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Facilities Planning and Project Coordinator (Construction Project Coordinator 4)

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Washington State Department of Ecology

Job Summary

Full Time
Posted on
April 23, 2019
Washington State Department of Ecology
Lacey, WA
Years of Experiences
5 - 10
Career Level
Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)
Education Level
Bachelor's Degree
$72,036.00 - $94,560.00 Annually

About Washington State Department of Ecology

The Department of Ecology is Washington's environmental protection agency. Our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's land, air and water for current and future generations. We support environmental work throughout Washington. Nearly 70 percent of our budget is passed through to local communities to pay for projects that benefit the environment. We were founded in 1970 as the first agency in the nation dedicated to environmental protection.

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Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen 

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Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We have a culture that is invested in making a difference. If you want to join a team that is highly effective, collaborative, has leadership that embraces the value of people, Ecology is a good fit.

Our Administrative Services Program is looking to fill a Facility Planning and Project Coordinator (Construction Project Coordinator 4) position. This position will be located in our Headquarters Building in Lacey, WA.

The Facility Planning and Project Coordinator position is a senior level supervisor and is responsible for coordinating, directing, and reviewing the development of designs and specifications by subordinate staff and/or private design firms for the construction or major renovation of state agency owned and leased facilities statewide. The position also coordinates and directs the planning, scheduling, and cost controls of complex building maintenance, renovation and construction projects. The position develops long-range cost estimates and analysis required for budget forecasts, facilities planning, conceptual studies, and bid comparison of projects for design, renovation and/or construction.

We are looking for applicants who have experience in design and construction of a variety of building types and systems including site work, structural elements, roofing, mechanical and electrical systems, as well as interior finishes and space uses. This role requires skills and experience in project administration and management including a working knowledge of applicable building codes and Public Works laws. The ability to communicate effectively to stakeholders is absolutely necessary. What we need most is a candidate who possesses the skills and leadership experience to manage a project from concept through design, construction document development, bidding and contract award, through construction activity and project acceptance. All this, and the ability to supervise a cohesive team of professional employees, consultants and contractors on a daily basis.

As an agency, our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment for current and future generations. We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability. Maybe you've seen some of our recent stories on TwitterFacebookInstagram or our blog.

To learn more about our agency, please visit our website at

Local efforts... Diverse people... Statewide impacts


The Administrative Services Program's mission is to provide quality customer service and asset management to meet the agency's current and future needs, manages the agency's financial resources and supports agency planning so that environmental goals and strategic priorities are met.

Some of the key work activities of the Facility Planning and Project Coordinator position include:

  • Coach, mentor and supervise professional employees, consultants and contractors.

  • Anticipate and develop ongoing and future statewide construction and maintenance projects in support of Ecology's business requirements.

  • Monitor and track facility project and operational expenses to align with established budgets.  Take appropriate actions if spending trends exceed budget allotments over time.

  • Provide a safe and effective work environment for employees of the Department of Ecology.

  • Plan for and undertake major maintenance and/or construction projects within or outside of occupied agency facilities--and keep those facilities open for business and safe for the occupants and visiting clients.

Interesting aspects of the position:
The challenge of understanding the diverse types of facilities in Ecology's portfolio along with their locations, and types of projects this position will encounter.

Why would someone be interested in this job?
The Department of Ecology is a remarkable employer among state agencies.  While the Facility Management Section isn't actively involved in the environmental aspects of Ecology's business, the section plays a crucial role in providing administrative support and facilities that enable agency employees to perform the work of the agency.   
Challenging aspects of the position:
Potential employees who have experience (private or public) working in building / facility management organizations will know it's not uncommon to have challenging customers. At times it may be necessary to work longer hours for specific projects or emergency repairs to an agency facility.
Culture of the team:
The Facility Section for the Dept. of Ecology is comprised of dedicated specialized employees, consultants, and contractors who operate in a cohesive team.  Their fundamental task is to maintain safe and effective facilities to house employees and equipment necessary to perform the business functions of the agency.  It is vitally important the individual who is selected for the position to be an active cooperative member of the team and an effective leader. 

This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be May 6, 2019. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before May 5, 2019. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.


Required Qualifications:

A Bachelor's degree involving major study in architecture, engineering, construction management, business administration, strategic planning, or closely allied field.


Six (6) years of progressive relevant professional experience in construction management, business administration, strategic planning or other related experience.

**Note: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted year for year for required education.
Ability to: build, lead and sustain effective project teams in a dynamic diverse environment. The ability to effectively communicate, negotiate and partner with a variety of individuals internal and external to Ecology.
Knowledge of: site development and building construction, including the ability to read drawings and specifications. Knowledge of established project management approach to project initiation, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communication and risk management.
Knowledge of: real estate acquisition and disposal, property leases, property law, and lease negotiations.
Ability to: make timely and responsive decisions, taking appropriate calculated risks, and a commitment to acting in the public interest with high ethical standards of conduct, integrity and honesty.

Desired Qualifications:

A Bachelor's degree involving major study in architecture, engineering, construction management, business or public administration, construction management, strategic planning, or closely allied field.


Six years' experience in real property development and construction involving the preparation of cost estimates for major real property development.


At least two (2) years of experience supervising professional building or construction staff.

Why work for Ecology?

Joining Ecology means becoming a part of a team committed to protecting and restoring Washington State's environment.

A career in public service allows you to help solve some of the most challenging problems facing our state, while keeping the health and financial security of you and your family a priority. We combine one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation with a strong commitment to work/life balance.

Ecology employees may be eligible for the following:
Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s)Public Employees Retirement System (PERS),  Vacation, Sick, and other Leave*, 11 Paid Holidays per year*, Public Service Loan ForgivenessTuition Waiver,  Long Term Disability & Life InsuranceDeferred Compensation ProgramsDependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP),  Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA)Employee Assistance ProgramCommute Trip Reduction Incentives (Download PDF reader)Combined Fund DriveSmartHealth

Student debt and how working for Ecology can help
Employees may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program, which forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. See for more details.
*See the Benefits tab in this announcement for more information

Supplemental Information


Application Instructions:

In order to be considered, applicants MUST include the following documents as an attachment to their application:

  • A cover letter describing how your experience, skills and abilities meet the required qualifications of this position.

  • A resume outlining your professional experience.

Please complete the applicant profile when applying for this position. Or, you may paste the text of your resume within the profile's resume text field.

Please read the supplemental questions carefully and answer completely. Incomplete responses, including "please see resume" may disqualify you from further consideration.

Department of Ecology employees, please make sure to answer the agency-wide questions regarding permanent status as a classified employee within the Washington General Service or Washington Management Service. Do not forget to select Department of Ecology as a response to question 2, and type your personnel ID number for question 3. If you are not sure of your status or do not know your personnel ID number, please contact Human Resources at (360) 407-6186.

If you are reading this announcement in print format, please visit to access the online recruitment system. Click on "Look for Jobs" and select Dept. of Ecology under the "Department" search list. Click "Apply Search."

Other Information:

If you need assistance applying for this job, please call Human Resources at (360) 407-6186 or e-mail Please do not call this number or send an email to this address to follow-up the status of your application. You can view the latest status of your application on your profile's main page.
If you have specific questions about the position, please email Fran Huntington at: Please do not contact Fran to inquire about the status of your application.

The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information is complete and truthful. The state may verify this information and any untruthful or misleading answers are cause for rejection of your application or dismissal if employed.

The Washington State Department of Ecology is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application/testing process or this job announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 407-6186. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.