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Chief Privacy Officer (WMS Band 2)
Center for Facilities, Risk, and Adjudication
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
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
- 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
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
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
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
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
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
Any of the following certifications:
o Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security
o Registered Health Information Administrator
o Certified Information Privacy Professional
As well as demonstrated experience in the following leadership
- 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
- 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).
Intrigued? Click "Apply" to submit your detailed application
profile along with the following:
A detailed Letter of Interest that addresses your
qualifications as they relate to the position.
A current Resume detailing your professional
- 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
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