Air Quality Supervisor (EPI3) – PROJECT – DOH6775

Company: Washington State Department of Health

Location: Tumwater, WA

Date Posted: September 8, 2022

Application Deadline:  September 21, 2022

Employment Type: Full Time

Salary: $6,908.00 - $9,067.00 Monthly/DOQ

Air Quality Supervisor (EPI3) – PROJECT – DOH6775

About the Position

Reporting to the Climate and Health Section Manager, this Epidemiologist 3 position provides epidemiologic and scientific support to the Climate and Health Section in the Office of Environmental Public Health Sciences in the Environmental Public Health Division.

The primary goal of this Air Quality Supervisor position is to provide environmental epidemiologic leadership and support on ambient and indoor air quality issues across the state. This will include being the agency subject matter expert on topics such as health co-benefits of GHG reduction, health impacts of fossil fuel pollution, wildfire smoke, pollen, and other air quality issues related to climate change. The position will have a health equity and environmental justice focus and prioritize public health actions that reduce health disparities and empower communities to improve ambient and indoor air quality. 

As the Air Quality Supervisor, you will also:  

  • Supervise air quality staff that will include epidemiology and policy components. 

  • Apply for and serve as the principal investigator for federal grants or initiate and oversee epidemiological investigations supported with state funding. 

  • Mentor and support air quality staff on epidemiological studies, reviews, and in the creation of air quality related public health guidance and best practices.


Required Qualifications

A master’s Degree or higher in Epidemiology, Public Health, Industrial Hygiene, or closely related field.

Three (3) or more years of professional experience in public health or environmental fields.

Desired Qualifications 

A Ph.D./DrPH in epidemiology, public health, industrial hygiene, or closely related field.

Experience working with federal grants.

Two (2) or more years of supervisory experience.

Indoor and ambient air quality best practice, guidance, or policy experience.

Experience working in climate change.

Expertise with assessing facilities air quality or experience with low-cost air monitors such as purple airs.

How to Apply