Electrical Meter & Relay Technician, Tacoma, Washington

Created 11/21/2020
Employer City of Tacoma, WA
Reference 386275
Job Type Full Time
Country United States
State Washington
City Tacoma
Salary $48.91 Hourly
Position Description

The City of Tacoma is creating a new civil service list for Electrical Meter & Relay Technician that will be used to fill vacancies. Electrical Meter & Relay Technicians perform journey-level work in the testing, cleaning, repairing, calibrating, installing and programming of electro-mechanical and solid state meters used in industrial, commercial and residential installations, including electrical and electronic support equipment. This position requires lifting, pushing, pulling, climbing, working from heights, climbing stairs and ladders and working in enclosed spaces. Employees in this position are exposed to electrical hazards.

Qualifications

An equivalent combination to: completion of an approved meter technician apprenticeship program; or graduation from high school including courses in electricity, electrical circuits and wiring systems, and mathematics up to and including trigonometry, and four years' experience as a journey-level electrical meter technician.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Completion of an approved meter technician apprenticeship program; valid Washington State driver's license; valid First Aid and CPR Certificate issued by the American Red Cross.

Selection Process & Supplemental Information

This recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn!

City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.

The City of Tacoma
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.

Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of the Thea Foss Waterway, the expansions of both the MultiCare and Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the 1990s.

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!

Interested individuals should apply online. Each applicant that meets the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the supplemental questions evaluated by a panel of subject matter experts. Applicants must pass the examination process to be placed on the eligible list for hiring consideration.

Appointment is subject to passing a background check and will include a pre-employment medical examination and drug screen. New employees need to obtain a valid Washington State driver's license within 30 days of appointment with maintenance thereafter. CPR and first-aid training will be required prior to completion of the probationary period with maintenance thereafter. Candidates must be able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) clearance prior to completion of probation and maintenance thereafter. Candidates must be able to pass background screening for applicable security access and maintain security clearance. In addition, new employees must successfully complete a 9 month probationary period to obtain permanent status in this classification. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and IBEW Local 483.

Communication from the City of Tacoma:
We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails 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 e-mail folders.

Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 before the closing date.
Closing Date/Time: 12/4/2020 5:00 PM Pacific

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