Environmental Health Specialist / Senior Environmental Health Specialist

Company:  Clay County Public Health Center

Location:  Liberty, MO

Date Posted:   June 4, 2019

Application Deadline:   Open until filled

Employment Type:  Full time 

Environmental Health Specialist / Senior Environmental Health Specialist (DOQ)

About the Position

Clay County Public Health Center has one position opening for a full-time Environmental Health Specialist or Senior Environmental Health Specialist. Both positions enforce public health sanitation regulations and investigate public health issues.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Inspects food service establishments, food distribution facilities, temporary food concessions, mobile units and pushcarts, etc. to determine compliance with food laws and regulations
  • Inspects private on-site sewage systems for land owners and contractors to ensure proper construction and working conditions
  • Inspects swimming pools, spas, and similar facilities to ensure compliance with county ordinances
  • Inspects lodging facilities for safety and sanitation requirements under state regulations
  • Investigates complaints involving possible environmental health ordinance violations; prepares reports and recommendations for corrective measures and makes follow-up investigations
  • Confers with government, community, industrial, emergency response agencies, and private organizations to interpret and promote environmental health programs
  • Collaborates with other health personnel in epidemiological investigations and control
  • Conducts food handler classes to teach restaurant sanitation
  • Conducts ServSafe® Food Managers classes
  • Conducts Aquatics Venue Operator classes
  • Collects laboratory samples as required
  • Proactively provides feedback for improvements that improve quality, efficiency, cost savings, productivity, systems, and/or procedures
  • Maintains accurate, organized work records, documents and files
  • Maintains strict confidentiality; adheres to all HIPAA guidelines/regulations
  • Reports for special assigned duties during a public health emergency, if applicable


Specialist Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university with specialization (30 semester hours) in biology, chemistry, bacteriology, sanitary science or closely related area, or a combination of the areas is required
  • Excellent communication and computer skills are required
  • On-site septic system inspection and/or installation experience preferred
  • Must complete Certified Pool Operator (CPO) and Certified Pool Inspector (CPI) courses of training, as well as ServSafe® Course for Instructor & Proctor Certification within required timeframe(s)
  • Current drivers license and auto insurance are required
  • A minimum of 15 hours of continuing education annually is required upon hire

Senior Specialist Qualifications also include:

  • Three years experience involving significant participation in an environmental health program. Special qualifying experience is technical work in federal, state, district or local health agency in the following environmental programs: retail and/or wholesale food establishment sanitation, food processing plant sanitation, milk sanitation, beverage manufacturer’s sanitation, institutional sanitation, community environmental sanitation, water and sewage sanitation, general vector control or any related inspection activity.
  • Registration from the Missouri Board of Certification for Environmental Health Specialists or the National Environmental Health Association as a registered or professional health specialist
  • ServSafe® Instructor & Proctor Certification and Certified Pool Operator (CPO) and Certified Pool Inspector (CPI) designations
  • Maintenance of the required annual CEUs for certification

How to Apply

Interested applicants are asked to complete a Clay County Public Health Center (CCPHC) Employment Application online at www.clayhealth.com or send completed application along with resume/cover letter where applicable, to Clay County Public Health Center, Attn: Human Resources, 800 Haines Dr., Liberty, MO 64068.