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School Environment Health and Safety- Plan Review Lead

Department of Health

Location: Tumwater, WA (flexible/hybrid)

Closing date: Continuous

About the Position:

This Public Health Advisor position supports the OEHS mission as a Plan Review Lead and technical specialist for the School Environmental Health Program. A Plan Review Lead is responsible for reviewing and approving plans and specifications, develop technical and support documents, provide technical assistance statewide, conduct on-site plan review inspections and inform plan conditions, coordinate across the agency with related subject matter experts, provide comprehensive training in coordination with program staff, provide consultation and assistance to local health staff, industry professionals, other state agencies as well as school administration staff on best practices.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Providing technical assistance, in plan review, rule interpretation, and consultative services to state and local public health and safety professionals, and the public to protect health through accurate and consistent best practices. 

  • Consulting with the management and staff of local health, industry, state agencies, and professional associations to identify needs so program activities and resources are properly prioritized. Standardizing local health school program leads to promote inspection skills and consistency for plan reviews. 

  • Consulting regularly with co-workers and Supervisor to ensure the agency's school safety messages are consistent and cohesive. 

  • Routinely visiting local health jurisdictions (LHJs) to meet with management and staff, as appropriate, to discuss program status, plan review inspections, and needs.

  • Researching, developing, and updating technical guidance and training materials on school facility construction, design and maintenance.

  • Consulting regularly with co-workers and Supervisor to ensure the materials are accurate and consistent, especially regarding other areas of focus including wastewater, food safety etc.

Regional Office Technical Assistance & Compliance Program Manager (PHA3)

Department of Health

Location: Tumwater, WA (flexible/hybrid)

Closing date: April 25, 2022

About the Position:

This Public Health Advisor 3 position plays a key role in meeting the agency’s mission by assuring that drinking water violations are addressed in a timely manner.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Working with regional program staff to monitor for violations of drinking water rules.

  • Working closely with regional office staff to determine and communicate appropriate enforcement strategies and compliance deadlines.

  • Preparing and issuing appropriate compliance documents. 

  • Ensuring water system purveyors and operators understand their legal requirements.

  • Working with water systems to help them achieve and maintain regulatory compliance.

  • Tracking deadlines and responses to ensure that water systems are held accountable until they return to compliance.

School Environmental Health and Safety Program Manager

Public Health - Seattle & King County

Location: Seattle, WA 

Closing date: April 17, 2022

About the Position:

We are seeking a skilled and enthusiastic program manager and racial equity leader to lead development and implementation of a new School Environmental Health and Safety Program in King County – ensuring that childhood learning environments in King County are safe places for kids to learn and play. This includes more than 500 public schools in 19 districts, and 200 private schools. The program may be expanded in the future to include a focus on childcares. The incumbent will be responsible for overseeing all phases of program development, ensuring the resulting program is grounded in environmental health science and best practice, centers race and social justice, and considers the needs and interests of all communities. The position will build on existing school plan review and food safety functions and work closely with a Senior Building Science Advisor to build out additional program elements and services that promote industrial hygiene, safe indoor air quality, injury prevention, and toxics exposure prevention.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Provide leadership in expanding the organization’s capacity to address environmental health concerns and health inequities in K-12 school learning environments by bridging policy and programmatic activities focused on achieving environmental health and health equity for populations experiencing disparities.

  • Join a nationally recognized local public health agency to provide leadership in developing, implementing, and overseeing a school and childcare environmental health program.

  • Establish an equitable and sustainable revenue structure to ensure program longevity.

  • Develop strong working relationships with community, academia, and health stakeholder that position the Environmental Health Services Division as a trusted and reliable partner in creating and supporting safe and healthy childhood learning environments.

  • Promote policies, systems, and overall community conditions that enable optimal environmental health for all and seek to remove systemic and structural barriers that have resulted in health inequities.

  • Develop a staffing model that reflects core competencies needed for program success and oversee recruitment of a new team that reflects the highly diverse population we serve in King County. 

  • Oversee program operations including but not limited to strategic planning, workforce development, budget tracking, performance management, and program evaluation. 

  • Create a work culture of respect, trust and understanding for the highly diverse populations that Public Health – Seattle & King County serves in the office and in the community. 

  • Advance the Environmental Health Services Division's values for fair and culturally competent service delivery, innovation, community and customer service, and financial stewardship. 

Environmental Engineer 2

Department of Health

Location: Multiple locations; hybrid

Closing date: April 10, 2022

About the Position:

As an engineer-in-training (EIT), you'll perform statewide wastewater engineering duties under the supervision of a Professional Engineer (P.E.).  Your primary duty is to ensure all LOSS are located, designed, constructed, and operated as required by our regulations and design and operating standards and that LOSS are issued an operating permit as required by the regulations.  

You'll also ensure that existing LOSS comply with regulations, standards, and permit conditions and that they timely renew their permit annually.  If they do not, you'll assist with compliance actions.  This helps protect public health and environmental quality of ground and surface water, resulting in safer and more reliable sources of drinking water, and better protected waters for water recreation and shellfish harvesting.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Performing outreach to LOSS owners and operators to facilitate consistent compliance with regulations and permits conditions.

  • Assisting in preparing and issuing annual LOSS permit renewals and review operations and maintenance (O&M) activities

  • Reviewing renewal submittals for completeness and compliance

  • Helping develop permit conditions for renewed permits.

  • Reviewing LOSS O&M reports for compliance with regulations and permit requirements.

  • Identifying O&M deficiencies and working with LOSS owners and operators to address deficiencies.

  • Performing LOSS technical and engineering project review work, as an Engineer in Training (EE2) under Professional Engineering Supervision

  • Performing detailed and thorough reviews of engineering reports, plans and specifications, construction reports, operation and maintenance (O&M) manuals, new operating permit applications, and other related engineering project submittals for LOSS, per chapter 246-272B WAC and other relevant rules or statutes.

  • Providing technical consultation, assistance, and interpretation to program and office management and staff, as well as to other agencies and interests on scientific and technical issues linking groundwater and surface water protection, and public health.

  • Providing support for OSS program for ongoing tasks such as registered tank list, septic tank additives, or RS&G development/review.

  • Developing project proposals and/or complete project tasks related to LOSS projects including researching state of practice, project scope development, project management, and final product development.

Environmental Health and Water Quality Instructor, Full-time

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Location: Mequon, WI

Closing date: April 28, 2022

About the Position:

Develops and teaches concepts and strategies for a variety of courses. May require teaching courses at MATC campuses, business, community, other sites, and online during the day, evening, and/or weekend. Related duties include participation in department and advisory meetings, department and college functions, course and curriculum development in both traditional and non-traditional formats, online courses, staff development, conduct open labs (if/when necessary), student advising, student outcome assessment and quality review assessment and implementation, student organization involvement, recruitment and retention of students, and other duties as assigned**. Required to keep current with the latest trends and technologies in discipline.

 

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Prepare for and deliver instruction and perform teaching-related activities.

  • Manage the classroom/laboratory.

  • Develop curriculum and monitor and revise as appropriate to maintain course effectiveness; assist in program evaluation.

  • Manage equipment, supplies and materials.

  • Assess student performance and advise students on academic issues.

  • Collaborate with advisory committee in program area.

  • Attend departmental and institutional meetings.

  • Promote the education/training program, participate in efforts to recruit and retain students, and participate in efforts to market MATC.

  • Support student organizations and activities.

  • Develop relationships with business and industry.

  • Complete program evaluation and follow-up.

  • Maintain certification, continue professional development and stay current in field.

RADIATION HEALTH PHYSICIST 2

Department of Health

Location: Tumwater, WA

Closing date: April 24, 2022

About the Position:

The Environmental Public Health Division supports the department's mission by working with local governments and other agencies in the areas of safe drinking water, food safety, shellfish protection, radiation safety, wastewater management, pesticide exposures, vector-borne disease, general environmental health and safety issues, and health risk assessments.
 
This Radiation Health Physicist 2 position supports all the emergency response programs in the Radiological Emergency Preparedness Section. The Radiation Health Physicist 2 coordinates and assists with planning, training, exercising, evaluating, and responding to both radiological and nuclear incidents arising from any source or facility in the state. This Radiation Health Physicist 2 provides vital services during and following a radiological emergency. Services would include assisting in the development of Protective Actions to minimize public health effects from radioactive contaminants.
 
The Radiation Health Physicist 2 works with the Exercise Lead and Training Lead in all aspects of radiological exercises and backs the Plan and Procedure Lead in the review and revision process of plans and procedures for all response programs. The Radiation Health Physicist 2 meets with and interacts successfully with office and agency leadership and staff; federal, state, local, and tribal agency staff; non-governmental organizations; first responders; and members of the public.  

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Supports the development of exercise packages for both Columbia Generating Station and the Hanford reservation exercises that cover the full-scale events, medical services, and community reception centers, organizes After Action review meetings, compiles Lessons Learned documents, and execution of the Corrective Action Plan.

  • Provides support to the Radiological Emergency Preparedness training lead on a variety of emergency management and field operations topics.

  • Maintains the readiness of equipment and supplies on the west side of the state by making sure it is operable, calibrated, and properly packaged in field team kits and that supplies are adequately stocked.

  • Conducts one-on-one plan and procedure reviews with responders prior to trainings, drills, and exercises and implements corrective action reviews after trainings, drills, and exercises are completed.

  • Prepares for and responds to radiological and other emergencies by maintaining skills and proficiencies.

  • Serves on the WDOH Incident Management Team. 

Shellfish Environmental Monitoring Assistant

Department of Health

Location: Tumwater, WA

Closing date: April 19, 2022

About the Position:

The Shellfish Environmental Monitoring Assistant positions support the mission by conducting environmental sampling for the marine biotoxin and Vibrio parahaemolyticus programs. Without preventative sampling for marine biotoxins, we could not close shellfish growing areas to prevent illness. 

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Planning and scheduling field sampling.

  • Collecting shellfish samples from intertidal sampling locations.

  • Setting and retrieving remote temperature recording devices.

  • Completing and recording field measurements including air, water, and oyster tissue temperature and salinity.

  • Conducting phytoplankton sampling.

  • Driving samples to/from the Public Health Laboratory in Seattle

  • Engaging with shellfish stakeholders, industry members and the public.

  • Maintaining the shellfish supplies inventory.

  • Building and delivering shellfish sampling supply kits to partners.

  • Conducting quality control or quality assurance of sample results.

  • Job shadowing within the office, including water quality monitoring and shoreline surveys.

  • Developing and executing an independent small-scale research study.

Lodging Inspector (PHA 3)

Department of Health

Location: Eastern WA

Closing date: April 29, 2022

About the Position:

As a Lodging Inspector, Public Health Advisor 3, you’ll provide professional and technical expertise by assisting in the inspection and investigation of DOH-regulated facilities. You will serve as an expert in temporary worker housing (TWH) and transient accommodation (TA) facility inspections and complaint investigations, concentrating on temporary worker housing inspections for compliance with COVID-19-related rules.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Conduct surveys and compliance investigations at temporary worker housing and transient accommodations to determine compliance with health and safety standards.

  • Gather information from multiple sources, determining relevant data and compile the information into a final report.

  • Provide technical assistance to a variety of stakeholders and customers regarding compliance and related issues, and explain the results of surveys in various settings, including testifying in legal proceedings.

  • Communicate survey/inspection/investigation reports findings in a manner that is understandable to the operator.

  • Cooperatively work with federal agencies; environmental or public health programs; state agencies, such as Department of Labor and Industries; local jurisdictions; and community organizations to integrate and promote consistency and clarity of information.

  • Support the team lead in development and updating of TWH and TA training practices to ensure standardization of personnel.

Project/Program Manager II

King County

Location: Seattle, WA

Closing date: May 5, 2022

About the Position:

The Project/Program Manager II ("PPM II") is in the Business Services Team of the multi-agency Hazardous Waste Management Program (“Haz Waste Program”). It is one of the leading local government hazardous waste programs for residents and small businesses in the United States. With an annual budget of $21M and approximately 70 staff, the Program provides a range of services– including collection and disposal, pollution prevention programs, and policy initiatives.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Manage the scope, schedule and budget of the financial incentives program. Maintain applicable rules, processes and forms necessary to implement financial incentives and continuously improve/adapt them to changes in policy, technology and priorities.

  • Provide financial incentive expertise and assistance to team members and others.

  • Process requests for reimbursement: review, submit and ensure prompt payment of financial incentives to small quantity generators.

  • Prepare regular financial incentives reports to management on objectives, accomplishments, and expenditures. Monitor and report on performance indicators such as service equity and results such as health and environmental improvements.

  • Give presentations about financial incentives and answer questions from the public about Haz Waste Program services for small quantity generators.

  • Proactively work with customers and team members to resolve any issues (missing documents, etc.) that may delay reimbursements.

  • Conduct onsite work in the field with small quantity generators.  

  • Help the team ensure high quality data is collected on all services provided.

  • Analyze field team data and prepare reports as needed for Business Services team performance measures, equity, and service enhancement. Help the team tell their story of positive changes in the community and potential opportunities.

  • Business Services team procedures and work plans: Help develop, implement and solve problems with diplomacy.

  • Maintain and enhance the Business Services team SharePoint site for internal collaboration.

Headquarters Cleanup Section Manager

Department of Ecology

Location: Lacey, WA

Closing date: May 4, 2022

About the Position:

The Toxics Cleanup Program (TCP) within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Headquarters Cleanup Section Manager (WMS Band 2) position. This position is located in our Headquarters Office in Lacey, WA.  In this role, you will be required to use knowledge of advanced principles of human resources, environmental, and engineering management; principles of business economics and planning, strategic planning, and detailed knowledge of multiple state and federal laws and regulations regarding all aspects of environmental remediation.  The mission of the Toxics Cleanup Program (TCP) is to protect Washington’s human health and the environment by preventing and cleaning up pollution and supporting sustainable communities and natural resources for the benefit of future and current generations.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Make decisions that affect the cleanup of contaminated sites statewide and implement cleanup laws, regulations, policies, and guidance regarding cleanup of contaminated sites.

  • Represent the agency on complex negotiations, including the development of inter-agency Memoranda of Agreement, and resolution of site-specific or issue-specific disputes.

  • Communicate effectively with program and agency managers, other agencies, elected officials, tribal governments, and stakeholder representatives.

  • Make critical decisions regarding highly technical cleanup actions, enforcement decisions for violations of multiple state and federal laws and regulations, and workload decisions regarding the entire section staff.

  • Interpret program and agency policy and direction in determining day-to-day operation of the section and in making decisions affecting the regulated community.

  • Develop detailed program plans and workload analysis for the section, defining goals and objectives, and coordinating program development activities with other regions, regional programs, and headquarters. Ability to forecast national and state regulatory trends and translate into potential policy development and operational management.

  • Knowledge of advanced principles of human resources, environmental, and engineering management; principles of business economics and planning, strategic planning, and detailed knowledge of multiple state and federal laws and regulations regarding all aspects of environmental remediation.

Environmental Health Specialist 1 or 2-RS

Kitsap Public Health District

Location: Bremerton, WA

Closing date: May 8, 2022

About the Position:

The Food and Living Environment Program consists of two programs. The Food Program is mandated under federal, state, and local regulations governing food safety. The specific functions of this position are to promote and protect the health, safety, and well-being of the public and to prevent the spread of disease through proper storage, handling, preparation, and service in food establishments or in food for public consumption.

The Living Environment Program is a partially-mandated program that covers public pools, spas, schools, camps, as well as other areas where the health and well-being of those involved may be affected by environmental concerns. Failure to perform tasks essential to the position could result in the impairment of human health or degradation of the environment.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Conducts routine and follow-up inspections at food service establishments in assigned area at set performance standards per month.

  • Conducts temporary food service establishment inspections when required.

  • Conducts interviews and investigations of foodborne illness complaints.

  • Responds to general food service establishment complaints and makes inspections as necessary.

  • Keeps current on food service and disease prevention issues, technology and regulations.

  • Maintains database and file records.

  • Conducts plan reviews and pre-operational inspections for new and remodeled food service establishments.

  • Schedules and conducts office conferences and administrative hearings with food service establishment operators to provide and explain terms for continued operation. 

  • Conducts Smoking in Public Places (SIPP) inspections during routine food service establishment inspections.

  • Develops educational materials.

  • Conducts water recreation facility inspections in assigned areas and conducts follow-up inspections as needed.

  • Conducts interviews and investigations of disease, injury, near drowning, and drowning.

  • Assists with the investigations of disease, injury, and general complaints.

  • Respond to general water recreational facility complaints and makes inspections as necessary.

  • Assists with standard calibration and maintenance service for program and field equipment and keeps maintenance logs.

  • Provides technical assistance to and corresponds with, the general public, other governmental agencies, and Health District staff on program related activities.

  • With the Program Manager and colleagues, works to develop, encourage and sustain a team-oriented work environment.

  • Attends meetings with federal, State, and local agencies.

  • Accurately completes and submits electronic timecard on a weekly basis as required.

  • Models a Lean Six Sigma organizational culture that promotes the practice of respect for people, openness, trust, safety, transparency, collaborative problem solving, managing with data, the pursuit of incremental continuous quality improvement and assurance.  

  • Responds to public health emergencies as required by the District.

  • Establishes and maintains cooperative, effective working relationships with coworkers, other District employees, and the general public using principles of good customer service.

  • Demonstrates cultural competency and embeds equity into all aspects of assigned work and interactions. 

Environmental Engineer 5 - LOSS Supervisor

Washington State Department of Health

Location: Thurston, WA; remote optional

Closing date: May 16, 2022

About the Position:

As a registered professional engineer, the employee in this position supervises and directs the large on-site sewage system (LOSS) and reclaimed water (RW) programs, which includes mentoring subordinate environmental engineers who don’t yet have a professional engineering license. The primary objective is to protect public health and the environment by assuring all LOSS and reclaimed water systems are located, designed, constructed, and operated as required by our regulations and design and operating standards, and hold current operating permits.  This helps protect public health and environmental quality of ground and surface water, resulting in safer and more reliable sources of drinking water, and better protected waters for water recreation and harvesting of shellfish, as well as helping to conserve water resources.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating the functions of the LOSS and RW programs.

  • Assuring staff receive timely performance feedback, training, and other support to assure competence, clarity of role/responsibilities, and professional development.

  • Ensuring the quality of work performed by staff is consistent with applicable laws, and other agency strategic plans, guidance, and policies.

  •  Ensuring effective communications and teamwork by staff. Model and nurture an Outward Mindset.

  • Developing and maintaining policies and performance measures related to LOSS and reclaimed water.

  • Carrying out LOSS/RW enforcement actions and/or penalties working with the compliance specialist and Assistant Attorney General. Sign enforcement and violation letters.

  • Developing and implementing rules regulating LOSS, Reclaimed Water, and onsite non-potable water use.

  • Conducting engineering and administrative reviews of LOSS and RW submittals such as engineering reports, plans, specifications, construction reports, operation and maintenance manuals, and annual operating permit reports.

  • Advising and assisting the wastewater section manager with policy, planning, program implementation, and personnel matters.

  • Representing the program and agency on LOSS, RW, and onsite non-potable use issues in a variety of venues and processes.

Water Recreation Facilities Technical Specialist 

Washington State Department of Health

Location: Thurston, WA; flexible/hybrid

Closing date: May 16, 2022

About the Position:

This Public Health Advisor 3 position supports the OEHS mission as a statewide Water Recreation Facilities (WRF) technical specialist. In this position, you will review and approve plans and specifications; conduct field investigations; develop technical documents; and provide training, consultation, direction, and assistance to local health jurisdiction (LHJ) staff, industry, colleagues, consumers, and policy makers.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Reviewing and approving highly technical engineering and/or architectural reports, plans, designs, and specifications for new, expanding, or existing WRFs in accordance with DOH regulations and design standards.  

  • Planning and conducting specialized comprehensive inspections of WRFs to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, design and performance standards, and operating requirements.

  • Working closely with the Administrative Assistant 3 (AA3) in the development and management of the construction permit database, ensuring records are kept, timelines are met as required by internal policies, and fees are accurately determined and collected as authorized by statute and administrative code.

  • Providing technical assistance, consultation, information, evaluation, and interpretation on technical issues, policies, regulations, and procedures pertaining to the program. Prepares reports, fact sheets, and responses to issues and concerns.

  • Coordinating, directing, and participating in the development and maintenance of up-to-date written technical standards, guidelines, articles, education & training materials, policies and regulations, and web-based presentations.

  • Leading or participating in the development of education and training curricula and specific class instruction objectives, outlines, content & support materials, and course evaluation materials & methods.  

  • Serving as an instructor/trainer for classes or other training and education venues offered to practitioners, LHJ staff members, university level students, and others.

Animal Food Field Inspector (FSCS2)- 3 Positions

Washington State Department of Agriculture

Location: Remote

Closing date: Continuous; first review May 16

About the Position:

The WSDA wants you to join the Animal Feed Program (AFP) to help us ensure the safety and integrity of animal food by becoming a field inspector! We are hiring to fill 3 Animal Food Field Inspector vacancies in different territories (Eastern, Central and Northwest Washington) they are classified as a Food Safety Compliance Specialist 2 (FSCS 2), and reports directly to the Animal Food Field Supervisor/Preventive Controls Specialist (FSCS 3). The preferred counties for each territory are outlined in bold below. These positions are full time field based with regular car travel within assigned territory and occasional out of state travel. 

 

These positions serve the Animal Feed Program in carrying out objectives and tasks in its strategic action plan by performing field activities such as inspections, investigations, sample collections, technical assistance, recall activities and compliance/enforcement actions at any applicable facility within the state to protect animals and humans from misbranded or adulterated/contaminated animal food or ingredients. These positions are expected to demonstrate a strong working knowledge of the applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations related to animal feed. These positions are expected to perform field activities independently while prescribing to set procedures, policies or directives. They need to discern between major and minor violations and one-time, isolated events vs. pattern or history of violations while documenting observations in an articulate and well-organized manner. 

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Perform independent or joint inspections and investigations at animal feed manufacturing facilities, distributors, transloader locations, warehouses, retail locations and other feed-related establishments under the authority of the Washington State and under contract with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

  • Interpret, apply and ensure compliance with federal, state, and departmental laws, requirements, regulations, policies, and procedures applicable to Animal Feed Program and WSDA.

  • Ability to discern between critical and significant observations as well as one-time, isolated events vs. violations that exhibit pattern or history of incompliance and risk during inspectional/investigational activities.

  • Document inspectional and investigational findings in a concise, well-formatted, and timely manner as prescribed by the Animal Feed Program and/or federal partners.

  • Identify adulterated, contaminated, or misbranded products, unregistered products, or unlicensed firms in the field and report findings in a timely manner to appropriate Animal Feed staff. Conduct appropriate or assigned compliance/enforcement actions.

  • Conduct Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) Reviews and complete reports in a timely manner.

  • Provide testimony during legal and/or compliance/enforcement proceedings related to field activities as needed.

  • Deploy as a member of the Washington Rapid Response Team (RRT) during events related to food and/or feed and function under the Incident Command System (ICS).

  • Assist with new staff training through trainees observing field activities.

  • Collect samples of animal feed and animal feed ingredients under Washington State authority or under contract with the FDA while employing appropriate sampling techniques.

  • Collect samples in response to consumer complaints or compliance/enforcement follow-up activities.

  • Effectively and proactively communicate with licensees, registrants, agency representatives, and stakeholders to provide technical assistance in a professional and articulate manner.

  • Demonstrate working knowledge of the current animal food-related laws, regulations, policies, guidance documents, etc. in order to effectively assist industry partners and other stakeholders.

  • Effectively communicate with co-workers to troubleshoot and resolve challenges related to Program work in a positive manner.

Initial ERTS Complaint Investigator

Washington State Department of Ecology

Location: Lacey, WA; Flexible/hybrid

Closing date: Continuous; first review May 16

About the Position:

In this role, you will independently perform initial investigation of Environmental Report Tracking System (ERTS) complaints, perform site hazard assessments, and use applicable site data and information to evaluate the potential risk of contaminant releases to human health and the environment. Working individually and as a team, you will make recommendations to senior staff and your management chain regarding hazard rankings and add sites to Ecology’s Hazardous Sites List (HSL), accept or decline new ERTS referrals and recommend assignment to appropriate staff. You will also support your supervisor and section manager by updating, interpreting, reviewing, imputing, and evaluating site information in applicable Ecology databases. Field work involves site visits, evaluating whether contamination is present (including visual observations and sampling), and speaking with members of the regulated public. Following prescribed methods, you will work closely with internal staff and routinely work with the public about questions and complaints.  

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Independently perform Initial Investigation of ERTS complaints: gather additional information with the complainant; coordinate with the property owner to obtain access and explain why Ecology will be on the property; travel to a location and investigate, take notes, photos, and collect environmental sample; evaluate site conditions - potentially including analytical result; and generate an initial investigation report summarizing Ecology’s findings with a recommendation. 

  • Perform site hazard assessments (SHAs) of sites: using applicable site data and information, evaluate the potential risk to human health and the environment, recommend a hazard ranking score, and, when needed, add the site to Ecology's HSL.

  • Update, interpret, review, impute, and evaluate site information in the Integrated Sites Information System (ISIS), Environmental Information Management System (EIM), ERTS, and other applicable agency databases as directed by the Supervisor and/or Section Manager. 

  • Take part in required training, planning, policy review/comment, and associated administrative activities.

  • Accept or decline new ERTS referrals and recommend assignment to appropriate staff. 

  • Interact with other program and agency staff, attorneys, consultants, contractors, other environmental professionals, and the regulated public.

Climate Change: Cap-and-Invest Market Planner

Washington State Department of Ecology

Location: Lacey, WA; Flexible/hybrid

Closing date: Continuous; first review May 16

About the Position:

The mission of the Air Quality Program (AQP) is to protect and improve air quality in Washington and to protect our State’s environment for current and future generations.  Washington is in the process of building an economy-wide cap and invest program, and Air Quality’s newly created Climate Commitment Act Implementation Group is leading the design and implementation of this program.  As part of the cap and invest program, businesses and entities will be required to obtain allowances tied to their emissions, which can be bought, sold, and traded.  This market will begin in 2023, and the proceeds will be invested in initiatives to decarbonize transportation and other sectors of the economy, promote clean energy, and advance equity and environmental justice. 

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Help covered entities understand and participate in the allowance market

  • Work with WCI, Inc., which provides the auction platform for Washington’s cap-and-invest program, on allowance market changes 

  • Communicate with programs in other jurisdictions (e.g., California and Québec, Canada) as the unit works to harmonize allowance processes with other programs that use the WCI platform.

  • Perform direct outreach to entities with trading questions, and work with our communications team to develop and deliver trainings on how to participate in the market and place trades.

  • Help work with WCI, Inc., which provides the auction platform for Washington’s cap-and-invest program to ensure cap-and-invest entities understand and can participate in allowance auctions

  • Support the budget team in communicating revenue projections

  • Work with participating entities to ensure they comply with cap-and-invest regulations by providing Ecology with accurate, timely, and complete auction-related data 

  • Work with WCI, Inc. on auction design improvements, and with external jurisdictions (e.g., California and Québec, Canada) to harmonize auction processes

Permit Coordinator (Environmental Specialist 5)

Washington State Department of Ecology

Location: Richland, WA; Flexible/hybrid

Closing date: Continuous; first review May 25

About the Position:

In this role, you will be part of a core team of 6 staff who support the dangerous waste permitting efforts for the Nuclear Waste Program. This includes the dangerous waste permit for the Hanford site, which is the largest and most complex in the state. As a permit coordinator for the Nuclear Waste Program, you will serve as a senior program expert in dangerous waste and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act regulations for facilities managing, treating or storing dangerous and radioactive waste. You will have the opportunity to lead, coach and mentor other environmental specialists supporting dangerous waste permitting. Our Team is at the forefront of developing process, and guidance for the permitting for our program. You will also coordinate with the other Ecology programs implementing the dangerous waste regulations and with our oversight agency, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10. 
 

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Independently apply regulatory interpretations and provide regulatory assistance to junior staff, peers, management, and the permittee. 

  • Work closely with project teams to ensure that permitting decisions meet the regulatory requirements, permits are drafted to be enforceable, compliant, equivalent, and consistent.

  • Review and correct the work of permit writers to ensure that they are properly evaluating modifications to the Hanford Site-wide and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard dangerous waste permits and are performing their duties in a consistent manner. 

  • Provide technical support and lead contentious and regulatory issues involved with reissuance of the Hanford site-wide Rev 9 dangerous waste permit renewal.

  • Prepare formal correspondence that is accurate and concise. 

Voluntary Cleanup Program Unit Supervisor

Washington State Department of Ecology

Location: Shoreline, WA; Flexible/hybrid

Closing date: Continuous; first review May 24

About the Position:

In this role, you will report to the Toxics Cleanup Program (TCP) Northwest Regional Office (NWRO) Section Manager, supervisor for 15 amazing professional staff (positions) in one of four units and will be a member of our section’s leadership team. You will have a wide range of opportunities by leading staff who will be recommending to list and rank new suspected and confirmed contaminated sites, providing technical assistance for sites that have entered Ecology’s Voluntary Cleanup Program, overseeing sites under Orders and Consent Decrees, conducting periodic reviews for sites that have institutional controls and recommending to delist sites that have met the State’s cleanup standards.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Provide team leadership, coaching, mentoring and training staff on technical, policy and regulatory issues. 

  • Provide support to and direct staff in managing Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) cleanup sites, performing cleanup report review, and providing technical assistance and guidance for VCP sites. 

  • Negotiate Agreed Orders, Consent Decrees, and Inter-Agency Agreements to implement site cleanups.  

  • Provide technical assistance and formal oversight to consultants, industry, government authorities, the public and other agency staff. 

  • Serve as the Ecology Representative with governmental agencies and other involved parties. 

  • Manage and oversee contracts and contractors to implement cleanup work and environmental investigations. 

  • Coordinate cross-program initiatives. 

  • Assist in the annual and long-term section, program and agency planning processes. 

Climate Change: Cap and Invest Allowance Auctions Lead

Washington State Department of Ecology

Location: Lacey, WA; Flexible/hybrid

Closing date: Continuous; first review May 24

About the Position:

In this role, you will provide staff leadership in the Cap-and-Invest Auctions and Market unit. The unit helps bring companies into the cap-and-invest program, facilitates allowance auctions and trading, and safeguards the cap-and-invest program’s integrity through ongoing market surveillance. The role includes substantial outreach to other jurisdictions (e.g., California and Québec), external agencies, stakeholders, and the Western Climate Initiative, Inc., which provides the platform for Washington’s allowance auctions. 

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Working with Washington’s market subcontractor (WCI, Inc.) to ensure cap-and-invest entities understand and can participate in allowance auctions

  • Supporting the budget team in communicating revenue projections

  • Working with external cap-and-invest entities to ensure entities send Ecology accurate, timely, and complete auction-related data required by the cap-and-invest regulations to participate in allowance auctions

  • Working with WCI, Inc. on auction design improvements, and external jurisdictions (e.g., California and Québec, Canada) to harmonize auction processes as relevant

Regional Facilities Specialist Lead

Washington State Department of Ecology

Location: Union Gap, WA; Flexible/hybrid

Closing date: Continuous; first review May 30

About the Position:

You will provide technical assistance to several health and solid waste departments in the central region of the state. This region accepts about 65-70% of the solid waste generated in Washington State, and provides technical assistance to the nation’s 5th largest landfill. This region also has several waste-to-energy operations that you will interact with.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Train new hires at local governments

  • Review the permits written by local governments to ensure conformance with solid waste rules

  • Provide technical assistance to local governments and solid waste facilities

  • Assist more junior staff in their work

  • Provide good customer service 

Biologist

Thurston County Public Health and Social Services

Location: Olympia, WA

Closing date: May 31, 2022

About the Position:

This job directs and maintains a state certified laboratory for the analysis of water samples in support of environmental health programs, public water systems and private well owners

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Performs bacteriological analysis of drinking water, sewage, lake water, and swimming pool water for detection and identification of pathogenic and indicator organisms.

  • Performs chemical testing on drinking water and wastewater.

  • Gathers, preserves, controls, and transmits specimens to other laboratories for specialized analysis.

  • Investigates and analyzes reports of odor or taste problems in water, chemical and physical hazards, and related health hazards; conducts tests to determine nature, cause, and scope of the problem and develops and recommends or directs corrective measures.

  • Interprets laboratory analysis and findings; provides specialist consultation to the staff and public.

  • Provides expert testimony in court actions and appeal hearings.

  • Monitors the work of a Laboratory Technician and Environmental Health Specialists in performing specific tasks or standardized analysis; conducts training; and evaluates and validates the product.

  • Maintains Washington State Department of Ecology Certification status for the laboratory.

  • Develops, proposes, and maintains the laboratory budget; orders equipment and supplies; maintains equipment.

  • Assists Manager regarding program needs such as developing the Drinking Water and laboratory program budgets and/or policy development.

Climate Change: Clean Fuel Standard Program Analyst

Department of Ecology

Location: Lacey, WA

Closing date: Open until filled; first review: March 11, 2022

About the Position:

The mission of the Air Quality Program (AQP) is to protect and improve air quality in Washington. The Air Quality Program’s vision is clean, healthy air and climate for all of Washington. One of our goals is to inform decisions, and raise public awareness and engagement by providing accurate and timely information on ambient air pollution and its impacts. This position is responsible for helping fuel suppliers submit accurate reports, producing recurring reports of program data, and monitoring multiple data sources to predict future credit price swings and compliance challenges. You don’t need to be an expert in transportation fuel markets to succeed in this role, just a love of numbers, good Excel skills, the ability to provide great technical support, and a desire to be on the leading edge of climate policy in the U.S.

  

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Oversee the submission and verification of fuel and credit transaction reports. Support and assist program participants with the submission process and make sure the data we collect are of high quality.

  • Produce monthly and annual data reports. Serve as the primary point of contact for data and analysis requests.

  • Work with IT staff and stakeholders to develop and maintain the IT platform for reporting and credit trading. Identify and solve problems as they arise.

  • Develop and maintain a reporting desk manual and other support documents.

  • Track fuel markets, electric vehicle charging, and credit markets in Washington and neighboring states. Identify cases of potential fraud or double-counting.

  • Monitor program data, news, and data from other states and provinces to predict future swings in the credit price. Recommend policy options, if needed, to stabilize the market.

  • Provide research and data analysis to support outreach activities, enforcement, and fuel pathway application review.

  • Seek to maximize equity and environmental justice in the operation of the Clean Fuel Standard program. Provide research and analysis to support efforts to improve equity and better serve overburdened communities.

Food Safety Technical Specialist (2 positions)

Department of Health

Location: various locations

Closing date: Continuous

About the Position:

You will consult with the management and staff of local health, industry, state agencies, and professional associations to identify needs and provide direction, so program activities and resources are appropriately prioritized. These positions develop and present classroom and virtual training on food safety laws, rules, issues, policies, and practices to a wide variety of industry, regulatory, and association audiences. The Food Safety Technical Specialists also assist Local Health Jurisdictions (LHJs) and various state agencies in response to foodborne illness outbreaks, coordinating with the program’s illness response lead and other stakeholders.

  

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Manage the program’s food recall response activities

  • Actively monitor local, national, and international food product recall notices and subsequent update notices

  • Leads the statewide communication of food recall information between federal, state, and local partners.

  • Manages the program’s work reviewing food establishment and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plans for LHJs

  • Lead technical specialist for plan review related issues and questions

  • Manage the program’s work on chain store issues, acting as the liaison between LHJs and corporate food company representatives.

Rapid Response Team Coordinator

Department of Agriculture

Location: Anywhere in Washington

Closing date: Continuous

About the Position:

There’s a vacancy for a Rapid Response Team Coordinator in the Food Safety and Consumer Services Division at the Washington State Department of Agriculture. The position will work on the Rapid Response Team (RRT) and be responsible for protecting public and environmental health by preparing for and responding to food and feed emergencies. The primary job duties is to coordinate the Division's emergency planning, response, and recovery services and RRT and manage Federal grants and cooperative agreements.

  

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Coordinate the operation and activation of the Rapid Response Team (RRT).

  • Serves as Division liaison to support food, feed, produce, pesticide, animal services, and other regulatory and response divisions/programs within WSDA to cooperatively develop, maintain, and implement an effective and innovative emergency management and response system.

  • Develops plans and procedures to prepare for, respond to, and recover from complex emergencies and events.

  • Develops, approves, and maintains a strategic plan and performance measures to guide the RRT's operation and long-term sustainability.

  • Administer the RRT component of the FDA Flex Funding Model (FFM) Cooperative Agreement.

  • Serve as Project Director and/or Principal Investigator for the long-term and strategic management of assigned Federal and State grant and cooperative agreements, grants, and budgets

Environmental Health Specialist I (Part-time)

San Juan County

Location: Friday Harbor, WA

Closing date: Open until Filled

About the Position:

The mission of San Juan County is to provide public services that are vital for the health, safety, and general well-being of our citizens.  We strive to environmentally and culturally preserve the heritage of the individual islands that make up our beautiful county.  Public programs are managed effectively and prudently to serve our residents.  We recognize that county employees and volunteers are the foundation for providing these services.  Therefore, government activities are thoughtfully conducted in a way that is ethical, fair, just, and impartial.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Performs plan reviews and routine inspections of food service establishments to ensure that food safety standards are met.

  • Conducts solid waste facility inspections, as well as investigate reports of improper solid waste handling to ensure compliance with solid waste handling rules.

  • Conducts inspections of camps and schools to verify that conditions are acceptable to ensure the health and safety of the public using these facilities.,

  • Inspects and evaluates water recreation facilities (pools and spas) to ensure that measures to protect the public are in place.

  • Provides public health education to the public, and permit holders.

  • Reviews applications for new or repair on-site sewage systems, including inspecting soils and reports submitted by on-site sewage system designers, review of designs for compliance with County and State regulations. Inspects on-site sewage system installations, reviews and approves record drawing, and system start-up.

  • Educates the public regarding On-Site Sewage System Operation & Maintenance, including sending inspection reminders, reviewing reports, teaching classes. 

  • Surveys public water systems, performs well site inspections, well seal inspections, and reviews water availability applications for compliance with County regulations.

  • Prepares professional correspondence, reports, and collects and analyzes data specific to environmental health.

  • Prepare and present information in a clear and concise manner while conveying scientific and complex information.

  • Manage demands of individual caseload with needs for customer service, working directly with the public in a fast paced and ever-changing work environment.

  • Works closely with the Department of Community Development in the evaluation of environmental health requirements for building permits, land use permits, applications, and land divisions.

  • Acts within the scope of his or her responsibilities, working as a public employee and municipal officer with courtesy and professionalism, and adhering to the highest standard of ethics.

Initial ERTS Complaint Investigator

Department of Ecology

Location: Lacey, WA (flexible/hybrid)

Closing date: Open until Filled

About the Position:

The Toxics Cleanup Program (TCP) within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill an Initial ERTS Complaint Investigator (Environmental Specialist 4) position. In this role, you will independently perform initial investigation of Environmental Report Tracking System (ERTS) complaints, perform site hazard assessments, and use applicable site data and information to evaluate the potential risk of contaminant releases to human health and the environment. Working individually and as a team, you will make recommendations to senior staff and your management chain regarding hazard rankings and add sites to Ecology’s Hazardous Sites List (HSL), accept or decline new ERTS referrals and recommend assignment to appropriate staff. 

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Independently perform Initial Investigation of ERTS complaints: gather additional information with the complainant; coordinate with the property owner to obtain access and explain why Ecology will be on the property; travel to a location and investigate, take notes, photos, and collect environmental sample; evaluate site conditions - potentially including analytical result; and generate an initial investigation report summarizing Ecology’s findings with a recommendation. 

  • Perform site hazard assessments (SHAs) of sites: using applicable site data and information, evaluate the potential risk to human health and the environment, recommend a hazard ranking score, and, when needed, add the site to Ecology's HSL.

  • Update, interpret, review, impute, and evaluate site information in the Integrated Sites Information System (ISIS), Environmental Information Management System (EIM), ERTS, and other applicable agency databases as directed by the Supervisor and/or Section Manager. 

  • Take part in required training, planning, policy review/comment, and associated administrative activities.

  • Accept or decline new ERTS referrals and recommend assignment to appropriate staff. 

  • Interact with other program and agency staff, attorneys, consultants, contractors, other environmental professionals, and the regulated public.

Pollution Prevention & Regulatory Assistance Section Manager

Department of Ecology

Location: Lacey, WA

Closing date: Open until filled; first review February 28, 2022

About the Position:

As the Pollution Prevention and Regulatory Assistance Section Manager, you will be a key member of the Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction leadership team. This is a high paced environment that offers opportunities to shape the future of the program and the legislation that governs it. You will be responsible for creating and implementing new programs and plans that engage with the public and ultimately reduce the toxic chemicals making their way into our environment and our bodies.

  

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Hire, train, supervise, and coach section staff, which includes 7 direct reports.

  • Work with program staff and leadership to build understanding about how the work of this section will contribute to program goals and support our regional teams.

  • Think strategically to envision the future of the section, and the new and emerging work we do.

  • Identify and support succession planning strategies and staff development opportunities.

  • Help develop policies and guidance for implementing hazardous waste rules and laws.

  • Support your team as they implement state and federal laws and programs, including:

  • Safer Products for Washington

  • Children's Safe Products

  • Better Brakes Law

  • Hazardous Waste Management Act

  • Manage a biennial budget of approximately $12 million.

  • Develop and foster collaborative partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to find creative and innovative solutions. You'll work with other state and federal agencies, local and tribal governments, and the public.

Climate Change: Clean Transportation Grants and Cultural Resources Specialist

Department of Ecology

Location: Lacey, WA

Closing date: Open until filled; first review February 27, 2022

About the Position:

In this position, you will play a key role in reducing emissions and electrifying the transportation sector by overseeing the investment of settlement funds from the Volkswagen “Dieselgate” emissions violations. You will serve as the VW Team’s lead on Cultural Resources Reviews and implementation of agency and state environmental justice policy, ensuring protection of archaeological and tribal resources and compliance with Washington’s new Healthy Environment for All Act (HEAL). In this position, you will work collaboratively with other members of the VW Settlements Team to develop funding opportunities and negotiate, implement, and track grants. 

  

Some of What You'll Do:

  • In collaboration with the VW team, distribute and manage Volkswagen Settlement grants to fund projects such as electric vehicle charging stations, electric school buses, electric transit buses, and shore power for ships and other ocean-going vessels

  • Serve as the Air Quality Program’s Cultural Resources Review specialist, developing and maintaining expert working knowledge of principles in cultural resource reviews

  • Develop grant guidelines, scoring criteria, and application processes

  • Negotiate and implement grant contracts and manage projects

  • Track criteria pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions reductions associated with projects 

  • Serve as the Volkswagen team lead on compliance with state environmental justice laws and policies (e.g., HEAL Act)

Health Educator - Land Use

Snohomish Health District

Location: Everett, WA

Closing date: Open until filled

About the Position:

The Health Educator plans and provides health education to the public and community partners regarding Environmental Health activities and regulations.  This position will work closely with other team members of Environmental Health to develop education and outreach material for a varied number of topics. The initial focus of this position will be education and outreach related to onsite sewage disposal system monitoring and maintenance but can include other areas of Environmental Health. This position will work closely with the public around land use activities and regulations, promoting proper septic system care and maintenance, and operating programs to provide financial incentives to septic system owners.  The position will also facilitate meetings of the public, or of subject matter experts in the areas of land use and onsite sewage.    

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Develops, maintains, updates, and implements various health education activities and materials.

  • Provides educational presentations to groups, specific to identified audience needs. 

  • Develops accessible networks of personnel and resources for assessed health education. 

  • Participates in staff meetings, committees, task forces, coalitions, and focus groups.

  • Prepares reports as requested.

  • Participates in meeting facilitation with internal and external partners.

  • Contributes to the development and implementation of media campaigns to promote Environmental Health and Public Health.  

  • Presents information sensitively, effectively, and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial, ethnic and professional backgrounds and persons of all ages and lifestyle preferences.

Assistant Division Director - Environmental Health

Snohomish Health District

Location: Everett, WA

Closing date: First review March 18, 2022

About the Position:

This position develops and oversees the administration of policies, procedures, budget and work products including enforcement of federal, state, county, and local laws, regulations and codes in support of the daily operations of the EH Division.  Incumbent supervises and coordinates the work of subordinate supervisors, and/or project leaders; anticipates and plans for future work programs; and determines nature and scope of projects. Incumbent works with internal interdisciplinary team(s) and with community groups, agencies, businesses, and regional partners as a representative of EH or standing in for the EH Division Director to address public health issues.  Incumbent is a member of the EH Leadership Team and participates as a member of the Incident Command Team in the event of an emergency. In the absence of the EH Division Director, the incumbent serves as acting division director.  

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Directs the operational activities of the Environmental Health Division programs; Food Safety, Land Use, Safe Environments and Customer Service.

  • Interprets and ensures compliance to Washington State laws, sanitary codes, and local regulations and codes, and provides technical expertise to EH Division Director as needed. 

  • Assists EH Division Director with the development of annual goals and objectives for the division and long-range planning in collaboration with the EH Leadership Team.

  • In partnership with the EH Division Director, develops and oversees annual expenditure and revenue budgets, and takes corrective action as needed; reports and addresses any variations from the budgets that will not be resolved within the fiscal year in a timely manner.

  • Designs and implements programs within approved budget; obtains grants as appropriate to fund on-going or new programs; prepares contract work statements as appropriate and assumes responsibility for monitoring of all divisional contracts and grants.

  • Supports the EH Division Director in coordination of activities of the division with the activities of other divisions in the district and other community partners as appropriate.

  • Performs direct supervisory responsibilities of assigned staff in accordance with the District’s policies and procedures and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing; hiring; planning, assisting, directing, and evaluating work in progress and upon completion; appraising performance; communicating the need for corrective or disciplinary action to appropriate district personnel and along with the EH Division Director initiating or approving disciplinary action for division staff; addressing complaints; resolving problems; and approving/scheduling leave time.

  • Coordinates with the EH Division Director in the implementation of all personnel policies and union contract policies.

  • Oversees the coaching, mentoring, training, and performance evaluation of all division staff.

  • Produces and analyzes divisional program quality assurance and performance data regularly to assure quality of service delivery; reviews staff productivity indicators regularly and assures a high level of productivity; provides or supports accurate reports on division activities as requested.

  • Networks, collaborates and maintains effective working relationships with state, regional and local partner agencies including Washington State Department of Health and Department of Ecology, Snohomish County Planning and Development Services, Snohomish County Solid Waste Division, various Tribes, local health and social service agencies, and city departments.

  • Represents the district on local, regional and state committees and work groups; acts as district spokesperson as needed.

  • Assists with investigation of any outbreak of disease related to environmental exposures (infectious or otherwise) or other unusual increases in illness.

  • Participates in and supports emergency preparedness and response activities, including preparedness for the division, agency and community.

  • Oversees technology priorities of EH and assures adequate coordination and resources to meet customer and staff needs.

  • Maintains agency capacity for effective customer service, cultural competency, social equity, deliverable completion, and quality improvement.

  • Promotes a professional, supportive, and positive work environment.

Environmental Health Specialist I/II

Snohomish Health District

Location: Everett, WA

Closing date: Open until filled

About the Position:

This position will conduct routine inspection and investigation in the Safe Environments program. Additionally, the individual will provide education, technical assistance and regulatory information to members of the public. The incumbent may be assigned to one or more areas in the Safe Environments section including, but not limited to those which deal primarily with solid waste facilities, chemical/physical hazards, landfills, complaint investigation, pollution prevention assistance, school health and safety and water recreation. 

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Maintain a professional working relationship with the regulated community, staff of other public agencies concerning District regulatory responsibilities as well as public and private individuals who utilize the department's services.

  • Travels to various sites throughout the county conducting inspections and investigations to ensure compliance with current regulations.

  • Provides education, technical assistance, and regulatory compliance advice to the facility, the public and the media, translating technical and regulatory information to a variety of audiences.

  • Completes reports of areas in violation.

  • Recommends corrective measures and takes appropriate enforcement action.

  • Meets with responsible parties to discuss correction of deficiencies and to obtain compliance through education and appropriate enforcement action.

  • Reviews plans for establishments/facilities and inspects construction and remodeling.

  • Investigates complaints and incidents of suspected illness at establishments/facilities.

  • Maintains accurate field records, write reports, makes recommendations for follow-up actions based upon findings of investigations.

  • Updates and uses computerized data management systems.

Emissions Inventory Specialist

Department of Ecology

Location: Lacey, WA

Closing date: Open until filled

About the Position:

The mission of the Air Quality Program (AQP) is to protect, preserve, and enhance the air quality of Washington to safeguard public health and the environment and support high quality of life. The federal Clean Air Act requires all states to have statewide operating permit programs for businesses and industries that are the largest sources of air pollution. An air operating permit contains all the permit requirements that apply to an air pollution source. 

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Work with other analysists to assess potential air emissions impacts related to proposed legislation, rule, policy or guidance.

  • Conduct training and guide Washington Emissions Inventory Reporting System users as they enter and certify their air emissions data.

  • Develop and maintain air emission inventories for several assigned source categories and report them annually, triennially, and develop emissions inventories for specific modeling projects.

Permit Technician

Snohomish Health District

Location: Everett, WA

Closing date: Open until filled

About the Position:

Under the direction of the Land Use Supervisor, or designee, the incumbent performs a variety of technical assignments involving office review, permit processing and other technical support work. Additionally, the individual will provide education, technical assistance and regulatory information to members of the public.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Performs intake reviews and processes permit applications.

  • Uses computers to establish and maintain permit data bases and research parcel information.

  • Assists the public and answers inquiries about department services, programs and records; explains rules, policies, and procedures, and research database and files; refers matters requiring policy interpretation to supervisor for resolution.

  • Supports the relationship between the District and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with visitors and District staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and District information; performs other duties as required or assigned.

  • Maintain a professional working relationship with the regulated community, staff of other public agencies concerning District regulatory responsibilities as well as public and private individuals who utilize the department's services.

  • Provides education, technical assistance, and regulatory compliance advice to the facility and the public translating technical and regulatory information to a variety of audiences.

  • Updates and uses computerized data management systems.

Allowance Trading and Education Lead (Environmental Planner 4)

Department of Ecology

Location: Lacey, WA

Closing date: Open until filled

About the Position:

You will be responsible for ensuring firms can trade—and participate—in the Cap-and-Invest market. By helping firms get comfortable with this new market and how it works, you will enable them to maintain a primary focus on decreasing emissions so Washington can meet its goal of reducing emissions by 95% by 2050.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Helping Cap-and-Invests covered entities understand and participate in the allowance market

  • Working with Washington’s market subcontractor (WCI, Inc.) on allowance market changes based on feedback the incumbent receives from Cap-and-Invest market participants and others

  • Working with external jurisdictions (e.g., California and Québec, Canada) to harmonize allowance processes 

  • Direct outreach to entities with trading questions, as well as working with our communications team to develop and deliver trainings on how to trade and participate in the market 

Auctions Lead

Department of Ecology

Location: Lacey, WA

Closing date: Open until filled

About the Position:

You will be a crucial member of the Cap-and-Invest team. You will coordinate and implement allowance auctions that firms participate in to meet their emissions compliance obligations. These auctions are the linchpin of the cap-and-invest program and generate significant proceeds applied towards the decarbonization of the transportation industry, improving access to clean energy, and advancing health equity and environmental justice.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Working with Washington’s market subcontractor (WCI, Inc.) to ensure Cap-and-Invest entities understand and can participate in allowance auctions

  • Supporting the budget team in communicating revenue projections

  • Working with external Cap-and-Invest entities to ensure entities send Ecology accurate, timely, and complete auction-related data required by the Cap-and-Invest regulations to participate in allowance auctions

  • Working with WCI, Inc. on auction design improvements, and external jurisdictions (e.g., California and Québec, Canada) to harmonize auction processes

BEACH Program Coordinator (Environmental Specialist 4)

Department of Ecology

Location: Lacey, WA

Closing date: Open until filled

About the Position:

In this role, you will be responsible for coordinating and leading the EPA-funded Washington State Beach Environmental Assessment, Communication, and Health (BEACH) Program. You will gain experience in implementing and maintaining a multi-year surface water monitoring program that evaluates bacterial impacts to marine swimming beaches. Responsibilities include managing budgets and contracts, leading and mentoring professional project staff, training volunteers on appropriate technical methods, writing technical documents, working with news media, conducting outreach, working with local health departments, and ensuring monitoring bacteria and notification of water quality problems follow proper procedures.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Manage the Washington BEACH Program with guidance from the Inter-Agency BEACH Committee including designing, implementing and maintaining the multi-year surface water monitoring program to evaluate bacterial impacts to marine swimming beaches.

  • Ensure all grant requirements are being met. Among other grant requirements, this position must apply for the annual EPA grant each year, manage the program budget, write and manage contracts with local entities, ensure data manager submits data to EPA by deadline, and write the annual report to EPA each year.

  • Coordinate the implementation and evolution of the Program with EPA. 

  • Write Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPPs) for statewide monitoring of marine beaches and develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

  • Lead and mentor other professional staff assigned to the project which includes training on appropriate technical methods.

  • Hold an annual inter-agency committee meeting, work with the news media, and ensure that monitoring of bacteria and notification of water quality problems follows proper procedures.

  • As the lead author, prepare the draft and final project reports for internal and external audiences.

  • Coordinate and compile weekly incoming bacterial data and submit data annually to the EPA. Work in conjunction with IT and BEACH staff to maintain the database. 

Food Safety Compliance Specialist 2 (3 positions)

Department of Agriculture

Location: Spokane County, Skagit County, King County 

Closing date: Open until filled

About the Position:

This position performs journey-level work including inspections, investigations and sample collection to protect public health from unsafe adulterated food by gaining compliance with state laws and federal regulations. Travel is required to conduct in-depth food inspections in facilities that process or hold food products including: food processors and food storage warehouses; produce farms; dairy farms; dairy plants; custom meat facilities, slaughter plants and trucks; egg handling facilities; poultry processors and other food handlers.  This is a home office based position - you must have a functional home internet connection to be successful in this role.  

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Evaluates firm's control of public heath risks by performing independent inspections of conditions in facilities that hold, pack, transfer or produce food. Inspections are based on the appropriate state and/or federal regulation and program policy.

  • Conducts federally mandated Grade 'A' Dairy testing of pasteurization equipment and evaluations of bulk milk haulers and samplers by written and practical examination.

  • Discerns between critical and minor violations and provides technical assistance to industry whenever possible.

  • Provides clear and concise oral and written reports of inspection and investigation findings.

  • Assists the program in development and review of compliance cases as needed.

  • Provide technical assistance and education to industry and the public regarding food safety regulation, compliance and enforcement.

  • Provides applicants with technical assistance to achieve licensing status including the review of construction and remodel plans for compliance.

  • Participates in developing technical brochures and factsheets to provide assistance and education to stakeholders, peers and other regulatory officials.

  • Coordinates and works with other state, local and federal agencies in actions, inspections, investigations and training dealing with issues of food safety.

Land Use Supervisor

Snohomish Health District

Location: Everett, WA

Closing date: Continuous

About the Position:

Under the general supervision of an Environmental Health Assistant Director, incumbent plans, organizes, and supervises daily activities and operations in one or more division-wide environmental health programs such as food, sewage, water quality, solid waste/chemical and physical hazards, or water recreation facilities, and is responsible for supervising assigned personnel.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Provide instruction and training for assigned staff including quality, quantity and consistency of work and to ensure uniformity among field staff in the application of rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

  • Analyze and resolve problems and deficiencies within assigned program area.

  • Review plans for upcoming projects or new services/businesses in assigned program area.

  • Provide assistance to federal, state and local agencies and to the public on technical problems in a program area.

  • Draft proposals for rules, regulations, policies and procedures as assigned.

  • Research environmental health problems, monitor ongoing programs and prepare modifications and evaluations.

  • Develop program proposals and grant applications in program areas as assigned.

  • Represent the division in intra-agency and interagency meetings and projects as assigned.

  • Prepare reports and other documents as needed; complete and/or review paperwork such as work orders and time sheets.

  • Review time and material reports and maintain work records.

  • Interact with State and County personnel regarding projects, coordinate jobs, and process paperwork as needed.

  • Assist in the development of program budgets.

  • Requisition materials, equipment and supplies.

  • Collaborate with other division supervisors and other District employees to coordinate work schedules to assure jobs and projects are completed in accordance with established time lines.

  • Attend pre-construction meetings and walk-throughs after job completion, as required.

  • Establish and maintain cooperative, effective working relationships with co-workers, other District employees, and the general public.

  • Respond to public health emergencies as required by the District, assist in coordinating with other agencies and emergency providers.

Food Safety Program Supervisor

Snohomish Health District

Location: Everett, WA

Closing date: Continuous

About the Position:

Snohomish Health District Environmental Health is searching for a Supervisor for the Food Safety Program. Qualified applicants should have a background in food safety and a general understanding of other programs in Environmental Health. The Food Safety program oversees annual inspections and permit activities for food service establishments and school kitchens, seasonal inspections and permits for temporary events and farmers markets, food borne illness investigations, donated food distribution organizations, and other activities related to safety of food in Snohomish County. We are a growing program, searching for someone who can help us expand, innovate and modernize. 

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Provide instruction and training for assigned staff including quality, quantity and consistency of work and to ensure uniformity among field staff in the application of rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

  • Analyze and resolve problems and deficiencies within assigned program area.

  • Review plans for upcoming projects or new services/businesses in assigned program area.

  • Provide assistance to federal, state and local agencies and to the public on technical problems in a program area.

  • Draft proposals for rules, regulations, policies and procedures as assigned.

  • Research environmental health problems, monitor ongoing programs and prepare modifications and evaluations.

  • Develop program proposals and grant applications in program areas as assigned.

  • Represent the division in intra-agency and interagency meetings and projects as assigned.

  • Prepare reports and other documents as needed; complete and/or review paperwork such as work orders and time sheets.

  • Review time and material reports and maintain work records.

  • Interact with State and County personnel regarding projects, coordinate jobs, and process paperwork as needed.

  • Assist in the development of program budgets.

  • Requisition materials, equipment and supplies.

Environmental Health Specialist III

Snohomish Health District

Location: Everett, WA

Closing date: Continuous

About the Position:

Under direction of assigned Environmental Health (EH) Section Supervisor (or other EH management staff), incumbent is an experienced environmental health specialist who performs a wide range of activities in the Environmental Health Division.  Individuals assigned to this position are expected to apply a thorough understanding of food, water and waste-borne communicable diseases, potential public health risks associated with solid and hazardous waste and their means of transmission and control to work situations that are varied as well as routine.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Perform all duties associated with an EHS II.

  • Serve as a direct and principal source of technical assistance and guidance to assigned section staff.

  • Organize section staff, occasionally assign work and conduct special projects.

  • Maintain a professional relationship with other public agencies and private individuals engaged in business with the District.

  • Analyze data and reports and make recommendations to the Section Supervisor concerning public notification, public health advisories and Health District policies, procedures and regulations.

  • Provide instruction and training for section staff including quality, quantity and consistency of work.

  • Keep section staff updated as to current regulations, practices and policies.

  • Provide technical support and leadership to professional and technical staff; provide trouble shooting, technical report writing, record keeping and project analysis.

  • Serve as the lead on program area disease, injury and or environmental threat investigations.

  • Coordinate section workload and activities.

  • Organize public information and education programs.

  • Represent SHD on interagency committees, workgroups, and at public meetings.

  • Attend meetings of relevant outside agencies and groups as needed and present testimony at public hearings and/or legal proceedings.

  • Grant and contract preparation and reporting.

  • Implement and evaluate Health District responsibilities outlined in program area grants and contracts.

  • Interprets and applies District policies and guidelines.

  • Provides oversight on quality improvement projects for the Section.

  • Reviews staff work for accuracy, appropriateness, and timeliness.

  • Provides feedback to staff regarding their fieldwork observations and assessments.

  • Assists with training staff on use of new technology and inspection tools.  

  • Offers technical and troubleshooting assistance to staff on use of technology (EC/ECR/ECO) and other inspection tools.

Flood Risk Reduction Program Coordinator

Department of Ecology

Location: Lacey, WA

Closing date: Open until filled

About the Position:

The Office of Chehalis Basin (OCB) within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Flood Risk Reduction Program Coordinator (Environmental Planner 4) position. The Chehalis River Basin is Washington’s second largest watershed, and this position is unique because it specifically supports Chehalis River Basin-related flood damage reduction. The region has had more federally declared flooding disasters than any other part of Washington State, and you will be helping real people solve real problems "on-the-ground". In doing this, you will have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of diverse partners on projects that when complete, immediately reduce flood damages at individual locations.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Provide technical and policy recommendations for implementation of the Community Flood Assistance & Resilience (CFAR) Program. 

  • Manage flood damage reduction project contracts, contractors and construction through Ecology or the WA State Recreation and Conservation Office. 

  • Coordinate with the local partners in the basin to facilitate and ensure efficient communication during implementation of CFAR programs and projects.  

  • Coordinate with the principal planner and with other state agencies, federal agencies, and local governments in development of community protection strategies that identify areas where buildings should be acquired or retrofitted to reduce or mitigate flood damage. 

  • Provide technical assistance to communities and property owners on non-regulatory floodplain management and flood insurance matters. 

  • Coordinate with Ecology Regional floodplain management staff, Flood Program policy lead, State NFIP Coordinator, Ecology RiskMAP coordinator, and OCB staff, to ensure Chehalis Basin Strategy flood risk reduction program priorities are informing state and Federal priorities.

Environmental Health Specialist III - Food Safety & Living Environment

Skagit County 

Location: Mount Vernon, WA

Closing date: Continuous

About the Position:

An experienced Environmental Health Specialist who performs a wide range of activities in the Environmental Health Division, provides technical support and monitor all duties of environmental health programs area of assignment to ensure compliance with federal, State and local standards and regulations regarding sanitation and disease control.  Performs and monitors all environmental health related activities, in the Environmental Health Division including, solid and hazardous waste, food safety, and onsite waste programs. The incumbent is expected to participate in program planning, development of policies, procedures and regulations, program implementation and evaluation as well as providing technical support to field staff and performing field work as assigned.   Required to apply knowledge of communicable diseases and their means of transmission and control to work situations that are varied and complex.

 

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Under general supervision the Environmental Health Manager, performs the following functions within the framework and provision of the core functions and essential services of public health.

  • Maintains a professional relationship with public agencies and private individuals engaged in business with the Public Health Department.  Works collaboratively with Planning and Development Services, Public Works, and other County departments that interface with environmental health related program areas.

  • Collaborates in the development of and contributes to individual, team and departmental quality improvement, performance management and evaluation activities.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of applicable professional guidelines for licensed environmental health practitioners applicable to practice as an environmental health professional.

  • Coordinates all aspects of assigned program areas, including permitting, inspections, operations and maintenance, enforcement and program development.

  • Performs extensive review, evaluation, and oversight of all environmental health related program areas including meeting with managers, vendors, and facility owners/operators.

  • Organizes, reviews and provides feedback on staff assignments and leads special projects.  Reviews staff work for accuracy, appropriateness, and timeliness.  Provides feedback to staff regarding their fieldwork observations and assessments.

  • Investigates complaints regarding environmental health problems and hazards and initiates enforcement or corrective actions as required.

  • Participates in response teams to prevent, minimize, and contain adverse health events and conditions resulting from communicable diseases, food, water, and vector-borne outbreaks and environmental hazards.

  • Provides instruction and training for staff about uniformity and standardization of inspection tools and new technology.

  • Provides technical support to staff including troubleshooting problems and issues.

  • Ensures staff perform duties within the core functions of environmental health practice, ensuring that activities are within scope and role of public health as defined by RCW and WAC.

  • Interprets and applies policies and guidelines as they relate to areas of assignment.  Ensures staff are updated on current regulations, practices, and policies.

  • Organizes, reviews and provides feedback to staff assignments and leads special projects.

Health & Environmental Investigator I/II

King County

Location: Various locations, King County

Closing date: April 1, 2022

About the Position:

The Environmental Health Services Division is seeking to fill several Career Service, Term Limited Temporary (TLT),Special Duty Assignment (SDA), and/or Short-Term Temporary (STT) positions. We are seeking a skilled, enthusiastic and dedicated Health & Environmental Investigator to provide outreach, technical assistance and/or regulatory oversight in one of the following Programs:

  • Food & Facilities – To conduct inspections, provide educational services and respond to complaints/illnesses at retail food establishments, recreational facilities and schools,  

  • On-site Sewage System OSS Operation & Maintenance - to investigate OSS failures and monitor OSS maintenance, 

  • Solid Waste, Rodent and Zoonotic Diseases - to provide regulatory oversight and outreach for solid waste handling facilities, illegal dumping and rodent investigations, waste characterization, and/or pet business inspections, 

  • Hazardous Waste Management - to provide technical assistance and outreach about residential and/or commercial hazardous waste management,

  • Health Engagement Action and Resource Team (HEART) - to conduct on-site and phone consultations on environmental health topics for COVID-19 mitigation methods at sites that serve people living or formerly living homeless, or 

  • Environmental Health Covid-19 Recovery - to provide technical consultations and educational site visits to help small businesses, schools, childcares, and faith organizations improve their indoor air quality and ventilation.

 

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Provide culturally competent education, technical assistance, and/or regulatory compliance services. Assist with development of sector-specific educational materials, guidance, and/or trainings.

  • Interpret and convey complex regulations or technical recommendations and provide clear written and oral guidance and direction to industries, public agencies, business owners, service providers, and general public. 

  • Conduct on-site inspections or site visits and review reports to ensure compliance or alignment with current public health and environmental codes, regulations, and/or policies.

  • Respond to public complaints and inquiries on environmental health matters.

  • For regulatory positions, determine if regulatory violations have occurred, document violations, establish schedule for corrections, and follow up with technical assistance or enforcement to ensure that schedule is met.

  • Build working relationships with key contacts in the community, sector professionals, partners, and stakeholders. Attend and contribute to internal and external stakeholder meetings, meetings with facilities, and public outreach events.

  • Use computerized database management systems, write, and review reports, and maintain accurate records in a timely manner.

  • Bring a trauma informed and compassionate approach to working with diverse customers, clients, and other King County residents.

  • Incorporate an equity lens to the work by prioritizing services to marginalized communities, including low income, refugee, people of color and other communities at the greatest risk of harm from exposure to environmental risks.

  • Must be able to follow all COVID-19 safety and personal protective equipment (PPE) protocols when working in the field such as mask use, eye protection, and other PPE as required.

Permit Coordinator - Nuclear Waste Program (3 positions)

Washington State Department of Ecology

Location: Richland, WA

Closing date: Continuous

About the Position:

As a permit coordinator for the Nuclear Waste Program, you will serve as a senior program expert in Dangerous Waste and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations for facilities managing, treating or storing dangerous and radioactive waste. You will have the opportunity to lead, coach and mentor other environmental specialists supporting dangerous waste permitting. You will be at the forefront of developing processes, and guidance for the permitting for our program. You will also lead in coordinating with the other Ecology programs in implementing the dangerous waste regulations and with our oversight agency, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10. Work is performed in an office or at home environment but you will also get to participate in field work including oversight of field work and operation of facilities to ensure consistency with permit application material and permit requirements. 

 

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Independently apply regulatory interpretations and provide regulatory assistance to junior staff, peers, management, and the permittee. 

  • Work closely with project teams to ensure that permitting decisions meet the regulatory requirements, permits are drafted to be enforceable, compliant, equivalent, and consistent.

  • Oversee the work of permit writers to ensure that they are properly administering portions of the Waste Treatment Plant Permit and are performing their duties in a consistent manner. 

  • Develop approaches to complex issues of Waste Treatment Plant Facility start up, testing, and ongoing operations.

  • Provide technical support and lead contentious and regulatory issues involved with reissuance of the Hanford site-wide Rev 9 dangerous waste permit renewal.

  • Prepare formal correspondence that is accurate and concise. 

Environmental Health Specialist I or II

Chelan-Douglas Health District

Location: East Wenatchee, WA

Closing date: Open until Filled

About the Position:

Conduct public health inspections of permanent and temporary food service establishments along with public and semi-public pools and spas. Review applications for new permanent and temporary food service establishments (FSE). May require work in other environmental health programs such as onsite, solid waste, schools etc.

 

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Report health code violations to FSE owner/operators via WA state inspection forms and by correspondence when necessary. 

  • Consult with the owner/operator regarding ways to improve conditions and avoid future problems. 

  • Independently interpret and apply regulations and policies to specific situations. Consult with Environmental Health Director as needed.

  • Represent the District at the program level to the public and other agencies. 

  • Provide technical assistance and complaint response. 

  • Accurately apply program policies and procedures to insure consistent regulatory outcomes. 

  • Apply knowledge of bacteria, viruses, parasites and toxins to investigate reports of illness. Interview individuals to determine incubation times, symptoms and food/social histories. Coordinate efforts with state epidemiologists and the District communicable disease section. 

  • Respond to emergency situations and immediate health hazards by giving assistance with the development of press releases, technical assistance to operators and facilitating recalls. 

  • Maintain the data base information on permitted establishments for budgeting, billings, reports on inspection frequency and violations and compliance. Use the data base to schedule inspections according to goals and enforcement schedules. 

  • Review and make recommendations on requests for variances from the regulations. 

  • Review plans for new construction, remodeling and operation of food service establishments. Correspond and coordinate with other agencies such as local building and planning department

Assistant Division Director - Environmental Health

Snohomish Health District

Location: Everett, WA

Closing date: Open until filled

About the Position:

Under direction of the Environmental Health (EH) Division Director, incumbent develops and oversees the administration of policies, procedures, budget and work products including enforcement of federal, state, county, and local laws, regulations and codes in support of the daily operations of the EH Division.  Incumbent supervises and coordinates the work of subordinate supervisors, and/or project leaders; anticipates and plans for future work programs; and determines nature and scope of projects. Incumbent works with internal interdisciplinary team(s) and with community groups, agencies, businesses, and regional partners as a representative of EH or standing in for the EH Division Director to address public health issues.  Incumbent is a member of the EH Leadership Team and participates as a member of the Incident Command Team in the event of an emergency. In the absence of the EH Division Director, the incumbent serves as acting division director.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Directs the operational activities of the Environmental Health Division programs; Food Safety, Land Use, Safe Environments and Customer Service.

  • Interprets and ensures compliance to Washington State laws, sanitary codes, and local regulations and codes, and provides technical expertise to EH Division Director as needed. 

  • Assists EH Division Director with the development of annual goals and objectives for the division and long-range planning in collaboration with the EH Leadership Team.

  • In partnership with the EH Division Director, develops and oversees annual expenditure and revenue budgets, and takes corrective action as needed; reports and addresses any variations from the budgets that will not be resolved within the fiscal year in a timely manner.

  • Designs and implements programs within approved budget; obtains grants as appropriate to fund on-going or new programs; prepares contract work statements as appropriate and assumes responsibility for monitoring of all divisional contracts and grants.

  • Supports the EH Division Director in coordination of activities of the division with the activities of other divisions in the district and other community partners as appropriate.

  • Performs direct supervisory responsibilities of assigned staff in accordance with the District’s policies and procedures and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing; hiring; planning, assisting, directing, and evaluating work in progress and upon completion; appraising performance; communicating the need for corrective or disciplinary action to appropriate district personnel and along with the EH Division Director initiating or approving disciplinary action for division staff; addressing complaints; resolving problems; and approving/scheduling leave time.

  • Coordinates with the EH Division Director in the implementation of all personnel policies and union contract policies.

  • Oversees the coaching, mentoring, training, and performance evaluation of all division staff.

Project and Engagement Coordinator

Washington State DOH

Location: Tumwater, WA

Closing date: Open until filled

About the Position:

This supervisory Project and Engagement Coordinator will provide leadership, coordination and subject matter expertise for the initiative of building and increasing network for wastewater surveillance on a local, state and national level. To be successful, this person must engage and build relationships with stakeholders and partners, leading the effort to ensure the success of building capacity around wastewater surveillance for COVID-19 to serve as a foundation for surveillance of other diseases and substances. 

 

This position will coordinate the work between the wastewater sampling collection and strategy, public health lab, and epidemiologists to ensure cohesive development of analytical tools and flexible sampling strategies for SARS-CoV-2 (and potentially variants) wastewater surveillance.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive project plan encompassing all tasks, activities and sections required for success of project. 

  • Provide coordination and leadership to the development of wastewater surveillance strategy: setting up sampling sites; establishing analytical tools; developing public and internal interfaces for data. 

  • Submit reporting as required by grant.  

  • Coordinate to ensure alignment and that these strategies are meeting goals and objectives and requirements of all parties. 

  • Engage with stakeholders and partners at the local, tribal, state and national levels and with public and private entities, building networks and participation.

  • Lead effort in formalization of agreements with wastewater treatment plans, on-site systems, large onsite sewage system, institutional systems (schools, long term care, correctional, temporary housing) to set up sampling sites (MOUs or other agreements as needed)

  • Lead and coordinate the development and documentation of systems, processes, procedures and other foundational documents to ensure standardization, sustainability for work.

  • Plan and implement education effort (materials, workshops, training) for LHJ and tribal partners that includes information on: how the data can be used, how to do the testing and analysis.

  • Provide subject matter expertise, attending local, state and national meetings, representing the department of health as appropriate. 

  • Provide leadership, supervision and direction to staff.

Food Safety Program Lead

Snohomish Health District

Location: Everett, WA

Closing date: Open until filled

About the Position:

Under direction of assigned Environmental Health (EH) Section Supervisor (or other EH management staff), incumbent is an experienced environmental health specialist who performs a wide range of activities in the Environmental Health Division.  Individuals assigned to this position are expected to apply a thorough understanding of food, water and waste-borne communicable diseases, potential public health risks associated with solid and hazardous waste and their means of transmission and control to work situations that are varied as well as routine.

The position will provide technical support and consultation to the assigned section staff.  The Lead Sanitarian is expected to participate in program planning, development of policies, procedures and regulations, program implementation and evaluation as well as providing technical support to field staff and performing fieldwork as assigned.  

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Perform all duties associated with an EHS II.

  • Serve as a direct and principal source of technical assistance and guidance to assigned section staff.

  • Organize section staff, occasionally assign work and conduct special projects.

  • Maintain a professional relationship with other public agencies and private individuals engaged in business with the District.

  • Analyze data and reports and make recommendations to the Section Supervisor concerning public notification, public health advisories and Health District policies, procedures and regulations.

  • Provide instruction and training for section staff including quality, quantity and consistency of work.

  • Keep section staff updated as to current regulations, practices and policies.

  • Provide technical support and leadership to professional and technical staff; provide trouble shooting, technical report writing, record keeping and project analysis.

  • Serve as the lead on program area disease, injury and or environmental threat investigations.

  • Coordinate section workload and activities.

  • Organize public information and education programs.

  • Represent SHD on interagency committees, workgroups, and at public meetings.

  • Attend meetings of relevant outside agencies and groups as needed and present testimony at public hearings and/or legal proceedings.

  • Grant and contract preparation and reporting.

  • Implement and evaluate Health District responsibilities outlined in program area grants and contracts.

  • Interprets and applies District policies and guidelines.

  • Provides oversight on quality improvement projects for the Section.

  • Reviews staff work for accuracy, appropriateness, and timeliness.

  • Provides feedback to staff regarding their fieldwork observations and assessments.

  • Assists with training staff on use of new technology and inspection tools.  

  • Offers technical and troubleshooting assistance to staff on use of technology (EC/ECR/ECO) and other inspection tools.

Deputy Director

DOH

Location: Tumwater, WA

Closing date: Open until filled

About the Position:

The Deputy Director serves as a Department of Health leader in modeling an outward mindset within the agency, division, office, teams and with the service we provide our customers and partners.  They provide respectfulness and openness, where people can be vulnerable and accountable to themselves and each other. They connect broadly on agency culture issues when filling in for the Office Director and as they partner with peers throughout the agency.

 

The Environmental Public Health Division supports the department's mission by working with local governments and other agencies in the areas of safe drinking water, food safety, shellfish protection, radiation safety, wastewater management, pesticide exposures, climate change, general environmental health and safety issues, and health risk assessments. 

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Provide expertise and support on various environmental public health issues, such as climate change, health homes, wastewater management

  • Diagnose issues and create solutions

  • Employee engagement and change management

  • Strategic planning and performance measures

Local Health Support Section Manager

DOH

Location: Tumwater, WA

Closing date: Open until filled

About the Position:

The Local Health Support Section Manager provides statewide leadership and technical support to a variety of public and private sector partners regarding core environmental public health programs. These programs focus on reducing exposures to numerous and diverse environmental public health hazards and preventing related illnesses, injuries and deaths. Programs include Food Safety, Water Recreation, School Environmental Health and Safety, Indoor Air Quality, and Lodging which includes both Transient Accommodations and Temporary Worker Housing.  Each of these programs has equally diverse stakeholder groups.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Lead and manage leaders of statewide workgroups on rule revision/policy development

  • Consult and provide technical assistance on rule interpretation

  • Respond to natural and man-made emergencies

  • Communicate through education and outreach

Environmental Health Specialist I/II

Snohomish Health District

Location: Everett, WA

Closing date: Open until filled

About the Position:

Under the direction of an Environmental Health Supervisor, or designee, will conduct routine inspections in the food safety program.  Additionally, the individual will provide education, technical assistance and regulatory information to members of the public.

Individuals assigned to this position are expected to apply a thorough understanding of food-borne, water-borne and waste-borne communicable diseases, potential public health risks associated with solid and hazardous waste and their means of transmission and control to work situations that are varied as well as routine. May require some weekend work and adjustments to normal working hours as required to conduct inspections.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Maintain a professional working relationship with the regulated community, staff of other public agencies concerning District regulatory responsibilities as well as public and private individuals who utilize the department's services.

  • Travels to various sites throughout the county conducting inspections and investigations to ensure compliance with current regulations.

  • Provides education, technical assistance, and regulatory compliance advice to the facility, the public and the media, translating technical and regulatory information to a variety of audiences.

  • Completes reports of areas in violation.

  • Recommends corrective measures and takes appropriate enforcement action.

  • Meets with responsible parties to discuss correction of deficiencies and to obtain compliance through education and appropriate enforcement action.

  • Reviews plans for establishments/facilities and inspects construction and remodeling.

  • Investigates complaints and incidents of suspected illness at establishments/facilities.

  • Maintains accurate field records, write reports, makes recommendations for follow-up actions based upon findings of investigations.

  • Updates and uses computerized data management systems.

Municipal Stormwater Grant Project Specialist (Environmental Specialist 4) (In Training)

Department of Ecology

Location: Lacey, WA

Closing date: Open until Filled

About the Position:

The Water Quality Program within the Department of Ecology is looking for a Municipal Stormwater Grant Project Specialist  to join the Watershed Unit in our Southwest Regional office. This position is located in Lacey, WA.

In this position, you will provide financial and technical assistance to local governments for municipal stormwater projects in order to protect and preserve water quality in Washington State. You'll focus on watersheds in the Southwest Region, and particularly those in Pierce, Mason, Jefferson, and Clallam counties.


The mission of the Water Quality Program is to protect and restore Washington's waters to support healthy watersheds and communities. Our work ensures state waters can support beneficial uses including recreational and business activities, supplies for clean drinking water, and the protection of fish, shellfish, wildlife, and public health. 

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Working with a team of internal and external partners, including engineers and financial managers, to evaluate, plan, install, and maintain critical stormwater water quality treatment and flow control infrastructure.

  • Developing and negotiating grant and loan terms of agreement.

  • Tracking project performance against contract obligations, which includes visiting sites at critical stages to make sure they are following the grant agreements.

  • Reviewing and rating environmental stormwater grant applications for accuracy and compliance with regulatory requirements. 

  • Helping local governments understand how to use Ecology funds to improve stormwater management. 

  • Participating in critical decision making processes regarding the value of various stormwater management options. 

Regional Hydrologist

Department of Ecology

Location: Union Gap, WA

Closing date: Continuous

About the Position:

In this role you will review groundwater monitoring reports from landfills to ensure any impacts get attention right away. You may serve as site cleanup manager should cleanup actions be triggered. Additional activities include reviewing hydrogeologic assessments for new or expanding landfills, assisting with proposed biosolids sites for potential impacts to groundwater and may also help with emerging contaminants of concern, such as PFAS, by conducting monitoring of landfill leachate, groundwater, or landfill gas.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Provide technical review and guidance to clients, local governments, and the public based on in-depth knowledge relating to groundwater monitoring standards at solid waste facilities and associated environment protection.

  • Serve as lead over an independent cleanup action to ensure it continues to progress in accordance with the Model Toxics Control Act, and provide hydrogeologic review and expertise for landfill cleanups with other staff leads.

  • Serve as technical lead for all section discussions involving groundwater monitoring, modeling, groundwater quality standards, groundwater investigations, and rule interpretation.

  • Coordinate and administer technical training activities for jurisdiction health agencies, solid waste facilities, or for other stakeholders. Assist in the creation of training programs associated with adoption and implementation of solid waste regulations.

  • Responsible for review of quarterly and annual monitoring reports, preparing environmental indicators for landfills in the region, and conducting statistical analysis of groundwater sampling data. 

  • Help with emergency contaminants of concern as related to landfills.

  • Ensure accuracy of data uploaded to Ecology’s Environmental Information Management database.

Environmental Health Specialist I/II

Northeast Tri County

Location: Colville or Newport, WA

Closing date: Open until Filled

About the Position:

Under the direction of an Environmental Health Supervisor, or designee, will conduct routine inspections in one or more environmental health programs such as sewage, water quality, solid waste/chemical and physical hazards, or water recreations facilities.  Additionally, the individual will provide education, technical assistance and regulatory information to members of the public.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Conduct field and office reviews of plan applications including but not limited to food service establishments, water systems, and on-site disposal systems, etc., for compliance. 

  • Collect and interpret data from field locations. 

  • Inspect, monitor and evaluate businesses and facilities for compliance with health and safety regulations. 

  • Compose reports and correspondence. 

  • Educate the public on environmental health issues, regulations, and policies. 

  • Operation of various office and field equipment used to facilitate the analysis of field testing and the composition of statistical, narrative and graphical reports, e.g., computers with various software packages, and field equipment. 

  • Assist in drafting and implementing codes and ordinances. 

  • Assist with training of Environmental Public Health staff on policies and procedures for office and field work. 

  • Compose reports, public health advisory information, and public relations materials for education and dissemination to the public. 

  • Assist with program planning and evaluation, and development of policies and procedures. 

  • Assist in monitoring grants and program budgets. 

  • Develop, facilitate, and support community partnerships to promote the health of the population.

Regional Vice President

NEHA

Location: n/a

Closing date: Open until Filled

About the Position:

The Region 1 Vice President position, representing Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, is available.  The current Regional VP is unable to continue his position.  NEHA is a national environmental health organization and is governed by a 14 member board of directors that is chaired by the association’s president. In all, NEHA has five national officers (second vice-president, first vice-president, president-elect, president, and immediate past-president) who serve on the association’s executive committee, and nine regional vice presidents (RVP’s) who each represent one region of the nation and members of the armed forces residing outside of the U.S. In addition, the executive director serves as a nonvoting ex-officio member of the board.

Some of What You'll Do:

​Serving under the association’s board of directors is an array of various administrative and functional committees. In addition, members can participate in the association through other committees or as technical advisors that, for NEHA’s purposes, essentially divide the environmental field by subject matter. 

Quality Assurance Coordinator (Toxicologist 2)

Department of Ecology

Location: Lacey, WA

Closing date: Open until Filled

About the Position:

The Quality Assurance Coordinator position evaluates technical information related to regulatory toxicology, such as the analysis of complex data sets including chemical and/or biological data. The position serves as the program’s designated Quality Assurance Coordinator providing expert guidance on appropriate methodologies for the collection and analysis of Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA) contaminants; and, serves as a program liaison with internal Ecology staff, other federal and state agencies, consultants, and stakeholders. They will also maintain their expertise stay up to date on peer reviewed publications, regulations, and guidance documents; and, be able to convey information on latest sampling and analysis methodologies to their program peers

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Provides support on Quality Assurance / Quality Control (QA/QC) and sampling plan evaluation, appropriate laboratory methodologies, and statistical analysis of chemicals and toxicity tests against regulatory criteria.

  • Serves as the section's EIM/MyEIM expert to evaluate chemical and biological data resulting from sampling to the application of statewide regulatory standards in the cleanup of contaminated marine / freshwater sediment sites.

  • Mentoring staff on the analysis of regulated chemicals and bioassays and provide technical assistance to consultants, industry, other governmental authorities, and the public. 

  • Reviews and provides comments to technical and supporting documents.

  • Serves as the program’s Quality Assurance Coordinator and liaisons with the Agency Quality Assurance Officer.

  • Conducts field audits on site at various times of the year.

  • Applies basic principles of environmental chemistry, human toxicology, and aquatic toxicology to evaluating actions needed at contaminated sites.

  • Represents TCP and Ecology in scientific / regulatory discussions surrounding MTCA quality assurance in Washington State.

  • Is comfortable working both independently and in a team environment. 

Environmental Health Specialist I/II

Snohomish Health District

Location: Everett, WA

Closing date: Open until Filled

About the Position:

Under the direction of an Environmental Health Supervisor, or designee, will conduct routine inspections in one or more environmental health programs such as sewage, water quality, solid waste/chemical and physical hazards, or water recreations facilities.  Additionally, the individual will provide education, technical assistance and regulatory information to members of the public.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Maintain a professional working relationship with the regulated community, staff of other public agencies concerning District regulatory responsibilities as well as public and private individuals who utilize the department's services.

  • Travels to various sites throughout the county conducting inspections and investigations to ensure compliance with current regulations.

  • Provides education, technical assistance, and regulatory compliance advice to the facility, the public and the media, translating technical and regulatory information to a variety of audiences.

  • Completes reports of areas in violation.

  • Recommends corrective measures and takes appropriate enforcement action.

  • Meets with responsible parties to discuss correction of deficiencies and to obtain compliance through education and appropriate enforcement action.

  • Reviews plans for establishments/facilities and inspects construction and remodeling.

  • Investigates complaints and incidents of suspected illness at establishments/facilities.

  • Maintains accurate field records, write reports, makes recommendations for follow-up actions based upon findings of investigations.

  • Updates and uses computerized data management systems.

EH Specialist I or II

Walla-Walla County

Location: Walla Walla, WA

Closing date: Open Until Filled

About the Position:

Walla Walla is seeking an Environmental Health Specialist I or II to work in the programs of food protection, on-site sewage disposal, water supplies, solid waste handling, swimming pools, insect and rodent control, and epidemiology.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Performs detailed professional environmental health enforcement and inspection duties

  • Process permit applications 

  • Provide inspection reports 

  • Conduct food handling classes, consult, and educate clients

  • Participate in planning, training, and response to public health emergencies

Environmental Health Specialist I/II (Land Use and Safe Environments)

Snohomish Health District

Location: Everett, WA         

Closing date: Open until filled

About the Position:

This position conducts routine inspections in one or more environmental health programs such as sewage, water quality, solid waste/chemical and physical hazards, or water recreations facilities.  Additionally, the individual will provide education, technical assistance and regulatory information to members of the public.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Maintain a professional working relationship with the regulated community, staff of other public agencies concerning District regulatory responsibilities as well as public and private individuals who utilize the department's services.

  • Travels to various sites throughout the county conducting inspections and investigations to ensure compliance with current regulations.

  • Provides education, technical assistance, and regulatory compliance advice to the facility, the public and the media, translating technical and regulatory information to a variety of audiences.

  • Completes reports of areas in violation.

  • Recommends corrective measures and takes appropriate enforcement action.

  • Meets with responsible parties to discuss correction of deficiencies and to obtain compliance through education and appropriate enforcement action.

  • Reviews plans for establishments/facilities and inspects construction and remodeling.

  • Investigates complaints and incidents of suspected illness at establishments/facilities.

  • Maintains accurate field records, write reports, makes recommendations for follow-up actions based upon findings of investigations.

  • Updates and uses computerized data management systems.

Program Manager - Environmental Health

Walla Walla County

Location: Walla Walla, WA         

Closing date: Open until filled

About the Position:

The Program Manager, Environmental Health is responsible for planning, implementing, coordinating, directing, and evaluating environmental public health programs in accordance with federal, state and county legislative and administrative requirements under the guidance of the Director of Community Health.  The Manager is generally available to review preliminary findings and discuss difficult or sensitive problems. Tact and diplomacy are required during extensive public contact to explain legal and administrative requirements in seeking compliance with regulations. Work also requires a considerable
amount of contact with other county, city and state offices and the general public to insure uniform enforcement of public health and environmental laws and regulations.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Develops, modifies, and implements environmental public health programs based on federal, state or county requirements.

  • Establishes policies and procedures to implement programs.

  • Monitors and assists in the development of the environmental public health budget.

  • Evaluates the work of subordinates to determine if programs are being properly implemented and administered and initiates corrective action if necessary.

  • Represents the department at meetings with other governmental agencies including county, city, state, federal and other local health jurisdictions.

  • Carries out specifically assigned programs and their requirements in a full range of environmental public health programs including but not limited to; food protection, on-site sewage disposal, drinking water systems, solid waste, schools, swimming pools, insect and rodent control, vector and
    animal borne disease control and epidemiology.

  • Monitors and maintains environmental public health databases and software for field inspections.

  • Participates in planning, training and response in public health emergencies as assigned.

  • Participates in quality improvement/assurance activities of the department.

Regional Manager, Office of Drinking Water - Northwest Region

Department of Health

Location: Kent, WA         

Closing date: Open until filled

About the Position:

Reporting to the Office of Drinking Water (ODW) Deputy Director of Operations, the NW Regional Manager leads a team of approximately 20 staff to fulfill the Office of Drinking Water mission, vision, and values.  This position is responsible for implementing the State Board of Health Drinking Water Regulations for water purveyors in a 7-county area in NW Washington so that the people of Washington State have safe and reliable drinking water.  

 

The NW Region includes approximately 895 community and 447 non-community Group A water systems, including the major cities of Tacoma, Seattle, Bellevue, Everett, Mt Vernon, Bellingham, Anacortes, and Oak Harbor.  These water systems serve approximately 50% of the state population.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Supervises staff

  • Leads response to public health emergencies and threats relative to drinking water

  • Directs staff and resources to implement state and federal drinking water regulations in the region

  • Participates in the Operations Management Team and the Office of Drinking Water Leadership Team

COVID-19 Housing Inspector (two positions)

Department of Health

Location: Western Washington        

Closing date: Open until filled

About the Position:

The Housing Inspector supports the Department of Health’s mission to protect and improve the health of residents of the state through professional and technical expertise. This position will perform inspections and investigations of DOH-regulated facilities, for transient accommodation (TA) and temporary worker housing (TWH) facility inspections and complaint investigations.

This recruitment is for two (2) full-time, project, home-based Public Health Advisor 3 (PHA 3) positions within the Division of Environmental Public Health (EPH), Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS) which are currently funded through December 31, 2022. Most of the work of these positions will be completed within King, Pierce and Thurston County.

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Conducting surveys and compliance investigations at temporary worker housing and transient accommodations to determine compliance with health and safety standards.

  • Observing and evaluating the operation of TA and TWH facilities’ health and safety activities during inspections and investigations for compliance.

  • Using environmental measurement instruments, such as electrical circuit testers, thermometers, etc., to collect data about the environment.

  • Making conclusions and write final reports utilizing computer programs within assigned timeframes.

  • Providing technical assistance on compliance with state and federal health and safety regulations.

  • Communicating survey, inspection, and investigation report findings in a manner that is understandable to the operator.

  • Working with federal agencies, environmental or public health programs, other state agencies, local jurisdictions; and community organizations to integrate and promote consistency and clarity of information.

  • Supporting the team lead in development and updating of TA and TWH training practices.

Indoor Air Quality Specialist

Department of Health

Location: Tumwater, WA           

Closing date: Continuous

About the Position:

The Indoor Air Quality Specialist will be the agency subject matter expert on indoor air quality (IAQ) in the Climate Change and Health section.  This position has expertise on indoor air quality best practices, industry standards, environmental hygiene, exposure science, and air sampling methods. The position will focus on indoor air quality issues with a specific focus on wildfire smoke guidance and a secondary focus on fossil fuel pollution and indoor sources of air pollution. 

Some of What You'll Do:

  • Establishing best practices to improve indoor air quality.

  • Reviewing, updating, and/or creating indoor air guidance on topics such as wildfire smoke, asthma, school indoor air quality, long term care facility air quality, and traffic related air pollution.

  • Developing guidance communications for the general public and at risk populations.

  • Conducting investigations and implementing best practices for indoor air quality.

  • Assessing the ability to achieve cleaner indoor air during wildfire season based on current practices and existing resources in a subset or residences of identified vulnerable individuals.

  • Leading IAQ investigations and research-based pilots with local health jurisdictions or other partners including data collection, management, and analysis.

  • Writing reports, publishing results in scientific journals, or contributing to the grey or white literature.

Environmental Health Specialist I or II (Food Safety)

Snohomish Health District

Location: Everett, WA           

Closing date: Open until filled

About the Position:

Under the direction of an Environmental Health Supervisor, or designee, will conduct routine inspections in the food safety program.  Additionally,