State of Washington Classified Job Specification
PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISOR 2
Advises and consults with officials in other state and local agencies concerning technical and regulatory aspects of environmental health;
Participates in the development of regulations and guidelines for health and residential care facilities, and in other areas of concern to environmental health;
Advises staff in local health agencies concerning the investigation of health hazards; inspection/survey procedures; and the collection, preservation and, presentation of evidence;
Provides in-service education and interpretive information for health and residential care facility personnel;
Plans and develops surveys to evaluate potential and existing public health hazards in health, residential care, and institutional facilities and other areas concerned with environmental health; makes licensing inspections of such premises;
Conducts special studies; prepares reports; gives talks before public and private organizations;
Performs other work as required.
Knowledge and Abilities
Ability to: plan, organize and evaluate environmental health programs; understand and interpret environmental health laws and regulations; recognize, preserve and present legal evidence; plan and conduct training programs; speak and write effectively; travel frequently and for extended periods.
A Master's degree in public health, environmental health, or allied science with a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours in a natural or physical science and two years of professional experience in public health.
A Bachelor's degree in public health, environmental health, or allied science with a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours in a natural or physical science and four years of professional experience in public health including two years in a consultative, supervisory, administrative, or advisory capacity.
A Doctoral degree in public health, environmental health, or allied science.
Two years as a Public Health Advisor 1 will substitute for the required two years of consultative, supervisory, administrative, or advisory experience.
NOTE: Employees shall be advanced to Public Health Advisor 2 after successfully completing the two-year Public Health Advisor training program.
Class Specification History
Revised February 1, 1969 General revision
Revised March 1, 1969 Revises minimum qualifications
Revised July 15, 1982 Revises definition
Revised January 14, 1983 Deletes NOTE:
Revised September 18, 1989 Revises definition and minimum qualifications, adds distinguishing characteristics, title change (formerly Advisory Sanitarian 2) and general revision
New class code: (formerly 62220) effective July 1, 2007