Data Analyst - Flow Monitoring

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on March 9, 2023
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$85,113.60 - $107,910.40 Annually

Renton, WA

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

DNRP-Natural Resources & Parks

Job Number

Wastewater Treatment

3/24/2023 11:59 PM Pacific


Fantastic opportunity for a highly detailed orientated person to contribute to King County's regional water quality efforts. With population growth and climate change the regional demand for water treatment increases and you can be part of the solution. King County has many opportunities for growth and development, fair compensation, and excellent benefits.

The Flow Monitoring team is responsible for managing over 270 portable flow meters for data in the King County region's sewer system. We conduct and coordinate the collection, review and analysis, archiving, and reporting of portable flow meter data, as well as maintenance of monitoring equipment in support of planning and large project delivery teams.

King County WTD's Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Control Program, long-term Conveyance System Improvement (CSI) projects, Mouth of Duwamish CSO project, Sewer Heat Recovery, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulatory reporting requirements, and construction and inspection activities within the WTD's Wastewater collection system.

WTD's capital project demand will be increasing in the coming years and along with it demands for flow monitoring data. Flow monitoring data is directly used to inform the project design phases and to monitor project and to access post project analysis and impact in sewer pipes.

Job Duties
  • Collect, review, and analyze portable flow meter data. Perform Quality Assurance and Quality Control review of flow data. Edit as appropriate and finalize flow data for submittal and reporting. Ensure data is appropriately managed in databases.
  • Prepare service and maintenance requests for flow monitoring field crews. Create Work Orders in a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) such as Mainsaver for the service/maintenance requests.
  • Assist Flow Monitoring field crews with troubleshooting data quality, maintenance, and telemetry issues.
  • Assist in flow meter installations and site calibrations (field verifications) including on-site visits and working with field staff.
  • Interface with vendors and manufacturers regarding flow monitoring hardware and software issues.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

A bachelor's degree and two years of increasingly responsible experience in planning, communications, or a closely related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • Database management skills.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to handle a number of tasks simultaneously.
Necessary Special Requirements:
  • A valid Washington State Driver's License.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Working knowledge of portable wastewater flow monitoring hardware and software.
  • Working knowledge of King County's wastewater collection system.
The Successful Candidate will have the following Competencies:
  • Plans & Aligns - Sets objectives to align with broader organizational goals. Breaks down objectives into appropriate initiatives and actions. Stages activities with relevant milestones and schedules. Anticipates and adjusts effective contingency plans.
  • Interpersonal Savvy - Relates comfortably with people across levels, functions, culture, and geography. Acts with diplomacy and tact. Builds rapport in an open, friendly, and accepting way. Builds constructive relationships with people both similar and different to self. Picks up on interpersonal and group dynamics.
  • Optimized Work Processes - Identifies and creates the processes necessary to get work done. Separates and combines activities into efficient workflow. Designs processes and procedures that allow managing from a distance. Seeks ways to improve processes, from small tweaks to complete reengineering.
  • Manages Complexity- Asks the right questions to accurately analyze situations. Acquires data from multiple and diverse sources when solving problems. Uncovers root causes to difficult problems. Evaluates pros and cons, risks and benefits of different solutions options.
  • 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. Adjusts to fit the audience and the message. Provides timely and helpful information to others across the organization. Encourages the open expression of diverse ideas and opinions.
Working Conditions:
Telecommuting / Hybrid Telecommuting Plant Designated
The work associated with this position will be performed predominantly by telecommuting, with occasional onsite work and meetings, as influenced by business needs. Employee will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities. This will be a combination of telecommuting and in-person work at the South Treatment Plant. In addition, business needs may require frequent project site visits, onsite workshops / trainings, and in-person meetings. Employees will have access to a designated workspace at South Treatment Plant as well as shared workspaces at various King County facilities. Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite(s) 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.

To support employees during this time 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.

Work Location: Primarily telecommuting with a work designation at the South Treatment Plant - 1200 Monster Road SW, Renton. There will be an expectation to travel to various worksites throughout King and South Snohomish County as needed for your work.

Work Schedule: T his position is non-exempt from the overtime provision of the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) and is overtime eligible. This full-time position works a 40-hour work week. Monday through Friday.

Union Representation: This position is represented by T echnical Employee's Association (TEA)

Application Instructions:
This opportunity is open to all qualified candidates. Wastewater Technical Employee's Association (TEA) employees will receive first consideration.

Application and Selection Process: Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responsiveness to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most viable 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
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter detailing your background and what you can bring to this position
  • Responses to supplemental questions
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, if you have questions related to this recruitment process, please contact at Diana Eberly at

Supplemental Information

WTD is committed to the principles of equity and social justice. We value diverse perspectives and life experiences in our workforce and are committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive environment. WTD strives to provide equitable services to residents and businesses across King County.

About the Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD): WTD protects water quality and public health in the central Puget Sound region by providing high quality treatment to wastewater collected from local sewer agencies. WTD includes 700 employees across multiple facilities and serves 1.5 million people. To our agency, success means clean water. It means honoring our legacy while keeping a promise to another generation that our beautiful environment will be there for them to enjoy. It also means being accountable to our ratepayers and operating a well-managed agency.

To learn more about the Wastewater Treatment Division click on the below links:

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  • 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
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