Salary: $15.74 – $19.13 Hourly
Location: Tacoma, WA
Job Type: Classified
Department: Power
Job Number: S0020-23E
Closing: 4/3/2023 5:00 PM Pacific

Tacoma Power is looking to hire an Occupational Intern. This position supports the Customer Energy Programs (CEP) workgroup of the Power Management division, directly supervised by the program manager for solar. This limited duration, trainee-level position primarily assists in the development of Tacoma Power’s green energy programs. This position works under close supervision and assists with the tasks below with the intent to gain practical, on-the-job experience. 

Responsibilities Include

  • Assist with solar applications, solar customer inquiries, and internal/external communications for the solar net metering program. 
  • Assist the Operations team providing support to the participants of solar programs including data entry, research, and responding to solar contractor/customer inquiries via phone, in person and email.
  • Provide project support to data analysts on solar related projects including database testing, data research, and data clean up.
  • Assist CEP residential team with data collection and research projects as needed. 
  • Complete general administrative duties to support CEP Operations team. 

The hours for this position will be 40 hours per week. The term of this position is expected to be one year.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 1 year of post-high school training

Equivalency: 1 year of experience = 1 year of education 

Selection Process & Supplemental Information
This recruitment is being managed by Kye Merritt, if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn!

City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Tacoma’s diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma’s entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress.  One of our goals 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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws.

Tacoma Power
Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 180,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable, walkable cities in the country, you’ll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town.

Interested individuals should apply online and attach a resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration.

Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check.

Communication from the City of Tacoma:
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If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400.

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