Community Outreach Specialist (King County Condom Distribution Pilot Project)

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Project Management
Posted on September 16, 2022
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Summary

The HIV/STD Program is seeking two (2) Community Outreach Specialists to help make free condoms more available and accessible in Seattle & King County. 
 
The Condom Distribution Pilot Project aims to increase the availability, accessibility, and acceptability of free condoms in diverse communities and varying venues to promote condom use to decrease the transmission of HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). This position is responsible for monitoring and replenishing established Condom Cubes, and assisting in the recruitment of businesses, organizations, and other community locations to participate in the Condom Distribution Project. Community Outreach Specialists will also process returned condom inventory, prepare materials necessary for outreach, maintain the project’s supply stocked and organized, and deliver condoms to community-based organization and non-profits.
 
These full-time TLT positions are open to all qualified applicants.  
 
Please Note: King County is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. For this position, we will prioritize applicants who have direct experience working with communities of interest. People of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans. We also strive to be a workplace inclusive to people who have experienced incarceration or other interactions with the criminal justice system, and candidates will not be removed from consideration solely on the basis of felony convictions.

Commitment to Racial Equity and Social Justice
 
As the only jurisdiction in the world named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant international community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the traditions of many cultures.
 
Applicants should be committed to working with diverse populations throughout King County to provide excellent customer service to a broad range of cultures, in accordance with the King County Equity and Social Justice Ordinance and the King County Strategic Plan. 

Job Duties

  • Assemble Condom Cubes for placement at local businesses, organizations, and publicly accessible sites in King County
  • Recruit businesses, organizations, and other community locations to participate in the Condom Distribution Project
  • Assist with weekly community outreach plans 
  • Conduct community outreach with team members to achieve project goals 
  • Monitor and refill established Condom Cubes
  • Process returned condom inventory
  • Assemble a variety of condom cases and kits in preparation for community outreach 
  • Prepare materials necessary for outreach
  • Distribute bulk condoms to community-based organizations and HIV/STD Program partners
  • Complete monthly inventory counts of project supplies 
  • Maintain project supplies and work area cleaned, stocked, and organized
  • Collect and record data using established protocols and templates
  • Provide sound, accurate, and culturally appropriate sexual health information, educational materials, and other resources to community partners during outreach.
  • Foster effective community and agency partnerships 
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

EXPERIENCE, QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS:
 

  • Valid Washington State Driver's License
  • Knowledge of Sexually Transmitted Infections including HIV 
  • Experience doing community outreach 
  • Ability to establish rapport with diverse groups of people in a very brief amount of time
  • Experience working as a health educator
  • Ability to maintain good working relationships with employees, coworkers, businesses, and community partners
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, while remaining organized and detail-oriented in an often-changing environment
  • Ability to meet deadlines and working under time constraints
  • Ability to work well in a team-based environment or independently without direct supervision
  • Ability to work with communities of people with varied lived experiences in a non-judgmental manner
  • Basic mathematics skills
  • Comfort approaching community sites to participate in a condom promotion program
  • Data entry and record-keeping skills
  • Experience and skill in managing conflict or difficult situations that may arise during community outreach
  • Experience and skill in managing difficult, awkward, or inappropriate conversations and behaviors that may arise during community outreach 
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Skill in effectively communicating a broad amount of information to a wide variety of audiences
  • Skill and comfort approaching individuals or groups to promote the condom distribution project 
  • Communicate effectively with both oral and written communications skills
 
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS 
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish & Other languages) welcomed

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 www.kingcounty.gov/jobs or www.governmentjobs.com (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 www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/jobs/hiring.
  • 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.
  • In order to operate a County vehicle, a valid WA State Driver License is required.
WORK SCHEDULE: Daytime shifts Monday through Friday.
 
WORK LOCATION: Chinook Building, 401 5th Ave, Seattle WA 98104, and outreach locations throughout King County. This position may require flexibility to accommodate different work schedules and work locations.

Term Limited Temporary (TLT) position anticipated to run through October 2024.

Union affiliation: This position is represented by PROTEC17.
 
Contact: For more information about the application process, please contact Sarah Dunkinson, HR Analyst at sdunkinson@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.

01
Do you have a valid driver's license?
  • Yes
  • No
02
Are you willing and able to drive a county car for 50% - 75% of your work time?
  • Yes
  • No
03
Do you have experience doing community outreach?
  • Yes
  • No
04
If you answered yes to question #3, how many years of experience do you have; briefly describe what type of outreach you did; briefly describe the communities you worked with; and briefly explain how you were culturally sensitive/competent in your work with diverse communities.
05
Do you have knowledge or work experience related to HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)?
  • Yes
  • No
06
Please briefly describe your knowledge of HIV and other STIs.
07
Briefly describe your experience communicating and disseminating information and resources regarding HIV and other STIs.
08
Do you have experience collecting and recording data?
  • Yes
  • No
09
If yes, please briefly describe what type of data collection you have done.
10
Do you have experience maintaining, stocking, and organizing supplies and materials?
  • Yes
  • No
11
If you answered yes to the previous question, please briefly describe your experience.
12
Do you have experience working as part of an outreach team?
  • Yes
  • No
13
If you answered yes to the previous question, please briefly describe you experience.
14
Do you have experience working independently on projects with minimal supervision?
  • Yes
  • No
15
If you answered yes to the previous question, please briefly describe your experience.
16
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.
17
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

Required Question