Clatsop County Dept. of Public Health – Astoria, OR

Req #309. Salary Range: $4,434.72 – $5,942.95 Monthly. Application closes: April 26th, 2024

Clatsop County occupies the northwest corner of Oregon bounded to the north by the Columbia River and to the west by the Pacific Ocean. Named for the Clatsop Indians, Clatsop County is rich in history, scenery and opportunity.

our mission…                                     

Neighbor to neighbor, serving Clatsop County with integrity, honesty and respect.    

ABOUT CLATSOP COUNTY                      

Today Clatsop County is one of nine Home Rule counties in Oregon. Five non-partisan elected Commissioners set policy and appoint a full-time County Manager, who is responsible for daily operations. County services are provided through these divisions: County Administration (County Manager), Assessment and Taxation, Budget and Finance, County Clerk, Juvenile, Public Health, Public Works, Community Development, the District Attorney, and Sheriff’s Offices. The county also administers a road district, a rural law enforcement district, and a local sewer district.

About the position                                       

Clatsop County is hiring one full-time Environmental Health Specialist II. However, we encourage candidates who meet the required qualifications for the Environmental Health Specialist I to apply, as we may consider underfilling the position until the selected candidate meets the required qualifications for an Environmental Health Specialist II. Underfill training will not exceed two years.

Environmental Health Specialist II

Under the direction of the Environmental Health Supervisor, the EHS II is responsible for oversight and performing independent inspections of licensed food service, tourist accommodation, and public pool and spa facilities; upon request, provide inspections of school, daycare, and correctional facilities; provide oversight of public drinking water systems; provide environmental health support, as needed, to other parts of the department; assist in planning, promoting and implementing programs to improve public health in the county in compliance with public health laws and administrative rules.

Environmental Health Specialist I

Under close supervision, the EHS I perform a variety of technical functions for the County, including inspection and investigation of basic environmental issues and complaints regarding food safety, travel accommodations, water resources, wastewater treatment and disposal, air quality, public health, public facilities, and solid waste disposal to protect the health and safety of County residents. Work is performed at the Trainee level under the supervision of a Registered Environmental Health Specialist.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS                  

Environmental Health Specialist II

  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent semester hours, in science courses relating to environmental or physical science, natural science, engineering, and/or another closely related field approved by the Oregon Health Licensing Office.
  • Must have a minimum of two (2) years of acceptable experience under the supervision of a Registered Environmental Health Specialist
  • Certification as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist with the State of Oregon, as defined by ORS 700.030 is required at time of appointment. 
  • Annual maintenance of certification as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist through continuing education courses as required by the State of Oregon.  
  • Must possess and maintain driving privileges in the State of Oregon.

Environmental Health Specialist I

  • A Bachelor’s degree with 45 hours of life science coursework in environmental health, biology, or microbiology. 
  • Eligible for registration as an Oregon Environmental Health Specialist or Environmental Health Specialist Trainee within two months of hiring.  When hired as a trainee, must complete trainee program within the Oregon Health Licensing Board timeframe to obtain a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) certification and maintain REHS certification annually.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS                     

Environmental Health Specialist II

  • Currently certified or able to obtain certification as a certified pool operator (CPO).
  • Currently certified or able to obtain 24-hr hazardous waste operations and emergency response (HAZWOPER) certification.
  • Eligible to be standardized as a food safety inspector by the Oregon Health Authority – Food Safety Program.
  • Experience in Oregon’s onsite wastewater program and/or completion of the minimum educational qualifications for the State of Oregon classification as a Wastewater Specialist. 

Environmental Health Specialist I

  • Current registration with the State of Oregon as an Environmental Health Specialist or Wastewater Specialist with no less than 10 quarter hours or equivalent semester hours in Introductory Soil Science, Soil Morphology, and Physical Geology, or Geomorphology. 

To Apply                                                          

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  Clatsop County is an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, veteran status, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age or disability, and is committed to workplace diversity.

This is a full-time position and will close April 26, 2024.

For more information, applicants should review the detailed job description for information on essential functions and requirements.

Environmental Health Specialist I

https://www.clatsopcounty.gov/media/22846

Environmental Health Specialist II

https://www.clatsopcounty.gov/media/22776

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION                  

Per the Pay Equity Law passed in 2017, a pay equity analysis will be conducted to determine what pay step the successful candidate will be offered.  The analysis will be based on the relevant experience, education, training, and certifications documented in the application materials.

Prior to hiring, candidates may be required to pass a criminal background exam, and pre-employment drug screen and must show proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans’ preference. For further information, please visit the following website:  Veterans Resources. You may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.

Clatsop County is an Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees in all matters of employment (such as hiring, promotion, transfer, training, layoff, compensation, fringe benefits and termination) regardless of ethnicity/race, religion, national origin, age, gender, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Application deadline: December 12, 2023

Salary: ~$35,000 – $56,000, depending on duty station and experience level

Many vacancies in Lakewood, CO; Washington DC; Durham, NC; and Cincinnati, OH. Some telework eligible, but remote work not available. Multiple schedules available, depending on student’s school schedule, from 16 to 32 hours/week.

Two announcements in different EPA departments: 1) Administration: EPA-HG-OII-2024-0002, Control #: 762797800. 2) Biology, Engineering, Physical Science: EPA-HG-OII-2024-0001, Control # 762804500.

Conditions of Employment

You must submit transcripts & proof of enrollment. You must be age 16 or older. If you are selected, a written participant agreement must be signed. You must submit a resume and required documents. You must be a U.S. citizen. You must be able to pass a background investigation.

Eligibility

Open to enrolled students or individuals who have been accepted for enrollment seeking a diploma, certificate, bachelor’s degree, graduate degree, or professional degree from a qualifying educational institution on a full- or half-time basis, including awardees of the Harry S. Truman Foundation Scholarship Program. Students must be in good academic standing and have a minimum of a 2.0 GPA. Veterans encouraged to apply.

Candidate selected for internship program will be considered for permanent positions at the EPA.

Agency contact: Alan Hixenbaugh. Email: hixenbaugh.alan@epa.gov. Tel: (513) 569-7601

Job ID: 2465551. Pay scale: $47,500 – $83,100/year, depending on US location.

DESCRIPTION

One focus area of the Amazon Workplace Health & Safety (WHS) mission is to provide tools, resources, and environments that support safe, efficient, healthy behaviors and encourage employees to proactively manage their health and wellbeing. To support this focus area, Amazon is seeking a full-time WHS Specialist (WHSS) to serve as a designated representative for their assigned building coordinating and implementing all areas of the Amazon Global Program as directed by the leadership. The WHSS promotes a positive culture while complying with Amazon standards and maintaining a safe work environment. This includes conducting trainings and coaching associates on observed work habits.

The WHSS is required to maintain accurate daily, weekly, and monthly metrics to report to onsite management teams and corporate based reporting systems. The WHSS supports management’s efforts to ensure compliance with all corporate Program expectations and applicable federal & state laws. The WHSS also conducts risk assessments related to jobs performed (Job Hazard Analysis) and new equipment introductions. In addition, the WHSS is responsible for recommending appropriate risk mitigation measures to management, including ergonomics. Candidate must be willing to work any shift, based on availability. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

– Maintain accurate daily, weekly, and monthly metrics to report to onsite management teams and corporate based reporting systems
– Support management efforts to ensure compliance with all corporate program expectations and applicable federal and state laws
– Conduct risk assessments related to jobs performed (Job Hazard Analysis) and new equipment introductions
– Responsible for recommending appropriate risk mitigation measures to management, including ergonomics
– Available to work flexible shifts including days, nights and/or weekends

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

– High school or equivalent diploma
– A minimum of 1 year in an environmental Health & Safety (EHS) related field OR; A Bachelor’s degree in EHS-relevant background OR; 6 months experience performing in a safety-related role within Amazon
– Knowledge of OSHA regulations specifically 29 CFR 1910
– Experience using Microsoft Word and Excel in a professional capacity
– Experience maintaining confidentiality in matter involving security and/or personnel issues in the workplace

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

– Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in a safety related field
– Strong communication, teamwork, analysis, judgment, and customer focus skills
– Experience leading and managing a team ability to analyze accident data, new processes, and machinery for potential safety concerns and conduct job hazard and job safety analyses
– Experience in emergency response and currently holds First Aid and CPR certificates
– Experience in workers compensation case management

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $47,500/year in our lowest geographic market up to $83,100/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit https://www.aboutamazon.com/workplace/employee-benefits. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.

https://www.healtheffects.org/opportunity/research-assistant

The Health Effects Institute (www.healtheffects.org) seeks a motivated Research Assistant to join our science team. HEI is a leading scientific institute that funds high-quality research on air pollution, energy development, and health effects to inform policy decisions around the world. This position will primarily support our core air pollution program with opportunities to learn from staff across all of HEI’s programs.

This position is an excellent entry-level, full-time opportunity for an individual who has science training and wants experience that would be helpful in defining their next steps in educational and career development. We expect a candidate to make a 1.5-to-2-year commitment, beginning in August 2023 or soon thereafter. The successful candidate will work closely with HEI’s scientific staff in an intellectually engaging and collaborative work environment located in the heart of Boston’s downtown.

About HEI

HEI is a nonprofit corporation chartered in 1980 as an independent research organization to provide high-quality, impartial, and relevant science on the health effects of air pollution in the United States, Europe, and around the world. HEI typically receives balanced funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the worldwide motor vehicle industry. Other public and private organizations periodically support special projects or certain research programs.

The core air pollution program produces science to inform important environmental and health decisions in North America and Europe. Learn more.

The global health program offers opportunities to help advance the goals of clean air in countries around the world — especially in low- and middle-income countries with high air pollution levels. Learn more.

The energy program provides policy-relevant science about population exposures and health effects associated with onshore development of oil and natural gas from shale and other unconventional resources, including the process of hydraulic fracturing, in the United States. Learn more.

Position Description

Responsibilities
•    Work with science staff to prepare summary documents, including technical reports, policy briefs, and factsheets related to ongoing projects and meetings and meeting minutes.
•    Collect, organize, and analyze scientific literature and manage literature databases.
•    Participate in various meetings and events conducted by HEI.
•    Prepare clear and effective visual presentations of data.
•    Conduct secondary research as needed on specific topics.
•    Assist with social media strategy, content generation, and scheduling as needed.
•    Additional relevant responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications
•    
Bachelor’s degree in life sciences, public health, environmental science, engineering, or closely related field. Candidates with Master’s degrees will not be considered for this position.
•    Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work with people from diverse technical and geographic backgrounds.
•    Experience with MS Office suite and citation management systems (e.g., Zotero, Mendeley).

•    Strong writing and science communication skills.
•    Quantitative analytical and data visualization skills; experience with R and/or Python and GIS software would be helpful.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. This includes candidates who are on OPT/STEM OPT. HEI values opportunities for in-person interaction among staff and with its scientific committees but provides some flexibility for working remotely.

Compensation, Benefits, and Environment

HEI is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in its work and staff. We endeavor to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all at HEI, free from discrimination of all types, including race, gender, LGBTQ+, ethnicity, national origin, and disability. HEI offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a stimulating environment, including the following:

•    Excellent work–life balance.
•    Generous vacation, holiday, and sick leave.
•    Contributions to a 403b retirement plan.
•    80% of health and 100% of dental premiums are covered by the organization.
•    Fully paid life insurance.
•    Flexible spending accounts available for health, child, and elder care expenses.
•    Pretax commuter benefits.
•    Salary range: $39,000–$59,000.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit their applications via email (HR@healtheffects.org) and include the following items:

•    Cover letter briefly expressing interest in and qualifications for the position.
•    Résumé.
•    Unofficial transcript of courses taken for the last degree. Please note that we may request official transcripts if you are invited for an interview.
•    Two samples of independent writing.
•    Names of three references with contact information.

HEI will not consider incomplete applications. In case you have questions, please contact Mr. Quoc Pham at qpham@healtheffects.org. HEI will not contact references without informing the candidates.

Please include “Research Assistant 2023 Position” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2023 with interviews starting June 21, 2023. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Interviews will be conducted virtually.

Human Resources
Health Effects Institute
75 Federal Street, Suite 1400
Boston, MA 02110