Tacoma Water is seeking a collaborative and forward thinking Asset Management Process Analyst to join the Asset and Information Management Section at Tacoma Water. As part of the Asset Management (AM) team you will have the unique opportunity to engage with all levels of staff across the organization on new and innovative work efforts that are intended to have a profound and lasting effect on how we do business at Tacoma Water.
Tacoma Water is the second largest water utility in Washington State, with a service area that spans 117 square miles and an abundant and reliable water supply.
The AM team is responsible for creating, implementing and managing Tacoma Water's approach towards documenting and understanding everything we own (infrastructure, buildings, equipment, vehicles, natural resources, etc.), the purpose they serve, the condition they are in, the costs associated with operating and maintaining them, the relative risk associated with them as well as determining the optimal timing for maintaining, rehabilitating and replacing them.
This position will be responsible for documenting existing and proposed business practices/policies/guidelines/etc., developing and implementing a strategy to manage technical report drafts and helping maintain a current and informative SharePoint site for Tacoma Water's AM program. Other important duties include performing analysis, preparing reports, writing, researching, and supporting the development of Strategic Asset Management Plan (SAMP) reports, Business Case Evaluations (BCE's), and other technical documents that require critical thinking skills and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Additionally, this position will support organizing, planning and tracking of meetings for SAMPs (at the direction of the Asset Management Engineer) and preparing communication documents.
Associates degree desired, bachelor's degree preferred, and two years increasingly responsible work experience in researching and analyzing problems and recommending solutions regarding programs, policies and procedures.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
The ideal candidate would thrive in an environment that requires the ability to both collaborate/work with a team and to work independently on larger work efforts. Additionally they would excel at:
Researching technical information
Organization and document management
Developing/following logical and consistent systems/processes
Contributing to a positive team culture that values work/life balance
Software tools likely used in this position include: MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Prezi, SAP, MS SharePoint and MS Visio.
SELECTION PROCESS & SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
Tacoma Water has a proud tradition of operating and maintaining one of the country's oldest municipally owned water systems. We own and operate over $1 billion of assets that provide high-quality water to more than 320,000 direct service customers throughout Pierce and King counties. Our mission is to provide clean, reliable water now and in the future.
Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim.
Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry.
A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views.
Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location – just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast – only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video!
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.
Interested individuals must apply online and meet the minimum qualifications to progress in the recruitment process. Please include your resume and letter of interest detailing how your skills relate to the position description. Please include copies of certifications if applicable.
Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of the position may be invited to participate in an interview. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to successfully passing a background check.
Communication from the City of Tacoma:
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For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, call the Human Resources office at (253) 591.5400 before 5:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement.