Director of Capital Programs
Washington State Department of Corrections 18 reviews - Tumwater, WA
Temporary, Contract

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This is an at-will position exempt from Civil Services Rules. The Department of Corrections (DOC) is seeking an experienced and visionary leader to serve as the Director of Capital Programs within the Administrative Services Division. This is your opportunity to join one of the most highly regarded correctional agencies in the county and be at the forefront of managing project and planning needs for the Department of Corrections. This position is located at the Headquarters office in Tumwater, Washington. To be considered for this opportunity in addition to applying, please attach a Letter of Interest (preferably no more than two (2) pages) describing how you meet the qualifications and why you are the ideal candidate. Agency Profile
The Department of Corrections is responsible for administering adult corrections programs operated by the State of Washington. This includes state correctional institutions and programs for offenders supervised in the community. The Department consists of the Office of the Secretary, Prisons Division, Offender Change Division, Community Corrections Division, Administrative Services Division, and Health Services Division. The Department employs over 7,600 staff and has a biennial budget of approximately $1.6 billion.

The Director of Capital Programs is expected to oversee and manage the programs assigned by performing dynamic and complex managerial work in providing statewide direction and guidance for strategic operations, facility planning, management, and coordination throughout the department. The Director has the overall responsibility of planning, designing, and construction by contracting with architects, engineers, and construction contractors. The program also provides professional services to facilities for other capital program requirements, including energy conservation, project financing, environmental response/compliance, sustainablility, leasing of offices, and capital budget development. As Director of Capital Programs, your responsiblities will include development and implementation of policies pertinent to the siting, planning, cost estimating, design, construction, and maintenance of correctional facilities located throughout the state. This job requires the exercise of complex technical, social, and political judgment in the execution of a biennial capital budget ranging in size from $70 million to $200 million. This position approves the design and construction contracts, negotiated settlements, project budgets and amendments, emergency expenditures and environmental decisions.

The most important things for a candidate to succeed in this position are initiative, strategic leadership, attention to detail, superior oral and written communication skills, the ability to work under pressure, and the ability to lead and motivate a team. At a minimum, candidates for this position must have: · Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Science, Public Administration, or closely related field from an accredited institution whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or a foreign equivalent. · A valid driver’s license. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: · High level of technical knowledge in fields of architecture, engineering, building systems, planning, design, energy, and construction technology, as well as contracting processes, in delivery of a wide variety and diversity of facilities. · Knowledge of state statutes affecting architecture, engineering, planning, energy, the environment, and public works construction contracting. · Knowledge of advanced principles of management including long-range, strategic, tactical and business planning, budget development, principles of economics, economic market analysis, financial decision-making and alternative financing structures, forecasting and trend analysis, policy analysis and formulation, legislative processes, state agency planning and logistics processes, integration of planning and facilities management, construction project planning, budgeting and budget execution, agency management, legislative testimony, applicable state statutes. · Understanding of state laws and administrative code pertaining to public works procurement, building codes, state financial management and personnel management. · Knowledge and understanding of and commitment to the ethical expectations of persons in positions entrusted with managing public funds. · Ability to evaluate the quality of work performed by design and construction professionals in both public and private sectors. · Effective decision making and the ability to make critical decisions affecting the capital construction program for state agencies. · Ability to testify to legislative committees comfortably and clearly. · Ability to facilitate consensus with high level agency managers. · Ability to evaluate the quality of work performed by design and construction professionals in both public and private sectors. · Excellent communication and representation skills. Ability to speak and write clearly using multiple styles of presentation to fit the audience. With the ability to communicate complex issues to a variety of groups and individuals, including client facilities, legislature, Office of Financial Management (OFM), private sector, legal, media, other professional engineers, and architects. The most competitive candidate will also have: · Master’s Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Science, Public Administration, or closely related field from an accredited institution whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or a foreign equivalent. · Seven (7) years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a business, financial, construction management, or criminal justice field. · Three (3) years or more of public works experience. · Demonstrated ability to develop and/or support innovative methods in managing construction for timely, cost effective, and quality projects. · Proven successful project management abilities in large construction projects. · Extensive leadership experience within a correctional setting. · Proven ability to provide operational knowledge of managing within a correctional environment. · Skills in mediating, negotiating, and resolving conflict. · Experience in leading departmental, cross-functional, and/or external teams related to capital programs and regulatory compliance. The ideal candidate will exemplify the qualities the Department seeks in all of its employees; those who are honest, have a strong work ethic, are dependable, achieve results through teamwork, and convey dignity and respect.

Supplemental Information:
'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.' For additional information about the Department of Corrections, please visit . Important Notes
This position will be required to travel statewide, please consider when applying. From July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013 a 3% temporary salary reduction is in effect for most state positions. The salary range noted in this recruitment announcement reflects this temporary reduction. For specific information see: Temporary Salary Reduction Info . · Please include a minimum of three (3) professional references with your application . The Department of Corrections defines a professional reference as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates. · All Department of Corrections employees are fingerprinted for a criminal history background check. · Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position. · Employees work with offenders in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply. · Tuberculosis is a priority health issue for Department of Corrections' employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing, and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results. The Department of Corrections is committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies: · Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace. · Work effectively with men and women of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. · Respectfully acknowledge people’s differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable. · Promote inclusiveness. · Be culturally sensitive and appropriate. · Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions. DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability. For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email or call us at (360) 725-8459 or hearing impaired may call TTY: Washington Relay Service 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388 .

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