Environmental Health Specialist

Multnomah County Health Department logoCompany:  Multnomah County Health Department   
 
Location:  Portland, OR   
 
Date Posted:   April 19, 2019
 
Application Deadline:  May 5, 2019
 
Employment Type:  Full time
 
Salary: $28.13 – $34.52 

Environmental Health Specialist 

About the Position

THIS WORK MATTERS!
 
Environmental Health Services (EHS) programs serve to protect the public from environmental health related issues: food, water, vector borne diseases and environmental health threats and disasters. The nature of the work is complex due to the numerous environmental health concerns and regulations and the high profile of the activities conducted. The programs included in this workgroup include: Inspections, Vector Control, Vital Records, Food Handlers, Tobacco Control and Prevention, and Healthy Homes & Communities. The EHS unit analyzes local environmental health issues from a public health perspective, regulates specified businesses and enforces state and local environmental health laws and rules.
 
The Environmental Health Specialist will perform a variety of inspection duties directed toward the promotion and maintenance of environmental health laws in licensed facilities such as food service operations, swimming pool and spa pools, tourist accommodations, schools, and other facilities and duties as required in meeting the Health Department's mission, vision and goals.
 
At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Qualifications 

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, 45 quarter hours or the equivalent semester hours in science courses related to environmental sanitation and two years of experience in environmental sanitation under the supervision of a registered environmental health specialist as outlined by ORS 700.030; OR A Graduate degree in public or community health from an accredited college or university and one year of experience in environmental sanitation under the supervision of a registered environmental health specialist as outlined by ORS 700.030
  • License or Certificate: Possession of registration as an Environmental Health Specialist in the State of Oregon or the National Environmental Health Association.
  • Possession of driver license at time of hire.
  • Depending upon assignment, candidates may be required to pass a criminal background check. 

How to Apply: 

Apply online: https://multco.us/jobs