Health and Well-Being Project Manager

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on January 24, 2023
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$96,703.57 - $122,577.31 Annually

Seattle, WA

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

DHR - Dept. of Human Resources

Job Number

Central Employee Svcs Div

2/5/2023 11:59 PM Pacific


The Central Employee Services Division (CESD) in the Department of Human Resources (DHR) seeks an experienced and innovative professional to serve as the Health and Well-Being Project Manager for the Balanced You team.

As a key member of the Balanced You team, the Health and Well-Being Project Manager oversees health and well-being projects and programming to equip employees to live healthy and safe, understand and use their benefits, and find balance in life and work. This position reports to the Employee Social Impact and Well-Being Manager and collaborates with DHR's Learning and Development and Internal Communications teams to develop and deliver key communications and programming and works with partners across the County to advance key projects.

Who We Are
The Department of Human Resources' mission is to provide strategic human resources leadership, modernized systems, customer-focused services, and tools designed to support the management, growth, and development of the King County workforce. CESD is a division within DHR. Ensuring the health and safety of employees is the County's number one priority and the division provides integrated services in the areas of Safety and Claims (Workers' Compensation), Disability and Leaves, Balanced You (Well-being) and Employee Giving, Employee Assistance Program, Benefits Strategy, as well as Benefits, Payroll and Retirement Operations.

CESD is committed to excellence, supporting one another, and having fun along the way. We seek candidates excited to join our team and jump into a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Who May Apply
This recruitment is open to King County employees and the public and will be used to fill one Term-Limited Temporary position or Special Duty Assignment (SDA). The duration is anticipated to last six (6) months with the possibility of extension based on operational need.

Note: Special duty opportunities are only open to current King County career service and appointed employees who have completed their initial probation. Special duty applicants must have approval from their current supervisor to accept an assignment. Current employees selected for special duty will be compensated based upon the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement or Coalition Labor Agreement for their base assignment.

Commitment to Equity & Social Justice
As the only county in the United States 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 diverse region that cherishes the artistic and social traditions of many cultures.

Applying equity and social justice principles is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all King County employees. The Health and Well-Being Project Manager will apply equity and social justice principles that exemplify shared values, behaviors, and practices in all aspects of the work.

To learn more, please visit:

Other Position Information
This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and is not eligible for overtime. Employees are paid on a bi-weekly schedule, every other Thursday, comprising a 40-hour workweek, normally 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. This position is represented by Teamsters Local 117/Professional & Technical and is classified as a Project/Program Manager III; class code: 2441300.

Job Duties
  • Manage key well-being projects and initiatives, including deliverables, timelines, updates, in collaboration with County partners, and communications.
  • Collaborate with internal communications, CESD leadership, and the Balanced You team, to deliver multi-channel education, communication, and outreach. Author blog posts, web content, and newsletter articles.
  • Collaborate closely with staff in related County work units such as Benefits, Payroll and Retirement Operations; the Employee Assistance Program; Safety and Claims; and the Office of Equity, Racial and Social Justice to better integrate and coordinate activities in support of a whole-health approach to employee well-being. Specifically, partner with Learning and Development to provide input on and support the delivery of an updated live-learning course with a focus on leadership and well-being.
  • Research, identify, and recommend key steps for program and project stakeholder buy-in and long-term success.
  • Identify key measures, analyze program results, prepare dashboards to monitor progress, and recommend improvements to respond to the evolving health risks, needs, and interests of the workforce. Proactively identify solutions and seek management support. Monitor and address issues of inequity and disparity in program participation and results.
  • Supervise vendors and consultants and provide direction to assure smooth implementation of programs and communication strategies.
  • Manage a portfolio of employee health programs, focused primarily in the areas of improved physical, social-emotional, and financial well-being. Develop project plans, track implementation, and address barriers.
  • Lead the Employee Advisory Committee and provide timely updates and communications to support employee health and well-being at the worksites.
  • Manage budgets for specific projects, vendors, and consultants.
  • Prepare and present briefings, project plans, status reports, decision memos, speaking points, and other program materials.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Two years of program development and management experience that includes strategic planning and program design, communications and outreach, evaluation, and team leadership; AND
  • A Bachelor's degree in business, public administration, human resources, education, public health, communications, or related field OR
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge, and ability required to perform the work.
Other Qualifications:
  • Knowledge and experience in the deployment of workplace and/or community health and well-being initiatives, including knowledge of behavioral economics.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage complex projects with multi-month timelines and significant communication needs.
  • Clear and effective verbal and written communication and presentation skills, with the ability to communicate with individuals at all levels both internally and externally.
  • Experience with web-based communication platforms.
  • Ability to work with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds, including sensitivity to and knowledge of various ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic groups.
  • Intermediate level proficiency with Microsoft Office software, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Supplemental Information

Selection Process
Applications will be reviewed as received, and they will be screened for clarity, completeness, and competitiveness. All materials will be evaluated for spelling, grammar, and punctuation usage. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in a series of interviews.

Forms and Materials Required
  1. An online employment application completed at . The employment history should go back at least 10 years if you have 10 years of employment or more to include all relevant experience. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. All relevant experience must be included in the application.
  2. A cover letter no more than two pages summarizing how you meet the required experience, qualifications, knowledge, and job skills. In addition, please share why you are interested in this position. This is a required application material. If a cover letter is not received, your application will be incomplete and will not be considered.
For more information, contact:
Jen Montoya
Senior HR Analyst

Teleworking Requirement
The work associated with this position will be performed predominantly through telework, complemented with onsite work and meetings as needed. 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 home workspace with an internet connection 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 wearing masks in some situations . King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing its carbon footprint.

King County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support remote work. The individual selected for this opportunity will join an innovative and progressive team that is redefining how we work as we transition to the department's hybrid environment.

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate, 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 this position, 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, 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.