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Environmental Public Health Specialist I

Job Description: Environmental Public Health Specialist I
Annual Salary: $ 39,000
Supervisor: Environmental Public Health Supervisor
Revised: 04/12/2021
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Perform inspections and investigations and provides enforcement and consultation for a broad range of environmental health and sanitation laws and regulations.
  • Determine needs for corrective action and provides appropriate assistance, conduct surveys, and collect data.
  • Interpret environmental health laws and regulations to contractors, public and private officials, and the general public.
  • Inspect restaurants, mobile food units, hotels and motels, daycare, aquatic, and recreational facilities, etc. for sanitary code compliance and enforce environmental health regulations associated with other business and construction activities.
  • Inspect and investigate food borne illness and communicable diseases.
  • Review and evaluate commercial food storage, sanitation equipment, preparation, handling, and processing for food-borne illness prevention.
  • Review food service employees' health for possible contamination source. Work with business owners and food service personnel in a collaborative fashion to provide training and assistance regarding sanitary procedures and code compliance.
  • Coordinate sanitation activities with regulatory agencies. Participate in legal proceedings regarding food and communicable disease violations. Performs other duties as required and assigned.
Minimum Requirements:
  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of thirty (30) earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Bacteriology, Animal Science, Food Science, Soil Science, Sanitary Science, Environmental Health, or in closely related physical or natural sciences.
  • Professional or technical environmental public health work experience involving one or more of the areas of special qualifying experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of two years for deficiencies in the required college education.
  • Environmental public health work experience involving one or more of the areas of special qualifying experience in the United States military may substitute on a year-for- year basis for deficiencies in the required college education.
  • Special Qualifying Experience – food sanitation and protection; milk sanitation; meat and poultry inspection; sewage disposal; solid waste disposal; lodging sanitation; institutional or childcare facility sanitation; community environmental sanitation; water supply; general vector control; occupations health; consumer product safety; fire safety; hazardous substance risk assessment; recreational waters; and building related illnesses.
  • Possession of Registered Environmental Health Specialist certification preferred.
  • Will complete NIMS training within 6 months of hire.
  • Valid driver’s license and professional certifications as appropriate.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with business owners, professionals, and the general public.
  • Ability to analyze data and information using established criteria.
  • Ability to work with computer software including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Ability to exert very moderate physical effort in sedentary to light work.
Physical Demands:
  • While performing essential functions of this position the employee is frequently exposed to infectious or contagious diseases, toxic or caustic chemicals and outdoor weather conditions.
  • Must be able to perform bending and reaching to both ground level and overhead; lifts, carries, pushes, and pulls up to 30 pounds.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Drug testing and background check will be required. In addition to the application, testing and/or examinations may be required for further consideration on this position.
Position Open until filled.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $39,000.00 per year
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance
  • 8 hour shift
  • Bachelor's (Preferred)
  • Bilingual (Preferred)
  • Driver's License (Preferred)
Work Location:
  • Multiple locations
This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:
  • Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
  • People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
  • Achievement-oriented -- enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail
  • Autonomous/Independent -- enjoys working with little direction
  • Innovative -- prefers working in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativity
  • High stress tolerance -- thrives in a high-pressure environment
Company's website:
Benefit Conditions:
  • Waiting period may apply
  • Only full-time employees eligible
Work Remotely:
  • No
COVID-19 Precaution(s):
  • Remote interview process
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place