Environmental Sanitarian

Company:  Livingston County Health Department

Location:  Howell, MI

Date Posted:  July 14, 2020

Application Deadline:    July 31, 2020

Employment Type: Full time

Salary:  Starting $52,272 - $57,499

Environmental Sanitarian

The Livingston County Health Department, Environmental Health Division is looking for a dynamic, motivated, organized, and responsible individual capable of coordinating, evaluating, and executing various activities within a variety of Environmental Health programs and initiatives.

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Field Program Coordinator, this position will be responsible for the routine inspections of commercial, residential, and public locations in the County to enforce local, state and federal sanitation and environmental health laws to safeguard public health.

Essential Job Functions:

An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the duties, which the employee may be expected to perform. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.

Inspects and evaluates premises and establishments having public health significance, such as schools, public swimming pools, bathing beaches, dwellings, work places, child care facilities, campgrounds, private and public wastewater treatment systems, private and public water supplies, and sites of alleged public health nuisances.

Performs soil and site evaluations on public and private land, issuing permits for on-site sewage systems and water supplies where appropriate. Consults with owners, builders, engineers, and others regarding design, installation and maintenance of such water and sewer systems.

Investigates complaints involving possible water pollution, insect and rodent infestations and similar public health hazards and nuisances. Collects samples and specimens for laboratory analysis when appropriate. Reviews plans for construction of new facilities or renovation of existing structures for compliance with environmental health standards and advises regarding prevention or correction of problems.

Approves licenses and issues permits for facilities and locations that are in compliance with applicable regulations as determined though an on-site inspection or evaluation.

Works with various agencies to jointly resolve and prevent environmental and health problems. Provides education and technical assistance to the public regarding sanitation and environmental health matters.

Issues verbal and written orders to correct violations, re-inspects to ensure compliance and prepares reports. Initiates legal action and testifies at hearings as necessary.

Complies with the Department's quality improvement policy and actively participates in the quality improvement plan and performance management initiatives.

Performs other duties as directed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Minimum Qualifications:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities and minimum qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job.

Bachelor's Degree in environmental health or a related field.

The County, at its discretion, may consider an alternative combination of formal education and work experience.

Michigan Registered Sanitarian (RS) or Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) with the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) preferred. Entry-level applicants that do not have RS/REHS credentials must demonstrate eligibility to sit for the NEHA REHS exam.

Experience and proficiency with ArcGIS is preferred. Our office is in the process of implementing a new GIS platform to integrate with our current permitting software. Our ideal candidate will have experience working with ArcGIS software, managing spatial data and be able to effectively troubleshoot hardware and software issues in coordination with IT department support.
Michigan Vehicle Operator's License.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of environmental and public health, applying local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations, and the County's sanitation codes and programs.

Knowledge of public health principles, assessment and evaluation techniques, food safety, groundwater, and surface water testing procedures and practices, and food-borne illnesses.

In order to be considered for the Environmental Sanitarian II position the candidate must, at a minimum, demonstrate at least three years of work experience and have obtained the RS/REHS credential.

Apply online: https://livingston.applicantpool.com/jobs/461942.html