Full-Time Economic Alliance Program Manager
|The King County Department of Local Services (DLS) Director’s Office is hiring unincorporated King County (UKC) Economic Alliance Program Manager. The Program Manager will support economic recovery for businesses and individuals in unincorporated King County impacted by COVID-19. Unincorporated King County includes, amongst others, the urban communities of White Center, Skyway, East Federal Way, Fairwood, and E. Renton and the rural communities of Vashon, Fall City, Snoqualmie Valley, Maple Valley, and SE King County. This position will coordinate and support the UKC Economic Alliance Program.|
This position is a Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Special Duty Assignment (SDA) and is expected to last up to one year and possibly three years subject to continued appropriation of funding by the King County Council.
The King County Council appropriated $5.25 million in funding from the 2021 Federal American Rescue Plan Act to the King County Department of Local Services (Local Services) to support an economic alliance in unincorporated King County (UKC) to assist the region’s recovery from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
The UKC Economic Alliance Program is anticipated to run for three years, from 2022 to 2024, subject to continued appropriation of funding by the King County Council. The program will be comprised of four components and is intended to support only COVID-impacted individuals and businesses in UKC.
Our ideal candidate will establish collaborative relationships with our economic development partners and will build effective public/private partnerships, trust, and credibility throughout the business and development community. The program manager will develop, convene, and support the UKC Economic Alliance (which will be comprised of community-based economic development organizations and chambers of commerce), implement the small business grant program, and work with contracted organizations to ensure that all program beneficiaries meet Federal COVID-recovery eligibility requirements. The Program Manager will work closely with the Alliance, contracted organizations, and colleagues in DLS to ensure coordination and collaboration to promote economic recovery across UKC in compliance with federal funding requirements.
Individuals interested in joining our team must be committed to racial, social, and economic equality for ALL people in King County. We welcome applications from people who will help us consistently demonstrate the values of equity, respect, and partnership.
|To be considered for this opportunity, you must at a minimum, demonstrate knowledge, skill and ability to:|
Applying equity and social justice principles 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.
How to Apply
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|Those applicants who pass the initial screening will be invited to interview the week of February 7, 2022. If you are selected as a finalist you will be asked to come back the week of February 14, 2022 for a second interview. WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to all qualified applicants. If you are a King County employee in a Career Service position, you may be eligible for Special Duty assignment. The Department of Local Services values diverse perspectives and life experiences and encourages people of all backgrounds to apply. WORK SCHEDULE: This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and is not overtime-eligible. The position is paid on a bi-weekly schedule, every other Thursday, comprising a 40-hour work week. The position may be required to work extended and/or flex scheduled work hours to respond to service needs. FORMS AND MATERIALS: An online employment application, resume, and cover letter (no more than 2 pages) summarizing how you meet the experience, qualifications, knowledge and skills for the position. SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants will be screened for clarity, completeness, and competitiveness. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more interviews. Interviews will be conducted via Teams. Reference checks and file reviews will be conducted. UNION MEMBERSHIP: Non - Represented Teleworking Requirement: The work associated with this position will be performed by teleworking, field work, onsite work and meetings as needed. 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. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required, including the wearing of masks in some situations. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint. 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. Are you ready to APPLY? The recruitment for this position is open to all applicants. A completed King County Application is required. We highly recommend that you also provide a cover letter and resume. For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact: Sonali Sharma Human Resources Analyst 206-477-7282 email@example.com ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT King County is the local service provider for the roughly quarter-million people who live in the unincorporated areas of the county. Taken together, the population in unincorporated King County would be the second-largest city in the state. The Department of Local Services includes a Director's Office and the Road Services and Permitting Divisions. The Director’s Office includes a robust Community Service Area group focused on identifying and responding to the needs of urban and rural unincorporated King County residents and businesses. The department provides a single executive point of accountability for delivery of local services to all of the unincorporated areas. Forbes recently 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. Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter. As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to: • submit proof of vaccination or • have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation. People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Executive Branch includes employees in the Executive branch, the Assessor’s Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff’s Office, and the Executive Office 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. To Apply If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. 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