Assistant Division Director for Community Environmental Health
Public Health Seattle and King County
Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Full Time
Salary: $117,852.80 - $149,385.60 Annu
Internal Number: 2022SD16563
The Environmental Health Services Division of Public Health Seattle and King County is seeking applicants from diverse backgrounds who are representative of our King County population, to apply for the position of Assistant Division Director for Community Environmental Health.
Safe and healthy water and wastewater treatment is fundamental to our health and wellbeing. Working collaboratively with four program leaders and supporting approximately 30 staff, the Assistant Director is responsible for overseeing the On-site Sewage System (OSS) Permitting, Operation and Maintenance, and Plumbing and Gas Piping Inspection programs, and supporting the development of new bodies of work.
This leadership position reports to the Director of the Environmental Health Services Division and is a part of the senior management team providing leadership within the Division. The Assistant Division Director will act on behalf of the director in the director’s absence in state and regional environmental public health discussions. This role includes facilitation of convenings, representation of the division in interagency partnerships and processes, and representation in policy and political arenas.
The successful candidate will be an engaged, collaborative leader who has a passion for environmental public health and creating heathier lives for all people in King County. They will enjoy developing people and teams, possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and be effective at developing productive relationships with agency partners and regulated entities.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE SOME COMBINATION OF THE FOLLOWING KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Progressive management experience in a large governmental or private organization, with a well-developed broad range of management skills (including staff supervision, team management and development, team consensus building, and collaborative leadership).
Experience problem solving and decision making in a regulatory context.
Ability to communicate effectively, diplomatically, and strategically on politically sensitive issues.
Strong background in water and wastewater-related fields.
Knowledge and understanding of public health principles.
Skill working effectively with diverse employee and community populations.
Knowledge of and ability to lead with equity and social justice in an organization, program, and/or community setting.
Experience with managing programs, ensuring deliverables, managing projects and tasks, and communicating results.
Ability to create a climate in which people want to do their best; can motivate many kinds of direct reports, team, or project members; enables co-workers to grow and succeed through feedback, instruction, and encouragement.
Skill in partnership building and building collaborative relationships with partner agencies and external stakeholders.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS/*TRANSFERRABLE SKILLS:
Masters' of Science degree in Environmental Health/Sciences, Master's Degree in Public Health, Public Administration, OR a closely related field OR equivalent professional experience.
Experience with grants and contracts.
Demonstrated experience in policy development.
Knowledge of and experience applying change management principles.
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, ju...stice, 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.