Full-Time Program Manager-Workforce Development – $65K-$145K – PROGR002208
Salary range is $65k to $145k, with a midpoint of $105k. New hires typically receive between minimum and midpoint, however, we may go slightly higher based on experience, internal equity and market.
Under general direction by the Director of Labor Compliance, the Workforce Development Initiative Program Manager manages Workforce Development Initiatives (WDIs) for the Agency; manages the creation and implementation of the strategic priorities of the WDIs; manages the creation, implementation and accounting of the annual budget for the WDIs; reports on initiative outcomes to a wide audience of internal and external stakeholders; works with internal and external partners to prepare and issue Requests for Proposal (or similar documents) as well as contracts for services.
The following duties are a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
• Plan, budget, manage and oversee a collection of Workforce Development Initiatives geared towards the outreach, training, hiring, and retention of under-represented workers in the construction industry.
• Works with department leadership in developing and implement department and agency strategic priorities and desired outcomes for the workforce development initiatives.
• Works with department leadership in developing a WDI program budget, track spending and report on outcomes.
• Monitor and administer the Sound Transit RAPID Pre-Apprenticeship support training funds.
• Develop and implement Requests For Proposals for solicitation of WDI & RAPID program funds.
• Write agreements and contracts between initiative partners.
• Establish and maintain strong working relationships with strategic partners.
• Develop and conduct outreach and education to other public agencies to gain interest and buy-in to implementing WDIs.
• Develop and manage multiple inter-local agreements and/or contracts with partner agencies.
• Address a variety of complex intergovernmental/labor relations issues, interacting with a diverse group of individuals.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• Champions and models Sound Transit’s core values and demonstrates values-based behaviors in everyday interactions across the agency.
• Contributes to a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion in alignment with Sound Transit’s Equity & Inclusion Policy.
• It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.
• It is the responsibility of all employees to integrate sustainability into everyday business practices.
• Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in human resources, legal, public administration, business administration, or closely related field and four years of professional level experience (directly related to the assignment) which includes responsibility for dealing with workforce development, construction training programs, labor unions, labor relations, labor agreements and enforcing compliance; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Knowledge and Skills:
• Knowledgeable in the construction industry, construction apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs.
• Experience in labor relations and/or intergovernmental relations.
• Knowledgeable and practical experience using project management principles, methodologies and processes, skill in organizing, planning, and executing multiple initiatives.
• Knowledgeable of government operations.
• Knowledgeable and demonstrated experience in creating and budgeting principles.
• Public contracting experience.
• Experience working collaboratively with community based organizations, construction union representatives and public agency staff.
• Understanding of Project Labor Agreements and/or Community Workforce Agreements.
• Ability to represent Sound Transit and it’s Office of Labor Relations to internal and external customers, stakeholders, and executives.
• Passionate about removing obstacles/challenges facing workers.
• Strong communication, interpersonal, report writing and customer service skills.
• Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative. Make day to day decisions regarding tasks, assignments, and conflicts.
• Commitment and passion for equity and social justice.
• Ability to quickly learn new information, follows directions, execute assignments on time, maintain a positive attitude, and be a collaborative team member.
• Ability to perform research, analyze and solve problems.
• Proficiency using MS Office in your daily work.
• Ability to manage your time and adapt to changing priorities, work on multiple priorities and projects simultaneously, meet quick deadlines, and produce timely and quality work products.
• Ability to uphold Sound Transit’s values.
• Ability to maintain productivity and work in a remote work environment.
Desired Knowledge and Skills:
• Experience in labor relations in the construction industry.
• Experience in a government agency.
• Advanced specialized knowledge of construction trade agreements.
• Knowledge of apprenticeship programs.
• Knowledgeable in construction trade labor union structures and hiring practices and/or is a Trades apprenticeship graduate.
• Experience with SharePoint, MS Teams and other collaborative online tools.
Physical Demands / Work Environment:
• Work is performed in an office and/or remote office environment.
• Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds. May occasionally be exposed to dangerous machinery, extreme weather, physical harm, hazardous chemicals, infectious disease, and extreme noise during monitoring and oversight visits to active construction sites.
• The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.
Sound Transit is an equal employment opportunity employer. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment action 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.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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