Project Program Manager III - CDIP

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Project Management
Posted on November 18, 2022
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The Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention (CDIP) Section of Public Health | Seattle & King County is seeking a full time, Term Limited Temporary (TLT) Project Program Manager III to join our team!

This posting will remain open until filled with the first review of applications to take place on December 01, 2022

The Project Manager will be responsible for implementing the King County FD CARA – EMS Overdose Prevention Grant.  This person will be the primary point of responsibility for this grant with help and support from the Public Health- Seattle & King County (PHSKC) Overdose Prevention Team and KC Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
This position is responsible for the project/program planning, implementation, analysis, training, and evaluation for countywide efforts to reduce opioid overdose and opioid overdose death with Emergency Medical Services (EMS). They will coordinate, evaluate, and improve programs and strategic initiatives that focus on system efficiency and improved effectiveness of care delivery.
The successful candidate will:
  • Establish innovative, multidisciplinary efforts that integrate EMS initiatives with broader healthcare and public health entities.
  • Establish EMS referral pathways to support people at risk of overdose, including establishing in-field telehealth services to initiate buprenorphine.
  • Refine and expand existing EMS initiatives to support people at risk of overdose, including naloxone leave-behind programs and referral processes for successful engagement with evidence-based SUD treatment and harm reduction services.
  • Coordinate and co-facilitate trainings that increase EMS first responders’ understanding of substance use disorders (SUD), evidence-based SUD treatment and interventions, overdose prevention, harm reduction, and referral processes aimed at increasing successful patient engagement and improved care delivery.
  • Collaborate with individuals with lived experience of SUD to develop and deliver additional trainings on stigma reduction and trauma-informed care.
  • Effectively manage of an emerging workforce tasked with improved care of people at risk of overdose.
  • Collaborate with EMS system stakeholders to identify opportunities and priorities.
  • This position may be responsible for setting up, monitoring, or exploring contracts or sub-contracts.
  • Assist the grant manager to report to SAMHSA on project deliverables.
This role will operate from the Public Health—Seattle & King County Overdose Prevention team but requires close communication, partnership, and integration with the Emergency Medical Services Division. The successful candidate will work with a broad group of stakeholders, including a cross-section of Public Health—Seattle & King County departments and divisions that work together on systems-level overdose prevention, as well as hospital systems, 9-1-1 communications centers, people with lived experience, and community-based providers or organizations working in overdose prevention activities.

This is a Term-Limited Temporary opportunity.  Term-Limited Temporary positions are "at-will" positions but are eligible for benefits. This TLT is currently anticipated to last for twelve (12) months. However, funding sources for this work remain uncertain and dependent upon decisions actively being made at both the federal and local levels. As a result, the end date of this position may be adjusted based on those decisions.  The County and the Department continue to work to secure long term funding sources.  
This vacancy can also be filled as a Special Duty opportunity.
For Special Duty Assignment interest, you must be a Career Service, Career Service Exempt or other regular (non-temporary) employees in King County who have completed their initial County probation. You must have supervisor approval prior to taking a Special Duty Assignment. 

Who May Apply: 

This full-time position is open to all qualified applicants.
Work Schedule: 

Initial Schedule may be Monday – Friday | 40 hours weekly | Schedule may be subject to change for organizational needs.

The work associated with this position will be performed through a combination of teleworking complemented with onsite work and 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.  

Job Duties

  • Develop pathways for engaged stakeholder agencies and partner agencies to implement countywide efforts to reduce opioid overdoses and overdose deaths. This includes identifying barriers, working with stakeholders, communication, and working to identify efficient and effective ways to implement project ideas.
  • Develop program recommendations for changes or improvements. This work will focus on improving prehospital activities, including those related to 9-1-1 communications centers and dispatch, Basic Life Support (BLS) responders, Advanced Life Support (ALS) responders, Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) teams, as well as wrap-around services after and beyond 9-1-1 and emergency care provided either in or out of hospital or care-based settings. 
  • Coordinate with external agencies 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 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 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 Training Officers, Fire Department Zone Operations, 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, coordinate, and/or lead trainings to include opioid use disorder, reducing addiction stigma, trauma-informed overdose response, secondary trauma, drug safety measures, and related topics.
  • Coordinate with grant administrator as well as sections within the EMS Division, including with the Community Programs, Training and Education, Regional QI, King County Medic One, and Administration Sections within King County EMS, to identify future Divisional and EMS system needs.
  • Facilitate an advisory committee with diverse key stakeholders to oversee the progress of the program, including evaluation outcomes and implementation efforts.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Commitment to equity and social justice principles, including addressing inequities in emergency medical care for racial and ethnic groups that have received disparate care and people experiencing or at risk for overdose.
  • Advanced knowledge of and demonstrated experience with 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.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to review program data to assess programmatic 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.
  • 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 several projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated presentation skills, effective oral and written communication, effective meeting facilitation skills, analytical, investigative, and organizational skills. Knowledge of adult learning theories.
  • Ability to demonstrate deep knowledge and compliance of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
  • Demonstrated ability to operate a computer and use the Internet. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Must be able to sit and work at computer for long periods of time.
  • Other work as assigned.
Desired Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a health-related field, or equivalent work experience in a health-related field.
  • Knowledge of substance use disorder and/or behavioral health services
  • Have EMS/Fire Service knowledge/exposure, preferably within the King County region. 

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 your recruiter listed on this job announcement.
Application process:

Applications will be reviewed after the job posting closes. The following items are required to be considered for this vacancy:
  1. NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line or paper application 
  2. Supplemental questionnaire responses
  3. Resume
Please do not use "see resume" in your application or answers to supplemental questions as these will be considered incomplete.
Please do not copy and paste your entire resume, or copy and paste your entire job history, as your answers to the supplemental questions as these will be considered incomplete.
You may attach multiple documents if you wish:
  • 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 standard information in the application. Providing information only in a resume will not be considered a complete application.
Your application materials must validate your answers to the supplemental questions. If your answers cannot be validated, you will not proceed to the next steps of the process.
The selected candidate will be required to pass a thorough background investigation. In the event the job classification requires an exam; an offer of employment will be contingent on passing a pre-employment physical exam and must maintain security clearance.
Supplemental Information:
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.
Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing their mandatory trainings on time and obtaining required immunizations.
Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all Public Health positions.
Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law.
Staff may be required to play an active role in the event of a public health emergency, which may include changes in responsibilities and working hours.
If you need a disability accommodation in the application or testing process, please call the contact number listed on the job announcement.
Union affiliation:

For more information about the application process please contact Mark Lacy at

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.

Do you have at least 2 years experience working with people who use drugs and/or experience substance use related overdose?
  • Yes
  • No
If you answered yes to question #1, please describe your experience. If none, please type "N/A."
Do you have experience and knowledge of program/project planning, implementation, and evaluation?
  • Yes
  • No
If you answered yes to question #3, please describe your experience. If none, please type "N/A."
Please describe your experience with presenting information to racially, culturally diverse communities, and multi-professional audiences. If none, please type "N/A."
Please indicate which computer programs you have experience using.
  • MS Word
  • PowerPointt
  • MS Outlook
  • Excel
  • Zoom
  • MS Teams and Sharepoint
If you selected any of the computer programs listed above in #6, please indicate your level of skill in each program as either... Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced.
Do you have report writing experience?
  • Yes
  • No
If you answered yes to question #8, Please describe your Report Writing experience in the following format. (What reports were written, who was the audience, and how were they used) If none, please type "N/A."
Please describe your knowledge regarding the role Emergency Medical Services plays in reducing overdose and overdose deaths
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.
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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