Prevention System Project Manager (MPS 3/DBHR)

Job position / title
Prevention System Project Manager (MPS 3/DBHR)
Name of business / employer
Washington State Health Care Authority
Job description / duties
Prevention System Project Manager
We are seeking a strong systems thinker with current knowledge of prevention theories and best practices. If you have experience with strategic planning, to include program design and implementation, budget and project management, this opportunity may be for you!

Position Objective:
This position is responsible for planning and managing major prevention services projects including the responsibility to coordinate the Substance Abuse Prevention Treatment Block Grant application, coordinate reporting for all grants managed by the SUD Prevention and MH Promotion Team, and manage performance-based contracting reports for prevention services. This position serves as an integral part of the SUD Prevention and MH Promotion Section, responsible for high-level strategic planning based on subject area expertise to recommend the best options for enhancing service delivery and ensuring continued compliance with federal and state obligations. This position directly supports the HCA/DBHR’s mission by developing policies, programs and strategies to integrate services which promote healthy lifestyles by preventing the misuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and promote positive mental health.

Scope of the position:
•Develop and administer statewide policies regarding the operation and use of the Prevention Management Information System (Prevention MIS).
•Provide strategic direction regarding the design and implementation of statewide prevention projects.
•Manage the SUD Prevention and MH Promotion Section’s responses to requests for information to support applications and reporting related to state and federal funding sources.
•Track the SUD Prevention and MH Promotion Section’s priorities and contribute to strategic planning.

Primary Responsibilities:
Manage Prevention Management Information System.
•Develop resources and provide training and technical assistance for DBHR staff, counties, educational service districts, tribes, and direct contract providers.
•Develop policy and provide guidance for the development of statewide policies to establish internal and external business practices on data integrity, reporting requirements, data security, and the general operation and maintenance of the Prevention MIS.
•Disseminate statewide policies among SUD Prevention and MH Promotion Team staff and monitor contractors’ compliance with statewide policies.
•Manage the Prevention MIS and monitor Prevention Services Performance-based contracts.
•Enhance Prevention MIS reporting and data collection systems.

Manage Statewide Prevention Projects.

Manage SUD Prevention and MH Promotion Team’s Application and Reporting for SAPT Block Grant and all State and Federal Funding Sources.

Project Planning, Public Presentations, and Ad Hoc Requests for Information.

Required Qualifications:
•Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy and Administration, Prevention Science, Public Health, Community Health Education, Health and Human Services, Social Sciences, computer science, data analytics, or related field and 5 years of professional experience or a Master’s degree same fields listed and a minimum of three years of professional experience.
•Two years of experience in budgeting, project management, and strategic planning that includes: program design and implementation, data analysis and evaluation.
•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 1 year of hire.
•Federal grant writing, monitoring, and reporting experience.
•Large project management experience.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:
• Experience working with ethnic and other minority communities.
•A minimum of three years’ experience in Substance Abuse Prevention and Mental Health Promotion and related fields.
•Competency developing modules and stored procedures in programming environments such as Visual Basic for Applications, SQL Server, SharePoint Designer, and SAS.
•Experience creating and maintain relational databases.

Application deadline / closing date
If you do not have a specific closing date (e.g. ‘Open until filled’) please select a date which you believe will be a reasonable amount of time to fill the position. 01/12/2020
Salary / rate of pay
$64,008 – $83,964 Annually
Days and hours of employment
40 hours per week
Flexible schedule?
(○) No

Travel required?
(○) Yes

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