OR OSHA is seeking to fill the position of Oregon OSHA Administrator, a position that is focused on the health and safety of Oregon’s workforce.

Here’s the link to the job announcement on the external state jobs page: OSHA Administrator (Principal Executive/Manager G).  This recruitment will be open between October 18, 2021 and November 30, 2021.

OR OSHA is also filling the role of Statewide Consultation and Outreach Manager, which is open until November 6th, 2021.


Close date: 10/26/2021

Salary: $4441 to $6794 monthly

Location: Portland, OR

NOTE: Bilingual English/Spanish skills preferred (reading, writing, and speaking).

This is a full-time, classified position and is represented by a union.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Environmental Public Health (EPH) in Portland, OR is recruiting for an Occupational Health & Pesticide Exposure Program Coordinator to coordinate day-to-day functions of the Pesticide Exposure Safety & Tracking (PEST) and the Occupational Public Health Program (OPHP) programs.

Most of this work may be conducted remotely at an alternate worksite with full access to the needed operating systems and technology. However, there are many times that the work will need to be conducted at the primary work location listed in this announcement, the Portland State Office Building located at 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland, OR 97232. Work location can be changed at any time at the discretion of the hiring manager.

What will you do?
As the Occupational Health & Pesticide Exposure Program Coordinator, you will coordinate activities of the Occupational Public Health Program (OPHP) and Pesticide Exposure Safety & Tracking program (PEST). You will coordinate efforts with OPHP to monitor indicators of occupational safety and health, investigate emerging issues and promote translation of science into action while placing underserved and vulnerable workers at the center of this work. You will investigate and report on the health impact of pesticide poisoning on Oregonians for program partners, and policymakers. You will collaborate with PEST partner agencies, health care providers, and migrant worker clinics and organizations to provide outreach and increase the reporting of pesticide related illness and injury in Oregon. In addition, you will create educational materials and facilitate presentations in English and Spanish on program information and respond to inquiries to communicate program information to the public, policymakers, nongovernmental organizations, and partners including the National Institutes for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), regulatory agencies, and reporting healthcare providers. You will also represent OPHP and PEST at local, regional, and national meetings.

While in this position, you will develop and maintain cooperative agreements; participate in writing proposals for new grants; develop and maintain project policies, standard operating procedures, and manuals; develop and monitor program budgets; write reports on activities for both PEST and OPHP; and adjust activities to meet changing priorities. You will identify and determine the allocation of resources needed to accomplish program goals and evaluate the progress of program to ensure objectives are fulfilled and action items are carried out.

This position also conducts case investigations including interviews in English and Spanish; coordinates acute pesticide illness and injury case follow-up/investigations; creates requisitions for medical records and data from state and local epidemiologists; consults with OHA physicians and toxicologists; classifies reports of pesticide poisoning per national classification criteria; and report classifications to NIOSH and EPA. In addition, this position refers approved cases to the Oregon Pesticide Analytic and Response Center (PARC) and communicates with PARC and other state agencies about case findings, in accordance with confidentiality rules.

What’s in it for you?
The public health division is a team of passionate individuals working to promote health across the lifespan of individuals, families, and communities. We value and support unique perspectives using a trauma-informed approach and aim to reflect these values in our hiring practices, professional development, and workplace. We are committed to racial equity as a driving factor to improve health outcomes for all communities that experience inequities.

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 skilled environmental health program coordinator with experience in pesticide exposure, apply today!

What are we looking for?

Minimum Requirements

A bachelor’s degree in public health, environmental health or a related degree and two years of experience coordinating or administering a program:


Any combination of experience or education equivalent to five years of experience coordinating a public or environmental health program.

Requested Skills

  • Preference will be given to bilingual English/Spanish applicants with a bachelor’s degree or higher in public or environmental health and at least two years of experience coordinating a public or environmental health program.
  • Experience managing projects which includes planning, organizing, directing, motivating, controlling and decision-making.
  • Knowledge of the community and populations served by the scope of the programs.
  • Experience working with budget processes, budget management, contractual agreements, and procurement procedures, specifically to agency and division practices is desired.
  • Experience working with legislative processes and procedures relevant to the agency and to categorically funded programs with a desired understanding of Oregon Administrative Rules applying to confidentiality of data for public health special studies and natural resource and public health protection programs at the federal, state, and local government levels. 
  • Experience writing clear and concise technical documents to compose direct narratives and data reports.
  • Experience interacting professionally and diplomatically to communicate technical information to individuals and groups and to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with internal and external partners. 
  • Experience working in risk communication to promote risk information exchange between agency partners, stakeholders, and the public.
  • Experience developing scientifically accurate and understandable public health outreach and education materials in both English and Spanish. 
  • Experience making presentations and facilitating educational training sessions. 
  • Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams, Publisher or other graphic design software application, MS Project or other project management software application, and SharePoint or other web editing and maintenance software application.

How to Apply

To view the announcement and apply, please visit the following link:


Contact Information

Cyndi Phipps-Roman



The Climate Justice Grassroots Organizer works as staff for both Beyond Toxics and the Eugene/Springfield NAACP to serve as the policy and political voice of community members in Lane County and Oregon concerned with climate change, social and economic justice. The position’s primary focus is advocating for climate justice and resiliency, decarbonization and green energy, and environmental protections. Importantly, the staff member will identify ways to apply 2 traditional ecological knowledge, just transition practices and frameworks and values to their organizing and advocacy efforts.  The position is based at the Eugene offices of Beyond Toxics and NAACP, and this staff person must reside in the greater Eugene-Springfield area.  


I am looking for a full-time project manager for two of my projects funded by NIOSH: the Oregon Fatality Assessment, Control, and Evaluation program (OR-FACE) and the Work-Life Check-ins, a Total Worker Health intervention to reduce burnout at primary care clinics. I am searching for an applicant to assist with all the moving parts of a research project (e.g., IRB protocols, agency reports, interaction with partners, content development). Here is the link to apply for the position. 

David A. Hurtado, ScD, Msc  (he/him/his)
Assistant Professor | Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences
Oregon Health & Science University
Assistant Professor | Public Health Practice

OHSU-PSU School of Public Health
3222 SW Research Drive, L606, Portland, OR 97239
Office: +1 503-494-3132
Email: hurtadod@ohsu.edu | Web: tinyurl.com/davidhurtado

The Department of Health Science at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Health Science (Environmental Health/Epidemiology) position. 

The position description and application instructions are available here: https://careers.pageuppeople.com/873/lb/en-us/job/501179/assistant-professor-of-health-science-environmental-healthepidemiology

Please note the  November 3, 2021 deadline.

CSULB is a vibrant, comprehensive university strengthened by its diversity and commitment to the public good. We thank you for your consideration and/or sharing of this opportunity within your professional networks.

The Healthy Homes and Communities team in Environmental Health is excited to be recruiting a program specialist to work on air quality issues in Multnomah County (posting here). 

This position will be focused on expanding the reach of our wood smoke program, especially outreach and education related to health impacts of air pollution. We welcome applications from folks with a wide variety of personal and professional experiences, so please share this broadly with your networks!

Safety Compliance Officer in Tigard and Eugene (one application, candidates can indicate which location they prefer):


Safety Compliance Officer (Occupational Safety Specialist 2) – Medford


The Department of Environmental Health Sciences of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health seeks applicants for a cluster hire of 4-5 tenure track faculty positions at the level of Assistant and Associate Professor or higher. We seek scholars with a doctorate degree in environmental health or related field who are particularly interested in environmental justice, environmental health inequalities, children and maternal environmental health, and related areas. Other areas relevant for environmental health sciences will also be considered. Columbia University is committed to increasing diversity and inclusion of underrepresented groups; the applicant should describe how their current work demonstrates commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, or how they will contribute to it in the future.

The successful candidate(s) will develop an independent research program within the Department of Environmental Health Sciences. Among other opportunities for collaboration, the Department is home to the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health. The Center offers unique opportunities through existing longitudinal cohorts of children and their mothers and capacity for new recruitment.  The Department also houses the NIEHS-Columbia P30 Center for Environmental Health in Northern Manhattan that supports an active community engagement program in Northern Manhattan (Harlem, Washington Heights, and Inwood) and the South Bronx. These Centers offer opportunities for community-based participatory research in marginalized communities that are disproportionally affected by adverse environmental exposures. The incumbent will work and collaborate with investigators across Columbia University to develop a comprehensive research program in the areas referenced above, and they will play a substantial role in our MS, MPH, and PhD educational programs as an instructor and mentor.

Apply through the following link:

https://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/7921 (Assistant Professor)

https://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/7922 (Associate Professor or higher)