Company: Deschutes County
Location: Bend, OR
Date Posted: July 2, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: $5,052.65 to $6,771.03 for a 172.67 hour work month. Excellent County benefits package when eligible. This union-represented position is available immediately.
Environmental Health Specialist II, Emerging Health Hazards
About the Position
Deschutes County is accepting applications for an Environmental Health Specialist II, Emerging Health Hazards. Under basic supervision this position will perform a variety of technical functions for the County, including inspection and investigation of environmental issues and complaints regarding water resources, land use, soils, food safety, wastewater treatment and disposal, air quality, public health, epidemiology, public facilities, and solid waste disposal to protect the health and safety of County residents. In addition to a primary focus on foodservice inspections, this position will be required to train in and carry out functions related to emergent environmental Public Health concerns, including:
- Build in-house expertise around indoor air quality to include HVAC, air exchanges, and filtration.
- Coordinate with existing programs and agencies that educate about smoke and wildfire risk.
- Enhance Deschutes County’s vector control response capacity; collaborate with existing vector control program in South Deschutes County.
- Assist in coordinating regional climate change assessments and response (drought, wildfire, water quality).
*This posting is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function.
Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Public Health, or related field; AND two (2) years of experience in environmental health programs; OR any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills and knowledge to perform the job.
Registration with the Oregon Environmental Health Registration Board as an environmental health specialist or waste water specialist.