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Snohomish County conducting search for Chief DEI Officer

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., December 14, 2023—Today, Snohomish County announced the start of recruitment for a Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer (DEI). The Chief DEI Officer will lead Snohomish County’s DEI efforts by working collaboratively across the county to develop and advance the goals of becoming a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization at all levels. The salary range is $143,000 to $202,000 and all are encouraged to apply. For details of the position, click here.

“We need a proven leader who can help us ensure Snohomish County government is truly representative of the people it serves,” said Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers. “Through collaboration and partnerships, the Chief DEI Officer will help lead county efforts to improve service delivery and ensure the county is a great place to live, work, and play for everyone.”

Minimum qualifications include: eight (8) years’ experience directly related to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within an organization; community organizing and outreach; and strategic plan implementation; OR any equivalent combination of training and/or experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities. A minimum of two (2) years of management experience.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Strong understanding of cultural competencies and the ability to navigate and appreciate diverse perspectives
  • Ability to collaborate and influence at all organizational levels
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
  • Proven track record of successfully implementing diversity, equity, and inclusion policies, practices, and standards
  • Strong understanding of metrics and experience utilizing data for decision-making
  • Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations related to diversity and equal employment opportunities

For those interested in applying, please go here:


Snohomish County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Accommodations for individuals with disabilities are provided upon request. EEO policy and ADA notice.


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