The City of Tacoma is accepting applications for two Senior Environmental Technicians. Both Senior Environmental Technician positions are located in Environmental Services Department, Science and Engineering Division.
Position 1: Operates as a field lead for the flow metering and sampling of the City's sanitary and surface water conveyance systems, soils, sediments, and groundwater in compliance with the City's NPDES Phase I Stormwater Permit, NPDES Wastewater Discharge Permit, and Superfund Consent Decrees (Thea Foss, Landfill). Work is also driven by the City's engineers need for precipitation, flow and hydraulic modeling data; inflow and infiltration investigation; utility billing and pollution source investigations.
Position 2: Operates as a restoration field lead for the passive open space program, primarily overseeing maintenance crews and performing restoration site monitoring and maintenance.
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.
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.
Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science and two years related work experience
an associate degree in Environmental Science and four years related work experience.
Experience may be substituted for education at a ratio of two years' experience for one year of education.
LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS:
Valid Washington State Driver's License at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter;
Valid CPR and first aid certification prior to completion of probation with maintenance thereafter.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Positions in this class may require: sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching, standing, pushing, pulling, walking, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.
Incumbents may be subject to travel, rough terrain, office environments with typical associated odors, dusts, ventilation, workspace restrictions, and noise.
Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Knowledge & Skills
Knowledge of: Environmental quality principles and practices; chemical, mechanical and biological control techniques for vegetation management; safety requirements; City regulations, organization, and policies; correct language usage and customer service etiquette and techniques; use of computers, various office equipment and computer software.
Skilled in: Map reading and use of GIS; data collection and maintaining field notes; use of water and land vehicles for maintenance and sample collection; effective communication both verbal and in writing including the compilation of reports and records; planning and organizing work, and analyzing situations to develop a course of action; establishing interoffice and interagency relationships; conducting assignments in a professional, independent, confidential, and timely manner; remaining current on applicable ordinances, rules, regulations, policies and procedures; and interacting respectfully and sensitively with individuals and groups to develop productive relationships and provide customer service.
Closing date and time: 5/31/2018 at 5:00 PM Pacific Time
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