Director of Public Health

Director of Public Health

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The City of Watertown (population 35,000) seeks a highly qualified, skilled professional to join the management team as the Director of Public Health. The Director is responsible for the overall administration of the department, including supervising department personnel (which include a chief environmental health officer/assistant director, a public health nurse, three health officers, and an administrative support staff member) and ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and Board of Health policies. The Director is also responsible for public health emergency preparedness and serves as a member of the City’s emergency management and response team. The Director will work with the Board of Health and staff across the City to advance existing and establish new public health strategies and initiatives. The Director will also work collaboratively to implement the recommendations from the ongoing assessment of health and human services offered by the City and in the community.


Required Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in public health, environmental health, or a related field; seven to ten years of relevant experience that includes personnel management and budget administration; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.  Must possess the following certifications: Massachusetts Registered Sanitarian, Massachusetts Certified Health Officer, and ICS 400.


Salary Range: $102,776 to $124,697 plus an excellent benefit package dependent upon qualifications and education, plus an excellent benefit package which includes pension, deferred compensation, health insurance 80% City paid premium, paid vacation, sick, personal, and holidays; flexible spending accounts, education assistance, and more.


To Apply: Candidates must submit a City Application with a resume and cover letter to  The City application is available on the City Employment Opportunities and we encourage applicants to review other opportunities at


Application Deadline: Open until filled

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