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Health Officer, Bremerton, WA

Organization: Kitsap Public Health District
Category: Administrator
Location: Bremerton, WA
Date Job Posted: January 14, 2020
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Striving to make Kitsap County a safe and healthy place to live, learn, work and play

The Kitsap Public Health District seeks a dedicated health officer to safeguard the health of a vibrant community on the shores of Washington’s Puget Sound. Our health officer collaborates with a team of 100 public health professionals and numerous community partners to champion effective solutions.

Position details

Qualifications include:

  • Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy degree
  • Master’s in Public Health or equivalent
  • License to practice medicine in Washington state

See RCW 70.05.050 for full position requirements.

First review of applications planned for January 2020. This opportunity will be available continuously until filled. Target start date for this position is July 1, 2020. Find a full position description and application information at:

Questions? Contact Karen Holt: 360-728-2294


As health officer, the entire community is your patient.

Appointed by a board of elected officials, our health officer is responsible for enforcing public health laws, assessing, promoting and protecting the health of the community, developing public health policy, and advancing public health through leadership and partnerships.

In addition, our health officer participates in the executive team at the Kitsap Public Health District, while cultivating relationships with medical providers and community organizations around shared health priorities.

Kitsap Public Health is widely recognized as an innovative agency committed to quality improvement. In 2015, our health district became one the first 75 governmental public health agencies nationwide to be accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board.

As health officer, you will have the opportunity to positively impact our organization, and the health of our community, every day.


Balanced between the wilderness of Olympic National Park and the metropolitan bustle of Seattle, the Kitsap Peninsula offers an unparalleled quality of life. Kitsap residents enjoy easy access to miles of saltwater shoreline. Downtown Seattle is minutes away.

Kitsap at a glance

Population: 270,100
Cities: Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, Port Orchard, Poulsbo
Median family income: $85,500
Median home price: $370,500
Fast ferry to Seattle: 30 minutes

“I love living and working in a place with unmatched natural surroundings, a fantastic team of professionals, an enthusiastic board, and a community that values public health.”

Dr. Susan Turner
Retiring Kitsap Public Health District Health Officer

A vibrant community

Kitsap County is situated on traditional territory of the S’Klallam and Suquamish peoples, whose ancestors flourished in the region long before the arrival of European settlers.

From the rich culture of the tribes, to Bremerton’s Navy heritage, Poulsbo’s Nordic roots, and Bainbridge Island’s eclectic arts scene, a collection of distinct enclaves make up the fabric of our peninsula community.

... where adventure abounds

Kitsap residents don’t travel far for outdoor fun. A paddle on Puget Sound, a ski adventure at Snoqualmie Pass or a trek in the Olympic Mountains are all within a day’s reach.

When city life beckons, world-class dining, performing arts venues and professional sporting events are a ferry ride away in Seattle.

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