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City of Seattle, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Jan 10, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The Department of Parks and Recreation (Parks) works with all residents to be good stewards of the environment and to provide safe, welcoming opportunities to play, learn, contemplate, and build community. Parks manages a 6,400-acre park system of over 485 parks and extensive natural areas. Parks provides athletic fields, tennis courts, play areas, specialty gardens, and more than 25 miles of boulevards and 120 miles of trails. The system comprises about 12% of the city's land area. Parks also manages many facilities, including 27 community centers , eight indoor swimming pools , two outdoor (summer) swimming pools , three environmental education centers , two small craft centers , four golf courses , an outdoor stadium, and much more. Over 900 Parks employees work hard to develop partnerships with park neighbors, non-governmental organizations, volunteer groups, non-profit agencies, local businesses, and Seattle Public Schools to effectively respond to increasing requests for use of Seattle's park and recreation facilities. Perhaps the most significant partnership is with the Associated Recreation Council (ARC) which provides child care and supports recreation programs at Parks-owned facilities, including community centers and small craft centers. ARC, a non-profit organization, also supports and manages the recreation advisory councils. These advisory councils are made up of volunteer community members who advise Parks' staff on recreation programming at community centers and other facilities. This collaborative relationship with ARC enables the department to offer quality child care and a wide range of recreation programs to the public. Parks' funding is a combination of tax dollars from the City's General Fund, Seattle Park District funds, Real Estate Excise Tax and revenue from a variety of other sources including grants, user fees and rental charges. Funding for new parks facilities historically came from voter-approved levies. In 2014, Seattle voters approved the formation of a new taxing district known as the Seattle Park District. Property taxes collected by the Seattle Park District provide funding for City parks and recreation including maintaining parklands and facilities, operating community centers and recreation programs and developing new neighborhood parks on previously acquired sites. The 2019 Operating Budget for the Department is $163M with a Capital Budget of $71.5M. Job Responsibilities Established in Article XI in the City Charter , the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation is appointed by, and reports to, the Mayor and subject to confirmation by the City Council every four years, the Superintendent serves as the highest executive authority at Seattle Parks and Recreation and has full planning, operations, and financial responsibility. The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners , a volunteer advisory board established by City ordinances provides recommendations to the Mayor, City Council, and Superintendent regarding Parks policies for the planning, development and use of the City's park and recreation facilities. The Superintendent is responsible for planning, organizing, and administering a large complex and diverse parks and recreation system. They oversee a vast network of facilities, open-spaces, and innovative opportunities to meet the needs of a growing number of diverse parks and recreational constituents consistent with best practices, environmental stewardship, and an unwavering commitment to the City's Race and Social Justice Initiatives. Key priorities of the Superintendent will include: Meet the needs of a changing community. Maintain and adapt parks, public facilities and programs to meet the needs of our changing city through strategic planning, partnerships and investments. Beyond recreation, ensure community centers can serve as hubs for community building; ensuring the spaces are inviting, affordable and programmed in a way that reflects the demographics, interests and needs of the surrounding community. Promote social equity. Ensure that community centers serve as the bedrock for a recreation system based on racial and social equity, with open doors for all, and free or low-cost community-centric programs. Expand participation and access to recreation programs that increase physical activity and health awareness in communities that disproportionally experience health disparities. Assures that Open Space and Recreation Facility distribution is based upon access, opportunity, equity and data. Be effective and efficient. Direct "best in class" administrative and operational functions that demonstrate excellence in budgeting and fiscal management; program and project planning; capital projects and system-wide maintenance; technology; marketing and civic engagement; and performance-based management. Ensure safety, cleanliness, and accessibility. Maintaining and adapting parks and public facilities to meet the needs of our changing city through strategic planning, partnerships and investment. Continue to provide necessary maintenance and improvements to aging infrastructure (especially pools and community centers) to maximize the life cycles of these well-used buildings and reduce major maintenance backlogs. Build and maintain a great team. Develop and implement succession plans to address changing workforce demographics and retirements; implement employee development and training programs that foster teambuilding, collaboration and inspire new generations of employees who are customer centered and community focused. Invests in development and training so that employees have the knowledge and skills to perform their work and serve the community. Excel in service delivery. Emphasize the importance of customer orientation. Establish a high standard of customer service with staff and within facilities to provide a climate of welcoming everyone, cleanliness and attention to each community member's needs. Qualifications The successful candidate has a passion for parks and recreation coupled with considerable management experience, exceptional communication skills, a demonstrated commitment to equity and the aptitude and judgment to work in a complex work environment with various stakeholders and political demands. We are looking for a multi-faceted and creative leader who has extensive professional knowledge in the administration of urban parks and recreational programs. At the center of their professional practice is a commitment to listening, creating spaces for diverse perspectives and the pursuit of inclusive and just outcomes. Candidates should be dynamic and decisive and excel in both high-performing internal management and external relations including the ability to successfully work through highly collaborative community processes. They are experienced in effectively and strategically representing a large, complex organization to public and private sector partners, community organization, the public, and the media. The preferred candidate will have experience leading a department or organization responsible for delivery of recreational programs and parks management in a metropolitan setting. Consideration will be given to candidates who have limited park and recreation experience but who have held a senior leadership position where they have had administrative oversight of recreational programs and parks management. They have held a senior leadership role within a large and complex publicly accountable organization that involves leading a diverse staff and management of significant funds. Demonstrated knowledge in working with elected officials, community leaders and the public is critical to this position, as well as extensive experience in building strong teams and fostering an inclusive workplace culture. They are comfortable being an arbiter of competing desires among passionate interest groups, can navigate difficult conversations and identify paths forward. Additional Information All interested parties should apply immediately to the City by submitting a cover letter and resume to Pam.Inch@seattle.gov. This position is considered open until filled; applicants should apply by January 22, 2019 for optimal consideration. For confidential inquiries or questions about the recruitment process, please contact Pam.Inch@seattle.gov. The City of Seattle values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The City encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Seattle, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Jan 17, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Seattle's Office of Housing works to build strong, healthy communities and increase opportunities for people of all income levels to live in our city. We are looking for a Multifamily Housing Lender to help the City decide which projects should or should not be funded. With oversight, you will review and evaluate multifamily and bridge loan applications for policy and regulatory compliance, underwrite projects' financial feasibility, and determine the viability of proposed operating and service budgets. You will also prepare credit materials for the Director, present funding recommendations, and assist with workouts of troubled projects with Asset Management. In addition, you will monitor City-funded projects, from pre-development, through development and construction, and closing out of completed projects. You will report to the Office of Housing's Lending Manager and be part of a highly skilled, collaborative team. With an emphasis on strong project analysis, regulatory compliance, and clear communication, our team seeks to ensure City resources are deployed effectively, maximizing our capacity to help Seattle's low-income residents access safe and affordable homes. Job Responsibilities H ere's more about what you'll be doing, with oversight: You will assist in all aspects of the financing process for affordable housing projects, including: Monitoring pre-development from fund reservation through closing Coordinating pre-closing fund source conditions, such as an environmental review with the Department of Human Services Preparing and negotiating legal loan documents for real estate closing Coordinating with the borrower, counsel, Title Company, and other funders to ensure timely closings and proper City lien position Overseeing the development and construction phases of City-funded projects Reviewing and approving borrowers' requests for disbursement of City loan funds Coordinating disbursements with other funders and project investors Monitoring close-out of completed projects, assuring that all necessary documentation and compliance materials have been received prior to final disbursement Passing down completed projects to Asset Management Assisting in compliance with labor standards (Prevailing wages and Davis Bacon) in coordination with the Department of Finance and Administration You will participate in a range of team efforts, including: Identifying appropriate ways to integrate Office of Housing funding with service and operating funds, including coordinating with other local, state, and federal funders Helping to further develop policies, procedures, and underwriting criteria Providing technical assistance to prospective borrowers and coworkers You will be successful in this role if you possess the below abilities, experience, and knowledge: Abilities: Maintaining professionalism in controversial, complex, and public situations Explaining technical information to an audience of varying levels of expertise Conducting meetings and speaking publicly Working with a diverse population Writing in a clear and effective manner Experience: Affordable housing finance involving public and private sources Community development Development of affordable housing for homeless or special needs residents Real estate development lending, including bridge and permanent loans Working at the local government level with a variety of constituents and in community participation Knowledge Multifamily subsidy sources, including low-income tax credits, state housing fund, Community Development Block Grant, and HOME Housing construction, rehabilitation, land use, and building codes Qualifications In addition to the qualities mentioned above, you will need to possess the below required qualifications (or a combination of education and/or experience and/or training which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class): Two years of progressively responsible experience in affordable housing finance, community redevelopment, real estate finance, or a related field Bachelor's Degree in business or public administration, urban planning, finance, real estate, human services, or a related field Washington State Driver's License or evidence of equivalent mobility OR Three years of progressively responsible experience in affordable housing finance, community redevelopment, real estate finance, or a related field Associate Degree in business or public administration, urban planning, finance, real estate, human services, or a related field Washington State Driver's License or evidence of equivalent mobility OR Four years of progressively responsible experience in affordable housing finance, community redevelopment, real estate finance, or a related field Washington State Driver's License or evidence of equivalent mobility Additional Information This position is classified as a Community Development Specialist. APPLICATION PROCESS: To be considered for this position, please submit your complete application, resume, and cover letter at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattle no later than 4:00 PM Pacific Time on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 . This position is open to all candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The Office of Housing values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, medical condition, or pregnancy. The Office of Housing encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences. If you have questions, please contact Lindsey King at Lindsey.King@seattle.gov . Closing Date/Time: 2/12/2019 4:00 PM Pacific
City of Seattle, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Jan 16, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Embrace Excellence! We believe that no one should ever come to work with thoughts of spending the day mired in mediocrity. The City of Seattle's Compensation and Classification team is experiencing an exciting transformation where operational excellence and service is the expectation, standard and culture. We are currently seeking a highly energized, highly skilled, individual to share in this experience by joining our team as a Classification/Compensation Analyst in the City's centralized Human Resource Department (SDHR). If you would like to contribute to this evolution, please read on for more information. Job Responsibilities To be successful, you will have a good foundation in: • The technical aspects of classification and compensation work • Critical thinking and analysis • Professional level writing and oral communication You will have a passion for: • Service delivery excellence • Workforce equity • Working on complex projects and delivering quality timely results Qualifications In addition to the knowledge, skills, and focus listed above, this position also requires: Experience : Two years' experience in professional personnel administration Education : A baccalaureate degree in human resource management, business or public administration, social sciences, or a related field Equivalency : A combination of education, training, or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform this job CCP and experience working in a union environment is desirable Additional Information To be considered for this job, please complete the application fully and attach: A cover letter explaining your interest in this job and the knowledge, skills and abilities you would bring to it A current resume A representative sample of a staff report related to your work in classification and/or compensation that you've independently prepared, which represents both your writing and analytical skills Questions? Please contact Kate Moore at kate.moore@seattle.gov This hiring process involves a background check of conviction and arrest records in compliance with Seattle's Fair Chance Employment Ordinance, SMC 14.17. Applicants will be provided an opportunity to explain or correct background information. Who may apply: This position is open to all qualified candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The City of Seattle values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The City encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences. Closing Date/Time: 2/5/2019 4:00 PM Pacific
City of Seattle, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Jan 11, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Seattle's Legislative Department has an outstanding opportunity for a Legislative Assistant in the office of Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, citywide). This is a position in a fast-paced, hard-working and collaborative office that provides an opportunity for you to develop public policy, communications and public service skills. You will join a team of three other Legislative Assistants and an intern and will dual-report to the Chief of Staff and the Councilmember. The position's primary functions are to develop public policy, identify emerging issues, conduct research and analysis, recommend policies and a course of action, aid in public dissemination of information, and provide input on decisions. The position serves as an advisor to the Councilmember on issues of policy, politics, and community needs, with an emphasis on housing, energy, and transportation issues. This person represents and promotes the interests of the Councilmember through collaboration with and listening to community organizations, stakeholders, and Seattle residents, and in collaboration with City and other governmental employees as well as through social and earned media. The at-will appointment serves at the discretion of the Councilmember. The Councilmember seeks an organized, creative, collaborative and hard-working individual with experience in policy development who can hit the ground running. This is a position in a fast-paced, hard-working office that is working to amplify the voices of impacted communities. Job Responsibilities Research, investigate, and survey available sources of information, including community expertise, related to a variety of complex policy issues, including housing, energy, and transportation policy. Compile data; perform or assist in the organizing, analyzing and interpreting of data; summarize and present compiled data in report or table form. Respond to inquiries from constituents, stakeholders, and City of Seattle Councilmembers and staff. Stay informed about policy issues and legislation before the Council, in the City and emerging issues in other jurisdictions. Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, and work well with the general public, stakeholders, and agency staff. Develop outreach and engagement strategies on policy issue areas. Prepares speeches, talking points, issue briefings on policy areas. Assist with constituent services including screening and responding to Councilmember's paper and electronic mail, answering telephone calls. Available to support team in times of high needs, including during periods of short-staffing. Regularly and consistently uses social media to promote Councilmember's policy issues and engage in a tone and voice consistent with the Councilmember's priorities. Coordinate and staff legislative committees. Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Three years of experience in a policy, legal, economic, or organizational research; community organizing; urban planning; or public relations through work or educational experience. Policy background and expertise in housing or another city-policy area. Strong research and analytical skills, and the ability to decipher complex issues. Effective written and oral communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to connect with community members and community organizations. Have the attitude and competencies to align with the Councilmember's priorities and strategic vision. Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and accomplish objectives with minimal supervision or oversight. Ability to maintain confidentiality, exercise discretion, and remain calm under pressure; a track record of reliability, hard work, cooperative style, the ability to contribute as a team player but can also work independently. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook or similar scheduling tools. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Background or field work in a political environment. Demonstrated commitment to public service, appreciation for vigorous discussion, and willingness to work hard to accomplish meaningful goals. Demonstrated ability to adapt and thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment. Ability to shape innovative solutions to difficult challenges. Commitment to continue to work toward achieving gender equity and anti-racist policies. Additional Information This job bulletin is open until filled. The initial review of applications will take place for those submitted by 4:00 PM Pacific Time on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible a t https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattle . Submit a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample based on a current issue of your choosing (300 words maximum) including the conflict, opposing points of view and your recommended course of action along with your online application. If you have any questions, please contact Jane Park, HR Specialist, at jane.parkLEG@seattle.gov , or at (206) 233-2025. The Legislative Department and Councilmember Mosquedavalues diverse perspective and life experiences; people of color, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Seattle, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Jan 10, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The Seattle City Attorney's Office is seeking qualified candidates for an Assistant City Attorney position in the Contracts & Utilities Section of the Civil Division. The Section advises all City Departments and represents the City in litigation in the general business matters of the City, including providing legal services at all stages of contract formulation, implementation, and enforcement. This position will perform specialized attorney tasks critical to providing legal services for the City. Job Responsibilities Review, draft and negotiate contracts on a variety of projects that may include real estate transactions, insurance, public works construction, procurement of goods and services, provision of municipal utility services, and municipal finance; Litigate contract, real property and procurement disputes in state and federal courts, including condemnation on behalf of the City; Draft/review legislation; Provide legal counsel to City departments. Qualifications The ideal candidate for this position is an attorney with 5-8 years of comprehensive experience in one or more of the following areas : procurement contracts, construction contracts (including public works and construction defect claims), real property (including condemnation), municipal finance (including bond issuance and local improvement districts), software and information technology contracts, municipal utility law. Must have demonstrated the ability to handle complex assignments in a lead role and work independently Must have excellent research, writing, communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously. Washington State Bar License in good standing.Licensed attorneys from other jurisdictions may also be considered if Washington State Bar membership is pending or can be obtained within six months of hiring. Additional Information Please Note : The Civil Division of the City Attorney's Office seeks to set salaries based on objective measures of experience. Salaries typically are not subject to negotiation. To be considered, all candidates must complete the application and attach the following: Cover letter Resume Writing Sample Applications that are not complete or that don't have the required documents will not be considered . Closing Date/Time: 2/5/2019 4:00 PM Pacific
City of Seattle, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Jan 09, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation's largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served. Over the years we have worked very hard to keep Seattle's electricity affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound. Today, City Light is a recognized national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. The Customer Construction Services Division is a newly formed organization at Seattle City Light focused on delivering construction projects and services to our residential, commercial and industrial customers. We are currently recruiting a manager experienced in leading diverse teams responsible for the coordination and delivery of customer electric service projects while providing excellent customer service. This role requires the ability to prioritize resources by partnering with counterparts in engineering and operations to equitably meet the demands of builders and homeowners working and living within our service territory. We're looking for a leader who is an excellent communicator, a champion for and leader of continuous improvement and has experience using project management tools and techniques. The successful candidate shall have leadership and personnel management skills. Technical knowledge of electric utility services is also desirable for this partner within our leadership team. This position currently will oversee the delivery of new or revised electric services for residential and small commercial customers in City Light's North service area. This position manages ~30 employees, including 3-4 supervisors and reports to the Director of Customer Construction Services. Job Responsibilities Provide leadership and manage the Electric Service Representative North workgroup. This group is responsible for the design and delivery of new or upgraded electric service for residential and small commercial customers in Seattle City Light's North service area. Plan, develop, and implement service delivery to ensure outstanding customer service and operational efficiency. Work with management and peer teams to develop and maintain measures of key business activities and outcomes. Lead and support efforts to develop and improve standardized work processes. Ensure that customers and stakeholders receive accurate information, timely service, and appropriate engineering assistance. Work as part of the Customer Construction Services Management team to identify opportunities for improvement and implement division and utility-wide priorities and strategies. Manage customer and stakeholder relationships and represent the section on behalf of City Light. Manage human resource activities for all subordinates, including recruiting, development and training, setting and managing expectations, evaluating performance and labor relations. Plan and manage the operations budget, allocating financial and staffing resources to achieve successful customer and operational outcomes. Provide accurate and timely verbal and written correspondence and reports to various audiences. Support the City's objectives of enhancing the community, social equity, environmental stewardship, economic opportunity, and security for residents and customers. Qualifications Education: Bachelor's degree in engineering, project management, planning, business administration, public administration or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience: Five years of management and leadership experience in customer electrical engineering services or a related area of responsibility, at least three of which were as a manager or supervisor in a large utility or other similar organization. Certification/License: Driver's licenses or equivalent mobility. Desired Qualifications: Experience in providing effective customer and stakeholder relationships that result in positive outcomes. Project Management and or workload planning background PE license - Experience managing professional and technical employees Experience in electrical engineering, electrical services or power systems Experience with electrical utility operations and practices. Experience working with a multitude of customers across a diverse service territory. Experience managing work teams and implementing operational and process improvements Experience working with both union and non-union employees and public sector human resources practices Experience managing and coaching teams and personnel by providing clear expectations and performance management. Experience with business process redesign and performance metrics leading to operational and process improvements Ability to promote, support and manage key strategic City-wide initiatives including those related to fair and equal employment, diversity and justice in the workplace. Additional Information Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process including the completion of a background check which includes criminal history and driving history review. Want to know more about Seattle City Light? Check out our web page: http://www.seattle.gov/light/ . Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Seattle, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Jan 09, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The Capital Development and Construction Management Division CDCM) of the Department of Finance and Administrative Services (FAS) has an incredible opportunity for a confident professional with an aptitude for cost accounting and project/program coordination. In this role some of your responsibilities will include working on project cost and procurement tasks related to requisitions, capital financial management, planning, project performance, and cost reporting for the division's combined $70 million budget. In addition, you will partner with the Controls Section's public works unit to maintain and develop automated processes that enhance the analytical capacity of the division's reporting capabilities through various technical software applications. Your efforts will directly support the success of the City of Seattle in Capital Development and Construction Management to better serve the great communities of Seattle. The City of Seattle offers premium benefits that include medical, dental, vision, retirement, paid holidays, vacation, pay premiums, and an incredible opportunity to build a rewarding, meaningful career with true work/life balance. FAS focuses on Excellent Customer Service, A Respectful and Equitable Workplace, Continuous Improvement and Financial Accountability, Economic Opportunity for All Our Communities, and Dedicated Stewardship of City Assets. Job Responsibilities Process procurements, requisitions and invoicing using PeopleSoft 9.2 and CDCM's Capital Projects Information System (CPIMS). Develop documents in support of divisional presentations, reporting and/or other related outreach. Monitor and create reports for the CIP budget, expenditures, and encumbrances for capital projects, programs, and funds distribution. Prepare supporting documentation for CIP performance monitoring, fund structure, and cost reporting to align with the divisions' internal and external performance metrics. Support the division as required in the analysis and maintenance of its CPIMS with the Information Technology Department (ITD) to equip the division with the necessary planning, budgeting and financial management tools to execute its CIP program so that it syncs with PeopleSoft 9.2. Collaborate with Accounting and Budget Services (ABS) regarding continuous learning initiatives and reporting methodologies in the coding and transactional methodology of PS 9.2. Provides guidance, process and systems training to senior project management staff. Develop interactive and scalable Tableau dashboards. Perform tasks related to records management and administration related to the Controls Section and other division functions, including; scanning of procurement and contract documents and electronic records management within the established file structure. Support and perform back-up responsibilities for other administrative staff within the division, including calendar management, meeting coordination and similar duties for the Division Director. Support department goals in promoting diversity and social justice in keeping with the City's - Race and Social Justice Initiative. Other duties as assigned. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications 2 years' experience in systems, operational, procedures, research or analysis and a bachelor's degree in business or public administration, finance, computer science or a related field (or a combination of education, training and/or experience that provides a clear equivalent required to perform the work of the class). Proven ability to be a self-starter who can work independently yet be a strong team player with excellent attention to detail. Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal. Exceptional ability to build and maintain amiable and effective work relationships with a diverse array of business partners. Desired Qualifications: Working-level knowledge of Tableau, project management and accounting software, and other information systems. Experience with Enterprise Project Management and Microsoft Project Server. Proficient in writing SQL queries using complex joins in several database environments (MS SQL, Oracle SQL). Additional Information Please be sure to attach a resume and cover letter in the Attachments section of your application clearly describing how you meet the qualifications of this position . If you have questions, please contact Peter Asai at peter.asai@seattle.gov Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Seattle, WA 12600 Stone Way N, Washington, United States
Jan 10, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Mission: To deliver a high-quality transportation system for Seattle. Vision: A vibrant Seattle with connected people, places, and products. Seattle Department of Transportation's (SDOT) portfolio of work is vast. From filling potholes to paving streets, tweaking traffic signals and helping buses and freight deliveries run on time, creating enjoyable public spaces and building out a network of bike lanes and sidewalks to serve all ages and abilities. And that's just a snapshot. In our quickly growing city, how we get around - how safe it is, how much it costs, how much time it takes, and how reliable it is - is top of mind for most of us just about every day. Our core values drive our work toward creating a safe, connected, vibrant, affordable, and innovative city for all. Positions in this class perform general street and sidewalk concrete repair work, Street Panels, ADA ramps and street repairs, and other related concrete work. Job Responsibilities Reads blueprints, plans, and specifications. Breaks out and removes old concrete. Removes lagging and shoring in sewer tunnels and other excavations. Backfills utility cuts in streets and sidewalks; prepares subgrade for concrete. Establishes line and grade and does rough and final grading; builds forms and places reinforcing steel as well as concrete for repairs to foundations, retaining walls, stairs, sidewalks, driveways, and curbs, including measuring, laying out, cutting, joining, and construction of wooden forms. Calculates and procures materials needed to perform tasks Performs other related duties of a comparable level/type as assigned Support department goals in promoting diversity and social justice. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: One year of experience as a cement finisher OR one year related experience inconcrete construction, installation and repair.(Combinations of education, training and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis for comparability). PreferredQualifications: Ability to effectively work in a multi-cultural workplace with a diverse customer base. Ability to obtain aflaggercard within 6 months Knowledge of the five major components of concrete Knowledge of the Right of Way Restoration Rules (?ROWRR) Knowledge of the in-street manual Knowledge of cross slopes for sidewalks and ADA Ramps Understanding ofSDOTSafety Policy Additional Information Work Schedule: Monday - Friday form 7:00 AM- 3:30 PM. Work Environment/Physical Demands: Required to stand, walk, or bend for extended periods of time. Frequently required to lift objects in excess of 50 pounds. Occasionally requires handling or working with toxic/hazardous substances. Required to work outdoors in all types of weather around moving traffic. License: Proof of current Washington State driver's license. This recruitment process is to create a pool of qualified candidates who could be hired over the course of the next six months at either of the SDOT location and the duration is subject to change depending on hiring needs. Closing Date/Time: 1/22/2019 4:00 PM Pacific
City of Seattle, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Jan 08, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Department Overview : The City of Seattle is recruiting qualified candidates for the position of Windows Systems Engineer in Seattle Information Technology's (Seattle IT) Engineering & Operations Division. Seattle IT provides technology leadership for the City enterprise, developing common standards, architectures, and business solutions; focused on developing scalable, sustainable solutions that enable departments to deliver City services more efficiently and effectively to constituents. Seattle IT harnesses the power of technology and telecommunications to facilitate City government serving Seattle's residents and businesses. Seattle IT is responsible for citywide technology governance, strategic planning and policy development, and programs that promote technology literacy and public access to government information. The City's consolidated IT operation is 700 strong providing professional technology services across City government and beyond. We are looking for a talented professional who has a passion for service, community, and technology to join our exciting team! Job Responsibilities Position Overview : We are seeking an accomplished, enthusiastic Windows Systems Engineer to join a diverse team of information technology professionals on the Windows Platform Solutions (WPS) team within Systems Engineering & Infrastructure. The Windows Platform Solutions team provides engineering services for Windows-based solutions, develops the methodologies for delivering and managing Windows compute environments at scale, and manages all aspects of the VMware-based virtualization infrastructure that is the foundation for the citywide hosting service. The successful candidate will have a strong technical background, be detail-driven, and have excellent problem-solving and communication skills. This individual should be passionate about architecting and delivering leading-edge IT solutions for customers such as utilities, public safety, and general government. The person in this position should have a strong interest in driving continual improvement in the delivery and manageability of compute environments, with a focus on automation and efficiencies to continually improve Seattle IT's ability to deliver hosting services at scale. Job Responsibilities: Contribute high-level Windows engineering services for a wide array of Microsoft technologies related to the delivery of hosting services, including but not limited to Windows Server OS, SCCM, IIS, cluster services, and others. Provide technical escalation support for the Systems Operations team as needed. Participate in high visibility projects impacting both external and internal customers Citywide. Consult with customers and peers regarding architecture, design, hardware, application performance, and security, and translate those requirements to technical solutions designs. Partner with VMware engineers to continually improve Windows Server VM delivery, quality, and manageability. Coordinate with peer teams to include other OS-related components in deployments in an optimized way (e.g. patching, end-point protection, monitoring, group policies). Work with compliance teams to ensure standards for CJIS, PCI, and NERC environments are compliant and deployed as expected. Act as liaison for audit activities. Develop and maintain documentation on standards, configurations, and solutions as needed. Review monthly Microsoft patches for Windows Server operating systems, evaluate for readiness, and communicate with Systems Operations when cleared for deployment. Actively track service requests and manage them to completion per service level expectations. Provide backup VMware administration as needed within the team. Perform duties commensurate with the IT Professional B job classification. Qualifications Required Qualifications : NOTE: Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered for the required qualifications except where specifically noted. Successful candidate will have: Minimum 6 years demonstrated experience architecting, installing, configuring, and administering Windows Server systems. Demonstrated experience being primary subject matter expert for some or all of the following: Administration of Windows Server operating system technology in an enterprise environment; Microsoft Technologies: Active Directory, account management, permissions/roles, clustering, file services (NTFS, shares, CIFS, SMB); Networking: TCP/IP, firewalls, load balancers, security, DNS; Enterprise patch management tools such as WSUS and SCCM; Experience setting up and managing Web Services (IIS, Ingeniux CMS, FTP, SFTP, etc.). Demonstrated experience installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting Intel-based hardware and software. Demonstrated experience with enterprise security practices and tools. Demonstrated experience with delivery of virtualized environments at enterprise scale. Demonstrated experience providing solutions that span multiple Active Directory trusted and untrusted forests. Capabilities: Proven ability to proactively solve problems and recommend solutions. Strong analytical and critical thinking skills. Process orientation with strong attention to detail. Strong oral and written communication skills, ability to convey technical information to non-technical staff or customers, commitment to excellent customer service, and outstanding customer relationship skills. Understands the importance of teamwork, building relationships, and facilitation. Ability to build trust and engagement with customers, peers, and team. Seizes opportunities to learn. Ability to produce high-quality deliverables while maintaining schedule commitments. Experience creating strong working relationships with co-workers in business units, technology teams, and across all levels of the organization. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a project team. Ability to deal with demanding pace and changing priorities and the ability to remain calm under pressure. Ability to interact with the diverse workforce within the City and the customer base. NOTE: Employment contingent upon successful completion of comprehensive background investigation in compliance with Seattle's Fair Change Employment Ordinance SMC 14.17. Background investigation may include CJIS and NERC screening requirements. NOTE: Current valid Washington State Drivers' license and/or evidence of equivalent mobility. NOTE: This position is affiliated with a collective bargaining unit; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 77. NOTE: Submit cover letter, resume and application via City's NeoGov employment system. Additional Information Desired Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Technology, Computer Engineering, or closely-related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. MSCE 2012 Certification or higher. Knowledge of SQL Server database. Ability to script using PowerShell (PowerCLI). Experience with VMWare/vCenter administration. Experience with hyperconverged platforms (e.g. Nutanix). Experience with backup solutions, monitoring, anti-virus, and load balancing at an enterprise scale. Experience with solutions design based on established standards. Experience with cloud services (e.g. IaaS, storage, services, vendor management). Knowledge/familiarity with the ITIL framework and methodologies, particularly change management processes. Special Conditions: Position may require occasional work during non-business hours. Position will be required be on rotational on-call schedule. Occasional travel to offsite facilities and remote locations may be necessary. Position is eligible for overtime or compensatory time for hours worked over 40 in a work week. Closing Date/Time: 1/22/2019 4:00 PM Pacific
City of Seattle, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Dec 02, 2018
Full Time
Position Description Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) provides essential utility services to a rapidly growing and increasingly complex city and region. With more people living in Seattle than ever before, we face a range of new challenges, requirements and responsibilities. This is an exciting time for us, as we embrace the challenge of balancing environmental enhancement, service excellence and compliance with affordability. We are exploring and sharing approaches to meeting new and future demands. SPU strives to be a Community Centered Utility working to make Seattle the best place to live for everyone. We deliver high quality, vital services, across four major lines of business: providing water, solid waste, drainage and wastewater services for Seattle residents and businesses. We also provide drinking water for 1.4 million regional customers in Seattle and other municipalities. Our customers depend on us to deliver high quality, reliable utility services and to achieve the highest benefits possible for every investment we make. With those goals in mind, we focus on the following in all we do: Achieve Excellence in Core Service Delivery Increase Affordability and Accountability Improve Investment Value Enhance Public Health and Environment Ensure Equity and Inclusion Expand our Impact through Strong Partnerships We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced leader to join our team as the Solid Waste Line of Business (SWLOB) Deputy Director. Reporting to the General Manager/Chief Executive Officer (GM/CEO), the SWLOB Deputy Director will have demonstrated vision and a track record for delivering exceptional outcomes within a large utility with multiple lines of business. The SWLOB Deputy Director ensures the work of the Solid Waste Line of Business is aligned with Seattle Public Utilities Strategic Business Plan , is appropriately resourced, represents the best value for customers and identifies opportunities to develop the Solid Waste Line of Business capacity and capabilities. The SWLOB Deputy Director is accountable for: Providing efficient and forward-looking garbage, recycling, and organics collection and processing for Seattle's residential, multi-family, and commercial solid waste customers. Operating of Seattle's solid waste transfer stations and management of third-party contracts for waste collection, processing and disposal. Educating customers to encourage composting of yard waste and organics, recycling and waste minimization. Promoting City livability and active oversight of the City's Clean City program which reduces public blight including illegal dumping, litter, graffiti, community cleanup, rat abatement, abandoned vehicles services, and several pilot programs to include: Unauthorized Homeless Encampment (UHE) Trash Cleanup, Recreational Vehicle (RV) Remediation, Sharps Collection, and Litter Abatement. Influencing the solid waste industry, manufacturers and other key sectors toward sustainable waste management and waste minimization. This SWLOB Deputy Director serves as a member of SPU's Executive Team contributing to and evaluating ideas and initiatives designed to advance SPU's mission and the interests of the utility's rate payers. This position is also responsible for leading the Solid Waste Line of Business in a manner that is consistent with corporate policies, methods, standards and financial plans by developing and executing strategies and plans (short term and long term) affecting the integrity and resiliency of the Solid Waste Line of Business. The Deputy Director develops, monitors, and updates long-range plans that assist SPU in forecasting; budgeting; identifying realistic and accurate resource requirements; and workload planning. Although recruitment is on-going, first consideration will be given to candidates who apply by November 9, 2018. Job Responsibilities Efficient and forward-looking operation of Seattle's solid waste transfer stations and management of third-party contracts ensuring reliable waste collection, processing and disposal that meets, or exceeds, SPU service levels and regulatory requirements . Ensures that the operation of all City solid waste facilities are in compliance with applicable Federal, State, local regulations and standards. Protects the public and the environment from potential harm from closed landfills and the disposal of hazardous materials. Achievement of Seattle's objective to recycle 70% of all solid waste citywide by 2022 - sending less garbage to landfills, recognizing cost savings and reducing water and local pollution. Educates customers in methods to reach and maintain compliance with the City's Solid Waste reduction goals. Directs the monitoring of customer compliance, complaints and changes that affect department code enforcement. Comprehensive planning that identifies current and anticipated future Line of Business needs to ensure system resiliency to meet operational service levels, regulatory compliance, population growth, development needs and environmental impacts. Developing a "One Team" culture that reflects superb team work where leaders and staff effectively seek out and apply diversity of knowledge and skills. Financial knowledge and performance for the Line of Business. Management to the Line of Business Capital Improvement Program, Operation budget and rate targets. Allocates Line of Business resources and assures utilization to achieve the best value for SPU customers. Championing and facilitating a safe and inclusive workplace that supports employee engagement, innovation and productivity. Maintaining and enhancing positive relationships with elected officials, customers, and stakeholders and is responsive to complaints, commendation, and inquiries. Proactively communicates Line of Business initiatives, operations and projects to SPU partners, stakeholders, employees and customers. Directing the Continuity of Operations (COOP) planning to ensure adequate Line of Business services under a broad range of circumstances including all-hazard emergencies as well as natural, human induced and technological threats and national security emergencies. Guaranteeing the Department's responsiveness to identified customer values, service equity and regulatory compliance in the planning and management of the delivery of Solid Waste Line of Business services. Actively ensures that all communities and customer groups have equitable access, service delivery and ability to use Line of Business services. Participating as a member of SPU's executive team, collaborating on the utility's planning, policies, procedures, conformance, compliance and culture building. Managing and empowering business teams that include: Operations, Planning & Program Management, Household Hazardous Waste and Landfills, and Environmental Programs and Inspections. Directing the development and implementation of strategic goals, vision, workforce management, performance measures, strategies, policies, best practices, and initiatives; Providing leadership to promote an organizational culture that supports continuous improvement and embraces racial equity and social justice for employees; Fostering a culture of innovation and sustained change with a strong sense of how to develop and offer new products and services; Utilizing internal and external resources, technology, and continuous improvement techniques to report metrics, improve processes, create more capacity, and deliver greater value to customers and community. Qualifications Education: A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in Business or Public Administration, Civil Engineering, Environmental Studies or a related field. Experience: A minimum of six (6) years of experience in a leadership position managing solid waste contracts, operations and/or programs. A minimum of three years' experience in the management of a sizable waste collection or recycling program. A comprehensive knowledge of current solid waste management methods and technologies, including residential and commercial refuse collection, transfer station operations, recycling operation, waste reduction, education and disposal. The understanding of safety regulations, safe work practices and safety equipment is imperative. A demonstrated commitment to environmental stewardship, public health, regulatory compliance and service equity in the planning and delivery of utility services. An established reputation as a strong leader who develops mutually respectful relationships, achieves consensus among competing interests and fosters a collaborative approach to problem solving. Education/Experience Equivalency: Combinations of appropriate education, training, certification and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis for comparability to the minimum education and experience requirements. Job offers are contingent on review of criminal history as well as verification of information provided by the applicant as part of the application process. Ideal Candidate: A credible, unifying people leader who is deeply committed to the success of the utility, is a strategic big-picture thinker and will be able to deliver the level of services that the City of Seattle residents' value. The successful candidate will have the proven ability to: Understand and embrace continuous improvement concepts with a focus on practical application Provide strategic leadership and behave as coach/mentor with direct reports and SPU work groups by encouraging problem solving and adherence to the Utility's business plan to achieve results that customer's value Be results oriented and use data and metrics to drive decision making Exercise good judgment, strong analytical and strategic thinking skills consistently and exhibit a calm demeanor during crisis or stressful situations Present information about SPU and communicate through quality written correspondence and formal reports as well as comfort representing the Utility with print and TV media. Additional Information Seattle Public Utilities has three lines of business, which include: drinking water, drainage and wastewater, and solid waste. "Our Promise" is to provide efficient and forward-looking utility services that keep Seattle the best place to live. In 1989 Seattle became one of the first cities in the country to start a citywide recycling program. Recyclables have been prohibited from Seattle's garbage since 2004. Seattle businesses and residents have been composting their food scraps for nearly 10 years. Today, Seattle is a national recycling leader, and diverts more than 400,000 tons of food, yard waste, paper, plastic, glass, cardboard and aluminum from the landfill every year through recycling and composting. Seattle recycles about 60% of its municipal solid waste (MSW) and aims to recycle 70%. . The work of the Solid Waste Line of Business (SWLOB) includes planning and programming, regulatory compliance, provision of solid waste, organics collection and recycling services for residential, multi-family and commercial customers and the operation and maintenance of two transfer stations. The Solid Waste Line of Business annual revenues in 2017 exceeded $200M and currently serve over 160,000 residential and 8,000 commercial customers. The 2018 Solid Waste Line of Business operations, maintenance, and capital budgets totals $214M, which includes costs associated with collection services provided by third-party vendors. Approximately two-thirds of the staff of over 150 professionals, technicians and field workers are represented by labor unions. Seattle is known as a progressive leader in technology, innovation, and the environment. As an employer, the City of Seattle is a leading local government in environmental stewardship, green building and social justice, making our City what it is today and shaping our future. Our employees play an important role in making this possible. To be considered, please submit your resume and cover letter indicating your interest and current salary information through the City of Seattle's Career Center . This position is open until filled and applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis. Application materials should reflect size and scope of management experience including staffs managed, operating and capital budgets administered, programs directed, and significant leadership accomplishments. Learn more about Seattle Public Utilities at our web page www.seattle.gov/util/ . Although recruitment is on-going, first consideration will be given to candidates who apply by November 9, 2018. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Seattle, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Jan 17, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Human Services, a department of the City of Seattle, funds and operates programs and services that meet the basic needs of the most vulnerable people in our community - families and individuals with low incomes, children, domestic violence and sexual assault victims, homeless people, seniors, and persons with disabilities. We invest in programs that help people gain independence and success. The Food & Nutrition Programs Supervisor oversees the day to day operations of the Youth & Family Empowerment (YFE) Child Care Nutrition Program (CCNP) and Out-of-School Time (OST) Programs. This position will ensure that nutritious meals are provided in compliance with USDA funding and program guidelines through the Child Care Nutrition Programs' family child care providers and the OST program's Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and After-school meal program. This position reports to the YFE Investment Manager. Job Responsibilities Job Responsibilities: Supervises the day to day operations and activities of the Food & Nutrition Programs unit to provide training, monitoring and technical assistance to family child care providers and the OST program sites according to USDA guidelines. Delegates and oversees work assignments of the food & nutrition unit staff by continuous monitoring of assigned bodies of work and providing feedback on performance and coaching as needed. Conduct performance management of staff team by developing annual work plans, annual performance reviews, bi-weekly one on one supervision meetings, and monthly unit staff meetings. Ensures compliance with city, state, and federal rules and regulations. Provides support and technical assistance to staff and agency providers on interpreting and implementing related regulations and policies. Ensures accuracy of work products including review of vendor service agreements, invoices, monitoring reports, and external communications. Partners with United Way, Office of Superintendent Public Instruction (OSPI), Seattle School district, Seattle Parks and other external partners to carry out program goals. Plans and directs a variety of public relations and promotional activities to increase program participation and awareness. Responds to and resolves issues related to client service including program compliance and constituent complaints to support division priorities and program objectives. Interacts with family childcare providers, OST providers and other stakeholders to communicate important programmatic or policy information. Invites feedback from and works with stakeholder groups to build understanding around programmatic decisions. Manages data reporting including accuracy and timeliness of provider claims, state billings, provider and agency payments, in coordination with internal systems. Serves as liaison with OSPI or other funders, providing responses to request for information, coordinating audits or site visits. Prepares grant applications for renewal of funding or new activities. Supports department and division goals and initiatives including the Race & Social Justice Initiative, Human Services Department Results Based Accountability Framework, and Workplace Expectations. Performs other related duties of a comparable level/type as assigned. Communicates and consults with Investment Manager regarding programs performance or personnel issues. Qualifications Education: Bachelor's Degree in a human services field, Nutrition, Social Work, Business, or Public Administration or a related field (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class). Experience: Requires three years of experience in human services or contract administration, service delivery, community organizing. One year of supervisory or lead experience. Certification/License: Current State of Washington driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility. Additional Information Desired Qualifications: Master's Degree in Nutrition, Public Administration, Contract Administration, Social Work, or other human services related field. At least two years of experience in staff supervision or acting in a lead staff capacity. At least one year of experience administering United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Ability to get results from staff through effective coaching and delegation for peak performance. Experience coordinating services and systems designed to support food access for children and youth. Experience marketing and/or being a spokesperson to increase program visibility and awareness. Experience with vendor service agreements, including procurement, and monitoring for compliance with fiscal and programmatic standards. Experience implementing, analyzing, and/or ensuring compliance with complex State/Federal laws, regulations, policies, and procedures in the provision of services to ethnically diverse low-income populations. Experience with tracking and analyzing program performance, and/or outcome data and utilizing data to inform decision making. Experience initiating and sustaining partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to accomplish programmatic goals. Proven commitment to food justice and equality. Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with staff, external partners, and YFE/HSD leadership. Strong understanding of race & social justice principals and impacts of systemic racism and oppression on communities served by YFE and HSD. Demonstrated proficiency with standard computer software including Microsoft Office (i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel, and SharePoint). Closing Date/Time: 1/22/2019 4:00 PM Pacific
City of Seattle, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Jan 16, 2019
Full Time
Position Description ABOUT SEATTLE PARKS: Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is a national leader and innovator in the services and programs we provide to our residents who enjoy our public spaces such as parks, community centers, specialty gardens and swimming pools. Our mission is providing welcoming and safe opportunities to play, learn, contemplate and build community and promote responsible stewardship of the land. We promote healthy people, a healthy environment and strong communities. We strive to deliver excellent customer service to each visitor and participant. SPR is also deeply committed to advancing the City of Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) by working to end institutional and structural racism. About the Recreation Division: SPR's Recreation Division provides opportunities for people from all backgrounds to play, learn, and lead healthy, active lives through programs and facilities. People gather, take classes and play sports in SPR's 27 community centers. They learn to swim, swim laps, and have fun with the whole family at SPR's 10 pools, learn boating and participate in boating activities at the Green Lake and Mt. Baker small craft centers. Recreation programs and facilities like Teen Life Centers, the Late-Night program, and Community Learning Centers focus on helping youth and teens. Offered throughout many of our facilities are Lifelong Recreation programs for older adults and Specialized Programs for people with disabilities. The Recreation Division is also focused on serving and actively engaging diverse communities through Seattle Park District funded initiatives such as Art in Parks, Get Moving and Recreation for All. Position Description: This position has the lead role in developing and implementing an outcome-based Community Learning Center located at a Seattle Public School Elementary or Middle School location with an emphasis on academic, enrichment and recreational activities. In this position you will: Develop and administer student after school programs, family programs, and special events as well as provide school day supports. Prepare and distribute marketing materials. Collaborate with community partners to develop and create new programs for students and families. Use data to inform programming needs and track outcomes. Arrange use of facilities for programs. Develop a summer academic program to meet the needs of targeted students. Monitor a budget and prepare financial reports. Maintain records and prepare required reports on program activities including registration, attendance tracking, invoices, contracts and outcomes. Meet deadlines. Manage participant safety and respond to emergency situations when necessary. Provide a high standard of leadership, team building with staff, understand and work to enhance partnerships. Represent your site and the Department in a positive light within the community; Ensure timely and accurate communication; Serves as a role model and mentor for students by actively engaging students in the programs. Establish and maintain a high level of customer service and collaboration with school staff and ensure a climate of friendliness, inclusiveness, and engagement. Supervise and evaluate activity instructors and volunteer staff in accordance with Department policies. Monitor and manage programming contracts with activity providers. Monitor financial transactions through distinct processes that meet City and State Auditor requirements on a daily, monthly, quarterly and annual basis. Access, analyze, and utilize data in providing intentional services to meet student needs at the CLC. Provide core programming which includes during school, after school, evenings, and summer programs that are tied to academic learning standards. Job Responsibilities Primary Duties: Collaborate with Seattle Public School and other partners in administering an outcome-based Community Learning Center located at a Seattle Public School location with an emphasis on academic, enrichment and recreational activities. Develop and administer student after school programs, family programs, and special events as well as provide school day supports. Prepare and distribute marketing materials. Collaborate with community partners to develop and create new programs for students and families. Use data to inform programming needs and track outcomes. Arrange use of facilities for programs. Develop a summer academic program to meet the needs of targeted students. Monitor a budget and prepare financial reports. Maintain records and prepare required reports on program activities including registration, attendance tracking, invoices, contracts and outcomes. Meet deadlines. Monitor existing safety concerns and respond to emergency situations when necessary. Provide a high standard of leadership, team building with staff, understand and work to enhance partnerships. Represent your site and the Department in a positive light within the community. Ensure timely and accurate communication Serves as a role model and mentor for students by actively engaging students in the programs Establish and maintain a high level of customer service and collaboration with school staff and ensure a climate of friendliness, inclusiveness, and engagement. Supervise and evaluate activity instructors and volunteer staff in accordance with Department policies. Monitor and manage programming contracts with activity providers. Monitor financial transactions through distinct processes that meet City and State Auditor requirements on a daily, monthly, quarterly and annual basis. Access, analyze, and utilize data in providing intentional services to meet student needs at the CLC. Provide core programming which includes during school, after school, evenings, and summer programs that are tied to academic learning standards. Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : Requires one year of experience in developing and coordinating recreation programs, including two years of supervision experience and a Bachelor's degree in Recreation Program Administration, Recreation or related field (or a combination of education and/or training and/or work experience which provides the ability to perform the work of the class). DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS : More than two years of experience working with elementary and/or middle school age youth Two years' experience planning, implementing and supervising enrichment and/or educational activities. Candidate should be at ease working with diverse populations, which may include immigrant and first-generation refugee populations. One year of experience supervising subordinate and/or volunteer staff. Two years of experience providing both traditional and non-traditional recreation activities in an outcome-based environment for a variety of age groups. Has the ability to speak and write a second language. Two years of experience working in partnership with youth serving agencies, schools, citizens, businesses, other youth serving agencies to design, implement, and evaluate programs. Proficient with computer software packages, which includes MS Word, Excel, Access, email and any program/scheduling software. Experience working with the Seattle Public Schools, specifically in middle school environments. Knowledge of Youth Program Quality Assessment and Seattle Public Schools Learning Standards. One year of experience successfully implementing grant resources and managing grants. Additional Information Work Environment/Physical Demands : 40 hours per week. Shifts include some evenings and occasional weekends Required to lift up to 50 pounds. Required to work outdoors in all types of weather. May be required to work evenings or weekends. Closing Date/Time: 1/22/2019 4:00 PM Pacific
City of Seattle, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Jan 15, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation's largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served. Over the years, we have worked diligently to keep Seattle's electricity affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound. Today, City Light is a recognized national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. This Senior Fish Ecologist is part of a team providing technical support for natural resource science, permitting, and policy work for City Light. This position is primarily responsible for managing City Light's Endangered Species Act (ESA) fish research program in the Skagit River Watershed, coordinating and implementing salmon, steelhead, bull trout recovery plans with agencies, tribes, and salmon recovery lead entity organizations, and serving as a subject matter expert on the ESA regulatory processes and impacts of hydroelectric projects on fish populations in the Pacific Northwest. This position will also support the preparation of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) hydroelectric relicensing application for the Skagit Hydroelectric Project with the new license to be issued in 2025. To fulfill these responsibilities, this position works closely with City Light's system operations, engineers and operators, resource agencies, tribes, as well as local salmon and watershed conservation organizations to ensure that power generation operations protect fish populations consistent with City Light's environmental policy. This position also guides resource managers, decision makers, and project managers in matters of aquatic resource protection, ESA fish species recovery, and aquatic habitat restoration. This position serves as City Light's representative in selected forums including, but not limited to, those organized to promote the recovery and persistence of healthy salmon populations in the Pacific Northwest that are consistent with City Light's mission. This position reports to the Science Policy Unit Manager in the Environment, Land, and Licensing Business Unit. Job Responsibilities Conduct and manage City Light's ESA fish research in the Skagit River Watershed which includes designing and implementing field studies funded by City Light's ESA recovery program as well as studies required under Biological Opinions issued for the Skagit Hydroelectric Project. These studies currently include 1) managing a bull trout monitoring program in the three Skagit Hydroelectric Project Reservoirs in coordination with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), 2) managing City Light's reservoir water temperature and limnology monitoring in coordination with the National Park Service (NPS), and 3) bull trout, steelhead, and Chinook salmon research and population monitoring projects conducted in partnership with state and federal agencies, tribes, and universities. Manage City Light's compliance with conditions of the USFWS Biological Opinion and Incidental Take Statement (ITS) for the continuing operation of the Skagit Hydroelectric Project. This work includes compiling and analyzing bull trout monitoring program data and preparing the annual bull trout ITS for submission to USFWS and FERC. Develop and manage contracts with consultants, and memorandums of agreement (MOAs) with agencies and universities, that support ESA fish research and monitoring. Foster and facilitate research partnerships with academic institutions that result in graduate student research on fish biology and aquatic ecology in the Skagit River watershed. Serve on graduate student committees as appropriate. Represent City Light at semi-annual research meetings of the Upper Skagit Watershed Aquatic Ecosystem Workgroup. This transboundary organization works closely with the Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission (SEEC) to promote and fund fish and aquatic research and monitoring in the Upper Skagit Watershed. Support City Light's climate change research and adaptation program by working with City Light's climate change advisor on fish, aquatic ecology, and water quality issues in the Skagit River watershed. Identify and develop adaptation actions to improve resiliency of ESA-listed fish populations. Serve as fish biologist representing City Light at local and regional climate change research organizations, including the Skagit Climate Science Consortium. Represent City Light as member of the Skagit Watershed Council's (SWC) Technical Working Group. This group reviews grant proposals for salmon and steelhead recovery projects submitted to the SWC which serves as the lead entity for Salmon Recovery Fund Board and Puget Sound Partnership salmon recovery grants in WRIAs 3 and 4. Participate in ESA Section 7 Consultation process for the project relicensing, including updating the current Biological Evaluation for the project. Participate in the Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 401 water quality certification process that will be completed for project relicensing. Support environmental permitting for operations and maintenance projects at the Skagit Hydroelectric Project. Provide scientific and technical guidance to City Light's permitting staff. Prepare Biological Assessments and participate in completion of Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements for O&M projects. Review fisheries and environmental issues regarding the Federal Columbia River Power System. Provide technical support to City Light's power contracts and regional affairs staff on Columbia River fish issues. Serve as one of the primary advisors to City Light management regarding effects of utility activities on water quality and aquatic resources with an emphasis on regional salmon populations and potential solutions. Stay current on science and policies relating to regional salmon recovery with a specific focus on water quality standards, as well as ESA and CWA compliance. Lead and/or support preparation of peer-reviewed scientific publications. Represent City Light's science policy work in various public forums. This work sometimes includes, but is not limited to, preparing and delivering presentations for scientific conferences, workshops, public meetings, and the media. Other duties as assigned. Qualifications Education: Masters in Environmental, Natural, or Physical Science or equivalent degree. Experience: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience with fish management and 3 years in salmon research and management, river ecology, and reservoir ecosystems. Ability to work effectively with people with varying expertise and backgrounds, understand several scientific disciplines, and handle multiple and varied assignments. Knowledge of and experience applying federal, state and local environmental laws, regulations, and policies applicable to Washington State (e.g., ESA, CWA). Strong research, quantitative, and analytical skills and be proficient in the use of MicroSoft Word, Excel, and Access, as well as statistical analysis software. Excellent written and oral communication skills. This position requires the ability to travel to and from the Skagit River and to field work (e.g., hiking, stream walking, snorkeling) in remote locations under adverse weather conditions. The candidate must also have the ability to obtain a Washington boat certification. Certification/License: Washington State Driver's License or equivalent mobility. Desired Qualifications: PhD in Fisheries or similar field. Experience providing technical expertise relating salmon recovery issues and developing recommendations for senior management on policy options and program direction. Firsthand knowledge of the Skagit River system, Puget Sound ESA fish species status and recovery. A solid understanding of hydroelectric operations, particularly power generation, flow and reservoir management, and power management. Demonstrated use of GIS. Familiarity with a broad range of stream, riverine, and reservoir monitoring and sampling approaches and appropriate field skills, as well as physical skills necessary to carry out work. Demonstrated ability to develop and manage contracts and budgets. Familiarity with modeling techniques pertaining to aquatic ecosystems. Demonstrated understanding of reservoir limnology and ecology. Thorough understanding of effects of hydroelectric facility operations, flow and reservoir management, and associated effects on water quality and aquatic resources, including threatened and endangered species of fish and fish habitat, macroinvertebrates, and aquatic invasive species. Strong collaboration and negotiation skills. Experience with power boat operations. Additional Information Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process including the completion of a background check which includes criminal history and driving history review. Want to know more about Seattle City Light? Check out our web page: http://www.seattle.gov/light/ . Closing Date/Time: 2/12/2019 4:00 PM Pacific
City of Seattle, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Jan 12, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation's largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served. Over the years we have worked very hard to keep Seattle's electricity affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound. Today, City Light is a recognized national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. The person in this position operates high speed inserter and folding machines to process and sort all of Seattle City Light mailed bills and credit notices, prepares them for delivery, and transports them to the US Postal Service or other mailing service for delivery. This work requires the ability to frequently lift 50 pounds and to work safely around large machines with moving parts. This position reports to the Office Services Supervisor. Job Responsibilities Operates a folding and inserting machine to prepare utility bills and related materials for mailing; sets up the machine with the proper envelope inserts, and other materials to insure proper preparation of utility bills. Hand sorts utility bills by zip code as needed. Performs routine maintenance of inserting and folding machines including oiling, adjustment, and replacement and ordering of parts; assists in determining when to call a service technician. Operates postage machine, records ascending and descending balances, and affixes correct postage. Orders supplies and forms for mail room. Uncrates and stores materials and supplies from inventory stock. Completes postal forms and computes postal costs. Delivers mail to the Postal Services as necessary. Sets up computer to run different types of jobs. Produces monthly reports. Performs related duties as assigned. Qualifications Required Qualifications: Requires one year experience operating or maintaining complex machine equipment. (Combinations of education, training and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis for comparability). Certification/License: A valid Washington State driver's license is required for this position. Desired Qualifications: Experience operating a Bowe Bell & Howell inserter machine (or equivalent). Experience in preparing large volume, time sensitive mailings on a continuous daily basis. Ability to troubleshoot and perform field repairs with the assistance or guidance of a technician. Ability to use Microsoft Excel. Demonstrated track record of exceptional reliability and attendance. Able to work effectively in a diverse, team-oriented work group. Ability to lift 50 pounds frequently and to work safely around large machines with moving parts. Additional Information Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process including the completion of a background check which includes criminal history and driving history review. Want to know more about Seattle City Light? Check out our web page: http://www.seattle.gov/light/ . Closing Date/Time: 1/29/2019 4:00 PM Pacific
City of Seattle, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Jan 08, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Seattle Center, a department of the City of Seattle, is seeking a qualified electrician to join its facilities team. Seattle Center offers a unique variety of challenges and stimulations within the electrical industry. The 74-acre campus is comprised of multiple and assorted size buildings, theaters, sporting venues, museums and an outdoor park-like campus. The facilities staff is challenged with a wide variety of support needs to accommodate the multitude of events throughout the year. The variety of festivals, cultural, theatrical, culinary, and music events all contribute to a wide array of challenges and rewards. Seattle Center has a wide variety of challenging electrical systems and both indoor and outdoor work, on an attractive campus. This position will work closely with other trade leads and among the public to provide production support of events as well as regular facility maintenance. Job Responsibilities Diagnose and repair malfunctions in electrical equipment or control systems such as boilers, pumps, motors, generators, air compressors, fire alarms, refrigerators, overhead doors, electrical equipment on bridges or other electrical devices Install, repair and maintain all electrical systems under the direction of the electrical crew chief Teamwork and clear, concise, communication with staff, venue operators and the public are essential for safe and efficient operations Troubleshoot systems which include some electronics Install lighting fixtures, power outlets, control devices, heaters, thermostats, computer cables or cathodic protection equipment Run conduit and pull wire for new and/or existing electrical installations Modify or rewire existing electrical installations Conduct preventative maintenance on electrical and electronic equipment Purchase and/or order electrical supplies or parts from vendors, warehouse or distributors Review blueprints, electrical schematics, project plans and specifications of electrical equipment installations Replace ballasts, drivers & fuses, changes lamps in LED, fluorescent, HID and incandescent lighting fixtures Install temporary power systems for special events Qualifications Minimum Qualifications Requires completion of an accepted four-year apprenticeship training program and journey-level electrician status (or an equivalent combination of education and/or training and/or experience). License, Certification and Other Requirements Washington State Driver's license Work Environment/Physical Demands Stand, walk, or bend for extended periods of time Lift objects weighing in excess of 50 pounds Work outdoors in all types of weather Work in confined spaces or at heights from ladders and scaffolds The shop operates 7 days a week, 18 hours per day, requiring staff to participate in off-shift work Desired Qualifications: The optimal candidate possesses proven ability and experience in the following areas: Ability to work collaboratively with other work units and clients Comprehensive knowledge of current electrical systems, including a working knowledge of computerized lighting and control systems Strong communication skills with the ability to convey complex ideas and issues to multiple audiences both verbally and in writing Ability to assess and plan work tasks and provide progress reports Ability to navigate computer-based email, timekeeping, materials management, work order management system and progress reporting Monitor and communicate clear and concise on phones and VHF radios Highly motivated to fulfill the high standards of the Seattle Center maintenance division Excellent customer service skills and experience Knowledge and skill in observing safety issues and requirements Washington State Electrical License Continuing history of industry development Additional Information This Temporary position is currently scheduled for 2 years. How to Apply: Applications are reviewed after the posting closes. Submit the following items to be considered for this vacancy: NEOGOV online (or paper) application Supplemental questionnaire A cover letter AND résumé Note: Your application may be rejected if these items are missing or incomplete. Note, simply providing a cover letter and résumé is not a substitute for completing the application itself. Successful candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment physical . Selected candidates will be required to submit a Full Driver's Abstract (at your own expense) that demonstrates a good driving record. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all persons offered employment are required to provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States at time of hire. About Seattle Center: With over 12 million visitors each year, Seattle Center is one of the top tourist attractions in Seattle. The various venues and event types happening on campus reflect the rich diversity of our community. Seattle Center employees directly impact the way people see, understand and experience the City of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest region. This position offers the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment performing a critical function that offers complexity, variety and fun - all while contributing to the legacy of an iconic Seattle community asset. For additional information about Seattle Center, please visit: www.seattlecenter.com Closing Date/Time: 1/22/2019 4:00 PM Pacific
City of Seattle, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Jan 03, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Seattle Department of Finance and Administrative Services (FAS) has an incredible opportunity for an accomplished tax professional who is an exceptional communicator, leader, and has an expert-level understanding of state and local taxation. In this role your primary directive is to analyze and maintain existing tax rules and policies, while creating future tax rules and policies. You will be responsible for ensuring the Business License and Tax Administration unit meets the needs of customers and stakeholders to make tax compliance a seamless process. You will be shaping tax policy through engagement with internal and external stakeholders in the development and revision of tax legislation. ***This is a temporary position which can last through December 31, 2020. License and Tax Administration oversees and collects Business & Occupation Tax, Utility Tax, Gambling Tax, Commercial Parking Tax, Admission Tax, Sweetened Beverage Tax and Firearm/Ammunition Tax. Any new taxes proposed and passed by the City are developed and implemented through this division. To work in this environment, team members must be efficient, decisive, and able to adapt to changes quickly. Not only do they have to have systems ready to collect and monitor the different tax types, they must be able to interpret and advise on current and proposed taxes and communicate that information to stakeholders and a customer base of nearly 100,000 businesses. FAS focuses on Excellent Customer Service, A Respectful and Equitable Workplace, Continuous Improvement and Financial Accountability, Economic Opportunity for All Our Communities, and Dedicated Stewardship of City Assets Job Responsibilities Maintain current business tax rules administered by the License and Tax Administration. Collaborate with the Tax Audit Manager and Assistant City Attorney to develop and draft new rules and policies in response to new and existing tax policies and tax issues with a goal toward clarity, consistency, and compliance. Respond to inquiries from City Council Staff in response to emerging tax policies or changes to existing tax law; proactively research, understand, and advise on possible implications that may result from any proposals. Represent the City Tax Administrator, City Finance Director, and FAS Director in communications with the City Council and the Mayor's Office. Work closely with the Tax Compliance Analyst to identify industry trends, compliance, and audit issues, and advise and recommend formal guidance, and propose new rules or updates to existing rules to address areas where complexity exists. Monitor Federal legislation and Federal level issues that affect local taxation policies; and closely monitor Washington State Department of Revenue code and rule changes and adoptions to ensure consistency between State and City tax code and rules where mandated through the Model Ordinance. Administer the rule hearing process; leading stakeholder meetings, reviewing stakeholder communications, creating draft rules in collaboration with Assistant City Attorney. Organize and lead the rule hearing, finalizing the draft rules, and submitting final rules to the City Clerk for recording. Oversee Tax Advisory Group; setting meetings, agendas, running meetings, seeking out new members, and maintaining the Tax Advisory Group Charter. Research and draft responses to ruling requests from taxpayers and internal business units and departments. Work with the Association of Washington Cities regarding tax issues and providing input on Seattle tax proposals and industry trends. This includes responding to inquiries from other cities regarding the City of Seattle's policies and positions on past and current issues. Set agendas for the monthly tax policy meetings; ensuring an effective discussion of emerging and current tax proposals to support strategic planning for any future tax policy and rulemaking efforts. Collaborate with Tax Audit Manager to ensure policies are understood, interpreted, and followed consistently. Responsible for collaborating with the Education and Outreach Coordinator to develop appropriate communication tools for external and internal customers that provide clarity and promote seamless compliance for current and any future taxes. Other duties as assigned. Qualifications Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Taxation. Expert-level experience in taxation, tax auditing, drafting reports, and working with the public. Expert-level ability to research tax laws, regulations and policies. Proven leadership and analysis skills. Exceptional ability to collaborate with diverse groups of stakeholders. Ability to work independently and self-start. Ability to communicate effectively to diverse audiences including the public. Desired qualifications: Graduate degree in Taxation. Experience with Washington state and local taxation. Experience with technical writing. Additional Information Please be sure to attach a resume and cover letter in the Attachments section of your application clearly describing how you meet the qualifications of this position . If you have questions, please contact Peter Asai at peter.asai@seattle.gov Closing Date/Time: 1/22/2019 4:00 PM Pacific
City of Seattle, WA 98045, Washington, United States
Jan 16, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Seattle Public Utilities provides solid waste and drainage and wastewater services for Seattle residents and businesses, and drinking water for the 1.4 million regional customers both in Seattle and the 26 municipalities and special water districts also served by the Utility. "Our Promise" to the community is to deliver efficient and forward-looking utility services that keep Seattle the best place to live. Our customers depend on us to be there for them - to deliver utility services reliably and to spend their dollars wisely. This position reports to the Natural Resources Manager in the Watershed Management Division of Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and is responsible for practicing wildland hydrological monitoring and aquatic ecosystem restoration. This position works within the interdisciplinary team of the Natural Resources Section under general supervision and provides technical field-based data collection, analysis, recommendations and project management on complex environmental issues and projects to support decisions that have City-wide significance. This position supports effective watershed protection and management, technical support to water supply system planning and operations, project management, science information management and documentation, interpretation of environmental laws, development of procedures to achieve environmental regulatory compliance, and incorporation of climate science and the development and implementation of proactive management solutions. Policy, regulatory and legal drivers for this position include, but are not limited to, the Cedar River Watershed Secondary Use Policies, Cedar River Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP), South Fork Tolt Watershed Management Plan, Muckleshoot Settlement Agreement and all relevant local, state and federal laws. Job Responsibilities Managing the Hydrological Monitoring Program for the Cedar and Tolt municipal watersheds to track hydrological, stream channel and slope stability conditions that have the potential to impact water supply and water quality. Managing the Aquatic Restoration and Monitoring Programs under the Cedar River HCP, including project design, implementation, project effectiveness monitoring and long-term monitoring to detect ecosystem change. Providing technical and logistical support for riparian and upland forest restoration activities and other watershed management activities that may impact water quality and aquatic species. Participating in climate adaptation, resiliency planning and risk management efforts. Coordinating with the Water Resources Section on watershed activities. Providing project management of technical analysis and infrastructure improvement projects. Conducting quantitative data collection, management, analysis and reporting. Managing spatial data in geographic information systems, developing maps and managing databases. Supporting science information management framework, stewarding data, and writing documentation. Developing and administering consultant and service contracts, managing budgets, and training and supervising seasonal employees and/or interns. Developing, submitting and managing environmental permits to support restoration and infrastructure projects. Collaborating with internal and external partners, including county, state and federal agencies, Tribes, non-governmental organizations, and research and educational institutions on monitoring, research and management issues of local and regional concern. Staying informed about developments and innovations in natural resource management and climate change adaptation through literature review, continuing education, and professional meetings. Please note that this job advertisement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Qualifications Education/Experience Bachelor's degree in natural or physical sciences, environmental sciences, planning (with emphasis on environmental issues), public administration/policy (with emphasis on natural resources), or related field. Three (3) years experience in environmental research and monitoring, environmental management, environmental law, impact analysis, environmental compliance, toxic substance management, or a related field. Other combinations of education, training and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis for comparability. Licenses/Certifications Current State of Washington driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility. Hazardous materials/toxic work may require specialized health & safety training and certification. Work Environment/Physical Demands: Most field work is performed in remote wilderness locations, on rivers and reservoirs, and the rest in a normal City office/work environment. May require rotating on-call duty for hazardous spill responses and other emergencies. Ability to navigate remote mountainous terrain and wetlands, river systems, and lakes. Ability to hike long distances in remote mountainous terrain through heavy vegetation and woody debris in adverse weather conditions. Ability to carry heavy loads (45 pounds) over long distances. Occasional exposure to hazardous wastes, chemicals, and other conditions requiring safety precautions. A physical exam will be required for those selected to interview. Additional Information The ideal candidate has: Knowledge of watershed hydrological principles, current environmental research methods, and scientific knowledge in wildland hydrology, aquatic ecosystem restoration and monitoring and collection and management of quantitative and spatial data. Experience in managing, analyzing and interpreting data to support management decisions and recommendations; excellent written and verbal communication skills; and ability to incorporate new technology into monitoring and data management systems. Also preferred are experience in designing, installing and monitoring stream restoration projects; experience in developing and administering contracts and managing budgets; experience in collaborating and communicating with diverse and multiple stakeholders; and knowledge and experience in regulatory framework, including state and county and federal laws, including the Endangered Species Act and Habitat Conservation Plans, Clean Water Act, State Environmental Protection Act, and Forest Practices Act. Closing Date/Time: 1/22/2019 4:00 PM Pacific
City of Seattle, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Jan 11, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) provides essential utility services to a rapidly growing and increasingly complex city and region. With more people living in Seattle than ever before, we face a range of new challenges, requirements, and responsibilities. This is an exciting time for us, as we embrace the challenge of balancing environmental enhancement, service excellence, and compliance with affordability. We are exploring and sharing approaches to meeting new and future demands. SPU strives to be a Community Centered Utility working to make Seattle the best place to live for everyone. We deliver high quality, vital services, across four lines of business: providing water, solid waste, drainage and wastewater services for Seattle residents and businesses. We also provide drinking water for 1.4 million regional customers in Seattle and the other municipalities. Our customers depend on us to deliver high quality, reliable utility services and to provide value for dollar. With that goal in mind, we pursue everything we do with the following core areas of focus: Achieve Excellence in Core Service Delivery Increase Affordability and Accountability Improve Investment Value Enhance Public Health and Environment Ensure Equity and Inclusion Expand our Impact through Strong Partnerships We have an exciting opportunity for an innovative human resources leader to join our team in the role of Employee and Labor Relations Advisor. This person will be part of a team led by the Employee and Labor Relations Manager and will play a vital role in the culture and employee experience at SPU. Job Responsibilities The Employee and Labor Relations Advisor is responsible for fostering partnerships with all levels of employees, management and business partners to provide advice, consulting, and mentoring guidance regarding employee and labor relation processes, procedures and best practices as they relate to employee engagement, recognition, training, performance, misconduct, allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, labor practices and EEO matters. Ideal candidates will have experience with a complex, diverse workforce, a strong desire to work with both front-line employees and management, and experience with public sector organizational practices and labor unions. Examples of key responsibilities of this position include the following: Meet with employees in person to assess their concerns and complaints, and with managers regarding employee misconduct and performance Investigate, or assist in management fact finding or investigations regarding allegations of misconduct, discrimination, harassment, and other matters as necessary, and prepare investigation reports when appropriate. Conduct debriefing sessions with employees and management Advise all levels of SPU employees and managers regarding personnel issues and/or refer issues to appropriate HR management or professional staff for assistance, which may include interpretation/implementation of City Personnel Rules, Department Guidelines, and Collective Bargaining Agreements. Research and develop discipline comparisons and recommendations Contribute to ER/LR data reporting tracking and analysis Contribute to SPU's performance management and performance appraisal program by guiding leaders on evaluating, memorializing, and communicating about employee performance Plan, develop, and prepare materials for labor/management initiatives, collective bargaining negotiations, grievances, and arbitrations Manage special projects, such as the Commercial Driver's License (CDL) compliance program, Stay and Exit interview processing, and other human resources functions as assigned. Support and work to promote Race and Social Justice Initiatives Qualifications Education: Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business, Public Administration or related field. Experience: At least three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in performing employee and/or laborrelations work in a comparable organization including conducting or providing oversight for investigations to include EEO investigations. Other required skills include the ability to negotiate, counsel, manage conflict, facilitate communications, and influence; work effectively in a large, complex multicultural and diverse organization; exercise independent, sound judgment and initiative within established guidelines when recommending a course of action; prepare clear, concise, accurate and persuasive reports, correspondence, analytical studies and other written materials; possess active listening skills; and be proficient with Microsoft Office software (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Certification/License: Washington State Driver License is required. SPU operates facilities throughoutSeattle and King County. Travel to remote work sites is required on an as-needed basis. Additional Information Desired Qualifications: Knowledge of and relevant experience in employment law related matters, and experience in providing analysis regarding discrimination, harassment and retaliation in the workplace is preferred; as is experience working with labor unions/contracts and demonstrated experience in a leadership role in a complex unionized environment. Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process including the completion of a background check which includes criminal history review. Want to know more about Seattle Public Utilities? Check out our web page at www.seattle.gov/util/ Closing Date/Time: 2/5/2019 4:00 PM Pacific
City of Seattle, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Jan 10, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Seattle's Municipal Court (SMC) is one of the highest volume Courts of Limited Jurisdiction in the state, with seven elected Judges, six appointed Magistrates, and over 200 staff. The Court adjudicates all misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor crimes, infractions, and civil violations authorized under the Seattle Municipal Code and certain Revised Code of Washington statutes. SMC's Court Payments team, composed of Cashiers and Financial Compliance clerks, is committed to improving the quality of life in Seattle by holding people accountable for their choices and helping them resolve their debts to our community. We are recruiting for a current City of Seattle employee to fill the open Court Cashier position. Court Cashiers work directly with customers to process payments to the Court and schedule hearings; they also work "behind the scenes" reviewing exception reports, researching transactions in the Court's information system, and filing documents. The ideal candidate: Has experience providing excellent customer service with discretion in a professional manner to people from diverse backgrounds and of all income levels; Is skilled in handling cash and credit payment; Has strong interpersonal communication skills; Is experienced in updating and navigating databases with accuracy; Has an aptitude for learning new systems; Is well organized and can adapt quickly to changing priorities. The Court aims to hire people committed to being respectful and impartial when addressing customer issues, thereby ensuring the public's trust and confidence in the judicial system. Job Responsibilities Assist customers at our customer service counter by taking payments for parking citations, traffic violations, bail bonds, and other Court financial obligations. Assist customers by scheduling Court hearings and responding to questions about hearings, payments, and other Court business. Research and verify incoming payments against respective citations or court documents to initiate defendant's jail release, re-issue warrants. or reimburse bail. Enter data in the Municipal Court Information System (MCIS) to create and update defendant records. Prepare written correspondence to customers regarding payment matters. Qualifications Minimum Q u alifications: 1+ year of clerical experience (for this position, clerical experience includes high volume accounting support, cashiering activities, or customer service work of a similar nature) OR Combination of education, training and experience will be evaluated on an individual basis for comparability. Desired Qualifications: Some college coursework in money math, accounting, or other relevant fields of study. 2+ years' experience in some or all the following areas: Handling cash with the ability to process payments using automated accounting systems, research complex financial transactions, and maintain accurate financial records. Providing excellent customer service with discretion in a professional manner to people from diverse backgrounds and of all income levels; Administrative support experience working in a court, law firm, criminal justice agency, community outreach agency, or Government agency. Bilingual Demonstrated ability to: Determine customer needs and respond quickly Type 30 WPM Use 10-key proficiency. Use MS Work, Outlook and Excel at intermediate proficiency or higher Update and navigate database systems and accurately enter data. Learn new systems quickly. Exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality Multi-task work neatly and accurately. Work independently and as part of a team. Remain calm under stress and pressure. Exercise mature/independent judgment and adapt to changing needs/circumstances. Additional Information Hiring Proce s s Applications are reviewed after the posting closes. Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered. Completed NEOGOV online application. Completed Supplemental questionnaire. Cover letter describing how your skills and experience align with the stated job responsibilities and qualifications. Current resume indicating relevant experience and education. Your application will not be reviewed if these items are missing or incomplete. By completing the supplemental questions, you are attesting that the information you have provided is true and accurate. The Court will review any information provided in your application package and misstatements or falsification of information will eliminate you from consideration and/or employment if discovered after selection for the position. Attaching or pasting a cover letter and resume alone is not a substitute for completing the application itself. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted If you are selected for an interview, you will be given a typing test and a 10-key proficiency test on the day of the interview. A job offer is contingent upon successfully passing the court's background check. The background check includes a criminal history background review, fingerprinting and reference checks. This position is represented by the Teamsters Local 763 union. New employees are required to pass a 12-month probation period. Selected candidate must be willing and able to occasionally work nights, weekends, and holidays in a King County jail office. For more information on the Seattle Municipal Court, visit www.seattle.gov/courts. Closing Date/Time: 1/22/2019 4:00 PM Pacific
City of Seattle, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Jan 10, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The Seattle Fire Department provides critical emergency services to the City of Seattle. Our mission is to save lives and protect property through emergency medical service, fire and rescue response, and fire prevention. The department consists of over 1,100 members at 38 locations throughout the city. In 2017, the department responded to over 96,000 emergency calls for service. This position is part of the Public Affairs Division, which is responsible for educating Seattle residents about fire prevention and safety, offers AED and CPR courses and responds to media inquiries about the Seattle Fire Department's emergency responses. This position will help address the department's growing media relations needs, create and execute public education campaigns and provide other internal and external communication services. Duties include: assisting the Public Information Officer with answering media and public inquiries about emergency responses and serving as an on-scene spokesperson when on-call; creating public education campaigns to amplify the education team's fire and life safety messages; creating content for various communication channels (e.g. news releases, internal and external newsletters, the website, social media, marketing/educational materials); and assisting with or coordinating public involvement and community outreach events. Vulnerable populations are an important focus for the Public Affairs Division; this position will be expected to ensure these audiences' needs are included. The work is performed predominantly in an office environment, with some fieldwork in all weather conditions. The position shares after-hours duties and must be available by pager, during the course of their scheduled on-call shift. This may include responding to the scene of an incident with potentially hazardous conditions. A take-home city vehicle is provided for transportation to and from work, and for response to emergency incidents as well as a department pager, phone and laptop. Residence within the Fire Department's response area is preferred to minimize the amount of time it takes to respond on-scene to emergencies. This position receives standby pay of 10 percent of the hourly rate for all hours beyond eight hours worked, Monday-Friday and 24 hours per day when on call over weekends. Overtime applies upon response to emergencies or at the direction of the Director of Public Affairs after eight hours worked in a day. Job Responsibilities Serve as one of two points of contact for media requests and inquiries. Respond to media calls, using independent judgment about how best to utilize department subject matter experts. This includes on-call coverage for evening and weekends, as scheduled. Create strategic public information campaigns to effectively communicate messages that support the department priorities around fire safety, fire prevention and importance of knowing CPR. Incorporate strategies for reaching the City's most vulnerable populations when communicating information or planning events. Research and develop a broad array of communication products: web content; social media graphics and posts; talking points; and other communication materials using key messages to inform the public. Develop effective working relationships with external agencies, including news/media organizations and other city departments. Arrange and coordinate media interviews with department members. This may include coaching and supporting department members in effective interview techniques. Monitor department social media channels and independently respond to the public as appropriate with minimal supervision. Develops content for the department's monthly internal and external newsletters. Post content to the web as appropriate using web content management tools. Qualifications Requires two years professional experience in public relations, marketing, journalism, or related field involving the preparation and distribution of public information materials, and a Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Communications, Marketing, or related field (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class). In addition, the following qualifications and abilities are required: Washington State Driver's license and ability to respond to incidents in a Department vehicle is required. Ability to carry and respond to pager and work on-call schedule. Experience in a public relations field that required assessing key messages and effectively relating them to the media. Demonstrated ability to interact with individuals and groups at all levels within an organization and in the community, as well as address emergency situations with composure. Strong writing and editing skills. Ability to create a diverse array of multimedia products utilizing graphic design skills and social media platforms, including creating and maintaining blogs, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages. Experience with Microsoft Office programs, especially Word and PowerPoint. Experience with Adobe Creative products, particularly PhotoShop and inDesign. Experience establishing contacts, maintaining relationships and liaison activities with the media and community stakeholders. Ability to work effectively in a diverse environment. Ability to multitask and successfully manage competing deadlines and priorities.? Experience in journalism, broadcasting, media relations or related field. Preferred qualifications: Video production and photography skills are ideal. Indepth knowledge of the media industry and/or previous experience as a public information officer is preferred. Fluency in one of the City's top tier languages. Experience working with ethnic media and/or reaching underserved community members. Initial selection process will include the following components weighted as indicated: interview (50%), writing exercise (30%), and on-camera presentation (20%). Hire offer contingent on passinga background check in compliance with Seattle's Fair Chance Employment Ordinance, SMC 14.17. Additional Information The Seattle Fire Department is a national leader in responding to and preventing emergencies with a commitment to excellence and teamwork. We seek a diverse workforce who embrace the following values. Integrity - We are honest, trustworthy and accountable. Honor guides our actions. Teamwork - We each bring our own skills and experience, yet we recognize that we are better together. We support and depend on each other to achieve our goals. Compassion - Caring is part of our job. We could not do what we do without a deep and motivating empathy for those we serve. Courage - We show fortitude and determination in a crisis. Diversity - We respect the different identities, experiences, and perspectives of those that we work with and the community we serve. Closing Date/Time: 1/29/2019 4:00 PM Pacific