Operations and Contracts Coordinator/Project Program Manager II

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Project Management
Posted on November 18, 2021
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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.

The Operations and Contracts Coordinator will serve as a part of the King County Developmental Disabilities and Early Childhood Supports (DDECS) Division. The Operations and Contracts team is responsible for the equitable development, procurement, negotiation, and monitoring of contracts with community-based organizations that provide early childhood, supported employment, and community information and outreach services to individuals and families in King County. The position will be responsible for ensuring compliance with the terms and conditions of the Division’s revenue contracts and reporting on contract deliverables. This position will also co-lead and coordinate the Division’s Equity Change Team. 


This position will coordinate contracts with the Early Childhood Team in alignment with Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) and the Best Starts for Kids initiative. Best Starts for Kids is King County's initiative to improve the health and well-being of residents by investing in promotion, prevention, and early intervention for children, youth, families, and communities. This work is relational, transparent, and equitable in accordance with Best Starts for Kids and DDECS values. 


Our Division is seeking team members who are committed to promoting racial, social and economic equity for all people in King County. The Operations and Contracts Coordinator will use an equity and social justice lens throughout the contracting and procurement processes and in co-leading the Division’s Equity Change Team. 


The Operations and Contracts Coordinator will report to the Operations and Contracts Manager within DDECSD.


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 January 31, 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.


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 situations. King 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

  • Build strengths-based, collaborative relationships with community partners, the Early Childhood Team, and across the Division focused on mutual continuous quality improvement. 
  • Co-lead and coordinate the division Equity Change Team and the fulfillment of equity action plans.  
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for Early Childhood Team contracts in the division and support other division contracts.  
  • Lead Request for Proposals (RFPs) and other procurement processes for the Early Childhood Team, especially Best Starts for Kids procurements 
  • Coordinate equitable contracting and amendment processes in alignment with department and division procedures as well as the County’s Equity and Social Justice Strategic Plan and Best Starts for Kids values.  
  • Plan, schedule, and complete contract monitoring visits and reports with contracted providers in collaboration with Division team members.  
  • Provide and/or arrange for follow up training and technical assistance as well as monitoring activities to assure compliance with federal, state, and county requirements.  
  • Develop and implement strategies to ensure the completion and documentation of required training on topics, which include but are not limited to, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Mandatory Reporting, and Data Security.  
  • Manage deliverables from contracted providers and report on deliverables to revenue funders.  
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. 

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Deep knowledge of equity and social justice principles and practices, and understanding of the effects of place, race and policy and systems-based inequities on marginalized communities and populations.  
  • At least two years of program experience with early childhood and/or developmental disabilities service systems.  
  • A combination of at least four years of education and relevant experience in contract management or project coordination in a social service setting.  
  • Experience designing and facilitating trainings and dialogues on equity and social justice, especially around race and disability.  
  • Demonstrated knowledge of compliance and continuous quality improvement strategies with contractors and partners in a human service setting.  
  • Ability to work with creativity and flexibility, both independently and as a team member; to work under deadlines and on a number of tasks simultaneously and to organize and prioritize quickly in response to changing needs.  
  • Skills and abilities working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders including families, culturally specific and community-based groups, service providers, and co-workers.  
  • Ability to identify intersecting issues, challenges, and opportunities for collaboration across internal and external partners, including strategies to promote equity.  
  • Experience providing engaging trainings and/or technical assistance with diverse groups using adult learning approaches.  
  • Skills communicating complex information to diverse audiences for understanding and decision-making.  
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office 365 including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, and SharePoint 
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License or ability to travel throughout the County in a timely manner.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE, QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS 

 

  • Two years of professional experience in quality assurance/contract monitoring at the provider, state, or local government level.  
  • Experience with government procurement processes and requirements. 
  • Experience effectively supporting home cultures and languages of individuals and communities, as well as bicultural and/or bilingual skills are preferred.  
  • Familiarity with procurement and contracting technology tools; such as, ZoomGrants, contract databases, or similar. 

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 AND 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 AND 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. AND 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 specific experience with contract management or other relevant project coordination, especially experience supporting an environment of continuous quality improvement. Please include organization name(s) and date(s).
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Do you have at least two years of program experience with early childhood and/or developmental disabilities service systems?
  • Yes
  • No
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Please describe your experience with early childhood and developmental disabilities programs and service systems including organization name(s) and date(s).
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Please describe your experience designing and facilitating trainings and dialogues on equity and social justice, especially around race and disability.
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How have you have applied equity and social justice principles in planning and decision-making throughout your work or other efforts? Please provide an example of how you have integrated equity and social justice into a specific project.

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