Senior IT Project Manager

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time
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$128,523.20 - $162,926.40 Annually

Seattle, WA

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Special Duty Assignment or Term Limited Temp (TLT)

KCIT - Information Technology

Job Number

Enterprise Business Services

3/29/2023 11:59 PM Pacific


King County is driving to become the best run government in the country. For King County Department of Information Technology (KCIT) that means innovating and iterating on how we deliver high quality services and solutions to our customers.

KCIT is hiring Senior IT Project Managers to help transform and modernize King County. As a Senior IT Project Manager, you will collaborate and engage with a wide variety of stakeholders including other project managers, program and product managers, customer success managers, agencies, and senior executives. You will work with other leaders in the Project Management Organization (PMO) to help define and drive the PMO strategy and vision, identify synergies with other organizations and be a champion of implementation for the PMO. Our objective is to deliver optimal customer experiences.

The ideal candidates will be able to balance tactical and strategic initiatives while promoting the team and your projects. Passionate about creating and driving customer-centric solutions and on-time delivery, you are focused on building relationships, detail-oriented, driven and exhibit excellent leadership, problem solving and project management skills.

King County Department of Information Technology (KCIT)
KCIT uses the power of technology to digitally transform King County. Building vibrant communities through digital equity and social justice, KCIT offers innovative solutions that engage, empower, and serve our residents, businesses, communities and interested stakeholders. As the first-place recipient of the 15th annual National Association of Counties (NACo) Digital Counties Survey, KCIT is recognized for its vision, strategy, innovation, and collaboration. KCIT has a focus of delivering smart technology solutions that support customers, building stronger communities through innovation.

KCIT is providing the building blocks for many of the region's most critical services. As the business solutions partner, we collaborate with the 18 County departments to develop products and services that better serve the needs of our customers and our community. To learn more about KCIT, please visit:

Teleworking Requirement
The work associated with this position will be performed through a combination of teleworking complemented with 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.

These positions are estimated for 3 years.

King County offers a robust benefits package to support you and your family in a variety of ways. To learn more about the benefits offered here, please click on the Benefits tab or click here: .

Work Schedule
The normal workweek for this position is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Alternative work schedules may be considered. This position is not eligible for overtime pay.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Shannon Hoeper, shoeper or 206-263-6957.

Job Duties
  • Communicate with sponsors, stakeholders, project delivery team members, and vendors.
  • Develop plans, budgets, and communications.
  • Monitor project performance to plan and coordinate remediation, contingencies, and solutions to problems.
  • Prioritize own and team's work. Anticipate consequences of actions, potential problems, or opportunities for improvement.
  • Present to Steering Committee and stakeholders on project progress and challenges.
  • Prepare Requests for Proposals, Requests for Information, and Requests for Bids, and lead teams through vendor procurement activities.
  • Manage vendor relationships during project execution; review and approve vendor deliverables; manage and monitor vendor work progress and performance; negotiate and manage contract changes; implement corrective action plans as required; and approve vendor payments.
  • Identify and develop requirements related to integration of technology components of solution, and review/validate requirements and design with architecture leads.
  • Develop and manage system integration, testing, cutover, and acceptable training, and testing plans. Ensure business continuity and minimize disruptions during systems implementation.
  • Ensure projects maintain compliance with relevant State, Federal, local, and King County laws, regulations, and applicable policies.
  • Lead multi-disciplinary matrix-managed work teams.
  • Conduct effective risk and issue management including identification and mitigation planning
  • Promote a high level of cross-project, cross-function collaboration.
  • Facilitate Project Lessons Learned sessions and/or Retrospective activities.
  • Mentor and support other Project Managers to ensure readiness for PRB Review & KCIT Deliver Framework phase gates including Planning Review, CDR, ART/ARB, Construction, and Implementation Readiness Review gates.
  • Review project Lessons Learned material and recommended improvements that may be specific to a Project Manager, a project, or how we manage projects in general.
  • Engage with the Business Advisory Services for the Enterprise (BASe) Management Team to identify and implement process improvements and efficiencies across KCIT.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
  • 7 or more years as an IT Project Manager demonstrating experience with IT-related projects
  • 3 or more years' experience managing complex transformational IT initiatives.
  • 2 or more years' experience managing projects or products using Scrum/Agile principles.
  • Demonstrated experience managing and controlling day-to-day project activities, issues, risks, quality and budgets in complex technology and stakeholder environments.
  • Experience in leading vendor procurement activities, and managing vendor performance and compliance with contracted deliverables during an IT project
  • Advanced knowledge of project management principles and techniques
  • Demonstrated ability in establishing and maintaining effective relationships with customers and co-workers
  • Ability to develop and oversee implementation of work plans with competing project priorities, anticipating and adjusting for risks and issues
  • Ability to work collaboratively, maneuvering through complex situations effectively
  • Demonstrated experience working with and/or leading cross-functional teams focused on excellence in customer service, engaging, educating, and exciting staff with passion and commitment.
  • Ability to provide leadership, guidance, foundational principles, and tools needed to achieve results.
  • Ability to assess situations quickly and resolve conflicts using facts and diplomacy through formal and informal channels.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including presentation skills, and the ability to synthesize technical data for non-technical audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify strong talent, assess limitations and strengths, and provide needed support.
  • Demonstrated proficiency working with Microsoft Project and developing resource-loaded schedules to manage and track major IT projects, as well as experience developing other project control documents for IT project management.
  • Ability to work effectively in a Scrum/Agile/SAFe environment and take on roles such as Scrum Master, Product Owner, Product Manager, Program Manager, Agile team member, Release Train Engineer, etc.
  • Demonstrated drive for ongoing improvements and growth.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with common productivity and project management tools including Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook/OneNote/SharePoint/Teams), Microsoft ADO (Azure DevOps) or similar software
Desirable Qualifications
  • SAFe certifications preferred
  • CSM/PSM preferred
  • PMP preferred
Supplemental Information

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.
Application Requirements
A completed King County Application , Resume and Cover Letter are required for consideration. Applications submitted without all material will not be considered.

The recruitment for these positions is open to all qualified candidates. This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.

Union Status: This position is represented by Local 117: IT Managers and Supervisors
(For internal use only: Classification: IT Project Manager-Senior - 7341600)

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