Senior Planner/Policy Analyst (HSC4) – DOH7080

  • Washington State Department of Health
  • Tumwater, WA (flexible/hybrid)
  • Dec 30, 2022
Full time Communications Public Health Strategic Planning

Job Description

Salary Range: $5,260.00 - $6,908.00 Monthly

The Department of Health (DOH) works to protect and improve the health of the people of Washington State. Health Services Quality Assurance (HSQA) licenses healthcare professionals and facilities. This licensing work can require over 150 rule filings a year! Reporting to the Health Services Quality Assurance (HSQA) Regulatory Affairs Manager, this Health Services Consultant 4 position contributes to the mission achievement by providing technical assistance in the development, review, analysis, and impact of rule development, health legislation, and interpretive statements across the division.  The scope of work encompasses regulation of 83 health care professions, about 7,000 health care facilities, rural health, and the emergency medical services and trauma system.  With appropriate consultation with the supervisor or division management, the incumbent works independently within department and division policies and procedures, and state and federal law.  


As the Senior Planner/Policy Analyst, you will:

  • Participate on behalf of HSQA in discussions of policy issues with the public, Governor-appointed board and commission members, and HSQA program staff.   
  • Effectively lead or participate efforts in coordinating work across programs to ensure consistent processes for legislative analysis and rulemaking, and for prioritizing rulemaking workload across the division. 
  • Serve as an agency wide expert resource on issues of high visibility and high sensitivity. 

This position has the authority to direct programs and act on behalf of the department to conduct rule making within the confines of the Administrative Procedures Act law and agency and division procedures, including legislative procedures and guidelines, with appropriate consultation with the unit supervisor or management.


The incumbent may be located anywhere within the State of Washington. Telework (mobile-work) is expected. When approved, 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.  It is anticipated that the incumbent would be expected to report to the Tumwater duty station for work activities one day per week. This would need to be a conversation between the hiring supervisor and the incumbent.

Benefits of Working for DOH

Washington is America's Top State according to U.S. News (2021) and offers one of the most competitive benefits package in the nation that is designed to meet the needs of you and your family.



$5,260.00 - $6,908.00 Monthly