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King County Washington Jr. IT Project Administrator (TLT or SDA) in Seattle, Washington


King County Metro Transit'sTechnology Project Management Teamin the Capital Division is searching for a creative and proactive Jr. IT Project Administrator who will advance our work in delivering IT projects for internal King County customers as well as Metro Transit's customers. This position is responsible for providing high level administrative support to IT Project Managers by providing documentation and logistics for all activities involved in the coordination and execution of projects.

The TransitTechnology Project Management team provides project management from conception to steady state with operational teams through planning, procurement design and implementation. The team's project portfolio includes a wide-ranging and challenging variety of capital projects for transit-oriented applications and systems including: real time customer information, electronic fare collection and mobileticketing, on board systems, scheduling and route planning, vehicle dispatch and telematics, maintenance work orders, asset management, wireless network communications, transit signal priority,enterprise architecture, business intelligence, capital project management and reporting, as well as other systems enhancements and life cycle management.

Position Information This position is anticipated to last 24 months. We are accepting applications from current King County Employees only. A Special Duty Assignment will be considered for King County employees eligible for special duty assignments and a Term-Limited Temporary position will be considered for other King County employees that do not qualify for an SDA. This recruitment will also create an eligibility pool for future vacancies in this classification that occur in the next 6 months. The eligibility pool is valid for up to 6 months upon creation, at the discretion of the hiring authority.

Please note regarding the location: The primary location of this position is King Street Center - 201 S Jackson St, Seattle. During the mandatory telecommute order, work will be done remotely, but the assignment may include on-site visits to Metro facilities.

Job Duties

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

  • Provide high-level administrative project support to IT Project Managers on a regular basis.
  • Maintain documentation on web pages for multiple projects by using SharePoint.
  • Assist in scheduling and coordinating project and team meetings.
  • Develop and collect research materials, interpret and summarize information from many sources for general use.
  • Proof-read project documentation and correspondence.
  • Act as liaison between multiple organizational levels within the King County government.
  • Maintain electronic and hard copy records management systems.
  • Assist with business plans, project plans, memos, reports, workflow analysis, redesign, cost/benefit analysis and vendor invoice processing.
  • May work on special projects.
  • May provide general guidance to newly-onboarded project staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Minimum Qualifications

  • Knowledge of information systems, processes and phases, including analysis, design, development, implementation, maintenance, documentation and training procedures and practices.
  • Basic knowledge of general desktop technologies used in King County, such as SharePoint in Office 365, DocuSign, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Teams, and the basic Microsoft suite.
  • Conceptual knowledge of IT project management principles (Waterfall, Agile, etc.)
  • Conceptual knowledge of project management principles.
  • Advanced time-management and organizational skills.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Advanced skill in tracking and maintaining plans and various information logs.
  • Discretion while working on highly visible and/or politically sensitive assignments.
  • Skill in working with individuals from a variety of cultural and technical backgrounds.
  • Skill in working effectively within a team environment.
  • Skill in handling multiple competing priorities.
  • Skill in working with multiple stakeholders with potentially conflicting interests. Supplemental Information

Who May Apply? We are only accepting applications from current King County employees.

Application and Selection Process Completing an online employment application, answering the supplemental questions and attaching a cover letter are required. Your cover letter should tell us why you are interested in this job and how your experience, skills and/or education have prepared you for this position.

Please complete an application at and answer ALL**questions in the employment application portion, with each of your jobs listed (listing each position for each employer separately), duties explained, reasons for leaving etc. Your job history in the employment application must go back 10 years (if you have 10 years of employment). Earlier jobs should be included if they are relevant to this job.

Cover letters, applications and the supplemental questionnaire, will be screened for qualifications, clarity and completeness. Competitive applicants may be invited to participate in one or more interviews and possibly other selection process elements such as a writing exercise and/or other test. Final offers are contingent on successful completion of reference checks and a record review. Special Duty Assignments will also be dependent on approval by your current supervisor.

Applications that are not complete, or do not include all required materials may be rejected as incomplete, and not advanced in the process.

Work Schedule This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and is therefore not eligible for overtime pay. Work schedule is normally Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Alternative work schedules may be considered. Work outside of the normal work day is required periodically.

Union Membership This position is represented by PROTEC 17 bargaining unit.


Questions?**Contact Angela Alcaraz, HR Analyst, at 206-263-2466 or

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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.

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Salary: $82,825.60 - $100,131.20 Annually

Location: Seattle, WA

Job Type: Special Duty Assignment or Term Limited Temp (TLT)

Department: MTD - Metro Transit

Job Number: 2020AA12085

Division: Capital

Closing: 9/20/2020 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: King County

Address: King County Administration Bldg. 500 4th Ave. Rm. 553 Seattle, Washington, 98104

Phone: 206-477-3404