Educator Consultant III

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Education
Posted on March 15, 2023
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$94,432.00 - $119,704.00 Annually

Seattle, WA

Job Type
Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week

DPH - Public Health

Job Number

Environmental Health Svcs

4/9/2023 11:59 PM Pacific


The Environmental Health Services Division is looking for up to two enthusiastic and dedicated Educator Consultants who can listen, build trust, skillfully communicate, and connect with people from different backgrounds. These positions are key project managers, responsible for 1) building relationships with communities, 2) assessing needs, and planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating education and communication strategies, and 3) managing grants to communities.

The incumbents will need to be independent self-starters who can also create collaboration with environmental and social scientists, health investigators, communications specialists, and policy staff to develop and implement strategies to reduce exposures to hazardous chemicals in the residential setting throughout King County. They will be responsible for ensuring use of culturally appropriate and evidence-based strategies to ensure services are equitable, relevant, and successful. The work requires a strong ability to build partnership and to support diverse in-language and in-culture services and approaches, focusing on communities and individuals who are disproportionately impacted by exposures to hazardous household and consumer products, particularly refugee, immigrant, low-income, and BIPOC communities in King County.

Through the work of over 160 dedicated employees, the Environmental Health Services Division identifies and sustains environmental conditions that promote health equity and healthy people and communities in Seattle and King County. Our vision is healthy, safe, and vibrant communities that are free of health disparities based on race, gender, or economic status. The Division's core values include equity and social justice, integrity, community service, collaboration, a supportive work culture, and learning from each other and the communities we serve. To learn more about EHS, please visit .

The Haz Waste Program is a coalition of local governments. Partners work in multi-agency teams, drawing on their strengths and expertise to protect public health and the environment. "At the Haz Waste Program, we come to work every day because we want to protect and improve public and environmental quality in King County. Together with our partners, we are working towards a shared vision: A Puget Sound region that's the cleanest in the country, free from hazardous chemical exposure." To learn more about the Haz Waste Program, please visit .


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.

The county government has a deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all - in our workplaces and our communities. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda to advance regional change and ensure that residents from all communities are incorporated into our emergency planning and public outreach efforts.

We recognize that structural racism consists of principles and practices that cause and justify an inequitable distribution of rights, opportunities, and experiences across racial groups. Since declaring Racism is a Public Health Crisis in June 2020, King County and Public Health committed to being intentionally anti-racist and accountable to Black, Indigenous and People of Color communities.

To learn more, please visit

This posting will create a list of qualified candidates that may be considered for selection of additional career service, term limited temporary (TLT), short-term temporary (STT), or special duty assignment (SDA) vacancies over the next 6 months .

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.

Build Community Partnerships
  • Build community relationships; mobilize communities and organizations to identify and reduce hazardous household exposures.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with internal and external partners.
  • Align the outreach and engagement activities with the goals, values, and intentions of the organization's 10-year comprehensive plan and racial equity plan.
  • Engage and plan with community to ensure the near-term delivery of relevant and effective services. Provide support in building skill and capacity for communities to deliver information and services in the future.
  • Work with communities to plan, implement, and evaluate in-language and in-culture outreach activities such as events, workshops, trainings, or other tactics in a way that respects partnership and promotes shared power and decision-making.
Education and Communication Planning & Implementation
  • Develop and implement education and communication strategies, tactics, tools, and materials that move people to switch from hazardous products and practices to safer alternatives.
  • Ensure quality and evaluation standards for educational and communication activities.
  • Provide for the assessment of educational and communication needs and, in partnership with other teams and community partners develop and implement education/behavior change services and campaigns.
  • Identify areas of study and research for community-centered data collection and evaluation plans, with guidance from the Program's Research Team that will result in better-informed, evidence-based services and policies.
  • Conduct focus groups, interviews, or surveys to gather information about community attitudes and perceptions related to hazardous materials. Information will inform and support the development of realistic, customer-centered plans and strategies.
  • Provide frequent written and verbal reporting and analysis on program objectives, progress, accomplishments, adjustments, and recommendations.
Contract Management
  • Manage request for proposal (RFP) process to ensure transparent communication and accountability for project goals and vendor choices.
  • Provide guidance and technical assistance to community-based organizations to develop, implement, and monitor scopes of work, milestones, and deliverables and support successful service delivery.
  • Work with King County Procurement and Contract Specialists to ensure compliance with applicable policies and procedures.
Other Duties as Assigned

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Minimum Qualifications
  • Ability to identify, assess, and respond to the education and/or communication needs of targeted audiences.
  • Ability to build, manage, and coordinate strategic partnerships with key local organizations, government agencies and associations, institutional, and community partners
  • Experience organizing and mobilizing community groups and other partners to act on shared objectives and goals that are culturally responsible and sustainable.
  • Experience planning and executing education and/or communications strategies for both small and large-scale projects.
  • Experience actively applying and centering race and social justice principles in approach to work and work product.
  • Experience working with contracts and or grants
  • Ability to distill complex and technical information into clear and accessible information for diverse audiences.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to write and present information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with community based participatory research approaches.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with data collection and program evaluation.
  • Work experience in education, communication, public health, and/or community engagement.
*Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including the military), or life experience that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position.

Desired Qualifications
  • Master's degree in public health education, public administration, education, communication, social work or a combination of work experience and education.
  • Three years' experience in public health education or related field.
  • Background in communications.
Licensing/Certification Requirements
  • Valid Washington State driver's license, or ability to obtain before hire.
Supplemental Information

Forbes 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.

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.
This position is open to all qualified applicants.

This full-time position is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and is eligible for overtime. The normal workweek is Monday - Friday. Occasional evening and weekend work is required.

If you have questions about the position, please contact Tracee Mayfield at 206-263-8538 or

If you have questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Ma-Eyongerie Frambo, Human Resources Supervisor at or 206-263-3587.

The following items are required to be considered for this vacancy:
  1. NEOGOV/Government Jobs online or paper application.
  2. Responses to the supplemental questions.
The following application materials are also encouraged:
  1. A current resume or curriculum vitae.
  2. A cover letter that summarizes your interest and qualifications for the position.
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 application. Applications and/or Supplemental Questionnaires that state "see my resume" or "see my personnel file" are considered incomplete and will not be accepted.

Note: Online applications are preferred. However, if you cannot apply online, go to for other options. If you need an accommodation in the recruitment process or an alternate format of this announcement, please inquire directly with the contact listed on the job announcement or Public Health's Human Resources Service Delivery Manager.

  • This position requires the ability to perform work duties in an office and a field environment.
  • Exposure to individuals from the public who are upset, angry, agitated, and sometimes hostile, requiring the use of conflict management and de-escalation skills.
  • Ability to lift to 40 pounds, for example to move sampling equipment, supplies or education materials.
  • Ability to work both in and out of the office, for example in small businesses, residences or other locations where hazardous materials may be present.
  • The selection process may include 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 and working hours.
  • If you need an accommodation in the recruitment process or an alternate format of the announcement, please inquire directly with the contact listed on the job announcement or the department's Human Resources Service Delivery Manager.
  • 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 trainings on time.
This position is represented by Protec 17.

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
  • 12paid 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.