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Prevention System Manager (MAPS 3/DBHR) #A999

Company: State of Washington
Location: Olympia
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

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 positions.

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.

Position Objective:

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 programs.

 Technical Assistance to Providers for Effective Services.

  • Provide strategic technical assistance and training.
  • Analyze grant and project guidelines and requirements.

 Statewide Policy Development and Prevention System Improvement.

  • Assist in policy and programmatic development.
  • Lead in planning and implementing prevention strategies and special meetings.
  • Formulate statewide policy on complex prevention issues and system improvement.

Manage and Administer Statewide Projects.

  • Manage and oversee projects that involve representation from other agencies.
  • Develop and monitor the implementation of goals, objectives, division administrative policies and procedures for assigned statewide projects.
  • Negotiate and manage the development, preparation, implementation and monitoring of provider contracts for projects.

Required Qualifications: 

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.


Preferred/Desired Qualifications:


  • A minimum of three (3) years' experience working successfully with community-based prevention efforts.
  • Experience working with ethnic and other minority communities.
  • Experience with negotiating and managing performance-based contracts.


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. 
  • Infants in the workplace Infants at the Workplace Video 
  • A great total compensation and benefit package WA State Government Benefits 
  • A safe, pleasant workplace in a convenient location with restaurants, and shopping nearby. 
  • Tuition reimbursement. 
  • And free parking!

 About Olympia and Washington State

Washington State offers a total work/life package of pay, benefits, flexibility, and workplace opportunities to help you get the most out of your career and out of life. Washington State is a great place to work, play, and be a part of a community, offering 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.  To apply for this position you will need to complete your profile and attach:

  • A letter of interest with specific language on why you are interested this position.  No more than two pages in length. 
  • A current resume that is no more than two pages in length. 
  • A list of contact information for three professional references, including at a minimum one current or previous supervisor.
  • 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 communities.


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 Sanyu.Tushabe@hca.wa.gov.

 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.

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