Environmental Health Specialist 1

Panhandle Health District LogoCompany:  Panhandle Health District 1

Location: Sandpoint, ID

Date Posted:   April 15, 2019

Application Deadline:  April 25, 2019

Employment Type:  Full time

Salary:  Starting salary $20.00/hour

Environmental Health Specialist 1 (underfill for EHS 2)

About the Position

Panhandle Health District is seeking an EHS1 (underfill for an EHS2) to work in the Sandpoint, Idaho office. This is a full-time position. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences or related field and be willing to meet the National Environmental Health Association requirements for a Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS). This position involves entry-level work to inspect, evaluate, and attain compliance with environmental health laws, and advise on environmental concerns; and perform related work. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for ensuring compliance with the environmental and public health rules associated with the State of Idaho Food Safety Program. This position may also be assigned duties associated with other environmental health programs administered by the Panhandle Health District. 

Work may involve aggressive or hostile situations and exposure to extreme weather, physical hazards, infectious diseases, toxic substances, and hazardous materials. Positions may involve lifting 50-pound objects to waist height, 24-hour on-call response to environmental problems, and travel within the local service area of a public health district.


Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences OR successful completion of 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.

How to Apply

Starting salary is $20.00/hour, plus excellent benefits. Interested applicants must apply online by April 25, 2019 at: www.dhr.idaho.gov, and click on the Job Seekers tab. From there, search for filter on location for Sandpoint, or search for Environmental Health Specialist. EEO/AA, Veterans Preference.