King County Wastewater Treatment Division

King County is committed to recovering and reusing the products of the wastewater treatment process. Beneficially recycling the treated water and nutrient-rich biosolids, and recovering energy from waste gases increases the efficiency of our wastewater treatment plants, conserves resources, protects the environment and saves money.
We protect water quality and prevent water pollution by providing wastewater treatment to 17 cities and 17 local sewer utilities. Wastewater Treatment Division serves about 1.5 million people, including most urban areas of King County and parts of south Snohomish County and northeast Pierce County.


1 job(s) at King County Wastewater Treatment Division

King County, WA Seattle, Washington, United States
Jul 02, 2020
Full Time
Summary The Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) of King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks is looking for a high performing individual to be part of the Rates, Capital & Debt Team in the Finance Section. The Capital Finance and Portfolio Coordinator (Business and Finance Office IV) is responsible for managing key work products at the intersection of wastewater capital finance and project delivery. We are looking for a self-starter with strong financial skills, expertise in data analytics, and a keen attention to detail. WTD implemented a formal Portfolio Management (PfM) structure for its capital program to ensure that its wastewater capital investments align to organizational business strategies and are balanced within the constraints of financial and human resources. The PfM structure provides a framework for allocating resources in accordance with the organizational strategy, prioritizing capital projects, and balancing those projects within the resource constraints. The Capital Finance and Portfolio Coordinator (CFPC) plays a key role in this mission by managing multiple work products required to produce capital portfolio recommendations, status reports, planning forecasts, and budget scenarios. This position will require a comprehensive understanding of WTD's capital program cycles including budgeting, rate development, and capital project delivery. The incumbent must have the ability to apply this understanding to the analysis of capital project forecasts and budget scenario building. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and coordinating capital portfolio information for rate and capital budget development and conducting analysis required for portfolio management activities. This position reports directly to the Finance Section - Rates, Capital, and Debt Management Unit with Portfolio Management guidance from the Capital Portfolio Planning and Analysis Unit Manager. WHO MAY APPLY:This position is open to all qualified applicants. First consideration will be given to current Wastewater Treatment Division employees who are represented by Teamsters Local 117 and who are covered by the Professional & Technical and Administrative Support collective bargaining agreement or the Supervisors collective bargaining agreement in the Wastewater Treatment Division. People of all backgrounds are encouragedto apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans. WORK SCHEDULE:This career service position is not eligible for overtime compensation. The regular workweek is full-time 40 hours, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This position is atelework position . This position is expected to travel to various work locations as needed for collaboration and division support needs. Clean Water& Beyond Be part of the "Utility of the Future" King County's Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) is one of four divisions within the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks. WTD is committed to protecting and improving water quality by providing wastewater collection and treatment for local sewer agencies which we've been doing for over 50 years. We serve about 1.7 million people within a 424-square-mile service area, including most of King County and parts of south Snohomish County and northeast Pierce County. WTD'sregional system includes three large wastewater treatment plants (West Point in Seattle, South Plant in Renton, andBrightwaterinWoodinville), two smaller wastewater treatment plants (VashonIsland and City of Carnation), a community septic system, combined sewer overflow treatment facilities, regulator stations, pump stations, and over 391 miles of sewer pipelines. WTD employees plan, design, build, and operate treatment facilities. They also enforce regulations to reduce harmful waste from entering the system, and educate the public and businesses on ways to protect water quality. To WTD, success means clean water. It means honoring our legacy while keeping a promise to another generation that our beautiful environment will be there for them to enjoy. It also means being accountable toratepayersand operating a well-managed agency. VALUES: Safety : We protect ourselves and others before all other priorities. Safety is a virtue to be instilled in each of us. Innovation : We foster a creative environment where employees openly and enthusiastically search for new ways to improve our work. Spirit of Service : We reliably and equitably deliver exceptional products and services to our customers and communities all day, every day. Empowered Teams : We respect, trust, collaborate and communicate - openly embracing problems and conflict as opportunities to create solutions. Communications : We listen to and share with each other timely, accurate and clear information to ensure effective performance of our work. Cultivate Mastery : We provide opportunities to encourage each other to reach our highest level of performance within an inclusive, positive, fun work environment. Financial Accountability : We are responsible stewards of public dollars. To learn more about the Wastewater Treatment Division, click on the links below: Job Duties Lead development of the capital budget with the annual WTD rate process Integrate WTD financial planning and rate development with capital budget, resource availability, and spending plans into a strategic financial plan Develop and test capital spending scenarios for coordination with rate setting goals and Portfolio objectives Develop and maintain long term capital forecast projections based on portfolio inventory Develop, coordinate and report capital portfolio information to 1) inform decision making at the project-level; 2) conduct analysis required for portfolio management activities and the coordination of information among all tiers of portfolio governance. Serve as subject matter expert and advisor on appropriation tracking, reconciliation, and management; overhead management; program contingency management and supplemental budget strategies and submissions. Support capital portfolio dialog interface with Office of Performance, Strategy and Budget Monitor approved project changes and portfolio performance and make recommendations to management Conduct analysis on project changes and make recommendations on how to balance project changes Analyze and assess internal portfolio business processes make recommendations for improvement Disseminate information to and provide technical assistance to project and program managers on capital portfolio policies and procedures. Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills Education in Finance, Accounting, Business, Public Administration or related degree and/or combination of education and equivalent relevant experience Relevant experience in financial management and analysis Experience in development of complex capital budgets Experience with long range planning Relevant experience demonstrating familiarity with complex capital construction project delivery Knowledge of the principles and techniques of capital project management Familiarity with portfolio management principles, processes, and techniques Demonstrated ability to maintain harmonious relationships and effectively address complex and sensitive issues with different stakeholders Demonstrated attention to detail and proven ability to manage multiple projects in an organized, thorough and timely manner Demonstrated ability to proactively collaborate and problem solve with appropriate stakeholders Demonstrated ability to research, analyze and interpret financial information to resolve issues and make recommendations Skill in applying advanced analytic, statistical techniques, and quantitative analysis Skill in assessing the financial impact of alternative decisions Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; make presentations; draft policies; and respond to both internal and external customers Special Requirements: A current Washington Driver License (or ability to obtain one upon hire), or alternative ability to travel in a timely manner to various locations on short notice including to sites which may not be served by public transportation. Required Application Materials: King County application Cover letter detailing how your background prepares you to perform the duties of this position. Resume SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants meeting qualifications will be screened based upon the clarity, completeness, content, grammar and punctuation of their application materials. A selection process may also include written and/or computer exams, panel interview, references and final interviews. UNION MEMBERSHIP: This position is represented by Teamsters Local 117. NOTE: Salary reflects $1.00 per hour contribution to the Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust Fund. For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact: Rodney O.Dungo Human Resource Analyst King county and the Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) vales diverse perspectives and life experience and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, people with disabilities, and veterans. Closing Date/Time: 7/19/2020 11:59 PM Pacific