Senior Health and Environmental Investigator

Public Health Seattle and King County Logo Company:  Public Health Seattle and King County

Location:   Seattle, WA

Date Posted:   April 5, 2019

Application Deadline:  April 18, 2019

Employment Type:  Full time

Salary: $37.17 -$ 47.11/hourly

Senior Health and Environmental Investigator - Solid Waste, and Zoonotic Program (HEI-III)

About the Position

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.



  • Three years of demonstrated working knowledge of federal, state and environmental regulations that pertain to rodents, unlawful dumping, and zoonotic disease prevention and the ability to interpret environmental health laws, ordinances and regulations for application to environmental health problems for a variety of audiences. 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams, provide mentoring and coaching, facilitate meetings and provide presentations to a wide range and size of audiences. 
  • Demonstrated ability to research and draft program policies, procedures, correspondence and technical reports. 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and in a culturally competent approach with staff and customers from diverse backgrounds and cultures. 
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience in data collection, analysis, technical report writing, and maintaining accurate field records (written and photographic). 
  • Demonstrated experience at an intermediate to advanced level in one or more database or document management systems (Excel, Sharepoint, Envision Connect, Access). 
  • Working knowledge of field/office occupational and environmental hazards and worker safety procedures such as us of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) based on situational need. 
  • Experience with legal requirements that pertain to applications of pesticides used for rodent and/or vector control. 
  • Ability to manage multiple work assignments with competing priorities. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with a variety of audiences. 
  • Conflict resolution skills.


  • Fluent in one or more non-English language most commonly spoken in King County (Spanish, Vietnamese, Somali, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Amharic, Arabic, and/or Ukrainian) 
  • Intermediate to advanced project management experience or certification. 
  • Intermediate to advanced experience with ArcGis, ArcGis Online, Collector for ArcGis, and/or other field-based GIS software. 
  • Experience managing grants and contracts.


  • Must possess a current and valid Washington State driver's license. 
  • This position will require the incumbent to obtain a public operator license with the public health endorsement through WSDA for pest control applications. 
  • Must possess a current Registered Sanitarian (Washington State Board of Registered Sanitarians) or Registered Environmental Health Specialist (National Environmental Health Association) credential, or ability to obtain certification within 6 months of hire.  

How to Apply



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.