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
Jul 03, 2019
Full Time
Position Description A Watershed Inspector inspects watershed property, promotes and enforces environmental sanitation/protection programs and proper logging and forestry practices. Inspectors also implement programs designed to maintain and protect drinking water quality including wildlife and fisheries programs, and utility infrastructure protection. Inspectors work as a team, and also work alone in remote areas. Watershed Inspectors perform a variety of maintenance and construction tasks requiring the use of power tools and machinery. This position may come in contact with hostile or abusive members of the public. The watershed is located 13 miles northeast of the city of Enumclaw, WA. Inspectors must be able to respond to emergencies at the watershed within 40 minutes. ?Tacoma Water has a proud tradition of operating and maintaining one of the country's oldest municipally owned water systems.We provide high-quality water at very competitive prices.We provide direct service to more than 300,000 peoplethroughout Pierce and King counties. Our mission is to provide clean, reliable water now and in the future. If you share our values of Respect, Accountability, Inspiration, and Vision; if you have the courage to challenge and be challenged; if you demonstrate mutual respect; if you have a passion for your work; if you are team oriented; and if you value innovation, we are looking for you. Qualifications An equivalent combination to two years of advanced-level training including courses in water quality, utility operations and maintenance, forestry, engineering, law enforcement, environmental science or closely related field; and three years of related experience. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS The following are required by the end of the probationary period and must be maintained throughout appointment: Washington State Concealed Weapons Permit, City's Use of Force Policy Certification, annual successful completion of the 32 hours of Defensive Tactics Training, qualification with an accredited firearms course approved by Tacoma Water, and a Class "A" Washington State Commercial Drivers License. A Washington State Herbicide Applicator's License may be required. Training as required by the Process Safety Management Plan and the Risk Management Plan will be 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. 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 who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the supplemental questions evaluated. Applicants must receive a passing score to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Applicants whose experience and training most closely reflect the needs of the department may be invited to participate in an interview. Appointment is subject to passing a background check which will include a pre-employment medical exam, physical abilities test, drug screen, and may include a psychological exam. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 483. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. 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. Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: 7/24/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jul 02, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power Generation Section's Business Systems group is offering an internship opportunity for a college student to apply their current studies, receive hands-on experience, and work side-by-side with experienced professionals supportingrecords management within Tacoma Power.Generation operates hydroelectric dams , which generate clean, renewable electricity. The Business Systems group supports Generation in its daily operations through contract management, data analysis and reporting. As the Intern in Business Systems, you will have the opportunity to learn about Tacoma Power parks, dams, hatcheries, engineering and more through records management. The hours for this position are 30 hours per week. The term for this position is expected to coincide with the typical summer break for college students. A flexible part-time schedule may be available during the school year depending on your availability. Qualifications Must be currently enrolled in a college or university or a recent graduate who has completed a degree within the last year; Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required. 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 Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable,walkablecities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. 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: 7/16/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jul 01, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Position Description: Tacoma, the City of Destiny , has a workforce of dedicated, talented employeeswithunique skills andperspectives. Weembraceinnovation and strive for excellence and community engagement. Those who call Tacoma home have access to a diverse population, affordable housing, and a gateway to Puget Sound, Mount Rainier National Park, and the Olympic Peninsula. The City of Tacoma Municipal Court is seeking a full-time Management Analyst II to join their team. Under limited direction of the Presiding Judge and Court Administrator, this position serves as a highly skilled and experienced Project manager to lead and assist in the court's paperless project which impacts both internal staff, as well as external citizens and the community as a whole. This position defines goals and objectives for the project, makes recommendations to help build a project team, assists in developing a project timeline, assists in developing and managing a project schedule, assists in identifying and managing project resources and regularly reports to the Presiding Judge and Court Administrator on project progress, recommendations for changes to processes and procedures, as well as, providing project analysis related to project implementation, progress and effectiveness of program components. This position will act as a liaison between the court and the technology vendor, serving as a subject matter expert on matters that are complex and have a significant impact to the organization, as well as to external customers, and will coordinate project activities, clearly identify tasks and assignments, participate in all stages of project development and implementation, act as a staff lead, assist the Court Operations Supervisors. 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/domestic partners 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 Desired Qualifications: Project management experience, understand current computer technology which includes data based environments as well as Microsoft Office environments. Two years of increasingly responsible court-related experience preferred. High School Diploma required. Appointment is subject to passing a background check and fingerprinting. Knowledge & Skills Policies, procedures and practices of the Municipal Court Community resource and referral programs and their application to the Court City, County and State agencies and offices involved in court-related activities City ordinances and State laws and regulations Modern office practices, procedures and equipment Record-keeping techniques Operation of a computer terminal Oral and written communications skills Telephone techniques and etiquette Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy SKILLS: Manages all aspects of the project with technology vendor and all levels of court staff Identify and help manage resources through heavy budget involvement and analysis Build and lead a project management team Manage project timeline and schedule Operate a variety of standard office machines and equipment Communicate effectively both orally and in writing Maintain accurate records Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others Lead and train all levels of court staff Work closely with all court-related stakeholders Research and analyze data applicable to the project Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your experience, training, and expertise as it relates to the responsibilities of this position. Applications received without the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process. Applicants who best meet the desired qualifications as stated above will move forward in the recruitment process. 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 the closing date. Closing Date/Time: 7/29/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jun 29, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma, Environmental Services Department, is recruiting for the Appointive position of Principal Engineer in the Science and Engineering Division. The Science and Engineering Division as a whole provides engineering, planning, program management and laboratory services to the City's Wastewater, Surface Water and Solid Waste utilities. The Environmental Programs section in Science and Engineering is seeking an outgoing, highly motivated individual who in interested in leading a diverse team of experts in watershed planning efforts to improve a healthy, sustainable and more livable community by protecting and restoring our environment. The team consists of interdisciplinary environmental experts focused on integrated watershed planning, environmental programs and projects to clean up Puget Sound and improve our neighborhoods. Work includes improving water quality through several initiatives: evaluation and planning for regional Flow Control and Water Quality (WQ) facilities; stormwater modeling of facilities on a regional scale and smaller scale Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) projects; and coordination with the in-lieu of flow control and WQ program for Public Works projects and private developers to buy credits. Additionally, work will include ensuring compliance with the Federal Consent Decree and NPDES permit for remediation of the Thea Foss Waterway and associated stormwater monitoring. This position will perform planning and preliminary design of various WQ capital projects including GSI generally within the surface water utility while taking into consideration neighborhood values, equity and public input and coordination with other stakeholders such as Public Works, Tacoma Public Utilities, and Metro Parks Tacoma. The Principal Engineer in this position will be responsible for providing input to Asset Management, the Capital Delivery Group and for Public Works streets projects. This position requires tremendous communication, coordination, and partnering skills and will direct the work of others to complete assigned tasks. Essential Duties: Integrated Watershed planning. Planning for Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI)and other Capital Improvement Projects. Watershed based programs and planning to include: Water Quality (WQ)and GSI education, advocacy, and presentations to others. Work with Community Relations on development of educational writings (one page handouts), including public notification of project related events and creation and presentation of project related information at conferences, classes and other public and agency meetings. Representing the City at informational fairs to respond to public inquiries and provide information. Providing ongoing information and training to others. Strategic planning and equity issues and initiatives. Assisting efforts to comply with Phase I National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Stormwater Permit and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Consent Decree. Maintenance, development and administration of Policies and Procedures. Ensure compliance with Federal Consent Decrees and State Stormwater permits through interaction with the EPA, Washington State Department of Ecology, and other regulatory agencies. The Principles that Guide Us: Tacoma, the City of Destiny ,has a workforce of dedicated, talented employeeswithunique skills andperspectives. Weembraceinnovation and strive for excellence and community engagement.The Principles that Guide Us, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Equity , speak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: Position may require driving, sitting, standing, walking or climbing for long periods of time. Work performed in office, field and other environments. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment. Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits. Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26. Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Personal time off. Paid holidays. A great pension plan. Our City: With a population over 200,000, Tacoma is the second largest city in the Puget Sound region, gracing the shores of Commencement Bay. We are a diverse, progressive, international city that serves as a gateway to the Pacific Rim and the rest of the world. Named one of the most livable areas in the country by Livability.com, Tacoma and the surrounding area is a playground for outdoor and maritime enthusiasts. Our businesses are vibrant, our parks are beautiful, our schools are exceptional and our housing is affordable. The City of Tacoma supports a healthy work/life balance, continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program. We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny: http://www.cityoftacoma.org/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/ http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhires Qualifications DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS Four-year degree from an accredited college or university in civil or environmental engineering or a related field, AND Experience as a licensed Professional Engineer with lead or supervisory experience. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Professional Engineer License. Some positions may require a valid Washington Driver's License at the time of appointment with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills COMPETENCIES: ANALYTICAL Develop methods of data collection and results interpretation. As necessary, implement results into research studies or programs with appropriate and effective course of action based upon outcome or findings as it applies to assigned duties. COMMUNICATIONS Prepare oral and written communications for professional and general public consumption that are effective in interpreting, applying and explaining codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures in support of department's activities. LEADERSHIP Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with employees, the general public, city, county, state and federal agencies while coordinating research in support of assigned department programs. MANAGEMENT Plan and organize work to meet schedules and objectives. Remain abreast of the latest management methods and techniques. PROFESSIONALISM Current on applicable laws, codes, regulation, policies and procedures within engineering field assigned. Proficient in engineering practices and principles within field of expertise. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals must complete the online application and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. This is a competitive selection process. Your application will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of education, certifications and related experience. Applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond to the City of Tacoma's needs will be eligible for further consideration. Those who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on a Referral List for review and potential interview selection. Appointment is subject to passing a pre-employment background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contact the Human Resources office at (253) 591.5400 by 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. This will allow us to assist you before the job announcement closes. Closing Date/Time: 7/22/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jun 29, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The Cowlitz Hydroelectric Project located near Mossyrock, WA is accepting applications for a Park Supervisor. Mossyrock is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes south of Tacoma, Washington. The Park Supervisor supervises the maintenance and operations of system including campsites, beach with day use picnic areas, boat launch facilities, restroom facilities, shop/office complex, domestic water system and sewer systems. This position is responsible for the training of personnel associated with the operation and maintenance of the park system including administration and development of visitor services and enforcement of park rules and regulations. This position also supervises operation of the park including developing staff schedules, reservation processing, collection of fees, interacting with the public, ensuring facilities are clean and presentable, monitoring domestic water and sewer systems, and ensuring safe and effective park operations. This position is required to live on site in City provided housing. Qualifications Graduation from high school or equivalent; College degree in outdoor recreation, park management, forestry recreation or closely related field or equivalent experience in park operations management; One year supervisory experience in park management; Valid driver's license. Position requires lifting, standing and climbing activities. Work includes indoor office and outdoor environment, and position is subject to adverse weather conditions, driving from site to site, construction site inspection hazards and exposure to fumes, dust and dirty and confined areas. On-call 24 hours in case of emergency including weekends and holidays. Required to be on duty five days per week and often work irregular hours during the recreation season (May 1 through September 30). Two days off per week but shall not include weekends during the recreation season. All other days off, vacations, holidays, etc. shall be taken only during the non-recreation season when the Park Supervisor or other authorized designee is available for duty. Knowledge & Skills Operation and maintenance practices of day-use and overnight park facilities Basic First Aid procedures Operation of a personal computer to access the reservation system and other programs Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action Communicate effectively both orally and in writing Relate effectively to people of a variety of cultures, languages, abilities and social-economic situations using effective customer service skills including active listening, tact, patience and courtesy Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others Comply with safety standards and regulations Accurate record-keeping techniques Principles and practices of hiring, supervision and training Knowledge of applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures Troubleshoot and maintain equipment and facilities in a clean and safe condition Hire, supervise and provide work direction to assigned personnel Prepare and maintain accurate records and reports. Perform a variety of skilled and manual maintenance tasks Meet schedules and timelines Observe legal and defensive driving practices operating a vehicle to perform park inspections Recognize and take appropriate precaution against occupational or public hazards related to park operations Work independently with little direction Develop programs for the prudent maintenance and operation of park facilities 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 Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable,walkablecities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. 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: 7/12/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jun 29, 2019
Full Time
Position Description ---OPEN UNTIL FILLED--- FIRST CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO APPLICATIONS RECEIVED ON/OR BEFORE 07/22/195:00 PM The City of Tacoma is recruiting for the position of Urban Forestry Analyst in our Appointive classification of Management Analyst I. This positionplays a key role in developing City-wide urban forestry and sustainability policies, programs, and projects within the Office of Environmental Policy and Sustainability (OEPS). This includes tracking metrics and reporting on key urban forestry initiatives across the City, as well as working with the community on our public incentive programs. Work products include reports, presentations, and recommendations to managers, directors and council members. In OEPS, we strive to achieve an exceptional quality of life for every generation and leave a legacy of stewardship. We work together to achieve lasting and equitable prosperity; build safe, healthy, vibrant communities; and minimize our negative impacts in order to conserve the natural resources that sustain us. In the urban forestry work group, we recognize that caring for Tacoma's urban forest is an integral part of growing a sustainable, safe, healthy, and vibrant city. The below links provide an overview of the urban forest program, the City's Environmental Action Plan, and some of the exciting programs this position will be involved in: www.cityoftacoma.org/urbanforestry www.cityoftacoma.org/EAP www.cityoftacoma.org/gritcitytrees www.cityoftacoma.org/treecoupons The applicant selected for this position will co-locate with a group of dynamic and creative sustainability staff, scientists, engineers, and technicians all housed at Tacoma's Center for Urban Waters facility, situated adjacent to Tacoma's Thea Foss Waterway in downtown Tacoma. For more information on the unique Center for Urban Waters professional environment, visit the following web site: https://www.urbanwaters.org/ Our ideal candidate will be a person who exemplifies the following traits: Strong personal motivation and drive - an energetic and committed self-starter Excellent interpersonal communication skills High-performing customer service and conflict management skill sets Outgoing, positive personality who enjoys working with a diverse group of co-workers and customers Creative and organized thinking skills who enjoys drilling into details Interest and curiosity in a wide array of technical job duties with an environmental focus As the Urban Forestry Management Analyst, you will: Engage the community with the intent to achieve sustainable, long-term outcomes that meet the needs of our diverse community. Attend and coordinate meetings with community members, staff, and partners to gather information and provide expertise; participate in committee meetings and forums as needed. Prepare and/or present effective oral and written communications. Practice customer service by answering customer phone calls regarding trees and tree management in Tacoma. Provide technical support to internal City customers (staff). Assist in administering our public urban forestry incentive programs, including Grit City Trees , Tree Coupons , and other community planting projects. Research and Report on urban forestry policies, programs and strategies in response to internal management, public officials, and the community. Obtain input and present information to assess and communicate the challenges and benefits of urban forestry policies and programs. Coordinate and oversee the production of Urban Forest Management Plan reports. Develop work plans and schedules for programs and projects. Prepare reports evaluating actual progress compared to work plan so that City resources are efficiently allocated and managed. Provide analytical support by coordinating data extraction from various sources. Develop and implement standardized reporting formats. Research, analyze and interpret complex data, develop reports and supporting information. Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and other systems to capture financial, service and/or quality information, and program and project tracking. Suggest potential alternatives to improve performance, productivity and efficiency, including workflow tracking. Document existing and develop new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and processes, including planning, budget development and monitoring of studies, reports, projects, and programs. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Office and outdoor environment, occasional travel to a variety of locations to conduct work and may be exposed to typical hazards encountered at such work sites. Qualifications LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington State driver's license at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter, or evidence of equivalent mobility. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS (TRAINING AND EDUCATION): Associates' degree required, Bachelor's degree preferred, and two years analytical, database, spreadsheet and/or financial experience. Two years of public engagement or customer service experience preferred. Knowledge & Skills COMPETENCIES: Communications Effectiveness Effective communication -both verbal and written- 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 a high priority, responding to changing customer needs, and helping customers implement complete solutions. Analysis Use data and information in a clear and rational process to assess and understand issues, evaluate options, form accurate conclusions, and make decisions. Gather, assemble, analyze and evaluate facts to draw logical conclusions and make proper recommendations and prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive written reports which require displaying and presenting statistical, graphical, and other reporting methods to audiences of varying technical sophistication. Research Effectively identify, collect, organize and document data and information in ways that make the information most useful. 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 OEPS's goals. Professionalism Conduct all assignments in a professional and timely manner. Work with confidentiality and discretion. Maintain professional skills that apply to all aspects of field of assigned specialty through continued education and/or training. Remain current by reading and interpreting applicable ordinances, rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Selection Process & Supplemental Information WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits: Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment. Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26. Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits. Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26. Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code. Personal time off. Paid holidays. A great pension plan. 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 and 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video ! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. 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. This is a competitive selection process. Your application will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of education, certifications and related experience. Applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond to the City of Tacoma's needs will be eligible for further consideration. Those who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on a Referral List for review and potential interview selection Appointment is subject to passing a pre-employment background check. Per City of Tacoma Personnel Management Policy #170, the City of Tacoma is a drug-free work environment. Appointment is subject to successful completion of a pre-employmentbackground check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or neogov.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. 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. 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 contact the Human Resources office at (253) 591.5400 by 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. This will allow us to assist you before the job announcement closes. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jun 28, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Venues & Events is responsible for sports and entertainment venues within the City of Tacoma (including the Tacoma Dome, Greater Tacoma Convention Center, historic theaters, and Cheney Stadium), the Office of Arts and Cultural Vitality, and the Special Events program. TVE is seeking a Financial Supervisor for the Business Services Division. The successful candidate will plan, organize and control a variety of technical accounting related duties (A/P, A/R, payroll, payables and purchasing) including event settlement at the Tacoma Dome and Greater Tacoma Convention Center. The Financial Supervisor will provide oversight for the City's interests in Cheney Stadium, Pantages and Rialto Theaters, Theater on the Square, the Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality (including Tacoma Creates) and the Special Events program. Other duties will include financial consultation and oversight of third party vendor contract management including ticketing/box office and auditing. The Financial Supervisor is responsible for budget preparation and monitoring, analyzing, evaluating, and preparing financial reports and projections, and for the supervision of two financial assistants and an administrative assistant. Key responsibilities: Supervise and direct assigned technical and professional staff performing day to day finance functions for Tacoma Venues & Events in City accounting systems and departmental event management systems. Determine priorities, identify process improvements and make recommendations to Director for implementing enhancements and modifications. Develop and implement department financial policies and practices. Oversee Tacoma Dome event settlement process. Managethe annual budget preparation process; prepare projections and perform analysis for proposals; perform data entry for the City's budgeting tools; monitor budget expenditures monthly. Assure that expenditures are charged against the appropriate line item and approve expenditures in accordance with established guidelines and limitations. Compile information, collect and analyze data and prepare reports related to department operations and activities; oversee maintenance of department financial records and files. Select, supervise, develop and evaluate the performance of assigned staff. Coordinate communication and projects with other City departments, governmental and private agencies, key venue partners and third party contractors. Additional information about the Tacoma Venues & Events venues can be found at www.tacomadome.org and www.tacomaconventioncenter.org . Qualifications Qualifications Desired: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, finance,or related field with five to seven years of increasingly responsible experience in financial management and accounting. Experience in preparation and management of the operation's budget and three years' management and/or supervisory experience. CPA or CMA preferred. NOTE: This position must be willing to work extended, irregular and flexible work hours including evenings, weekends and holidays dependent on the event schedule. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position may be invited to participate in an interview.Appointment is subject to passing a background check. Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position will be invited to participate in the interview process. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contactthe Human Resources officeat 253-591-5400 by 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement.This will allow time to assist you before the job announcement closes. ( For technical difficulties usingthe NeoGov system ,call theapplicant support line at1-855-524-5627 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time.) Closing Date/Time: 7/15/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jun 26, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power is seeking an Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) Manager toprovide program management for the implementation of Tacoma Power's participation in the Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) managed by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO). In order to implement Tacoma Power's EIM program, the program manager will be responsible for coordinating and managing chartered cross-functional project work groups with designated key work stream activities, managing program staff and project managers through direction and leadership of complex and technical work, and assigning and reviewing the work of vendors, project staff, contractors, supervisors, and technical professionals assigned to the EIM program. The program manager has the primary responsibility for program governance reporting to the Program Sponsors and Program Executive Steering Committee on content related to overall program status, risk/issue management, benefit realization and change control recommendations. Chair regular program status meetings to review status, schedules and issues and initiate corrective action plans or escalations for critical program issues. Provides regular communication of program status and issues to the Executive Steering Committee and TPU Stakeholders and conducts monthly Steering Committee update meetings. Reviews and recommends approval for the program deliverables as submitted from the work stream project managers. As the EIM Manager, you will: Build the project team; Build a team of internal stakeholders and subject matter experts and external consultants. For retaining external consultants this will include overseeing and developing an RFP, bid evaluation, and contract negotiation. The project team, which the Program Manager oversees, will be responsible for 6 CAISO tracks with a lead assigned to each track. The CAISO tracks include: Track 1: Project Management Track 2: Legal, Policy and Support Track 3: Modeling Transmission and Generation Assets Track 4: System Integration and Testing Track 5: Metering and Settlements Track 6: Operations Readiness and Training Project planning and gap closure; the project team will work to identify, confirm, and present the scope and approach of the subsequent project activities. The main activities of this phase include finalizing the scope of work, finalizing the project plan, identifying detailed plans and timelines for gap closure, producing detailed business requirements and refining budget estimates. Gap analysis and closure will include an evaluation of existing systems/software and business processes. Implementation; this is the main phase where procurement activities will take place, vendors will be selected, and all elements needed to operate effectively in EIM will be implemented into the business or staged for deployment. Organizational alignment, resourcing, and training; training will begin well in advance of go-live and will consist of not only CAISO levels I, II, and III training but also specific training to aid with efficient operations. As part of this phase any additional positions that have been identified will be filled and the organizational changes needed for EIM will be affected. Testing and parallel operations; this phase will last for several months and will be comprised of CAISO structured and unstructured scenarios. It will also be the opportunity to do full end to end testing of all systems and perform a Site Acceptance Test ahead of going into a parallel operations phase. In addition, settlement runs will take place, and data will be provided to Tacoma Power for review. At the appropriate time, systems will be put in parallel operation and a readiness check will be undertaken. Go-live; this will include preparation activities for cut-over several days ahead of time both on the Tacoma Power side and the CAISO side, then Tacoma Power's data will be given to the market at prescribed timeframes before all interfaces become fully active goes live. This stage will also include activation of business continuity plans and the issuance of pre-prepared external communications. Qualifications Successfully implemented an Energy Imbalance Marketprogram; 10+ years program management; Demonstrated experience implementing enterprise programs and successfully engaging stakeholder groups; Ability to navigate complex organizational dynamics including purchasing and procurement systems. 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 Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable,walkablecities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. 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
Jun 24, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power, Transmission and Distribution (T&D), is seeking to fill a position in the Business & Financial Management Group. This position performs sophisticated and complex duties associated with all phases of contract development, negotiation and administration of material, service and public works construction contracts. Duties support a variety of areas related to T&D's delivery of services including, but not limited to, contract management, financial stewardship, and organizational performance. This position requires a high performing, critically thinking, analytical, and experienced self-starter with excellent leadership skills, written and oral communication skills, customer service skills, and the ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.The position will work closely with the Power Warehouse, Purchasing Division, City's Attorney Office and senior management staff in addition to interaction with vendors, distributors and manufacturing representatives. T&D culture values safety, communication, accountability, professionalism, integrity, and respect. The ideal candidate can make sound decisions, collaborate with a team, effective present information to a group, and works well under pressure. Additionally, the suited candidate will be self-motivated, detail oriented, adaptable and resilient. Primary Responsibilities: Manage all phases of development, evaluation, negotiation and awarding of material, service and public works construction contracts in compliance with City policy, procedures, code and Washington State law. Prepare proposal and bid specification documents with accepted public practices that are accurate, thorough and timely, including the coordination of technical specifications with T&D engineering groups. Provide contract compliance oversight including fund reporting, development of utilization reports to forecast future requirements and conducting post-project analysis to determine if goals are achieved. Implement contract fund increases, market price adjustments, term extensions and track expenditures. Provide audit support to ensure goods and services conform to contract terms and specifications. Resolve performance issues and contract related disputes in a timely manner. Direct the project closeout process for public works construction and improvement contracts. Develop, recommend and manage the T&D Distribution Transformer purchase biennium budget. Responsibilities include preparing expenditure projections, monitoring fund balance and drafting the supporting business case analysis. Perform duties of SAP material requirement planning (MRP) controller for the Power distribution transformer stock inventory. Manage the Tacoma Power Pre-Qualified Electrical Contractor program. Supervise the distribution and approval of applications for the annual program roster. Regularly make presentations to the Senior Leadership Team as well as the Tacoma Public Utility Board, providing overviews and briefs of requested contracts and addressing inquiries of the Utility Board. Effectively balance multiple assignments involving competing priorities and delivery date expectations. Qualifications Minimum of five years' experience in contract administration, public procurement and procurement specifications; Experience with analyzing data, financial reporting, trend analysis, fiscal and program auditing desired; Bachelor's degree in finance, public or business management, economics, or engineering desired; Electric utility experience and knowledge of electric utility equipment strongly desired; Ability to collaborate in cross-functional work teams in the development and implementation of efficiencies; Ability to present effectively to executives, boards and commissions; Ability to facilitate meetings effectively, balancing needs of various stakeholders; Applicable public procurement certifications are desirable; The successful candidate must work well in a collaborative team environment, have exceptional analytical and decision making skills, the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization, ability to lead staff, and demonstrate a strong work ethic; Knowledge of SAP functions, Ariba e-procurement system,inventory and/or supply chain management and facilitation skills are highly desired. Knowledge & Skills Decision Making Act decisively and make timely decisions while seeking information from others and encouraging diverse opinions in order to improve the quality of decision making. Accept responsibility for personal decisions and their consequences while evaluating situations and options when considering financial and operational impacts. 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. Effective Communication Clearly and effectively communicates 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. Technical Expertise Highly developed research and quantitative analysis capabilities; project management skills; advanced computer skills using various application tools for leveraging information; technical writing and communication skills for compilation of reports and presentations. 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 Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable,walkablecities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. 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: 7/12/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jun 20, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Venues & Events is responsible for sports and entertainment venues within the City of Tacoma (including the Tacoma Dome, Greater Tacoma Convention Center, historic theaters, and Cheney Stadium), the Office of Arts and Cultural Vitality, and the Special Events program. TVE is seeking a Security Manager to focus on all aspects of security and public safety for TVE Venues, specifically the Tacoma Dome and Greater Tacoma Convention Center, ensuring a welcoming, secure and safe environment. The successful candidate for this newly created position will be responsible for establishing and monitoring security programs and directing staff and third party contractors in the implementation of these programs, to include guest safety, venue security, crowd management, traffic control, surveillance, patrol and protection of assets. The Security Manager will promote innovation and implementation of best industry practices to improve service delivery and efficiency. Key responsibilities: Develop and implement strategic plans and procedural manuals for guest and event safety, venue security, ingress and egress, crowd management, traffic control, surveillance, patrol and protection of assets; analyze and implement recommendations of venue security assessments to ensure highest industry standards and practices. Coordinate and liaise with third party providers of 24-hour security and event security/guest services; act as contract administrator to ensure consistency of quality service delivery. Liaison and coordinate with internal and external stakeholders including Tacoma Police Department, Tacoma Fire Department and regional law enforcement agencies. Research, recommend and implement state of the art technology solutions and innovative security management techniques to safeguard TVE personnel, assets, events and venues; ensure footprints are well protected and appropriate access control is in place. Establish and monitor budget; allocate resources. Work closely with venue clients to meet all event requirements for appropriate access and security; participate in event related security briefings with event production personnel, contract supervisors and staff. Primary contact for TVE emergency response; lead coordination of security/safety exercises (fire, earthquake, active shooter etc). Review event and incident reports (post event summary, missing property, guest illness/injury, crime etc) and oversee related follow up and investigations; provide reports and make recommendations. Facilitate TVE Safety Committee; liaise with City Risk Management, Human Resources-Safety, and Legal Department. Actively engage with industry related organizations including International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM), local, regional and national security affiliated organizations. Serve as venue manager on duty as assigned. Additional information about the Tacoma Venues & Events venues can be found at www.tacomadome.org and www.tacomaconventioncenter.org . Benefits The City of Tacoma provides excellent medical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family; paid holidays and personal time off; participation in Tacoma's Public Employees' Retirement System and a growing variety of City-sponsored health and wellness opportunities.For more information on the City of Tacoma's benefit package feel free to explore City of Tacoma Benefits. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. The City of Tacoma's workforce goal is to reflect our community. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications Desired Qualifications Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with specialization in business, facilities management, criminal justice or related field. Five years' progressively responsible operational, administrative and supervisory experience in a stadium, arena, convention center or multi-purpose public venue, or established law enforcement agency experience, or combination thereof strongly preferred. IAVM Academy of Safety & Security (AVSS)/ Trained Crowd Manager preferred. Familiarity with Safety Act preferred CPR/First Aid Certification required. A combination of education and/or training and/or work experience which clearly demonstrates and provides the ability to perform the work of the class is also acceptable. Must be able to work extended, irregular and flexible hours including working evenings, weekends and holidays as required. Position is subject to standing and walking for extended periods of time, and subject to climbing stairs, working within loud environments and crowded areas. Position requires frequent interaction with guests, vendors, staff and public to include government officials, law enforcement agencies and VIPs. Knowledge & Skills Thorough understanding of security techniques and industry practices for large arena/stadium and convention center facilities. Ability to develop and ensure compliance with comprehensive policies and procedures that support a strong culture of security and safety. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with venue users, TVE staff and partners, event and venue related third party contractors and vendors, and the general public. Ability to plan, implement and coordinate infrastructure and asset control projects and improvements. Ability to interpret administrative rules, procedures and policies and apply professional judgment in the execution of same. Highly organized to ensure all aspects of the work are carried out in a timely and high quality manner. Solutions focused and a keen problem solver with the ability to think outside of the box; investigate situations and issues, gather and analyze information, and prepare detailed reports and recommendations. Ability to express ideas effectively both orally and in writing. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter describing your responsibilities as it relates to the responsibilities of this position. NOTE: Applications received without attaching the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process. This is a competitive selection process.Your responses on the application form and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed and evaluated for the quality and quantity of education/experience in the areas listed.Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position may be invited to participate in the interview process. Appointment is subject to passing a background check and may include a medical examination and drugscreen. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contactthe Human Resources officeat 253-591-5400 by 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement.This will allow time to assist you before the job announcement closes. ( For technical difficulties usingthe NeoGov system ,call theapplicant support line at1-855-524-5627 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time.) Closing Date/Time: 7/8/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jun 19, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Are youa high-performing,critical thinker, whohas proven work experience with theresearch and analysis of workforce and employee lifecycle data, including providing expert advise to managers on forecasting, succession planning and organizational development?If so,ourWorkforce Research and Data Analyst positionmay just be the job youhave beenlooking for. Tacoma Public Utilitiesis recruiting for the position of Workforce Data & Research Analyst in the classification of Senior Human Resources Analyst,for the Human Resources Department. We are seeking experiencedcandidateswithexceptional customer service skills and who have a proven success recordin workforce data analytics, research, and strategy. The Principles that Guide Us: Tacoma, the City of Destiny ,has a workforce of dedicated, talented employeeswithunique skills andperspectives. Weembraceinnovation and strive for excellence and community engagement. The Principles that Guide Us, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Equity, speak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service. The Ideal Candidate Our ideal Workforce Research& Data Analystwill be a self-starter withstrong personal initiative, who isadept atmanaging severalprojects at onceand regularly liaising withbusiness partnersand internal customers;a person who enjoys detailed, statisticalevaluation and bringssound decision-making analysis and work prioritization skill-sets withcomplextasksthat supportHuman Resources and Business Partnerinitiatives and strategic goalson time with a high-degree of precision. This individual should be a strong writer and communicator, a detailed analyst with adaptability to move from high-level to low-level analysis and project design, and a conscientious and adaptive self-starter who will identify and implement business and process improvements for the Human Resourcesteam as they arise in day-to-day work. This individual should enjoy the challenges of a highly technical, dynamic and fast-paced work environment. Essential Duties: Collect, analyze, report and share data related to workforce and succession planning to assist and inform management's decision making. Serve in an advisory capacity providing analysis, consolidation and interpretation of large sets of data, guidance materials and recommendations for management. Connect analysis to strategic issues and priorities to support action plans. Use advanced statistics and tools to ensure analytics are meaningful, rigorous and provide actionable and comprehensive insights. Apply management and systems analysis techniques to the solution of problems such as staff utilization, workload forecasting and scheduling, work methods, procedures, priorities and organizational structure. Proactively determine, develop and deliver Human Resources reporting that provides both meaningful and actionable analytics as well as basic employee data on both a routine and as-needed basis. Facilitate and/or lead focus groups regarding identification of workforce organizational development metrics. Establish strong partnerships with business partners and the Human Resources team to provide best practices/new practices and insights for how analytics can drive decisions that are more meaningful. Oversee, develop and coordinate project plans or data processing activities with other departments or divisions to ensure functions and systems designs, modifications and implementation requirements meet business needs. Prepare and deliver reports and recommendations, conduct training and provide presentations. Provide work direction and oversight to two subordinate Human Resources staff members. Qualifications Bachelor's degree with a focus on human resources, business, social or organizational behavior sciences, public administration or a related field and three years of broad-based professional human resource experience, including facilitating organizational development or change, and advising and consulting on human resource issues; OR Based upon assignment, four to six years human resource experience directly related to area of assignment such as compensation and benefits, training and development, talent services, safety and equal opportunity employment. *Equivalent education/experience may be substituted. Desired Qualifications: Professional expert in Workforce Research and Data Analysis. Experience conducting research and evaluation and findings to provide insight to managers to inform strategic workforce trends and demographics. Experience providing advice, interpretation and counsel to business partners and making recommendations on City human resources policies and procedures in the areas of: staff utilization, workload forecasting and scheduling, work methods, procedures, priorities and organizational structure. Knowledge & Skills COMPETENCIES Ensures Accountability Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments. Collaboration Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives. Communicates Effectively Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences. Cultivates Innovation Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful. Instills Trust Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity and authenticity. Interpersonal Savvy Relating Openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people. Manages Complexity Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems. Optimizes Work Processes Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement. Organizational Savvy Maneuvering comfortably through complex policy, process and people-related organizational dynamics. Plans and Aligns Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals. Strategic Mindset Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies. Tech Savvy Anticipating and adopting innovations in business-buildingtechnological applications. SKILLS Visualizing HR data using avariety of visual software programs Using Excel at an advanced level, SAP (or other ERP) and Power Bi Supporting data and analytics projects, including developing user friendly reports, short and long term workforce forecasts and integrated dashboards Selection Process & Supplemental Information The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Apply: Interested individualsmust apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Please also attach a digital file of 10 pages or less that represents experience with research and analysis of workforce data. Work product must show uses of excel in a data visual. (ie: Tableau, Klipfolio, Visme, ClicData) Candidate application materials will be evaluated, and selected candidates will be referred to hiring managers for further screening, which may include a writing assessment,on-line assessments and telephone interview prior to in-person interview selection. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. The Community Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant development such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of the Thea Foss Waterway, the expansions of both the MultiCare and Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the 1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, callthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591.5400 before 5:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement.Note: The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jun 18, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power is hiring two Systems Power Dispatcher Candidate. Candidates are enrolled inTacoma Power's Systems Power Dispatcher training program and must successfully pass the apprenticeship and obtain NERC certificationfor continued employment and appointment as a Systems Power Dispatcher. Systems Power Dispatcher Candidates work rotating shifts, e.g.7 on, 3 off, 7 on, 4 off, 7 on, 3 off, etc. rotating between day, swing and grave each shift cycle. Systems Power Dispatcher Candidates learn and perform skilled work to insure the real-time safe, reliable and economic delivery of power to utility customers through the coordination and control of Tacoma Power generation, transmission and distribution electrical systems; maintaining system integrity and reliability during normal and emergency conditions by anticipating and responding appropriately to safeguard utility employees and the public through control of high voltage switching and electrical clearances; insuring operations meet NERC and WECC reliability standards; maintaining real-time balance between load and generation, appropriate frequency, interchange and operating reserves and by taking action to preserve the Interconnection up to and including manual load shedding. Ideal candidates can stay calm under pressure, make sound, quick decisions, can collaborate with a team but take charge when the situation warrants it. Additionally, we're looking for people who are self-motivated, detail oriented, adaptable,and resilient. Qualifications Completion of an electrical utility apprenticeship program or a degree in Electrical Engineering; Journey-level electrical experience in an electrical utility system operating at 4 kV or above or military equivalent (Navy nuclear power, Army prime power,etc.) or experience in Power System Operations as a Dispatcher or Operator; NERC Certification desired. Knowledge & Skills Electrical theory as applied to electrical circuits and power systems All applicable laws, codes, regulations, safety rules, policies and procedures Location of streets, roads, and substations within utility service area Effective oral and written communication skills, including English grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary Record keeping techniques using state of the art technologies Radio and telephone technique and etiquette Interpersonal skills, using tact, patience and courtesy Mathematics that includes algebra, geometry and trigonometry Learn the skills and tasks required of a Systems Power Dispatcher Understand and follow complex oral and written instructions in exact detail React quickly and efficiently in emergencies Learn the skills associated with operating a computer, electronic equipment and communication equipment Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others Observe proper safety rules and precautions Operate a variety of tools, machinery, and equipment Effective teamwork skills Detail oriented with the ability to multi-task 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 Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable,walkablecities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Candidates will be evaluated and ranked on an eligibility list for one immediate vacancy, and any vacancies that occur at the City of Tacoma for one year. This position is represented by Local 483. Individuals given a conditional offer of employment must also pass a background check and a pre-employment medical examination that includes a drug screening. May also be required to pass a Department of Homeland Security background check which must result in the issuance of a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC). An employee in this classification is subject to passing an annual exam required for working in and around facilities and obtaining access to secure information. 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: 7/12/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jun 08, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma's Public Works Department, Street Operations Division, is recruiting to establish an Eligible List for the position of Traffic Sign and Marking Specialist, which will be used to fill temporary and permanent vacancies as they occur for a period of one year. This position is responsible for performing skilled, technical work to schedule, coordinate and complete fabrication, maintenance, repair, installation and removal of traffic control signs, supports, markings and traffic control devices. Essential Duties Fabricate, maintain, install and repair traffic signs, sign components and sign posts. Set up and remove temporary and emergency traffic control devices for parades, road closures, special events and emergency situations. Install, maintain and remove roadway paint striping, painted curb markings, pavement marker buttons and guideposts. Receive, investigate and resolve reports of damaged or missing signs. Interpret and implement instructions from drawings, work orders and applicable standards manuals. Document work performed as outlined in applicable standards and as it pertains to inventory control. Operate all equipment associated with signs and markings functions including personal computers, hand and power tools, motor vehicles and equipment, paint striper, paint application and removal equipment and sign fabrication equipment. Work safely cooperatively with co-workers and the public. Comply with all health and safety regulations including attending monthly safety meetings. Assist engineering staff with duties related to signs and markings design/lay out and traffic counts. Perform related duties as assigned. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Position requires lifting of objects in excess of 50 pounds such as bags of materials, lumber and paint containers. Indoor and outdoor environment; subject to noise, fumes and adverse weather conditions while working in hazardous areas such as street surfaces, rights-of-ways, medians and shoulders. Exposed to potentially hazardous materials, chemicals and equipment. Work nontraditional shifts and schedules. Response to after-hour emergency calls required. City of Tacoma Recruitment Information: One of the primary goals of the City of Tacoma Equity and Empowerment Initiative is that the City of Tacoma workforce reflects the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and we welcome candidates with diverse and/or multicultural skill sets and personal experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work and play. Qualifications Graduation from high school or equivalent AND One year of experience working in roadway signage and pavement markings OR Two years as a Street Maintenance Worker, or similar position. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Valid WA State Driver License upon appointment. Prior to completion of 9-month probation, employee must obtain a Washington State Commercial Driver LicenseClass A with Tanker Endorsement andAir Brake restrictions removed, and maintain thereafter. NOTE:The City of Tacoma pays for and provides training to the selected employee to acquire the required Commercial Driver License. Prior to competition of nine-month probation, employee must obtain a valid flagging and traffic control card, fork lift certification, first aid/CPR card and International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) level I certification for Signs and Markings and maintain all certifications and cards and maintain thereafter. Knowledge & Skills Applicable standards including the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, WSDOT Sign Fabrication Manual and International Municipal Signal Association Signs and Markings Manuals. Applicable Federal, State and local laws, ordinances, regulations and guidelines relevant to assigned duties. Use and understanding of various traffic control devices and flagging methods. Methods, tools, equipment and materials used in the fabrication, installation, removal and maintenance of roadway signs and markings. General mathematics and algebra. Statistical record keeping techniques. The operation and maintenance of specialized equipment used in the fabrication, installation and removal of traffic signs and markings. Use, care and handling of toxic chemicals and hazardous materials. Operation of personal computers and specialized software related to sign maintenance. Meet schedules and time lines. Operation of motor vehicles, including those requiring CDL class A licensing Respond to emergency calls during work and may be subject to call out during non-work hours to include nights, weekends and holidays. Perform heavy manual labor, lifting up to 50 lbs or more. Work independently and interpret drawings, diagrams and work orders. Office practices, methods, computer equipment and computer applications/software. Methods and techniques for record keeping. Maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing using tact, patience and courtesy. Selection Process & Supplemental Information The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Interested individuals must apply online and meet the minimum qualifications to progress in the examination process. Candidates who are eligible for Veteran's Preferencescoring criteria must attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4, (proof of military discharge form) at time of application , to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference points, with redacted birth date and social security numbers. Those who meet the minimum qualificationswill have Supplemental Question #10scored as the Experience and Training Testfor this position.In accordance with Tacoma Municipal Code 1.24/Personnel Rules, applicants must receive a minimum passing score of 70% or above on the Experience and Training test in order to be placed on the job eligible list. This is a competitive selection process. Applications will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of education, certifications and related experience. Applicants on the Eligible Listwhose qualifications most closely correspond to the City of Tacoma'sneeds will be eligible for further consideration, including possible interview selection. Per City of Tacoma Personnel Management Policy #170, the City of Tacoma is a drug-free work environment. Appointment is subject to passing a pre-employmentbackground check which includes information from previous employer about Commercial Driver License related citations, a pre-employment medical exam, physical ability test and drug and alcoholscreen. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 117. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, callthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591.5400 before 5:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 7/8/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Jun 03, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Power has a robust and active energy efficiency program. Tacoma Power uses evaluation to plan conservation activities, including decisions on allocation of utility resources and whether to modify and/or continue programs. This Senior Economist position ensures that the measures comprising the energy efficiency program are cost-effective and implemented in an efficient manner.This position manages Tacoma Power's energy efficiency evaluation efforts.This includes conducting independent market research, managing the work of contractors, and interacting with stakeholders. The ideal candidate has knowledge of statistical and economic analysis as well as research methodologies.Judgment is exercised on study designs and methodologies, evaluation procedures, statistical techniques, analysis and database designs.This position prepares written reports and presents quantitative, economic, and business analysis to senior management, stakeholders and occasionally the public. In addition to evaluating conservation activities, approximately 25 percent time will be spent providing economic analysis in support of other Power Management activities including: forecasting wholesale prices, evaluating individual major resource acquisition opportunities, assessing the impact of regulations and other exogenous factors on wholesale markets, and looking for market opportunities. Qualifications Graduation from a four-year college or university with emphasis in economics, statistics, finance, business administration or related field; advanced degree desired; 5+ years progressive experience performing research, economic, financial and/or market analysis; Knowledge of energyindustry desired. Knowledge & Skills Analysis Abilities Economic analysis and natural resource valuation. Applied statistics, analysis techniques, survey design, sample design, data collection, and monitoring systems. Combining scientific and engineering data to perform complex statistical analysis. Using statistics to form accurate and well-reasoned conclusions. Performing economic analysis in a transparent and careful way that supports recommendations and decisions. Designing and managing large multi-faceted cross-organizational research projects. Experience with Data Visualization Business Skills Well-developed communication skills:writing skills (e.g., report writing, developing support documentation and technical writing); presentation skills (e.g., PowerPoint development); and oral skills. Firm understanding of business concepts, theories, practices, business case development, work plan development, request for proposal development, manage contract, and budgeting. Effective project management skills, ability to resolve and adapt to evolving issues throughout a project. Well-developed interpersonal skills: ability to work constructively with diverse individuals/groups with divergent perspectives and interests. Computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, statistical modeling, and data management tracking systems. Energy and Energy Efficiency Knowledge Familiarity with energy conservation measures and measurement best practices. Knowledge of fundamental practices for electrical utility operations, wholesale resource theory, resource portfolio management and how energy efficiency is integrated into a portfolio. Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, codes, standards, regulations, policies, technology, terminology and procedures applicable to energy and conservation. 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 Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable,walkablecities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. 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
Jun 03, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Come work for one of the most innovative recycling operations in the country. The City of Tacoma TAGRO program is looking for an forward-thinking, energetic team player to help move our program forward. Primary Responsibilities Under the direction of a Biosolids Supervisor, the Biosolids Coordinator is primarily responsible for scheduling and coordinating the transportation, handling and application of biosolids to various sites and promoting the program services to the community as well as inspection biosolids sites. Our Ideal Candidate The Biosolids Coordinator is part of a creative team that looks for and implements new opportunities for recycling organic products. Has knowledge of biosolids recycling procedures and regulations. Is energetic and enthusiastic about biosolids and advancing environmental sustainability through the beneficial use of boisolids. Communicates effectively orally and in writing using language that is appropriate to both the complexity of the topic and the knowledge and understanding of the audience. Builds and maintains cooperative working relationships with customers, partners, coworkers and staff. Motivated and self-starter who can work under pressure, analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action quickly. Embraces and owns Environmental Services vision of supporting healthy neighborhoods and a thriving Puget Sound and driving the strategic plan to completion within the organization. Motivates and develops staff to become the next generation of great leaders by promoting continuous improvement, fostering innovation and leading by example. If this sounds like you, please apply! 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 ! Qualifications An equivalent combination to: graduation from high school and two years of increasingly responsible experience in the biosolids or composting field DESIRED QUALIFICATION: Bachelor's degree in biology, agronomy, forestry or related field desired. LICENSE, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid WashingtonDriver's License. Knowledge & Skills Biosolids recycling procedures and regulations. Wastewater treatment plant operations including laboratory testing. Agricultural practices compatible with the biosolids program. Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures. Applicable hazards and safety precautions. Modern office practices, procedures and equipment. Record-keeping techniques. Oral and written communications skills. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy. Technical aspects of field of specialty. Direct and coordinate the biosolids recycling program for the City's wastewater treatment plant operations. Oversee the transportation and application of biosolids products to various sites. Promote biosolids program services to the community. Inspect biosolids sites. Train, supervise and evaluate personnel Assign and review the work of others. Understand and follow oral and written directions. Read, interpret, apply and explain codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Maintain records and prepare reports. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. Operate a variety ofoffice machines including computers. Observe legal and defensive driving practices. Plan and organize work. Work independently with little direction. Selection Process & Supplemental Information City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Please apply online and attach a current resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the Supplemental Questions scored by an evaluation committee. These questions will be scored on the basis of information provided, therefore it is the responsibility of the applicant to carefully list all pertinent experience and training. Applicants must pass all portions of the examination process to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Appointment is subject to passing a background check which will include a pre-employment medical exam and drug screen. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 483. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, callthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 7/8/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 11, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Tacoma is establishing a civil service list for Carpenter classification. We have one immediate opportunity at Tacoma Public Utilities. Carpenters perform various skilled carpentry duties involving rough and finish carpentry necessary in the construction, maintenance and repair of buildings and other structures. Position normally works repairing and maintaining doors, floors, windows, partitions, bridges, and small parts of buildings; participate in the setting and installation of fences, gates, sidewalks, curbs, vaults, manholes, drains, and foundations for towers and other equipment; repairing building and maintaining tables, chairs, benches, cabinets, counters, and other wood equipment; installing hardware on doors, windows and related wood parts; grading lumber to determine economically appropriate material for jobs; forming and pouring concrete; participating in excavation and placement of reinforcing steel and anchor bolts. Work includes indoor and outdoor assignments; subject to noise. Position requires lifting, pushing, climbing and working from ladders and scaffolds. Employees in this position may be exposed to potentially hazardous materials. Qualifications Graduation from high school or GED equivalent; 5+ years of full-time paid employment as a journey level carpenter; Any equivalent combination of education and experience totaling a minimum of five years that demonstrates the ability to perform the work of this position would qualify; Valid driver's license; Valid first aid card with CPR, and forklift certification by the end of the probationary period and maintenance thereafter; Positions assigned to the Tacoma Police Department may require additional background checks which may include fingerprinting and/or a polygraph test. Knowledge & Skills Standard practices, processes, materials and tools of the carpentry trade. Occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade. Record-keeping techniques. Operation of a variety of tools, machinery and equipment used in the trades. Technical aspects of field of specialty. Basic qualities and uses of various wood and other construction materials. Personal computer applications. Plan, layout and perform carpentry work. Work from blueprints, shop drawings and sketches. Understand and follow oral and written directions. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy. Lift objects weighing up to 100 pounds. Prepare simple records. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Operate City vehicles, trucks and forklifts. Perform Heavy manual labor. Operate a variety of tools, equipment and machines such as saws, drills, trowels, sanders, levels, welders and other hand and power tools. Perform other skilled maintenance work as assigned. Add, subtract, multiply and divide quickly and accurately. Meet schedules and timeliness. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Rodney Croston, if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn , Facebook , or Instagram ! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable,walkablecities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Candidates will be evaluated and ranked on an eligibility list for one immediate vacancy, and any vacancies that occur at the City of Tacoma for one year. This position is represented by Teamsters Local 117. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 10, 2019
Full Time
Position Description This posting is re-opening to meet the hiring needs of the department and the qualifications needed for this position. One application per person please. As a registered nurse with City of Tacoma, Fire Department you will be a part of a non-emergency operation team, the CARES Unit, working on an Opioid Project aimed at reducing opioid use, illicit drug use, and prevention of overdoses in the Tacoma Fire Department jurisdiction. This special operations team will facilitate standing orders for medication assisted treatment and will provide nursing assessments on-scene with EMS and/or police personnel at opioid related 911 incidents. This position is under the direction of the Medical Director and is an exempt position. Duties will include on-scene assessments, development of patient-centered plans of care, care coordination among internal/external multidisciplinary team, and facilitation of safe care transitions in the community. The purpose of the registered nurse role is to initiate medication assisted treatment (MAT) in the community and jails for opioid related events. The registered nurse will be responsible for all nursing care based on established clinical policies and respond in a non-emergency capacity to 911 calls. Perform nursing assessment on-scene of 911 calls. Develop a comprehensive patient care assessment and plan using the principles of relationship-based care. Coordinate with the medical director on assessment findings and recommendation for initial dose of MAT. Follow-up with patient as needed over the weekend to ensure withdrawal comfort and success of treatment. Engage MAT team on treatment plans. Facilitate care with a health care team inclusive of internal and external providers. Be a consistent contact for patients, families, and the health care team throughout the patient's care and achievement of care goals. Identify and resolve barriers to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and efficient patient throughput to the appropriate providers. Coordinate appointments for timely, clinical decision -making and optimalhandoversacross the continuum of care. Communicate with patients and families around the plan of care, answer questions, teach and coach onopioidwithdrawaland MAT. Work Schedule Nurses will average64 hours of per bi-weeklypay period, plus unscheduled call-outs.For each two-week pay period, the nurse will be scheduled for 3-4 shifts ranging in length between 8-13 hours that will occur at the times of swing or night shifts. There may be optional 24/7 on-call shift work. These schedules will be swing or night shift after training is completed. For approximately the first month after hire employees will work full-time (40 hours per week) while training. City of Tacoma Recruitment One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications Registered nurse with active Washington State license. Please submit 3 professional references. Knowledge & Skills This position requires a high degree of communication skills, organizational skills, ability to analyze and prioritize patient needs, and the ability to interpret and consolidate vague information from multiple sources. Clear and concise documentation and assessment skills, use of discretion and good judgment, and sound decision-making. This position requires an individual who can work autonomously and in a team setting. In addition, applicant must: Have experience with patients suffering from substance abuse disorders. Preference will be given to RN's with experience with populations suffering from opioid specific disorder. Collaborative professional who can work alongside EMS and Police. Highly proficient in use of technology and computers. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This posting is re-opening to meet the hiring needs of the department and the qualifications needed for this position. One application per person please. Interested individuals must apply online and attach a resume and cover letter that describes responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position may be invited to participate in an interview. Appointment is subject to passing a background checkand drug screen. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with theapplication process,please contactthe Human Resources officeat (253) 591-5400 by 4:00 pm of the closingdateof the job announcement.For questions regarding the position, please contact Laura Morris at lmorris@cityoftacoma.org. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
May 10, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The test date for this recruitment isscheduled for Friday,August 9, 2019. This is general duty police work involving the protection of life and property, enforcement of laws and ordinances, maintenance of order, and prevention and investigation of crimes. Work is performed according to departmental regulations and procedures prescribed by superior officers and normally consists of routine patrol, traffic regulations, and crime prevention and investigation on motorcycles, or on foot.Work involves a substantial element of personal danger and employees must be able to act without direct supervision and exercise independent discretion in emergencies. All assignments in this class involve responsibility for recognizing the social importance of police functions, for tactful and courteous treatment of the public, and for conscientious and efficient performance of duties under little direct supervision. Employees may be assigned to work on special assignments which call upon specialized ability and knowledge usually attained through experience as a uniformed Police Officer. Assignments and general and special instructions are received from superior officers who review work by personal inspection, check of reports, and general appraisal of the effectiveness of the employee and the entire police service. Primary Duties Successfully complete the Basic Law Enforcement Academy provided by the Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission; Learn and apply knowledge of basic first aid procedures; Resolve a variety of potentially volatile and dangerous situations in a calm, confident, and effective manner; Drive a patrol car under normal and adverse conditions; Train and use firearms safely in accordance with departmental rules; Clean and maintain assigned firearms and vehicles; Understand and carry out oral and written instructions; Learn, interpret and apply modern principles, practices, and procedures of police work; Write clear and comprehensive reports; Work with the public and coworkers in a professional and courteous manner; Show initiative in performing job functions, and ability to enforce federal, state and local laws. City of Tacoma Recruitment The City of Tacoma wants to employ a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and we welcome candidates with diverse and/or multicultural skill sets and personal experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications You must be a United States citizen; You must possess a high school diploma or GED; You must be at least 20.5 years of age at the time of application - and be 21 years of age by date of appointment; You must be able to meet the physical requirements and medical standards prescribedby theCity of Tacoma and Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: You must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license at time of application. A valid Washington State driver's license is required for employment (with maintenance thereafter)and driving history will be thoroughly assessed during the hiring process. First Aid and CPR card upon hire with maintenance thereafter. Knowledge & Skills Fluent English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary. Principles, practices and procedures used in police work. State, County and City laws and ordinances. Recent legislation and court decisions affecting police duties. Traffic and crowd control techniques. Rules of evidence and laws of arrest. Operation of a variety of specialized police vehicles and equipment. Crime scene preservation and investigation methods and techniques. Basic First Aid procedures. Operation of a personal computer. Prepare clear and concise reports. Maintain proficiency in driving and in the use of firearms in accordance with department guidelines. Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action. Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Understand scope of authority. Relate effectively to people of a variety of cultures, languages, abilities and social-economic situations. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Observe legal and defensive driving practices. Comply with safety standards and regulations. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Applicants who have applied and met the City's minimum qualifications, will be contacted by the Police Department's Hiring Officer and sent an Initial Personal History Questionnaire via e-mail. It is the applicant's responsibility to follow all instructions, to check his/her e-mail regularly and to meet set deadlines. Failure to follow the requested processes may result in disqualification. Applicants who are eligible for veterans scoring criteria (Veterans Preference) MUST attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4 (proof of military discharge form) at time of application to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference points. Applicants must pass a Physical Ability Test (PAT) and a written exam before being placed on an eligibility list. In addition, eligible applicants must pass all phases of the hiring process including oral board, pre-offer assessment test, and background investigation. Upon successful completion of these hiring steps, the applicant may receive a Conditional Offer of Employment, conditional upon available positions within the Police Department and the successful completion of the polygraph examination, physical and psychological examinations, and any other phases of the pre-employment process that might need to be accomplished. Applicants may be removed from the eligible list for failure to pass any of these hiring steps. Once an applicantbecomes a commissioned officer, the position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 6 Tacoma Police Union IUPA. Note: The PAT and written exam datesare tentatively scheduled forFriday, August 9, 2019. Communication from the City of Tacoma: Please indicate in your online application that you prefer email notification as this is the preferred method of communication with the City of Tacoma. In order to receive the most efficient communications from the City of Tacoma Human Resources Department and the Tacoma Police Department, we ask that each applicant create a Gmail email address for correspondence. Please use any combination of your first and last name as the email address. Ex: Smithjane@gmail.com , Janesmith@gmail.com JSmith123@gmail.com . This will assist the Tacoma Police Department hiring unit with tracking information received during the hiring process. We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend an hour or more entering the required information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. If you experience any complications while applying, please contact Human Resources as 253.591.5400 by 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 8, 2019 in order for us to assist you before the closing time. If you are interested in additional information regarding test standards, testing deadlines and other information about the City of Tacoma and the Tacoma Police Department, visit our websites at www.cityoftacoma.org or www.cityoftacoma.org/government/city_departments/police To learn more about the Tacoma Police Department's hiring process click here . Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: 7/8/2019 12:30 PM Pacific
City of Tacoma, WA Tacoma, WA, United States
Apr 10, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Tacoma Public Utilities is seekingskilled Civil 3D drafters. We are looking for highlymotivated people looking to work on a variety ofchallenging andexciting projects such as dams, fish hatcheries, water main and infrastructurereplacement,and a variety of interagency projects. Assist engineersand workon a team committedto your professional development. Spend your career at City of Tacoma with opportunity for career growth. The ideal candidate is reliable, hard working and canwork independentlyor as part of a team. A successful Tech can learn quickly, work autonomously, and is not afraid to ask questions. Responsibilities include: Perform computer-aided drafting for civil and mechanical drawings in Civil 3D; Provide quality-check and oversight on as-built drawings as provided by the engineering staff; Maintain GIS data integrity; Electronically record data on sectional maps; Prepare engineering drawings; reduce engineering data and computations of estimate and quantities; Participate in various field studies; analyze information and prepare reports of findings; Perform on-site work verification for conformity to specifications of materials and installations; Perform mathematical computations from field notes, tabulate statistics, and draw graphs and charts showing trends and comparisons; Provide public information concerning services, andresearch property information. Qualifications Graduation from high school or equivalent; 2+ years of experience in sub-professional engineering related work using Civil 3D; Completion of a recognized engineering technology vocational education program which includes computer-aided drafting training in Civil 3D; or, one-year relevant college-level engineering course work utilizing Civil 3D. (Two-years of experience are equivalent to one year of education.) Valid Driver's license. Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Rodney Croston, if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn , Facebook , or Instagram ! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable,walkablecities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. Tacoma Water Tacoma Water has a proud tradition of operating and maintaining one of the country's oldest municipally owned water systems.We provide high-quality water at very competitive prices.We provide direct service to more than 300,000 peoplethroughout Pierce and King counties. Our mission is to provide clean, reliable water now and in the future. If you share our values of Respect, Accountability, Inspiration, and Vision; if you have the courage to challenge and be challenged; if you demonstrate mutual respect; and if you value innovation, we are looking for you. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of theTheaFossWaterway, the expansions of both theMultiCareand Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Tacoma Tacoma, WA, USA
Apr 01, 2019
Full Time
Duties include, but are not limited to: Lead long-range planning efforts for active transportation, including providing input to the City's Transportation Master Plan Support capital project design and development by facilitating the inclusion of appropriately-designed active transportation facilities in new projects and plans.  Act as the liaison to the City's Bicycle and Pedestrian Technical Advisory Group.  Support Transportation Demand Management (TDM) and Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) programs within the City of Tacoma, including developing policies which support increased utilization of these programs and implementation of the CTR law. Collaborate with various departments and agencies to discuss and implement policies and programs that support the City's active transportation goals. Represent the City at various private/public organizations and stakeholder committees that support active transportation and trail systems. Lead public events and support various active community initiatives and events that promote healthier lifestyles. Identify and secure funding resources to supplement various City programs and services related to the promotion and education of urban transportation solutions, mass transportation enhancements and pedestrian accommodations. Lead and/or supervise various groups to support projects, including internal Planning staff and external consultants. Build and maintain an innovative network of key partners across sectors such as governments, industry, business, utilities, and academia to support sustainable infrastructure practices in Tacoma, as part of sustainable transportation strategy. Collectively, these responsibilities are expected to initiate/develop/deliver projects, create/promote innovative programs, and create/support events that increase use of alternative transportation modes such as walking, biking, scooting, skating, carpooling/sharing and transit. City of Tacoma Recruitment Information: One of the primary goals of the City of Tacoma Equity and Empowerment Initiative is that the City of Tacoma workforce reflects the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and we welcome candidates with diverse and/or multicultural skill sets and personal experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work and play.