City of Tacoma   •  

Tacoma, WA

Industry: Education


Less than 5 years

Posted 43 days ago

Position Description

The City of Tacoma, Environmental Services Science and Engineering Watershed group is recruiting for a project position for a two-yearduration for Engineer. We are seeking an outgoing, highly motivated person who is interested in supporting healthy neighborhoods and a thriving Puget Sound.

If the below list of personal traits sounds like you, then you are just the type of person we are searching for to join our team!

  • Outgoing, positive personality who enjoys working as part of the team,
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills,
  • Strong personal motivation and drive – an ambitious and committed self-starter

The Principles that Guide Us:
Tacoma, the City of Destiny, has a workforce of dedicated, talented and open-minded employees with unique skills and perspectives. We embrace innovation and strive for excellence and community engagement in all that we do. The Principles that Guide Us, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Equity, speak to the values that we embody as City of Tacoma employees, and represent the core of our work in public service.

The City of Tacoma Environmental Service Department is responsible for the maintenance and operations of the solid waste, surface water and wastewater utilities. The department has recently completed its new strategic plan that will guide the department for the next seven years. The plan empowers the employees to continue to make the department a stronger organization and to continue to be an industry leader.

We believe everything we do supports healthy neighborhoods and a thriving Puget Sound leaving a better Tacoma for all.

This position will play a key part in planning and implementation of water quality and flow control improvements projects. Additionally, this position will support environmental contamination concerns and regulations that face the City.


Prepare technical documents including Storm water Source Control and Monitoring annual reports.
Prepare procedures and processes to manage environmental data for long-term storage reporting.
Prepare statical evaluation and environmental data (physical, chemical and biological) for compliance with requirements.
coordinated with storm water sampling crews on data collection activities; and
coordinated with other entities on issues related to storm water monitoring and source control activities, and other environmental actions.
Direct others and assign tasks as needed on a project basis.
May perform other related incidental work.
Assist in selection, training and evaluation of subordinate staff.

City of Tacoma Recruitment Information:
One of the primary goals of the City of TacomaEquity 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 personalexperiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work and play.Qualifications

Four-yeardegree from an accredited college or university in civil, mechanical or electrical engineering or related field and three years' experience in a highly technical division specialty (HTDS). Engineering in Training or Professional Engineer Certificate may be substituted for degree.

HSPF and water quality modeling, GISexperience, Engineering In Training, Project Management.

May require a valid Washington Drivers's License at the time of appointment with maintenance thereafter.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Position may require driving, sitting, standing, walking or climbing for long periods of time.
Work performed in office, field and shop environments.
Subject to visiting and working in trenches, below ground vaults, power poles or towers, buildings, structures or from aerial equipment.
Incumbents may also be exposed to hazardous substances and conditions.

Knowledge & Skills

Knowledge & Skills

Develop methods of data collection and results interpretation. As necessary, implement results of research studies or programs with an appropriate and effective course of action based upon outcome or findings.

Prepare and present effective oral and written communications for professional and general public use.

Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with co-workers, the general public, city, county, state and federal agencies while coordinating research in support of assigned department programs. Establish, coordinate and direct work teams to accomplish assigned tasks to a successful completion.

Plan and organize work to meet schedules and objectives.

Remain current on applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures within engineering field assigned.

Proficient in engineering practices and principles within field of expertise.


$81K - $104K