Environmental Health Specialist I-III

Company: City of Amarillo

Location: Amarillo, TX

Date Posted: November 18, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Employment Type: Full Time

Salary: $40,000 - $57,000

Environmental Health Specialist I-III

About the Position

Under the general supervision of the Environmental Health Supervisor or Deputy Director, this position is responsible for protecting the public from health and safety hazards by conducting field investigations, assisting in educational programs, enforcing environmental health laws of general sanitation and safety, and conducting inspections within assigned programs in the City of Amarillo and the Amarillo Area Public Health District.  Work is performed within established department guidelines and policies but requires independent judgment and initiative. Employee must possess the ability to prioritize and schedule work, have excellent written and verbal skills, and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Conducts pre-licensing, routine, and compliance inspections within the Department’s Food Hygiene program to ensure facilities are operating according to state law, city ordinance, and other rules and regulations.
  • Provides on-site training for Food Hygiene operators and employees on the manner of prevention of food and waterborne illnesses.
  • Conducts food and waterborne illness investigations within the scope of the Food Hygiene program.
  • Communicates environmental health information to others, conducting classes and training seminars. 
  • Assists in pre-licensing, routine, and compliance inspections within the Department’s Group Care program.
  • Assists in necessary vector control measures to abate mosquito populations.
  • Assists in investigations of environmental health nuisances and general complaints from the public, community partners and City departments.
  • Prepares case files for citations in municipal and/or county court.
  • Prepares written reports to convey information in an accurate, coherent style.
  • Performs administrative duties as needed in the office, including answering phones, sending, and responding to emails, scheduling inspections, and entering data into various software programs.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.



  • Bachelors Degree w/30 Hours of Science
  • Registered Sanitarian or Registered Environmental Health Specialist preferred
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are currently licensed and/or have working knowledge within the On-Site Sewage Facility, Recreational Water, Group Care and Vector Control programs.

How to Apply

Apply online at https://careers.amarillo.gov/