Behavioral Health Facility Development Program Manager

King County
Full Time $118,726 - $150,488 Per year WA 401 5th Ave #500, Seattle, WA 98104, United States Apply before 7/13/2024 11:59


The Department of Community and Human Services values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including 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.

At DCHS, we believe in working as one team that solves problems—striving to be customer-focused and drive for the best results. We envision a welcoming community that is racially just. We believe the field of human services exists to undo and mitigate unfair structures. We seek to lead the way by working as respectful and responsible stewards for our community.

The Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD) of DCHS is looking for a Behavioral Health Facility Development Program Manager (Special Projects Manager II)to support and provide oversight to the development, procurement and implementation of capital projects that include the development and maintenance of a countywide network of five crisis care centers as well as capital investments to behavioral health providers for residential treatment facilities, community behavioral health agencies and other capital facilities.

The Behavioral Health Facility Development Program Manager will report to the Crisis Care Centers (CCC) Strategic Planning Manager and serve as an overall program lead setting work plans for capital programs related to the Crisis Care Centers Levy and other behavioral health capital initiatives. This position will hold responsibility for procurement efforts and the disbursement and contracting of approximately $368 million in capital funding, including related technical assistance and capacity building, that will include pre-procurement, procurement, and siting efforts.

WHO MAY APPLY: The position is open to all qualified candidates that meet the minimum qualifications.
REQUIRED MATERIALS: Candidates who wish to be considered for the position must submit a complete King County application online and respond to the supplemental questions. Interviews will occur on or around July 30, 2024.
This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and not eligible for overtime. Typical hours are Monday - Friday 8am-5pm. The position is not represented by a union.

MISSION CRITICAL POSITION STATUS: This position has been designated 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 and the

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 . 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
  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.  


Job Duties

Lead the implementation of Crisis Care Center Levy capital projects

  • Provide critical support for the capital development and maintenance of a network of five crisis care centers, including one specializing in youth.
  • Provide critical support for the capital development and maintenance of residential treatment facilities, including preserving current facilities and the building of additional facilities.
  • Manage capital development capacity and technical assistance funding and procurements for facility operators/potential operators.
  • Ensure Crisis Care Center Levy funded projects meet the capital facility public interest requirements included in the implementation plan, including requirements related to accessibility, the environment, and equity.
  • Assist in developing and managing the procurement process and contracting for Crisis Care Center Levy Capital projects and ensure all capital timelines in the implementation plan are met including all crisis care center capital facilities are open and operating by 2030.
  • Work with local and state agencies to support operators in licensing and land use requirements, in partnership with other DCHS staff.
  • Work closely with the Crisis Care Centers Strategic Planning Manager regarding policy discussions on how best to target and allocate Crisis Care Centers Levy capital funds for all capital programs while having equity race and social justice at the forefront of those discussions. This should be informed by national best practice and ensure compliance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations, including notification, documentation, and audit responsibilities.
  • Partner and develop capital financial strategies with the CCC leadership and Finance team to oversee corresponding financial and performance analysis to drive review and proactive decision making.
 Manage capital planning activities for BHRD capital projects
  • Develop requests for proposals related to capital projects and assist in the procurement process to identify successful bidders including partnering with selected operators to execute public meetings, lead project review and documentation for award process, participate and coordinate with inter-agencies and inter-jurisdictions.
  • Authorize contract expenditures, construction management coordination, project close out and work closely with facility developers to manage capital programs.
  • Report to various oversight boards including drafting annual reports to County Council for specific funding sources.
  • Serve as lead for managing and developing responses to public records requests as well as drafting responses and providing briefings to Council members, other elected officials and/or their staff for information related to the capital programs.
  • Participate, when applicable, in local, state and federal funder alignment processes, ensuring that King County behavioral health capital projects complement other initiatives.
  • Coordinate with CCC leadership and Finance team to manage capital strategies and influence strategic plans and program implementation efforts, including preparing and presenting issue papers and policy analyses to explain and support complex fiscal and programmatic issues.
Coordinate and align BHRD/DCHS strategies and capital planning
  • Work collaboratively across DCHS and BHRD to align capital projects and strategies to overall business needs and values, including helping to set priorities for ongoing capital investment needs within behavioral health.
  • Manage complex, large-scale bodies of work through multiple agency integration, implementation and resources that may include new construction or acquisition, renovation, updating or expanding existing buildings in whole or in part and on private, tribal or publicly owned land and property.
  • Assist in asset management for behavioral health facilities and ensure capital investments stay secure and maintained through the length of County investment.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships and close coordination with various members of DCHS/BHRD and external partners.
  • Work to identify and implement new funding options as they arise to sustain and expand other behavioral health facilities across the region while promoting integration with Crisis Care Centers Levy facilities and continuing to explore use of innovative program models.
This newly created position will be responsible for supervising the Crisis Care Center Facility Development Project/Program Manager to help carry out the work related to the position.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • A minimum five years of experience leading large behavioral health capital development projects from start to finish including all steps through procurement, public engagement, contracting, development to successful opening, and compliance with local, state and federal requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience with Washington State Facility and/or Operator Licensing processes and requirements for behavioral health facilities.
  • Demonstrated strong written and communication skills, with specific skill for translating advanced analytic/technical concepts into a format and language that is understandable and actionable to a broad audience of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work with a variety of stakeholders who may have markedly different perspectives including individuals, teams and agencies.
  • Strong facilitation, problem solving and negotiation skills, and the demonstrated ability to develop partnerships with stakeholders to build consensus and develop reasonable solutions to issues and problems.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative manner as a team member both internally and externally with staff, service providers and members of the public.
  • Deep and demonstrated personal commitment to advancing equity and social justice, and strong alignment with King County and BHRD's organizational values.
  • Knowledge of, and proven implementation of equity and social justice principles and practices and understand the effects of race and policy and systems-based inequities on marginalized communities and populations.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Particular expertise in community development capital financing programs, including allocation through competitive funding processes. This experience is not limited to behavioral health.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in funder collaboration at both the state and local level.
  • Effective at leading program innovation, including working with staff and external stakeholders on new programs from design through implementation and continuous evaluation.
  • Experience with Local Jurisdiction Zoning and Permitting including Public Notice and review, within King County preferred. Other jurisdictions will be considered.

Supplemental Information

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