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30 Aug 2023

Full-Time Environmental Health Specialist 3

Oregon Health Authority – Posted by Oregon Health Authority Portland, Oregon, United States

Job Description

Monthly Salary Range: $4,913 – $7,534

Work Location: Portland, OR (Hybrid)

Close Date: 09/17/2023

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Environmental Public Health Section (EPH) in Portland, OR is recruiting for an Environmental Health Specialist 3 position to support and oversee the daily functions of the Pool, Spa, and Lodging programs. Click here to learn more about Environmental Public Health.

OHA values service excellence, leadership, integrity, health equity and partnership with a strategic goal is to end all health inequities by 2030.

The OHA mission is helping people and communities achieve optimum physical, mental, and social well-being through partnership, prevention and access to quality, affordable health care. OHA’s work is organized into three broad goals: Improve the lifelong health of all Oregonians, increase the quality, reliability, and availability of care for all Oregonians and lower or contain the cost of care so it is affordable to everyone.

This position is full-time, permanent, classified position, which is represented by a union (SEIU). This recruitment may be used to establish a list of qualified applicants to fill current or future vacancies.

What you will do:
As an Environmental Health Specialist 3, you will protect the health of Oregonians by ensuring Food, Pool, and Lodging (FPL) facilities comply with statewide health regulations. This is accomplished by ensuring that Local Public Health Authorities (LPHA) are properly trained to provide licensing and inspection services at the local level. You will also serve as the state expert on Food, Pool, and Lodging health and safety, providing technical assistance to LPHAs, other state agencies, facility operators, and the public. In addition, you will provide critical staff support for pool plan reviews statewide.

What’s in it for you?
Join our team of passionate individuals working to promote health across the lifespan of individuals, families, and communities. We value and support unique perspectives using a trauma-informed approach and aim to reflect these values in our hiring practices, professional development, and workplace. We are committed to racial equity as a driving factor to improve health outcomes for all communities that experience inequities.

  • We offer exceptional medical, vision and dental benefits packages for you and your qualified family members, with minimal out-of-pocket costs. Try this free virtual benefits counselor by clicking here: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/pebb/pages/alex.aspx
  • Paid Leave Days:
    • 11 paid holidays each year.
    • 3 additional paid personal business days each year.
    • 8 hours of paid sick leave accrued each month.
    • Progressive vacation leave accrual starts at 8 hours each month with increases every 5 years.
  • Pension and Retirement plans
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Optional benefits include short-term disability, long-term disability, deferred compensation savings program, and flexible spending accounts for health care and childcare expenses.
  • Continuous growth and development opportunities.
  • Click here to learn more about State of Oregon benefits.

Minimum Requirements:

Two years of public health and program/project management experience working under general supervision, conducting environmental health inspections that include providing technical assistance and consultation at local or state level; AND a bachelor’s degree with 45 quarter (30 semester) hours in public health, or environmental or physical science. *Graduate training in environmental studies may substitute for one year of experience.

**Must be a Registered Environmental Health Specialist or be able to become registered within six months of hire.

**Must be a Certified Pool Operator (CPO) or have the ability to become a CPO within six months of hire.

Desired Attributes:

  • Preference may be given to individuals who are Registered Environmental Health Specialist or have the ability to become registered within six months of hire.
  • Technical expertise with respect to pools and spas, including knowledge of pool chemistry, operations, design, maintenance, and regulation.
  • Experience interpreting statutes, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures that address environmental public health.
  • Experience with budgeting as it relates to program management.
  • Experience reading, analyzing, and writing general, statistical, and technical reports.
  • Experience synthesizing diverse facts, opinions and materials into a workable report, proposal, solution, or other document.
  • Experience bringing together diverse and/or opposing groups and working towards a mutually acceptable solution.
  • Experience collaborating with groups of individuals with diverse and sometimes antagonistic viewpoints and identifying and addressing all potential issues and concerns.
  • Experience in public speaking and creating and conducting presentations.
  • Experience in program/project management
  • Skilled in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Teams.

Working Conditions:

Most of this work may be conducted remotely at an alternate worksite with full access to the needed operating systems and technology. However, there are times when work will be conducted in the field or at the primary work location: Portland State Office Building located at 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland, OR. Work location can be changed at any time due to the changing needs of the business.

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How to Apply

To apply click here: https://oregon.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/SOR_External_Career_Site/job/Portland--OHA--Oregon-Street/Environmental-Health-Specialist-3--Portland--OR--Hybrid-_REQ-136077

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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