Green Building Team Program Manager

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Management
Posted on November 12, 2022
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The Solid Waste Division (SWD), Recycling and Environmental Services Section (RES) is inviting applications for a Project/Program Manager III to support its Green Building (GreenTools) program.  The successful candidate will provide a wide range of support to move the County towards Zero Waste of Resources and a sustainable built environment integrating equity and social justice opportunities.
The desired candidate will participate in tasks associated with green building policy, implementation of sustainable development in county-owned capital projects, management of internal green building team, tracking performance measures, training, implementing the County Green Building Ordinance, helping to achieve and implement the targets and priority actions of the Strategic Climate Action Plan, ensuring our development practices achieve the goals of the Equity and Social Justice Credits, and supporting other King County sustainability programs. This is a professional position; work is conducted independently and in collaboration with other program managers and the RES Environmental Programs Managing Supervisor.

To learn more about SWD and RES, visit To learn more about the GreenTools programs see

This recruitment will be used to fill the existing vacancy and to create a list of candidates for future vacancies that may happen within the next 12 months.
Opportunity to Learn More: We invite you to join an MS Teams Meeting Open House to learn more about this position. This is an opportunity to ask questions about the job description, learn about KCSWD and the RES section, meet staff and a supervisor, and generally gain information about the position. We will hold this event on Thursday, November 17 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 PM.  Click here to join the meeting. For audio-only call 1 425-653-6586, Pin: 288 034 754#

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Be an active member that utilizes Innovation, creativity, and progressive sustainability practices, as well as enjoy the opportunity to work on exciting projects with fun people. 
  • Implement the Green Building Ordinance that requires all County-owned capital projects to have the latest green building and sustainable development practices.
  • Co-lead the Green Building Focus Area of the King County Strategic Climate Action Plan and implement the County Operations priority actions and performance measures.
  • Provide green building technical assistance to county divisions, individual capital projects, project managers, and team members.
  • Update and maintain King County’s Sustainable Infrastructure Scorecard.
  • Facilitate or participate in Project Ecocharrettes and working sessions to identify the green building, sustainability, equity, and social justice strategies for the project.
  • Develop or review equity and social justice plans and equity impact review efforts. Provide examples of strategies that can apply to projects.
  • Manage and coordinate the internal Green Building Team and annual green building reporting.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders and public agencies in the green building and broader building industry.
  • Participate in other GreenTools, Construction and Demolition Program, Recycling and Environmental Services Section, and Solid Waste Division programs and activities.
You Should Have:
  • Familiarity and experience with green building rating systems and sustainable development best practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in implementing a green building, sustainability, climate action, construction, and demolition material diversion, energy, water, site, and stormwater strategies that support carbon-neutral development, regenerative design, and advancing equity and social justice.
  • Demonstrated commitment to delivering an anti-racist, inclusive, and equitable approach that lifts up frontline communities through targeted universalism
  • Demonstrated skills in managing projects involving multi-agency teams and developing effective networks to accomplish program goals.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and meeting deadlines with high attention to detail.
  • Experience in contract management and procurement processes.
  • Demonstrated skills in managing data and performance measures 
  • Demonstrated skill in written and oral communications and making presentations.
A Successful Candidate Will Also Have:
  • Demonstrated experience working with public policy, capital projects, government systems, and multiple stakeholders.
  • Knowledge and experience integrating equity and social justice into green building and climate justice to practice holistic sustainability that reflects diverse communities and King County services.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with complex projects and achieving high-performance green building and sustainable development standards.
Who May Apply:   These positions are open to all applicants, both currently employed at King County and external applicants.

Forms and Materials Required:   Applicants must submit a (1) King County application form and (2) Cover letter including your background and describing how your experience meets the qualifications and has prepared you to perform the essential functions of the job and a (3) Resume.
Work Location:    Primarily teleworking and occasionally King Street Center - 201 South Jackson Street, Seattle, and project sites.

Work Schedule:   This position works 8 hours per day, M-F, 8:00am to 5:00pm. It is exempt from FLSA provisions and is not over-time eligible.

Who to Contact:   If you have questions about the position and wish to learn more about SWD, visit or contact Prakash Meloot at
About the Solid Waste Division: A division within King County's Department of Natural Resources & Parks, the award-winning and innovative Solid Waste Division (SWD) has been recognized for operational excellence. The division's line of business is comprised of waste prevention, resource recovery, and waste disposal. This robust and dynamic enterprise-funded division has an annual budget exceeding $100 million. More than 400 employees create value for customers across ten active locations (eight recycling and transfer facilities). Resources are harvested on-site and refuse is transported by SWD to the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in Maple Valley, Washington. Through a public/private partnership, landfill gas is captured and converted to clean natural gas. On average, SWD and the partnership produce enough pipeline-quality fuel to heat 19,000 homes in King County.      
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Telecommuting Requirement: The work associated with this position will be performed predominantly by telecommuting, with occasional onsite work and meetings, as influenced by business needs. Employees will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities. Employees must reside in WA 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 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.  

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).

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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.

Do you have familiarity and experience with green building rating systems and sustainable development best practices?
  • Yes
  • No
If yes, briefly describe your experience in this area.
Do you have project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines with high attention to detail?
  • Yes
  • No
If yes, briefly describe how you acquired these skills.
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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