Management Associate I (Sammamish)

  • Sammamish, WA

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Non-Executive Management

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Department Marketing Statement

Metro is looking for an enthusiastic professional with strong educational credentials to help frame the region's transit infrastructure for the future. As a Management Associate, you will join the Office of Capital Planning and Program Management (CPPM) and be part of the transformation and modernization of the Authority's prioritized capital program.

The Department of Capital Planning and Program Management is the lead organization responsible for project development, strategic planning, asset management, and sustainability.

This job might be for you if you:

Enjoy collaborating with stakeholders across multiple departments to plan, prioritize, and assess the readiness of projects that form the capital investment portfolio to transform and modernize Metro.

Are ready to make an impact in assisting with capital project execution through managing client relationships.

Can see yourself successfully working across business lines in a cross-cutting role that will also include deep-dives into specific transit projects.

Sample tasks may include assisting project managers and engineers in defining projects and schedules, building business cases and budget estimates, and tracking progress on project performance.

Apply now and be part of a dynamic team in framing Metro's future

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business Administration or General Studies

  • Less than 12 months of experience

  • N/A

  • Technical Training or Certification relevant to assigned business function

Medical Group:

Ability to satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this job. The employee must be able to perform the essential functions of this job either with or without reasonable accommodations.

Job Summary/Duties

The Management Associate I works under direct supervision, performs entry-level professional analytical and technical work to assist with the analysis, data management, research and policy development related to the operations and services of a department or unit; assists with the monitoring, assessing, and reporting on the business processes and activities, including measuring and analyzing indicators of performance, quality, quantity and efficiency. May perform a variety of entry-level professional work in coordinating a department-specific program and multiple administration functions, such as financial or budgetary analysis, procurement and contract administration, human resources management, information technology projects, department-specific administrative programs, or related functions and related work as required.

Performs entry-level work; less complex and more narrowly defined scope; performs designated segments and not all phases of the program/project cycle.

Essential Functions
  • Conducts professional-level work in functions or activities, such as financial, budgetary, procurement, contract administration, human resources, training, information technology, and similar functions;
  • Assists with a variety of technical and professional work related to monitoring and reporting on departmental business processes, activities, and outcomes.
  • Performs designated segments of projects or programs with well-defined objectives, including activities such as data collection, synthesis of data gathered to support analysis, and documentation of findings and recommendations.
  • Confers with other departments, officials, consultants and explains policies and procedures; may make presentations on assigned projects and programs.
  • Conducts research and analytical studies on a variety of programs and issues; coordinates and expedites reports and program information from departmental input; develops procedures and forms; formulates recommendations and prepares reports and correspondence.
  • Formats data sets and performs qualitative and descriptive statistical analyses to aggregate and assimilate data for displaying potential patterns and trends.
  • Supports manager in workforce management analysis to include research and coordination of grievance or disciplinary actions relating to union and nonunion employees.
  • Assists in implementing business improvements, such as changes to policies, work practices, processes and procedures.
  • Contributes to position papers, evaluation reports and presentations.
  • Communicates and interacts effectively with business contacts in a businesslike, customer service-oriented manner; establishes and maintains effective working relationships and work collaboratively as a member of a team.

The essential duties listed are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it intended to limit in any way the right of managers and supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria:

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Personal Interview
  • Skills Assessments
  • Verification of education and experience
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Credit history report for positions with fiduciary responsibilities
  • Successful completion of a medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening
  • Review of a current Motor Vehicle Report

Closing :

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, a Federal contractor, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law, except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists. Our hiring process is designed to be accessible and free from discrimination.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.

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