(Central Corridor, Eastern Plains, South Gorge, and Northwest Waterway) Washington
Homebased with extensive and frequent travel in the Assigned
Washington State Region
The Department of Health (DOH) is creating a regional office structure within the agency that will provide additional infrastructure to better support our local partners, implement our agency priorities, and support health across Washington State. This is a start-up adventure and will take a commitment by these regional coordinators to partner with Local Health Jurisdictions and Tribal Governments for it to be successful. These positions will be part of a 2-position team that will work closely with staff at DOH and our partners to support the system. We will use the process of seeing others needs, adjusting our efforts and measuring our impact to continually adjust and improve.
Each regional office will have a Regional Medical Officer and a Regional Coordinator that will work as a team. At the same time the group of Regional Medical Officer and Regional Coordinators will work cross-regionally to bring expertise and assistance when and where its needed. We envision a robust and flexible team of experts and leaders that will bring innovation and engagement to this work. The key responsibilities for the Regional Coordinator include:
Provide input to agency activities and decisions, bringing regional perspective and expertise to the conversation. Strengthen the knowledge and awareness of regional needs and culture.
Share context and issues that impact the region as needed for policy development, strategic partnerships and agency operational work.
Identify operational activities that connect to regional needs. Work with agency staff to make connections, share resources and identify opportunities.
Facilitate communication and connections within DOH that will support regional activities.
Partner with the assigned regional health officer to lead initiatives, facilitate meetings and plan work in support of regional work.
Maintain and nurture relationships, facilitate cross-collaboration within the region, amongst regions and within the agency.
Explore new opportunities, develop innovative strategies and build sustainable collaborations with regional partners. Support funding, policy and strategic activity conversations that will support our agency priorities. Help create a plan to incubate ideas with our partners and help move them forward.
Visit with LHJ’s and Tribes, and attend events as appropriate, to cultivate a strong understanding and connection to the area and community. This work will be done in collaboration with our partners rather then without them.
Region 1 – Central Corridor (Counties: Okanogan, Douglas, Chelan, Kittitas, and Grant)
Region 3 – South Gorge (Counties: Klickitat, Yakima, Skamania, Clark, Cowlitz, Wahkiakum, Pacific, Lewis, and Thurston)
Region 4 – Northwest Waterway (Counties: Clallam, Jefferson, Mason, Grays Harbor, Pierce, King, Snohomish, Kitsap, Skagit, Island, San Juan, and Whatcom).
About the Department of Health The vision of the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is equity and optimal health for all. Our mission is to work with others to protect and improve the health of all people in Washington state.
Our Values Good organizations know what they do and how they do it. Great organizations also understand why they do it. Our values are:
Human-centered: We see others as people who matter like we do and take into account their needs, challenges, contributions, and objectives.
Equity: We are committed to fairness and justice to ensure access to services, programs, opportunities, and information for all.
Collaboration: We seek partnership and collaboration to maximize our collective impact. We cannot achieve our vision alone.
Seven Generations: Inspired by Native American culture, we seek wisdom from those who came before us to ensure our current work protects those who will come after us.
Excellence: We strive to demonstrate best practices, high performance, and compelling value in our work every day.
Benefits of Working for DOH Washington is America's Top State, according to U.S. News (2021), and provides one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.
We also offer:
Ahealthy 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 fosters an inclusive environment that encourages all employees to bring their authentic selves to work.
An Infant at Work Program based on the long-term health values of breastfeeding newborns and infant-parent bonding.
A modernized workplace.
Compensation The annual compensation is between $74,604 and $95,484, 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. This position reports to the Chief of Staff. Learn more about the Washington Management Service.
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is an equal opportunity employer. DOH strives to create a working environment that is inclusive and respectful. Our policy is to prohibit discrimination based on 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).
The DESIRED candidate profile: NOTE: All relevant lived, volunteer, professional, or a combination of experience and education that demonstrate the ability to perform the work will be considered.
Three (3) or more years of progressively responsible roles serving in a coordinating or liaison role in a Washington State agency or a public health system.
Demonstrated work experience with and knowledge of Washington state government, local governmental systems, and/or Tribal Governments.
Demonstrated skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:
Developing effective outreach plans.
Social media outreach and engagement.
Developing communications products on sensitive or technical issues for a general audience.
Creating and adapting culturally and linguistically appropriate communication products for diverse audiences.