Temporary Environmental Health Scientist I/II
POSITION: Environmental Health Scientist I/II
Temporary Part-time no more than 29 hours/week
DEPARTMENT: Davis County – Health – Environmental
SALARY: Environmental Health Scientist I – $18.72/hour
Environmental Health Scientist II – $21.00/hour
OPEN: April 27, 2015
CLOSES: June 2, 2015
JOB SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Environmental Health Supervisor, performs working level duties in the implementation and investigation of environmental health protection and enforcement programs.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES: (Any one position does not include all of the duties listed; nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in positions of this class). Performs data collection using standardized techniques and equipment. Performs inspections and pollution source testing; independently evaluates data and prepares written and oral technical reports. Evaluates pollution control equipment, public facilities, institutions, business, and treatment facilities to ensure compliance with County, State, and Federal regulations; negotiates compliance schedules and determines compliance status. Trains in and conducts on site inspections of eating establishments, commercial facilities, public buildings, sewage disposal sites, water supplies and service stations to enforce an adequate level of environmental protection and safety. Conducts and evaluates results of laboratory tests of samples for determining bacteria content of culinary water, swimming pools and non potable water sources. Provides training to the public and other agencies; prepares and conducts local educational programs including environmental health surveys, health fairs, preparation of charts, graphs and reports. Investigates complaints involving possible environmental health violations; recommends solutions and makes follow up inspections. Computes statistical analysis; compiles statistics from random samples or full population studies. Participates in epidemiological surveys and investigations to discover unhealthy conditions and methods of control and correction of epidemics. Prepares inventories; responsible for care and maintenance of monitoring and data processing equipment. Reviews plans and reports dealing with environmental and public health issues; keeps abreast of current literature and developments. Performs quality assurance; assists in developing rules and regulations. Operates a motor vehicle in a safe manner and in compliance with all Utah laws and regulations. Performs related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Environmental Health Scientist I: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in a field of study that meets criteria for licensure as a Registered Environmental Health Scientist in the state of Utah (agronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, environmental health science, geology, microbiology, physics, physiology, sanitary engineering or zoology).
Environmental Health Scientist II: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in a
field of study that meets criteria for licensure as a Registered Environmental Health Scientist in the State of Utah (i.e.,
agronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, environmental health science, geology, microbiology, physics, physiology,
sanitary engineering, or zoology), plus two (2) years of full-time experience as an Environmental Health Scientist, or an acceptable combination of education and experience.
SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Environmental Health Scientist I: Must become an Environmental Health Scientist-in-Training within three (3) months of hire date in the state of Utah. Must be licensed as a registered Environmental Health Scientist with the state of Utah within two (2) years of employment.
Environmental Health Scientist II: Licensed as a Registered Environmental Health Scientist in the State of Utah.
Employees driving a personal vehicle while on county business must maintain the minimum vehicle liability insurance as specified in the Utah Code. Provide personal transportation for on-the-job travel.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Davis County is a drug-free workplace. All successful applicants for positions in the County must successfully pass a drug screen prior to employment. Position may be underfilled as an Environmental Health Scientist I depending on number of qualified applicants. Must be available to work nights, weekends and holidays. Photocopy of official college transcripts, copy of Registered Environmental Health Scientist license in the State of Utah, current Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) and proof of auto insurance required with application. Applicants can obtain an MVR through the Utah Drivers License.