Job Details

Solid Waste Management; Management Analyst II
City of Tacoma, WA
Job Description

The Environmental Services Department believes everything we do supports healthy neighborhoods and a thriving Puget Sound, leaving a better Tacoma for all. The Solid Waste Management Division provides safe, reliable, sustainable and well-integrated solid waste management services to the citizens and businesses of Tacoma. Our goal is to be a leader in the industry by creating cost-effective programs to sustain a high quality of life and increase customer satisfaction with innovative approaches in collection, processing, waste disposal, recycling and waste reduction programs.

As part of the Analytical Support Team the Management Analyst II plays a vital role supporting all phases of the Solid Waste Management Division's operating and capital budgets, delivering business insights, supporting procurement and improving processes with a clear focus on customers, employees and operations.

Assist in developing and monitoring the operating and capital budgets. Support preparation of the biennium budget and Office of Management & Budget led initiatives. Research and analysis of monthly variances; financial reports; ad hoc revenue and expenditure studies; provide budget subject matter expertise to business units and staff. Track capital improvement plan projects to manage fiscal sustainability.
Deliver business insights by providing high level financial and data analysis consultative services. Develop and present key performance indicators to support strategic efforts; rate development; data visualization; research of fiscal and policy issues. Prepare and present recommendations, implement if applicable.
Lead management audits and feasibility studies. Evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of programs and operations by researching internal and external processes; compare actual performance to established standards; alert division supervisors and managers to deviations and potential problems; conduct process improvements. Participate on cross-functional teams to improve processes and support strategic initiatives.
Procurement support. Supervise Financial Assistant; analyze contracts for prioritization; coordinate with operational subject matter experts and the Financial Assistant to conduct research, determine the scope of work and prepare technical specifications for bids and proposals.
2+ years of increasing responsibilities preparing and monitoring operating and capital budgets, and/or research and financial analysis, preferably in the public sector or a utility.
1+ years of supervisory experience preferred.
Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business, public administration, economics or a related field; applicable experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer's responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
Depending upon assignment a WA driver's license may be required.
Individuals may have to pass a background check depending upon assignment
Knowledge & Skills:
Optimizes work performance: knows the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.
Communicates effectively: develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
Financial acumen: interprets and applies understanding of key financial indicators to make better business decisions.
Manages ambiguity: operates effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear.
Organizational savvy: maneuvers comfortably through complex policy, processes and people-related organizational dynamics.
Manages complexity: making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.
Plans and aligns: plans and prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.
Advanced Excel skills and experience using data visualization software to communicate business insights for decision making.
Experience with SAP or other ERP software.
Understanding of accounting principles.
Effective project management skills, ability to research, interpret data and analyze information from various sources to implement process improvements.
Experience using Continuous Improvement, Lean or Six Sigma to improve the effectiveness of operations an asset.
Knowledge of local government purchasing policies and procedures preferred.
Selection Process & Supplemental Information:

The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits:
Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment.
Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26.
Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits.
Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26.
Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code.
Personal time off.
Paid holidays.
A great pension plan.

City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative 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.

The City of Tacoma supports a healthy work/life balance, continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program. 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:


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.|

This is a competitive selection process. Your application will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of education, certifications and related experience. Applicants who have the strongest backgrounds related to the responsibilities of this position and who most closely correspond to the City of Tacoma's needs 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.

Communication from the City of Tacoma:
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Job Details
$64,417 - $82,596
Job Function:
Position Type:
Full Time
City of Tacoma
747 Market St Rm 1530
Tacoma, WA 98402-3701
United States
Form of Government: Council-Manager