The Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) provides equitable opportunities for people to be healthy, happy, self-reliant and connected to community.
On any given night over 10,000 people are homeless in King County. Both hidden and in plain sight, many families and individuals struggle to survive every day. The Department of Community and Human Services is leading the County's work to end homelessness in our community, and the Homeless Housing Programs section manages the contracts for housing and services designed to support community efforts to make homelessness rare, brief and one time.
The Project/Program Manager I will be responsible for assisting in negotiating and managing contracts and coordinating with other funders and providers to implement housing and service projects for homeless people in King County; the position will report to the coordinator of the Homeless Housing and Programs Section of the Housing and Community Development Program.
The position will assist in program management for homeless service and housing contracts, including program support, data gathering and analysis, information preparation, assisting in budget development and monitoring, monitoring program contracts for compliance with division and program standards, and assisting in drafting correspondence, reports, and issue papers. This is a Term Limited Temporary (TLT) position for approximately 24 months.
Who May Apply: This position is open to all qualified candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The Department of Community and Human Services 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, veterans, and those with lived experiences.
Work Schedule This position is nonexempt (hourly) and is overtime eligible with supervisory pre-approval. Typical hours are Monday - Friday 8am-5pm.
Required Materials: Candidates who wish to be considered for this position must submit an online King County application and respond to the supplemental questions.
Assist with the development of reports, project plans, contracts and contract amendments with community based agencies providing various types of housing and services to a variety of homeless populations.
Assist multiple program staff with both desk and on-site monitoring, including site visit interviews, to ensure programmatic and administrative contract compliance from County contracted agencies.
Respond to inquiries from County contractors and provide technical assistance regarding contracting requirements, procedures, and processes.
Gather and review data for performance review and preliminary analysis, recommend approval for payment of invoices, and process approved payments, and identify problems with data and follow-up with program coordinators and providers as needed.
Draft correspondence to various project stakeholders, County contractors, the general public and others.
Provide assistance planning for provider selection through competitive bid processes.
Participate in opportunities to network with other jurisdictions in order to coordinate and share information.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
Bachelor's degree in social work, business or public administration, or related field and two to three years' experience working in government or social services environment OR an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge/skills/abilities to perform the job duties.
Knowledge of homelessness and the local homeless or social service system.
Knowledge/experience working with or monitoring contracts in a social service or government environment.
Basic quantitative skills to make payment recommendations including the ability to track data in Excel, compare numerical data, and develop written reports.
Strong communication skills.
Analytical and problem solving skills.
Ability to work under multiple deadlines, work on a number of tasks simultaneously, and organize and prioritize work quickly in response to changing needs.
Excellent interpersonal skills including demonstrated ability to constructively manage conflict and the ability to respond clearly and effectively to inquiries from stakeholders and the public.
Experience and ability to work in a collaborative manner as a team member both internally and externally with staff, service providers, and members of the public.
Proficiency using 2010 Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Highly developed organizational skills including following through on assigned tasks, tracking of paper and computer based documents and the ability to meet deadlines.
Valid Washington State Driver's License or the ability to travel throughout the County in a timely manner.