Environmental Toxins Program Specialist Senior - Open Until Filled
Multnomah County Health Department
July 10, 2018
$67,943.52 - $83,624.40 Annua
Full Time - Experienced
Government, Public Health
4 Year Degree
THIS WORK MATTERS!
Environmental Health programs serve to protect the public from environmental related issues: food, water, vector borne diseases, and environmental health threats. The nature of the work is complex due to the numerous environmental health concerns and regulations and the high profile of the activities conducted. Environmental Health includes several major projects and programs: Inspections, Vital Records, Food Handlers, Healthy Homes & Families, Program and Policy Development, and Vector Control.
The Environmental Toxins Program Specialist Senior position's purpose is to reduce toxics exposure through pathways related to the built and natural environments, and to work on Issues related to the built environment, including air quality, toxics exposure, planning related to land use, environmental justice, and emerging environmental health concerns. This position advises County leadership, partners, and residents on health-protective actions during public health emergencies related to toxic exposures.
As the Environmental Toxins Program Specialist Senior you will:
Act as the county's subject matter expert and technical lead in public health related air quality and brownfield (contaminated property) work, and advising program leadership, departmental leadership and elected officials on policy and program development of a range of politically sensitive topics
Provide assessment, consultation, community engagement, policy, project management, grants administration, technical expertise, supervision of interns, and program development and execution
Be the driver of policy and program development and execution, under the oversight of program and divisional management
Rapidly process highly technical content and skillfully deliver critical Information to a variety of internal and external stakeholders of matters of high concern to the county and its constituents
Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Public Health, Policy and Program Development or a related field AND
Five (5) years of increasingly responsible and major program development, policy analysis, or program compliance/monitoring and evaluation experience
Ability to represent the Department and/or County in public and private meetings and other gatherings related to areas of the Environmental Toxins Program
Effective skills in managing team/group, organizational dynamics, and consensus building.
Required:Knowledge, Skills and Abilities - Knowledge of toxics exposure through air quality, toxics exposure, planning related to land use, environmental justice, and emerging environmental health concerns. Demonstrated knowledge of US Environmental Protection Agency air and land, and Oregon Department of Environmental Quality policies and programs. Experience as subject matter expert and technical lead in public health actions and program development related to air quality and brownfield (contaminated property) work. Experience with analysis and development of proposed and current federal, state, regional and local policy, programs and legislation pertaining to air and land quality.
Preferred Qualifications/Transferable Skills*: You do not need to have the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills to qualify. However, keep in mind we may consider some or all of the following when identifying the most qualified candidates. Please clearly explain on your application how you meet any of the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills.
Knowledge and experience with environmental justice, health equity and the built environment.
Internal Number: 6088-159
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