King County Wastewater Treatment Division

King County is committed to recovering and reusing the products of the wastewater treatment process. Beneficially recycling the treated water and nutrient-rich biosolids, and recovering energy from waste gases increases the efficiency of our wastewater treatment plants, conserves resources, protects the environment and saves money.
We protect water quality and prevent water pollution by providing wastewater treatment to 17 cities and 17 local sewer utilities. Wastewater Treatment Division serves about 1.5 million people, including most urban areas of King County and parts of south Snohomish County and northeast Pierce County.

 

9 job(s) at King County Wastewater Treatment Division

King County, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
May 07, 2021
Part Time
Summary This position will provide technical, professional engineering design and administrative services including preparation of drawings and specifications, assistance in administering wastewater construction contracts and evaluation of a contractor's work and administering feasibility studies and special studies for assigned wastewater projects. This position will perform complex design under supervision and guidance related to overall objectives, critical issues, new concepts and policy matters. This position is for a journey or senior wastewater engineer depending on experiences, qualifications, knowledge, and skills. King County desires to hire one or more candidates with knowledge and experience with wastewater pump stations and treatment plant process engineering design and operation. King County may elect to select one or more candidates from this advertisement depending on the applicant pool, current openings, and openings created from pending retirements. Applicants from this recruitment may be considered for future vacancies as they occur. WTD is committed to the principles of equity and social justice. We value diverse perspectives and life experiences in our workforce and are committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive environment. WTD strives to provide equitable services to residents and businesses across King County. Who is Eligible: This position is open to all qualified applicants. Telecommuting Requirement: The work associated with this position will be performed remotely on a full time basis. Employees will also have access to shared workspaces at King Street Center at 201 S. Jackson Street in downtown Seattle. There will be situations where the employee is required to report to a County worksite. Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements. Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection (access may be supplemented in some situations) where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required by the department in alignment with the Public Health Directive from the Seattle & King County Public Health Officer. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint. To support employees during this time King County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team. Work Location: Primarily teleworking and the King Street Center 201 S. Jackson Street, Seattle, WA 98104. There will be an expectation to travel to various worksites throughout King and South Snohomish County as needed for your work. Work Schedule: This position is exempt from the overtime provision of the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) and is not overtime eligible. This full-time position works a 40-hour work week., Monday through Friday. To learn more about the Wastewater Treatment Division click on the below links: http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/wtd/About.aspx http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/wtd/About/Vision.asp Job Duties Develop work plan, schedule and budget for the execution of designs for wastewater projects. Review consultant plans and specifications to ensure conformity to the County's specifications and requirements. Serve as Project Engineer on County Design Projects. As Project Engineer, coordinate project design with other engineering disciplines, the engineering design review team, and other team members. Review and consolidate technical comments from design reviews. Serve as a single point of contact for the project to the Project Manager. Review and approve shop drawings submitted by contractors, assist in the interpretation of specifications, advise on contractor compliance with contract documents, and review change orders when required by field personnel or as required by law. Translate operational and maintenance requirements into terms the project team understands. Review proposals from equipment vendors. Review construction plans of other agencies and/or building owners to ensure that County facilities are not in conflict with or endangered by adjacent construction or facilities. Perform site visits for design investigations, troubleshooting, and similar activities. Prepare public works and procurement contract documents and cost estimates to comply with County and State public bidding policy. Assist in the acquisition of all necessary permits prior to construction bidding. Stamp and sign engineering plans as a licensed Professional Engineer.(Senior Engineer) Participate in the development of terms and special provisions for agreements between County and regulatory and permitting agencies involving technical issues. Respond to questions from the general public, consultants and/or other wastewater staff regarding technical issues related to wastewater facilities. As required, provide assistance with complex emergency repairs of wastewater facilities or when technical engineering assistance is necessary. May coordinate with the work of maintenance personnel or contractors to accomplish necessary repairs. Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills Required Qualifications: A bachelor's degree in Civil, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering is required. Senior Level - Eight (8) years of increasingly responsible engineering experience. Registration as a Professional Engineer in the state of Washington or the conversion of an out-of-state state license within 90 days from date of hire is mandatory. Journey Level - Four (4) years of work commensurate with an Engineer-In-Training (EIT) registration. Possession of an Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certification is required. A professional engineer's license in the state of Washington for a Senior Engineer and is desirable for a Journey Engineer. Thorough knowledge of engineering principles and techniques. Familiarity with wastewater and/or industrial facilities and construction principles and techniques. Demonstrated experience in solving complex technical issues within a multi-discipline work environment. (Senior) Excellent written and verbal communication skills required to provide information, present projects/plans. Ability to coordinate with Operations and Maintenance personnel and represent their interests and solicit their input on County projects. Team building, conflict resolution and negotiation skills to facilitate effective exchange of information and problem solving. Ability to use collaborative processes to successfully execute projects involving a diverse group of individuals from a matrixed organization. Demonstrated ability to develop, implement, monitor, and report on all aspects of an assigned capital project which include, but are not limited to, project goals and objectives, success factors, scope, schedule, budget, and change control. Experience in managing multiple, high profile, complex capital projects simultaneously within established timeframes and costs . (Senior) Understanding of local government mandates and programs Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals from consultants, elected officials, the general public and King County staff is essential in ensuring that project schedules and contracts are in compliance with agency standards. Ability to conduct field work associated with engineering design, including coordinated physical activities. Ability to handle, on an intermittent basis disturbance, of workflow and/or irregularities in work schedule. Direct the work of technical wastewater engineering personnel and consultants on a project basis to produce coordinated engineering documents, including but not limited to, plans, specifications, and cost estimates that meet County standards and public bidding requirements. Ability to use software that supports the delivery of required work products, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and databases, as well as any technical or specialty software programs required to perform the job functions. Knowledge and awareness of racial bias and inequities Skills to identify and successfully address racial inequities in the workplace and in the services provided to customers and stakeholders. Strong interpersonal skills including skills that promote respect and advance racial equity in the workplace. The successful candidate will embody the following competencies: Action Oriented - Enjoys working hard, is action oriented and full of energy for the things seen as challenging, not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning, seizes more opportunities than others. Able to make decisions based on known information and reasonable, informed assumptions based on engineering principles when all pertinent data is unavailable. Planning - Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects, sets objective and goals, breaks down work into the process steps, develops schedules and task/people assignments, anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks, measures performance against goals, evaluates results. Peer Relationships - Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all, can represent his/her own interests and yet be fair to other groups, can solve problems with peers with a minimum of noise, is seen as a team player and is cooperative, easily gains trust and support of peers, encourages collaboration, can be candid with peers. License / Certification: A Valid Washington State Driver's License Washington State Professional Engineering License (PE) - Senior Engineer In Training (EIT) - Journey Highly Desirable: Work experience with wastewater conveyance and treatment facilities is strongly preferred. Knowledge of project management techniques and principles and the application of these principles. Physical Requirements : Ability to safely visit various construction sites and wastewater treatment and conveyance facilities. Work Environment : Work is performed in both a home office environment and in the field at wastewater treatment facilities of various types throughout King County. These sites may not be served by public transit. Supplemental Information Application and Selection Process: Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responsiveness to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position. King County application Resume Cover Letter detailing your background and what you can bring to this position Responses to supplemental questions Union Representation: This position is represented by the Technical Employee's Association (TEA). For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact: Diana Eberly Senior Human Resource Analyst 206-477-6899 Diana.eberly@kingcounty.gov Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers. Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play. Guided by our " True North ", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans. King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation. To Apply If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 5/23/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
King County, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
May 07, 2021
Full Time
Summary This position is responsible for managing the Implementation of the Wastewater Treatment Division's Asset Management Work Plan and performing full supervisory duties for the staff assigned to the Asset Management Work Group. The Asset Management Work Plan is the near term set of detailed authorized actions to advance the accomplishment of the Strategic Asset Management Plan (SAMP). The SAMP is a product of the Wastewater Treatment Division's Asset Management Steering Committee. Responsibilities will require application of effective business management practices to; overseeing the day-to-day work of the Asset Management program including supervising assigned staff, leading the implementation of the Asset Management Work Plan across all WTD Sections involved, serving as the asset management subject matter expert in updating the Strategic Asset Management Plan, and coordinating the issues and information flow to the Asset Management Steering Committee. WTD is committed to the principles of equity and social justice. We value diverse perspectives and life experiences in our workforce and are committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive environment. WTD strives to provide equitable services to residents and businesses across King County. Who is Eligible: This position is open to all qualified Career Service applicants. Wastewater, Teamsters Local 117 applicants will receive first consideration in accordance with the current collective bargaining agreement. Telecommuting Requirement The work associated with this position will be performed remotely on a full time basis. Employees will also have access to shared workspaces at King Street Center at 201 S. Jackson Street in downtown Seattle. There will be situations where the employee is required to report to a County worksite. Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements. Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection (access may be supplemented in some situations) where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required by the department in alignment with the Public Health Directive from the Seattle & King County Public Health Officer. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint. To support employees during this time King County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team. Work Location: Primarily teleworking and the King Street Center 201 S. Jackson Street, Seattle, WA 98104. There will be an expectation to travel to various worksites throughout King and South Snohomish County as needed for your work. Work Schedule: This full-time, career service position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and is not overtime eligible. The regular workweek is full-time 40 hours, Monday through Friday. To learn more about the Wastewater Treatment Division click on the below links: http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/wtd/About.aspx http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/wtd/About/Vision.aspx Job Duties Oversee the supervision of staff assigned to the Asset Management Work Group within the Project Management Unit in the administration and execution of the Asset Management Work Plan. Assign work and oversee the review of the work of internal and external staff during planning and execution of the Asset Management Work Plan. Assign and direct the coordination and implementation of specialized work assignments involving database research, analysis and report preparation in support of the asset management program. Plan, develop and administer the work group's budget. Monitor and authorize expenditures and determine methods to meet program objectives within established budget requirements. Work with other supervisory staff in the identification and resolution of asset management, contract, and infrastructure issues for all projects. Act as a technical liaison on all design, construction management, contract, and infrastructure issues related to asset condition information gathering, analysis, and communication. Develop and implement detailed project scope, schedule, budget and contract requirements for assigned asset management work program items. Oversee the processes used to acquire quality asset data during capital project delivery and ensure it is transferred to Operations to meet established requirements. Oversee and direct the analysis of asset data; compose narrative text and prepare charts, graphs, and tables to illustrate findings. Supervise preparation of information for the annual fixed asset inventory including QA/QC of data, investigating discrepancies, reconciling previous year with current year inventory, and other related functions. Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills Required Qualifications: A bachelor's degree in project management, engineering, construction management, or closely related field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong interpersonal skills in dealing with King County staff at all levels in all phases of the work. Managerial Courage; willingness to initiate difficult conversations with managers and staff in a tactful and productive manner. Strong working knowledge of fundamental finance and business management principles and techniques. Working knowledge of construction management, project management, and operational management techniques and principles. Thorough knowledge of industry best practices for organizational asset management programs, including ISO 55000 Series, International Infrastructure Management. Working knowledge of wastewater treatment processes and infrastructure as implemented in the Wastewater Treatment Division. Strong information technology knowledge, with particular emphasis on database, spreadsheet and geospatial software. Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds including staff throughout the division, external consultants, peer supervisors and upper management. Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated skill in tracking progress on specific work assignments or other items related to the position. Demonstrated initiative and accountability for delivery of detail oriented products or services as directed. Our Ideal Candidate Will Have The Following Competencies: Motivating Others - Creates a climate in which people want to do their best; Can motivate many kinds of direct reports and team or project members; Can assess each person's hot button and use it to get the best out of him/her; Pushes tasks and decisions down; Empowers others; Invites input from each person and shares ownership and visibility; Makes each individual feel his/her work is important; Is someone people like working for and with Priority Setting - Spends his/her time and the time of others on what's important; Quickly zeros in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside; Can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; Eliminates roadblocks; Creates focus Integrity and Trust - Is widely trusted; Is seen as a direct, truthful individual; Can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; Keeps confidences; Admits mistakes; Doesn't misrepresent him/herself for personal gain Delegation - Clearly and comfortably delegates both routine and important tasks and decisions; Broadly shares both responsibility and accountability; Tends to trust people to perform; Lets direct reports and others finish their own work Necessary Special Requirements: Demonstrated advanced working knowledge of project management and construction techniques, principles, and applied processes. Planning, scheduling, and organizational skills necessary for program and project management. Advanced knowledge of public works and design consultant contract packaging and contract administration for design and public works contracts. Advanced demonstrated working knowledge of human resources management, supervisory techniques and principles including demonstrated ability to lead, coach and mentor a diverse project management staff. Knowledge of strategic planning techniques and principles. Knowledge of advanced budgeting techniques and principles as applied to projects and programs. Strong leadership and team building skills including conflict resolution and facilitation skills. Strong negotiation skills. Knowledge of interagency agreements and inter-governmental negotiation techniques. Knowledge of federal, state and local codes and regulations applicable to delivery of wastewater projects. The demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders including the procurement office, Prosecuting Attorney's Office, elected officials, community groups, the general public, and other King County staff. Effective individual and group communications skills, in person, over the phone, and in writing. License / Certification: Washington State Driver's License or the ability to provide transportation to remote work locations with limited or no public transportation services. Highly Desirable Requirements: Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) Previous supervisory experience. Demonstrated ability to present complex information including graphs and charts to illustrate results of analyses and inform business decisions. Supplemental Information Application and Selection Process: Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responsiveness to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position. King County application Resume Cover Letter detailing your background and what you can bring to this position Responses to supplemental questions Union Representation: This position is represented by the Teamsters, Local 117, Pursuant to Article 14.1 Western Conference of Teamster Pension Trust, Section $1.00 per hour from the base wage will be submitted to the Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust Fund. For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact: Diana Eberly Senior Human Resource Analyst 206-477-6899 Diana.eberly@kingcounty.gov Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers. Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play. Guided by our " True North ", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans. King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation. To Apply If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 5/23/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
King County, WA Renton, Washington, United States
May 04, 2021
Full Time
Summary The King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) has a staffing need for an experienced and technically proficient Industrial Maintenance Mechanic. The responsibilities includes repairing, maintaining, overhauling and installing a variety of machinery, including pumps, motors, grinders, blowers, compressors, presses, injection systems and hydraulic and pneumatic equipment to a journey level. The work associated with this position will primarily be performed onsite; this is not a telework position. Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required by the department in alignment with the Public Health Directive from the Seattle & King County Public Health Officer. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint. WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to all qualified applicants. First priority will be given to qualified S.E.I.U., Wastewater Local 925 internal candidates. WORK LOCATION: South Treatment Plant - 1200 Monster Road SW, Renton, WA 98057. WORK SCHEDULE: This position works a 4 day/10 hours per day schedule. Candidates must be available to work any assigned schedule. This position is covered under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is overtime eligible. Job Duties Maintain, repair, troubleshoot and overhaul a variety of complex machinery. Install, repair, maintain and design piping and plumbing systems for sewage, water, gases, chemicals and solids using appropriate materials. Design, fabricate and repair plant piping, equipment guards and bases using welding equipment, metal inert and tungsten inert gases, arc, cutting, torch and plasma cutter and plastic welder. Install, design and fabricate a variety of metal fixtures including vents, air ducts, doors, louvers, containers, equipment covers, machinery bases and support members. Plan equipment repairs using blueprints, engineering drawings, computer-aided design, Maintenance Information Management System (MIMS), operations and maintenance manuals, vendor data, catalogs, internet or intranet information, work with Computer-Aided Design (CAD) personnel to provide as-built drawings to facilitate parts and material ordering, equipment assembly and modifications. Operate, maintain and inspect mobile/overhead cranes and forklifts (up to 40 tons) to remove, maintain and install multi-ton industrial machinery using safe rigging techniques. Operate a variety of machine shop equipment including fusion machines, hot saws, band saws, mills, lathes, radial drill, hydraulic press and surface grinder to fabricate parts, sleeves, shafts, bushings, cutters. Make tools and repair threads to meet design specifications according to the manufacturer's blueprints. Use testing equipment and software, measurement, vibration and ultrasonic techniques in the evaluation and troubleshooting of equipment problems. Lead the work for the assigned crew involved in the repair, overhaul, installation, and maintenance of equipment as determined by the supervisor. Perform other duties as assigned. Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills Knowledge of the mechanical maintenance trade which is typically found in two years of working experience as a millwright or related occupation which includes a broad scope of mechanical maintenance responsibilities Knowledge of the application of plumbing techniques and principles; knowledge of all types of welding techniques and principles including flat position welding; knowledge of the use of vibration analysis techniques, measurements, test equipment and software in troubleshooting and/or maintaining rotating machinery; knowledge of the application of pump/motor overhaul techniques and principles Knowledge of packing, bearings, and mechanical seals; knowledge of in reading schematic drawings Knowledge of the use and care of power and hand tools and their safe operation; basic knowledge of carpentry techniques to build supports for the repair and overhaul of machinery Knowledge of safety procedures associated with handling hazardous materials Knowledge of using an automated maintenance work order system; knowledge and demonstrated skill in using a computer and associated software Knowledge of the application of lubrication principles and techniques Demonstrated skill in the use of troubleshooting equipment, machinist measuring techniques and tools and the operation of mills, lathes and drill press Excellent oral and written communication techniques and principles; able to apply these skill in reading, writing, and following oral and written instructions Skill in working with a diverse group of individuals in varying occupations and varying skill levels Skill in working in a team environment LICENSING / CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A valid Washington State Driver's License CPR and first aid certification (highly desired) OTHER REQUIREMENTS: The position requires the ability to work all shift schedules and required to report to work during adverse and inclement weather conditions Incumbents perform field work and are required to lift and carry equipment weighing up to 50 pounds, use ladders, and work around noxious odors and high noises levels. Supplemental Information Application and Selection Process: Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responsiveness to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position. King County ApplicationResponses to supplemental questions UNION MEMBERSHIP: This position is represented by S.E.I.U., Wastewater Local 925. For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact: Rodney O. Dungo Human Resource Analyst rdungo@kingcounty.gov Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers. Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play. Guided by our " True North ", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans. King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation. To Apply If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 5/17/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
King County, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
May 04, 2021
Full Time
Summary The King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) has staffing need for experienced and technically proficient Industrial Maintenance Electricians. This position performs a variety of highly skilled journey-level work by constructing, troubleshooting, maintaining and wiring a wide variety of equipment and conducting preventive maintenance programs at a wastewater collection and treatment facility, including pumping and regulating stations. Working as journey level electrician, independently or cooperatively with other electricians, other skilled trades and industrial plant operations staff. To work safely in an industrial setting using appropriate PPE, using proper Lock-Out Tag Out procedures around electrical, mechanical, and environmental hazards, including working in Permit-Required Confined Spaces. Ability to work in emergency situations and be a part of an on-call standby rotation. WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to all qualified applicants. First priority will be given to qualified S.E.I.U., Wastewater Local 925 internal candidates. WORK LOCATION: West Point Treatment Plant - 1400 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199. WORK SCHEDULE: The treatment plants are operated 24/7. This position works a 4 day/10 hours per day schedule. Candidates must be available to work any assigned schedule. This position is covered under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is overtime eligible. Job Duties Perform maintenance and repairs on low (0-1000 volts), medium (1 KV-72.5KV) and high (72.5 KV - 242 KV) voltage switchgear, transformer and distribution systems and power generation systems including standby emergency generating, co-generating systems and ancillary equipment. Install, maintain, troubleshoot, and perform preventive maintenance on motor control centers, including associated control devices such as relays, timers, switches, and interlocks. Install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repairs to variable frequency and direct current drives including adjustment of speed profiles, troubleshooting and repairs to component levels and replacement when needed. Install, troubleshoot, reprogram and modify programmable logic controllers. Design and modify control circuits and related control devices and equipment. Interpret displayed data, troubleshoot, maintain and perform various repairs of distributive control systems and related hardware. Install, modify and upgrade new and existing electrical systems, fixtures and other related electrical equipment in compliance with current municipal and national electrical codes. Perform preventive maintenance and repair of uninterruptible power supply equipment including the servicing and replacement of batteries and other battery power sources. Repair and maintain the electrical equipment and controls associated with gas systems including gas compressors, gas drying systems, waste gas burners, flares, vaporizers and boilers. Perform thermal imaging of electrical equipment, interpret results, create reports and repair problems. Review and update program documentation, and engineering drawings to facilitate coordination of maintenance efforts. Coordinate activities, schedule outages, and work cooperatively with those performing other crafts. Write material requests as needed for replacement of defective parts and to obtain additions to spare parts inventory. Provide on the job training for new and other skilled trades positions. Perform other duties as assigned. Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills Knowledge equivalent to three years of related journey-level experience in an industrial or manufacturing plant Knowledge of federal electrical codes, electrical theory and Instrument Society of America standards Knowledge of principles of electrical distribution and generation and equipment including but not limited to transformers, circuit breakers, protective relays, disconnect switches, voltage regulators, automatic transfer switches, synchronizing and power monitoring equipment Knowledge of different functions of electrical equipment including but not limited to battery, control, automation, lighting, motor, heating and cooling Knowledge of and skill in electrical troubleshooting and diagnosis Knowledge of electrical test equipment used for electrical troubleshooting, diagnosis, and preventive maintenance. Equipment includes but not limited to ammeter (AC/DC), megohorn meter, multimeter, oscilloscope, tachometer, power quality analyzers, thermal imaging cameras and meters Knowledge of PLCs (programmable logic controllers) including but not limited to hardware, programming software and communication protocols, and variable frequency drives Knowledge of and experience with AC/DC motors and controls and variable frequency (speed) drives Knowledge of and experience in applying safety practices for electrical (low, medium and high) voltages, mechanical and environmental hazards such as hazardous chemicals, gasses, and confined spaces Knowledge of and experience working with industrial systems and processes Knowledge of and experience with computer including hardware and software Communication Skills. Skill in working in a team environment and working independently on projects Skill in the safe operation and use of basic hand and power tools, trade tools such as conduit benders and pipe threaders and electrical and electronic test equipment. Skill in bending and installing conduit per the National Electrical Code (NEC) Skill in installing, pulling, soldering, splicing and terminating wire Skill in working with variable frequency (speed) drives, installation, programming, maintenance and repair Skill in creating or modifying new or existing technical publications and electrical drawings Skill in applying industry codes and guidelines in the design, installation and maintenance of plant electrical equipment Skill in performing basic mathematics functions including algebra and trigonometry Licensing/Certification Requirements Washington State Driver's License Completion of an apprenticeship program or equivalent training which clearly demonstrates journey level status Supplemental Information Application and Selection Process: Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responsiveness to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position. King County ApplicationResponses to supplemental questions UNION MEMBERSHIP: This position is represented by S.E.I.U., Wastewater Local 925. For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact: Rodney O. Dungo Human Resource Analyst rdungo@kingcounty.gov Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers. Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play. Guided by our " True North ", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans. King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation. To Apply If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 5/17/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
King County, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Apr 30, 2021
Full Time
Summary The King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) has a staffing need for an experienced and technically proficient Wastewater Treatment Operator. The responsibilities includes operating, monitoring and maintaining wastewater treatment and odor control equipment, systems and processes in wastewater (primary and secondary) treatment facility and/or the collection and conveyance systems. Responsibilities may also include coordinating, training and providing technical expertise to other wastewater treatment operations staff and coordinating on-site responses to unusual occurrences and emergencies. WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to all qualified candidates. F irst priority will be given to S.E.I.U., Wastewater Local 925 candidates. WORK LOCATION: West Point Treatment Plant - 1400 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199 WORK SCHEDULE: The treatment plants are operated 24/7. This position works a 4 day/10 hours per day schedule. Candidates must be available to work any assigned schedule. This position is covered under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is overtime eligible. Job Duties Operate, monitor and maintain wastewater and odor control equipment and facilities. Operate, monitor and maintain biological, chemical, mechanical and hydraulic processes at wastewater treatment plants, collection system pump and regulator stations and associated facilities. Conduct sampling and test analysis of wastewater and recommend changes to process to meet federal and Washington State permits and regulations and to optimize wastewater plant performance. Train others on site-specific areas or through on-the-job training. Perform maintenance on wastewater treatment plant and associated facilities, including buildings equipment, and grounds. Duties include cleaning, servicing operating equipment, mowing lawns and performing housekeeping tasks. Communicate with the public, construction personnel, consultants, and engineers to resolve complaints, provide construction assistance, give tours and carry out related duties. Exchange information on wastewater operations, maintenance and processes with staff involved in process control, maintenance, facilities services, off-site facilities services and other areas. Respond to unusual occurrences and assist in emergency responses. Operate, monitor and control wastewater equipment and systems using complex computer systems. Record technical data and daily activities on logs Perform all essential duties in compliance with safety guidelines, policies and regulations. Be available to work all shift schedules Be on-call to respond to unusual occurrences and emergencies Perform other duties as assigned. Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills Knowledge of wastewater treatment processes, including preliminary, primary, secondary, digestion, gas handling systems, sludge handling and plant-wide air, water, electrical and hydraulic support systems. Knowledge of collection systems, including pump stations, regulator stations and miscellaneous structures, and of disinfecting methods Knowledge of mechanical and electrical theory, cross connections, and pumps Knowledge of wastewater terminology and process control Knowledge of industrial safety procedures and practices Knowledge of and skill in applying sampling, testing and laboratory procedures Skill in verbal and written communication techniques and principles and ability to read, write and follow oral and written instructions Skill in reading, recording and interpreting information from field devices Skill in operating basic hand and power tools and specialized equipment Skill in operating complex computer control systems and identifying normal and abnormal operating conditions Skill in the interpretation and application of technical information from plant drawings, operations and maintenance manuals, and lab tests Ability to work rotating shifts including nights, weekends and holidays and demonstrate predictable, reliable and timely attendance Ability to work during adverse and inclement weather conditions Ability to lift and carry equipment weighing up to 50 pounds Ability to work in confined spaces, climb in and out of tanks using ladders, and work around noxious odors, heat and high noise levels Ability to effectively engage in and sustain relationships with people from diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds Ability to work independently and as a team member Demonstrated proficiency with business applications, such as Microsoft Office suite LICENSING / CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Washington State Group I Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certification from the Washington State Department of Ecology or out-of-state equivalency which must be converted to a Washington certification within one year of employment Washington State Driver's License CPR and first aid certification - can be achieved within the first six months of employment Additional licenses, certifications and other requirements determined to be necessary to meet the business needs of the employing unit may be required. Supplemental Information Application and Selection Process: Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responsiveness to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position. King County ApplicationResponses to supplemental questions UNION MEMBERSHIP: This position is represented by S.E.I.U., Wastewater Local 925. For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact: Rodney O. Dungo Human Resource Analyst rdungo@kingcounty.gov Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers. Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play. Guided by our " True North ", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans. King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation. To Apply If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 5/13/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
King County, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Apr 29, 2021
Full Time
Summary King County Wastewater Treatment Division's (WTD) Comprehensive Planning Unit has an exciting opportunity for a mid-level wastewater utility planner to help on a variety of planning efforts. The Comprehensive Planning Unit is responsible for the development of long-term plans, studies and activities that ensure that the WTD has the facilities and capacity to collect and treat wastewater from 34 component agencies in the greater Seattle metropolitan area. This position will participate in interdisciplinary teams to support intra- and interagency coordination, technical plan development, planning project management, and decision process support. This position will manage WTD's climate preparedness planning project, will serve as a team member in support of the implementation and development of updates to WTD's combined sewer overflow (CSO) control program, and will serve as a team member in support of development and implementation of an update to WTD's comprehensive sewer plan (known as the Clean Water Plan). This position will also support other planning efforts to ensure the health and operation of the regional wastewater system, including managing system inflow and infiltration, increasing conveyance system capacity, increasing treatment capacity, and managing assets. WTD is looking for an innovative mid-level wastewater utility planner with planning experience working on a variety of projects and programs in a municipal setting. This position requires both working independently and working as a team member supporting various leads, project/program managers, and operations staff. This position will be responsible for elements of the Comprehensive Planning Program, including representing the Program within the county and to outside agencies and the public. WTD is committed to the principles of equity and social justice. We value diverse perspectives and life experiences in our workforce and are committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive environment. WTD strives to provide equitable services to residents and businesses across King County. Who is Eligible: This position is open to all qualified Technical Employees Association (TEA) Wastewater Treatment Division employees. Telecommuting Requirement The work associated with this position will be performed remotely on a regular full time basis. There will be situations where the employee is required to report to a County worksite. Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements. Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection (access may be supplemented in some situations) where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required by the department in alignment with the Public Health Directive from the Seattle & King County Public Health Officer. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint. To support employees during this time King County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team . Work Location: This position will work remotely (home style work environment) . There will be an expectation to travel to various worksites throughout King and South Snohomish County as needed for your work. Work Schedule: This position is exempt from the overtime provision of the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) and is not overtime eligible. This full-time position works a 40-hour work week., Monday through Friday. To learn more about the Wastewater Treatment Division click on the below links: http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/wtd/About.aspx http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/wtd/About/Vision.aspx Job Duties Serve as the project manager for WTD's Climate Change Preparedness effort, which working to incorporate climate impacts into capital planning of wastewater facilities, including overseeing climate adaptation studies; tracking scopes, schedules, and budgets; coordinating with other WTD climate impact efforts; and facilitating WTD's climate adaptation work group. Serve as team member and liaison for the Comprehensive Planning Unit on WTD committees/teams. Assist in the development and implementation of moderately complex planning strategies, goals, and objectives under the direction of program leads or supervisor. Participate as a team member on WTD's CSO program and support the preparation of annual reports, area specific CSO control plans, operations related efforts, and updates to WTD's CSO Long-Term Control Plan. Includes applying planning principles, policy development and regulatory strategy to CSO projects and plans as well as coordinating with other interrelated planning efforts such as the Clean Water Plan. Serve as a team member of WTD's Clean Water Plan project team to support the preparation and implementation of a major update to WTD's comprehensive sewer plan Apply Project and Program Management industry standards and practices to their work. Support management of diverse teams that include technical experts from multiple county Sections or Departments. Support, develop and manage planning processes to ensure that the appropriate and timely decisions are made and documented. Support program managers with project management tasks associated with the program updates, studies, consultant teams, or other program activities. Coordinate, review, and track the implementation of agreements, plans, tasks, and deliverables - including staff assignments, schedules, and communications - of interagency coordination. Implement cross-agency meetings for plan development, data review, etc., identifying the correct people to participate, ensuring that information is shared, and that all participants contribute. Document meeting results, assignments, and agreements. Make oral presentations to senior managers, community groups, and the general public. Support the County's Equity and Social Justice Initiative. Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in public policy, urban planning, environmental engineering, environmental science, or closely related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Increasingly responsible relevant project management, planning, environmental review, and/or policy development experience. Experience working with and interpreting laws, regulations, permitting, standards, and processes, including compliance data and reporting, associated with construction and operation of wastewater conveyance and treatment facilities. Experience developing, coordinating, reviewing, and/or assessing the feasibility of various types of technical, costing and policy analyses, such as scopes of work, literature reviews, environmental analyses, regulatory analyses, water quality plans, research findings, or data analyses. Knowledge of wastewater conveyance and treatment principles. Knowledge of planning principles and practices including ability to create a planning process with tasks, decision points, a schedule and coordination linkages. Experience implementing various capital project management techniques, principles, and practices. Demonstrated ability to work successfully with a diverse group of stakeholders, including the public and decision makers. Ability to identify issues needing management attention and input. Demonstrated ability to think conceptually, observe and evaluate trends, and to analyze and draw logical conclusions. Experience giving presentations about complex subjects to non-experts. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to be adaptive and navigate complexity, ambiguity and uncertainty under shifting priorities and tight timelines. Our Ideal Candidate Will Have The Following Competencies: Technical Expertise - Provides technical input and support to project teams by conducting research, analyses, assessments, reviews, and coordination on a wide range of possible topics, including but not limited to CSO control, climate change, regulatory requirements and compliance, and outreach to stakeholders. Plans and Aligns - Sets objectives to align with broader organizational goals. Breaks down objectives into appropriate initiatives and actions. Stages activities with relevant milestones and schedules. Anticipates and adjusts effective contingency plans. Collaborates - Works cooperatively with others across the organization to achieve shared objectives. Represents own interests while being fair to others and their areas. Partners with others to get work done. Credits others for their contributions and accomplishments. Gains trust and support of others. Interpersonal Savvy - Relates comfortably with people across levels, functions, culture, and geography. Acts with diplomacy and tact. Builds rapport in an open, friendly, and accepting way. Builds constructive relationships and with people both similar and different to self. Picks up on interpersonal and group dynamics. Strategic Mindset - Anticipates future trends and implications accurately. Readily poses future scenarios. Articulates credible pictures and visions of possibilities that will create sustainable value. Creates competitive and breakthrough strategies that show a clear connection between vision and action. License/Certification: Valid Washington State Driver's License within 30 days of hire, or the ability to provide transportation to remote work locations with limited or no public transportation service Highly Desired: Envision Sustainability Professional ENV SP Knowledge of climate change impacts in the Pacific Northwest. Physical Requirements: Ability to safely visit various construction sites and wastewater treatment and conveyance facilities. Work Environment: Work is performed in both a home office environment and in the field at wastewater treatment facilities of various types throughout King County. These sites may not be served by public transit. Supplemental Information Application and Selection Process: Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responsiveness to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position. King County application Resume Cover Letter detailing your background and what you can bring to this position Responses to supplemental questions Union Representation: This position is represented by the Technical Employee's Association (TEA). For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact: Diana Eberly Senior Human Resource Analyst 206-477-6899 Diana.eberly@kingcounty.gov Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers. Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play. Guided by our " True North ", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans. King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation. To Apply If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 5/13/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
King County, WA Renton, Washington, United States
Apr 29, 2021
Full Time
Summary Oversee the construction management and inspection programs for public works contracts. This position is responsible for the supervision of construction management staff that administer, inspects and manages construction projects. Plan, organize, supervise and administers the construction management and inspection programs. Ensure compliance with personnel policies, construction contracts, industry standards, and King County construction management policies and procedures. Provide direction for responding and negotiating field changes and claims. Directly supervise assigned staff including routine and special project work and all personnel actions including performance evaluations and other related matters. WTD is committed to the principles of equity and social justice. We value diverse perspectives and life experiences in our workforce and are committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive environment. WTD strives to provide equitable services to residents and businesses across King County. Who is Eligible: This position is open to all qualified Career Service applicants. Wastewater, Teamster Local 117 applicants will receive first consideration in accordance with the current collective bargaining agreement. Temporary Telecommuting Requirement The work associated with this position will be performed remotely , at least through J uly 5 , 2021 in compliance with King County's telecommuting mandate . It is possible that the work will be primarily performed remotely on an ongoing basis after J uly 5 , 2021. Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements. There will be situations where the employee is required to report to a County worksite. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual , safety precautions are required by the department in alignment with the Public Health Directive from the Seattle & King County Public Health Officer. To support employees during this time King County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team . King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint. Work Location: Wastewater Treatment Division Satellite Construction Management offices located in Renton, Seattle or Woodinville with travel required to various worksites throughout King and South Snohomish County as needed for your work. Work Schedule: This full-time, career service position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and is not overtime eligible. The regular workweek is full-time 40 hours, Monday through Friday. To learn more about the Wastewater Treatment Division click on the below links: http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/wtd/About.aspx http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/wtd/About/Vision.aspx Job Duties Builds an effective team to manage assigned construction projects. Provide supervision to the construction management staff. Ensure assigned construction contracts are administered in accordance with the contract requirements, and, in accordance with current King County policies and procedures. Ensure construction project teams manage and perform construction inspections, including sampling and testing of materials and equipment for assigned construction contracts. Review plans and specifications for assigned projects to ensure compliance with established standards, treatment plant operational constraints and program objectives. Negotiate construction contract changes on assigned projects, in accordance with current King County policies and procedures. Evaluate workloads and develop staffing plans for assigned projects. Establish and communicate performance standards and effectively evaluate performance of assigned employees. Provide technical and contractual support to legal staff on contracts and claims. Ensure assigned project staff evaluate and report project construction budgets and construction schedules. Ensure assigned staff coordinates all construction activities with WTD Operations Staff. Supervises administrative staff ensuring contract documents are properly managed. Proactively address work place conflict, and initiate needed change to develop effective teams and to improve project delivery. Evaluate work flow process and facilitate the design and implementation improvements to work processes. Develop needed work process to ensure compliance with contract documents and applicable policies and procedures. Review design plans and anticipate potential construction issues during the project design phase. Assist in preparation of contract documents to ensure projects requirements and constraints are clearly stated. Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills Required Qualifications: A bachelor's degree in engineering, construction management or a closely related field or the equivalent combination of experience and ten (10) years of increasingly responsible experience is required. Of the ten (10) years, three (3) years must have been as a supervisor of staff. Four (4) years must be in field inspection in construction management. Our Ideal Candidate Will Have The Following Competencies: Motivating Others - Creates a climate in which people want to do their best; Can motivate many kinds of direct reports and team or project members; Can assess each person's hot button and use it to get the best out of them; Pushes tasks and decisions down; Empowers others; Invites input from each person and shares ownership and visibility; Makes each individual feel their work is important; Is someone people like working for and with Priority Setting - Spends their time and the time of others on what's important; Quickly zeros in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside; Can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; Eliminates roadblocks; Creates focus Integrity and Trust - Is widely trusted; Is seen as a direct, truthful individual; Can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; Keeps confidences; Admits mistakes; Doesn't misrepresent themselves for personal gain Delegation - Clearly and comfortably delegates both routine and important tasks and decisions; Broadly shares both responsibility and accountability; Tends to trust people to perform; Lets direct reports and others finish their own work Necessary Special Requirements: Thorough knowledge of current engineering principles and practices, construction methods, materials and equipment used in the construction of large infrastructure projects. Ability to effectively build construction management teams to manage the construction of a number of projects simultaneously. Ability to communicate with others clearly and effectively. Ability to collaboratively develop and manage work objectives and performance standards. Demonstrated ability to communicate performance expectations. Demonstrated ability to effectively evaluate and manage employee performances. Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative. Make day to day decisions regarding tasks, assignments and conflicts. Excellent oral and written skills. Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines, sometimes for extended work hours, while producing high quality work. Ability to develop forecast workload and staffing plans. Ability to understand and implement policy direction into work products. Ability to use software that supports the delivery of required work products including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and databases. Working knowledge of construction and project management techniques and principles. Knowledge of public works contract administration. Ability to evaluate engineering cost projections and construction schedules. A working knowledge of relevant regulatory laws, ordinances, codes, standard specifications and plans as applied to heavy infrastructure construction. Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals from contractors, elected officials, the general public and other King County staff Ability to motivate and lead others. Experience in managing construction activities in an operational environment. License / Certification: Washington State Driver's License or the ability to provide transportation to remote work locations with limited or no public transportation services. Highly Desirable Requirements: Experience in Wastewater conveyance, pump station and treatment plant process design or construction. Experience in preparing, contract documents, and administering public sector contracts. Supplemental Information Application and Selection Process: Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responsiveness to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position. King County application Resume Cover Letter detailing your background and what you can bring to this position Responses to supplemental questions Union Representation: This position is represented by the Teamsters, Local 117, Pursuant to Article 14.1 Western Conference of Teamster Pension Trust, Section $1.00 per hour from the base wage will be submitted to the Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust Fund. For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact: Diana Eberly Senior Human Resource Analyst 206-477-6899 Diana.eberly@kingcounty.gov Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers. Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play. Guided by our " True North ", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans. King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation. To Apply If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 5/13/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
King County, WA King County, Washington, United States
Apr 28, 2021
Full Time
Summary This position will perform a wide variety of routine manual work in the maintenance and repair of wastewater treatment buildings and grounds at the Brightwater and West Point Treatment Plant . ( Please see note below.) NOTE: This posting is to fill one Career Service position at the Brightwater Treatment Plant, and one Special Duty Assignment (SDA) or Term Limited Temporary (TLT) position at the West Point Treatment Plant. This posting may be used to create a list of eligible candidates to fill career service and/or TLT vacancies that may occur during the following six months at either of the three treatment plants (South Plant, Brightwater, West Point). The work associated with this position will primarily be performed onsite; this is not a telework position. Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required by the department in alignment with the Public Health Directive from the Seattle & King County Public Health Officer. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to all qualified applicants. First priority will be given to S.E.I.U., Wastewater Local 925 internal candidates. WORK LOCATION: Brightwater Treatment Plant - 22505 State Route 9 SE, Woodinville, WA 98072; West Point Treatment Plant - 1400 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199 WORK SCHEDULE: This position works a 4 day/10 hours per day schedule. Candidates must be available to work any assigned schedule. This position is covered under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is overtime eligible. Job Duties Assist other staff in carrying out general preventive maintenance such as but not limited to gardening, cleaning, operating equipment, and assisting operations and maintenance positions in accomplishing work assignments at the Wastewater Treatment Plant and associated facilities. Operate a variety of equipment, machinery and/or vehicles such as; hand and power tools, landscape equipment, tractors, forklifts, cranes, vacuum trucks, backhoes, portable pumps, dump trucks, etc. Perform light maintenance tasks such as but not limited to changing light bulbs, inspections of safety equipment, inspection of HVAC systems to change filters, fire hydrant inspections, sweep and mop, wash windows, hosing, exterior facilities. Perform digester cleaning, tank cleaning, odor control, carbon changes, storm drain and catch basin cleaning, emergency bypass channel cleaning, in-plant and off-site locations. Respond to unusual occurrence and assist in emergency situations. Act as back-up for specific gardening, custodial, painting, and other support assignments. Maintain daily written and/or computerized logs and complete work requests for assignments. Use and work around chemicals associated with wastewater treatment facilities, buildings, and grounds such as cleaning agents, solvents, fertilizers, herbicides, etc. Work schedule may be reassigned to work alternative schedules or occasional nights and/or weekends. Perform work according to business and team standards and complies with safety guidelines, policies and regulations. Perform other duties as assigned. Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills Basic math skills and how to apply mathematical formulas Experience in the operation and use of hand and power tools Experience in the operation and use of pneumatic tools Experience in the operation of small and large equipment Experience in the operation of industrial steam cleaners Ability to operate a Multi Utility Loader and Sweeper, Dump Truck, Front Loader, and Sander Ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds Ability to work in confined space areas Ability to work at heights up to 30 feet - with all required PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) LICENSING / CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A valid Driver's License HIGHLY DESIRED: Forklift certification Flagging and Traffic control certifications Commercial Driver's License class A endorsement, with Tanker Pesticide Spray License Additional licenses, certifications and other requirements determined to be necessary to meet the business needs of the employing unit may be required. Supplemental Information Application and Selection Process: Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responsiveness to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position. King County ApplicationResponses to supplemental questions UNION MEMBERSHIP: This position is represented by S.E.I.U., Wastewater Local 925. For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact: Rodney O. Dungo Human Resource Analyst rdungo@kingcounty.gov Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers. Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play. Guided by our " True North ", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans. King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation. To Apply If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 5/11/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
King County, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Apr 28, 2021
Full Time
Summary The Department of Natural Resources and Parks - Wastewater Treatment Division is recruiting for a Plant Mechanical Engineer IV to join the West Section Operations Engineering group. This position will serve as the technical liaison and project coordinator with an emphasis on plant mechanical engineering support of the West Section's offsite pump stations, regulator stations, combined sewage overflow stations (CSO's) and the West Point Treatment Plant (WPTP). These facilities pose unique challenges due to the variety of mechanical equipment and operational strategies commonly deployed. The successful candidate will also serve as an in-house expert on equipment / system troubleshooting and Root Cause Analysis efforts. This position requires a high level of experience and advanced engineering knowledge of mechanical equipment & systems including engineering drawing interpretation, hydraulics and fluid theory and troubleshooting methodology. Knowledge and experience in plant outage coordination strategies are also necessary. This position will report to the West Point Wastewater Treatment Plant and work in close partnership with West Section maintenance crafts and operations teams to maintain and support WTD's operational needs. The successful candidate will also work be expected to partner with other O&M engineers, project engineers and project managers to maintain a coordinated standardized approach across projects including design-builds. The ability to work with and develop a rapport with people across various management and technical groups will be key to success in this position. The work associated with this position will primarily be performed onsite; this is not a telework position. Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required by the department in alignment with the Public Health Directive from the Seattle & King County Public Health Officer. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to all qualified applicants. First priority will be given to Teamsters Local 117 candidates. WORK LOCATION: West Point Treatment Plant - 1400 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199 WORK SCHEDULE: This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) and is not overtime eligible. This full-time position works a 40-hour work week. Job Duties Act as the plant mechanical engineering technical expert for multiple projects - both internal and external - with emphasis on West Section (WPTP and offsite) mechanical system maintenance and process improvement. Provide plant engineering representation and technical lead support for mechanical aspects of systems and facilities from design through commissioning. Participate in review, update and development of WTD mechanical standards and Guide Specifications as directed. Develop, maintain and archive engineering documentation in the Engineering Content Management System (ECMS) using current standards. Act as plant Technical liaison and consultant support for new projects; prepare, review, and approve of new design and contract documents. Act as point of contact for WPTP and craft teams for engineering resource support and maintain the continuity of operation including field work and troubleshooting support. Act as the plant O&M mechanical engineering resource for capital projects. Provide technical expertise in evaluation and analysis of complex, sensitive and political issues. Provide technical supervision and quality control for those projects requiring mechanical engineering discipline oversight. Perform functional research and make recommendations on equipment selection or modification/improvements; develop purchase justifications, manage vendor/contractor relationship during project execution. Review plant engineering design-build proposals prepared by internal/external sources, preparation of contract, change orders, interpret contract requirements, and monitor compliance. Act as technical lead for multiple related mechanical projects/programs. Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or closely related field Advanced knowledge of mechanical process and equipment. Experience in troubleshooting, maintenance and process optimization. Good working knowledge of wastewater treatment operations and processes. Strong knowledge of fluid flow and hydraulic system design fundamentals. Self-starter with the ability to identify process/equipment issues and provide suitable alternatives to address. Ability to create and interpret engineering drawings in conjunction with project engineers, O&M staff, and consultants. Coordinate and guide the effort to enforce county standards between facilities. Knowledge, skill, and ability to identify and evaluate cost effective process control change. Ability to write and edit engineering specifications for mechanical system and equipment. Strong familiarity w/ AutoCAD usage in design-build projects. Ability to effectively work with contractors, consultants and internal teams to maintain satisfactory working relationship with staff, peers and supervisors, and to work in a team environment at various sites. Familiarity with large stand-alone projects in a regional utility including project deployment processes and phases governing design and construction. Perform other duties as assigned. Washington State Professional Engineering (PE) certification (highly desired) Licensing, Certification and Other Requirements Washington State Driver's License (or the ability to travel to remote work locations with limited or no public transportation may be required). Supplemental Information Application and Selection Process: Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responsiveness to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position. King County ApplicationCover LetterResumeResponses to supplemental questions (if applicable) UNION MEMBERSHIP: This position is represented by Teamsters Local 117. NOTE: Salary reflects $1.00 per hour contribution to the Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust Fund. For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact: Rodney O. Dungo Human Resource Analyst rdungo@kingcounty.gov Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers. Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play. Guided by our " True North ", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans. King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation. To Apply If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement. Closing Date/Time: 5/11/2021 11:59 PM Pacific