Strategic Development Analyst

21 Days Ago King County Seattle, Washington, United States

Strategic Development Analyst

King County

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Job Type : Full-time
Zipcode : 98104
Spoken English Required : Conversational
Written English Required : Average
Spoken Spanish Required : Minimal
Written Spanish Required : Minimal
Posted : 2023-03-10
Minimum Education : None
Career Level : Experienced (Non-Manager)
Travel Required : Not required

King County Road Services Division – Director’s Office, has an excellent opportunity for you to be part of local government! We are looking for dynamic Strategic Analysts to fill two Career Service positions and one Term-Limited Temporary position, details are described below. These positions will utilize their highly specialized knowledge and professional technical expertise in various areas to manage and complete significant division projects. These are exciting opportunities to contribute the ongoing growth and infrastructure of King County and make a difference in our community.

Applicants may indicate interest in one or more of these three positions. The successful candidate(s) will be matched with the position that best corresponds to their expertise and interests. 

Position #1: Strategic Development Analyst - Sustainable Funding (Career Service)

Securing new sustainable funding for the ongoing maintenance and improvement of the county road system is a top priority for the Road Services Division. The successful candidate will work closely with the Roads leadership team to develop and implement a sustainable funding strategy in coordination with our regional partners and unincorporated King County communities. They will also collaborate with the division’s communication team to develop and execute a robust community engagement effort to support strategic planning and sustainable funding efforts. There will be additional opportunities to lead or support other high-priority projects for the Roads Director’s office. These may include strategic fleet vehicle and equipment planning; workforce planning and development; and efforts to support the division’s hybrid in-person/remote workplace model.

Position #2: Strategic Development Analyst – Roads Engineering (Career Service)

This position will assist the County Road Engineer (CRE), the chief engineering official responsible for King County roads, with research, analysis of data trends, and oversight of road safety studies -- including developing and managing consultant contracts. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with the CRE and a wide range of other dedicated professionals to research and evaluate emerging technologies in road construction, design, and maintenance. In addition, this position will be critical in moving the agency forward in developing equitable infrastructure investment strategies, consistent with King County’s Equity and Social Justice goals. There will be additional opportunities to lead or support other high-priority projects for the CRE and Roads Director’s office, such as developing strategic asset management plans for roadway infrastructure. The successful candidate will have education or experience working with transportation technical concepts and data, but will not be required to have a professional engineer license.

Position #3: Strategic Development Analyst – Facilities Planning (3-year Term-Limited Temporary Position)

The Road Services Division owns a large maintenance headquarters campus in Renton, five regional maintenance shops, and numerous satellite maintenance sites and properties located throughout the unincorporated area of King County. These facilities are critical to support the division’s mission, but many are between 40 and 60 years old, with a few dating back to the early 1900s. The location and functionality of these facilities are critical for emergency response and efficient ongoing operations. Some of these aging facilities and campuses have issues that compromise the ability to provide services efficiently and effectively. The individual in this position will lead a facilities planning effort, working with division leadership and staff, facility tenants, and the King County Facilities Management Division to prepare a comprehensive strategic facilities plan, campus plans and site-scale plans, to guide current and future investments across Roads’ portfolio of properties. The successful candidate will possess an entrepreneurial mindset and have the ability to operate at multiple scales in order to plan for the highest and best use of individual buildings, properties, and campuses in support of agency functions and goals. This position will also develop and manage a consultant contract associated with the project and provide ongoing guidance and oversight to the consultant team.

Scope of Job Duties/May vary by position: To be considered for this opportunity, you must at a minimum, demonstrate knowledge, skill and ability to:

  • Serve as expert in area of specialization, using unique skills and experience to perform high level project work.  Act as special advisor and consultant to management, county officials and others in areas of expertise.
  • Direct and lead strategic planning for complex projects, ensuring work complies with all relevant laws and regulations.  Develop objectives, timeframes, deliverables and project success assessment criteria.  Report on project status, goals, budget, schedule and other issues.
  • Represent the County at interagency/executive committees and task forces and to the public, providing information and advice regarding project issues.  Solicit input and present County’s point of view with the goal of obtaining acceptance of project’s objectives.  Resolve politically sensitive issues associated with the project.
  • Identify revenue sources and prepare forecasts including risk assessments.  Utilize existing revenue forecasts and identify potential changes in economic circumstances, under-collection and implementation issues.
  • Analyze legal, technical, financial, political and other issues pertaining to assigned projects and develop and draft recommendations and/or legislation based on issues analysis and internal/external customer or community input.
  • Work with policy, budget/finance, operational managers and other subject matter experts to generate prioritized, actionable strategies and plans.
  • Facilitate and assist in implementing Lean continuous improvement practices, such as process improvements related to delivery of the division’s programs and services.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

We are looking for candidates who have:


  • Advanced knowledge and skill in managing highly visible and politically sensitive projects; skill in organizing, planning and execution and preparing detailed and appropriate documentation
  • Advanced skill in effectively communicating orally and in writing, including making formal presentations to groups and committees, influencing decision-makers in a political environment, and working with the media and the public
  • Skill in gathering, analyzing and synthesizing data; skill in effective report writing; and skill in effectively presenting technical or financial and narrative information to a variety of audiences
  • Advanced knowledge of strategic planning principles and practices; advanced analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Strong knowledge of and experience in one or more of the following areas of expertise related to the specific position(s) of interest: public infrastructure funding; transportation engineering or planning; or building, facilities and campus planning.
  • Ability to design and facilitate engaging meetings and work sessions, with participants that reflect diverse interests, skills and knowledge, in support of strategic initiatives.
  • Skill in developing contracts, interagency agreements, and/or legislation to support project objectives.
  • Skill in handling multiple competing priorities
  • Are culturally aware and comfortable having complex and challenging discussions about race and diversity in the workplace and are dedicated to building bridges.
  • Are skilled and comfortable using technology, including, office productivity suite (The county uses Microsoft Office).


Necessary Requirements

  • Valid Washington Driver's License


Desirable Requirements

  • Skill in using Microsoft Power BI software
  • Experience developing performance metrics for projects and programs
  • Geographic Information System mapping and analysis
Job Location
Seattle, Washington, United States
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