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  • Employment

    We offer a culture of opportunities for public health professionals.

    Explore a career in public health! Public health professionals help to protect and improve the health of all people and places in Pierce County. Join our team!

    Excellent pay and benefits:

    • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance.
    • Retirement.
    • Paid time off and holidays.
    • Great colleagues in a supportive, encouraging environment.
    • Ongoing training and opportunities for growth and professional development.

    Find out more about working for the Health Department

    We are not a multi-state employer. Employees must reside and physically work in Washington state and be readily available to report to onsite work at the direction of the employer.

    Apply online by the closing date shown in each of our job announcements. 

    • Employment Opportunities—View open positions and apply online.
    • Interim Job Assignments (Internal Only)—Only current regular, project, or appointive employees qualify.

    Read our Classification Descriptions for more information about the types of positions we offer.

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    Commitment to a diverse workforce

    We want our workforce to reflect the communities we serve, and we commit to recruiting accordingly. We partner with our racial, ethnic and other communities to honor their voices and mobilize their strength.

    You’ll support our work to become an anti-racist, multicultural organization. And you’ll be part of an agency that creates policies, practices and actions to achieve health equity and make Pierce County a better place for everyone.  

    You can see how our staff’s racial demographics compare to Pierce County as a whole:

       Health Department Pierce County
    Asian  8%  7%
    Black  12.5%  8%
    Hispanic  6.5%  12%
    Indigenous  1%  2%
    Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander  2%  2%
    Two or more races  6.5%  8%
     White  63%  64%

    *Last updated April 19, 2024

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer embracing the rich diversity of our community. We comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment.

    Read about our Veterans’ Preference Guidelines.

    Reasonable accommodation

    We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants and employees with disabilities. Contact the Office of Human Resources/Risk Management at or (253) 649-1660.

    Employment Verification

    • Phone: (253) 649-1511.
    • Fax: (253) 649-1392.

    Safety and Risk Management

    We provide a safe and healthy work environment for our staff and the public.


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    E-Verify Program

    For employment eligibility.

    Once you accept our job offer, we will ask you to fill out a Form I-9. We use the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program to check your information. It is an online system to prove your identity and whether you can work in the United States.

    Learn more about E-Verify.

    Learn more about applying for our jobs.

    Employment FAQs

    Contact the Office of Human Resources/Risk Management at or (253) 798-6486.

    Log onto anytime to check status of your application.

    Contact at (855) 524-5627.

    If they are not able to assist you, please call us at (253) 798-6486 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

    Contact the Office of Human Resources/Risk Management at or (253) 798-6486.

    We list all current openings on the Employment Opportunities page.

    Fill out a job interest card for positions not currently open.

    You will receive an email when selected positions become available.

    A recruiter reviews applications and administers tests (if applicable). The hiring manager evaluates the most qualified applicants and schedules interviews. You will receive an email notifying you of your status.

    You will receive a contingent job offer based on completion of an acceptable background check, verification of immunizations, and I-9 E-Verify.

    Our volunteers help us fulfill our mission; to protect and improve the health of all people and places in Pierce County. We appreciate your desire to share your time and skills with us. If you decide that you are ready to make the commitment and have a desire to be part of our team, read about the process for applying on this page. Connect with your community when you serve as a volunteer! When you offer your skills and enthusiasm, you affect the lives of others, as well as your own. You can learn about diverse communities when you become a part of them.

    An internship provides a learning experience relevant to your academic field of study. Learn how to work in a team environment, interact with diverse groups of people and cultures. You will work with staff and the community while you gain experience in your academic field of study.

    Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age or older.

    You may choose an assignment in one of our four divisions:

    • Administrative Services.
    • Environmental Health.
    • Communicable Disease Control.
    • Strengthening Families.


    Adams, Ron
    Human Resource Specialist II
    (253) 281-8132

    Avcular, Dawn
    Confidential Assistant
    (253) 649-1511

    Daniels, Karen
    Human Resources Analyst

    DiLoreto, Mike
    Confidential Assistant
    (253) 302-0242

    Douglas, Misty
    Human Resources Specialist II
    (253) 649-1517

    Korst, Carol
    Senior Human Resources Analyst
    (253) 649-1510