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Capital Program Manager

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
Tumwater, Washington 98501
  • Job Code
  • Payrate
    $78,000 To $97,000
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Washington State Parks is governed by a board of seven volunteer citizens appointed by the Governor. Commission members serve staggered six-year terms, setting public policy and guiding the agency. The Washington state park system includes more than 100 developed parks, recreation programs, trails, boating safety and winter recreation.

Our Mission
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission cares for Washington's most treasured lands, waters and historic places. State parks connect all Washingtonians to their diverse natural and cultural heritage and provide memorable recreational and educational experiences that enhance their lives. 

Our Vision 
Washington's state parks will be cherished destinations with natural, cultural, recreational, artistic and interpretive experiences that all Washingtonians enjoy, appreciate and proudly support.


Washington State Parks employs more than 500 permanent staff and more than 350 seasonal and temporary staff throughout the state. The headquarters office is located in Tumwater, and region offices are located in Burlington, East Wenatchee and Tumwater.


The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is currently seeking a full-time permanent Capital Program Manager located at Headquarters, in Tumwater, WA.
The annual range of compensation is between $78,000 and $97,000, depending upon qualifications.

This posting will remain open until filled.  It is in the candidate's best interest to apply before June 13th, 2018 when a first review of applicants will be completed. The hiring authority reserves the right to fill this position at any time after that date without notice.

For more information on Washington State Parks, click here.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the manager listed in the "Supplemental Information" section of this publication.


Reporting to the Assistant Director of Parks Development, the Capital Program Manager provides management oversight and direction in administration of the agency's capital program.  This work includes supervising program staff and developing a comprehensive process for capital needs assessment, prioritization, project management, capital budget development, and status reporting.  The position must bring leadership, experience, and specific technical expertise to coordinate multiple highly complex projects simultaneously, ensuring that they are individually on-time, within scope and budget, cumulatively meet agency needs and mission, and are financially feasible and sustainable.  The position works closely with the Assistant Director of Parks Development and staff from the Operations and Administrative Services divisions to ensure that capital budget submittals are of the highest quality and to facilitate the proper implementation fo funded capital construction projects.

Duties include:
  • Manages, leads, trains, and mentors a professional staff in site planning, environmental compliance, archeology and cultural resources protection, construction management, facilities inventory and condition assessment.
  • Inspires employees to construct projects that enhance visitor experience, while minimizing ongoing operational/maintenance efforts and protecting natural and cultural resources.
  • Supports and improves the ability fo the agency to accomplish its mission by coordinating capital construction projects statewide, ensuring they are completed on time, within budget, and are managed in accordance with state laws and agency policies.
  • Establishes and promotes effective working relationships with all agency staff and stakeholders.
  • Manages the development of the agency's biennial and multi-year capital budget request for all capital programs, as well as reporting on performance of program delivery, both internal and external to the agency.
  • Facilitates research and analysis of facility conditions to identify and prioritize capital project needs.
  • Uses advanced indisciplinary planning concepts and agency objectives to resolve highly complex problems/situations related to work in the development, revision, and refinement of long-range capital plans and provides high level expertise and assistance to executive management.
  • Represents the agency at public and legislative hearings and provides information to legislators and legislative staff.
  • Develops agency policies, procedures, and management guidelines related to capital project development and implementation.


  • Bachelor's degree, or higher, in Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Planning or a closely allied degree.
  • Five (5) years of experience in construction project management, program management, budget management, and supervision of professional staff.

  • Ability to manage and deliver multiple, concurrent capital projects, activities, and tasks on time, within scope, and within budget.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret plans, bid packages, specifications, drawings, calculations, and cost estimates and prepare and administer contracts and budgets.
  • Demonstrated skill and ability to understand and meet stakeholders' needs within policy guidelines and in building collaborative team relationships.
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal, to convey complex concepts to diverse audiences and to make effective presentations to the State Parks' Commission, Parks' executive management, elected officials, and other staff.
  • Advanced skills in managing medium to large teams, including effective leadership, mentoring, and supervisory skills to guide change in the area of project tracking and prioritization techniques.
  • Solid computer technology skills in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project or other project management or construction management tracking software.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop detailed work plans, including work breakdown structures, project milestones, risk assessment/management plans, staffing needs, and project timelines.

  • Strong public works construction administration experience.
  • Experience with the successful resolution of contractor claims.
  • Construction experience in public and private sectors.
  • Professional license in construction, architecture, engineering, landscape architecture or planning.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Construction Manager (CCM) certification.
  • Experience developing a complex capital budget request.
  • Familiarity with the Washington State legislative budget process as it relates to capital construction projects.
  • Working knowledge of environmental and legal issues, as well as federal, state, and local laws; regulations; and codes and practices governing planning, building design and construction.


To ensure consideration, please complete the online job application and profile at www.careers.wa.gov. Use reference number 05453 when searching for the job announcement. You must attach or embed in your application the following:
  • Letter of Interest specifically addressing the qualifications listed in this announcement.
  • Current resume in chronological order.
  • Five professional references.

**All requested materials must be submitted. Incomplete or late application materials will not be accepted. Failure to follow application process may disqualify you from further consideration.**

The information provided in your application must support your selected answers in the application questions. Answers will be verified and documentation may be required. Responses not supported in your application will disqualify you for consideration of employment from this recruitment.

Diversity Policy Statement

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is committed to creating an equitable, hospitable, appreciative, safe, and inclusive park environment – one that embraces the full spectrum of all community members' contributions. The Commission makes this commitment because:

  • Diversity strengthens the workforce in competence and ability;
  • Celebrating diversity appreciates and values individual differences;
  • Diversity serves an increasingly heterogeneous society;
  • Diversity helps ensure the relevance of a state park system, its mission, properties, and programs to the people of this state today and in the future;
  • Diversity is crucial to our ability to serve all citizens.

The Commission encourages and supports staff efforts to reach out to people of all races, national origins, abilities, religions, sexual orientations, veteran status, ages, and genders who use the parks and who live in communities nearby parks. This outreach is to focus on engaging in partnerships that expand programs and services in a way that is meaningful and of value to all people. The Commission is dedicated to offering quality experiences to all visitors through a workforce and volunteer corps that reflects the diversity of Washington State.

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission 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 with disabilities, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the human resources office at (360) 902-8565. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

For information about this position, please contact Lisa Lantz at Lisa.Lantz@parks.wa.gov or (360) 902-8641.

Salary Details

The annual range of compensation is between $78,000 and $97,000, depending upon qualifications.


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