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Environmental Health Specialist 2

Employer
DuPage County Health Department
Location
Aurora, Illinois, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jul 4, 2022

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Other
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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JOB
Our team is growing, and we are adding an Environmental Health Specialist II position to provide a wide range of services for multiple environmental health programs at the DuPage County Health Department. The ideal candidate will have the ability to train and mentor subordinate staff engaged in similar responsibilities. The ideal candidates will have considerable knowledge of practices and procedures of environmental health; considerable knowledge of at least three specialty areas within environmental health including, but not limited to, food sanitation, private water supplies, private sewage disposal, swimming facility sanitation and safety; considerable knowledge of state codes, local ordinances and the rules and regulations pertaining to environmental health practices; good knowledge of environmental health resources; good knowledge of training principles. This is a Full-time position, with a work schedule that will vary and may include, days and some evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. This position is eligible for a full DuPage County comprehensive benefit package to include: 12 paid holidays per year, 3 weeks of paid vacation, paid sick time and a pension package. We are also a qualifying employer under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Programs.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
Performs routine and complex compliance inspections of facilities, including but not limited to, the following: retail, mobile and non-profit food establishments, and vendors; public and private schools; public swimming facilities; groundwater sourced private water systems; private sewage disposal systems; vector/animal disease surveillance.Prepares inspection reports, documents all violations, issues notices of corrective action and ensures future adherence through periodic follow-up visits.Responds to citizens' complaints as they relate to environmental health issues.Conducts investigations related to food-borne illness or environmentally acquired diseases referred from the Disease Control and Epidemiology program.Review's construction application documents and plans for food establishments, child-care facilities, private sewage disposal systems and private water supplies as needed; meets established productivity standards; approves or denies application based on factual evidence and issues permits as appropriate.Selects, prepares, and submits, under prescribed methods, environmental samples as required; performs environmental tests as required.Conducts educational presentations on food safety and other general health or sanitary related topics; provides and explains educational materials, regulations, policies, and other compliance to the public.Consults with industry professionals on a regular basis.Mentors and trains subordinate staff; maintains records and files.Testifies in judicial proceedings and hearings as needed.Demonstrates independent judgment and discretion in making position related decisions.Participates in emergency response activities as assigned.Maintains required training, licensure and/or certification.Maintains confidentiality of privileged information and adheres to client privacy laws.Demonstrates sensitivity and understanding of other ethnic groups and cultures.Adheres to department guidelines for attendance and punctuality.May act as lead worker; may need to be available to respond to after hours emergency calls on a rotating basis.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Health or a related filed which required a minimum of thirty semester hours or forty-five quarter hours in the physical and/or biological sciencesThree (3) years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experienceCurrent Licensed Environmental Health Practitioner (LEHP) in the State of Illinois

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
Considerable skill in analyzing facts and data in order to make recommendations; considerable skill in interpreting and applying policies in a consistent manner; considerable skill in organizing one's work to meet deadlines; considerable skill developing and maintaining positive and professional relationships with internal and external customers; working skill in verbal and written communication; working skill in preparing written documentation that is consistent with laws and regulations; working skill in developing and delivering training and education to internal and external customers; working skill in developing and maintaining positive and professional relationships with internal and external customers; working skill in maintaining records and files; working skill in operating a personal computer, applicable software and peripheral equipment.
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