Opens: January 14, 2010
Closes: Open Until Filled
NOTE: Applicant review begins February 4,
2010. The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision
at any time.
The Washington State Department of Health
(DOH) is currently recruiting for a Public Health Advisor 3 within the
Office of Environmental Health, Safety, and Toxicology. This
recruitment may be used to fill other Public Health Advisor 3 vacancies
as they occur statewide. To learn more about the Department of Health,
Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Toxicology, visit
• Actively monitor local, national, and
international food product recall notices and subsequent update
notices. Coordinate the department’s response, actively research
available product distribution information, and lead the statewide
communication of food recall information between federal, state, and
local partners. As needed, coordinate statewide food trace back and
trace forward efforts related to food product recalls.
• Lead the section’s all-hazard response to
a variety of food safety emergencies, including outbreaks, intentional
and unintentional disasters and food tampering incidents.
• Develop the program’s Food Safety
Emergency Response Plan.
• Develop and present classroom training on
contemporary food safety laws, rules, issues, policies, and practices
to a wide variety of industry, regulatory and association audiences.
• Actively assist LHJs in the response to
food borne illness outbreaks, coordinating with the food safety
epidemiology lead, other team members and DOH Epidemiologist, as
• Provide technical assistance and
consultative services to state and local public health professionals,
food industry representatives and the public regarding contemporary
food safety issues and the interpretation of state food service laws,
rules, and policies.
• Respond to requests for media interviews
on food safety issues, as assigned.
• Assist with food rule revision activities,
including leading multi-stakeholder workgroups.
• Represent the department (as alternate) on
the statewide Food Safety Review Council.