Electric Vehicle (EV) and EV Infrastructure Planner ("EV Planner")

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on March 8, 2023
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$96,699.20 - $122,574.40 Annually

Seattle, WA

Job Type
Special Duty Assignment or Term Limited Temp (TLT)

EXEC - Executive's Office

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3/28/2023 5:15 PM Pacific


King County has established the Executive Climate Office to elevate and accelerate Executive Constantine and the County's commitment, coordination, and ability to deliver on climate action internally and in partnership with cities and partners.

As part of this office, this position, the Electric Vehicle (EV) and EV Infrastructure Planner ("EV Planner"), will help advance King County's countywide and internal fleet electrification goals by leading or supporting several projects.

The EV Planner will lead the development of a regional electric vehicle charging plan in partnership with stakeholders, support County departmental efforts to electrify their fleets, and develop an e-bike rebate program plan. The role will collaborate with King County departments and other regional partners to identify priority EV charging infrastructure projects, develop associated budget proposals, and seek grant funding for the projects. This work supports King County Strategic Climate Action Plan goals and actions outlined in King County Council Ordinance 19052 .

This full-time position will extend through the end of 2024. As this body of work is an emergent but high priority, future job opportunities past this date are possible but not guaranteed. The EV Planner will report to senior staff in the Executive Climate Office, and will work with King County staff, members of the King County EV and EVSE Task Forces, King County - Cities Climate Collaboration (K4C) staff, and other regional partners.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is skilled at building relationships with a broad range of policy and technical staff, and who is comfortable with ambiguity in projects.

Job Duties

King County's Strategic Climate Action Plan includes aggressive goals to electrify the County's vehicle fleet and to accelerate communitywide electric vehicle adoption that prioritizes environmental justice and equitable access to shared mobility solutions. This role will support both County operations and communitywide efforts to meet these aggressive goals, including:

Leading regional EV charging infrastructure plan development, inform enterprise-wide EV charging efforts, and track policy development.
  • Lead development of a regional electric vehicle ("EV") charger strategy, including a rural and unincorporated urban area EV charger installation plan
  • Review existing charging studies/plans developed by the various King County departments to highlight potential impacts of regional charging infrastructure planning, and vice versa
  • Identify existing charging infrastructure owned by regional partners and opportunities to share charging stations; advocate for placement of charging infrastructure where the need is greatest; and develop Memorandums of Agreement (MOA)for shared use as appropriate
  • Track EV and EVSE policies and impact on Countywide and Fleet electrification efforts
Leading grant and funding applications and education: Research state, federal, and private funding sources for EV charging and fleet electrification. Partner with King County staff across multiple departments to complete grant applications. Manage consultant resource who will be conducting funding research. Share information with partners on key EV and EV charging opportunities.

Policy Development: Work with the staff in the Executive Climate Office and partner with staff across County departments and other partners to develop draft policies for regional EV charging operations, maintenance, and use. Track state and federal policy.

Support for Strategic Climate Action Plan Priority Actions: The EV Planner will lead or support a range of EV and EVSE actions in the Strategic Climate Action Plan as needed.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • 4-8+ years in planning, analysis, or other relevant capacity.
  • Experience developing complex strategic plans and policy recommendations.
  • Experience facilitating collaborative teams and negotiating strategy/policy recommendations between team members.
  • Experience creating interlocal agreements and/or developing public-private partnerships
  • Demonstrated ability to research complex issues using analysis, experience, judgement, and networks and to provide recommendations. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated success managing multiple priorities and projects.
  • Demonstrated success negotiating agreements with other governments or businesses.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively.
  • Experience building relationships and working collaboratively with a range of policy and technical teams.
  • Creativity and ability to operate with ambiguity.
  • Comfortable presenting complex topics to executive-level staff and senior leadership.
Highly Desired:
  • Experience with electric vehicle charging policy, programs, or projects.
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.

King County provides a generous employee benefits package including comprehensive health benefits, paid parental leave, and paid time off to volunteer. For details, see: https://www.kingcounty.gov/audience/employees/careers/why-work-here.aspx?

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 HR professional listed on this job announcement.

Who May Apply
This position is open to all qualified candidates.

Application Process
The following items are required to be considered for this position:
  • An electronic application through www.kingcounty.gov/jobs or www.governmentjobs.com (use the "Apply" link) including work history and position duties.
  • An attached resume.
  • An attached letter of interest/cover letter.
  • Responses to supplemental questions. Do not copy and paste your resume or resume sections as Supplemental Question responses. If you do and the do not directly answer the question, this will be considered an incomplete application.
Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the relevant information in the application. Cover letters and/or resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed application. Applications and/or Supplemental Questionnaires that state "see my resume" or "see my personnel file" are considered incomplete and will not be accepted.

Work schedule
The normal work schedule for this position is Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week. This position is not subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act and is not overtime eligible, and the incumbent will be required to work the hours necessary to meet position responsibilities

Union affiliation
This position is not represented by a labor union.

For more information about the application process, please contact? Seth Watson, HR Manager at seth.watson@kingcounty.gov.

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.