This Health Services Consultant 3 (HSC 3) position supports all the emergency response programs in the Radiological Emergency Preparedness Section (REP). The HSC 3 is responsible for coordination and assistance with planning, training, exercising, evaluating, and responding to both radiological and nuclear incidents arising from any source or facility in the state. These activities protect the health of the people in Washington State by assuring the agency is prepared to respond to radiological or nuclear emergencies to fulfill agency responsibilities in Emergency Support Functions (ESF-8, 10, 6, 11, and 15).
The mission of this section is to reduce the exposure to both radiation and contamination by the public and responders. This exposure can have significant health effects, both long term and short term. Many aspects of the HSC 3’s work will coordinate with the medical management of individuals who have been potentially or confirmed exposed to a radiological hazard. This HSC 3 will also need to work with HIPAA compliant records and information depending upon the work being performed.
The duty station for this position is in Tumwater, WA. Telework (mobile work) is currently expected. When approved, the incumbent is expected to report to the duty station for work activities. Partial telecommuting may be an option subject to supervisory approval. It is anticipated that the incumbent would be expected to report to the Tumwater duty station for work activities 2 days weekly, and up to 5 days during training and exercises. About the Department of Health The vision of the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is equity and optimal health for all. Our mission is to work with others to protect and improve the health of all people in Washington state. Learn more about the DOH Transformational Plan.
Our Values Good organizations know what they do and how they do it. Great organizations also understand why they do it. Our values are:
Human-centered: We see others as people who matter like we do and take into account their needs, challenges, contributions, and objectives.
Equity: We are committed to fairness and justice to ensure access to services, programs, opportunities, and information for all.
Collaboration: We seek partnership and collaboration to maximize our collective impact. We cannot achieve our vision alone.
Seven Generations: Inspired by Native American culture, we seek wisdom from those who came before us to ensure our current work protects those who will come after us.
Excellence: We strive to demonstrate best practices, high performance, and compelling value in our work every day.
The Washington State Department of Health acknowledges that our locations statewide are on the homelands of Native people, who have lived in this region from time immemorial. Currently, within the boundaries of Washington State, there are 36 tribes, 29 of which are federally recognized, that share traditional homelands and waterways in what is now Washington State. Some of these are nations and confederacies that represent multiple tribes or bands. We express our most profound respect for and gratitude toward these original and current caretakers of the region. As a public health agency, we acknowledge our responsibility to establish and maintain relationships with these tribes and Native peoples, in support of tribal sovereignty and the inclusion of their voices in public health programs and policies. We pledge that these relationships will consist of mutual trust, respect, and reciprocity.
Benefits of Working for DOH Washington is America's Top State, according to U.S. News (2021), and provides one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.
We also offer:
Ahealthy life/work balance by offering flexible schedules and telework options for many positions.
Growth and development opportunities.
A wellness program that offers education, access to healthy food, and fitness classes.
Opportunities to serve your community through meaningful work.
A commitment to diversity and inclusion fosters an inclusive environment that encourages all employees to bring their authentic selves to work.
An Infant at Work Program based on the long-term health values of breastfeeding newborns and infant-parent bonding.
Employee resource groups that provide forums for employees to gather and share ideas about matters that affect their personal and professional lives and support career development.
Tumwater is a vibrant city just south of Olympia, the state's capital, with a small-town feel conveniently situated in the Puget Sound area between Seattle and Portland. The rugged Olympic Mountains rise in the distance, and Mount Rainier seems close enough to touch on a clear day. Tumwater enjoys the benefits of an engaged and educated community and a well-supported school system, with two universities and a community college within a ten-mile radius.
Tumwater is located in Thurston County, Washington, homelands of the Coast Salish Peoples, including those recognized today as the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, and the Nisqually and Squaxin Indian Tribes. We acknowledge their presence here since time immemorial and recognize their continuing connection to the land, to the water, and to their ancestors.
Support all Section programs to implement program action plans to accomplish the objectives that increase emergency management capabilites within the department and across the state for radiological and nuclear emergencies:
Develops and maintains the databases for coordination of activities and compilation of lessons learned in the correction action planning process.
Creates and manages the annual schedule for training, drills, and exercises among all programs within the Section to include potential activities for the following year.
Coordinates with the Section Manager and the ORP Budget Manager on preparing and monitoring budgets, work plans, and spending plans:
Assists program leads with quarterly reports required by contracts and grants, and reports on conditions that can affect the completion of contract deliverables.
Participates in Sub-Recipient Site Monitoring visits and formal audits as they occur to make sure contract and grant fiscal requirements are met.
Provides oversight of administrative support to the Section.
Prepares for and responds to radiological and other emergencies.
What we're looking for Our 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. Our ideal candidate demonstrates resilience to model outward behaviors including seeing people like ourselves whose goals, objectives, needs, and challenges matter.
Required Qualifications Option 1: Six (6) or more years (full-time equivalency) of professional experience in the following:
Providing technical assistance and consultation in maintaining databases.
Providing customer service to medical professionals, governmental agencies, businesses, and the public in supporting a health or environmental program.
Working with a fee-based licensing, permitting, or registration program.
Conducting assessment and/or data surveillance activities to assist with evaluating the effectiveness of a health or environmental program.
Option 2: A Bachelor's degree in management information systems, computer sciences, business administration or closely related field;
Three (3) or more years (full-time equivalency) of project coordination and/or project management experience; AND one (1) or more years (full-time equivalency) experience directing and/or overseeing medium to large projects.
Desired Qualifications A Master's degree or higher in business administration, management information systems, computer sciences, or closely related field; AND three (3) or more years (full-time equivalency) of project coordination and/or project management experience; AND two (2) years (full-time equivalency) experience directing and/or overseeing medium to large projects.
Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide information to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies. To accomplish all of these, we collaborate with many partners every day.
We help ensure a safer and healthier Washington by:
Working to improve health through disease and injury prevention, immunization, and newborn screening
Providing health and safety information, education and training so people can make healthy choices
Promoting a health and wellness system where we live, learn, work, play and worship
Addressing environmental health hazards associated with drinking water, food, air quality and pesticide exposure
Protecting you and your family by licensing healthcare professionals, investigating disease outbreaks and preparing for emergencies