Minimum Salary: $64,557.00 per year
Maximum Salary: $88,351.00 per year
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Community Development
Closes: February 28, 2018 at 5:00 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)
To be considered please apply at the link below:
Under general administrative direction from the Department Director or Department Deputy Director, plans, coordinates and implements complex administrative, systems, operations, statistical and other management analysis assignments; assists in the handling of multi-dimensional management issues.
Works under the supervision of the Department Director or Department Deputy Director or as assigned.
This is a Full-Time-Equivalent (FTE) position, working Monday – Friday.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Assists with interdepartmental and intergovernmental programs; provides technical and administrative assistance to City departments; develops recommendations on policies and rules.
- Plans and organizes operational, administrative and management studies; researches, organizes, compiles, summarizes and analyzes data and information for assigned special projects; develops and documents recommendations.
- Prepares and presents reports to City Council, City boards and commissions and other agencies.
- Assists with preparation of the annual budget; assists in developing, analyzing and monitoring department and division budgets.
- Reconciles data between different sources; analyzes proposed legislation and projects fiscal impacts; prepares reports on program plans and budget requests.
- Collects statistical information and data on program performance measures, operating and budget transfers, revenues, and expenses; analyzes alternatives and makes recommendations on performance measures, staffing, productivity, and policy modifications; reviews findings with Director/Deputy and prepares reports of study conclusions and recommendations.
- Oversees franchises, agreements and negotiations; organizes and manages various community outreach and citizen participation programs.
- Researches and evaluates City programs and develops new regulations as necessary; analyzes current and historical administrative trends and recommends revisions or deletions as appropriate.
- Develops goals and priorities, monitors work, reviews staff reports, and assures that all issues are addressed and resolved.
- Maintains cooperative working relations with the City departments and outside agencies; serves as liaison between various organizations and agencies to coordinate regional issues and programs.
- Supports the relationship between the City and the constituent population by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with clients, visitors, and City staff; enthusiastically promotes the City goals and priorities in compliance with all policies and procedures.
- Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, client records, and City information; performs related duties as required or assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS
- City organization, operations, policies and procedures.
- Principles of organizational planning, research, design, and analysis.
- Principles and techniques for project management and organizational development.
- Principles and practices of administrative management, including personnel rules, cost accounting, budgeting, grant programs, and contract management.
- Applicable state and Federal statutes, rules, codes, and regulations.
- Legal, ethical, and professional rules of conduct for public sector employees.
- Current political and economic trends in state and Federal government.
- Techniques for efficient and cost effective management of resources.
- Techniques and methods for long-range strategic and financial planning.
- Principles of record keeping and records management
Skills / Abilities:
- Analyzing complex administrative and operational data and issues, interpreting laws and regulations, evaluating alternatives, and developing operational improvements based on findings.
- Analyzing problems, identifying solutions, and recommending techniques for resolution.
- Investigating, analyzing, and resolving complex and sensitive issues.
- Preparing complete, complex, comprehensive, and accurate reports.
- Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects, and demands.
- Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software.
- Interpreting and applying municipal policies and procedures and applicable laws and regulations.
- Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
- Analyzing and interpreting financial documents and preparing technical reports.
- Planning, organizing, and coordinating the work of staff.
- Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers.
- Communicating effectively verbally and in writing
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Various types of materials and equipment are used; paper records, permit documents, plans and specs, site, building and area maps, local, county, state and federal codes and ordinances, shoreline regulations, legal notices, land use planning documents, construction and design requirements, development standards, historical files, computers, copy machine and telecommunications systems. Future work practices may necessitate the use of different tools and equipment.
Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Public Administration or a related field; AND two years of government operations analysis experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Walking, standing, bending, and a limited amount of crawling and climbing are required. Prolonged sitting or standing and fine manipulation skills required for computer use. Office work will require dexterity and hand-eye coordination sufficient to operate a computer workstation and ordinary office equipment.
The employee, in performing the duties of this job, will be required to talk, hear, smell, sit, stand, walk on a variety of surfaces, to reach with the arms, and to use hands to manipulate objects, tools or controls. Specific vision abilities required by this job are close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Employee must be able to drive a City vehicle.
Work is performed primarily in an office setting. Due to the nature of the organization and the “on-site” supervisory and inspection duties performed, some time may be spent out-of-doors. During occasional emergency situations, the incumbent may be exposed to extreme weather and working conditions.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. 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.
This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the City and the employee, and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the City and the requirements of the job change.
THE CITY OF SAMMAMISH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Assists with the administration of the County’s Comprehensive Plan, development regulations, and explains land use requirements to general public. This is a full time, permanent job. A complete job description and application can be obtained from the Stevens County website http://jobs.stevenscountywa.gov/ or at the Stevens County Land Services office at 260 South Oak Street, Colville, WA 99114. Stevens County is an EOE and a Drug free work place. Closing Date: Position open until filled.
OPENING DATE: 10/18/2017
CLOSING DATE: 11/19/2017
GENERAL SUMMARY: TARGETED HIRING RANGE: $74,380.80 to $92,976.00 per year
Under the direction of the Community Development Director, plans, organizes, oversees, coordinates, directs, and reviews the work of professional, technical, and administrative staff performing difficult and complex support related to all programs and activities of the Planning division; manages the effective use of the City’s land use permitting process, and planning activities to improve organizational productivity and customer service, and provides highly complex and responsible support to the Community Development Director in areas of expertise. Click on the following link to view the complete job description, including essential functions and working conditions:
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s degree in urban or regional planning, or closely related field.
Six (6) years of increasingly responsible professional planning experience, preferably includes two (2) years of experience in a supervisory role.
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience that would provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS & OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Valid driver’s license upon hire date.
Familiarity with and a working knowledge of Washington State environmental laws and policies as related to land use planning.
Knowledge of the Washington State Growth Management Act.
Knowledge of the Washington State Environmental Policy Act.
Working knowledge of general land use and development standards, practices, and procedures.
Excellent management, organizational, writing, and public presentation skills.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: To apply, submit an online application and attach a current resume and letter of interest. Selection will be based on overall qualifications and an interview process. Final candidate selected will be required to pass a comprehensive background/reference check.
The City of Bothell, WA, population 44,000, is located in the Seattle metropolitan area, in King and Snohomish Counties, close to Mt. Rainier, Puget Sound, and the incomparable Olympic Peninsula. Appointed by and reporting directly to the City Manager, the Community Development Director will play a critical role in helping realize Bothell’s best future. Transitioning rapidly from sleepy suburb to vital city, Bothell is booming. The department (25 FTEs , $5.9 million budget) is organized in four divisions: Development Services, Building Safety, Long Range Planning / Economic Development, and Administrative Support Services. Be a part of Bothell’s progress. Get involved in exciting, cutting edge work with other energetic, innovative local government professionals.
A Bachelor’s Degree (urban planning, engineering, earth sciences, business or public administration, or related field) and five years of experience managing community development and urban planning programs, including supervisory experience, are required, or equivalent combination of the foregoing. Comprehensive benefits. Annual salary range $118,860 to $151,116.
Please send your cover letter and resume electronically to:
Peckham & McKenney
Resumes acknowledged within two business days. Call Andrew Gorgey at (970) 987-1238 for more information or to request a detailed brochure. The brochure is also available on our web site at www.peckhamandmckenney.com.
Filing deadline is January 9, 2018.
Annually $77,043.20 – $98,758.40
OPENING DATE: 11/07/17 CLOSING DATE: Continuous
The City of Tacoma, Planning and Development Services Department, is
recruiting for the Appointive position of Building Plans Examiner II. We
are seeking a proven professional with a detailed work history with permit
review activities related to building and structures.This is the second in a
series of three Plans Examiner classifications.
The successful applicant selected to fill this position will be required to
apply an in-depth knowledge of residential building codes and commercial
building codes. This position is also responsible for review of residential
(duplex and single family dwellings) commercial/multifamily plan reviews,
and other related permit applications. This position will interpret and
apply the State and City codes for building, mechanical, plumbing, energy,
and minor site grading/site development requirements. In addition, the
position will understand the requirements of other disciplines and how this
affects the reviews they are responsible for.
• Review all types of permits for new construction, additions and
remodels; review the plans for conformance with established codes
and regulations, and establish criteria for correcting non-compliance
of codes before building permits are issued.
• Review commercial and multi-family plans, including remodels,
plumbing and/or mechanical replacements.
• Communicates additional application needs to applicants as needed.
• Participate in pre-application and pre-construction meetings.
• Provide information to architects, engineers and the public regarding
code compliance and plan corrections.
Our Ideal Candidate will be a person who exemplifies the
• Strong personal motivation and drive – an energetic and committed
• Excellent interpersonal communication skills; written and oral.
• Skilled in the ability to convert technical data and information into
• Ability to read and interpret complex code requirements, language
and criteria, and provide real-world application of regulations.
• A detail-oriented, analytical thinker with strong observation and
• Strong collaboration and team member skills.
• Possess the natural ability to view site plans and mentally
conceptualize a spatial, 3 dimensional product.
• High-performing customer service and conflict management skill
The Principles that Guide Us:
Tacoma, the City of Destiny, has a workforce of dedicated, talented
employees with unique skills and perspectives. We embrace innovation
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:
Office environment, with time in the field for inspections related to plan
reviews. While performing the duties of this job, the employee could be
exposed to individuals who are irate, angry or hostile. The noise level in
the work environment is usually moderate.
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: An equivalent combination to:
Associates degree plus four years of experience directly related to
planning, development and/or inspection;
OR Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science, architecture or related field
from an accredited college or university and two years of experience
directly related to planning, development and/or inspection;
OR four years’ experience as a Plans Examiner I;
OR a minimum of 8 years’ experience directly related to planning,
LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS
At least two (2) individual ICC certifications are required within one year of
the hire date, with one of the certifications required to be a Residential or
Commercial Plans Examiner. An ICC Code Official certification can be
substituted for the two certifications.
Professional degree and work experience in a combination of the
following: architecture, engineering, construction and ICC certifications.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS: COMPETENCIES:
Collaborates: 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
Manages Complexity: Making sense of complex, high quality and
sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.
Manages Conflict: Handling conflict situations effectively.
Decision Quality: Making good and timely decisions that keep the
organization moving forward.
Interpersonal Savvy: Relating openly and comfortably with diverse
groups of people.
Plans and Aligns: Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments
aligned with organizational goals.
Balances Stakeholders: Anticipating and balancing the needs of multiple
Tech Savvy: Anticipating and adopting innovations in business.
Principles of engineering and/or architecture related to design and
Construction codes and regulations.
Research and record-keeping techniques.
Principles of mathematics, trigonometry and calculus.
Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
Interpersonal and customer service skills using tact, patience and
Drafting instruments, equipment and techniques.
The use of computers and computer software.
Modern office practices and procedures.
Interpret, apply and explain codes, rules, regulations, policies and
Prepare oral, graphic and written documents for public presentation.
Work independently with little direction.
Adjust work operations to meet changing requirements with available
resources without sacrifice to technical quality of work.
Present technical concepts in an uncomplicated manner.
Diffuse hostile situations and deal with divergent views.
Analyze and summarize findings or data using automated systems and
SELECTION PROCESS & SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
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.
When you work for the City of Tacoma you’ll enjoy a healthy work/life
balance, continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness
incentives and a total rewards benefits program with competitive salaries
and outstanding benefits. 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:
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 complete the online application and
attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes major
responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position.
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, with redacted birth date and social security numbers.
This is a competitive selection process. Your application will be reviewed
and evaluated on the basis of education, certifications, professional
licenses and related experience. Applicants who meet the
minimum qualifications and who most closely correspond to the City of
Tacoma’s needs will be eligible for further consideration and will be placed
on a referral list for review and potential interview selection. Appointment
is subject to passing a pre-employment background and references check.
Supplemental questions regarding an applicant’s experience and training
are also included in the application form. These questions will be used to
assess candidate qualifications and to provide additional information to the
hiring managers regarding candidate experience.
NOTE: This is a continuous recruitment until the ideal candidate is
discovered. The first review will consist of application materials
received before 8:00 am, November 27, 2017, and may result in an
invitation to interview. A second review of application materials
received after this time will be conducted if the first review round
does not reveal the ideal candidate. It is in the best interest of all
candidates to ensure your application materials are submitted via
our on-line process before the date of the first review.
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 some classifications may include a pre-employment
medical exam and 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
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
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. The NEOGOV computer system automatically times-out at
5:00 pm and any application that has not been completed before then, will
not be uploaded and accepted for this recruitment.
APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT:
ALTERNATIVE FORMAT MAY BE OBTAINED AT:
Human Resources Department
747 Market Street
Tacoma, WA 98402-3764
An Equal Opportunity Employer
BUILDING PLANS EXAMINER II
Building Plans Examiner II Supplemental Questionnaire
* 1. The Supplemental Questionnaire is part of the examination process; accordingly, it should
be completed carefully. It must be submitted with your application. Do not indicate “see
resume” or copy unrelated content from your resume when answering these questions.
Answer all information requested in each question. Failure to do so may result in rejection
of your application.
I certify that the information provided is accurate and complete to the best of my
knowledge. I understand that any falsification may cancel any terms, conditions, or
privileges of employment.
* 2. Describe how your work experience and education qualify you for this position.
* 3. Check all of the boxes below in which you have expertise.
None of the above
List all of your professional certifications that relate to this position, including ICC
* 5. Describe your experience working in the construction industry and/or in the building
industry. Note the specific type of work experience you have, such as: sewers, streets,
roads, highways, bridges, walls, buildings and structures.
* 6. Describe your experience working with the building code. Note the specific codes you
have experience with.
* 7. Provide a brief description of the techniques you use for managing your time and meeting
schedules and objectives.
* 8. How would you go about building rapport with a co-worker who is from a background
different than yours?
* 9. Describe a process or system that you improved so customers could be better served.
* 10. One of the City’s Principles that Guide us is Integrity. In detail, describe a situation where
you worked to gain the confidence and trust of others through integrity and authenticity.
* 11. Describe how you have furthered your professional development and how it would be
beneficial in this position.
* 12. Please tell us how you learned about this job opening.
Job Interest Card notification
Union job posting
City of Tacoma employee
Online job board posting
Word of mouth
13. Please provide specific information regarding how you learned about this job opening.
Thank you, your feedback will be used to evaluate our success reaching the public and
refine our methods for future job postings.
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* Required Question
This fall, one lucky Washington Community will become home to a Washington State Moon Tree! Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz will draw from respondents to the Urban and Community Forestry survey, discussed below, on Monday, October 2, to kick off Urban and Community Forestry Month. During the Apollo moon missions between 1969 and 1972, Douglas fir seedlings were transported to the moon for each of the 50 states. Washington State’s seedling was subsequently planted on the Capital Campus, and a limited number of saplings have been grafted from the original tree.
Periodically, the USDA Forest Service asks us to provide information regarding local communities’ urban forestry planning and management activities. We’re asking all of you to help us gather the most accurate data to report to them through a brief survey. Completion of this survey will automatically enter your community in a drawing for a chance to become the proud recipient of a Moon Tree.
Deadline for the survey to be completed and submitted is 11:59pm Wednesday, September 27, 2017.
Fine print: All communities who complete the survey will be automatically entered, no further action is required. Multiple completions will not add additional chances; all communities will receive one chance. Only complete surveys will be accepted and all questions must be answered for the survey to be deemed complete. The winning community will be notified no later than Friday, October 6.
National Scenic Area Planner
Seeking an energetic, dynamic and experienced NSA Planner for this unique opportunity. This position will assist with the 10-year review and revision of the Gorge 2020 NSA Management Plan, conduct development reviews, and support other Gorge Commission staff in building and maintaining relationships with all levels of government, business, communities, and diverse stakeholders. Excellent communication and people skills required. Working knowledge and experience using GIS applications to analyze and communicate land use trends and issues. Experience developing outreach materials such as graphic publications, web-based surveys, and online mapping tools. Bachelor degree or equivalent. $40,000 – $55,000. For more information, including how to apply, see position description at http://www.gorgecommission.org/about-crgc/jobs. Online applications only. Deadline 11:59 pm Pacific, September 15, 2017. AA/EOE