Project/Program Manager III - Policy Analyst

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Project Management
Posted on March 4, 2023
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$96,699.20 - $122,574.40 Annually

Seattle, WA

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

DPH - Public Health

Job Number

Administrative Services

3/24/2023 11:59 PM Pacific


Public Health - Seattle & King County (PHSKC) seeks an enthusiastic and highly motivated Project/Program Manager (PPMIII) to join our team! PHSKC values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, and veterans.
This professional position reports to the Director of Policy and Planning in the Public Health Office of the Director. Responsibilities include providing support and policy expertise to define and advance policy priorities across the department.

Commitment to Equity and Social Justice
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.

The county government has 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 all communities are incorporated into our emergency planning and public outreach efforts.

We recognize that structural racism consists of principles and practices that cause and justify an inequitable distribution of rights, opportunities, and experiences across racial groups. Since declaring Racism is a Public Health Crisis in June 2020, King County and Public Health committed to being intentionally anti-racist and accountable to Black, Indigenous and People of Color communities.

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Job Duties
  • Coordinate with multiple teams to support a department-wide policy agenda that is antiracist, pro-equity, and sets the policy direction for the department.
  • Advance antiracist and pro-equity policy priorities and respond to requests for policy-related input in areas including proposed and existing legislation, regulations, and other policies.
  • Collaborate with community members across King County, particularly BIPOC residents, to gather input on policy needs and priorities.
  • Collaborate across the department to gather information shared by community members via past or current engagement that can inform PHSKC's policy priorities.
  • Prepare briefing documents and written statements for the Office of Policy and Planning as needed.
  • Utilize a racial equity lens to ensure that priorities and recommendations are aimed at eliminating structural racism and racial inequities.
  • Conduct primary and secondary research to develop data-informed recommendations on how to advance the department's and division's policy and advocacy agenda;
  • Research and analyze existing and proposed local and state legislation, regulations, budgets, and policies.
  • Facilitate partnerships between the Office of Policy and Planning and divisional assessment and evaluation staff to promote use of data to inform policy as well as to guide data collection based on policy priorities.
  • Develop a system to track and regularly review data available across the department that can be used by the Policy and Planning team to identify system-wide public health trends
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
  • Experience working closely with community members across King County, particularly in south King County.
  • Experience using a racial equity lens to evaluate policies, laws, regulations, decisions, programs, etc.
  • Any combination of education and experience that clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the job duties of the position
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage complex projects with diverse project teams and effectively communicate across multiple audiences.
  • Demonstrated creative and analytical skills to develop an effective strategic planning process.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities that include building effective and accountable teams, managing conflict, creative problem-solving, and making quality decisions which can impact the outcome of the project.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and cultural competency skills and a strong commitment to equity and social justice.
  • An inclusive work style that respects and honors the knowledge of all participants.
  • Experience working strategically within complex political systems, with a preference for local governmental settings.
  • Demonstrated ability in gathering, analyzing, and presenting information using Office 365 tools including proficiency using SharePoint and Microsoft Teams.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple shifting priorities; ability to work under deadlines while being flexible to changing needs.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including an ability to write clearly and concisely.
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 full-time Career Service position is open to all qualified applicants.

Work Schedule:
This 1.0 FTE works 40 hours per week.


Candidates who wish to be considered for this position must submit an online King County application and respond to the supplemental questions

The following application materials are required in order to be considered for this position:
  • A Completed Online or Paper Application
  • Supplemental Questionnaire
  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest

The following completed items are required to be considered for this vacancy:
  • NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line or paper application
  • Completed supplemental questions that are supported in your application. These answers will be reviewed to determine competitiveness. Please do not use "see resume" in your answers as these will be considered incomplete.
  • Covering in detail how you meet or exceed the qualifications.
Work Location:
Remote majority of the time, might have to report onsite as needed
The Chinook building, 401 5th Ave., Suite 1000, Seattle, WA 98104 will be the primary work location in addition to telecommuting 1-2 days a week as needed. This candidate may be required to provide support to our program participants in various community locations throughout King County. Staff assigned to this team will maintain ongoing clearance to all jails within King County.

Some of the work associated with this position may be performed remotely. Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements. There will be situations where the employee is required to report to a County worksite. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required by the department in alignment with the Public Health Directive from the Seattle & King County Public Health Officer.

To support employees during this time 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. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint.

Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the required information in the application. If you reference "see resume" on your application it will be considered incomplete. You must completely fill out the application with your relevant education and work experience. 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

Union Affiliation: This position is not represented by a union.

For more information about the application process, please contact Alexis Owens HR Analyst - .

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.