Business Analyst (Asset Management)

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Analysis
Posted on August 3, 2022
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Metro Transit's Finance and Administration Division seeks a Business Analyst (Asset Management) to fill a Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Special Duty Assignment (SDA) position within the department.  The duration of this position is anticipated to extend through December 31, 2024, with the possibility of being extended.

The Business Analyst (Asset Management) is an integral member of the Finance and Administration team, which administers King County's Public Transportation Fund. This fund has a biennial operating budget of over $2 billion and a biennial capital budget of approximately $300 million. The Public Transportation Fund contains over $1.2 billion worth of assets. This is the largest fund in King County government.

In this role, the incumbent works with managers, supervisors, and other team members to maintain and improve upon business practices related to asset management, gathering and analyzing data to effectively identify and resolve issues. By gaining an understanding of the business, this position will provide a critical service in leading continuous improvement efforts that directly impact Metro Transit and King County as a whole. The Business Analyst will be instrumental in training others in the use of tools and best practices in asset management. This role works under the guidance of the Director of Asset Management.

This recruitment will be used to fill one SDA or TLT position.

Job Duties

Business Analyst (Asset Management) Job Duties:

Applying equity and social justice principles is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all King County employees. In this role, you will:


  • Consult with managers, supervisors, and matrixed teams on business requirements and opportunities to improve King County Metro Asset Management business practices 
  • Prepare comprehensive asset regulatory reports, flow charts, statistical analysis, and other documents summarizing findings, gaps, issues, and recommendations 
  • Collaborate in the development and reporting of asset performance measures, key performance indicators, quality assurance metrics, and improvement measures across multi-functional teams 
  • Support business units in identifying and delivering significant and quantifiable asset management business process improvements through the application of process improvement methodologies, i.e., Lean, Kaizen, and Six Sigma 
  • Guide process improvement teams in the use of data to assess and understand issues; evaluate options and make decisions 
  • Support team members in the use of process improvement tools and best asset management practices to improve the quality of service delivery and accountability and to ensure compliance with applicable laws, codes, policies, contracts, and agreements 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Business Analyst (Asset Management) Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in business, computer science, geography, engineering, or related field and related business process analysis and improvement experience, which includes facilitation and leadership experience; or a combination of experience, education, and training demonstrating the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the work required by the position
  • Experience in working with matrixed workgroups and individuals at all levels within a large organization 
  • Thorough knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of tools, including Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint
  • Strong information technology knowledge, with particular emphasis on databases, spreadsheets, and reporting
  • Good knowledge of ArcGIS and the ability to coordinate with GIS professionals to ensure successful delivery of asset geospatial data, assist with information exchange between GIS and Enterprise Asset Management System
  • Knowledge and skill in the application of statistical analysis for the identification of benchmarks, trends, and anomalies 
  • Knowledge of leading industry practices for organizational asset management programs, including ISO 55000 Series, International Infrastructure Management, and the IAM subject specific guidance
  • Skill using tools such as ArcGIS, Power BI, SQL Server Management Studio, Excel, Python, Ruby, etc., to analyze data to understand complex problems and make recommendations based on analysis and desired outcomes
  • Knowledge of process improvement methods and techniques such as Lean, Kaizen, and Six Sigma 
  • Ability to synthesize complex information from different sources, prepare clear and concise summary materials and communicate technical information to non-technical audiences 
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills 
  • Ability to work equitably and respectfully 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of individuals from a variety of different positions, cultures, and backgrounds 
  • Ability to demonstrate behaviors that include fairness, respect, inclusiveness, integrity, and ethical conduct 
  • Possession of a valid Washington State Driver's License or the ability to obtain a Washington State Driver's License prior to hire date

Desired Qualifications

  • Extensive experience working at a public transit agency 
  • Skill breaking down traditional barriers to open communication and maintaining collaborative relationships 

Supplemental Information

Application & Selection Process:
An online employment application, letter of interest, and resume are required to apply for this position.  If you do not attach a letter of interest and resume, you will not be considered.
Applications will be screened for applicant competitiveness, completeness, and written communication skills. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more interviews.
SDAs are open to current King County Career Service employees who have passed their initial probationary period or King County Appointed employees and may be given first consideration in the hiring process.
TLTs are open to the public. King County values diverse perspectives and life experiences.
Work Schedule:
This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and is therefore ineligible for overtime pay if scheduled.
Union Representation/Job Code/Grade:

This position is not represented by a union.
Teleworking Requirement:
The work associated with this position will be performed predominantly in a hybrid work environment working in the office and at home. 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 individuals selected for these opportunities will be joining innovative and progressive teams that are redefining how we work as we transition to the department's hybrid environment.  
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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
King County Metro Transit employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter.
As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to:

  • submit proof of vaccination, or
  • have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.

People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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.


For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:

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
  • 10 paid 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.

Do you have asset management experience?
  • Yes
  • No
How many years of experience do you have leading process improvements through the use of methods such as Kaizen or Six Sigma?
  • I do not have this experience
  • I have one to two years of experience leading process improvements through the use of such methods
  • I have two to three years of experience leading process improvements through the use of such methods
  • I have more than three years of experience leading process improvements through the use of such methods
Are you applying to this position as an eligible current or previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant? Is this position the same or lower percentage of full-time when compared to the position held at the point of the notification of layoff? Do you possess the skills and abilities to qualify for this position?
  • Yes, I was given a layoff notice from my role at King County and I am within two years of the effective date of my layoff. Additionally, the position I was laid off from was the same or a higher percentage of FT status when compared to this one.
  • No.
If you answered yes to the question above and you are applying for this position as a Priority Placement Participant, to be considered, you must provide the following three pieces of information in the space provided: 1. The title you held when you received your layoff notice 2. The department you worked in 3. The effective date of your layoff

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