Deputy Assistant Secretary (Wms Band 4) - Doh4587
NOTE: This recruitment will remain open until filled. Applicant review begins July 23, 2019. The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time. It is to the benefit of the applicant to apply early.
Deputy Assistant Secretary (WMS Band 4)
Division of Environmental Public Health
Our ideal candidate is an innovative, thoughtful, and servant leader who views the world and everyone in it through a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion. A leader who has the personal courage, tenacity, and humility to hold themselves and all others responsible for embodying our purpose and values.
We are seeking a culturally humble and respectful leader who is passionate about developing and implementing the daily operations and the strategic and tactical direction of the Division of Environmental Public Health.
Reporting to the Assistant Secretary for the Division of Environmental Public Health (EPH), the Deputy Assistant Secretary directs and manages all administrative and operational functions of the division including but not limited to budget, personnel, operations, facilities and communications. The Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) has five (5) direct reports and is responsible for overseeing the division's annual operating budget of approximately $38.9 million.
The DAS is responsible for ensuring accurate budgets are developed, monitored, and operating funds are available for program needs. This position oversees the division's internet, intranet, and publications work and manages the review and approval of division communication products. This position oversees the division's strategic planning, performance management and quality improvement activities.
The Environmental Public Health (EPH) Division supports the department's mission by working with local governments and other agencies in the areas of safe drinking water, food safety, shellfish protection, radiation safety, wastewater management, pesticide exposures, vector borne disease, general environmental health and safety issues, and health risk assessments. EPH has approximately 315 staff with an annual operating budget of approximately $38.9 million. The division's annual capital budget includes $37.5 million in state drinking water revolving funds used to upgrade local drinking water facilities. Revenue sources come from a variety of federal grant, local fees, and miscellaneous state sources.
* Learn more about the position by viewing the complete position description.
About DOH and our Employer of Choice Initiatives
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. To learn more about the agency, visit our website, DOH Infographic, and see what it's like to Work@Health!
DOH is a great place to work and has implemented several "Employer of Choice" initiatives, including:
* We are committed to diversity and inclusion. DOH fosters an inclusive environment that encourages all employees to bring their authentic selves to work each day. We strive to hire, develop, and retain a competent and diverse workforce that is reflective of the customers we serve.
* We have an engaging Wellness@Health program which offers programs that support healthy behaviors and work/life balance. Our program provides wellness education, access to healthy food, physical activity classes, stress relief, and many other resources to support a healthy you.
* We support a healthy life/work balance by offering flexible/alternative work schedules, and mobile and telework options. (Depending upon job duties.)
* We are making exciting steps towards modernizing our workplace by providing motivating and inspiring workspaces that promote creative thought, innovation, and collaboration among co-workers.
* We have an Infant at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of breastfeeding newborns and infant-parent bonding. Eligible employees who are new mothers, fathers, or legal guardians can bring their infant (6 weeks to 6 months) when returning to work. (Depending upon job duties and work location.)
Preference may be given to candidate's who have the following DESIRED education and/or experience:
* A Bachelor's degree or higher in business administration, public administration, human resources, budget and finance, environmental public health, or a closely allied field.
* Five (5) or more years of experience in the following:
* Progressively responsible management experience at the senior level in an agency or large organization.
* Supervisory experience.
* Working in public health program at a local, state or federal level, preferably with environmental public health programs.
As well as demonstrated experience in the following leadership competencies:
* Know Yourself: Demonstrates self-awareness, self-management, ethics, integrity, and continual growth and learning. A person who knows themselves is able to identify their thoughts, feelings, and wants and then effectively put them into words in the moment. They ask for feedback, are aware of their patterns, strengths and limitations, and they seek knowledge to continually learn and grow from their experiences. They act with integrity, follow-through, and model the way.
* Understand Others: Demonstrates interpersonal awareness and the ability to be inclusive. A person who understands others knows that everyone has their own experience of any given situation. They seek to understand all perspectives and leverage the generative nature of differing opinions and experiences so that outcomes are of the highest quality.
* See the Whole: Demonstrates organizational and political awareness, relationship building skills, and effective decision making. A person who sees the whole understands how the agency is connected in vision, mission and function. They are able to balance state government, DOH, Division, Office, and stakeholder interests to make effective decisions as well as champion decisions that have been made. They know the importance of relationships in understanding all perspectives and demonstrate effective group behaviors.
* Create an Environment of Success: Demonstrates the ability to integrate performance leadership into program activities, provide coaching and mentoring for improved success, provide personalize recognition and celebrate successes, and displays characteristics of interpersonal influence. A person who creates an environment of success is able to clearly articulate their vision and expectations to their team and garner commitment. They ensure accountability and continued success through feedback, coaching, and recognition. They diligently apply the PLAN, DO, CHECK/STUDY, ACT methodology to ensure that activities are effective and efficient.
* Model the Way: Demonstrates ethics and integrity, consistently walking their talk. A person who models the way is highly credible. They do what they say what they are going to do and then they do it. And they consistently set the example by aligning their personal actions with shared values.
* Technical Knowledge: Extensive knowledge of management principles. Knowledge of public health principles and programs.
* Cultural Competency: Demonstrates respect for others regardless of their position. Uses appropriate methods to interact professionally, sensitively, and effectively with persons of all ages and lifestyle preference, and from diverse cultural, racial, socioeconomic, educational, ethnic and professional background's, of all ages and lifestyle preferences.
* Management: Highly skilled in management, supervision and positive motivation of staff. Ability to recruit, select and retain skilled, motivated and diverse staff. Develops and positions staff to meet existing and future requirements. Skilled in providing effective coaching and feedback.
* Workload Management: Skilled in organizing and prioritizing multiple assignments, sometimes of a complex nature or involving competing priorities, to produce work products that are accurate, thorough, and on time.
* Judgment: Displays balanced thinking that combines analysis, wisdom, experience perspective. Considers the impact of decisions on staff, the external environment and the department before acting. In the absence of clear guidelines and information, uses good judgment and critical thinking to make decisions.
* External Environment: Demonstrated success in working cooperatively and effectively with diverse stakeholders and partners (business, citizens, local, state and federal government State Board of Health and Tribes.
This position reports to the Assistant Secretary for the Environmental Public Health Division. Learn more about the Washington Management Service.
The maximum annual compensation is between $107,532 and $137,580, depending upon qualifications.
Washington State offers a full benefits package including vacation and sick leave, family medical and dental coverage, life insurance, retirement, and a deferred compensation program.
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is an equal opportunity employer. DOH strives to create a working environment that is inclusive and respectful. It is our policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of our workforce.
If you have questions, need alternative formats or other assistance please contact Cher Williams at (360) 236-4545, Cher.Williams@doh.wa.gov, or TDD Relay at 1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1. Technical support is provided by NEOGOV, 855-524-5627 (can't log in, password or email issues, error messages).
Intrigued? We'd love to hear from you. Click "Apply" to submit your detailed application profile along with the following:
* A detailed Letter of Interest that addresses your qualifications as they relate to the position.
* A current Resume detailing your professional background.
* Five (5) or more professional references, to be included in your profile.
Do not attach transcripts or other documents that are not requested in the Application Process. These documents will not be forwarded to the hiring manager. Veterans, please feel free to attach a copy of your DD214 (redact SSN).
Live and Work in a Great State
Washington State offers a total work/life package of pay, benefits, flexibility and workplace opportunities to help you get the most out of your career and out of life. Washington State is a great place to work, play, and be a part of a community. Washington offers a quality of life that is unsurpassed. From the high-energy urban center of Seattle, one of the nation's top-ranked cities, to the more relaxed pace of our rural communities, Washington's distinctive Northwest lifestyle blends a progressive, creative culture with a casual nature.
The position is located in Tumwater, Washington, right on the edge of Olympia, the state's capital. The Tumwater/Olympia area has a vibrant city with a small-town feel conveniently situated between Seattle and Portland, Oregon. Mount Rainier and the rugged Cascade Mountains provide majestic scenery to the east while Washington's Pacific Coast is just an hour's drive to the west. Tumwater enjoys the benefits of an engaged and educated community and a well-supported school system, with two universities and a community college within a ten-mile radius. Learn more about the City of Tumwater, and about the Olympia and the Thurston County area.
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