Emerging Environmental Health Risks Lead

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Sunday, February 16, 2020, 11:00pm


Portland, OR
United States



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What will you do?
As the Emerging Environmental Health Risks Lead, you will work with EPH section staff, program managers to coordinate cross-division and interagency collaboration to articulate strategic environmental health policy priorities and respond to emerging environmental health threats. You will coordinate environmental risk reduction projects; facilitate meetings to establish protocols for responding to outbreaks; evaluate public health service delivery and effectiveness to reduce environmental health risks; design, analyze, evaluate findings, and oversee data collection for surveys and informational interviews,  and recommend policy and operational changes; develop processes for systematic organizational improvement with team members, internal program partners, and other state agencies.

In this position, you will also evaluate policies and research current trends in environmental public health; identify populations at disproportionate risk to various hazards;  identify program partners and recommend coordinated risk reduction efforts with an emphasis on populations at disproportionate risk and measures to increase health equity; collaborate with EPH staff and other PHD sections to develop work with colleagues in EPH and other PHD sections to develop and provide policy recommendations to the EPH Management team; analyze related research and legislation and recommend section action; make strategic policy recommendations across programs, with special consideration for issues of health equity and climate change;  and provide guidance and consultation to local public health departments and other state agencies.

What's in it for you?
You will work with a team of public health professionals who are passionate about the work they do to reduce environmental health threats to the people of Oregon. Do you have experience assessing environmental health issues? Are you up to date with the most current environmental health risks? Do you have experience in project management? Are you proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint? If so, we want to connect with you!

 What are we looking for?

Requested Skills

  • Minimum requirements: A bachelor's degree in environmental health, public health, epidemiology or a degree related to environmental health AND four years of professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning experience; OR any combination of experience and education equivalent to seven years of professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning experience related to environmental health.
  • Experience analyzing complex systems, identifying problems, generating alternatives, building consensus and implementing solutions.
  • Experience in project management.
  • Experience providing expert-level technical expertise in consultations inside and outside of the organization.
  • Experience analyzing, evaluating, developing and researching policies to make recommendations based on current trends in environmental health.
  • Experience establishing and maintaining professional, diplomatic, harmonious working relationships with internal and external partners on complex environmental health and/or public health issues.
  • Experience coordinating cross-division and interagency collaboration.
  • Proficients in technical writing to compose clear and concise narratives and data reports.
  • Experience speaking in public to present, defend and verify the accuracy of the data.
  • Experience performing research or administrative studies.
  • Proficiency in the use of a personal computer and software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and desktop publishing.
  • Experience applying the principles of environmental public health and health equity.
  • Experience applying a health equity lens to policies, planning and operational processes.
  • Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.

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