Environmental Health Specialist

Company:  Coeur d'Alene Tribe 

Location: Plummer, ID (Within commuting distance to Spokane, WA and Coeur d’Alene, ID)

Date Posted:  February 17, 2017

Application Deadline:  Open until filled

Employment Type: Full time

Salary: $40,000 to $65,000 DOE

Environmental Health Specialist 

About the Position

The Environmental Health Specialist is responsible for implementing the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s Comprehensive Environmental Health Plan as a staff member of the Tribe’s Environmental Programs Office (EPO) in the Natural Resources Department.  The position’s goal is to protect the environmental health, welfare and safety of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and residents of the Coeur d’Alene Reservation.

  • Complete and update a Coeur d’Alene Tribe Environmental Health Standard Operating Procedures Manual.
  • Perform routine health and safety inspections of food service facilities, day care facilities, schools, swimming pools, temporary  food services, private wells, septic systems and other appropriate facilities. 
  • Write applicable inspection reports and maintain records, including updating records on a website developed for that purpose.
  • Implement the Tribe’s Food and Drug Administration grant to increase conformance with the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards.
  • Investigate outbreaks of communicable disease.
  • Write proposals for available funding for environmental health needs.

Please see full position description for additional information.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in environmental health, environmental science, or closely related public health field.
  • A minimum of two years of experience as an environmental health specialist/sanitarian or a closely related position (a Master of Science degree in environmental health, environmental science, or closely related public health field may substitute for the two years of experience)
  • A strong background in environmental health field work.
  • A strong background in environmental or public health program/regulation development and/or implementation.
  • Eligibility and willingness to become a Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian (per standards of the National Environmental Health Association).
  • Eligibility and willingness to become standardized as a food inspector according to FDA’s definition.
  • Basic scientific field research skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral).
  • Knowledge of Indian tribes and ability to work in a multi-cultural setting. 
  • Strong people skills.
  • Strong computer skills in the latest MS Office package (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint, etc.) and internet.

How to Apply

To apply, submit a tribal application, resume, writing sample, three letters of reference and college transcripts no later than 4:00 pm on the closing date to: Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 408, Plummer, ID 83851.

For more information, visit our website at  or call 208-686-4068.