This position is open until filled, with a first review date of September 4, 2020
Under direction of the Administrative Officer or designee, incumbent is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and works collaboratively with the team to advise on and carry out the mission and strategic plan of the Snohomish Health District. The incumbent is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and administering the operations of programs within the Prevention Services division and assists the Health Officer with enforcement of the communicable disease control laws and regulations of Washington State. In the event of an emergency, the incumbent will serve as a member of the Incident Command Team.
The incumbent exhibits managerial courage and exceptional leadership as a responsible decision maker through strategic agility, innovation and effective results. The incumbent represents and articulates the interests and priorities of the agency and public health at Board of Health, Public Health Advisory Council and other community meetings, workshops and events. The incumbent provides a broad view and understanding of the field of communicable disease and maternal-child health as it relates to public health concepts and practices, demonstrates ability to build and maintain effective teams within the Prevention Services division as well as with other internal and external partners and is expected to apply extensive knowledge of modern management techniques and concepts to situations involving administration, policy and procedure development.
Work is performed under long-range managerial direction in terms of broadly defined missions or functions. Incumbent has complete responsibility for their work and work is reviewed for conformance to goals and objectives of the District and the division. Results of work are considered to be technically authoritative and are normally accepted without significant change. Work may be reviewed for fulfillment of organizational objectives, effect/advice and influence of the overall programs in area of responsibility, and the contribution to meeting the District’s and community’s needs.
Education and Experience Required:
Education: Master’s Degree from an accredited institution in public health, environmental health, public administration, or a closely-related field; OR Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution involving major study in environmental health, sanitary science, microbiology or public health or other closely related science; and
Experience: 6 years progressively responsible work experience working in a public health or similar agency, with at least 4 years in a supervisory capacity with a Master’s Degree; OR 8 years of progressively responsible work experience working in public health or similar agency, with at least 4 years in supervisory capacity with a Bachelor’s Degree.
Or: In place of the above requirement, the incumbent may possess any combination of relevant education and experience which would demonstrate the individual's knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above.
Licenses, Certifications and Other:
Nurses must have a valid Washington State Registered Nurse License.
Valid Washington State driver’s license or ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire and a driving record that meets the requirements of Snohomish Health District’s insurance carrier.
Background check pursuant to RCW 43.43.830.
Internal Number: 20-024
About Snohomish Health District
The Snohomish Health District is an independent special purpose district created in 1959. It is the municipal corporation responsible for public health in Snohomish County, organized pursuant to the provisions of RCW 70.05 and RCW 70.46.
A 15-member Board of Health oversees all matters pertaining to the preservation of life and the health of people, including policy and budget development. All five Snohomish County Council members sit on the Board of Health, together with 10 city council members or mayors representing the cities and towns. Public meetings of the Board of Health are held monthly.
The Snohomish Health District provides a wide range of programs and services that protect and promote the public health with particular focus on preventing injury and disease. As government funding for public health has been reduced since the recession of 2008, we have worked to focus our programs and resources on public health essentials and community needs.