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We are hiring! The Ross County Health District has the following job openings:

Updated 7/29/2020

Health Commissioner – Full Time

The Ross County Health District, Chillicothe, Ohio is seeking a full-time Health Commissioner during a time of extraordinary public health challenges. 

Description: Individual with a passion for public health practice and proven leadership desired to lead a combined city-county health department in Southern Ohio.  Ross County Health District has five divisions and 50 employees with a $4 million budget.  The health commissioner candidate must have excellent communication skills, an ability to conduct systems level evaluation and practice, and the expertise to maintain the district’s strong community presence.

Minimum Qualifications and Characteristics:

  • Per the Ohio Revised Code 3709.11, the person appointed as commissioner shall be a licensed physician, licensed dentist, a licensed veterinarian, licensed podiatrist, licensed chiropractor, or the holder of a master’s degree in public health or an equivalent master’s degree in a related health field as determined by the members of the board of health in a general health district.
  • Professional public health experience including a minimum of five (5) years of administration or supervisory experience of public health practice.
  • Previous experience in a health department as a recognized leader is preferred.

Licensure or Certification Requirements:

  • Valid State of Ohio driver license.
  • Certification in Incident Command System (ICS) through the 400 level or obtain certification within one year of employment.
  • AOHC Health Commissioner University graduation within one year of employment.
  • Preferential recognition of Certification of Public Health (CPH) through the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE).

Benefits:  Ross County Health District offers vacation, holidays, personal leave, sick leave, tuition reimbursement, health, dental & vision and life insurance, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) and Ohio Deferred Compensation.

Salary: $80,000 – $100,000 per year.

Open until filled.

To be considered for this position, please submit application of resume and cover letter to:

RCHD Board of Health – Health Commissioner Opening

150 E. Second St.

Chillicothe, OH 45601



Please call Debbie Miner, Executive Secretary, Board of Health at 740-779-9652 with questions.

As a public service agency, we know our greatest assets are the people behind the service. Ross County Health District is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Public Health Nurse – Substance Use Disorder

The Health District is seeking a full-time BSN-prepared nurse to lead a multi-disciplinary team that will address and reduce the impact of the opioid epidemic in Ross County. The position will oversee outreach efforts of Community Health Workers and identify and implement evidence base practices surrounding prevention, assessment, and harm reduction. Nursing activities will also include data analysis, case management, health education and advocacy, coalition building, and collaborating with community partners to identify prevention strategies and pathways out of addiction.   This is a grant-funded position. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and at least two years of nursing experience.  – Position open until filled

All qualified applicants can send resumes to: Ross County Health District, Attn: Personnel Officer, 150 E. Second Street, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601 or or via email to datchison@rosscountyhealth.com .  Ross County Health District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an E-Verify Employer.

AmeriCorps Member – Community Health Worker – Diabetes    (Intermittent Position)

Description: The Health District is hiring up to three Intermittent full-time AmeriCorps Members to serve as diabetes-focused Community Health Workers (CHWs) across Ross County. This position is through the AmeriCorps and no benefits.  A CHW is a frontline public health worker, without a required medical/clinical background, who is a trusted member of the community or has an in-depth understanding of the community served. CHWs serve as part of a care team for patients struggling to control chronic conditions. The AmeriCorps members will promote healthy choices through education, weight loss, nutrition, and physical activity. Help change lives in Ross County by teaching chronic disease self-management through healthy lifestyle choices. Members serve throughout Ross County.

Preferred candidates will be from or familiar with Ross County. Training on Chronic Pain Management, Motivational Interviewing, and other evidence-based programs will be provided. Personal knowledge of diabetes management a plus.

As an AmeriCorps Member earn a yearly living stipend of $13,992.00 with a possible $6,095 Educational Award. To apply please visit https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=84444 and apply through the Corporation for National and Community Service website. The Ross County Health District is an Equal Opportunity Employer as well as an E-Verify Employer.  Position posting can be viewed here: CHW Americorps

Community Health Worker – COVID-19 Contact Tracer

The Ross County Health District is hiring individuals to assist with Contact Tracing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The intermittent position(s) will work as needed, with irregular work hours, and remote work/work from home situations. The Community Health Worker (CHW)- Contact Tracer is responsible for interviewing individuals who had close contact with a COVID-19 infected individual and providing them with information and guidance to reduce the spread of disease.  The CHW-Contact Tracer will use a telephone to communicate with assigned contacts, obtain symptom information, refer contacts for testing, and provide instructions for quarantine and submit to public health staff through a web-based platform.  The position is grant funded.   The full position posting can be viewed here Community Health Worker – Contact Tracing Final.  RCHD is an equal opportunity employer.

WIC Health Professional 1 or WIC Health Professional 2

The Ross County Health District is hiring a Part-Time (32 hours weekly) WIC Health Professional who will perform job duties for the Special Supplemental Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Grant Funded Program. The WIC Health Professional will conduct nutritional assessment; provide nutrition counseling and breastfeeding support to WIC participants following guidelines established by the State WIC Program; conduct outreach activities; make referrals to other support agencies. If assigned, the WIC Health Professional will function as the Breastfeeding Coordinator and / or Breastfeeding Peer Supervisor.


Registered Dietetic Technician (DTR), credentialed by Commission on Dietetics. Or a Registered Dietitian (RD / RDN) Licensed Dietitian (LD). Must have completed Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics approved baccalaureate program and supervised practicum, passed qualifying exam, and completed requirements for State Medical Board of Ohio Licensure. Or a Registered Nurse but prefer counseling experience in child and maternal nutrition and breastfeeding.  See the complete position posting here WIC Health Professional

Benefits for Working in Public Health!

The Ross County Health District strives to improve the health and safety of Ross County residents through education, prevention, policy, and partnerships. The Health District supports staff professional development through on-site, local, and out-of-state training. Staff can receive annual pay increases through a core performance appraisal and receive excellent benefits including affordable health, dental, and vision insurance, excellent public retirement system (OPERS), free immunizations, and one, paid 15-minute break during the workday.  The Health district also provides work-life balance support in the form of  15 sick days, 10 vacation days, 3 personal days, and 13 paid holidays. Regular office hours at 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The Ross County Health District is an equal opportunity employer.  The Ross County Health District is an e-Verify employer.

The Ross County Health District is an Equal Opportunity Employer as well as an an E-Verify Employer.