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Job Title: Health Officer
Job Number: 2019-021
Organization: Kitsap Public Health
Posted: 11/15/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Bremerton,  WA    USA
Compensation: Depends on Qualifications
Position Description: As health officer, the entire community is your patient. patient.

Appointed by a board of elected officials, our health officer is responsible for enforcing public health laws, assessing, promoting and protecting the health of the community, developing public health policy, and advancing public health through leadership and partnerships.

In addition, our health officer participates in the executive team at the Kitsa the executive team at the Kitsap Public Health Health District, while cultivating relationships with medical providers and community organizations around shared health priorities.

Kitsap Public Health is widely recognized as an innovative agency committed to quality improvement improvement. In 2015, our health district became one the first 75 governmental public health agencies nationwide to be accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board.

As health officer, you will have the opportunity to positively impact our organization, and the health of our comm health of our community, every day.

Under policy direction from the Kitsap Public Health Board ("Board"), and in coordination with the Administrator, the Health Officer is responsible for and empowered to enforce the provisions of RCW 70.05.070 and other applicable state laws, rules, and local ordinances. The incumbent i incumbent is also responsible for community health health assessment, public health policy, and the advancement of public health through partnerships and community leadership throughout Kitsap County. The incumbent is expected to apply a thorough and complete knowledge of procedures related to the field of medicine, and local public health programs, laws and regulations, to vari varied and complex work situations. Duties require innovative leadership and active collaboration with a wide range of strategic partners and stakeholders to address public health issues in a rapidly changing community environment.

Qualifications: •Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy degree and p previous related experience in both the medical field and public health field

(see license requirement below);


•Masters degree in Public Health or its equivalent as described in RCW 70.05.051. •Must be qualified or provisionally qualified in accordance with the standards prescribed in RCW 70.05.051 through 70.05.055.

•A valid license to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery in Washington State is required.

•Registration with the Drug Enforcement Agency for for prescription of controlled substances.

•Performance of job duties requires driving on a regular basis, a valid Washington State driver's license, the use of the incumbent's personal motor vehicle, and proof of appropriate auto insurance. insurance.

Organization Description: Living on the KITSAP PENINSULA

Balanced between the wilderness of Olympic National and the metropolitan bustle of Seattle, the Kitsap Peninsula offers an unparaled quality of life. Kitsap residents enjoy easy access to miles of saltwater shoreline. Downtown Seattle is minutes minutes away.

Kitsap at a glance

Population: 270,100 Cities: Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, Port Orchard Orchard, Poulsbo Median family income: $85,500 Median home price: $370,500 Fast ferry to Seattle: 30 minutes

A vibrant community

Kitsap County is situated on traditional territory of the S’Klallam and Suquamish peoples, whose whose ancestors flourished in the region long be before the arrival of European settlers.

From the rich culture of the tribes, to Bremerton’s Navy heritage, Poulsbo’s Nordic roots, and Bainbridge Island’s eclectic arts scene, a collection of distinct enclaves make up the the fabric of our peninsula community.

... where adventure abounds

Kitsap residents don’t travel far for outdoor fun. A paddle on Puget Sound, a ski adventure at Snoqualmie Pass or a trek in the Olympic Mountains are all within a day’s reach.

When city life beckons, world-class dining, performing performing arts venues and professional sporting events are a ferry ride away in Seattle.

Closing Date: 2/15/2020
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Karen Holt,  Health Officer
Contact Location: 345 6th Street
Suite 300
Bremerton   WA  98337-1866
United States
Contact Location: 345 6th Street
  Suite 300
  Bremerton   WA  98337-1866
  United States
Contact Phone: 360-728-2294 2294
Contact Fax: 360-813-1468
Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: To complete the Kitsap Public Health District’s online application, please go the Careers section of the District’s website at

Additional Information: First review of applications will begin late January 2020. This opportunity will be available continuously until filled. Target start date for this position is July 1, 2020.

Web Site Delete Date: 2/15/2020