Parks Trails Capital Project Coordinator (LTE)

  • Full Time
  • Bellevue, WA
  • Salary Range: $90,477.11 - $124,834.51 Annually
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • May 22, 2024

City of Bellevue

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Please fill out your application as fully as possible. The City evaluates candidates based on the information provided in the online application only. Do not submit resumes and cover letters. Read the “Hiring Process” section below to learn more.

Job Summary
As a Capital Project Coordinator (Limited Term), you’ll have a chance to develop and build a piece of Bellevue’s 2,700-acre award-winning park system. At Bellevue Parks & Community Services, you’ll be part of a team committed to providing exceptional customer service, upholding the public interest, and being a part of the community vision of Bellevue as “A City in a Park”.  You’ll work in an environment where being innovative, collaborative, and future-focused are the status quo. Our diversity is our strength and it’s what makes Bellevue an exciting place to work, live, and explore.

Bellevue Parks & Community Services Mission: We build a healthy community through an integrated system of exceptional parks, natural areas, recreation, arts and culture, and a broad base of community services.

Bellevue Parks & Community Services Equity Statement: A System of Fairness Equity acknowledges and removes disparities in opportunities, power, and resources so that everyone can reach their full potential to thrive. Bellevue Parks & Community Services practices equity, which is the responsibility of every individual in the department. Equitable access is a right, not a privilege, and is fundamental to our mission of serving all people. Through equitable policies and practices, we cultivate ties that connect people to the fabric of our community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

As a Capital Projects Coordinator for Bellevue Parks & Community Services, you will focus primarily on improving and expanding Bellevue’s existing 90-mile public trail system along with other types of capital construction and renovation projects within the overall parks system.  With an emphasis on urban trail planning and development, you will perform duties that may include any combination of the following tasks:

  • Implement short and long-term project management processes throughout all phases of the project life cycle.  Manage the project delivery process including planning, programming, design, permitting, public bidding, and construction administration of a wide range of public capital projects within the City’s Park system.  These projects will range in cost from $100,000 to $20,000,000.
  • Develop and conduct public engagement processes on highly visible projects, using a wide spectrum of engagement tools and tactics to reach the broadest possible range of Bellevue’s diverse residents and park users.
  • Serve as a primary point of contact for project information and updates.  Respond to inquiries from city staff, community members, city boards and commissions, and the City Council.
  • Develop, review, and manage contract documents such as contracts, drawings, technical specifications, performance bonds, punch lists, and permits.
  • Evaluate and pursue grant funding for projects. Write or assist others in writing budget documents, grant applications, or other fundraising efforts.
  • Prepare or contribute to technical analysis and best practice research.  Actively participate in the department’s long-range planning, policy development, and strategic plan implementation.
  • Provide recommendations on areas of subject matter expertise, such as trail system infrastructure, feasibility analysis, structural integrity, building use, historic preservation, accessibility, code compliance, life-cycle cost, or energy efficiency.



  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in public administration, urban planning, landscape architecture, urban forestry, construction management, project management, engineering, or related field
  • Five or more years of professional-related experience in managing the construction of capital projects
  • An equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered
  • Washington State Driver’s License required or the ability to obtain a Washington State Driver’s License
  • Must pass a criminal background check


  • Knowledge of basic planning, design principles, and construction means and methods.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of municipal government; public bidding and contracting as well as public park operations knowledge is desirable.
  • Knowledge of budgeting, cost estimating, multiple purchasing methods and procedures.
  • Public sector experience is desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills. Able to communicate effectively verbally, in writing, and graphically to provide project information to customers, co-workers, contractors, boards, commissions, and the City Council. Able to develop and deliver project presentations, deliver clear and concise verbal and written reports and recommendations.
  • A demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning of diversity, equity, and inclusion along with a commitment to implement these principles in your work.
  • A collaborative team player. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with city staff, outside vendors, project stakeholders, and the public.
  • Ability to research and analyze complex information to provide practical and cost-effective solutions.
  • Ability to balance competing interests and recognize sensitive political and organizational issues when they arise.
  • Ability to maintain a keen customer service focus.
  • Computer proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and a familiarity with AutoCAD, GIS, or other graphic applications.

Core Competencies
Customer Focus: We are focused on the needs of the customer, and on developing strong relationships with our customers.
Instills Trust: Through authenticity, integrity, and honesty, we gain the trust and respect of all those with whom we work.
Communicates Effectively: We understand the need to develop multimode forms of communication to address the needs of all the audiences with whom we are engaging.
Cultivates Innovation: We are focused on generating new and creative ways for our organization to be successful.


Supplemental Information

Limited Term Employee (LTE): A fully benefited employee appointed to serve in a position scheduled to work a minimum of 30 hours a week for a specific project with a specific ending date which is anticipated to last more than five months but in no event longer than three consecutive years (36 months).

The City evaluates candidates based on the information provided in the online application only. Do not submit resumes and cover letters. To evaluate all candidates fairly and equitably, the City will make all applicants anonymous when we are screening the applications. We will redact information from our application such as your name, address, and other demographics. To help us, please complete the online application form as fully as possible.

  • Answer the Questions when requested and can be found on the Questions tab of the Job posting.
  • We do not accept resumes and cover letters during the anonymous application screening stage, unless otherwise stated in the job description.
  • Applicants advancing to the next stage may be required to provide a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references.



  • All candidates will be required to establish employment authorization and identity at the time of hire. The City is not able to sponsor work visas.
  • All positions the completion of references checks, including at least one prior supervisor.
  • Some positions may require completion of a criminal background check prior to start employment
  • Some positions may require obtaining a commercial driver’s license (CDL), licensures, or additional certifications.