Control Room Technician

Control Room Technician
Organization King County Parks
Location Federal Way, Washington
Job Type Part Time
Application Deadline Dec 31, 2024


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King County Parks is looking for Part-Time Control Room Technicians to join their team at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center (WKCAC), located in Federal Way, WA.
You will have the opportunity to work at a world-class aquatic center that has an Olympic-sized competition pool and is a legacy venue of the 1990 Goodwill Games.  It is also a regional training center for competitive aquatic sports, and is open to the public for lap swims, family swimming, water exercises, and swimming lessons.

About the Role:
The Part-time Control Room Technician is responsible for operating timekeeping equipment, scoreboard operation, data handling software, video replay equipment, and processing other official aquatic event information. This position is considered a technical expert and is responsible for using multiple specialized software applications and programs and providing technical assistance to co-workers and customers at aquatic events. This work is very precise and requires great attention to detail and requires a high level of customer service under demanding circumstances.

About the team:
The Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center (WKCAC) maintains an active event schedule.  These all-day competitions include high profile national and international events that have a lasting impact on King County’s image throughout the swimming community.

Commitment to Equity, Racial and Social Justice: 
King County, named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is a diverse and vibrant community that represents cultures from around the world. Our True North is to create a welcoming community where everyone can thrive.  We prioritize equity, racial and social justice, making it a foundational and daily expectation for all employees. As a Control Room Technician, you will actively apply these principles in all aspects of your work. Learn more about our commitment at

Apply now for a rewarding career at Parks and Recreation Division of King County Department of Natural Resources & Parks (DNRP). Join our talented workforce in protecting and restoring the natural environment and promoting more resilient, sustainable, and equitable communities.  Enjoy training, comprehensive benefits, and growth opportunities.  

Job Duties

What you will be doing:
  • Operate OMEGA sports equipment for swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, and water polo.
  • Operate software that manages data handling, scoreboard operation and video replay systems.
  • Operate a walkie-talkie and other communication devices.
  • Operate printers and copiers.
  • Perform duties of a “runner”, gathering information from timers and event staff on the pool deck.
  • Assist in replacing event pool deck equipment.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Qualifications You Bring:

  • Database software applications.
  • Ability to apply standards, policies, and procedures associated with aquatic events.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, provide excellent customer service, and the ability to positively interact with a variety of people in a diverse work environment.
  • Ability to prioritize workload, adapt to changes, and provide high level of accuracy.
  • Ability to learn and master operation of Omega sports equipment and event management software within 2 months.
  • Ability to help in emergency situations including facility evacuations.

Competencies You Bring: 

  • Tech Savvy – Anticipating and adopting innovations in business-building digital and technology applications.
  • Decision Quality – Making Good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
  • Interpersonal Savvy– Relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people.
  • Situational Adaptability – Adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations.
  • Communicates Effectively – Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

It Would Be Great If You Also Bring:

  • Sports Management software such as Hytek.
  • OMEGA sport equipment including swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, and water polo. 
  • Knowledge of operating LED videowall scoreboards.

Supplemental Information

Working Conditions:

  • Work Location: King County Aquatic Center, 650 SW Campus Dr., Federal Way WA. 98023
  • Work Schedule: The work schedule for this position is flexible and can be varied and event dependent. It may require weekends and late evening work as well as split shifts.  This position is non-exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and is overtime eligible.
  • Union Representation: This position is not represented.
  • Duration: This recruitment aims to fill open Short-Term Temporary (STT) positions that will staff events and other scheduled use.
  • Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to sit, stand, step up onto a 12″ high elevated stage, and walk for shifts up to 12 hours.
  • Regularly operate swimming equipment and computers for multiple periods up to 4-hours at a time.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Ability to be around a loud horn, officials using whistles and stadium music played over the PA system.
  • Ability to work under overhead LED lighting up to 200 footcandles, with brief moments of flashing light patterns.

Application and Selection Process:

We welcome applications from all qualified applicants. We value diversity, diverse perspectives and life experience and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness and alignment with the experience, qualifications, knowledge, and skills essential for this role to determine which candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews.

To apply, submit a complete application. However, please be aware that cover letters, resumes and other documents won’t be considered during minimum qualification screening.

For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact: 
Delores Venters at [email protected]

Discover More About King County Parks:
King County Parks is dedicated to stewarding, enhancing, and acquiring parks to inspire healthy communities. With over 205 parks, 175+ miles of regional trails, and 250+ miles of backcountry trails, we strive to provide park amenities that can be enjoyed by King County residents today and for generations to come. We value collaborative partnerships with community organizations and work towards the common goal of creating a vibrant and inclusive park system. Learn more at
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Discover More About DNRP:
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Together, with leadership and our employees, we’re changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation’s best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our “True North”, we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles – we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

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To Apply

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