Performs advanced and specialized work in the Salt Lake County Health Department's household hazardous waste, waste time management, and waste reduction programs.
Licensed in the State of Utah as an Environmental Health Scientist.
Three (3) years of experience in Environmental Health.
Must complete Hazardous Waste Operations (HAZWOPER) training within 2 months of hire date.
Must pass an annual Salt Lake County physical exam for hazardous materials.
Must pass a Salt Lake County Respirator Physical Exam.
Must possess a current valid Driver's License.
It is mandatory that all new hires receive the Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis) vaccine before beginning employment or provide a copy of their immunization record prior to starting employment. The immunization record must show the vaccine name and date received.
Upon hire, a two-step Tuberculosis skin test will be required. The first will need to be placed prior to starting employment.
A background check may be required.
May be required to have a vehicle available for work.
Serves as technical expert and consultant in the coordination of recycling, waste tire, household hazardous waste and other solid waste reduction activities. Determines program needs and functions.
Develops proposals for solid waste management and waste reduction, contacts and works closely with other departments, agencies, municipalities, and a variety of persons and groups.
Manages Bureau budget for all programs in the Bureau. Reviews all budgetary documents for accuracy.
Purchases all equipment and supplies for the Bureau.
Analyzes the affects of environmental regulations, legislation, standards and policies consistent with established environmental practices, directs and conducts special studies and research related to solid waste and develops proposals for abating and controlling solid waste.
Develops educational programs for the public, owners and operators of solid waste generating facilities and recycling centers, and others regarding the local, state and national solid waste problems; answers citizen inquiries; prepares and distributes educational materials; works with, businesses, government agencies, service organizations, and the news media to educate the public.
Develops and maintains a surveillance and reporting system that monitors the waste tire recycling program and activities in solid waste reduction; evaluates findings and determines public health risks and threats to the environment; presents findings with officials, and recommends compliance strategies to ensure conformity with applicable regulations and standards.
Plans, directs, and delegates the activities and responsibilities of those supervised and those involved with the program's periodic collection events, ensuring that the program is implemented, coordinated, and carried out within established policies and procedures.
Develops alternate sources of funding and support for solid waste programs, related to education efforts, through legislative efforts, various grants, joint efforts with other agencies and organizations, and volunteers.
Represents the Department and attends and participates in meetings, seminars, training and other assigned activities.
Prepares for and assists in preparing for emergencies such as earthquakes, floods, and chemical releases and responds to such emergencies as assigned to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public.
Complies with all Department standards and protocols to assure safety and good work practices for staff and clients, especially keeping in mind various work-related risks.
HEALTH - ADMINISTRATION-1132
Salt Lake County