Washington State Health Services Consultant 1 – Part Time (25% Time / 10 Hours Weekly) – PROJECT (DOH3413) in Shoreline, Washington


There is one (1) opening for a permanent part-time (25% time / 10 hours weekly) project Health Services Consultant 1 within the Division of Disease Control and Health Statistics, Office of Communicable Disease Epidemiology.

This project position and the Epidemiology Laboratory Capacity Grant are currently funded through July 31, 2017.

To learn more about the Office of Communicable Disease Epidemiology, visit http://www.doh.wa.gov/AboutUs/ProgramsandServices/DiseaseControlandHealthStatistics/CommunicableDiseaseEpidemiology.

To learn more about the Public Health Laboratories, visit http://www.doh.wa.gov/AboutUs/ProgramsandServices/DiseaseControlandHealthStatistics/PublicHealthLaboratories.

To learn more about Shoreline, Washington, visit http://www.cityofshoreline.com.

Agency Profile

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) works with federal, state, tribal, and local partners to help protect and improve the health of people in Washington. 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. DOH recognizes that employees are its most valuable resource. We trust them to be innovative, challenge existing processes, and make the best decisions. We strive to hire, develop, and retain a competent and diverse workforce. To learn more about DOH, visit http://www.doh.wa.gov.

Primary Duties

The mission of the Office of Communicable Disease Epidemiology (OCDE) is to prevent, detect, and control the spread of communicable disease by optimizing surveillance of notifiable conditions and other communicable disease indicators, and by providing education, consultation and support for community partners in communicable disease epidemiology and emergency preparedness.

Reporting to the Epidemiology Operations Section Supervisor, this position contributes to this mission by serving, under the mentorship of the OCDE Foodborne and Enteric Disease team, as a part-time Foodborne Disease investigator. This position will assist DOH and local public health partners in state-wide foodborne disease surveillance activities. Additionally, this position supports OCDE by conducting public health emergency preparedness and response activities within the Agency. This work supports DOH's Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) grant with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Duties Include:

  • Assists DOH and local public health partners in statewide foodborne disease surveillance activities.

  • Conducts public health emergency preparedness activities in support of Communicable Disease Epidemiology staff.

  • Collaborates with the Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) Program and other DOH programs on planning and response for public health emergencies.

  • Conducts special projects or research as needed to study or resolve communicable disease epidemiology issues.

Required Qualifications NOTE: Experience may have been gained concurrently.

  • A Bachelor's degree; AND currently enrolled in a Public Health Master's graduate program.


  • A Master of Public Health degree.

*NOTE: * Students currently enrolled in a Public Health Master's program are encouraged to apply.

Desired Qualifications NOTE: Experience may have been gained concurrently.

  • Demonstrated experience in the following:

  • Experience or current training in data cleaning, analysis, and presentation.

  • Excellent communications skill including communicating in clear, professional, and friendly manner over the phone; adeptness in speaking with people of diverse backgrounds.

  • Experience in interviewing, patient interaction, or other customer service.

  • Fluency in Spanish or other languages is desired, but not required.

Conditions of Employment/Working Conditions

With or without an accommodation, I am:

  • Willing and able to work a part-time (25% time / 10 hours weekly). Including working at least one 3 hour shift on two separate weekends a month.

  • Willing and able to occasionally adjust normally schedules hours, which may include evenings and weekends, to meet program needs and critical deadlines.

  • Willing and able to work indoors, at a desk/workstation the majority of a work day, in an open office environment with possible conversation and other noise distractions.

  • Willing and able to work in a tobacco-free, drug-free, and alcohol-free environment.

  • Willing and able to occasionally travel throughout (locally), as required, while performing the duties of this position.

  • Willing and able to work in a fast-paced/stressful environment with multiple priorities and competing deadlines.

  • Willing and able to maintain confidentiality regarding information accessed or discussed while performing the duties of the position.

  • Willing and able to interact and work with customers (some of whom may be frustrated or distressed) in a positive, friendly, and supportive manner that meets the needs and standards of the office and the agency.

  • Willing and able to participate as part of the DOH emergency response team during health emergencies and training events.

*Note: *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 Linda Riggle at (360) 236-4226, Linda.Riggle@doh.wa.gov, or TDD Relay at 1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1.

Application Process

Individuals interested in applying for this position should select the "Apply" button and submit the following:

  1. A current detailed applicant profile; AND attach your detailed Letter of Interest that addresses the "Required and Desired Qualifications" (as listed above) and Resume to your profile.
  2. Three (3) or more professional references, to be included in your profile. Please include at least one supervisor, peer, and (if you have supervised other staff) a subordinate.
  3. Responses to the Supplemental Questions.

Supplemental Information

* Important information regarding the Application Process and the Supplemental Questions

Only applicants who follow the directions and complete the Application Process and Supplemental Questions in-full will have their responses reviewed for consideration.

*NOTE: * Education and experience selected, listed and/or detailed in the Supplemental Questions must be verifiable on the detailed applicant profile submitted.

Job Type: Project (limited duration)

Job Number: DOH3413

Department: Dept. of Health

Closing: 11/6/2016 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $17.21 - $22.45 Hourly

Location: King County - Shoreline, WA