State of Washington Classified Job Specification
Raises issues of public health import independently and as spokesperson for toxicology group as requested, to supervisor and to DOH management;
Articulates broad public health/toxicological issues on behalf of the Office and DOH and acts as spokesperson in interaction with other offices, agencies the public and the press;
Routinely prepares training materials on toxicological and public health topics, conducts workshops and seminars or lectures for peers, local public health departments, other agencies and the public;
Actively articulates Office and DOH interests to advisory committees, interagency meetings and workgroups, and legislative bodies at county, state and federal level;
Serves as on-call spokesperson for public health issues for Office and DOH routinely and in exigency response situations;
Routinely provides technical leadership and oversight to team efforts involving complex public health/toxicological assessments.
Conducts independently or is principal toxicologist for assessments involving development of major science policy;
May serve as expert witness and provide testimony for Office/DOH or sister agency public health/toxicological concerns;
Writes peer-reviewed journal articles with peers and solely on results of assessments;
Performs other work as assigned.
Knowledge and Abilities
Ability to: initiate, design, and conduct major toxicology research studies; independently interpret toxicology data in context of environmental health needs; perform complex health risk assessments; exercise professional judgment in non-routine situations; interact with the toxicology professional community, the public, and the press effectively; direct the activities of technical staff.
A Ph.D. degree in toxicology or in a health or ecological related science with a major emphasis in toxicology and three years of toxicological experience.
A Master's of Science degree in toxicology or in a health or ecological related science with a major emphasis in toxicology and four years of experience as a toxicologist.
Class Specification History
Updated Typical Work: 4-11-97
New class code, formerly 53450, effective July 1, 2007.