Strategic Development Analyst

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time
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$114,167.25 - $144,713.92 Annually

Seattle, WA

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Multiple job types-career service and/or temp

DLS - Dept. of Local Services

Job Number

Road Services

3/30/2023 11:59 PM Pacific


King County Road Services Division - Director's Office, has an excellent opportunity for you to be part of local government! We are looking for dynamic Strategic Development Analysts to fill two Career Service positions and one Term-Limited Temporary position, details are described below. These positions will utilize their highly specialized knowledge and professional technical expertise in various areas to manage and complete significant division projects. These are exciting opportunities to contribute the ongoing growth and infrastructure of King County and make a difference in our community.

Applicants may indicate interest in one or more of these three positions. The successful candidate(s) will be matched with the position that best corresponds to their expertise and interests.

Position #1: Strategic Development Analyst - Sustainable Funding (Career Service)
Securing new sustainable funding for the ongoing maintenance and improvement of the county road system is a top priority for the Road Services Division. The successful candidate will work closely with the Roads leadership team to develop and implement a sustainable funding strategy in coordination with our regional partners and unincorporated King County communities. They will also collaborate with the division's communication team to develop and execute a robust community engagement effort to support strategic planning and sustainable funding efforts. There will be additional opportunities to lead or support other high-priority projects for the Roads Director's office. These may include strategic fleet vehicle and equipment planning; workforce planning and development; and efforts to support the division's hybrid in-person/remote workplace model.

Position #2: Strategic Development Analyst - Roads Engineering (Career Service)
This position will assist the County Road Engineer (CRE), the chief engineering official responsible for King County roads, with research, analysis of data trends, and oversight of road safety studies -- including developing and managing consultant contracts. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with the CRE and a wide range of other dedicated professionals to research and evaluate emerging technologies in road construction, design, and maintenance. In addition, this position will be critical in moving the agency forward in developing equitable infrastructure investment strategies, consistent with King County's Equity and Social Justice goals. There will be additional opportunities to lead or support other high-priority projects for the CRE and Roads Director's office, such as developing strategic asset management plans for roadway infrastructure. The successful candidate will have education or experience working with transportation technical concepts and data but will not be required to have a professional engineer license.

Position #3: Strategic Development Analyst - Facilities Planning (3-year Term-Limited Temporary Position)
The Road Services Division owns a large maintenance headquarters campus in Renton, five regional maintenance shops, and numerous satellite maintenance sites and properties located throughout the unincorporated area of King County. These facilities are critical to support the division's mission, but many are between 40 and 60 years old, with a few dating back to the early 1900s. The location and functionality of these facilities are critical for emergency response and efficient ongoing operations. Some of these aging facilities and campuses have issues that compromise the ability to provide services efficiently and effectively. The individual in this position will lead a facilities planning effort, working with division leadership and staff, facility tenants, and the King County Facilities Management Division to prepare a comprehensive strategic facilities plan, campus plans and site-scale plans, to guide current and future investments across Roads' portfolio of properties. The successful candidate will possess an entrepreneurial mindset and have the ability to operate at multiple scales in order to plan for the highest and best use of individual buildings, properties, and campuses in support of agency functions and goals. This position will also develop and manage a consultant contract associated with the project and provide ongoing guidance and oversight to the consultant team.

Job Duties
  • Serve as expert in area of specialization, using unique skills and experience to perform high level project work. Act as special advisor and consultant to management, county officials and others in areas of expertise.
  • Direct and lead strategic planning for complex projects, ensuring work complies with all relevant laws and regulations. Develop objectives, timeframes, deliverables and project success assessment criteria. Report on project status, goals, budget, schedule and other issues.
  • Represent the County at interagency/executive committees and task forces and to the public, providing information and advice regarding project issues. Solicit input and present County's point of view with the goal of obtaining acceptance of project's objectives. Resolve politically sensitive issues associated with the project.
  • Identify revenue sources and prepare forecasts including risk assessments. Utilize existing revenue forecasts and identify potential changes in economic circumstances, under-collection and implementation issues.
  • Analyze legal, technical, financial, political and other issues pertaining to assigned projects and develop and draft recommendations and/or legislation based on issues analysis and internal/external customer or community input.
  • Work with policy, budget/finance, operational managers and other subject matter experts to generate prioritized, actionable strategies and plans.
  • Facilitate and assist in implementing Lean continuous improvement practices, such as process improvements related to delivery of the division's programs and services.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
  • Advanced knowledge and skill in managing highly visible and politically sensitive projects; skill in organizing, planning and execution and preparing detailed and appropriate documentation.
  • Advanced skill in effectively communicating orally and in writing, including making formal presentations to groups and committees, influencing decision-makers in a political environment, and working with the media and the public.
  • Skill in gathering, analyzing and synthesizing data; skill in effective report writing; and skill in effectively presenting technical or financial and narrative information to a variety of audiences.
  • Advanced knowledge of strategic planning principles and practices; advanced analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Strong knowledge of and experience in one or more of the following areas of expertise related to the specific position(s) of interest: public infrastructure funding; transportation engineering or planning; or building, facilities and campus planning.
  • Ability to design and facilitate engaging meetings and work sessions, with participants that reflect diverse interests, skills and knowledge, in support of strategic initiatives.
  • Skill in developing contracts, interagency agreements, and/or legislation to support project objectives.
  • Skill in handling multiple competing priorities.
  • Are culturally aware and comfortable having complex and challenging discussions about race and diversity in the workplace and are dedicated to building bridges.
  • Are skilled and comfortable using technology, including, office productivity suite (The county uses Microsoft Office).
Supplemental Information

Necessary Requirements
  • Valid Washington Driver's License
Desirable Requirements
  • Skill in using Microsoft Power BI software
  • Experience developing performance metrics for projects and programs
  • Geographic Information System mapping and analysis
Those applicants who pass the initial screening will be invited to interview the week of April 10, 2023.

This recruitment may be used to fill vacancies for up to 6 months. Including career service, special duty assignments, STT and TLT opportunities.

WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to all qualified applicants. First consideration will be given to current PROTEC17 members in the same classification that are eligible for lateral transfer.

WORK SCHEDULE: The work week is normally Monday through Friday, 8.00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but may at times require work outside of normal business hours. This full-time position is non-exempt and not overtime eligible.

FORMS AND MATERIALS: The recruitment for this position is open to all applicants. A completed King County Application is required. We highly recommend that you also provide a cover letter and resume.

SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants will be screened for clarity, completeness, and competitiveness. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more interviews. Interviews will be conducted via Teams. Reference checks and file reviews will be conducted.

UNION MEMBERSHIP: Not represented

For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:

Megan Rulien
Human Resources Analyst

Why King County Roads Division?
  • Competitive - healthcare plans
  • Free - transportation options
  • Manager Support - structured employee assistance program
  • Paid - vacation time (in addition to paid holidays)
  • Paid - sick leave
  • Deferred - compensation plan
  • Twelve - paid holidays and Two Additional personal holidays
  • Awesome Employee Giving Program !
Teleworking Requirement
This is a hybrid position. The work associated with this position will be performed by teleworking, onsite work and meetings as needed. The responsibilities of this position may include regular and ongoing in-office work involving in person customer service in accordance with the division's available customer service options.

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.

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.

King County is the local service provider for the roughly quarter-million people who live in the unincorporated areas of the county; taken together, Unincorporated King County would be the second-largest city in the state. The Department of Local Services includes a Director's Office with a Community Service Area group, and the Road Services and Permitting Divisions. Together, this department provides a single executive point of accountability for delivery of local services to all of unincorporated King County.

The King County Road Services Division designs, builds, operates and maintains roads and bridges in unincorporated areas of King County in an efficient and environmentally responsible manner to protect the public's investment and facilitate safe travel. The division is committed to ensuring the county's transportation system is safe and efficient for all uses and modes of travel. The Division is responsible for 1,500 miles of road and 182 bridges, 5.7 million feet of drainage

ditches, over 44,000 traffic control signs, 78 traffic signals, and 50 traffic cameras in unincorporated King County.

Forbes recently 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 your 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