New Job Health Services Consultant 1 (Doh7383) In Washington

Health Services Consultant 1 (DOH7383)
Health Services Consultant 1 (DOH7383)

Health Services Consultant 1 (DOH7383)

Company : State of Washington Dept. of Health
Salary : $3,558 - $4,777 a month
Location : Washington

Full Description


The incumbent for this home-based (remote) project position must live within the State of Washington or border cities in Oregon or Idaho. This project is currently funded through July 31, 2024.

Make a difference
The Center for Data Science (CDS) is responsible for statewide surveillance and investigation of COVID-19, and planning and response for public health emergencies involving emerging communicable diseases.

This Health Services Consultant 1 (HSC 1) position contributes to our mission by supporting the maintenance, monitoring, and updating of data in DOH’s disease surveillance systems. This position will support the maintenance, operations, and enhancement of data systems and informatics capabilities to address the needs of the Department of Health and in service to the 35 Local Health Jurisdictions, 29 federally recognized Tribes, and other public health and healthcare sector partners across Washington State.

You will contribute to the Center for Data Science response mission by supporting necessary informatics and data system capabilities needed to support case and contact investigation, surveillance and reporting, outbreak detection and investigation, and other critical mission areas.

Work that matters
Public health promotes and protects the health of the people of the state of Washington in the communities where they live, learn, work and play. We realize that our efforts to achieve more equitable health outcomes for the communities we serve begins with our ability to operationalize and institutionalize equity throughout our internal policies, systems, and practices.

About us
The Department of Health (DOH) works with others to protect and improve the health of all people in Washington state. We are committed to our cornerstone values of Equity, Innovation, and Engagement (EIE) to reenergize our commitment to health for all — creating policies and conditions so everyone can live their healthiest lives. We cannot embark on this journey alone. We must collaborate with communities, community-based organizations, local public health entities, governmental partners, health care providers and systems, the private sector, Tribal Nations, and many, many more. Infusing our agency’s values into how we transform our services, go about our activities, and strengthen our core work, is critical to the bright and robust future ahead. Learn more about our Transformational Plan.

Why DOH? We offer
  • One of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation that is designed to meet the needs of you and your family. Beyond the traditional benefits such as Health, Life Insurance, Retirement, and related benefits, we offer Flex Spending Accounts, Dependent Care Assistance, Deferred Compensation, and so much more.
  • A commitment to work/life balance by offering flexible schedules and telework options for many positions.
  • A commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion that fosters an inclusive environment.
  • Employees earn between 14 and 25 days of paid vacation per year, depending on the length of employment.
  • A wellness program that offers education, access to healthy food, and fitness classes.
  • An infant at Work Program based on the long-term health values of breastfeeding newborns and infant-parent bonding.
  • Employee resource groups that provide forums for employees to gather and share ideas about matters that affect their personal and professional lives and support career development.
  • DOH is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Forgiveness Program (PSLF). Learn more about this program.

Our Ideal Candidate

Has a driving passion for the work, brings humility to their job and interactions, and understand how their actions affect others. They see the needs and objectives of others and take them into account while achieving their objectives, and they adapt their approach and expectations accordingly. They demonstrate resilience and outward behaviors even when confronted with others who are not open or collaborative.

Required Qualifications
Experience defined below may have been gained through paid or unpaid activities.
Option 1: Bachelor’s degree in public health, health care administration, public or business administration or closely allied field
Option 2: Associates degree or higher AND one (1) year of experience working with confidential health data in a health services program, public health organization, or closely allied field
Option 3: Three (3) years of experience working with confidential health data in a health services program, public health organization, or closely allied field.

At least one (1) year of experience in a health services program.

Desired Qualifications
  • Experience entering, tracking, and monitoring information in a database system and/or data entry.
  • Experience working in emergency preparedness and response.
Application Process
Intrigued? Click “Apply” to submit your detailed application profile along with the following:
  • A cover letter (without personal pictures) describing how you meet the qualifications and why you are interested in this position.
  • A current resume (without personal pictures).
  • Three (3) or more professional references, to be listed in your profile under the references section, which includes at least one supervisor, peer, and (if you have supervised staff) someone you have supervised or led.

Attachments: Do not attach any documents that include photos, letters of recommendation, or private information (social security number, year of birth, transcripts, etc.).

Veteran Preference: Applicants wishing to claim Veterans Preference should attach a copy of their DD-214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22, or signed verification of service letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to their application. Please remove or cover any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers and birth year.

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is an equal opportunity employer. DOH strives to create a working environment that is inclusive and respectful. We prohibit discrimination based on race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability.

If you have questions, need alternative formats, or need assistance, please contact Zach Covington at (360) 236-2406, [email protected], or TDD Relay at 1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1. Technical support is provided by NEOGOV, 855-524-5627 (can’t log in, password or email issues, error messages).

This position is covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative.

Conditions of Employment/Working Conditions
All employees working for the Department of Health must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before their hire date. The Office of Human Resources will verify proof of vaccination after an employment offer has been extended.

Please contact Human Resources at [email protected] if you need medical or religious accommodation information.

With or without accommodation, I am willing and able to:
  • Work a full-time 40-hour work week but must be willing to occasionally adjust work-schedule to meet business needs, which may include evenings and weekends. A flexible work schedule will be considered upon request and supervisor approval.
  • Occasionally travel within the state of Washington (if needed).
  • Legally operate a state or privately-owned vehicle OR provide alternative transportation while on state business.
  • Participate in emergency response exercises and emergency events/high-priority assignments as assigned.