Project/Program Manager II

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Project Management
Posted on November 19, 2022
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The Recycling and Environmental Services Section (RES) of the Solid Waste Division (SWD) of King County is recruiting a for Project/Program Manager II to support its Construction and Demolition (C&D) and Green Building (GreenTools) programs.  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.

Responsibilities of this position include assisting in the grants program, tracking, analyzing data, supporting outreach and education, implementing policy, analysis, research, planning and contract management, ensure compliance with designated facility agreements (DFA). A key focus for this position will be to further develop and implement grants for expanding markets for C&D materials. We are looking for a person who has a passion for tracking financial performance and recycling trends, and the desire and ability to implement climate-related policies and incorporate racial equity to achieve measurable outcomes that benefit all SWD ratepayers. In addition, the successful candidate may also provide technical assistance to the Green Building Team and King County capital projects to ensure C&D diversion requirements are met.

In addition to filling the existing vacancy, we will use this recruitment to create and maintain a list to fill similar career service PPM II opportunities that may become available in the next 12 months in SWD.

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

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 Wednesday, November 30 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 PM.  Click here to join the meeting. For audio-only call 1 425-653-6586, Pin: 238 781 112#

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Maintain compliance with the DFAs and ensure proper invoicing, insurance requirements, facility reporting and revenue data management.
  • Assist in the development of the grants program; research the latest in C&D materials recycling and work toward expanding current recycling markets.
  • Manage updates to the content of C&D and green building webpages.
  • Develop, build, and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders in the C&D and green building community.
  • Make written and oral presentations for a variety of audiences. 
You Should Have:
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, accomplish program goals and meet deadlines with high attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated commitment to delivering an anti-racist, inclusive and equitable approach that lifts frontline communities through targeted universalism.
  • Experience in sustainability, market development, public policy, environmental management or a closely related field and two years of experience in programs that involve C&D management, green building, market development, waste management and/or recycling or an equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates the skills necessary to perform the primary job duties.
  • Experience in building partnerships with frontline communities and implementing projects driven by BIPOC community representatives.
  • Experience in contract management and procurement processes.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships and partnerships with a variety of partners, stakeholders, and interest groups, including, but not limited to various county and/or state agencies, organizations, and associations.
  • Demonstrated skills in managing data using Excel or similar spreadsheet applications.
  • Demonstrated skills in written and oral communications and making presentations.
A Successful Candidate Will Also Have:
  • Demonstrated experience working with public policy, administering contracts and/or grants, city outreach and interagency coordination, capital projects, market development, government systems, and multiple stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated skills in working with underrepresented communities and different languages, and implementing pro-equity institutional change.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with complex projects with skills in managing data using Excel or similar databases.
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 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).

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.

Do you have experience in sustainability, market development, public policy, environmental management or a closely related field?
  • Yes
  • No
If yes, briefly describe your experience.
Do you have a minimum of two years of experience in programs that involve C&D management, green building, market development, waste management and/or recycling?
  • Yes
  • No
If yes, briefly describe your experience.
If answered 'No' to either question 1 or 3, do you have any other combination of education and experience that demonstrates the skills necessary to perform the primary job duties of this position?
  • Yes
  • No
If yes, please describe your relevant experience and skills.
Do you have experience in contract management and procurement processes?
  • Yes
  • No
If yes, briefly describe how you gained the experience.
Do you have experience working with any of the following? Please check all that apply.
  • Public Policy
  • Administering contracts/grants
  • City outreach/interagency coordination
  • Capital projects
  • Market development
  • Government systems
  • None of the above
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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