Yakima Health District Board of Health

Hiring for an Interim and Permanent Health Officer, Join our Team!


The Yakima Health District is looking to hire both an interim health officer (until permanent position is filled) and a permanent health officer.  The Health Officer serves as Chief Medical Officer for the Yakima Health District. Duties include providing policy guidance and recommendations and active collaboration with strategic partners and stakeholders to address public health issues in a rapidly changing environment.

 The Health officer must have thorough and complete knowledge of policies and procedures related to the practice of medicine, provides medically accurate, scientifically proven advice or guidance, and is required to help identify priorities and emerging trends, communicate health data and information in a variety of settings


Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and a resume, to Ryan Ibach, COO, at ryan.ibach@co.yakima.wa.us. The interim position closes on Sunday, January 25, 2021 at 11:59PM. The permanent health officer position will remain open until filled. Below you may find the health officer job description.



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Yakima Health District Board of Health Meeting on January 27, 2021.

Yakima Health District is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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There will be no opportunity for oral communications at this meeting. All written comments received prior to 3 pm on January 26th, will be summarized or read into the record at the meeting. If you wish to provide written comments to the Board of Health, please email ryan.ibach@co.yakima.wa.us with the subject line “Written Communications – January 27th”

Board of Health Members:
Ron Anderson, Yakima County Commissioner, Vice Chair
Amanda McKinney,
Yakima County Commissioner
Ladon Linde, Yakima County Commissioner
Dr. Kay Funk, City Council, City of Yakima
Barbara Harrer, Mayor of Harrah
Dr. Sean Cleary, Citizen Member
Gail Weaver, Citizen Member, Board of Health Chair

Board of Health meetings are held monthly at 8:30AM at the Yakima Health District, Conference RM 205, Suite A. 

YHD 2021 Board of Health Meeting Schedule

RCW 70.05.060 Powers and Duties of Local Board of Health

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