OVERVIEW: The Sustainable Resources section of the Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) is tasked with ensuring safe, environmentally friendly use of products made from an urban renewable waste stream. For more than 35 years, King County has been returning carbon and nutrients to the land by recycling wastewater solids into a natural resource called biosolids. The biosolids forestry project in the Mountains to Sound Greenway is a partnership of private and public agencies that use biosolids to fertilize and preserve working forests in eastern King County. Every year, biosolids are applied to several hundred acres of state forest-lands and about 1,000 acres of Douglas-fir plantations in Campbell's Snoqualmie Forest.
This position consists of overseeing biosolids applications and managing the associated scope, schedule, and budget. Because of the environmental and operational complexity of this project, the forestry project manager maintains a regular presence on site to provide guidance and inspect work of contractors. A second focus for this position is to research, develop, permit, and implement soil restoration/reclamation projects.This project manager will coordinate with many organizations and individuals including landowners and their field personnel, regulators, contractors and their personnel, WTD dewatering staff, Environmental Lab field specialists, neighbors, and representatives of environmental or conservation groups.
PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS:
This position requires a bachelor's degree in forestry, natural resources, environmental science, environmental engineering or other relevant field--or equivalent combination of education and experience--plus two to four years of increasingly responsible project management experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the primary functions of the job.
Technical Background in Natural Resources Management
Project Management in a Field Setting
Teamwork and Communication