Oregon Health Authority is a government agency in Oregon, United States. The mission of this agency is to ensure the provision of quality care for the residents of the city. The organization aims to see a healthy Oregon today and in the future as well. The mission of OHA is to provide affordable health care, social, physical, and mental wellness to the people of Oregon. They are dedicated to providing lifelong health to Oregonians and lowering the cost of their services so that may become affordable for every citizen. They seek employees who can work for the promotion of the vision of the company.
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The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Drinking Water Services (DWS) in Portland, OR is recruiting for a Drinking Water Specialists to implement drinking water services in the assigned region. DWS carries out the mission of the Public Health Division by reducing the incidence and risk of waterborne disease and exposure of the public to hazardous substances potentially present in drinking water supplies.
What will you do?
As the Drinking Water Specialist , you will serve the regulated public water system community as an expert technical resource on drinking water quality, treatment, distribution, and operation issues. You will promote compliance with drinking water standards through direct contact with water system operators, evaluation of water systems in the field, investigating water quality problems, and providing technical and regulatory assistance to water suppliers. Assistance is also provided to local health agencies carrying out drinking water services.
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 keep drinking water safe for Oregonians. Do you have experience in drinking water quality and inspections? Do you have experience working with public water systems and drinking water regulations? If so, we want to connect with you!
We offer full medical, vision and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays per year plus pension and retirement plans . If you are an experienced drinking water specialist, don't delay, today!
These positions are full-time, permanent classified position and are represented by a union.
The Oregon Health Authority is committed to developing and promoting culturally and linguistically appropriate programs and a diverse and inclusive workforce representing the diversity, culture, strengths and values of the people of Oregon. Click here, to learn more about OHA's mission, vision and core values. OHA 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.
What are we looking for?
Requested Skills and Experience
The following skills, knowledge, abilities and experience are requested at the time of hire:
Three years of experience in a natural resources field. At least one year of the required experience must be at a technical or professional level performing activities in an environmental health or natural resources program such as researching and analyzing data, conducting investigations,ing pertinent laws and regulations, and/or coordinating and monitoring project activities; AND a bachelor's degree in environmental health or natural resources or a related degree or three itional years of environmental health or natural resources experience, specifically in drinking water quality. (A master's degree in environmental health or natural resources will substitute for up to one year of the required experience; a doctorate degree in environmental health or natural resources will substitute for up to two years of the required experience.)
Experience working with public drinking water systems
Experience conducting inspections of water systems and investigations of environmental contamination.
Experienceing environmental rules and regulations.
Knowledge of federal and state regulations related to public water systems.
Ability to travel frequently with some overnight stays.
Applicants must be a RegisteredEnvironmental Health Specialist in Oregon and maintain current registration for Pay Option D ($4514 - $6596); or
Applicants must become registered as an Environmental Health Specialist Trainee within 6 months of hire or be registered as an Environmental Health Specialist Trainee, and be able to obtain registration as an Environmental Health Specialist in Oregon within three years for Pay Option A ($4312 - $6294).
This recruitment announcement will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.
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We do not offer VISA sponsorships or transfers at this time. You will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States within three days of hire.
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 d 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.
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The Oregon Health Authority is committed to fair employment practices and non-discrimination, including pay equity for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of protected class (race, sex, veteran status, disability, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation) in the payment of wages or screen applicants on the basis of their current or past compensation. We determine salary by completing a review of your application materials to evaluate your related education, experience, and training for this position.
The Oregon Health Authority is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to workforce diversity.