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Washington State Project Manager (Construction Project Coordinator 3) in Lacey, Washington


The salary listed above includes the scheduled 3% general salary increase effective 7/1/2020.

The Department of Ecology's priority during the Covid-19 health crisis is to keep our staff, candidates, and the public safe. We are still hiring and encourage you to apply to open positions. The majority of our staff are currently working from home; we have transitioned to a virtual recruitment process, to include web-based interviews.

Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen

Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We have a culture that is invested in making a difference. If you want to join a team that is highly effective, collaborative, has leadership that embraces the value of people, Ecology is a good fit.

Our Administrative Services Program is looking to fill a Project Manager (Construction Project Coordinator 3) position. This position will be located in our Headquarters Building in Lacey, WA.

The Project Manager *position is*responsible for providing project management for multiple construction and renovation projects of state agency-owned and leased facilities statewide. The position coordinates the planning, scheduling, and cost controls of building maintenance, renovation and construction projects. We are looking for applicants with effective communication skills and a positive attitude. Our ideal candidate is team orientated, yet capable of working independently, dependable, and demonstrates integrity in their work.

As an agency, our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment for current and future generations. We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability.

To learn more about The Department of Ecology, please visit our website at and follow, like or visit us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or our blog.

Local efforts... Diverse people... Statewide impacts


The Administrative Services Program's mission is to provide quality customer service and asset management to meet the agency's current and future needs. We manage the agency's financial resources and support agency planning so that environmental goals and strategic priorities are met.

Some of the key work activities of the Project Manager position include:

  • Manages construction, renovation and maintenance projects, statewide, for the agency.
  • Directs the work of consultants and assigned project support staff, monitoring the work of contractors for assigned facilities projects.
  • Prepares analysis of construction cost and prepares cost estimates based on facilities planning, conceptual studies, and bid comparison of projects for design, renovation and/or construction.

Interesting aspects of the position: Maintaining project schedules, diagnosing building system malfunctions, maintaining professional work relationships with agency staff and contractors.

Why would someone be interested in this job? You'll have the ability to travel around the state, spending minimal time in the office. There are diverse facility challenges to overcome, providing you the opportunity to utilize your expertise to the fullest.

Challenging aspects of the position: Facility problems often mean working with frustrated building occupants and for agency-leased properties, the solutions typically have to come from the property ownership. This can sometimes translate to longer timelines. Communication skills and determination are important attributes for success.

Culture of the team: The Facility Section for Ecology is comprised of dedicated specialized employees, consultants, and contractors who operate in a cohesive team. Their fundamental task is to maintain safe and effective facilities to house employees and equipment necessary to perform the business functions of the agency. It is vitally important the individual who is selected for the position to be an active cooperative member of the team and an effective leader.

This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be May 23, 2020.. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before May 22, 2020. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.


Required Qualifications:

A Bachelor's degree or higher involving major study in architecture, engineering, construction management, business administration, strategic planning, or closely allied field ANDfour (4) years of progressive, relevant, professional experience in real property construction as a cost estimator involving the preparation of cost estimates for major real property development.


Ability to: build, lead and sustain effective project teams in a dynamic diverse environment. The ability to effectively communicate, coordinate and partner with a variety of individuals internal and external to Ecology. Knowledge of: site development and building construction, including the ability to read drawings and specifications. Knowledge of established project management approach to project initiation, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communication and risk management. Knowledge of: real estate acquisition and disposal, property leases, property law, and lease negotiations. Ability to: make timely and responsive decisions, taking appropriate calculated risks, and a commitment to acting in the public interest with high ethical standards of conduct, integrity and honesty.

Note:Additional qualifying experience may be substituted year for year for required education.

Desired Qualifications:

A Bachelor's degree involving major study in architecture, engineering, construction management, business or public administration, construction management, strategic planning, or closely allied field ANDsix (6) years of experience in real property development and construction involving the preparation of cost estimates for major real property development.

Why work for Ecology?

Joining Ecology means becoming a part of a team committed to protecting and restoring Washington State's environment.

A career in public service allows you to help solve some of the most challenging problems facing our state, while keeping the health and financial security of you and your family a priority. We combine one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation with a strong commitment to work/life balance.

Ecology employees may be eligible for the following:

Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s), Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), Vacation, Sick, and other Leave, 11 Paid Holidays per year, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Tuition Waiver, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation Programs, Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP), Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), Employee Assistance Program, Commute Trip Reduction Incentives, Combined Fund Drive, SmartHealth

Student debt and how working for Ecology can help Employees may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program, which forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. See for more details.

*See the Benefits tab in this announcement for more information

Supplemental Information

Application Instructions:

**It is in the candidate's best interest to submit a resume and cover letter. Applications without a resume and cover letter may be declined.

Please submit the following:**

  • A cover letter describing how your experience, skills and abilities meet the required qualifications of this position.
  • A resume outlining your professional experience.
  • Please do NOT include your salary history. Wage/salary depends on qualifications or rules of promotion, if applicable.

Please complete the applicant profile when applying for this position. Or, you may paste the text of your resume within the profile's resume text field.

Please read the supplemental questions carefully and answer completely. Incomplete responses, including "please see resume" may disqualify you from further consideration.

Department of Ecology employees, please make sure to answer the agency-wide questions regarding permanent status as a classified employee within the Washington General Service or Washington Management Service. Do not forget to select Department of Ecology as a response to question 2, and type your personnel ID number for question 3. If you are not sure of your status or do not know your personnel ID number, please contact Human Resources at (360) 407-6186.

If you are reading this announcement in print format, please visit to access the online recruitment system. Click on "Look for Jobs" and select Dept. of Ecology under the "Department" search list. Click "Apply Search."

Other Information:

If you need assistance applying for this job, please call Human Resources at (360) 407-6186 or e-mail Please do not call this number or send an email to this address to follow-up the status of your application. You can view the latest status of your application on your profile's main page.

If you have specific questions about the position, please email Fran Huntington at: Please do not contact Fran to inquire about the status of your application.

The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information is complete and truthful. The state may verify this information and any untruthful or misleading answers are cause for rejection of your application or dismissal if employed.

This position is included in the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) union bargaining unit for the Department of Ecology.

The Washington State Department of Ecology is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans, military spouses or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application/testing process or this job announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 407-6186. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

Salary: $72,756.00 - $95,484.00 Annually

Location: Thurston County – Lacey, WA

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Department: Dept. of Ecology

Job Number: 2020-AS4396-03907

Agency: State of Washington

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