Environmental Health Practitioner

Company: City of Evanston

Location: Evanston, IL

Date Posted: May 21, 2021

Application Deadline: June 20, 2021

Employment Type: Full Time

Salary: $32.035 - $41.478/hourly

Environmental Health Practitioner

Performs various field inspections and office work to ensure compliance with applicable codes relating to health and safety. Inspects establishments where food, drugs, and similar consumer items are manufactured, handled, stored, or sold to enforce legal standards of sanitation. Inspects, consults, and educates the public on the effective control of rodents, insects, and nuisances. Inspects establishments for health and sanitation and will investigate compliance with public sanitation laws and regulation. Performs inspections at Long Term Care Centers evaluating sanitary conditions and compliance with Evanston Code.

Essential Functions:

(Specific assignment will include some or all of the following)

  • Visits Long Term Care Centers, Food Establishments, daycares and other similar establishments to investigate sanitary conditions and health and hygiene habits of persons handling consumer products.
  • Reviews and inspects temporary food events and farmers markets
  • Collaborates with food operators to effect changes in facilities and practices, where undesirable conditions are discovered
  • Destroys subgrades, or prohibits sale of impure, toxic, damaged, or misbranded items.
  • Collects samples of products for bacteriological and chemical laboratory analysis.
  • Informs individuals concerned of specific regulations affecting establishments.
  • Ensures required licenses and permits have been obtained and are displayed
  • Conducts plan reviews of new and remodeled food service establishments
  • Prepares reports on each establishment visited, including findings and recommendations for action.
  • Investigates reports of foodborne illness.
  • Enforces the Clean Air and Tobacco ordinances.  
  • Makes public presentations on food protection and other environmental health topics in the community.
  • Investigates childhood lead poisoning cases by conducting lead assessments and generating reports
  • Questions employees, vendors, consumers, and other principals to obtain evidence for prosecuting violators. 
  • May grade products according to specific standards.
  • May test products, using a variety of specialized test equipment, such as ultraviolet lights and radioactive equipment (XRF).
  • Performs other duties as required


  • Must possess a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health or substantially similar area with at least 30 credit hours of Science courses.
  • Must possess an Environmental Health Practitioner license or ability to obtain within 12 months of hire
  • Must be a Licensed Lead Risk Assessor or ability to obtain within 12 months of hire
  • Must posses a Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) certification or ability to obtain within 12 months of hire.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record.

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