Local FPHS Policy Advisor
WSALPHO Managing Director
FLSA Status: Exempt
Date: August 2021
A responsive and viable governmental public health system is essential for healthy and economically vital communities across Washington. Protecting the public’s health across the state is a fundamental responsibility of the state and is accomplished through the governmental public health system. (RCW 43.70.512)
Foundational Public Health Services (FPHS) are a limited set of core public health services provided primarily by the government, are population-based rather than for the individuals, and are services that must exist everywhere to be effective anywhere. With the governor and legislature, the governmental public health system uses a long-term, multi-biennium, phased approach to fully fund and implement FPHS. More information on FPHS can be accessed here.
Local health jurisdictions have identified the need to have FPHS support at the local level to support more significant system transformation efforts. This position supports more considerable state transformation efforts by building and helping maintain capacity across local health jurisdictions. This position advises, coordinates, and provides consultation on FPHS policy to WSALPHO membership and local health jurisdictions. This position will oversee highly visible and time-sensitive projects involving local health jurisdictions, government partners, and other community partners with diverse interests. This role includes direct engagement and partnership building with local health jurisdictions and cross-governmental coordination, collaboration, and co-creation.
The Local Foundational Public Health Services Policy Advisor will work very closely with the WSALPHO Managing Director and WSALPHO staff, WSALPHO committees and members, FPHS subject-matter groups, and governmental public health partners; the Department of Health, State Board of Health, and American Indian Health Commission.
There are currently two openings for this position – one which will focus on supporting local health jursidictions west of the Cascades, and one which will focus on supporting local health jurisdicitons east of the Cascades. There will be further opportunity to work statewide with WSALPHO committees. Both positions will have options of working remotely (telework) or have office space within a local health jurisdiction.
Other duties as deemed pertinent to the position by the Managing Director.
The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, passionate about public health, and committed to bringing a collaborative spirit to the position.
A Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university in public health, community health, government relations, health policy, or a related field; AND at least two years of experience leading, developing, or coordinating multiple complex projects simultaneously. OR At least four years of experience leading, developing, or coordinating multiple complex projects simultaneously.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Speech/visual/hearing skills sufficient to interact with staff and the public. Ability to travel frequently around the state. Work is primarily sedentary and will involve long hours of sitting or standing.
Salary and Employment Information
The salary range for this position is $75,000 – $90,000 ($6,250-$7,500 monthly) and will be directly dependent on the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience. The Washington State Association of Counties (WSAC) will be the employer of record. WSAC offers an excellent employee benefits package including 11 paid holidays, 100% employer-paid medical employee and full family, dental, vision, a health reimbursement account, and generous 401k contributions.
All WSAC employees are at will. This is a grant funded position through June 30, 2023, continuation is dependent upon subsequent awards.
Individuals interested in applying for this position shall electronically submit a letter of interest and resume to Bridget Lockling, Director of Finance and Administration, Washington State Association of Counties, firstname.lastname@example.org. All application materials must be submitted no later than September 22, 2021.
If you have questions regarding the position, please contact Jaime Bodden, Managing Director, Washington State Association of Local Public Health Officials, at email@example.com or 360-489-3011.