Director of Public Health

  • Clatsop County, Oregon
  • 800 Exchange Street, Astoria, Oregon
  • Jun 22, 2021
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $100,865 USD
  • Salary Top: $136,465
  • Phone: 206-368-0050
  • Apply By: Jun 27, 2021

Job Description


Clatsop County, Oregon

Salary: $100,865 - $136,465


Located in the northwest corner of Oregon along the rugged and beautiful coast, Clatsop County is bounded on the north by the Columbia River and the west by the Pacific Ocean. Named for the Clatsop Indians, Clatsop County is rich in history, scenic beauty, and opportunity. Ocean beaches, secluded coves, dense rainforests, mountains, rivers and streams make the county and its coastline a major recreation center. Clatsop County has a resident population of approximately 40,300, and a daily population of 45,000, with holiday visitors often exceeding 200,000. The county seat is Astoria, Oregon's oldest city and the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies.


With a 2021 budget of $6,283,770, Clatsop County’s Public Health Department’s core functions are to assess, preserve, promote and protect the health and wellness of County residents by providing a comprehensive system of care, ranging from advocacy and education to clinics. The Department’s goal is to enhance the health of the community through various programs and services, including Community Health Emergency Preparedness, Tobacco Prevention, Onsite Septic Systems, Immunization Clinics, Environmental Health, Harm Reduction Programs, Reproductive Health and Family Planning, Babies First and WIC programs, Drug and Alcohol Prevention, and management of the Household Hazardous Waste Program.


Under the direction of the County Manager, the Director of Public Health will administer and enforce the rules of the local public health authority, public health laws, and the Public Health Department, and ensure activities necessary for the preservation of health and prevention of disease in the area under their jurisdiction. These activities include: Epidemiology and control of preventable diseases and disorders; parent and child health services, including family planning clinics; collection and reporting of health statistics; health information and referral services; and environmental health services.


Candidates shall have a master’s degree in public health or equivalent in health administration, public administration, behavioral, social or health science or a related field, and at least five (5) years of experience in Public Health, including four (4) years of management experience in a closely related field.


For a complete position profile/full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050. Clatsop County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: June 27, 2021 (open until filled).

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800 Exchange Street, Astoria, Oregon 97103 United States View Map