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Prevention System Manager (MAPS 3/DBHR)

at State of Washington

Posted: 11/14/2019
Job Status: Part Time,Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 2594479

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Prevention System Manager (MAPS 3)
This announcement will be used to fill multiple positions
71065779, 71065734
The ideal candidate for this position will have knowledge of current prevention theories, framework and best practices.  If you have the demonstrated ability to provide training and technical assistance to culturally diverse audiences, and have experience managing programs and budgets, this may be the opportunity for you!
Position Objective:
The Prevention System Manager (PSM) exercises significant independent judgement in decision making and functions above first level supervision. The PSM position is responsible for contract monitoring and compliance with state and Federal contracts and related documentation.
The position is responsible for the development and implementation of statewide projects as well as contract monitoring and compliance of state and federal contracts and related documentation. The Prevention System Manager provides culturally appropriate and culturally sensitive technical assistance and training that disseminates the latest substance abuse prevention science research for service providers, community based organizations and coalitions. The Prevention System Manager 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 is the designated state level technical subject matter expert (SME) in prevention program development using the federal Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) Strategies and responds to complex issues. This position formulates broad strategic direction in statewide policy and prevention system development.
Some of what you will do:
Manage and monitor culturally-based substance abuse prevention services and contract execution.
  • Review and approve annual and biennial strategic plans.
  • Monitor contracts for compliance.
Technical Assistance to Providers for Effective Services.
Statewide Policy Development and Prevention System Improvement.
  • Assist in policy and programmatic development.
  • Lead in planning and implementing prevention strategies and special meetings.
Manage and administer statewide projects.


Required Education, Experience, and Competencies:
Bachelor's degree in the same fields and 3 years of professional experience.
Master's degree in Public Policy and Administration, Prevention Science, Public Health, Community Health Education, Health and Human Services, Social Sciences, Communications, or related field
  • A minimum of 1 years of professional experience.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience or education in Substance Abuse Prevention and Mental Health Promotion and related fields or comparable combination of graduate education and 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.
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.
  • Possess a demonstrated knowledge of laws, regulations, policies, requirements, and procedures regarding state and Federal revenue sources, and contract procurement, negotiation, and management.
  • Knowledge of agency and division policies, procedures, and guidelines governing contract procurement, negotiation, and management.
  • Knowledge of state RCWs, agency policies, and the laws and regulations of Federal, tribal, and local governments regarding substance abuse, specifically the Centennial Accord and the agency Administrative Policy 7.01.
  • Knowledge of requirements and conditions that apply to providing contract monitoring and technical assistance services to community providers and tribal government, as demonstrated by completion of the DSHS Government to Government training and experience working within a Government to Government relationship.
  • Successful completion of the Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Training (SAPST) or Washington Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (WA-SAPST).
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.
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 NEOGOV profile 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 cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications for this position
  • Current resume
  • Three professional references, including a minimum of one past supervisor
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
*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. *