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Sound Transit Liaison

American Society of Civil Engineers
Federal Way, WA

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:      Regular, Full-Time*

SALARY RANGE:                  $9,083 - $11,503/month

OPENS:                 February 9, 2018

CLOSES:                 When Filled


*NOTE: This position is funded by Sound Transit through the completion of the Federal Way and Tacoma Dome Link Extensions. Estimated completion is 2030 but could go beyond. 



Under the direction of the Public Works Director, plan, organize, and coordinate the daily activities of assigned staff from multiple departments and divisions, outside consultants, and other resources to serve as the City’s point of contact with Sound Transit. Coordinate and attend meetings with various internal and external stakeholders, provide technical guidance to staff and Sound Transit, assist in the development of agreements between parties, oversee permitting activities, and ensures the City’s standards are upheld; assist with the development, monitoring and coordination of funding agreements, reimbursements and associated budgets; administers joint improvement projects and performs other duties related to the department.


  • Serve as City’s point of contact facilitationg Sound Transit coordination efforts with the various City departments, Council, and the Mayor.
  • Manage internal coordination efforts between various City departments. Plan, organize, coordinate and assure the efficient and effective utilization of personnel and resources and a consistent approach toward common projects and interests.
  • Attend regular management coordination meetings with Sound Transit. Coordinate City staff involvement in technical coordination meetings with Sound Transit staff, consultants and other agencies.
  • Participate in interagency meetings and coordinate involvement by other City staff as necessary. Coordinate City involvement in stakeholder workshops focused on alternatives development, station area planning, system access, TOD or other issues.
  • Work with City departments to identify City and private projects or proposals that have the potential to interfere with the design and construction of the project, facilitate conflict resolution, and identify opportunities for coordinated delivery or joint development.
  • Work with Sound Transit for technical input related to project development. Coordinate City staff review of alternatives development, EIS related documents, submittals and other project related documents and resolve inconsistencies among review comments between departments.
  • Facilitate development and execution of agreements between the City and Sound Transit related to analysis/design approaches, permitting agreements, joint projects, and overall project agreements.
  • Select, train, supervise, and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel; counsel and discipline staff as appropriate according to established guidelines; provide for the training of staff to maintain knowledge of current practices and techniques.
  • Develop and monitor processes and procedures controlling permit applications, inspections and code enforcement; review development approval and denial and the development of recommendation reports and letters.
  • Provide guidance, interpretation and negotiation on specific projects and related regulations; coordinate activities, projects, and operations with other City departments, officials and governmental agencies regarding policy issues and matters of mutual concern.
  • Support various committees and boards, including City Council, Council Committees, Planning Commission, Hearing Examiner, and the Development Review Committee with discussions, issues, review of staff reports, acceptance of public testimony, consideration of alternatives and the development of policy recommendations for City Council action.
  • Provide technical expertise and respond to complex questions; resolve conflicts and interpret various codes and ordinances; develop and revise procedures, ordinances, and other materials.
  • Develop Request for Proposals, Request for Bids, Scopes of Work, and specifications for contracted services; administer and coordinate service contracts for the design, construction and maintenance of city infrastructure for joint partnership projects; assure compliance with Scope of Work, costs, schedules, and applicable federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.
  • Develop, prepare, coordinate and oversee funding agreements and grant applications with and to various government agencies and jurisdictions.
  • Prepare and present reports, recommendations studies and project updates to the Director, Mayor, City Council, other City departments, the general public, private agencies and groups.
  • Operate a vehicle, personal computer, and associated other equipment to perform assigned duties.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


  • Modern principles, techniques and theories of municipal government administration, planning, supervision and training.
  • Budget preparation and administration.
  • Comprehensive planning principles, practices, regulations and techniques.
  • Technical and advanced knowledge of planning and civil engineering principles related to complex capital construction projects.
  • Workload planning and staffing.
  • Effective methods of organizing and utilizing data, equipment, personnel and resources.
  • Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and enforcement procedures.
  • Computer operation involving hardware and engineering software used by the City.
  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Public speaking techniques.
  • City organization, operations, policies and objectives.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.


  • Plan, organize and direct the daily activities of department staff, including administration of technical engineering, design work and permit review.
  • Coordinate with multiple internal departments, develop strong working relationships and mediate between competing internal interests.
  • Develop specifications and coordinate service contracts.
  • Select, train, supervise and evaluate assigned professional and technical staff.
  • Develop, monitor and control budgets.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Plan and organize work.
  • Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, codes, policies, procedures and ordinances.
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Meet schedules and time lines.
  • Initiate creative improvements, manage change and stimulate collaborative problem-solving.
  • Work independently with little direction.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Observe legal and defensive driving practices.
  • Physical ability to perform the essential job functions.
  • Demonstrated ability to positively and effectively interact with diverse individuals to accomplish a common goal.


Any combination equivalent to: Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or Land Planning or closely related field and ten (10) years increasingly responsible Public Works management, engineering design and construction experience including five (5) years in a supervisory capacity.


 TO APPLY:  Please complete a required City of Federal Way application form and attach resume and cover letter.  Applications available at City Hall, 33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, online at www.cityoffederalway.com, or by calling 253-835-2530.


The City of Federal way is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workplace. Applicants may request a copy of the City’s EEOP Utilization Report by contacting Human Resources at 253-835-2531. Any person requiring ADA accommodation should advise the City of the need. For telecommunications relay service for voice and text telephones call 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388/TTY or 1-800-833-6384/voice.


  • Licensed in Washington as a Professional Engineer or holds a current American Institute of Certified Planners Certification.
  • Valid Washington drivers’ license.

Internal Number: 18-028


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