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Environmental Health Specialist/Sanitarian - Part Time

at Waupaca County

Pay: $22.67 to $27.23/hour
$22.67 - $27.23
Posted: 1/31/2020
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 2682047
Categories: Green
Keywords: environmental

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Summary

Public Health connects us all, with Waupaca County's Public Health Division being involved in the science of protecting and improving the health of people in our communities.

Working in the field of Environmental Health this part-time (20 hours per week) position will round out the team of three and will be a subject matter expert in environmental health and will be responsible for fulfilling extensive contract obligations and enforcing county ordinance rules and regulations.  The safety and health of the county's residents and guests are dependent on the decisions made by this position. 

To learn more about the Waupaca County's division of Environmental Health and how this position provides great opportunities for variety and professional growth please visit https://www.co.waupaca.wi.us/departments/health_and_human_services/eh.php

*To be considered for this position, applicants must complete a Waupaca County application which can be found at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cowaupacawi*

Essential Responsibilities

Conducts various inspections, consultations, and investigations of food facilities, campgrounds, lodging facilities, public pools, water attractions, body art facilities, and manufactured home communities to determine compliance with WI laws and local regulations.

Maintain electronic and paper records related to inspections, consultations, investigations and permits by preparing various reports, analysis and correspondences in an accurate, organized and efficient manner.

Collects, prepares, and analyzes drinking water samples.
 
Conducts sanitary surveys and assessment evaluations of transient non-community well water systems.
 
Performs inspections and provides consultation on a variety of environmental health issues including, but not limited to: drinking water quality, surface water quality, air quality, lead, radon, rabies control, vector control, and various nuisance complaints.
 
Investigates human health hazards and works with Health Officer to write enforcement orders.
 
Trains new staff (regular full-time employees and intern staff).
 
Deliver services and quality assurance of certified Water Microbiology Laboratory.
 
Conducts educational activities within area of expertise.

Participates in training of new staff. 

PERIPHERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Attend public health emergency preparedness trainings and exercises and assume role during an emergency.
 
Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in Environmental/Public Health, Biology, Bacteriology or related science field.
 
EXPERIENCE:  One to two years experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities.
 
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Environmental Health Sanitarian: WI Registered Sanitarian (RS) or National Environmental Health Association Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS).
Rate of Pay: $23.96 - 26.69 per hour

 
Environmental Health Specialist: Is RS/REHS eligible, which means having met one of the following criteria:
Rate of Pay: $22.23 - $24.76 per hour

1) Holding a baccalaureate or higher degree in environmental health from an accredited college or university and completing at least 30 semester or 45 quarter hour academic credits in environmental, physical, biological, chemical, or environmental health courses.
2) Holding a baccalaureate or higher degree in physical or biological sciences from an accredited college or university and completing at least 30 semester or 45 quarter hour academic credits in environmental, physical, biological, chemical, or environmental health courses.
3) Holding a baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited college or university.
4) Holding an associate degree from an accredited college, community college, or technical institute in environmental, physical, biological, or chemical sciences.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of Trauma Informed Care principles.

Ability to analyze data and information using established criteria, in order to determine consequences and to identify and select alternatives. 
 
Ability to compare, count, differentiate, measure and/or sort, as well as assemble, copy, record and transcribe data and information.  Ability to classify, compute, tabulate, and categorize data.
 
Ability to work independently and exercise considerable judgment and discretion in carrying out designated duties according to established policies and procedures.
 
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
 
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
 
Ability to effectively meet and communicate with the public.
 
Ability to maintain appropriate confidentiality.
Ability to accommodate flexible scheduling needs due to special events, seasonal activities and other situations.