Project/Program Manager, Open Space and River Corridor Grant Program | King County Parks

Project/Program Manager, Open Space and River Corridor Grant Program
Seattle, WA
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King County Parks


The King County Parks and Recreation Division is accepting applications for a Project/Program Manager III position to lead the Open Space and River Corridor Grant Program.  King County is seeking a dynamic individual to lead the Open Space and River Corridor Grant Program funded by the King County Parks and Open Space Levy.  We're looking for team players who will collaborate with project stakeholders to enhance and steward the natural environment along river corridors in King County.  This position is part of the Community Investments Team which includes Youth Amateur Sports Grant (YASG), Community Partnership Grants (CPG) and four new Levy funded grants.
The Open Space and River Corridor Grant Program will provide up to $25 million in funding for a broad range of investments to incentivize projects that integrate multiple attributes inside river corridors such as flood hazard reduction, healthy habitat for fish and wildlife, and passive recreation. King County Parks seeks to positively impact our natural environment through collaborative projects and planning efforts in parts of the county where the greatest needs exist for flood protection, riparian restoration and passive recreation. Funds for this program are intended to reach areas within river corridors that have the greatest need with a priority placed on river corridors with threatened or endangered species and/or where improvements contribute to Puget Sound Orca recovery.

The Project/Program Manager III position will manage $25 million grant program. The PPM III will be responsible for the full life cycle of the grant program including community outreach, technical assistance, application intake, award decisions, contract development, contract monitoring, invoicing, and reporting. Facilitate a participatory grant-making process that involves an 19-member Advisory Committee appointed by King County Executive. Manage a portfolio of grant agreements and service contracts focused on park and riparian restoration, and passive recreation opportunities along our river corridors in King County.  This position works with a variety of organizations including cities, tribes, districts (port, conservation, flood) as well as non-profit groups and grass-roots coalitions that are tapping into their community's strengths and assets.   This is a term limited temporary position that is funded through the voter-approved King County Parks levy.

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We welcome applications from people who will help us consistently demonstrate the values of enhancing and stewarding our natural environment as well as honoring the historical and cultural aspects of open spaces and rivers throughout King County.   Individuals interested in joining our team must be committed to racial, social and economic equity for ALL people in King County.

To learn about the King County Equity and Social Justice Strategic Plan, click here.