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Environmental Health Specialist (Onsite)
Ottawa County, Michigan
Holland, MI


Date Posted:: July 20, 2014
Application Deadline: August 18, 2014
Salary: $17.84 - $22.61/hr. (Non-Registered Sanitarian)
$21.86 - $27.70/hr. (Registered Sanitarian)
No. Hours/Week: Full Time



Under the supervision of an Environmental Health Team Supervisor, enforces environmental health regulations and provides consultative services in programs under the jurisdiction of Environmental Health Services. This position is assigned to the Onsite program, and is responsible for enforcing regulations and codes governing onsite sewage disposal and drinking water wells. Responsibilities include performing inspections and enforcement actions to protect public health and the quality of the natural environment. Position will permit and inspect drinking water wells and onsite sewage disposal systems. Additional duties include inspection of campgrounds, body art facilities, pools, and other responsibilities as assigned.

This is a full-time, benefitted position working from the Health Department in Holland, MI.

Must be able to work weekend and night shifts when necessary



The qualified candidate will have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Working knowledge of soil classification and sewage disposal system design.

  • Working knowledge of the well construction standards per the Michigan Water Well and Pump Installation Code.

  • Good working knowledge of the principles, practices, and protocols for conducting inspections, investigations, and gathering and preserving evidence.

  • Good organizational skills with the ability to prioritize the workload.

  • Good oral and written communication skills.

  • Good interpersonal and human relations skills.


Required Education, Training, & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Environmental Health, Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, or related field required.


Licenses & Certifications:

  • Must have a valid motor vehicle license and reliable transportation.

  • Valid State of Michigan certification as a Registered Sanitarian or certification from the National Environmental Health Association as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist, preferred.


While performing the essential functions of this position, the employee:

  • Must possess sufficient strength and mobility to auger soil borings, collect water samples, and conduct inspections.

  • Must have sufficient visual acuity with or without corrective lenses to visually investigate and inspect items.

  • May be exposed to extreme temperatures, chemicals, and moving mechanical hazards


Online application, with resume and cover letter, accepted at
Ottawa County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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