PS III Special Duty - Jobs & Housing Staff Lead

King County   Redmond, WA   Full-time
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The Parks Operations Section is filling a Special Duty opportunity for a Park Specialist III as a temporary staff lead for the Job & Housing Crew starting in January 2023. The Park Specialist III will provide crew leadership to special project team focused on maintenance, preservation, and restoration projects. This temporary assignment provides an opportunity to gain experience in crew leadership, collaboration with stakeholders, work plan development, daily management of tasks, coordination with other teams, etc.

Duration: The special duty opportunity is expected to last up to 12 months.  

Who is Eligible: King County Parks career service Park Specialist II Employees only. 

This recruitment will be used to create an eligibility list to fill current and future PS III Special Duty - Jobs & Housing Staff assignments through June 2023.

Work Location: Dispatch location will be from Marymoor Park but may change based on program and business need. Work projects will occur at various King County properties.
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 40-hour work week.


Job Duties

PS III Responsibilities include: 


  • Leads will assign and monitor work of participants; perform assigned maintenance duties with team.  

  • Coordinate with PDMCs, archaeologist and other staff to develop work program specifics and logistics; adjust as needed during implementation.   

  • Conduct dispatch and may coordinate work with contracted program crew for achieving program objectives.  Includes project scheduling and monitoring. 

  • Coordinate/obtain program resources including ordering supplies, equipment, or support work from other Parks teams (HEC, Crafts, etc.) 

  • Provide training around work tasks, personal protective equipment (PPE) and work equipment. Coordinate training for special topics with other training providers. 

  • Being available and responsive via cell phone calls. Routinely check and respond to emails.  

  • Document and report issues to supervisors or duty officer when appropriate 

  • Complete reports and workflows including work orders, accident forms, incident reports; following through, and reporting up to supervisor. 

  • Attend meetings as designated by Supervisor, provide recap, or implement assigned tasks. 

  • Monitor, track, and report on program matrix. 

  • Collaborate on program and participant workplan with various stakeholders, including Jobs and Housing leadership, Parks leadership and support agencies. 

  • This position will report to the Jobs and Housing Supervisor or their designee within the Parks Division.   

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

We seek applicants who have: 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all co-workers and supervisors.  
  • Skill in communicating clearly and respectfully, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with customers and to handle difficult situations daily.
  • Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions and to prioritize work tasks.
  • Skill in leading, directing and training others is highly desirable.
  • Skill in work plan development and continuance, including work management and achieving objectives.
Our Ideal Candidate Will Have the Following Competencies:
  • Action oriented and takes on new opportunities and challenges with a sense of energy and enthusiasm.   
  • Values differences by recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to a project.  
  • Optimizes work processes by knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Drives for Results:  Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.


Supplemental Information

Application and Selection Process: Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness. Please be sure to include a cover letter describing how your experience relates to the job qualifications and why you are interested in this role. The most competitive candidates may be invited to the interview process.

 For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact: Patty Jurgens at or (206) 477-4572.

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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).

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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.

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