OPENING DATE/TIME: 02/23/17 12:00 AM (GMT -8:00)
CLOSING DATE/TIME: 03/19/17 11:59 PM (GMT -8:00)
SALARY: $84,302.40 - $101,899.20 Annually
LOCATION: King Street Center - 201 S Jackson St, Seattle
JOB TYPE: Multiple job types-career service and/or temp
DIVISION: Department of Transportation - Transit Division
JOB NUMBER: 2017KP06644
Position Summary Project Program Managers lead multi-disciplinary work teams to deliver transit capital projects. This is an outstanding opportunity for high performing, confident individuals with proven project/program management experiences to secure lead planning, design, and implementation roles for one of North America's largest and fastest growing providers of public transit services. The ideal candidate(s) would have extensive experience as a program/project manager, strong interpersonal skills that aid in the ability to work with multidisciplinary teams, leadership in program and project efforts from planning to completion, and effective communication and organizational skills.
Vacancy Information This recruitment will be used to fill multiple Career Service and Term Limited Temporary (TLT) positions within the Transit Speed and Reliability and Power and Facilities work groups. In addition, this selection process may be used to generate an eligibility pool for future career service, special duty (acting), and temporary positions that occur within this classification within the Transit Division. The eligibility pool would be valid for one year upon creation at the discretion of the hiring authority.
About King County Metro Transit King County Metro Transit is a regional leader in getting people places quickly, reducing commuter stress, greening the environment and improving urban air quality, by providing comfortable, effective transit services for the thousands of commuters and other residents of King County, Washington. Metro has pioneered or refined dozens of innovations that have made us a leader in this nation's public transportation industry. Metro has approximately 4700 employees working together to run approximately 1500 buses, 1400 vanpool vans, and 460 paratransit vans in addition to operating and maintaining Sound Transit's Link Light Rail service and Seattle's South Lake Union streetcar service. Our annual transit ridership is 120 million. Our current biennial budget is $1.4 billion (approximately $700 million for 2015) and our capital program totals about $1 billion for the years 2015-2020. Metro Transit is a division of King County's Department of Transportation, which reports to the King County Executive and the Metropolitan King County Council, with additional oversight provided by the Regional Transit Committee (a policy board consisting of elected public officials).
About the Power and Facilities Capital Work Group The Power and Facilities Capital work group manages 15 master appropriations with a current biennium budget of $190 million. Power and Facilities Capital program is responsible for the replacement and renovation of Transit's existing fixed assets, including buildings, sites, infrastructure and major non-fleet equipment. In addition, the work group plays an ongoing key role in facility expansion; as part of the Metro Connects long range plan adopted in 2017. This position is a senior project management position, managing multi-disciplinary teams in project delivery.
About the Transit Speed and Reliability Work Group The Transit Speed and Reliability program manages transit capital investments along high transit corridors in order to create optimal transit conditions to keep buses moving and on time. The program focuses on working with our partner cities to increase the operating efficiency of existing bus service by improving transit speed and reliability on both RapidRide and non-RapidRide corridors. The group also actively works together with local jurisdictions to seek opportunities to build partnerships in local and regional short- and long-range capital projects. This group is seeking self-motivating four individuals as project managers to lead King County Bus Rapid Transit (RapidRide) Line implementation teams over the next several years; to lead inter-jurisdictional or multi-agency coordination work related to Sound Transit, City of Seattle, Washington State Department of Transportation related projects.
Great Location Metro's central King Street Center offices are located in Seattle's historic Pioneer Square district, within easy walking distance of numerous other Downtown Seattle destinations, and is very close to popular urban residential neighborhoods like Queen Anne, South Lake Union and Capitol Hill. King Street Center is directly served by most of Metro's bus lines, Link light rail, Amtrak, and Sounder commuter rail. King Street Center has a gym with lockers and showers, a bike room for those who commute by bike, and dozens of restaurants and other retail services within a few blocks.
Competitive Benefits King County provides our employees with a free transportation pass (good on Metro, Pierce, Community and Sound Transit) and a generous benefits package, (see Benefits tab for more details).
Work Schedule These positions are exempt from FLSA provisions (eligible for Executive Leave rather than overtime pay). The position's base work schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; work outside of the normal work day may be required. Alternative work schedules may be considered.
Who May Apply This position is open to the general public and all King County employees.
Forms and Materials Required An online employment application, with answers to the supplemental questions, completed at www.kingcounty.gov/jobs with employment history going back at least ten years if you have ten years of employment (or more to include all relevant experience), a resume, and a cover letter summarizing why you are interested in this position and why you believe you will be a strong fit. Please see application instructions at the end of this posting for more details.
For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact: Kellie Parker Human Resource Analyst 206.477.7642 email@example.com
- Use project management software to track and prioritize project goals and objectives
- Develop and submit budgets for approval
- Manage project scope, schedule, budget, stakeholders, resources, risk and quality for all projects assigned
- Develop and manage matrixed project teams through all phases of project planning, design, and implementation
- Work collaboratively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, customers, and clients
- Manage internal and external stakeholder expectations and resolve project conflicts
- Negotiate and manage inter-local agreements on behalf of King County
- Manage consultant contracts in accordance with King County policies and procedures
- Prepare program and policy analysis, project evaluation and reporting
- Write and edit briefings, reports, presentations for senior management, King County Council and other city elected officials, community groups, and general public on projects
- Represent King County Metro on technical committees and inter-jurisdictional meetings
- Other duties as assigned
EXPERIENCE, QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS:
A master's degree in planning, public administration, transportation planning, urban planning, project management, construction management or a closely related field; and five years of experience in the transportation or transit field including project management and project or program development; OR a related bachelor's degree and seven years of experience in the transportation or transit field including project management and project or program development; OR any equivalent combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the skills, knowledge and abilities required to perform the work. Additional qualifications include:
- At least three years of progressively responsible experience in project management including project initiation, planning, conceptual plan, design, implementation and closeout
- Experience in coordinating public transportation projects and/or processes
- Proven ability to make independent decisions and demonstrate ability to evaluate alternatives and make recommendations with minimal guidance
- Ability to work collaboratively and build consensus with a diverse group of individuals from a matrixed organization
- Knowledge and experience in using project management techniques and principles including scope, schedule, and budget development
- Experience in relating technical information to a variety of internal and external audiences
- Experience in negotiating work agreements and contracts
- Ability to work independently under limited supervision with ability to prioritize assignments, often with conflicting priorities
- Basic understanding of capital budgets and the budgeting process/cycle
- Proficient in Microsoft Office skills, including Word, Excel, Project and PowerPoint
- Project Management Professional from Project Management Institute
- Working background in or familiarity with facility planning from any discipline involving conceptual design such as architecture, engineering or industrial practices applications or equivalent
- Familiarity with the Project Management Body of Knowledge principles
Key Competencies for this Position
- Adaptability, Dealing with Ambiguity
- Influencing, Leading and Motivating
- Problem Solving
- Working Collaboratively
- Consensus Building
- Planning and Organizing
- Decision Quality
- Building Effective teams
- Conflict Management
- Managing and Measuring Work
Selection Process Applicants will be screened for competitiveness, completeness, and written communication skills. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more interviews and possibly other selection process elements such as a written exercise. Reference checks will also be conducted. Metro Transit is committed to promoting equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity in the workplace. Union Membership Career Service positions are represented by Professional and Technical Employees Local 17, Professional and Technical bargaining unit. Term Limited Temporary (TLT) and/or Short Term Temporary (STT) are non-represented.
Class Code: 2441300 Project/Program Manager III