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Chief Privacy Officer (WMS Band 2) DOH5450

Company: State of Washington
Location: Olympia
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Apply soon! This recruitment is open until filled.  The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision and/or to close this recruitment at any time.  

Chief Privacy Officer (WMS Band 2)

Center for Facilities, Risk, and Adjudication

Tumwater, Washington


Reporting to the Chief Information Security Officer, the Chief Privacy Officer functions as the agency subject matter expert on matters related to privacy, confidentiality, and health care information management and provides expert advice and support on privacy and confidentiality matters for the entire agency, making an independent review of all aspects of the agency's privacy and confidentiality policies and activities. This position provides support and advice to the agency's leadership regarding planning, leading, and strategically managing a reliable and legally compliant privacy program.

The Chief Privacy Officer ensures the agency and its employees follow state and federal privacy and confidentiality legal requirements. The position is authorized to make policy and procedure decisions about privacy, data sharing, and confidentiality and has the flexibility to interpret those policies and procedures to the best advantage of the agency. The position also provides advice and consultation regarding the sharing of confidential information with outside entities.

When our Chief Privacy Officer reads the phrase, "Other people are just as important as I am" they'll think, "yes." They might even say it out loud. Their mindset shows up in the ways they behave toward others. They take time to see the needs, objectives, and challenges of the people they impact. They accomplish what they need to accomplish in a way that helps others deliver their results as well.

When we talk with them about their values, they'll see themselves in words like Human-Centered, Partnership, Equity, and Excellence. They'll also see in these words a challenge to improve-personally and organizationally-in pursuit of a better impact on people and better business outcomes.

When we ask others about them, they'll describe a person of remarkable capability, diligence, and focus. They'll tell us about someone who:

  •    Sees and understands the objectives and challenges of people they work with and people they impact.
  •    Makes adjustments to what they're doing based on what they learn.
  •    Holds themselves accountable for actually helping those around them succeed, as well as achieving their own business results.

It takes personal courage, tenacity, and humility to achieve big things in this way. Our ideal candidate probably wonders whether they're up to this challenge. But they want to take it on because they're hungry for personal growth and hungry to help build this kind of business, team, and workplace culture at the Department of Health.

Currently, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, telework (mobile-work) is expected. When approved to return, the incumbent will work with their supervisor to identify an appropriate work schedule and balance including telework and reporting to the Tumwater duty station for work activities, if needed.

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About the Department of Health

Washington State Department of Health (DOH) works with federal, state, tribal, and local partners to help people in Washington stay healthy and safe. Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions, and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies.


About the Department of Health

Our Values

Good organizations know what they do and how they do it. Great organizations also understand why they do it.

Our values are:

  •    Human-centered: We see others as people who matter like we do and take into account their needs, challenges, contributions, and objectives.
  •    Equity: We are committed to fairness and justice to ensure access to services, programs, opportunities, and information for all.
  •    Collaboration: We seek partnership and collaboration to maximize our collective impact. We cannot achieve our vision alone.
  •    Seven Generations: Inspired by Native American culture, we seek wisdom from those who came before us to ensure our current work protects those who will come after us.
  •    Excellence: We strive to demonstrate best practices, high performance, and compelling value in our work every day.


What we're looking for

Our ideal candidate has a driving passion for the work, brings humility to their job and interactions, and understands how their actions affect others. They see the needs and objectives of others and take them into account while achieving their objectives, and they adapt their approach and expectations accordingly. Our ideal candidate is outward even when confronted with others that are not open or collaborative. They demonstrate resilience to model outward behaviors even when stressed or tired.

Preference may be given to candidates who have the following DESIRED education and/or experience.  

  •    A Bachelor's degree in health information management or public or business administration, organizational leadership or a related field; AND three (3) or more years of professional experience in one (1) or more of the following disciplines: public records disclosure, working with privacy and confidentiality laws, or conducting research and analyzing policies, laws, rules, or regulations.
  •    AND, demonstrated experience in the following:

o    Working with agency leadership, business unit managers and staff to document privacy and confidentiality activities and the application of law to resolve challenges.

o    Knowledge and experience in state and federal information privacy laws, including but not limited to HIPAA.

o    Demonstrated organization, facilitation, written and oral communication, and presentation skills.

o    Proficiently translating complex information issues into readily understood concepts for staff, management, and the public.

Any of the following certifications:

o    Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security (CHPS)

o    Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)

o    Certified Information Privacy Professional  (CIPP)

As well as demonstrated experience in the following leadership competencies:

  •    Start with mindset - Turn your mindset outward by seeing the humanity in others.
  •    Be the change - Change your mindset regardless of whether others change theirs.
  •    Be fully capable - Own your work, plans, actions, and impact. Position others to own theirs.
  •    Build relationships - Eliminate the unnecessary distinctions that create distance between yourself and others.
  •    Rethink systems and processes to turn them outward - Create an environment that energizes people rather than manages objects.
  •    Measure results - Move yourself and your teams to achieve collective goals.


This position reports to the Chief Information Security Officer of the Center for Facilities, Risk, and Adjudication.  Learn more about the Washington Management Service.  

The annual compensation is between $82,344 and $110,760, depending upon qualifications.  

Washington State offers a full benefits package including vacation and sick leave, family medical and dental coverage, life insurance, retirement, and a deferred compensation program.

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is an equal opportunity employer.  DOH strives to create a working environment that is inclusive and respectful.  It is our policy to prohibit discrimination based on race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of our workforce.

If you have questions, need alternative formats or other assistance please contact Linda.Riggle@doh.wa.gov, (360) 236-4226, or TDD Relay at 1-800-833-6384 or 711 (Washington Relay). Technical support is provided by NEOGOV, 855-524-5627 (can't log in, password or email issues, error messages).

Application Process

Intrigued? Click "Apply" to submit your detailed application profile along with the following:

  1.    A detailed Letter of Interest that addresses your qualifications as they relate to the position.

  2.    A current Resume detailing your professional background.

  3.    Five (5) or more professional references, to be included in your profile.

Do not attach transcripts or other documents that are not requested in the Application Process. These documents will not be forwarded to the hiring manager.

Live and Work in a Great State

Washington is America's Top State according to U.S. News (2021) and provides one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.

Washington offers a total work/life package of pay, benefits, flexibility, and workplace opportunities to help you get the most out of your career and out of life. Washington State is a great place to work, play, and be a part of a community. Washington offers a quality of life that is unsurpassed. From the high-energy urban center of Seattle, one of the nation's top-ranked cities, to the more relaxed pace of our rural communities, Washington's distinctive Northwest lifestyle blends a progressive, creative culture with a casual nature.

Olympia, the state's capital, has a vibrant city with a small-town feel conveniently situated between Seattle and Portland, Oregon. Mount Rainier and the rugged Cascade Mountains provide majestic scenery to the east while Washington's Pacific Coast is just an hour's drive to the west. Olympia enjoys the benefits of an engaged and educated community and a well-supported school system, with two universities and a community college within a ten-mile radius.  Learn more about Olympia and the Thurston County area.



Only applicants who follow the directions and complete the Application Process in full will have their responses reviewed for consideration.

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