The City of Tacoma's Environmental Services Department is seeking a Senior Sewer Worker to join their Sewer Maintenance team. We are looking for motivated, skilled trades workers who enjoy working in a team environment, are willing to work in all types of conditions, and are committed to providing excellent customer service to internal and external customers. We invite you to bring your skills, abilities, and knowledge to The City of Tacoma and be a valued addition to a workforce that we know is our greatest asset. Under the direction of an assigned supervisor the Senior Sewer Worker performs technical lead duties and participates in the activities of a crew engaged in the maintenance, repair and operation of the City's wastewater and surface water system.Senior Sewer Workers display leadership, judgment, responsibility and serve as an example for others. They take the technical lead on projects, providing work direction and guidance to Sewer Equipment Operator and Sewer Worker and Laborers. Senior Sewer Workers are responsible for ensuring that policies, procedures and safety rules are observed and enforced on the job site.Essential Duties (include but are not limited to the following):
When you work for the City of Tacoma you'll enjoy a healthy work/life balance, the potential for flexible schedules with some job classifications, continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program. We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny:http://www.cityoftacoma.org/newhireshttp://www.cityoftacoma.org/ http://www.traveltacoma.com/The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.To be considered for this challenging and rewarding career opportunity:Please apply online through the City of Tacoma's website. Individuals must meet the minimum qualifications to progress in the examination process.Candidates who are eligible for Veteran's Preference scoring 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.Examination Process:This is a competitive selection process. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their job application and responses to Supplemental Questions 8-15 reviewed and scored by a committee of subject matter experts, as the Experience and Training Test. It is the responsibility of the applicants to adequately describe all pertinent experience and training. Candidates who pass the test will be placed on an Eligible List for potential interview and hiring consideration.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-employment background check and will include a pre-employment medical examination, physical ability test and drug and alcohol screening. Candidates will be required to possess a valid Washington State driver's license at the time of appointment with maintenance thereafter.This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Teamsters Local #313. 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, call the Human Resources office at (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement.