• State of Washington
  • Tumwater, WA
  • Caregiving/Babysitting
  • Full-Time
  • 202 Israel Rd SE

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The Opportunity

As a Health Services Consultant 4, you will serve as a senior policy analyst in the Office of the Assistant Secretary, reporting to the WMS2 Policy Director for Prevention and Community Health (PCH). You will lead, monitor and coordinate legislative and policy actions such as research, analysis and legislative communications as the lead analyst for programs in the Office of Family and Community Health Improvement. Programs in this office include healthcare improvement, genetics, family planning, maternal and child health, children with special healthcare needs and community health workers. The position also works with other analysts in the unit on implementation plans, mandated reports, rulemaking and advancing division policy priorities.

The Department of Health, Prevention and Community Health Division works to improve the health of the people in Washington Slate by enhancing the health of communities through culturally sensitive programs that promote a healthy start, healthy choices, and access to services. As a Health Services Consultant 4, you will support the mission of PCH by advancing policy objectives that meet the goals of individual and community health.

This is a full-time permanent Health Services Consultant position.

About DOH and our Employer of Choice Initiatives

Washington State Department of Health (DOH) works with federal, state, tribal, and local partners to help people in Washington stay healthy and safe. Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies. To learn more about the agency, visit our website, DOH Infographic, and see what it's like to Work@Health!

DOH is a great place to work and has implemented several \"Employer of Choice\" initiatives, including:

* We are committed to diversity and inclusion. DOH fosters an inclusive environment that encourages all employees to bring their authentic selves to work each day. We strive to hire, develop, and retain a competent and diverse workforce that is reflective of the customers we serve.

* We have an engaging Wellness@Health program which offers programs that support healthy behaviors and work/life balance. Our program provides wellness education, access to healthy food, physical activity classes, stress relief, and many other resources to support a healthy you.

* We support a healthy life/work balance by offering flexible/alternative work schedules, and mobile and telework options. (Depending upon job duties.)

* We are making exciting steps towards modernizing our workplace by providing motivating and inspiring workspaces that promote creative thought, innovation, and collaboration among co-workers.

* We have an Infant at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of breastfeeding newborns and infant-parent bonding. Eligible employees who are new mothers, fathers, or legal guardians can bring their infant (6 weeks to 6 months) when returning to work. (Depending upon job duties and work location.)

What will you be doing? ? Duties include:

* Review, analyze, report on, and track proposed legislation, rules, fiscal proposals, and other policy actions that impact multiple stakeholders in the specific grogram area.

* Review proposed legislation, create concise and complete bill analyses, draft messages to legislature and testimony for the department, observe and report on hearings.

* Respond to agency requests for information and analysis of legislative proposals.

* Participate as requested in the processes of division and agency review of legislation and other proposed policy actions.

* Develop proposals, including proposed rules, legislation, and supporting documents that solve problems.

* Guide and monitor the implementation of policies, by tracking and understanding relevant legislation or other policy actions that impact the assigned policy portfolio.

* Initiate, organize, monitor, or otherwise ensure that the necessary responses to policy actions take place, including implementation plans, mandated reports, rulemaking, or other required activities.

What we're looking for

The ideal candidate is a team player, defined as seeing the big picture and their role in it, bringing humility to their job and people interactions, and understanding how their words and actions affect others.

Required Qualifications

* OPTION 1: Bachelor's degree or higher AND Two (2) or more years (full-time equivalency) of demonstrated experience in at least ONE of the following areas:

* Experience analyzing legislation for a public agency, non-profit, or other to include writing bill analyses and fiscal notes.

* Experience developing regulations for a public agency, non-profit, or other.


* OPTION 2: Five (5) or more years (full-time equivalency) of demonstrated experience in at least ONE of the following areas:

* Experience analyzing legislation for a public agency, non-profit, or other to include writing bill analyses and fiscal notes.

* Experience developing regulations for a public agency, non-profit, or other.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications

* Two (2) or more years (full -time equivalency) of demonstrated experience in quality improvement/quality assurance activities.

* Project management experience.

Conditions of Employment/Working Conditions

With or without an accommodation, I am willing and able to:

* Work indoors, at a desk/workstation the majority of a workday, in an open office environment with possible conversation and other noise distractions.

* Work at a tobacco-free campus and environment.

* Occasionally work in excess of 40 hours per week and/or to adjust normally scheduled hours, which may include evening and weekends.

* Occasionally travel throughout the state (including rural areas) which may include overnight stays.

* Legally operate a state or privately owned vehicle or provide alternative transportation.

* Participate in emergency response activities and when the Agency Coordination center is activated.

* Work in a fast-paced/stressful environment with multiple priorities and competing deadlines.

* Move object weighing up to 25 pounds.

This is a position covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative.

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is an equal opportunity employer. DOH strives to create a working environment that is inclusive and respectful. It is our policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of our workforce. Applicants wishing assistance or alternative formats in the process should contact Carlene Mealing-Baldwin at (360) ###-####, ...@doh.wa.gov or TDD Relay at 1-800-###-#### or 7-1-1.

Application Process

Intrigued? We'd love to hear from you. Click \"Apply\" to submit your detailed application profile along with the following:

* A letter of interest, describing how you meet the specific required qualifications for this position.

* A current resume.

* Three (3) or more professional references, to be included in your profile. Please include at least one supervisor, peer, and (if you have supervised staff) a subordinate.

Note: Do not attach transcripts or other documents that are not requested in the Application Process, or that are password protected. These type of documents cause errors when downloading application materials and will not be forwarded to the hiring supervisor. Veterans, please feel free to attach a copy of your DD214.


Supplemental Information

Only applicants who follow the directions and complete the Application Process in-full will have their responses reviewed for consideration.

Education and experience selected, listed and/or detailed in the Supplemental Questions must be verifiable on the detailed applicant profile submitted.

This recruitment may be used to fill other positions of the same job classification within the agency.

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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