Parking & Contracted Services Manager

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Management
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Posted on June 7, 2021

The Planning & Administrative Services (PAS) Section in the Facilities Management Division (FMD), is seeking a Project Manager to manage the FMD Parking Program & contracted services for county-owned buildings. The parking program includes seven buildings, 2,222 spaces and three locations. The garage facilities include Goat Hill, Chinook Building, King Street Center, King County Correctional Facility, Patricia H. Clark Children and Family Justice Center, Maleng Regional Justice Center, and Kent Valley Professional Building. Contracted services include requesting, amending, and terminating contracts associated with building operations and maintenance. They include services such as utilities, pest control, landscaping, or similar.

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As the only jurisdiction in the world named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant international community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the traditions of many cultures.

We have a deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all – in our workplaces and our communities. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda to advance regional change and ensure that residents from vulnerable communities are incorporated into our emergency planning and public outreach efforts.

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Job Duties

SCOPE OF JOB DUTIES: In this exciting role, you will be expected to:

  • Prepare Request for Proposals, negotiate contracts and direct operators at King County Parking locations.
  • Survey, analyze and recommend parking rate increases.
  • Establish contracts for services for buildings that are newly purchased or leased by the county.
  • Renew service contracts  as needed at existing buildings
  • Develop and monitor operating budgets and revenues from parking facilities. 
  • Draft legislation to update parking rates set in the County Code. 
  • Handle inquiries from Budget and Council staff regarding rates, budget and revenue.
  • Manage the response and resolution of customer service issues, complaints, and inquiries.
  • Manage Employee Transportation Plans (ETP) for King County parking facilities.
  • Document damage to building or vehicles, and request maintenance services for the buildings operated.
  • Coordinate security concerns with the Building Services FMD Security Management Section and Building Operations; ensure garages are well maintained and operated.
  • Develop and implement communication strategies and building updates and conduct monthly operations meetings with garage operators.
  • Coordinate with Fleet Administration regarding motor pool and county cars parked at the site.
  • Coordinate with Electric Vehicle Charging Vendors or other companies that provide services in King County garages.
  • Recommend parking equipment and parking accounting system upgrades.
  • Make process improvements related to garage access and garage payment methods.
  • Troubleshoot issues related to department-paid parking, bargaining unit contracts, and parking.
  • Serve as backup for PAS staff on legislation and staff moves.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Effective time management skills and practices maintaining a high level of productivity.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the parking industry and how parking facilities are managed.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of project management principles.
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to work tactfully, courteously, and effectively with diverse groups of individuals.
  • Recent experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously ensuring delivery within scope, schedule, and budget using current technology to manage and report.
  • Adept at independently learning new technology with intermediate-level skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and Project and working in open office environments and from remote locations.
  • Experience with operating and managing parking equipment and parking systems.

Supplemental Information


This position is exempt under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and is not overtime eligible. The typical workweek is 40 hours, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. This position is not represented.

The work associated with this position will be performed remotely, at least through July 5, 2021 in compliance with King County’s telecommuting mandate. It is possible that the work will be primarily performed remotely on an ongoing basis after July 5, 2021.  
Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop  and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours.  Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.  There will be situations where the employee is required to report to a County worksite.  Please note that when an 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.
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. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint.  

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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.
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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
The position is open to King County employees and the general public. 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.

Selection Process
Applications will be reviewed and screened as received for clarity, completeness, and competitiveness by subject matter experts. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in the selection procedures (customarily a series of oral panel interviews). 

Forms and Materials Required 

  1. An online employment application completed at  
  2. A resume and a cover letter no more than two pages summarizing how you meet the required qualifications, knowledge, and skills for the job.
For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Elvie Valasote at or 206-477-9449 

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 AND 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 AND 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. AND 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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