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$91,228.80 - $115,627.20 Annually
Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week
MTD - Metro Transit
11/12/2023 11:59 PM Pacific
W2 : TEA-MTD-Capital Div-Staff
Full- or Part-Time
Are you passionate about environmental planning and transit? If so, you might be the perfect fit for our Transit Environmental Planner II position at Metro Transit. As a Transit Environmental Planner II, you will:
This is a great opportunity to make a positive impact on the environment and the community through transit!
A Great Employment Opportunity in Environmental Planning
Joining the Transit Environmental Planning team will be a significant career move for most environmental planners. Our work doubly supports the environmental mission: Not only is every project and program environmentally planned with the best techniques available, but because our cause is public transit and regional transportation, everything we build, or plan directly affects the environment. Each construction project and transit program we build, or implement is carefully planned to maximize its helpful impact on our region's environment. We are a leader in implementation of LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Green Building standards in not only our office buildings but also our industrial buildings.
About King County
As the only county in the United States named after Martin Luther King Jr, one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nations' history, King County is a vibrant community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the artistic and social traditions of many cultures. Together, we are changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. We continue to build on an enduring legacy of shared values of equity and social justice, employee engagement, innovative thinking, and continuous improvement. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda aimed at advancing regional change and is developing the systems and standards necessary to achieve better outcomes for all our residents, regardless of their race or income. These qualities, along with its location in the Pacific Northwest, make King County one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.
An Employer to Be Proud Of
Working for Metro means working for a leader in the nation's public transportation industry. King County Metro Transit is a regional leader in getting people to work quickly, reducing commuter stress, greening the environment, and radically improving urban air quality, by providing comfortable, effective transit services for the thousands of commuters and other residents of King County, Washington. King County's Executive has instituted a strong, practical commitment to Green Building standards and a comprehensive response to the global warming crisis. Learn how Metro connects you with what matters.
We are accepting applications from all qualified applicants. This recruitment will be used to fill one career service vacancy. In addition, this selection process may be used to generate an eligibility pool for future career service, special duty assignment, TLT (Term Limited Temporary) and STT (Short Term Temp) positions that may occur in this classification within the Capital Division. The eligibility pool will be valid for 12 months upon creation, or until exhausted, at the discretion of the hiring authority.
Applying equity and social justice principles (ESJ) 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. As a Transit Environmental Planner II, under direction of a TEP III, you will also:
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
We are looking for candidates who meet the following minimum qualifications:
Forbes 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.
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 the recruiter listed on this job announcement.
Application & Selection Process
Submit an online employment application online at https://www.kingcounty.gov/jobs, answer the supplemental questions, and attach a cover letter. Your cover letter should tell us how you are qualified for this position and why you want to work at Metro Transit. All your materials should demonstrate how you meet or exceed the qualifications posted.
All the application materials will be screened for qualifications, competitiveness, completeness, and communication skills. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more interviews.
NOTE: Please answer ALL questions in the online employment application itself, with each of your jobs during the last 10 years listed (listing each position for each employer separately), duties explained, reasons for leaving etc.
Applications that are not complete, or do not include the required materials, may be rejected as incomplete, and not advanced in the process. Applicants who are unable to apply online should follow the instructions under Application Tips and FAQs at: www.kingcounty.gov/jobs.
Work is primarily performed from home with occasional office work and field visits involving monitoring or testing for noise, hazardous materials, historic preservation, and other environmental support activities. Selected candidate may travel occasionally to out of office meetings.
The position has a work week that is 40 hours, Monday through Friday. The position is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and therefore not eligible for overtime pay. Work outside normal business hours may be required occasionally.
The work associated with this hybrid position will be performed through a combination of mostly teleworking and some working in the office. The primary location of the position, when in the office, is at the King Street Center offices, 201 S. Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98104. Employees will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities. Employees must reside in Washington 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. 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 that is redefining how we work as we transition to the department's hybrid environment.
Union Representation: This position is represented by Technical Employees Associate (TEA).
Class Code: 2423200 Transit Environmental Planner II
Questions about this recruitment? Contact Angela Alcaraz, Sr. HR Analyst, 206-263-2466, email@example.com
Posted November 7, 2023
$72,385.32 - $87,943.32 Annually
Dept of Conservation & Nat Resources
Surface Water Mgmt
11/20/2023 11:59 PM Pacific
It is an exciting time to work for the Surface Water Management Construction Management Team! We are growing and looking for conscientious individuals to join our team to help us deliver the County’s diverse Surface Water Management construction program. If you are a self-starter who excels at time management, communicating clearly as part of a team and enjoy the fast-paced construction environment – join our team!
About the Engineering Technician V Position
Advance your career using your inspection and construction engineering knowledge, skills and abilities. As an Engineering Technician V, your assignments support a project engineer on Surface Water Management construction projects. Your assigned duties will include inspecting, documenting, and measuring the Contractor’s work in the field to ensure it meets the requirements of the County’s plans and specifications. An Engineering Technician V’s role requires flexibility, initiative, and accountability because the day-to-day working environment relies on individuals dedicated to seeing a job done right.
The Construction and Right-of-Way Management group is responsible for working with Contractors and stakeholders to manage Snohomish County’s varied capital improvements program each year. Some of our typical projects involve installing large span fish passage culverts, stormwater facility retrofits, stream and salmon habitat restoration, flood reduction, and neighborhood drainage and water quality improvements, but may have work elements such as earthwork, concrete and asphalt placement, and utility relocation. Multiple contracts are expected each year with construction values totaling $5M-$20M.
This position will be part of a newly formed team in Surface Water Management, created to coordinate all aspects of contract administration and construction of SWM Capital Improvement Projects. This new group will play a key role in the overall success of the SWM Division.
Qualified candidates will have:
The ability to perform accurate calculations, interpret construction plans and communicate effectively with the public, contractors, Project Engineers and Managers, as well as other stakeholders, are essential skills for this position.
Additional skills desired from candidates are the ability to;
· Provide close (daily) on-site construction oversight and inspection to assure conformance with plans and specifications
· Maintain field documentation and records
· Perform construction surveying and other related technical engineering assignments
· Provide construction progress reports and cost projections as well as oversee budgets and expenditures for assigned projects
· Prepare contractor progress payments
· Identify construction problems, determine alternatives, and present recommendations
· Document, prepare, and oversee contract change orders
· Recognize and enforce safety on construction project sites
· Be able to perform/coordinate materials testing procedures
· Be familiar and keep up with WSDOT standards for construction
Successful candidates will also have qualities in alignment with SWM’s core values of providing and demonstrating high quality service, leadership, stewardship, accountability, respect, and integrity.
About Surface Water Management
SWM is a stormwater utility that provides services to unincorporated Snohomish County. These services are primarily funded by service charges paid by property owners in the unincorporated county. SWM is the largest division in Snohomish County’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. With an annual budget of $45 million, SWM maintains 107 full-time positions filled by dedicated professionals in their field. SWM works in partnership with other local and regional agencies to improve Snohomish County now and for future generations. SWM provides a variety of programs and services for reducing road and property flooding and preserving and improving the health of Snohomish County's water resources and natural systems. We focus on four core areas of service:
· Drainage and road flooding
· Clean water in rivers, streams and lakes;
· Salmon and marine habitat; and
· River flooding
You can find us responding to water-quality problems and complaints, monitoring river levels during flood season, maintaining drainage systems, managing habitat improvement projects and more. For further information on Snohomish County Surface Water Management's programs, please go to www.surfacewater.info. Our 2022 Highlights report is available here.
About the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)
The Snohomish County Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) includes the Division of Surface Water Management, the Division of Parks & Recreation, the Office of Energy and Sustainability and the Office of Agriculture and aims to achieve high-priority environmental sustainability goals. Some of the greatest assets we have in Snohomish County are our unparalleled beauty and abundant natural resources. From the Puget Sound and five watersheds, to forestland, lakes, farms, ranches and parks, our quality of life, economic prosperity and future sustainability are dependent on protecting and improving our environmental resources. Visit the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources web page to learn more.
About Snohomish County
Snohomish County, north of Seattle, is located in northwest Washington between the Puget Sound and the Cascade Mountains. The county has rich scenery, numerous activities, and a thriving economy. Snohomish County is a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family. When joining the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, you will work in an environment where innovation, collaboration and continuous improvement are highly encouraged and supported. We are proud to offer an outstanding benefit package to employees and their dependents. We are invested in your success and growth and offer competitive wages, job flexibility and stability, employer paid ORCA cards, and a friendly, diverse team atmosphere where employees are appreciated and make a real difference providing services for our citizens. We strive to not only provide a meaningful job, but a lifelong career.
Snohomish County will be invested in your success and growth. We demonstrate this by offering a generous compensation package to our employees. Your salary is only part of your Total Compensation Package. Our benefits include:
· Retirement: County employees participate in the Washington State Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) administered by the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems (DRS).
· Medical benefits: The County offers a choice of three comprehensive medical insurance plan with low deductibles. The county’s contribution to this benefit is significant.
· Sick leave: You will accrue 8 hours of sick leave per month.
· Vacation Leave: You will start out accruing 8 hours of vacation leave per month totaling 2.4 weeks of vacation in your first year. Your leave accruals increase based on your years of employment with the County.
· Holiday Pay: The County observes eleven (11) paid legal holidays per year and provides employees with two floating holidays annually.
· Deferred Compensation: If you choose to participate in the Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP), the County will match your contributions up to 1 percent of your base monthly salary.
· Pay Increases: Each year you will be eligible for a step increase until you reach the top step.
· Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA): County employees typically receive yearly cost of living adjustments.
· Flexible work schedules.
· Career development training.
The work associated with this position can be performed with a hybrid of remote work and in-office work as needed and assigned. For employees who prefer to work in the office full time, that option is also available.
Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a home workspace with an internet connection where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. Snohomish County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely. A Snohomish County Telework agreement is required for employees assigned to telework.
Employees must reside in Washington state and within a reasonable distance to their Snohomish County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.
For information about this job opportunity and posting, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
STATEMENT OF ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
1. Serves as independent project construction engineer on smaller construction projects, or assists higher responsibility level project construction engineers by managing entire features or segments of larger, more complex projects; may serve as independent project construction engineer on smaller projects being accomplished by county in-house maintenance crews, including such associated elements as less specific design documents and crew lead aspects.
2. Monitors construction contractor's progress and prepares records and reports to document and track project costs, schedules, quality assurance tests and materials approvals.
3. Develops budgets, and projections for portions of larger projects, or complete budgets for smaller projects; oversees budgets and expenditures during construction, maintaining daily log books to track costs, and using spreadsheets to report.
4. Coordinates project implementation with a myriad of interest agencies and groups, to include other Public Works sections, other county departments, cities, school districts, fire and emergency services, utilities, state transportation, county council and the general public.
5. Coordinates materials testing with lab and/or performs materials tests for soils, asphalt, concrete and other items including identification and chain of custody documentation; inspects concrete and asphalt plans prior to materials use.
6. Operates precise technical surveying instruments, as well as traditional transit and level, while performing layout and construction surveying including vertical and horizontal location of project features including slope staking, topographic and location survey for field design changes, as built location and confirmation of other survey on critical features.
7. Prepares inspection reports and project documentation for pay quantities and estimates, progress tracking, quality assurance, and claims avoidance. To include field notes, drafting and calculating quantities, alignment, grade and locations, and other tasks, according to contract documents.
8. May conduct field change order negotiations, and/or prepare and track change order documentation; prepares project correspondence and coordinates field design changes.
9. Identifies construction problems, determines alternatives, and presents recommendations to project supervisor for resolution.
10. Provides technical support to engineers for design of road, bridge, surface water and solid waste projects including field reconnaissance and verification, drafting of plans, layouts and location, calculation sheets for design and right-of-way acquisition, quantity take off and estimates, design details, specifications and contract document packages and review of designs at various stages of completion.
11. Coordinates and reviews the work of other engineering staff as it relates to assigned construction projects; provides training in related work as required.
12. Provides training and orientation to peer and lower level employees; may serve as lead for such employees on a limited time or job segment basis.
13. Monitor changes and additions to current regulations relating to area of specialization. Provide guidance and direction to staff to comply with new and current regulations and procedures as required.
STATEMENT OF OTHER JOB DUTIES
1. Performs related duties as required.
Graduation from a two (2) year accredited program in civil engineering, engineering technology or related field; AND three (3) years of experience in civil engineering, construction management, construction inspection or related field; OR, a four (4) year degree in civil engineering, construction management or related field; AND one (1) year of related experience; OR, any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work. Must pass job related tests.
A valid Washington State Driver's License is required for employment.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
· effective communication skills including styles, listening, negotiating and decision making in interpersonal and team situations
· principles and practices of engineering, construction and surveying
· mathematics, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry; codes, regulations and applicable construction standards
· current literature, trends, materials and issues in construction
· communicate effectively orally and in writing and be clearly understood in by the construction group's client group of engineers, contractors, developers, the general public, and county staff members
· understand and interpret engineering plans, specifications and construction processes
· independently perform document management, detailed drafting, surveying, inspection or related technical engineering assignments
· demonstrated and use engineering and interpersonal judgment commensurate with the work assigned within the responsibility level of this specification
· use and maintain instruments and equipment used in area of assignment including drafting, programmable calculator, computer, transit, level, rod chain, etc.
· organize workload and work both independently and in a team environment
· prepare clear and concise written reports
· lead, train, and review the work of other employees
· prepare complex technical calculations necessary for design and review of construction projects
· work effectively as a team member
Physical exertion required to lift equipment in excess of fifty (50) pounds.
Employees report to a technical or professional supervisor as assigned. Employee may serve as a lead worker and be responsible for coordinating the work of other employees. Work is performed independently or as a member of a team. Work is reviewed in progress or upon completion for accuracy and adherence to division engineering standards.
Work is performed in the office or in the field in varying weather conditions. Physical hazard from traffic, and construction equipment at the work site may be present.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE AT: engineering-technician-v-construction-surface-water-management | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)
Posted November 7, 2023
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