Apprenticeship And Pathways Project/program Manager Iii

King County
Apprenticeship, Temporary 40-per week $48 - $61 Per hour WA 9000 Olson Pl SW, Seattle, WA 98106, United States Apply before 5/16/2024 11:59
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Overview

**This position is open to current King County employees and will be filled as a Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or a Special Duty Assignment (SDA) **
Metro Transit’s Employee Services department seeks a dynamic Apprenticeship and Pathways Project/Program Manager III to develop and manage projects in Metro Transit’s Organizational Health and Development (OHD) section. You will bring creativity, a passion for employee development, and a proven track record in supporting projects to completion. You will report to the Apprenticeships and Pathways Project Program Manager IV.
 
You will work in partnership with the team to build and manage apprenticeship and pathways programs to meet the needs of a growing and changing organization. In partnership with our current workforce, we are creating programs that enable employees to grow their careers at Metro and that provide more pathways into the organization.
 
Metro is committed to providing transportation services that connect all people and all communities of King County, focus on the equitable distribution of our service and the equitable application of our work (inside and outside the agency), and combat climate change by doing our work in a sustainable manner. Metro Transit is King County’s largest Department, employing over 5,000 people who primarily work in the field of transit operations, vehicle maintenance, transit facilities operations, and marine.

Job Duties

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 an Apprenticeship and Pathways Project/Program Manager you will:

  • Support apprenticeship and pathways program implementation, management and coordination across divisions with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Organize people and activities to accomplish strategic work plans and deliverables within established timelines.
  • Develop pro-equity, innovative, people-centered work plans, charters, and project documents as a collaborator and team assuring effective operations, communications, partnerships, reporting, and continuous improvements.
  • Partner with and facilitate groups of employees, labor unions, and County management to implement and manage Metro’s apprenticeship and pathways programs.
  • Work with organizational and Division decision-making structures to identify and accomplish tasks and successfully implement projects.
  • Identify and strengthen career pathways with a focus on underserved communities or with non-traditional employment histories to obtain employment or career advancement opportunities within Metro.
  • Manage project schedules, issues, risks, quality, and project deliverables.
  • Support the sponsor and members of leadership to ensure tasks are completed, timelines met, and deliverables achieved.
  • Develop and provide program reports, updates, and presentations to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Engage in evaluation and continual improvement of program activities; may organize focus groups, listening sessions, surveys, and other tactics, using the learnings to adjust and refine program approach.
  • Develop key data metrics, analysis, and reporting on project progress. May lead, mentor, and assign work to other team members.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

We'd love to hear from King County employees with: 

  • Three years' experience in taking projects from concept through completion, that engage employees or the community.
  • Demonstrated ability to build effective relationships, with a variety of audiences including leadership teams, organized labor unions, and employees engaging with principles of engagement and equity and social justice.
  • Advanced skills in goal setting with the ability to organize people and activities to accomplish work plans and deliverables within established timelines.
  • Strong customer service, organizational, analytical, time management, communication, and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well independently or as part of a team.
  • Comfort and flexibility in navigating a complex hierarchy while managing multiple competing priorities, projects, and customer relationships.
  • Engaging facilitation skills applied to technical meetings with multidisciplinary staff and leading groups to accomplish specific tasks.
  • Ability to manage highly visible and politically sensitive projects and tasks. 
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office software including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and SharePoint.

 Ideal qualifications would include:  
  • One year of demonstrated experience developing, managing, and/or implementing programs that support workforce and employee development.
  • Knowledge and experience working for a transportation department, or a similar large, complex, highly unionized work environment.
  • Experience in managing people-focused projects, training, or people development projects, such as on-the-job learning, apprenticeship, technical training, and other programs.
  • Demonstrated understanding of key concepts in equity and social justice education around topics of race & other social identities, and a leader’s role in creating equitable and inclusive work environments.
  • Skill in data gathering, analysis, and developing data tools for various audiences.

  Highly competitive candidates will also have: 
  • Knowledge of King County Metro Transit policies and procedures.
  • Ability to comfortably work in a high volume, multi-focused, and fast-paced environment, following established processes.
  • Practical contact with entities (such as labor, management, and training providers) related to workforce and employee development.

Supplemental Information

This position will be filled as a Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Special Duty Assignment (SDA) position with a projectedend date of one year, with the possibility of being extended.  
 
Who May Apply 
This recruitment is open ONLY to current King County employees who are in a Career Service position and have passed their initial probationary period to qualify as an SDA; OR all King County employees are also welcome to apply as a TLT position. 
 
The recruitment for this position will remain open until May 16, 2024, 11:59 p.m. Pacific. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in an interview.
 
 Required Application Materials
 

  1. An Online employment application, completed at www.kingcounty.gov/jobs.The employment history should go back at least seven years if you have seven years of employment, or more to include all relevant experience. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. All relevant experience must be included in the application. 
  2. A Cover letter no longer than two pages that addresses in detail your knowledge, experience, and/or interest in managing programs that support employees along with your experience creating inclusive environments where participants from different backgrounds, identities, life experiences, abilities, organizational levels, are welcomed and can thrive.
  3. Responses to Supplemental Questions.

NOTE: Applications that do not include the required materials may be considered incomplete and will not be considered.
  
For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact: Nico Megevand, Sr. HR Analyst, at nmegevand@KingCounty.gov.
 
Job Type: This is a Special Duty Assignment (SDA) / Temporary Limited Term (TLT) type of position.
 
Work Schedule
This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and is not eligible for overtime pay. Work schedule is normally Monday through Friday, 40-hour work week. Variations may be required depending on the needs of the work.
 
Work Location
The incumbent will have a hybrid work schedule and may work remotely and onsite. The primary onsite location is King Street Center, 201 S. Jackson, Seattle, Washington 98104.
 
Teleworking Requirement
The work associated with this position is currently being performed in a hybrid fashion including teleworking, complemented with onsite work and meetings as needed. Frequency of onsite work will vary based on business and operational needs. Employees must reside in Washington State and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.
 
King County has a robust collection of to support working remotely. The individual selected for this opportunity will join an innovative and progressive team that is redefining how we work as we transition to the department’s hybrid environment. 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.
 
Union Membership
This position is not represented by a union.
 
Teleworking Requirement
The work associated with this position is currently being performed in a hybrid fashion including teleworking, complemented with onsite work and meetings as needed. Frequency of onsite work will vary based on business and operational needs. Employees must reside in Washington State and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.
 
King County has a robust collection of to support working remotely. The individual selected for this opportunity will join an innovative and progressive team that is redefining how we work as we transition to the department's hybrid environment. 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.
 
Union Membership
This position is not represented by a union.

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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.

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