MPA Job list** Program Administrator Local Hazardous Waste Management - Seattle

Angie Stefaniak angela.stefaniak at
Fri Oct 26 14:58:29 MDT 2007

City of Seattle invites applications for

The Regional Program - The Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in 
King County (LHWMP) is a State mandated (RCW 70.105.210) program 
designed to manage hazardous waste from households and small businesses. 
The Program brings together resources from four local government 
agencies and 37 suburban cities to protect and enhance public and 
environmental quality by helping citizens, businesses and government 
reduce the threat posed by the production, use, storage and disposal of 
hazardous materials. The program is a regional partnership comprising 
Public Health- Seattle & King County; King County Department of Natural 
Resources, Water and Land Resources Division; King County Department of 
Natural Resources, Solid Waste Division, the Suburban Cities Association 
and the City of Seattle Public Utilities.

The LHWMP was established under a plan that was adopted by all 
jurisdictions of King County in 1990 and updated in 1997. It provides a 
wide variety of services to residents and businesses throughout King 
County with emphasis on reducing the production of hazardous materials, 
reducing the availability and use of priority materials, reducing public 
and environmental exposure to the most problematic materials, reducing 
exposure of vulnerable and traditionally underserved populations, 
facilitating proper hazardous waste management and being accountable to 
the public.
The Program has an annual budget of $14 million. Services are provided 
by 59 King County employees and 12 City of Seattle employees.
Program oversight is provided by a Management Coordination Committee 
comprised of senior managers from each of the implementing agencies and 
an elected official representing the suburban cities. The Management 
Coordination Committee is supported by a Core 5 Steering Committee 
comprised of senior program staff from the four implementing agencies 
and the suburban cities.

For more information about the program, visit the website at:

Program Administrator
Under the overall direction of the interagency Management Coordination 
Committee (MCC), the Program Administrator leads the Local Hazardous 
Waste Management Program's policy, budget, and strategic planning 
efforts. Oversight responsibilities include ensuring the effective 
implementation of Program services, activities and policies as approved 
by the MCC. Other responsibilities include leading and coordinating:
. Interagency, inter-jurisdictional, multidisciplinary Program activities.
. Interagency policy analysis and development.
. Creation and presentation of complex reports.
. Financial management including fee adjustments.
. Legislative analysis and strategy development.
. Program evaluation.
. Short-term and long-term planning.
. Media communications.
. Strategic outreach to federal state and local government managers as 
well as elected officials.

While this position will operate under the personnel system of the City 
of Seattle, it will function as a regional, multi-agency coordinator, 
reporting to the five person MCC. Office location will be, at least 
initially, shared with King County Water and Land Resources Division at 
150 Nickerson Street in Seattle.
This position is assisted by a policy analyst/ strategic advisor who is 
co-located with the Program Administrator.

The Ideal Candidate will have a strong combination of education and 
experience in the following areas:
. Equivalent of a baccalaureate degree in public or business 
administration, environmental science/health or related discipline.
. Five years of progressively responsible experience in a city, county, 
regional, state or federal government administration or in a large 
complex organization.
. Ability to work in a politically sensitive environment that requires 
managing multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
. Matrix management, financial stewardship and the ability to lead and 
coordinate the work of a multi-disciplinary staff.
. Familiarity with federal, state and local environmental agencies.
. Experience/familiarity with hazardous waste management desirable

The position's annual salary is $78,947 - $130,249 and is eligible for 
an annual bonus under the Variable Pay for Performance Program. 
Washington State has no personal State income tax. This is an exempt 
position. The appointee is not covered by the City's merit/civil service 

Comprehensive Benefits
The City offers a comprehensive and generous benefits package which 
exceeds 30% of base salary. Benefits include:
. A retirement plan (most employees contribute 8.03% of their salary and 
the City 8.03%).
. Partially paid choice of four health and two dental plans covering 
employee, spouse/domestic partner, and dependents.
. Deferred compensation (employees can contribute up to $15,500 
non-taxed dollars annually).
. Dependent care assistance (employees can pay these costs with 
non-taxed dollars up to $5,000 annually).
. Long-term disability plan and optional life insurance.
. Accident insurance.
. Employee assistance program.
. Sick child daycare programs.
. Hometown Home Loans.
. Paid vacation and sick leave.
. Twelve paid holidays yearly.

Selection Process:
The final filing deadline is Tuesday, November 20, 2007.
To be considered for this position, please submit an application packet 
that consists of the following:
A. A cover letter that addresses how your qualifications relate to the 
required qualifications specified in this brochure. Refer to Job 120-07.
B. A resume showing employment history in reverse chronological order 
(no more than 3 pages).

Submit cover letter and resume to:
E-mail as text or Word document to:
Donna.Newson at
Donna Newson
Seattle Public Utilities
700 Fifth Avenue, Suite 4900
P.O. Box 34018
Seattle, WA 98124-4018

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