Monday 25 November, 2013

Job Opportunity – Public Health – Emergency Medical Services – Vulnerable Populations Project/Program Manager

Job announcement can be found in the link below
Job Opportunity Link

Job Title:
Project / Program Manager II – Emergency Medical Services

Opening Date/Time:
Thu. 11/21/13 12:00 AM Pacific Time

Closing Date/Time:
Mon. 12/02/13 4:30 PM Pacific Time

$31.66 – $40.13 Hourly
$5,487.73 – $6,955.87 Monthly

Job Type:
Career Service

Chinook Building, Downtown Seattle, Washington

Department of Public Health–Emergency Medical Services

The Project/Program Manager II is tasked with developing and implementing the Vulnerable Populations strategic initiative in partnership with the University of Washington students and faculty, community-based professional organizations, and vulnerable population representatives.

Who May Apply: This position is open to the general public.

Work Location: Downtown Seattle, Chinook Building, 401 5th Avenue, Suite 1200, Seattle, WA, 98104.

Work Schedule: The normal work week is Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week. This position is subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act and is overtime eligible.

Contact: If you have questions regarding this job announcement, please call Nic Horea, Human Resources Analyst at (206)263-8736 or at
Examples of Duties:
* Develop project goals and objectives for the Vulnerable Populations Strategic Initiative (VPSI) in collaboration with stakeholder groups and the Vulnerable Populations Advisory Committee (representatives reflect fire departments, call centers, community-based organizations, the University of Washington, and vulnerable populations).

* Conduct community outreach to assist in project development to meet VPSI objectives based on community/ stakeholder input.

* Assist individual vulnerable population target groups in developing project milestones and evaluation measures for assessment of activities.

* Monitor implementation of works plans in collaboration with work teams.

* Draft and distribute progress reports reflecting status of project.

* Serve as mentor for other community project assistants/ students.
* At least five years’ experience developing, managing and evaluating community based programs, including knowledge of the principles and practices of program management.

* Well-developed, broad range of leadership, organizational, and management skills with an ability to independently manage a variety of programs and projects simultaneously.

* Experience working in diverse communities with excellent interpersonal skills in a wide range of settings. Skill in effective decision-making, team consensus building, and dispute resolution.

* Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to communicate diplomatically on sensitive issues.

* Washington State Driver’s License or the ability to travel to work locations with limited or no public transportation services is required.

Desired qualifications:
The most competitive candidates will possess:

* A master’s degree in public health, or a related field.

* Experience working with vulnerable populations.

* Knowledge of emergency medical services in King County.
Supplemental Information:
* Your application materials must validate your answers to the supplemental questions. If your answers can not be validated, you will not proceed to the next steps of the process.
* 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
* 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.
* 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 a role as a first responder in the event of a Public Health emergency.
* The selected candidate must 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 their mandatory trainings on time.

This position is represented by IFPTE, Local 17. Union membership is required within 30 days.

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