Capital Project Manager I

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Project Management
Posted on September 8, 2021
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The Solid Waste Division of King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks is looking to fill multiple Capital Project Manager I (TLT) positions in their Project Management Office (PMO) Section. These positions will be responsible for assisting with the development and application of project management tools, templates, and processes to successfully plan, implement, and close projects; provide support to project teams and project control staff for effective management, monitoring, and controlling of Solid Waste Division (SWD) projects to ensure compliance with King County Policies, ordinances and the requirements of the SWD Project Management Manual.  These are term-limited temporary (TLT) positions expected to conclude in one year with the possibility of extension. If you are a King County career service employee, this is available as a special duty assignment.
These positions work with limited general supervisory direction and require knowledge in project management and project control disciplines and the ability to apply commonly used project management tools such as scheduling, cost estimating, and organizing work.    
Who May Apply:  These positions are open to all qualified applicants.
Forms and Materials Required: Applicants must submit a (1) King County application form (2) and letter of interest detailing your background and describing how your education and experience meet the qualifications and has prepared you to perform the essential functions of the job.  

Teleworking Requirement: The work associated with this position will be performed predominantly by teleworking, with occasional onsite work and meetings, as influenced by business needs. Employees 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.
Work Schedule: This position works a 40-hour workweek, Monday through Friday with some evening and weekend work as required.
Project Management Office (PMO) Profile: The PMO is responsible for planning, implementing, and managing SWD projects, including overseeing design, construction, permitting, community outreach, and communication functions. The PMO provides project management services such as the development of project management methodologies, project control, performance monitoring, and reporting. PMO staff provides supportive PMO functions for projects that are managed by other sections within the SWD. In general, the PMO follows the Project Management Institute (PMI) guidelines and methodologies.
Examples of Job Duties: 

  • Assist with the development of project management documents, such as project management plans, Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), and Project Risk Management Plan
  • Plan and manage stakeholders involvement with projects 
  • Assist with procurement management duties such as review of contracts, review of invoices, track progress of payments, and close contracts  
  • Assist with and develop project management training materials including PowerPoint presentations, handbooks, handouts, graphics, and other documents 
  • Track and maintain project information in SWD tracking systems  
  • Assist with the preparation of project reports, presentations, and other documents
  • Assist with the management of projects from initiation to closing by performing duties that are assigned by the project teams  
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by supervisor.
An Ideal Candidate Will Have: 
  • Associate degree in project management, business administration, engineering OR a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field  
  • Knowledge of Project Management Institute (PMI) methodologies for managing project scope, schedule, budget, risk, communications, and procurement.  
  • Work experience that demonstrates the successful use of collaborative communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Demonstrated skills in completing project management tasks with minimal supervision 
  • Demonstrated ability to compile comprehensive project management documents or reports 
  • Demonstrated skills in effective communication, coordination, and collaboration in project team settings   
  • Excellent technical writing skills including preparation of reports, memorandums, white papers, and emails    
  • Experience demonstrating the ability to work on multiple projects or tasks simultaneously and producing high-quality deliverables in a timely manner.
Highly Competent Candidates Will Also Have:
  • PMI certifications such as Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or equivalent 
Contact Information: For questions regarding this announcement, please contact Prakash Meloot at .

Supplemental Information

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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.

Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement

As of October 18, 2021, most* King County employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination by October 18th. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Employees may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.

This directive applies to employees in the Executive branch*, the Assessor's Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff's Office, and the Executive Office.

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
  • 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 an Associate degree in project management, business administration, engineering OR a Bachelor's degree in a related field?
  • Yes
  • No
If yes, please specify your education/degree.
Do you have knowledge of Project Management Institute (PMI) methodologies for managing project scope, schedule, budget, risk, communications, and procurement?
  • Yes
  • No
If yes, please explain how you gained this knowledge.
Do you have PMI certifications such as Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or equivalent?
  • Yes
  • No
If yes, please specify your certification.
Are you applying to this position as an eligible Current or Previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant AND 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 AND 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. AND 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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