IT Project Manager II

King County   Renton, WA   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on May 10, 2022
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WHO MAY APPLY:  This opportunity ls open to the general public.   This is an extension and if you previously applied, you do not need to apply again; your materials are still under consideration.

For application instructions and requirements, specific to Sheriff Office positions,
please visit; 
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WHO MAY APPLY:  This position is only open internally to all King County employees.
For application instructions and requirements, specific to Sheriff Office positions,
please visit; 
Civil Service Application Requirements (<- click there).
King County Sheriff's Office (KCSO)  is looking for an IT Project Manager II to join the Sheriff's Office Information Technology Computer Resource Unit under the direction of the Technology Services Division IT Manager. The incumbent will be responsible for managing specific IT projects as well as supervising a small group of individual contributors that are focused on project-based workload. This is an exciting opportunity to support the mission and values of King County Sheriff's Office.
WORK LOCATION AND TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: The current vacancy will be based out of the King County Black River Building in Renton, WA. This position will be supervising partial telecommuting staff. Occasional travel to King County Sheriff’s Office Precincts, Regional partner law enforcement agencies and Jails, and Contract City Police Departments facilities will be required, along with the option for partial telecommuting. The incumbent must have the ability to conduct site visits to the King County Courthouse (in downtown Seattle), or one of our Unincorporated Precincts (in Burien, Sammamish or Maple Valley) as well as visiting Police Contract City partnerships (at SeaTac, Shoreline, Newcastle, Woodinville, Kenmore, Covington, Metro Transit and Sound Transit), the Black River building in Renton and 911 Center in Tukwila.
WORK SCHEDULE: This position is not subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and therefore is not eligible for overtime pay.

Job Duties

  • Supervise KCSO technical project and analytical staff at multiple work sites and determine staffing needs and configurations. Determine funding and resource requirements with competing priorities to meet department needs. Establish standards and assessment measures to rate success criteria. Provide annual performance evaluations along with guiding, coaching and mentoring staff to align with the needs of Sheriff’s Office professional and commissioned personnel.  
  •  Provide clear direction for the development, maintenance and support of systems, functions, applications, and projects. Develop and implement plans for upgrades and conversions of assigned systems. Under the direction of the IT Manager, direct the development and oversee the implementation of long and short-range technology strategic plans.  
  • Oversee the initial planning of newly deployed tools, as well as ongoing support and maintenance of certain software that requires internal resources to act as vendor liaisons or to provide key support functions, such as onboarding/offboarding permissions to those systems.  
  • Attend county IT meetings for Office 365 Gov Cloud Enterprise tools, such as Outlook, Teams, OneDrive; along with leading regular meetings with vendor partners to ensure systems are upgraded regularly and staff are prepared and properly trained on new functionality. 
  • Draft communications to KCSO staff as new systems deploy or existing systems are updated with new functionality.    Develop Standard Operating Procedures, as new tools or processes are implemented. 
  • Set up reasonable training and support plans for projects underway as well as planning for resource allocation for upcoming projects on the roadmap.  
  • Maintain inter-connectivity with the State and other outside agencies who receive regional IT services and support from the Sheriff’s Office. 
  • Develop innovative, forward thinking solutions to meet business needs and to keep up with ever changing demands to move current paper processes to improved electronic methods. Determine and recommend changes in software, hardware or other IT platforms and oversee implementation of all new tools introduced to the Sheriff’s Office and regional partnering agencies.  
  • Guide technical staff to manage projects efficiently including project definitions, work plans, documentation, scheduling, control methods and status reporting in alignment with King County Project Standards.  Prepare IT Project documents and represent assigned area at the King County Project Review Board and any oversight committees.  
  • Prepare detailed analytical, statistical, and narrative reports to various audiences with differing levels of IT understanding. Write explanations of customer requirements, justifications for funding, service agreements, feasibility study reports, planning documents and technical requirements and contracts in order to obtain funding required and resources for new IT systems. 
  • Responsible for documenting expected functionality as well as desired enhancements of applications or systems to meet business needs.  
  • Manage agreements regarding software licensing, upgrades, replacement planning and vendor management. Plan and develop consultant contract documents including Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Invitations to Bid (IVB) and develop service agreements.
  • Act as technology representative with internal and external customers for assigned functions. 

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

•    Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology (or related field) or equivalent work experience and education  
•    Minimum of 5 years of recent IT experience in multiple platforms  
•    Minimum of 3 years of recent experience leading projects, establishing project milestones and baselines, and report and track baselines as required by IT project oversight and governance  
•    Excellent written and oral communication, group process, and facilitation skills  
•    Standard Operating Procedures and Policy writing experience
•    Knowledge and demonstrated experience in information systems techniques and principles including analysis, design, development, implementation, maintenance, documentation and training procedures and practices  

Knowledge of  
•    Large organization business operations, strategic information requirements, and priorities  •    Relevant software applications, products, tools and vendor packages
•    State, Local or Federal Government practices

Advanced knowledge of:
•    Project management principles and techniques including advanced large-scale project management skills  
•    Strategic planning principles and practices  
•    Analytical and conceptual skills  
•    Negotiation and conflict resolution skills  
•    Business process analysis, evaluation, and change management  
•    Organizing, planning, and executing projects  
•    Synthesizing complex information and influencing decision makers  
•    Analysis and problem solving, budget analysis
•    Vendor management

Skill in:
•    Applying budget techniques and principles, application of supervisory and management techniques, planning and organization, problem solving, conflict resolution and decision making
•    Prioritizing activities and requirements, according to business needs or values  
•    Developing IT policies and procedures in alignment with King County standard practices, overseeing multiple IT projects simultaneously.  
•    Program evaluation, advocacy and promotion  
•    Skill in building consensus among a diverse group of individuals with conflicting viewpoints and convincing others to initiate action


  • 3 years of recent supervisory experience  
  • 3 years of recent large scale project management experience 
  • Project Management and\or information technology certifications 
  • Strong Government and/or Law enforcement background\experience  
  • Experience managing projects with government oversight, including Local, State and Federal Audit requirements  
SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants will be reviewed for their ability to follow the application requirements (completeness of application and Letter of Interest), including providing a clear and detailed summary of experience, knowledge and skills related to this position.

TO APPLY: Please carefully review the list of required materials before submitting your application:
  • King County Application (applying online satisfies this)  
  • Cover letter  
  • Complete answers to all the supplemental questions. 
NOTE:  It is a hiring requirement that all staff employed by KCSO successfully pass a thorough background investigations process, which includes fingerprinting, criminal history check, reference checks, polygraph test, and other tests as deemed necessary.  You must review the list of KCSO Automatic Disqualifiers and verify your qualification for employment with King County Sheriff's Office.  
Must pass a thorough background investigations process, which includes fingerprinting, criminal history check, reference checks, polygraph test, and other tests as deemed necessary.  
General Timeframe: Candidates who meet the application and position qualifications will be asked to self-schedule a technical exam that will be conducted online. The timeframe and order of this recruitment is provided below.  Please note that dates are subject to change based on resource availability.
  • Oral Board Examination:  TBD - May 
UNION MEMBERSHIP: This position is represented by the Public Safety Employees Union (PSEU).
Michelle Kobuki, Civil Service HR Analyst

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.

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.

The King County Sheriff's Office maintains a list of automatic disqualifiers for employment. This list can be accessed by clicking on this link Automatic Disqualifiers. Please review the disqualifiers and respond to the following question before proceeding. Do you certify that based on your review of the automatic disqualifiers that you are qualified for employment with the King County Sheriff's Office? Note - This information will be verified prior to scheduling an oral board interview.
  • Yes
  • No
The background of all King County Sheriff's Office employees and applicants are thoroughly checked. The required background investigation will review and evaluate driving records, criminal records, employment histories, military records, personal and employment references, and related information. A polygraph examination is also required. Are you willing to undergo a background investigation and polygraph examination as part of the employment process?
  • Yes
  • No

Required Question