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POSITION: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST
DEPARTMENT: PUBLIC HEALTH
SALARY: $43,032 - $67,417/YR.
THIS POSITION ENFORCES COUNTY HEALTH ORDINANCES AND PERFORMS INSPECTIONS, CONSULTATIONS, AND INVESTIGATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS CONDUCTED BY THE DEPARTMENT. THE ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST APPLIES ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL MEASURES TO PROTECT HUMAN HEALTH, SAFETY, AND WELFARE.
POSITION IN ORGANIZATION: REPORTS TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SUPERVISOR
1. Conducts inspections of food establishments, campgrounds, hotel/motels, bed and breakfasts, swimming pools, mobile home parks, wells, and other locations/programs as assigned to determine compliance with public health statues, regulations, and codes.
2. Conducts plan reviews, issues permits and assists license/permit applicants in the interpretation of local and state codes.
3. Compiles and maintains records related to inspections and permit issuance and prepares inspection and other scientific and technical reports, summaries, and correspondence.
4. Performs inspection and investigation related to complaints of or suspect foodborne, waterborne, vectorborne, or other enteric illness.
5. Conducts investigations and provides consultation on a number of environmental health concerns, including: air quality, water quality, rabies control, vector control, occupational health, and hazardous/ toxic materials control.
6. Investigates citizen complaints regarding environmental issues to determine the existence of a human health hazard in accordance with WI State Statutes.
7. Assists in public health preparedness planning and response to emergency events including: acts of terrorism, hazardous material spills/releases, extreme weather events and communicable disease outbreaks. Performs data collection, research, analysis and interpretation related to environmental health and adverse exposures within the community.
8. Conducts presentations related to environmental health program areas.
9. Assumes other duties as assigned.
1. Ensures that all licenses and permits are in compliance with applicable county, state and federal requirements.
2. Ensures the general public is provided with prompt and courteous technical expertise and accurate information during inspection, investigations and consultations.
3. Ensures that records are accurate, organized and kept appropriately.
4. Ensures that health regulations are enforced and properly applied to individual situations.
5. Ensures best practice by keeping up to date on science and policy.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
1. Associate Degree with a science background or combination of experience and training. Bachelorís degree in Public Health, Environmental Health, Biological Sciences, or related field preferred.
2. Knowledge of basic principles and practices of environmental sanitation, principles and practices of microbiology, and basic knowledge of chemistry and biological sciences.
3. Knowledge of word-processing, spreadsheet, and database software.
4. Ability to comprehend and interpret applicable statues, regulations, ordinances, codes, policies and procedures.
5. Ability to enforce statutes, regulations, ordinances, policies, and procedures when violations are observed.
6. Ability to perform thorough investigations and inspections, and to discuss findings with the regulated community.
7. Ability to analyze data, recognize meaningful results, and correctly interpret those results.
8. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and written, with people at various levels both within and outside the department.
9. Access to a motor vehicle and commitment to meet and maintain the Countyís automobile insurance requirements.
10. Ability to apply time-management skills, exercise independent judgement, and prioritize workload.
11. Ability to accommodate flexible scheduling to address program needs.
12. Ability to effectively collaborate with community partners, co-workers, and representatives of other government agencies.
1. Ability to move through and work in environmentally undesirable locations. May include bending, climbing, walking, or pushing/pulling.
2. Ability to work in adverse weather conditions.
3. Ability to lift and carry up 50 pounds for short periods.
4. Ability to conduct field tests using chemical reagents, wear personal protective equipment, to use inspection equipment, and to operate office equipment.
1. Current WI driverís license and access to an insured automobile.
2. Registration as an Environmental Health Professional/Sanitarian in the State of Wisconsin is expected within two years of hire.
Director of Human Resources
Winnebago County Courthouse
December 3, 2012
Current Winnebago County employees interested in applying for this position will need to complete the Winnebago County Application for Departmental Transfer/Position Change form. Other parties interested in applying for this position will need to complete the Winnebago County Application for Employment. The deadline to apply is December 14, 2012."