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For a complete list of openings, see our member departments’ employment pages.

Seattle/King County:  Communications Specialist III – Communicable Disease Epidemiology & Immunization

Public Health – Seattle & King County is seeking candidates with excellent writing skills along with a variety of communications experiences. This is not an entry-level position, and successful candidates will be able to demonstrate significant professional experience with some or all of the minimum skills and qualifications: translating complex data into digestible information for the public; developing strategic messaging for the general public to increase knowledge and increase positive health behaviors; videography or graphics and design skills; using innovative and established social media tools to promote health; storytelling and editing skills; knowledge of and experience working with media, including community/multi-lingual media; skills involving summarizing, synthesizing and presenting public health information and application of health literacy principles in a variety of formats, including web materials; and ability and comfort with oral and written presentation.

Seattle/King County:  Zoonotic & Emerging Diseases Investigations Lead/Subject Matter Expert (Project/Program Manager)

This position is responsible for a broad range of activities, including ensuring the timeliness and quality of communicable disease investigation and response activities; developing and updating protocols and tools for disease investigation, outbreak management, data collection, and entry of data into surveillance databases; quality improvement efforts; supervision of multidisciplinary staff; training and development of staff; managing internal and external communications related to disease investigation and control; supporting the development of community partnerships; identifying funding opportunities and providing grant oversight; and administrative duties as assigned. This Program Lead will be a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for zoonotic, vector-borne, and emerging infections, and will have knowledge of epidemiology, clinical characteristics, transmission, control measures, and prevention recommendations in humans and animals. This position will be responsible for staff supervision; training, directing, and overseeing case and outbreak investigations; response and prevention activities; and grant activities related to zoonotic, vector-borne, and emerging infections.

San Diego County: Public Health Officer

This executive management position will report directly to the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer (DCAO)/Director, HHSA. This position has significant responsibility for planning, formulating policy and programs, as well as managing the overall activities of the region’s public health services including: epidemiology and communicable disease control, chronic disease control and prevention, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS services, Tuberculosis Control and Refugee Health, public health laboratory, vital records, clinical quality management and assurance, public health preparedness and response, community health statistics, border health issues, health equity and climate change, performance management and quality improvement, workforce training and special assignments as directed by the DCAO/Director, HHSA. The Public Health Officer works closely with the Director of Public Health Services who oversees departmental operations. The Public Health Officer also works closely with the Department of Environmental Health and Quality, Animal Services, and the Office of the Medical Examiner to implement public health duties.

Louisville: Public Health Strategist Director (Executive Director)

The purpose of this position is to develop and advocate for strategies to address leading causes of illness, injury, and premature death in Metro Louisville, utilizing evidence-based practices. Also, ensures population health activities are targeting community health needs and builds effective working relationships with healthcare partners and other sectors affecting social determinants of health. This position will direct public health programs and operation. This classification works independently, under limited supervision, reporting major activities through periodic meetings.  

Louisville: Medical Director (Executive Director)

The purpose of this position is to direct and oversee planning, development, and implementation of clinical activities for the Department of Public Health and Wellness. This classification works independently, under limited supervision, reporting major activities through periodic meetings.  

Long Beach: Director of Health & Human Services

The Director of Health and Human Services will oversee the Bureaus and Divisions of the Health and Human Services Department, 500+ employees located across nine locations, three additional City-owned homeless transitional living/ shelter locations, and a budget of $170 million. The Director has 10 direct reports, including the City Health Officer, Deputy Director, Public Information Officer, and seven Bureau managers. The Director will collaborate effectively with the management team; national, state, and regional partners; other City departments; and the Board of Health and Human Services to enact policies, programs, objectives, and track achievements. The Director will be a culture cultivator and strong mentor. This position involves considerable public speaking and community engagement, with regular presentations to City leadership, media, elected officials, and the public. This Director will be passionate about serving others, while also acting as part of the City’s executive leadership team.

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Charlotte/Mecklenburg County: Assistant Public Health Director for Preventative Health

The Assistant Public Health Director for Preventative Health oversees the Preventive Health Division, which includes Environmental Health, HIV/STD, and School Health divisions. The position assists the Public Health Director in assuring appropriate, integrated, and efficient preventive and core public health services for the residents of Mecklenburg County and may represent the Public Health Director as needed. The Assistant Health Director for Preventive Health serves on the department’s executive leadership team who are collectively responsible for providing cohesive, transformational leadership for the entire department with focus on optimal operational efficiency, high-quality services, improved health outcomes, and a positive workplace culture. 

Seattle/King County: Public Health Veterinarian – Zoonotic Disease Branch Manager

The Public Health Veterinarian (PHV) Zoonotic Disease Branch Manager will provide clinical and technical expertise and leadership in: veterinary public health; communicable disease epidemiology related to zoonotic, vectorborne, and emerging infectious diseases; and environmental health issues related to conditions that impact animals and people (e.g., managing interventions for animals and pet-related businesses to prevent and control zoonotic spread of diseases). 

El Paso: Health Director

The Health Director will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Department of Public Health with 425 FTEs and an operational budget of $19 million. The Director will plan and oversee all public health education campaigns to promote and obtain the cooperation of local organizations, residents, and visitors. To ensure effective departmental programs and services, the Director will lead the engagement of stakeholders from local, regional, and state levels in order to conduct needs assessments and evaluate current and possible health issues impacting the community. Utilizing “best practices” in public health, the Director will identify and present best options and models for public health governance, administration, and structure, and issue recommendations and create reports to the City Administration and the City Council.

The Director will direct and oversee public health activities in communicable, chronic, and infectious disease control, as well as establish and provide medical direction of local case tracking and disease investigation to monitor statistics and provide real-time data for effective assessment and control initiatives. The Department is also responsible for conducting research to identify funding resources and oversee preparation and submission of grant proposals.