Financial and Operations Project Manager

King County   Renton, WA   Full-time     Finance
Posted on June 20, 2022
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This position assists in managing a large road traffic operations and maintenance organization in their daily budget and financial operations and is a key player in planning the organization’s biennium budget. It also supervises the Maintenance Section’s Budget and Finance Unit. Our successful candidate will be responsible for providing varied managerial and administrative support for the organization. This Financial and Operations Project Manager (Assistant Operations Manager) will be an effective financial and operations leader in our organization and a vital member of the Maintenance Management Team.
*The first round of interviews is tentatively scheduled for the week of July 18th.
JOB DUTIES (To be considered for this opportunity, you must at a minimum, demonstrate knowledge, skill and ability to): 

  • Supervision of budget, financial, procurement, accounts payable and business administrative staff;
  • Coordinating financial obligations shared with other agencies;
  • Tracking and monitoring programs of contract work performed for other agencies, including financial oversight and a section work program;
  • Financial oversight of the Road Maintenance Section’s $32M operational budget 
  • Managing, directing, and administering the daily financial-related operations of multiple county owned facilities/assets; 
  • Coordinating procurement, financial, and operational activities during emergency events such as snow and ice response, flooding, and earthquakes;
  • Acting as a vital team member in planning and leading execution of the Division’s Strategic Plan and setting priorities for maintenance initiatives and business needs;
  • Overseeing and managing day-to-day activities, issues, risks, measures of success, quality and budget;
  • Developing and maintaining program risk mitigation plans and ensuring programs maintain compliance with all relevant State, Federal, local and King County code and regulations;
  • Analyze, prepare, and present reporting on operational activities and work program achievements;
  • Oversee IT Coordination of systems and databases for financial and work accomplishments;
  • Coordinating with internal and external stakeholders to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and participating in audits of County records; 
  • Compiling, researching, assembling and managing project data using MS Teams, Cityworks, SharePoint, Microsoft Excel, Word, Access and other specialized software systems;
  • Have a working understanding of and experience with asset management software (such as Cityworks) and maintenance management software systems;
  • Preparing presentations and presenting to senior management on project scope, schedule and budget progress, current status and responses to identified issues and risks;
  • Having a process improvement mindset;
  • Performing additional duties or special projects as assigned.
  • Be proactive and able to manage a high volume of diverse assignments and projects. Can handle multiple competing priorities and maintain attention to detail;
  • Have experience in managing and developing a large operational budget for a public organization;
  • Have meticulous grammar, editing and writing, presentation and communication skills;
  • Be knowledgeable about how large organizations work, including how to get things done through formal and informal channels;
  • Is culturally aware and comfortable having complex and challenging discussions about race and diversity in the workplace and are dedicated to building bridges;
  • Is skilled in operations management techniques and principles including budget, schedule development and monitoring;
  • Can work effectively with the public, on a team and with minimal supervision; 
  • Is skilled in conflict resolution, negotiation and ability to handle the unexpected and maintain composure in stressful situations;
  •  Is strong and proficient in using Office Productivity tools in your daily work (the county uses Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat). Including Pivot Tables and relational databases. 
  • This position is exempt therefore not eligible for overtime.
  • This position is represented by PTE Local 17. 
  • This hybrid position combines aspects of in-person and telecommute work. 

Supplemental Information

The Department of Local Services includes a Director's Office and the Road Services and Permitting Divisions. The Director’s Office includes a robust Community Service Area group focused on identifying and responding to the needs of urban and rural unincorporated King County residents and business. King County is the local service provider for the roughly quarter-million people who live in the unincorporated areas of the county. Taken together, the population in unincorporated King County would be the second-largest city in the state. The department provides a single executive point of accountability for delivery of local services to all of the unincorporated areas.


The Roads Services Division is committed to ensuring the county's road system is safe and efficient for all uses and modes of travel. Millions more use the roads to access jobs and recreational activities in urban and rural King County.
 The division is faced with a long-term structural funding problem, yet is responsible for 1,500 miles of roads and 182 bridges, 5.7 million feet of drainage ditches, over 44,000 traffic control signs, 78 traffic signals, and 50 traffic cameras in unincorporated King County.
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).

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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.

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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.
The recruitment for this position is open to all qualified applicants. A completed King County Application is required. We highly recommend that you also provide a cover letter and resume.
If you have any questions, please contact Jen Irwin, Senior HR Analyst,  by e-mail at, or by phone at 206-263-0601. Connect with Jen on LinkedIn

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.

Are you applying to this position as an eligible current or previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant? 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? 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. Additionally, 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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