Project Manager

King County
Temporary $100,568 - $127,462 Per year WA 500 4th Ave #553, Seattle, WA 98104, United States Apply before 7/7/2024 11:59


King County Department of Human Resources, Career and Culture Division (DHR) is seeking a knowledgeable and collaborative Project Manager – Perform (Project/Program Manager 3). We are looking for a passionate resourceful human resource professional to partner with cross functional teams in the development of a system and plan to pilot and scale the NEOGOV Perform module for performance management as a workforce development tool.   This position will serve as the subject matter expert in the system, developing and deploying processes, trainings, change management strategies, communications, and resources.

The ideal candidates will thrive in an innovative, fast paced, team-oriented environment and will not hesitate to join us in the work, have fun, and get the job done. They will provide excellent service and continuously seek opportunities to improve and refine HR knowledge and delivery through an equity and social justice lens. This position reports to the Career and Deputy Director.

As the only county in the United States named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation’s history, King County is a vibrant international community with community that represent countries from around the world. It is a diverse region that cherishes the artistic and social traditions of many cultures.
Given our deep commitment to equity, racial and social justice, our department plays an important role in advancing and promoting the knowledge and skills to cultivate inclusion, belonging, and opportunity for all King County employees and the communities we serve.
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SCOPE OF JOB DUTIES – To be considered for this opportunity, candidates at a minimum will demonstrate skill and ability to:

  • Lead the design, implementation, and promotion of the centralized performance management program for employees, including people leaders in alignment with organizational goals and objectives.
  • Collaborate with partners to assess organizational needs, identify areas of improvement, and develop solutions. Provide guidance, support and resources to people leaders and employees during change, including training, coaching and communications to facilitate successful adoption.
  • Create metrics and processes to evaluate systems, tools and associated policies, to ensure data-driven approach to measure effectiveness; use data to recommend and implement solutions in support of achieving team and/or business initiatives.
  • Design a variety of resources ranging from online materials to internal standard operating procedures; tailoring existing processes to meet business specific needs.   Develop and document standard processes and procedures.
  • Identify and prioritize gaps and needs to meet business requirements, recommend solutions to increase alignment with established priorities and initiatives to ensure HR systems support of organizational strategic goals. 
  • Have strong experience and knowledge working with employee performance management systems and can cultivate an environment that supports the development of employees as a talent retention strategy. OR any combination of education and experience that clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the scope of the position. 
  • Can develop metrics and use innovative visual tools to display priorities and strategic initiatives in a clear and impactful manner.
  • Have strong customer service, organizational, analytical, time management, communication, and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well independently or as part of a team.
  • Can be a champion for Racial, Equity, & Social Justice and view and deliver their work through an equitable and inclusive lens. Are aware that systemic racism and bias are pervasive in society and how it effects our employees.
  • Can manage up and across the organization with leaders on sensitive issues and initiatives.
  • Understand how large organizations work, including how to get things done through formal and informal channels and the ability to navigate diverse perspectives.
  • Will persevere and adapt as required, while working in a multi-faceted and sometimes ambiguous environment.
  • Is tech savvy and comfortable working with data and using Human Resource software applications in your daily work. The county uses NEOGOV LEARN & PERFORM, PeopleSoft HCM, Tableau, Microsoft Office, and other software programs.
This opportunity is open to all applicants.  A King County Application is required. We highly encourage you to include a letter of interest and resume with your submission.
The duration of the assignment is anticipated to last through December 31, 2025. 
The duties for this position are performed via hybrid work environment as the work requires.  Employees must reside in Washington State and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.  

If you have any questions, please contact Robert James at, , or 206-263-9414.

Supplemental Information

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?  dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our , 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.

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