State Water Recreation Program Coordinator

Washington State Department of Health LogoCompany:  Washington State Department of Health

Location: Tumwater, WA

Date Posted:  February 23, 2017

Application Deadline:  March 14, 2017

Employment Type: Full time

Salary:  $4,532.00 - $5,943.00 Monthly

State Water Recreation Program Coordinator 

About the Position

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) works to improve the health of the people in Washington State by identifying, assessing, and reducing exposures to a wide variety of environmental health hazards.

As the designated technical expert on environmental public health issues associated with all types of water recreation and water contact facilities (WRFs), the incumbent leads the development of associated regulations, technical standards and guidance, best practices and policy; assists local health with program development; trains the trainers of environmental health professionals; reviews, analyzes, and comments on state and federal legislation, national standards, and model code development; represents the department on state and national committees; and as requested, provides expert testimony to the legislature, the State Board of Health, and at administrative Hearings and other legal proceedings.

Duties include:

  • Manages the Water Recreation Program.
  • Conducts and directs the review and approval of construction permit applications, innovations, substitutions, and variances.
  • Provides technical consultation and assistance.
  • Coordinates and provides outreach and training.
  • Coordinates rule revision activities.


Required Qualifications

NOTE:  Experience may have been gained concurrently.

  • A Bachelor's degree or higher in Environmental Public Health, Environmental Science, or a closely allied field.
  • Six (6) or more years (full-time equivalency) of experience in an environmental public health program, experience must include the following:
  • Interpreting regulations and statutes, providing technical assistance, and sharing information about environmental public health hazards or issues.
  • Developing and presenting training and educational outreach on environmental public health hazards or issues to a broad scope of stakeholders.
  • Participating in the development of environmental public health guidance, best practices, policies or rules regarding environmental public health hazards or issues.
  • Two (2) or more years (full-time equivalency) of progressive experience conducting compliance inspections, and providing training and technical assistance in a water recreation facilities program.

Desirable Qualifications

  • The following certifications through the National Spa and Pool


  • Pool / Spa Operator
  • Pool / Spa Operator Trainer
  • Two (2) years of progressive experience reviewing engineer plans and specifications for water recreation facilities, swimming and diving pools, wading pools, hot tubs, and spray features and water parks.

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