Project Program Manager II
King County 4.235 reviews - Seattle, WA
Full-time, Contract

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DPD (previously the Office of Public Defense) is a new department within King County. Under an interim structure recently approved by the Metropolitan King County Council, DPD has four divisions, each with its own staff of public defenders, investigators, social workers and paralegals. The county also has a panel of assigned counsel, attorneys who provide legal work for the County on a contractual basis.The department’s attorneys are highly skilled and dedicated and are committed to ensuring quality legal representation and advocacy for anyone facing a criminal charge, in keeping with both the U.S. Constitution and the state Constitution. DPD staff also tries to help clients address the underlying issues that brought them into the criminal justice system by placing them in drug treatment programs, mental health programs, or other alternatives to incarceration. The department strives to connect clients to a holistic suite of services – from housing to job training – so as to break the cycles that can lead to arrest. Anyone facing a criminal charge, civil commitment, or a dependency proceeding - and who is found to be income-eligible - is entitled to a public defender, as are children facing contempt of court in truancy proceedings. The Project/Program Manager will be working in the administrative Division of DPD. He/she will be responsible for assisting with budget development and performing analysis to support budget recommendations for less complex projects or programs; performing moderately complex analytical and research work; gathering and analyzing data; developing and managing database; writing reports or issuing papers summarizing analysis or research; other responsibilities may also include entry-level project and program management duties. The position will report to the Finance and Administrative Services Manager.
WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to all Department of Public Defense employees.
WHERE TO APPLY: Interested individuals should submit an online King County application and respond to the supplemental questions.
WORK SCHEDULE: This position is covered by the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and is overtime eligible. The work week is normally 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
WORK LOCATION: This position is located at: 401 Fifth Avenue, Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98104
RECRUITER: Terry Howard email:

Job Duties:

· Monitor scope, schedule and budget of contract and report results.
· Perform data analysis independently or as assigned.
· Assist with budget development by developing a budget component for a less complex project or program.
· Perform analysis to support budget recommendations.
· Monitor financial indicators on behalf of program.
· Produce monthly/quarterly work program or budget reports.
· Write reports or issue papers summarizing analysis or research.
· Gather and analyze data.
· Develop and manage database.
· Draft external correspondence for supervisor or management
· Coordinate review/comment process for program or project.
· Respond to inquiries related to program or project.
· Serve as the public information or public involvement specialist for the program.
· Develop program recommendations.
· Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills:

1. Knowledge of research methods.
2. Knowledge of other relevant agencies and systems.
3. Knowledge of negotiation principles
4. Knowledge of project cost accounting principles.
5. Knowledge of project management principles.
6. Q uantitative skills.
7. Written and oral communications skills.
8. Analytical and problem-solving skills.
9. Budget development and monitoring skills.
10. Skills in gathering, manipulating and using data utilizing a computer and other tools.
11. Skill in working effectively as a team member to coordinate accomplishment of specific tasks.

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