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City of Tacoma WA **Water Utility Worker Information Session** in Tacoma, Washington

Water Utility Worker Information Session

Location

Tacoma, WA

Job Type

Volunteer/Intern

Department

Water

Job Number

5060- 2021 Info

Max Number of Applicants

1000

Closing

1/18/2022 2:00 PM Pacific

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Position Description

ARE YOU CURIOUS ABOUT TACOMA WATER'S WATER UTILITY WORKER ROLE? COME JOIN US TO LEARN MORE ABOUT IT!

JOIN US IN A NON-FORMAL, SETTING TO:
  • Hear from current Tacoma Water leadership and our union partners

  • Discuss a career within Tacoma Water

  • Learn about career advancement

  • Hear first-hand accounts of what it's like to be a Tacoma Water employee and go through the Apprenticeship program

  • Understand our hiring process, salaries and benefits

  • Ask questions you might otherwise be hesitant to ask

If you are interested in attending this event please click the Apply button in the top right corner. Then complete the form to register and reserve your spot.

This is an open house forum where you will have the opportunity to discuss a potential career path at Tacoma Water. We have many amazing opportunities within Tacoma Water! This will be a chance to discuss the recruitment process, get interview advice, and talk to people who are currently in this role and others who have promoted in to different roles within Tacoma Water.

This event will be taking place on January 18, 2022 from 3:30-5:30PM in a virtual format. Upon registering you will receive an email with a link to attend this event.

Below is our agenda for the event.

3:30-3:35PM Welcome

3:35-3:45PM Overview of the Water Utility Worker role

3:45-3:55PM Partnership with Local 483 IBEW (Water Division Unit)

3:55-4:25PM What’s it like to work here?

4:25-4:35PM Pre-Employment Considerations

4:35-4:50PM Application, Cover Letter and Resume tips

4:50-5:00PM Interview Tips

5:00-5:30PM Q&A and closing

REASONS TO PURSUE A CAREER AS A WATER UTILITY WORKER:

Interesting : As a Water Utility Worker, you are provided the option to work with your hands in a fast-paced environment in a job that can vary daily and add a challenging element.

Less Time in School: The path to working as a Water Utility Worker can be a shorter than other career paths but with salaries comparable to jobs that require a four-year degree. This means less time in school and zero student loan debt.

Advancement Opportunity: There are opportunities in Tacoma Water for upward mobility. There are many opportunities for senior positions, cross training, management, and supervisory positions at Tacoma Water.

Selection Process & Supplemental Information

Tacoma Water (https://www.mytpu.org/about-tpu/services/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.

If you'd like to get a glimpse of what it's like to be a Water Utility Worker and how this role impacts our customers, check out this video (https://youtu.be/ELwZdTjGOfI) !

**Please note, our Water Utility Worker job opportunity will be posted as of January 7, 2022. Please be sure you go to that announcement to apply for the role if you are interested.

The City of Tacoma provides excellent medical, dental and vision plans for the whole family; paid holidays and paid leave; participation in the Tacoma Public Employees' Retirement System (alternate plan for Police/Fire); continuing education and advancement opportunities and a growing variety of City-sponsored health and wellness opportunities and incentives.

Medical Coverage: For eligible employees and their families, including domestic partners and dependent children age 26 or younger.

Dental Coverage: For eligible employees and their families, including domestic partners and dependent children age 26 or younger.

Vision Coverage: For eligible employees and their eligible dependents.

Paid Leave: City employees are entitled to received paid holidays, sick/vacation leave or personal time off (PTO), depending upon union affiliation and appointment type.

Insurance Plans: Employees are covered by a long-term disability plan. Short-term and expanded long-term disability insurance plans are also available to employees. The State Industrial Insurance Act also covers employees.

Deferred Compensation: Income can be set aside on a pretax basis and invested for supplementation of normal retirement income.

Retirement: All employees of the City, except members of the Police and Fire services, Tacoma Rail and certain project employees, are included in the Tacoma Employees' Retirement System. Information on the Tacoma Employees' Retirement System can be found at www.cityoftacoma.org or by calling (253) 502-8200.

Other Employment Information

Direct Deposit: Employees are paid on a bi-weekly schedule by direct deposit.

Salary Increases: Based on satisfactory job performance, the City provides for a regular progression of salary increases for most classifications according to the salary schedule.

Union Affiliation: Many job classifications are covered by union security provisions which require union membership, dues, or payment of equivalent service fees.

Note: The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice.

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City of Tacoma

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Human Resources Department 747 Market Street Tacoma, Washington, 98402-3764

Phone

253-591-5400

Website

http://www.cityoftacoma.org

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