PPM II - School to Work Employment and Community Inclusion

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Education
Posted on May 2, 2022
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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 School to Work Project/Program Manager (PPM) II is part of the Adult Services team within the King County Department of Community and Human Services, Developmental Disabilities and Early Childhood Supports Division (DDECSD). Our division is responsible for planning, coordinating, implementing, and maintaining services to meet the needs of children birth to five years old, individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, and families in King County.


Individuals interested in joining our team must be committed to promoting racial, social and economic equity for all people in King County by participating in equity and social justice (ESJ) trainings, applying knowledge of ESJ principles to their work, and continually reviewing “intent versus impact” of ESJ efforts and revising as necessary.


This position will join a multi-disciplinary work team that is responsible for planning, coordinating, implementing, and maintaining services to meet the needs of current and future King County residents who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. The position is responsible for supporting the management of the Division’s School to Work Program through a network of service providers. 


This position reports to the Adult Services Team Lead within the Developmental Disabilities Division. 

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 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. Flexibility may be required for occasional evening or weekend hours or travel. This position will require a mix of telework and eventual onsite work in downtown Seattle with meetings throughout the County. 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.com

Job Duties

  • Prepare, administer and manage contracts with community-based service organizations to ensure compliance with federal, state and local requirements. This includes supporting the development of agency contracts, tracking and revising program budgets, authorizing agency provider expenditures, and determining the need for contract amendments 
  • Provide daily support, technical assistance and problem solving to system partners to ensure students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) receive appropriate and quality employment services 
  • Participate in monitoring of services for compliance with contract and applicable local, state and federal policies and rules 
  • Provide technical assistance to providers regarding contract compliance and identify training and technical assistance needs within provider community 
  • Manage the monthly program review of billing for School to Work services  
  • Develop reporting documents to support communication with system and funding partners 
  • Plan, build agendas and effectively facilitate meetings with providers, other governmental professionals, advocacy groups and the general public 
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with contractors and other system partners 
  • Support outreach efforts to ensure accessibility of services for all students with I/DD 
  • Assist with analyzing County, State, and Federal legislation and public policies to determine impact on the programs and individuals served by the programs and write reports or issue papers summarizing the analysis 
  • Gather and analyze data for program and system improvement 
  • Assist in design and preparation of evaluation reports for a range of audiences including policy makers, citizen advisory boards, system administrators, service providers, clients, advocates and/or community representatives 
  • Respond to politically sensitive inquiries from individuals, families, agency providers, government partners, advocates and other community members 
  • Represent the Division in multi-agency and inter-jurisdictional meetings and community meetings 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Minimum of three years of experience in project planning and management related to human services 
  • Knowledge of and commitment to employment first values for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities 
  • Experience in the field of Supported Employment and services to transition aged youth 
  • Professional knowledge of service delivery systems, resources and information for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families/support systems 
  • Knowledge of and commitment to 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 
  • Strong professional level writing and communication skills 
  • Professional experience working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders including self-advocates, families, system partners, culturally specific and community-based groups, volunteer boards, service providers, and co-workers 
  • Ability to function sensitively in a political environment, including effectively responding to consumer inquiries, concerns and/or complaints 
  • 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 
  • Strong analytic and decision-making abilities 
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in interactions with funders, jurisdictions, providers and partners; especially the ability to maintain professional, cooperative and courteous relationships even in difficult situations 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and the Internet 
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License or ability to travel throughout the County in a timely manner.



  • Experience effectively supporting diverse home cultures and/or languages of individuals and communities 
  • Experience in a monitoring or oversight role of complex contracts/programs for human services

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.

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.
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
What is your specific experience in project planning and management related to human services? Please include organization name(s) and date(s).
This position requires professional knowledge of service delivery systems, resources and information for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families/support systems. Please describe your experience that meets this requirement, including organization name(s) and date(s).
King County has transformed its work on equity and social justice from an initiative to an integrated effort that applies the principle of "fair and just" intentionally in all the county does in order to achieve equitable opportunities for all people and communities. What is the most important equity or social justice issue to you and why?

Required Question