COVID-19 Health Services Consultant 1,2, 3,4 - State of Washington Dept. of Health
These positions will support the agency’s COVID-19 response by supporting public health emergency preparedness and response activities. This work supports the agency’s Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) grant with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
• The Health Services Consultant 3 (HSC 3) positions contribute to the agency’s COVID-19 mission by providing support to conduct case and contact investigations and daily monitoring with a focus on populations which may be more challenging to reach, including persons experiencing homelessness, persons using drugs and other groups as needed. This team would also support field investigation as needed. Some of these positions will assist with the development of training, education, and exercise program that meets implementation of objectives, strategies, and exercises that increase public health and medical response capabilities across the state in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and other High Consequence Infectious Disease(s), as identified within the parameters of the grant funding and based on program goals.
• The Health Services Consultant 2 (HSC 2) positions contribute to the agency’s COVID-19 mission by providing technical consultation and assistance to the agency and local health departments, clinics, community, and other health services providers in the following:
o Assists management in the review, analysis, and impact of health legislation, health policy, rule development, and fiscal management.
o Conducts assessment and/or data surveillance activities.
• The Health Services Conlsultant 1 (HSC 1) positions support priority capacity in COVID-19 response. This position contributes to the COVID-19 response mission by providing support to the initiatives of data quality assurance, and case and contact interviews.
The Division of Disease Control and Health Statistics is a community health partner using innovative methods to provide quality health information, vital records, and assessment services for taking public health actions, developing public health policy, and conducting assessment activities to improve the health of the people of Washington.
This recruitment will be used to fill multiple positions at each level outlined above. These are all project positions and are funded by the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) grant. These project positions are anticipated to be funded between 12 and 30 months.
Positions that do not supervise will be covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative.
The salaries listed include the 5% premium pay for the duty station being located in King County.
Note: Under the Governor’s Directive, 20-08, these positions will be subject to one furlough day per month beginning August 1, 2020, through November 30, 2020.
About the Department of Health
Washington State Department of Health (DOH) works with federal, state, tribal, and local partners to help people in Washington stay healthy and safe. Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies.
Benefits of Working for DOH
Washington is America’s Top State according to U.S. News (2019) and provides one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.
Shoreline boasts a unique history and character derived from original settlements dating back to the late 1800s. The quality that drew early settlers to the area remains dominant to this day: location. The City of Shoreline offers classic Puget Sound beauty and the convenience of suburban living with the attractions of nearby urban opportunities. The community has developed a reputation for strong neighborhoods, excellent schools, and abundant parks.
- A healthy work/life 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 by fostering an inclusive environment that encourages all employees to bring their authentic selves to work.
- An Infant at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of breastfeeding newborns and infant-parent bonding.
- A modernized workplace.
What we’re looking for
Our ideal candidates are innovative and thoughtful professionals who view the world and everyone in it through a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion. They have the personal courage, tenacity, and humility to hold themselves and all others responsible for embodying our purpose and values.
The successful candidates are team players, 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.
o One (1) or more years (full-time equivalency) of experience working in a health services program, public health, or another similar setting.
• Health Services Consultant 2 (HSC 2):
o A Bachelor’s degree higher in public health, health care administration, public administration or business administration, or an allied field; AND three (3) or more years of professional consultative or management experience in a health services program.
• Health Services Consultant 3 (HSC 3):
o A Bachelor’s degree in public health, health care administration, public or business administration; AND four (4) or more years of professional consultative or management experience in a health services program.
• Health Services Consultant 4 (HSC 4):
o A Bachelor’s degree; AND five (5) or more years of consultative or management experience in health services program.
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is an equal opportunity employer. DOH strives to create a working environment that is inclusive and respectful. It is our policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of our workforce.
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Conditions of Employment/Working Conditions
With or without an accommodation, I am willing and able to:
• Work a 40-hour workweek, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. Telework for some work hours is optional
• Occasionally work in excess of 40 hours per week and/or to adjust normally scheduled hours, which may include evening and weekends.
• Legally operate a state or privately owned vehicle, or provide alternative transportation.
• Occasional travel – travel is typically local or regional to meet with clients, conduct business, and/or attend training.
• Interact and work with customers (some of whom may be frustrated or distressed) in a positive, friendly, and supportive manner that meets the needs and standards of the office and the agency.