Health and Environmental Investigator I or II

Public Health Seattle and King County logoCompany:  Public Health Seattle and King County

Location:   Seattle, WA

Date Posted:  January 29, 2020

Application Deadline:   February 17, 2020 

Employment Type:  Full time

Salary:  Depends on qualification

Health and Environmental Investigator I or II - Solid Waste Rodent and Zoonotic Disease Program

About the Position

We are seeking a skilled, enthusiastic and dedicated Health and Environmental Investigator I or II in the Solid Waste, Rodent and Zoonotic Disease Program. The incumbent serves as an investigator to provide regulatory oversight and outreach in one or more of the following areas: regulatory oversight for solid waste handling facilities and landfills, illegal dumping and rodent investigations, and waste characterization, pet related business inspections.  In addition, this position may support other program activities such as weekend inspections of moderate risk waste collection events and depending on experience, assistance for the rodent and sewer baiting programs. 


  • Prior work experience in the solid waste field, code compliance for illegal dumping or rodent investigations, or other environmental health protection programs.
  • Ability to interpret and convey environmental and health protection programs, laws, regulations and policy processes for a variety of audiences including ESL and non-English speakers.
  • Knowledge of federal, Washington State and local environmental health regulations, solid waste regulations, and hazardous waste regulations.
  • Knowledge of and coursework in environmental science, toxicology, characterization of business waste streams, environmental engineering, and landfill hydrogeology.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience in data collection, analysis and interpretation techniques, and technical report writing.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated experience with regulatory and technical research methods.
  • Experience in working effectively as both an individual and as a member of a team; make sound, reasonable, and objective determinations based on fact; handle and meet deadlines; and complete complicated and interagency projects in a timely and effective manner.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in evaluating and securing correction of unsatisfactory conditions, situations and practices; investigate and report on compliance with environmental standards, laws, rules and regulations; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Effective collaboration and conflict management skills.
  • Strong writing skills and demonstrated ability to create investigation reports, technical reports, and written communications to the public.
  • Ability to maintain accurate field records (written and photographic) in computer database systems such as Excel and/or Envision Connect. 

How to Apply

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