Volunteer Coordinator (Project/Program Manager II) - Special Duty Assignment/Term Limited Temporary

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Education
Posted on May 18, 2023
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$42.10 - $53.37 Hourly


Various Locations throughout King County, WA

Job Type

Special Duty Assignment or Term Limited Temp (TLT)

Job Number



DNRP-Natural Resources & Parks



Opening Date


Closing Date

6/6/2023 11:59 PM Pacific



Bargaining Unit

Z3 : KC Personnel Guidelines


About King County Parks:
King County Parks is dedicated to stewarding, enhancing, and acquiring parks to inspire healthy communities. With over 205 parks, 175+ miles of regional trails, and 250+ miles of backcountry trails, we strive to provide park amenities that can be enjoyed by King County residents today and for generations to come. We value collaborative partnerships with community organizations and work towards the common goal of creating a vibrant and inclusive park system. Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/parks .
And check us out on the socials at Facebook , Twitter , Instagram and Vimeo .

Position Summary:
We are seeking a Volunteer Coordinator (Project/Program Manager II) to work collaboratively with Parks staff and external partners to design, organize and lead approximately 100 volunteer service projects from start to finish annually . Comprehensive project management for each event includes communications with community members and volunteers, logistics coordination, restoration workplan development and implementation, design of agenda and environmental education, leading project - either with a partner or independently/solo, restoration data collection and documentation, and post-event follow up with relevant staff and external volunteers.

This 18-month Special Duty Assignment/Term Limited Term position (SDA/TLT) is a great combination of direct outdoor leadership and environmental restoration planning, outreach and education. There is a lot of variation to each week, with room for creativity and collaboration with schools and volunteer groups to design impactful service learning events .

Our program values racial and social justice, and intersectional environmentalism. We support am expansive approach to community-based restoration and are seeking a team mate eager to learn and engage in great work in in Parks. We value ongoing growth and professional development so participation in relevant conferences, trainings and networking opportunities is highly encouraged.

This position is a key member of a small team that collaborates closely with workgroups throughout the agency. In addition to project management, this role supports all functions of the Volunteer Program, logistical needs, community engagement and partnership development.

Who is eligible to apply : This position is open to all qualified candidates. King County employees are encouraged to speak with their managers if they are interested in pursuing a Special Duty Assignment.

Job Duties
  • Work collaboratively with Parks staff and external partners to design, organize and lead approximately 100 volunteer service projects from start to finish annually. Comprehensive project management for each event includes: pre-event communications and logistics, restoration workplan development and implementation, design of agenda and environmental/climate education, leading project - either with a partner or independently/solo, restoration data collection and documentation, and post-event follow up with relevant staff and external volunteers.
  • Engage neighborhoods, community organizations, corporations, small businesses, and schools, to connect people to our projects. Develop enduring and equitable partnerships with volunteer groups and organizations.
  • Support field-based youth programming and youth engagement by leading school service projects and contributing to creation of environmental science, climate change and restoration curriculum.
  • Prepare data and creative input as necessary for publicity materials, reports and other written documents relating to program. Participate in continuous improvement of program data collection, administrative and logistics systems.
  • Perform comprehensive logistical tasks related to volunteer projects such as; inventory and purchasing of tools and materials, development and maintenance of tool storage systems, basic tool care/repair and sharpening, washing work gloves.
Working Conditions
  • Work Location: Work will be hybrid. Administrative, planning work and some meetings will be conducted remotely (telecommute). Field work and in-person internal and external meetings will require travel to sites throughout King County. Two to three days per week may be working outdoors. There are several drop-in office spaces available for work if needed.
  • Work Schedule: T his position is covered under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is overtime eligible. This full-time position works a 40-hour work week, Tuesday - Saturday, 6:30 am-3:00 pm, with some occasional nights and/or weekends as needed. Option for 4/10's Wednesday through Saturday 6:00 am-4:30 pm if desired.
  • Union Representation: This position is non-represented.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
  • Professional experience in designing and leading high-quality environmental service projects in the field. Candidates should be comfortable leading small events up to 25 participants on their own and planning/leading larger events with additional staff members supporting them.
  • Experience in developing relationship-focused community and organizational partnerships with the goal of connecting the public more deeply to outdoor spaces.
  • Experience in working directly with youth and young adults outdoors doing environmental education and/or hands-on restoration service learning.
  • Demonstrated skill in integrating social and racial equity into all aspects of daily and big picture work including community engagement, restoration project planning and implementation, volunteer leadership, internal team communication. Candidate experience and materials should reflect a deep commitment to equity and actionable understanding of intersectional environmentalism.
  • Experience in restoration project development; multi-year restoration planning for volunteer restoration sites; experience identifying, working with and teaching others about noxious weeds and plant species indigenous to the Northwest.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with large (50+ participants) outdoor event design and planning, including creating multiple work stations, managing logistics, and mentoring other staff in leading groups of volunteers.
  • Experience training adults and staff colleagues in restoration skills, plant identification or other related topics.
  • Experience scheduling large quantity of events, managing online event registration, public communications, data collection and project documentation.
  • Experience drafting planting plans and ordering plants.
Licensing, Certification and Other Requirements
  • A valid driver's license at the time of appointment is required.
  • Current CPR and First Aid training, or ability to obtain with 60 days of hire.
  • Work includes indoor and outdoor settings. May be exposed to drafts, pollens, inclement weather, and uneven surfaces.
  • Requires occasional lifting and carrying supplies and equipment up to 50 lbs.
  • Requires stooping, standing, sitting or walking depending on nature of program or event.
Competencies Required
  • Manages Ambiguity - Operating effectively, even when things are not certain, or the way forward is not clear.
  • Action-Oriented - Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy and enthusiasm.
  • Nimble Learner - Actively learning through Experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.
  • Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Demonstrates self-awareness - Using a combination of feedback and self-reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses.
Application and Selection Process: Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness, and responses 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 - Please note that this must be fully filled out. We cannot accept attached resumes in lieu of the application section.
  • Responses to Supplemental Questions.
For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Rodney O. Dungo
HR Analyst - Senior

Supplemental Information

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. ( See Working Conditions/Work Location information above. )

Employees will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities. Employees must reside in Washington 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, including the wearing of masks in some situations . King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint.

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 that is redefining how we work as we transition to the department's hybrid environment. Forbes 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 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
  • 12paid 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.