City of Tacoma WA SAP Senior BASIS Administrator (IT Analyst, Sr. Technical) in Tacoma, Washington

Position Description

The City of Tacoma's Information Technology Department has a fantastic opportunity with a great work-life balance, short commute times, professional development and opportunities for advancement for an ideal candidate interested in becoming a new member of their SAP BASIS Team.


  • Perform a variety of system administration functions to support a robust SAP environment (ECC 6.08 Suite on HANA, Business Warehouse, Enterprise Portal, PI/PO and Solution Manager).
  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex system issues.
  • Collaborate with development and functional teams.
  • Establish and maintain effective work relationships.

The Community 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 development 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. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video!

WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? Leave behind negative notions of government work; they couldn't be further from the truth. Working for the government is an enriching opportunity to work with people who are passionate about making a real, tangible difference. You'll be surrounded by innovative leaders working on a variety of issues during a formative time in Tacoma's development. In addition, you will feel satisfied knowing that your job truly matters, and has a positive impact on local communities.

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 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

Equivalent combination to: Bachelor degree in computer science or related field and five or more years directly related information technology work experience.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Some positions may require a valid Washington State Driver's License at time of appointment with maintenance thereafter.

Positions assigned to the Tacoma Police Department may require additional background checks which may include fingerprinting and/or a polygraph test.

No sponsorship is available for this position. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States, for any employer, now and in the future.

Licensing, Certifications And Other Legal Requirements:

  • Depending upon assignment a WA driver's license may be required.
  • Individuals may have to pass a background check depending upon assignment.
  • Additional licenses or certifications may be required based upon assignment. Selection Process & Supplemental Information

Interested individuals should complete the online application and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position.. NOTE: Applications received without the required resume and cover letter will not progress in the selection process.

Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will have their application materials advanced to the hiring manager for interview and hiring consideration. It is the responsibility of the applicant to carefully list all pertinent experience and training related to this position. Providing false information will result in disqualification.

This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and Local 120. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. Appointment is subject to passing a background check.

Work schedule for this position will be assigned by the hiring manager at time of appointment. Current work schedules include (but not limited to) Monday - Friday and/or Tuesday - Saturday.

Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails 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 e-mail folders. The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend an hour or more entering the required information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted before the closing date and time listed on this job announcement.

If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources main office at (253) 591-5400 before 5pm on the closing date.

Salary: $35.64 - $55.28 Hourly

Location: Tacoma, WA

Job Type: Classified

Department: Information Technology

Job Number: 0152-19

Division: Information Technology

Closing: 1/25/2019 5:00 PM Pacific

Agency: City of Tacoma

Address: Human Resources Department 747 Market Street Tacoma, Washington, 98402-3764

Phone: 253-591-5400