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Drug User Health Program Manager - Public Health - Seattle & King County

Notice!This listing has expired and should not be applied for.
Location: Seattle, WA
Full-time position
Closing Date: January 17, 2018
Job #12177
Posted: January 11, 2018

Public Health- Seattle and King County (PHSKC) is seeking to fill a full-time Drug User Health Program Manager position to oversee our PHSKC Drug User Health Program. The PHSKC Drug User Health Program provides needle exchange, drug treatment coordination, education, training, naloxone distribution and other health initiatives. 

The Drug User Health Program Manager supervises a multi-disciplinary team that includes 10 Education Specialists and Social Workers.  They also oversee operations for three needle exchange sites, including one mobile site.  In addition, this role develops budgets and reviews data to assure contract compliance; serves as primary external liaison on opiate-related initiatives including internal and external partners; and will assist in the planning and implementation of community health engagement locations.  

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 1.0 FTE position is opened to all qualified applicants.

Work Schedule:. 40 hours a week, Monday through Friday. This position is FLSA exempt and therefore not eligible for overtime.

Work Location: Downtown Public Health Center, 2124 - 4th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121
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.

CONTACT: For questions, please contact Kris Howell, Human Resources Analyst, at



  • Manage operations of syringe exchange at multiple locations including monitoring and maintaining supply inventory; Naloxone; managing facilities, vehicles and resources; coordinating with co-located programs; creating and documenting operational procedures and assuring proper handling and disposal of bio-hazardous waste.
  • Coordinate program staffing including managing, recruiting, maintaining an engaging and healthy working environment, and performing related administrative tasks (i.e. scheduling, coaching, facilitate team building) for 10 employees (5 Education Specialists, 2 Social Workers and 3 On call/fill-in staff)
  • Manage and analyze data collection to monitor program performance and Naloxone distribution; produce routine and ad hoc data summaries for purposes of program evaluation and reporting to funders; perform QA for encounter and exchange data
  • Act as a liaison to internal and external partners, which includes national and international visitors of the program.
  • Plan and implement new opiate-related initiatives including community health engagement locations and low barrier buprenorphine (in collaboration with HIV/STD Program Manager).




Required Qualifications

  • At least three years of experience working in a syringe exchange program.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with managing syringe exchange operations.
  • At least three years of experience supervising a diverse workgroup, which includes licensed and non-licensed staff.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience working with diverse populations and interest groups
  • Skilled in effectively communicate (orally or in writing) and collaborate with stakeholders who could have varying perspectives and interests.
  • Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office, including a basic knowledge of Word (creating/editing documents) and Excel (creating/editing spreadsheets); intermediate knowledge of Outlook (ex: e-mail, scheduling, and daily communication).


How to Apply:

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION Your application materials must validate your answers to the supplemental questions. If your answers cannot be validated, you will not proceed to the next steps of the process.
This selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, testing and interviewing. For more information on our selection process, please refer to

  • Public Health relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work.
  • Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all Public Health positions.
  • Staff may be required to play a role as a first responder in the event of a Public Health emergency.


  • The selected candidate must pass a thorough background investigation.
  • Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law.
  • Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing their mandatory trainings on time.

emailing or calling 206- 296-5077
EXAM #17KH05275

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