State of Washington Classified Job Specification
Develops educational material and provides training and information across a broad spectrum of public health and toxicological topics to local health departments, other agencies and the public;
May function as technical team leader in planning and giving direction to team members for complex public health/toxicological assessments;
Is responsible for assuring that assessment results are communicated clearly, adequately and accurately to management, other agencies, the public and the press;
Represents the Office and the Agency in scientific, science and public health policy duscussions with DOH management, other agencies and the public; and makes certain that Office and Agency concerns are heard in the appropriate forums;
Broadens own depth and breadth of toxicological/public health knowledge through professional development including networking with other scientists and public health professionals, participating in seminars, workshops or courses and reading the professional literature;
May serve as expert witness for Office/DOH concerns;
Writes peer-reviewed journal articles with peers or solely on findings of assessments;
Performs other work as required.
Knowledge and Abilities
Ability to: initiate, design, and conduct toxicology research studies; collect and interpret toxicology data in context of environmental health needs; perform routine health risk assessments; speak and write effectively.
A Ph.D. degree in toxicology or in a health or ecological related science with a major emphasis in toxicology and one year of toxicology experience.
A Master's of Science degree in toxicology or in a health or ecological related science with a major emphasis in toxicology and three years of experience as a toxicologist.
Class Specification History
Revised definition, distinguishing characteristics, and minimum qualifications: 11-12-93
Revised distinguishing characteristics and typical work: 4-11-97
New class code: (formerly 53440) effective July 1, 2007