Temporary Environmental Health Assistant - Household Hazardous Waste - OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Salt Lake County
Salt Lake City, Utah, US
Closing date
Oct 4, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Temporary / Seasonal
JOB SUMMARY Provides support to identify problems and solutions to minimize or eliminate hazards that may harm the environment and the population. Monitors environmental health and safety conditions. Conducts field activities and office work in health and safety programs. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Must have six (6) months of related work experience in public, environmental health, and/or community clean-up and encampment abatement activities, or 12 credit hours of related coursework from an accredited college or university in environmental health or a related area of study as required for Environmental Health Scientist licensure, or a combination of related education and experience. May be required to obtain program related certifications upon hire. Must possess a valid Driver's License issued by the State of Utah in order to drive a County or personal vehicle to various work sites. This position may require certifications and trainings depending on the program assignment. Upon hire, a two-step Tuberculosis skin test will be required. The first will need to be placed prior to starting employment. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS * Assists with audits, conducts field work and surveys, educates on health regulations and compliance. Provides assistance to licensed professionals to issue notices and initiate compliance and enforcement. * Develops and maintains cooperative liaison with municipalities, counties, state and federal agencies, County personnel, and other groups/agencies. * Provides technical assistance related to environmental health issues. Assesses program needs, formulates proposals for solutions, and analyzes effects. * Provides support for investigation of disease outbreaks, gathers information and evidence on the nature, scope and cause. * Provides support for studies and research into causes and solutions to environmental health problems, methods and techniques, and strategies for abatement and control. * Provides support for public education programs; trains and educates citizens. Works through and with community organizations, governmental agencies, and community leaders to implement and maintain environmental programs. * Prepares and gives reports, collects and analyzes samples and specimens for field tests. * Maintains and operates specialized equipment and ensures the equipment is in good repair and properly calibrated and stored. * Prepares and responds to emergencies for earthquakes, floods, chemical releases and spills, and biological and other incidents. TEMPORARY POSITIONS: An "At Will", FLSA non-exempt employee who is not eligible for County benefits and who must work an average of 29 hours or less per week or an average of 129 hours or less per month. * Must work an average of 29 hours or less per week or an average of 129 hours or less per month. * Are not eligible for County benefits except as otherwise provided for by policy. * Are not considered merit employees. * Are "at will" employees who may be terminated for any reason, without notice, and without a pre-termination hearing. WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Position requires the ability to walk extensive distances, kneel, bend, and stand for long periods of time, climb stairs while transporting medical equipment, twisting and lifting heavy equipment, lift backboards and transport patients up or down stairs. Must have weeknight and weekend availability. All certifications/licenses must be current. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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