Environmental Health Specialist 1 or 2

Company: Lane County Government

Location: Eugene, OR

Date Posted: April 14, 2021

Application Deadline: April 26, 2021 at 5:00PM

Employment Type: Full Time

Salary: $20.71 - $32.45


Environmental Health Specialist 1 or 2

About the Position

About the Position
To perform survey and investigational duties in the field of environmental sanitation to determine compliance with public health laws and administrative rules; to plan, promote and carry out a program for improvement of sanitation standards; and to perform related duties as assigned. This position will work directly with the Lane County Environmental Health Specialists to evaluate and process on-site wastewater applications. This involves coordination with the Planning and Building Departments in the Land Management Division. This position provides a high level of customer service and requires a science related background and/or experience. The successful applicant will work in the office and in the field, training and working with Lane County Environmental Health Specialists. Tasks include site evaluations, inspections, permitting, and compliance assurance and providing technical assistance to applicants, consultants contractors and others regarding treatment of sewage by onsite wastewater treatment systems. 

About the Land Management Division Building Program 
The Lane County Building Program includes the Building and Electrical Code Administration and Sub-Surface Sanitation sections. Program staff are responsible for providing customer service in areas such as examining building plans for code compliance; issuing building and septic permits; and inspecting structures for compliance with state and national building and electrical code standards. 

Schedule: Monday - Friday; 8:00am - 5:00pm

Training:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public health sanitation, environmental health, chemistry, biology, microbiology, entomology, geology, or scientific discipline or a related field.

Experience:
Two years of responsible Environmental Health Specialist experience.
An equivalent combination of experience and training that will demonstrate the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

Special Requirements:

  • Registration as a professional Environmental Health Specialist in the State of Oregon at time of appointment.
  • Possession of a valid Oregon Driver's license.
  • Experience in Oregon's On-Site Sewage Disposal Program, or meet the minimum educational qualifications for the State of Oregon classification of Waste Management Specialist, or be able to meet the qualifications within eighteen (18) months of appointment. (Note: The above requirement is not necessary for Environmental Health Specialists registered prior to January 1, 1974.)

Desired Qualifications:  
Soil Science education and/or training is desirable, particularly in the areas of septic systems, water systems, watershed, wetlands, etc. 

Equal Employment Opportunity
Lane County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace.  All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public health sanitation, environmental health, chemistry, biology, microbiology, entomology, geology, or scientific discipline or a related field.

How to Apply

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