The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Drinking Water Services (DWS)  in Portland, OR is recruiting for an Emergency Preparedness Coordinator to provide drinking water quality and supply activities.–Oregon-Street—OHA/Emergency-Preparedness-Coordinator–Natural-Resource-Specialist-3-_REQ-16188
    • Portland / Oregon Street – OHA
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  • Initial Posting Date: 09/05/2019
  • Application Deadline:09/26/2019
  • Agency:Oregon Health Authority
  • Salary Range:$4,419 – $6,457
  • Position Type:Employee
  • Position Title:Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Drinking Water Services (Natural Resource Specialist
  • Job Description:Attention current State of Oregon employees: To apply for posted positions, please close this window and log into your Workday account and apply through the career worklet.NOTE: A cover letter is required to be attached to your application (see “How to Apply” section below).The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Drinking Water Services (DWS)  in Portland, OR is recruiting for an Emergency Preparedness Coordinator to provide drinking water quality and supply activities. DWS administers and enforces state and federal safe drinking water quality standards for 3,600 public water systems in the state of Oregon. DWS prevents contamination of public drinking water systems by protecting drinking water sources; assuring that public water systems meet standards for design, construction, and operation; inspecting public water systems and assuring that identified deficiencies are corrected; providing technical assistance to public water suppliers; providing financial assistance to construct safe drinking water infrastructure; and certifying and training water system operators.What will you do?As the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, you will represent Drinking Water Services on the Public Health Division Incident Management Team by attending coordination meetings and training and serving on the team during significant public health incidents. You will work with public water system operators in updating their risk assessments and emergency response plans and participate in statewide table-top exercises or other training and coordination activities. You will keep internal process and procedures updated and ensure staff are trained as appropriate. In addition, you will perform outreach and coordination activities with local, state, and federal emergency response partners.  Working directly with public water systems half-time, you will evaluate facilities and operational performance of major and complex water supply systems; assess the public water system’s technical, managerial, and financial capacity to produce safe drinking water; investigate and characterize the public health impact of contaminants affecting public water systems; and perform other related environmental problems.

    What’s in it for you?
    You will work with a team of public health professionals who are passionate about the work they do to keep drinking water safe for Oregonians. Are you a registered Professional Environmental Health Specialist or registered as an Environmental Health Specialist-In-Training or able to become one in 6 months? Do you have experience working with public water systems and drinking water regulations? If so, we want to connect with you!
    We offer full medical, vision and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays per year plus pension and retirement plans. If you are a natural resource specialist with experience in drinking water quality, don’t delay, apply today!This is a full-time, permanent classified position and is represented by a union.The Oregon Health Authority is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information or any other protected class under state or federal law. Click here, to learn more about OHA’s mission, vision and core values.What are we looking for?
    • Three years of experience in environmental health specializing in drinking water. At least one year of the experience must be at a technical or professional level performing activities in a natural resource program such as researching and analyzing data, conducting investigations, applying pertinent laws and regulations, or coordinating and monitoring project activities; AND
      a bachelor’s degree in environmental healt), or three additional years of related drinking water quality experience.
    • Applicants must be registered or eligible to become registered as a Professional Environmental Health Specialist and maintain current registration for pay option D; OR registered as an Environmental Health Specialist-In-Training or able to do so within 6 months and be able to obtain registration as a Professional Environmental Health Specialist in Oregon within 2 years for pay option A.
    • Oregon Driver’s License required as occasional overnight travel is required.
    • Experience working with drinking water systems, drinking water regulations, and emergency preparedness and response.
    • Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environmentThis recruitment announcement will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.How to ApplyTo apply for this position, follow the “Apply” link above and complete the online application and all supplemental questions.Additional requirements:Please attach a cover letter to your application which addresses the following: Describe your experience working with drinking water systems, drinking water regulations, and emergency preparedness and response.Applications without the required cover letter will be removed from consideration. NOTE: Please attach your transcripts as all education must be verified before an offer can be extended.Questions/Need Help?If you have questions about this recruitment or need an alternate format to apply, please contact Cyndi Phipps-Roman, Senior Recruiter, at or call 503-945-6377. Please be prepared to describe the alternate format needed. TTY users please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900. For technical support, please call toll free 1-855-524-5627, for customer service assistance. 
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    • Please monitor your Workday account to view all communication regarding your application. You must have a valid e-mail address to apply.
    • If you are a veteran, you may receive veteran’s preference. Click here for more information about veterans’ preference. If you checked that you are a veteran, you will be required to provide your documents later in the process.
    • We do not offer VISA sponsorships or transfers at this time. You will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States within three days of hire.
    • If you are offered employment, your offer will be contingent upon the positive outcome of an abuse check, criminal records check and driving records check.The information will be shared with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Office of Human Resources (OHR). Any criminal or founded abuse history will be reviewed and could result in the withdrawal of the offer or termination of employment.
    • Please attach only the documents that are related to the position such as cover letter, resume and transcripts. Additional documents that are attached will not be reviewed.
    • Applicant Help and Support webpageThe Oregon Health Authority is committed to fair employment practices and non-discrimination, including pay equity for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of protected class (race, sex, veteran status, disability, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation) in the payment of wages or screen applicants on the basis of their current or past compensation. We determine salary by completing a review of your application materials to evaluate your related education, experience, and training for this position.
      The Oregon Health Authority is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to workforce diversity.

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