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NHBS-Trans Field Coordinator - Public Health - Seattle & King County

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Location: Seattle, WA
Full-time position
Closing Date: November 16, 2017
Job #12006
Posted: November 6, 2017



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Project/Program Manager II - NHBS-Trans Field Coordinator

$34.33 - $43.52 Hourly

ISSUE DATE: 11/01/17

FINAL FILING DATE: Thu. 11/16/17 11:59 PM Pacific Time


The HIV/STD Program is seeking to hire a Project/Program Manager II/Field Coordinator. This Project/Program Manager II (PPM II) position’s primary responsibility is to implement and coordinate activities for a new National HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS) survey in the Seattle area, which will focus on transgender women. The survey is funded and designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). NHBS is designed to monitor the prevalence and trends of sexual and drug-use risk behaviors, HIV testing history, and HIV prevalence in populations at increased risk for HIV.
This one-year project will include several months of formative assessment followed by a quantitative survey. Seattle is one of seven sites nationally that will be participating in the trans survey. 

Please Note: King County is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and we encourage people of color, women, veterans and people with disabilities to apply

Who May Apply: This Term-Limited Temporary position is open to all qualified candidates. 

Work Schedule: 40 hours per week, including evenings and weekends. Scheduled hours will vary. Initially, the hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will transition to match the availability of the community being served once the study is underway. This position is subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act and is overtime eligible.

Work Location: Varies; Downtown Seattle- 401 5th Avenue, 12th Floor, Seattle, WA  98104 at first.
To be considered for this position, a completed application packet must be submitted. A completed packet will include:

  1.  Your resume
  2. Your cover letter
  3. Completely filled out on-line application and supplemental questions

Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the relevant information in the application. Cover letters and/or resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed application. Applications and/or Supplemental Questionnaires that state "see my resume" or "see my personnel file" are considered incomplete and will not be accepted.




The Field Coordinator (PPM II) will:

  • Coordinate and provide leadership for all NHBS-Trans field activities:
    • Prior to survey launch, coordinate all formative (qualitative) data collection activities. This includes, using the NHBS protocol, conducting focus groups and in-depth interviews; conducting observations; garnering community support through convening a Community Advisory Board (CAB) and building relationships with people who serve and or are part of the trans community.
    • Complete a written report of formative findings.
    • Coordinate all (quantitative) survey data collection activities. This includes ensuring timely opening and closing of field sites; overseeing recruitment, interviews, HIV and sexually transmitted infection counseling and testing activities; completing detailed records of study activities; managing incentives; conducting quality assurance activities; completing study close out activities.
    • Ensure that field activities are conducted in accordance with the CDC NHBS protocol.
    • Ensure that field activities are conducted in a manner that protects the safety and confidentiality of participants and study materials.
    • Occasionally conduct interviews and HIV/STI counseling.
    • The field activities may require driving to field sites.


  • Provide oversight of NHBS interview staff:
    • Participate in the hiring of 2-5 interviewers and lead the work of that team.
    • Coordinate and provide training of interviewers according to CDC protocols and Public Health requirements.
    • Lead bi-weekly team meetings.
    • Assure competent interviewers through ongoing training and quality improvement efforts.
    • Maintain a work environment that ensures the safety and security of all field staff, and provide leadership and guidance during unpredictable situations, including (but not limited to) providing resources and referrals for crisis situations and de-escalation where necessary.
  • Assure coordination and liaison with the local and CDC-based study team, as well as community partners:
    • Participate in all required CDC NHBS calls and trainings and all required Public Health trainings.
    • Coordinate meetings with local and CDC staff including room reservations, agendas, and notes.
    • Communicate with community-based partners, resources, and referrals as needed for study operations.
  • Other duties as assigned.





Required Qualifications

  • One year of experience with project management for a large surveillance or research project with structured data collection
  • One year of experience supervising multiple staff and/or leading a team
  • Demonstrated ability to work with communities of diverse backgrounds and identities and to apply principles of equity and social justice to management and community work
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details
  • Valid Washington state driver’s license or the ability to obtain a license within 30 days of hire
  • Ability to work evening and weekend shifts. Survey activities based on community needs.

Desired Qualifications

  • Three years or more experience with project management for a large surveillance or research project with structured data collection
  • Three years or more experience working with trans women
  • Two years or more experience supervising 

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