Emergency Preparedness Evaluation Manager

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on May 18, 2023
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$41.29 - $52.34 Hourly


Seattle, WA

Job Type

Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week

Job Number



DPH - Public Health


Administrative Services

Opening Date


Closing Date

6/6/2023 11:59 PM Pacific



Bargaining Unit

Z3 : KC Personnel Guidelines


Join Public Health - Seattle & King County and help us prepare for future emergencies!

Public Health - Seattle & King County's Preparedness Section is seeking an Emergency Preparedness Evaluation Manager (Project/Program Manager II) to collect lessons learned, develop improvement plans, and track corrective actions to address areas for improvement identified in exercises and real-world emergency responses.

The Emergency Preparedness Evaluation Manager is responsible for writing Public Health's strengths, areas for improvement, and other observations in After-Action Reports (AARs) for discussion-based exercises, operations-based exercises, and real-world responses. AARs are informed by stakeholder feedback and data gathered by the Emergency Preparedness Evaluation Manager.

The Emergency Preparedness Evaluation Manager is also responsible for evaluating Public Health's overall levels of readiness by using evidence-based assessment tools such as the CDC's Operational Readiness Review (ORR) and by measuring other preparedness- and response-related metrics as defined by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH).

The first review of applications will take place for applications received by 11:59pm on Tuesday, May 30th.

Commitment to Equity and Social Justice: 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 http://www.kingcounty.gov/elected/executive/equity-social-justice.aspx

Job Duties
  • Evaluate Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) planning and operational functions as instructed by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and CDC.
  • Following an exercise or real-world emergency response, lead a Corrective Action Process for Public Health where stakeholders recognize and define problems, determine their causes, and recommend appropriate measures to prevent their recurrence in future emergency responses.
  • Write After-Action Reports (AARs) and develop Improvement Plans/Corrective Action Plans that follow Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) formatting.
  • Work with other Preparedness Section managers to develop, track, and report on performance measures for their respective programs.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement within the Preparedness Section.
  • Serve in the Planning Section within Public Health's Incident Command System (ICS) during emergencies.
  • Update a limited set of ICS documents and forms based on corrective actions.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
  • Experience evaluating trainings, drills, exercises, and/or real-world emergency responses.
  • Experience designing surveys and analyzing survey responses.
  • Experience writing clear and concise reports summarizing evaluation findings.
  • Ability to facilitate meetings where participants are asked to share feedback (e.g., strengths, areas for improvement) related to a program or activity.
  • Ability to track progress and completion of performance measures.
  • Ability to identify and display key metrics in graphs and charts that are easy for stakeholders to understand.
  • Demonstrated project management skills with the ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent verbal communication and coordination skills.
  • Outstanding attention to detail.
  • Willingness to be a self-starter and to take on new challenges.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint, and Teams) to complete daily tasks.
Desired Experience, Qualification, Knowledge, Skills
  • Familiarity with CDC Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Capabilities and other national preparedness standards.
  • Formal training in the incident command system (ICS), including completion of ICS 100, 200 and 700 courses.
  • Completion of the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) certification.
  • Demonstrated experience or certification in process and quality improvement approaches.
  • Experience applying equity and social justice principles to emergency response and preparedness activities.
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.

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 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.

Work location: The work associated with this position will be performed predominantly by teleworking, complemented with onsite work and meetings as needed. Especially during an emergency response, there may be situations where the employee is required to regularly report to a worksite located throughout King County. The base for this position is the Chinook Building, located at 401 5th Ave in Seattle.

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.

To support employees during this time King County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely.

Work schedule: This position works a traditional work schedule (Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm- 40 hours per week) with some flexibility. 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.

Contact: For more information about the application process, please contact Catherine Fitzpatrick, Sr. HR Analyst at Catherine.fitzpatrick@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
  • 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.