Environmental Health Specialist 1 or 2

Multnomah County logoCompany:  Multnomah County Health Department

Location:   Portland, OR

Date Posted:  January 30, 2020

Application Deadline:   February 29, 2020 

Employment Type:  Full time

Salary:  Depends on qualification

Environmental Health Specialist 1 or 2

About the Position

Environmental Health Services (EHS) programs serve to protect the public from environmental health related issues: food, water, vector borne diseases and environmental health threats and disasters. The nature of the work is complex due to the numerous environmental health concerns and regulations and the high profile of the activities conducted. The programs included in this workgroup include: Inspections, Vector Control, Vital Records, Food Handlers, , and Healthy Homes & Communities. The EHS unit analyzes local environmental health issues from a public health perspective, regulates specified businesses and enforces state and local environmental health laws and rules.

The Environmental Health Specialist will perform a variety of inspection duties directed toward the promotion and maintenance of environmental health laws in licensed facilities such as food service operations, swimming pool and spa pools, tourist accommodations, schools, and other facilities and duties as required in meeting the Health Department's mission, vision and goals.

As a Health Department employee you will contribute to a work culture of respect, trust and understanding for the highly diverse populations the Health Department serves in the office and in the community. Every employee shares the responsibility for promptly bringing to the County's attention conduct that interferes with providing a work environment free of illegal discrimination and harassment.


We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant. For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page.

You must be either an Environmental Health Specialist trainee or a Registered Environmental Health Specialist.

How to Apply

Application may be filled out online at: https://multco.us/jobs