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COVID Policy Coordinator

Apr 14, 2021
King County
King County
Seattle
For more information please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kingcounty/jobs/3047957/covid-policy-coordinator-project-program-manager-iii

Summary

This Project/Program Manager III will serve as a key member of the Policy and Planning Team at Public Health – Seattle & King County through December 2021. This position will collaborate with community-based teams to facilitate Public Health policy work, including identifying policy issues, sharing information, and coordinating messaging for interconnected efforts on COVID-19 response. This work will also include efforts to align the Director’s Office Equity Plan and the June 2020 King County Board of Health resolution declaring racism a public health crisis.
 
 Who May Apply: This 1.0 FTE, benefits-eligible, Term-Limited Temporary/Special Duty position is open to all qualified candidates.
 
 Work Schedule: This position works 40 hours per week and is not overtime eligible.
 

Job Duties

 

  • Working with community members, internal teams and other partners, provide cross departmental coordination to identify and advance policy goals
  • Actively participate in Public Health’s Community Mitigation and Response team and Equity Response team; ensure communications flow between community members and county decision makers
  • Support creation of meaningful policies and procedures informed by stakeholders and aligned with King County’s Equity and Social Justice Strategic Plan.
  • Coordinate with internal department staff and other County staff to support communications and ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations, particularly related to Washington’s Roadmap to Recovery Plan.
  • Respond to inquiries and requests about the department’s work, including politically sensitive inquiries about the program or work being done
  • Engage and seek input from impacted communities to develop systems and policies that advance equity and social justice
  • Participate in as requested in the COVID-19 response

 

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

 

  • Experience in policy analysis and policy development using a racial equity framework
  • Experience working with Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color, low-income communities and persons with disabilities. 
  • Experience working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders including individuals, families, culturally specific and community-based groups, volunteer boards, policy committees, service providers, government and systems partners, and co-workers.
  • Experience in project management, strategic planning, community engagement and partner relations.
  • Experience in public health, public administration, health policy, social work, or related field. 
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, including group facilitation
  • Deep knowledge of equity and social justice principles and practices, and understanding of the effects of place, race and policy and systems-based inequities on marginalized communities and populations.
 
Desired Qualifications:
  • Skill in working and understanding complex application of intersectional approaches and strategies, in terms of disability and race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, economic status, class, and other identities
  • Skills to prepare visual and written documents for specific users, to create multi-use spreadsheets, and to synthesize complex data for decision making.
  • Project management and meeting facilitation
  • Understanding of public health functions, systems and infrastructure.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a virtual office environment, adapting to a variety of software platforms.
  • Adept in Microsoft Office Suite, Zoom, various social media and other virtual platforms. 
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative networks.
  • Ability to work with creativity and flexibility, both independently and as a team member; to work under deadlines and on several tasks simultaneously; and, to organize and prioritize quickly in response to changing needs. 
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, management, partner agencies and organizations, state and local officials, and the general public.
 

 

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.

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.

TEMPORARY TELECOMMUTING REQUIREMENT
 
The work associated with this position will be performed remotely, at least through July 5, 2021 in compliance with King County’s telecommuting mandate. It is possible that the work will be primarily performed remotely on an ongoing basis after July 5, 2021.  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.  

Supplemental Information

The selected candidate will be required to pass a thorough background investigation.
 
 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 http://www.kingcounty.gov/jobs/applying.aspx
 
 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.
 
 If you need a disability accommodation in the application or testing process, please call the contact number listed on the job announcement.
 
 Union Affiliation: This position is not represented.

Contact: If you have any questions about the recruitment process or need accommodations, please contact Erika Yanak, Human Resource Analyst, at erika.yanak@kingcounty.gov.



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