Full-Time LICENSED ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENTIST III
Under the general direction of an Environmental Health Program Manager, perform complex environmental health tasks including but not limited to, interpretation, education and enforcement of local, state and federal rules, regulations and ordinances, protect and promote public health and environmental quality within the Weber-Morgan Health District. Act as the department resource for specific environmental health programs.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
Advise employees and coordinate their activities in specific environmental health programs; plan programs; evaluate and exercise control over program practices; act as survey officer in specific environmental health programs; perform professional assistance in the development, maintenance and evaluation of specific environmental health programs. Review and evaluate construction plans, specifications, systems and makes recommendations concerning environmental health aspects; supervise and approve installation of equipment and systems; provide technical information and approvals. Prepare reports and evaluations, maintain records, prepare legal notices, and reply to correspondence; participate in meetings with and advise county, municipal, and industrial officials regarding sanitary methods of control and correction. Conduct routine and complex inspections for compliance with specific regulations; conduct epidemiological and general environmental surveys; investigate, evaluate, and obtain corrections of environmental complaints pertaining to any of the environmental health programs. Perform consultation, education, sampling, surveillance, and monitoring of specific programs. Enforce local, state and federal environmental health regulations; accumulate evidence of violations of environmental health laws; initiate legal action; initiate necessary abatement procedures. Listed duties are performed in, but not limited to, one or more of the following programs: Food Service; Public Swimming Pools; Solid Waste; Drinking Water; Air Pollution; Housing; Vector Control; Water Quality; Wastewater; Complaints; Public Accommodations; Institutions; Radiation; Hazardous Waste; Related Programs.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Required education, licensure, and experience: A. Education: 1. A bachelor’s degree from an environmental health program accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council; OR 2. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited program in a college or university with major study in one of the following: a. agronomy; g. microbiology; b. biology; h. physics; c. botany; I. physiology; d. chemistry; j. sanitary engineering; e. environmental health science; k. zoology; or f. geology; OR 3. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited program in a college or university including: a. a college or university level algebra or math course; b. 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours from at least three of the curriculums listed in requirement (2) above. AND B. Licensure: Individuals must be licensed in the State of Utah as an environmental health scientist. AND C. Experience: Three years of experience as an environmental health scientist, OR Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
A. Knowledge: Considerable knowledge of environmental health processes and techniques pertaining to water supply, water pollution control, refuse and sewage disposal, swimming pool operation, plumbing, food sanitation, air pollution, radiological and occupational health; considerable knowledge of sciences related to the field of environmental and public health engineering, epidemiology and communicable disease control as they relate to sanitation and engineering; considerable knowledge of public relations and report writing; considerable knowledge of laws, rules, regulations and methods relating to all aspects of environmental health. B. Abilities: Ability to follow written and verbal instructions; abilities to establish effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the public, including owners and managers of businesses, the public at large relating to complaints and other local, state and federal officials.
(A) Must possess a valid Utah State driver’s license and be capable of independently operating a motor vehicle; (B) Must be physically capable of moving about on construction work sites and under adverse field conditions.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:
Tools necessary to perform the essential tasks of this position
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Ninety percent of the work is performed in a field setting. Will inspect various public facilities, check under, above, behind equipment, storage areas, basement, garbage areas, restrooms, etc., looking for dust, dirt, grease, insects, proper construction, lighting, and adequate sanitation and safety measures. Ability to climb water towers, dig soil test holes, bending on hands and knees, collections of swimming pool and stream samples, hike to springs and wells, perform inspections and soil sampling on underground storage tanks. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate testing instruments, computers and various pieces of equipment. Twenty percent of the work is office work: writing reports, talking on the telephone, and meeting the public and other officials. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.