Project/Program Manager I-BSK Youth & Family Homelessness Prevention Initiative-TLT/SDA

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Social Service
Posted on May 19, 2023
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$76,273.60 - $96,678.40 Annually


Seattle, WA

Job Type

Special Duty Assignment or Term Limited Temp (TLT)

Job Number



DCHS - Community & Human Srvcs


Housing, Homeless & Comm Dev

Opening Date


Closing Date

6/3/2023 11:59 PM Pacific



Bargaining Unit

C23 : PROTEC17-Non-Sups Staff (DCHS)


The Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS), Housing and Community Development Division is seeking a is seeking an energetic and hardworking individual to join our team in an exciting Term Limited Temporary/Special Duty Assignment (TLT/SDA) position. This Project/Program Manager I position is responsible for providing Best Starts for Kids (BSK) Youth & Family Homelessness Prevention Initiative (YFHPI) program support to include the development and presentation of trainings, responding to inquiries, drafting correspondence, and assisting with the contracting process. We are seeking a team-oriented individual who is customer-focused, innovative, adaptable, and self-motivated. The successful candidate must be an independent self-starter with excellent time management and organizational skills and is comfortable working with diverse groups of people.

This recruitment is to fill a Term-Limited Temporary position that is anticipated to end April 2025 . If filled by a King County employee who has passed their initial probation, the TLT will be as a Special Duty Assignment.

Job Duties

SCOPE OF JOB DUTIES - To be considered minimally qualified, applicants must demonstrate a background that provides the knowledge, skill, and ability to:
  • Assist with contracting process, drafting contract exhibits and entering information into the Contract Management System (CMS).
  • Provide support in the development and presentation of trainings in partnership with the prevention team.
  • Respond to inquiries about YFHPI case management and/or rental assistance.
  • Participate in the preliminary review of applications for rental assistance, working closely with the Rental Assistance Program Manager.
  • Assist in processing payments, including coordinating with Fiscal and contractors.
  • Draft correspondence relative to YFHPI and the rental assistance program.
  • Assist with facilitation of meetings, scribing and putting together workgroup meeting notes; assist with preparation for future meetings.
  • Assist Project/Program Manager II's with the development and monitoring of budgets.
  • Assist the YFHPI team with drafting reports.
  • Work to apply an equity and social justice approach to all aspects of the work in partnership with team members and other division and department staff.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Demonstrate ability to work as a team member both internally and externally with other jurisdictions and service providers.
  • Can prioritize workload, work under pressure with tight timelines and changing priorities, and simultaneously work on multiple assignments.
  • Have analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrate high level communication skills, both written and verbal, for different audiences and communication needs
  • Are proficient with Microsoft 365 Office Suite, including Excel and Outlook, and with Microsoft Teams.
  • Have demonstrated experience applying equity and social justice principles and practices, and understanding of place, race, age, and policy and systems-based inequities.
  • Can work well both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Valid Washington State Driver's License, or the ability to travel around the county and state in a timely manner.
  • This position has been designated Non-Mission Critical. Unless otherwise directed by the County Executive, department director or agency head, all employees, regardless of designation, are expected to report to work or request leave during an emergency or inclement weather. For more detailed information, please visit HR Policy County Operations During Emergency Situations and the King County Guidelines for Workforce Management in an Emergency .
  • This position meets the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and is overtime eligible. Employees are paid on a bi-weekly schedule, every other Thursday, comprising a 40-hour workweek, normally 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • This position is represented by Protec17.
  • The work associated with this position will be performed or conducted through a combination of teleworking and onsite work and meetings. 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.
  • Classification- Project/Program Manager I
This position is open to all qualified candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. Interviews for this selection process will take place on or around June 20, 2023. A completed King County application is required. The most competitive applicants will submit a resume and cover letter. The cover letter should describe how your experience and qualifications make you a great fit for this role. If you have any questions, please contact Christina Jamerson, Senior HR Analyst, by email .

Supplemental Information

Forbes 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.

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
  • 12paid 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.