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Salary: $109,454.00 - $138,740.00 Annually
Location: Seattle, WA
Job Type: Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week
Department: DPH - Public Health
Job Number: 2019NH09426
Closing: Continuous


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.

The Environmental Health Services Division of Public Health Seattle and King County is seeking diverse applicants who are representative of our King County population, to apply for the position of Assistant Division Director.

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 represents 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 opportunity 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.

This leadership position reports directly to the Director of the Environmental Health Services Division and works in tandem with the Assistant Division Director of Operations to assist the Environmental Health Services Division Director in establishing leadership within the Division. The Assistant Deputy Director is also responsible for overseeing the Community Toxins – Solid Waste, Rodents and Zoonotics, Local Hazardous Waste Management, Community Healthy Planning, Indoor Air Quality programs.

The Assistant Division Director will act on behalf of the director in the director's absence and Health Services Division in regional discussions.  This may include facilitation of regional discussions, attendance at regional meetings, and development of regional policy.
The ideal candidate will have:

  • Leadership experience in environmental health and public health
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and cultural competence skills
  • Demonstrates creative and analytical skills to support the Division's work
  • Have a passion for creativity and driving innovation, continuous improvement, and efficiencies;
  • Management experience in a large government or private organization, with a well-developed, broad range of management skills.
  • Ability to communicate diplomatically on politically sensitive issues.

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

Environmental Health Services Division

This posting is open  continuous until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by March 14, 2019.

Who may apply: This full-time, Career Service position is open to all qualified candidates.

Work Location: Chinook Building, 401 5th Ave, Downtown Seattle.
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.

Competitive benefits
King County provides our employees with a free transportation pass (good on most transit systems throughout the Puget Sound region, including the Sounder). We offer a benefits package that includes competitive medical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family and domestic partner, competitive vacation, sick, holiday and executive leave plans, and participation in the State's Public Employees Retirement Plan (PERS), as well as the option of participating in the County's deferred compensation plan (a 457 plan).

Contact: For more information about the application process please contact Nic Horea, Senior Human Resources Analyst at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 206-263-8736.

Application process:

  • NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line or paper application.
  • Responses to  Supplemental questions.
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

You may attach multiple documents if you wish with your application:

  • Copy and paste one or more documents into the text resume section of the application.
  • Attach multiple documents/files in the resume attachment section.

Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the relevant information in the application. Cover letters and/or resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed application. Applications and/or Supplemental Questionnaires that state "see my resume" or "see my personnel file" are considered incomplete and will not be accepted.

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