Item Coversheet
March 10, 2020
Consent Agenda

Authorize the Administrative Officer to approve filling the TB/Refugee Health supervisor position (SR 20-010; N. Furness)

Prevention Services / Nancy Furness, Division Director 
Prior Board Review:
Administration Committee, 2/26/20; Executive Committee. 2/27/20 


The program supervisor in the Tuberculosis Control and Refugee Health programs is resigning her position, effective May 29, 2020. This position oversees 10 staff who are responsible for refugee health screening and the control and prevention of tuberculosis in Snohomish County (see position description, Exhibit A). 


The position is budgeted in 2020 for $143,754 (salary and benefits). This salary cost is at the top of the pay scale. A new supervisor will likely be hired at a lower step, with an expected cost savings in 2020. 

Board Authority

Consistent with Resolution 19-20 and the revised Division of Responsibilities (10/8/19), the Board of Health has authority over the Health District budget. In accordance with Resolution 18-27, no hiring of additional employees is allowed without the review and approval of the Executive Committee and the Board of Health.

Recommended Motion

MOVE TO authorize the Administrative Officer to approve filling a budgeted position for a full-time TB/Refugee Health Supervisor when the position is vacated in May.

Position Description – TB Control and Refugee Health Supervisor