Equitable Development Analyst, Project/Program Manager (PPM) II

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Project Management
Posted on September 2, 2022
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Summary

The Department of Community and Human Services values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with lived experiences.


King County's Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) provides equitable opportunities for people to be healthy, happy, and connected to community.
 

Are you passionate about preventing displacement and advancing racial justice in our region? Do you thrive on working through real world challenges to help equitable community-driven development projects succeed? Do you enjoy facilitating dynamic processes and working with a broad range of community stakeholders? Can you move quickly between big picture vision and project-level details? King County's Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is looking for you! 

 

DCHS’ Housing, Homelessness, and Community Development Division (HHCDD) increases housing stability and develops strong communities. We strive to be an anti-racist division and collaborate with our partners to center historically excluded and systemically marginalized people. HHCDD is looking for an Equitable Development Analyst, Project/Program Manager (PPM II) to support DCHS's efforts to implement a new King County Equitable Development Initiative (KC EDI) to advance self-determination of communities most impacted by historical structural racism and discrimination and communities at heightened risk of displacement.  The new KC EDI will support community-led projects and strategies to resist gentrification and promote access to opportunity. 

 

The Equitable Development Analyst reports to the Equitable Development Program Manager of HHCDD’s Planning, Policy and Special Projects team. This year-long position focuses on contributing to the development of the KC EDI Implementation Plan in partnership with the recently established Community Planning Workgroup, including leading and facilitating community engagement processes, crafting program and policy recommendations and working with departments across King County to align policies and programs with equitable development outcomes. This position will also support DCHS’s participation in anti-displacement efforts in areas of unincorporated King County such as Skyway-West Hill and North Highline.  

 

This position will be responsible for developing and maintaining positive relationships with community-based organizations, particularly in historically underserved and underinvested communities. These relationships will help inform KC EDI practices to better serve community-based organizations through-out King County. 


Read more about King County’s Equity and Social Justice work at https://www.kingcounty.gov/elected/executive/constantine/priorities/building-equity.aspx 


WHO MAY APPLY: 

This position is open to all qualified candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. 

REQUIRED MATERIALS: 

Candidates who wish to be considered for this position must submit an online King County application and respond to the supplemental questions. Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the requested and relevant information in the online application and supplemental questionnaire. Applications and/or supplemental questionnaires that state, “see my resume” are considered incomplete and will not be considered to be competitive.

WORK SCHEDULE/CONDITIONS: 

This is a Special Duty Assignment (SDA) or Term-Limited Temporary (TLT) position anticipated to end November 1, 2023, but subject to change dependent on operational need. This position is scheduled to work 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm. This position meets the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and is overtime eligible with supervisory pre-approval.  This position is represented by PROTEC17  

 Teleworking Requirement 

The work associated with this position will be performed through a combination of teleworking complemented with onsite work and meetings as needed. Employees will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities. Employees must reside in Washington state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.
  

Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection (access may be supplemented in some situations) where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required, including the wearing of masks in some situationsKing County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint.
    
 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 that is redefining how we work as we transition to the department's hybrid environment.  

 

RECRUITER:  Annette Coleman, ancoleman@kingcounty.gov


 

 

Job Duties

King County Equitable Development Initiative Implementation   

  • Under the direction of the Equitable Development Manager, co-design and co-facilitate processes with community stakeholders to develop recommendations for the implementation of a new County-wide equitable development initiative to support community-driven and controlled development led by and for communities most impacted by structural racism and displacement. This includes processes such as: 
    1. Regular planning meetings with the community planning workgroup.  
    2. A day-long hybrid retreat for the KC EDI staff and community planning workgroup; and 
    3. A virtual community meeting to report back on the development of the KC EDI implementation plan with the broader community. 
  • Draft program and policy recommendations based on feedback and input from community stakeholders for reports that will be submitted to King County Council.  
  • Analyze best practices and co-develop recommendations for the design of a new community-led capacity building and capital projects funding and technical assistance program to support community-driven equitable development projects. 
  • Contribute to emerging equitable development and anti-displacement policy research and program development tasks. 
  • Participate in and support the cross-departmental staff workgroup responsible for stewarding the KC EDI implementation planning process in partnership with community stakeholders.  
  • Draft content for briefing materials and participate in presentations for cross-departmental coordination and briefings for DCHS Leadership and King County Council on an as needed basis. 
  • Provide additional project management support such as developing and managing workplans and coordinating meeting logistics.  

Special Projects Related to Anti-displacement  

  • Coordinate and launch a new Request for Proposals (RFP) to support community-led engagement around achieving affordable housing goals through Community Land Trust models in Skyway-West Hill and North Highline.  
  • Provide additional project support as needed on community-led planning processes for implementing anti-displacement strategies for Skyway-West Hill and North Highline.  

Other 

  • Ensure that the County’s equity and social justice goals are incorporated into its equitable development approach.  
  • Perform other related duties or special projects as assigned. 
  • Please Note: This position does not entail supervising other County employees. 

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in urban planning, ethnic or critical race studies, public administration, public policy or a related field (or a combination of relevant education, training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the position). Experience leading collaborative work in communities of color or other historically underserved communities may be considered relevant experience. 
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in community organizing, project management or policy research and analysis with a focus on racial and economic justice, displacement and gentrification, community development, community stewardship of land or a related field (or a combination of education, training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the position).  
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience partnering with and building trusted working relationships with community-based organizations led by and for Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) and/or low-income communities. 
  • Knowledge of equity and social justice principles and practices, and understanding of the effects of place, race, policy and systems-based inequities on BIPOC, low-income and other underserved communities such as immigrants and refugees, people with disabilities, seniors and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) communities.  
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively and work with people of various cultural backgrounds. 
  • Excellent project management skills and demonstrated ability to work on several tasks simultaneously, organize and prioritize work quickly in response to changing needs and meet deadlines. 
  • Valid Washington State Driver's License (within 6 months of hire) or the ability to travel throughout the county in a timely manner. 
  • Proficient skills in 2016 Microsoft Suite:  Word, Excel, Outlook, Zoom, and the internet.
Desired Qualifications: 
The following experience and skills are desired but not required:
  • Personal or lived experience with planning, housing or community development issues or challenges.
  • Experience working on equitable development programs or implementing an equitable development project. 
  • Working knowledge of how community-development or affordable housing development is financed.



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.

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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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.
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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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Please describe your experience and approach to practicing equity and social justice principles in your work.
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How do you define equitable development? Why is it necessary and what are the barriers to achieving it?
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Describe a relevant experience in which you collaborated or partnered with community stakeholders on a project to advance a shared goal. What was your role in the effort? What aspects of the project/process were successful or unsuccessful and why? What was the end result?

Required Question