Environmental Health Specialist 2

Southwest District Health logoCompany:  Southwest District Health

Location:  Caldwell, Idaho

Date Posted:   February 28, 2020

Application Deadline:   Open until filled

Employment Type:   Full time

Salary:  $21.54 to $26.93 per hour DOE

Environmental Health Specialist 2

About the Position

Performs professional level work inspecting and evaluating environmental health risks, ensuring compliance with environmental health laws, advising on environmental concerns and coordinating remediation activities. The incumbent must work both independently and within a group using their experience in multiple environmental health programs and practices that would allow for the approval/corrective actions within the food protection, land development, subsurface wastewater, daycare, public water, and nuisance complaint programs. This position will work on general environmental health issues with an emphasis in septic and land development programs.

Southwest District Health is located in southwest Idaho in the county of Canyon and 30 minutes from the capital city of Boise. The Treasure Valley offers a mixture of rural and urban living and has a strong agricultural economy. Caldwell is minutes from the Snake River Valley which is home to one of the fastest growing, award winning wine regions in the country. Our mild seasonal climate makes it a great place for outdoor activities. Hiking, fishing, hunting, boating, bicycling, camping, golfing, horseback riding, skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling activities are all easily accessible from Caldwell. Canyon County is home to the College of Idaho, a private liberal arts college; and two community colleges, the College of Western Idaho and Treasure Valley Community College. A variety of public, private, and charter K-12 schools can also be found in Canyon County. Every summer two large premier professional rodeos are held in Canyon County; The Snake River Stampede is recognized by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) as one of the top 12 professional rodeos and the Caldwell Night Rodeo is recognized by the PRCA as one of the Top 5 large outdoor rodeos in the nation.


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.

At least one year of public health experience with an agency to include inspecting facilities and enforcing ordinances, rules, and statutes in at least one of the following programs: food, on-site sewage, day care, swimming pools, nuisance complaints, solid waste, home loan surveys, public drinking water, or vector control.

Must have a valid Driver's License.

Knowledge of Idaho's statutes, rules, and regulations as they relate to the Food, Septic, and Subdivision Programs.

Registered with the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) as a registered Environmental Specialist/Registered Sanitation (REHS/RS).

How to Apply

Please view the job posting on the State of Idaho Division of Human Resources website at www.dhr.idaho.gov. Select "Search Current Openings" under Job Seekers and search for "Environmental Health Specialist 2". The department shown for our job posting indicates "Health District 3". If you are interested in applying for this position, select "apply" in the upper right hand corner of the job posting.