Community Development Project/Program Manager II

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Project Management
Posted on March 10, 2023
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$41.29 - $52.34 Hourly

Seattle, WA

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

DCHS - Community & Human Srvcs

Job Number

Housing, Homeless & Comm Dev

3/25/2023 11:59 PM Pacific


The Department of Community and Human Services values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with lived experiences.

King County's Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) provides equitable opportunities for people to be healthy, happy, and connected to community.

Are you a skilled project manager with a passion for community development and social justice? Do you have experience with capital community development or real estate transactions? Do you enjoy working collaboratively to bring a vision to life? Can you move quickly between big picture vision and project-level details? If so, King County's Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is looking for you!

DCHS manages a wide range of programs and services to assist the county's most vulnerable residents. The department maintains a pro-equity focus aimed at developing the systems and standards necessary to achieve better outcomes for all county residents, regardless of race, gender identity or income.

The Housing, Homelessness and Community Development Division (HHCDD) of DCHS seeks a Community Development Project Manager. HHCDD is looking for a skilled project manager with a commitment to equitable community development to manage CDBG-funded capital projects from proposal through contracting, implementation, and completion. This position serves as a technical advisor to sub-grantees, acts as liaison to other agencies, and provides information and assistance to the public. Primary responsibilities include evaluating project proposals and making funding recommendations, contracting with local jurisdictions and nonprofits, conducting environmental reviews, monitoring, capital project implementation, and ensuring project compliance with federal regulations. A growing focus of this role involves reaching out to and providing technical assistance to potential applicants who are interested in applying for CDBG funds for community projects.

WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to all qualified candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. Interviews for this selection process will take place on or around April 10, 2023.

REQUIRED MATERIALS: Candidates who wish to be considered for this position must submit an online King County application and respond to the supplemental questions. Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the requested and relevant information in the online application and supplemental questionnaire. Applications and/or supplemental questionnaires that state, "see my resume" are considered incomplete and will not be considered to be competitive.

WORK SCHEDULE/CONDITIONS: This position is scheduled to work 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm. This position meets the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and is overtime eligible with supervisory pre-approval. This position is represented by PROTEC17.

MISSION CRITICAL POSITION STATUS: This position has been designated Non-Mission Critical. Unless otherwise directed by the County Executive, department director or agency head, all employees, regardless of designation, are expected to report to work or request leave during an emergency or inclement weather. For more detailed information, please visit HR Policy County Operations During Emergency Situations and the King County Guidelines for Workforce Management in an Emergency .

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.

RECRUITER: Greg Mallory,

Job Duties
  • Manage contracts for federally funded capital projects including capital infrastructure improvements, community facility and park construction, minor home repairs, and microenterprise assistance.
  • Conduct outreach and provide program information and technical assistance to local jurisdictions, agencies, and nonprofits interested in applying for CDBG funding for community capital projects.
  • Assist with developing Request for Proposal (RFP) materials for annual capital funding round.
  • Integrate an equity and social justice framework into program duties and communications.
  • Review project proposals and evaluate each project's eligible activity, alignment with community needs, focus on equity and social justice, budget feasibility, and organization's or agency's capacity to implement.
  • Draft budget analyses and funding recommendations for internal and external decision- making committees; present recommendations to relevant committees.
  • Negotiate contracts and scopes of work for funded projects; oversee and monitor project implementation, schedules, and budgets; work with jurisdictions, contractors, and nonprofits throughout the life of the project and close out contracts at completion.
  • Conduct NEPA environmental reviews including mapping and analyzing census or other data required for federal funding.
  • Oversee project compliance with federal policies, procedures, and regulations including Davis-Bacon labor requirements and environmental mitigation measures. Monitor contractor procedures, review compliance documentation, conduct site reviews and wage interviews, and oversee any needed corrective actions.
  • Draft external and internal reports and correspondence.
  • Respond to public inquiries related to CDBG projects.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
  • Minimum two years of project management including capital/construction projects or grants/contract administration experience. Or a combination of education and progressively responsible applicable experience that provides the skills and ability to perform the job duties.
  • Demonstrated work experience with federal, state or local fund sources that have regulatory requirements, and knowledge of pre-award and post award responsibilities and regulations.
  • Experience monitoring programs for results and providing technical assistance to community organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, problem solve, and coordinate with a team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills and the ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with a range of diverse stakeholders including participating jurisdictions, contractors, community organizations, and the public.
  • Demonstrated experience applying equity and social justice principles and practices, and understanding of place, race and policy and systems-based inequities.
  • Excellent project management skills including time-management and organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize work assignments to meet multiple and competing deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of project management, project cost accounting and project budget development.
  • Demonstrated experience gathering, maintaining, and analyzing data and developing written reports for presentations to professional and community audiences.
  • Ability to handle challenging situations with diplomacy and tact.
  • Demonstrated Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365: Teams, Word, Excel, Outlook and the Internet.
  • Valid Washington State Driver's License or the ability to travel throughout the county in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrated experience in federal programs such as CDBG.
  • Working knowledge of federal, state, and local government mandates related to the CDBG program, labor compliance, and/or other public funding sources and methods.
  • One year demonstrated experience negotiating terms of contracts or similar formal agreements.
  • Demonstrated experience of coordinating reviews and studies between different local/State/Federal agencies and consultants.
  • Knowledge of building trades terminology and practices.
  • Knowledge of procurement and/or contracting laws and procedures.
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.

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.