Data and Evaluation Lead (Project Program Manager III)

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time
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$96,703.57 - $122,577.31 Annually

Seattle, WA

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Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week

DCHS - Community & Human Srvcs

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Comm & Human Svcs Admin

4/5/2023 11:59 PM Pacific


The Department of Community and Human Services values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with lived experiences.

King County's Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) provides equitable opportunities for people to be healthy, happy, and connected to community.

DCHS has an incredible opportunity for an experienced evaluator to partner with Division leadership in advancing opportunities for all young people in King County to be happy, healthy, safe, and thriving members of their communities. The Data and Evaluation Lead will lead the evaluation and performance measurement support for DCHS's Children, Youth and Young Adults Division (CYYAD). The division is home to the Best Starts for Kids (BSK) Sustain the Gain investments, the Puget Sound Taxpayer Accountability Account (PSTAA) work, Restorative Community Pathways , and a direct services unit operating several programs for youth and young adults.

Over the past several years, CYYAD has helped lead the way in implementing pro-equity and community driven practices in partnership with over 160 providers, several of them new to working with King County.

DCHS' Performance Measurement and Evaluation (PME) Unit has been integral partners in much of this work. As our next CYYAD Data and Evaluation Lead, you'd be responsible for upholding a robust data-informed, relationship-centered culture as the lead of an extremely talented team of evaluators with deep subject matter expertise and a commitment to equity and social justice. The team sits within the larger PME unit comprised of evaluation and data science professionals skilled in quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods, data resource development and management, and data visualization.

PME works with program staff and providers to develop frameworks and performance measures for understanding the outcomes and equity impacts of DCHS-funded programs. This work includes partnering closely with providers, managing data collection, supporting continuous quality improvement, and conducting in-depth analyses to inform decision making and improve service delivery. PME disseminates research and evaluation findings and promotes organizational learning through published reports and online dashboards.

Please note: This posting may be used to fill other similar positions over the next six months.

WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to all qualified candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. Interviews for this selection process will take place on or around April 17, 2023.

REQUIRED MATERIALS: Candidates who wish to be considered for this position must submit an online King County application and respond to the supplemental questions. Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the requested and relevant information in the online application and supplemental questionnaire. Applications and/or supplemental questionnaires that state, "see my resume" are considered incomplete and will not be considered to be competitive.

WORK SCHEDULE/CONDITIONS: This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and is not eligible for overtime. Typical hours are Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm. This position is represented by PROTEC17.

MISSION CRITICAL POSITION STATUS: This position has been designated Non-Mission Critical. Unless otherwise directed by the County Executive, department director or agency head, all employees, regardless of designation, are expected to report to work or request leave during an emergency or inclement weather. For more detailed information, please visit HR Policy County Operations During Emergency Situations and the King County Guidelines for Workforce Management in an Emergency .

TELEWORKING REQUIREMENT: The work associated with this position will be performed through a combination of teleworking complemented with onsite work and meetings as needed. Employees will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities. Employees must reside in Washington state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.

Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection (access may be supplemented in some situations) where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required , including the wearing of masks in some situations . King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint.

King County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team that is redefining how we work as we transition to the department's hybrid environment.

RECRUITE R: Susan Churchill ,

Job Duties

Support the development of strategic vision and direction
  • Provide collaborative leadership among PME and CYYAD to identify, develop, and evolve data and evaluation strategy in close partnership with the CYYA division and informed by an equity lens.
  • Facilitate conversations to align measures across CYYAD strategies and programs to demonstrate the broader results and impacts for youth and communities being served.
  • Present or lead discussions about data for a wide range of audiences including policy makers, system administrators, service providers, clients, advocates and/or community representatives.
  • Provide leadership in the development, implementation, and management of continuous quality improvement (CQI) processes needed to support community partners demonstrate positive change for young people they serve.
  • Serve as a liaison to key external data and evaluation partners.
Lead a highly technical team
  • Provide leadership and support evaluation staff to develop, analyze and report evaluation and performance measurement of CYYA programs and strategies.
  • Facilitate the development and maintenance of a strong, supportive, and equity-driven team culture.
  • Participate as an extended unit leadership team member and ensure consistency of activities with unit and department mission and goals.
Manage performance measurement and evaluation activities
  • Direct and coordinate performance measurement, policy analysis, and evaluation activities, including development of measures, evaluations, and theories of change. This may include leading or co-leading evaluation for more complex programs or conducting independent research projects.
  • Review and/or develop reports, dashboards, presentations, and other visual representations of data.
  • Support the analysis and interpretation of both quantitative and qualitative data using appropriate statistical methods, data manipulation tools, and an equity lens.
  • Oversee and/or develop responses to data requests requiring integrated data or complex analytical approaches.
  • Draft and review contracts associated with projects assigned to team.
Perform other duties as assigned

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
  • Demonstrated experience applying racial equity and social justice principles to evaluation design and implementation, including methods, analysis, results interpretation, and dissemination.
  • Demonstrated experience working with community, health or human services organizations in designing and implementing real world performance measurement, including quantitative and/or qualitative approaches.
  • Experience directly supervising staff and/or providing functional leadership to a team.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of quantitative and qualitative analysis principles and methods, principles and practices of intervention research and program evaluation, subject privacy, methods, tools and techniques of applied research, study design and advanced analytic procedures, and data collection methods including surveys and computerized database systems.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate evaluation concepts to diverse audiences in multiple settings.
  • Skilled at writing professional documents for specific audiences including high-level summaries for non-technical stakeholders and detailed technical notes for evaluation colleagues.
  • Experience successfully managing complex projects, summarizing information for diverse audiences, making decisions, and meeting deadlines.
  • Strong problem solving and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work independently and develop collaborative relationships as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated passion and commitment to ensuring children, youth and families are happy, healthy, safe and thriving.
  • Experience with data management, analysis, and visualization tools such as R, Tableau, SQL, and/or Excel.
  • Experience in utilizing a Results-Based Accountability framework.
Supplemental Information

Forbes named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our "True North" , we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles - we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer

No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

To Apply

If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being. Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 12paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page .

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails. Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.

NOTE: Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position.Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.

For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.
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