Recovery Planning Team Deputy Lead (Special Projects Manager III)

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Project Management
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Posted on September 15, 2020
Summary

This recruitment is open to King County employees only.  Metro Transit employees will be given preference for this opportunity. 

Interview dates for this position are scheduled for September 29th and 30th.


As our agency begins the process of recovering and rebuilding from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have stood up Metro’s Recovery Planning Team (RPT) and Task Forces. Included in this work are representatives from across the Department that are organized to work together to address complex, cross-divisional issues and ensure effective transition to implementation teams at the division level.  

Metro is seeking a Recovery Planning Team Deputy Lead (Special Projects Manager III) SDA or TLT to start immediately for 6-months with the potential to extend. This position will work closely with the Recovery Planning Team Lead (Special Projects Manager IV) and Task Forces to:
 

  1. Develop a recovery plan that will guide Metro’s recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, in alignment with our long-term policy documents;
  2. Make recommendations to Metro leadership and track implementation for responding to COVID-related cross-divisional issues affecting our agency to keep our employees safe, support our workforce as we transition into a new way of operating, adjust mobility services, and meet customer needs and demands.

Applicants are required to submit the completed online application at www.kingcounty.gov and answer the supplemental questionnaire. A resume and cover letter are highly recommended.  The cover letter should summarize your interest in the position and how your qualifications align with the position's requirements.

NOTE: Please answer all questions in the online employment application itself, with each of your jobs during the last 10 years listed (listing each position for each employer separately), duties explained, reasons for leaving etc.  Earlier jobs should be included if they are relevant in some way to this job, unless well-covered in your resume. Applicants who are unable to apply online should follow the instructions under Application Tips and FAQs at www.kingcounty.gov/jobs. If you need an accommodation in the recruitment process or an alternate format of this announcement, please inquire directly with the Human Resources contact for this job announcement.
 
Selection Process
Applicants will be screened for competitiveness, completeness, and written communication skills. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate a written exercise and/or other testing and one or more interviews. Final offers are contingent on successful completion of reference checks.

Work Schedule
The Recovery Planning Team Deputy Lead (Special Projects Manager III) position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and is not eligible for overtime pay.

Work schedule is normally Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Alternative work schedules may be considered.  Occasional evening work may be required to attend meetings or events.

Work Location:
**This position is eligible for telecommuting during the current COVID19 pandemic.  Duration of telecommuting period is dependent upon guidance from County leadership; the current timeframe is through at least January 8, 2021. 

This position will be located in the King Street Center Building - 201 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98104.

Union Membership
This position is not represented by a union

Class Code:
252801 Special Projects Manager III
 
For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact: 

Mara Cardenas,
Senior Talent Advisor
206-477-2358
mara.cardenas@kingcounty.gov
 

Job Duties

Applying equity and social justice principles is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all King County employees. All employees are expected to model and apply our equity and social justice shared values, behaviors, and practices. As the Recovery Planning Team Deputy Lead you will:
 

  • Ensure the Recovery Planning Team (RPT) adheres to process and protocols established in the attached outline document and/or charter.
  • Organize, facilitate, and lead meetings and ensure follow-up action on issues raised in the various levels of recovery planning team meetings.
  • Liaise between the RPT members including the Management Team, Core Team, Task Force leaders and Project Managers, Subject Matter Experts, and Metro leadership structures to support the decision-making process.
  • Work with Task Force Leads and Recovery Planning Team to fully identify and understand emergent issues and escalate issues to the Lead and Sponsor.
  • Coordinate with Task Force Leads and Project Managers to ensure effective communication  and understanding of current efforts and work items.
  • Work with RPT team to track priorities, progress, and sequencing activities to support effective decision making and smooth implementation of decisions at the division level.
  • Prepare and give presentations to senior management and employees on project progress, current status and responses to identified issues and risks.
  • Provide surge support to task forces for emergent and urgent issues.
  • Review and edit draft scopes, recommendations and status updates, etc. and provide input to the Recovery Plan; update and provide progress reports on the Recovery Plan and effort.
  • Work with division directors to develop a process to capture implementation activities and report out.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Advanced specialized knowledge of project management; advanced knowledge of strategic planning principles and practices; advanced analytical skills
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in managing multi-phase, highly visible and politically sensitive projects;
  • Experience in organizing, planning and executing multiple large-scale projects from vision through implementation; and preparing detailed and appropriate project documentation;
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in successfully managing projects using current project management principles, methodologies and processes;
  • Knowledge and experience in managing projects for a large organization with diverse business operations, strategic information requirements and priorities;
  • Knowledge of strategic planning principles and practices; knowledge of large organization business operations;
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and successfully with a diverse group of individuals from a variety of different positions and backgrounds;
  • Advanced skill in effectively communicating orally and in writing, including making formal presentations to groups and committees, and influencing decision makers in a political environment;
  • Skill in gathering, analyzing and synthesizing data; skill in effective paper and report writing; skill in effectively presenting statistical and narrative information to non-technical stakeholders or audiences;
  • Skill in problem-solving, conflict resolution, negotiating and decision making;
  • Skill in handling multiple competing priorities;
  • Skill in supervising and leading multi-discipline work teams; skill in working with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds.

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.

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 your recruiter listed on this job announcement.

King County is an equal employment opportunity employer. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workplace and 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 values--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, we are responsible stewards. We welcome and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans. 

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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Thank you for your interest in this employment opportunity. In applying for this job, please follow the instructions provided on filling out your employment application. Data fields provided should all be completed. This includes, but is not limited to: • the education and work experience sections of your employment application (do not merely refer to your resume). • A description of each position that you held. If you held more than one position with an employer, please list each job separately, showing the dates of employment in each position. • For each position listed, state the month and year in which you started and in which you ended it, and your reason for leaving the position. If you have been terminated from any previous jobs, please state the specific reasons why. Your application, along with your resume/cover letter (if provided), will be used to determine whether you meet the qualifications and/or are competitive for this position. If you have any questions about this, please contact the HR Advisor identified in the job announcement. I have read the above statement and certify that the statements made by me on the application are, to the best of my knowledge, true, complete and correct. I understand that any misrepresentation or material omission of fact on this or any other document required by King County may constitute grounds for rejection, or if employed by King County, for disciplinary measures, including dismissal. I acknowledge I have read and understand the above information.
  • Yes
  • No
02
These positions are open to King County employees only. Are you a King County employee?
  • Yes
  • No
03
Do you work for King County Metro Transit?
  • Yes
  • No
04
Please select the position/assignment you are interested in being considered for
  • Term Limited Temporary (TLT) Position
  • Special Duty Assignment Opportunity (open to internal King County career service employees only
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Please select which minimum qualifications, if any, you possess for this position.
  • Advanced specialized knowledge of project management; advanced knowledge of strategic planning principles and practices; advanced analytical skills
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in managing multi-phase, highly visible and politically sensitive projects;
  • Experience in organizing, planning and executing multiple large-scale projects from vision through implementation; and preparing detailed and appropriate project documentation;
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in successfully managing projects using current project management principles, methodologies and processes;
  • Knowledge and experience in managing projects for a large organization with diverse business operations, strategic information requirements and priorities;
  • Knowledge of strategic planning principles and practices; knowledge of large organization business operations;
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and successfully with a diverse group of individuals from a variety of different positions and backgrounds;
  • Advanced skill in effectively communicating orally and in writing, including making formal presentations to groups and committees, and influencing decision makers in a political environment;
  • Skill in gathering, analyzing and synthesizing data; skill in effective paper and report writing; skill in effectively presenting statistical and narrative information to non-technical stakeholders or audiences;
  • Skill in problem-solving, conflict resolution, negotiating and decision making;
  • Skill in handling multiple competing priorities
  • Skill in supervising and leading multi-discipline work teams; skill in working with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • I don't meet any of the minimum qualifications
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Which of the following best describes your response to the following question: Are you applying to this position as a Priority Placement Program Participant and is this position the same or lower percentage of FT 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.
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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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