Project/Program Manager II - COVID Vaccine Heathcare Team

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Project Management
Posted on September 15, 2021
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Summary

We have one opening for a Project/Program Manager II role within the Immunization Program in the Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Immunization Section (CD IMMS). This position will support and coordinate COVID-19 vaccination and outreach efforts for hospitals, health systems, and independent clinics.
  
This position works collaboratively with the Section’s other Immunization Program staff, Team Leads, Program Managers, Analytics and Informatics, Medical Epidemiologists, and Administration Team.
 
Current positions available:
COVID Vaccine Project/Program Manager II – Health Care

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 with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the traditions of many cultures.
 
We have a deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all – in our workplaces and our communities. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda to advance regional change and ensure that residents from vulnerable communities are incorporated into our emergency planning and public outreach efforts.
 
 To learn more, please visit http://www.kingcounty.gov/equity  

Job Duties

  • Coordinate with healthcare partners, pharmacies, mobile vaccine teams, and fixed vaccination sites to link vaccine eligible populations to points of dispensing (PODs)
  • Coordinate with internal workgroups, medical and professional associations, and Washington state partners on vaccine planning, implementation, and outreach to providers
  • Respond to inquiries, facilitate meetings, and conduct presentations to inform healthcare partners (internal and external) of regional vaccination planning
  • Conduct provider outreach and provide technical assistance to COVID-19 vaccine providers
  • Develop and maintain reference materials to support provider technical assistance 
  • Track and maintain up-to-date data and summaries of covid-19 vaccine providers, vaccine allocations, and vaccine inventory available for transfer
  • Assist with matching mobile vaccine providers to vaccine event hosts
  • Support vaccine transfers, connecting providers with available vaccine in the county
  • Data entry, quality assurance review, and simple analysis using tools such as REDCap and Excel

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to provide consultation and technical assistance to healthcare providers and healthcare facilities
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and carry out assignments and responsibilities reliably in a thorough, accurate, and timely manner
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly and effectively communicate orally and in writing with supervisor, co-workers, partners, and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and comprehend new and complex bodies of knowledge efficiently
  • Experience working on projects with complex technical aspects that change regularly
  • Experience and skill in working with diverse populations and cultures
  • Demonstrated good judgement and comfort in making independent decisions, while understanding limitations and elevating as needed in the absence of information
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out assignments and responsibilities reliably in a thorough, accurate, and timely manner
  • Public Health relies on office automation (MS Office 365), other web-enabled tools, and multiple large databases. Candidates must be proficient and comfortable with compute use to perform essential functions of the position
 
 Desired Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of domestic immunization programs and vaccine delivery systems
  • Experience with vaccine-preventable disease and disease control measures, including COVID-19
  • Knowledge of the healthcare sector
  • Master’s degree in public health, or related field, or similar work experience or training
  • Comprehension of communicable disease epidemiology, prevention, investigations, disease control, medical countermeasures, and pandemic preparedness
  • Experience in interpreting guidance and adapting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), WA Department of Health (DOH), or Public Health - Seattle & King County (PHSKC) guidance to various settings

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.

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.

(New) Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement 
As of October 18, 2021, most* King County employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination by October 18th.   People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine.  Employees may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs.  Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.
This directive applies to employees in the Executive branch*, the Assessor’s Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff’s Office, and the Executive Office.  

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 your recruiter listed on this job announcement.


Who May Apply
This position is open to all qualified candidates. We are currently recruiting for a full time Special Duty Assignment/Term Limited Temporary position. 
 
Application Process: 
The following items are required to be considered for this vacancy:

  • An electronic application through www.kingcounty.gov/jobs or www.governmentjobs.com (use the "Apply" link) including work history and position duties.
  • Responses to supplemental questions.
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 submit to a thorough background investigation.
  • Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law.
  • Possess a valid WA State driver's license or ability to obtain one within 90 days of hire
  • Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing required training on time.
 
Work Schedule
Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week, with the ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed. This position is FLSA overtime eligible. The duration of this Special Duty/Term-Limited Temporary position is through June 30, 2022, with the possibility of extension, dependent upon funding availability.
 
Work Location: 

The home base for this position is Chinook Building located in Downtown Seattle, Chinook Building, 401 5th Ave., Suite 1200 Seattle. This position will predominantly telecommute but will need to able to come in office as  needed. 


Telecommuting
Some of the work associated with this position will be performed predominantly through teleworking with reporting to office location and to 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 regarding the recruitment process, please contact Debbie Baker, HR Analyst, at debbaker@kincounty.gov or 206-263-4053.

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 knowledge of or experience working in Covid-19 response and/or healthcare that make you a good fit for this position?
  • Yes
  • No
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If you answered 'yes" to the previous question please describe in detail your experience and the relevant sector(s). If you answered "no", please type N/A.
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Do you have any background / experience in local or state public health?
  • Yes
  • No
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If you answered 'yes" to the previous question please describe in detail your experience and your job role. If you answered "no", please type N/A.
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Do you have knowledge of or experience working in domestic immunization programs and vaccine delivery systems?
  • Yes
  • No
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If you answered 'yes" to the previous question please describe in detail your experience and in what setting (local, state or federal public health agency, clinical setting, other). If you answered "no", please type N/A.
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The focus of these roles is to support and coordinate COVID-19 vaccination in King County. Understanding of the importance of immunizations as one of the top public health accomplishments is important to this role. What experience, training or education do you have in immunization practice that makes you an exceptional candidate for this response work? Describe why you are passionate about assuring COVID-19 vaccination for King County residents in this pandemic?
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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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The information provided in your application must support your selected answers in the supplemental questions. The information you provide will be verified and documentation may be required. Please be as honest and accurate as possible. You may be asked to demonstrate your knowledge and skills in a work sample or during an interview. By completing this supplemental questionnaire, you are attesting that the information you have provided is accurate. Any misstatements, omissions, or falsification of information may eliminate you from consideration or result in dismissal. "See resume" is not an acceptable answer to the questions. Do you agree?
  • Yes
  • No

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