African Immigrant Access and Linkage Coordinator

King County   Auburn, WA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on November 23, 2022
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In June of 2020 King County declared that racism is a Public Health crisis.  
This position will work to identify systematic polices and actions that prevent the African Immigrant community from accessing health care services, oral and mental health services. In addition, this position will enroll the uninsured into health insurance and help them access health care and review how polices and rules adversely effect access to services and work to eliminate those barriers.   They will coordinate with other departments and teams serving the African Immigrant community within Public Health and King County government, and develop relationships with State, County and City agencies that create and implemental rules and policies on health insurance, health care access, oral services, and behavioral health services.   This includes but not limited to the Department of Social & Health Services, Health Care Authority, City of Seattle, and Washington Health Benefit Exchange.
The selected candidate must be a Certified Health Insurance Navigator. 

Commitment To Equity And Social Justice: As the only county in the United States named after Martin Luther King Jr, one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nations' history, King County is a vibrant community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the artistic and social traditions of many cultures. Together, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence.

We continue to build on an enduring legacy of shared values of equity and social justice, employee engagement, innovative thinking, and continuous improvement. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda aimed at advancing regional change and is developing the systems and standards necessary to achieve better outcomes for all of our residents, regardless of their race or income. All of these qualities make King County one of the nation's best places to live, work, and play.

Job Duties

  • Managing community-based contacts and budget for projects related to the African Immigrant community 
  • Reviewing data from the African Immigrant community regarding access to health care services and creating systems to improve access to care. 
  • Coordination of community-based health care access trainings to agencies servicing the African Immigrant community.
  • Developing listening sessions or focus groups in the African Immigrant community to determine the barriers in accessing health care services.  Which includes identifying systemic racism that prevents residents from accessing service.  
  • Listening to the voices of the community and implementing strategies developed by the community.  
  • Enrolling residents from the African Immigrant community into health insurance and helping them access health care services.
  • Setting up screenings for African Immigrant residents who are eligible for the King County Adult Dental Program and the Breast Cervical Colon Health Program. 
  • Serve on inter-jurisdictional committees and task force.
  • Respond to inquiries related to program or project.
  • Serve as the public information or public involvement specialist for the program.
  • Develop program recommendations.
  • Ability to travel in a timely manner within King County to locations that may have limited access to public transportation. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Prior experience developing health care access programs in the African Immigrant community.
  • Prior experience coordinating and facilitating health fairs and health care services in the community.
  • Prior experience facilitating focus groups or listening sessions.
  • Knowledge of the King County Adult Dental program & the Breast Cervical Colon Health Program.
  • Must be a Washington State Health Insurance Navigator.
  • Must be skilled at coordinating projects with multiple teams and departments.
  • Previous experience conducting health insurance trainings to community-based organizations.
  • Strong knowledge of the Washington State health care laws for immigrants living in King County.  
  • Written and oral communications skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Skill in working effectively as a team member to coordinate accomplishment of specific tasks
Required License/Certification:
Must be a certified Health Insurance Navigator.

Supplemental Information

Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter.

As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to:

  • submit proof of vaccination, or
  • have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.
People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Executive Branch includes employees in the Executive branch, the Assessor's Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff's Office, and the Executive Office.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer

No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

To Apply

If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

Who May Apply: This Career Service position is open to all qualified applicants. 

Application Process: 
 The following items are required to be considered for this vacancy:
  • An electronic application through or (use the "Apply" link) including work history and position duties.
  • Responses to Supplemental Questions. Please do not copy and paste your resume or resume sections as responses to Supplemental Questions. Doing so will result in an incomplete application, unless the submitted information completely and directly answers the questions posed. 
Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the relevant information in the application. Cover letters and/or resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed NeoGov application. Applications and/or Supplemental Questionnaires that state "see my resume" or "see my personnel file" are considered incomplete and will not be accepted.
  • The selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, interviewing, and testing. For more information on our selection process, please refer to
  • Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all Public Health positions.
  • Staff may be required to play an active role in the event of a public health emergency, which may include changes in responsibilities, work location and working hours.
 Necessary Special Requirements
  • The selected candidate will be required to pass a thorough background investigation.
  • Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law.
  • Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing required training on time.
 Work location: Federal Way Storefront, 1360 S 318th Place, #B, Federal Way, WA 98003
 Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours.  Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.  There will be situations where the employee is required to report to a County worksite.  Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required by the department in alignment with the Public Health Directive from the Seattle & King County Public Health Officer.

To support employees during this time King County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint.
Work schedule: This position’s schedule will vary to meet community and program needs. The incumbent in this position will be required to work evenings and weekends for community outreach events and to meet program needs. This position is subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act and is overtime eligible.
Union affiliation:
This position is not represented by a labor union.
For more information about the application process, please contact Dawnette Yust, HR Analyst at


King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being.  Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy.  If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails.  Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.
NOTE:  Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position. Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.
For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.

Are you a Certified Health Insurance Navigator in WA State?
  • Yes
  • No
Do you have experience developing health care access programs in the African Immigrant community?
  • Yes
  • No
If you answered yes to the previous question, please briefly describe that experience.
Do you have experience coordinating and facilitating health fairs and health care services in the community?
  • Yes
  • No
If you answered yes to the previous question, please briefly describe that experience. Include in your response the name of the organization you worked for. If you do not have this experience, enter n/a.
Do you have experience facilitating focus groups or listening sessions?
  • Yes
  • No
If you answered yes to the previous question, please briefly describe that experience. Include in your response the name of the organization you worked for. If you do not have this experience, enter n/a.
Are you applying to this position as an eligible current or previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant? Is this position the same or lower percentage of full-time when compared to the position held at the point of the notification of layoff? Do you possess the skills and abilities to qualify for this position?
  • Yes, I was given a layoff notice from my role at King County and I am within two years of the effective date of my layoff. Additionally, the position I was laid off from was the same or a higher percentage of FT status when compared to this one.
  • No.
If you answered yes to the question above and you are applying for this position as a Priority Placement Participant, to be considered, you must provide the following three pieces of information in the space provided: 1. The title you held when you received your layoff notice 2. The department you worked in 3. The effective date of your layoff

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