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Lodging Health and Safety Specialist (PHA 3) DOH4017
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  Job posted:   Sun Apr 15, 2018
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Lodging Health and Safety Specialist (PHA 3) DOH4017
*Applicant review is on-going. This recruitment has been reposted with revised qualifications. Applicants who applied prior to April 11, 2018, need not reapply.*
**Public Health Advisor 3 - Lodging Health and Safety Specialist**
**The Opportunity**
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) works to improve the health of people in Washington State by reducing and preventing human exposures to a variety of environmental hazards and diseases associated with the treatment and disposal of wastewater, the food we eat, the schools our children attend, and the places we recreate and overnight.
As the **Lodging Health and Safety Specialist**, you will serve as an expert in transient accommodation facility (hotel/motel) inspections and complaint investigations, and may be a lead worker for other health inspectors. You will have the opportunity to evaluate the physical environment for safety and health issues. Issues are determined by interviewing facility staff and occupants; and by reviewing facility documents, policies and procedures.
**Choose your work location!**
You may have the option to work remotely from home; or at our offices in Tumwater and Shoreline.
**About DOH and our Employer of Choice Initiatives**
Washington State Department of Health (DOH) works with federal, state, tribal, and local partners to help people in Washington stay healthy and safe. Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies. To learn more about the agency, _visit the DOH website_ and _DOH Infographic (PDF)_.
**DOH is a great place to work and has implemented several "Employer of Choice" initiatives, including:**
* We are **committed to** **diversity and inclusion**. DOH fosters an inclusive environment that encourages all employees to bring their authentic selves to work each day. We strive to hire, develop, and retain a competent and diverse workforce that is reflective of the customers we serve. _Watch the DOH "Diversity is Rising" video._
* We have an engaging **Wellness@Health** program which offers programs that support healthy behaviors and work/life balance. Our program provides wellness education, access to healthy food, physical activity classes, stress relief, and many other resources to support a healthy you.
* We support a **healthy work/life balance** by offering flexible/alternative work schedules, and mobile and telework options. (Depending on job duties.)
* We are making exciting steps towards **modernizing our workplace **by providing motivating and inspiring workspaces that promote creative thought, innovation, and collaboration among co-workers. _Take the DOH Workplace Modernization Virtual Tour._
* We have an _**Infant at Work Program**_ that is based on the long-term health values of breastfeeding newborns and infant-parent bonding. Eligible employees who are new mothers, fathers, or legal guardians can bring their infant (6 weeks to 6 months) when returning to work. (Depending on job duties and work location.) _Watch KING 5's Drew Mikkelsen report on the Infant at Work program_.
**What will you be doing? - Duties include:**
* Conducting surveys and compliance investigations at transient accommodations to determine compliance with health and safety standards.
* Gathering information from multiple sources, determining relevant data and compiling the information into a final report.
* Providing technical assistance to a variety of stakeholders and customers regarding compliance and related issues
* Explaining the results of surveys in various settings, including testifying in legal proceedings.
* Serving as lead for transient accommodations rule revision activities.
**Required Qualifications:**
* A Bachelor's degree or higher in environmental public health, food science, environmental science or an allied field.
* Three (3) or more years of progressive experience in public health, including one (1) or more years of experience in a consultative, supervisory, administrative or advisory capacity.
* Demonstrated experience effectively using MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
* Knowledge in the following:
* Principles, practices, organization and objectives of environmental health statutes and rules related to environmental health.
* Bacteriology, vector control, and educational principles and techniques.
**Conditions of Employment/Working Conditions**
*With or without an accommodation, I am willing and able to:*
* Work indoors, at a desk/workstation the majority of a workday, in an open office environment with possible conversation and other noise distractions.
* Work from home or an office setting north of Seattle and/or Tumwater.
* Work in a tobacco, drug, and alcohol-free environment.
* Occasionally work in excess of 40 hours per week and/or to adjust normally scheduled hours, which may include evening and weekends, to meet program needs and critical deadlines.
* Travel within the state 60-80% of the time which often includes overnight stays, as required, while performing the duties of this position.
* Work in a fast-paced/stressful environment with multiple priorities and competing deadlines.
* Legally operate a state or privately owned vehicle OR provide alternative transportation.
* Move objects or materials weighing up to 35 pounds.
* Interact with the public and stakeholders daily, including dealing with demanding situations and challenging operator interactions.
This position is covered by an "Agency Shop" provision. Therefore, as a condition of employment, the incumbent of this position must either join the union and pay union dues, or pay the union a representational or other fee within 30 days of the date you are placed into pay status.
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is an equal opportunity employer. DOH strives to create a working environment that is inclusive and respectful. It is our policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of our workforce. Applicants wishing assistance or alternative formats in the process should contact Skyler Jones at (360) 236-4408, , or TDD Relay at 1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1.
**Application Process**
Intrigued? We'd love to hear from you. Click "Apply" to submit your detailed application profile along with the following:
1. A detailed Letter of Interest that addresses the "Required/Desired Qualifications"
2. A Resume
3. Three (3) or more professional references, to be included in your profile. Please include at least one supervisor, peer, and (if you have supervised staff) a subordinate.
**DO NOT** attach transcripts or other documents that are not requested in the Application Process, or that are password protected. These type of documents cause errors when downloading application materials and will not be forwarded to the hiring supervisor. _Veterans_, please feel free to attach a copy of your DD214 (redact SSN).
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Supplemental Information
Only applicants who follow the directions and complete the Application Process in-full will have their responses reviewed for consideration.
Education and experience selected, listed and/or detailed in the Supplemental Questions must be verifiable on the detailed applicant profile submitted.
This recruitment may be used to fill other positions of the same job classification within the office.
*Salary:* $4,191.00 - $5,493.00 Monthly
*Location:* Multiple Locations - Western Washington, WA
*Job Type:* Full Time - Permanent
*Department:* Dept. of Health
*Job Number:* DOH4017
*Closing:* Continuous
*Agency:* State of Washington
*Address:* View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504
*Phone:* View Posting for Agency Contact

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