this position may be exposed to potentially hazardous materials. The Wastewater Treatment Plant is a 24 hour, 7 days per week operation; employees are required to work shifts and the shifts may occasionally change due to operational needs. To learn more about the Environmental Services Department, check out these links: Central Treatment Plant Tour Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jx5DUy3SMaU Operations and Maintenance Division: http:// cityweb/Gnet/Departments/ES/OpsMaint/Pages/default.aspx Plant Operations: http://cityweb/Gnet/Departments/ES/OpsMaint/Pages/PlantOperations.aspx North End Wastewater Treatment Plant: http://cityweb/Gnet/Departments/ES/OpsMaint/Documents/Plant%203%20NETP%20Overview.pdf City of Tacoma Recruitment Information: One of the primary goals of the City of Tacoma Equity and Empowerment Initiative is that the City of Tacoma workforce reflects the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and we welcome candidates with diverse and/or multicultural skill sets and personal experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications An equivalent combination to: graduation from high school including training or course work in wastewater plant operation and one year of experience in the operation of a wastewater treatment plant. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State driver's license Valid Washington State certification as a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator for Group I plants at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Refer to this link to the Washington State State Department of Ecology for information on certification : https://ecology.wa.gov/Regulations-Permits/Permits-certifications/Wastewater-operator-certification Knowledge & Skills Basic tools and equipment used in the operation and maintenance of engines, motors, pumps and other equipment used in a wastewater treatment plant. Standard practices and principles of wastewater treatment plant operation. Oral and written communication skills. Methods, equipment and materials used in wastewater plant operation and maintenance. Operation, care and routine maintenance of plant equipment. Health and safety regulations. Safety techniques, testing and procedures used in handling dangerous or hazardous gases in confined spaces as related to wastewater treatment plant. Basic mathematics and laboratory testing procedures. SKILLS: Learn and apply operating procedures for the wastewater treatment plant. Apply safety procedures when working in hazardous areas or confined spaces. Read and interpret system data and adjust processes. Understand and follow oral and written directions. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. Maintain records and logs and prepare reports. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with other city employees. Perform minor maintenance using a variety of tools and machines. Operate heavy equipment such as dump trucks and forklifts within the plant facility. Operate motor vehicles. Evaluate by observation and inspection the effectiveness of operational processes and equipment. Run standard wastewater laboratory tests. Operate various computers used to control processes and record data. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals must apply online and meet the minimum qualifications to progress in the examination process. Applicants who qualify for veteran's preference must attach a copy of their DD214, Member 4 copy, at the time of application. As part of the selection process, applicants answers to the supplemental questions will be scored and candidates who have a passing score will be placed on the eligible list for interviewing and hiring consideration. Per City of Tacoma Personnel Management Policy #170, the City of Tacoma is a drug-free work environment. Appointment is subject to passing a background check and a pre-employment medical exam, physical ability testand drug screen. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between The City of Tacoma and the Local 483-Water Pollution. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend an hour or more entering the required information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 before the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 6/6/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 23, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma, Environmental Services Department,is recruiting for the Appointive position ofAssistant Division Manager in the Environmental Programs Group within the Science and Engineering Division. The Science and Engineering Division as a whole provides engineering, planning, program management and laboratory services to the City's Wastewater, Surface Waterand Solid Waste utilities. The major areas we work on include: collection system pipes, wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations, regional drainage facilities, landfillfacilities, grant programs, sampling and analyses,environmental cleanup projects, andregulatory compliance for the utilities when we are the regulated entity as well as when we are the regulating entity. The Science and Engineering Division is comprised of the following five core sections, in addition to administrative and technical services support groups: Environmental Services Laboratory, Environmental Programs, Asset Management, Capital Delivery, and Special Programs Group. The below video links provide an overview of the award winning, exciting, and diverse engineering projects we often work on: Point Defiance Stormwater Treatment Facility Project Stormwater Sampling Overview Mason Gulch Open Space The applicant selected for this position will co-locate with a group of dynamic and creative engineers, scientists, and technicians all housed at Tacoma's Center For Urban Waters facility situated adjacent to Tacoma's Thea Foss Waterway in downtown Tacoma. For more information on the unique Center for Urban Waters professional environment visit the following web site: https://www.urbanwaters.org/ As the Assistant Division Manager for the Environmental Programs Group, you will: Provide leadership, plan, and manage the work of the Environmental Programs Group with approximately 18 staff members with five direct reports Oversee implementation and reporting on all elements of the NPDES Phase 1 Municipal Stormwater Permit and provide oversight and reporting as required by the federal Consent Decree for the long-term monitoring of the Thea Foss Waterway Superfund Site Lead staff in managing passive open space properties for surface water benefit. Direct staff in identifying assets requiring Federal/State/Local permitting and work with regulatory agencies to obtain permits as needed for maintenance activities and capital projects Guide staff in the implementation of monitoring and metering activities required to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and to provide technical information to other work groups Provide Leadership in Green Stormwater Infrastructure planning and design. Develop staff to implement and to support the Division and Department programs and initiatives, especially focused on meeting Tacoma 2025 goals Provide information to customers, stakeholders, partners and the public about relevant stormwater and open space regulations and practices Coordinate with other City work groups, divisions and departments Review technical work produced by staff and consultants Make presentations to City Council, Committees, Governmental Partners and the Public Participate in the development of the vision / strategic approach to support the Environmental Services Strategic Plan 2018-2025 Participate in the Division biennial budget process Our Ideal Candidate will be a person who exemplifies the followingtraits: Strong personal motivation and drive - an energetic and committed self-starter Excellent interpersonal communication skills A dynamic leader who motivates others, with exceptional team-building and performance leadershipskills A strategic thinker who knows how to paint a picture of the Department's vision and strategy, and create and sustain a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives High-performing customer service and conflict managementskill sets Interest in personal growth and development Experience with enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the work place Other Responsibilities: Oversee the preparation of reports related to local, state, and federal regulatory compliance. Keep current with the latest technologies and management techniques, federal, state and local rules, and regulations and laws related to stormwater management; Confer with other Environmental Services Assistant Division Managers to coordinate work efforts whenever necessary or desirable Direct the preparation of and/or authorize various correspondence concerning Environmental Programs operations Attend management and technical training seminars and workshops Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Office and outdoor environment, occasional travel to a variety of locations to conduct work and may be exposed to typical hazards encountered at such work sites. Subject to emergency calls during off-duty hours. 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 engineering, science, public administration or a related field. Supervisory experience in environmental programs or related fields may be substituted for formal education on a year-for-year basis. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State driver's license at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter, or evidence of equivalent mobility. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Professional Engineer License Knowledge & Skills KNOWLEDGE: Operations, principles, practices, methods and techniques of wastewater treatment. Asset management strategies and implementation. Overseeing and inspecting the work of contractors on major engineering projects. Compiling and analyzing statistical and technical information, and other data. Labor relations including Labor union contract negotiations. Managing staff and programs, including developing and implementing workgroup policies, workload projections and assignments; conduct performance reviews and oversee and make recommendations regarding performance management. Coordinate communication and projects with other City departments, governmental and private agencies, consultants, architects, contractors, vendors and the general public. Presentations to elected officials, stakeholders and other groups, as designated Develop and meet schedules and time lines for yourself and assigned staff. Establishing and maintaining cooperative andeffective working relationships with others. Prepare and maintain various personnel and work-related records and reports; prepare the annual division budget; forecast personnel requirements and authorize purchases within established guidelines. SKILLS: Proficient in use of all office equipment including personal computers and related software applications Promote and maintain a culturally diverse work force and take appropriate pro-active steps to provide employees with a work environment free of harassment, intimidation, hostility and coercion based on race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, and family status Effectively organize multiple assignments, sometimes of a complex nature or involving competing priorities, to produce work products that are accurate, thorough, cost effective and on time Ability to adapt to an ever changing work environment and make effective decisions quickly during stressful situations. Set and communicate clear expectations for staff, follow through and establish accountability for all. 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. The City of Tacoma supportsa healthy work/life balance,continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program.We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny: http://www.cityoftacoma.org/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhires Interested individualsmust complete the online application and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. This is a competitive selection process. Your application will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of education, certifications and related experience. Applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond to the City of Tacoma'sneeds will be eligible for further consideration.Those who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on a Referral List for review and potential interview selection. Appointment is subject to passing a pre-employment 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, 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: 6/21/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 22, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma, Neighborhood & Community Services Department (NCS), is recruiting for a Management Analyst II. This position requires an outcome-driven focus, with technical and professional skills to perform a variety of complex functions. The incumbent will perform data analysis of funded programs to inform the development and strengthening of community support systems, and collaborate with a variety of community partners at all levels. The incumbent will possess a strong sense of social wellness, commitment to public service, and passion for developing strategies to improve the quality of life for vulnerable and underserved citizens of Tacoma. The incumbent works well independently, but understands both the chain of command and working with a team. Applicants must demonstrate an understanding of cultural responsiveness, change management, government systems, data analysis, program development, research, best practices, public speaking, community engagement, outreach, facilitation, and the procurement process. This position requires an ability to adjust and balance multiple priorities to meet tight deadlines, as well as ability to navigate complex processes with minimal oversight. The work environment is fast-paced and dynamic, requiring the ability to establish and sustain collaborative internal and external working relationships. Essential Duties: Identify programmatic needs, analyze trends and opportunities, recommend strategy to department leadership, and coordinate delivery of contracted services to address issues in focus areas identified by Council priorities, department goals, and Tacoma 2025, for areas such as mental/behavioral health, youth development, youth and young adult violence reduction, substance-use disorder, domestic violence, human trafficking, financial empowerment, and education services. As part of a team, identify and implement strategies and actions to ensure funding and contracting processes are executed in an accurate and timely manner. Provide data informed solutions along with best practices analysis, and make recommendations regarding funding allocations, policy analysis, and legislative efforts to leadership. Acting as a representative of the City of Tacoma, and the department, serve as a liaison between the City and community partners and stakeholders. Manage internal and external relationships necessary to maintain a system of providers and partners, to leverage City resources. Primary support to the Human Services Commission. Other duties include, but are not limited to, the following: Prepare and present information to a variety of audiences including City staff, City Council, members of the public, and outside organizations. Establish processes within a framework of policies, procedures and regulations Prepare documents for the legislative process. Prepare notice of funding availability. This position requires understanding of project management, developing strategic approaches for leadership consideration, City policies and procedures, and successful collaboration with multiple social, cultural, and/or economic groups, in support of the diverse community we serve. Benefits The City of Tacoma provides excellent medical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family; paid holidays and personal time off; participation in Tacoma's Public Employees' Retirement System and a growing variety of City-sponsored health and wellness opportunities.For more information on the City of Tacoma's benefit package feel free to explore City of Tacoma Benefits. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. The City of Tacoma's workforce goal is to reflect our community. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS (TRAINING AND EDUCATION): Bachelor's degree typically required.Master's degree preferred. Generally requires 3-4 years'experience: Planning and community development Project implementation Strategic planning and visionary implementation Complex community and stakeholder engagement projects Conducting research and analyzing policies, laws, rules, or regulations Conducting financial auditing and management studies Managing and overseeing programs, specialized or technical work processes, standards, regulations and systems Knowledge & Skills 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, make proper recommendations and prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive written reports which require displaying and presenting statistical, graphical, and other reporting methods 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 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 Use intelligence, common sense, hard work and tenacity to solve particularly difficult or complicated challenges. Employ expertise, credibility, and effective partnering to help clients identify, evaluate and resolve complex or sensitive issues, problems and service needs. 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. Makes excellent customer service the standard, 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 and motivating. Maintain current knowledge of industry by reading and interpreting applicable ordinances, rules, regulations, practices, policies and procedures. Program Management Appropriately prioritize and concurrently provide guidance and consultation on multiple programs, integrating many factors into decisions, and ensuring that work progresses toward achieving goals and objectives. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your experience and capacity 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 the interview process. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. NOTE: Applications received without the required resume and cover letter may not progress in the selection process. 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 contactthe Human Resources officeat 253-591-5400 by 4:00pm 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: 6/4/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 22, 2019
Full Time
Position Description As the Public DisclosureAnalyst, you will join a team of public disclosure professionals responsible to analyze, process, formulate and complete City of Tacoma's responses to Public Disclosure Requests (PDRs) in accordance with disclosure obligations contained in federal law, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure ("FRCP"), the Washington State Public Records Act, City public disclosure codes and policies and all other applicable mandates. As part of the City-Wide Public Records Office assist in all aspects of the public disclosure process including to conduct research, apply independent analysis and judgment and utilize technology to discover, gather, review, and produce responsive records. Assist in coordination with City departments and the City Attorney's Office to ensure public disclosure process is conducted in compliance with applicable requirements. Provide high levels of service to public record requestors and to all levels of City staff. Qualifications 3 years of progressively responsible experience in public records management, public disclosure or in a legal or litigation discovery setting; Bachelor's Degree with a focus on public records, business administration, public administration, legal, or a related field; an equivalent combination of education and experience on a year-for-year basis may be applied LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Possession of valid Driver's license or equivalent mobility at time of appointment may be required Certified Public Records Officer (CPRO) certificate or ability to obtain certification within 2 years of the appointment into the classification, preferred Microsoft Search (Office 365 & SharePoint Discovery Center) software experience and Discovery Review software experience, preferred Knowledge & Skills WA State Public Records Act WA State Records Retention Schedules Police Records experience preferred Ability to conduct and document searches in electronic and paper recordkeeping systems Familiarity with records management systems and other relevant technology and techniques preferred Knowledge and understanding of City of Tacoma or other government public disclosure programs, processes and activities preferred Excellent written and oral communication skills Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and to complete projects on tight deadlines Understand and maintain confidentiality Selection Process & Supplemental Information Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their supplemental questionnaire responses scored. Applicants must pass in order to be placed on the eligible list for hiring consideration. Individuals given a conditional offer of employment will be required to pass a background check. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 483. Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: 5/30/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 22, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma and Tacoma Public Utilities are accepting applications for Administrative Assistants. This applicant pool will be used to fill vacancies across the organization for one year. Administrative Assistants support a variety of City services and programs by performing administrative and clerical functions. Administrative Assistant positions exist throughout the City of Tacoma and Tacoma Public Utilities and assignments vary by department. Administrative Assistants use independent judgment in performing professional administrative functions for a department or division by reviewing routine work of staff for completeness,accuracy,and to ensure compliance with laws, rules, policies, procedures and standards. Administrative Assistants handle confidential materials, coordinate personnel actions; assist with projects or programs and coordinate work within a department, between departments, and with the public and/or other governmental entities. 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 Four years of increasingly responsible office work/administrative support; OR Associate's degree and a minimum of two years of increasingly responsible office work experience. *Please note: Related work experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis. LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. Depending upon assignment occasional travel within a 30-mile radius may be required. Individuals must pass a background check. Positions assigned to the Tacoma Police Department require additional background checks, including fingerprinting and/or a polygraph test. Knowledge & Skills Gain the confidence and trust in others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity Actively seek new ways to grow and be challenged Operate effectively even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear Build partnerships and work collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives Relate openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people Recognize the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to our organization Develop and deliver multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences Maneuver comfortably through complex policy, process and people-related organizational dynamics Take on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy and enthusiasm Plan an prioritize work to meet commitments Hold self and others accountable to meet commitments Build strong customer relationships and deliver customer-centric solutions Knowledge of city and governmental policies and procedures regarding area assigned Ability to learn general goals and purpose of departmental services and operations; establish and maintain harmonious work relationships with co-workers and the general public Knowledge of office practices and procedures such as word processing, managing files and records, and other office procedures and terminology Knowledge of government structure and process, budgeting, office technologies Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar Ability to use Word to accurately enter text, insert pictures, format, edit, print, save and retrieve word processing documents Ability to use Excel to accurately enter, manipulate and format text and numerical data, insert, delete and manipulate cells, rows and columns, and create and save worksheets, charts and graphs Ability to use a computer application to manage large amounts of information, including creating and editing simple databases, inputting data, retrieving specific records, and creating reports to communicate the information Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals Knowledge of accounting support techniques Communicate information clearly and effectively to internal and external customers face-to-face, on the telephone, by electronic mail, and through written correspondence Ability to plan and organize work Analyzing situations to develop a course of action Interact respectfully and sensitively with individuals and groups to develop productive relationships and provide customer service Gathering and classifying information according to established methods Cooperate with co-workers on group projects Define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; interview job applicants; handle sensitive contacts with public and other work units Effectively direct work of others Coordinate the operation of an office; and use sound judgment in responding to requests and workplace situations to assist in resolution of issues Selection Process & Supplemental Information Please apply online and attach a current resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in an online skills assessment. The assessment maycover interpersonal skills, spelling, punctuation, grammar, reading comprehension and ability to compare numbers and letters for accuracy. Applicants who receive a passing score will be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. 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. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 483.New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. 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. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, callthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 5/29/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 20, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Venues & Events is responsible for sports and entertainment venues within the City of Tacoma (including the Tacoma Dome, Greater Tacoma Convention Center, historic theaters, and Cheney Stadium), the Office of Arts and Cultural Vitality, and the Special Events program. TVE is seeking a Guest Experience Coordinator to focus on enhancement of the guest experience at the Tacoma Dome and Greater Tacoma Convention Center. The successful candidate for this newly created position will be the organizational champion for the guest perspective;be the voice of and advocate for the guest and evaluate experience during events; ensure that guests, clients and employees of TVE receive excellent service; foster an environment that promotes innovation and implementation of best industry practices to improve service delivery and efficiency. Key responsibilities: Identify, develop and implement continuous improvements to the guest experience in the venues. Maintain and support brand standards; generate positive public relations with guests. Work closely with event related third party contractors (guest services, food & beverage, parking etc.), other City departments, and business partners to ensure consistency of guest experience. Liaise with external event related partners including transportation services (transit, ride share etc.). Design, create, and facilitate a venue focused guest experience training module for all event related employees. Participate in event related service and security briefings with event production personnel, contract supervisors and staff. Design, create, and facilitate an event staff award and recognition program in cooperation with third party contractors. Measure, analyze and report guest experience performance metrics from secret shopper program, guest feedback, post event surveys, and observations; provide post event follow up reports and make recommendations for improvement. Recommend policies, procedures, and best practices to advance the quality of the guest experience. Respond to guest concerns and inquiries in a timely and appropriate manner. Facilitate special accommodations including Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. Hire, train, schedule and supervise part time Event Attendants. Serve as venue manager on duty as assigned. Additional information about the Tacoma Venues & Events venues can be found at www.tacomadome.org and www.tacomaconventioncenter.org . Qualifications Desired Qualifications Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in hospitality/entertainment/sports management or closely related field. Minimum two years' experience in face to face guest services, the planning and coordination of event management activities at a stadium, arena, convention center, conference center, or other similar experience. A minimum of one year's supervisory experience. A combination of education and/or training and/or work experience which clearly demonstrates and provides the ability to perform the work of the class is also acceptable. Must be willing to work extended, irregular and flexible hours as related to the event schedule, including working evenings, weekends and holidays as required. Knowledge & Skills Basic customer service principles, techniques and methodologies. Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate information clearly to a wide range of stakeholders. Relationship management skills with a strong customer focus, proactively meeting customers and clients' needs. Proven interpersonal skills using tact, patience, courtesy and empathy. Leadership skills and the ability to support a diverse front line team (including third party contractors). Highly organized to ensure all aspects of the work are carried out in a timely and high quality manner. Solutions focused and a keen problem solver with the ability to think outside of the box; investigate situations and issues, gather and analyze information, and prepare detailed reports and recommendations. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your responsibilities as it relates to the responsibilities of this position. NOTE: Applications received without attaching the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process. This is a competitive selection process.Your responses on the application form and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed and evaluated for the quality and quantity of education/experience in the areas listed.Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position may be invited to participate in the interview process. Appointment is subject to passing a background check and may include a medical examination and drugscreen. 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 5:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 5/30/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 20, 2019
Full Time
Position Description A Library Assistant performs moderately complex and routine library clerical operations requiring judgment based on established library policies and procedures. Duties include providing basic information of a non-reference nature to patrons,checking out library materials, discharging returned materials, registering patrons for library cards, and performing remittance duties, such as taking fines, running cash register totals, and counting receipts. A Library Assistant has extensive public contact and must possess good interpersonal skills. Library Assistants perform duties that at times involve strenuous movements. The physical ability to reach, bend, stoop, squat, kneel, twist, turn and move materials ranging from 25 to 50 pounds is required on a daily basis. Positions may be located in Public Services and/or Technical Services depending upon the needs of the Library. Work schedules will vary and include some evening and weekend work. This is a full-time position. The Tacoma Public Library offers a competitive and generous Section 125 Flexible Benefits Plan and employees and the Tacoma Public Library jointly contribute to the Tacoma Employees Retirement Systems (TERS) and Social Security. 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. Make sure you read this announcement for full details. Qualifications High school graduation or equivalent One year full-time experience, or the equivalent 2080 hours, performing public library work or related office, clerical or customer service work Knowledge & Skills Considerable skill and ability in handling public contacts with tact and courtesy Skill and ability to work well with staff and patrons and to project a good public service attitude Working knowledge of modern office practices, procedures and equipment Working knowledge of English grammar and the ability to converse with the public, on the phone and in person Good judgment in making minor decisions in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Library Attention to detail Skill and ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions Skill and ability to file, perform basic math computations, maintain records and operate office/library equipment, such as computer terminals, typewriters, copy machines, calculators, cash registers, laminators, thermobinders, office binders, postage meters and scales, and other library equipment Ability to stand the majority of work shift and reach library materials at overhead and floor levels. High shelves range from approximately 7 feet to 12 feet, depending on location Ability to maintain Library efficiency standards Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals who meet the minimum qualification for this position must apply online. Your application should include job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the Tacoma Public Library andAFSCMELocal 120. Applicants who qualify for veteran's preference must attach a copy of their DD214, Member 4 copy, at the time of application. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to a written test in during the month of June, 2019. 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 p.m. of the closingdateof the job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 5/28/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 14, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The Tacoma Public Library seeks a confident, energetic, and highly collaborative individual as the Outreach Librarian to support the new Microlibrary initiative. This position will develop and implement programming and small "micro" collections to strengthen library connections with the Eastside and Hilltop neighborhoods of Tacoma. Possible programming to engage community members could include storytimes, author talks, tech help, film screenings, STEM or STEAM programs, or other interactive events. The position will support the Microlibrary initiative with the ongoing development of programming that furthers the Library's mission and strengthens Library services and relationships in those neighborhoods; building public engagement through interactive programs of interest to the community; amplifying the Library's programming offerings by working with community partners; and conducting attendance development activities to cultivate new audiences and engage existing audiences through creative programming that enriches lives. The Outreach Librarian will work to develop and implement programming in the Microlibraries, with some event spaces available as soon as summer 2019. The Outreach Librarian will: engage communities and event space partners to coordinate public programming planning and implementation, including scheduling, logistics, and promotion; develop outcomes data to evaluate programming and collections to assess quality and to determine improvements; and develop responsive collections that reflect each community's interests. The position works collaboratively with all entities involved in public programming and collection development; makes connections and builds relationships with relevant community organizations and individuals; develops a highly-personalized outreach strategy for collections and public programming; works with the Library's Public Information Officer to develop marketing strategy; and stays abreast of national dialogue about innovative public programming and outreach services best practices. The Tacoma Public Library offers a competitive and generous Section 125 Flexible Benefits Plan and employees and the Tacoma Public Library jointly contribute to the Tacoma Employees Retirement Systems (TERS) and Social Security. 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 Master of Library Science (MLS) or a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree from an accredited library school. LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS A Washington State Librarian's Certification is required within 60 days of hire Depending on assignment, a Washington State Driver License, or proof of equivalent mobility, may be required Appointment is subject to passing a background check Knowledge & Skills Knowledge of: Public service theory and practice Principles and practices of modern library science and the techniques used in library classification and cataloging A wide variety of reference tools/resources and ability to apply successful search techniques Publications and resources for the selection of library materials A variety of authors, titles and genres, in print and non-print formats Good communication and English grammar Training and public speaking Skills: Project a good public service attitude Converse with the public in person, online, and by phone Handle public contacts with tact and courtesy Work well with a diverse population of library patrons, including children, students, adults, businesses and the community, as well as with other staff Assess problems and to recommend actions to improve the delivery of public service Demonstrate good analytical skills and reasoning ability Demonstrate sound judgment in applying and interpreting library policies and procedures Interpret a variety of questions and relay information accurately Operate the integrated library system (ILS) Navigate the internet and use online resources Operate a personal computer and a variety of computer programs and software on computer workstations, including Microsoft Word, Excel and other standard business applications Maintain currency in library technology Instruct patrons in the use of a variety of library equipment Operate and perform minor maintenance on a variety of library equipment Demonstrate good professional judgment in the development and maintenance of library collection Selection Process & Supplemental Information All interested individuals must attach a resume and cover letter to their application that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to the position. If applicable, scan and attach your DD-214 proof of military discharge form. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications as stated above will have their Experience and Training Test (E&T) scored by an evaluation committee from the answers obtained in the supplemental questionnaire. The results of the scores from the E&T will establish the eligible list. Candidates must pass the experience and training test in order to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the Tacoma Public Library and AFSCME Local 120. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma and the Tacoma Public Library: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the application process, questions regarding this job announcement, or ifyou areexperiencing complications while applying, please contact Human Resources at (253) 591-5400, by 4:00 p.m. on the closing date,aslisted on this job announcement. This will allow us to assist you before the job announcement closes. Closing Date/Time: 5/31/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 11, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Do you like the idea of being a part of a team focused on your personal success and professional growth, as well as of those we serve? Do you enjoy working with data in all respects, including acquisition, management, analytics, dashboard development and visualization? Do you find personal satisfaction in helping others? If you want a challenging and evolving role that impacts all levels of an organization and improves how we support our customers, this role might be the one for you. Tacoma Public Utilities is seeking a Business Planning Analyst to join the Management Services team. In this role, you will interact with staff from all levels of our organization, from executive leaders to budget leads. You will play a vital role in the development of processes, procedures and tools that support all phases of Tacoma Public Utility's operating and capital budgets. You will participate in analytical efforts across the utility and transform data to present our story in ways that are easily understood by non-technical audiences. Tacoma Public Utilities (TPU) provides power, water, rail and telecommunications services and operates facilities in six counties.We balance our obligation to provide our customers with reliable, competitively priced services with respect for the natural environment. Management Services promotes a culture of trust where ideas for improvements are freely shared in the interest of maximizing value to the customers we serve. We emphasize a respectful team environment that values creative approaches to problem solving. As part of our team, you will have the freedom to share your ideas, thoughts and experiences. As part of Management Services Planning team, you will have an integral role in the development and implementation of Tacoma Public Utility's operating and capital budgets, including program-wide and day-to-day support. You will help develop tools that integrate data in support of our budget development, analysis and reporting. Responsibilities include compiling and analyzing data to serve as a technical advisor on TPU's budget across the organization. Our ideal candidate will be good at working on cross functional teams and fostering collaboration and agreement in support of TPU planning policies and initiatives. They will possess strong communication skills with high proficiency in building PowerPoint presentations, use Excel, Power BI, and/or Tableau regularly to report and communicate numbers in a way that others understand and find valuable, and have experience with data visualization and storytelling. And finally, we are looking for someone who is very organized and can manage multiple tasks. We work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with, at times, rapidly changing deadlines and expectations; flexibility is key. Our team appreciates teamwork, creativity and agility. We take pride in providing quality services that benefit Tacoma Public Utilities, and ultimately our customers. Key Job Responsibilities Include: Maintenance of Capital and O&M Budgets: Analyze and review Section's biennial budgets and assist in the ongoing monitoring of operating and multi-year capital budgets. Run reports and synthesize data; provide analysis and consultation to Sections Support reporting capabilities: Develop data integration tools and financial reports in support of multiple business units across Tacoma Public Utilities. Conduct research on internal and external processes; benchmark and regularly maintain budget performance-based measures; draft reports and communication. Data Visualization: Deliver business insights and solve complex analytical problems using a blend of data visualization and storytelling tools such as Power BI and Tableau Desktop Assist Tacoma Public Utilities' business planning efforts by helping to coordinate processes, facilitating workshops and communicating outcomes, writing issue papers, drafting/editing reports and performing policy analysis on complex issues and positions Qualifications 3+ years of increasing responsibilities in one or a combination of the following: public sector or utility experience preparing operating and capital budgets or financial analysis Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration, economics or a related field; applicable experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis. Knowledge & Skills Analysis, Research and Problem Solving Accounting or budgeting experience for an electric or water utility, understanding of FERC or NARUC accounting principles. Strong research and analytical skills, financial planning, budgeting and economic forecasting experience. Ability to quickly learn, analyze, understand and convey complex information. Proactive, highly motivated and deadline driven. Strong organizational and time management skills. Ability to perform in high-pressure and fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Strong computer ability with advanced knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel and Access, budget software and performance management software. Experience with SAP ERP software. Uncover root causes to difficult problems and evaluate pros and cons, risks and benefits of different solution options. Effective Communication Excel at communicating technical concepts to non-technical audiences through dynamic visualizations and storytelling using Power BI, Tableau Desktop, MS Visio or MS PowerPoint. This includes the compilation of reports, presentations and records; developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences. Effectively communicate in a variety of settings; one-on-one, small and large groups, among diverse styles and position levels. Provide timely and helpful information to others across the organization. Encourage the open expression of diverse ideas and opinions. Professionalism Conduct all assignments in a professional and timely manner, work with confidentiality and discretion. Work effectively through complex policy, process, and people-related organizational dynamics. Use a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses. Selection Process & Supplemental Information City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: 5/28/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 11, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma is establishing a civil service list for Carpenter classification. We have one immediate opportunity at Tacoma Public Utilities. Carpenters perform various skilled carpentry duties involving rough and finish carpentry necessary in the construction, maintenance and repair of buildings and other structures. Position normally works repairing and maintaining doors, floors, windows, partitions, bridges, and small parts of buildings; participate in the setting and installation of fences, gates, sidewalks, curbs, vaults, manholes, drains, and foundations for towers and other equipment; repairing building and maintaining tables, chairs, benches, cabinets, counters, and other wood equipment; installing hardware on doors, windows and related wood parts; grading lumber to determine economically appropriate material for jobs; forming and pouring concrete; participating in excavation and placement of reinforcing steel and anchor bolts. Work includes indoor and outdoor assignments; subject to noise. Position requires lifting, pushing, climbing and working from ladders and scaffolds. Employees in this position may be exposed to potentially hazardous materials. Qualifications Graduation from high school or GED equivalent; 5+ years of full-time paid employment as a journey level carpenter; Any equivalent combination of education and experience totaling a minimum of five years that demonstrates the ability to perform the work of this position would qualify; Valid driver's license; Valid first aid card with CPR, and forklift certification by the end of the probationary period and maintenance thereafter; Positions assigned to the Tacoma Police Department may require additional background checks which may include fingerprinting and/or a polygraph test. Knowledge & Skills Standard practices, processes, materials and tools of the carpentry trade. Occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade. Record-keeping techniques. Operation of a variety of tools, machinery and equipment used in the trades. Technical aspects of field of specialty. Basic qualities and uses of various wood and other construction materials. Personal computer applications. Plan, layout and perform carpentry work. Work from blueprints, shop drawings and sketches. Understand and follow oral and written directions. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy. Lift objects weighing up to 100 pounds. Prepare simple records. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Operate City vehicles, trucks and forklifts. Perform Heavy manual labor. Operate a variety of tools, equipment and machines such as saws, drills, trowels, sanders, levels, welders and other hand and power tools. Perform other skilled maintenance work as assigned. Add, subtract, multiply and divide quickly and accurately. Meet schedules and timeliness. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Rodney Croston, 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 , Facebook , or Instagram ! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable,walkablecities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Candidates will be evaluated and ranked on an eligibility list for one immediate vacancy, and any vacancies that occur at the City of Tacoma for one year. This position is represented by Teamsters Local 117. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 10, 2019
Full Time
Position Description This posting is re-opening to meet the hiring needs of the department and the qualifications needed for this position. One application per person please. As a registered nurse with City of Tacoma, Fire Department you will be a part of a non-emergency operation team, the CARES Unit, working on an Opioid Project aimed at reducing opioid use, illicit drug use, and prevention of overdoses in the Tacoma Fire Department jurisdiction. This special operations team will facilitate standing orders for medication assisted treatment and will provide nursing assessments on-scene with EMS and/or police personnel at opioid related 911 incidents. This position is under the direction of the Medical Director and is an exempt position. Duties will include on-scene assessments, development of patient-centered plans of care, care coordination among internal/external multidisciplinary team, and facilitation of safe care transitions in the community. The purpose of the registered nurse role is to initiate medication assisted treatment (MAT) in the community and jails for opioid related events. The registered nurse will be responsible for all nursing care based on established clinical policies and respond in a non-emergency capacity to 911 calls. Perform nursing assessment on-scene of 911 calls. Develop a comprehensive patient care assessment and plan using the principles of relationship-based care. Coordinate with the medical director on assessment findings and recommendation for initial dose of MAT. Follow-up with patient as needed over the weekend to ensure withdrawal comfort and success of treatment. Engage MAT team on treatment plans. Facilitate care with a health care team inclusive of internal and external providers. Be a consistent contact for patients, families, and the health care team throughout the patient's care and achievement of care goals. Identify and resolve barriers to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and efficient patient throughput to the appropriate providers. Coordinate appointments for timely, clinical decision -making and optimalhandoversacross the continuum of care. Communicate with patients and families around the plan of care, answer questions, teach and coach onopioidwithdrawaland MAT. Work Schedule Nurses will average64 hours of per bi-weeklypay period, plus unscheduled call-outs.For each two-week pay period, the nurse will be scheduled for 3-4 shifts ranging in length between 8-13 hours that will occur at the times of swing or night shifts. There may be optional 24/7 on-call shift work. These schedules will be swing or night shift after training is completed. For approximately the first month after hire employees will work full-time (40 hours per week) while training. 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 Registered nurse with active Washington State license. Please submit 3 professional references. Knowledge & Skills This position requires a high degree of communication skills, organizational skills, ability to analyze and prioritize patient needs, and the ability to interpret and consolidate vague information from multiple sources. Clear and concise documentation and assessment skills, use of discretion and good judgment, and sound decision-making. This position requires an individual who can work autonomously and in a team setting. In addition, applicant must: Have experience with patients suffering from substance abuse disorders. Preference will be given to RN's with experience with populations suffering from opioid specific disorder. Collaborative professional who can work alongside EMS and Police. Highly proficient in use of technology and computers. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This posting is re-opening to meet the hiring needs of the department and the qualifications needed for this position. One application per person please. Interested individuals must apply online and attach a resume and cover letter that describes 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 checkand drug screen. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with theapplication process,please contactthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591-5400 by 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement.For questions regarding the position, please contact Laura Morris at lmorris@cityoftacoma.org. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 10, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The test date for this recruitment isscheduled for Friday,August 9, 2019. This is general duty police work involving the protection of life and property, enforcement of laws and ordinances, maintenance of order, and prevention and investigation of crimes. Work is performed according to departmental regulations and procedures prescribed by superior officers and normally consists of routine patrol, traffic regulations, and crime prevention and investigation on motorcycles, or on foot.Work involves a substantial element of personal danger and employees must be able to act without direct supervision and exercise independent discretion in emergencies. All assignments in this class involve responsibility for recognizing the social importance of police functions, for tactful and courteous treatment of the public, and for conscientious and efficient performance of duties under little direct supervision. Employees may be assigned to work on special assignments which call upon specialized ability and knowledge usually attained through experience as a uniformed Police Officer. Assignments and general and special instructions are received from superior officers who review work by personal inspection, check of reports, and general appraisal of the effectiveness of the employee and the entire police service. Primary Duties Successfully complete the Basic Law Enforcement Academy provided by the Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission; Learn and apply knowledge of basic first aid procedures; Resolve a variety of potentially volatile and dangerous situations in a calm, confident, and effective manner; Drive a patrol car under normal and adverse conditions; Train and use firearms safely in accordance with departmental rules; Clean and maintain assigned firearms and vehicles; Understand and carry out oral and written instructions; Learn, interpret and apply modern principles, practices, and procedures of police work; Write clear and comprehensive reports; Work with the public and coworkers in a professional and courteous manner; Show initiative in performing job functions, and ability to enforce federal, state and local laws. City of Tacoma Recruitment The City of Tacoma wants to employ a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and we welcome candidates with diverse and/or multicultural skill sets and personal experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications You must be a United States citizen; You must possess a high school diploma or GED; You must be at least 20.5 years of age at the time of application - and be 21 years of age by date of appointment; You must be able to meet the physical requirements and medical standards prescribedby theCity of Tacoma and Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: You must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license at time of application. A valid Washington State driver's license is required for employment (with maintenance thereafter)and driving history will be thoroughly assessed during the hiring process. First Aid and CPR card upon hire with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills Fluent English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary. Principles, practices and procedures used in police work. State, County and City laws and ordinances. Recent legislation and court decisions affecting police duties. Traffic and crowd control techniques. Rules of evidence and laws of arrest. Operation of a variety of specialized police vehicles and equipment. Crime scene preservation and investigation methods and techniques. Basic First Aid procedures. Operation of a personal computer. Prepare clear and concise reports. Maintain proficiency in driving and in the use of firearms in accordance with department guidelines. Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action. Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Understand scope of authority. Relate effectively to people of a variety of cultures, languages, abilities and social-economic situations. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Observe legal and defensive driving practices. Comply with safety standards and regulations. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Applicants who have applied and met the City's minimum qualifications, will be contacted by the Police Department's Hiring Officer and sent an Initial Personal History Questionnaire via e-mail. It is the applicant's responsibility to follow all instructions, to check his/her e-mail regularly and to meet set deadlines. Failure to follow the requested processes may result in disqualification. Applicants who are eligible for veterans scoring criteria (Veterans Preference) MUST attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4 (proof of military discharge form) at time of application to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference points. Applicants must pass a Physical Ability Test (PAT) and a written exam before being placed on an eligibility list. In addition, eligible applicants must pass all phases of the hiring process including oral board, pre-offer assessment test, and background investigation. Upon successful completion of these hiring steps, the applicant may receive a Conditional Offer of Employment, conditional upon available positions within the Police Department and the successful completion of the polygraph examination, physical and psychological examinations, and any other phases of the pre-employment process that might need to be accomplished. Applicants may be removed from the eligible list for failure to pass any of these hiring steps. Once an applicantbecomes a commissioned officer, the position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 6 Tacoma Police Union IUPA. Note: The PAT and written exam datesare tentatively scheduled forFriday, August 9, 2019. Communication from the City of Tacoma: Please indicate in your online application that you prefer email notification as this is the preferred method of communication with the City of Tacoma. In order to receive the most efficient communications from the City of Tacoma Human Resources Department and the Tacoma Police Department, we ask that each applicant create a Gmail email address for correspondence. Please use any combination of your first and last name as the email address. Ex: Smithjane@gmail.com , Janesmith@gmail.com JSmith123@gmail.com . This will assist the Tacoma Police Department hiring unit with tracking information received during the hiring process. We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend an hour or more entering the required information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. If you experience any complications while applying, please contact Human Resources as 253.591.5400 by 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 8, 2019 in order for us to assist you before the closing time. If you are interested in additional information regarding test standards, testing deadlines and other information about the City of Tacoma and the Tacoma Police Department, visit our websites at www.cityoftacoma.org or www.cityoftacoma.org/government/city_departments/police To learn more about the Tacoma Police Department's hiring process click here . Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: 7/8/2019 12:30 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 08, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma seeks a high-performing Continuous Improvement Specialist to support the Innovation and Process Improvement group--within the Continuous Improvement team--by aiding with routine project management administration, change management coordination, and customer relationship management. Under minimal supervision, this position supports a high-performing team of higher-level professional CI Analysts in their work on complex, cross-departmental projects with high impact and visibility across the City, which includes General Government and Tacoma Public Utilities. The CI Specialist will support the CI team by ensuring that project deliverables are fulfilled on time and within the project charter's specifications and objectives. This position is term-limited and funding cannot be guaranteed beyond December 31, 2020. To achieve this, the CI Specialist will be responsible for duties and tasks that include, but are not limited to: Data mining / collection and analysis Highly efficient meeting and workshop coordination High-touch liaising with directors and managers across all City departments Detail-oriented analytical problem solving Succinct and precise note taking and task tracking in work meetings with staff at all levels Meticulous tracking of key performance indicators for each project Maintenance of internal project management processes and tracking systems Adaptive situational awareness competencies to support the management of large cross-functional teams This citywide program is housed within Human Resources and works closely with senior executive management to engage in dynamic and cross-functional projects and policy development. Once fully staffed in 2019, the Continuous Improvement team (CI) will consist of nine staff across three areas: Innovation & Process Improvement Using the City of Tacoma's ci4i Improvement Framework, this team is responsible for conducting process improvement efforts with workgroups throughout the organization to enhance service delivery to the community, improve internal operations, and generate financial efficiencies. This team also supports citywide efforts to further City Council priorities (similar to a Bloomberg Innovation Team). Learning This team will be responsible for transforming the Citywide corporate training program to develop a variety of learning opportunities to help our workforce sharpen the skills they need to address increasingly complex issues. Organizational Effectiveness This team will be responsible for working with people managers and program managers citywide to increase our effectiveness as an organization through better leadership and streamlined organizational processes. 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 Desirable Qualifications (Training and Education): Associate's Degree or above, and at least two years of work in project management, business operations, change management, or program management. Preferred : Bachelor's Degree and training or certification in a process improvement or problem solving methodologies such as lean, Total Quality Management (TQM), High Performing Organization (HPO), Theory of Constraints (TOC), Root Cause Analysis (RCA), or similar. Knowledge & Skills Project management task tracking Process and stakeholder mapping Organizational analysis Business Intelligence, program evaluation and/or strategic planning experience Experience with complex scheduling and coordinating of large cross-functional teams Precise and effective business communications - developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences Facilitating for effective and equitable collaboration Confidence and persuasiveness in communicating and liaising with decision makers Strong time management regiments and the ability to prioritize completing objectives to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals Confidence and ability to maneuver comfortably through complex policy, process, and people related to organizational dynamics Interpersonal savvy - ability to relate openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people The Ideal Candidate A CI Specialist will be adept at supporting seven to ten projects at once by regularly liaising with project leads and internal customers, managing ambiguity and high-pressure environments with sound decision-making analysis and work prioritization, and completing duties that support CI initiatives and projects on time with a high-degree of precision. This individual should be a strong writer and communicator, a detailed analyst with adaptability to move from high-level to low-level analysis and design, and a conscientious and adaptive self-starter who will identify and implement business and process improvements for the CI team as they arise in day-to-day work. This individual should enjoy the challenges of a highly technical, dynamic and fast-paced work environment. Candidates that represent the diversity of the Tacoma community and/or are multilingual are encouraged to apply. 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. To be considered for this challenging and rewarding career opportunity, please apply online through the City of Tacoma's website and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your experience, training, motivations, and expertise as it relates to the responsibilities of this position and a list of five references at the time of application. Please also attach a digital file of 10 pages or less that represents work you are proud of (could be a presentation, report, photo with explanation, etc.) NOTE: Applications received without the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process. 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 5:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement.This will allow us to assist you before the job announcement closes. Closing Date/Time: 5/27/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 06, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The Tacoma Fire Department is currently seeking a motivated, analytical, and experienced professional who is interested in challenging and varied work supporting the Finance & Planning Division of the Administration Bureau. This position will play an essential role in providing direction or support to the following programs and functions: Procurement Prepare complex and large-dollar RFPs, waivers, bids, and contracts Prepare and deliver purchase resolutions to the Contracts & Awards Board and/or City Council Monitor contract and vendor performance and adjust as necessary, making recommendations that improve efficiencies for invoicing and pricing Data Analytics Connect disparate datasets, presenting conclusions to executives Develop and maintain performance reporting tools (financial, response, project-specific) Proactively identify opportunities for process improvements using data Budget Monitoring Review budget proposals and prepare items for submission to the Office of Management & Budget and City Manager's Office Monitor budgetary performance and alert manager to issues and opportunities Grants Management Prepare local and federal grant applications, complying with strict deadlines and requirements Manage the performance of grant-related timelines and ensure that all work funded by a grant is in compliance An incumbent in this position will be expected to act as a subject matter expert, be an independent problem solver, analyze complexdata, and prepare and present findings and documents to executive and legislative positions. 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 Desirable Qualifications (Training, Education and Experiences): The ideal candidate will have a Master's Degree in accounting, finance, or related subject and at least two years of increasingly responsible work in fiscal functions with an emphasis on budget management and procurement. Preferred experience includes: Writing, and managing responses to, bids, waivers, requests for information/proposal, and contracts. Dealing with complex analysis, interpreting large datasets and preparing conclusions (using Excel, PowerBI, and other analytical tools). Working in a public sector entity environment, especially a public safety department. Managing workload and assignments of staff members, including resolving issues with minimal supervision. Writing professional communications and giving presentations to executive staff and governing bodies. Authoring competitive grants for state and federal review. LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Certified Public Finance Officer and Data Analytics certification are desirable. Knowledge & Skills Knowledge: City and governmental policies and procedures, especially including procurement regulations Government structure and process, and appropriate language usage, especially when describing complex material Skills: Problem resolution and negotiation Performance of complex calculations, especially in Excel Effective verbal and written communication Planning and organizing work Analyzing situations to develop a course of action Abilities: Interpret, analyze and present conclusions from data, including developing datasets Perform multiple tasks simultaneously, effectively, and efficiently Develop recommendations for process improvement Establish and maintain effective working relationships 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. To be considered for this challenging and rewarding career opportunity, please apply online through the City of Tacoma's website and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your experience, training, motivations, and expertise as it relates to the responsibilities of this position and a list of five references at the time of application. Also attach a digital file of work you are proud of (examples includevolunteer, educational, personal, work experiences or grant writing). Please note if selected for an interview you may be asked to present on the attached file. If applicable, scan and attach your DD-214 proof of military discharge disposition form at time of application. NOTE: Applications received without the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process. 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 5:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement.This will allow us to assist you before the job announcement closes. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Apr 12, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power hasan opportunity for a Mechanic at the Cowlitz HydroelectricFacility on Riffe Lake, near Mossyrock, Washington. Hydroelectric Mechanics perform skilled work in the journey-level maintenance and repair of hydroelectric facility equipment, apparatus, fixtures, structures, heavy equipment and vehicles used at hydroelectric sites, hatcheriesand recreational facilities. The position requires the combined mastery of a mechanic, machinist, millwright, welder, pipe fitter and plumber; andunderstanding ofbasic electricity. The ideal candidate has an exceptional mechanical mind and demonstrated ability to solve complex mechanical problems and troubleshoot elaborate mechanical systems. We have a great team of dedicated, hardworking professionals. This candidate needs to work well with others in a collaborative crew environment. Responsibilities include: Perform periodic overhauls, maintenance and repairs to hydroelectric generators; repair or replace governor controls, turbine runners, seals, rings, bearings and bushings, high-pressure valves and lubricating and piping systems; Make drawings or plans and fabricateand/or machine parts and hardware from raw materials using shop equipment and machinery; Maintain project well and potable water systems, raw water disposal and fire maintenance systems; Lead a work party in performing maintenance or repair work; Perform hydro plant operations including turbine/generator units, spill gates, river outlet valves, emergency generators, and other equipment as required during emergencies, testing, or other situations requiring manual operations; Unit operations through computerized plant control systems; Work with engineering in planning and testing equipment modifications or replacement; Maintain and repair project housing, buildings and facilities; install windows, doors and cabinets, construct concrete forms, pour and finish cement work, construct new buildings, bridges, towers and overhaul work boats. Work is performed indoors and outdoors in sometimes pristine and sometimes inclement weather; and in high or confined places or near high voltage power lines andloud environments. For more information about Tacoma Power's Hydroelectric Plants, please go to the Tacoma Public Utilities website at http://www.mytpu.org/tacomapower/about-tacoma-power/dams-power-sources/hydro-power . Qualifications Graduation from high school or equivalent; Completion of a recognized mechanical or machinist apprenticeship program or 3+years training in Industrial Mechanical Maintenance; 5+ years journey-level mechanic/machinist involving industrial mechanical and maintenance duties; 2+ years as a journey-levelmechanic/machinistat a power generating station may substitute for experience and training; Highly skilled in the operation of lathes, milling machines, in-line drill presses and other tools in a machine shop; Valid Washington State Class A Commercial Drivers License required before completion of probation with maintenance thereafter; Tanker endorsement may be required; First Aid, CPR, flagging and forklift certification required prior to completion of probationary period with maintenance thereafter; Unrestricted respirator clearance at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. By completion of probation you must reside within 30 minutes of the HydroProject so that you can respond to emergency call-outs. Relocation assistance may be provided. Knowledge & Skills Methods, equipment and materials used in mechanical maintenance and repair, construction, carpentry, plumbing, air conditioning/heating and basic electricity Interpret and apply health and safety regulations Interpret and apply applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures. Apply basic First Aid and CPR procedures. Interpret and apply the principles of mechanics, fluids and hydraulics as used in power generation and associated equipment Interpret and apply the principles of basic operation of hydroelectric plants Obtain and hold safety clearances on rotating equipment for maintenance purposes Communicate effectively both orally and in writing Operate and maintain lathes, mills, drills and common machine shop tools and equipment Prepare and use rigging for lifting heavy loads by crane or portable equipment Use a variety of welding and cutting equipment Use machines and hand tools in performing carpentry, painting, plumbing, cement work and vehicle service and repair Operate cranes and hoists Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action Work independently with little direction Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others Prepare and work from blueprints, shop drawings and sketches. 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 Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Rodney Croston, 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 , Facebook , or Instagram ! 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. Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Candidates invited to an interview may be required to take a "hands on" practical assessment. HIRING REQUIREMENTS Individuals given a conditional offer of employment must also pass a background check and a pre-employment medical examination that includes a drug screen and respirator certification. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between The City of Tacoma and IBEW Local 483. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at (253) 591-5400 before the closing date to apply. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Apr 10, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Public Utilities is seekingskilled Civil 3D drafters. We are looking for highlymotivated people looking to work on a variety ofchallenging andexciting projects such as dams, fish hatcheries, water main and infrastructurereplacement,and a variety of interagency projects. Assist engineersand workon a team committedto your professional development. Spend your career at City of Tacoma with opportunity for career growth. The ideal candidate is reliable, hard working and canwork independentlyor as part of a team. A successful Tech can learn quickly, work autonomously, and is not afraid to ask questions. Responsibilities include: Perform computer-aided drafting for civil and mechanical drawings in Civil 3D; Provide quality-check and oversight on as-built drawings as provided by the engineering staff; Maintain GIS data integrity; Electronically record data on sectional maps; Prepare engineering drawings; reduce engineering data and computations of estimate and quantities; Participate in various field studies; analyze information and prepare reports of findings; Perform on-site work verification for conformity to specifications of materials and installations; Perform mathematical computations from field notes, tabulate statistics, and draw graphs and charts showing trends and comparisons; Provide public information concerning services, andresearch property information. Qualifications Graduation from high school or equivalent; 2+ years of experience in sub-professional engineering related work using Civil 3D; Completion of a recognized engineering technology vocational education program which includes computer-aided drafting training in Civil 3D; or, one-year relevant college-level engineering course work utilizing Civil 3D. (Two-years of experience are equivalent to one year of education.) Valid Driver's license. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Rodney Croston, 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 , Facebook , or Instagram ! 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. Tacoma Water Tacoma Water has a proud tradition of operating and maintaining one of the country's oldest municipally owned water systems.We provide high-quality water at very competitive prices.We provide direct service to more than 300,000 peoplethroughout Pierce and King counties. Our mission is to provide clean, reliable water now and in the future. If you share our values of Respect, Accountability, Inspiration, and Vision; if you have the courage to challenge and be challenged; if you demonstrate mutual respect; and if you value innovation, we are looking for you. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma Tacoma, WA, USA
Apr 01, 2019
Full Time
Duties include, but are not limited to: Lead long-range planning efforts for active transportation, including providing input to the City's Transportation Master Plan Support capital project design and development by facilitating the inclusion of appropriately-designed active transportation facilities in new projects and plans.  Act as the liaison to the City's Bicycle and Pedestrian Technical Advisory Group.  Support Transportation Demand Management (TDM) and Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) programs within the City of Tacoma, including developing policies which support increased utilization of these programs and implementation of the CTR law. Collaborate with various departments and agencies to discuss and implement policies and programs that support the City's active transportation goals. Represent the City at various private/public organizations and stakeholder committees that support active transportation and trail systems. Lead public events and support various active community initiatives and events that promote healthier lifestyles. Identify and secure funding resources to supplement various City programs and services related to the promotion and education of urban transportation solutions, mass transportation enhancements and pedestrian accommodations. Lead and/or supervise various groups to support projects, including internal Planning staff and external consultants. Build and maintain an innovative network of key partners across sectors such as governments, industry, business, utilities, and academia to support sustainable infrastructure practices in Tacoma, as part of sustainable transportation strategy. Collectively, these responsibilities are expected to initiate/develop/deliver projects, create/promote innovative programs, and create/support events that increase use of alternative transportation modes such as walking, biking, scooting, skating, carpooling/sharing and transit. 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.
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Mar 31, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma, Environmental Services Department, has exciting opportunities for up to two Engineers in appointive positions. The City has the flexibility to fill these positions with either an entry level candidate (Associate Engineer) or an experienced candidate (Professional Engineer) that has a WA State Professional Engineering license. We are seeking outgoing, highly motivated individuals who are interested in diverse and challenging engineering projects to join our dynamic, award winningEnvironmental Services Team. These positions will play an important role in the Capital Delivery Group of the Environmental Services Science and Engineering (ESSE) Division. These positionswill collaborate and coordinate with the group's Assistant Division Manager and Principal Engineers on the planning, design, and construction management of capital improvement projects for the City's Wastewater, Surface Water and Solid Waste Utilities (approximate average annual Capital Improvement budget of $30 Million). The ESSE Divisionprovides a unique opportunity for engineers to work on a wide variety of complex capital improvement projects as they progress through their careers. The types of projects can cover the full spectrum of typical municipal infrastructure improvements associated with Wastewater, Surface Water, and Solid Waste Utilities and partnering with the City's Public Works Department and Tacoma Public Utilities. Being able to be involved in projects and programs from their inception through their full life is a unique and exiting component of working in the ESSE! Depending on the background and professional interests of the successful applicant(s), these positions will focus on either of the following two areas: Facility Capital Projects - Projects that include multiple engineering disciplines found in typical municipal utility facilities such as: wastewater treatment processes; wastewater and surface water pumping systems; and electrical and instrumentation systems Collection System Projects - Projects that focus on the planning and design of municipal wastewater and surface water collection system capital improvements, including both open cut and trenchless technologies and associated roadway improvements as well as state of the art green infrastructure and innovative surface water management components The below video links provide an overview of the award winning, exciting, and diverse engineering projects we often work on: Central Wastewater Treatment Plant Flood Project : Point Defiance Stormwater Treatment Facility Project Process Control System Upgrade These positions will be responsible for leading project teams and coordinating with engineering technicians, construction managers and other project stakeholders in the pursuit of fully developed and executedcapital projects. These are important positions that significantly contribute to Environmental Service's mission to provide sustainable and cost-effective management services to protect the environment and recover value from Tacoma's waste streams. The applicant(s) selected for these positions will co-locate with a group of dynamic and creative engineers, scientists, and technicians all housed at Tacoma's new Center For Urban Waters facility situated adjacent Tacoma's Foss Waterway in downtown Tacoma. For more information on the unique Center for Urban Waters professional environment visit the following web site: https://www.urbanwaters.org If the below list of personal traits sounds like you, then you are just the type of person we are searching for to join our team! Outgoing, positive personality who enjoys leading project teams on exciting engineering design and construction projects, Excellent interpersonal communication skills, Strong personal motivation and drive - an ambitious and committed self-starter Interestin a wide array of interesting technical / engineering challenges 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. Ability to read, understand and develop engineering plans, specifications, estimates, technicalreports and manuals. Time management and leadership skills. Ability to effectively lead and also be a member of small to medium sized teams, which contain a wide variety of personalities and interests. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written). Ability to present technical material in front of audiences in a clear and concise manner. Key Activities Plan, develop, coordinate and manage multi-million dollar engineering projects. Scope definition, project accounting, preliminary design, construction estimating, team development and scheduling. Preliminary to final design work, treatment process design, pumping and pipeline capacity analysis, site and utility condition assessment, permitting, plan sheets, technical specifications and quantity calculations. Work closely with stakeholders, including public and private agencies, utilities, business and property owners, engineering consultants, and internalCity stakeholders/team members to ensure an efficient and successful project. Monitor project budgets, scope, schedule and workload of team members during design and construction. Coordinate and partner with Environmental Services Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Division stakeholders to ensure the successful planning, design, and construction of facility capital projects. This particular activity is very important and crucial to the success of Environmental Services facility projects as there are a significant number of O&M stakeholders with a wide range of inputs and opinions. This particular activity requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Manage the work of private professional engineering consultants when these outside services are necessary to supplement in-house planning, design, and or construction management efforts. Work closely with Asset Management staff to develop the scope of projects that comprise the Department's Capital Improvement Program. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: This is a professional environment with most activities occurring in an office setting with periodic field visits to active construction sites. Periodic field work consists of in-the-field collaboration with Construction Managers and Inspectors that are part of each project's core team. Position may require driving, sitting, standing, walking or climbing for long periods of time. Qualifications Bachelor of Science Degree in engineering, civil, mechanical, electrical engineering or a related fieldfrom an accredited four-year college or university, AND AProfessional Engineering License (PE) at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter ( this only applies to those applicants that are intending to apply for the Professional Engineer classification; the Associate Engineer classification does not require a PE ). PREFERRED AND HIGHLY DESIREDQUALIFICATIONS: Four years of related engineering work experience in the water, wastewater or environmental field. Experience in municipal project design and construction management and municipal program management. Engineering experience related to municipal utilities facilities (such as wastewater treatment processes, wastewater and surface water pumping systems, and electrical and instrumentation systems). Engineering experience related to gravity conveyance systems. LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: Current Washington State Driver's License at time of appointment. 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, make proper recommendations and prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive written reports which require displaying and presenting statistical, graphical, and other reporting methods 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 using current software and techniques. Compile and maintain reports, records and various other forms of pertinent information in an organized and professional manner. Leadership Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with co-workers, the general public, and other municipalities and federal agencies. Ability to lead small to large working teams. Establish, coordinate and direct work teams to accomplish assigned tasks to a successful completion. Ability to work as a team member in a supporting or managing role. Ability to coordinate multi-disciplined project teams. Problem Solving Use intelligence, common sense, hard work and tenacity to solve particularly difficult or complicated challenges. Employ expertise and credibility,evaluate and resolve complex or sensitive issues andproblems. 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. Makes excellent customer service the standard, 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 and motivating. Maintain current knowledge of industry by reading and interpreting applicable ordinances, rules, regulations, practices, policies and procedures. Program Management Appropriately prioritize and concurrently provide guidance and consultation on multiple programs, integrating many factors into decisions, and ensuring that work progresses toward achieving goals and objectives. Technical Proficient in engineering practices and principles within the field of expertise. Experience in complex project design and the preparation of engineering plans, technical specifications, cost estimates and bid documents. Ability to negotiate the means to attain regulatory compliance with agencies. Ability to be innovative and make independent decisions. 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 individualsmust complete the online application and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Also please indicate if you are interested employment into either the Associate Engineer Classification or the Professional Engineer Classification. This is a competitive selection process. Your application will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of education, certifications, professional licenseand related experience. Those who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on a referral list for review and potential interview selection. Appointment is subject to passing a pre-employment background and references check. Supplemental questions regarding an applicant's experience and training are also included in the application form. These questions will be used to assess candidateminimum qualificationsand to provide additional information to the hiring managers regarding candidate experience. NOTE: This is a continuous recruitment until the ideal candidate is discovered. The first review will consistof application materials received before 8:00 am, April 29, 2019,and may result in an invitation to interview. A second review of application materials received after this time will be conducted if the first review round does not reveal the ideal candidate. If necessary, the second and any potential subsequent review of application materials received will occur every two weeks after April 29, 2019. It is in the best interest of all candidates to ensure your application materials are submitted via our on-line process before the date of the first review. 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 5:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma City of Tacoma
Mar 29, 2019
Full Time
Responsibilities include: Assist in various aspects of project implementation and management.  Work closely with project lead to assist in the definition of project requirements, including scope, schedule and budget.  Work closely with project team, consultants and stakeholders to conduct studies and reports.  Organize and track project schedules, budgets, and status information for the full project portfolio.  Provide performance reports and communications to all levels of City staff and management, including executive-level and external stakeholders. Provide contracting oversight, including assistance and participation in the development of vendor solicitations and selection process, coordination of vendor proposals, customer approvals and creation and execution of contracts in the City's procurement system.  Coordinate vendor payments, contract changes and amendments. Provide planning, scheduling and sequencing of projects, including coordinating with customers throughout General Government, in-house design and labor resources, and external vendors and contractors to ensure that small renovation & maintenance projects, space reconfigurations, employee/contractor moves, and procurement of furnishings are completed efficiently and effectively. Assist in the establishment of permitting requirements, documentation and approvals.  Coordinate and track customer requests for facility planning and workspace moves.  Respond to customer concerns or requests for information regarding facility projects. Support data management in the Facility Condition Assessment database and maintenance work order system, tracking and updating systems with completed projects and revised information. Conduct site assessments and operational reviews to ensure accurate and up-to-date information. Coordinating with customers and vendors to ensure procurement and installations are completed efficiently and effectively, according to expectations.  Coordinate tracking and routing of contractor submittals and request for information to be reviewed by Architectural/Engineering team.  Coordinate project as-builts, warranty information, and operations & maintenance manuals.