Washington State Parks is governed by a board of seven volunteer citizens appointed by the Governor. Commission members serve staggered six-year terms, setting public policy and guiding the agency. The Washington state park system includes more than 100 developed parks, recreation programs, trails, boating safety and winter recreation.
Our Mission The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission cares for Washington's most treasured lands, waters and historic places. State parks connect all Washingtonians to their diverse natural and cultural heritage and provide memorable recreational and educational experiences that enhance their lives.
Our Vision Washington's state parks will be cherished destinations with natural, cultural, recreational, artistic and interpretive experiences that all Washingtonians enjoy, appreciate and proudly support.
Washington State Parks employs more than 500 permanent staff and more than 350 seasonal and temporary staff throughout the state. The headquarters office is located in Tumwater, and region offices are located in Burlington, East Wenatchee and Tumwater.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is currently seeking a full-time permanent Construction Project Coordinator for the Eastern Region located in East Wenatchee, Washington
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If you have questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the manager listed in the "Supplemental Information" section of this publication.
State Parks cares for Washington's most treasured lands, waters, and historic places. Further, we connect Washington citizens to their diverse natural and cultural heritage and provide memorable recreational and educational experiences that enhance their lives.
This position is responsible for all facets of the Region Capital Program. This position aids in identifying, proposing, and implementing funded region capital projects. They will manage staff and consultants, oversight of programming, cost estimating, design, permitting, bidding, construction management, and project closeout of the region capital projects. The incumbent will also manage the Capital and Operating budgets for office materials and equipment, training, and capital program support of non-capital projects, as requested by region Operations.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Aids in the identification and proposal of region capital projects.
Responsible for all facets of the Region Capital Program, including managing region equipment, facilities, staff, and the oversight of programming, cost estimating, design, permitting, bidding, construction management, and project closeout. Holds subordinates accountable for supporting and advancing the agency's recreation and conservation mission, and producing work that respects and adheres to applicable laws and agency policies. Inspires employees to construct projects that enhance visitor experience, while minimizing ongoing operational/maintenance efforts, while proactively protecting natural and cultural resources. Coordinates with Parks Contracts and Procurement for bidding projects and processing contracts. Manages the selection and acquisition of consultants, including Requests for Qualifications Requests for Proposal, scopes of work and consultant fee negotiations.
Works with the Capital Program Manager, on all region projects, develops the OFM Capital Budget Request.
Assists in developing the team's work program and other performance measurements.
Administers and manages Public Works contracts, Architect/Engineering (A/E) Agreements, Personal Service Contracts, Emergency Contracts, and Interagency Agreements for specific projects as assigned.
Bachelor's degree, or higher, in architecture, engineering, construction management, or landscape architecture.
Six (6) years of relevant experience, such as, construction project management, program management, and/or budget management.
Experience supervising professional level staff.
A valid driver's license.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Ability to successfully manage and deliver multiple, concurrent capital projects, activities, and tasks on time, within scope, and within budget.
Demonstrated skill and ability to understand and meet stakeholders' needs within policy guidelines and in building collaborative team relationships.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Three (3) years experience managing Capital Projects.
Three (3) years experience with a construction company.
Three (3) years experience developing and preparing design and construction documents in the office of a licensed or registered architect or engineer.
Formal training in Project Portfolio Management.
Experience with Microsoft Project or other project management/construction management tracking software.
HOW TO APPLY: To ensure consideration, please complete the online job application and profile at www.careers.wa.gov. Use reference number 00579 when searching for the job announcement. You must attach or embed in your application the following:
Letter of Interest specifically addressing the qualifications listed in this announcement.
Current resume in chronological order.
Five professional references.
**All requested materials must be submitted. Incomplete or late application materials will not be accepted. Failure to follow application process may disqualify you from further consideration.**
The information provided in your application must support your selected answers in the application questions. Answers will be verified and documentation may be required. Responses not supported in your application will disqualify you for consideration of employment from this recruitment.
Diversity Policy Statement
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is committed to creating an equitable, hospitable, appreciative, safe, and inclusive park environment – one that embraces the full spectrum of all community members' contributions. The Commission makes this commitment because:
Diversity strengthens the workforce in competence and ability;
Celebrating diversity appreciates and values individual differences;
Diversity serves an increasingly heterogeneous society;
Diversity helps ensure the relevance of a state park system, its mission, properties, and programs to the people of this state today and in the future;
Diversity is crucial to our ability to serve all citizens.
The Commission encourages and supports staff efforts to reach out to people of all races, national origins, abilities, religions, sexual orientations, veteran status, ages, and genders who use the parks and who live in communities nearby parks. This outreach is to focus on engaging in partnerships that expand programs and services in a way that is meaningful and of value to all people. The Commission is dedicated to offering quality experiences to all visitors through a workforce and volunteer corps that reflects the diversity of Washington State.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the human resources office at (360) 902-8565. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.
Additional Salary Information: Salary Range is $69,240.00 - $90,888.00 Annually
Internal Number: 00579
About Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission cares for Washington's most treasured lands, waters, and historic places. State parks connect all Washingtonians to their diverse natural and cultural heritage and provide memorable recreational and educational experiences that enhance their lives.
Washington's state parks will be cherished destinations with natural, cultural, recreational, artistic, and interpretive experiences that all Washingtonians enjoy, appreciate, and proudly support.
The agency has adopted the following core values:
• Commitment to stewardship that transmits high quality park assets to future generations
• Dedication to outdoor recreation and public enjoyment that welcomes all our citizens to their public parks
• Excellence in all we do
• Involving the public in our policy development and decision making
•Support for one another as we translate our mission into reality