Calendar & Administration

Meet our Administration


Dr. Richard Clark

Health Commissioner & Medical Director

Alane Sanders

Interim Health Administrator 

Now Hiring an Administrator

$25-$28 Full-Time with Benefits 

Position Open until Filled. 

Cover Letter, Resume and References accepted at

In-Person or by Mail
342 Muskingum Drive
Marietta, OH 45750

Administrator Job Description (PDF)


Under direct supervision of the Board of Health, oversees the daily operation of the General Health District by providing direction for all departments, programs, and personnel.


Acts in supervisory and administrative capacity for all supervisory staff, sections and programs of the General Health District

Represents the General Health District and Board of Health (BOH) in local, state, and federal activities, meetings, coalitions, advisory boards, and to the media

Carries out all directives of the Board of Health and the Ohio Department of Health

With staff assistance, prepares grant applications for funding program operations as necessary

Attends Board of Health meetings, serving as Secretary keeping and maintaining minutes and reporting on the monthly administration of the Health Department

Enforces public health regulations within the General Health District

Informs the general public regarding matters affecting public health

Consults with the appointed Medical Director in all matters regarding human public health

Serves as Incident Commander, in absence of the Health Commissioner, for incidents of public health origin/emergency

Serves on the Health Department’s 24/7 response capability team, responsible for responding to the agency’s emergency call line on a rotating basis


Degree in public health or the equivalent degree in a related health field as determined by the Board of Health preferred. 

Demonstrated work experience that would indicate knowledge and skills necessary to lead a public health agency will be considered in lieu of a degree. 

Requires excellent management skills for an organization with multiple departments where each has unique goals and responsibilities. 

Requires demonstrated experience that will deliver excellent financial and budgeting skills. 


Ability to plan, implement and evaluate multiple initiatives or objectives within projected timeframes and track deliverables

Ability to communicate effectively and make public presentations

Ability to foster relationships with coworkers, collaborators, and the public

Knowledge of standards and practices within each department of the General Health District

Knowledge of personnel policy and procedures

Knowledge of basic math, accounting and business practices and procedures

Knowledge of grants administration and budgeting principles

Ability to recruit, train and sustain staff, community partners and volunteers

Ability to lead staff in work supporting the mission of the General Health District

Ability to utilize email, electronic calendars, word processing software, spreadsheets, databases and desktop publishing software

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Ability to work quickly, precisely and accurately with detailed information

Ability to multitask, delegate, and think outside the box

Ability to develop and follow budgets in accordance with local, state, and federal guidelines

Weekly activities for departments, programs, and reports

Develop and provide progress updates toward objectives forecast for week, month, and year

Ability to give and receive constructive criticism/communication with Board and staff

Assessing weekly activities of each department for the Board of Health

Ensure departments are on pace to meet all local, state, and/or federal standards

Identify and implement workflow improvements within current staffing arrangements

Recommends needed changes to workflow or staff to the Board of Health

Develop and provide departments with a workplan forecast for the week/month/1 year periods

Seek additional grant and funding opportunities and areas for potential growth for the department


Achieves defined annual goals.

Participates in General Health Health District’s Emergency Preparedness Drills and responses to actual emergencies as required.

Completes other duties as required by the Board of Health.


Job duties include primarily office work and occasional work in the field.  In-state travel is required.  Employee must have a valid driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle. Paid holidays, earned sick time, earned vacation time, medical insurance available, life insurance, options for tuition reimbursement, and some flexibility in scheduling. 

Board of Health

The Washington County Board of Health is an appointed Board that governs the general health district. The Board consists of five members and an alternate. A physician must be appointed to one of the Board positions. Each member is appointed to a five-year term, with a position becoming open each year. The District Advisory Council makes four of the appointments, and the Licensing Council appoints one member and an alternate.

Board of Health meeting is held on the third Monday of each month at 6:00 P.M. in the Emergency  Operations Center on 204 Davis Avenue.

**UPDATE** Board of Health Meeting moved to Tuesday, January 17, 2023 due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance and Tuesday, February 21, 2023 due to the observance of Presidents Day. **

 Meetings are open to the public and may be recorded. While there is an open forum for members of the public to address the Board, it is asked that the specific issues that require action be brought to the Health Commissioner or Administrator before the meeting so that items can be scheduled on the meeting agenda.

Board of Health Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available before the meeting. Minutes are available following approval.