Are you a dedicated professional that puts customers first, thrives in a demanding environment, and displays solid teamwork? Are you interested in being part of an energetic organization that strives to deliver timely, reliable and consistent service using the latest technology--and have fun while you're doing it?
Come work for a department that develops, trains, and promotes their employees. Join the team at Planning and Public Works, and help us build a livable Pierce County.
Our staff is committed to building better, safer communities and enhancing the quality of life in Pierce County. Use your clerical and administrative knowledge and experience to make a difference for our residents.
Learn more about our dynamic department at www.piercecountywa.org/ppw. Position Summary
Our next successful team member can look forward to...
- Monitoring and auditing of budget expenditures and statistical records.
- Examining and evaluating data.
- Interpreting, applying, and explaining complex rules and procedures.
- Performing and coordinating timekeeping processes.
- Preparation and review of complex reports.
- Assisting with purchasing and inventory management.
Our next successful team member should possess the following...
- Knowledge of general office procedures/practices.
- Knowledge of computers and related system applications.
- Knowledge of technical and varied auditing methods and research techniques.
- Ability to effectively lead assigned subject matter and/or other employees.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include evenings, weekends, holidays, and/or overtime.
- Ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY: Two or more years of progressively responsible clerical experience or administrative program support work. Additional education and experience may substitute for the required experience to a maximum of one year.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND/OR QUALIFICATIONS: A valid Washington State driver's license may be required when travel is required of the position.Supplemental Information
To be considered for this opportunity please:
Complete and submit an online Pierce County Employment Application.
- If you do not have internet access, you may visit your local public library or any WorkSource location and use their computers.
- Individuals needing accommodation in the application, testing process or need this job announcement in an alternative format you may call Human Resources at (253) 798-7480, at least two days prior to the need.
This is a competitive selection process. Your application form will be reviewed and evaluated for the quality and quantity of education/experience in the areas listed. Applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond to the County's needs will be eligible for further consideration. Notification of application status normally occurs 4 to 6 weeks after the closing date. Short notice may be given to applicants to participate in further selection processes which may include written, oral and performance examinations, and final interviews.
As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, Pierce County welcomes a diverse workforce. Pierce County does not discriminate based on race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person.
Employee benefits are not just about the kind of services you get, they are also about how much you may have to pay out of pocket. Pierce County offers a competitive benefits package that offers flexibility and peace of mind.
We understand that your life revolves around more than just your career and that your priority is making sure that you and your family maintain health and financial security. That's why choice is a key component of our benefits package. We have a selection of health and retirement plans, paid leave, staff training and other compensation benefits that you can mix and match to meet your current and future needs.
Vacation (Annual Leave)
After approximately six months, employees receive six days of vacation leave.
Since we value your experience, the amount of vacation you can accrue increases the longer you work with us. Vacation accrues on a bi-weekly basis for full-time employees as follows:
During years 1-3, 12 Days
During years 4-7, 16Days
During years8-13, 20Days
During years14-18, 23Days
During years19, 24Days
During years20, 25Days
During years21, 26Days
During years22, 27Days
During years23, 28Days
During years24, 29Days
During years25 & thereafter,30 Days
A maximum of 45 days may be carried from one year into the next.
Pro-Rated for Part-Time based on % of 1.0 FTE.
Pierce County has a proud history of supporting the armed forces and provides members of the armed forces with up to 21 days paid military leave per state fiscal year.
Some full-time employees are entitled to ten paid holidays as follows:
Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday -Third Monday in January
President's Day -Third Monday in February
Memorial Day -Last Monday in May
Independence Day -July 4
Labor Day - First Monday in September
Veteran's Day -November 11
Thanksgiving Day -Fourth Thursday in November & Friday after
Christmas Day -December 25
Regular full-time and regular part-time employees also receive two additional paid personal holidays. Each paid personal holiday accrues on January 1 of each year and must be taken during the calendar year in which it was accrued.
Some Pierce County employees may be designated to receive 10 "furlough" days per year in lieu of holidays. Furlough days are available for use on January 1 and must be scheduled and taken within the calendar year. Employees who leave employment with Pierce County must reimburse the employer for used furlough days based upon the number of remaining holidays.
Sick leave accrues on a bi-weekly basis, at the rate of one day per month.
Employees and families are covered by medical (including vision), dental and basic life insurance. There are multiple medical plans with very affordable monthly premiums that offer coverage throughout Pierce County. Employees are eligible to enroll each year in a flexible spending plan, which enables them to use tax-deferred dollars toward their health care and dependent care expenses. Employees also have the opportunity to participate in supplemental life and long term disability insurance plans. To view premium rates, summary of benefit coverage, and other information, please visit the Pierce County Health Benefits website.
Retirement and Deferred Compensation:
Pierce County employees are members of the State of Washington's Department of Retirement System (DRS) and depending on the position or previous DRS enrollment will be able to enroll in one of many programs DRS offers. For additional information, check out the Department of Retirement Systems' web site.
Employees also have the ability to participate in the Nationwide Deferred Compensation Plan. This is a supplemental retirement savings program that allows you control over the amount of pre-tax salary dollars you defer as well as the flexibility to choose between multiple investment options.
All Pierce County employees are covered by the federal Social Security and Medicare systems. The county and the employee pay an equal amount into the system.
Please visit Pierce County's Benefits website for more information.
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