Reporting to the Admin Operations Supervisor, this Health Services Consultant 3 position, representing the senior level of the professional Public Health Consultant series, will support the Office of Communicable Disease Epidemiology, including support for the COVID-19 response. This position contributes to the COVID-19 response mission by providing support to the initiatives of contract and grant coordination for the Office of Communicable Disease Epidemiology. This work will involve developing and implementing grants and contracts-related policies and procedures for the Office of Communicable Disease Epidemiology and conducting program planning and evaluation associated with this work.
As necessary, this position will support public health emergency preparedness and response activities within the Agency. This work supports the Department of Health’s Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) grant with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Please note, while this position is primarily homebased, some travel is required, typically local or regional to meet with clients, conduct business, or attend/provide training.
About the Office of Communicable Disease Epidemiology
The Office of Communicable Disease Epidemiology (OCDE) is responsible for statewide surveillance and investigation of more than 70 of Washington State's approximately 80 notifiable conditions, including planning and response for public health emergencies involving communicable diseases. These responsibilities align directly with the Agency’s Strategic Plan Mission (effective January 2020) which states “The Department of Health works with others to protect and improve the health of all people in Washington state.”
Option 1: Five (5) or more years of experience in project leadership work in healthcare and long-term care settings, program planning and implementation, project management, health education, or related field.
Option 2: A bachelor’s degree or higher in public health, health care administration, public or business administration, or a closely allied field; AND one (1) or more years of experience in a health services program, public health, medical service, or another similar setting.
Option 3: A master’s degree or higher in public health, health care administration, public or business administration, or a closely allied field; AND experience in a health services program, public health, medical service, or another similar setting.
Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide information to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies. To accomplish all of these, we collaborate with many partners every day.
We help ensure a safer and healthier Washington by:
Working to improve health through disease and injury prevention, immunization, and newborn screening
Providing health and safety information, education and training so people can make healthy choices
Promoting a health and wellness system where we live, learn, work, play and worship
Addressing environmental health hazards associated with drinking water, food, air quality and pesticide exposure
Protecting you and your family by licensing healthcare professionals, investigating disease outbreaks and preparing for emergencies