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GovHR USA is pleased to announce the recruitment and selection process for a Health Director/Health Officer for the Washington Ozaukee County Public Health Department in Wisconsin. This announcement provides background information on the organization, as well as the requirements and expected qualifications for the position.

The Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department services the Wisconsin Counties of Washington and Ozaukee.  The Department provides public health services for a total population of more than 218,000.  The mission of the Department is to improve the quality of life by promoting, protecting and enhancing the health and well-being of the public.  The vision of the organization is to be innovators in fostering healthy people, places and communities.

In 2015 approval was given for the two counties to combine their health departments into one department.  In 2016, they combined to form the Washington Ozaukee County Public Health Department.  The 10 Essential Public Health Services provide a framework for public health to protect and promote the health of all people in all communities.  To achieve optimal health for all, the Essential Public Health Services actively promote policies, systems and services that enable good health and seek to remove obstacles and systemic and structural barriers, such as poverty, racism, gender discrimination and other forms of oppression that have resulted in health inequities.  The department wants to assure everyone should have a fair and just opportunity to achieve good health and well-being. 

The organization’s budget and position are currently held under Ozaukee County, but functions to serve both counties.  The 2021 adopted budget is slightly over $3 million with 39 full-time employees and multiple part-time employees.  During the pandemic, this number has grown and will need to be reviewed once the pandemic has lessoned. 

Under Wisconsin State Statute 251.06(1)(c)1., the local health officer of a Level III local health department shall have at least one of the following:

1. A master’s degree in public health, public administration, health administration or, as defined in rules promulgated by the department, a similar field and 3 years of experience in a full-time administrative position in either a public health agency or public health work.

2. A bachelor’s degree and 16 graduate semester credits towards a master’s degree in public health, public administration, health administration or, as defined in rules promulgated by the department, a similar field and 5 years of experience in a full-time administrative position in either a public health agency or public health work.

3. A license to practice medicine and surgery under and at least one of the following:

a. Three years of experience in a full-time administrative position in either a public health agency or public health work.

b. Eligibility for certification by the American board of preventive medicine in public health or general preventive medicine.

c. A master’s degree in public health, public administration, health administration or, as defined in rules promulgated by the department, a similar field.

Candidates should immediately apply online with a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.   Document submission deadline is July 14, 2021.  Electronic Submissions are required.  The advertised salary range is $91,832 – $124,238.  Apply at www.GovHRjobs.com. For questions contact: Sarah McKee, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, Suite 225, Northbrook, IL  60062 Tel: 847/380-3240 x 120.

The Washington Ozaukee County Health Department is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Diversity and inclusion are critical to their success.  The Department seeks to recruit the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool and strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities and veterans to apply.

Posted:June 14, 2021

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2021-06-14


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