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Salary:  $105,244.05 - $133,403.30 Annually

Location:  Downtown Seattle, WA

Job Type:  Career Service Exempt

Department:  Department of Public Health--Environmental Health Services

Job Number:  18NH05372

Closing:  Continuous


We are committed to equity and social justice in principle, in practice, and by policy.  We value diverse perspectives and life experiences in our workforce, and are committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive environment.  We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQW, people with disabilities, and veterans.

Environmental Health Services Division's mission is to identify and sustain environmental public health conditions that promote healthy people and healthy communities. The section strives for and values fair and culturally competent service delivery, innovative, effective and efficient application of resources, building a culture of performance and expanding opportunities to seek input, listen and respond to industry and residents. 

For more information about the Environmental Health Services Division in King County see:

Environmental Health Services Division

This leadership position works closely with the Director of Environmental Health Services Division. This individual will assist the Environmental Health Services Division Director in all aspects of operations managing the division with primary focus on the administrative functions of budget, contracts and labor management.

This position is also responsible for leading and overseeing the integration of King County's Equity and Social Justice ordinance into the Division's policies and practices, and works to improve the delivery of county programs in accordance with King County's Equity and Social Justice Ordinance through service excellence, financial stewardship, public engagement and maintaining a quality workforce.

The Assistant Division Director-Operations is also responsible for overseeing the implementation of planning projects, and administrative oversight of policy development and implementation of policy changes. This position oversees the legislative work plan, including the King County Board of Health rules and regulations development work. This individual will work on special projects, as needed.

The position is responsible for monitoring and insuring compliance with established federal, state, and county laws, regulations and policies; department policies and procedures as they pertain to labor and collective bargaining agreements.

The Assistant Division Director- Operations will act on behalf of the director in the director's absence overseeing the day-to-day operations functioning of the division. This position will directly supervise three to four employees.

Be able to build and maintain positive working relationships with peers, partners, stakeholders and interest groups, including county and state agencies, organizations and association.
• Ensure that employees are treated with respect and fairness.
• Strong interpersonal, communication, and cultural competence skills.
• Demonstrates creative and analytical skills to support the Division's work.
• Experience presenting to and working with elected officials and their offices.
• Providing timely coaching and mentoring to support employee development .
• Experience of change management leadership.

•  Five years of progressive management experience in a large governmental or private organization, with a well-developed, broad range of administrative, negotiation, facilitation, and management skills.
• Working knowledge of governmental or large and complex organizational procedures.
• Skills utilizing collaborative labor negotiation strategies, establishing effective labor-management partnerships, and managing day to day activities in hierarchical environments.
• Knowledge of the principles and practices of management and supervision, budget development, financial management and of financial concepts employed in operating programs.
• Knowledge of management techniques and principles including interest-based or collaborative negotiations with unions.
• Ability to develop and implement strategic processes.
• Skill in dispute resolution, including the handling of grievances and arbitration.
• Skill in effective decision-making and team consensus building.
• Skill working effectively with diverse employee and community populations.
• Demonstrated ability to present expert-level financial information to executive level.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to communicate diplomatically on sensitive issues. Ability to manage a variety of programs and projects simultaneously.
• Washington State Driver's License or the ability to travel to work locations with limited or no public transportation services is required.
• Budget planning in coordination with Financial Services Administrator and Division Director, senior management, supervisors of Environmental Services Division. Develop, implement, and monitor annual budgets and evaluate and analyze expenditures and revenues. Seek new sources of funding to complement existing and specific program needs.

• Master's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or a related field Certified Public Finance Officer.
• Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
• Certified Management Accountant .
• Leadership experience in non-profit and government sectors, finance.

CLOSING DATE/TIME: Open Continuous until filled.  Applications will be reviewed on April 19, 2018.

JOB TYPE: Career Service Exempt, Full time, 40 hrs./week 

WORK SCHEDULE: This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and is not overtime eligible. The regular workweek is 40 hours, Monday through Friday. Occasional evening, weekend, on-call work, and some travel are required.
Downtown Seattle, Chinook Building, 401 5th Avenue, Suite 1100, Seattle, WA, 98104.

This position and it is open to all qualified applicants. It is FLSA Exempt and therefore not eligible for overtime.

Please submit your King County application form, response to supplemental questions, and cover letter online at Applications without the required material may not be considered.

If you have questions regarding this job announcement, please call Nic Horea, Human Resources Analyst at (206) 263-8736 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please do not email resumes to the contact of this recruitment as you must complete ALL application materials to be considered for this position.

 Supplemental Information

  • This selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, testing and interviewing. For more information on our selection process, please refer to
  • 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.
  • Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all Public Health positions.
  • Staff may be required to play a role as a first responder in the event of a Public Health emergency.


  • The selected candidate will be required to pass a thorough background investigation.
  • Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law.
  • Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing their mandatory trainings on time.

This position is not represented by a labor union.

Public Health – Seattle and King County values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans.

Agency:  Public Health Seattle & King County
Address:  401 5th Avenue, Suite 1300, Seattle, Washington, 98104
Phone:  (206) 296-4600 Website: 

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