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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 283I
Category: Health Care


Provides technical consultation and assistance to local health departments, clinics, community and other health services providers by meeting one or more of the following functions within the Department of Health: 

  • Disease prevention, health promotion, health education and training of providers and/or public, nutrition services, and health program policy.  
  • Assists management in the review, analysis and impact of health legislation, health policy, rule development, and fiscal management.  
  • Conducts assessment and/or data surveillance activities.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This is the journey level of the Health Services Consultant series.  Incumbents work independently and are expected to develop and innovate and be responsible for the flow and completion of work. 

Reports to a higher level Health Services Consultant, equivalent position or a position in WMS.

Typical Work

Advises staff in local and other governmental agencies, state institutional care officials, health and residential care providers, other health care providers, and the public concerning the enforcement of and compliance with State and Federal regulations; provides technical assistance and consultation regarding public health principles and general policies and procedures;

Assigns, instructs, checks and coordinates the work activities of subordinates;

May supervise support staff including interviewing and making hiring recommendations, conducting training, assigning and scheduling work, acting upon leave requests, conducting performance reviews and taking corrective action; 

Advises and consults with officials in other state and local agencies concerning technical and regulatory aspects of public health;  

Participates in the development of regulations and guidelines for public 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 facilities, providers and personnel; 

Reviews and analyzes facilities, providers, and personnel to determine whether they meet minimum health and safety standards;  

Plans and develops surveys to evaluate potential and existing public health hazards for facilities, providers, and personnel and other areas concerned with public health; makes licensing inspections of such premises;  

Provides training to environmental health facilities and operators;  

Evaluates the relationship between health program services through analysis, translating and interpreting public health databases;  

Conducts special studies; prepares reports; makes presentations to public and private organizations; 

Conducts public health training needs assessment, develops training plans, curriculum and materials;  

Provides formal training to contracted program providers to ensure uniform application of program practices and access to care;  

Provides technical assistance to health care providers regarding billing disputes, coordination of benefits and access to community and family health program services;  

Collects surveillance information or conducts in person interviews related to diseases or other health conditions; reviews medical charts and other health care provider documents;    

Reports documenting noncompliance with health and safety standards and licensing requirements; counsels and secures an appropriate written plan of correction for each violation.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

A Master’s degree in public health, health care administration, public administration or business administration or allied field and one year of professional management or consultative experience in a health services program. 


A Bachelor’s degree in public health, health care administration, public administration or business administration or allied field and three years of professional management or consultative experience in a health services program.

Class Specification History

New class effective June 9, 2000
New class code, formerly 57720; effective July 1, 2007
Added typical work, May 14, 2013