CHE Capacity Building Grant Manager

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Education
Posted on January 24, 2023
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$85,883.20 - $108,867.20 Annually

Seattle, WA

Job Type
Special Duty Assignment or Term Limited Temp (TLT)

DPH - Public Health

Job Number

Administrative Services

2/6/2023 11:59 PM Pacific


The Office of Equity and Community Partnerships in the Director's Office, Public Health-Seattle & King County (PHSKC), is seeking a COVID-19 Health Equity (CHE) Capacity Building Grant Manager. The CHE Capacity Building Grant Manager will bring their lived experiences as well as their technical expertise to manage a federal funding opportunity to Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) to build capacity to reduce COVID-19 disparities and other health inequities. This position will provide day-to-day management for the Health Equity Capacity Building grant , supporting the CBOs awarded funding through the grant opportunity. Supporting the CHE Capacity Building grant will include: contracting and procurement, program monitoring, reporting, and guiding strategy and implementation for the community investment process.

The CHE Capacity Building Grant Manager will serve as a Project/Program Manager II (PPM-II) and will work with leads from other parts of PHSKC to address Racism as a Public Health Crisis and to align with the King County Equity and Social Justice Strategic Plan . The CHE Capacity Building Grant Manager will convene and participate in multi-disciplinary teams working the grant's workplan. The position will complete quarterly reporting to the CDC and end of grant progress reports. The position will prepare for and complete end of grant close out activities.

This is a term-limited temporary (TLT) position funded by a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Disparities grant and is anticipated to last until March 31st, 2024.

The position will be a member of the Office of Equity and Community Partnerships and will report to the CHE Program Manager who reports to the Director of the Office/the Principal Investigator for the federal grant.

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.

Work location: Hybrid - Remote and Onsite (Chinook Building)
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: The normal work schedule for this position is Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. This position is subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act and is overtime eligible.

Duration of position: The work performed in this position is anticipated to last until March 31st, 2024. However, the end date of this position may be adjusted based on funding and program need.

Job Duties

Applying equity and social justice principles is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all King County employees. In this role, you will apply equity and social justice principles that exemplify shared values, behaviors, and practices to all aspects of the work.
  • Support preparation and administration of COVID-19 Health Equity Capacity Building Grant. Prepare and maintain required documentation. Identify allowable and eligible invoice charges for proper coding to grants. Review grant closeout reports for accuracy and completeness and work with grant managers to finalize the reports.
  • Support grant awardees in meeting program and reporting requirements.
  • Work independently to develop, monitor scope and schedule of projects and report results to leadership.
  • Work with county staff to monitor and report on grant awards or commitments.
  • Work collaboratively with the management team and community advisory groups to identify and implement opportunities for process improvement.
  • Research project and program needs in order to develop project or program recommendations.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
  • Have a background and knowledge of principles and practices in contracting including public work procurement systems and processes.
  • Ability to manage projects or programs; skilled at monitoring projects or programs to ensure that milestones and requirements are met.
  • Ability to see Public Health-Seattle & King County work through an anti-racist and equity lens; awareness and understanding of the historical and systemic impacts that health and government structures have had on communities of color and the fractured trust this has caused.
  • Has a continuous improvement mindset necessary to decrease turnaround time, meeting deadlines, and streamline work processes.
  • Experience engaging and involving historically marginalized communities in planning and implementation of services.
  • Strong communicator who understands how to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and centers marginalized groups in times of conflict.
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the work.
  • Passion for racial equity, and social justice, and experience implementing racial equity projects.
  • Knowledge of federal grant requirements and compliance standards, especially within the local government context.
  • Facilitation or leadership experience; can manage different opinions, facilitating discussion, resolving conflict, finding resolution, and giving and receiving feedback rooted in dismantling white supremacy culture in the workplace.
  • Demonstrated experience dismantling institutionalized racist practices in a community, business, local government, or political setting.
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:
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.
  • Resume
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.
Union affiliation:
This position is not represented by a labor union.

For more information about the application process, please contact Alexis Owens 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.