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13 Dec 2023

Full-Time Program Manager I – Building Safety

Clark County Human Resources – Posted by Clark County Human Resources Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

Job Summary

Program Manager I positions manage and coordinate programs of limited impact to major programs and/or department divisions/sections or units involving one or more of the following:

Operations analysis, budgeting, management and organization, work flow and staffing, systems development, program planning and evaluation, policy and procedure development, departmental administration or personnel operations.

Incumbents plan, develop and implement strategies and programs to accomplish goals, priorities and objectives including: managing and coordinating department resources; developing, interpreting, monitoring, adjusting and implementing policies and procedures; managing daily operations; and serving as a technical and administrative advisor. Program Manager I incumbents establishes precedent for the work of the program of the assigned County department. Specific duties vary based on department of assignment and range of responsibilities.

The Weatherization Program is complete grant funded and heavily regulated. The candidate will need to be proficient in the ability to manage multiple grants, maintain compliance with federal and state regulations, as well as compliance audits




Program Manager I is the first level of the Program Manager classification series. It is distinguished from the Program Coordinator II by exercising considerable independence in decision making on complex and significant issues. Program Manager I decisions may impact funding choices and spending, hiring and distribution of work, and may involve others external to the County.


Program Manager I classification is distinguished from Program Manager II by having less complexity, scope, and overall organizational impact. Sensitivity to community awareness and handling political environment tactfully is a function of all Program Manager positions, and the extent of the responsibility is based on the depth and breadth of the position.


Education and Experience: Program Manager I positions typically require a job related Bachelor’s degree or Master’s Degree; and/or a combination of experience and specialized training which includes a minimum of four (4) years experience within the assigned area.


Knowledge of: The principles and practices of public sector organization and program operations; project management, including planning, scheduling, monitoring, and problem solving; methods and procedures of budget development and justification; application and interpretation of County, state and federal laws and regulations relevant to the program area; analysis and evaluation of policies, procedures, public information, and service delivery issues; local and state lawmaking processes; research methods and techniques; trends and practices within the specialized area; and personal computer applications and usage.


Ability to: Effectively plan, direct, and delegate program components; assign, supervise and evaluate the work of subordinates; delegate responsibility and authority to carry out policy directives of the governing authority in an effective and timely manner; write clear and concise reports, memoranda, and letters; analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and formulate recommendations; utilize various PC applications at an advanced level; interpret and explain policies, procedures, laws, and regulations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, other governmental jurisdictions, contractors, and other County staff.


Other Special Requirements: Some positions require a valid driver’s license and a successful criminal background check as required by law.




If you wish to upload a resume or other documents: Resumes and documents must be attached together in the ‘Resume Upload’ section of the application.  Multiple files are allowed, but all applicant attachments must be uploaded simultaneously, as there is no way to edit or append uploaded materials after submitting the application.


Application Review (Pass/Fail) – An online application is required.  Attaching a resume does not substitute for a completed application; incomplete applications will not pass the application review. Candidates deemed most qualified will be invited to participate in the remainder of the selection process.


Practical Exam (Pass/Fail) – This recruitment may require a practical exam which will be job related and may include, but not be limited to, the qualifications outlined in the job announcement. Candidates deemed most qualified will be invited to participate in the remainder of the selection process.


Oral Interview – The interview will be job related and may include, but not be limited to, the qualifications outlined in the job announcement.  Top candidate(s) will continue in the process.


Employment References will be conducted for the final candidates and may include verification of education.


It is the general policy of the County that new employees should be hired at the lower steps of the applicable range and advance through the range at the normal progression.


Position will remain open until filled.



Examples of Duties


  • Plans, develops and implements strategies and programs to accomplish department goals, priorities and objectives.
  • Supervise staff; prioritizes, assigns and monitors work; evaluates performance; initiates and implements decisions regarding employee selection and discipline; ensures resources are available for department operations and provides staff training and cross-training.
  • Coordinates department resources; developing, interpreting, monitoring, adjusting and implementing policies and procedures; managing daily operations; and serving as administrative adviser to department head and/or elected official.
  • Represents the department at various events such as: meetings, hearings, training, and bid openings; and ensures that department goals, views and positions are presented.
  • Confers with elected officials, department heads, local and state officials; coordinate activities with community groups; explains and promotes programs to the general public and population served.
  • Evaluates department program(s); analyzes overall work load; ensures that activities are goal directed by prioritizing work assignments and adjusting resource allocation; and determines the need for additional resources or contract services.
  • Prepares and administers operating and capital improvement budgets; estimates revenue and approves expenditures; researches additional funding sources; and writes grant proposals.
  • Direct, coordinate and review the program work plan: meet with staff to identify and resolve problems; assign work activities and projects; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
  • Participates in community outreach efforts and activities as a community partner/agent of the County as applicable to the department assigned.
  • Performs other related duties as required.



Salary Grade




Salary Range

$6,577.00 – $9,207.00- per month

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How to Apply

For complete job announcement, application requirements, and to apply on-line (applications on external sites are not monitored), please visit our website at: https://www.clark.wa.gov/human-resources/explore-careers-clark-county

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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