Environmental Health Specialist

Company: Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department

Location: Kalamazoo, MI

Date Posted: December 28, 2021

Application Deadline: January 27, 2022

Employment Type: Full Time

Salary: K7(A) $21.59/hr

Environmental Health Specialist

About the Position

Under the general supervision of the Environmental Health Manager and /or direction of the Environmental Health Supervisor, employee will inspect commercial, residential and public locations in the County to enforce Federal, State and local laws that safeguard the Public’s Health.

  • Enforce State regulations and assure all Accreditation and Minimum Program Requirements (MPR's) associated with licensed food establishments are met; investigates and provides response to consumer complaints including during food borne illness outbreaks. 
  • Enforce State regulations associated with public campgrounds by providing annual inspection and complaint response.  
  • Enforce State and local regulations associated with public swimming pools and spas by providing inspection, complaint response and review and respond to weekly water sample results. 
  • Provide health and safety contract audits for Adult and childcare facilities. 
  • Educate the public regarding home environment issues; provide advice and resolve issues associated with housing sanitation and safety.
  • Enforce State regulations by providing contract audits and complaint response for body art facilities.  Enforce State and local regulations and assure all MPR’s associated with onsite wastewater and sewage treatment systems are met by providing site assessments, inspections and complaint investigations.
  • Enforce State regulations and assure all MPR's  associated with onsite residential and Type III water supplies are met by providing  oversight of Registered water well drilling contractors, site assessments, inspections complaint response and owner water quality education.
  • Enforce Kalamazoo County Sanitary Code Housing Regulations by complaint response, providing site inspections, issue correction orders and resolve public health issues associated with housing sanitation and safety.
  • Coordinate activities associated with beach monitoring and beach water sampling and issue beach health advisories as needed. 
  • Enforce local regulations and perform surveillance of condemned properties associated with Methamphetamine contamination. 
  • During a public health emergency, may be required to perform duties similar to but not limited to those in his/her job description.  This position is for the Land Water and Wastewater Team.


Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health, Biology or related field required; Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS)/Registered Sanitarian (RS) preferred

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