The Environmental Health Services Division of Public Health Seattle and King County is seeking applicants from diverse backgrounds who are representative of our King County population, to apply for the position of Assistant Division Director for Community Toxics, Science, and Policy.
This leadership position reports directly to the Director of the Environmental Health Services Division and works in tandem with the Deputy Director of Operations to assist the Environmental Health Services Division Director in establishing leadership within the Division. The Assistant Division Director is also responsible for overseeing the Community Toxics, Solid Waste, Rodents and Zoonotics, Local Hazardous Waste Management, Healthy Community Planning, and Indoor Air Quality programs.
The Assistant Division Director will act on behalf of the Director in the Director's absence and represent the Environmental Health Services Division in regional matters. This may include facilitation of regional discussions, attendance at regional meetings, and development of regional policy.
The ideal candidate will have:
Leadership experience in environmental health and public health;
Strong interpersonal, communication, and cultural competency skills;
Demonstrated creative and analytical skills to support the Division's work;
A passion for creativity and driving innovation, continuous improvement, and efficiencies;
Management experience in a large government or private organization, with a well-developed, broad range of management skills; and
Ability to communicate diplomatically on politically sensitive issues.
ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SERVICES DIVISION: Through the work of over 150 dedicated employees, the Environmental Health Services Division identifies and sustains environmental conditions that promote health equity and healthy people and communities in Seattle and King County. Our vision is healthy, safe, and vibrant communities that are free of health disparities based on race, gender or economic status. The Division's core values include equity and social justice, integrity, community service, collaboration, a supportive work culture, and learning from each other and the communities we serve.
COMMITMENT TO EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE: As the only jurisdiction in the world named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant international community with residents that represents countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the traditions of many cultures.
We have a deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all – in our workplaces and our communities. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda to advance regional change and ensure that residents from vulnerable communities are incorporated into our emergency planning and public outreach efforts.
This posting is open continuous until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by June 19, 2019.
Who may apply: This full-time, Career Service position is open to all qualified candidates.
Work Location: Chinook Building, 401 5th Ave, Downtown Seattle.
Work Schedule: This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and is not overtime eligible. The regular workweek is 40 hours, Monday through Friday. Occasional evenings, weekends, on-call work, and some travel are required.
Competitive benefits King County provides our employees with a free transportation pass (good on most transit systems throughout the Puget Sound region, including the Sounder). We offer a benefits package that includes competitive medical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family and domestic partner, competitive vacation, sick, holiday and executive leave plans, and participation in the State's Public Employees Retirement Plan (PERS), as well as the option of participating in the County's deferred compensation plan (a 457 plan).
Contact: For more information about the application process please contact Nic Horea, Senior Human Resources Analyst at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-263-8736.
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Oversee Community Toxics, Solid Waste, Rodents and Zoonotics, Local Hazardous Waste Management, Healthy Community Planning, and Indoor Air Quality programs.
Serve as a liaison for the division director and provide information, communicate decisions and represent the mission, goals and values of the Environmental Health Services Division with diverse internal and external groups.
Provide oversight and management to the Solid Waste, Rodents and Zoonotics programs. Use current science, efficient inspector protocols, and state and local regulations to ensure that the various types of solid waste facilities, vehicles, landfills, and pet businesses are operated and maintained in a manner that demonstrates regional leadership and is current with "Best Industry Practices". Protects population health by mitigating exposures and helps to ensure the environment is ecologically maintained in conjunction with the regulated facilities and the Washington State Department of Ecology.
Work with tools and methodologies, or developing new tools and approaches in response to the ever changing environment and fluctuating demands and priorities as they relate to human health risk assessment, epidemiology, toxicology, indoor air, the built environment, water quality, and ecological standards for air, soil and water, as well as man-made disasters of emergency response capacity.
Address sustainability and the built environment through Environmental Health's Healthy Community Planning and Change Unit.
Serve as the lead scientist and expert in determining the capacity and ability for King County Environmental Public Health to take a more proactive role in addressing toxins with communities.
Provide excellent use of data resources, metrics, strong analytical capabilities, and have the capacity to respond rapidly and accurately to emerging issues.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
Skilled in effective decision-making and team consensus building.
Experience managing a variety of programs and projects simultaneously in and environmental regulatory setting.
Ability to communicate diplomatically on politically sensitive issues.
Skilled in working effectively with diverse employee and community populations.
Knowledge of, and ability, to promote diversity, equity and social justice issues in an organization or community.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Washington State Driver's License or the ability to travel to work locations with limited or no public transportation services is required.
Managerial experience including staff supervision, program management, performance management and team management.
Experience with managing programs, ensuring deliverables, managing tasks, and communicating results.
Ability to interpret toxicology data in the context of environmental and public health needs.
Ability to perform complex health risk assessments for impacted communities from a public health perspective.
Ability to create a climate in which people want to achieve their best; can motivate many kinds of direct report, team or project members; enables co-workers to grow and succeed through feedback, instruction, and encouragement.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: The most competitive candidates will possess:
Masters' of Science degree in toxicology, or in a health science, and demonstrated experience in toxicology within a public health environment
Five years of progressive management experience in a large governmental or private organization, with a well-developed broad range of management skills.
Doctoral degree in toxicology and demonstrated public health experience.
Demonstrated experience as a Principal Investigator for federal funds.
Demonstrated ability in project management.
Demonstrated experience in writing grants, policy development.
Knowledge and understanding of public health principles.
Established productive and collaborative working relationships with Program partner agencies,
This selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, testing and interviewing. For more information on our selection process, please refer to www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/jobs/hiring
Public Health relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work.
Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all Public Health positions.
Staff may be required to play a role as a first responder in the event of a Public Health emergency.
Necessary Special Requirements:
The selected candidate will be required to pass a thorough background investigation.
Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law
Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing their mandatory trainings on time.
Internal Number: 2019NH09426
About Public Health Seattle & King County
Health and Environmental Investigator IV - Food and Facilities Section
OPENING DATE/TIME: 12/12/16 12:00 AM (GMT -8:00)
CLOSING DATE/TIME: 12/30/16 01:59 PM (GMT -8:00)
SALARY: $79,040.00 - $100,193.60 Annually
LOCATION: Chinook Building, Downtown Seattle
JOB TYPE: Career Service
DIVISION: Department of Public Health--Environmental Health Services
JOB NUMBER: 16NH04590-2
The Food and Facilities Section, Environmental Health Services Division, is currently seeking an experienced and collaborative individual to fill a supervisor position.
Environmental Health Services Division's mission is to identify and sustain environmental conditions that promote healthy people and healthy communities. Food & Facilities Section contributes to healthy communities by permitting, educating and inspecting over 1,800 water recreation facilities, 11,500 permanent food businesses, 40 farmers markets, 3,000 temporary food businesses and issues over 50,000 food worker cards annually. We serve an incredibly diverse, culturally rich, and culinary innovative community. Our 60 person team strives to provide equitable service and applies an educatio...nal approach toward regulatory compliance.
The successful applicant will be a skilled and energetic leader who can strengthen the Program's operations, support its staff and services, and successfully advance its overall mission. The successful applicant will work with a team of supervisors in the section, and will directly supervise 12-14 people.
The position supports and advances Environmental Health Services Division's values for fair and culturally competent service delivery, innovative, effective and efficient application of resources, building a culture of performance and expanding opportunities to seek input, listen and respond to industry and residents. The position will be located within the Environmental Health Division of Public Health – Seattle & King County.
The Program is committed to the principles of racial equity and social justice and values diverse perspectives and life experiences in its workforce. People of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
For more information about the Environmental Health Services Division in King County see:
Environmental Health Services Division
MAY APPLY: This position is opened to all applicants.
WORK LOCATION: The position will be located in King County, specific office location to be determined.
WORK SCHEDULE: This full time position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and is not eligible for overtime. The normal workweek is Monday – Friday. Evening and weekend work may be required.
CONTACT: If you have additional questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Nic Horea , Human Resource Analyst at email@example.com or 206-263-8736.