Readiness Coordinator (Project / Program Manager II)

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Project Management
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Posted on March 24, 2020

Public Health – Seattle and King County 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.

Support your community in its time of need by joining Public Health's Preparedness Program in preventing and addressing the health consequences of emergencies. Public Health Preparedness is seeking a Public Health employee to serve as the Readiness Coordinator.
The Readiness Coordinator maintains the infrastructure required to support emergency response operations. The role includes administering information systems, providing expert technical assistance to partners, developing response procedures and documentation, testing and maintaining equipment and stockpiled supplies, and serving in the logistics section during emergencies. The Readiness Coordinator continually assures their tasks, work outcomes, and products benefit the resilience, health and safety of the whole community.

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.
The selected candidate will integrate King County's Equity and Social Justice principles into the daily functions of this position.

Who May Apply: This position is only open to current King County employees. 
Application Process:
  • A complete application includes the following: 
    • NeoGov application
    • Resume
    • Supplemental Questions
Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you include relevant information only on the resume or cover letter, or if you reference "see resume" on your application.
Work Schedule: This position is 40 hours per week and is overtime eligible.The normal workweek for this position is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with some evening and weekend work required to meet work demands. A limited number of alternative work schedules and arrangements may be considered. 

Work Location: Chinook Building, 401 5th Avenue, 13th Floor, Seattle, WA 98104
Contact: Ma-Eyongerie Frambo, 206-263-3587 or

Job Duties

  • Consult with subject matter experts to develop detailed tactical plans for implementing emergency response strategies such as mass dispensing, mass fatality family assistance, and medical surge. Direct program business administrator to setup contracts and memoranda of understanding for emergency response resource needs.
  • Maintain readiness of Public Health's emergency operations center (EOC) through regular testing, troubleshooting, and maintenance of systems and equipment.
  • Primary responsibility to setup equipment and systems in Public Health's emergency operations center and ensure the facility operates smoothly when activated for emergencies.
  • Plan and deliver trainings on EOC systems and equipment. Maintain checklists and other materials for just-in-time training.
  • Support the maintenance and deployment of stockpiled supplies and equipment.
  • Maintain redundant communications capabilities for the department, such as the Government Emergency Telecommunications System, Wireless Priority System, and 800 Mhz radio
  • Serve as site administrator for IT systems which support emergency response operations:
    • Microsoft Dynamics (contact management system)
    • WASecures (Washington State Health Alert Network)
    • KCInform (employee emergency notification system)
    • WATrac (Washington state healthcare resource tracking)
    • WebEOC (incident management platform)
  • Work with Training and Exercise Manager to plan and conduct periodic EOC drills and exercises.
  • Serve in Health and Area Command during emergencies. Be available to respond to emergencies 24/7, some of which may require changes in schedule or work location.
  • Supervise and direct setup of field emergency response sites.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Demonstrated project management skills with the ability to facilitate groups, handle multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize effectively with competing deadlines and time constraints
  • Demonstrated skill drafting technical procedure guides, presentations and reports
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain good working relationships with staff, stakeholders, and partners; work with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a team
  • Clear and concise oral and written communication skills and effective presentation skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Creativity in identifying and implementing solutions to emergent issues
  • Commitment to ensuring response strategies are inclusive, accessible, and culturally appropriate
  • Technical skills necessary to serve as a system administrator for an information technology system
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Sharepoint, OneDrive) to complete daily tasks

Desired Qualifications
  • Completion of FEMA emergency management trainings in topics like Incident Command System (ICS 100) and the National Incident Management Framework (IS 700)
  • At least 2 years of experience with program management.  
  • Relationships with local emergency response and healthcare organizations.  
  • Experience working in the public health field and / or knowledge of public health emergency preparedness and response principles and strategies

Supplemental Information

  • You must completely fill out the application with your relevant education and work experience.
  • The selected candidate must be able to pass a thorough background investigation.
  • For more information on our selection process, please refer to For tips on interviewing, please visit
  • 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 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.
  • 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 Membership: This position is not represented by a union. 

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.

Have you completed FEMA or other emergency management trainings?
  • Yes
  • No
If you answered yes to question 1, please provide examples. If not, please enter "N/A".
Do you have experience working in a senior role on a public health emergency response?
  • Yes
  • No
If you answered yes to question 3, please describe the incident, your role, and one lesson learned from the experience. If not, please enter "N/A".

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