Project/Program Manager II

  • King County Department of Local Services, Permitting Division
  • 919 SW Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057-2906
  • Dec 05, 2022
Full time Business Manager Project Manager

Job Description


In order to hire and maintain a quality workforce that reflects the diversity of the community and works well within our True North values-based organization, the Permitting Division of the Department of Local Services (DLS) is accepting applications for the position of Project/Program Manager II.

The ideal candidate for this role will be a self-starter who has excellent interpersonal skills, a keen attention to detail, an ability to stay focused in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities, and a commitment to equity and social justice. The person in this role will manage projects for the Permitting Division. The successful candidate will bring creativity and track record in project management.


Applying equity and social justice principles is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all King County employees. In this role, you will apply equity and social justice principles that exemplify shared values, behaviors, and practices to all aspects of the work.

  • Work collaboratively with the management team to identify and implement opportunities for process improvement.
  • Work independently to develop, monitor scope and schedule of projects and report results to leadership.
  • Understand internal administrative and operational processes in Permitting; work with stakeholders to co-create recommendations and implement changes that will improve quality and promote efficiency.
  • Organize people and activities to accomplish strategic work plans and deliverables within established timelines.
  • Write and share project and program plans based on input from staff.
  • Coordinate review/comment processes for programs or projects, including communication products to support implementation.
  • Research project and program needs in order to develop project or program recommendations. 
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field; or any combination of education and experience that clearly demonstrates knowledge of project management principles and the ability to perform the duties of the position
  • Experience in systems administration, operations analysis, or program development
  • Experience processing permits and serving customers for local government
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, quantitative reasoning, and data-handling skills
  • Skill working effectively as a team member to coordinate accomplishment of specific tasks
  • Clear and effective communication skills: ability to listen, provide feedback, and negotiate outcomes as needed; ability to provide accurate and concise project updates.
  • Demonstrated ability to research and develop project recommendations
  • Proficiency with MS Excel and MS Power BI, or other data analysis and visualization tools
  • Proficiency with project management software tools such as MS Project, Airtable, Asana or other

Desired Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with SharePoint, OneDrive, Laserfiche or other information and data sharing and document management tools, systems and repositories
  • Experience with permitting systems and public portals such as Accela Civic Platform,, or comparable


Those applicants who pass the initial screening will be invited to interview the week of December 26th, 2022.

This recruitment may be used to fill vacancies for up to 6 months. Including career service, special duty assignments, STT and TLT opportunities.

WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to all qualified applicants. First consideration will be given to current PROTEC17 members in the same classification that are eligible for lateral transfer.

WORK SCHEDULE: The work week is normally Monday through Friday, 7.00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., but may at times require work outside of normal business hours. This full-time position is overtime eligible.
FORMS AND MATERIALS: The recruitment for this position is open to all applicants. A completed King County Application is required. We highly recommend that you also provide a cover letter and resume.

SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants will be screened for clarity, completeness, and competitiveness. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more interviews.  Interviews will be conducted via Teams.  Reference checks and file reviews will be conducted.
For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:

Vivienne Swai
   Human Resources Analyst

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.

Teleworking Requirement 
The work associated with this position will be performed predominantly by teleworking; complemented with onsite work and meetings as needed. Employees will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities.)  Employees must reside in Washington state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.

Employees will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities. Employees must reside in Washington 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, including the wearing of masks in some situations. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint.
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 that is redefining how we work as we transition to the department's hybrid environment.  
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.
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.
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