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Environmental Health Specialist

State of Arkansas
Little Rock, Arkansas, US
Closing date
Dec 1, 2023

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Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Arkansas Department of Health

4815 W Markham Street

Little Rock, AR 72205

Position Number: 22111755

County: Pulaski City: Little Rock

Posting End Date: Continuously Advertised

Anticipated Starting Salary: $40,674.37

Center for Local Public Health - Engineering

Additional Preferences:

Routine in-state travel is required. Some overnight travel may be required.

A valid driver's license is required.

Must be able to lift forty (40) pounds.

Pollution control, Water/Wastewater or related experience is preferred.

Hiring Official: L. Jones

Recruitment Contact: - 501-661-2268

The mission of the Department of Health is to protect and improve the health and well-being of all Arkansans.

Position Information

Class Code: X102C

Grade: GS06


Salary Range: $36,155.00 - $52,425.00


The Environmental Health Specialist is responsible for ensuring health compliance standards of public businesses. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Conducts health assessments on places of business, including food service establishments, swimming pools, outdoor bathing beaches, body art establishments, and sewage disposal systems. Conducts assessments and investigations of environmental health complaints and animal bites. Provides technical assistance by interpreting program requirements, regulations, laws, rules, regulations, guidelines, policies and procedures. Assists in the investigation of illness outbreaks. Responds to emergencies, such as fires, floods, hazardous spills, and other natural disasters. Investigates complaints of non-compliance and issues warnings and citations. Conducts on-site health inspections to ensure compliance. Evaluates and implements health compliance plans for places of business. Represents and assists agency during legal proceedings in issues of legal violations. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of state and federal health and safety laws. Knowledge of health and safety inspection procedures and techniques. Ability to conduct on-site inspections and investigations. Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and orally. Ability to identify violations and enforce compliance with standards. Ability to compile technical data.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, natural sciences or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.


Must possess a valid Arkansas driver's license.

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock

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