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142 E NE Ephrata, WA 98823

Jennifer Jessen
Summary of Qualifications
Eleven years demonstrated professional experience in, environmental regulatory c
ompliance, environmental health and safety, solid waste, communication, sales, m
arketing, management, sustainability and education. B.A. Communications, B.S. G
eneral Science, Washington State University, 1995, Washington State Registered S
anitarian, ID #705, Certified Sustainable Building Advisor.
10/05/2009-Present Chelan-Douglas Health District Wenatchee, WA
Environmental Health Specialist
Sanitarian for the food safety division. Duties include inspections of food est
ablishments, plan and operation reviews, permitting and technical assistance. W
rite and publish quarterly newsletter for the food safety division.
06/2009-Present Public Health-Seattle and King County Seattle, WA
Health and Environmental Investigator
Investigation and case work involving public complaints of vector nuisance and
solid waste violations.
Routine inspections of transfer station operations and temporary recycling even
04/2009-10/ 2009 Centerplate Seat
tle, WA
In house Sanitarian for Safeco Field concessions and full service kitchens. Co
mpany is Centerplate and contracted with Seattle Mariners for food service at Sa
feco Field.
01/2009-10/ 2009 EcoSure Lincolnshire, IL
Food Safety Specialist
Independent third party inspections/food safety evaluations for restaurants in
King and Snohomish counties.
04/2008-05/09 ColumbiaBioEnergy Creston, WA
Regulatory Compliance Manager
Industrial regulatory compliance manager for a biodiesel company. Company was n
ot up to date on compliance issues and inspections. I brought compliance manual
s current, scheduled audits and reported to company and state final results. Re
sponsible for all areas of regulatory compliance including, but not limited to:
Management of state, local and federal permits: Ecology (Stormwater Pollution Pr
evention Compliance, Air Quality), EPA, Local Health;
Implementation and development of Labor and Industry safety compliance programs;
The development of safety training programs/schedule, safety audits, safety comm
ittee and accident investigations;
Internal inspections, environmental audits, compliance, and reporting.
04/19/04-10/24/08 Grant County Health District Ephrata, WA
Environmental Health Specialist II
Solid Waste Program Lead
Compliance inspections for Municipal Solid Waste landfills.
Respond to and investigate solid waste complaints in Grant County.
Permit writing, review and issuance for landfills and other solid waste activiti
es as they relate to WAC 173-351 and WAC 173-350.
Enforcement of Washington State solid waste rules and laws.
Special Deputy Grant County Sheriff with limited duties regarding solid waste en
Living Environment Lead: Water Recreation Facilities and Schools
Water recreation compliance inspections for all water recreation facilities in G
rant County.
Responded to water recreation complaints. Investigate complaints/injuries.
Water recreation permit issuance.
Enforcement of Washington State public water recreation rules WAC 246-260 and WA
C 246-262.
Plan review and inspections for schools to ensure compliance with Washington Sta
te rules and regulations on health and safety per WAC 246-366.
Food Safety
Compliance inspections for food establishments.
Permit review and issuance.
Food establishment plan reviews.
Enforcement of food safety rules and regulations in accord with Chapter 246-215
and 246-217WAC.
Co-developer and Instructor of 4-hour advanced food safety class.
Instructor for on/off site food handler card classes.
Designed, developed and wrote "Top Ten" food safety brochure.
04/03-04/04 Balanced Nutrition Products Creston, WA
Washington Regional Account Manager
Responsible for opening new accounts in Washington.
Sales, distribution and account management.
Development of marketing and public education materials.
01/99-05/02 Seattle University Seattle, WA
Environmental Coordinator
Created proposal for university to go green as method of helping the environment
and attracting more students. University completed implementing my ideas. See
attached article.
Responsible for the design, development, implementation and management of compre
hensive recycling program with the goals of reducing waste, minimizing environme
ntal impacts and decreasing costs. Conducted economic analysis of current and f
uture programs.
Managed sale of university resources as it pertained recycling and waste reducti
Developed and maintained budgets.
Developed, wrote and edited the Environmental Services Office (ESO) departmental
Created program flyers, press releases and advertising.
Responded to community needs and inquiries about waste, recycling and other rela
ted environmental concerns.
Acted as the environmental educator and outreach coordinator for the ESO.
Selected, hired, trained and managed student staff of 15.
Developed and supervised student learning and internship opportunities.
Hosted campus wide radio show with topics related to recycling, resource conserv
ation and sustainability. Two years
Guest lecturer for Seattle University business school on environmental accountin
1997-1998 Big Bend Community College Moses Lake, WA
English as a Second Language Instructor
Taught non-native speakers of English how to speak, write and communicate in Eng
Co-developed ESL employability modules.
Nurtured relationships with Washington State Work First case managers.
Developed curriculum for beginning to advanced levels.
Conducted testing and evaluations of students.
1990-1995 Washington State University Pullman, WA
BA Communications, Public Relations, Journalism
B.S. General Science.
Minor in Theatre
Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Gamma Epsilon honor societies.
Certifications, Training & Awards
Registered Sanitarian, Washington State ID # 705
Solid Waste Association of North America certified landfill inspector. Addition
al training with FEMA in disaster management.
Certified Sustainable Building Advisor, Seattle Central Community College, June,
United States Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Desi
gn (LEED) training, Seattle, Washington, April, 2000. Certified Green Building
Environmental Protection Agency's Waste Wise Program Champion, 2000, 2001& 2002,
Seattle University.
Washington State Department of Ecology's Best Big Business Program in Waste Redu
ction and Recycling 2000, Seattle University.
Washington State Recycling Association's Campus and Institutional Recycling Coun
cil steering committee member.