WorkSource Oregon Environmental Health Specialist II in GRANTS PASS, Oregon

SUMMARY Responsible for performing professional level environmental sanitation work including inspection, investigation, documentation of State laws and County ordinances and education in various areas such as restaurants and other food service facilities, day care centers, public swimming pools and spas, water systems, tourist and traveler's facilities. Work is performed under the oversight of a Sanitarian registered in the State of Oregon and the supervision of the Environmental Health Program Manager who reviews work or conformance to applicable laws and regulations. As much of the work performed is in the field, incumbents in this classification are required to exercise considerable independent judgment. Supervision is not normally a responsibility of positions in this classification. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Bachelor's Degree in public or environmental health, chemistry, biology or related science field; and two years of progressively responsible experience as a sanitarian trainee; or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and ability to perform the above described duties. REQUIRMENTS * Employer will conduct pre-employment background check, drug screen * Valid Drivers License to drive on agency business ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Illustrative Only. Any single position in the classification will not necessarily involve all of the listed duties below and other positions will involve duties which are not listed. These duties represent the essential functions needed of persons in this classification.) 1. Perform evaluations, field inspections and investigations in the enforcement of State laws related to environmental health including restaurants and other food service facilities, day care centers, public swimming pools and spas, water systems, tourist and traveler's facilities. 2. Advise owners, operators and contractors of any deficiencies and explains regulations; determines corrective measures and implements compliance schedules. 3. Prepare reports and letters of findings of inspections/investigations; approves and issues operating permits, license renewals, site approvals, construction approvals and certificates of inspection. 4. Receive and investigate public complaints regarding environmental health hazards; evaluate problem and implement corrective procedures or refer to appropriate agency. 5. Perform epidemiological investigations in collaboration with CD Nurse for identification of source with suspected and confirmed food borne, waterborne or environmental caused disease; assess situation and determine necessary follow-up actions. 6. Answer inquiries from and provide assistance to contractors, builders, architects, business owners/operators, school personnel, other governmental agencies, and the general public relating to the interpretation of laws and regulations pertaining to environmental sanitation. 7. Develop and provide environmental health education presentations to schools and community groups 8. Serve on state-wide and local boards, commissions and committees concerned with environmental health issues. HOURS * 40 hours per week WAGES * $3417.48 - $3761.34 per month EOE