Prevention System Manager (MAPS3/BHR)

Job position / title
Prevention System Manager (MAPS3/BHR)
Name of business / employer
Washington State Health Care Authority
Job description / duties
Prevention System Manager

This recruitment announcement has been re-opened to fill multiple positions.

The ideal candidate for this position will have experience negotiating and managing performance based contracts, working with minority communities on community based prevention efforts, and working with Tribal partners on culturally relevant programs. If you pride yourself on relationship management and utilizing current prevention frameworks to inform program development, management and evaluation, this is the opportunity for you!

Position Objective:
This position is responsible for providing ongoing contract monitoring and technical assistance to prevention sites and Tribes to ensure success, program implementation, and service delivery. The Prevention System Manager (PSM) will meet monthly with key leadership from each of their assigned communities/Tribes to check on progress and provide technical assistance toward key strategic planning elements, capacity building, and strategy implementation.
The PSM position is responsible for contract monitoring and compliance with state and Federal contracts and related documentation. The PSM provides culturally appropriate and culturally sensitive technical assistance and training that disseminates the latest substance use disorder prevention science research for service providers including Tribal communities, community-based organizations, and coalitions. The Prevention System Manager implements statewide evidence-based prevention initiatives based on comprehensive knowledge of effective policies, planning processes, program facilitation, and evaluation through a minimum of one statewide project.

Primary Responsibilities:

Manage and monitor culturally-based substance use disorder prevention services and contract execution.
•Review and approve annual and biennial strategic plans for prevention service delivery
•Monitor contracts for compliance, documenting monthly compliance, on-site reviews, and any other contractually relevant issues
•Review and process monthly contract payment invoices according to contractual compliance; authorizing specific program expenditures
•Track prevention contractor performance data and monitoring programs through analysis of reports
•Conduct biennial on-site reviews for all contracts
•Provide regular communication and technical assistance to contractors and coordinators
•Negotiate and monitor culturally-based substance abuse prevention services with local service sites (i.e. CPWI, federally recognized Tribal Governments)

Technical Assistance to Providers for Effective Services.
•Provide strategic direction and support for needs and resource assessments, program selection, program reporting and evaluation.
•Disseminate information and deliver presentations to various audiences.
•Increase capacity of coalitions.
•Analyze grant and project guidelines and requirements.

Statewide prevention policy development and system improvement.•Participate in determining priorities and quality improvement to the state prevention system
•Assist in policy and programmatic development
•Formulate statewide policy on complex prevention issues and system improvement.
Manage and administer statewide projects.

Required Qualifications:
•Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy and Administration, Prevention Science, Public Health, Community Health Education, Health and Human Services, Social Sciences, Communications, or related field and 3 years of professional experience. OR Master’s degree in the same fields and a minimum of 1 years of professional experience.
•A minimum of 2 years of experience or education in Substance Abuse Prevention and Mental Health Promotion and related fields or comparable combination of graduate education and experience
•Current certification as a Certified Prevention Professional in Washington State or equivalent standing as recognized by a national accreditation body, or a plan to receive the Certification within 6 months of hire.
•Knowledge of current prevention theories and technology including risk and protective factor framework, the Strategic Prevention Framework, community needs and resource assessment, principles of effectiveness, and best practices.

Application deadline / closing date
Salary / rate of pay
$59,436 per year
Days and hours of employment
40 hours per week
Flexible schedule?
(○) No

Travel required?
(○) No

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly
Person or department to contact
Sanyu Tushabe
Business address
626 8th Avenue SE
Work location (if different from above)
Olympia, WA
How to apply
Only candidates who reflect the minimum qualifications on their NEOGOV profile will be considered. Failure to follow the application instructions below may lead to disqualification. To apply for this position you will need to complete your profile and attach:
•A cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications for this position
•Current resume
•Three professional references, including a minimum of one past supervisor
If you have questions about the process, or need reasonable accommodation, please contact the recruiter before the posting closes.

Washington State is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may call the Human Resources Office at 360.725.1180 or email

*Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. *

Applications should include
[×] Resume
[×] Cover letter
[×] References