Public Health Advisor 3 – Wellhead Protection Specialist

Wellhead Protection Specialist
Washington
Posted 3 weeks ago

About the Position and Office of Drinking Water

Under the direction of the Source Water Protection Program Manager, the Wellhead Protection Specialist supports the Office of Drinking Water’s (ODW) Source Water Protection Program, with primary focus on wellhead protection, climate change, and critical aquifer recharge areas.  This position provides expertise on issues related to water quality, water quantity, and implementation issues of wellhead and source water protection activities.  This position works with internal and external stakeholders to promote wellhead protection activities, discuss the impacts of climate change on source water quality and quantity, and provides training and guidance materials to promote these activities.  This position works with other regulatory agencies, particularly the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Ecology, and the Department of Natural Resources to find opportunities to promote wellhead and source water protection activities.  This position will assist the Source Water Protection Program Manager to evaluate and implement highly complex rules, policies and program plans which are of critical importance statewide and nationally.  These activities support the ODW mission of protecting the health of the people of Washington State by working with others to ensuring safe and reliable drinking water and the Agency’s mission to protect and improve the health of the people of Washington State.

These activities will improve the health of people in Washington State by strengthening the public health system to better serve its citizens, enhance strategic partnerships, improve external and internal public health communication to protect our public water supply sources, and improve the capacity of our water systems. This supports the Department of Health’s mission to protect and improve the health of people in Washington State.

This is a permanent full-time Public Health Advisor 3 (PHA 3) within the Division of Environmental Public Health, Office of Drinking Water.  This recruitment may be used to fill other PHA 3 positions within the office.

To learn more about the Office of Drinking Water, visit http://www.doh.wa.gov/AboutUs/ProgramsandServices/EnvironmentalPublicHealth/DrinkingWater.aspx.

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