THIS ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION MUST BE ATTACHED TO YOUR ON-LINE APPLICATION WHICH MAY REQUIRE SCANNING: APPLICATION SUPPLEMENT, COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS, RESUME (INCLUDE VOLUNTEER AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES RELATED TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH) AND LETTER OF INTEREST (INCLUDE MOTIVATION TO WORK IN ENVIRONMENTAL/PUBLIC HEALTH FIELD). Incomplete applications will be disqualified.
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST I - Performs technical and professional work in environmental health disciplines such as air and water quality, and general sanitation. Employees hired as Environmental Health Specialist I, must become a Sanitarian in Training within one month of hire and a Registered Sanitarian with the Montana Board of Sanitarians within one year of hire. Employees will become eligible for promotion to Environmental Health Specialist II after completion of registration as a Sanitarian.
Requires a bachelor’s level degree in the physical, biological, or environmental sciences. Requires one year of experience working as a sanitarian, or in a biological or physical sciences field that is related to environmental health.
Applicants must meet minimum standards for sanitarians in training In accordance with Montana ARM 24.216.502 which require a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter credit hours in physical and biological sciences including at least one successfully completed course in chemistry, biology, and microbiology (microbiology can be taken after hire).
Representative Examples of Work
Inspects restaurants, day cares, schools, youth homes, trailer courts, motels, jails, and other establishments or public facilities to ensure compliance with state and local regulations. Issues septic permits and conducts inspections. Inspects public water supply systems. Conducts site evaluations for individual sewer system installations; assesses soils to determine suitability for sewage treatment and filtration; conducts groundwater tests, evaluates site testing data; approves and evaluates alternate and experimental sewage treatment systems. Reviews plans for subdivisions and certificates of survey and conducts on-site inspections of proposed developments to ensure compliance with state water quality and subdivision regulations. Conducts investigations of food, water and animal borne disease outbreaks; interviews victims, evaluates control methods and enforces relevant state regulations. Investigates public complaints and conducts field surveillance of environmental health violations. Conducts enforcement activities to ensure compliance with health regulations. Serves on the air pollution control team; tracks levels of pollutants for compliance with applicable regulations. Establishes monitoring sites; operates, maintains and calibrates instruments; performs quality assurance work to ensure data validity; maintains logs for sites and instruments; reduces, records and reports all data. Conducts analyses on air pollution samples; calls air pollution alerts and warnings based on air quality levels and available meteorological forecasting. Inspects and makes recommendations to industry and small businesses on air pollution control planning; conducts investigations of pollution sources; conducts enforcement activities to ensure compliance. Maintains a certified water testing laboratory, utilizing standard methods and procedures. Conducts analyses on water pollution samples; makes bacteriological media; responds to public inquiries; lists boil orders on contaminated public water supplies; maintains files of lab data, quality assurance, relevant laws, procedures and protocols. Conducts review of cleanup sites managed by state or federal agencies. Investigates plans regarding storage or disposal of hazardous material and toxic substances; provides information to the public about safe handling and storage techniques; serves on incident response team during emergencies involving hazardous or toxic substances. Assists other staff in data gathering, enforcement, inspections and sample collection in air and water quality. Serves as duty officer during pollution episodes. Attends meetings as a department representative, provides information to the public, and prepares and delivers public presentations.
Requires occasional physical exertion, bending and working while on a ladder. Requires walking or climbing over rough uneven surfaces, into manholes and trenches. Requires lifting, 10 pounds frequently; moving 50-100 pounds occasionally. Requires exposure to laboratory chemicals; toxic and hazardous materials. Will require occasional use of protective clothing and equipment, including SCBA. Requires a valid MT driver’s license. Requires travel to remote sites, scheduled weekend work and exposure to extreme weather conditions.
Additional Required Information
Supplemental information may be required with your application for this position. Check the TO APPLY section of this job posting to see what documents may be required. All required documents must be attached before you submit this application. THIS MAY REQUIRE THAT YOU SCAN THOSE DOCUMENTS SO THEY CAN BE ATTACHED HERE.
In addition, the following information must completed and submitted with your application. Please save these file(s) to your hard drive, complete as necessary, and attach using the form provided below.
Submit Missoula County on-line application by 5:00 p.m. Monday 1/6/2014. THIS ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION MUST BE ATTACHED TO YOUR ON-LINE APPLICATION WHICH MAY REQUIRE SCANNING: APPLICATION SUPPLEMENT, COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS, RESUME (INCLUDE VOLUNTEER AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES RELATED TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH) AND LETTER OF INTEREST (INCLUDE MOTIVATION TO WORK IN ENVIRONMENTAL/PUBLIC HEALTH FIELD). Incomplete applications will be disqualified. Missoula County Human Resources Department is located at 199 W Pine, Missoula, MT 59802. For questions about online application process call 406-258-4462 or 406-258-4874. Applicants may submit a written request for any accommodation needed to participate in the application and selection process. Missoula County will consider any reasonable accommodation. The Missoula County EEOP is on file in the Human Resources Office.
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