Health and Environmental Investigator IV - Public Health Seattle and King County


CLOSING DATE: September 24, 2018


JOB #: 12994

POSTED: September 12, 2018


Salary: $41.85 - $53.05/Hourly

Job Type: Career Service, Full time

The Food and Facilities Section, Environmental Health Services Division, is currently seeking an experienced and collaborative individual to fill a supervisor position.

 Environmental Health Services Division’s mission is to identify and sustain environmental conditions that promote healthy people and healthy communities. Food & Facilities Section contributes to healthy communities by permitting, educating and inspecting over 1,800 water recreation facilities, 11,500 permanent food businesses, 40 farmers markets, 3,000 temporary food businesses and issues over 50,000 food worker cards annually. We serve an incredibly diverse, culturally rich, and culinary innovative community. Our 60 person team strives to provide equitable service and applies an educational approach toward regulatory compliance.

 The successful applicant will be a skilled and energetic leader who can strengthen the Program’s operations, support its staff and services, and successfully advance its overall mission. The successful applicant will work with a team of supervisors in the section, and will directly supervise 12-14 people.

The position supports and advances Environmental Health Services Division’s values for fair and culturally competent service delivery, innovative, effective and efficient application of resources, building a culture of performance and expanding opportunities to seek input, listen and respond to industry and residents. The position will be located within the Environmental Health Division of Public Health – Seattle & King County.

The Program is committed to the principles of racial equity and social justice and values diverse perspectives and life experiences in its workforce. People of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Contact: If you have additional questions, regarding this recruitment, please contact Nic Horea, Human Resources Analyst at

Examples of duites:

  • Supervision and Workforce development
  • Conduct and facilitate staff development and performance management activities.
  • Collaborate with staff, colleagues, Assistant Division Director, division and program management team; ensure compliance with Department and Program policies and procedures.
  • Ensure adequate staff and skills are available to support program needs; anticipate and participate in solving conflicts between other agencies/work groups and resolving labor issues.
  • Perform Health and Environmental Investigator III duties in addition to the above when work load requires.
  • Coach, mentor, and train field and senior environmental health investigators.
  • Support and develop on-going programs and continuous improvement efforts.

Program and Project Management

  • Interpret and apply Program guidance in managing projects, programs and services.
  • Identify community needs and characteristics to prioritize, influence and improve programs and services.
  • Effectively and efficiently manage agency resources including staff, project resources, work plans and service agreements; ensure consistency with Department and Program policies; and active and systematic performance management;
  • Ensure that services are planned, delivered and evaluated in a culturally appropriate manner that reflects the needs of ratepayers across King County and supports the Program’s Service Equity policy;
  • Implement and monitor the food safety rating system, including conducting on-going quality assurance and control, training staff, and processing appeals; and
  • Other duties as assigned by the Program management and/or the Food & Facilities Assistant Division Director.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Public Administration, or a closely related field or equivalent professional experience.
  • Experience working in a highly-matrixed interagency government program or coalition.
  • Established productive and collaborative working relationships with Program partner agencies.
  • Bilingual in one of the following most populace King County non-English language groups (such as Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Somali).


  • Possession of a valid Registered Sanitarian (RS) License for the State of Washington or valid registration from the National Environmental Health Registration (NEHA) at the time of hire. You will not have to possess the RS at the time of the interview, but as stated it is required at the time of hire. For your convenience below if information from NEHA that allow you to take the exam online at any time. Exam Scheduling and Location: Candidates can choose to schedule REHS/RS examination in several different ways. 1. The REHS/RS exam is offered annually at the NEHA Annual Education Conference (AEC) & Exhibition. 2. State Affiliate and Regional Meeting periodically offer the REHS/RS exam at their meeting/conferences. An up to date listing of these meeting/conference offerings can be found at the NEHA website: 3. Candidates can choose to take the exam on computer through Pearson VUE. By choosing this option candidates can schedule the examination at their convenience at one of Pearson VUE’s testing locations nationwide. To find a Pearson VUE testing center near you please visit: Taking the exam at Pearson VUE not only offers the candidate flexibility in scheduling the exam, but also allows the candidate to receive his/her unofficial scores immediately following the conclusion of the exam. (All required licenses and certifications must be maintained in active status without suspension or revocation throughout employment)


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