Company: Southwest District Health
Location: Caldwell, ID
Date Posted: October 9, 2020
Application Deadline: October 14, 2020
Position Type: Full Time
Salary: $25.06-$31.32 Hourly
Environmental Health Specialist Senior
About the Position
- Monitors the tracking of extended treatment packages and large soil absorption systems ensuring compliance.
- Verifies Nutrient Pathogen Studies are conducted per policy.
- Reviews land development proposals; conducts mortgage surveys; conducts inspections of proposed subsurface wastewater systems and property inspections for installation of septic systems.
- Investigates complaints concerning wastewater or potential code violations.
- Inspects wastewater pumper trucks; RV and manufactured home parks annually.
- Attends conferences and meetings connected with subsurface wastewater systems or lifting of sanitary restrictions on property plats.
- Facilitates training opportunities for onsite wastewater installers and operators to help them maintain their educational requirements.
- May provide health district guidance to staff, engineers, drinking water operators, architects, food establishment owners, and others involved in pubic water and food safety activities.
- May provide lead work for planning, organizing, coordinating, and evaluating the Food Protection Program; conduct inspections of multiple types of food establishments including, but not limited to restaurants, schools, and mobile food trucks.
- May conduct Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Inspections of food processing, warehouse, storage, and shipping facilities as a credentialed FDA inspector.
- May assist in developing and conducting food safety training for health district employees and conducting Certified Food Protection Manager training for restaurant employees.
- May assist in answering questions from the public about both private and public drinking water concerns.
- May promote public awareness; participate in public education; and respond to requests for technical assistance regarding the interpretation and/or implementation of environmental, public drinking water, and food safety rules, laws, and standards.
- May support and assist the Environmental Health supervisor and division director in promoting and managing the districts public drinking water, food protection, and daycare programs.
- May be assigned to assist during public health emergencies and will be required to participate in preparedness exercises and training.
- 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 two years 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.
- Valid Idaho Driver's License
Preferred candidates will meet the qualifications to be:
- Licensed through the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist or Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS)