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OPENING DATE/TIME: 03/29/19 12:00 AM (GMT -8:00)

CLOSING DATE/TIME: 04/18/19 11:59 PM (GMT -8:00)

SALARY:  $37.17 - $47.11 Hourly

JOB TYPE: Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/weekLOCATION: Chinook Building - 401 5th Ave, Seattle

DEPARTMENT: DPH - Public Health

JOB NUMBER: 2019NH09642


Public Health – Seattle and King County values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans.

"Please note the advertised salary reflects 2018 rates. The salary range for this position is anticipated to be adjusted upwards in 2019 pending labor contract ratification. If you have any questions about this, please contact the human resource representative listed in this posting."

We are seeking a skilled, enthusiastic and dedicated team lead (Health and Environmental Investigator III) in the Solid Waste, Rodent and Zoonotic Disease Program in the Environmental Health Services Division. The incumbent will lead a team responsible for implementation and enforcement of federal, Washington state and local environmental health regulations that include but are not limited to illegal dumping of solid waste, zoonotic disease prevention, animal related businesses, and rodent control. Some essential functions of this position are to provide technical guidance, mentor/coach program staff, conduct inspections and field investigations, respond to public complaints, review and prepare compliance documents, prepare and update program guidelines, manage program data and reporting, coordinate with partner agencies and engage with stakeholders, manage grants and contracts, and participate in long range program planning and policy development.
Through the work of over 150 dedicated employees, the Environmental Health Services Division identifies and sustains environmental conditions that promote health equity and healthy people and communities in Seattle and King County. Our vision is healthy, safe, and vibrant communities that are free of health disparities based on race, gender or economic status. The Division's core values include equity and social justice, integrity, community service, collaboration, a supportive work culture, and learning from each other and the communities we serve.
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As the only jurisdiction in the world named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant international community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the traditions of many cultures.

We have a deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all – in our workplaces and our communities. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda to advance regional change and ensure that residents from vulnerable communities are incorporated into our emergency planning and public outreach efforts.

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WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to the general public and King County Employees. 

WORK SCHEDULE: This full time position is non-exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and is eligible for overtime. The normal workweek is Monday – Friday. Occasional evening and weekend work is required.

CONTACT: you have questions about the position, please contact Leah Helms at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (206) 263-8450. If you have questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Nic Horea, Human Resource Analyst at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 206-263-8736.


The following items are required to be considered for this vacancy:

1. NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line or paper application.
2. Supplemental questions.
3. A current resume
4. A cover letter that summarizes your interest and qualifications for the position.

You may attach multiple documents if you wish with your application:

  • Copy and paste one or more documents into the text resume section of the application.
  • Attach multiple documents/files in the resume attachment section.

Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the relevant information in the application. Cover letters and/or resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed application. Applications and/or Supplemental Questionnaires that state "see my resume" or "see my personnel file" are considered incomplete and will not be accepted.


  • Team lead to provide technical oversight, training, coaching, and mentorship, for team members
  • Responsible for conducting investigations, routine inspections for facilities, and review of new permit applications to ensure compliance with public health and environmental codes, regulations and policies.
  • Provide culturally competent education, technical assistance, and regulatory compliance advice via written and oral guidance to industries, facilities, the media, public agencies, and the public.
  • Maintain stakeholder partnerships with community groups and partner agencies.
  • Work to ensure that programs are leading with equity and social justice and providing excellent service delivery to the public and to our clients.
  • Develop program work plans, prepare and update program procedures, conduct QA/QC, and prepare status reports for program activities.
  • Develop standard operating procedures, maintain and update or develop regulations, prepare presentations for elected officials and/or the Board of Health.
  • Participate in long range program planning and policy development.
  • Maintain and seek out relevant and up to date best practices.
  • Manage contracts and grants (reporting, billings, contract and grant renewals).
  • Manage program data in computerized systems such as Excel, Envision Connect, and ArcGIS online Web Applications
  • Manage program safety and pesticide plans to ensure adequate tracking and PPE are utilized.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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