PPM III - King County Regional Homelessness Authority Contract Lead

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Management
Posted on May 4, 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.

Are you a skilled manager who is passionate about creating system responses to real world problems? Do you listen carefully and know how to negotiate and facilitate successful outcomes? Are you committed to centering equity and social justice in your work? Are you a creative problem-solver that can move quickly between big picture vision and project-level details? Are you skilled at bringing order to ambiguity and working collaboratively across organizations? King County's Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is looking for you!   

The Housing, Homelessness, and Community Development Division (HHCDD) of the Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is seeking a manager for the relationship and contract with the new King County Regional Homelessness Authority (KCRHA).  This person will serve as the lead for planning and funding associated with DCHS’ Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with KCRHA. The Manager will apply their contracting expertise and homeless funding and system knowledge to implement and oversee management of funding, data collection and reporting related to King County funds assigned to KCRHA . The position will report to the Housing Services and Stability Manager of the Housing Homelessness and Community Development Division (HHCDD). 

KCRHA is the newly implemented Continuum of Care (CoC) Lead for the Seattle-King County Continuum of Care designated to oversee policy, funding, and services for people experiencing homelessness countywide and charged with unifying and coordinating the homeless response system for King County.  Under an ILA and pursuant to a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), King County will be assigning funds to KCRHA for the homelessness crisis response.  These funds will include state and federal funds for which King County is responsible as well as local funds.  This position will be responsible for overseeing the funds and ensuring collection of the necessary programmatic data and information from KCRHA to ensure that King County can report to state and federal authorities as needed.  They will also be involved in informing and tracking KCRHA policy developments, particularly as they relate to the funds. 

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 exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and is not eligible for overtime. Typical hours of work are Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm. 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 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.com

Job Duties

Manage and monitor the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between King County DCHS and the King County Regional Homelessness Authority (KCRHA).

Build relationships and maintain good communication with KCRHA, community stakeholders and institutional partners working together to achieve common goals.

Oversee the contracting of a complex budget with KCRHA containing a mix of federal, state and local funds that are often braided or layered, creating county processes to ensure compliance.

Gather data and narrative information from KCRHA and compile as needed for reports as required by state, federal, and local fund sources included under the MOA.  

Lead on compiling and writing reports required by the executive or council. Actively coordinate with DCHS Performance Management and Evaluation regarding data collection necessary for meeting the requirements of the MOA.

Work collaboratively with King County fiscal staff in monitoring to ensure compliance with all relevant federal, state, and local laws and regulations, expenditure and program standards, and deadlines.

Attend, inform and participate in KCRHA boards and workgroups as requested and as necessary to manage the MOA. Inform DCHS leadership with regards to KCRHA policy and implementation as it relates to funding requirements.

Serve as a resource for HHCDD regarding KCRHA policy and implementation framework as they relate to program and contract management and any related changes.

Monitor for King County’s housing and equity objectives and keep leadership informed of challenges and opportunities.

Ensure equity accountability at KCRHA and share with HHCDD best practices and innovative techniques learned.  

Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Bachelor's degree in public administration, public policy social services and four years of experience in planning and implementing homelessness or housing programs; or equivalent combination of education and experience, plus a demonstrated solid understanding of homeless housing and services systems.  

Experience with homeless and housing programs.

Demonstrated record of excellence successfully implementing and managing large and complex budgets with multiple and braided fund sources including federal, state and local funds. This includes negotiating, preparing, and managing contracts.

Familiarity with homeless and housing funds preferred. Experience working with federal funding sources, particularly those focused on the homeless response system.

Demonstrated understanding of equity and social justice concepts and the effects of place, race and systems-based inequities and ability to apply an equity and social justice approach to all areas of the work, including communication Project management experience with demonstrated success in implementing high profile, complex government programs under tight timelines.  

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders and project partners with sometimes varying objectives.

Strong negotiation and creative problem-solving skills, and the demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and develop partnerships to build consensus and develop reasoned solutions to issues and problems.  

Excellent oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated clear and professional-level ability for such tasks as correspondence, policies and procedures and reports and the ability to make presentations to groups.

Strong organizational skills with ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines at the same time, to move between the details of implementation and a broader system view, and to prioritize and re-prioritize work.

Experience working in and knowledge of the homeless and housing landscape in King County. 

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).

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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
Please describe a time when you implemented a project with a high profile and a complex budget. Please describe the various stakeholders and how they were involved. What was your role? What steps did you take to ensure and maintain successful implementation, and what did you learn from that process (what would you do the same or differently)?
In this position you will be building relationships and representing King County with KCRHA and other homeless response system partners in contracting and policy work. What experience do you have working across systems and organizations? Give an example of a situation where you had to work collaboratively and develop solutions, and speak to your role.
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. Describe your experience and approach to integrating equity and social justice into new or existing programs and policies.

Required Question