Prevention System Manager (MAPS 3/DBHR)
Project position A999, projected to end 03/2023
$5,102 - $6,691 Monthly
This recruitment announcement may be used to fill multiple
The ideal candidate for this position will exercise significant
independent judgement in decision making and is the designated
state level technical subject matter expert (SME) in prevention
program development using the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
(CSAP) Strategies and responds to complex issues. This position is
relied upon to formulate broad strategic direction in statewide
policy and prevention system development.
The Prevention System Manager (PSM) 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, community based organizations and
coalitions. The PSM 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. This position will be responsible
for overseeing and leading the creation and maintenance of
prevention contracts for the Section including collaborating with
the Office of Contracts and Procurement (OCP) to issue Request for
Proposals (RFPs), new prevention contracts, and contract amendments
as well as providing status reports to Leadership and providing
guidance to team members.
Some of what you will do:
Managing and Monitoring Contracts.
- Review and approve annual and biennial strategic plans.
- Document monthly compliance.
- Track prevention contractor performance data and monitor
Technical Assistance to Providers for Effective
- Provide strategic technical assistance and training.
- Analyze grant and project guidelines and requirements.
Statewide Policy Development and Prevention System
- Assist in policy and programmatic development.
- Lead in planning and implementing prevention strategies and
- Formulate statewide policy on complex prevention issues and
Manage and Administer Statewide Projects.
- Manage and oversee projects that involve representation from
- Develop and monitor the implementation of goals, objectives,
division administrative policies and procedures for assigned
- Negotiate and manage the development, preparation,
implementation and monitoring of provider contracts for
Bachelor's degree in Public Policy and Administration,
Prevention Science, Public Health, Community Health Education,
Health and Human Services, Social Sciences, Communications, and 3
years of professional experience with a minimum of 2 of the years
in the applicable professional experience as indicated below OR
Master's degree in the same fields and a minimum of 1 year of
applicable professional experience as indicated below. Graduate
level education will substitute for the required experience on a
year for year basis.
Applicable professional experience is in the public
health/social services fields, behavioral health, substance use
disorder prevention or mental health promotion and related fields;
contract management, project management, managing workforce
development, communications, implementing educational training
programs, community engagement, technical assistance, grants
management, or other comparable 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.
- A minimum of three (3) years' experience working successfully
with community-based prevention efforts.
- Experience working with ethnic and other minority
- Experience with negotiating and managing performance-based
The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) purchases
health care for more than 2 million Washington residents through
Apple Health (Medicaid), the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB)
Program, and, beginning in 2020, the School Employees Benefits
Board (SEBB) Program. Our agency is committed to whole person care,
integrating physical health and behavioral health services for
better results and healthier residents. As the largest health care
purchaser in the state, we lead the effort to transform health
care, helping ensure Washington residents have access to better
health and better care at a lower cost.
What we have to offer:
- Meaningful work with friendly co-workers who care about those
we serve Voices of HCA
- A clear agency mission that drives our work and is
person-centered HCA's Mission, Vision & Values
- A healthy work/life balance, including alternative/flexible
schedules and mobile work options.
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- A great total compensation and benefit package WA State
- A safe, pleasant workplace in a convenient location with
restaurants, and shopping nearby.
- Tuition reimbursement.
- And free parking!
About Olympia and Washington State
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the most out of your career and out of life. Washington State is a
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quality of life that is unsurpassed. From the high energy urban
center of Seattle, one of the nation's top ranked cities, to the
more relaxed pace of our rural communities, Washington's
distinctive Northwest lifestyle blends a progressive, creative
culture with a casual nature.
How to Apply:
Only candidates who reflect the minimum qualifications on
their State application will be considered. Failure to follow the
application instructions below may lead to disqualification.
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profile and attach:
- A letter of interest with specific language on why you are
interested this position. No more than two pages in
- A current resume that is no more than two pages in
- A list of contact information for three professional
references, including at a minimum one current or previous
- A document describing activities that you have lead or
been directly involved in that reduced barriers and increased
access to services for individuals with a disability; deaf and hard
of hearing; Tribal members and urban Indian populations;
non-English speaking individuals; marginalized racial, ethnic, or
religious communities; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and
questioning communities; and other under-served or marginalized
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