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City of Tacoma WA Program Technician – Community and Economic Development –MBDA in Tacoma, Washington

Position Description *Special Note:* This position is currently funded for two years. The closing date on this announcement has been extended until Monday, June 28, 2021. This posting is for a Program Technician for the Community and Economic Development Department, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) - Tacoma Business Center Division. The successful candidate will need to be able to work in an open team environment as a self-starter and work inclusively out in the community. This position will primarily support MBDA Department with multiple projected underway and support the MBDA Management Analyst II lead position with the CARES ACT II/ CORONA Response and Relief Business Roadmap to Recovery Program. This position will perform database management, synthesizing of data, stakeholder engagement workshops, program workshops coordination, administration and invoicing payments for vendors, collection of data for semi-annual production for reporting. This position will also work with the Equity and Contracting (EIC) staff to collaborate on technical assistance workshops, and tracking of external vendors and provide technical support to the MBDA. Areas of responsibility will include equitable business and stakeholder outreach, database management, developing impact reports, supporting cross departmental teams, stakeholder communications, contract administration and grant reporting. Incumbents in this classification typically support subject matter experts with client coordination, marketing, administrative and communication activities. For more information on the City of Tacoma's benefit package feel free to explore City of Tacoma Benefits. City of Tacoma Recruitment 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. Qualifications The successful candidate must have 4 years’ experience with program planning, community outreach, database management, business services support OR four years of college resulting in a Bachelor's degree related to the area of specialization. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis. Desired Qualifications: * Written and spoken fluency in a language secondary to English * Demonstrated experience using online platforms (social media, listserv, web page stewardship), or infographics Knowledge & Skills Knowledge: * Grant management practices, procedures, and techniques of program planning, implementation and evaluation. * The principles and practices of record keeping systems and general program management. * Marketing and impact reporting. * General business management. Skills: * Perform routine, entry-level technical and professional assignments. * Communicate effectively orally and in writing. * Work independently and as part of a team. * Work with a broad spectrum of people. Competencies: * Workload Management. * Effectively organize multiple assignments, sometimes of a complex nature or involving competing priorities and analyzing situations to develop a course of action to produce work products that are accurate, thorough and on time. * Principles and practices of record keeping systems and general program management. * Code of Federal Regulation – 2 (Grants and Agreements Laws), Rules and Regulations: apply governmental laws, rules and regulations, and initiate enforcement actions in a way that the public perceives as fair, objective and reasonable. * Results Orientation and Initiative: focus on results and desired outcomes and how best to achieve them. Identify what needs to be done and proactively take appropriate action. * Written and Oral Communication: effectively convey ideas and information using language that is appropriate to both the complexity of the topic and the knowledge and understanding of the other person. Selection Process & Supplemental Information Apply online and attach a cover letter and detailed resume. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their application materials forwarded to the department for further review and evaluation. It is the responsibility of the applicant to list all pertinent experience and training. Appointment is subject to passing a background check. Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from and/or 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 email folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend at least an hour entering information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contact the Human Resources office at (253) 591.5400 by 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. This will allow us to assist you before the job announcement closes. Salary: $25.26 - $32.39 Hourly Location: Tacoma, WA Job Type: Non-Classified Department: Community & Economic Development Job Number: 1100-21B Division: Community & Economic Development Closing: 6/28/2021 5:00 PM Pacific Agency: City of Tacoma Address: Human Resources Department 747 Market Street Tacoma, Washington, 98402-3764 Phone: 253-591-5400 Website: