Office Director - State of Washington-Office of Infectious Disease

CLOSING DATE: November 22, 2018


JOB #: 13191

POSTED: October 22, 2018


Opportunities & Challenges
  • Washington has had a strong history of addressing HIV/AIDS since the 1980’s.  Governor Inslee issued a proclamation to end AIDS in Washington.  Identifying and reducing HIV stigma is needed to accomplish the end AIDS goals.  The new Director will have a leadership role as the agency requests legislation to modernize the existing laws and address HIV stigma.
  • The new Director will develop and lead the transformation of information technology systems to modernize our disease surveillance data systems.  For example, this office is in the middle of replacing legacy data systems with modern, flexible and cost-effective solutions.
  • The Office continues to look at data differently to engage with populations with higher rates of infection to address health disparities and deal with stigma with HIV and drug use.  The new Director will provide a leadership role in this important work.
  • Monitoring the spread of communicable and infectious diseases are foundational services to protect the health of all Washingtonians.  The new Director will be involved in helping move forward proposals in the legislature to help expand HIV, STDs, and Hepatitis C surveillance and disease investigation work.


Preference may be given to candidates with the following DESIRED education and experience:  
  • Seven (7) or more years of relevant management experience  in all of the following areas:
    • Effectively leading and directing a large group of managers and professionals.
    • Directing the development of necessary legislation, budgets, and application of resources.
    • Leading process improvement activities, resulting in improved service, efficiency or cost savings.
    • Partnering and collaborating with the community, local health jurisdictions, and other state and federal agencies.
    • Strategic planning, grant writing, and grant management.
    • Translating policy into organizational plans, structures, and programs.
    • Overseeing spending plans, variance reporting, and budgets for grants.


  • Five (5) or more years of experience in infectious disease control with knowledge in the following areas:
    • Program specific understanding of epidemiology.
    • Principles of behavioral risk theories including the natural history of disease and precepts of clinical care.
    • Development and understanding of complex/controversial program specific public health policy.
    • Applicable state and federal laws/regulations.


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