City of Seattle

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59 job(s) at City of Seattle

City of Seattle, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Feb 06, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Mission: To deliver a high-quality transportation system for Seattle. Vision: A vibrant Seattle with connected people, places, and products. Seattle Department of Transportation's (SDOT) portfolio of work is vast. From filling potholes to paving streets, tweaking traffic signals and helping buses and freight deliveries run on time, creating enjoyable public spaces and building out a network of bike lanes and sidewalks to serve all ages and abilities. And that's just a snapshot. In our quickly growing city, how we get around - how safe it is, how much it costs, how much time it takes, and how reliable it is - is top of mind for most of us just about every day. Our core values drive our work toward creating a safe, connected, vibrant, affordable, and innovative city for all. SDOThas an exciting opportunity to work in the Capital Projects and Roadway Structures Division in the BridgeMaintenance Unit. The Bridge Carpentry & Maintenance Lead (BCML) will coordinate and lead a crew of workers engaged in the maintenance, repair, and construction of bridges and related structures. The BCML will also perform heavy timber carpentry and maintenance of wooden/concrete bridges and other roadway structures, as well as play a crucial role as an emergency and disaster responder in support of SDOT's emergency readiness plan, goals, and objectives. This position will report to the Bridge Maintenance Crew Chief in our Concrete and Carpentry section. Job Responsibilities Lead a crew of workers engaged in wooden bridge or trestle maintenance or repair, including the rigging of scaffolding, removal of weakened members, inserting jacks, replacing caps, stringers, floor planking, guard rails, posts, cross and sash bracing, and related components. Act as a lead in the construction or repair of concrete, concrete slab, and wooden sea walls, retaining walls, barricades, rails, and stairways; design and construct wooden forms for concrete; and assist in concrete finishing. Inspect upcoming jobs to determine repair work required as well as estimated cost; inspect completed jobs for completeness and quality of workmanship. Perform rigging, rebar placement, and hazardous tree removal. Design and build complex concrete forms. Respond to emergency call outs and perform temporary repairs as needed. Operate/maintain power tools, jacks, and other specialized equipment of the trade. Drive/operate various equipment in excess of 26,000 GVW including crane trucks. Establish traffic control at work sites by setting up traffic diversion devices Respond to emergency and off-hour incidents, right of way, windstorms, earthquakes, snow, and ice, ETC. Support department goals in promoting diversity and social justice. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: Requires three (3) years of experience in heavy timber construction or in general bridge construction, maintenance, or repair work (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class). License, Certification, and Other Requirements: A valid Washington State Commercial Driver's License with the airbrake restriction removed and a valid Medical Certificate (or the ability to obtain them within 90 days of employment). Positions in this class may require a Class "A" or "B" CDL and other endorsements as required by law. A "Full Employment" Abstract of Driving Record (obtained at applicant's expense) from the State of Washington Department of Licensing. Pre-employment tests in compliance with the Federal Department of Transportation Drug and Alcohol Testing Program Requirements. A valid Washington State Flagging Card, First Aid/CPR card, and/or a defensive driving course certificate may be required within six (6) months of employment. Appropriate crane certification, as required by law, is required within six (6) months of employment. Additional Desired Qualifications: Experience running cranes with an NCCO (National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators)certification is required within six (6) months of employment. CESCL (Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead)certification will need to be earned during employment. Experience developing project estimates, which include job scope, phasing, and estimated budgets for material, labor, and equipment costs. Ability to read, interpret, and apply guidelines from blueprints, drawings, construction plans, and the City of Seattle's standard plans. Experience building gang forms, large retaining walls, and working with shoring systems. Foreman, pile buck, and concrete work experience. Experience running small excavators, such as a John Deer 85D. Ability to work over water suspended or from inside of boats, and confined spaces. Experience operating an oxy acetylene torch. Experience planning and coordinating work with other agencies. Ability to teach carpentry skills andhelp troubleshoot problems with team. Ability to read, write, and communicate effectively to various staff and the public. Effectively work in a multi-cultural workplace with a diverse customer base. Additional Information Work Environment/Physical Demands: Work is performed at extreme heights, frequently while suspended from baskets, scaffolding, or safety belts (e.g. 450 feet high). Required to work with potentially hazardous equipment such as welding equipment, chainsaws, and under dangerous conditions such as high bridge structures or in small boats under piers. Work is frequently performed outdoors in all weather conditions, in heavy traffic, and with regular exposure to noise, fumes, dirt, dust, and cold. Required to climb, bend, stoop, and lift objects weighing over fifty (50) pounds. May be required to work overtime, irregular hours, holidays and weekends to respond to emergency situations. This may require being on call 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week. Offers of employment are contingent on verification of information provided by the applicant as part of the application process, including potential background check, pre-placement physical exam, and full driver's abstract. Please note this job advertisement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. This recruitment process may be used in the future depending on hiring needs to hire qualified candidates for this position. Closing Date/Time: 2/26/2019 4:00 PM Pacific
City of Seattle, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Feb 09, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The City of Seattle's Finance and Administrative Services Department (FAS) seeks an innovative, collaborative and accomplished professional for the role of Accounting and Budget Services Director.FAS is a dynamic organization of about 630 employees that provides approximately $200 million per year in services to all City departments and constituents on a fee-for-service or cost allocation basis. FAS services include a wide array of support including: facility management; vehicle rental and maintenance; property acquisition and management; capital project management; economic forecasting and fiscal management; treasury; City-wide accounting and payroll services; risk management; business licensing and tax administration; consumer protection and regulatory enforcement; contracting and purchasing; and the Seattle Animal Shelter. TheAccounting and Budget Services Director is a strategic, people-oriented leader who oversees a division of approximately 30 employees responsible for FAS' internal accounting services (citywide accounting is directed by FAS' Finance Division), budget and policy development, as well as related special projects.Accounting services include general ledger, project costing, budget and grant accounting, internal controls, audit, accounting systems and reports, billings, asset management, and accounting services for 15 small City departments and executive offices.Budget and policy development include coordination and oversight of the FAS annual budget and development of financially sustainable courses of action and developing, or supporting the development of, FAS rates and charges.Special projects include leading and reviewing the existing organizational structure to complement recent implementation of the City's new financial management program and leading the team that ensures that the FAS complies with the payment card industry's standards for securing data.The Director also represents FAS interests on interdepartmental teams and projects. Candidates who are highly competent, creative, and committed to excellencewill thrive in the intellectually challenging environment provided by FAS' complex array of operational functions, service-related rates, interdepartmental charges, and multiple fund sources. This integral leadership position reports directly to the FAS Chief Administrative Officer. The successful candidate may have the opportunity for an expanded leadership role as the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer. Job Responsibilities Four key responsibility and expectations areas of this position include: Build and maintain a great team . Grow a culture that forges teamwork, collaboration, and accountability, both within the Accounting and Budget Services team and between the Accounting and Budget Services team and other FAS Divisions. Ensure effective performance management of Accounting and Budget Services staff. Lead, direct, mentor and coach staff as necessary. Develop and direct the Division's work plans and priorities. Excel in service delivery . Minimize customer effort required to interact with ABS staff. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, management, and internal and external customers to the Division. Ensure clear and transparent communications with customers. Ensure fiscal strength and integrity . Maintain fiscal strength and ensure development and implementation of sound financial practices and internal controls. Ensure FAS accounting, budgeting, and rate-setting practices are in line with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) rules, and other applicable Federal, State, and City laws, rules, and regulations. Maintain and improve FAS effectiveness and efficiency . Partner with FAS management and Executive staff to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of Accounting and Budget Services and to offer improvement ideas and insights throughout the department. Qualifications This position requires the following education, training and/or experience: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Accounting or related field; and six (6)years of professional experience in accounting, financial analysis, or budget management, demonstrating progressively-increased responsibility in these areas; plus three (3) years of experience in a management capacity in the accounting, finance and/or budgeting fields. (Or a combination of education, training, experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class). This position also requires: Demonstrated ability to effectively deliver strategic advice and recommendations relating to accounting and budgeting projects, proposals, processes, or allocation of resources; present complex financial, accounting, and budgetary concepts to FAS leadership and operations managers; and develop and sustain relationships with a variety of managers and executives. Extensive experience in strategic planning, fiscal analysis, budgeting, audit/internal controls and accounting management. Demonstrated ability to assess workflows and strategically develop and deploy organizational policy and systems improvements. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple competing projects simultaneously and drive projects to completion. Proven success leading, coaching and mentoring staff for high quality performance. Experience with large-scale financial management and accounting software (i.e. PeopleSoft). Proficient use of MS Windows-based software including MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), Internet, and Adobe Acrobat. Desired Qualifications: The most competitive candidates will possess: A Graduate or advanced degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or related field. Knowledge of the City of Seattle's or other governmental budgeting and accounting practices, including familiarity with accounting standards established by the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB), especially related to general ledger, cost accounting, asset capitalization, and financial controls. Experience with PeopleSoft. The most competitive candidates will also demonstrate: Excellent communication, interpersonal, presentation and analytical skills. Strong ability to work effectively with interdepartmental division leadership and ensure the delivery high-quality customer service. Proven success as an organizational leader, managing multiple teams toward the strategic and efficient achievement of competing goals and priorities. Additional Information Please submit an online application, a cover letter outlining your qualifications and experience, anda current resume in order to be considered for this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Finalists will be required to undergo a background check. Closing Date/Time: 2/26/2019 4:00 PM Pacific
City of Seattle, WA Various, Washington, United States
Feb 06, 2019
Full Time
Position Description About Parks and Recreation : Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is a national leader and innovator in the services and programs we provide to our residents who enjoy our public spaces such as parks, community centers, specialty gardens and swimming pools. Our mission is providing welcoming and safe opportunities to play, learn, contemplate and build community and promote responsible stewardship of the land. We promote healthy people, a healthy environment and strong communities. We strive to deliver excellent customer service to each visitor and participant. SPR is also deeply committed to advancing the City of Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) by working to end institutional and structural racism. Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) provides welcoming and safe opportunities to play, learn, contemplate, build community, and promote responsible stewardship of the land. SPR values customer service and embraces diversity. We strive to deliver excellent customer service to each visitor and participant while preserving the legacy of creating and maintaining strong community. The SPR Recreation Division is seeking dynamic individuals who are passionate about improving the quality of life of youth, teens and families living in the City of Seattle. Through recreational activities, you will have the unique opportunity to plan and implement a variety of innovative programs and special events for the communities we serve. If you are creative, enjoy working with people off all ages, and are comfortable leading activities, programs and special events, this position is for you. This job works within a Community Center staff team and geographic district to collaboratively develop and implement community recreation equitable and inclusive programming for all ages. The position supports the daily customer service needs and operations of the Community Center. Recreation Leaders also work collaboratively with department staff, Association Recreation Council, Seattle Public Schools, other City departments and community groups. This is a fully benefited position with 0.5 FTE (20 hour per week), part-time positions being filled. The work schedule may include evenings, weekends, and holidays. This hiring process will be used to fill vacant positions for up to one year and may also be used to hire temporary and OOC Recreation Leaders at various locations in SPR. Job Responsibilities Responsible for developing and implementing a broad spectrum of recreational activities and programs after school, evening and/or weekends for all ages. Developing family programs, special events, drop-in activities, athletic programs, and special seasonal and community gatherings. Organize, plan, implement and lead activities; handle administrative aspects including cash handling, registrations, budgeting, public outreach, marketing, grant writing, collection of performance measures and program evaluations. Participate on committees that will be responsible for the development and implementation of seasonal and/or special events in conjunction with other facilities and/or citywide program unit. Develop partnerships with supervisor support and work cooperatively with other department facilities, schools and other community-based youth serving organizations Required to meet the performance measures for their program area and attend regular staff meetings. Assist with any other recreational activities, related to youth and teens both formal and informal held at the community center or facility where assigned. May be responsible for working with teens to develop a teen advisory group to build leadership and guide program development. Ability to learn computer software applications for registration, scheduling and data collection. This position may supervise other recreation staff and volunteers. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: • Associate's Degree in Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation, or related field. • One year of experience coordinating recreation programs in a community based setting • Appropriate combinations of at least two years of education and/or training and /or experience that provide an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class will be considered. Desired Qualifications: • One year of experience in planning and implementing a program budget, developing program timelines, and program administration. • One year experience planning, organizing, leading and supervising daily teen activities using Youth Program Quality, the 40 developmental assets or other outcome based models to support teen development. • Competitive candidates will be able to demonstrate a history of developing programs to meet the needs of all age groups including youth and teens in a diverse urban population. • Demonstrate knowledge of youth developmental assets and ability to work with youth ages 6-18 years. • Demonstrate strong cultural sensitivity skills with the ability to engage culturally specific communities, which may include immigrant and first-generation refugee populations. • Ability to speak a second language. • Show experience providing both traditional and non-traditional recreation activities for a variety of age groups. • Ability to work in partnership with residents of all ages, businesses, other community agencies and teens to design, implement and evaluate programs. • Experience in grant writing and developing other funding sources is highly desirable. • Familiar with computer software products (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and program scheduling software). • Ability to work with culturally specific communities which may include immigrant and first-generation refugee populations and the ability to lead both traditional and nontraditional recreation activities for a variety of age groups. Additional Information License/Certification: • Current, valid WA State Driver's License or evidence of equivalent mobility. • First Aid and CPR Certification are required within six months of hire. Work Environment • Requires working outdoors in all types of weather. • Normally required to lift up to 50 pounds. • May require strenuous physical activity. SPR's Core Competencies are: Accountability & Action: Holding yourself accountable for achieving goals, completing tasks, and delivering quality work. Demonstrating thoughtful initiative in actions and decision-making, and promoting high quality standards. Equity and Inclusion: Supporting the goals of the Race and Social Justice Initiative and the City's commitment to workforce equity. Communication : Sharing and exchanging information and ideas with people in a variety of ways to help them understand and remember the information. Service: An ongoing commitment to base decisions and actions on the needs and priorities of the City. Teamwork : Participating as an engaged member of a team to achieve group goals. Effectively working with internal and external people to complete tasks and achieve work group goals. Closing Date/Time: 2/26/2019 4:00 PM Pacific
City of Seattle, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Jan 10, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The Department of Parks and Recreation (Parks) works with all residents to be good stewards of the environment and to provide safe, welcoming opportunities to play, learn, contemplate, and build community. Parks manages a 6,400-acre park system of over 485 parks and extensive natural areas. Parks provides athletic fields, tennis courts, play areas, specialty gardens, and more than 25 miles of boulevards and 120 miles of trails. The system comprises about 12% of the city's land area. Parks also manages many facilities, including 27 community centers , eight indoor swimming pools , two outdoor (summer) swimming pools , three environmental education centers , two small craft centers , four golf courses , an outdoor stadium, and much more. Over 900 Parks employees work hard to develop partnerships with park neighbors, non-governmental organizations, volunteer groups, non-profit agencies, local businesses, and Seattle Public Schools to effectively respond to increasing requests for use of Seattle's park and recreation facilities. Perhaps the most significant partnership is with the Associated Recreation Council (ARC) which provides child care and supports recreation programs at Parks-owned facilities, including community centers and small craft centers. ARC, a non-profit organization, also supports and manages the recreation advisory councils. These advisory councils are made up of volunteer community members who advise Parks' staff on recreation programming at community centers and other facilities. This collaborative relationship with ARC enables the department to offer quality child care and a wide range of recreation programs to the public. Parks' funding is a combination of tax dollars from the City's General Fund, Seattle Park District funds, Real Estate Excise Tax and revenue from a variety of other sources including grants, user fees and rental charges. Funding for new parks facilities historically came from voter-approved levies. In 2014, Seattle voters approved the formation of a new taxing district known as the Seattle Park District. Property taxes collected by the Seattle Park District provide funding for City parks and recreation including maintaining parklands and facilities, operating community centers and recreation programs and developing new neighborhood parks on previously acquired sites. The 2019 Operating Budget for the Department is $163M with a Capital Budget of $71.5M. Job Responsibilities Established in Article XI in the City Charter , the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation is appointed by, and reports to, the Mayor and subject to confirmation by the City Council every four years, the Superintendent serves as the highest executive authority at Seattle Parks and Recreation and has full planning, operations, and financial responsibility. The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners , a volunteer advisory board established by City ordinances provides recommendations to the Mayor, City Council, and Superintendent regarding Parks policies for the planning, development and use of the City's park and recreation facilities. The Superintendent is responsible for planning, organizing, and administering a large complex and diverse parks and recreation system. They oversee a vast network of facilities, open-spaces, and innovative opportunities to meet the needs of a growing number of diverse parks and recreational constituents consistent with best practices, environmental stewardship, and an unwavering commitment to the City's Race and Social Justice Initiatives. Key priorities of the Superintendent will include: Meet the needs of a changing community. Maintain and adapt parks, public facilities and programs to meet the needs of our changing city through strategic planning, partnerships and investments. Beyond recreation, ensure community centers can serve as hubs for community building; ensuring the spaces are inviting, affordable and programmed in a way that reflects the demographics, interests and needs of the surrounding community. Promote social equity. Ensure that community centers serve as the bedrock for a recreation system based on racial and social equity, with open doors for all, and free or low-cost community-centric programs. Expand participation and access to recreation programs that increase physical activity and health awareness in communities that disproportionally experience health disparities. Assures that Open Space and Recreation Facility distribution is based upon access, opportunity, equity and data. Be effective and efficient. Direct "best in class" administrative and operational functions that demonstrate excellence in budgeting and fiscal management; program and project planning; capital projects and system-wide maintenance; technology; marketing and civic engagement; and performance-based management. Ensure safety, cleanliness, and accessibility. Maintaining and adapting parks and public facilities to meet the needs of our changing city through strategic planning, partnerships and investment. Continue to provide necessary maintenance and improvements to aging infrastructure (especially pools and community centers) to maximize the life cycles of these well-used buildings and reduce major maintenance backlogs. Build and maintain a great team. Develop and implement succession plans to address changing workforce demographics and retirements; implement employee development and training programs that foster teambuilding, collaboration and inspire new generations of employees who are customer centered and community focused. Invests in development and training so that employees have the knowledge and skills to perform their work and serve the community. Excel in service delivery. Emphasize the importance of customer orientation. Establish a high standard of customer service with staff and within facilities to provide a climate of welcoming everyone, cleanliness and attention to each community member's needs. Qualifications The successful candidate has a passion for parks and recreation coupled with considerable management experience, exceptional communication skills, a demonstrated commitment to equity and the aptitude and judgment to work in a complex work environment with various stakeholders and political demands. We are looking for a multi-faceted and creative leader who has extensive professional knowledge in the administration of urban parks and recreational programs. At the center of their professional practice is a commitment to listening, creating spaces for diverse perspectives and the pursuit of inclusive and just outcomes. Candidates should be dynamic and decisive and excel in both high-performing internal management and external relations including the ability to successfully work through highly collaborative community processes. They are experienced in effectively and strategically representing a large, complex organization to public and private sector partners, community organization, the public, and the media. The preferred candidate will have experience leading a department or organization responsible for delivery of recreational programs and parks management in a metropolitan setting. Consideration will be given to candidates who have limited park and recreation experience but who have held a senior leadership position where they have had administrative oversight of recreational programs and parks management. They have held a senior leadership role within a large and complex publicly accountable organization that involves leading a diverse staff and management of significant funds. Demonstrated knowledge in working with elected officials, community leaders and the public is critical to this position, as well as extensive experience in building strong teams and fostering an inclusive workplace culture. They are comfortable being an arbiter of competing desires among passionate interest groups, can navigate difficult conversations and identify paths forward. Additional Information All interested parties should apply immediately to the City by submitting a cover letter and resume to Pam.Inch@seattle.gov. This position is considered open until filled; applicants should apply by January 22, 2019 for optimal consideration. For confidential inquiries or questions about the recruitment process, please contact Pam.Inch@seattle.gov. The City of Seattle values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The City encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Seattle, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Feb 20, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Human Services, a department of the City of Seattle, funds and operates programs and services that meet the basic needs of the most vulnerable people our community - families and individuals with low incomes, children, domestic violence and sexual assault victims, homeless people, seniors, and persons with disabilities. We invest in programs that help people gain independence and success. The Primary Care Liaison (PCL) promotes healthy aging by connecting the health system with community resources that support caregivers and older adults to age in place. This position will be part of the Aging and Disability Services (ADS) planning unit and report to the ADS Planning Manager. The position is grant funded and expected to last for a minimum of five years. Job Responsibilities Work with older adults, family members, and their caregivers to increase knowledge, skill, and confidence in managing their health conditions. Facilitate patient, family members, and/or caregiver enrollment into evidenced-based programs. Conduct primary care clinic visits and consultation to promote outreach, networking, and to share information about aging services and supports. (minimum 4 clinic visits per month) Assist primary care providers and/or clinic staff to make referrals to Community Living Connections. Explore opportunities for outreach to clinic pharmacies to share information about aging services and supports. Maintain accurate records of outreach efforts. Track clinic visits and assess future clinic engagement. Explore opportunities to reach under-served populations who could benefit from health promotion programs. Meet with community members and focused populations on outreach methods and engagement methods. Synthesize learnings from outreach activities for ADS planning staff. Participate in case staffing and problem-solving with primary care clinic staff, ADS case managers, and other professionals. Work collaboratively with ADS planning/contracts staff, Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Center staff, and other Area Agencies on Aging doing similar work. Qualifications Education: BA/BS degree in Social Sciences, Human Services, Business, Public Administration, or a related field is required (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class). Experience : One year of experience in human services administration, service delivery, community organizing, contract administration, or related experience. Certification/License: Current State of Washington driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility. Additional Information Desired Qualifications: Strong written and oral communication skills. Experience working with older adults and/or their caregivers. Knowledgeable and experienced in using motivational interviewing or similar techniques for patient/client/family/caregiver engagement. Experience or familiarity with Aging & Disability services, supports, and programs especially Community Living Connections. Experience working in a multidisciplinary setting, including with health care professionals. Ability to work effectively with people from culturally diverse backgrounds. Experience providing community presentations. Organizing and synthesizing information for reports and presentations. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with a diverse range of stakeholders. Demonstrated proficiency and use of industry standard computer software including Microsoft Office 365. Closing Date/Time: 2/26/2019 4:00 PM Pacific
City of Seattle, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Feb 20, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Mission: To deliver a high-quality transportation system for Seattle. Vision: A vibrant Seattle with connected people, places, and products. Seattle Department of Transportation's (SDOT) portfolio of work is vast. From filling potholes to paving streets, tweaking traffic signals and helping buses and freight deliveries run on time, creating enjoyable public spaces and building out a network of bike lanes and sidewalks to serve all ages and abilities. And that's just a snapshot. In our quickly growing city, how we get around - how safe it is, how much it costs, how much time it takes, and how reliable it is - is top of mind for most of us just about every day. Our core values drive our work toward creating a safe, connected, vibrant, affordable, and innovative city for all. SDOT's Street Use Division is looking to hire a District Inspector (under the City's classification of Associate Civil Engineering Specialist) whoconducts inspections and enforcement on permitted construction and temporary uses of the Right-of-Way (ROW) for compliance with Title 15 of the Seattle Municipal Tower Code, City of Seattle Standard Plans and Specifications, and the Right-of-Way Improvements Manual. The District Inspector will be responsible for inspections and enforcement in a designated geographic area of the City of Seattle. This position reports to the District Inspections Manager. Job Responsibilities Enforce compliance of codes and ordinances through in-person inspection visits and the issuance (if necessary) of Warnings, Citations, and Stop Work Orders. Interpret and enforce installation of approved plans. Enforce erosion/sediment control that impacts the city ROW though Best Management Practices. Enforce compliance of Title 15 of the Seattle Municipal Code, City of Seattle Standards Plans and Specifications, and the Right-of-Way (ROW) Improvements manual. Maintain the highest level of customer service through such actions as reviewing complaints, responding promptly to email/letters, interacting with other departments and employees, undertaking special site visits on request. Conduct pre-construction meetings. Coordinate job starts in districts in order to minimize disruption to the public ROW. Maintain record of daily work and issuance of citations, warnings and Stop Work Orders. Support department goals in promoting diversity and social justice. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: Requires two (2) years of experience in Civil Engineering and an Associates Degree in Civil Engineering Technology or two (2) years of college level coursework in engineering and construction technology (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class). Current Washington State driver's license or the ability to obtain one by start date. Additional Desired Qualifications: Experience working for a municipal transportation department. Ability to read, interpret, and articulate Field Report Requests, applicable codes, ordinances, plans and spec, cut sheets, Right-of-Way Improvement Manual, street and sidewalk pavement opening and restoration rules, parts of the Land Use Code, and other applicable rules and regulations. Experience in construction inspection and code interpretation. Experience in the use of various construction/inspection tools/equipment (e.g. level, and soil probe, ETC.). Experience in Engineering Plan Review, permit issuance, and/or public works maintenance and/or inspection. Excellent written/oral communication skills. Ability to negotiate, mediate, and facilitate contentious issues to a satisfactory conclusion within a charged atmosphere. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Effectively work in a multi-cultural workplace with a diverse customer base. Additional Information Work Environment/Physical Demands: Most work is performed in a normal City work/office environment. Field assignments entail exposure to all types of weather, traffic, hazardous/toxic substances and work in or near construction sites. May be required to lift over 50 pounds. May be required to stand, walk, or bend for extended periods of time. Overnight travel may be required. Offers of employment are contingent on verification of information provided by the applicant as part of the application process, including potential background check. Please note this job advertisement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. This recruitment process may be used in the future depending on hiring needs to hire qualified candidates for this position. Closing Date/Time: 3/5/2019 4:00 PM Pacific
City of Seattle, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Feb 20, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Human Services, a department of the City of Seattle, funds and operates programs and services that meet the basic needs of the most vulnerable people our community - families and individuals with low incomes, children, domestic violence and sexual assault victims, homeless people, seniors, and persons with disabilities. We invest in programs that help people gain independence and success. The Contracts Unit Supervisor oversees the day to day operations of the Aging & Disability Services (ADS) federally funded contracts unit staff which administers service contracts for programs that support older adults and people with disabilities. This position will ensure that quality services are provided in compliance with funding and program requirements through contracting and monitoring activities. This position will report to the Budget & Contracts Manager. Job Responsibilities Provides direct supervision to ADS Contract unit team, to Sr. Grants and Contracts Specialists and other contract unit team members responsible for developing and administering service contracts including coordinating and prioritizing work, conducting supervision and staff meetings, problem solving, developing annual work plans, and evaluating employee performance and providing coaching as needed. Ensures compliance with city, state, and federal rules and regulations. Provides support and technical assistance to staff and agency providers on interpreting and implementing related regulations and policies. Oversees contract development and execution as well as ongoing monitoring activities. Ensures accuracy of work products including review of contract documents, invoices, monitoring reports, and external communications. Oversees fund procurement processes, such as Request for Proposals, and/or provider qualification review processes. Acts as a liaison with community organizations. Develops partnerships and conducts community engagement activities to support division priorities and program objectives. Manages contract data reporting including accuracy and timeliness of provider reports and coordination with internal systems. Supports department and division goals and initiatives including the Race & Social Justice Initiative, Human Services Department Outcomes Framework, and Area Plan on Aging. Communicates and consults with Contracts Manager regarding contractor performance or personnel issues. Qualifications Requires a minimum of three years professional experience in budget management, contract administration, planning, human services administration, including one year equivalent to a City of Seattle Grants and Contracts Specialist. Bachelor's Degree in a human services field, Business, or Public Administration or a related field (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class). Additional Information Desired Qualifications: Experience in staff supervision or acting in a lead staff capacity. Master's Degree in Public Administration, Contract Administration, Social Work, Public Health, or other human services related field. Experience coordinating services and systems designed to support aging and disabled populations. Experience with contract management including procurement, development of results-oriented contracts, and monitoring for compliance with fiscal and programmatic standards. Experience implementing, analyzing, and/or ensuring compliance with complex State/Federal laws, regulations, policies, and procedures in the provision of services to vulnerable populations. Experience with tracking and analyzing program, performance, and/or outcome data and utilizing data to inform decision making. Experience initiating community engagement activities and sustaining partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to accomplish programmatic goals. Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with staff, external partners, and ADS/HSD leadership. Strong understanding of race & social justice principals and impacts of systemic racism and oppression on communities served by ADS and HSD. Demonstrated proficiency with standard computer software including Microsoft Office (i.e. Outlook, Word, and Excel). Closing Date/Time: 2/26/2019 4:00 PM Pacific
City of Seattle, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Feb 16, 2019
Full Time
Position Description DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW: The City of Seattle is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Senior IT Project Manager in Seattle Information Technology's Strategy & Planning Office. The City of Seattle is a commercial, cultural and advanced technology hub with over twenty-five (25) departments and agencies. We are committed to becoming a safe, affordable, vibrant, innovative, and connected city. Seattle IT provides technology leadership for the City enterprise, developing common standards, architectures, and business solutions; focused on developing scalable, sustainable solutions that enable departments to deliver City services more efficiently and effectively to constituents. Seattle IT harnesses the power of technology and telecommunications to facilitate City government serving Seattle's residents and businesses. Seattle IT is responsible for citywide technology governance, strategic planning and policy development, and programs that promote technology literacy and public access to government information. The City's consolidated IT operations is 700 strong providing professional technology services across City government and beyond. We are looking for talented professionals with a passion for service, community, and technology to join our exciting team! Job Responsibilities Position Overview & Description: Seattle IT is recruiting for a Senior IT Project Manager with strong leadership skills to manage a variety of critical, highly complex, cross functional, medium to large-scale projects. Senior IT Project Managers oversee COTS software implementations and custom development or IT infrastructure projects that range in duration from under twelve months to multi-year efforts. You may be assigned to projects at any stage in the project management lifecycle from Concept to Execution. Senior IT Project Managers are accountable for all aspects of projects through the full project lifecycle, including system stabilization and project closeout. Responsible for management of moderate to complex projects spanning multiple stakeholders, business partners, City departments or agencies. Deliver full scope of project(s) on time and within budget. Apply project management skills including direction, monitoring, and general oversight for project teams, vendors, contractors, consultants and staff. Work with the SDOT business, Seattle IT, University of Washington, Siemens, and other primary stakeholders through all phases of the project. Provide the two-way communication bridge between the stakeholders and technical team. Develop detailed project plans containing a well-defined work breakdown structure, activities & tasks, dependencies, a resource-loaded schedule, resource plan, risk management plan, quality plan, acceptance plan, financial plan, communications plan and procurement plan. As projects require, develop logistics plans, training plans, or other specialized plans. Supervise execution activities such as monitoring and controlling overall plan and deliverables; report to stakeholders and management on status of schedule, cost, quality, change, risks & issues, readiness, and acceptance. Ensure business analysis activities are completed during project management that demonstrate requirements are developed, maintained, and traced; that the voice of the business is heard; processes required during the project deployments are fully defined and adopted; and develop or document operational business processes, operational support plans, and operational governance frameworks affected by the outcome of the projects prior to closeout. Schedule and conduct project meetings such as: Steering Committee, Project Team, and Project Sponsor, etc. Follow Citywide PMO processes, standards and Project Stage Gate reviews throughout the lifecycle of the project including system stabilization and project close out. Conduct project closeout activities including lessons learned, requirement/scope validations, schedule and budget performance, the handover to O&M (operations and maintenance), and closeout of all contracts and financial reporting. Achieve operational objectives by contributing information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving problems; completing audits; identifying trends; determining system improvements; implementing change. Meet financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing the project's annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions. Qualifications NOTE: Equivalent combinations of education/experience/training experience will be considered for the required qualifications. You will be successful in this position if you possess: Minimum of 5 years' (8 preferred) experience managing projects with increasingly responsible size and complexity as reflected in the size of project, cost of the project, size of project team, depth and breadth of project manager role & responsibility, span of project impact (i.e., enterprise-wide, multi-departmental, or having a major market or external impact). BA or advanced degree relevant to Management Information Systems, Systems Development, or Project Management (or equivalent alternative). Experience managing project budgets over $1M (including labor costs). Experience with a variety of project management methodologies (Waterfall, Agile, etc.). Excellent written and oral communications skills and the ability to communicate effectively with technical teams, executives, business teams and external agencies. Excellent skills and ability to influence stakeholders, and drive decisions to closure; adept at moving executive and senior management to action. Strong analytical and critical thinking skills. Process oriented with strong attention to detail. Proficiency using Microsoft Project, Visio, SharePoint, and Office products. Demonstrated success working in a matrix reporting structure. Excellent leadership and political awareness within a government/public environment. NOTE: Submit cover letter & resume along with NeoGov application. NOTE: Employment contingent upon successful completion of comprehensive criminal background investigation in compliance with Seattle's Fair Change Employment Ordinance SMC 14.17. Additional Information Desired Qualifications: Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or Masters' degree. Experience writing request for proposal (RFPs) and working with third party vendors in the acquisition or development of solutions. Experience with procurement, contracting, negotiating vendor statements of work and managing vendor teams. Experience employing organizational change management practices within technology implementation projects. Closing Date/Time: 3/5/2019 4:00 PM Pacific
City of Seattle, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Feb 15, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation's largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served. Over the years we have worked very hard to keep Seattle's electricity affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound. Today, City Light is a recognized national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. The Customer Construction Services (CCS) Division is looking for an experienced administrative professional with demonstrated leadership ability to play a vital role in our success. The selected candidate will provide administrative support to the CCS Director and staff while representing the organization in a positive way by creating and maintaining good internal and external relationships. If you have a strong commitment to professionalism, accuracy, initiative, ability to prioritize and thrive in a fast-paced environment, then this is the job for you. This position will report to the Customer Construction Services Director. Job Responsibilities Performs specialized administrative support functions in support of department or program activities requiring interpretation of program guidelines within established limits. Provides assistance to higher level management on special projects, involving gathering and compiling information or data of a specialized nature. Manages the Director's calendar. Coordinates meeting schedule with other administrative staff across the Utility. Reviews and evaluates the required program or department documents for completeness, appropriateness and/or to determine program eligibility; processes documents according to guidelines. Provides administrative support functions to division director. Coordinates and tracks assignments delegated to division staff and monitor progress. Provides liaison between director, staff and other divisions to maintain operational efficiency. Proposes and establishes office procedures and implements, subject to approval by supervisor. Assists in developing/monitoring budgets and contracts for the unit. Takes, prepares and distributes minutes and records of official meetings and proceedings. Sorts and/or batches data and documents requiring independent interpretation of document content, or data, and/or requiring amendment to document content. Performs other related duties as required. Qualifications Experience: Requires two years of clerical support experience (or a combination of education, training and/or experience which provides evidence of the ability to perform work of the class). Certification/License: Driver's licenses or equivalent mobility. Desired Qualifications: Experience providing direct administrative support for a manager or higher executive in a public service organization or utility. Intermediate or higher experience with Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Experience performing complex calendar management functions such as coordinating meetings with multiple internal and external administrative assistants, setting up recurring meetings, scheduling meeting rooms and developing meeting agendas. Candidate Demonstrates: Confidence, composure and professionalism working with senior executives. Commitment to getting along well with people of diverse backgrounds and establish positive working partnerships. Ability to produce high-quality work with attention to detail. Ability to exercise sound judgment and work independently as well as on a team. Trustworthiness and a commitment to ethical behavior. A commitment to ongoing professional development and life-long learning. Additional Information Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process including the completion of a background check which includes criminal history and driving history review. Want to know more about Seattle City Light? Check out our web page: http://www.seattle.gov/light/. Closing Date/Time: 2/26/2019 4:00 PM Pacific
City of Seattle, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Feb 14, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking a strongHuman ResourcesSupervisorto shape the future of the department's recruitment, hiring and retention processes and programs. This leader will recommend process improvements and long-term strategies to meet department goals and objectives, develop training programs to build capacity, and apply HR expertise to address day-to-day employment matters.This position reports to the HR Director and supervises two staff members, and two seasonal staff, to manage employment and retention activities for a workforce of approximately 400 employees.This position also partners with the Department's Summer Youth Employment Program to coordinate employment activities for approximately 300 youth interns each year. The Human Services Department is committed to attracting and retaining a highly skilled, diverse workforce dedicated to race and social justice and results-based outcomes that benefit the people and communities we serve. This position will provide high-level strategy and guidance to meet the department's commitment. Successful candidates will have experience managing and implementing hiring, recruitment and retention programs, staff performance, and applying strategies to advance race and social justice with proven results. Job Responsibilities Manage day-to-day recruitment and hiring activities, including out of classification, temporary assignments, internships/externship, and position management: Manage position and classification activities; identify and address inequities. Provide employment strategies and advise department leadership to meet staffing and organizational needs. Develop branding structure to job ads, explore innovative methods to recruit and interview, and develop resources for hiring supervisors and participants. Analyze employment data and trends to identify underrepresentation or perceived racial inequity; recommend and implement strategies to reduce implicit bias and racial inequity. Administer City policy, rules and laws.Investigate and address employment concerns and complaints. Develop and maintain professional relationships and trust with employees, management staff, SDHR partners, union representatives, and other stakeholders: Provide coaching and guidance to supervisors and managers to resolve complex problems. Communicate process expectations and changes to department staff; develop training, draft all-staff communications, update webpage and contribute to HR publications. Respond to employment complaints; conduct fact-findings to resolve high-level disputes. Partner with employment work groups and racial equity leaders to develop processes improvements. Recommends strategies to mitigate risk and build capacity for HSD employment programs. Manage and supervise the work of two regular and two seasonal staff members to meet employment goals and objectives. Develop work plans, assign work, set expectations and complete performance evaluations.Coach and guide staff to support employee success. Address performance concerns for employee growth and development. Ensure service delivery standards are being met and annual results are achieved. Identify opportunities for program improvements using a workforce equity lens; identify ways to reduce implicit bias and racial inequity, attract diverse talent pools and retain talent. Develop, recommend and implement employment programs, training and procedures - internships, externship, employment sourcing, MSW certification, retention, recruitment and hiring, summer youth. Gather and analyze data and trends, research best practices and solicit input to develop process improvements that increase effectiveness and reduce implicit bias and racial inequity. Solicit input from HR staff, SDHR staff, Joint Caucus Employment work group, Change Team/employee-led Impact Group, senior leadership and other stakeholders, as needed. Develop and coordinate training to build capacity around HR program goals and objectives - reduce implicit bias, improve interviewing skills, implement recruiting strategies, employee retention methods and best practices. Coordinate employment activities for the department's Summer Youth Employment Program. Identify long-term sourcing pipelines through community resources and local/national university relationships and engagements. Qualifications Education: A bachelor's degree in business, human resources management, law, social sciences, or a related field, OR a combination of equivalent education and work experience (as described in this job ad). Experience: Three years of experience managing an HR program(s) and supervising HR staff. Strong knowledge of HR labor laws and labor relations to resolve multi-faceted organizational issues. Experience working in a government/municipal environment (or a combination of education, training and experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the job). Personal commitment to race and social justice, demonstrating experience implementing HR strategies designed to reduce implicit bias or improve workforce equity. Additional Information Candidates are highly competitive if they also possess the following experience and skills: Demonstrated experience implementing recruitment and hiring programs designed to reduce implicit bias and inequity with proven results. Analytical and innovative approaches used to develop employment programs and strategies to resolve complex HR matters. Strong emotional intelligence and leadership skills to build capacity and lead groups to generate results. Strong oral and written communication to build capacity, train staff and address HR concerns and complaints. Known to regularly exhibit leadership behavior - honest, compassionate, strategic, moral courage, ethical, results-driven and decisive. Passionate about contributing meaningfully through public service, values the opulence of working in a diverse workforce, and has firm work ethic to "do the right thing" on behalf of the City of Seattle. Closing Date/Time: 3/19/2019 4:00 PM Pacific
City of Seattle, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Feb 13, 2019
Temporary
Position Description As Human Resources at the City of Seattle works to build greater equity, consistency, and accessibility, it is important to have an intranet website that provides "real-time" resources and support for City employees. To realize this goal, we are seeking a SharePoint expert, who is an accomplished project manager withexperience re-thinking architecture design, content, and search. This is a one-year temporary benefited role reporting to the Deputy Director of Service Delivery. Job Responsibilities To be successful in this role, you will have experience: • Successfully managing projects across a large complex organization, including project charter, architecture scope, user acceptance and success criterion • Building a robust user-friendly website with an array of resources • Engaging a wide spectrum of employees with limited understanding of SharePoint capabilities • Serving as the hub for timely project communications, keeping all executives and stakeholders informed throughout the project • Working within organization IT standards • Developing User Acceptance Testing plan and signoff requirements You will have a passion for: • Building user-friendly SharePoint sites that are scalable • Working collaboratively to uncover customer needs • Making sites intuitive to a wide range of users • Organizing information and resources to meet customer needs Qualifications Experience: • Three or more years in IT consulting, with an emphasis on SharePoint solutions, Information Architecture, and building Search Engine Optimization from the ground up • SharePoint 2013, Office365, SharePoint Online development tools • Creating SharePoint infrastructure, configuration, and administration • Developing SharePoint scripts and modifying layouts Education: A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, or an AA with Microsoft certification on SharePoint Equivalency: Applications will be reviewed for experience, certification, and education which provide equivalent levels of background to perform this job. Additional Information To be considered for this position, you must submit your complete application, attaching your resume and cover letter, at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattle no later than 4:00 PM Pacific Time on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. Questions? Please contact Kate Moore at kate.moore@seattle.gov This hiring process involves a background check of conviction and arrest records in compliance with Seattle's Fair Chance Employment Ordinance, SMC 14.17. Applicants will be provided an opportunity to explain or correct background information. Who may apply: This position is open to all qualified candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The City of Seattle values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The City encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences. Closing Date/Time: 2/26/2019 4:00 PM Pacific
City of Seattle, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Feb 13, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation's largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served. Over the years we have worked very hard to keep Seattle's electricity affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound. Today, City Light is a recognized national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. The Customer Care Division is recruiting to fill a regular vacancy for a Key Customer Manager in Business Customer Services. This position provides specialized account management and customer support for large, institutional and municipal customers and reports to the Business Customer Services Manager. Job Responsibilities Build business relationships with officials and staff of key and large accounts representing the largest businesses and local governmental agencies that are within the Seattle City Light service territory. Serve as an advocate for these customers within City Light. Act as liaison with utility customers, utility management, project managers, engineers and other technical professionals. Develop customer driven policies, programs and services directed at designated customers; work within Seattle City Lightto formalize and implement services; coordinate with management and other professional staff in other city departments for account administration; facilitate resolution of conflict between business needs of the customer and technical, policy or administrative constraints of the city or utility. Interpret technical, policy and administrative procedures impacting large business customer activities. Work with customers to propose solutions for current and future business needs and develop individual strategic customer plans tailored to the needs of the customer. Work independently and exercise a high degree of independent judgment. Represent utility at community, business and/or government meetings. Help staff the customer service section of the department's incident management/continuity of operations team. Qualifications Education: Bachelor's degree in business, public administration, engineering or urban planning. Experience: A minimum of three years' customer service experience with knowledge of utility and key customer business and technical issues or a combination of education and experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work. Desired Qualifications: Excellent customer service and problem solving skills. Experience working with commercial, industrial and governmental sectors. Outstanding strategic planning skills; analytical skills to work with customers to address current and future customer needs. Experience conducting industry specific research and perform related policy analysis for utility and city executive management. Familiarity with City Light service territory, programs and services. Experience working with senior level staff and leadership within and outside own organization. Demonstrated outstanding communication skills. Knowledge of utility products, rate structures and system delivery capacity, and economics, utility markets and competition. Additional Information Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process including the completion of a background check which includes criminal history and driving history review. Want to know more about Seattle City Light? Check out our web page: http://www.seattle.gov/light/ . Closing Date/Time: 2/26/2019 4:00 PM Pacific
City of Seattle, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Feb 13, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The Mayor and City Council are striving to bring Seattle to the top of the list of cities known for positive change, innovation, and sound financial management. The Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) is charged with improving the lives of Seattle families by helping children enter kindergarten prepared to succeed, providing support so students achieve academically and the achievement gap is reduced, and making sure students graduate from high school prepared for college or career. The department strives to embed the City's Race and Social Justice Initiative into its education objectives and seeks staff that value the importance of working together as a government and community to eliminate racial disparities and achieve racial equity. Imagine a city where every student, regardless of language and cultural differences, receives a quality education and feels safe and included. We have an opportunity to bring in a Contract Support Coordinator with strong office and interpersonal skills who will work in DEEL's Finance and Administration Division and play a vital role in writing contracts and processing invoices for schools, community-based agencies, and consultants. Reporting to the Contracts Manager, you will have the opportunity to interact directly with DEEL program staff, staff from other City departments, and City community partners to ensure thorough management of the financial resources that are contracted by DEEL. You will work with program staff to develop programs goals and objectives, performance standards, reporting requirements, budgets, and invoicing requirements. Many individuals will rely on you to produce multiple contracts and other agreements, review contract scopes of work, budgets, and invoices for accuracy and completeness, and develop and manage contract production timelines. Job Responsibilities WHAT YOU NEED: Your effectiveness in this role will depend on your ability to: Be organized and detail oriented and able to ensure quality control and consistency across many documents Work quickly and accurately on many contracts and other items simultaneously Set and meet deadlines Acquire a thorough understanding of the City's contracting rules and procedures Use critical thinking to analyze and solve problems and issues as they arise Communicate clearly, both orally and in writing with diverse audiences, and contribute to the City's goal of achieving racial equity and social justice You will be successful in this position if you demonstrate the below skills: Taking responsibility for the quality and accuracy of your work Helping colleagues understand contracting processes related to their work Being an active, positive, and contributing member on a team A high level of proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as familiarity with Access databases You will feel prepared to take on this role if you have experience in: Communicating information to others in a way that they understand it Working collaboratively with a variety of people (individually or in teams) Producing accurate, clear, and understandable documents Multi-tasking and prioritizing work in order to meet your and other people's deadlines Extensively using Microsoft Word to develop administrative documents Using Excel to produce information for contracts and other documents Qualifications In addition to the qualities mentioned above, you will need to possess the below required qualifications (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class): Bachelor's Degree in a Business or Public Administration, a human services field or related field Two years of professional experience in contract administration, budget management, planning, human services administration OR Associate's Degree in a Business or Public Administration, a human services field or related field Three years of professional experience in contract administration, budget management, planning, human services administration OR Four years of professional experience in contract administration, budget management, planning, human services administration Additional Information This position is classified as a Grants & Contracts Specialist, Senior and is governed by a collective bargaining agreement between the City and the union, PTE Local 17 - Professional. Please visit http://www.seattle.gov/education to learn more about the Department of Education & Early Learning. DEEL supports the City of Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative to end institutionalized racism by eliminating barriers to access, providing the staff and public with opportunities for growth, and developing equitable access to the programs and services we offer. If you share those values and meet the qualifications, we invite you to apply for this position. Please visit http://www.seattle.gov/education to learn more about the Department of Education & Early Learning. APPLICATION PROCESS: To be considered for this position, you must submit your application, attaching both a cover letter and resume at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattle/ no later than 4:00pm Pacific Time on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 . This position is open to all candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The Department of Education & Early Learning values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, medical condition, or pregnancy. The Department of Education & Early Learning encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences. If you have questions please contact Lindsey King at Lindsey.King@seattle.gov . Closing Date/Time: 3/5/2019 4:00 PM Pacific
City of Seattle, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Feb 10, 2019
Temporary
Position Description Seattle Center is seeking qualified Intermittent Janitors to provide cleaning and maintenance services to offices, buildings and restrooms in various Seattle Center facilities. Intermittent employees have no set hours of work and are not guaranteed a set number of hours each week. Regardless, intermittent staff are an integral part of our workforce, performing a variety of functions throughout campus. Without these positions, Seattle Center could not offer the range of events that are currently provided to the community and over 12 million tourists per year. This position reports to the Janitorial Crew Chief. Job Responsibilities Provide cleaning and maintenance services to offices, buildings and restrooms around the campus. Perform routine preventive cleaning activities including high dusting, specialized cleaning of carpet, vinyl tile, resilient floor and concrete surfaces; and restocking supplies in bathroom areas in a fast-paced, crowded environment. Provide uplifting customer service while answering general customer questions. Contact with the public can be extensive, depending on the shift. Clean light fixtures and change lamps as directed. Handle and dispose of litter, garbage and recycling; including the removal of contaminated materials. Transport materials, equipment and supplies required to complete assigned work. Maintain equipment in a clean and sanitary condition. Assist with routine building and facility maintenance. Assist with moving furniture and other objects. Report and remove graffiti from various surfaces. May be required to operate riding commercial floor scrubbers, high speed floor burnishers, carpet shampooers, and other small to high capacity cleaning equipment. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: Must be willing to work the shift assigned which will include working weekends and holidays. Intermittent janitors work both day and night shifts, 362 days a year. Must be willing and able to work with cleaning chemicals and hazardous or toxic substances. Must have ability to read and comprehend Safety Data Sheets (SDS). Must be able to work from ladders, scaffolding or lift devices. Desired Qualifications: Preference will be given for applicants who possess the Desired Qualifications: A minimum of one-year experience in performing commercial janitorial duties. Ability to use Microsoft Office as required to perform elements of the essential functions of the job. Ability to work within a diverse workforce, demonstrate cultural sensitivity and inclusion in performing duties, and be effective in a team setting or alone after being given oral or written instructions. Ability to read and write in English and perform basic math skills. Possess excellent customer service skills with ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Possess general familiarity with small hand tools and power tools, pressure washers, power scrubbers and floor cleaning and finish machines. Work Environment/Physical Demands: Ability to stand, walk, or bend for extended periods of time to perform full range of duties. Ability to frequently lift and carry 25 pounds and must be able to lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds occasionally. Additional Information This position is an on-call position and has no minimum guaranteed number of hours. How to Apply: Applications are reviewed after the posting closes. Submit the following items to be considered for these vacancies: NEOGOV online (or paper) application Supplemental questionnaire Your application may be rejected if these items are missing or incomplete. Note, simply providing a cover letter and résumé is not a substitute for completing the application itself. Successful candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment physical . Hiring process involves background check of conviction and arrest records in compliance with Seattle's Fair Chance Employment Ordinance, SMC 14.17. Applicants will be provided an opportunity to explain or correct background information. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all persons offered employment are required to provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States at time of hire. About Seattle Center: With over 12 million visitors each year, the Seattle Center is one of the top tourist attractions in Seattle. The various venues and event types happening on campus reflect the rich diversity of our community. Seattle Center employees directly impact the way people see, understand and experience the City of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest region. This position offers the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment performing a critical function that offers complexity, variety and fun - all while contributing to the legacy of an iconic Seattle community asset. For additional information about Seattle Center, please visit our website: www.seattlecenter.com Closing Date/Time: 2/26/2019 4:00 PM Pacific
City of Seattle, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Feb 08, 2019
Full Time
Position Description The Capital Development and Construction Management Division CDCM) of the Department of Finance and Administrative Services (FAS) has an incredible opportunity for a confident professional with an aptitude for cost accounting and project/program coordination. In this role some of your responsibilities will include working on project cost and procurement tasks related to requisitions, capital financial management, planning, project performance, and cost reporting for the division's combined $70 million budget. In addition, you will partner with the Controls Section's public works unit to maintain and develop automated processes that enhance the analytical capacity of the division's reporting capabilities through various technical software applications. Your efforts will directly support the success of the City of Seattle in Capital Development and Construction Management to better serve the great communities of Seattle. The City of Seattle offers premium benefits that include medical, dental, vision, retirement, paid holidays, vacation, pay premiums, and an incredible opportunity to build a rewarding, meaningful career with true work/life balance. FAS focuses on Excellent Customer Service, A Respectful and Equitable Workplace, Continuous Improvement and Financial Accountability, Economic Opportunity for All Our Communities, and Dedicated Stewardship of City Assets. Job Responsibilities Process procurements, requisitions and invoicing using PeopleSoft 9.2 and CDCM's Capital Projects Information System (CPIMS). Develop documents in support of divisional presentations, reporting and/or other related outreach. Monitor and create reports for the CIP budget, expenditures, and encumbrances for capital projects, programs, and funds distribution. Prepare supporting documentation for CIP performance monitoring, fund structure, and cost reporting to align with the divisions' internal and external performance metrics. Support the division as required in the analysis and maintenance of its CPIMS with the Information Technology Department (ITD) to equip the division with the necessary planning, budgeting and financial management tools to execute its CIP program so that it syncs with PeopleSoft 9.2. Collaborate with Accounting and Budget Services (ABS) regarding continuous learning initiatives and reporting methodologies in the coding and transactional methodology of PS 9.2. Provides guidance, process and systems training to senior project management staff. Develop interactive and scalable Tableau dashboards. Perform tasks related to records management and administration related to the Controls Section and other division functions, including; scanning of procurement and contract documents and electronic records management within the established file structure. Support and perform back-up responsibilities for other administrative staff within the division, including calendar management, meeting coordination and similar duties for the Division Director. Support department goals in promoting diversity and social justice in keeping with the City's - Race and Social Justice Initiative. Other duties as assigned. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications 2 years' experience in systems, operational, procedures, research or analysis and a bachelor's degree in business or public administration, finance, computer science or a related field (or a combination of education, training and/or experience that provides a clear equivalent required to perform the work of the class). Proven ability to be a self-starter who can work independently yet be a strong team player with excellent attention to detail. Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal. Exceptional ability to build and maintain amiable and effective work relationships with a diverse array of business partners. Desired Qualifications: Working-level knowledge of Tableau, project management and accounting software, and other information systems. Experience with Enterprise Project Management and Microsoft Project Server. Proficient in writing SQL queries using complex joins in several database environments (MS SQL, Oracle SQL). Additional Information Please be sure to attach a resume and cover letter in the Attachments section of your application clearly describing how you meet the qualifications of this position . If you have questions, please contact Peter Asai at peter.asai@seattle.gov Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Seattle, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Feb 06, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Seattle Parks and Recreation provides welcoming and safe opportunities to play, learn, contemplate and build community, and promotes responsible stewardship of the land.Ourdepartmentprovides numerous benefits to the people of Seattle-healthy people, a healthy environment, financial sustainability, and strong communities. We arecurrently seeking a dynamic, outgoing, energetic individual, who enjoys utilizing their creative and analytical talents, to engage communities in recreation programs and activities for teens. As a Recreation Program Specialist you will work collaboratively with the Citywide Teen Programming and Community Center teams to develop and implement a broad spectrum of teen programs, activities and special events for Late Night Teen Programming at a Community Center. If you are creative, highly motivated, enjoy working with a broad range of people and value diversity- this position is for you! There is a fully benefited, part-time position. The list generated by this recruitment will be used to fill regular and temporary positions at various locations around the city. Job Responsibilities Supervise employees, intermittent staff, and/or volunteers at one of our Community Centers. Recruit, coordinate, train, and evaluate staff and/or volunteers. Create and design teen programs and special events, to include operating procedures, organization of services, collaborations and promotions. Work cooperatively with the Seattle School District and other agencies to develop cooperative programming. Participate as a member of planning committees to organize large citywide events. Prepare, monitor and review the program's individual budget. Administer grant programs, build strong community partnerships, coordinate with community agencies to leverage resources and collaborate to provide services and develop strong volunteer programs. Manage all administrative aspects including registration, financial administration and budgeting, collection of performance measures, statistics and evaluations of programs. Coordinate and administer special events, classes, workforce development workshops, educational support classes, and/or fundraising events. Provide technical expertise and assistance for communities, neighborhood groups, schools, and other organizations. Meet with neighborhood and community groups to identify teen program needs and develop action plans for these programs. Attend regular staff meetings. This position's core work hours are designated to work afternoons, evenings and late on Friday and Saturday nights. Plans, strategizes, facilitates, and develops comprehensive strategies and quality programs to develop a teen workforce. Establishes operating procedures, organization of services, provides training and guidance to staff. Track and evaluate progress of teen participants through careful maintenance of required paperwork, timesheets, follow-up calls and face to face meetings. Work with teen population to assess their strengths, weaknesses as well as career interests to place participants in appropriate training employment placements. Work with teens who may be skill deficient, criminally involved, teen parents, limited English, homeless, lack work readiness skills. Motivate youth, build self-esteem, create and foster successful work/academic training experiences. Responsible for connecting and developing public and private sector jobs and/or internships for youth. Collaborate with community partners. Commitment to creating equitable programs by addressing racism, sexism, and other discriminatory policies, practices and procedures. Qualifications Required Qualifications: Requires one year experience coordinating recreation programs and a Bachelor's degree in Recreation, Recreation Administration, Physical Education or related field (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class). Desired Qualifications: Three years of experience working in administration or programming focused on teens ranging in age 13 through 19. One or more years of experience working with culturally specific communities which include immigrant and first generation refugee populations. One or more years of experience providing both traditional and non-traditional teen recreation activities. One or more years of experience working in partnership with teens and other youth targeted agencies to design and evaluate programs. Knowledge of Youth Program Quality initiative (YPQI) concepts and strategies, implementation experience is highly desirable. One or more years of experience using computer software packages which include MS Word, Excel, MS Publisher, MS PowerPoint and MS Outlook. Use of Lync and SharePoint is highly desirable. The ability to speak a second language is a plus. Have an understanding and commitment to goals of the City of Seattle's Race & Social Justice Initiative. Have experience coordinating recreation activities, programs and special events. Have an understanding of the needs of at-risk and underserved youth. Additional Information A valid Washington State Driver's License is required. First Aid and CPR Certificate within six months of hire. Closing Date/Time: 2/26/2019 4:00 PM Pacific
City of Seattle, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Feb 06, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Mission: To deliver a high-quality transportation system for Seattle. Vision: A vibrant Seattle with connected people, places, and products. Seattle Department of Transportation's (SDOT) portfolio of work is vast. From filling potholes to paving streets, tweaking traffic signals and helping buses and freight deliveries run on time, creating enjoyable public spaces and building out a network of bike lanes and sidewalks to serve all ages and abilities. And that's just a snapshot. In our quickly growing city, how we get around - how safe it is, how much it costs, how much time it takes, and how reliable it is - is top of mind for most of us just about every day. Our core values drive our work toward creating a safe, connected, vibrant, affordable, and innovative city for all. The Multi-Modal Corridors Project Manager (under the City class spec of Strategic Advisor 2) is responsible for managing the efforts of a diverse team of City and non-City staff, consultants, and community members to deliver capital projects on time and within budget. The Project Manager (PM) will focus on corridor development to include multi-modal transportation schemes.Rapid transit, bicycle and pedestrian projects such as neighborhood greenways, cycle tracks, multi-use trails, new sidewalks, and pedestrian crossing improvements. These projects typically require extensive public outreach, and the project manager will play a key role in working with the public to successfully implement the projects. The Project Manager will report to the Corridors Development Manager within the Project Development Division (PDD) at SDOT. Job Responsibilities Serves as development manager and/or act as a PDD senior developer for a variety of corridor development projects, including high profile transit, freight, bicycle, and pedestrian projects such as neighborhood greenways, cycle tracks, multi-use trails, new sidewalks, and pedestrian crossing improvements. Monitors and coordinates development phase for the transportation projects from initiation to 30% including tracking & reporting on progress metrics. Coordinates and attends meetings to determine objectives, program plans, and project scope. Develops and negotiates schedules for design and construction; and monitors and coordinates activities of consultants, committees, community organizations, and users during the development phase. Coordinates, develops and communicates planning level schedules; planning level basis of estimates; project budgets & budget reconciliation. Evaluates project scopes to ensure adherence to program specifications and standards. Prepares reports, correspondence, advertisements, and official documents. Supports the planning of capital improvement and other City funded/sponsored projects by preparing necessary documents outlining scope of project, objectives, methodologies and major duties of project participants. Works closely with public outreach staff to develop and implement effective and inclusive outreach strategies. Provides information to the public at public meetings and hearings to explain project activities and answer questions. Serves as liaison with other departments and agencies with respect to projects assigned. Assists in coordination of consultant selection process; administers consultant contracts tasks; and coordinates all aspects of contract between other staff; and evaluates consultant performance. Support department goals in promoting diversity and social justice. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Public or Business Administration, Urban or Transportation Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or related field (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class). Five (5) or more years of experience in related Project Management, Construction Management, or related experience. Demonstrated capability to actively manage multiple projects and monitor and maintain the progress of schedules to meet milestones and budget expenditures. Effective communication skills (written and verbal) to a diverse audience (contractors, consultants, management, staff, and the general public). Additional Desired Qualifications: Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Project Management Methodology. Two (2) years of supervisory experience in related field to the position. Experience working for or closely with a municipal transportation department Knowledge of state and federal grant funding requirements and experience delivering grant-funded projects. Proficiency in using MS Word, MS Project, and MS Excel with experience using project management software. Experience with Bluebeam, AutoCAD, Civil 3D, ArcMap, ArcView, and/or GIS software. Effectively work in a multi-cultural workplace with a diverse customer base. Additional Information Work Environment/Physical Demands: Most work is performed in a normal City work/office environment. Field assignments entail exposure to all types of weather, traffic, hazardous/toxic substances and work in or near construction sites. May be required to lift over 50 pounds. May be required to stand, walk, or bend for extended periods of time. May be required to work nights, evenings, weekends, and/or holidays. Overnight travel may be required. Offers of employment are contingent on verification of information provided by the applicant as part of the application process, including potential background check. Please note this job advertisement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Closing Date/Time: 2/26/2019 4:00 PM Pacific
City of Seattle, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Feb 05, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Invitation to Compete #10-19 Community Partnerships and Government Relations Manager Institutional and Strategic Advancement Division - Central Library Full-time, 80 hours per pay period $87,925.68 - $106,634.16 annually (2018 Pay Rates) This application period is open until filled. First consideration for interviews will be given to those who apply by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 18, 2019. This is a regular, full-time and benefited position that is exempt from the overtime rules of the Fair Labor Standards Act. OVERVIEW The Seattle Public Library is Seattle's center of information and knowledge and one of the most popular and valued services in the city. Library staff is highly regarded by the public for their knowledge, quality of service and caring. Staff members are committed to the Library's organizational values of respect, partnership, engagement, diversity and inclusion, transparency and recognition. In particular, they demonstrate respect, engage in partnerships, and are transparent in their communications and intentions. A strategic priority of the Library is to foster an internal culture of innovation which focuses on creativity, engagement, learning and staff development. The Library supports the City of Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative to end institutionalized racism by eliminating barriers to access, providing the staff and public with opportunities for growth, and developing equitable access to the programs and services we offer. If you share those values and meet the qualifications, the Library invites you to apply for this position. The Community Partnerships and Governmental Relations Program Manager works with Library leadership to identify, build and maintain effective community partnerships and governmental relationships that support the Library's strategic direction. This position reports to the Director of Institutional and Strategic Advancement and is responsible for developing, maintaining, and promoting alliances with community organizations and stakeholders to achieve Library goals and objectives. This individual will also serve as a key point of contact with community leaders, elected officials, and public and private organizations on behalf of the Library to coordinate, evaluate, and explore connections that serve the mission of The Seattle Public Library. The Community Partnerships and Government Relations Program Manager will serve as a liaison between other organizations and government agencies to foster effective and mutually advantageous partnerships. This person will advocate for the Library's interests and convey the interests of other organizations as they have been expressed to the Library. This individual will represent the Library in conducting business with the Mayor's Office, other City departments, other local, state and federal governmental agencies, elected and appointed officials, Seattle Public Schools, institutions of higher education, and business and community groups. The Community Partnerships and Government Relations Program Manager will demonstrate knowledge of the challenges urban libraries face in responding to emerging changes in service delivery to library patrons, and the ability to explore, anticipate and promote opportunities for future funding in collaboration with The Seattle Public Library Foundation and the Library's Leadership Team. The Community Partnerships and Government Relations Program Manager will also partner with Library management and staff to foster a public service environment that supports intellectual freedom; promotes literacy and a love of reading; protects confidentiality of patron records; respects and embraces the community; fosters a healthy democracy; supports children and youth; forms strong partnerships and adapts and innovates to stay relevant. The Community Partnerships and Government Relations Program Manager will serve on the Leadership Team, and build interest in and support for The Seattle Public Library as part of the Institutional and Strategic Advancement Division. Job Responsibilities ESSENTIAL DUTIES Develops and recommends effective partnership and government relations strategies to Library leadership. Advocates for the adoption and integration of such strategies into Library planning and operations. Conducts an annual evaluation of the impacts/results of such strategies and recommends new approaches as needed. Anticipates, solicits, develops, nurtures and maintains relationships with Library partners to build coalitions, include public input and outreach, and ensure the Library's presence as a community partner. Functions as liaison between Library partners and Library staff in the full utilization of these partnerships to achieve Library priorities. Documents partnership commitments and ensures that the Library delivers on its promises to Library partners. Develops partnerships with external libraries (state, public, and international) to achieve objectives. Proactively identifies, assesses and mitigates potential obstacles to the achievement of Library and community partnerships, and strategic initiatives, including but not limited to policy and funding needs and restrictions. Promotes and facilitates within the Library a strategic and operational focus on such partnerships. Recommends strategies and potential outcomes to the Library leadership. Explores and assesses the opportunities of potential government grant proposals and return on investment outcomes from funded grants. Responsible for capitalizing on the Library's ability to maximize grant opportunities and ensure that they are fully utilized. Plays a key role in the packaging of grant proposals. Mentors Library staff in the preparation of proposals and funding requests. Monitors and reports on grant funding and expenditures. Works in collaboration with the Director of Library Programs and Services to ensure that grant projects are appropriately planned for, completed and evaluated consistent with accountability protocols. Advocates for the Library with elected and appointed officials, and represents the Executive Director and Chief Librarian in public forums, civic functions with elected officials, external agencies, and community, neighborhood and business organizations. Convenes and participates in meetings, forums and similar gatherings to keep informed of changing trends or emerging initiatives. Monitors library professional and local governmental publications and networks for relevant information pertaining to the Library. Communicates complex and powerful ideas to diverse audiences, engaging internal and external stakeholders in ways that foster a sense of community. Convenes and participates in meetings and monitors the initiatives and actions of various community organizations or agencies; with other staff, develops positions and white papers on issues that affect the Library; represents the Library in professional or governmental forums, groups or organizations; prepares presentations and talking points for the Executive Director and Chief Librarian on substantive issues of interest to the Library. Researches, compiles and reports data regarding issues pertaining to the Library and the library profession overall to build common understanding of current challenges and opportunities and to ensure that the Library's interests are represented. Coordinates activities on behalf of the Chief Librarian's Office with representatives of other City departments, outside agencies and organizations. Educates others, including Library staff, Library Board, Friends and Foundation Boards on the Library's position on current issues. Works in collaboration with the Communications Director to develop materials to educate partners on the issues and opportunities facing the Library. Develops multi-year strategies and legislative campaigns to advance and support library programs and services with senior leadership at the local, state, and federal levels. Utilize existing relationships and leverage the Library's position to secure legislative wins that advance innovative programs and long term stability of the Library. Builds and utilizes networks to stay abreast of Library issues and to actively seek service and funding opportunities to leverage the Library with potential community partners and to enhance the Library's programs and services. Works in collaboration with the Executive Director and Chief Librarian, The Seattle Public Library Foundation, and the Director of Library Programs and Services to actively promote, anticipate, engage and fund projects consistent with our strategic/service objectives. Works in collaboration with the Communications Director and the Head of Marketing and Online Services to actively respond to public concerns. The individual occupying this position will: Have seasoned political acumen and make sound recommendations on complex legislative, regulatory, community and governmental issues affecting the Library. Be an enthusiastic, engaging and persuasive speaker to represent the Executive Director and Chief Librarian effectively with local community groups, government representatives, committees and library professional groups. Utilize a developed network of professional community and organizational contacts to achieve the Library's strategic/service objectives. Particular emphasis on understanding and translating the Library's current and potential programs and services to various community leaders, organizations and groups. Serve as an active thought leader and advocate for potential opportunities to further leverage the Library as a community partner with other organizations. Be organized and thrive in a fast-paced environment. Be enthusiastic, diplomatic, determined and quick witted. Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's degree in business or the humanities required; MBA or MPA preferred. At least seven (7) years of experience in intergovernmental relations or public policy for a large, organization (500+ employees) at a senior level; experience should include: developing working agreements and relationships with at least three or more high profile (state or national) partners, developing nonprofit or for-profit partnership agreements and campaigns at the citywide or statewide level, delivering measurable and meaningful outcomes for organizations with state, county or city-wide reach, developing successful legislative proposals and relationships with elected and appointed officials at the state, county or city level, and engaging with elected and appointed officials at the state, county or city level; managing multi-year campaigns and/or projects across multiple stakeholder agencies and entities, and; previous experience in public libraries is desired. Demonstrated experience representing the interests of a large organization and speaking on behalf of an executive director is required. Ability to engage an audience, create interest and excitement while taking the complex and making it simple for effective understanding. Previous experience articulating a vision and strategic direction to a wide variety of audiences. Working knowledge of public institutions and their role within the community, with particular emphasis on fostering partnerships that support library and community success; and of the city of Seattle's political and social environment and ways in which the Library can ensure its place in local political and community engagement. Demonstrated ability in cultivating new professional connections and having existing extensive professional network of experts in the field of community relations and government relations. Excellent verbal presentation and written communication skills as well as the ability to be persuasive working with executives, community leaders, elected officials and governmental representatives. Must be a strategic thinker, collaborate effectively with internal and external partners and have inclusive leadership skills; flexibility and adaptability; and a willingness to embrace and drive change initiatives. Ability to recognize and set priorities, and to use initiative and independent management decision-making. Ability to analyze complex and sensitive organizational and governmental issues, develop and make recommendations to senior level staff and implement decisions in compliance with Library policies. Ability to carefully but quickly think through and evaluate alternatives, innovative problem resolution, proactive approaches and demonstrate initiative to resolve issues. Ability to be both a substantive issue expert on matters related to The Seattle Public Library's mission and a manager of complex political relationships. Ability to be intellectually engaging with strong interpersonal, communication and advocacy skills. An ability to influence others, negotiate to a successful resolution, and engage in effective problem solving. Excellent communication, public speaking and presentation skills are essential. A sense of humor, a positive and enthusiastic approach to public service and library staff; and a passion for learning and a love of reading. Additional Information HOW TO APPLY To be considered for this vacancy candidates must submit an online application and include: A Cover Letter describing how your qualifications and experience meet those required for the position. Resume First consideration for interviews will be given to those who apply by 5:00 p.m., Monday, February 18, 2019. If you have questions about this bulletin or general questions regarding employment at the Library, please email jobapplications@spl.org. THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY PROMOTES DIVERSITY AND PRACTICES INCLUSION. If accommodations are needed during the selection process, please let us know. Closing Date/Time: Continuous
City of Seattle, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Jan 31, 2019
Full Time
Position Description DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW: The City of Seattle is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Business Initiatives Manager in the Strategy & Planning Office of Seattle IT. The City of Seattle is a commercial, cultural, and advanced technology hub with over twenty-five (25) departments and agencies. We are committed to becoming a safe, affordable, vibrant, innovative, and connected city. Seattle IT provides technology leadership for the City enterprise, developing common standards, architectures, and business solutions; focused on developing scalable, sustainable solutions that enable departments to deliver City services more efficiently and effectively to constituents. Seattle IT harnesses the power of technology and telecommunications to facilitate City government serving Seattle's residents and businesses. Seattle IT is responsible for citywide technology governance, strategic planning and policy development, and programs that promote technology literacy and public access to government information. The City's consolidated IT operations is 700 strong providing professional technology services across City government and beyond. We are looking for talented professionals with a passion for service, community, and technology to join our exciting team! Job Responsibilities Position Overview & Description: This Program & Project Management (PPM) Manager of Business Initiatives directs and oversees a team of program and project managers within the PMO to ensure Business Initiative programs and projects meet organizational goals and objectives. This individual will be responsible for designing and delivering projects specifically for the Program & Project Management function for Business Initiatives, with a peer PPM Manager overseeing Infrastructure. This manager will team with peer managers of the other functions as part of the PMO leadership team/competency center to contribute to the maintenance, and advancement of policies, processes, and organizational capabilities. The selected candidate must be client focused and able to lead, guide, and develop a team of highly capable project managers, interact with both non-technical and highly technical people, and work across the City of Seattle helping to deliver scalable, sustainable solutions critical to effective public service. As a key member of the Seattle IT PMO leadership team, you will assist in creating an environment that is client focused where teamwork is paramount, and results are measured. Key Accountabilities/Responsibilities: Operational Management Responsibilities: Direct and oversee Business Initiative programs and projects within PMO to ensure programs and projects meet organization goals and requirements as well as intended benefits. Build an efficiently sized, high-functioning project management team to serve diverse set of business domains. Support the Senior Manager of the PMO in developing and implementing PMO processes and policies, direct project management staff, and work with other department leaders to define, prioritize, and develop projects and programs. Review and approve project proposals and budget estimates for all projects in your domain of responsibility. Ensure programs and projects are delivered on time, within budget, adhere to high quality standards and meet customer expectations. Support the Senior PMO Manager in developing formal methodologies for defining project key performance metrics and allocating project management resources. Perform audit and health checks to assess overall quality of project management efforts performed by your team, including Cost Management, Communications Management; Project Quality Management, Project Time Management, Project Scope Management, Project integration management, Project Human Resource Management, Project Risk Management, and Project Procurement Management. Support the Senior PMO Manager in developing and executing against PMO maturity roadmap via capability development, quality improvements, cost of service optimization, engagement streamlining, and services refinement. Supervisory and Advisory Responsibilities: Responsible for career development, performance management and performance review process for Program/Project Managers. Provide oversight and guidance for project management staff by providing quality control, developing, or modifying work plans, assigning, and distributing work, providing work instruction, resolving problems encountered during daily operations, and providing input for the performance enhancement plan. Lead program/project teams to develop and gain approval of project plans, which outline the objectives of the project, scope of work, and project elements, including: schedule, project deliverables, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing staff requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of projects. Provide oversight and guidance over the development and monitoring of project budgets, taking into consideration potential for multiple funding streams; allocate resources and track and approve expenditures; prepare summary reports detailing the status of the project budgets and compliance to any requirements as specified by funding sources. Ensure technical proficiency and productivity of project management staff and arrange training as necessary. Relationships Management Responsibilities: Develop relationships with and ensure appropriate participation of key stakeholders, executives, and managers. Serve as the primary contact for business relationship for project management services and practices related to Business Initiatives. Establish and maintain relationships with leaders and peers in Seattle IT and City Departments. Support the Senior Manager to develop, negotiate, implement and monitor contracts, ensuring conformance to approved plans and contract specifications; follow prospective contracts throughout the review process, and coordinate actions for breach of contract situations. Provide communications on services, utilization, engagement, accomplishments, and overall value-add to the organization. Qualifications NOTE: Equivalent combinations of education/experience/training experience will be considered for the required qualifications. You will be successful in this position if you possess: Expert level program/project managementskills and proficiencies in related methodologies, with a minimum of 5 years successfully managingprojects of "high complexity" as reflected in: size of project, cost of the project, size of project team, depth, and breadth of project manager role & responsibility, span of project impact (i.e., enterprise-wide, multi-departmental, or having a major market or external impact). BA or advanced degree relevant to Management Information Systems, Systems Development, or Project Management (or equivalent alternative). 5+ years of team lead and/or IT management experience. 2+ years managing a team of project and/or program managers. High degree of emotional intelligence (EQ), excellent leadership, business acumen, and political awareness. Excellent leadership skills and ability to influence stakeholders, and drive decisions to closure; adept at moving executive and senior management to action. Strong problem solving and issue resolution skills. Ability to work independently and prioritize responsibilities while proactively communicating status and issues to stakeholders. Passion to mentor staff and demonstrated ability to inspire and create a high-performance culture. Experience providing regular reports on achievements and metrics related to performance. ITSM (IT Service Management) knowledge. NOTE: Submit cover letter & resume along with NeoGov application. NOTE: Employment contingent upon successful completion of comprehensive criminal background investigation in compliance with Seattle's Fair Change Employment Ordinance SMC 14.17. Additional Information Desired Qualifications: Prior experience writing request for proposals (RFP's) and working with third-party vendors in contracting, acquisition and/or development of solutions. Experience within government/public sector. Professional Certification in Project Management (PMP preferred). Professional Certification in Service Management (ITIL preferred). 2+ years of profit and loss responsibility and budget forecasting. Closing Date/Time: 2/26/2019 4:00 PM Pacific
City of Seattle, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Jan 24, 2019
Full Time
Position Description Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation's largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served. Over the years we have worked very hard to keep Seattle's electricity affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound. Today, City Light is a recognized national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. The Transmission and Distribution Business Unit has openings for Journey Level Cable Splicers.Cable Splicers are responsible for splicing high voltage and secondary network systems (power cables used in underground distribution) and street lighting systems. This position installs, maintains and repairs electrical wiring systems.The work requires an expert knowledge of electricity and electrical theory, the methods and tools used in cable splicing, and safety rules and procedures. The ability to read and interpret blueprints and schematic drawings and to use specialized hand and power tools is also required. This position will report to the Network Crew Chief/Supervisor and will report out of the North Service Center. Job Responsibilities Splices, maintains and terminates all types of high and low voltage power cables (lead-covered, gas-filled, oil-filled, etc.). Pulls, racks and secures high and low voltage cables in manholes, conduit, tunnels, vaults and other installations. Installs, maintains, repairs and removes high and low voltage conductors, transformers, network protectors, relays, switches, junction boxes and related electrical equipment. Installs, troubleshoots, maintains and repairs electrical equipment required for spot network distribution systems in high-rise buildings. Locates and repairs electrical faults in underground network distribution systems, substations and other distribution systems. Installs, reroutes, maintains and repairs street lighting systems and equipment. Bends, installs, maintains and repairs all types of conduits. Works with distribution system maps, feeder maps, and cut sheets to perform switching and tagging for power dispatchers to de-energize lines. Installs, maintains, troubleshoots and repairs protection systems, such as fire, anti-corrosion, and cathodic protection systems. Performs high voltage D.C. tests on power cables and equipment. Inspects work done by private contractors. Performs other duties of a comparable level/type as assigned. Work Environment/Physical Demand: Works outdoors in all types of weather. Works with energized equipment and cables in confined areas, at heights, and in heavy traffic. Works with toxic/hazardous substances and molten lead and insulating compounds heated to 700º F. Work requires extended periods of physical exertion, including lifting and manipulating objects that weigh more than 50 pounds. May work nights, weekends and holidays. Qualifications Experience: Requires three years of experience in the electrical trades working under the supervision of a journey level Cable Splicer with at least one year on a cable splicing crew (or a combination of education and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class). Certification/License: Current Washington State driver's license and a combination license or evidence of equivalent mobility. Desired Qualifications: 4 years or more of journey level Cable Splicer experience. Additional Information Candidates that meet the minimum and desired qualifications will be invited to participate in a written examination, and must score competitively in order to be considered for this position and advance in the hiring process. Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process including the completion of a pre-employment physical and background check which includes criminal history and driving history review. Want to know more about Seattle City Light? Check out our web page: http://www.seattle.gov/light/ Closing Date/Time: Continuous