PPM II - Lessons Learned

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Other
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Posted on June 8, 2021

The Department of Natural Resources and Parks is seeking an energetic and motivated candidate to support the launch and administration of a Lessons Learned Pilot Program within the Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD). This position will assist with the launch of this program as well as perform ongoing database management of the system and other data analytics work as needed.

WTD is committed to the principles of equity and social justice. We value diverse perspectives and life experiences in our workforce and are committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive environment. WTD strives to provide equitable services to residents and businesses across King County.

Duration: This Special Duty Assignment (SDA) or Term Limited Temporary (TLT) project will be approximately 3 years.

Who is Eligible: This position is open to Wastewater Treatment Division employees.  Applicants from this recruitment may be considered for other vacancies as they occur.

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. Employee 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 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. 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 

Work Location: Primarily teleworking and the King Street Center 201 S. Jackson St., Seattle WA 98104. There will be an expectation to travel to various worksites throughout King and South Snohomish County as needed for your work.

Work Schedule: 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, Monday through Friday.
 To learn more about the Wastewater Treatment Division click on the below links:

Job Duties

  • Gather and analyze data. 
  • Write reports summarizing analysis, trends, or research.
  • Develop and manage a database.
  • Develop database performance metrics and monitor database performance.
  • Modify database as needed to optimize performance.
  • Establish and maintain electronic files from planning through implementation.
  • Distribute, monitor and report on status of action items.
  • Lead/facilitate lessons learned and continuous improvement workshops.
  • Develop a communications plan and implement training plans for various WTD users.
  • Revise existing onboarding procedures, particularly those relating to WTD’s Internship Program.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Work independently to perform routine work while more complex tasks will be performed under closer supervision.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of individuals and present information in a tactful and diplomatic manner.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities with conflicting deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of research methods.
  • Basic quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Skills in gathering, manipulating and using data.
  • Skills in providing prompt and proactive data management support to end users.
  • Proficiency in use of software that supports the delivery of work products, such as SharePoint, SharePoint Designer or database software as well as Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio and similar programs.
Our Ideal Candidate Will Have The Following Competencies:

Action Oriented: Readily takes action on challenges, without unnecessary planning. Identifies and seizes new opportunities. Displays a can-do attitude in good and bad times. Steps up to handle tough issues.

Communicates Effectively: Is effective in a variety of communication settings; one-on-one, small and large groups, or among diverse styles and position levels. Attentively listens to others. Adjusts to fit the audience and the message. Provides timely and helpful information to others across the organization. Encourages the open expression of diverse ideas and opinions.
Plans and Aligns: Sets objectives to align with broader organizational goals. Breaks down objectives into appropriate initiatives and actions. Stages activities with relevant milestones and schedules. Anticipates and adjusts effective contingency plans.


  • A Valid Washington State Driver's License or the ability to arrange transportation to visit project sites on short notice.

Highly Desired:

  • Experience facilitating large, information-gathering meetings with diverse group of participants.
  • Experience developing, managing and maintaining SharePoint sites using SharePoint Designer. 
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft PowerApps.
  • Ability to document and enforce database policies, procedures and standards.
  • Communications skills centered around the development and implementation of continuous improvement activities.
  • Continuous improvement certification such as Lean/Six Sigma.

Physical Requirements: Some physical skill is required to perform visits to various construction sites and wastewater treatment and conveyance facilities. 

Work Environment: Work is performed in both a home office environment and in the field at wastewater treatment facilities of various types throughout King County.  These sites may not be served by public transit.  

Supplemental Information

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 competitive 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

Union Representation: This position is represented by the Technical Employee's Association (TEA).

For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:
 Diana Eberly
 Senior Human Resource Analyst

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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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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 your 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.

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
Are you a current TEA Wastewater Treatment Division employee?
  • Yes
  • No

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