Project Coordinator Lead and Toxics Program (Educator Consultant III

King County   Auburn, WA   Full-time     Education
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Posted on May 20, 2020
Summary

We are seeking a skilled, enthusiastic, and dedicated Project Coordinator (Educator Consultant III) in the Lead and Toxics Program. The incumbent will work to plan, implement, and monitor community-driven childhood lead poisoning prevention activities funded through a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grant. The successful candidate will have a passion for environmental justice, facilitating equitable community partnerships, developing innovative communication strategies, and creating healthier lives for all people in King County.

This is Term Limited Temporary / Special Duty position is funded through September 30, 2021


ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SERVICES DIVISION: 
Through the work of over 150 dedicated employees, the Environmental Health Services Division identifies and sustains environmental conditions that promote health equity and healthy people and communities in Seattle and King County. Our vision is healthy, safe, and vibrant communities that are free of health inequities based on race, gender, or economic status. The Division's core values include equity and social justice, integrity, community service, collaboration, a supportive work culture, and learning from each other and the communities we serve. To learn more, please visit https://www.kingcounty.gov/ehs.

COMMITMENT TO EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE:  As the only jurisdiction in the world 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. King County has adopted a pro racial equity agenda aimed at advancing regional change and is developing the systems and standards necessary to eliminate racial health inequities. The selected candidate will be able to demonstrate a commitment to reducing racial inequities and the ability to integrate King County's Equity and Racial Social Justice principles into the daily functions of this position. To learn more, please visit http://www.kingcounty.gov/equity.


KEY EXPECTATIONS AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 
Grant contract planning and monitoring:

  • Develop and implement grant-funded activities including education, community outreach, group process, public involvement strategies that ensure families, caregivers, and providers have information on preventing childhood lead poisoning and accessing appropriate developmental services.
  • Provide support and technical assistance to community-based organizations contracted through the grant to develop, implement, and monitor scopes of work and deliverables.
  • Develop and implement training programs for healthcare providers and community/internal partners related to childhood lead poisoning prevention, testing, intervention, and mitigation.
 
Partnership Development:
  • Develop relationships and create equitable partnerships with other public, private, and non-profit agencies.
  • Develop and maintain internal relationships and collaborations that leverage grant-funded activities and better inform work products.
  • Actively incorporate a community involvement process that centers community voices and assures that equity considerations are built into the development and implementation of all lead poisoning prevention strategies.
  • Speak publicly on the connection between healthy home environments, environmental toxics, and public health.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Skill in participatory planning, especially community based participatory planning methods.
  • Skill in educating and informing a diverse range of audiences about environmental public health issues especially related to lead, health equity, and social justice.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing policies and practices that deconstruct institutional racism.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Skill in applying innovative and culturally relevant education, outreach, and marketing strategies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Skill in program evaluation.
  • Skill in grant writing.
  • Demonstrated experience building trusting relationships with community groups.
  • Demonstrated experience leading and facilitating multidisciplinary collaborative efforts with communities, agencies, or advocacy groups to address public health issues.
 
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Education, Social Work, Science, Public Health, or a combination of work experience and education.
  • Three years' experience in health education.
  • Certified Health Education Specialist or the equivalent.

LICENSING/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Valid Washington State driver's license.

WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to all qualified applicants.

WORK SCHEDULE: This is a full-time position (40 hours a week) and flexibility is required to attend frequent community events/meetings in the evening and on weekends. The use of a King County vehicle will be provided when appropriate.

WORK LOCATION: This position will be located at the Chinook Building, 401 Fifth Avenue. Suite 1100, Seattle, WA 98104. A significant amount of time will be spent in the community with a focus on south King County

COMPETITIVE BENEFITS:  King County provides our employees with a free transportation pass that is good on most transit systems throughout the Puget Sound region, including the Sounder and King County Water Taxi. We offer a benefits package that includes competitive medical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family and domestic partner, competitive vacation, sick, holiday and executive leave plans, and participation in the State's Public Employees Retirement Plan (PERS), as well as the option of participating in the County's deferred compensation plan (a 457 plan).

CONTACT: If you have questions about the position, please contact Amy Shumann at amy.shumann@kingcounty.gov or (206) 263-8214. If you have questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Nic Horea, Senior Human Resource Analyst at nicolae.horea@kingcounty.gov or 206-263-8736.


APPLICATION PROCESS: 
The following items are required to be considered for this vacancy:
  1. An electronic application through www.kingcounty.gov/jobs or www.governmentjobs.com (use the "Apply" link), or paper application (see note below).
  2. Responses to the supplemental questions.
  3. A current resume or curriculum vitae.
  4. A cover letter that summarizes your interest and qualifications for the position.
 
Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the relevant information in the application. Cover letters and/or resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed application. Applications and/or Supplemental Questionnaires that state "see my resume" or "see my personnel file" are considered incomplete and will not be accepted.
 
Note: Online applications are required. 
If you need accommodation in the recruitment process or an alternate format of this announcement, please inquire directly with the contact listed on the job announcement or Public Health's Human Resources Service Delivery Manager.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
  • The selection process may include but is not limited to the evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions and interviewing. For more information on our selection process, please refer to www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/jobs/hiring.
  • Public Health relies on office automation (Microsoft Office 365) and other web-enabled tools. Candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform essential functions of the position.
  • Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and the development of effective working relationships are requirements of all Public Health positions.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • The selected candidate will be required to submit to a thorough background investigation. Investigation findings are not automatically disqualifying.
  • Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law.
  • Employees are required to adhere to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration/Washington Industrial Safety and Health Administration (OSHA/WISHA) guidelines including but not limited to completing their mandatory training on time.

UNION AFFILIATION
Positions in this classification are represented by Protec Local 17 Union.
 

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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In addition to English, do you speak or write in any of the following languages? (Check all that apply)
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese
  • Russian
  • Somali
  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Ukrainian
  • Amharic
  • Punjabi / Hindi
  • Tagalog
  • Other
  • None
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Describe an innovative education and/or outreach strategy that you have developed and implemented (e.g. use of social media, social marketing, incentives).
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Describe your knowledge and/or use of computer-based design tools for educational resource development.
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Please describe your technical knowledge of lead poisoning and other toxics, particularly in children. How does your previous work experience inform your knowledge of federal and/or state and/or local regulations and/or strategies related to lead and toxics poisoning and prevention?
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Please describe your experience and role related to lead and/or toxics and health.
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Describe any policies that you have worked on related to housing quality and health and what was your role? Which agencies/partners public entities have you worked with on this issue?
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Please describe your experience managing complex projects that include both technical and policy components.
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What is your experience with environmental justice issues that impact communities inequitably affected by exposure to environmental contaminants?

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