Goverment Jobs
Published
November 25, 2019
Location
Seattle, Washington
Category
Job Type

Description

Summary

Job Title
Rail Resource Coordinator (Project Program Manager II)

Reports To
Rail Resource Program Manager

Positions To Be Filled
One (1) Career Service (regular) position

About Rail Division
Explore opportunities in the nation's top transit agency at a time when it is growing, adopting innovative services and technologies, and building a new organizational structure to support our values of sustainability, equity, and safety. We believe mobility is a human right. Help us make that happen!

Job Overview
King County Metro Transit's Rail Division collaborates with Sound Transit to operate Light Rail service. Managing and coordinating access to the Light Rail Right of Way is accomplished through the Track Access Permitting program. Under the direction of the Rail Resource Program Manager, this position will coordinate incoming requests and the review/approval process for the Track Access Permitting program.

The Rail Resource Coordinator plays a vital role in ensuring the safe and appropriate access to the Right of Way by reviewing, preparing and managing requests for access to conduct maintenance and repair of facilities within the Right of Way and ensuring that the requests are received, reviewed and completed in a timely, organized and successful manner. The individual in this position coordinates information concerning requests between Metro Transit, Sound Transit and various external stakeholders such as contractors, venders and city or other inter-jurisdictional agencies.

The most competitive candidate for this position will have strong organizational skills, experience working with a 24-hour transportation operation, be self-directed and comfortable with adjusting to change with short notice. Additionally, the most competitive candidate will have knowledge of Metro Transit and/or Sound Transit Operations.

For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:

Mara Cardenas
Senior Talent Advisor
206-477-2358
[email protected]

Job Duties

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

  • Review and prepare Track Access Permit Requests; approve Track Access Permits in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) 6.15.
  • Review materials submitted by requestors (including work plans and drawings), analyze information for completeness, identify additional requirements and follow-up with requestor for additional information.
  • Work with chiefs in all light rail work groups to further clarify permit information during group meetings and one-on-one.
  • Co-develop and manage webpage/web-based Track Access materials and outward facing presence for use by Sound Transit contractors and other permit requestors. Work with the Rail Resource Program Manager, King County Metro Transit Information Technology team and possibly other stakeholders during the development and management of the webpage and its applications.
  • Monitor scope and schedule of program and report results.
  • Foster an equitable, diverse and inclusive work environment
  • Respond to inquiries related to the Track Access Program and process. Inquiries are from Sound Transit, Sound Transit contractors, and city or other inter-jurisdictional agencies. Provide direction to others about the process.
  • Produce weekly Track Access reports, and post and update Track Access materials in SharePoint.
  • Gather and analyze date and produce various weekly/monthly/quarterly program status or other reports. Represent Track Access Program at weekly meetings and other construction meetings as required. If needed, represent Rail Resource Program Manager at weekly Track Access meetings by chairing the meeting.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Minimum Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds with diverging opinions and viewpoints
  • Experience managing and coordinating projects and/or processes
  • Demonstrated organizational skills for managing and prioritizing a diverse workload with multiple customers
  • Knowledge of project management principles
  • Basic quantitative skills
  • Experience gathering, manipulating and using data utilizing a computer and other tools
  • Budget development and monitoring skills
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and operate both independently and as a team member
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to provide easily understandable information and direction
  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to develop solutions to problems
  • Experience handling multiple tasks and priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Skill in solving problems, negotiating differences, and resolving conflicts among multiple stakeholders
  • Experience working in an environment that may include ambiguity
  • Proficient in MS Office, particularly Outlook, Word, SharePoint, and Excel

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in planning, economics, transportation, sociology, environmental science, or related field
  • Previous experience with project coordination related to mobility
  • Knowledge of Metro Transit Rail and/or Sound Transit Rail Operations

Necessary Special Requirements

  • Some work outside of normal business hours may be required
  • Possess avalid Washington state driver's license (or ability to obtain Washington state driver's license upon hire) or alternate ability to travel to off-site locations
Supplemental Information

Who May Apply
This career serviceposition is open to the public and all King County employees.

Work Schedule
The standard work week is within the 8:00 a.m. ? 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday timeframe; however, alternative work schedules will be considered. On rare occasions, work may be required during evenings, nights, early morning or weekends. This position is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and therefore is eligible for overtime pay. Supervisor must approve overtime work in advance.

An Employer to be Proud of
King County Metro Transit is the winner of the 2018 award for best large transit system in North America. We are a national leader in getting people to work quickly, reducing commuter stress, greening the environment and improving urban air quality, providing comfortable, effective transit services for the thousands of commuters and other residents of King County, Washington. Metro has pioneered or refined dozens of innovations which have made us a leader in the nation's public transportation industry.

Competitive Benefits
King County provides our employees with a free transportation pass (good on Metro, Pierce, Community and Sound Transit) and a competitive benefits package, (see Benefits tab for more details).

Application Process
Applicants should complete an application at www.kingcounty.gov/jobs, which includes the Supplemental Questions. A resume and cover letter are recommended, but not required.

NOTE: Please answer allquestions in the employment application itself, with each of your jobs during the last 10 years listed (listing each position for each employer separately), duties explained, reasons for leaving etc. Earlier jobs should be included if they are relevant in some way to this job, unless well covered in your resume. If you have questions about this, please contact Mara Cardenas as stated above. Applicants who are unable to apply online should follow the instructions under

Application Tips and FAQs at www.kingcounty.gov/jobs. If you need an accommodation in the recruitment process or an alternate format of this announcement, please inquire directly with the Human Resources contact forthis job announcement, Mara Cardenas, at 206-477-2358 or [email protected]

Selection Process
Applicants will be screened for competitiveness, clarity, and completeness. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more interviews and possibly other selection process elements such as a written exercise or test.Final offers are contingent on successful completion of reference checks.

Union Membership
This position is represented by Professional and Technical Employees Local 17,bargaining unit.

Class Code: 2441200 Project Program Manager II

King County is an equal employment opportunity employer. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workplace and workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding values--we are one team, we solve problems, we focus on the customer, we drive for results, we are racially just, we respect all people, we lead the way, we are responsible stewards. We welcome and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being. Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs

For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails. Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.

NOTE: Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position.Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.

For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.

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Thank you for your interest in this employment opportunity. In applying for this job, please follow the instructions provided on filling out your employment application. Data fields provided should all be completed. This includes, but is not limited to: ? the education and work experience sections of your employment application (do not merely refer to your resume). ? A description of each position that you have held in the last ten years. If you held more than one position with an employer, please list each job separately, showing the dates of employment in each position. You should also include jobs that are prior to the last ten years if they were relevant to your qualifications. ? For each position listed, state the month and year in which you started and in which you ended it, and your reason for leaving the position. If you have been terminated from any previous jobs, please state the specific reasons why. Your application, along with your resume, will be used to determine whether you meet the qualifications and/or are competitive for this position. If you have any questions about this, please contact the HR Analyst identified in the job announcement. I have read the above statement and certify that the statements made by me on the application are, to the best of my knowledge, true, complete and correct. I understand that any misrepresentation or material omission of fact on this or any other document required by King County may constitute grounds for rejection, or if employed by King County, for disciplinary measures, including dismissal. I acknowledge I have read and understand the above information.

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Are you a current King County career service or term-limited-temporary employee?

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  • No
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If you are a current King County employee, please indicate below which union you belong to. If you are not a King County employee, or are a King County employee not represented by a union, please put "N/A".

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    Please select which minimum qualifications, if any, you possess for this position.

    • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds with diverging opinions and viewpoints
    • Experience managing and coordinating projects and/or processes
    • Demonstrated organizational skills for managing and prioritizing a diverse workload with multiple customers
    • Knowledge of project management principles
    • Basic quantitative skills
    • Experience gathering, manipulating and using data utilizing a computer and other tools
    • Budget development and monitoring skills
    • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and operate both independently and as a team member
    • Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to provide easily understandable information and direction
    • Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to develop solutions to problems
    • Experience with handling multiple tasks and priorities in a fast-paced environment ?Skill in solving problems, negotiating differences, and resolving conflicts among multiple stakeholders
    • Skill in solving problems, negotiating differences, and resolving conflicts among multiple stakeholders
    • Experience working in an environment that may include ambiguity
    • Proficient in MS Office, particularly Outlook, Word, SharePoint, and Excel
    • Ability to complete some work outside of normal business hours
    • Possess a valid Washington state driver's license (or ability to obtain Washington state driver's license upon hire) or alternate ability to travel to off-site locations
    • I don't meet any of the minimum qualifications
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    Please select which desired qualifications, if any, you possess for this position.

    • Bachelor's degree in planning, economics, transportation, sociology, environmental science, or related field
    • Previous experience with project coordination related to mobility
    • Knowledge of Metro Transit Rail and/or Sound Transit Rail Operations
    • I do not meet any of the desired qualifications

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