Public Health & Homelessness Evaluation Lead- Project/Program Manager III

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Project Management
Posted on November 9, 2021
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This recruitment will remain open until filled. First consideration will be given to applicants whom apply by 11:59pm on 11/22/2021.

Public Health- Seattle & King County is seeking to fill a Project/Program Manager III position to support a new Centers for Disease Control Foundation (CDCF) Centers of Excellence (CoE) pilot project. The project goal is to improve understanding of how we can better protect the health of people currently experiencing homelessness, while supporting the end of homelessness, through multi-agency and multidisciplinary collaboration. This position involves a combination of evaluation, analysis, planning, coordination and management skills.              

The Project/Program Manager III will: a)  lead evaluation of an infectious disease needs assessment; b) implement quality improvement activities to improve how homeless status is collected, maintained and analyzed across Public Health with a prioritization on Public Health’s electronic health record system and internal databases; and c) support homeless data integration and analytics across Public Health Divisions, the King County Department of Community & Human Services (DCHS), and King County Regional Homelessness Authority.

The work performed in this position is anticipated to last 18 months. However, the end date of this position may be adjusted based on funding and program need.

Commitment To Equity And Social Justice: As the only county in the United States named after Martin Luther King Jr, one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nations' history, King County is a vibrant community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the artistic and social traditions of many cultures. Together, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence.

We continue to build on an enduring legacy of shared values of equity and social justice, employee engagement, innovative thinking, and continuous improvement. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda aimed at advancing regional change and is developing the systems and standards necessary to achieve better outcomes for all of our residents, regardless of their race or income. All of these qualities make King County one of the nation's best places to live, work, and play.

Job Duties

  • Lead implementation of a needs assessment on infectious disease and prioritization in the context of COVID-19 and racism as public health crisis. Collaborate with Public Health’s Health Care for the Homeless Network (HCHN) leadership to ensure people experiencing homelessness are engaged in all aspects of assessment, planning, monitoring, implementation, and evaluation. 
  • Develop appropriate systems to capture data for CoE pilot evaluation. This includes, but is not limited to creating a project charter, baseline information on partnerships and landscape mapping on the current state of the collection of housing status as a routine part of local health department disease surveillance, investigation, and follow-up.
  • Coordinate all grant deliverables with the Centers for Disease Control Foundation (CDCF) staff and liaison with other Centers for Excellence (CoE) pilot sites in San Francisco and Minnesota. Conduct technical committee meetings.
  • Collaborate with Public Health’s Communicable Diseases, epidemiology, and immunization teams to identify gaps and challenges in reporting housing status for case notifications and opportunities to improve the ways in which we share and integrate data across sources.
  • Write progress and final reports including a toolkit of best practices, lessons learned, and meeting facilitation guides. Collaborate with epidemiologists to develop and disseminate data visualizations for a wide range of audiences. 
  • Strategize with the Community Health Services’ Data Team and clinic managers to improve how homeless status is collected, maintained and analyzed via our electronic health record system and internal databases. This includes implementing quality assurance and improvement activities.
  • Serve as Public Health’s Agency Lead for the use of the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). This includes implementing multiple protocols for communicable disease disclosures for Public Health Activities and Duty to Warn notifications.
  • Support the Community Health Services’ Data and Evaluation Manager on all activities related to use, and stewardship of, King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) and Public Health’s integrated data systems.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Knowledge of equity and social justice principles and practices, and understanding of the effects of place, race and policy, systems and environment-based inequities on marginalized communities and populations
  • Experience conducting assessments in applied public health settings
  • Demonstrated ability to create, compose, and edit complex written materials
  • Demonstrated ability to lead or coordinate bodies of work
  • Experience designing complex data collection tools 
  • Experience coordinating data collection strategies
  • Experience monitoring data quality
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct projects within timelines
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and projects independently with minimal direction, under a rapidly changing environment
  • Strong organization skills, attention to detail, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure with multiple competing priorities and deadlines
  • Provide technical supervision of assigned staff involved in data collection and control.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Homelessness Management Information System (HMIS) and electronic health record data highly desirable. 
  • Master's degree in public health, epidemiology, informatics, or related field OR any equivalent combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the skills, knowledge and abilities required to perform the work
  • Demonstrated skills and comprehension in communicable disease epidemiology, clinical characteristics, prevention, investigations, disease control, and pandemic preparedness and response highly desirable.
  • Experience with mixed methods evaluation approaches, including integration of multiple qualitative and quantitative forms of inquiry to answer evaluation questions.
  • Experience designing complex data collection tools in REDCap.
  • Experience designing complex data visualizations and dashboards in Tableau.
  • Experience in leadership and oversight of teams.
In accordance with the King County Equity and Social Justice Ordinance and the King County Strategic Plan, the position supports and advances Public Health values for fair and culturally competent service delivery, innovative, effective and efficient application of resources, building a culture of performance and expanding opportunities to seek input, listen and respond to community members.

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.

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 position is open to all qualified internal and external candidates. To be considered as a Special Duty applicant, you must be a current Career Service, King County employee who has successfully passed probation and must get your supervisor's approval if this assignment is offered to you.
 Application Process: 
 The following items are required to be considered for this vacancy:

  • 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 in response to the Supplemental Questions. Doing so will result in an incomplete application, unless what you entered thoroughly and completely answers the question 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 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
  • 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 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 are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing required training on time.
Work location: some of 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 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.
Work schedule: Work schedule is normally Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. This position is Exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and is not eligible for overtime pay. Alternative work schedules may be considered. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required. At Seattle/King County Public Health we strive to be accessible to those we serve. This position may require flexibility to accommodate different work schedules and work locations.
Union affiliation:
This position is not represented by a labor union.
For more information about the application process, please contact Catherine Fitzpatrick, HR Analyst 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 experience conducting assessments in applied public health settings?
  • Yes
  • No
How would you apply the principles of Equity and Social Justice and your knowledge of the effects of place, race and policy, systems and environment-based inequities on marginalized communities and populations to this body of work?
Do you have experience creating, composing, and editing complex written materials for a variety of audiences?
  • Yes
  • No
If you answered yes to the previous question, please briefly describe the types of communications you created and the audiences for which they were written.
Do you have experience designing complex data collection tools for people with varied literacy levels?
  • Yes
  • No
If you answered yes to the previous question, please describe the tool(s) that you designed, how you designed them and what kind of data they collected. If you answered no, type n/a.
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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