Project/Program Manager II


$35.45 – $44.94 Hourly


Seattle, WA

Job Type

Special Duty Assignment or Term Limited Temp (TLT)


DNRP – Natural Resources & Parks

Job Number



4/18/2019 11:59 PM Pacific


“Please note the advertised salary reflects 2018 rates. The salary range for this position is anticipated to be adjusted upwards in 2019 pending labor contract ratification. If you have any questions about this, please contact the human resource representative listed in this posting.”

JOB SUMMARY: The Special Duty Assignment/ Term-Limited Temporary Project/Program Manager II will join LHWMP’s Research Services Team, which provides scientific resources to support the needs of the entire program. The team also conducts scientifically rigorous studies to identify emerging issues for future program activities and ensures that program services are grounded in scientific evidence. This position plays a key role in database development and management in addition to identifying, collecting, and applying scientific data to program services and policy initiatives.  This position has a special emphasis on safer alternatives assessment and implementation and hazard mitigation in workplaces and homes in King County.  This position is anticipated to last up to 1 year. 

The Water and Land Resources Division (WLRD) is one of the partners to the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program (LHWMP) of Seattle & King County. WLRD hosts this position on behalf of the LHWMP. WLRD safeguards King County’s water and land resources by providing services that protect public health and safety and yield significant environmental benefits. WLRD provides flood control services, stormwater management, and other natural resource management services throughout the county.

LHWMP is one of the leading local government hazardous waste and toxics reduction programs in the United States. It provides high quality services including hazardous waste collection, technical help to businesses, education on safer products, and policy development. For more information on LHWMP visit

WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to the general public. Council 2, Local 1652R union members that are Career Service and/or internal candidates will be given first consideration.

King County and The Water and Land Resources Division value diverse perspectives and life experiences and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans. LHWMP is also committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from candidates representing diverse perspectives and life experiences, and are committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive environment.

HOW TO APPLY: Forms and Material Required. Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position.

  1. King County application
  2. Response to supplemental questions
  3. Cover Letter detailing your background and describing how your education and experience meets the qualifications and has prepared you to perform the essential functions of the job (please limit to no more than two pages)

WORK SCHEDULE: The normal work week is 40 hours, Monday – Friday, 8:00 to 5:00. Evening and weekend work may occasionally be required.  This position is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is overtime eligible.


  • Conduct inventories of products and chemicals in residencies and workplaces, retrieve safety data sheets, enter data into hazard evaluation systems
  • Help develop and implement residential and business questionnaires
  • Evaluate exposures using industrial hygiene techniques
  • Assist with developing “chemical footprints” and safer alternatives recommendations.
  • Analyze and present data, help prepare reports and conduct project evaluations.
  • Develop and manage databases to house environmental and demographic data.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree OR any equivalent combination of education and experience in chemistry, natural, physical/environmental sciences, engineering, and other related fields.
  • Ability to clearly express technical material for a non-technical audience orally and in writing, including presentations to groups.
  • Knowledge of common information technologies and savvy computer skills, including Microsoft Office 365 (including SharePoint and OneDrive)
  • Familiarity with relational databases, Microsoft Excel, and Power BI.  Familiarity with analyzing complex data sets with statistical tools and using relational databases to link multiple datasets and run queries.
  • Demonstrated skills for maintaining positive and productive working relationships, such as patience, flexibility, active listening, resolving conflicts and problem solving. Effective and collaborative participant in multi-disciplinary team meetings or coalitions.
  • Experience in managing projects and/or has training on project management.
  • Knowledge of research methods, environmental and Public Health research methods.
  • Knowledge of exposure assessment techniques, including industrial hygiene methods and exposure/health surveys

At least two years of experience in the following:

  • Advising, educating, or working with residents or businesses to change their behavior, particularly with regard to helping them choose safer alternative products and/or processes.
  • Providing excellent customer service, solving issues with tact and diplomacy.
  • Understanding how small businesses operate and an ability to communicate with business owners and workers, including diverse audiences.
  • Developing databases to house environmental or demographic data.
  • Experience with exposure assessment in workplaces or homes.
  • Work independently to develop project related data base and data analysis.

While not required, the most competitive applicants will have the following knowledge, experience, qualities and skills:

  • Familiarity with outreach strategies and communications plans.
  • Ability to produce excellent writing products.
  • Experience maintaining effective relationships with diverse communities.


King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package to all eligible employees.  These benefits include county-wide paid medical, dental and vision coverage for yourself and all eligible dependents (spouse/state-registered domestic partner and children) who you enroll.  Benefit eligible positions include — Career Service, Career Service Exempt, provisional and term-limited temporary (TLT) employees working 20 hours/week or the equivalent of half-time or greater.  These benefits become effective on the first calendar day of the month following the month in which the employee is hired; except if the employee’s hire date is the first calendar day of the month, benefits begins on the day of hire.

More information about employee benefits is available on the county’s website at:

County Paid Benefits Include:

  • Health Insurance (choice of several plans)
  • Dental Plan
  • Vision Plan
  • Life Insurance — lump sum equal to annual base salary
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment (basic and enhanced)
  • Basic Long Term Disability (LTD) — replaces 60% of earnings after 180-day waiting period
  • Bus pass and other alternative transportation incentives
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Making Life Easier Program

Retirement: Employees are covered under retirement plans provided through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and are covered by Social Security.

Holidays: 10 paid holidays per year plus 2 additional floating holidays administered through the vacation plan.

Vacation with Pay:

Hire date through end of year 5: accrual at 12 days per year (available after
first 6 months of employment)

  • Beginning of year 6: accrual at 15 days per year
  • Beginning of year 9: accrual at 16 days per year
  • Beginning of year 11: accrual at 20 days per year
  • Beginning of year 17: accrual at 21 days per year
  • Beginning of year 18: accrual at 22 days per year
  • Beginning of year 19: accrual at 23 days per year
  • Beginning of year 20: accrual at 24 days per year
  • Beginning of year 21: accrual at 25 days per year
  • Beginning of year 22: accrual at 26 days per year
  • Beginning of year 23: accrual at 27 days per year
  • Beginning of year 24: accrual at 28 days per year
  • Beginning of year 25: accrual at 29 days per year
  • Beginning of year 26: accrual at 30 days per year
Sick Leave is accumulated at the rate of one day per month. There is no restriction on the amount of sick leave that can be accumulated and carried over to subsequent years. At retirement an employee will be paid 35% of their unused, accumulated sick leave. Non-represented employees and employees in certain bargaining units will receive this benefit as a payment to a VEBA account, which pays for post-retirement health benefits on a pre-tax basis.
Other leaves include:
  • Bereavement Leave (up to 3 days/year)
  • Military Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • King County Medical Leave
  • Jury Duty Leave
  • Organ Donor Leave
  • Executive Leave (for eligible FLSA-exempt employees)
Voluntary Benefits — available at employee option and at employee expense
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (no employer match) IRS 457 Plan
  • Enhanced Long Term Disability — reduce waiting period/increase monthly
  • benefit
  • Additional Life Insurance — 1 to 4 times your base annual salary for yourself and 50% of your enhanced amount for your spouse/domestic partner; and $10,000 for each child
  • Additional Accidental Death and Dismemberment coverage for employee and family
  • Credit Union membership
  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Health and Dependent Care
  • HRA Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA) Trust upon retirement

NOTE:  This is a general description of the benefits offered through employment with King County, 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.

  1. * Please describe your experience helping residents or small businesses switch to safer chemicals, processes, or products.
  2. * What experience do you have evaluating exposures to hazardous chemicals in homes or workplaces?
  3. * What experience do you have developing and managing databases to house environmental or demographic data?* Required Question

Supplemental Information

Union Membership:  Positions in this classification will be represented by Council 2, Washington State Council of County and City Employees, Local 1652R.

For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact: 
Queniya Lassiter
Senior Human Resources Analyst
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 206-477-3773

If you have questions about the position or wish to learn more about LHWMP, contact Steve Whittaker at [email protected] or 206-263-8499.