Job Req #: REQ-160051. Salary Range: $5,232 – $8,024/month. Application Deadline: July 18, 2024.

Job Description:

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Environmental Public Health Section (EPH) in Portland, OR is recruiting for an Environmental Health Specialist 3 position to support and oversee the daily functions of the Pool, Spa, and Lodging programs. Click here to learn more about Environmental Public Health.

OHA values service excellence, leadership, integrity, health equity and partnership with a strategic goal is to end all health inequities by 2030.

The OHA mission is helping people and communities achieve optimum physical, mental, and social well-being through partnership, prevention and access to quality, affordable health care. OHA’s work is organized into three broad goals: Improve the lifelong health of all Oregonians, increase the quality, reliability, and availability of care for all Oregonians and lower or contain the cost of care so it is affordable to everyone.

This position is full-time, permanent, classified position, which is represented by a union (SEIU). This recruitment may be used to establish a list of qualified applicants to fill current or future vacancies.

What you will do:
As an Environmental Health Specialist 3, you will protect the health of Oregonians by ensuring Food, Pool, and Lodging (FPL) facilities comply with statewide health regulations. This is accomplished by ensuring that Local Public Health Authorities (LPHA) are properly trained to provide licensing and inspection services at the local level. You will also serve as the state expert on Food, Pool, and Lodging health and safety, providing technical assistance to LPHAs, other state agencies, facility operators, and the public. In addition, you will provide critical staff support for pool plan reviews statewide.

What’s in it for you?
Join our 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 exceptional medical, vision and dental benefits packages for you and your qualified family members, with minimal out-of-pocket costs. Try this free virtual benefits counselor by clicking here: 
  • Paid Leave Days:
    • 11 paid holidays each year.
    • 3 additional paid personal business days each year.
    • 8 hours of paid sick leave accrued each month.
    • Progressive vacation leave accrual starts at 8 hours each month with increases every 5 years.
  • Pension and Retirement plans
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity.
  • Optional benefits include short-term disability, long-term disability, deferred compensation savings program, and flexible spending accounts for health care and childcare expenses.
  • Continuous growth and development opportunities.
  • Click here to learn more about State of Oregon benefits.

Minimum Requirements:

Two years of public health and program/project management experience working under general supervision, conducting environmental health inspections that include providing technical assistance and consultation at local or state level; AND a bachelor’s degree with 45 quarter (30 semester) hours in public health, or environmental or physical science. *Graduate training in environmental studies may substitute for one year of experience.

Must be a Registered Environmental Health Specialist or be able to become registered within six months of hire.

Must be a Certified Pool Operator (CPO) or have the ability to become a CPO within six months of hire.

Desired Attributes:

  • Preference may be given to individuals who are Registered Environmental Health Specialist or have the ability to become registered within six months of hire.
  • Technical expertise with respect to pools and spas, including knowledge of pool chemistry, operations, design, maintenance, and regulation.
  • Experience interpreting statutes, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures that address environmental public health.
  • General knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational behavior.
  • Experience with budgeting as it relates to program management.
  • Experience reading, analyzing, and writing general, statistical, and technical reports.
  • Experience identifying problems, generating alternatives, building consensus, and implementing solutions.
  • Experience synthesizing diverse facts, opinions and materials into a workable report, proposal, solution, or other document.
  • Experience bringing together diverse and/or opposing groups and working to a mutually acceptable solution(s).
  • Experience collaborating with groups of individuals with diverse and sometimes antagonistic viewpoints and identifying and addressing all potential issues and concerns.
  • Experience in public speaking and creating and conducting presentations.
  • Experience in program/project management
  • Skilled in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Teams.

Working Conditions:

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 times that the work will need to be conducted in the field or at the primary work location listed in this announcement (the Portland State Office Building located at 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland, OR). Work location can be changed at any time due to the changing needs of the business.

Directions to Apply:

Please fill out the online application and submit a resume and cover letter telling us about yourself and how your personal (lived), education and professional experience qualifies you for this position.

  • External Applicants Click the “Apply” button and submit your application. Click this link for the External Candidate job aid, and view this video for additional information.
  • Current State of Oregon employees: Apply through your employee Workday account. View this job aid for assistance.

Application Resources:

Additional Information:

  • Visa Sponsorships: Are you legally eligible to work in the United States? We do not offer visa sponsorships or transfers. Within three (3) days of hire, all applicants will be required to complete the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form to confirm their authorization to work in the United States.
  • Pay Scale: Upon receiving a salary offer, we will conduct a pay equity assessment using the information provided in your application to determine your salary placement upon hire. To ensure a comprehensive evaluation, please make certain your application materials are up-to-date and thorough. Include relevant details such as your work history, education, volunteer work, lived experiences, and any other pertinent information related to the position you are applying for. Please visit the Pay Equity Project homepage to learn more.
  • Background Check: 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.
  • Veterans: If you are a veteran, you may receive veterans’ preference points. Click here for more information about veterans’ preference. If you checked that you are a veteran, you will receive a notice in your Workday inbox and will be required to provide your documents at that time.


If you need assistance to participate in the application process, including an accommodation request under the Americans with Disabilities Act, contact: Stephanie Mitchell at 503-302-0454 or 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.

Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, and Pay Equity:

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. In addition, we do not discriminate or screen applicants based on current or past compensation. To learn more about OHA’s mission, vision, and core values, click here.

The Oregon Health Authority is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to workforce diversity and anti-racism.

Posting #: . Salary Range: $55,000-$65,000. Application window open until position filled.

About the Department

The North Carolina Center for Coastal Algae, People, and Environment (NC C-CAPE) and the Carolinas Climate Adaptation Partnership (CAP) at NC State are seeking a full time community engagement coordinator to to lead community engagement and initiatives across a diverse portfolio of research projects relevant to environmental health disparities. The grant-funded community engagement coordinator position will begin immediately and is a full-time position with funding up to five years. The North Carolina Center for Coastal Algae, People, and Environment (NC C-CAPE) aims to understand, predict, and reduce risks to human health from cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in coastal waters of North Carolina by looking upstream and off-shore. We seek to reduce human health disparities through investments in innovative environmental data collection, data democracy, and policy. The NOAA-funded Carolinas Climate Adaptation Partnerships (CAP, formerly RISA), housed at NC State University, is committed to understanding our changing climate and addressing the impacts fairly. CAP works together with communities across the Carolinas to help predict and understand their exposure and vulnerability to climate threats, such as drought, heat, and flooding.

The selected candidate will be directly supervised by the NC C-CAPE community engagement director and work with guidance from both the NC C-CAPE and CAP co-directors and other team members to bring a sense of strategic vision to community engagement programs, evaluation, and their impacts on democratic approaches to data co-production and use, and synergies between NC C-CAPE and CAP missions.

This position is housed within the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences (MEAS) within the College of Sciences at NC State is one of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary geoscience departments. MEAS provides: (1) high quality geoscience instruction to the University community through it courses in marine, Earth, and atmospheric sciences; (2) educational opportunities for undergraduate, masters and doctoral students in geosciences through world-class research, and (3) outreach activities that foster improved public awareness and understanding of science. MEAS research programs are multi-disciplinary in nature and align with NC C-CAPE and CAP missions. MEAS is one of six NC State departments with a presence at the NC State Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST), a coastal and marine science research facility located on Bogue Sound in Morehead City, NC (, and MEAS faculty participate in the Center for Geospatial Analytics ( The North Carolina State Climate Office ( and the Raleigh office of the National Weather Service reside on NC State’s campus. Additional information about the department and its facilities can be found at:

Raleigh, North Carolina is a progressive and welcoming community with a wide range of potential collaborators at nearby academic and governmental institutions in the Research triangle. Opportunities exist to draw on departmental and campus resources to develop strong teaching expertise using best practices.  Please visit our Sciences Strategic Plan and the College of Sciences Culture Charter to learn more about the College of Sciences.

NC State promotes an integrated approach to problem-solving that transforms lives and provides leadership for social, economic, and technological development across North Carolina and around the world. NC State’s land grant mission of teaching, research, and service is dedicated to serving North Carolina and its people. Applicants are encouraged to review the institution’s mission, vision, and strategic plan and consider how their background, interests, and experience would enable them to support the university.

Essential Job Duties

The Community Engagement Coordinator requires the skills and knowledge to effectively solicit and convey crucial guidance to the research process and its relevance to reducing environmental health disparities in practice. They will be required to encourage community engagement in projects related to machine learning assisted algal bloom prediction, extreme precipitation and flooding, cumulative risk exposures, and public health. This role entails crafting and executing dynamic engagement strategies that facilitate a two-way exchange of information, and serving as liaison with external partners and entities for two grant-funded initiatives. Strong candidates will have demonstrated capacity for facilitation, event and/or program planning, and group leadership related to community engagement with science and/or policy.

Key responsibilities include managing end-to-end participant recruitment for community-based research activities; promoting data democracy, open data best practices and the principles of Open Science; creating processes that ensure reliable and long-lasting community contact.

Required duties and skills:

The Community Engagement Coordinator will perform a variety of project activities, including research study coordination, participant recruitment, and community-engaged research focused on environmental health disparities. This includes the following essential job duties:

  • Staying up-to-date on the latest developments in environmental justice and community resilience policies and initiatives;
  • Facilitating training, workshops, and activities to promote mutual understanding and knowledge co-production;
  • Designing and executing engagement strategies within a variety of environmental thematic areas, ensuring the translation of complex scientific research into actionable insights for diverse audiences;
  • Fostering relationships with community leaders, policymakers, and the general public, using effective communication strategies to engage non-scientific partners across diverse, rural, and underserved communities;
  • Promoting data democracy, open data best practices, and the principles of Open Science and data democracy;
  • Traveling overnight for community engagement across North Carolina and South Carolina;
  • Preparing culturally relevant data summaries and reports for internal and external audiences as part of the data report back process;

Required Qualifications

  • Post-baccalaureate credentials or a bachelor’s degree plus alternative or equivalent professional training and experience may be substituted for the advanced degree on an exceptional basis.
  • Ability to travel to community events, including occasional nights and weekends.
  • Ability to work from our Raleigh-based office during regular business hours most days.
  • Excellent English-language, verbal and written communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years of experience or post-baccalaureate education in one of the following fields: environmental health policy, community organizing, facilitation, science education, or program management.
  • Prior experience implementing one or more community-engaged research frameworks (i.e. participatory science, community-based participatory research).
  • Ability to provide at least one reference who can detail your experience from a community perspective.
  • Spanish language proficiency.

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Announcement #: OR-24-DE-12416075-JMR. Full-time. On-site. Salary range: $52,734 – $68,556 per year. Payscale grade: GS-7. Term position, not to exceed 4 years. Application window closes: June 7, 2024.


This position is located in the Northwest Oregon District, Marys Peak Field Office. The advanced trainee independently assures the proper format, guidelines and procedures that are used in the preparation of all land use planning and National Environmental Policy Act
(NEPA) documents. The specialist is assigned to work with more senior planning specialists and assists on interdisciplinary teams that are formed for specific planning and NEPA document components. The trainee independently reviews planning and NEPA documents to see that they read smoothly and correctly and that the various portions are coordinated within the interdisciplinary team (IDT). The advanced trainee will assist Project Leads in determining level of detail, scope of analysis, and will also check the quality of the document being produced. The trainee will provide assistance to the team lead or supervisor in the development of public information regarding completed, in progress, and future planning document availability.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • May be required to complete background investigation and drug screening.
  • Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males
  • Must provide resume and supporting documents (See required documents).
  • You cannot hold an active real estate license, nor can you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Lands.
  • If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.


In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience. If qualifying based on education, a copy of your unofficial transcripts must be provided with your application.

To be considered minimally qualified for this position, you must demonstrate that you have the required specialized experience and/or education for the respective grade level in which you are applying:

Specialized Experience: Applicants must have one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service (obtained either in the private or public sectors) performing the following: (1) applying natural resources program knowledge in order to review, analyze, or compose portions of a planning document; (2) working with senior specialists in ensuring the level of detail, scope of analysis, or document quality are produced according to Agency and Federal standards, laws, and regulations; (3) coordinating outreach, scheduling, or planning efforts with other local, State, and Federal Agencies; and (4) assisting team leads with developing, filing, or presenting clear and accurate planning documents/information; OR

Education: Have one (1) full year (18 semester hours) of graduate level education from an accredited college or university, which provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. (NOTE: You must submit copies of your college transcripts if claiming to meet the qualification requirements based on education.); OR

Meet the qualifications for Superior Academic Achievement and meet one of the following: A grade point average of B (3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0) for your completed undergraduate courses, or those completed in the last two years of undergraduate study; A grade-point average of B+ (3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0) for all courses in the major field of study, or those courses in your major completed in the last two years of undergraduate study; Rank in the upper one-third of your class in the college, university, or major subdivision; or Membership in a national honor society (other than freshman honor societies) recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies. If more than 10 percent of your courses were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim must be based on class standing or membership in an honorary society. To be creditable under this provision, superior academic achievement must have been gained in a curriculum that is qualifying for the position being filled. NOTE: Applicants must submit a copy of transcripts; OR

Combination: Successfully completed a combination of education and experience as described above that, when converted to percentages, equal at least 100% of the total requirement. Note: You must submit a copy of your transcripts.

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as “varies”.


To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work.

If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.

PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school’s definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

Additional information

  • Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.

Physical Demands: The individual in this position works primarily in an office setting with normal indoor heating, cooling, and lighting. The individual may be required to lift files boxes and books. Occasional field work might entail hiking or traveling over rough terrain to review resource issues.

Working Conditions: The incumbent works in an office setting, however, field work may be required to complete some projects. The employee may be exposed to discomfort from harsh weather outside of the indoor office setting.

The Bureau of Land Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP or CTAP eligible see To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, please contact San Antonio Services Branch at or 816-541-8101.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses provided in the Occupational Questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation, you will be rated ‘ineligible’, ‘not qualified’, or your score may be adjusted accordingly. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions may affect your rating.

You will be evaluated based on how well you meet the qualifications listed in this vacancy announcement. Your qualifications will be evaluated based on your application materials (e.g., resume, supporting documents), the responses you provide on the application questionnaire, and the result of the additional assessments required for this position.

Candidates will be rated and ranked using Category Rating procedures. These procedures place candidates with veteran’s preference above non-preference eligibles within each category. Veterans with a service connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. Under Category Rating, candidates will be rated and ranked into one of three categories:

  • Best Qualified – applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position
  • Well Qualified – applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in most of the requirements of the job
  • Qualified – applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.

You will be evaluated on the following competencies:

  • Administration and Management
  • Oral Communication
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Writing

Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 06/07/2024.

  1. Resume which includes a list of all significant jobs held and duties performed, with dates specified in month and year format, and indicate hours worked per week. If military or civilian, please include your rank and/or grade.
  2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire.
  3. College transcripts, if qualifying based on education.
  4. Other Supporting Documents, if applicable, such as:
  • Veterans Preference Documentation:
    • If you are a Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the SF15. If you don’t have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives.
    • If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, & 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.
    • If you are a Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran, you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15, and if applicable, a completed SF15. You may request a copy of your Department of Veterans Affairs letter from or call 1-800-827-1000 to establish proof of disability.
    5. Documentation for Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan consideration if you are a displaced Federal employee within the local commuting area. You must include: 1) Proof you are a displaced Federal employee, e.g., RIF Separation Notice, Notice of Proposed Removal, etc; 2) SF-50s (Notifications of Personnel Action) showing career/conditional tenure competitive status, promotion potential and duty location; and 3) your most recent performance appraisal. To exercise selection priority, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above 90 on the rating criteria for this position.

Do not submit photographs with your application package. Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials – you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.

Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents. Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency’s staffing offices.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

How to Apply

To apply for this position: You must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To receive consideration, the complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 06/07/2024. WE DO NOT ACCEPT HARD-COPY OR E-MAIL APPLICATION PACKAGES.

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Agency contact information

San Antonio Services Branch

Phone: 816-541-8101
Address: BLM Oregon State Office
BLM Oregon State Office, OR-953
1220 SW Third
Portland, OR 97204

Posting Number: P04818CT. Full-time. On-site. Salary Range: $21.00 – $31.90/hour, depending on experience.

Position Information

DepartmentEnv Health & Safety (QRS)
Classification TitleEnviron Health Safety Pro 1
Job TitleEnvironmental Health & Safety Professional 1
Appointment TypeClassified Staff
Job LocationCorvallis
Benefits EligibleFull-Time, benefits eligible
Remote or Hybrid option?
Employment CategoryRegular
Job SummaryThis recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Environmental Health & Safety Professional 1 position for Environmental Health & Safety at Oregon State University (OSU). Environmental Health and Safety’s (EH&S) mission is to foster a safe and healthful environment for the OSU community. EH&S’ goal is to partner with the OSU community to protect human health and the environment, ensure regulatory compliance, and to preserve University interests and assets. The results of this program affect the entire University student body, faculty, and staff.This position will assist university personnel that handle hazardous materials in providing advice and guidance to hazardous waste generators and the OSU community regarding proper labeling, storage, and management of hazardous waste. This position will collect, transport, and process hazardous, universal, and biological waste. Assist the hazardous waste program lead in maintaining compliance with state and federal hazardous waste management regulations. Support the operation and maintenance of the EH&S Annex waste management facility. Provide support to hazardous materials shipping program. Support EH&S emergency action plans including spill cleanup and remediation. This position requires mandatory training to include HAZWOPER, DOT, RCRA, and other department required training.
Why OSU?Working for Oregon State University is so much more than a job!Oregon State University is a dynamic community of dreamers, doers, problem-solvers and change-makers. We don’t wait for challenges to present themselves — we seek them out and take them on. We welcome students, faculty and staff from every background and perspective into a community where everyone feels seen and heard. We have deep-rooted mindfulness for the natural world and all who depend on it, and together, we apply knowledge, tools and skills to build a better future for all.FACTS: Top 1.4% university in the world
More research funding than all public universities in Oregon combined
1 of 3 land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the U.S.
2 campuses, 11 colleges, 12 experiment stations, and Extension programs in all 36 counties
7 cultural resource centers that offer education, celebration and belonging for everyone
100+ undergraduate degree programs, 80+ graduate degrees plus hundreds of minor options and certificates
35k+ students including more than 2.3k international students and 10k students of color
217k+ alumni worldwide
For more interesting facts about OSU visit: State has a statewide presence with campuses in Corvallis and Bend, the OSU Portland Center and the Hatfield Marine Science Center on the Pacific Coast in Newport.

Oregon State’s beautiful, historic and state-of-the-art main campus is located in one of America’s best college towns. Corvallis is located close to the Pacific Ocean, the Cascade mountains and Oregon wine country. Nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, this beautiful city offers miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, a river perfect for boating or kayaking and an eclectic downtown featuring local cuisine, popular events and performances.Total Rewards Package:

Oregon State University offers a comprehensive benefits package with benefits eligible positions that is designed to meet the needs of employees and their families including:
Medical, Dental, Vision and Basic Life. OSU pays 95% of premiums for you and your eligible dependents.
Free confidential mental health and emotional support services, and counseling resources.
Retirement savings paid by the university.
A generous paid leave package, including holidays, vacation and sick leave.
Tuition reduction benefits for you or your qualifying dependents at OSU or the additional six Oregon Public Universities.
Robust Work Life programs including Dual Career assistance resources, flexible work arrangements, a Family Resource Center, Affinity Groups and an Employee Assistance Program. Future and current OSU employees can use the Benefits Calculator to learn more about the full value of the benefits provided at OSU.
What We RequireA Bachelor’s degree with primary focus (45 quarter hours or 32 semester hours) in the physical sciences; OR An Associate’s degree in the science field and two years of related experience; OR A satisfactory equivalent combination of education, experience, and/or professional certifications. Preference may be given to applicants who have completed graduate-level courses or have additional experience in Industrial Hygiene, or in occupational, public, or environmental programs. Transcripts must be submitted for all required and/or related courses.
What You Will NeedThis position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per University Standard: 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.
What We Would Like You to HaveBachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences, Industrial Hygiene, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Occupational Safety, Public Health, Health Physics or a related field 2 or more years relevant experience A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity
Working Conditions / Work ScheduleTypical schedule is M-F 8am – 5pm; with some after-hours work during inclement weather, emergencies, or other University work curtailments or closures.This position supports essential functions of campus operations and the incumbent may be expected to report to work during inclement weather, emergency and other University work curtailments or closures. The incumbent will be contacted by their direct supervisor or unit leadership daily for extended University delays or closures to determine if they are required to report to work.Work environment is varied and includes, but is not limited to work within laboratories, field, office, animal facilities, hazardous waste storage facilities, cleanup sites, shops, industrial sites, or over water.Use of personal protective equipment, including the use of respiratory protection is required.Ability to lift fifty (50) to seventy-five (75) pounds.
Pay MethodHourly
Pay Period16th – 15th of the following month
Pay DateLast working day of the month
Min Salary$21.00
Max Salary$31.91
Link to Position Description

Job # 24-2209. Full-time. Some remote work after training period. Salary Range not listed.

Job Description

Proven to Perform.
From the edges of space to the bottoms of ocean, our materials are proven to perform — and so is our team. We’re hiring high performers as proven as our products. Join us.

ATI is seeking an EHS Administrator to join our team in Albany, Oregon.  This is a day shift position and typically works Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm with some flexibility on hours, with the possibility of some remote work after your initial training period. As an EHS Administrator, you will report to the EHS manager and primarily be responsible for office administration related tasks in support of the Environmental Compliance staff’s work to meet regulatory requirements. The EHS Administrator will gain valuable hands-on experience with EHS compliance, technical writing, continuous improvement and employee training in an ever-changing metals industry. This position will require cross-training for fieldwork assisting with environmental inspections and sample collection.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Learning management system (ATI Connect) administrator for the Environmental team and Environmental training documentation coordinator.
  • Microsoft SharePoint administrator for the SA&C EHS team.
  • Support Environmental staff in meeting department on-time goals for CAPA, compliance calendar, and auditing.
  • Primary coordinator for Environmental team document control compliance, routing, editing, revising current and new documents.
  • Task Standardization Process Leader/Facilitator for the Environmental department.
  • Organize and maintain Environmental department records in SharePoint.
  • Open, date-stamp, log and distribute incoming mail and respond to agencies with check requests to pay regulatory fees.
  • Support Integrated Business Management System (IBMS) and continuous improvement activities as assigned by Environmental staff.
  • Maintain and update reference lists, business guidelines, reference documents, and training manuals.
  • Assist with Digital Technology support functions.
  • Complete routine environmental inspections and sampling for waste, wastewater, CERCLA and air compliance as assigned.
  • Ensure strict compliance with environmental requirements.
  • Provide informal guidance to CWE’s and other interns as needed.
  • Requires ability/willingness to perform some physical activities in the field.


Basic Qualifications

  •  A minimum of an Associate’s Degree.
  • At least 2 years of professional office or administrative support experience.

Preferences, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to pass 40 Hour HAZWOPER training, medical surveillance and respiratory fit test.
  • Must demonstrate effective project management, conflict-resolution, analytical and advanced PC-based data management skills, including extensive knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite of Applications, including SharePoint.
  • Must have sound judgment and be able to plan, organize and control multiple activities within a team dynamic.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and the ability to interact well with employees and agency representatives are essential.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to problem solve.

Req # R557. Application deadline: May 6, 2024, 12pm Pacific Time.

Salary Range: $66,984‏‏‎ ‎-‏‏‎ ‎$78,805 annually. Full-time position.

Job Description

As Oregon’s leading workers’ compensation insurer, we work hard to make Oregon the safest place to work. But it takes many people working together to get the job done. 

We lead the industry in quality claims management and drive innovation through exceptional customer care, technology, and a commitment to making a difference. When workers are injured on the job, adjusters determine benefits, manage costs, and help them recover and get back to work. Adjusters also serve as voices of reassurance for workers, employers, and others involved as they navigate the workers’ compensation system.   

We are looking for individuals from a variety of backgrounds, that reside in Oregon and southern Washington, with a strong desire to learn and to serve others. Adjuster experience is not required. Those selected will enter our paid claims adjuster training program, which will take place starting in July 2024. During training, individuals will be given the tools and knowledge needed to be successful in the role and we will help you prepare for the adjuster certification exam. Once you have successfully passed the exam, you will learn and practice key components of managing claims. Training plans and placement may differ based on individual knowledge and experience. We offer flexibility in either a remote or in-office environment, so having a distraction-free area to work and learn is imperative.

This is a fast-paced job, and to do it well, you will need a balance of excellent customer service, a strong work ethic, communication, and analytical skills. Our customers live across all areas of Oregon and adjusters may need to meet face-to-face at times, so the ability and willingness to understand our customer needs is a must. If you’d like a challenging and rewarding career helping Oregon workers and employers, please apply today.

NOTE: This position requires that you work from one of SAIF’s offices or remotely from your home in Oregon or Southwest Washington. Flexible workers may be required to travel to one of SAIF’s offices.


  • Attend and acquire knowledge through a formal training program consisting of classroom training and on-the-job training (OJT) experiences to obtain the basic skills and knowledge needed to provide claims management services.  Training will provide information concerning laws, regulations, administrative rules, corporate policies and procedures and claims management systems that affect the processing of workers’ compensation claims.
  • Participate in OJT experiences in both compensability and disabling claims functions to apply knowledge to actual case situations. Participate in on-going training opportunities to develop skills in all aspects of claims management, benefits/benefits entitlement, and customer service.
  • Develop skills in evaluating claims information to determine compensability, benefit entitlements, claim reserves, and settlement parameters based on claims analysis. 
  • Review assigned claims; develops, initiates, and follows through on plans of action. Investigates and obtains medical reports and other information required to make appropriate benefit decisions and manage claims. Ensures timely processing of claim documents based on state regulatory guidelines.
  • Analyze claim information, establish reserves up to a $10,000 authority limit for the ultimate probable cost, and document justification.  Refer claims exceeding personal reserving authority to supervisor or designee for approval.  Communicate reserve decisions to all interested parties. Re-evaluate and adjust reserves as claim exposure changes.
  • Establish settlement value and settle within authority from supervisor or director.  Negotiate settlements with unrepresented injured workers or legal counsel.
  • Authorize and ensure timely and accurate payment of benefits based on applicable statute and administrative rules. 
  • Maintain claim records and prepare claim documentation per corporate policies and standards to ensure full compliance with workers’ compensation laws and rules.
  • Collaborate with interested parties as needed to coordinate claims management activities and claim resolution.
  • Visit and consult with policyholders and agents to discuss claims status and action plans.
  • Mitigate claims costs by referring claims with a potential for specialized cost containment services to business partners.
  • Manage claims issues until the claims are no longer active. Take action to resolve claims through closure or settlement and/or effects changes in benefit entitlement. Expedites resolution of litigation where possible.
  • Comply with the initial examiner certification requirement of successfully passing the final examination and continuing education requirements in accordance with the Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs), Chapter 436, Division 55, to ensure continued certification as a workers’ compensation claims examiner. 
  • Explore diverse perspectives and consistently behave sensitively toward differences in cultural norms, expectations, and ways of communicating. Work effectively with others who have different perspectives, backgrounds, and/or work styles.
  • Continually sustain the Inclusive Leadership Competencies (ILC) through the Explorer level on an annual basis.

Recommended qualifications

  • One or more years of increasingly responsible work experience.
  • A bachelor’s degree in the humanities, liberal arts, business, or a related field is preferred. 
  • Have or have the ability to obtain certification as a claims examiners in accordance with ORS 656.780 and Chapter 436 – Division 55.
  • Other combinations of skills and experience may be considered.

Next steps

To receive consideration, please submit your resume with a cover letter by the close of this recruitment. We want your submission to count, so be sure it’s complete.

This recruitment will close at noon on Monday May 6, 2024.

If a sufficient number of qualified applications are received this recruitment may close early.

Compensation & Benefits: Typical hiring range:‏‏‎ ‎$66,984‏‏‎ ‎-‏‏‎ ‎$78,805.‏‏‎ ‎The pay range for this position is annually based on a full-time schedule. Actual compensation will be determined using factors such as experience, skills, training, certifications & education. 

SAIF provides a wide range of benefits to employees who work at least 20 hours per week, including health care, retirement savings plans, paid time off, and more. For additional information about SAIF’s total rewards, visit our website at: Total rewards (

*Note that eligibility and cost of benefits can vary depending on the number of regularly scheduled hours, and job status such as regular full-time, regular part-time, seasonal, or temporary employment. Full salary range:‏‏‎‏‏‎ ‎$59,105‏‏‎ ‎-‏‏‎ ‎$98,505
Veterans: We provide preference to qualifying and disabled veterans. For more information please visit

About us: Since 1914, SAIF has been taking care of injured workers, helping people get back to work, and keeping rates low by focusing on workplace safety. Together with our partners, we strive to make Oregon the safest and healthiest place to work.

SAIF is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity in its workplace.

Announcement #: EPA-LA-ORG-2024-0008. Salary Range: $68,405 – $88,926 per year. Application deadline: May 2nd, 2024.

These positions are in Office of Air and Radiation (OAR), Office of Atmospheric Protection (OAP), Program Management Division (PMD). About Office of Air and Radiation: OAR.

This is an office-centered position*–you must physically report to the duty station stated in this announcement on a regular basis. *Work-from-home flexibilities may be authorized as described below.

These jobs are open to near-term graduates (degree completion by 12/31/2024) and recent graduates from accredited educational institutions within the last 2 years, or the last 6 years for Veterans.


At the entry level of this position, you will:

  • Use standard program evaluation techniques to analyze information to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of program operations;
  • Develop and apply analytical approaches, methodology, concepts and techniques to plan and carry out studies/projects to assist the organization in program planning, measurement, or progress evaluation;
  • Examine current or proposed policies, laws, regulations or administrative procedures to assist in determining potential impact and developing associated recommendations;
  • Gather and evaluate programmatic data to assist in developing recurring or special reports, preparing executive briefings and similar materials for use by management in carrying out and reporting on program accomplishments.

When entering a Federal job at a grade level lower than the highest promotion potential level, you may be promoted to more complex duties and work more independently, as your career progresses.  NOTE:  Career ladder promotions are not automatic, and all eligibility and qualifications requirements must be met in order to progress to the next grade level.

You will spend less than 25% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or inter-agency agreements.

One or more positions may be filled (in the organization advertised and/or in other organizations), if appropriate to the position.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • You must submit a resume and required documents–see How to Apply section.
  • If you are selected, a written participant agreement must be signed.
  • EPA and non-EPA applicants must submit transcripts/course listings.

This position is designated as Moderate Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation. All conditions of the pre-employment security process must be met before an official letter of employment can be issued with a report for duty date.

If you are selected, the entire period served under the Recent Graduates program will be a trial period.


NOTE:  If you are qualifying on the basis of general or specialized experience, you must meet the experience requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

We are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:

To qualify for the GS-09 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-07 level defined as assisting in monitoring projects or program operations; preparing and/or analyzing reports;
– OR master’s or equivalent graduate degree; or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.B. or J.D., if related; degree in an academic discipline related to this position
– OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Your answers to the online assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas: 1) Ability to use automated reporting software and/or systems; 2) Skill in oral communication; 3) Ability to apply analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to assess program development; 4)Ability to work on a team; 5) Knowledge of program related policies, laws, regulations, and/or procedures; 6) Ability to analyze policies, laws, regulations, and/or procedures; 7) Skill in written communication.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

*If you have part-time work experience, read this: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.

Additional Information

This position is in the Pathways Recent Graduates Program, which provides individuals who have completed a qualifying associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, professional, doctorate, vocational, or technical degree or certificate with an entry-level developmental experience with the potential to lead to a career in the Federal government. Upon successful completion of the program, you may be noncompetitively converted to a term or permanent position without further competition. For more information, see USAJOBS Information Sheet.

ATTENTION VETERANS: If you are a veteran (as defined in 5 USC 2108) who due to military service obligations was precluded from applying to the Recent Graduates Program during any portion of the 2-year eligibility period (described in the “This job is open to/Clarification from the agency” section above), you have a full 2-year period of eligibility upon your release/discharge from active duty. In no event, however, may your eligibility period extend beyond 6 years from the date you completed the requirements for a qualifying degree or qualify career or technical education program.

Except in special circumstances, those new to the federal government will be hired at the starting salary (step 1) of the applicable grade range listed in the Overview section.

EPA participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that enables participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees. For additional information: EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at EPA. Our excellence can only be fully realized by staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates are committed to advancing equity and inclusion in the Agency’s workplace and mission. We encourage applications from candidates with a variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance. At EPA, diversity is a vital element in bringing a balance of perspectives to bear on every challenge we face. We are committed to creating a diverse workforce because we know that the individual strengths and abilities of our employees make us a stronger organization. The more inclusive our employee base is, the greater the variety of ideas that are generated, and the more representative we are of the nation we serve. To learn more about how EPA values and supports our diverse workforce, visit Equal Opportunity Employment at EPA.

If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid by EPA. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting to work in this position will be your responsibility.

This position is in the bargaining unit.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

We will review your resume and required documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your resume must address the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the Qualifications section. If you meet basic qualification requirements, your application will be further evaluated based on your answers to the online assessment. Your responses to the online assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position. You are being evaluated under the category rating method which means, if you are determined to be qualified, you will be placed into the ‘Best Qualified’, ‘Well Qualified’, or ‘Qualified’ category. NOTE:  Preference eligible veterans must be selected, or decline further consideration, before applicants who are ineligible for veterans’ preference can be selected (to learn more, visit Veterans’ Preference).

We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. We will evaluate your qualifications and eligibility and notify you if you meet minimum qualification requirements. If you are referred for consideration, you may be subject to additional assessments (e.g., technical writing sample or other work sample, job knowledge test, case scenario analysis, scientific data assessment, structured interview, etc.).

NOTE: We do not require a separate statement responding to the competencies, also referred to as Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs). However, your resume should clearly show possession of these competencies.
You may preview questions for this vacancy.

Required Documents

Documents to be submitted online:

— Resume stating your expected graduation date and clearly stating your experience related to this position as described in the Duties section and Qualifications section.  In describing your experience, you need to be clear and specific.  We will not make assumptions regarding your experience.

— College transcripts – required to submit either unofficial transcripts or a list of courses that includes school(s) attended, school address, course title, grades earned, completion dates, department, and quarter or semester hours earned.  NOTE:  Official educational transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if you are selected, you must provide official transcripts before you start work with EPA.  IF EDUCATION WAS COMPLETED AT A FOREIGN INSTITUTION:  You must submit an equivalency evaluation with your application as described here:  EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.

— Additional educational documentation – submit based on your current status: • Recent graduates:  submit documentation from the school showing date degree was conferred or date all degree requirements were met within the preceding two years. • Current students who will complete a qualifying degree/certificate by 12/31/24:  submit proof of current enrollment.

— Veterans’ Preference Documents: Separated veterans claiming 5-point preference:

  • • DD-214 Member 4 copy (or other copy indicating character of service) or other official document/statement from the Armed Forces showing separation, discharge, or release from active duty; document must show separation is under honorable conditions (Honorable or General Discharge)

Separated veterans claiming 10-point preference based on compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more:

  • • DD-214 Member 4 copy (or other copy indicating character of service); document must show separation is under honorable conditions (Honorable or General Discharge); and
  • • VA letter stating overall/combined disability rating (percentage); and
  • • SF-15 (use current version:  SF-15 Form) (see page 2 for documents that can be submitted in lieu of the DD-214 and VA letter)

Other separated veterans claiming 10-point preference OR spouses, widows/widowers, or mothers claiming 10-point derived preference:

  • • SF-15 (use current version:  SF-15 Form); and
  • • Other required documentation indicated on the SF-15

Active duty service members:

  • • Certification from the armed forces documenting active duty dates, expected discharge/release date, campaign medals/badges, and character of service (a certification is any written document from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged/released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions (Honorable or General Discharge) within 120 days after you submit the certification)

— Veterans who are not entitled to preference:  If you are unable to apply within two years of receiving your degree due to military service obligation, submit your DD-214 Member 4 copy (or other copy indicating character of service) or other official document/statement from the Armed Forces showing separation, discharge, or release from active duty; document must show separation is under honorable conditions (Honorable or General Discharge).

To learn more about submitting documentation, visit Uploading Documents to USAJOBS.

How to Apply

You are strongly encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application for this position.

To begin the application process, click the Apply button to the top right on this screen, follow the prompts to log-in/register, submit all required documents, and complete the assessment questionnaire. To be considered, you must submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the day the announcement closes.

All required supporting documents will be collected electronically via the USAJOBS document portfolio feature.

If you cannot apply online, you must contact the Human Resources Office listed below for assistance no later than two business days prior to the closing date of this announcement. You must provide complete application materials by the day the announcement closes.

For detailed instructions to assist you in ensuring your application package is received, go to EPA Announcement Policies and Procedures.


EPA welcomes applications from persons with disabilities. Through the reasonable accommodation process, we provide persons with disabilities an equal opportunity to enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment that persons without disabilities enjoy. A reasonable accommodation is any change in the work environment or in the way things are customarily done. An accommodation removes workplace barriers and enables an applicant with a disability to have an equal opportunity to participate in the application process, be considered for a position, and, if hired, perform the essential functions of their job.

Agency Contact Information

  • Phone: 919-541-3014
  • Email:

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.


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

Environmental Health Specialist II


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.


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: Tel: (513) 569-7601

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


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


– 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


– 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

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 Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.