Environmental Health Specialist

Carson City Health and Human Services logoCompany:   Carson City Health and Human Services

Location:   Carson City, NV

Date Posted:  November 8, 2019

Application Deadline:   December 8, 2019

Employment Type:  Full time

Salary:  $53,086.38 - $79,628.64 annually

Environmental Health Specialist

About the Position

This is a full-time, FLSA non-exempt position with Carson City Health & Human Services. Under general supervision, conduct routine inspections of public facilities in order to ensure compliance with City and Nevada state laws and regulations governing Environmental Health and Safety; to protect the public against disease, sickness, illness and/or injury; to investigate environmental health related epidemiological complaints.


Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, physics, environmental health, epidemiology, public health, geology, sanitary engineering or environmental engineering, from an institution of higher education approved by the Board of Registered Environmental Health Specialists (BoREHS); OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources.


  • A valid Driver's License.
  • Must file with the Board of Registered Environmental Health Specialists an application for a certificate of registration as an environmental health specialist trainee not later than 90 days after the date on which the person initially becomes employed as a part of the training program.
  • Continued employment is contingent upon passing the written examination and been issued a certificate of registration as an environmental health specialist by the BoREHS within one (1) year of date of employment.

Required Knowledge and Skills
Knowledge of:

  • Health Department health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Computer applications that relate to the job including but not exclusive to Microsoft Windows, Word, Office, Excel, Internet and E-Mail applications, and other modern office procedures.
  • General principles of biological, physical and chemical sciences used in environmental health and safety.
  • General principles and application of microbiology as it relates to food-safety and disease transmission.
  • General principles and application of chemistry as it relates to hazardous materials.
  • Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals, at all levels of responsibility, in person and over the telephone, often where relations may be confrontational or strained.
  • Communicating effectively in oral and written forms.

Skill in:

  • Interpreting, applying and explaining environmental health inspection, investigation and enforcement principles and procedures.
  • Interpreting, applying and explaining Federal, State and Local laws, codes and regulations as they relate to the administration of public health.
  • Analyzing situations accurately and take or recommend effective action.
  • Responding to requests and inquiries from the general public.
  • Understanding and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Preparing clear and concise reports.
  • Obtaining public cooperation in the establishment and maintenance of reasonable public and environmental health standards.
  • Applying computer applications related to the job including but not exclusive to Microsoft Word, Office, Excel; Internet and E-Mail applications.
  • Safe handling and storage techniques of pesticides, chemicals and formulated or naturally occurring hazardous materials or items.
  • Collection and correct labeling of laboratory samples.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
  • Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities.Demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with business owners, public, and staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment.

How to Apply

Please go to the following link to apply: https://www.carson.org/government/departments-g-z/human-resources/employ...