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Job Opening - Closes 08/07/22

Environmental Health Specialist 1

Eastern Idaho Public Health has a part time opening (24 hours per week) for an Environmental Health Specialist 1 in our Challis office.

This classification, Environmental Health Specialist 1, will be used for training purposes of the Environmental Health Specialist 2 position. Through various types of on-the-job training and self-study, employees will learn to carry out the duties of the full working level (Environmental Health Specialist 2) and will be reclassified when full level is accomplished.

Position:  Environmental Health Specialist 1
Hours: Part-time

Open for Recruitment: 

Closes at 5:00 p.m. on August 7, 2022
Salary Range: $19.48 + dependent on education, and experience
Location:  Challis



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For More Info:

Call 533-3162 or email hr@eiph.idaho.gov

  • Incumbents learn to utilize environmental and public health statutes, rules, ordinances, policies, procedures, and processes, as well as how to determine the existence and cause of environmental health risks, violations, recommend solutions and corrective actions, and ensure compliance through education, negotiation, warning letters, permit suspensions, revocations, and embargoes. 

  • Incumbents learn and utilize processes to collect, analyze, and test, food, water, soil, air, and other material samples to determine pollution or contamination during inspections, surveys, and investigations of food establishments, water supplies, day care facilities, solid waste and sewage disposal systems, land development and recreation sited, and respond to public health emergencies; leans and utilizes training to operate and  maintain testing equipment, instruments and detection devices utilized during inspection and data analysis. 

  • Incumbents learn and apply fundamental processes to review plans and specifications for food establishments, subdivisions, land development, solid waste facilities, and individual and community water and sewage disposal systems, as well as how to issue permits, prepare reports of case facts and findings, and present oral testimony.  Incumbents learn how to promote public awareness of environmental laws, rules and standards, and learn to provide consultation, education and technical assistance


  • Good knowledge of Environmental Health practices
    • Typically gained by a degree in Environmental Health from an accredited university OR a bachelor’s degree AND/OR 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of college credits in life sciences, natural sciences, physical sciences, or health sciences.
  • Valid driver's license
  • Requirs occasional travel to Idaho Falls for staff meetings and trainings.


  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holidays
  • Retirement Plan

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact of Human Resources at (208) 533-3162

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

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