$108,867.20 - $138,008.00 Annually Location
Seattle, WAJob Type
Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/weekDepartment
DNRP-Natural Resources & ParksJob Number
3/28/2023 11:59 PM Pacific Summary
King County is seeking an enthusiastic, agile, and collaborative Program Manager to lead the development and implementation of a countywide training program specific to the delivery of capital projects, programs, and portfolios. We are seeking an industry professional who will leverage their project management expertise and experience to help build this new program that will benefit over 1000 county employees supporting the capital programs in all department and divisions across the county. It's anticipated that this position will be supported by a second Project/ Program Manager as well as consultant support in the development of this crucial training program.
As the only county in the United States named after Martin Luther King Jr, one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the artistic and social traditions of many cultures. Together, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence.
We continue to build on an enduring legacy of shared values of equity and social justice, employee engagement, innovative thinking and continuous improvement. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda aimed at advancing regional change and is developing the systems and standards necessary to achieve better outcomes for all of our residents, regardless of their race or income. All of these qualities make King County one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.
The successful candidate in this position will have proven experience in successfully managing capital projects of varying size and complexity and have the ability to rely on that experience and expertise to develop a training program in project and program management that will serve as a resource to all current and new County employees that support our capital programs. The development of this training program will be a key resource in the on-boarding and continuous training and help develop skills and prepare employees for opportunities for growth and advancement. This position works closely with all Divisions within the County, interacting with staff at all levels.
Anticipated areas of training include:
- King County Project Management 101 (on-boarding)
- Cost Estimating
- Equity and Social Justice (specific to the capital program)
- Risk Management
- Project Budgeting
- King County Project Management Tools
- General Project Management Techniques
- Critical Path Scheduling (MS Project)
- King County Budget Process
- Alternative Project Delivery Methods
- King County General Procurement and Contracting Options
- Design Phase Management
- Strategic Climate Action Plan/ Green building/ Sustainability
- Contract/ Project Closeout
- Portfolio Management
- Project Information Center (PIC) Reporting/ Stakeholder Reporting
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
- Provide strategic direction to align the development of the training program with the True North and Values of King County and advances the Equity and Social Justice Strategic Plan in the delivery of our capital programs.
- Designs, develops, and improves capital training offerings in the creation of a web-based training library.
- In collaboration with Division/Department subject matter experts, reviews existing training programs; suggests enhancements and modifications to improve engagement, learning, and retention and/or to meet the changing needs of clientele, the organization, or the industry.
- Ensures that training materials and programs are current, compliant, accurate, and effective.
- Identifies opportunities such as operational changes or industry developments that could improve or enhance capital training.
- Conducts or facilitates required and recommended training sessions.
- Ensures that training milestones and goals are met while adhering to approved training budget.
- Monitors, evaluates, analyzes, and reports on all training programs' effectiveness, success, and return on investment. Implement evaluation plans to foster employee engagement and continuous training improvements. Deliver quarterly performance metrics for training and recommend and implement strategies to improve training program policies and procedures as needed.
- Be a champion for change management and continuous improvement.
- Keep up with new developments and best practices in the training field for the purpose of developing and promoting the training program.
- Be a champion for Equity & Social Justice. Understand that systematic racism and its long-term effects are pervasive in our society. Be comfortable having candid and sincere conversations with all employees about race and equity in the workplace and how we can advance equity across our capital programs and in the communities we serve.
- A minimum of five years of design, project management, and/or construction experience related to the delivery of capital project in the public sector.
- A bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering, project management, or construction management OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Knowledge of project management processes, methods, and principles.
- Demonstrated experience and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Experience giving presentations and virtual and in-person facilitation.
- Ability and skills working in a diverse project environment and demonstrated commitment to King County's True North Values.
- Knowledge and ability applying Equity and Social Justice policies, principles, and framework in projects/programs.
- Knowledge of software programs such as Microsoft Office suite, MS Teams, Windows, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
Necessary Specia Requirements:
- Previous experience in developing training material.
- Previous experience in facilitation both virtually and in-person
- Previous experience in or ability to develop digital content for videos and resource library.
- Previous project management experience at King County strongly desired.
- Previous experience in Change Management/Continuous Improvement
Valid Washington State Driver's License within 30 days of hire, or the ability to provide transportation to remote work locations with limited or no public transportation service.The Successful Candidate will have the following Competencies:
Working Conditions: Telecommuting and King Street Center
- Collaboration - Works cooperatively with others across the organization to achieve shared objectives. Represents own interests while being fair to others and their areas. Partners with others to get work done. Credits others for their contributions and accomplishments. Gains the trust and support of others.
- Drives Results - Has a strong bottom-line orientation. Persists in accomplishing objectives despite obstacles and setbacks. Has a track record of exceeding goals successfully. Pushes self and helps others achieve results.
- Nimble Learning - Learns quickly when facing new situations. Experiments to find new solutions. Takes on the challenge of unfamiliar tasks. Extracts lessons learned from failures and mistakes.
- Demonstrates Self-Awareness - Reflects on activities and impact on others. Proactively seeks feedback without being defensive. Is open to criticism and talking about shortcomings. Admits mistakes and gains insight from experiences. Knows strengths weaknesses, opportunities, and limits.
The work associated with this position will be performed predominantly by telecommuting, with occasional onsite work and meetings, as influenced by business needs. Employee will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities. Employees must reside in WA 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 by the department in alignment with the Public Health Directive from the Seattle & King County Public Health Officer. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint.
To support employees during this time 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.Work Location:
Primarily teleworking and the King Street Center 201 S. Jackson St., Seattle WA 98104. There will be an expectation to travel to various worksites throughout King and South Snohomish County as needed for your work.Work Schedule:
T his position is exempt from the overtime provision of the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) and is not overtime eligible. This full-time position works a 40-hour work week. Monday through Friday. Union Representation:
The position is not represented by Union.Application Instructions and Selection Process:
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responsiveness to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most viable candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position.
- King County application
- Current resume and cover letter
- Responses to supplemental questions
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, if you have questions related to this recruitment process, please contact at Diana Eberly at firstname.lastname@example.org Supplemental Information To learn more about the Department of Natural Resources and Parks click on the below links:
https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/dnrp/about/vision-mission-goals.aspx 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 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.