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Job Title: Local Public Health Liaison
Job Number: DOH4734
Organization: Washington State Department of Health
Posted: 11/5/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Olympia,  WA    USA
Position Description: The Opportunity

As the Local Public Health Liaison, you'll serve as a key connector between the Department of Health and Local Health Jurisdictions (LHJ), and help promote bi-directional communication and ongoing collaboration. You'll work closely with other representatives of the governmental public health system and related organizations such as the Washington State Association of Local Public Health Officials (WSALPHO).

You'll represent the agency, and work to maintain and strengthen relationships with governmental public health system partners. The position also serves as an agency expert on effective collaboration with LHJs, and provides support, guidance and training to agency staff to enhance system-wide engagement.

About the Systems Transformation Program

The mission of the Systems Transformation program, located in the Office of the Secretary, is to provide leadership, coordination, and support to the Department of Health's efforts to work with agency leaders, the governmental public health system, other state agencies, health care providers, health systems, and public and private sector community partners to transform the health system in Washington State to create a community of wellness. It contributes to the agency's mission to protect and improve the health of the people of Washington State by utilizing the agency's key strategy: through collaborations and partnerships, we will leverage the knowledge, relationships and resources necessary to influence the conditions that promote good health and safety for everyone.

What will you be doing? – Duties include:

• Helping to develop and implement an interface between the agency and LHJs, and with other public health stakeholders, by sharing accurate and timely information and promoting bi- directional communication.

• Serving as a key point of contact for local health jurisdiction directors and staff, as well as agency customers, on issues related to local public health.

• Providing resources and information to LHJs to support their work.

• Participating in/observing regular meetings of WSALPHO committees to foster ongoing coordination and communication.

• Establishing tools and processes for sustaining effective two-way communication between DOH, WSALPHO, LHJs, and stakeholders concerning public health.

Qualifications: Required Qualifications

• Option 1: A Bachelor's degree in communications, administration or public health; AND three (3) or more years of developing and leading partner/stakeholder communications or engagement initiatives for public health or community organization(s).

• Option 2: Six (6) or more years of experience developing and leading partner/stakeholder communications or engagement initiatives for public health or community organization(s).


• Demonstrated experience in the following:

o Establishing and maintaining positive relationships with peers, partners, stakeholders and external customers.

o Planning and initiating goals, projects, tracking multiple projects, and establishing a record of improving services to colleagues, customers, stakeholders and the general public.

o Working collaboratively with a broad spectrum of partners and stakeholders such as state, tribal and local governments, statewide advocacy organizations and community groups.

o High-level interpersonal communication, effectively delivering sensitive and complex information, verbally and in writing, to a wide range of audiences.

o Planning, coordinating, and facilitating formal and informal trainings and meetings.

Organization Description: Washington State Department of Health (DOH) works with federal, state, tribal, and local partners to help people in Washington stay healthy and safe. Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies.

Closing Date: 11/19/2019
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Contact Name: Zach Covington,  Local Public Health Liaison
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