Deputy Director

Employer
CITY OF TACOMA SOLID WASTE
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Aug 13, 2019
Closes
Aug 23, 2019
Ref
271075408
Hours
Full Time
City of Tacoma, Washington JOB ANNOUNCEMENT DEPUTY DIRECTOR Respond by: May 30, 2006 Tacoma Public Utilities (TPU) is a 113-year-old municipally owned utility that provides electric, water, telecommunications and rail services to 165,000 customers in Tacoma, several neighboring cities, unincorporated portions of Pierce, King, Thurston and Lewis counties. TPU is governed by the Public Utility Board, whose members are appointed by the City Council; some matters also require City Council approval. For more information, go to www.tacomapublicutilities.com. This position is responsible for managing TPU activities relating to public affairs and government relations, including legislative and regulatory matters, media relations, internal and external communications, community programs, and employee volunteer activities. The position is part of the executive management team and reports to the Director of Utilities/CEO. The position is responsible for supervising a staff of seven professional and administrative employees. Specific responsibilities and activities include: . Take the lead in developing TPU legislative policies . Develop and coordinate legislative and regulatory strategies . Work closely with elected officials in support of TPU policies . Conduct media relations/ respond to media inquiries . Create and distribute internal and external publications . Coordinate legislative activities closely with the City of Tacoma's Government Relations Office . Design and implement community programs . Support employee volunteer activities . Help maintain strong TPU relationships with elected officials . Work closely with internal customers to assure a high level of service Compensation for this position falls within an annual salary range of $119,308 to $152,193 per year, depending upon qualifications. In addition, the City provides excellent medical, dental and vision plans; paid holidays and personal time off; and participation in Tacoma's Public Employees' Retirement System. Desired Qualifications The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in public administration, political science, communications, or other relevant field of study with a minimum of 10 years' experience working with utility-related legislative and regulatory issues. Experience in media relations, community affairs, and strategic planning is also desirable. Experience conducting public policy analysis on complex utility issues and regulatory matters and working with diverse constituencies, including elected officials; state, local and federal agencies; public policy interest groups; and citizens is a plus. How to Apply Please submit a completed City of Tacoma Employment Application form, cover letter and resume to: Tacoma Public Utilities, Human Resources Department, 3628 South 35th Street, Tacoma, WA 98409. Application materials can be obtained by calling Human Resources at (253) 502-8158 or applicants also have the option of filling out and submitting their application, cover letter, and resume on line by clicking on the link below. Selection Process Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to participate in the interview process. It is in the applicant's best interest to address the qualifications of the job as they apply to their knowledge, skills, and abilities. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. If you have any questions regarding this position, please call JoAn Westby at (253) 502-8157. 04-24-06;0819-06-070 Click on the following link to apply: The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in public administration, political science, communications, or other relevant field of study with a minimum of 10 years' experience working with utility-related legislative and regulatory issues. Experience in media relations, community affairs, and strategic planning is also desirable. Experience conducting public policy analysis on complex utility issues and regulatory matters and working with diverse constituencies, including elected officials; state, local and federal agencies; public policy interest groups; and citizens is a plus. Compensation for this position falls within an annual salary range of $119,308 to $152,193 per year, depending upon qualifications. In addition, the City provides excellent medical, dental and vision plans; paid holidays and personal time off; and participation in Tacoma's Public Employees' Retirement System. Please submit a completed City of Tacoma Employment Application form, cover letter and resume to: Tacoma Public Utilities, Human Resources Department, 3628 South 35th Street, Tacoma, WA 98409. Application materials can be obtained by calling Human Resources at (253) 502-8158 or applicants also have the option of filling out and submitting their application, cover letter, and resume on line by clicking on the link below. Selection Process Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to participate in the interview process. It is in the applicant's best interest to address the qualifications of the job as they apply to their knowledge, skills, and abilities. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. If you have any questions regarding this position, please call JoAn Westby at (253) 502-8157. 04-24-06;0819-06-070 Click on the following link to apply

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