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MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY AT PUGET SOUND ENERGY!

Pathway to Apprenticeship Opportunities #30408

If you are looking for a hands-on job that may lead into an exciting and rewarding career in the electrical trades, PSE’s Pathway to Apprenticeship could be the right move for you!

Puget Sound Energy is seeking people interested in qualifying for future Pathway to Apprenticeship (PTA) opportunities in the energy sector. PTA jobs are entry level positions that may lead into Apprenticeship opportunities. These positions give you the opportunity to learn about the company and work with a diverse group of people while learning the tools of the trade.

PSE offers Apprenticeship programs in: Substation Wire, Hydro Electrician, Hydro Mechanic, Electric Meter and Combustion Turbine Specialist.

As Apprentice openings become available, they will be filled based on seniority by employees holding PTA positions.

Minimum requirements to test:

  • 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED
  • 1 full year of high school level algebra with a grade of “C” or better or college equivalent

Selection process overview:

  • Applicants meeting the minimum requirements will be invited to take the National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (NJATC) test for the electrical industry.
  • Upon receipt of the online application a full packet of apprenticeship required forms and materials will be sent via email for completion and submission prior to testing.
  • Supplementary application materials must be postmarked by 4:00 PM on March 24, 2017. No exceptions will be made. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure this gets submitted back to PSE.
  • The NJATC test will occur on April 17, 2017 in Bellevue, WA.
  • Applicants successfully scoring 7 or better on the NJATC test will be invited to interview. Applicants will then receive a score based off their interview and test scores and will be ranked in the PTA Qualified Pool.
  • As PTA positions become available, they will be offered to those in the qualified pool in order of the combined scores.
  • Successful candidates will be required to participate in PTA training opportunities.
  • Those holding PTA positions are then eligible to bid on apprenticeship positions as they become available. This is in part of the occupational progression as outlined in the collective bargaining agreement.

Other:

  • These are safety sensitive positions which are subject to random DOT drug and/or alcohol testing.
  • These are IBEW Represented positions and the successful candidates will become members of the IBEW.
  • The selected candidate will need to be able to obtain a Commercial Drivers License (CDL).
  • Job opportunities will be throughout PSE’s service territory which covers much of Western Washington. Relocation may be required.
  • Candidates will be subject to pre-employment screening including a physical capacity assessment (for ability to perform essential job functions).
  • Pay for PTA positions will be at least $15.69 per hour. Apprentice positions start at $33.39 per hour.

**For further information contact: pseapprenticeship@pse.com

Program standards can be viewed at: http://www.lni.wa.gov.

Families and businesses depend on PSE to provide the energy they need to pursue their dreams. Our steadfast commitment to serving Washington communities with safe, dependable and efficient energy started in 1886. Today we’re building the Northwest’s energy future through efforts like our award winning energy efficiency programs and our leadership in renewable energy.

At PSE all employees are valued, respected and provided with the opportunity to excel professionally. We offer an expansive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive cafeteria-style benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan, and an employee assistance and wellness program.

PSE is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage persons of diverse backgrounds to apply.

Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Staffing department at jobs@pse.com or 425-462-3017.

 

 


Public Policy Project Associate

Triangle Associates is seeking a public policy and collaborative governance specialist for its Seattle office to assist with environmental, transportation and land use projects.

BACKGROUND
Since 1979, Triangle has provided facilitation, mediation, conflict resolution, public involvement, strategic planning and other services to federal, state, tribal and local governments, private firms, non-profits and communities. The firm has convened and facilitated numerous advisory committees and multi-agency working groups to develop public policy and regulations. Triangle prides itself on helping affected communities understand and engage in local, state and federal government decision-making. Triangle Associates’ work is rooted in the belief that good information, genuine dialogue and participatory problem-solving, among diverse interests and people, are the foundations of a healthy democracy and sustainable society.

POSITION TITLE: Project Associate I or II

REPORTS TO: Designated Supervisor

DESIGNATION: Full Time Project Associate I or II

START DATE: February 2017

SALARY RANGE: Triangle offers a competitive benefits package with salary commensurate with experience.

The overall goals of this position are to:

  • Support the design and implement of processes that will increase effective communication and understanding among multiple jurisdictions with shared goals, stakeholder interests and clients.
  • Support multi-jurisdictional decision-making in a non-advocacy, independent role that supports durable solutions

RESPONSIBILITIES
Triangle Project Associates will work independently and with direction and mentoring to provide wide ranging support on environmental, transportation and land use public policy projects with the facilitation and public involvement team and on other projects as needed. Assignments may include:

A. Support for Project Management

  • Draft and edit written materials including background information, meeting summaries, final reports, letters of invitation, correspondence with project participants, press releases, fact sheets, newspaper ads, agendas and progress reports
  • Help determine how to meet client and project needs, planning the scope of work for a project, and how to implement the project needs to stay within scope and budget
  • Coordinate meeting logistics and scheduling
  • Support Project Managers using clear, detail oriented, professional communications
  • Support development of process design, assessment strategies, and other planning documents
  • Conduct in-depth research of diverse topic areas, particularly natural resource management and environmental policy
  • Coordinate or implement graphic design and pre- and post-production of products and materials
  • Maintain database descriptions and information from projects, drafts reports, newsletters and memos of project related work
  • Coordinate placement of ads, calendar notices, and other publicity tasks
  • Attend in-house and off site meetings
  • Organize and conduct mailings and telephone communication
  • Support projects through other project related administrative tasks as needed

B. Marketing Support

  • Support the development of one or more pieces of a proposal or other marketing document
  • Conduct background research for proposals and interviews
  • Create, edit, format and support production of high quality documents, presentations, proposals and resumes
  • Help with roster management, marketing report and ongoing tracking of proposals and Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
  • Attend and document weekly and monthly team meetings
  • Represent Triangle at pre-proposal meetings and marketing events

C. Partnership Development

  • Develop strong partnerships and collaborative opportunities which advance Triangle’s Women- and Minority- Owned Businesses Inclusion Plan, Equity Plan and plan to engage community based organizations
  • Identify local and regional firms and community based organizations with complementary values and strengths and/or are leaders in environmental and social justice

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Triangle promotes a team-oriented working community where employees are encouraged to speak their truth and listen to that of others. This position would be expected to:

  • Interact frequently and regularly with project team and project managers and employees to anticipate project needs and provide support
  • Listen and respond to performance feedback from supervisor and colleagues
  • Communicate with multiple Project Managers to maintain clear understanding of priority tasks and timeframe for deliverables
  • Support staff and client learning and inquiry about privilege, structural racism and environmental justice
  • Suggest or offer skill sharing workshops among staff
  • Support mentorship and onboarding of new employees
  • Provide resources for human resources recruitment efforts
  • Comfortable travelling for project work occasionally to remote locations most often in the Pacific Northwest or Alaska

QUALIFICATIONS
We want it all, but ultimately seek the right combination of experience and ability to learn-as-you-go. Highly desirable candidates will demonstrate:

  • Basic understanding of or experience with governmental structures and processes, and understanding of collaborative governance and/or environmental conflict resolution
  • Experience working on natural resource management or general public policy issues, and one to three years of experience in a similar setting is preferable
  • Master’s Degree in a related field is preferred, experience can be substituted for degree
  • Strong skills in academic or applied research
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Proficiency in language(s) other than English desired
  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint required
  • Experience with Access, Adobe InDesign, ArcGIS and/or ESRI desired

SKILLS
Triangle prioritizes hard work with a sense of humor. You will thrive if you have:

  • Outstanding organizational skills and methods
  • Ability to understand and incorporate the ideas, criticism and support from others
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely verbally and in writing
  • A detailed-oriented approach
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Proficiency in managing competing priorities and multi-tasking with grace and humor
  • Self-initiative to ask questions or gather information to better understand tasks and assignments
  • Experience working collaboratively with colleagues and clients
  • Flexibility to accept a wide variety of assignments, with a wide range of individuals, with different communication styles
  • An interest in and desire to grow professionally and express creativity and leadership.


TO APPLY:
Send cover letter and resume to Jessica Graham, Human Resources Manager at employment@triangleassociates.com

Triangle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or genetic information.

 


Collaboration and Public Engagement Specialist

Triangle Associates is seeking a collaboration and public engagement specialist for its Seattle office to assist with environmental, transportation, and land use projects throughout the Pacific Northwest.

BACKGROUND
Since 1979, Triangle has provided facilitation, mediation, conflict resolution, public involvement, strategic planning and other services to federal, state, tribal and local governments, private firms, non-profits and communities. The firm has convened and facilitated numerous advisory committees and multi-agency working groups to develop public policy and regulations. Triangle prides itself on helping affected communities understand and engage in local, state and federal government decision-making. Triangle Associates’ work is rooted in the belief that good information, genuine dialogue and participatory problem-solving, among diverse interests and people, are the foundations of a healthy democracy and sustainable society.

POSITION TITLE: Project Associate II or Associate (Public Engagement Focus)

REPORTS TO: Designated Supervisor

DESIGNATION: Project Associate II or Associate depending on experience – exempt

START DATE: February 2017 or by arrangement, Full Time

SALARY RANGE: Triangle offers a competitive benefits package with salary commensurate with experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Triangle team members will work independently and with direction to provide wide ranging support on environmental, transportation and land use public policy projects with the facilitation and public involvement team and on other projects as needed.

A. Public Engagement

  • Support partners and clients with resources and tools to enhance institutional responsiveness and accountability to public input
  • Coach clients in authentic, reciprocal interaction with communities affected by policy decisions
  • Ensure that marginalized communities are involved or engaged in policy decisions of clients
  • Increase effective communication and understanding among stakeholders and clients, particularly low-income communities, communities of color, non-English speaking, hearing-impaired or physical-/mental- disabilities, youth, and elderly
  • Uphold Triangle’s commitment to serving as an independent party in the service of a fair and inclusive process and not advocate for a specific outcome or decision
  • Organize equitable public engagement activities such as open houses, “drop-in sessions” at community gathering spots, social media outreach, digital civic engagement, public meetings, town halls, social events and other activities that encourage participation and provide for greater access to information and government decision-making.

B. Partnership Development

  • Identify local and regional firms, community based organizations, educational institutions with complementary values and strengths and/or are leaders in environmental and social justice
  • Initiate and maintain communication (in person, via LinkedIn, networking opportunities, exchanging marketing opportunities, share proposals and articles, etc.)
  • Develop strong partnerships and collaborative opportunities that help to advance Triangle’s Women- and Minority- Owned Businesses Inclusion Plan, Equity Plan and plans to engage with community based organizations
  • Support marketing team in developing contracts and relationships with clients with transparency

C. Project Management

  • Determine how to meet client and project needs, planning the scope of work for a project, and how to implement the project needs to stay within scope and budget
  • Manage client contact, progress reports, and general client communication
  • Draft and edit written materials including background information, meeting summaries, final reports, letters of invitation, correspondence with project participants, press releases, fact sheets, agendas and progress reports
  • Develop public involvement plans, outreach strategies, and other planning documents.
  • Graphic design and pre- and post-production of products and materials
  • Maintain database descriptions and information from projects, drafts reports, newsletters and memos of project related work
  • Coordinate meeting logistics and scheduling
  • Coordinate placement of ads, calendar notices, and other publicity tasks
  • Attend in-house and off site meetings
  • Take notes during conference calls, internal and client meetings and produces meeting summaries and identify next steps
  • Organize and conduct mailings and telephone communications
  • Conduct in-depth research of diverse topic areas, particularly natural resource management environmental policy, and environmental justice.

D. Marketing Support

  • Lead the development of one or more pieces of a proposal or other marketing document
  • Conduct background research for proposals and interviews
  • Create, edit, format and support production of high quality documents, presentations and proposals and resumes
  • Help with roster management, marketing report and ongoing tracking of proposals and RFPs
  • Attend and document weekly and monthly team meetings
  • Represent Triangle at pre-proposal meetings and marketing events

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Triangle promotes a team-oriented working community where employees are encouraged to speak their truth and listen to that of others.

  • Interact frequently and regularly with project team and project managers and employees to anticipate project needs and provide support
  • Listen and respond to performance feedback from supervisor and colleagues
  • Communicate with multiple Project Managers and Project Associates to maintain clear understanding of priority tasks and timeframe for deliverables.
  • Support staff and client learning and inquiry about privilege, structural racism and environmental justice
  • Suggest or offer skill sharing workshops among staff
  • Support mentorship and onboarding of new employees
  • Provide resources for human resources recruitment efforts
  • Travel and weekend work may be required for certain projects

QUALIFICATIONS
We want it all, but ultimately seek the right combination of experience and ability to learn-as-you-go. Highly desirable candidates will demonstrate:

  • Background in environmental issues, including but not limited to environmental contamination/remediation, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund cleanups, stormwater, and wastewater
  • Experience working with underrepresented or marginalized communities in the Puget Sound region
  • Formal training or self-education in environmental justice principles and history, Native American history or other indigenous societies, structural oppression and/or institutionalized racism
  • Demonstrated proficiency and diplomacy in applying equity and social justice principles to professional settings
  • Basic understanding of governmental structures and processes, and understanding of collaborative governance and/or environmental conflict resolution
  • Experience managing other team members
  • Proficiency in language(s) other than English preferred
  • Extensive professional network with local firms and organizations led by people of color
  • Master’s Degree in a related field is preferred, experience can be substituted for degree
  • Strong skills in academic or applied research
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access (required), and desired experience with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator; ArcGIS and/or ESRI.

SKILLS
Triangle prioritizes hard work with a sense of humor. You will thrive if you have:

  • Outstanding organizational skills and methods
  • Ability to understand and incorporate the ideas, criticism and support from others
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely verbally and in writing
  • A detailed-oriented approach
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Proficiency in managing competing priorities and multi-tasking with grace and humor
  • Self-initiative to ask questions or gather information to better understand tasks and assignments
  • Experience working collaboratively with colleagues and clients
  • Flexibility to accept a wide variety of assignments, with a wide range of individuals, with different communication styles
  • An interest in and desire to grow professionally and express creativity and leadership


TO APPLY:
Send cover letter and resume to Jessica Graham, Human Resources Manager at employment@triangleassociates.com

Triangle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or genetic information.