Metro Green Jobs Project/Program Manager III

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time
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$96,699.20 - $122,574.40 Annually

Seattle, WA

Job Type
Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week

MTD - Metro Transit

Job Number

Enterprise Employee Services

3/26/2023 11:59 PM Pacific


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This position is open to all King County employees and the general public.

Metro Transit's Employee Services department is seeking one dynamic Metro Green Jobs Project/Program Manager III to develop and manage projects in Metro Transit's Organizational Health and Development (OHD) section. The successful candidates will bring creativity, a passion for workforce development, and a proven track record in project management. This position will help support the implementation of King County's Strategic Climate Action Plan (SCAP) and the King County Green Jobs Strategy within Metro.

The Metro Green Jobs PPMIII is a part of the Apprenticeship and Pathways Team within our Organization Health and Development section (OHD), and will report to the Apprenticeships and Pathways Manager.

The Program Manager will work in partnership with the team to scope, develop, build, and manage pathways programs that target green jobs to meet the needs of a growing and changing organization. The position will leverage the King County Green Jobs Strategy to grow equitable career pathways by partnering with Metro operational divisions and other stakeholders, including community-based organizations and community and technical colleges. In partnership with our current workforce, we are creating programs that enable employees to grow their careers at Metro and that provide more pathways into the organization.

Metro is committed to providing transportation services that connect all people and all communities of King County, focus on the equitable distribution of our service and the equitable application of our work (inside and outside the agency), and combat climate change by doing our work in a sustainable manner. Metro Transit is King County's largest Department, employing over 5,000 people who primarily work in the field of transit operations, vehicle maintenance, transit facilities operations, and marine.

Job Duties

Applying equity and social justice principles i s a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all King County employees. In this role, you will apply equity and social justice principles that exemplify shared values, behaviors, and practices to all aspects of the work.

As a Green Jobs Project/Program Manager, you will:
  • Develop pro-equity, innovative, people-centered work plans, charters, and project documents as a collaborator and team assuring effective operations, communications, partnerships, reporting, and continuous improvements.
  • Organize people and activities to accomplish strategic work plans and deliverables within established timelines to support Metro's Green Jobs priorities.
  • Partner with and facilitate groups of employees, labor unions, and County management to develop, implement, and manage Metro's Green Jobs priorities, including the Green Jobs Career Pathways workgroup.
  • Support Green Jobs Strategy implementation, management, and coordination across divisions with internal and external stakeholders, including supporting Green Jobs career engagement events and outreach.
  • Act as a liaison and represent Metro on interdepartmental Green Jobs work groups to ensure alignment with Metro initiatives, capacity, and priorities.
  • Work with organizational and Division decision-making structures to identify and accomplish tasks and successfully implement projects.
  • Identify and strengthen Green Jobs career pathways with a focus on underserved communities or with non-traditional employment histories to obtain employment or career advancement opportunities within Metro.
  • Manage project schedules, issues, risks, quality, and project deliverables.
  • Support the sponsor and members of leadership to ensure tasks are completed, timelines met, and deliverables achieved.
  • Develop and provide program reports, updates, and presentations to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Engage in evaluation and continual improvement of program activities; may organize focus groups, listening sessions, surveys, and other tactics, using the learnings to adjust and refine program approach.
  • Develop key data metrics, analysis, and reporting on project progress. May lead, mentor, and assign work to other team members.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

We are looking for candidates who have
  • Demonstrated increasingly responsible experience in program planning and project management, experience taking projects from concept through completion, that engage employees or the community.
  • An understanding of workforce development programs and resources, such as apprenticeship programs, on-the-job learning programs, and other programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to build effective relationships, with a variety of audiences, including Metro leadership, organized labor unions, and employees engaging with principles of engagement and equity and social justice.
  • Strong customer service, organizational, analytical, time management, communication, and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well independently or as part of a team.
  • Skill at goal setting with the ability to organize people and activities to accomplish strategic work plans and deliverables within established timelines.
  • Comfort and flexibility in navigating a complex hierarchy while managing multiple competing priorities, projects, and customer relationships
  • Skill in managing highly visible and politically sensitive projects/tasks.
  • Skill in facilitating technical meetings with multi-disciplinary staff and leading groups to accomplish specific tasks.
Competitive candidates will have (not required)
  • Knowledge and experience working at Metro Transit or King County or a similar large, complex, highly unionized work environment.
  • Experience in building programming centering the lived experience of oppressed identities: BIPOC, LGBTQ+, persons with disabilities, immigrant/refugee communities etc.
  • Increasingly responsible direct project management experience.
  • Knowledge of Metro Transit policies and procedures.
  • Ability to comfortably work in a high volume, multi-focused, and fast-paced environment, following established processes.
  • Interest and or experience in managing people-focused projects, training, or people development projects.
  • Skill in data gathering, analysis, and developing data tools.
  • Skill in partnering with other entities (such as labor, management, and training providers).
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office software including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and SharePoint.
Supplemental Information

Who May Apply:
This position is open to all King County employees and the general public.

Required Application Materials:
  • Please complete the King County Job application
  • Answer the supplemental questions.
  • A cover letter is also required and should outline why your skills and experience make you the best fit for the job
Incomplete applications may be rejected as incomplete and not advanced in the process. Applicants who cannot apply online should follow the instructions under Application Tips and FAQs at: .

Selection Process:

Application materials will be screened for qualifications, clarity, and completeness. Competitive applicants may be invited to participate in one or more interviews. Final offers are contingent on the successful completion of reference checks.

This recruitment may be used to establish a pool of eligible candidates for future Career Service and SDA/TLT openings in the same classification that may occur within 12 months at the discretion of the hiring authority.

Union Representation:
The position is not represented by a union

Class Code/Grade: 2441300 / 63

For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Tracy Bylund (she/her), Talent Advisor,

Work Location:
This is a hybrid position. The main work site for this position is King Street Center, 201 S Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98104

Work Schedule
This position is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act and is therefore not eligible for overtime pay. The workweek is normally Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, with additional hours as necessary, including evenings and weekends.

Teleworking Requirement
The work associated with this position will be performed predominantly by teleworking, complemented by onsite work and meetings as needed. Employees will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities.) Employees must reside in Washington state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.

Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection (access may be supplemented in some situations) where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required, including the wearing of masks in some situations . King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint.

King County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team that is redefining how we work as we transition to the department's hybrid environment.

Forbes named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our "True North" , we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles - we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer

No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

To Apply

If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being. Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 12paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page .

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails. Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.

NOTE: Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position.Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.

For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.
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King County

Pioneer Square, WA