• Recycled Water Project Manager II Seattle
  • King County in Seattle, WA, United States
  • jobs
  • 4 weeks ago

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Summary This position is open to all qualified applicants. This posting may be used to establish a list of qualified candidates for Career Service positions in the following 6 months. About the Role: These positions will be members of the team responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing recycled water programs and plans for King County's wastewater treatment plants and the recycled... water conveyance systems, provide technical support to water users, and ensure that all projects comply with relevant recycled water regulations and contract requirements.

Will serve as an expert in recycled water use - also known as reclaimed water - and participate in a variety of planning and multi-jurisdictional efforts. Project work will vary between a project management role, a recycled water subject matter expert role on a project team, and projects where you are executing all of the project tasks. As a utility, we are reducing our long-term need to discharge to Puget Sound by creating and using recycled water as a valuable resource.

In recycling water, our utility gains an innovative tool to recycle nutrients and keep fresh water out of marine environments so it can be put to better use. To fulfill our mission, we: 1) ensure recycled water is safe by meeting or exceeding quality standards for its intended uses, 2) promote water reuse throughout the region, 3) deliver recycled water to our customers in a reliable and business-friendly manner, and 4) continuously educate the public about the safety and benefits of water reuse. This position performs work remotely and onsite.

About the Team: The Resource Recovery section of WTD strives to bring valuable resources, technology, and sound business practices together to deliver products and programs that inspire our customers to be part of an environmentally sustainable future. The Renewable Products & Services Unit of the Resource Recovery Section includes the Recycled Water and Biosolids Programs. This position would serve in the Recycled Water Program.

We distribute recycled water to several customers throughout the region for environmental projects, sports fields, and farm irrigation. Recycled water, sometimes called "reclaimed water," is treatment plant effluent treated to higher standards, and it can be safely used for almost anything but drinking. It's a great way we help the environment, and it conserves drinking water for people and keeps more natural water in rivers and streams for fish and wildlife.

We're proud to say that WTD has produced recycled water for over 24 years. Collaborating closely with the treatment plants, we ensure recycled water is available for customers year-round, but more so in the spring and summer months when their needs are the greatest. We have an entrepreneurial spirit and the know-how critical to resource recovery (the verb) in combating climate impacts.

Our strategic priorities are transformation, innovation, and performance, and we celebrate employees who take initiative. Commitment to Equity, Racial and Social Justice: King County, named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is a diverse and vibrant community that represents cultures from around the world.

Our True North is to create a welcoming community where everyone can thrive. We prioritize equity, racial and social justice, making it a foundational and daily expectation for all employees. As a King County Employee you will actively apply these principles in all aspects of your work.

Learn more about our commitment at http://www.kingcounty.gov/equity. Apply now for a rewarding career at the Wastewater Treatment Division of King County Department of Natural Resources & Parks (DNRP). Join our talented workforce in protecting and restoring the natural environment and promoting more resilient, sustainable, and equitable communities.

Enjoy training, comprehensive benefits, and growth opportunities. Job Duties What You Will Be Doing: Work to develop new recycled water customers and provide support to existing customers. Support customer communications and outreach related to recycled water.

Answer customer questions and concerns related to use and quality. Communicate design, construction, and regulatory requirements to the customer in an appropriate manner. Coordinate with plant operations on recycled water production and distribution.

Develop and manage studies and small design projects with cross-divisional project teams or consultants. Prepare project work plans, schedules, and budgets for execution of projects. Advise project team and make decisions on issues where established guidelines or procedures may not exist or are not clear.

Serve as the internal recycled water advisor on area-specific projects. Develop user agreements, monitoring plans, reports and other documentation needed for appropriate use and management of recycled water. Coordinate with customers of recycled water to provide trainings, ensure compliance with user agreements and compliance with relevant regulations and permits governing use of recycled water.

Assist in permit application and reporting requirements. Manage contracts with consultants, agencies, and other organizations; develop scopes of work and change orders. Prepare procurement and consultant contract documents including Request for Proposals and Requests for Bid.

Review and evaluate proposals and bids; negotiate contracts. Develop correspondence, brochures, Web pages, fact sheets, documents and other printed information about programs and projects; develop and/or oversee staff responses to public. Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills Qualifications You Bring: Background in water quality programs that involve potable water, wastewater or recycled/reclaimed water, or related environmental quality field.

Ability to analyze and interpret technical or scientific information related to water quality, recycled water, and/or soil science, and to communicate this information in writing and verbally at a level appropriate for various target audiences. Experience in ensuring that projects comply with environmental regulations, preparing environmental documents, securing and maintaining environmental permits. Experience developing and/or managing project scopes, schedules, budgets, and contract requirements.

Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with diverse populations, for example peers, managers, external experts, regulators, customers, citizens, or community organizations. Skill with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) in preparing documents, reports, presentations, spreadsheets and analyzing data. Required Licenses: Valid Washington State Driver's License or alternative ability to travel to field sites and meetings in a timely manner, including outside regular working hours.

It Would Be Great if You Also Bring: Knowledge of current trends and issues in water reuse. Familiarity with federal and state environmental regulations and guidelines of recycled/reclaimed water management. Familiarity with farming, agriculture soil science, irrigation, or wetland science.

Knowledge of local water and sewer planning requirements, including those in the Washington State Growth Management Act. Supplemental Information Working Conditions: Remote and Onsite Work Details: Employees in this role work remotely from a home location, with onsite reporting requirements typically 1 to 2 days a week. The frequency of onsite work is determined by business needs and may be adjusted accordingly.

Onsite reporting location will be Brightwater (22505 State Route 9 S.E., Woodinville, WA 98072), but you may be at different King County worksites including the collaboration space at King Street Center (201 S. Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98104). This work arrangement promotes work-life-balance and reduces carbon footprint under the department's vision of Green Where We Work.

Work Schedule: This full-time position works a 40-hour work week with flexible schedules. This position is not covered under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is not overtime eligible. Union Representation: This position is represented by TEA.

Application and Selection Process: We welcome applications from all qualified applicants. We value diversity, diverse perspectives and life experience and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply. Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness and alignment with the experience, qualifications, knowledge, and skills essential for this role to determine which candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews.

To apply, submit a: Complete Application Resume (required) Cover Letter - Detailing your background that relates to the position. (required) Note: Additional documents won't be considered during minimum qualification screening. Who to Contact: For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact Helen David at [email protected] Discover More About the Wastewater Treatment Division: Visit our website and check us out at Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), Instagram, YouTube and our WTD Blog.

Discover More About DNRP: Visit our website, explore an interactive map of our recent accomplishments and check us out at Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), LinkedIn, TikTok, Instagram, YouTube and Keeping King County Green News. Sign up for Job Alerts to be notified of additional career opportunities with King County. Select the Natural Resources category for DNRP opportunities and explore other categories of interest.

Forbes named King County as one of Washington State's best employers. Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference?

Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play. Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce.

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

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation. To Apply If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully.

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