| Note: When looking at the two-year experience requirement, please think broadly about what you've done, including internships and work indirectly associated with environmental health.
"Eau Claire City County Health Department
Environmental Health Specialist I or II
This position is responsible for conducting professional work, under direction, in environmental health prevention programs such as inspections and investigations for compliance of public health laws as well as the promotion of accepted principles of environmental health. This position requires knowledge of epidemiology, communicable and environmental-related diseases. This position may also promote and enforce state and local rules and regulations in the private onsite sewage treatment systems program and other related environmental and public health programs.
Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Conducts environmental heath inspections and investigations to achieve compliance with applicable laws and to promote good sanitation practices in public facilities such as food service establishments, body art facilities, schools, swimming pools and other recreational facilities.
2. Plans and conducts investigations to assess and identify health or safety hazards and prepares professional reports providing recommendations for controlling identified hazards in program areas such as indoor/outdoor air pollution, industrial hygiene, drinking/surface/groundwater contamination, solid waste and public health nuisances.
3. Conducts epidemiological investigations of food borne illness and other disease outbreaks suspected of being caused by environmental factors, as well as illnesses suspected to have been caused by toxic substance exposure.
4. Maintains effective working relations with local government officials, other governmental agencies, fellow employees, industry, business and the general public.
5. Participates in emergency preparedness trainings and activities for responding to environmental health emergencies in conjunction with local emergency response teams and appropriate state agencies.
6. Environmental and public health regulatory enforcement of city and county regulations.
Training and Experience:
1. Graduate from an accredited college or university with a bachelorís degree and a major in environmental/public health, bacteriology, biology or other closely related field of science.
2. Two years of supervised employment in the Environmental Health field.
3. Preferred: State of Wisconsin Registered Sanitarianís credential (or eligible for reciprocity); Other Desired: Certified Pool Operator Training; Lead Risk Assessor Certification; and Asbestos Certification.
Submit cover letter and resume to: Elizabeth Giese, Director/Health Officer
Eau Claire City-County Health Department,
720 2nd Avenue, Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54703.
Fax: (715) 839-1674
Applications for the position will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on February 22, 2013."