Salary: $17.79 – $23.66 Hourly
Location: Multiple Locations Statewide, WA
Job Type: Part Time – Permanent
Remote Employment: Remote Only
Job Number: DOH7421
Department: Dept. of Health
Division: Environmental Public Health (EPH)
Opening Date: 06/07/2023
Closing Date: 6/20/2023 11:59 PM Pacific
This announcement will be used to fill multiple part-time, homebased Environmental Specialist 1 (ES1) positions within Environmental Public Health’s Office of Environmental Public Health Sciences.    

These Childhood Lead Exposure Prevention Water Sampler (ES1) positions report to the Environmental Lead Exposure Prevention Supervisor and are members of the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) in the Healthy Homes and Communities Section. The aim of these positions is to contribute to the Lead in School Drinking Water program by collecting drinking water samples from schools to assess and reduce childhood lead exposure from drinking water. 

Essential duties of the position include:

  • Travel to schools within assigned areas to take water samples between the hours of 4 a.m. and 10 a.m. three (3) days per week in a manner consistent with the Department of Health’s (DOH) technical guidance.
  • Communicate with assigned schools via email and phone calls to set up sampling appointments in a timely and professional manner.
  • Document school sampling status updates in the assigned format.
  • Manage schedule to meet programmatic targets of an average of three sampling events per week.
  • Travel overnight to conduct sampling outside of the assigned area when required.

These part-time (approximately 50%), home-based Environmental Specialist 1 positions will spend 90% of the time traveling. Additionally, summer hours will be limited due to schools being closed. These positions will frequently travel to school locations within Central and Northern Western Washington including Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, Chelan, Okanogan, North King counties.

This recruitment may be used to fill an additional part-time, home-based Environmental Specialist 1 position that frequently travels to Central and Northern Eastern Washington.

The Ideal Candidate,
Has a driving passion for the work, brings humility to their job and interactions, and understands how their actions affect others. They see the needs and objectives of others and take them into account while achieving their objectives, and they adapt their approach and expectations accordingly. They demonstrate resilience and outward behaviors even when confronted with others who are not open or collaborative. 

Required Qualifications
 *College-level coursework in environmental science or a related field; AND six (6) or more months of experience working in local or state government, public health, non-profits, education, or a closely related field.

*Coursework and fieldwork can occur concurrently.

NOTE: 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.

Desired Qualifications 

  • An associate degree with coursework in Public Health, Environmental Sciences, Education, or a related field
  • Experience following defined protocols for the collection and management of samples as part of a research project or program, including chain of custody documentation.

Application Process

  • cover letter (without personal pictures) describing how you meet the qualifications and why you are interested in this position.
  • A current resume (without personal pictures).
  • Three (3) or more professional references, to be listed in your profile under the references section, which includes at least one supervisor, peer, and (if you have supervised staff) someone you have supervised or led.

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