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Environmental Health Spec U317

City of Louisville, KY
Louisville, Kentucky, US
Closing date
Oct 16, 2021

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Conservation science
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Conducts field inspections year round

Attends meetings, answers questions and provides information concerning environmental health issues, sanitary codes, and department procedures

Conducts hearings and testifies in court

Examples of Duties


Inspects pools and other recreations areas; liquid and solid waste disposal systems and facilities; properties to determine compliance with vector control procedures; food handling and processing establishments, public assembly areas and nursing homes

Investigates reports of animal bites, food poisoning, tampering cases, establishments seeking permits, and complaints concerning pollution, housing, insect or rodent infestation and other health and environmental related problems

Collects samples for laboratory analysis, and conducts tests on sewage system, lakes and streams

Communicates with establishment owners to discuss violations and to explain procedures

Represents the department to community groups, organizations, media and the public to provide information and answer questions concerning premise sanitation, rodent control, proper food service techniques, sewage disposal and related issues

Conducts hearings to determine appropriate corrective action for violators, issues hearing notices and orders to initiate court action, prepares court cases, testifies in court, submits reports, and completes special projects

Performs related work

Meets regular and punctual attendance standards and any special needs of the position as determined by management, including mandatory overtime and performing related work

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree with minor or twenty-four semester hours (KRS 223.030) in

Biological Science

Environmental Health

Physical Science


Must be vaccinated for hepatitis B, have provided evidence of immunity, or have signed a declination form within ten days of initial assignment

Must wear personal protective equipment as mandated by OSHA

Must provide one's own source of transportation

Must be on 24 hour call

Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license

Equivalency: Certified as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist or Sanitarian in the State of Kentucky (KRS 223.030)

Must be certified as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist or Sanitarian in the State of Kentucky or must obtain within one year of employment

Supplemental Information

U 31

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