The King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks (DNRP) is currently seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Deputy Department Director.
This position is open until filled; first consideration will be given to those completed application packets that are received by 4/15/20.
This position is responsible for leading land conservation, energy, climate, and local food programs along with helping to direct department policy and executive and council relations. The deputy assists the department director in business operations and capital project delivery to ensure efficient, effective, and accountable service delivery.
If you are looking for an opportunity to work with dedicated employees, who are committed to stewarding our valuable resources, passionate about serving the public, and working to continually improve our community with an entrepreneurial spirit apply here: https://bit.ly/KC_DNRP_DepDeptDir
The ideal candidate will be a results-oriented and dynamic leader who will lead a diverse business organization with a commitment to excellence. Additionally, the Deputy Director will embrace innovation, problem solving and promote and incorporate Equity and Social Justice in the services provided by the department. This position requires strong interpersonal skills for interacting with government agencies, community organizations, residents and businesses and will have key interactions with the department leadership team, King County Executive, and King County Council, as well as stakeholders such as cities, elected officials, and partnering organizations.
About King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks
The King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks works in support of sustainable and livable communities and a clean and healthy natural environment. Our mission is to foster environmental stewardship and strengthen communities by providing regional parks, protecting the region's water, air, land and natural habitats, and reducing, safely disposing of and creating resources from wastewater and solid waste.
DNRP accomplishes its work through the Director's Office and its four divisions: Parks and Recreation, Solid Waste, Wastewater, and Water and Land Resources. The Department also provides leadership for the County's energy conservation, climate change, and clean water/healthy habitat initiatives in coordination with other departments and the Executive's Office.
King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) is a progressive, nationally recognized wastewater treatment utility serving a major urban and suburban area of 1.6 million. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, WTD provides wastewater conveyance and treatment services to 32 local governments in western King and south Snohomish counties through long-term service agreements. The individual local govern...ments operate the local sewage collection systems that provide sewer service directly to residences and businesses, while WTD provides the major interceptors and treatment plants for the region. WTD employs approximately 600 people and has a current operating budget of $85 million. WTD is also engaged in a $1.7 billion capital improvement program intended to protect water quality and accommodate the substantial growth projected for the greater Seattle area over the next thirty years.
WTD is part of King County’s Department of Natural Resources and Parks, which also manages much of the region’s solid waste through its Solid Waste Division, and regional parks through its Parks Division. The department also undertakes and manages a variety of surface water services and water quality activities through its Water and Land Resources Division. More information can be found at: http://dnr.metrokc.gov/
King County, one of the largest counties in the U. S., is governed by a directly elected executive and a thirteen member legislative body, elected by districts. It engages in a broad range of governmental functions and services and employs approximately 13,000 people.