Environmental Health Officer I/II

Company: State of Alaska-Food Safety and Sanitation Program

Location: Fairbanks, AK 

Date Posted: November 18, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Employment Type: Full Time

Environmental Health Officer I/II

About the Position


The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Environmental Health is seeking one energetic and proactive environmental health professional to serve as a flexibly staffed Environmental Health Officer (EHO) 1/2 in our Fairbanks office. This position is primarily responsible for conducting inspections and plan reviews of retail food and public facilities (pool and spa operations and body art shops), and inspections of food processors, including seafood manufacturers.

This position require the application of a broad base of environmental health knowledge. While traditional cover letters are normally short, we are requiring a comprehensive, detailed, and thorough explanation in the Cover Letter Section of the Job Qualification Summary of your experience and abilities as they apply to the 'ideal applicant' traits described below.

Our ideal candidates will possess some or all of the following knowledge, skills, abilities, traits, and experience.
Experience with:

  • Conducting inspections and enforcement actions for all risk levels of retail food establishments, seafood processors, and public facilities for compliance with applicable program regulations
  • Providing training and presentations to a variety of audiences, including peers

Knowledge of:

  • Potential hazards in food service and processing operations and pools and spas
  • Statutes, regulations, and permit requirements of retail food establishments, food processors, and public facilities

Skills in:

  • Investigating problems or situations, establishing the relevant facts, issues, or factors involved, and evaluating their significance
  • Collecting and preserving specimens and samples collected in the field
  • Evaluating applications for completeness and accuracy

Ability to:

  • Work independently and as part of an integrated team
  • Deal firmly and tactfully with employees and managers in a variety of industries
  • Communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing
  • Compile, interpret, and analyze information and data
  • Plan and conduct work without direct supervision



A bachelor's degree from an accredited college in an environmental, physical, biological, food technology, or natural science.

Four years of any combination of experience in applying public health and environmental health standards or quality control within a food processing industry or in support of a regulatory agency and post-secondary education from an accredited college (3 semester or 4 quarter hours equal one month) will substitute for the required degree.


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