King County's Department of Local Services is seeking candidates for the Road Services Division Director position. The most competitive applicants will bring seasoned experience in delivering excellence in public service, a reputation for strategic leadership, a proven commitment to equity and social justice and authentic, engaging people skills.ABOUT KING COUNTYAs the only county in the United States named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant community with residents who represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the artistic and social traditions of many cultures. King County is changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. The County continues to build on an enduring legacy of shared values of equity and social justice, employee engagement, innovative thinking, and continuous improvement. King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda aimed at advancing regional change and is developing the systems and standards necessary to achieve better outcomes for all of our residents, regardless of their race or income. All of these qualities make King County one of the nation's best places to live, work, and play. King County provides a generous employee benefits package, including comprehensive health benefits, paid parental leave, and time to volunteer. For details, see: https://www.kingcounty.gov/audience/employees/careers/why-work-here.aspxABOUT THE POSITIONKing County is home to some of the most beautiful areas in the world. Getting to some of those sites is possible thanks to the King County Road Services Division which designs, builds, operates and maintains the roads and bridges in unincorporated King County.Reporting to the Director of the Department of Local Services, this position leads the day-to-day functions of the Roads Division. Working closely with County leadership and interacting regularly with agency staff, county stakeholders, elected officials, inter-jurisdictional partners, and members of the communities we serve, this person will:
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, SkillsKey duties and responsibilities include:
We are very interested in candidates who have:
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ABOUT THE DIVISIONUnincorporated King County is home to roughly a quarter million people. Collectively, these communities would be the second-largest city in the state. Millions more use the roads to access jobs and recreational activities in urban and rural King County. The Roads Services Division is committed to ensuring the county's road system is safe and efficient for all uses and modes of travel.The division is faced with a long-term structural funding problem, yet is responsible for 1,500 miles of roads and 182 bridges, 5.7 million feet of drainage ditches, over 44,000 traffic control signs, 78 traffic signals, and 50 traffic cameras in unincorporated King County. The Division is part of the Department of Local Services, which also includes a Director's Office and the Permitting Division. Together, this department provides a single executive point of accountability for delivery of local services to all of the unincorporated areas. The Roads Services Division works most closely with the US Department of Transportation, the Washington State Department of Transportation, King County's Department of Natural Resources, Metro Transit, and the Permitting Division to meet its objectives. To learn more about the Road Services Division, visit:https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/local-services/roads.aspxhttps://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/local-services.aspxhttps://www.instagram.com/kingcountylocalservices/https://kingcountylocalblog.com/https://www.facebook.com/kingcountylocalservices/Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers. Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play. Guided by our True North, we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer.No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities 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. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.