Administrator II (West Point)

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on March 9, 2023
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$79,830.40 - $101,732.80 Annually

Seattle, WA

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

DNRP-Natural Resources & Parks

Job Number

Wastewater Treatment

4/5/2023 11:59 PM Pacific


This is a great opportunity to join a strong team of administrators that support King County's Wastewater Treatment Division. The team fosters a collaborative environment and plays an instrumental role in keeping our wastewater treatment plants operating efficiently.

As a socially responsible clean water agency, we protect public health and the environment by recovering and reusing valuable resources to benefit the communities where we live and work. King County Wastewater Treatment Division treats billions of gallons of wastewater each year and generates reclaimed water, renewable energy, and valuable biosolids.

The successful candidate will:
  • Directly support programs to ensure compliance with environmental regulations at the regional treatment plants and satellite facilities.
  • Lead an effort to improve document storage for the wastewater process team. A standard electronic file directory system is required at our regional treatment plants. Once the system is created, the candidate will drive implementation of the standard.
  • Lead an effort to find/build a system for tracking environmental compliance due dates and action owners.
Special projects may include digitization projects, along with monitoring schedule, scope and quality assurance and quality control issues, interfacing with County partners (Wastewater Treatment Division Finance, King County Information Technology) and external entities (environmental agencies, 3rd party vendors, etc.) and responsibilities for higher level administrative functions.

Who is eligible to apply : This position is open to all qualified candidates.

Job Duties
  • Analyze and evaluate data for assigned research projects and technical systems, access program models and prepare summary reports.
  • Participate in strategic planning efforts and help develop, implement and evaluate methods for monitoring existing and new administrative systems to support work activities at the unit and section .
  • Develop and coordinate routine and non-routine procurement contract specifications, including contract tracking, planning, and administration. Develop and implement method for monitoring existing and/or new work unit contracts.
  • Format and proofread memos, letters and complex documents such as contracts, amendments, reports, newsletters, and manuals, using County and Division style guidelines.
  • On a project basis, provide lead direction on timekeeping, procurement, and other administrative tasks.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Working Conditions
  • Work Location: West Point Treatment Plant - 1400 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199
  • Work Schedule: T his position is covered under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is overtime eligible. This full-time position works a 40-hour work week.
  • Union Representation: This position is represented by Teamsters Local 117, Wastewater Treatment Division, Professional & Technical and Administrative Support - Department of Natural Resources & Parks.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
  • Increasingly responsible office or administrative support experience with experience in supporting a group or team of employees OR an equivalent combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the work.
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively managing documents.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data, agreement/service contracts, union contracts, policies, regulations and laws.
  • Skill in organizing and prioritizing a high-volume workload with strict deadlines.
  • Communication skills, both orally and in writing and the ability to communicate with people from various and diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Skill in comparing records and data for accuracy as well as researching/reconciling errors and discrepancies.
  • Organizational and project management skills.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with Oracle
  • Experience with Peoplesoft
  • Experience with SharePoint
  • Data Librarian
Licensing, Certification and Other Requirements
  • A valid Washington State Driver's License. Travel to various sites, treatment plants, and off-site facilities will be required.
Competencies Required
  • Action Oriented - Identifies and seizes new opportunities; Displays a can-do attitude in good and bad times; Steps up to handle tough issues
  • Manages Ambiguity - Deals comfortably with the uncertainty of change; Is calm and productive, even when things are up in the air; Deals constructively with the problems that do not have clear solutions or outcomes
  • Collaborates - Works cooperatively with others across the organization to achieve shared objectives; Partners with others to get work done; Credits others for their contributions and accomplishments; Gains trust and support of others
  • Communicates Effectively - Is effective in a variety of communication settings: one-on-one, small and large groups, or among diverse styles and position levels; Attentively listens to others; Provides timely and helpful information to others across the organization
  • Manages Complexity - Asks the right questions to accurately analyze situations; Uncovers root causes to difficult problems; Evaluates pros and cons, risks and benefits of different solution options
  • Decision Quality - Makes sound decisions, even in the absence of complete information; Considers all relevant factors and uses appropriate decision-making criteria and principles
  • Being Resilient - Is confident under pressure; Handles and manages crises effectively; Maintains a positive attitude despite adversity; Bounces back from setbacks; Grows from hardships and negative experiences
Application and Selection Process: Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responses to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most competitive 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
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to Supplemental Questions
For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Rodney Dungo
HR Analyst

Supplemental Information

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.