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The Tulsa Health Department values the health and well-being of our employees and their families.

A Career at the Tulsa Health Department

We are committed to ensuring that our employees receive a complete and comprehensive package of pay, benefits, and learning and development programs, which support their physical, emotional, and financial health. Our employees are our greatest assets, and a happy, healthy, and highly trained workforce is what we strive for. Here are some of the many reasons that the best and the brightest choose to make a difference with the Tulsa Health Department.


  • 36% of Employees have been at THD for 10+ years
  • 68% of Staff hold RN, RD, MPH, and Bachelors/Masters/Advanced Degrees
  • 34 Program areas allow opportunities for Mobility, Education, and Advancement
  • Promotion from within
  • Life Balance is a priority
  • Extensive Employee Wellness Program
  • Supportive Environment
  • Accessibility to Management at all levels
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Multiple Locations that serve all of Tulsa County
  • Creative Autonomy
  • Hands on Work Experiences
  • Tobacco Free Environment
  • Breast Feeding-Friendly Certified Employer


  • Competitive Salary
  • Paid Holidays (typically 13 days per calendar year + 2 floating holidays)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)/Extended Sick Leave (ESL)
  • Health Insurance*
  • Dental Insurance*
  • Vision Insurance*
  • Group Life Insurance* and Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Critical Illness Care Plan including Cancer*
  • Accident Plan
  • Hospitalization Plan
  • Supplemental and Whole Life Plans
  • Legal and Identity Theft Protection Plans
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness
  • Cost of Living Adjustments (COLAs)
  • Retirement Fund with a 5 year vesting period. (THD contributes 15%, while the employee contributes 3.5% of monthly salary, effective July 1, 2022).
  • Investment Benefits (e.g., 401A Employer/Employee Matching Fund (max. $150 per month), 457 Deferred Compensation Plan).
  • Post Employment Health Plan (PEHP) - employer contributes 1% of the employee’s salary per year and unused employee sick leave is transferred to PEHP account upon retirement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Working 4 Balance - Workplace Wellness Program
  • Promotional Opportunities
  • Flex Plan
  • Tulsa Municipal Employees Federal Credit Union
  • THD employment qualifies for nursing education loan repayment through the NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program. Details available here

* These Benefits can be paid with pre-tax dollars.

Education and Training

  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Continuing Education Opportunities
  • Membership in the Oklahoma Public Health Association
  • Paid Training
  • Health and Wellness Education
  • Experiential Learning
  • Professional Development Incentive Program allows for additional incentive pay increases based on acquisition of additional skills, knowledge, abilities and job experience. (Eligibility requirements apply.)

Volunteer Committees

  • Innovations Committee
  • Quality Improvement Council
  • Employee Relations Committee
  • Working 4 Balance — Workplace Wellnes Committee
  • Partners in Education Program
  • Safety Committee
  • Community Garden
  • Diversity & Inclusion Committee


Since its establishment in 1950, the Tulsa Health Department (THD) serves as the primary public health agency to more than 600,000 Tulsa County residents, including 13 municipalities and four unincorporated areas. The agency is one of two autonomous local health departments in Oklahoma, with statutory public health jurisdiction throughout Tulsa County and the City of Tulsa. THD was among the first health departments in the U.S. to receive national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board. View more of THD's awards.