City of Tacoma

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

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

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

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

28 job(s) at City of Tacoma

City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Apr 20, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma is recruiting foran Enviro-Challenger Educator in the classification of Program Development Specialist. We are searching for an outgoing, energetic person with a proven background in creating engaging and innovative environmental lessons through artistic expressions. Primary responsibilities for this position include creating art environmental lessons which foster student's desire to make changes in daily life to promote environmental health and sustainability, teaching and maintain current teaching in K-8th grade classrooms during the school year, staffing the will be teaching and creating environmental lessons to K-8 students in a classroom setting during the school year, staffing the City'sEnvironmental Services community events outreachbooth, teaching summer camps, and creating art environmental lessons. We hope to foster students' desire to make changes in daily life to promote environmental lessons, build relationships with schools and environmental communities partners to promote environmental sustainability. Our Ideal Candidate will enjoy working with students, will enjoy working in a team environment, will possesexcellent communication skills, flexibility, planning, project management and evaluation skills, along with a professional and courteous attitude. I f you have the followingskills and abilitiesin the list below, then you are the person we are searching for to join our team!: Background in researching program requirements, developing training materials. Is comfortable presenting lessons to the public and school communities. Artistic, creative and passionate in seeking new ways to approach STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics)powered classrooms. Enjoys and excels in working with studentsfrom diverse cultural,economic and abilitybackgrounds. Is highly engaged in their work, a self-starter whose enthusiasm for environmental sustainability encourages and motivates others to participate. Loves to connect with people during community outreach events in providing program information to the public. A lifelong learner who seeks out knowledge about current trends in environmental issues and topics to support lessons and discussions. Examples of Job Duties: Present classroom lessons, mainly K-8th grade, teaching and promoting environmental health, meeting City environmental sustainabilitygoals and State education standards, as well as district/classroom expectations. Present Environmental Sustainability messages at public events; coordinate and schedule with various organizations and City's offices, inform and educate public, assemble and dismantle Enviro-Challenger outreach booth. Expand and develop the Enviro-Challengerprogram, develop and implement art curriculum to meet City environmental sustainabilitygoals and State art standards, as well as district/classroom expectations using creative and expressive STEAM-powered lessons. Collect and maintain supplies for art curriculum and maintain and clean supplies for lessons. Research and keep abreast of current environmental issues, changes in messaging, andvarious organizations within the City involved with sustainability. Attend various meetings, build and maintain professional relationships with other City Departments, organizations and individuals within the fields of education and environmental health. Work with the EnviroChallenger team to evaluate programs progress and results; research and compile information concerning program needs and resources Promote program through TV, photo shoots, distribution of fliers and other marketing strategies Create a unique art connection for Enviro-Challenger andenvironmental sustainability with reintroduction of an art contest, school art projects. Benefits The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits including: Great defined-benefit retirement plan Paid holidays Personal time off Outstanding working conditions and a supportive work environment Leadership pathways and promotional opportunities Medical, dental and life insurance coverage for eligible employees Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code City of Tacoma Recruitment One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications An equivalent combination to: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in teaching or environmental studies and two years work experience in teaching (formal or informal) to youth; OR Six years' experience in formal or informal teaching to youth with emphasis on arts and environment. Desired Experience teaching youths Teaching certificate with Arts endorsement; LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington Driver's License. A complete background check to include fingerprinting and successful Washington State Patrol and Federal Bureau of Intelligence background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance. Knowledge & Skills KNOWLEDGE: Washington State K-12 Learning Standards a for Arts and Environment and Sustainability Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that facilitate active learning Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities Incorporate knowledge derived from experiential and practical experiences in the classroom lessons Participate in professional learning communities Use a variety of instructional strategies that are culturally responsive to the needs, interests, and goals of learners Develop, plan, and strategize a program of study that is based on and capitalizes on the learning needs of students and meets the individual needs Knowledge and skill in instructional principles, methods and techniques Knowledge of applicable Washington State and Federal rules and regulations. Community relations and resources. Oral and written communications skills. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy. Basic research methods. Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary. Modern office practices, procedures and equipment. SKILLS: Maintain a high standard of professional behavior at all times Ability to multi-task, set priorities and meet deadlines Ability to work with difficult and/or sensitive situations to provide appropriate resolutions Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting Establish a powerful classroom culture where children have high expectations for themselves and others Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others Strives to implement, by pedagogical content knowledge, instruction, action and support Takes necessary and reasonable precautions to protect the students Skill in obtaining, clarifying and exchanging information Skill in classroom management. Ability to exercise critical thinking and use sound judgment Ability to be flexible and adaptable Ability to serve as role model and treat students and colleagues as individuals in a professional and ethical manner Ability to lift and carry up to 10 pounds, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, bend, climb and/or be mobile Develop, implement and coordinate program activities Ability to learn and grow Write program objectives, implementation procedures and evaluation. Analyze situations and data accurately and adopt an effective course of action. Plan and organize work Meet schedules and timelines Work independently with little direction Communicate effectively both orally and in writing Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others Prepare publications, visual aids and displays as required Selection Process & Supplemental Information Our City: With a population over 200,000, Tacoma is the second largest city in the Puget Sound region, gracing the shores of Commencement Bay. We are a diverse, progressive, international city that serves as a gateway to the Pacific Rim and the rest of the world. Named one of the most livable areas in the country by Livability.com, Tacoma and the surrounding area is a playground for outdoor and maritime enthusiasts. Our businesses are vibrant, our parks are beautiful, our schools are exceptional and our housing is affordable. When you work for the City of Tacoma you'll enjoy a healthy work/life balance, the potential for flexible schedules with some job classifications, continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program.We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny: http://www.cityoftacoma.org/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhires The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Interested individualsmust complete the online application and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Candidates who are eligible for Veteran's Preferencescoring criteria must attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4, (proof of military discharge form) at time of application , to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference, with redacted birth date and social security numbers. This is a competitive selection process. Your application will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of education, certifications, professional licenseand related experience. Applicants who meet the minimumqualifications will have Supplemental Questions #6-8 scored as the Experience and Training Test for this position. Those who pass the Experience and Training test with a minimum score of 70% or higher will be placed on an Eligible List for hiring consideration for a period of one year. Any vacancy that comes up within the one year period of time will draw from candidates on the Eligible Listfor potential interview selection. Per City of Tacoma Personnel Management Policy #170, the City of Tacoma is a drug-free work environment. Appointment is subject to successful completion of a pre-employmentbackground and references check.Anine-month probationary period must successfully be completedprior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, call253-591-5400. Closing Date/Time: 5/6/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Apr 16, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma's Information Technology Department is currently recruiting for a highly motivated and energetic Data Architect. The IT department created this new position for the ideal candidate. As the City's Data Architect, you'll be responsible for designing and enhancing our analytics program. We are beginning with our SAP ECC 6.08 Suite on HANA data and will expand the program to other key data stores. Responsibilities include: Serve as the City's lead data designer, defining data standards for data modeling, data quality, metadata management, data organization, data storage, and data movement Collaborate with business users to translate requirements into data design and solutions, especially dimensional models Lead the City's enterprise data architecture efforts and facilitate the definition of the City's reference data architecture Review, recommend and define best practice guidelines and standards for data, metadata, data modeling, management and governance Supervise data platform developers Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Information Technology/Computer Science or related field, Master's degree preferred 2+ years of experience as a Data Architect or senior-level Data Engineer or 5+ years of experience as a Data Applications Developer/Engineer or Database Administrator Experience with the SAP ECC 6.08 Live Views Knowledge & Skills Expert-level knowledge of data architecture principles, approaches, best practices and emerging technologies Knowledge of implementing data-centric applications, such as data lakes, data warehouses, and data pipelines Knowledge of big data technologies, such as NoSQL, distributed file systems and data lake design patterns Knowledge of cloud-based big data ecosystems, such as Amazon Web Services, Snowflake and Azure Knowledge of data ingestion design patterns, including streaming analytics, complex event processing and micro-services Knowledge of master data management best practices and the ability to lead in their implementation and maintenance Knowledge to produce conceptual, logical and physical data models Knowledge of data governance processes and structures Knowledge of application, data development and data discovery methodologies Knowledge of metadata management-maintenance as well as design and implementation of metadata-driven enterprise solutions Knowledge of data classification, business ownership/stewardship definition and developing role-based data access Advanced knowledge of relational databases Knowledge of ETL (extract, transform, load) methodologies and tools Knowledge of data privacy, compliance and security principles Skill in analysis, problem solving and troubleshooting Strong written and verbal communication skills Selection Process & Supplemental Information SELECTION PROCESS & SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your responsibilities as it relates to the responsibilities of this position. NOTE: Applications received without the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the supplemental questions evaluated by a panel of subject matter experts. These questions will be scored on the basis of information provided; therefore, it is the responsibility of the applicant to carefully list all pertinent experience and training related to this position. The evaluation committee will not have access to the candidate's application. Providing false information will result in disqualification. Candidates must pass this evaluation in order to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Positions in this classification are non-represented. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend an hour or more entering the required information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted before the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 before the closing date. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Apr 21, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma is seeking highly motivated people devoted to public service to join our team in providing exceptional service to the citizens and rate payers of Tacoma. Grounds Maintenance Workers are primarily responsible for the cultivation and care for lawns, flowers, plants, trees, and ornamental shrubbery. If the below list of personal traits sounds like you, then you are just the type of person we are looking for to joinour teamas aGrounds Maintenance Worker. Excellentattendance Enjoy working both indoors and outdoors, in all types of weather conditions Great customer service Enjoy working as part of a team Enjoysphysically demanding and variety ofjob tasks Examples of job duties: Landscape construction and right of way maintenance. Operate and maintain a variety of tools, equipment and vehicles. Properly use and dispose of pesticides. Grounds Maintenance Workers may also perform street maintenance duties including but not limited to crack pouring, flagging, pothole patching and related duties. Positions may be located at Tacoma Power or Public Works. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Heavy manual labor may include lifting up to 50 lbs without assistance and/or over 75 lbs with assistance, digging, climbing and walking long distances with equipment or tools. Outdoor environment; subject to adverse weather conditions. Exposed to noise, chemicals and dangers of working in the vicinity of energized objects such as high voltage lines, transformers and generators. May be required to operate grounds maintenance equipment over steep and rugged banks, in canyons and in the vicinity of heavily traveled roads. May work a variety of shifts including graveyard, swing, weekends and holidays. City of Tacoma Recruitment Information: One of the primary goals of the City of Tacoma Equity and Empowerment Initiative is that the City of Tacoma workforce reflects the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and we welcome candidates with diverse and/or multicultural skill sets and personal experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work and play. Qualifications Graduation from high school or equivalent, and two years of professional experience in the care of plants, flowers, shrubs, trees and lawns, and in the care and maintenance of gardening tools, equipment and facilities. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Possess a valid Washington State Driver's License at the time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. A valid Washington State Commercial Driver's License, Class A must be obtained prior to the completion of probation with maintenance thereafter. Required to obtain and maintain a Public Pesticide Operator License before the completion of the probationary period with maintenance thereafter. Traffic Control Flagging, CPR and first-aid certificates will be required prior to the completion of the probationary period with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills Grounds maintenance, gardening and landscaping techniques Proper handling and disposal of chemicals as required by the Material Safety and Data Sheets (MSDS) program Standard practices, materials, methods and tools utilized in caring for plants, flowers, shrubs, trees and lawns Symptoms and methods of control of plant disease and insect pests Installation and maintenance of lawn sprinkling systems and other facilities pertinent to grounds maintenance Plant species and planting techniques Maintain routine records and prepare routine reports Operate vehicles and equipment while performing grounds and street maintenance duties Calibrate and operate spray equipment safely Communicate effectively both orally and in writing Explain and enforce safety rules and regulations Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others Meet schedules and time lines Selection Process & Supplemental Information Our City: With a population over 200,000, Tacoma is the second largest city in the Puget Sound region, gracing the shores of Commencement Bay. We are a diverse, progressive, international city that serves as a gateway to the Pacific Rim and the rest of the world. Named one of the most livable areas in the country by Livability.com, Tacoma and the surrounding area is a playground for outdoor and maritime enthusiasts. Our businesses are vibrant, our parks are beautiful, our schools are exceptional and our housing is affordable. When you work for the City of Tacoma you'll enjoy a healthy work/life balance, the potential for flexible schedules with some job classifications, continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program.We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny http://www.cityoftacoma.org/ and http://www.traveltacoma.com/ The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Interested individuals must apply online and meet the minimum qualifications to progress in the referral process. Per City of Tacoma Personnel Management Policy #170, the City of Tacoma is a drug-free work environment. Appointment is subject to passing a background check and a pre-employment medical exam and drug screen and a physical ability test. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Teamsters Local 117. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Applicants who separated or retired and who are eligible for veterans scoring criteria (Veterans Preference) must attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4 , proof of military discharge form at time of application. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have Supplemental Question #11scored as the Experience and Training test for this position. Applicants must earn a passing score on this test question in order to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contactthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591.5400 by 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement.This will allow us to assist you before the job announcement closes. Closing Date/Time: 5/6/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Apr 20, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Water is filling a Water Treatment Plant Supervisor position at our Green River Filtration Facility (GRFF) location in Ravensdale, WA. Thisposition is the operator in charge for the City of Tacoma's hybrid direct/conventional filter plant. The GRFF is a 150-MGD water treatment plant with the following processes: raw water intake, blending, ozonation, rapid mix, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, pH and alkalinity adjustment, chemical injection, and water treatment residuals handling. The GRFF provides drinking water for approximately 320,000 people through direct service in Pierce and King Counties. Tacoma Water TacomaWater has a proud tradition of operating and maintaining one of the country's oldest municipally owned water systems.We provide high-quality water at very competitive prices.We provide direct service to more than 300,000 peoplethroughout Pierce and King counties. Our mission is to provide clean, reliable water now and in the future. If you share our values of Respect, Accountability, Inspiration, and Vision; if you have the courage to challenge and be challenged; if you demonstrate mutual respect; and if you value innovation, we are looking for you. This position is a first line supervisor, overseeing all operations of the GRFF, while maintaining water quality, system integrity and safe operating conditions. This position supervises, evaluates and directs eight Water Treatment Plant Operators that provide 24-hour operation of the GRFF. The position plans and prioritizes daily, weekly, monthly and annual work activities; ensures operational and regulatory data are monitored and evaluated; ensures adequate training, tools and resources are provided for operations personnel; coordinates with other staff and outside agencies to implement operational decisions; observes system performance and trends to inform process adjustments; coordinates preparation of standard operating procedures; and prepares monthly reports for the Washington State Department of Health. This position will be full time during day shift hours Monday through Friday. Some overtime may be required for emergency or critical situations during the night or on weekends. Performance of duties will include working near low voltage electricity, hazardous chemicals, confined spaces, heights, and near water. Duties of this position will require time in the office using a computer and at times may require working outside during inclement weather. Qualifications Graduation from high school or equivalent and five years' experience working for a water utility and possess a valid Water Treatment Plant Operator certificate issued by the State of Washington at a level IV at the time of appointment, with maintenance thereafter. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid Washington State Driver's License or equivalent mobility at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter; valid CPR and first aid certification prior to completion of probation with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills Principles, practices, and methods used in water quality, supply, and treatment. Established experience and technical expertise in granular media filtration Understanding of drinking water regulations and experience coordinating with public health officials Solid background in record-keeping, both written and electronic Ability to operate, maintain, and repair equipment Basic computer skills in Word and Excel, ability to work with the SCADA system, and ability to work with the computerized maintenance management system Acute attention to safety principles and practices Ability to develop and administer policies, procedures, plans, and activities Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, grace, and courtesy Basic supervisory principles and practices including training, assigning work, providing guidance, and reviewing the work of direct-report staff Ability to supervise others in a manner that fosters open communication, cooperation, and respect Selection Process & Supplemental Information Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the supplemental questions scored by an evaluation committee. Supplemental questions will be scored on the basis of information provided. It is the responsibility of the applicant to list all pertinent experience and training. Applicants must pass the examination process to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Appointment is subject to passing a background check and a pre-employment medical exam and drug screen. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and IBEW Local 483. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: 5/13/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Apr 21, 2019
Full Time
Position Description An Environmental Technician at Environmental Services will assist in various environmental projects and monitoring to support environmental stewardship objectives and regulatory requirements for the City of Tacoma's Environmental Services Department. One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications Associate's degree in environmental or life science and two years of related experience. Experience may be substituted for education at a ratio of one year of experience for one year of education. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State Driver's License at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter or evidence of equivalent mobility. Valid First Aid and CPR card prior to completion of probation with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills Technical Resourcefulness to troubleshoot, recognize problems, and analytical skills necessary to evaluate problems relating to flow metering, and sampling, Principles and terminology regarding wastewater treatment and transmission Apply principles, practices, methods and techniques of environmental science in assisting the City of Tacoma to meet it environmental obligations and goals Modern office practices, procedures and equipment. Including operating a personal computer,Microsoft Office software, and databases Record-keeping techniques, aptitude to gather, accurately record, and disseminate information Federal, state and local codes, regulations, environmental laws, policies, procedures, permits and ordinances as applied to wastewater treatment and transmission and surface water treatment/ management Perform environmental field investigations; follow sampling plans and sample stormwater, surface water, and wastewater Assist in investigation, coordination and resolution of various programs regarding wastewater management and storm water management Have knowledge of activities and factors that affect water, sediment and soil quality Provide assistance as assigned for multimedia investigations with other agencies, such as, Department of Ecology, Port of Tacoma, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, and Environmental Protection Agency Knowledge of basic science research, basic principles of chemistry, activities and factors that affect water quality Comfortable working in confined spaces, right-of-way, traffic and hazardous materials Operate a variety of tools, equipment, vehicles and vessels as required Read, interpret and apply applicable codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures Follow standard operating procedures Ability to use a variety of instruments to record data accurately with field gear Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy Understand relevant standards as they apply to the employee's area of responsibility. This includes acquiring licensure, registration, or certification in the technical discipline relevant to the work requirements Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with clients and agencies Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; ; follow-up and document meet schedule and deadlines Work independently and as a team player Communicate effectively both orally and in writing Understand and follow oral and written directions Professional Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy Maintain knowledge of various local, state, and federal environmental regulations Understand relevant technical and regulatory standards as they apply to the employee's area of responsibility. This includes acquiring licensure, registration, or certification in the technical discipline relevant to the work requirements Leadership Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with clients and agencies Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; plan and organize work; follow-up and document Prioritize, meet schedule and deadlines Work independently and as a team player Communications Communicate effectively both orally and in writing Understand and follow oral and written directions Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online . Applicants who are separated or retired and are eligible for veterans scoring criteria (Veterans Preference) should attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4, (proof of military discharge form) at time of application. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire scored by a committee of subject matter experts. These questions will be scored on the basis of information provided, therefore it is the responsibility of the applicant to carefully list all pertinent experience and training. Applicants must obtain a passing score to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from the cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources office at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: 5/3/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Apr 12, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power hasan opportunity for a Mechanic at the Cowlitz HydroelectricFacility on Riffe Lake, near Mossyrock, Washington. Hydroelectric Mechanics perform skilled work in the journey-level maintenance and repair of hydroelectric facility equipment, apparatus, fixtures, structures, heavy equipment and vehicles used at hydroelectric sites, hatcheriesand recreational facilities. The position requires the combined mastery of a mechanic, machinist, millwright, welder, pipe fitter and plumber; andunderstanding ofbasic electricity. The ideal candidate has an exceptional mechanical mind and demonstrated ability to solve complex mechanical problems and troubleshoot elaborate mechanical systems. We have a great team of dedicated, hardworking professionals. This candidate needs to work well with others in a collaborative crew environment. Responsibilities include: Perform periodic overhauls, maintenance and repairs to hydroelectric generators; repair or replace governor controls, turbine runners, seals, rings, bearings and bushings, high-pressure valves and lubricating and piping systems; Make drawings or plans and fabricateand/or machine parts and hardware from raw materials using shop equipment and machinery; Maintain project well and potable water systems, raw water disposal and fire maintenance systems; Lead a work party in performing maintenance or repair work; Perform hydro plant operations including turbine/generator units, spill gates, river outlet valves, emergency generators, and other equipment as required during emergencies, testing, or other situations requiring manual operations; Unit operations through computerized plant control systems; Work with engineering in planning and testing equipment modifications or replacement; Maintain and repair project housing, buildings and facilities; install windows, doors and cabinets, construct concrete forms, pour and finish cement work, construct new buildings, bridges, towers and overhaul work boats. Work is performed indoors and outdoors in sometimes pristine and sometimes inclement weather; and in high or confined places or near high voltage power lines andloud environments. For more information about Tacoma Power's Hydroelectric Plants, please go to the Tacoma Public Utilities website at http://www.mytpu.org/tacomapower/about-tacoma-power/dams-power-sources/hydro-power . Qualifications Graduation from high school or equivalent; Completion of a recognized mechanical or machinist apprenticeship program or 3+years training in Industrial Mechanical Maintenance; 5+ years journey-level mechanic/machinist involving industrial mechanical and maintenance duties; 2+ years as a journey-levelmechanic/machinistat a power generating station may substitute for experience and training; Highly skilled in the operation of lathes, milling machines, in-line drill presses and other tools in a machine shop; Valid Washington State Class A Commercial Drivers License required before completion of probation with maintenance thereafter; Tanker endorsement may be required; First Aid, CPR, flagging and forklift certification required prior to completion of probationary period with maintenance thereafter; Unrestricted respirator clearance at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. By completion of probation you must reside within 30 minutes of the HydroProject so that you can respond to emergency call-outs. Relocation assistance may be provided. Knowledge & Skills Methods, equipment and materials used in mechanical maintenance and repair, construction, carpentry, plumbing, air conditioning/heating and basic electricity Interpret and apply health and safety regulations Interpret and apply applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures. Apply basic First Aid and CPR procedures. Interpret and apply the principles of mechanics, fluids and hydraulics as used in power generation and associated equipment Interpret and apply the principles of basic operation of hydroelectric plants Obtain and hold safety clearances on rotating equipment for maintenance purposes Communicate effectively both orally and in writing Operate and maintain lathes, mills, drills and common machine shop tools and equipment Prepare and use rigging for lifting heavy loads by crane or portable equipment Use a variety of welding and cutting equipment Use machines and hand tools in performing carpentry, painting, plumbing, cement work and vehicle service and repair Operate cranes and hoists Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action Work independently with little direction Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others Prepare and work from blueprints, shop drawings and sketches. Prepare and present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations Operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Rodney Croston, if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn , Facebook , or Instagram ! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Candidates invited to an interview may be required to take a "hands on" practical assessment. HIRING REQUIREMENTS Individuals given a conditional offer of employment must also pass a background check and a pre-employment medical examination that includes a drug screen and respirator certification. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between The City of Tacoma and IBEW Local 483. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at (253) 591-5400 before the closing date to apply. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Apr 11, 2019
Full Time
Position Description This is a Project of Limited Duration that will be the lead training resource for Tacoma Water in support of its Mobile Workforce Management Technology implementation. Tacoma Water is seeking a Training Specialistto enhance the competencies of individual employees by designing and conducting training programs that will boost employee's workplace performance and adoption of new technologies and initiatives. As the Training Specialist, you will be responsible for performing training needs assessments, designing and delivering curriculum and learning materials and for managing all phases of training. You will assess, design, develop, and implement training programs in the Water Division of Tacoma Public Utilities (TPU). The work performed by this position contributes to the overall mission of Water by developing high-performing Field Staff, Office, Leads, and Supervisors who work directly in executing our daily operational plans. This position will be responsible for Tacoma Waters User Training and provide recommendations to the Assistant Division Manager of Information Management, Project Team and the Water Management Team on matters relating to staff training and development, user experience, strategic organizational initiatives, strategic planning, division business goals and business plans. Additionally, you will prepare research, analyze and make recommendations on internal process, policy or procedural changes and best practice initiatives utilizing other utilities, national research and industry organizations. In this role, you will also develop plans and strategies, lead implementation initiatives in collaboration with impacted stakeholders. As the Training Specialist, responsibilities will include: Identify training needs by evaluating strengths and weaknesses of new technology solutions or organizational capabilities being introduced Translate requirements into trainings Direct structured learning experiences and monitor their quality results Assess training effectiveness to ensure incorporation of taught skills and techniques into employees work behavior Execute training needs as determined through needs assessment. Align programs with organizational development needs and vision of the department. Provide leadership and innovation in selecting and presenting workshops and training modules Support Organizational Change Management (OCM) Design, develop, plan, and implement staff training programs for managers, supervisors, and support staff regarding quality, management skills, software, and other training as needed. Provide logistical support, course development, delivery, evaluation process management and cost management/containment. Curate training/learning materials with TW Knowledge Management Administrator for on-going support and sustainability. Assure operating policies and procedures are applied consistently. Provide direct assistance to Assistant Division Manager in achieving the goals and objectives of Information Management and TW. Qualifications Required Teaching and Instructional Training experience Instructional design experience Bachelor's Degree in Instructional Design, Education, or related subject Minimum of three years of instructional design and/or technical writing experience 3+ years of experience researching and analyzing policies, laws, rules, or regulations; data management and reporting, and/or business processanalyses Project management tools Multimedia authoring tools Experience with CBT or WBT training tools and projects Desired Able to quickly learn company tools and technology MS Office 365 Master's degree preferred Functional knowledge of SAP, Mobile Work Management Software, Work Process Documentation methodology. Knowledge & Skills Skills Proven experience in designing multiple training events in a corporate setting Extensive knowledge of instructional design theory and learning principles Proven ability to master the full training cycle Proven knowledge of Learning Management Software Familiarity with traditional and modern training methods, tools and techniques Sound decision making and organizational skills Ability to present complex information to a variety of audiences Technical Writing, Teaching/Training, Performance measuring, Multimedia, curriculum and course development, Ability to work independently or on a team. Creative problem solving Service orientation Selection Process & Supplemental Information City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Tacoma Water Tacoma Water has a proud tradition of operating and maintaining one of the country's oldest municipally owned water systems.We provide high-quality water at very competitive prices.We provide direct service to more than 300,000 peoplethroughout Pierce and King counties. Our mission is to provide clean, reliable water now and in the future. If you share our values of Respect, Accountability, Inspiration, and Vision; if you have the courage to challenge and be challenged; if you demonstrate mutual respect; if you have a passion for your work; if you are team oriented; and if you value innovation, we are looking for you. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: 4/30/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Apr 10, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Public Utilities is seekingskilled Civil 3D drafters. We are looking for highlymotivated people looking to work on a variety ofchallenging andexciting projects such as dams, fish hatcheries, water main and infrastructurereplacement,and a variety of interagency projects. Assist engineersand workon a team committedto your professional development. Spend your career at City of Tacoma with opportunity for career growth. The ideal candidate is reliable, hard working and canwork independentlyor as part of a team. A successful Tech can learn quickly, work autonomously, and is not afraid to ask questions. Responsibilities include: Perform computer-aided drafting for civil and mechanical drawings in Civil 3D; Provide quality-check and oversight on as-built drawings as provided by the engineering staff; Maintain GIS data integrity; Electronically record data on sectional maps; Prepare engineering drawings; reduce engineering data and computations of estimate and quantities; Participate in various field studies; analyze information and prepare reports of findings; Perform on-site work verification for conformity to specifications of materials and installations; Perform mathematical computations from field notes, tabulate statistics, and draw graphs and charts showing trends and comparisons; Provide public information concerning services, andresearch property information. Qualifications Graduation from high school or equivalent; 2+ years of experience in sub-professional engineering related work using Civil 3D; Completion of a recognized engineering technology vocational education program which includes computer-aided drafting training in Civil 3D; or, one-year relevant college-level engineering course work utilizing Civil 3D. (Two-years of experience are equivalent to one year of education.) Valid Driver's license. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Rodney Croston, if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn , Facebook , or Instagram ! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable,walkablecities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. Tacoma Water Tacoma Water has a proud tradition of operating and maintaining one of the country's oldest municipally owned water systems.We provide high-quality water at very competitive prices.We provide direct service to more than 300,000 peoplethroughout Pierce and King counties. Our mission is to provide clean, reliable water now and in the future. If you share our values of Respect, Accountability, Inspiration, and Vision; if you have the courage to challenge and be challenged; if you demonstrate mutual respect; and if you value innovation, we are looking for you. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Apr 10, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power's Generation Natural Resourceshas an opportunity for an intern at the NisquallyRiver and Cushman Hydro projects to assist with fish and habitat monitoring field work and recreational surveys associated with the implementation of the Nisqually River and Cushman hydro projects licenses. The Cushman Fish Facilities include two hatcheries, an adult fish collection facilitiy and a juvenile fish collection facility.These positions arestationed in Hoodsport, WA and/or Tacoma, WA and willrequire daily work outdoors to collect data of stream environmental conditions, collect fish samples, lake conditions and interview the public recreational community. Work will include independent work, such as interviewing anglers about their catch, and as part of a field crew stationed at the Cushman Project that operates a rotary screw trap and conducts river surveys. As the intern, you will be a crucial team member with responsibilities and deliverables of your own. You will walk away from this internship with the satisfaction of knowing you contributed to important programs supporting fish and wildlife habitat in our community. The hours for this position are 40 hours per week. The term for this position is expected to be approximately three months during the summer consistent with your school schedule. "Community Value First" is our Tacoma Power's strategic principle. We consider our decisions and prioritize resources and programs based on the impact to our customers and community. Qualifications Must be currently enrolled in a college or university or a recent graduate who has completed a degree within the last year in environmental sciences or a related field; Familiarity with native plants and animals common to the Pacific Northwest; Knowledge of methods, equipment and materials commonly usd in land and wildlife management. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Rodney Croston, if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn , Facebook , or Instagram ! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable,walkablecities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: 4/24/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Apr 09, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power hasan opportunity for a Mechanic at the Nisqually HydroelectricPlant on Alder Lake, near Eatonville, Washington. Hydroelectric Plant Mechanics perform skilled work in the journey-level maintenance and repair of hydroelectric plant equipment, apparatus, fixtures, structures, heavy equipment and vehicles used at hydroelectric sites and recreational facilities. The position requires the combined mastery of a mechanic, machinist, millwright, welder, pipe fitter and plumber; andunderstanding ofbasic electricity. The ideal candidate has an exceptional mechanical mind and demonstrated ability to solve complex mechanical problems and troubleshoot elaborate mechanical systems. We have a great team of dedicated, hardworking professionals. This candidate needs to work well with others in a collaborative crew environment. Responsibilities include: Perform periodic overhauls, maintenance and repairs to hydroelectric generators; repair or replace governor controls, turbine runners, seals, rings, bearings and bushings, high-pressure valves and lubricating and piping systems; Make drawings or plans and fabricateand/or machine parts and hardware from raw materials using shop equipment and machinery; Maintain project well and potable water systems, raw water disposal and fire maintenance systems; Lead a work party in performing maintenance or repair work; Perform high voltage switching and hydro plant operations including turbine/generator units, spill gates, river outlet valves, emergency generators, and other plant equipment as required during emergencies, testing, or other situations requiring manual operations; Unit operations through computerized plant control systems; Work with engineering in planning and testing equipment modifications or replacement; Maintain and repair project housing, buildings and facilities; install windows, doors and cabinets, construct concrete forms, pour and finish cement work, construct new buildings, bridges, towers and overhaul work boats. Work is performed indoors and outdoors in sometimes pristine and sometimes inclement weather; and in high or confined places or near high voltage power lines andloud environments. For more information about Tacoma Power's Hydroelectric Plants, please go to the Tacoma Public Utilities website at http://www.mytpu.org/tacomapower/about-tacoma-power/dams-power-sources/hydro-power . Qualifications Graduation from high school or equivalent; Completion of a recognized mechanical or machinist apprenticeship program or 3+years training in Industrial Mechanical Maintenance; 5+ years journey-level mechanic/machinist involving industrial mechanical and maintenance duties; 2+ years as a journey-levelmechanic/machinistat a power generating station may substitute for experience and training; Highly skilled in the operation of lathes, milling machines, in-line drill presses and other tools in a machine shop; Valid Washington State Class A Commercial Drivers License required before completion of probation with maintenance thereafter; Tanker endorsement may be required; First Aid, CPR, flagging and forklift certification required prior to completion of probationary period with maintenance thereafter; Unrestricted respirator clearance at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. By completion of probation you must reside within 30 minutes of the Hydro Plant so that you can respond to emergency call-outs. Relocation assistance may be provided. Knowledge & Skills Methods, equipment and materials used in mechanical maintenance and repair, construction, carpentry, plumbing, air conditioning/heating and basic electricity Interpret and apply health and safety regulations Interpret and apply applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures. Apply basic First Aid and CPR procedures. Interpret and apply the principles of mechanics, fluids and hydraulics as used in power generation and associated equipment Interpret and apply the principles of basic operation of hydroelectric plants Obtain and hold safety clearances on rotating equipment for maintenance purposes Communicate effectively both orally and in writing Operate and maintain lathes, mills, drills and common machine shop tools and equipment Prepare and use rigging for lifting heavy loads by crane or portable equipment Use a variety of welding and cutting equipment Use machines and hand tools in performing carpentry, painting, plumbing, cement work and vehicle service and repair Operate cranes and hoists Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action Work independently with little direction Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others Prepare and work from blueprints, shop drawings and sketches. Prepare and present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations Operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Rodney Croston, if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn , Facebook , or Instagram ! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Candidates invited to an interview may be required to take a "hands on" practical assessment. HIRING REQUIREMENTS Individuals given a conditional offer of employment must also pass a background check and a pre-employment medical examination that includes a drug screen and respirator certification. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between The City of Tacoma and IBEW Local 483. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at (253) 591-5400 before the closing date to apply. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Apr 05, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Public Utilities is seeking two Emergency Managerpositions tomanage, train and implementTacoma Power Emergency Management (EM) efforts, including developing/updating plans, policies, and procedures. One position will be supporting Tacoma Public Utilities as a whole and the other positionwill be Tacoma Power specific. Both of thesepositionswill coordinate within the Utility, the City of Tacoma and other cities, and Pierce and other counties in our service territory to minimize business impacts, and keep employees, customers and the public and property safe. As the Emergency Manager in either position,you will supportand coordinate emergency response and recovery efforts. In coordination withTacoma Public Utilities and City of TacomaStaff, maintain theUtility framework for mitigating, preventing, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from natural, technological, and human caused hazards/incidents. Responsibilities include duties such as: Utilityspecific emergency / incident response drills, exercises and training plans; Develop, implement, and manage theEmergency Management Education and Training Program in collaboration with TPU efforts; OrganizationEmergency Action/Operations/Response Plan creation, review and updates; Incident Command Structure (ICS) Incident Action Plan, Job Aids and Role Books creation and updates; Training of Incident Response Teams on ICS Job Aids, roles and responsibilities; Build collaborative relationships within TPU and with the City of Tacoma, city, county, state and federal entities and business sector and community organizations; Managethe readiness of the Division Emergency Operations Centers (DOCs) Involvement with: TPU specific emergency / incident response drills, exercises and training plans; TPU Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) review and updates; Preparing and monitoring projects, initiatives, grants, budget and reports; Respond to incidents by phone or in person 24/7 as conditions require - performed on a rotating basis with other TPU Emergency Managers; Liaison with City of Tacoma, Pierce County and State providing TPU Situation Reports when ECCs/EOCs are activated; Participate in Generation Dam, TPU, COT, Pierce County, other county, city, State, DOE, DOC, FEMAand Homeland Security exercises. Qualifications 5+ years of experience in Emergency Management or 5+ years of experience in Power Utility industryincluding at least1 year in Emergency Management; Bachelors in Emergency Management or Related Field desired; FEMA ICS 100, 200,700, and 800 training required; FEMA ICS 300, 400 training desired; Enhanced Incident Management / Unified Command (E IMUC) course desired; Emergency Management Certification desired. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Rodney Croston, if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn , Facebook , or Instagram ! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Tacoma Public Utilities Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable,walkablecities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. Tacoma Water has a proud tradition of operating and maintaining one of the country's oldest municipally owned water systems.We provide high-quality water at very competitive prices.We provide direct service to more than 300,000 peoplethroughout Pierce and King counties. Our mission is to provide clean, reliable water now and in the future.Tacoma Water is the second largest water utility in Washington State, with a service area that spans 117 square miles and an abundant and reliable water supply. Tacoma Rail has provided rail transportation as a public entity since 1914. With 16 locomotives,more than100 employees and about 140 miles of track, Tacoma Rail provides key freight connections for customers in the greater Tacoma Washington area, handling in excess of 100,000 freight shipments per year .One of Tacoma Rail's keys to success is providing a safe work environment for our employees. We believe that our employees are our most valuable asset and that every accident or injury is preventable. We promote a culture that makes safety our highest priority. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is one of the nation's healthiest, safest, and most playful cities. We have daily access to stunning natural surroundings and a great quality of life. We are Washington's most diverse big city, with arts, culture, parks, and recreational opportunities that are envied by much larger cities. We recognize how lucky we are, but we know we can make it even better....TOGETHER! Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: 4/22/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Apr 02, 2019
Full Time
Position Description This position is responsible for the development and maintenance of the departmental computing and functional systems capability for the Resource Operations & Trading Group, which is a mission critical 24/7 operation. The Resource Operations and Trading Group optimizes Tacoma Power's resource portfolio through efficient, reliable dispatch of generation resources to maximize wholesale energy sales revenue. The wholesale energy trading activities directly impact Tacoma Power's ability to maintain low and stable rates to our customers. Develops new software tools, helps troubleshoot production issues, implements defect fixes, and adds new features. The individual within this role may also be called upon to assist in software project quality assurance, business analyst activities and/or other support tasks. As one of the developers on the team, responsible for the systems as used by the business users within Power Management. Helps troubleshoot production issues, implements defect fixes, and adds new features. Needs to be extremely customer focused. Relies on experience, industry best practices for support and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. This role reports to the Power Management Systems Engineering Lead. The Power Management Systems Engineering workgroup is a small team that develops custom software, integrates vendor solutions and supports the technical systems implemented for the power management operations at Tacoma Power. This is a busy workgroup that is often taking on specific technical industry challenges to solve the fast-paced problems emerging in the new energy markets. Responsibilities Include: Design, Implement & Integrate both off-the-shelf and custom software solutions. Track down and resolve software issues Implement application enhancements, change requests Perform project related development tasks (Design, Coding, Testing, etc.) Implement Automated Unit Tests Coordinate with users from different departments and build customer relations Provide system support, track down and resolve issues for business users of Power Management Systems Qualifications B.S / M.S. in Computer Science / Engineering or equivalent; 7+ years development experience within an enterprise environment; Proven Self-Starter that can dig into nebulous problems and strong customer focus; Strong Design Skills and familiar with SOLID Design Principles; Broad Understanding of Microsoft Technology Stack (WINS); Experience working with .NET using C# - Full Stack, .NET 4.0+; Experience in WCF Soap-Based services (Especially Contract-First Development); Service Oriented Architecture development experience (including SOAP UI); Experience with XML; Experience with SQL Server, Stored Procedures, T-SQL; Experience with SSIS, SSRS, and ETL Processes for Data Scraping, Warehousing and Reporting; Experience working in a team-oriented enterprise software development group; Experience working in both a Waterfall & Agile software development environment; Familiar with industry standard tools for source control and issue tracking such as GIT and JIRA. Desirable Skills & Qualifications NERC/WECC & CIP reliability standards and applicability to Tacoma Power's resource operations and trading functions; Experience working in Operational Environment with 24x7 uptime requirements; Desktop UI Development with WPF/XAML; Web Development with ASP.NET Webforms & MVC, Angular, Bootstrap; Familiarity with GO, Grafana, InfluxDB; Familiarity with Cloud Based Technologies (AWS/Azure) and Linux based systems; Experience with RESTful APIs & JSON; Experience with Automated Unit Testing; Experience with .NET CORE. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Rodney Croston, if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn , Facebook , or Instagram ! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable,walkablecities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Apr 02, 2019
Full Time
Position Description About Tacoma Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Position Objective The City of Tacoma is recruiting for the position of Documentation Analyst in the appointive (at-will) classification of Management Analyst II, for the Environmental Services Department. We are seeking a teammate who genuinely values our mission, healthy neighborhoods, a thriving Puget Sound, and the role of sound science to inform decisions. The successful candidate for this position willmanage the documentation needs for a wide range of customers throughout the department, which includes technical writing, create and update Pump Station Manuals and Sewer Transmission Maintenance Manuals; develop and maintain the Operations and MaintenanceManual for the North End Treatment Plant, assist the Electronic Documentation System (EDS) Program Manager with NPDES permit-required electronic Operations and Maintenance (O&M)section content of the EDS for the Central Treatment Plant; perform a variety of field services and online research and analysis of information and data; provide documentation services such as writing, editing and graphics to support a wide variety of department staff needs; and train users of the O&M manual, EDS, and other generated materials. The Electronic Document System (EDS) is a SQL-based database designed to store, organize, manage and display a variety of documentation for Environmental Services employees. It includes operations and maintenance manuals, drawings, procedures, reports and other documentation for the City's wastewater treatment plants and pumpingstations, as well as emergency plans, safety information, employee training materials, and other related documentation. The EDS supports the mission of the organization by maintaining accurate, up-to-date documentation for the division's assets and functions, which maintains our compliance with both the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit and the Environmental and Sustainability Management System (ESMS) certification program (ISO 14001 certification). Our Ideal Candidate is someone who: Has proficient technical writing and time management skills. Understands the basic design principles of effective electronic documentation. Is comfortable working with HTML tags and syntax. Understands how to use links, hot spots, and image maps as navigational aids. Has some basic familiarity with mechanical equipment and instrumentation. Can effectively convey ideas and information verbally, in writing, and graphically through the use of flow charts or diagrams. Is self-motivated and can work with little or no supervision. Can collaborate and negotiate with multiple audiences and stakeholders to manage shared information and objectives. Will be a champion for EDS, train EDS users, and consistently help EDS users achieve desired outcomes. Has the patience and persistence to manage a project from inception to completion. Can manage multiple projects and priorities to meet the needs and goals of the organization. Is innovative and detail-oriented. Is action-oriented, and identifies and seizes new opportunities with enthusiasm. Can make sense of complex, contradictory information to effectively solve problems. Enthusiastically embraces our core mission and values. Fosters continuous improvement, innovation and initiative. Essential Job Duties Update EDS content as needed to stay current with changes in the facility. Manage Change Requests and user input to keep the EDS content accurate. Manage user assignments/permissions and troubleshooting/repairing issues. pertaining to user accounts. Post updates for Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), Laboratory Procedures, Control Strategies, and other documents that are typically updated by Operations, Engineering and/or Maintenance personnel. Troubleshoot and resolve problems encountered by EDS users by researching options and alternatives and communicating effectively with a wide variety of customers. Work with internal and external database managers to correct any software issues, problems, or updates that impact usability of the database. Produce and maintain EDS training materials, and trainemployees on EDS use as requested. Create/edit/format/illustrate documents such as: Emergency Response Plans, ESMS procedures, Sewer Transmission Maintenance manuals, employee training presentations, facilities maps and directions. Provide writing, graphics and photography services, such as: brochures, presentations, organizational charts, and other documents. Schedule, lead, coordinate, facilitate and attendmeetings, conferences seminars and training. Administration duties as needed. City of Tacoma Recruitment One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment policy framework is that the City of Tacoma workforce reflects the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree. Threeor more years of experience in technical writing andworking with electronic documentation or database management. Familiarity with SQL database structure and software. Knowledge of the technology used for water/wastewater treatment and transmission. Effective use of illustrating, flowcharting, and presentation software. SAP experience. Knowledge & Skills COMPETENCIES: Analysis: Use data and information in a clear and rational process to assess and understand issues, evaluate options, form accurate conclusions, and make decisions. Gather, assemble, analyze and evaluate facts to draw logical conclusions and make proper recommendations and prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive written reports which require displaying and presenting statistical, graphical, and other reporting methods to audiences of varying technical sophistication. Research: Effectively identify, collect, organize and document data and information in ways that make the information most useful for subsequent assessment, analysis, and investigation. Compile and maintain reports, records and various other forms of pertinent information in an organized and professional manner. Problem Solving Use intelligence, common sense, hard work and tenacity to solve particularly difficult or complicated challenges. Employ expertise, credibility, and effective partnering to help clients identify, evaluate and resolve complex or sensitive issues, problems and service needs. Communications Effectiveness: Effective verbal and written communication, including compilation of reports, presentations and records; and interacting respectfully and sensitively with individuals and groups to develop and maintain productive relationships and achieve results. Makes excellent customer service a high priority, responding to changing customer needs, and helping customers implement complete solutions. Professionalism: Conduct all assignments in a professional and timely manner. Work with confidentiality and discretion. Maintain professional skills that apply to all aspects of field of assigned specialty through continued education and/or training. Remain current by reading and interpreting applicable ordinances, rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Program Management Appropriately prioritize and concurrently provide guidance and consultation on multiple programs, integrating many factors into decisions, and ensuring that work progresses toward achieving goals and objectives. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals must apply online andattach a detailed resume and cover letter highlighting why you believe this job is the right fit for you and your career goals. Supplemental questions regarding an applicant's experience and training are also included in the application form. These questions will be used to assess candidateminimum qualificationsand to provide additional information to the hiring managers regarding candidate experience.Additionally, a relevant writing sample or samples of your work is required in the supplemental questions section of this application. NOTE: It is in the best interest of all candidates to ensure their application materials are submitted via the on-line process before the closing date. Applications received without the required resume, cover letter, and writing sample(s) will not progress in the selection process. Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position will be invited to participate in the interview process. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement.For assistance with the NEOGOV application process or questions regarding this job announcement, please contactthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591.5400 by 4:00pm of the closingdateon the job announcement.This will allow us to assist you before the job announcement closes. The Principles that Guide Us: Tacoma, the City of Destiny , has a workforce of dedicated, talented employeeswithunique skills andperspectives.Weembraceinnovation and strive for excellence and community engagement.The Principles that Guide Usspeak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service. Integrity: We conduct our personal, work group, and organizational actions in an ethical and honest manner, and we serve as responsible stewards of the public resources entrusted to us. Service: We treat everyone with courtesy and empathy. We provide customer-focused municipal services that produce high value and results. Excellence: We achieve the highest performance possible. We use collaborative and inclusive approaches to organizational and community issues. We are accountable for individually and collectively meeting high standards. Equity: We understand and reflect the community we serve. We ensure every community member has services and opportunities that will enable people to satisfy their essential needs and advance their wellbeing. Closing Date/Time: 4/22/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Apr 01, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma's Finance Department is recruiting for the position of Buyer. Buyers perform routine purchasing functions for the City of Tacoma. Responsibilities include the timely and cost effective procurement and contracting of materials, supplies, equipment and services for the City of Tacoma within the requirements of applicable state law, City of Tacoma ordinances and department guidelines. Benefits The City of Tacoma has a very generous benefit package including: Great retirement plan Paid holidays Personal time off Outstanding working conditions and a supportive work environment Medical, dental and life insurance coverage for eligible employees Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code For more information on the City of Tacoma's benefit package feel free to explore City of Tacoma Benefits. City of Tacoma Recruitment Information: One of the primary goals of the City of Tacoma Equity and Empowerment Initiative is that the City of Tacoma workforce reflects the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and we welcome candidates with diverse and/or multicultural skill sets and personal experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work and play. Qualifications An equivalent combination to: an Associate's degree with an emphasis in business, finance, accounting or related field and one year of relevant purchasing experience. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State driver's license at the time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills KNOWLEDGE OF: Applicable local, state and federal laws regarding public procurement Procurement best practices, negotiations and techniques as related to municipal purchasing Cost and price analysis Vendor sourcing, market conditions and price trends Customer focused interpersonal communication Solid written and verbal communications skills Accounting concepts Electronic record-keeping and storage Purchasing software programs and enterprise resource planning (ERP) SKILLS: Numerical data and product specification evaluation College-level math Conflict resolution Effectively plan and organize work Effective oral and written communications Intermediate-level skills using Microsoft Windows programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply onlineand attacha resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their supplemental questions scored. If applicable, scan and attach your DD-214 proof of military discharge form. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 120. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contactthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591.5400 by 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement.This will allow us to assist you before the job announcement closes. Closing Date/Time: 4/22/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Apr 01, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma's Finance Department is recruiting for the position of Senior Buyer. A Senior Buyer performs professional-level purchasing functions for the City of Tacoma. Senior Buyers ensure the timely and cost effective procurement of materials, supplies, equipment and services (public works, professional and personal) for the City of Tacoma within the requirements of applicable state law, City of Tacoma ordinances and department guidelines. Responsibilities include: Serve as expert consultant to assigned departments Recommend effective procurement methods Perform market analysis Conduct competitive solicitation processes Compose and issue specifications Tabulate and facilitate the evaluation of competitive solicitation submittals to determine recommended awardee Participate in contract negotiations and facilitate resolution of problems as needed IDEAL CANDIDATE: The City of Tacoma seeks self-driven candidates who can demonstrate knowledge of: procurement concepts; public contract acquisition laws and regulations; Uniform Commercial Code; public works construction, procedures and specifications; business systems, contracting, and insurance and bonding requirements. The desired candidate will additionally bring a collaborative and team oriented approach to managing people and processes working in cross-departmental teams. Benefits The City of Tacoma has a very generous benefit package including: Great retirement plan Paid holidays Personal time off Outstanding working conditions and a supportive work environment Medical, dental and life insurance coverage for eligible employees Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code For more information on the City of Tacoma's benefit package feel free to explore City of Tacoma Benefits. City of Tacoma Recruitment Information: One of the primary goals of the City of Tacoma Equity and Empowerment Initiative is that the City of Tacoma workforce reflects the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and we welcome candidates with diverse and/or multicultural skill sets and personal experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work and play. Qualifications A bachelor's degree in business administration or a related field Three years of increasingly responsible experience (public sector preferred) in the procurement of goods and services to include the negotiation and oversight of procurement contracts NOTE: Additional years of experience may be substituted for up to two years of college. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid Washington State driver's license at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Professional certification is highly desirable but not required. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your experience, training, and expertise as it relates to the responsibilities of this position. Please answer all supplemental questions fully. Applications received without all the requested materials may not progress in the selection process. Examination Process: Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for this position will have their supplemental answers scored by subject matter experts. Applicants must attain a passing score in order to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 120. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with theNEOGOVapplication process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contactthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591.5400 by 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement.This will allow us to assist you before the job announcement closes. Closing Date/Time: 4/22/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma Tacoma, WA, USA
Apr 01, 2019
Full Time
Duties include, but are not limited to: Lead long-range planning efforts for active transportation, including providing input to the City's Transportation Master Plan Support capital project design and development by facilitating the inclusion of appropriately-designed active transportation facilities in new projects and plans.  Act as the liaison to the City's Bicycle and Pedestrian Technical Advisory Group.  Support Transportation Demand Management (TDM) and Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) programs within the City of Tacoma, including developing policies which support increased utilization of these programs and implementation of the CTR law. Collaborate with various departments and agencies to discuss and implement policies and programs that support the City's active transportation goals. Represent the City at various private/public organizations and stakeholder committees that support active transportation and trail systems. Lead public events and support various active community initiatives and events that promote healthier lifestyles. Identify and secure funding resources to supplement various City programs and services related to the promotion and education of urban transportation solutions, mass transportation enhancements and pedestrian accommodations. Lead and/or supervise various groups to support projects, including internal Planning staff and external consultants. Build and maintain an innovative network of key partners across sectors such as governments, industry, business, utilities, and academia to support sustainable infrastructure practices in Tacoma, as part of sustainable transportation strategy. Collectively, these responsibilities are expected to initiate/develop/deliver projects, create/promote innovative programs, and create/support events that increase use of alternative transportation modes such as walking, biking, scooting, skating, carpooling/sharing and transit. City of Tacoma Recruitment Information: One of the primary goals of the City of Tacoma Equity and Empowerment Initiative is that the City of Tacoma workforce reflects the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and we welcome candidates with diverse and/or multicultural skill sets and personal experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work and play.
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Mar 31, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma, Environmental Services Department, has exciting opportunities for up to two Engineers in appointive positions. The City has the flexibility to fill these positions with either an entry level candidate (Associate Engineer) or an experienced candidate (Professional Engineer) that has a WA State Professional Engineering license. We are seeking outgoing, highly motivated individuals who are interested in diverse and challenging engineering projects to join our dynamic, award winningEnvironmental Services Team. These positions will play an important role in the Capital Delivery Group of the Environmental Services Science and Engineering (ESSE) Division. These positionswill collaborate and coordinate with the group's Assistant Division Manager and Principal Engineers on the planning, design, and construction management of capital improvement projects for the City's Wastewater, Surface Water and Solid Waste Utilities (approximate average annual Capital Improvement budget of $30 Million). The ESSE Divisionprovides a unique opportunity for engineers to work on a wide variety of complex capital improvement projects as they progress through their careers. The types of projects can cover the full spectrum of typical municipal infrastructure improvements associated with Wastewater, Surface Water, and Solid Waste Utilities and partnering with the City's Public Works Department and Tacoma Public Utilities. Being able to be involved in projects and programs from their inception through their full life is a unique and exiting component of working in the ESSE! Depending on the background and professional interests of the successful applicant(s), these positions will focus on either of the following two areas: Facility Capital Projects - Projects that include multiple engineering disciplines found in typical municipal utility facilities such as: wastewater treatment processes; wastewater and surface water pumping systems; and electrical and instrumentation systems Collection System Projects - Projects that focus on the planning and design of municipal wastewater and surface water collection system capital improvements, including both open cut and trenchless technologies and associated roadway improvements as well as state of the art green infrastructure and innovative surface water management components The below video links provide an overview of the award winning, exciting, and diverse engineering projects we often work on: Central Wastewater Treatment Plant Flood Project : Point Defiance Stormwater Treatment Facility Project Process Control System Upgrade These positions will be responsible for leading project teams and coordinating with engineering technicians, construction managers and other project stakeholders in the pursuit of fully developed and executedcapital projects. These are important positions that significantly contribute to Environmental Service's mission to provide sustainable and cost-effective management services to protect the environment and recover value from Tacoma's waste streams. The applicant(s) selected for these positions will co-locate with a group of dynamic and creative engineers, scientists, and technicians all housed at Tacoma's new Center For Urban Waters facility situated adjacent Tacoma's Foss Waterway in downtown Tacoma. For more information on the unique Center for Urban Waters professional environment visit the following web site: https://www.urbanwaters.org If the below list of personal traits sounds like you, then you are just the type of person we are searching for to join our team! Outgoing, positive personality who enjoys leading project teams on exciting engineering design and construction projects, Excellent interpersonal communication skills, Strong personal motivation and drive - an ambitious and committed self-starter Interestin a wide array of interesting technical / engineering challenges The Principles that Guide Us: Tacoma, the City of Destiny ,has a workforce of dedicated, talented and open-mindedemployeeswithunique skills andperspectives. Weembraceinnovation and strive for excellence and community engagementin all that we do.The Principles that Guide Us, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Equity, speak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service. Ability to read, understand and develop engineering plans, specifications, estimates, technicalreports and manuals. Time management and leadership skills. Ability to effectively lead and also be a member of small to medium sized teams, which contain a wide variety of personalities and interests. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written). Ability to present technical material in front of audiences in a clear and concise manner. Key Activities Plan, develop, coordinate and manage multi-million dollar engineering projects. Scope definition, project accounting, preliminary design, construction estimating, team development and scheduling. Preliminary to final design work, treatment process design, pumping and pipeline capacity analysis, site and utility condition assessment, permitting, plan sheets, technical specifications and quantity calculations. Work closely with stakeholders, including public and private agencies, utilities, business and property owners, engineering consultants, and internalCity stakeholders/team members to ensure an efficient and successful project. Monitor project budgets, scope, schedule and workload of team members during design and construction. Coordinate and partner with Environmental Services Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Division stakeholders to ensure the successful planning, design, and construction of facility capital projects. This particular activity is very important and crucial to the success of Environmental Services facility projects as there are a significant number of O&M stakeholders with a wide range of inputs and opinions. This particular activity requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Manage the work of private professional engineering consultants when these outside services are necessary to supplement in-house planning, design, and or construction management efforts. Work closely with Asset Management staff to develop the scope of projects that comprise the Department's Capital Improvement Program. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: This is a professional environment with most activities occurring in an office setting with periodic field visits to active construction sites. Periodic field work consists of in-the-field collaboration with Construction Managers and Inspectors that are part of each project's core team. Position may require driving, sitting, standing, walking or climbing for long periods of time. Qualifications Bachelor of Science Degree in engineering, civil, mechanical, electrical engineering or a related fieldfrom an accredited four-year college or university, AND AProfessional Engineering License (PE) at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter ( this only applies to those applicants that are intending to apply for the Professional Engineer classification; the Associate Engineer classification does not require a PE ). PREFERRED AND HIGHLY DESIREDQUALIFICATIONS: Four years of related engineering work experience in the water, wastewater or environmental field. Experience in municipal project design and construction management and municipal program management. Engineering experience related to municipal utilities facilities (such as wastewater treatment processes, wastewater and surface water pumping systems, and electrical and instrumentation systems). Engineering experience related to gravity conveyance systems. LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: Current Washington State Driver's License at time of appointment. Knowledge & Skills COMPETENCIES: Analysis Use data and information in a clear and rational process to assess and understand issues, evaluate options, form accurate conclusions, and make decisions. Gather, assemble, analyze and evaluate facts to draw logical conclusions, make proper recommendations and prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive written reports which require displaying and presenting statistical, graphical, and other reporting methods to audiences of varying technical sophistication. Research Effectively identify, collect, organize and document data and information in ways that make the information most useful for subsequent assessment, analysis, and investigation using current software and techniques. Compile and maintain reports, records and various other forms of pertinent information in an organized and professional manner. Leadership Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with co-workers, the general public, and other municipalities and federal agencies. Ability to lead small to large working teams. Establish, coordinate and direct work teams to accomplish assigned tasks to a successful completion. Ability to work as a team member in a supporting or managing role. Ability to coordinate multi-disciplined project teams. Problem Solving Use intelligence, common sense, hard work and tenacity to solve particularly difficult or complicated challenges. Employ expertise and credibility,evaluate and resolve complex or sensitive issues andproblems. Communications Effectiveness Effective communication both verbal and in writing including the compilation of reports, presentations and records; and interacting respectfully and sensitively with individuals and groups to develop and maintain productive relationships and achieve results. Makes excellent customer service the standard, responding to changing customer needs, and helping customers implement complete solutions. Professionalism Conduct all assignments in a professional and timely manner. Work with confidentiality and discretion. Maintain professional skills that apply to all aspects of field of assigned specialty through continued education and/or training. Model effective group behavior such as listening, discussing, negotiating, encouraging and motivating. Maintain current knowledge of industry by reading and interpreting applicable ordinances, rules, regulations, practices, policies and procedures. Program Management Appropriately prioritize and concurrently provide guidance and consultation on multiple programs, integrating many factors into decisions, and ensuring that work progresses toward achieving goals and objectives. Technical Proficient in engineering practices and principles within the field of expertise. Experience in complex project design and the preparation of engineering plans, technical specifications, cost estimates and bid documents. Ability to negotiate the means to attain regulatory compliance with agencies. Ability to be innovative and make independent decisions. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Our City: With a population over 200,000, Tacoma is the second largest city in the Puget Sound region, gracing the shores of Commencement Bay. We are a diverse, progressive, international city that serves as a gateway to the Pacific Rim and the rest of the world. Named one of the most livable areas in the country by Livability.com, Tacoma and the surrounding area is a playground for outdoor and maritime enthusiasts. Our businesses are vibrant, our parks are beautiful, our schools are exceptional and our housing is affordable. When you work for the City of Tacoma you'll enjoy a healthy work/life balance, the potential for flexible schedules with some job classifications, continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program.We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny: http://www.cityoftacoma.org/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhires The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Interested individualsmust complete the online application and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Also please indicate if you are interested employment into either the Associate Engineer Classification or the Professional Engineer Classification. This is a competitive selection process. Your application will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of education, certifications, professional licenseand related experience. Those who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on a referral list for review and potential interview selection. Appointment is subject to passing a pre-employment background and references check. Supplemental questions regarding an applicant's experience and training are also included in the application form. These questions will be used to assess candidateminimum qualificationsand to provide additional information to the hiring managers regarding candidate experience. NOTE: This is a continuous recruitment until the ideal candidate is discovered. The first review will consistof application materials received before 8:00 am, April 29, 2019,and may result in an invitation to interview. A second review of application materials received after this time will be conducted if the first review round does not reveal the ideal candidate. If necessary, the second and any potential subsequent review of application materials received will occur every two weeks after April 29, 2019. It is in the best interest of all candidates to ensure your application materials are submitted via our on-line process before the date of the first review. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, callthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591.5400 before 5:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Mar 30, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma, Public Works Department, Facilities Division, is recruiting for an appointive full-time position to provide planning, consultation and support to the Facilities Division Tenant Improvement Program, Deferred Repair & Replacement Program, and Capital Projects; as well as providing general project management support to Facilities Maintenance and Operations involving a variety of internal and external organizations. We are seeking an outgoing, highly motivated person who is interested in diverse and challenging facilities-related projects and tasks. The Facilities Division manages approximately 50 existing buildings and facilities, providing project delivery for a wide range of projects; including planning, energy efficiency, building systems, remodels/renovations, and new construction. Responsibilities include: Assist in various aspects of project implementation and management. Work closely with project lead to assist in the definition of project requirements, including scope, schedule and budget. Work closely with project team, consultants and stakeholders to conduct studies and reports. Organize and track project schedules, budgets, and status information for the full project portfolio. Provide performance reports and communications to all levels of City staff and management, including executive-level and external stakeholders. Provide contracting oversight, including assistance and participation in the development of vendor solicitations and selection process, coordination of vendor proposals, customer approvals and creation and execution of contracts in the City's procurement system. Coordinate vendor payments, contract changes and amendments. Provide planning, scheduling and sequencing of projects, including coordinating with customers throughout General Government, in-house design and labor resources, and external vendors and contractors to ensure that small renovation & maintenance projects, space reconfigurations, employee/contractor moves, and procurement of furnishings are completed efficiently and effectively. Assist in the establishment of permitting requirements, documentation and approvals. Coordinate and track customer requests for facility planning and workspace moves. Respond to customer concerns or requests for information regarding facility projects. Support data management in the Facility Condition Assessment database and maintenance work order system, tracking and updating systems with completed projects and revised information. Conduct site assessments and operational reviews to ensure accurate and up-to-date information. Coordinating with customers and vendors to ensure procurement and installations are completed efficiently and effectively, according to expectations. Coordinate tracking and routing of contractor submittals and request for information to be reviewed by Architectural/Engineering team. Coordinate project as-builts, warranty information, and operations & maintenance manuals. Qualifications DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Four-year degree from an accredited college or university; or Associates Degree with three-years' experience in project management and/or operations support, data management, business process analysis, and reporting; or Five-years' experience in project management and/or operations support, data management, business process analysis, and reporting; Technical certifications related to facility management, program/project management, and/or facility maintenance operations desired; Ability to understand facility drawings, standards, codes, and manuals for reference desired; Efficient computer operation and ability to administer applications, programs and databases desired; Effective problem solving and decision making desired; Effective oral and written communications desired. LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer's responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position. Depending upon assignment a WA driver's license may be required. Individuals may have to pass a background check depending upon assignment Knowledge & Skills COMPETENCIES: Analysis: Use data and information in a clear and rational process to assess and understand issues, evaluate options, form accurate conclusions, and make decisions. Gather, assemble, analyze and evaluate facts to draw logical conclusions and make proper recommendations and prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive written reports which require displaying and presenting statistical, graphical, and other reporting methods to audiences of varying technical sophistication. Research: Effectively identify, collect, organize and document data and information in ways that make the information most useful for subsequent assessment, analysis, and investigation. Compile and maintain reports, records and various other forms of pertinent information in an organized and professional manner. Problem Solving Use intelligence, common sense, hard work and tenacity to solve particularly difficult or complicated challenges. Employ expertise, credibility, and effective partnering to help clients identify, evaluate and resolve complex or sensitive issues, problems and service needs. Communications Effectiveness: Effective verbal and written communication, including compilation of reports, presentations and records; and interacting respectfully and sensitively with individuals and groups to develop and maintain productive relationships and achieve results. Makes excellent customer service a high priority, responding to changing customer needs, and helping customers implement complete solutions. Professionalism: Conduct all assignments in a professional and timely manner. Work with confidentiality and discretion. Maintain professional skills that apply to all aspects of field of assigned specialty through continued education and/or training. Remain current by reading and interpreting applicable ordinances, rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Program Management Appropriately prioritize and concurrently provide guidance and consultation on multiple programs, integrating many factors into decisions, and ensuring that work progresses toward achieving goals and objectives. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should complete an online application and attach a resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position will be invited to participate in the interview process. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement.For assistance with the NEOGOV application process or questions regarding this job announcement, please contactthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591.5400 by 4:00pm of the closingdateon the job announcement.This will allow us to assist you before the job announcement closes. Our City: With a population over 200,000, Tacoma is the second largest city in the Puget Sound region, gracing the shores of Commencement Bay. We are a diverse, progressive, international city that serves as a gateway to the Pacific Rim and the rest of the world. Named one of the most livable areas in the country by Livability.com, Tacoma and the surrounding area is a playground for outdoor and maritime enthusiasts. Our businesses are vibrant, our parks are beautiful, our schools are exceptional and our housing is affordable. When you work for the City of Tacoma you'll enjoy a healthy work/life balance, the potential for flexible schedules with some job classifications, continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program. We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny: http://www.cityoftacoma.org/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhires The Principles that Guide Us: Tacoma, the City of Destiny , has a workforce of dedicated, talented employeeswithunique skills andperspectives.Weembraceinnovation and strive for excellence and community engagement.The Principles that Guide Usspeak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service. City of Tacoma Recruitment: One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Closing Date/Time: 4/22/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Mar 30, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma Public Works Department is looking for an Active Transportation Coordinator to join the traffic engineering and transportation planning group. The successful applicant will work closely with internal staff (planning, engineering, sustainability), external agencies, and advocacy groups to implement active transportation goals and policies outlined in the Transportation Master Plan. The incumbent will also be expected to be an integral member of the traffic engineering and transportation planning group, which is responsible for planning, coordinating, and design support for complex transportation planning, traffic engineering, and capital improvement projects. The ideal candidate will have experience in other areas of active transportation and project management, including traffic safety, right-of-way design, and grant funding support on complex projects and programs. The selected candidate will be hard-working and approachable, and will be able to organize and express ideas through excellent oral and written communication to a wide variety of audiences. Duties include, but are not limited to: Lead long-range planning efforts for active transportation, including providing input to the City's Transportation Master Plan Support capital project design and development by facilitating the inclusion of appropriately-designed active transportation facilities in new projects and plans. Act as the liaison to the City's Bicycle and Pedestrian Technical Advisory Group. Support Transportation Demand Management (TDM) and Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) programs within the City of Tacoma, including developing policies which support increased utilization of these programs and implementation of the CTR law. Collaborate with various departments and agencies to discuss and implement policies and programs that support the City's active transportation goals. Represent the City at various private/public organizations and stakeholder committees that support active transportation and trail systems. Lead public events and support various active community initiatives and events that promote healthier lifestyles. Identify and secure funding resources to supplement various City programs and services related to the promotion and education of urban transportation solutions, mass transportation enhancements and pedestrian accommodations. Lead and/or supervise various groups to support projects, including internal Planning staff and external consultants. Build and maintain an innovative network of key partners across sectors such as governments, industry, business, utilities, and academia to support sustainable infrastructure practices in Tacoma, as part of sustainable transportation strategy. Collectively, these responsibilities are expected to initiate/develop/deliver projects, create/promote innovative programs, and create/support events that increase use of alternative transportation modes such as walking, biking, scooting, skating, carpooling/sharing and transit. City of Tacoma Recruitment Information: One of the primary goals of the City of Tacoma Equity and Empowerment Initiative is that the City of Tacoma workforce reflects the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and we welcome candidates with diverse and/or multicultural skill sets and personal experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work and play. Qualifications DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS (TRAINING AND EDUCATION): Four-year college degree in urban planning, transportation planning, environmental affairs, public administration or related areas preferred AND Two years managing a mobility/active transportation program. PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Candidates who have worked for or with a municipal agency. LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: Washington State Driver License at time of appointment to the position. Knowledge & Skills Ability to work with diverse audiences Demonstrated ability to manage many simultaneous demands and activities Creative thinker Marketing, communications or event planning experience Personal commitment and passion for increasing multi-modal transportation Ability to work effectively in a team as well as independently Successful grant research and writing experience Project management Interest in planning, transportation, sustainability, marketing and communications, and environmental issues Knowledge of regional transportation issues Principles and practices of municipal planning Excellent communication and presentation skills Computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, GIS) Analysis Use the principles and practices of planning and development to assess and understand issues, evaluate options, form accurate conclusions, and make decisions. Verbal Communication Effectively express information through the spoken word using language that is appropriate to both the complexity of the topic and the knowledge and understanding of the audience. Written Communication Effectively convey ideas and information in writing using language that is appropriate to both the complexity of the topic and the knowledge and understanding of the reader. Skill in creating graphic designs and presentations and render maps/site plans via sketches and/or computer graphics is highly desirable. Customer Focus Build and maintain internal and external customer satisfaction with the services provided by the City of Tacoma. Coordinating and Organizing Effectively plan and coordinate activities, services, and schedules to ensure smooth and efficient operation of work and to meet deadlines within timeframes. Adaptability/Flexibility Adapt easily to changing business needs, conditions and work responsibilities. Adapt approach, goals and methods to achieve successful solutions and results in dynamic situations. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Our City: When you work for the City of Tacoma you'll enjoy a healthy work/life balance, the potential for flexible schedules with some job classifications, continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program.We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny: http://www.cityoftacoma.org/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhires The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Interested individuals must apply online and meet the minimum qualifications to progress in the examination process. Applicants must attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position .NOTE: Applications received without attaching the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process. Applicants who are separated or retired and are eligible for veterans scoring criteria (Veterans Preference) must attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4, (proof of military discharge form) at time of application, to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference points. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their answers to Supplemental Questions #2 - #9 scored as the Experience and Training Test for this position. It is the responsibility of the applicants to adequately describe all pertinent experience and training. Applicants must pass the examination with a minimum score of 70% to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration for any vacancies that may occur for the period of one year. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contactthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591.5400 by 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement.This will allow us to assist you before the job announcement closes. Closing Date/Time: 4/30/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Mar 30, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Public Utilities (TPU) is seeking a dynamic Education Outreach Manager to support attainment of TPU's educational outreach and workforce development goals, particularly those strategic engagements that support the achievement of TPU's diversity objectives. The Education Outreach Manager will facilitate direct engagement with K-12 students, interested customers, and other organizations in classrooms and other community settings. Additionally, the Education Outreach Manager will work to coordinate tours of TPU's facilities for students and other groups of interested customers and support the work of TPU's corporate social responsibility efforts. This work will require travel throughout Western Washington to TPU's facilities and to gatherings of stakeholders and customers. The Education Outreach Manager is part of the public affairs and communications team and reports to the community and government relations manager. Working in collaboration with the community and government relations team and other staff at TPU, the Education Outreach Manager will: Plan, coordinate and direct community education activities in coordination with TPU's subject matter expects, including the preparation of visual materials, securing external partnerships, and assessing each activity. Plan, coordinate and direct tours of TPU's facilities in coordination with TPU subject matter experts. Support corporate social responsibility-related activities. City of Tacoma Recruitment One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications An equivalent combination to: graduation from a four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree and/or 5 years of educational or community engagement experience with an emphasis on successful engagement with students and interested community members of all ages. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid driver's license, or equivalent mobility, at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals must apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com should be placed on your safe domain list to ensure you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend time entering the required information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. For additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 before the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 4/26/2019 5:00 PM Pacific