West Virginia Office of Environmental Health Services


West Virginia Office of Environmental Health Services Charleston, WV 25305, USA
Feb 14, 2018
Full time
DESCRIPTION Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR)/ Bureau for Public Health (BPH)/ Office of Environmental Health Services, Kanawha Co.   -   Areas of Assignment: Air Quality, Environmental Enforcement & Inspection, Environmental Protection, Water Resources   -   Direct/coordinate environmental health continuity of operations planning and implementation for the Office of Environmental Health Services (OEHS). Provide environmental health coordination for local health departments, and other state/federal local response agencies. Assess and build organizational capacity to respond to environmental health related emergencies, including radiological emergencies, through development of training and collaboration. Response activities include: drinking water threats, chemical spills, radiological events, food borne outbreaks and natural disasters. Manage the environmental health portion of the CDC Public Health Emergency Preparedness Grant activities, including quarterly reports, program plans and activities; coordinate purchases from grant funding; secure additional funding when available; assess equipment needs for response activities; and participate in review of local health department threat preparedness funding applications. Work closely with the Center for Threat Preparedness (CTP). Fulfill the role of environmental health focus area lead, participate in all CTP processes, as needed. Establish and maintain all hazards disaster response plans and protocols for environmental health staff at state and local levels. Collaborate with other response agencies on cross-cutting issues (Zoonosis Avian Flu, urban to rural migration, radiological emergency response). Provide guidance and assistance to local health departments and regions in environmental health emergency response procedure or provide training to OEHS, Local Health Department (LHD) staff and other agencies in the role of environmental health in disaster response. Must hold a valid driver's license, be able to operate a motor vehicle, work under pressure and outside in varying weather conditions. Must have knowledge of incident command systems. Performs other duties as assigned.  MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Training:   Master's Degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a major in a professional, technical or scientific field appropriate to the area of assignment. Substitution:   Experience as described below may substitute for the training requirement on a year-for-year basis. Experience:   Four years of full-time or equivalent part-time paid experience in the area of assignment, two years of which must have been in a supervisory, administrative or professional capacity. Closing date and time: 3/1/2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time   Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com