|Closing Date/Time:||03/14/18 11:59 PM|
|Salary:||$24.92 – $30.52 Hourly
$4,336.08 – $5,310.48 Monthly
$52,032.96 – $63,725.76 Annually
|Job Type:||Full-Time Limited Duration|
|THIS WORK MATTERS!This is a Limited Duration position expected to end no later than 2 years from date of hire.
Portland Harbor Superfund is a contaminated 10 mile stretch of the Willamette River stretching from Kelly Point Park to the Broadway Bridge. More than a century of industrial uses left areas of Portland Harbor contaminated with hazardous substances. They include polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), heavy metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), dioxin/furans, and pesticides. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a record of decision about the cleanup of that stretch of the river in January 2017, and cleanup will begin in the next two-three years.
Eating Portland Harbor resident fish such as bass, catfish, and carp is a health risk, especially for people who regularly eat these fish, and for infants breastfed by people who eat resident fish.
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is responsible for determining how much fish (if any) is safe to eat, and releases fish advisories as needed. This Multnomah County position is responsible for ensuring that people who eat fish from the river understand the risks and ways to protect themselves, their families, and their communities.
As the Health Educator you will work with colleagues in the County, other agencies, community-based organizations, and community members to create culturally-specific communication packages to help people impacted by these fish advisories understand the risks. You will be creating new communication materials in close collaboration with impacted and vulnerable communities. You will sometimes work on restricted sites and must follow all proper protocols. This position may be required to respond to public health emergencies.
Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don’t just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
|We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant. For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page.Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:
*Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experience that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position
|SCREENING AND EVALUATION:|
|Application Requirements: The application packet consists of the following:
The Selection Process: We expect to evaluate candidates as follows:
Note: Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice.
|Type of Position: This hourly union-represented position is eligible for overtimeVeterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference for this recruitment. Review our veterans’ preference website for details about eligibility and how to apply.
Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711.