Workforce Mobilization Manager (Program / Project Manager II)

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Project Management
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Posted on July 25, 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 Section in preventing and addressing the health consequences of emergencies. The Public Health Preparedness Section is responsible for the mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery activities of Emergency Support Function 8 – Health, Medical, and Mortuary Services for King County. This position is expected to last 12 months.

The Workforce Mobilization Manager collaborates with stakeholders to establish systems to mobilize, support, and demobilize individuals for emergency responses and is responsible for overseeing those activities during an emergency. Candidates with lived experience related to this work are strongly encouraged to apply.

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 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. This position is expected to last 12 months.

Application Process: 
  • Required Application Materials
    • NeoGov Application - including work history and position duties
    • Letter of Interest - outlining your interest as well as how you meet
    • Supplemental Questions - outlining how meet / exceed position requirements

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 regular work schedule is Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm and 40 hours per week. However, after hours, weekend work, and overtime will be required. This role is FLSA non-exempt and is eligible for overtime. 
Work Location: The primary location for this role is Chinook Building, 401 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104.
Contact: For questions related to this recruitment, please contact Ma-Eyongerie Frambo, HR Analyst at 206-263-3587 or

Job Duties

  • Develop and sustain an overall responder mobilization strategy for Public Health utilizing county employees, volunteers, mutual aid, contract workers, and trusted partners. Write and maintain Public Health’s workforce mobilization plan. Provide information and assistance to internal and external partners seeking to access Public Health responders.
  • Develop and sustain a comprehensive responder safety and health strategy in partnership with internal and external subject matter experts 
  • Manage Public Health’s emergency operations center (Health and Medical Area Command) response team. Recruit and communicate with members, establish training plan, engage members in drills and exercises, track training and exercise participation.
  • Develop and deliver trainings to volunteers and other responders in partnership with Training and Exercise Coordinator
  • Manage the Public Health Reserve Corps (PHRC), a 1000+ member Medical Reserve Corps while supervising an Americorps who serves as PHRC coordinator
  • Partner with community-based organizations like foodbanks and homeless service providers to operate on-site medical, vaccination and footcare clinics where PHRC volunteers deliver care
  • Collaborate with local emergency management agencies to plan for response activities which rely on participation of PHRC volunteers, such as severe weather shelters
  • Align department activities with federal guidance and best practices for volunteer management and workforce mobilization. Prepare for and facilitate annual Medical Reserve Corps program reviews.
  • Manage workforce mobilization activities in ways which engage the community, share decision-making, are inclusive, and mitigate health disparities. 
  • Maintain data and performance metrics to report on workforce readiness and responder mobilization
  • Participate in statewide workgroups on workforce mobilization and volunteer management
  • Manage emergency response activities within the Operations or Logistics Sections of Health and Medical Area Command.  

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Sucessful candidates will demonstrate the following at minimum: 

  • Demonstrated program / project management skills with the ability to facilitate groups, handle multiple projects simultaneously, and prioritize effectively with competing deadlines and time constraints.  
  • Demonstrated experience writing plans, tools, presentations, and reports.  
  • Demonstrated experience applying equity and social justice principles to a public program / project.
  • Skilled in working collaboratively with a team.  
  • Skilled in fostering and maintaining ongoing relationships with stakeholders and volunteers. 
  • Creativity in identifying and implementing solutions to emergent issues.  
  • Ability to maintain composure and flexibility in stressful working environments.  
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 products (e.g., Teams, OneNote, OneDrive, and SharePoint, Skype) to complete daily tasks.  

The most competitive applicants will also have the following desired experiences and qualifications:  
  • Experience in emergency management, workforce mobilization, volunteer management, or public health
  • Existing relationships with community-based organizations in King County
  • Experience leading interdisciplinary workgroups
  • Advaned degree in related field and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in supporting responder health and wellbeing

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.
  • Ability to work from home (I.e. internet)
  • Overtime will be required
  • Public Health Preparedness Program staff are required to be available to respond to emergent issues 24/7

Union Membership: This position is not represented. 

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.

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