Homeless Housing Program, Project/Program Manager (PPM) II

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time
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The Department of Community and Human Services values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with lived experiences.

 King County's 
Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) provides equitable opportunities for people to be healthy, happy, and connected to community.

The Project/Program Manager II reports to the Coordinator of the Homeless Housing and Programs team of the Housing, Homelessness and Community Development Division (HHCDD) and is responsible for assisting in negotiating and managing contracts and coordinating with other funders and providers to implement projects for people experiencing homelessness in King County. This position will focus on permanent housing projects.


This position is open to current King County employees. 


Candidates who wish to be considered for this position must submit an online King County application and respond to the supplemental questions. Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the requested and relevant information in the online application and supplemental questionnaire. Applications and/or supplemental questionnaires that state, “see my resume” are considered incomplete and will not be considered to be competitive.


This position is scheduled to work 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm. This position meets the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and is overtime eligible with supervisory pre-approval. This position is represented by PROTEC17.

Teleworking Requirement 

The work associated with this position will be performed through a combination of teleworking complemented with onsite work and meetings as needed. Employees will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities. Employees must reside in Washington state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.

Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection (access may be supplemented in some situations) where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required, including the wearing of masks in some situationsKing County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint.
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 that is redefining how we work as we transition to the department's hybrid environment.  


RECRUITER: Susan Churchill, susan.churchill@kingcounty.gov

Job Duties

  • Develop, manage and monitor service contracts with community based not-for-profit agencies to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local compliance standards.
  • Provide technical assistance to contracting agencies and prospective contracting agencies on project implementation and meeting contractual responsibilities.   
  • Work to apply an equity and social justice approach to all aspects of the work in partnership with team members and other division and department staff.
  • Assist with coordination with other funders and service providers to ensure integration of funded projects with related regional efforts.
  • Gather and analyze data related to housing and services for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in order to help continuous system improvement and to inform Request for Proposal(s) (RFP) processes.
  • Write RFP documents, including guidelines, application forms and rating tools, and implement RFP processes.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with the division's evaluation team to give input on evaluation efforts related to funded projects and larger initiatives.
  • Represent team in departmental, inter-jurisdictional and multi-agency planning processes and work groups.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Demonstrated skills or track record adhering to policies and procedures.  
  • Experience in negotiating, preparing, monitoring and/or managing homeless services and housing contracts.  
  • Demonstrated understanding of foundational frameworks and best practices including Housing First, Trauma-Informed Care, and Harm Reduction.  
  • Experience with RFP processes including development and management of review process.  
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team member both internally and externally with other jurisdictions and service providers.  
  • Demonstrated understanding of equity and social justice concepts and the effects of place, race and systems-based inequities and ability to apply an equity and social justice approach to all areas of the work, including communication and RFP processes. 
  • Ability to work under deadlines, work on a number of tasks simultaneously and organize and prioritize work quickly in response to changing needs. 
  • Demonstrated clear and professional-level writing ability for such tasks as correspondence, grant proposals, and contracts. 
  • Proficiency using MS Word, Excel, and Outlook or another e-mail.
Desired Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Public Administration or Social Services and three years of experience in planning and/or implementing social services, homelessness service programs; OR equivalent combination of education and experience, plus a solid understanding of homeless housing and services systems.
  • Experience actively engaging in planning processes and/or project implementation that bring together constituencies representing diverse interests and successfully result in concrete products.  
  • Valid Washington State Driver's License or the ability to travel throughout the County in a timely manner.

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter.

As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to:

  • submit proof of vaccination, or
  • have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.

People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Executive Branch includes employees in the Executive branch, the Assessor's Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff's Office, and the Executive Office.

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 the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

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.

Are you applying to this position as an eligible current or previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant? Is this position the same or lower percentage of full-time when compared to the position held at the point of the notification of layoff? Do you possess the skills and abilities to qualify for this position?
  • Yes, I was given a layoff notice from my role at King County and I am within two years of the effective date of my layoff. Additionally, the position I was laid off from was the same or a higher percentage of FT status when compared to this one.
  • No.
If you answered yes to the question above and you are applying for this position as a Priority Placement Participant, to be considered, you must provide the following three pieces of information in the space provided: 1. The title you held when you received your layoff notice 2. The department you worked in 3. The effective date of your layoff
This is a promotional opportunity for current King County employees. Are you a current King County employee?
  • Yes
  • No
Do you have experience in negotiating, preparing, monitoring and/or managing homeless services and housing contracts?
  • Yes
  • No
Please describe your experience working in homeless services or housing. Please describe your experience with foundational frameworks and best practices including Housing First, Trauma-Informed Care, and Harm Reduction.
Please describe your experience with Request for Proposal processes.
Describe how you have incorporated equity and social justice principles into your work in homeless services or housing.

Required Question

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