Emergency Management Specialist – Seattle, WA


posted on March 3, 2017


Sound Mental Health is seeking an Emergency Management (EM) Specialist to join our team! Sound Mental Health is a non-profit leader in behavioral health services and has been a vital community resource since 1966. SMH provides comprehensive mental health, substance abuse and behavioral health services throughout King County. Our mission is to strengthen our community and improve the lives of our clients by delivering excellent health and human services tailored to meet their needs.

The EM Specialist brings expertise in the field of emergency management, training and exercise design. Under the direction of the Safety and Emergency Manager, the EM Specialist assists in planning, organizing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the EM Program. The individual in this position will aid in providing direction during disaster/emergency situations. The EM Specialist interacts with community partners, law enforcement and other healthcare providers in coordinating SMH’s response to disasters and emergency situations.

We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time employees including Medical & Dental Insurance (Premium 100% paid by SMH for employee coverage and child until the child’s 26th birthday), paid Vacation, Holidays, Life/LTD Insurance, and 401k.

Essential Functions:

  • De-escalate crisis situations, think quickly, and abide within agency policies and protocols for crises and emergencies.
  • Keep up with new developments in emergency management and healthcare.
  • Foster a culture of safety with a whole community and all-hazards approach.
  • Build strong relationships with staff at all levels.
  • Maintain ethical and competent client and peer relationships in the delivery of service.
  • Relate to others in a professional manner, respecting individual and cultural differences.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and county laws and regulations, SMH policies and procedures and all safety regulations.
  • Perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Safety, Emergency Management, Emergency Preparedness or related field required.
  • Three years of professional experience in adult emergency management required.
  • An equivalent combination of education, training, or experience may substitute.
  • Experience working in an emergency management, safety, healthcare and/or hospital environment is preferred.

Salary = $54,040 annual

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn: Jenniffer Brown, Job #17-049, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122, or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to

Maintenance Technician III – Facilities – Seattle, WA


posted on January 12, 2017


Full time with full benefits (Seattle; all sites). This position is responsible for the overall maintenance and repair activities of the organization’s facilities and offices.  Responsibilities include assisting the Facilities Manager in daily operations and completion of work orders and projects.  Coordinate preventive maintenance tasks and out-source services related to SMH facilities when deemed necessary by Facilities Management. Possess good working knowledge of construction, electrical, mechanical, painting and plumbing skills, and general safety practices related to facilities maintenance operations. Required: HS graduate/GED and five or more years of demonstrated ability in facilities maintenance, preventive maintenance and restoration/repair/service. Washington State Driver’s License and good driving record required.

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn:  James Hill, Job #17-005, 1600 E. Olive Street, Seattle, WA 98122 or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to:

Administrative Assistant – Float – Seattle, WA


posted on September 8, 2016


Part time, flexible schedule (24 hours per week) with partial (pro-rated) benefits (Seattle). Perform a wide variety of Administrative Assistant duties relevant to the program needs of the department.  Position requires professionalism, confidentiality and discretion with consumers and staff, and in the performance of duties.  Manage multiple tasks in an organized manner.  Participate in required team meetings and provide cross-team support as needed. Two or more years of administrative experience required, with accurate word processing at a speed of at least 50 wpm.  Proficiency with MS Office products and e-mail required.  Attention to detail essential. Grad students are encouraged to apply.

Salary = DOQ.

Send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:  Sound Mental Health, Attn:  Dax Bort, Job #16-158, 1600 E. Olive St., Seattle, WA 98122 or fax to (206) 302-2210, or e-mail to