Director - Fleet Services Division

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Transportation
Posted on May 1, 2022
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 King County Fleet Services Division is searching for an exceptional leader to serve as its Division Director. King County is one of America's fastest-growing regions, and Executive Dow Constantine is building partnerships and working with employees to meet the key challenges facing the Northwest—equity and social justice, climate change, and regional mobility.
To meet these challenges, the Fleet Services Division Director will play a key role in advancing high visibility projects and the impact on many citizens. Many projects and initiatives pursued by the division have far-reaching political implications with the community. 
The Fleet Services Division manages approximately 2,500 fleet vehicles and equipment in an equipment rental and revolving fund. The primary function is the acquisition, maintenance, replacement, and disposal of these assets for the County’s services associated with the Sheriff, Public Health, Roads, Parks, Wastewater, Water and Land Resources, and other agencies. The division has two main vehicle and equipment maintenance shops that include robust storerooms of automotive and construction supplies, an administrative presence in downtown Seattle and several technicians working in the field. 
In addition, the division is responsible for the disposition of the county’s personal property assets, which includes a surplus warehouse in Georgetown. Disposal methods can include re-use within the county, donation to verified and approved non-profits, and sales via online portals or sealed bids.
The work is accomplished by 75 employees, including light and heavy-duty technicians, storekeepers, and administrative staff.
To learn more about Fleet, please visit our website at:
King County is one of America's fastest-growing regions, and Executive Dow Constantine is building partnerships and working with employees to meet the key challenges facing the Northwest--equity and social justice, climate change, and regional mobility. To do this, King County employees are embracing continuous improvement, instituting best management practices, driving innovation, and striving for second-to-none customer service that supports the people of King County.
This position will be integral to designing strategy for present and future services that we provide to our customers. This role involves daily interaction with staff from all levels including senior-level management, elected officials, agency stakeholders, and inter-jurisdictional partners, and requires a keen understanding of the division’s operations and strategic goals. This role requires a self-starter with strong business modeling skills, a keen attention to detail, ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and solid skills in data mining and business intelligence.
As the only county in the United States named after one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation’s history, Martin Luther King, Jr. County is a vibrant international community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the artistic and social traditions of many cultures. 
We have a deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all – in our workplaces and our communities. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda to at advance regional change. 
Reporting to the County Administrative Officer, the Fleet Services Division Director is responsible for providing collaborative leadership and a clearly articulated vision for county fleet services and staff. 
The Fleet Services Division Director will:

  • Direct daily operational needs of the Division including fiscal management, labor relations, and organizational issues to effectively lead division employees, manage an appropriated biennium operating budget of $90 million.
  • Lead senior leadership team responsible for fleet operations and maintenance, strategic planning, intergovernmental relations, and administrative services.
  • Direct the development and implementation of strategic goals, vision, workforce management, performance measures, strategies, policies, best practices, and initiatives.
  • Direct and shape systems to promote an organizational culture that supports continuous improvement (LEAN) and embraces equity and social justice for employees.
  • Direct and provide day-to-day leadership to the division.
  • Foster a culture of innovation and sustained change with a strong sense of how to develop and offer new products and services.
  • Creating Partnerships with key stakeholders to provide service in a more efficient manner. 
  • Leverage the County’s information and business intelligence systems to drive operational improvements with a focus on performance, measurement, and accountability.
  • Utilize internal and external resources, technology, and continuous improvement techniques to report metrics, improve processes, create more capacity, and deliver greater value to our customers and community.
  • Have a strong background in senior management including fiscal management, economic development, and administrative functions. Working with Crafts and Trades is desirable.
  • Be a champion for Equity & Social Justice. Understands that systematic racism and its long-term effects are pervasive in our society. Is comfortable having candid and sincere conversations with all employees and stakeholders about race and equity in our work.
  • Bring a strong background in directing and providing strategic leadership to large, highly unionized, and multi-faceted organizations, including working collaboratively at all levels.
  • Have an exceptional record of successfully managing, developing, and/or implementing strategic initiatives (ex. Strategic Climate Action Plan), policies, systems to achieve these outcomes.
  • Be customer-focused and comfortable advising and partnering with senior and executive-level management about complex initiatives, polices, and issues.
  • Understand how to manage complex projects including scoping and organizing resources, developing work programs, and facilitating multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Have strategies and ideas to continue to build on a culture of employee engagement which supports the development, learning, coaching, and team building necessary for the workforce of the future.
  • Be able to persevere and adapt as required, while working in a multi-faceted and ambiguous environment. 
  • Any combination of education and experience.
This exciting opportunity is open to all applicants. The salary for this position is $153,002 – $193,939 annually (Range 84) and includes innovative and award-winning employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as a robust leave package. To see all of King County’s benefits, please visit our web site at
This position will remain open until filled. Applicants who apply by April 24th will receive first consideration in the process. Please apply online at
If you have any questions, please contact Robert James at 206-263-9414, or

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

King County Executive Branch 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).

The Executive Branch includes 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 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
  • 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.