The Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention (DAJD) is seeking a Project/Program Manager IV, to join our administrative services team!
THE POSITION: This position provides technical expertise, strategic planning services, and leadership to senior management and multi-agency teams. The focus of this position is the analysis of staffing resources and workload challenges in the County’s correctional facilities, with a focus on the drivers of both overtime and leave. The position will conduct research, collect data, review policies and bargained labor agreements, draft and develop new policies, survey leaders and stakeholders, and analyze and synthesize information to regularly brief leadership and recommended a course of action. The position will also lead and facilitate the County’s effort to engage a consultant for broader, long-term analysis and planning. The position directly reports to the DAJD Chief of Administration but works in close collaboration with the Office of Performance, Strategy, and Budget and the Office of Labor Relations.
SPECIAL DUTY & TERM LIMITED TEMPORARY ASSIGNMENTS: This temporary position is
scheduled to last 24 months; however, the exact duration may end earlier or be extended based on operational needs, the project and funding. Rate of pay will be in accordance with applicable bargaining agreements and/or Career Service Guidelines. Special Assignments do not confer any privilege, right of appeal, or right of position, transfer, demotion, promotion or reinstatement, and can be revoked at any time with or without cause.
The Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention (DAJD) is a professional and nationally recognized organization that supports safe, vibrant, and healthy communities in partnership with other criminal justice and human service agencies. DAJD consists of approximately 900 employee and operates the largest county jail in the State of Washington, housing an average daily population of more than 1800 inmates.
DAJD's mission is to contribute to the public safety of the citizens of King County and Washington State by operating safe, secure, and humane detention facilities and community corrections programs, in an innovative and cost-effective manner.
King County encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans.
The job description is an overview and is intended to describe the general nature and level of
work being performed. It is not to be an exhaustive list of all the functions and tasks required of
RESEARCH AND DATA: Approximately 80%
POLICY AND CONTRACTS: Approximately 20%
HOW TO APPLY: Completion of the full King County application and supplemental questionnaire
is required. Resumes or letter of interest alone WILL NOT substitute for a full application. A copy
of your current resume and a letter of interest detailing your qualifications is recommended.
If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you have questions please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement.
UNION MEMBERSHIP: This position is not represented by a collective bargaining agreement.
WORK SCHEDULE: This position is exempt from the overtime provision of the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) and is not overtime eligible. This full-time position works a 40-hour work week.
WORK LOCATION: 516 Third Avenue, Room E-245, Seattle, WA 98104.
The work associated with the position is currently being performed remotely and is anticipated to
remain remote with some in-office hybrid schedule as deemed necessary by DAJD /HR
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: The person selected for this position may be required to complete a thorough background investigation process, including fingerprinting, criminal history check, and reference checks
DEPARTMENT CONTACT: Questions regarding this announcement or position may be directed
to: Jaclyn Smith, DAJD Human Resources Analyst; Phone Number 206-263-3379 or via email at
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As of October 18, 2021, most* King County employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination by October 18th. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Employees may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.
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