City of Tacoma

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

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

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

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

24 job(s) at City of Tacoma

City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Feb 13, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The test date for this recruitment isscheduled for Saturday, May 11, 2019. Testing for this recruitment will be conducted in Ellensburg, WA. (1203 East Capitol Avenue, Ellensburg, WA 98926) This is general duty police work involving the protection of life and property, enforcement of laws and ordinances, maintenance of order, and prevention and investigation of crimes. Work is performed according to departmental regulations and procedures prescribed by superior officers and normally consists of routine patrol, traffic regulations, and crime prevention and investigation on motorcycles, or on foot.Work involves a substantial element of personal danger and employees must be able to act without direct supervision and exercise independent discretion in emergencies. All assignments in this class involve responsibility for recognizing the social importance of police functions, for tactful and courteous treatment of the public, and for conscientious and efficient performance of duties under little direct supervision. Employees may be assigned to work on special assignments which call upon specialized ability and knowledge usually attained through experience as a uniformed Police Officer. Assignments and general and special instructions are received from superior officers who review work by personal inspection, check of reports, and general appraisal of the effectiveness of the employee and the entire police service. Primary Duties Successfully complete the Basic Law Enforcement Academy provided by the Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission; Learn and apply knowledge of basic first aid procedures; Resolve a variety of potentially volatile and dangerous situations in a calm, confident, and effective manner; Drive a patrol car under normal and adverse conditions; Train and use firearms safely in accordance with departmental rules; Clean and maintain assigned firearms and vehicles; Understand and carry out oral and written instructions; Learn, interpret and apply modern principles, practices, and procedures of police work; Write clear and comprehensive reports; Work with the public and coworkers in a professional and courteous manner; Show initiative in performing job functions, and ability to enforce federal, state and local laws. City of Tacoma Recruitment The City of Tacoma wants to employ a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and we welcome candidates with diverse and/or multicultural skill sets and personal experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications You must be a United States citizen; You must possess a high school diploma or GED; You must be at least 20.5 years of age at the time of application - and be 21 years of age by date of appointment; You must be able to meet the physical requirements and medical standards prescribedby theCity of Tacoma and Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: You must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license at time of application. A valid Washington State driver's license is required for employment (with maintenance thereafter)and driving history will be thoroughly assessed during the hiring process. First Aid and CPR card upon hire with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills Fluent English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary. Principles, practices and procedures used in police work. State, County and City laws and ordinances. Recent legislation and court decisions affecting police duties. Traffic and crowd control techniques. Rules of evidence and laws of arrest. Operation of a variety of specialized police vehicles and equipment. Crime scene preservation and investigation methods and techniques. Basic First Aid procedures. Operation of a personal computer. Prepare clear and concise reports. Maintain proficiency in driving and in the use of firearms in accordance with department guidelines. Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action. Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Understand scope of authority. Relate effectively to people of a variety of cultures, languages, abilities and social-economic situations. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Observe legal and defensive driving practices. Comply with safety standards and regulations. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Applicants who have applied and met the City's minimum qualifications, will be contacted by the Police Department's Hiring Officer and sent an Initial Personal History Questionnaire via e-mail. It is the applicant's responsibility to follow all instructions, to check his/her e-mail regularly and to meet set deadlines. Failure to follow the requested processes may result in disqualification. Applicants who are eligible for veterans scoring criteria (Veterans Preference) MUST attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4 (proof of military discharge form) at time of application to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference points. Applicants must pass a Physical Ability Test (PAT) and a written exam before being placed on an eligibility list. In addition, eligible applicants must pass all phases of the hiring process including oral board, pre-offer assessment test, and background investigation. Upon successful completion of these hiring steps, the applicant may receive a Conditional Offer of Employment, conditional upon available positions within the Police Department and the successful completion of the polygraph examination, physical and psychological examinations, and any other phases of the pre-employment process that might need to be accomplished. Applicants may be removed from the eligible list for failure to pass any of these hiring steps. Once an applicantbecomes a commissioned officer, the position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 6 Tacoma Police Union IUPA. Note: The PAT and written exam datesare tentatively scheduled forSaturday, May 11, 2019. Communication from the City of Tacoma: Please indicate in your online application that you prefer email notification as this is the preferred method of communication with the City of Tacoma. In order to receive the most efficient communications from the City of Tacoma Human Resources Department and the Tacoma Police Department, we ask that each applicant create a Gmail email address for correspondence. Please use any combination of your first and last name as the email address. Ex: Smithjane@gmail.com , Janesmith@gmail.com JSmith123@gmail.com . This will assist the Tacoma Police Department hiring unit with tracking information received during the hiring process. We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend an hour or more entering the required information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. If you experience any complications while applying, please contact Human Resources as 253.591.5400 by 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 2, 2019 in order for us to assist you before the closing time. If you are interested in additional information regarding test standards, testing deadlines and other information about the City of Tacoma and the Tacoma Police Department, visit our websites at www.cityoftacoma.org or www.cityoftacoma.org/government/city_departments/police To learn more about the Tacoma Police Department's hiring process click here . Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: 4/2/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 31, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma's Information Technology Department has a fantastic opportunity with a great work-life balance, short commute times, professional development and opportunities for advancement for an ideal candidate interested in becoming a new member of their SAP BASIS Team. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Perform a variety of system administration functions to support a robust SAP environment (ECC 6.08 Suite on HANA, Business Warehouse, Enterprise Portal, PI/PO and Solution Manager). Troubleshoot and resolve complex system issues. Collaborate with development and functional teams. Establish and maintain effective work relationships. The Community Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim.Propelled by significant development such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of the Thea Foss Waterway, the expansions of both the MultiCare and Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the 1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? Leave behind negative notions of government work; they couldn't be further from the truth. Working for the government is an enriching opportunity to work with people who are passionate about making a real, tangible difference. You'll be surrounded by innovative leaders working on a variety of issues during a formative time in Tacoma's development. In addition, you will feel satisfied knowing that your job truly matters, and has a positive impact on local communities. The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26 Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26 Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code Personal time off Paid holidays A great pension plan For more information on the City of Tacoma's benefit package feel free to explore City of Tacoma Benefits. City of Tacoma 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 Equivalent combination to: Bachelor degree in computer science or related field and five or more years directly related information technology work experience. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Some positions may require a valid Washington State Driver's License at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Positions assigned to the Tacoma Police Department may require additional background checks which may include fingerprinting and/or a polygraph test. No sponsorship is available for this position. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States, for any employer, now and in the future. Licensing, Certifications And Other Legal Requirements: Depending upon assignment a WA driver's license may be required. Individuals may have to pass a background check depending upon assignment. Additional licenses or certifications may be required based upon assignment. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should complete theonlineapplication and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to 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 application materials advanced to the hiring manager for interview and hiring consideration. It is the responsibility of the applicant to carefully list all pertinent experience and training related to this position.Providing false information will result in disqualification. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 120. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. Work schedule for this position will be assigned by the hiring manager at time of appointment. Current work schedules include (but not limited to) Monday - Fridayand/or Tuesday - Saturday. 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 main office at (253) 591-5400 before 5pm on the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 2/22/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 31, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma is seeking an outgoing, highly motivated person devoted to public service to join our team as a temporary intern for the Healthy Homes, Healthy Neighborhoods program. This is a great opportunity to join the City of Tacoma, acquire valuable work experience, and personally contribute to positive change in our community If the below list of personal traits sounds like you, then you are just the type of person we are looking for to joinour team! Outgoing, positivepersonalitywho enjoys working with people Excellent public speaking and interpersonal communication skills Strong personal motivation commitment to outcomes Outstanding customer service, peopleskillsand professionalism Enjoy working with diverse communities and other students Enjoy working both indoors and outdoors, in varying weather conditions Passionate about community organizing and the environment The intern selected for this position will be responsible for engaging in the following types ofjob duties: Conduct intensive community engagementin theSouth Tacomaneighborhood. Develop appropriate educational materials. Implement outreach primarily through door-to-door contact with Tacoma residents as well as presentations to community groups and event implementation. Inform community members about a range of sustainability topics, possibly including energy and water conservation, recycling, sustainable transportation, air quality, tree canopy, urban gardening, and more. Coordinate local sustainability initiatives by building a network with regional organizations. The intern will make positive contributions to the livability of South Tacoma byempowering community participation in sustainability initiatives. Educational Benefits: Students will develop public speaking, program management, event implementation, environmental engagement, and other analytical skills as well as a knowledge of public environmental sustainability strategies. Students should consult with their academic program regarding receiving academic credit for the internship. Hours and Terms of the Position: 500 hours The hours for this position are 16-20 hours per week, for a period of approximately 6 months, starting in the Spring of 2019. This position will require the intern to be available on a regular schedule that will include evenings and most weekends, with the understanding that the remainder of the time will be flexible based on the student's schedule. Location and Physical Requirements of Position: This position requires being able to work both outdoors and in an office environment, to include computers and phones. Must be able to lift at least 20 pounds. City of Tacoma Recruitment Information: One of the primary goals of the City of Tacoma Equity and Empowerment Initiatives is that the City of Tacoma workforce reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and provide accommodations for people with disabilities in hiring, promotion, retention, and contracting. Our Vision is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. We welcome candidates with diverse and/or multicultural skill sets and personal experiences. Qualifications Graduation from high school or GED equivalent. Must be enrolled in vocational school, community college, four-year college or university, graduate student, or a recent graduate who has completed a degree from an accredited college/university within the last year. Valid driver license required at time of appointment. DESIRED QUALIFICATION: Bilingual language skills. Knowledge & Skills Knowledge of environmental topics. Knowledge of research methodology. Skill in operating a personal computer using basic software, including Microsoft Office. Experience with meeting facilitation and event coordination. Effective problem solving skills. Ability to work as part of a team and independently with minimal supervision. Ability to plan, organize, and implement programs and to write clear, complete, and logical reports and proposals. Ability to learn pertinent Federal, State, and local laws and ordinances. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, partner organizations and members of the community. Ability to communicate effectively,verbally and in writing, using language that is appropriate to the complexity of the topic and the audience. Ability to effectively collaborate and work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Knowledge of the Tacoma area and community is preferred. 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. All interested individuals must attach a resume that includes past work experience and a brief cover letter stating why you want to participate in this internship. Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position may be invited to participate in the interview process. Appointment is subject to passing a pre-employment background check. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend a minimum of one hour entering the required information. 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. For any questions regarding the application process, please contact Human Resources at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: 2/22/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Feb 19, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Women's Firefighter's workshopheld on 4/13/2019 at the City of Tacoma Firefighter Training Facility. This workshop is completely FREE. Space is limited to the first 50 people who sign up. Here is a general list of what you can expect to talk about, listen to and experience at the workshop. Talk with Women Career Firefighters Special Panel Guest Mary Hallman (Medical Services Officer) Learn about the Women's Perspective and the unique opportunities and challenges Hands on experience (put on uniform/watch and use real equipment) Learn about the Recruitment and Hiring process to become a Firefighter Benefits and salary Information Selection Process & Supplemental Information To reserve a seat, please click the Apply buttonin the top right corner. Please fill in your name, e-mail and phone number. If you know someone who would like to attend, please be sure to have them apply. We look forward to seeing you at this event. Prior to the event you will receive confirmation and additional information regarding the event details. Remember that space is limited to fifty people. If you have additional questions about this event, please e-mail Teresa Dent at tdent@cityoftacoma.org Closing Date/Time:
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Feb 14, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Water Service Supervisors oversee, direct, assign work, train and evaluate the work of crews installing and maintaining Tacoma Water's distribution system. Duties include training employees in the proper use of equipment, materials and procedures; scheduling assignments, coordinating activities of work crews; assigning work crews and equipment to specific projects; planning for crews such as locates, shutdowns and permits.In addition, supervisors review and approve time cards; complete personnel evaluations in a timely manner; draft and issue discipline, respond to grievances, communicate issues, concerns and recommendations both with management and staff. Supervisorsalso plan, schedule, and coordinate the work of assigned staff. Qualifications Three years of experience overseeing and directing the work of personnel involved in the construction, maintenance, and repair of a water distribution system LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid Washington Driver's License at time of application with maintenance thereafter Valid First Aid Certificate issued by the American Red Cross and valid CPR certificate by completion of probation Completion of the Tacoma Water Apprenticeship Program or Washington State Water Distribution Manager I certification Transportation Worker's Identification Credential (TWIC) by the end of the probationary period Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should complete the online application and include a cover letter and resume.Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in an examination process. Awritten test is tentatively scheduled the week of March 4, 2019; candidates who pass the written exam may be invited to an OralBoardtentatively scheduled the week ofMarch 18, 2019. Applicants must successfully complete the examination processto be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Appointment is subject to passing a background check,and a pre-employment medical exam and drug screen. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma andIBEWLocal 483. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. 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. Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 before the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 2/28/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Feb 13, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma iscreating a new civil service list forApprentice Electrical Meter & Relay Technicians that will be used to fill vacancies in the fall. Apprentice Electrical Meter & Relay Technicians perform apprentice-level work assisting journey-level meter technicians in the testing, cleaning, repairing, calibrating, installing and programming of electro-mechanical and solid state meters used in industrial, commercial and residential installations, including electrical and electronic support equipment. Apprentices will be formally enrolled in Tacoma Power's Electrical Meter & Relay Technician Apprenticeship program which is recognized by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and requires a minimum of three and one-half years to complete. Continued enrollment and employment is subject to attending off-hours training without compensation and maintaining progress standards set by the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee. This position requires lifting, pushing, pulling, climbing, working from heights, climbing stairs and ladders and working in enclosed spaces. Employees in this position are exposed to electrical hazards. Qualifications Graduation from high school or equivalent Completion of high school level algebra and basic electricity courses Six months' work experience in the electrical or electronic trades or completion of a formalized vocational training program in a related field Valid driver's license Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to the written examination which is tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 11, 2019, in Tacoma, Washington. In order to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration, applicants must pass all portions of the written examination. Applicants will be placed on the eligible list based on their written examination score. Part of the interview process will include a practical test. Appointment is subject to passing a background check and will include a pre-employment medical examination and drug screen. New employees need to obtain a valid Washington State driver's license within 30 days of appointment with maintenance thereafter. CPR and first-aid training will be required prior to completion of the probationary period with maintenance thereafter. Candidates must be able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) clearance prior to completion of probation and maintenance thereafter. Candidates must be able to pass background screening for applicable security access and maintain security clearance. In addition, new employees must successfully complete a 12month probationary period to obtain permanent status in this classification. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma andIBEWLocal 483. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend an hour or more entering the required information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at: (253) 591-5400 before the last date to file. REFERENCE MATERIAL INFORMATION The following reference listings are intended to provide you suggested study materials only. This list is not intended to be the sole source of information but to act as a guide as to what can be study as preparation for taking the Electrical Apprenticeship written test. WEBSITE REFERENCES http://www.alexanderpublications.com/ http://www.electricityforum.com/basic-electricity.html http://www.the12volt.com/ohm/ohmslaw.asp#pie http://www.angelfire.com/pa/baconbacon/page2.html http://www.school-for-champions.com/science/electricity_ohms_law.htm http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/electric/ohmlaw.html http://www.electronics-tutorials.com/basics/ohms-law.htm http://www.thelearningpit.com/ http://www.opamp-electronics.com/tutorials/ac_theory.htm http://www.play-hookey.com/ac_theory/ http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_1/index.html http://www.awesomelibrary.org/Classroom/Mathematics/Middle-High_School_Math/Trigonometry.html http://www.syvum.com/math/trigonometry.html TEXTBOOK REFERENCES Electricity (available from Alexander publications), excellent reference guide! Ugly's Quick Electrical Reference Guide (available at the Home Depot) DelmarsStandard Textbook on Electricity (available from delmarlearning.com) Basic electricity (authors, VanValkenburgh,Nooger& Neville, INC.) Basic Electricity (Schaum's, published by McGraw Hill) Basic Electricity (U.S Navy) Electricity Demystified (Gibilisco, published by McGraw Hill) An Introduction to Electric Power Distribution (WayneBeaty, available from Alexander publications) Painless Algebra (Lynette Long, published by Barron's) Algebra success in 20 minutes a day (Learning Express) Algebra Demystified (Gibilisco, published by McGraw Hill) Algebrahelp.com Trigonometry Demystified (Gibilisco, published by McGraw Hill) Trigonometry for dummies (Sterling) Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Safety Standards for Electrical workers Chapter 296-45 WAC Closing Date/Time: 2/26/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Feb 13, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma iscreating a new civil service list for Apprentice Wire Electrician. Apprentice Wire Electricians perform apprentice-level work assisting journey-level Wire Electricians in the construction, maintenance and repair of electrical substations and underground electrical systems. Apprentices will be formally enrolled in the City of Tacoma's Wire Electrician Apprenticeship program. This apprenticeship program is recognized by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, requiring a minimum of three and one-half years to complete. Continued enrollment and employment is subject to attending off-hour training without compensation and maintaining the progress standards set by the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee. This position requires lifting, pulling, pushing, kneeling, squatting, climbing, working from heights, climbing stairs and ladders and working in confined spaces. Employees in this position are exposed to electrical hazards. Qualifications Graduation from high school or equivalent Completion of high school level algebra and basic electricity courses Six months of work experience in the electrical or construction trades or completion of a formalized vocational training program in a related field (attach proof of completion to application) Valid driver's license Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to the written examination which is tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 11, 2019, in Tacoma, Washington. In order to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration, applicants must pass all portions of the written examination. Applicants will be placed on the eligible list based on their written examination score. Prior to being eligible for interview, candidates must pass a physical ability test designed to evaluate whether the candidate meets the physical requirements for this position. Applicants who do not appear for their scheduled physical ability test or who do not pass the test will be removed from the eligible list. Part of the interview process will include a practical test. Appointment is subject to passing a background check and will include a pre-employment medical examination and drug screen. New employees need to obtain a valid Washington State driver's license within 30 days of appointment with maintenance thereafter and a valid Class A commercial driver's license by the ninth month of the hire date with maintenance thereafter. Traffic Control Flagging, CPR, first-aid and forklift training certificate will be required prior to completion of the probationary period with maintenance thereafter. Candidates must be able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) clearance prior to completion of probation and maintenance thereafter. Candidates must be able to pass background screening for applicable security access and maintain security clearance. In addition, new employees must successfully complete a 12 month probationary period to obtain permanent status in this classification. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and IBEW Local 483. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend an hour or more entering the required information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at: (253) 591-5400 before the last date to file. REFERENCE MATERIAL INFORMATION The following reference listings are intended to provide you suggested study materials only. This list is not intended to be the sole source of information but to act as a guide as to what can be studied in preparation for taking the Electrical Apprenticeship written test. WEBSITE REFERENCES http://www.alexanderpublications.com/ http://www.electricityforum.com/basic-electricity.html http://www.the12volt.com/ohm/ohmslaw.asp#pie http://www.angelfire.com/pa/baconbacon/page2.html http://www.school-for-champions.com/science/electricity_ohms_law.htm http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/electric/ohmlaw.html http://www.electronics-tutorials.com/basics/ohms-law.htm http://www.thelearningpit.com/ http://www.opamp-electronics.com/tutorials/ac_theory.htm http://www.play-hookey.com/ac_theory/ http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_1/index.html http://www.awesomelibrary.org/Classroom/Mathematics/Middle-High_School_Math/Trigonometry.html http://www.syvum.com/math/trigonometry.html TEXTBOOK REFERENCES Electricity (available from Alexander Publications), excellent reference guide! Ugly's Quick Electrical Reference Guide (available at the Home Depot) Delmars Standard Textbook on Electricity (available from delmarlearning.com) Basic Electricity (authors, Van Valkenburgh, Nooger & Neville, INC.) Basic Electricity (Schaum's, published by McGraw Hill) Basic Electricity (U.S Navy) Electricity Demystified (Gibilisco, published by McGraw Hill) An Introduction to Electric Power Distribution (Wayne Beaty, available from Alexander publications) Painless Algebra (Lynette Long, published by Barron's) Algebra success in 20 minutes a day (Learning Express) Algebra Demystified (Gibilisco, published by McGraw Hill) Algebrahelp.com Trigonometry Demystified (Gibilisco, published by McGraw Hill) Trigonometry for dummies (Sterling) Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Safety Standards for Electrical workers Chapter 296-45 WAC Closing Date/Time: 2/26/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Feb 06, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Water has opportunities for a Maintenance Planner to provide planning for the Water Quality and Supply Maintenance crews. In this position, you will be responsible for planning the installation, maintenance, corrective work, repair and replacement of the City of Tacoma's water system and supporting infrastructure. You will develop strategies, maintenance plans and recommendations to allow effective operation of Tacoma Water's systems. You will also audit planned work and performance metrics to ensure operations and maintenance are efficient and align with work plans. The ideal candidate is familiar with SAP or another computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) and MS Office Suite. The position is highly collaborative and works closely with other sections of Tacoma Water and divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities and City of Tacoma. This position reports to the Principal Engineer in the Water Quality or Water Supply sections and will provide planning for the Water Quality or Water Supply Maintenance crews. Responsibilities include: Develop work plans for Water Quality and Supply Maintenance crews; Follow best practices for the installation, repair, or replacement of assets relating to the operation of the Tacoma Watersystem; Develop and/or consolidate needed information to support constraint free execution of the work order packages; Prepare estimates for labor hours, total time, and budget to complete projects; Identify, and procure if necessary, materials, goods, and/or services needed to facilitate the work; Review completed work order projects to ensure documentation accurately reflects the actual work performed; Be anadvanced userof all software and work flow processes with respect to Water Quality or Water Supply Maintenance planning, execution, monitoring, and closing out work order projects; Review completed work plans and update plans as necessary to ensure continuous improvement of planned work processes. Qualifications DESIRED: Bachelor's degree; or substitution of equivalent years' experience closely aligned to the position such as: utility operations, manufacturing, construction management, process analysis, project management or engineering; 3+ years' experience in utility operations, manufacturing, construction management, process analysis, project management or engineering; Proficient with Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) - SAP preferred; Proficient with Excel for data collection, analytics and reporting; Ability to understand complex or undefined information, generate clear and detailed process documentation, and communicate effectively with different audiences; Project management experience; Knowledge of utility operations; Utility, Manufacturing, Construction Management or Engineering experience. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should complete the online application and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position may be invited to participate in an interview. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 before the closing date. THE COMMUNITY Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant development such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of 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! 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 otherdisparities 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: 2/28/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Feb 05, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power is accepting applications for Utility Workers at the Cowlitz , Nisqually and Cushman hydroelectric power generation facilities . This is semi-skilled labor involving a wide variety of tasks related to the maintenance, repair and operation of hydroelectric plant facilities, recreational facilities and fish hatchery operations. Some duties require a degree of mechanical aptitude and an employee must be willing and able to perform heavy manual labor under all types of weather conditions.Hydroelectric power is a clean, renewable resource that generates electricity without burning fossil fuels or polluting the air. Our hydroelectric projects generate aboutthree billion kilowatt hours of electricity each year, enough to serve about half ofour customers' power needs. In addition, Tacoma Power's projects support major fish and wildlife programs, and provide excellent parks and recreation . Positions are located at remote hydroelectric sites. The CowlitzRiver Project is located near Mossyrock, WA. The Nisqually River Project is located in LaGrande, WA.The CushmanHydro Project is in Hoodsport, WA.Employees must live within 30 minutes of their assigned worksite. Employees may be assigned to a rotating shift schedule and must be able to work independently and as a team member. Work is strenuous and includes bending, standing, climbing and lifting heavy loads. Qualifications Graduation from high school or equivalent Valid driver's license and one of the following: Completion of an electrical or industrial arts program from a community or vocational college and six-months of experience in semi-skilled manual labor in the construction trades, including operation and maintenance of industrial equipment and vehicles. -OR- Two-years of experience in semi-skilled manual labor in the construction trades, including operation and maintenance of industrial equipment and vehicles LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State Class A Commercial Driver's License required before completion of probation with maintenance thereafter Tanker endorsement required at designated locations First Aid, CPR, flagging and forklift certification required prior to completion of probationary period with maintenance thereafter Crane certification with maintenance thereafter may be required at certain locations Knowledge & Skills Maintain and repair facilities, roads, equipment and operational machinery Assist journey level personnel in the performance of their assignments Maintain grounds, roadways and right-of-ways by mowing lawns, trimming and pruning hedges, trees and shrubs, felling trees, rigging of equipment, bucking downed trees, cutting brush and removing debris Perform custodial tasks in buildings and yards Operate various assigned vehicles, heavy equipment, work boats, project equipment, powered and non-powered hand tools Perform carpentry, plumbing, light metal fabrication and incidental non-certified welding Lubricate heavy machinery and equipment; check oil levels and bearings and clean oil system filters Read and record generation and switchyard instrumentation Perform vehicle maintenance Work safely and cooperatively with co-workers and the public Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should complete the online application. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to a multiple choice exam. You must pass all portions of the exam in order to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Once the eligible list is established, candidates invited to an interview may be required to perform a practical demonstration of maintenance knowledge and skills. Appointment will be subject to passing a background check and a pre-employment medical exam to include a drug screen and respirator certification. New employees will be required to obtain a valid Washington State Commercial Driver's License Class A (in addition a Tanker endorsement may be required based upon location of assignment) prior to completion of probation, with maintenance thereafter and be granted unrestricted respirator clearance including medical fit test prior to appointment, with maintenance thereafter. Crane certification with maintenance thereafter may be required based upon location of assignment. 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. Closing Date/Time: 2/22/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Feb 04, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power is seeking a high performing, critically thinking, analytical, experienced self-starter to join the Transmission and Distribution (T&D) team. The selected candidate will contribute to the success of the Joint-Use Pole Attachment Program in the Business & Financial Management group, acting as a point of contact for external agencies requesting permission to attach to Tacoma Power poles."Community Value First" is Tacoma Power's strategic principle. We consider our decisions and prioritize resources and programs based upon the impact to our customers and community. As financial stewards of Tacoma Power's rate payer funds, we work to minimize costs, maximize revenues and identify efficiencies in our operations. As the Pole Attachment Joint-Use Specialist, you will have a major role in supporting these efforts. Primary duties will include the receipt and processing of applications for requests to attach to utility poles owned wholly or jointly by Tacoma Power. Key functions of this position will include the use of the enterprise resource planning software (SAP) for creation of notifications, work orders, invoices, and financial reports. Responsibilities of this position will include customer account administration and bill paying functions This position requires excellent written and oral communication skills, customer service skills, and the ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. The selected candidate will work closely with technical experts in addition to frequent interaction with external customer representatives. This position will assist with gathering and analyzing pole attachment records, preparing summaries and reports, and assisting in the development of work processes. Duties require excellent written and oral communication skills, customer service skills, and the ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. The selected candidate will work closely with technical experts in addition to frequent interaction with customers Transmission and Distribution (T&D) culture values safety, communication, accountability, professionalism, integrity, and respect.Our ideal candidate will excel at working in a team environment and collaborating with others. This position requires strong communication skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks at one time. Primary Responsibilities: Review and analyze requests for attachments to Tacoma Power's utility poles; verify completeness and accuracy of data. Clearly communicate requirements with applicants to ensure compliance with agreements and standards; monitor program lifecycle including permit cycle, SAP contract accounts and revenues. Review and interpret contract language requirements. Create cash invoices in SAP to process payment for application fees. Assist with maintaining pole inventory by extracting data from SAP/GIS, evaluating records accuracy, updating/maintaining databases. Create and maintain tracking spreadsheets using MS Excel for recording applications and Make-Ready work quotes. Create/update/close work orders in SAP to track labor and equipment time for field inspections, Make-Ready work, and Line Engineering review. Bill external entities for project costs, requested services, and/or billable projects. Maintain superior customer service and resolve issues as they arise; ensure timely responses to both internal and external customers. Track program statistics for benchmarking. 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 2+ years of experience in permitting processes, interpreting contract language and analyzing data; Associates' degree desired, Bachelor's degree preferred; Electric utility experience and knowledge of electric utility and/or telecommunications equipment strongly desired; Ability to collaborate in cross-functional work teams in the development and implementation of efficiencies; Demonstrated ability to effectively organize multiple assignments, complex assignments, and competing priorities to produce accurate products on time; Knowledge of SAP functions and proficiency with Microsoft Office software applications is strongly desired. Knowledge & Skills Analysis Use a rational-thinking process to assess and understand issues, evaluate options, form accurate conclusions, and make decisions regarding pole attachment requests. Make sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems. Ask the right questions to accurately analyze situations. Acquire data from multiple diverse resources for problem solving. Expose the root cause of problems in support of further evaluation of diverse solution options. Prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive written reports presenting statistical, graphical, and other reporting methods to audiences of varying technical sophistication. Research Effectively identify, collect, organize and document data 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. Customer Focus Establish internal and external customer interface to increase satisfaction with products and services offered by the organization. Search out ways to enhance customer satisfaction by improving efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery. Emphasize team approach to providing exceptional customer service. Make customer service the highest priority by responding to changing needs, and helping customers implement comprehensive solutions. Effective Communication Clearly and effectively communicate with individuals and groups within and outside of the organization. Effectively present ideas in formal and informal situations. Constructively listen to others in order to accurately convey their ideas. Interact respectfully and sensitively with individuals and groups to develop and maintain productive relationships and achieve results. Professionalism Professionally conducts all assignments in a timely manner, work with confidentiality and discretion. Work effectively through complex policies, processes, and organizational dynamics. Use a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by RodneyCroston, 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 ! Interested individuals must apply online and meet the minimum qualifications to progress in therecruitment process. Please include your resume and letter of interest detailing how your skills relate to the position description. Applicants who have the strongestbackgrounds related to the responsibilities of the positionmay be invited to participate in an interview. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to successfully passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via 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. For assistance with theNEOGOVapplication 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: 2/22/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Feb 02, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power is seeking a Resource Planning Manager to develop its Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), coordinate the public outreach process, advance Tacoma Power's modeling and resource evaluation capabilities, and present recommendations to executive management and the Public Utility Board. The Resource Planning Manager will manage a staff of professional analysts and is responsible to encourage, motivate and inspire the Resource Planning team. The utility may need to acquire major generating resources in the near future. There are many alternatives to meeting this potential need, some of which could imply significant expenditures and major changes to the utility's commercial operation. The IRP is the "hub" around which Tacoma Power evaluates these alternatives. The IRP evaluation must appropriately balance cost, risk, reliability, sustainability and regulatory mandates to identify the best portfolio of power supply and conservation resources. As the Resource Planning Manager, you will: Manage cross-functional teams on complex analytical model development projects Maintain and run WECC fundamental market models Develop and run Tacoma Power system and resource adequacy models Develop and run decision analysis models Organize multiple external stakeholder processes Lead drafting and publication of Tacoma Power's integrated resource plan (IRP) Develop deep understanding of key federal, regional, and state energy policy issues Hire, motivate, and retain staff of professional analysts Qualifications Increasingly responsible work experience in power resource planning, evaluation, operations, policy, or contracting. Demonstrable success as functional lead or project manager. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in economics, statistics, mathematics, engineering, or similar field. A Masters or Doctorate degree is desirable. Knowledge & Skills The successful candidate will possess: Organizational skills including project planning, program management and execution Critical thinker; ability to look past minor details and identify major decision influences Attention to detail; ability to oversee model validation and quality assurance Communication, writing and presentation skills Demonstrated ability to provide leadership to peers in a team environment Impeccable work ethic; high level of integrity 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 ! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable,walkablecities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: 2/22/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 31, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma, Public Works Department, is recruiting for the appointive position of Professional Engineer. We are seeking an outgoing, highly motivated person who is interested in diverse and challenging engineering projects to join our dynamic, award winningPublic Works Engineering Team. 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. This position will play an important role in the Engineering Design Group of the Public Works Engineering Division. The positionwill collaborate and coordinate with the group's Assistant Division Manager, other Engineers, Technicians, Construction Managers, Project Managers and Inspectors on the planning, design, and construction support of capital improvement projects for the City's Public Works Engineering Division (approximate average annual Capital Improvement budget of $90 Million). The Engineering 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 Public Works and partnering with the City's Environmental Services Department and Tacoma Public Utilities. This position will be responsible for leading engineering teams and coordinating with engineering technicians, construction manager's project managers and other project stakeholders in the pursuit of fully developed and executedcapital projects. The applicant selected for this position will co-locate with a group of dynamic and creative engineers, project managers, traffic engineers, and technicians all housed at the municipal building for The City of Tacoma, located in the heart of downtown Tacoma. Essential Attributes Ability to read, understand and develop engineering plans, specifications, estimates, technicalreports. 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, street or trail design, curb ramp design, landscape design, surface water calculations, site 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 Public Works Street Operations Division to ensure the successful planning, design, and construction of facility capital projects. This particular activity requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Coordinate and partner with Environmental Services waste water or surface water and or Tacoma Public Utilities water department for capital improvement projects. 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. Coordinate and work with our active transportation planner in planning and constructing active transportation improvements for all modes of transportation including pedestrians as well as the bicyclist community. Working closely with our ADA Coordinator for designing safe routes for individual's with disabilities. Working closely with our Local Improvement District group to estimate, design and construct capital improvement projects for citizens of Tacoma. Utilize low impact development techniques to design capital improvement projects for roads, trails and bike facilities. Incorporate greenroads and sustainable techniques in engineering capital improvement projects. THE COMMUNITY Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. 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! 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. 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 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 at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. PREFERRED AND HIGHLY DESIREDQUALIFICATIONS: Five years of related engineering work experience in the Street and Utility Design. Design using Auto CADD Civil 3D. Efficient in Microsoft Office products 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. 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 and who most closely correspond to the City of Tacoma'sneeds will be eligible for further consideration.Those who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on a referral list for review and potential interview selection. Appointment is subject to passing a pre-employment background 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. City of Tacoma Benefit Information: The City of Tacoma provides excellent medical, dental and vision plans for the whole family; paid holidays and paid leave; participation in the Tacoma Public Employees' Retirement System (alternate plan for Police/Fire); continuing education and advancement opportunities and a growing variety of City-sponsored health and wellness opportunities and incentives. Medical Coverage: For eligible employees and their families, including domestic partners and dependent children age26 or younger. Dental Coverage: For eligible employees and their families, including domestic partners and dependent children age26 or younger. Vision Coverage: For eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Paid Leave: City employees are entitled to received paid holidays, sick/vacation leave or personal time off (PTO), depending upon union affiliation and appointment type. Insurance Plans: Employees are covered by a long-term disability plan. Short-term and expanded long-term disability insurance plans are also available to employees. The State Industrial Insurance Act also covers employees. Deferred Compensation: Income can be set aside on a pretax basis and invested for supplementation of normal retirement income. Retirement: All employees of the City, except members of the Police and Fire services, Tacoma Rail and certain project employees, are included in the Tacoma Employees' Retirement System. Information on the Tacoma Employees' Retirement System can be found at www.cityoftacoma.org or by calling (253) 502-8200. Other Employment Information Direct Deposit: Employees are paid on a bi-weekly schedule by direct deposit. Salary Increases: Based on satisfactory job performance, the City provides for a regular progression of salary increases for most classifications according to the salary schedule.Note: The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice. 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:
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 31, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma Public Works Department is looking for a licensed Professional Engineer to lead design of the City's traffic signal, streetlight, and Intelligent Transportation systems. This is an advanced traffic engineering position responsible for varied duties that improve the City's transportation network, including working with Sound Transit and Pierce Transit on upcoming light rail and bus rapid transit projects. The ideal candidate will have experience in other areas of civil engineering and project management, including traffic operations and safety, right-of-way design, and permitting regulations. The selected candidate will be hard-working and approachable, and will be able to organize and express ideas through excellent oral and written communications to a wide variety of audiences. Qualifications A Civil Engineering Degree and a Professional Engineering License are required. Desired Qualifications Five years of progressively responsible professional traffic engineering experience, preferably within a local government setting. PTOE certification preferred. Knowledge & Skills Experience with traffic signal, streetlight, and intelligent transportation system design. Experience with transportation planning and engineering, and knowledge of civil engineering standards and practices. Experience with project management, budgeting, and consultant contract administration. Experience with applicable Federal, State and Local regulations, including ADA, SEPA and NEPA; and current literature, trends, and developments in the transportation field. Ability to research, prepare, and present technical recommendations to other departments, officials, and external groups. Experience with direct customer service which includes other sections, divisions, and departments of the City. Ability to work in a sometimes hectic and high pressure atmosphere. Participate in and/or lead multi-disciplinary teams. Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and assignments. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applicants whose backgrounds most closely reflect the current needs of the department may be invited to participate in an interview. 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. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend an hour or more entering the required information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 before the closing date. Closing Date/Time:
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 31, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power has an opportunity for a Real-Time Trader to optimize our resource portfolio by directing in real-time the operation of Tacoma's owned generation, adjusting the power supply contracts, and making wholesale power transactions to ensure that the power supply obligations of Tacoma's customers are met in the most economical and cost efficient manner. Seek out real-time market opportunities and create innovative transactions that maximize the economic benefits from the hourly fluctuations in the market with power sales and power purchase opportunities. Give direction to the dispatch office for operation of Tacoma's generating resources, make reservations of real-time transmission from the marketplace, and conduct power transactions with participants in the marketplace. Responsibilities include: Evaluate system surplus or deficit situations and implement power sales and purchases in real-time to maintain load/generation/interchange balance. Perform market energy price surveys and evaluate the results for differing points of delivery or points of receipt. Formulate, study, and prioritize all the possible real-time operating strategies with a goal to efficiently maximize the economic benefits. Perform economic analysis to determine the optimum real-time performance of the Tacoma's owned and contract generation resources with the power supply marketplace to maximize the value of our resource portfolio. Provide direction to the dispatch office for the real-time operation of the Tacoma generating resources within all appropriate constraints, including economic, hydrological, fisheries, reserves, and regulatory. Determine the availability of real-time ancillary products, such as operating reserves, and dynamic services. Negotiate, execute, schedule and document power sales, power purchases, and/or ancillary products with marketplace participants. Acquire necessary transmission reservations from transmission path operators or owners using the Open Access Same-Time Information System (OASIS), or equivalent. Work closely in a team environment to plan the efficient operation of the power supply system. Establish and sustain excellent business relationships with marketplace participants. Collaboratively and effectively participate in a team environment. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy. Reason and respond quickly to a variety of situations in a calm and efficient manner. Proficiently operate computers, fax machines, and other electronic tools in the workplace. Perform at a high level under limited supervision. Perform detailed work with a high degree of accuracy while under pressure. Willingness to take the initiative to solve problems. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. The Resource Operations & Trading Group is committed to a positive culture of teamwork and mutual respect. This position reports to DianeBrignone, supervisor of Real-Time Energy Trading,Prescheduleand Energy Accounting (ATF). Diane believes in supporting the potential and success of each individual as well as teams by providing growth opportunities whenever possible and embracing new ideas. Diane is dedicated to building and maintaining positive relationships with her teams and other workgroups. 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, walkable cities 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. Standard rotating shift (up to 12-hours per work period) covering all 24 hours a day and all days of the year. Qualifications Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (Engineering, Economics, Business, or related field) 2+ years of experience working in power marketing or utility operations. Utility operations, marketing, or economics experience may be substituted for years of education. Knowledge of energy markets and market fundamentals (prefer experience with CAISO and EIM) Excellent analytical, communication and writing skills Self-starter able to work effectively without direct supervision in a fast-paced, stressful and multitasking environment Ability to work rotating 12-hour shifts Ability to use personal computers, spreadsheets, word processing, and energy accounting packages Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by RodneyCroston, if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn ! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Apply Interested individuals should 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
Jan 31, 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. Laborers are generally hired on a temporary basis (normally employed for a period of one hundred twenty (120) calendar days or less) to perform heavy manual labor, and can work with different Departments at the City of Tacoma and Tacoma Public Utilities. This is a great opportunity to join the City of Tacoma and acquire valuable work experience. If the below list of personal traits sounds like you, then you are just the type of person we are looking for to joinour teamas atemporary Laborer. Excellentattendance Enjoy working both indoors and outdoors, in all types of weather conditions Great customer service Enjoy working as part of a team Enjoysphysically demanding and variety ofjob tasks Examples of job responsibilities: Sweeps streets, gutters and alleys, loads dirt from streets into a truck; removes snow from sidewalks and stairs, and spreads sand or salt on icy streets Cut grass and remove weeds on parking strips; rain gardens, ponds and ditches; rakes and loads grass and brush; mows lawns and cleans grounds; cuts trees and brush along rights-of-way; plants, waters and assists in care of shrubs, flowers and grass Digs ditches, trenches, and post holes and loads dirt and construction materials Pours concrete and fills pavement cracks with asphalt and shovels asphalt paving mix in repairs of streets Uses a jackhammer to break asphalt or concrete; shovels broken material into a dump truck Builds, repairs, cleans and maintains solid waste containers Delivers and removes solid waste containers for customers Picks up debris on and around the grounds and the buildings at the Recovery and Transfer Center Uses a pressure washer Uses manual and power tools Performs traffic control for job sites Performs light to medium manual labor and related duties as assigned. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Outdoor and indoor environments; subject to noise and fumes from equipment operation and adverse weather conditions. Position requires heavy lifting, climbing, hoisting and pulling. Candidates must successfully complete a physical ability test as a condition to hire. 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 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Some experience in performing heavy manual work; completion of the eighth grade; or any equivalent combination of experience and training. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid Driver's License will be required at time of appointment and maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills KNOWLEDGE OF: Applicable occupational hazards and safety precautions SKILLS: Ability to understand and follow specific oral instructions Ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods, often under adverse climate conditions Maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others Operate motor vehicles Perform heavy manual labor Selection Process & Supplemental Information 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. NOTE: This is a Continuous Recruitment that will remain open for an indefinite period of time.It is in the best interest of all candidates to ensure your application materials are submitted via our on-line processas soon as possible, as Hiring Managers from any City of Tacomaor Tacoma Public Utilities Department may select candidates for interview at any time. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on thereferral list for interview and hiring consideration. Once on the list, candidates may be considered for temporary Laborer vacancies at the City of Tacoma for one year. Candidates for this current recruitment will bemerged with a priorLaborer Eligible List established July, 2016, andthe Eligible List expiration date will be extended accordingly. Interviews may include a practical demonstration of skills and/or completion of a skills/knowledge assessment. Per City of Tacoma Personnel Management Policy #170, the City of Tacoma is a drug-free work environment. Appointment is subject to passing a background check and a pre-employment medical exam and drug screen and physical ability test. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Teamsters Local 117. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. 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:
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Feb 19, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma power's Energy Research & Development workgroup is hiring a Program Developer to assist in the research, development and creation of new innovative projects for our customers. This position will support Tacoma Power's environmental objectives by promoting transportation electrification, de-carbonization of the economy, and development of distributed generation. Additional responsibilities include supporting customer outreach and project management of new programs/services. Responsibilities : Research new technology and design programs to deliver new services to customers. Participate in infrastructure design for sustainability and de-carbonization programs. Quantitative analysis and business case development. Work collaboratively with stakeholders to define and resolve problems, exchange information and coordinate activities. Participate in the design of external communications and customer outreach efforts. Provide recommendations to management and outside entities through professional presentations. Qualifications 2+ years of analytical, database, spreadsheet and/or financial experience in energy related research and development; Associates Degree desired, Bachelors Degree preferred. Knowledge & Skills Analysis Use data and information in a clear and rational process to assess and understand issues, evaluate options, form accurate conclusions, and make decisions. Gather, assemble, analyze and evaluate facts to draw logical conclusions and make proper recommendations. 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. Technical Knowledge Operate personal computer and assigned operating software in support of assigned business unit's goals Effective Communication Effective communication both verbal and in writing including the compilation of reports, presentations and records; 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. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is beingmanaged by Rodney Croston and Alissa Noland . If you would like to be notified about similar opportunities or you are interested in learning more about Tacoma Public Utilities- connect with us on Linkedin! Interested individuals should complete an online application and attach a cover letter and resume that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position may be invited to participate in an interview. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. 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. 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. For assistance with theNEOGOVapplication 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: 3/1/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Feb 08, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Public Utilities (TPU)is a municipal utility organization comprised of electric, water, short line rail and cabletelevisionservices. TPUis seeking an experienced government relations professional to provide policy and legislative liaison expertise. The RegionalRelations Manager must understand and advise on the implications to TPU activities and its budget that result from evolving local, regional,state, federal, and tribal policies, rules, and laws under development. Primary Responsibilities and Accountabilities: Regional legislative and executive outreach efforts within and proximate to TPU's service territory. Outreach to Native American tribes within and proximate to TPU's service territory. Develop and implement regional outreach and networking activities. Special public policy assignments; coordinate with operating divisions. Lead efforts to organize and execute any response and compliance activities assigned by senior management. Develop work plans, schedules, and participate in outreach activities, and perform any other work needed to successfully complete assigned projects. City of Tacoma Recruitment Information: One of the primary goals of the City of Tacoma Equity and Empowerment Initiative is that the City of Tacoma workforce reflects the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and we welcome candidates with diverse and/or multicultural skill sets and personal experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work and play. Qualifications DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS (TRAINING AND EDUCATION): Bachelor's degree; advanced degree a plus Five years of experience in government relations, public agency employment, elected official staffing, or equivalent Demonstrated ability to organize multiple assignments and competing priorities to produce high-quality work products that are accurate and on time Demonstrated ability to work across disciplines, across multiple organizational levels, and closely with peers in a team environment Excellent written and verbal communication skills High levels of self-motivation, drive, tenacity, initiative, and integrity Ability to work independently Existing positive relationships and demonstrated understanding of communities TPU serves is a plus Experience in utility industry is a plus Knowledge & Skills Ability to cultivate and maintain interpersonal relationships with elected officials, key staff, and opinion leaders. Understand utility operations. Understand and use the principles of utility economics, forecasting, rate design, portfolio management, marketing, administration, and business planning. Know and understand laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures applicable to utilities. Project Management: Ability to effectively manage a project, assess and rank project priorities, collaborate with others, identify and secure needed technical expertise, and ensure timely achievement of project goals. Team Leadership: Actively build team cohesion by creating a cooperative and productive work environment, promote inclusion and professionalism, and work to develop the skills of other team members. Employ expertise, credibility, and partnering to help team members identify, evaluate, and resolve complex and sensitive issues and problems. Analysis: Assess data and information in a clear and rational process to understand issues, evaluate options, form opinions, and make defensible recommendations. Identify information gaps and develop approaches to address them. Communications: Clearly and persuasively convey timely information to positively influence others within and outside of the utility regarding the communicated messages. Problem Solving: Utilize critical thinking, intelligence, common sense, and perseverance to address challenges and obstacles to achieving the objectives. Relationship Building: Build constructive relationships through listening, learning, and building trust. Use knowledge and understanding of the organization and political climate to make recommendations that satisfy diverse interests and contribute to achieving organizational goals. Political Acumen: Use knowledge and understanding of the organizational environment and political climate when taking actions, making recommendations and communicating with associates and individuals outside of TPU or the City. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Applicants who have the strongestbackgrounds related to the responsibilities of the positionmay be invited to participate in an interview. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to successfully passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via 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: 3/1/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jan 31, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Water's Programs and Analytics Team is looking for an outgoing and dynamic Senior Process Analyst with strong technical skills, business acumen, project management skills and a passion for problem solving. In this roleyou will facilitate the elicitation, development and documentation of business requirements, as-is/to-be business processes, gap/impact analysis and training used in the development of new processes or technology solutions within Tacoma Water and TPU. The role will primarily focus on, but is not limited to, strategic initiatives and efforts supporting the advancement of analytical capabilities, performance management and efficiency improvement opportunities throughout the organization. As the Senior Process Analyst, you will make material process recommendations to senior management and help the organization re-design business processes across the utility to support data acquisition and process improvement to be used by senior management and executive leadership in policy development and implementation. You willplay a key role in the identification and documentation of existing business processes, impact of proposed changes, alternatives or mitigation recommendations and deployment of an approved solution. This position will present findings, impacts, provide process/system change recommendations to executive leadership and decision-makers and lead/support the execution of those changes. If you have a strong background in process development and implementation; if youlove problem-solving and eliminating inefficiencies; if you want a challenging, visible role that will transform an organization and how we support our customers and employees, this is the role for you! Job Responsibilities: Process engineering - Analyze and document existing business processes, make recommendations for development, improvement or simplification, act as a process subject matter expert in cross-functional teams to provide recommendations on new initiates or projects, assess benefits to be derived from improvements, quantifies, present impacts and recommendations to the business and drive execution; Developing requirements -Gather and document business requirements, design and develop new and improved processes, tools and enhancements to support requirements, lead project team members to validate impacts, enhancements, changes and implementations to ensure desired functionality and user acceptance; Project engagement and support - Work with cross-functional teams on complex projects to coordinate system/business enhancements, track project progress and provide updates to impacted parties, communicate changes or new functionality and ensure section and leadership understand the implications; Training, development and facilitation - Collaborate with sections to develop appropriate project training materials to support the needs of the functional area,provide ongoing training to ensure continued and correct use of processes and to roll out new tools and procedures. Team The Programs and Analytics Team at Tacoma Water drives advancements in our capabilities to leverage information to make more informed, data-driven decisions. Fundamental to this effort is the need to understand and document how business processes support the information generated across the organization, identify what improvement opportunities exist and how changes to process may impact the business. Qualifications Education: Bachelor degree in business, economics, mathematics, statistics, information systems, computer science or related field and 5+ years' experience as a business analyst, process manager or similar job function with the following; equivalent combination of education and years of experience may be substituted: Experience: 5+ years of related experience with ability to document as-is and to-be processes resulting in measurable improvement. Demonstrable experience in eliciting, documenting and communicating product/solution requirements, and liaising between business and technical/implementation teams Knowledge of SDLC / Agile methodologies Advanced interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with others on challenging issues, and the ability to provide guidance and assistance in developing solutions Training development and facilitation Change management and influencing without authority Presentation skills and strong understanding of project management concepts Take ownership of work and operate under minimal supervision Platforms/Tools: Advanced knowledge of MS Visio Advanced knowledge of MS PowerPoint Desirable: Lean / Six Sigma Agile / Scrum Continuous Improvement SharePoint Data Visualization Selection Process & Supplemental Information Tacoma Water has a proud tradition of operating and maintaining one of the country's oldest municipally owned water systems.We own and operate over $1 billion of assets that provide high-quality water to more than 320,000 direct service customers throughout Pierce and King counties. Our mission is to provide clean, reliable water now and in the future. 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. 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. First review of applications is anticipated to be Friday, February 1, 2019. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or neogov.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. Should you have any questions about this position please call Human Resources at (253) 591-5400 before 5pm on the closing date. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Feb 15, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The Water Division of Tacoma Public Utilities is offering five internship opportunities for college students to gain work experience in the engineering field. The Engineering Interns will perform a variety of technical, administrative, and organizational tasks in support of Tacoma Water's Engineering Sections. These sections include: Distribution Engineering, Supply, Quality and Supply Electrical. Duties may include data consolidation, project management, organizing reports and letters, information gathering, plan review, customer contact, and field observation. The positions require strong technical skills, teamwork, flexibility to organize and perform a variety of on-going tasks, customer service skills, and basic engineering calculations. The hours for these positions are 40 hours per week. The term of each position is expected to coincide with the typical summer break for college students. Come and visit one of our recruiting teams at this scheduled event: Oregon State University Winter Career Expo on Wednesday, Feb 20 , 2019 . To be informed of Engineering opportunities, connect with Marisa Tetreault and Alissa Noland on LinkedIn! Qualifications Must be currently enrolled in an accredited engineering program studying Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Environmental or Mechanical Engineering. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Selection Process & Supplemental Information City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: 3/29/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Feb 13, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma iscreating a new civil service listfor Apprentice Line Electrician.Apprentice Line Electricians perform apprentice-level work assisting journey-level Line Electricians in the installation, construction, maintenance and repair of electrical overhead and underground distribution and transmission systems. Apprentices will be formally enrolled in the City of Tacoma's Line Electrician Apprenticeship program. This apprenticeship program is recognized by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, requiring a minimum of three and one-half years to complete. Continued enrollment and employment is subject to attending off-hour training without compensation and maintaining the progress standards set by the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee. This position requires lifting, pulling, pushing, kneeling, squatting, climbing, working from heights, climbing stairs and ladders and working in confined spaces. Employees in this position are exposed to electrical hazards. Qualifications Graduation from high school or equivalent Completion of high school level algebra and basic electricity courses Six months of work experience in the electrical or construction trades or completion of a formalized vocational training program in a related field (attach proof of completion to application) Valid driver's license Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to the written examination which is tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 11, 2019, in Tacoma, Washington. In order to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration, applicants must pass all portions of the written examination. Applicants will be placed on the eligible list based on their written examination score. Prior to being eligible for interview, candidates must pass a physical ability test designed to evaluate whether the candidate meets the physical requirements for this position. Applicants who do not appear for their scheduled physical ability test or who do not pass the test will be removed from the eligible list. Part of the interview process will include a practical test. Appointment is subject to passing a background check and will include a pre-employment medical examination and drug screen. New employees need to obtain a valid Washington State driver's license within 30 days of appointment with maintenance thereafter and a valid Class A commercial driver's license by the ninth month of the hire date with maintenance thereafter. Traffic Control Flagging, CPR, first-aid and forklift training certificate will be required prior to completion of the probationary period with maintenance thereafter. Candidates must be able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) clearance prior to completion of probation and maintenance thereafter. Candidates must be able to pass background screening for applicable security access and maintain security clearance. In addition, new employees must successfully complete a 12month probationary period to obtain permanent status in this classification. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and IBEW Local 483. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend an hour or more entering the required information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at: (253) 591-5400 before the last date to file. REFERENCE MATERIAL INFORMATION The following reference listings are intended to provide you suggested study materials only. This list is not intended to be the sole source of information but to act as a guide as to what can be studied in preparation for taking the Electrical Apprenticeship written test. WEBSITE REFERENCES http://www.alexanderpublications.com/ http://www.electricityforum.com/basic-electricity.html http://www.the12volt.com/ohm/ohmslaw.asp#pie http://www.angelfire.com/pa/baconbacon/page2.html http://www.school-for-champions.com/science/electricity_ohms_law.htm http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/electric/ohmlaw.html http://www.electronics-tutorials.com/basics/ohms-law.htm http://www.thelearningpit.com/ http://www.opamp-electronics.com/tutorials/ac_theory.htm http://www.play-hookey.com/ac_theory/ http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_1/index.html http://www.awesomelibrary.org/Classroom/Mathematics/Middle-High_School_Math/Trigonometry.html http://www.syvum.com/math/trigonometry.html TEXTBOOK REFERENCES Electricity (available from Alexander Publications), excellent reference guide! Ugly's Quick Electrical Reference Guide (available at the Home Depot) Delmars Standard Textbook on Electricity (available from delmarlearning.com) Basic Electricity (authors, Van Valkenburgh, Nooger & Neville, INC.) Basic Electricity (Schaum's, published by McGraw Hill) Basic Electricity (U.S Navy) Electricity Demystified (Gibilisco, published by McGraw Hill) An Introduction to Electric Power Distribution (Wayne Beaty, available from Alexander Publications) Painless Algebra (Lynette Long, published by Barron's) Algebra SuccessIn 20 Minutes A Day (Learning Express) Algebra Demystified (Gibilisco, published by McGraw Hill) Algebrahelp.com Trigonometry Demystified (Gibilisco, published by McGraw Hill) Trigonometry for dummies (Sterling) Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Safety Standards for Electrical workers Chapter 296-45 WAC Closing Date/Time: 2/26/2019 5:00 PM Pacific