University of Washington School of Public Health
Sanitarian - Department of Health And Human Services
Closing Date: May 18, 2018
Posted: May 9, 2018
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The purpose of this position is to assist in the development, implementation and supervision of a comprehensive environmental health services program in with the Shiprock Office of Environmental Health.
The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior’s definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.
BASIC REQUIREMENT(S): Education (for GS-5 positions): A full 4-year course of study that meets all the requirements for a bachelor’s degree, and that included or was supplemented by at least 30 semester hours in a science or any combination of sciences directly related to environmental health (such as sanitary science, public health, chemistry, microbiology, or any appropriate agricultural, biological, or physical science). OR
Experience: (for GS-5 positions): Four years of experience in inspections, investigational, technical support, or other responsible work that provided a knowledge and a fundamental understanding of, and the ability to use, environmental health principles, methods, and techniques equivalent to that which would have been gained through a 4-year college curriculum. OR
A combination of education and experience as described above.
Additional Requirements for Grades GS-7 and Above: In addition to meeting the basic requirements, applicants for positions at grades GS-7 and above must have the amounts of education and/or experience required for the grade level.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks:
GS-7: Identifying and eliminating hazardous conditions in the environment generally and conducts programs to promote a clean and healthful environment and to prevent the spread of disease. Evaluating food products to determine the methods of processing, inspection, and regulation for the purpose of safeguarding against dangerous bacterial agents, poisons, or other chemicals. Promoting and advising the general public as well as public and private establishments on all aspects on aspects of environmental health.
GS-9: Independently conduct facility surveys and investigations, though may have required assistance in conducting complex surveys such as casinos and healthcare facilities. Write reports with minimal input and approval from supervisor. Provide educational Environmental Health training to customers. Experience in developing, evaluating, and advising on programs designed to prevent and eliminate environmental health hazards. Analyze substances to determine contamination or the presence of disease, or resolving environmental health problems through
collection, tabulation, and evaluation of environmental sanitation data and development and implementation of plans to eliminate or control environmental health hazarHow to Apply: