Full-Time Environmental Health Scientist
POSITION: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENTIST I Posting# 3610-0618sr
***May underfill Environmental Health Technician #3003***
REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS TO APPLICATION:
- College transcripts and/or diploma if related to position – internet printouts & photocopies are acceptable
- Required licensure
STARTING SALARY: Step 37 – 43, $22.55 – $25.92 per hour, $1,803.94 – $2,073.29 Bi Weekly
***Environmental Health Technician 3003 – Step 30 – 36, $19.17 – $22.02 per hour, $1,533.55 -$1,761.62 Bi weekly***
Salary will be determined upon experience and or education
Plus benefits package – Step increase available after completing probation and annually thereafter.
OPENING DATE: June 6, 2018 CLOSING DATE: Open until filled
*All applications received by June 20, 2018 will be screened by the HR Office.
Those applicants meeting the specified qualifications will be referred for a hiring interview. The Human Resources Office will continue to consider qualified candidates as needed until the position is filled.
The eligibility list created by this posting may be used to fill current full or part time vacancies
and full or part time vacancies and grant funded vacancies that occur within the next two (2) months
For additional information see the job description at – – http://www.utahcounty.gov/jobs
JOB SUMMARY: Conducts sanitation inspections of eating establishments, commercial facilities, and public buildings, and inspects onsite sewage disposal systems and water systems to determine compliance with ordinances and laws designed to protect the health and safety of the public. Responds to and investigates complaints related to public health. Conducts public education training related to environmental health.
Environmental Health Scientist I: Incumbents in this working level perform under the general direction of a Bureau Director-Environmental Health. They independently perform much of the work.
DUTIES INCLUDE: Performs physical inspections of public pools; provides ongoing consultation with owners and operators regarding public pool water chemistry and water quality.
Performs onsite evaluations to determine the suitability for onsite wastewater disposal systems; performs soil evaluations to determine United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) soil classifications; reviews and approves third party designs of onsite wastewater disposal systems.
Conducts loan clearance investigations to determine functionality of existing onsite wastewater systems and drinking water quality.
Assists Environmental Health Program Managers in performing plan reviews for food establishments and public pools; performs pre-opening inspections in coordination with the Environmental Health Program Manager.
Provides consultations on the installation of septic systems and inspects the same for correct installation, proper use of materials, and layout.
Performs Underground Storage Tank (UST) inspections including installation, closure, and leak inspections of active and inactive sites.
Collects water samples from private wells to determine compliance with drinking water standards.
Performs sanitary surveys of public drinking water systems to determine compliance with public drinking water standards; prepares and submits public water system reports and recommends improvements and repairs.
Represents the Health Department on various committees and boards.
Understands, and represents the Health Department in, enforcement of environmental health rules and regulations.
EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS INCLUDE:
Basic Knowledge of: current health codes and other laws, regulations, and guidelines related to environmental health; design and function of equipment and facilities common to environmental health.
Working Knowledge of: current health codes and other laws, regulations, and guidelines related to environmental health; design and function of equipment and facilities common to environmental health.
Skill in: reading, writing, and basic math; using computer software programs; preparing accurate and complete reports; written and oral communication.
Ability to: develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted during the course of work activities; respond to agitated, angry or otherwise upset individuals in a professional manner; make decisions and solve problems under pressure; present educational courses.
REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT: Environmental Health Scientist I: a completed Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university that includes 30 semester hours in the natural sciences or a closely related field and one (1) year of related experience. Environmental Health Technician: a completed Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university that includes 30 semester hours in the natural sciences or a closely related field. Applicants receiving a conditional offer of employment will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and additional background checks as required.
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS: Environmental Health Scientist I: Applicant must possess a valid driver license and obtain a valid State of Utah driver license within 60 days of employment. Must possess and maintain a minimum of one certification in an environmental health field. Must obtain, and thereafter maintain, licensure through the State of Utah as an Environmental Health Scientist during the probationary period for new hires or the trial period for County employees promoted to this classification through a competitive recruitment process. County employees being reassigned, transferred, or promoted through career ladder advancement to this classification must possess said licenses and certification upon reassignment, transfer, or career ladder advancement. Environmental Health Technician: Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license and obtain a valid State of Utah driver’s license within 60 days of employment. Must obtain, and thereafter maintain, licensure through the State of Utah as an Environmental Health Scientist during the probationary period for new hires or the trial period for promoted County employees.