Environmental Health Specialist

Maricopa County, Arizona Phoenix , AZ 85002

Posted 3 weeks ago

Position Overview

About the Position

Hate sitting at a desk all day and care about your environment? Apply with us and enjoy a fast pace career out of the office, ensuring Maricopa County residents a safe place to live and play. As an Environmental Health Specialist, you will conduct compliance reviews and field inspections safeguarding public health sanitation codes. Here are some of the specialized areas you could be assigned: retail food establishments, aquatic health, safety, onsite wastewater, stormwater management, waste transport, and drinking water quality.

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About The Environmental Services Department

For more than 60 years, Maricopa County Environmental Services Department has been working with our community to ensure a safe and healthy environment. Maintaining a healthy environment improves the quality of life and seeks to prevent exposure to mosquito-borne diseases and hazardous substances in food, water, and soil. We are using education and innovative methods to protect more than 4 million residents of Maricopa County and its visitors.

Position Qualifications

We recognize your time is valuable, so please apply if you meet the following required qualifications.

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Health, Microbiology, Entomology, Chemistry, Food Science, or a closely related field, with 30 semester hours of natural, physical, or applied science coursework.

Other Requirements

  • Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Arizona driver's license by the time of hire.

  • Registered Sanitarian in good standing with the Arizona Department of Health Services at the time of hire or within one (1) year of hire date (please review the criteria to qualify for the Registered Sanitarian examination at https://www.azdhs.gov/preparedness/epidemiology-disease-control/food-safety-environmental-services/sanitarians-council/index.php#registration-criteria).

Essential Job Tasks

  • Inspects and investigates environmental health aspects of businesses, factories, food handling facilities, food preparation and processing areas, waste transport, onsite wastewater systems, water systems, swimming pools, lodging, recreation, and public facilities in compliance with environmental/public health rules and regulations.

  • Retail food

  • Investigates and inspects foodborne illnesses in restaurants, food processing plants, meat packing plants, mobile food establishments, and special events such as the State Fair and festivals where food is served. Obtains clinical specimens, interviews affected individuals, collects food samples, provides answers to new food establishments, and gives educational information regarding proper food handling techniques.
  • Swimming pools
  • Inspects construction and operation of public and semi-public swimming pools. Reviews and approves construction plans.
  • Onsite wastewater
  • Reviews sites to determine site characteristics for onsite wastewater system design and proposed plans for construction and inspect construction for compliance with approved plans.
  • Water systems
  • Ensures that public water systems are operating in compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act by review of compliance documentation, water quality test reports, and by performing sanitary survey inspections.
  • Waste Transport
  • Inspects solid and liquid waste hauling vehicles, chemical toilet facilities, and solid waste storage containers.
  • Performs routine, unscheduled, and complaint investigations.

  • Reviews and comments on plans, specifications, and construction regarding compliance with environmental codes and regulations.

  • Evaluates and documents inspection data to determine compliance, permit fees, violations, and citations.

  • May work with medical personnel regarding disease outbreaks and present information in court, if needed.

  • Travels to inspection sites and performs environmental testing, sampling, and monitoring activities using various equipment.

  • Advises, explains, and educates the public about environmental/public health issues, regulations, safety, policy, and compliance.

  • Assists in performing environmental studies and surveys.

Working Conditions

May be subject to bending, reaching, twisting, kneeling, climbing, and stooping. May be subject to working after hours, weekends, and holidays. Exposed to outdoor climate conditions and indoor commercial environments that are sometimes wet, unsanitary, and hot. Protective clothing (i.e. hard hat, steel toes shoes) is necessary for some environments. Must be able to lift floor to shoulder and shoulder to waist up to 30 pounds; must also be able to carry up to 30 pounds for a distance of 50 feet; may also be required to push and or pull up to 30 pounds for a distance of 50 feet. Selection Procedure

The Maricopa County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates considered to be the most highly qualified. Those selected will be assessed based on the evaluation of listed education and experience. The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a list provided by Human Resources.

All offers of employment made to new hires and rehires at Maricopa County are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer, pre-employment thorough background investigation. A background investigation is conducted on a current employee who changes to a Safety Sensitive Position or one having the potential for serious adverse impact on the integrity or efficiency of the County. These requirements do not pertain to employees of elected officials who undergo background investigation processes administered through their respective offices.

Typically, successful candidates are hired at a salary rate up to the midpoint of the range, based on relevant experience, internal equity, and budgetary allowances.

Maricopa County is an EEO/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

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