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Washington State Director, Office of Healthy and Safe Communities (WMS Band 3) DOH5188 in Tumwater, Washington

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Apply early! This recruitment will remain open until the position is filled.* Applicant review begins January 26, 2021. *The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision and/or to close the recruitment at any time.

Director, Office of Healthy and Safe Communities (WMS Band 3)

Division of Prevention and Community Health

Tumwater, WA

DOH5188

Our ideal candidate is a team player, defined as having a driving passion for the work, bringing humility to their job and people interactions, and understanding how their words and actions affect others.

Our ideal candidate sees the needs and objectives of others and takes them into account while achieving their objectives. They adapt their approach and expectations accordingly.

Our ideal candidate is outward even when confronted with others that are not open or collaborative. They demonstrate resilience to model outward behaviors even when stressed or tired.

The *Director for the Office of Healthy and Safe Communities *is responsible for planning, coordinating, and directing all Office of Healthy and Safe Communities activities for the agency. This position provides the vision, leadership, and management to increase the number of Washington residents who are healthy at every stage of life and in all settings - health, educational, and social, by improving systems, policies, and environments. This position is responsible for a staff of 68 professionals (6-direct reports) and a biennial budget of over $59.6 million.

When our Director for the Office of Healthy and Safe Communities* *reads the phrase, “Other people are just as important as I am” they’ll think, “yes.” They might even say it out loud. Their mindset shows up in the ways they behave toward others. They take time to see the needs, objectives, and challenges of the people they impact. They accomplish what they need to accomplish in a way that helps others deliver their results as well.

When we talk with them about their values, they’ll see themselves in words like Human-Centered, Partnership, Equity, and Excellence. They’ll also see in these words a challenge to improve—personally and organizationally—in pursuit of a better impact on people and better business outcomes.

When we ask others about them, they’ll describe a person of remarkable capability, diligence, and focus. They’ll tell us about someone who:

  • Sees and understands the objectives and challenges of people they work with and people they impact.
  • Makes adjustments to what they’re doing based on what they learn.
  • Holds themselves accountable for actually helping those around them succeed, as well as achieving their own business results.

It takes personal courage, tenacity, and humility to achieve big things in this way. Our ideal candidate probably wonders whether they’re up to this challenge. But they want to take it on because they’re hungry for personal growth and hungry to help build this kind of business, team, and workplace culture at the Department of Health.

The Office of Healthy and Safe Communities includes five sections: Operations; Injury and Violence Prevention; Community Based Prevention: Surveillance and Evaluation, and Cancer Prevention and Control. The office is dedicated to making the healthy choice the easy choice in homes, communities, workplaces, health care settings, and schools by preventing disease and promoting health at every stage of life by implementing policies, systems, and environmental changes with a focus on health equity. The office administers 16 statewide programs, addressing: cancer prevention and control, injury and violence prevention, tobacco and marijuana prevention, and community-based prevention programs like healthy eating and active living, diabetes, heart disease, suicide prevention, opioid prevention, rape prevention and education, oral health, and arthritis.

The duty station for this position is Tumwater, WA. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, telework (mobile-work) is currently expected. When approved to return, the incumbent is expected to report to the duty station for work activities. An alternative work schedule and telework may be considered upon request and supervisor approval once returned to the duty station for work activities.

_Learn more about the position by viewing the complete position description_.

About the Department of Health

Washington State Department of Health (DOH) works with federal, state, tribal, and local partners to help people in Washington stay healthy and safe. Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions, and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies.

DOH Offers:

  • A* *healthy life/work balance by offering flexible schedules and telework options for many positions.
  • Growth and development opportunities.
  • A wellness program that offers education, access to healthy food, and fitness classes.
  • Opportunities to serve your community through meaningful work.
  • A commitment to diversity and inclusion by fostering an inclusive environment that encourages all employees to bring their authentic selves to work.
  • An Infant at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of breastfeeding newborns and infant-parent bonding.
  • A modernized workplace.

_Preference may be given to candidates who have the following DESIRED experience: _

NOTE: All applicants who have the education and/or experience outlined below as well as applicants from historically marginalized groups and/or who have an advanced level proficiency in a language other than English are encouraged to apply.

  • A Master’s degree in public health or related field; *AND *five (5) or more years of experience in the following:
  • Relevant management experience leading and directing a large group of managers and professionals.
  • Directing the development of federal grant applications, budgets, and reports.
  • Developing and managing complex budgets with multiple funding sources.
  • Partnering and collaborating in the development, implementation, and evaluation of public health programs with the community, private sector, local health jurisdictions, and other state and federal agencies.

OR

  • A Bachelor’s degree in public health or related field; *AND *seven (7) or more years of experience in the following:
  • Relevant management experience leading and directing a large group of managers and professionals.
  • Directing the development of federal grant applications, budgets, and reports.
  • Developing and managing complex budgets with multiple funding sources.
  • Partnering and collaborating in the development, implementation, and evaluation of public health programs with the community, private sector, local health jurisdictions, and other state and federal agencies.

OR

  • Eleven (11) or more years of experience working in a public health program that includes the following experience:
  • Relevant management experience leading and directing a large group of managers and professionals.
  • Directing the development of federal grant applications, budgets, and reports.
  • Developing and managing complex budgets with multiple funding sources.
  • Partnering and collaborating in the development, implementation, and evaluation of public health programs with the community, private sector, local health jurisdictions, and other state and federal agencies.

As well as demonstrated experience in the following leadership competencies:

  • Start with mindset – Turn your mindset outward by seeing the humanity in others.
  • Don’t wait for others to change – Change your mindset regardless of whether others change theirs.
  • Be fully capable – Own your work, plans, actions, and impact. Position others to own theirs.
  • Build relationships – Eliminate the unnecessary distinctions that create distance between yourself and others.
  • Rethink systems and processes to turn them outward – Create an environment that energizes people rather than manages objects.
  • Measure results – Move yourself and your teams to achieve collective goals.

Compensation

This position reports to the Assistant Secretary of Prevention and Community Health. Learn more about the Washington Management Service.

The annual compensation is between $92,700 and $116,500*, *depending upon qualifications.

Washington State offers a full benefits package including vacation and sick leave, family medical and dental coverage, life insurance, retirement, and a deferred compensation program.

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is an equal opportunity employer. DOH strives to create a working environment that is inclusive and respectful. It is our policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of our workforce.

If you have questions, need alternative formats or other assistance please contact Linda.Riggle@doh.wa.gov, (360) 236-4226, or TDD Relay at 1-800-833-6384 or 711 (Washington Relay). Technical support is provided by NEOGOV, 855-524-5627 (can’t log in, password or email issues, error messages).

Application Process

Intrigued? We’d love to hear from you. Click "Apply" to submit your detailed application profile along with the following:

  1. A detailed Letter of Interest that addresses your qualifications as they relate to the position.
  2. A current *Resume *detailing your professional background.
  3. Five (5) or more professional references, to be included in your profile. Do not attach transcripts or other documents that are not requested in the Application Process. These documents will not be forwarded to the hiring manager.

Live and Work in a Great State

Washington is America's Top State according to U.S. News (2019) and provides one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.

Washington 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. Washington offers a 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.

The position is located in Tumwater, Washington, right on the edge of Olympia, the state’s capital. The Tumwater/Olympia area has a vibrant city with a small-town feel conveniently situated between Seattle and Portland, Oregon. Mount Rainier and the rugged Cascade Mountains provide majestic scenery to the east while Washington’s Pacific Coast is just an hour’s drive to the west. Tumwater enjoys the benefits of an engaged and educated community and a well-supported school system, with two universities and a community college within a ten-mile radius. Learn more about the City of Tumwater, and about the Olympia and the Thurston County area.

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Supplemental Information

Only applicants who follow the directions and complete the Application Process in-full will have their responses reviewed for consideration.

Salary: $92,700.00 - $116,500.00 Annually

Location: Thurston County – Tumwater, WA

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Department: Dept. of Health

Job Number: DOH5188

Closing: Continuous

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504

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Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

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