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Lead Case Investigator (ES 3) PROJECT - DOH4210

Company: Washington State Department of Health
Location: Olympia
Posted on: September 29, 2018

Job Description:

Description Lead Case Investigator (ES 3) - PROJECT Office of Environmental Public Health Sciences -- Applicant Review begins on September 24, 2018. It's to the applicant's advantage to apply early. This recruitment may be closed at any time after the initial review date. The Opportunity Reporting to the Built Environmental Section Manager (Senior Epidemiologist), the Lead Case Investigator is a member of the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP). The aim of this position is to provide the highest quality case investigation and case management services to children with elevated blood lead levels. -- The Lead Case Investigator serves as a front-line contact between Department of Health and the families of children with elevated blood lead levels and is responsible for creating and maintaining lasting relationships with the goal of reducing and eliminating childhood lead, consistent with the mission of DOH. --This position works with partners and represents OEHS to parents, local health jurisdictions, and other stakeholders. This full-time Environmental Specialist 3 project position is part of the Lead Environments of Children Project which is currently funded through June 30, 2019. This position required in-state travel of up to 90% of the time. The Office of Environmental Public Health Sciences (OEPHS) provides expertise and support on zoonotic disease monitoring, healthy homes and environmental contaminants, outdoor air quality, fish consumption advisories, pesticide-related illness investigations and a variety of toxicological and environmental epidemiological assessments.-- Learn more about OEPHS and the Built Environment Section . 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 Work@Health ! -- 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-- Wellness@Health 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.) What will you be doing? - Duties include -- Conducts lead case investigations following the Department of Health's lead case management protocol. Creates a Plan of Care for the caregivers and upload the plan to the lead surveillance database. Assists with Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program activities that may include writing reports, grant applications, reports to the legislature. Provides case management and data compiler activity support. Supports development of improved protocols and procedures. Solicits feedback from caregivers about the quality of service provided What we're looking for Success in this position requires a team player, defined as having a driving passion for the work, bringing humility to their job and people interaction, and who listens and understands how their words and actions affect others. -- Required Qualifications -- A Bachelor's degree or higher in Public/Community Health, Social Work, Child Advocacy, Environmental Science, or closely related field. Two (2) or more years of professional experience working in local or state government, public health, non-profits, education, or closely related field. Certified Lead Risk Assessor; OR one (1) or more years of experience doing lead investigations or healthy homes assessments. Note : Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.-- Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. -- AND, demonstrated experience in the following competencies: -- Attention to detail - Performs tasks with care; is thorough. Makes few if any errors. Customer Focus - Seeks ways to improve service delivery. Assesses the organization and its services from the customer's point of view. Emphasizes a team approach to providing great customer service. Ethics and Integrity - Keeps promises and commitments made to others. Does the right thing, even when it is difficult. Does not yield to pressure to show bias or manipulate others. Planning and Organization - Identifies the sequence of tasks and the resources needed to achieve a goal, and prioritizes key action steps. Anticipates the impacts and risks of decisions and actions. Agency Representation - Ability to effectively represent and support the agency position and carry it forward without personal bias. Accountability - Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Can be relied upon to achieve excellent results with little need for oversight. Exhibits punctuality and regular work attendance. Teamwork - Fulfills commitments to other team members. Promotes a friendly climate, good morale, and cooperation among team members. Puts team success ahead of individual success. Values all team members. Confidentiality - Demonstrated ability to maintain the confidentiality of protected health information . -- Desired Qualifications A Master's degree in Public Health, Social Work, Environmental Science or a closely related field. Fluency in Spanish or Russian. Conditions of Employment/Working Conditions -------- With or without accommodation, I am willing and able to: Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.-- Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. Work indoors, at a desk/workstation the majority of a workday, in an open office environment with possible conversation and other noise distractions. Work in a tobacco-free, drug-free, and alcohol-free environment. Work 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday or as necessary to accommodate caregiver schedules. Occasionally work in excess of 40 hours per week and/or to adjust normally scheduled hours, which may include evening and weekends, to meet program needs and critical deadlines. Legally operate a state or privately owned vehicle OR provide alternative transportation. Extensive travel (up to 90% of the time) throughout the state which may include overnight stays, as required, while performing the duties of this position.-- Travel times may include evening, weekends, and holidays. Visit sites where lead contamination is likely. Use a laptop or other computer equipment. Move equipment and use stairs. Move and lift sampling supplies, including holding the 5 pound XRF machine at awkward angles for 30 seconds. Work in a fast-paced/stressful environment with multiple priorities and competing deadlines. Maintain confidentiality regarding information accessed or discussed while performing the duties of the position. Provide timely, competent, and courteous, and culturally humble service to caregivers. 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. 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 (redact SSN). Click here to SUBSCRIBE to Jobs at DOH 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. Washington State offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation. We understand that your life revolves around more than just your career and that your priority is making sure that you and your family will maintain health and financial security. That's why choice is a key component of our benefits package. We have a selection of health and retirement plans, paid leave, staff training and other compensation benefits that you can mix and match to meet your current and future needs. Read about our benefits: The following information describes typical benefits available for full-time employees who are expected to work more than six months.--Actual benefits may vary by--appointment type or be prorated for--other than full-time work. Check with the agency human resource office for specific benefit information. Insurance Benefits Employees and families are covered by medical (including vision), dental and basic life insurance.-- There are multiple medical plans with affordable monthly premiums that offer coverage throughout the state.-- Staff are eligible to enroll each year in a medical flexible spending account which enables them to use tax-deferred dollars toward their health care expenses.-- Employees are also covered by basic life and long term disability insurance, with the option to purchase additional coverage amounts.-- To view premium rates, coverage choice in your area and how to enroll, please visit the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) website . Retirement and Deferred Compensation State Employees are members of the Washington Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS).-- New employees have the option of two employer contributed retirement programs.-- For additional information, check out the Department of Retirement Systems ' web site. Employees also have the ability to participate in the Deferred Compensation Program (DCP).-- This is a supplemental retirement savings program (similar to an IRA) that allows you control over the amount of pre-tax salary dollars you defer as well as the flexibility to choose between multiple investment options. Vacation (Annual Leave) You begin accruing vacation starting your first month of employment. Since we value your loyalty, the amount of vacation you can accrue increases the longer you work with us. Washington State supports members of the armed forces with 21 days paid military leave per year. Vacation accrues for full-time employees per WAC 357-31-165 . -- Holidays Full-time employees are entitled to eleven* paid holidays: -- HOLIDAY DATE New Year's Day January 1 Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday Third Monday in January Presidents' Day Third Monday in February Memorial Day Last Monday in May Independence Day July 4 Labor Day First Monday in September Veterans' Day November 11 Thanksgiving Day Fourth Thursday in November & Friday after Christmas Day December 25 Personal Holiday Employee's selection each calendar year *Employees who are members of certain Unions are entitled to an additional personal leave day of their choice.--Please refer to specific Collective Bargaining Agreements for more information. Social Security All state employees are covered by the federal Social Security and Medicare systems. The state and the employee pay an equal amount into the system. Sick Leave Full-time employees earn eight hours of sick leave per month. Paid sick leave may be used for reasons included in WAC 357-31-130 . Please visit the State HR Website for more detailed information.

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