Chief Health Officer

Company: Flathead City-County Health DepartmentQR Code for Flathead City-County Health Department

Location: Kalispell, MT

Date Posted: July 7, 2021

Application Deadline: August 13, 2021

Employment Type: Full Time

Salary: Negotiable up to $110,000

Chief Health Officer

About the Position

The Flathead City-County Health Department is a public health agency providing statutorily mandated services and other contracted services to people who reside in or visit Flathead County. The Chief Health Officer is the primary administrator for the Health Department and is responsible for the planning and execution of the Board’s mission, programs, and strategic plan. While the Chief Health Officer reports directly to the Board of Health and is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, they should also cultivate positive relationships with the governing bodies of the local cities and towns.

The Flathead City-County Board of Health seeks a seasoned public health professional to become its next Chief Health Officer. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable in both community and environmental health programs, preferably with increasing responsibility in at least one of those fields. A medical degree (M.D., or Medical Doctor) or Master’s degree in Public Health is required by state statute. This experience will be complemented with demonstrable management skills in communication, motivation, mentoring, and general administration of a public agency. The successful candidate will be confident, be collaborative, and will inspire trust with staff, the board, and the public. This person must have previous experience working directly for a board of directors in a mutually supportive environment. Lastly, the ideal candidate will appreciate and desire to embrace the distinctive northwest Montana lifestyle: beautiful scenery; a cordial, family-friendly, and independent community; and all-season outdoor recreation.


A medical degree (M.D., or Medical Doctor) or Master’s degree in Public Health 

How to Apply

To view additional qualifications and submit your resumé, cover letter, and a list of six work-related references (two supervisors, two direct reports and two colleagues) please go to our website:

For additional information contact:

Andrew Nelson
CPS HR Consulting
(916) 471-3329

To view an online brochure for this position visit:
Flathead City-County Health Department website:


The Flathead City-County Health Department is an equal opportunity employer.