Capital Project Manager II

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time
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The Solid Waste Division (SWD) of the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks (DNRP) is inviting applications for a Capital Project Manager II (CPM II) position. This Term Limited Temporary (TLT) position in the Project Management Office is expected to last one year with the possibility of extension. The primary responsibility of the CPM II is to successfully plan, implement, monitor, and control SWD projects by applying Project Management Institute (PMI) methodologies and SWD protocols. This position will be responsible for effectively completing various small to medium size SWD projects and supporting senior staff in major projects such as facility improvement, information technology, and operational capabilities enhancement projects.

The person in this position works generally under supervision by senior staff. This position requires knowledge of project management, project control, and contract administration.

Permanent Teleworking 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 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.

Who May Apply:   This position is open to all qualified applicants. This position is available to eligible King County applicants as a special duty assignment.

Work Schedule: This position works a 40-hour workweek, Monday through Friday with some evening and weekend work as required. This position is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act provisions and is not overtime-eligible.

Forms and Materials Required: Applicants must submit a (1) King County application form (2) and letter of interest detailing your background and describing how your education and experience meet the qualifications and have prepared you to perform the essential functions of the job.

Work Location: Primarily teleworking and the King Street Center at 201 S. Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98104

Examples of Job Duties: 
Manage projects by developing and implementing:

  • Project management plans and related planning documents, project baselines, scope change documentation, variance analysis, and work performance reporting
  • Project cost monitoring and project schedule tracking
  • Project risk management plan, risk register, risk review monitoring
  • Procurement management plans, procurement documents, contract change documentation, payment review documentation, and procurement closeout.
Serve as a Project Manager for assigned projects from initiation to closing by:
  • Organizing and managing project work and resources
  • Managing consultants and monitoring performance
  • Identifying project stakeholders and keeping them engaged and informed at the appropriate levels
  • Identifying and appropriately responding to project risks
  • Validating scope, schedule, budget, and project deliverables
  • Closing projects and contracts by following established protocols.
Monitor and control projects by performing the following activities:
  • Track project performance using SWDs Project Information System Management database (KCPRISM)
  • Coordinating with project managers, supervisors, consultants, and other key stakeholders and documenting assumptions, requirements, and decisions
  • Prepare project performance reports to comply with various King County reporting requirements
  • Perform other tasks as assigned
An Ideal Candidate Will Have: 
  • Bachelor's degree in project management, civil engineering, business administration, construction management, or closely related field from an accredited university or educational institution and  a minimum of one year of project management work experience with public works projects or any combination of education and experience that clearly demonstrates the ability and skill to perform the job duties of the position
  • Work experience demonstrating collaborative communication and interpersonal skills to serve as an effective team member on multi-disciplinary project teams
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and perform project management and project control tasks successfully with supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively present proposals, progress reports, and recommendations in verbal and in written form
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple complex projects simultaneously, produce high-quality deliverables on time, and respond to changing work responsibilities to meet organizational requirements
  • Working level of computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Project, and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to effectively engage in and sustain relationships with people from diverse cultures, professional backgrounds, and socio-economic backgrounds
Highly Competent Candidates Will Also Have:
  • The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification with PMI or equivalent
  • At least two years of project management and project control expertise
Contact Information: For questions regarding this announcement, please contact Prakash Meloot at

Supplemental Information

 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 a 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 a bachelor's degree in project management, civil engineering, business administration, construction management, or a closely related field?
  • Yes
  • No
If yes, please describe your degree.
Do you have a minimum of one year of project management work experience with public works projects?
  • Yes
  • No
If yes, please describe where and when you gained this experience
If you answered 'no' to questions 1 or 3, do you have any other combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability and skill to perform the job duties of the position?
  • Yes
  • No
If yes, please describe your relevant education and experience briefly.
Do you have a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification with PMI or equivalent?
  • Yes
  • No
Do you have at least two years of project management and project control expertise?
  • Yes
  • No
If yes, please describe when and where you gained this experience.
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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