Project / Coordinator (Project/Program Manager II)

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Project Management
Posted on January 12, 2022
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Summary

We are seeking two skilled, enthusiastic, and dedicated Project Program Managers (PPM II): one PPM II (career service) for the Duwamish Fun to Catch, Toxic to Eat Program and one PPM II (Term Limited Temporary /Short Term Temporary /Special Duty Assignment) for the EHS COVID-19 Recovery Program. For the Duwamish Fun to Catch, Toxic to Eat Program, Environmental Health Services (EHS) established and leads this community-based program on behalf of the EPA with the goal of promoting culturally appropriate healthy actions that protect the health and wellbeing of fishing communities, especially pregnant women, nursing moms and young children, from the contaminated seafood in the Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund Site throughout the cleanup process. The Fun to Catch, Toxic to Eat Program is a nationally recognized as a model for developing community-based leaders to address complex environmental exposures.

Additionally, EHS launched the COVID-19 Recovery Program to provide technical consultations and educational site visits to help small businesses, schools, childcares, and faith organizations improve their indoor air quality and ventilation. Guided by equity to assist those most in need or at highest risk, this recovery effort will continue into 2022. This program has a multifaceted team working closely with community-based organizations, technical assistance field staff, logistics and warehouse team, communications staff, and other partners.
 
The incumbent will serve as part of a team to assist with the planning, implementing, and monitoring of program activities, with the primary role of assisting the program lead. Primary responsibilities to include such work as: assisting with the creation and implementation of capacity building activities and trainings for community partners; assist with coordination of technical assistance and quality assurance as a Public Health representative during outreach activities and engagements that are led by community partners; and, assist with gathering community input to further guide program work plan and strategy development. The successful candidate will have a passion for environmental justice, program management, equitable community partnerships and work agreements and creating heathier lives for all people in King County.
 
 
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 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.

Job Duties

Project management, implementation, and monitoring: 

  • Coordinate the logistics for key program activities, such as educational materials development, community outreach events, webinars, request for proposals processes, pilot-testing health promotion tools and strategies, material translations, contract monitoring of community partners and other consultants and vendors, and evaluation activities.
  • Support community-led engagement activities, especially coordination efforts and logistics for meetings and events.
  • Provide project management support for data gathering and evaluation processes of community-led activities, including support for internal partners and external contractors.
  • Provide program evaluation support, including survey administration, focus group facilitation, and coordination with CBO contractors.
  • Provide support and technical assistance to contracted community-based organizations to develop, implement, and monitor scopes of work and deliverables.  
  • Provide project administrative support, including tracking program expenditures and processing invoices.
  • Draft program progress reports and annual factsheets. Coordinate the review and comment process for these program reports, factsheets and/or new materials and other resources.
  • Support the tracking and monitoring of community partner outreach activities (including outcomes and community feedback) to ensure alignment with program scopes of work and goals.
  • Support in preparing program reports, including capturing input from across the different program teams.
  • Support in capturing program outputs and metrics in our program databases (Excel, JotForm, MS Teams).
  • Coordinates the logistics for trainings of community partners as needed to increase relevant knowledge and skills and to support the self-empowerment process of community health advocates.
  • Work with Division administrative and finance teams to ensure timely payment of contractors.
 
Community Engagement Activity Support:
  • Assist with the logistics to successfully implement program activities (e.g., education, community outreach, group process, and public involvement) that protect the health and wellbeing of fishing communities.
  • Assist in the maintenance of internal and external relationships and collaborations that inform work products and processes.
  • Provide support to multiple community partners and teams of community health advocates.
  • Assist with the successful contract development and training of new groups and community-based organizations
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Demonstrated at least 3 years’ experience in managing project activities, including project planning and monitoring of timelines and budgets.
  • Demonstrated at least 3 years’ experience in community based participatory planning methods.
  • Knowledge of program evaluation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated at least 3 years’ experience implementing policies and practices that deconstruct institutional racism.
  • Knowledge in applying innovative and culturally relevant education and outreach strategies.
  • Demonstrated at least 3 years’ experience building trusting relationships with community groups.
  • Demonstrated at least 3 years’ experience assisting with multidisciplinary collaborative efforts with communities, agencies, or advocacy groups to address public health issues.
 
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 
 
  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Public Health, Social Work or relevant fields and/or a combination of work experience, volunteer experience and education.
  • Bilingual or bicultural in one of the priority ethnic/language fishing groups in the Lower Duwamish River communities (e.g., Spanish, Khmer, Vietnamese, Lao)


Working Conditions:
  • Ability to travel to a variety of worksites within 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).

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.


Who May Apply 
This position is open to all qualified candidates. This position is open to all qualified internal and external candidates. To be considered as a Special Duty applicant, you must be a current Career Service, King County employee who has successfully passed probation and must get your supervisor's approval if this assignment is offered to you. 
 
Note: This posting will create a list of qualified candidates that may be considered for selection of additional career service, term limited temporary (TLT), short-term temporary (STT), or special duty assignment (SDA) 6 months to 1 year, depending on funding.

Application Process
The following items are required to be considered for this vacancy:
  • Job Application
  • Resume
  • A cover letter that summarizes your interest and qualifications for the position.
You can attach multiple documents if necessary or required, such as your cover letter or resume to your application. Your options are:
  • Copy and paste one or more documents into the text resume section of the application.
  • Attach multiple documents/files in the resume attachment section.
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.
  • The selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, interviewing, and testing. For more information on our selection process, please refer to www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/jobs/hiring.
  • Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all Public Health positions.
  • Staff may be required to play an active role in the event of a public health emergency, which may include changes in responsibilities, work location and working hours.
 Necessary Special Requirements
  • The selected candidate will be required to pass 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 OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing required training on time.
Work schedule
This position is non-exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and is  overtime eligible. and flexibility is required to routinely attend community events/meetings on many evenings and weekends. Use of a King County vehicle will be provided when appropriate.

Work Location: 

The home base for this position is Chinook Building located in Downtown Seattle, Chinook Building, 401 5th Ave., Suite 1100, Seattle.  The PPM II for the HCPP Duwamish Program will have a significant amount of time will be spent in community with a focus on communities that fish and consume seafood from the Lower Duwamish Waterway. The PPM II for the EHS COVID-19 Recovery Program will spend some amount of time at COVID-19 supply distribution community events.
 

Telecommuting
The work associated with this position will be performed through teleworking with reporting to office location, and in person 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. 
 
Union affiliation:
This position is not represented by a labor union.
 
Contact:
If you have questions about the position, please contact Julie West at julie.west@kingcounty.gov  (206) 263-8530 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.
 

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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Do you have experience organizing a community outreach/engagement events related to health promotion/behavior change?
  • Yes
  • No
02
If you answered "yes" to question #1, please describe your experience and role related to organizing a community outreach/engagement event on a health promotion/behavior change program. Who was the primary audience? What was your role? What were the outcomes and lessons learned? If you answered "no", please type N/A.
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Do you have experience working on federal, state and local grants and contracts?
  • Yes
  • No
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If you answered "yes" to question #3, please describe your experience and role working on federal and/or state grants and subrecipient contracts. If you answered "no", please type N/A.
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Do you have experience with your with environmental justice issues?
  • Yes
  • No
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If you answered "yes" to question #5, what is your experience with environmental justice issues that impact communities inequitably affected by exposure to environmental contaminants? If you answered "no", please type N/A.
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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
  • Khmer
  • Lao
  • Mien
  • Hmong
  • Samoan
  • Other
  • None
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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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