Project/Program Manager II (EMS Efficiencies and Strategic Initiatives)

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Management
Posted on January 24, 2023
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$85,883.20 - $108,867.20 Annually

Seattle, WA

Job Type
Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week

DPH - Public Health

Job Number

Emergency Medical Svcs

2/6/2023 12:00 AM Pacific


The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Division of Public Health-Seattle & King County is seeking a Project/Program Manager (PPM) II to provide planning, analysis, and evaluation for regional countywide programs and strategic initiatives. This position is a professional level program planning position in the Community Programs Section and works under the direct supervision of the Community Programs Supervisor. King County government declared that racism is a public health crisis , and this position is in alignment with the County's policy of being anti-racist and seeking to transform programming and service delivery that has historically harmed, neglected, or excluded Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC).

THE POSITION: The Project/Program Manager II will coordinate, evaluate, and improve programs and strategic initiatives that focus on innovative multidisciplinary efforts to coordinate EMS with broader healthcare entities, effectively managing emerging workforce and care delivery issues, and collaborating with EMS system stakeholders to identify future opportunities and priorities. This includes current project/programs within the EMS Division such as Mobile Integrated Health (MIH) and the Vulnerable Populations Strategic Initiative (VPSI). More information about these projects can be found on the EMS Division website , the EMS Division Strategic Plan , and the 2022 EMS Division Annual Report . The PPM II will approach these activities by accelerating and improving the EMS Division's efforts in becoming a more equitable, racially diverse, inclusive work environment and ensuring services delivered meet communities' needs.

Primary responsibilities of the position include project/program planning, development and monitoring of goals, objectives and work plans, program operations, resource coordination, program analysis and evaluation, working collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams, and assessment of program performance measurements, all within the context of equity and centering historically marginalized communities. This position will be a high-profile liaison for collaboration and networking with fire departments (FD), healthcare facilities, dispatch centers, community-based organizations, and University of Washington research teams. Additional responsibilities include program development and monitoring, budget development and monitoring, and contract negotiation and monitoring.

This position works a 40-hour work week, typically Monday through Friday.

Job Duties

  • Develop pilot projects and programs related to increasing equity and inclusion within the EMS system. Respond to all program inquiries. Develop program recommendations for changes or improvements.
  • Coordinate with external agencies in the public and private sector to develop strategies for new programs; attend meetings with pre-hospital providers including representatives from fire departments, dispatch centers, healthcare facilities, community-based organizations; schedule and facilitate meetings and all related activities, as needed.
  • Review and analyze pre-hospital and other available data and use these data to determine strategies for project/program development and for evaluation of the effectiveness of pilot projects and programs; participate in research projects, as needed, and conduct literature reviews to support program development.
  • Develop and deliver presentations and status reports on program operations to the EMS Advisory Committee, BLS/ALS/Dispatch Working Group meetings, and community-based organizations, including preparation and use of PowerPoint presentations, charts, graphs, as needed; prepare website content including graphics, videos, etc.
  • Develop and monitor project/program budgets, including regular financial forecasting; prepare annual project/program goals, objectives, and work plans. Negotiate, develop, and monitor program agency contracts. Review all contract expenditures and invoices and provide to Section Supervisor for final approval.
  • Coordinate with Section Supervisors and staff with the Training and Education, Regional QI, King County Medic One, and Administration Sections within the EMS Division to identify future Divisional and EMS system needs.
  • Mentor and direct all program assistants, including student interns, as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Advanced knowledge of and demonstrated experience with community-based equity and inclusion project management methodologies and tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct multi-disciplinary and multi-program planning activities, including project development from concept to implementation.
  • Ability to form multi-jurisdictional agency partnerships with cities and agencies in a large county.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze data, review issues, and implement problem solving strategies.
  • Exemplary ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize effectively, meet deadlines, and deal with time sensitive projects.
  • Knowledge of program evaluation strategies within the context of community-based equity and inclusion.
  • Experience writing effective technical and non-technical reports and correspondence to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability in budget development and financial forecasting.
  • Commitment to work effectively with others and work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and work with diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and handle a number of projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated presentation skills, effective oral and written communication, analytical, investigative, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate a computer and use the Internet. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Washington State Driver's license is required, or candidate must have ability to travel to agency locations within King County using Public Transportation.
  • Must be able to sit and work at a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Desired Qualifications:
  • The most desirable candidate will possess the required qualifications and the following:
  • Bachelor's Degree in a health-related field, or equivalent work experience in a health-related field.
  • Possess working knowledge of pre-hospital EMS systems, fire service operations, and strategies to work with multi-disciplinary systems, to include fire departments, healthcare facilities, dispatch centers, community-based organizations, among others.
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.
  • An electronic application through or (use the "Apply" link) including work history and position duties.
  • Responses to Supplemental Questions. Please do not copy and paste your resume or resume sections as responses to Supplemental Questions. Doing so will result in an incomplete application, unless the submitted information completely and directly answers the questions posed.
  • 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 NeoGov application. Applications and/or Supplemental Questionnaires that state "see my resume" or "see my personnel file" are considered incomplete and will not be accepted.

Who May Apply: This Career Service position is open to all qualified applicants.

Your application materials must validate your answers to the supplemental questions. If your answers can not be validated, you will not proceed to the next steps of the process.
This selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, testing, and interviewing. For more information on our selection process, please refer to .

Public Health relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools; therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work.

Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all Public Health positions.

Necessary Special Requirements:
  • This position is represented by IFPTE Union Local #17. Union membership is required within 30 days of employment.
  • The selected candidate will be required to pass a thorough background investigation.
  • Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law.
  • Employees must complete a 4-hour defensive driving course within 60 days of date of hire, if driving a King County vehicle.
  • Employees are required to adhere to OHSA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing their mandatory trainings on time and obtaining required immunizations.
For more information about the application process, please contact Toni Curry, Sr. HR Analyst at tocurry .

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.