Program Specialist 2 WFED

Olympic College
March 19, 2023
Offerd Salary:$40,812 - $54,492
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Program Specialist 2 WFED


$40,812.00 - $53,100.00 Annually


Bremerton Campus, WA

Job Type

Full-Time Classified


Workforce/Economic Development

Job Number



3/19/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

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  • Description

    WFED Program Specialist 2

    Salary: $40,812 - $54,492

    Classification: Program Specialist 2

    Reports To: Dean of Workforce & Economic Development

    The Workforce & Economic Development's mission is to strengthen our community by linking education and employment to create a skilled 21st-century workforce. Join this great team! The Workforce & Economic Development (WFED) department of Olympic College is seeking a Program Specialist 2 who will perform work to effectively support new and existing professional- technical programs and WFED grant performance goals and outcomes. The Program Specialist performs specialized tasks regarding the interpretation and implementation of professional-technical program policies, procedures, and regulations. This position reports to the WFED Dean and provides administrative and professional-technical program support for the Dean, as well as the department. The Program Specialist will exercise independent judgment when problem-solving and deciding to elevate issues to the Dean and works with limited general supervision.

    Essential Functions

  • Initiate and monitor key activities concerning professional-technical programs and grant goals; respond to inquiries; resolve problems within area of authority to ensure professional-technical programs, policies, and activities meet required benchmarks.
  • Prepare narrative and/or statistical reports regarding program operations.
  • Attend outreach events and meetings to promote professional-technical programs, WFED, and/or Olympic College.
  • Attend meetings and/or conferences as a department representative. Attend conferences, meetings, and public events at the state and local level as the program liaison, when directed. Work cooperatively with college divisions, faculty, staff, and administration to deliver and/or support WFED programs. Demonstrate success working with individuals and groups representing a wide range of diverse cultural, geographical, and socio- economic backgrounds.
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, to identify, compile, and distribute information relative to grant activities; confer with other campus departments, faculty, and outside agencies as the program representative.
  • Ability to learn and demonstrate knowledge of higher education issues and mandates.
  • Demonstrate intermediate use of technology including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, MS Teams), Zoom, etc.
  • Demonstrate successful planning and organizational skills.
  • Be flexible and adaptable and be able to develop a responsive, effective, and reasonable course of action.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the Olympic College mission, closing the equity gap, inclusion, belonging, diversity, and learning-centered climate.
  • Perform other related duties as required and/or assigned.
  • Contribute to a positive working environment.
  • Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 2 years of experience in Higher Ed program management experience
  • Additional Information

    Terms of Employment

    This is a full-time position classified position scheduled to work 40 hours per week. The starting salary is $40,812 with periodic increases and earning potential to $54,492 annually. Olympic College provides an excellent benefits package which includes vacation, holiday & sick leave, medical/dental/vision/life insurance. A collective bargaining agreement exists and this position is represented by the Washington Public Employees Association (WPEA).

    Most candidates will be hired at the beginning of the assigned salary range and advance after 6-months of continuous employment and every year following, in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.

    Conditions of Employment

  • Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. In addition to the background check, candidates will be required to complete the Sexual Misconduct Disclosure Form as required WB HB 2327.

  • Olympic College seeks candidates for employment who share our commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive learning environment (read our Equity Statement). All applicants are required to submit a statement of 500 words or less, describing the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the higher education environment and their prior, current, and/or potential contribution(s) to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion as an employee.

  • How To Apply

    To be considered for this position a candidate must apply online through the Olympic College website and submit the following required materials:

  • Olympic College Online Application

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter - in your cover letter describe how your experience sets you apart for this position.

  • Unofficial college transcripts. Official transcripts and copies of mandated certifications will be required of the successful candidate.

  • EEO Statement

    Olympic College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Olympic College Provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination and accommodation policies: Rick Sommer, 360-475-7129. This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice

    Benefits include vacation, sick leave; medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance; retirement; and tuition waiver.


    What is your highest level of education?

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Associate's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
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    Describe your area(s) of study.


    Please indicate your experience level with Microsoft Office Programs.

  • Beginning
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • 04

    Do you have higher ed program management experience?

  • Yes
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  • 05

    Please submit a statement of 500 words or less, describing the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the higher education environment and your prior, current, and/or potential contribution(s) to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion as an employee.

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