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Regional Engineer Assistant (EE 2) - DOH4325

Company: Washington State Department of Health
Location: Olympia
Posted on: December 4, 2018

Job Description:

Description The Opportunity

The Office of Drinking Water works to ensure safe and reliable drinking water to the people of Washington State. More than 85 percent of the state's population gets their drinking water from public water systems. Public water systems and their waterworks operators are our first line of defense against contaminants getting into our public water supplies and people getting sick.

As the Regional Engineer Assistant (EE 2) , you will partner with regional drinking water staff to:

  • Respond to drinking water emergencies
  • Review engineering submittals
  • Inspect public water systems
  • Follow up on inspection findings, compliance issues, and complaints
  • Review, analyze, and follow up on water system performance
  • Manage water system data During the review period, the first six months of employment, you will work to gain a technical understanding of how public water systems provide safe drinking water to their customers, assisting them in complying with drinking water regulations, and being a reliable resource to those we serve and regulate. You will also have the opportunity to build long-term relationships with water systems, certified operators, and local health jurisdiction partners.

    The Environmental Public Health Division supports the department's mission by working with local governments and other agencies in the areas of safe drinking water, food safety, shellfish protection, radiation safety, wastewater management, pesticide exposures, vector-borne disease, general environmental health and safety issues, and health risk assessments.

    This is a full-time permanent Environmental Engineer 2 (EE 2) position. NOTE: During the review period, first six months of employment, the incumbent must successfully complete an in-depth on-boarding and work plan.
    About DOH and our Employer of Choice Initiatives

    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. To learn more about the agency, visit our website , DOH Infographic , and see what it's like to !

    DOH is a great place to work and has implemented several "Employer of Choice" initiatives, including:
    • We are committed to diversity and inclusion . DOH fosters an inclusive environment that encourages all employees to bring their authentic selves to work each day. We strive to hire, develop, and retain a competent and diverse workforce that is reflective of the customers we serve.
    • We have an engaging program which offers programs that support healthy behaviors and work/life balance. Our program provides wellness education, access to healthy food, physical activity classes, stress relief, and many other resources to support a healthy you.
    • We support a healthy work/life balance by offering flexible/alternative work schedules, and mobile and telework options. (Depending upon job duties.)
    • We are making exciting steps towards modernizing our workplace by providing motivating and inspiring workspaces that promote creative thought, innovation, and collaboration among co-workers.
    • We have an Infant at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of breastfeeding newborns and infant-parent bonding. Eligible employees who are new mothers, fathers, or legal guardians can bring their infant (6 weeks to 6 months) when returning to work. (Depending upon job duties and work location.) Some of what you'll be doing

      Under the guidance and supervision of the Assistant Regional Manager:
      • Reviewing, analyzing, and following-up on water system performance in the surface water, disinfection by-products, lead and copper, arsenic, and groundwater treatment programs.
      • Reviewing water system engineering submittals for compliance with water system regulations and accepted design standards. Meeting with the regional engineer and regional planner to compare findings; and preparing comment letters.
      • Conducting special purpose investigations and sanitary surveys of water system facilities. This includes inspecting water system facilities, documenting deficiencies, and providing technical assistance as needed.
      • Investigating unsatisfactory drinking water quality test results to identify the possible causes. What we're looking for

        The ideal candidate will be a team player that can work with the regional engineers and program staff to implement a variety of programs and is proficient in data management and analysis.

        Required Qualifications
        • A Bachelor's degree or higher with a major study in one of the following engineering fields: sanitary, civil, geotechnical, water resource, environmental, chemical, mechanical, or related field. Desired Qualifications
          • Master's degree with a major study in one of the following engineering fields: sanitary, civil, geotechnical, water resource, environmental, chemical, mechanical, or related field; OR a Master's degree in the field of public health; OR a Master's degree in a field of study related to the planning, design, operation, and/or management of drinking water facilities.
          • One (1) or more years of experience working in the field of environmental engineering or public health administration with state and federal drinking water regulations as a water utility employee, consultant, or working for a state or county drinking water program. Conditions of Employment/Working Conditions

            With or without accommodation, I am willing and able to:
            • Successfully complete an in-depth on-boarding and work plan during the first six months of employment.
            • Traverse difficult terrain on foot; climb, lift and/or carry supplies, equipment or appurtenances up to 25 pounds.
            • Sit and stand while looking and working at a computer workstation for an extended period of time.
            • Work Monday - Friday from 8 am - 5 pm. Flexible schedules are negotiable upon completion of the probationary period.
            • Occasionally work in excess of 40 hours per week when necessary to perform core functions of the position or meet critical deadlines.
            • Travel alone and with another person, drive long distances in both daylight and at night, and stay out of town overnight or several days at a time, as needed, to meet the demands of the position.
            • Legally operate a state or privately owned vehicle or provide alternative transportation.
            • Interact daily by phone and email with office managers and staff. Frequently interact with stakeholder organizations, water system owners and operators, and the public. Occasional public speaking before management, colleagues, purveyors, and the public.
            • Work at a tobacco-free campus and environment.
            • Participate in emergency response activities. This is a position covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative.

              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. Applicants wishing assistance or alternative formats in the process should contact Cher Williams at (see application details), (see application details), or TDD Relay at 1-(see application details) or 7-1-1.

              Application Process

              Intrigued? We'd love to hear from you. Click "Apply" to submit your detailed application profile along with the following:
            • A letter of interest , describing how you meet the specific required and desired qualifications for this position
            • A current resume .
            • 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.
              DO NOT attach transcripts or other documents that are not requested in the Application Process, or that are password protected. These type of documents cause errors when downloading application materials and will not be forwarded to the hiring supervisor. Veterans , please feel free to attach a copy of your DD214.
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              Supplemental Information Only applicants who follow the directions and complete the Application Process in-full will have their responses reviewed for consideration.

              Education and experience selected, listed and/or detailed in the Supplemental Questions must be verifiable on the detailed applicant profile submitted.

              This recruitment may be used to fill other positions of the same job classification within the office.

              More than Just a Paycheck!
              Employee benefits are not just about the kind of services you get, they are also about how much you may have to pay out of pocket..... click apply for full job details

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