This leadership position works alongside the Director of the Environmental Health Services Division to support all aspects of managing the division with a primary focus on optimizing the effectiveness of administrative functions including human resources, continuous improvement and process development, fiscal management, customer service, procurement/contracts, information technology, and labor management.
The Deputy Director is also responsible for identifying, prioritizing, and guiding the implementation of organizational planning projects. This position oversees the legislative work plan, including the King County Board of Health rules and regulations development work. They are also responsible for leading the integration of King County’s Equity and Social Justice ordinance into the Division’s policies and practices and works to improve and transform the delivery of county and public health programs in accordance with King County’s Equity and Social Justice Ordinance and Public Health’s Declaration of Racism as a Public Health Crisis.
In addition, this position is responsible for monitoring and ensuring compliance with federal, state, and county laws, regulations, and policies, as well as department policies and procedures as they pertain to labor and collective bargaining agreements and other issues.
The Deputy Director will act on behalf of/represent the director and division in overseeing the day-to-day functioning of the organization and will act as the division director in the director's absence. This position will serve on the Senior Management team, manage the Operations section, and directly supervise five to eight staff in the section.
A successful candidate will be able to assess and address priority operational improvements for the division based on active listening to the needs of staff and the public, advocate for policy, process and systems change using change management principles, champion the identification of equitable and effective technological and operational solutions for staff and the public, and provide leadership and advocacy for the division to advance our mission. They will have managerial courage, strategic agility, a growth mindset, strong perseverance and drive for results, strong relationship skills, and a strong commitment to racial equity and social justice.
Through the work of 165+ dedicated employees, the Environmental Health Services Division identifies and sustains environmental conditions that promote health equity and healthy people and communities in Seattle and King County. Our vision is healthy, safe, and vibrant communities that are free of health disparities based on race, gender or economic status. The Division’s core values include equity and social justice, integrity, community service, collaboration, a supportive work culture, and learning from each other and the communities we serve.
The selection process may include evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, interviewing, and testing. You must completely fill out the application with your relevant education and work experience.
The selected candidate must be able to provide proof of Basic Life Support (BLS) / CPR ( if applicable).
The selected candidate must be able to pass a thorough background investigation, but findings may not necessarily disqualify an applicant for employment. (and Pre-employment Physical, if applicable).
Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law.
Public Health relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work.
Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing their mandatory trainings on time and obtaining required immunizations.
Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all Public Health positions.
When Public Health responds to an emergency, and in accordance with relevant CBA language and/or KC policy and procedures, we may assign duties outside your regular job description. This may involve responding at any time, including nights and weekends, with possible deployment to locations other than the department.
If you need a disability accommodation in the application or testing process, please call the contact number listed on the job announcement.
ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SERVICES DIVISION:Through the work of over 150 dedicated employees, the Environmental Health Services Division identifies and sustains environmental conditions that promote health equity and healthy people and communities in Seattle and King County. Our vision is healthy, safe, and vibrant communities that are free of health disparities based on race, gender or economic status. The Division’s core values include equity and social justice, integrity, community service, collaboration, a supportive work culture, and learning from each other and the communities we serve.To learn more, please visit https://www.kingcounty.gov/ehs.COMMITMENT TO EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE:As the only jurisdiction in the world named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant international community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the traditions of many cultures.We have a deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opp...ortunity for all – in our workplaces and our communities. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda to advance regional change and ensure that residents from vulnerable communities are incorporated into our emergency planning and public outreach efforts.