Behavioral Health Programs Coordinator - Washington State Department

LOCATION: Spokane Valley, WA

CLOSING DATE: August 15, 2020


JOB #: 16091

POSTED: July 15, 2020


Duties include: 

  • Conduct on-site inspections and investigations to determine compliance with state and federal health and safety standards in acute care hospitals, chemical dependency hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, child birth centers, comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facilities, community mental health centers, and outpatient physical therapy/speech pathology services.
  • Gather information on past surveys, complaints, current laws and rules, team member/co-worker input for planning and organizing inspection and investigation processes.
  • Communicate survey, inspection, and investigation report findings in a manner that is understandable to the customer in various settings, including testifying in legal proceedings.
  • Provide technical assistance on compliance with state and federal health and safety regulations to a variety of stakeholders and customers regarding compliance and related issues.
  • Work cooperatively within the agency and with federal, state, county, and city agencies.
  • Provide expertise and guidance to Public Health Inspectors and for general inquiries by customers or interested parties.
  • Lead inspection survey team; create assignments, provide oversight of staff during surveys, edit work products, facilitate meetings, and communicate with supervisor when issues arise on survey.

What we’re looking for
The successful candidate is a team player, defined as having a driving passion for the work, bringing humility to their job and people interactions, and understanding how their words and actions impact others.
Required Qualifications   

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in environmental health, public health, or a closely allied science, which includes a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours in a natural or physical science.
  • Four (4) or more years of professional experience in environmental health, which includes one (1) or more years of experience in an administrative, consultative, advisory, or supervisory capacity.

Desired Qualifications   

  • Registered Environmental Health Specialist or Registered Sanitarian.
  • Master’s degree or higher in environmental health, public health, or closely allied science.
  • Demonstrated experience leading or supervising the work of others.


How to Apply:

Application Process
Intrigued? We’d love to hear from you.  Click "Apply" to submit your detailed application profile along with the following: 

  1. letter of interest, describing how you meet the specific required and desired qualifications for this position
  2. A current resume.
  3. Three (3) or more professional references, to be included in your profile. Please include at least one supervisor, peer, and (if you have supervised staff) a subordinate.

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