Inventory Program Manager

King County   Renton, WA   Full-time     Manufacturing / Production / Operations
Posted on September 15, 2022
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Summary

Come join the Parks Operations Section, a work unit with approximately 400 employees who maintain and provide programming to the entire King County Parks system. This role will be critical to ensuring that front-line staff have the correct tools to do their job while ensuring alignment with auditing, financial, and other policies and procedures. This role develops close relationships with internal Parks stakeholders as well as other County agencies. They must be comfortable providing expertise and recommendations on equipment or supply use, supply chain conditions, and purchasing options to experienced front-line staff, while resolving conflicts and maintaining positive working relationships.  
 
This position will implement policy and procedures and oversee Parks Operations Fleet, Equipment, and Inventory Management Program. It will also support operations with seasonal operations and programmatic purchasing needs and provide expertise on equipment and fleet needs. This position will supervise an Inventory Purchasing Specialist II and will work closely with other team members, other King County agencies, and equipment providers and servicers. This role may also participate in rotational “On Duty” scheduling shared by Parks Operations managers.
 
Who Are We?
Be a part of King County Parks! King County Parks has evolved from 150 acres in 1938 to more than 28,000 acres. Today, our system consists of more than 200 parks, 175 miles of regional trails, and 215 miles of backcountry trails. Our mission is to steward, enhance and acquire parks to inspire healthy communities. We seek to cultivate strong relationships with community partners to enhance park amenities for all King County residents to enjoy today and for generations to come. Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/parks.

Job Duties

Core Work Duties: 

  • Oversee Parks Operations Fleet, Equipment, and Inventory Program including the supervision of an Inventory Purchasing Specialist II and stores location.
  • Manage all fixed and personal property, controllable asset, and fleet equipment records from planning and purchase through end-of-life disposal. This includes participation in inventory audits and investigation and resolution of discrepancies.
  • Develop and implement standard operating procedures, policies, procurement and storage solutions, schedules, and execution plans for all aspects of fleet, equipment, controllable assets, and inventory control and tracking.
  • Serve as the Parks Operations Section liaison between Fleet Services and Operations front-line supervisors and the Parks Operations Manager and serve as the Division AVL coordinator.
  • Provide expertise to staff on equipment standards including conversion to electric vehicles and equipment and make recommendations or defend Operational equipment needs to Fleet.


Working Conditions:

  • This position is exempt from the overtime provision of the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) and is not overtime eligible. This full-time position works a 40-hour work week.  
  • This position will report to the Sunset Maintenance Shop located at 13659 18th Ave S, Seatac, WA 98168, with occasional opportunity for telework.

 

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Minimum Qualifications: 

Demonstrated experience in the following areas: 

  • Managing a complex organization’s fleet, asset, or inventory program. 

  • Researching, evaluating and making recommendations for large or task specific equipment or supply purchases. 

  • Awareness and adherence to Generally Accepted Auditing Standards, including performing audits of assets and inventory. 

  • Procurement and contracting at local, state, or federal levels. 

  • Writing, revising, and training staff on policy and forms. 

  • OR Any combination of education and experience that clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the job duties of the classification. Candidates without all the noted qualifications are encouraged to apply. 
     

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Familiarity with Oracle EBS or similar accounting system. 

  • Experience working with an asset management system or inventory dispersal system. 


Competencies Required: 

  • Optimizes Work Processes: Knows the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement. 

  • Collaborates: Builds partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives. 

  • Manages Complexity: Makes sense of complex and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems. 

  • Situational Adaptability: Adapts approach and demeanor to match shifting demands of situations. 

  

Supplemental Information

Application Instructions:
We seek: Individuals who are committed to racial, social and economic equity for ALL people in King County. We welcome applications from people who will help us consistently demonstrate the values of equity, respect and partnership.  

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 or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

Please contact: Patty Jurgens, Sr. HR Analyst at patty.jurgens@kingcounty.gov 

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.

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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.
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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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Briefly describe your experience managing a fleet, asset, or inventory program. Please include employer name and job title. If you do not have this experience, please indicate NA.
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Briefly describe your experience in procurement and/or contracting. If you do not have this experience, please indicate NA.

Required Question