Best Starts For Kids (BSK) Information Systems Manager

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on January 12, 2022
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Summary

Best Starts for Kids (Best Starts/BSK) is King County’s community-driven initiative to support every baby born and child raised in King County to be happy, healthy, safe, and thriving. Initially approved by voters in 2015 and in place since 2016, Best Starts invests in comprehensive supports for children, youth, young adults, and families and caregivers, catalyzing strong starts in early childhood, and sustaining those gains as children progress to adulthood. Best Starts was renewed by voters in August 2021. Implementation of Best Starts is guided by the BSK Implementation Plan, approved by the King County Council in November 2021 for Levy 2022-2027.
 
Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC) is seeking a BSK Information Systems Manager III in the Office of the Director of Seattle King County Public Health and will be supervised by the BSK Implementation Manager.

Public Health-Seattle King County (PHSKC) is the metropolitan health department serving all of King County. The mission of PHSKC is to eliminate health inequities and maximize opportunities for every person to achieve optimal health. The Department of Community & Human Services (DCHS) manages a wide range of programs and services to assist the county's most vulnerable residents. The department maintains a pro-equity focus aimed at developing the systems and standards necessary to achieve better outcomes for all county residents. DCHS and PHSKC jointly administer Best Starts through a cross-departmental approach.

Job Duties

  • Assess BSK staff needs and build information systems as needed in coordination with King County IT staff 
  • Train, coordinate with, and support BSK staff in the use of various information systems needed to streamline how and where information is stored  
  • Extract and organize data from responses to funding requests from online granting system
  • Document guidance on information storage and retention for all BSK strategies both in Public Health and DCHS
  • Support responses to information requests from King County Staff, elected officials, the public, media etc. 
  • Collaborate with the Communications & Web Development teams to organize and manage public facing information such as a database of all BSK awardees  

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Progressively responsible experience in project management and information system development or management OR any combination of education and experience that clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the job duties of the position
  • Advanced knowledge of equity and social justice principles and practices, and understanding of the effects of place-, race- and policy & systems-based inequities on marginalized communities and populations
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects with diverse project teams and effectively communicate across multiple audiences
  • Advanced, demonstrated ability in gathering, analyzing, and presenting information using Microsoft Excel and other Office 365 tools
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and successfully with a diverse group of individuals from a variety of different positions and backgrounds to meet project goals
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple shifting priorities; ability to work under deadlines while being flexible to changing needs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including an ability to write clearly and concisely in nontechnical language
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and problem-solving skills

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.

Application Process (submit electronically):
  • Job Application
  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest—detailing your background and describing how you meet or exceed the requirements of the position.
  • Responses to supplemental questions
You can attach multiple documents if necessary or required, such as your cover letter or resume to your application. Your options are:
  • Copy and paste one or more documents into the text resume section of the application.
  • Attach multiple documents/files in the resume attachment section.
Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the relevant information in the online application and include the information only on the resume. Applications and/or Supplemental Questionnaires that state "see my resume" or "see my personnel file" are considered incomplete and will not be accepted. Cover letters and/or optional resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Who Can Apply: Open to all candidates who meet minimum qualifications.

Work Location: Currently this position is required to telecommute per King County ordinance. This may change as conditions change. When in person, this position will be based in the Chinook Building in Seattle.

Work Schedule: This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Typical hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
 
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
  • Public Health relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work.
  • 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 and working hours.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • The selected candidate must 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 their mandatory trainings on time.
Union: This position is not represented by a union.

Contact: If you have any questions or require any assistance with this posting, please contact Molly Jensen at molly.jensen@kingcounty.gov.

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.

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Please share how this position could positively impact Best Starts for Kid's commitment to racial equity and disrupting systems that support systemic racism.
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Briefly summarize your professional experience working within a complex organization or program and how you navigate seeming competing demands or priorities.
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How do you prioritize responding to a high number of projects and tasks?
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Are you applying to this position as an eligible Current or Previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant AND 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 AND 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. AND The position I was laid off from was the same or a higher percentage of FT status when compared to this one.
  • No.
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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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