Accepting Applications for Health Environmentalist

The Montgomery County Health Department is accepting applications for a full time Health Environmentalist I through May 17.

General Duties: This position serves under the direction of the Director or other appropriate staff.    Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to; Perform work of moderate difficulty while receiving training in the application of environmental health programs and in the enforcement of regulations through formal classroom training and on-the-job experience.  Perform duties with close monitoring by professional senior personnel until properly trained to perform functions independently.  Perform regular inspections of tourist accommodations, schools, swimming pools to ensure compliance with state and local regulations pertaining to environmental health, this may include taking product samples and forwarding for testing. Secure water samples; investigate nuisance complaints and other duties related to environmental health.  Inspect food establishments for compliance with state regulations pertaining to sanitation.  Evaluate soils to determine appropriate systems for septic disposal.  Request assistance from supervisors in situations beyond his/her scope of training and experience. Interpret reports generated by the Environmental Health Management Information System (EHMIS).  Analyze and interpret data regarding test results, inspections results, etc. and present results to appropriate types of audiences.

Minimum Education, Training or Experience: Bachelor Degree from a college or university with a minor or twenty-four (24) semester hours in environmental health, biological or physical science
OR
registration as a Kentucky Environmental Specialist/Sanitarian under KRS 223.

Special Requirments: Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.  Note: An individual upon employment must become registered under the provisions of KRS 223 to remain a permanent employee per Administrative Regulations 902KAR 8:080.

Starting Salary: $12.15 – $15.17/hr negotiable with additional experience.  Grade 15

Applications may be obtained at the Montgomery County Health Department, 117 Civic Center, Mt. Sterling, KY 40353 or http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/lhdapp.htm.

Completed application and transcript must be returned by close of business May 17, 2017 to Montgomery County Health Department.

Resume will not substitute for completed application.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applicants and employees in this classification will be required to submit to a drug screening test and background check.