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King County Housing Authority Construction Project Specialist in Tukwila, Washington

Job Summary

Please note this position is open until filled; however, to ensure consideration applications should be received by March 30, 2023, at 4:30 p.m. *    King County Housing Authority (KCHA), an independent municipal organization, is a high performing nationally recognized leader in affordable housing. KCHA provides innovative and effective housing solutions so that people and communities can prosper. Our vision is that all residents of King County have quality affordable housing. KCHA is the largest housing provider in the county, and annually, the agency serves over 55,000 low-income individuals. *We transform lives through housing.** We are currently recruiting for a professional Construction Project Specialist to support and provide assistance to project managers and other staff in the Construction and Weatherization Department.   The individual selected for this role manages construction file documentation including plans, specifications, and cost estimates for renovations, weatherization, alteration, or new construction residential buildings (multi-family include garden style, stacked flats and mid-rise) and community development projects. Prepares bid packages, conducts bid openings, obtains building permits, maintains submittals and logs, prepares construction directive and change order proposals, maintains project files, participates in progress meetings, maintains as built drawings, and assists in project close out process.    

Essential Functions

The Construction Project Specialist will:

  • Manage multiple, consecutive construction documents including plans, specifications, and cost estimates for renovations, weatherization, alteration, or new construction on multi-family residential buildings.
  • Participate in contractor procurement, contracting, construction, closeout, warranty, and archiving processes.
  • Manage administrative tasks required by construction contracts and departmental/agency requirements.
  • Certify businesses that declare themselves Section 3; document criteria to determine if the business meets the minimum standards as defined by HUD Code of Federal Regulations; submit yearly reports to U.S. Department of Housing and Development (HUD).
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with contractors, local businesses, labor unions, and other community agencies to encourage, create and provide employment opportunities for residents.


Qualifications and Competencies

Required Qualifications:

  • Associates/Technical degree in construction management, or related field AND
  • Moderate experience in construction management and operations, contracts, and procurement

Equivalent combination of education and experience will be substituted on a year for year basis.   Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of construction project scheduling, permitting, change order preparation and processing, construction document preparation, public bidding process, and project close out procedures.

Familiarity with contract management practices.

Analyzes problems, identifies alternative solutions, and implements recommendations; demonstrates critical, creative, and reflective thinking. 

Clearly and effectively communicates both verbally and in writing by actively listening and sharing relevant information.

Ability to explain complex or technical information regarding rules, rights, regulations, policies, procedures, programs, or services to answer questions, resolve problems, and communicate decisions or actions.

Uses systems to organize, prioritize, and keep track of information and/or work in progress; maintains accurate and compl