Human Resources


Our Human Resources program is responsible for planning, organizing, developing, and administering uniform human resources, risk management and safety policies, procedures, programs, and services. 

Human Resources provides technical advice and decision making in all areas of human resource administration, including:

  • Benefits administration
  • Classification
  • Compensation
  • Employee relations
  • HRIS system administration
  • Job recruitment and selection
  • Labor relations
  • Performance management
  • Training programs

Vision, Mission, and Values

Vision Statement: By leading and partnering with our communities we create a resilient and healthy community throughout Snohomish County. 

Mission Statement: The Snohomish Health District spearheads efforts to protect, promote, and advance the collective health of our community.

Organizational Values Statement: The District conducted exercises with its staff and the Board of Health to identify its commonly held core values. These values signify basic principles with which the District intends to conduct its business, both internally in its operations and externally with its customers and the population it serves. Those values include - 

  • Commitment to our community
  • Advancing clear, open, and honest communication
  • Responsible use of resources
  • Driven by diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Operating as a team

District Staff

Snohomish Health District has about 135 full and part-time staff. Most employees are represented by one of five unions:

  • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
  • Professional and Technical Employees - Allied Professional Health Unit (PTE-APHU)
  • Professional and Technical Employees - Environmental Health (PTE-EH)
  • Professional and Technical Employees - Employee Health Supervisors
  • Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA)

Risk Management 

In accordance with RCW 4.96.020, Claims for Damages against the District shall be filed with the Human Resources Manager. 

Health District Job Opportunities

Snohomish Health District is an equal opportunity employer and all job applicants will receive consideration for hiring without regard to: 

  • Age
  • Color
  • Disability
  • Marital status
  • National origin
  • Political affiliations
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation
  • Any other non-merit factor

It is the policy of Snohomish Health District that qualified individuals with disabilities not be discriminated against because of their disabilities in regard to job application procedures, hiring, and other terms and conditions of employment. It is further the policy of Snohomish Health District to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in all aspects of the employment process. Snohomish Health District is prepared to modify or adjust the job application process or the job or work environment to make reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of the applicant or employee to enable the applicant or employee to be considered for the position he or she desires, to perform the essential functions of the position in question, or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment as are enjoyed by other similarly situated employees without disabilities, unless the accommodation will impose an undue hardship. If reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact Human Resources at or 425-339-8629.

Employees must be tobacco-free upon hire and to remain tobacco-free during employment with the Snohomish Health District. This supports our tobacco prevention efforts within the Snohomish County community.

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