WaterWorks Grant Program Coordinator (Water Quality Planner/Program Manager II)

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Project Management
Posted on January 18, 2023
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$85,113.60 - $107,910.40 Annually

Multiple locations in King County, WA

Job Type
Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week

DNRP-Natural Resources & Parks

Job Number

Wastewater Treatment

1/29/2023 11:59 PM Pacific


King County's WaterWorks Grant Program provides funding for community-driven projects that help protect water quality, control pollution, and build healthy communities in King County. Project types can include installing raingardens or other Green Stormwater Infrastructure, restoration, community engagement and education, water quality monitoring, research, and pollution prevention. Funding is given to non-profits, tribes, cities, schools, and special purpose districts. The WaterWorks Program Coordinator supports these efforts and allows for successful community-driven projects that help our communities and environment.

The Environmental and Community Services Section of WTD strives to engage communities and address the needs of priority communities that they identify for themselves in support of the Division's mission to protect public health and water quality. Our group focuses on Equity and Social Justice and makes this a priority in all our work.

The WaterWorks Program Coordinator (Water Quality Planner/Program Manager II) works alongside the WaterWorks Program Manager and supports the Waterworks Grants Program. The Program Coordinator provides grant administration services, including coordination of systems and procedures for the management and disbursement of grants to eligible entities.

The Waterworks Grant Program manages over 100 grants, which requires excellent organization skills and management of details to be successful with such a large volume of grants to manage. This position must also manage the many ongoing questions and concerns of grant applicants and grantees with positive customer service.

King County WTD provides ongoing career development trainings as well as funding for outside professional development courses and/or conferences. In addition to training, this position works within a Section that has diverse program work and opportunities for staff to grow and learn.

WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to all qualified candidates. First consideration will be given to qualified candidates represented by the Coalition Labor Agreement.

Job Duties
  • Organize grant applications for internal and external review and track grant review documents and completion. Review grant proposals for completeness and consistency with criteria. Utilize grant management database to organize grant applications, track and process reports and conduct analysis.
  • Assist with grant reimbursement request processing, review, and tracking. Develop grant program documentation, including reports and briefing documents.
  • Coordinate logistics for grant workshops to share information and answer questions about the WaterWorks Grant Program with applicants. Conduct outreach for workshops, organize materials and present information in coordination with Grant Manager. Assist with logistics and production of materials for Grant Ranking Committee meetings; assist with planning, facilitating, and documenting committee processes to review, rank and recommend projects.
  • Assist with ongoing analysis of grant program operations, outputs, and outcomes. Develop and administer surveys and feedback mechanisms to get input and evaluation from various stakeholders. Identify needs for additional policies and guidelines and assist in developing. Develop recommendations for continuous improvement of grant program.
  • Communicate with and resolve issues from applicants, grantees, and reviewers. Coordinate with the Grant Manager for external outreach; create, edit, and assist with content for promoting the grant program on social media and through communication networks. Update and maintain website.
Working Conditions
  • Work Location: Primarily telecommuting with some in-person meetings and engagement in communities
  • Work Schedule: This position is covered under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is overtime eligible. This full-time position works a Monday-Friday, 40-hour work week.
  • Union Representation: This position is represented by Technical Employees Association (TEA).
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience which provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform all the duties described in this job announcement.
  • Experience in coordinating community program work with diverse communities.
  • Strong program administrative skills.
  • Demonstrated skill in contract and/or grant administration.
  • Experience with and knowledge of accountability tracking for both outputs and outcomes.
  • Strong writing skills and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team oriented, diverse environment with various levels of staff and leadership.
  • Experience with financial and project accounting.
  • Basic skills in Microsoft Office Word and Excel.
Competencies Required
  • Manages Complexity - Asks the right questions to accurately analyze situations; Acquires data from multiple and diverse sources when solving problems; Uncovers root causes to difficult problems; Evaluates pros and cons, risks and benefits of different solution options
  • Strategic Mindset - Anticipates future trends and implications accurately; Readily poses future scenarios; Articulates credible pictures and visions of possibilities that create sustainable value; Creates competitive and breakthrough strategies that show a clear connection between vision and action
  • Optimizes Work Processes - Identifies and creates the processes necessary to get work done; Separates and combines activities into efficient workflow; Designs processes and procedures that allow managing from a distance; Seeks ways to improve processes, from small tweaks to complete reengineering
  • 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
  • Customer focus - 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
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
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to supplemental questions

For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Rodney O. Dungo
Human Resource Analyst

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.