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Program Manager-Substance Abuse Services - Tacoma Pierce County Health Department

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Location: Tacoma, WA
Full-time position
Closing Date: open until filled
Job #12141
Posted: January 3, 2018
Use your professional knowledge, supervisory and administrative experience to make a difference in the health of the citizens of Pierce County. The Strengthening Families Division seeks a Full-time (1.0 FTE) Program Manager for our Substance Abuse Services program. Experience leading or supervising other professionals is required.

First priority will be given to applications received by January 2, 2018.

This position is responsible for leading a staff of 40+ to provide chemical dependency treatment services to residents of Pierce County, serving approximately 1,000 clients. This position is responsible for ensuring that all elements of program services including planning, monitoring and evaluating clients meet applicable local, state and federal regulations in areas of chemical dependency and mental health. This position will direct, manage, hire, develop and evaluate a diverse staff. This position works under the supervision of senior level management.
This position will work in strong partnership with division and department managers to develop and monitor program budgets. This position also involves providing input and comment on applicable legislative initiatives and will assist in policy development. Providing sound and effective substance abuse treatment enables a healthier Pierce County.

Some of what you’ll do:
  • Manage program activities to meet program goals and objectives
  • Coordinate with applicable internal staff and external program funders and community stakeholders to maximize services provided to qualified clients
  • Develop and monitor program budget and identify revenue generating sources
  • Project management: Create and implement plans to complete projects on time and within budget; anticipate and react to outside influences that may affect project completion; monitors project progress and evaluates final outcomes.
  • Identify and analyze problems, weighing the relevance and accuracy of information; generate and evaluate alternative solutions before making a recommendation.
  • Set clear, realistic and achievable goals for employees; actively monitor employee performance and provides both positive and constructive feedback to create a culture of continuous improvement; participates fully in the organization’s review and appraisal process.
  • Inspire and foster team commitment, spirit, pride and trust; facilitate cooperation and engage team members in accomplishing group/organizational goals; adapts one’s leadership styles to meet the needs of team members. Include employees in decision making and planning processes.

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What you bring to the table:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of program or project management and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of and skill in providing effective leadership, direction and supervision.
  • Knowledge related to a specific program or project may be required which may include the ability to apply understanding of disparate health impacts on race and poverty.
  • Skill in analyzing, compiling, and assessing data, e.g., budgets, goals and objectives, grants & contracts, etc.
  • Skill in planning, organizing and managing program or project activities to meet established objectives.
  • Ability to interpret and apply federal, state and local laws and regulations, and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse population of clients, community based agencies, and departmental personnel.
  • Change management: Serves as a positive agent for changes in the organization’s structural assignment, climate or operational processes. Ensures effective implementation of required changes.
  • Managing resources: Demonstrates broad understanding of principles of financial and resource management; sets priorities and prepares the department budget; effectively allocates staff and other resources to meet objectives in a cost-effective and timely manner; meets EEO compliance and promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace
  • Demonstrates the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Leading teams: Inspires and fosters team commitment, spirit, pride and trust; facilitates cooperation and engages team members in accomplishing group/organizational goals; adapts one’s leadership styles to meet the needs of team members. Includes employees in decision making and planning processes
  • Interpersonal skills: Communicates clearly and convincingly to individuals and groups; listens effectively; clarifies information as needed; facilitates an open exchange of ideas between employees at all levels of the organization; monitors, manages and responds appropriately to one’s own feelings and others.
  • Responsible for meeting audit requirements of WAC 388-877-0410

Who should apply:

Bachelor’s degree and five years experience in a related health field, business management or public administration, or the equivalent combination of education and experience to perform the essential functions of work.

Required Certifications and Licensure

  • A position assigned to this classification may have a required license or certification related to the field of work i.e., Registered Nurse, Geologist, etc.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driver’s abstract is required prior to employment.

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