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Job Opening - Closes 7/22/17

Environmental Health Specialist 2

Eastern Idaho Public Health has a full time opening (40 hours per week) for an Environmental Health Specialist 2 based in the Rexburg office. The incumbent will provide services in the Food Protection Program in Fremont, Madison and Teton counties.
 
Position:  Environmental Health Specialist 2
Hours: Full-time

Open for Recruitment: 

Closes at 5:00 p.m. July 22, 2017
Salary Range: $17.78 + dependent on education, and experience
Location:  Rexburg
 

TO APPLY:

 

Register online at: https://labor.idaho.gov/DHR/ATS/StateJobs/Apply/login.asp

For More Info:

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

 
RESPONSIBLITIES:
  • Inspects and evaluates environmental health concerns, enforces environmental health lawas, and advises on environmental concerns.
  • Evaluates environmental health conditions through inspections, surveys, and investigations of food program establishments, day care facilities, solid waste systems, water supplies, hazardous materials spills, sewage disposal systems, land development and recreation sites for compliance with laws, regulations, and standards.
  • Conducts tests and analyzes results to determine levels of pollution or contamination; operates and maintains specialized testing equipment and detection devices.
  • Determines existence and cause of violations and recommends corrective actions, solutions, or alternatives for compliance with environmental health laws.
  • Enforces compliance through warning letters, citations, embargoes, permit suspensions and revocations.
  • Insures corrective action is taken and reviews plans and proposals for permits.
  • Consults with local, state, and federal officials in drafting and promoting adoption of regulations and policies for environmental practices.
  • Provides technical assistance regarding control and correction of environmental practices.
  • Promotes public awareness and acceptance of environmental laws, regulations, and standards.
  • Analyzes and comments on environmental assessments, policies, regulations, and legislation.
  • Analyzes plans and specifications for subdivisions, land development, individual and community water and sewage disposal systems, and food establishments for compliance with sanitation standards..

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences OR successfully completed a college level algebra or higher math course and 30 semester/45 quarter hours in the basic sciences, i.e. biology, chemistry, physics, or other physical sciences as well as sanitary engineering or environmental engineering.
  • At least one year of public health experience (inspecting facilities and enforcing ordinances, rules, and statutes) with an agency in at least one of the following programs: food, on-site sewage, day care, swimming pools, nuisance complaints, solid waste, home loan surveys, public drinking water, or vector control.
  • Valid driver's license

PREFERRED:

  • Preference will be given to persons who have passed the credentialing exam with the National Environmental Health Association (NEHS) or are willing to meet the NEHA registration requirements and pass the credenitaling exam upon completion of training.

BENEFITS:

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

 

 

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