Washington State DSHS Prevention Policy and Project Manager (Management Analyst 5) in Lacey, Washington


The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) is currently seeking to hire a Prevention Policy and Project Manager.

The position serves as the Expert for prevention of youth marijuana use; Project Manager for the Dedicated Marijuana Account (DMA), marijuana policy and I-502; and Manages partnerships with other state agencies related to relevant project and initiatives. This project has significant impact on the quality of strategies that improve the lives of vulnerable youth and their families in high need communities.


Typical Work The following is a sample of what the *Prevention Policy and Project Manager *will do:

  • Research, study and analyze proposed legislation, current policy and implementation processes and protocols.
  • Identifying priorities, performance improvement activities, improvement results and making recommendations to senior leadership.
  • Provide expertise, technical assistance and linkages to evidence based programs for outcomes and implementation.
  • Provide project budget and policy management.
  • Manage key interagency partnerships and national partners through development and sharing of research, analysis, status reports and performance improvement activities.
  • Developing communication strategies, including the creation of multidimensional reports for management information and decision making, having broad scope and significant impact for vulnerable youth and their families.
  • Qualifications

We're looking for someone who has the following:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in business administration, public administration, law, social sciences, public health, health administration or a related field.
  • Four years of experience analyzing policy, laws and rules, and project management and implementation or comparable combination of graduate education and experience. We would also like someone to have the following skills:
  • Strong analytical skills. Ability to break down, sort and synthesize information, identify key messages and central themes, form accurate conclusions about the meaning of information and develop appropriate action steps or recommendations.
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills. Ability to actively listen to others, paraphrase and ask clarifying questions, clearly and concisely synthesize key messages through reports, presentations, fact sheets and briefs.
  • Effectively organizes multiple assignments, sometimes of a complex nature or involving competing priorities, to produce work products that are accurate, thorough and on-time.
  • Knowledge regarding the public policy development process at the state and federal levels, the legislative process, and the structure and operations of substance abuse disorder treatment and substance abuse prevention systems at the local, state and national levels.
  • Competency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Outlook and the ability to produce high quality reports and documents. Supplemental Information

Please submit a cover letter, addressing how you meet the education/experience and skills desired in the Qualification section, and references including a minimum of one past supervisor.

Some jobs may require full criminal background check. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle.

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protected veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Recruiter at (360) 725-5810. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

For questions about this recruitment, contact Lindsay Taylor at 509-363-4971 or Lindsay.Taylor@dshs.wa.gov and refer to 08492.

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2016-08492 PB309

Department: Dept. of Social and Health Services

Closing: Continuous

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $55,728.00 - $73,140.00 Annually

Location: Thurston County – Lacey, WA