Full-Time Public Health Education Liaison (WMS Band 2)
Safe communities for Washington State.
Promote public safety and trust through fair administration, education and enforcement of liquor, tobacco, cannabis and vapor laws.
This recruitment is open until filled. First review of applications will be August 23, 2023. The hiring authority reserves the right and may exercise the option to make a hiring decision at any time. We encourage all to apply as early as possible.
This position is currently eligible for telework. This position is required to work in the office at least one day per week. This may change based on business needs.
Who we are
The mission of the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) is to promote public safety and trust through fair administration, education and enforcement of liquor, cannabis, tobacco, and vapor laws. We search for people who demonstrate a strong work ethic, excellence in customer service, partnering and teamwork, and quality performance.
We want to create a culture that fosters excellence in customer service, open and honest communication, transparency and accountability, data driven decisions, and business-initiated process improvement.
Our commitment to DEIB
The WSLCB strives to promote Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) in all aspects of our work. This includes a commitment to our workforce and external stakeholders.
It is our mission to build, educate, and inspire an inclusive environment that recognizes, respects, and celebrates diversity in the workplace and in the community we serve. We are committed to maintaining a thriving culture where employees and those we serve feel safe and accepted regardless of education, background, or beliefs. As a WSLCB team member, you will have opportunity to join statewide business resource groups (BRGs) such as, Rainbow Alliance and Inclusion Network, Veteran Employee Resource Group, Latino Leadership Network, Blacks United in Leadership and Diversity, Disability Inclusion Network, Washington Immigrant Network and Hawaiians, Asians, and Pacific Islanders Promoting an Empowerment Network.
The WSLCB Director’s Office is announcing an exciting opportunity for a Public Health Education Liaison (WMS Band 2) position in Olympia, WA. This is a Washington Management Service (WMS) Band 2 position that reports to the Director of Policy and External Affairs.
This position is part of the policy unit within the Director’s office. The division is responsible for agency-wide oversight, communications, prevention, education, and policy development for alcohol, cannabis, tobacco, and vapor products. In this role, you will develop and implement strategies to create greater awareness and knowledge (both internally and externally) of the issues related to the regulation, use, and misuse of these substances. Some of the topic areas may include current laws and rules, prevention and public health impacts, best practices, youth access, consumer awareness, consumption trends, adult influence, and overconsumption.
If you have an interest in serving as the agency’s expert on alcohol, cannabis, tobacco, and vapor product education and prevention activities as well as public health engagement and best practices, we encourage you to apply to be a part of the WSLCB team!
WSLCB provides a modern work environment and excellent benefits including:
- A comprehensive benefits package (including but not limited to Medical/Dental/Vision, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance etc.)
- Paid Vacation, Leave, and Holidays
- Tuition Waiver (enrollment in courses at state universities/colleges on a space availability basis – all or a portion of the tuition/fees may be waived for state employees)
- Tuition reimbursement (courses taken with prior approval in order to further employee’s career development with the WSLCB)
- Training and career development programs (including online courses and LinkedIn Learning)
- A healthy work/life balance (this may include flexible/alternative work schedules and telework/remote work opportunities, when possible)
- Employee Assistance Program – a confidential program created to promote the health, safety and well-being of public service employees
- Generous wellness program (we offer reimbursements for certain fitness related activities)
- Onsite exercise facility (for employees working at WSLCB Headquarter Building in Olympia)
- Infants at Work Program to promote parent and infant bonding, parental well-being and healthy infant development. Depending on your job duties, work location and supervisor approval, eligible employees who are new mothers, fathers or legal guardians can bring their infant (six weeks to six months) when they return to work.
- Free parking
Some of the duties you will perform are:
- Respond to stakeholder requests, including industry members as well as prevention and public health advocates, for information, resources, training, etc., in a timely and comprehensive manner.
- Attend policy and rulemaking meetings and inform efforts with a public health and prevention perspective that includes research and best practices.
- Develop and implement strategies to increase prevention and public health stakeholder education and engagement, including with underrepresented populations and youth and young adults.
- Develop statewide ties with the public health and substance misuse prevention community, providing information and resources as appropriate.
- Maintain and strengthen partnerships with other state agencies, statewide organizations, and community groups as well as national organizations and other states (as appropriate) to further public health and prevention.
- Participate on relevant committees, such as the Prevention Enhancement Consortium, the WA Impaired Driving Advisory Council, the Healthy Youth Survey Planning Committee, and the Prevention Research Sub-Committee.
- In collaboration with other state agencies, create education campaigns, especially focusing on high-risk behaviors or high-risk time periods.
- Serve as co-chair of the WA Healthy Youth Coalition with staff from the Health Care Authority.
- In consultation with the LCB Communications Office, develop and maintain the education pages of the LCB website as well as other educational materials.
- Report regularly to the Board and/or agency senior management. Keep agency colleagues informed of efforts, trends, and the latest research.
- Provide educational information to agency staff regarding use of alcohol, cannabis, tobacco, and vapor products and related health topics. Serve as a resource to agency staff.
- Promote the agency’s public safety mission.
- Stay abreast of local, state, and national education/prevention issues.
- Maintain appropriate measures to track impact and progress.
- Research, write and administer grants and funding proposals, when appropriate.
- Develop an annual plan that incorporates the above tasks.
Experience for required qualifications can be gained through various combinations of formal professional employment and educational experience. See below for how you may qualify.
Nine (9) years of professional experience in substance abuse prevention or related field with knowledge of evidence-based best practices and the research-based health and safety consequences and political implications of policy. This must include experience presenting complex material in simple, accessible formats and processing new information and application to existing work.
An Associate’s degree in substance abuse prevention, public health, behavioral health, public administration or related field from an accredited academic institution.
Seven (7) years of professional experience in substance abuse prevention or related field with knowledge of evidence-based best practices and the research-based health and safety consequences and political implications of policy. This must include experience presenting complex material in simple, accessible formats and processing new information and application to existing work.
A Bachelor’s degree or above in substance abuse prevention, public health, behavioral health, public administration or related field from an accredited academic institution.
Five (5) years of professional experience in substance abuse prevention or related field with knowledge of evidence-based best practices and the research-based health and safety consequences and political implications of policy. This must include experience presenting complex material in simple, accessible formats and processing new information and application to existing work.
- Knowledge of the state and national substance abuse prevention communities.
- Strong presentation skills.
- Prevention Professional Certification.
- Experience working with boards, state agencies, and/or other entities to achieve common goals.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY TO ENSURE YOU HAVE SUBMITTED THE REQUIRED MATERIALS TO BE CONSIDERED.
IMPORTANT: To be considered for this position, you MUST include the following, failure to do so will result in your application being disqualified:
- Completed online application.
- Current Resume.
- Letter of Interest describing how you meet the specific qualifications for the position.
- Three professional references to include a current or recent supervisor with email addresses and phone numbers.
**A resume will not substitute for completing the “work experience” section of the application.
The information provided in your application and supplemental questionnaire must support your selected answers in the supplemental questions. Responses not supported in your application will disqualify you for consideration of employment from this recruitment.
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.
Applicants for employment with the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board should also be aware of RCW 66.08.080, which states in part: “No employee of the board shall have any interest, directly or indirectly, in the manufacture of liquor sold under this title, or derive any profit or remuneration from the sale of liquor, other than the salary or wages payable to him in respect of his office or position, and shall receive no gratuity from any person in connection with such business.
RCW 69.50.351, no member of the state liquor and cannabis board and no employee of the state liquor and cannabis board shall have any interest, directly or indirectly, in the producing, processing, or sale of cannabis, useable cannabis, or cannabis-infused products, or derive any profit or remuneration from the sale of cannabis, useable cannabis, or cannabis-infused products other than the salary or wages payable to him or her in respect of his or her office or position, and shall receive no gratuity from any person in connection with the business.
The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from job seekers with diverse backgrounds. Honoring diversity, equity and inclusion means that as an agency, and as individuals, we are committed to ensuring that all employees enjoy a respectful, safe, and supportive working environment.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination based on sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. You are welcome to include your name and gender pronouns in your application, to ensure we address you appropriately throughout the application process.
For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email hr****@lc*.gov or call (360) 664.1720. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.
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