Environmental Health Specialist
Drinking Water & Onsite Sewage Program
Within agency policies, under the direction of of the Drinking Water & Onsite Sewage Program Manager, within agency policies, the Environmental Health Specialist is responsible for performing environmental health services, mandated by local, State and federal regulations governing drinking water supplies and onsite sewage systems. The specific functions of this position are to protect groundwater and surface water by ensuring that sewage does not surface above ground or contaminate surface and groundwater. Failure to perform tasks essential to the position could result in the increased potential for groundwater contamination and an increased threat to public health. It is the responsibility of this position to see that drinking water supplies are developed and maintained appropriately and onsite systems are designed, insalled and maintained in accordance with State and local regulations to reduce the p public's risk of exposure to sewage contamination.
The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced work environment with a high volume workload and short turn-around times. Requires the demonstrated ability to quickly make solid decisions
decisions decisions around complex issues.
Please note: Interviews are tentatively scheduled for October 4. Candidates selected to participate in the interview process will be contacted in advance via email to confirm an appointment time.
•Reviews building site and building clearance applications to determine compliance with state and local drinking water and site sewage regulations.
•Conducts onsite sewage system installation inspections for onsite sewage systems inspections for onsite sewage systems to determine compliance with state and local regulations.
•Reviews septic system Monitoring and Maintenance inspections reports for compliance with septic regulations.
•Prepares conveyance reports for onsite sewage system and drinking water compliance status.
•Conducts well site inspections for private and public water supplies to determine compliance with state and local regulations.
•Conducts plan reviews for new, expanding and existing non-expanding private and public water supplies.
•Represents the Health District in interagency meetings and activities as assigned or as needed.
•Established and maintains effective communication and working relationships with outside agencies, community organizations, indus industry professionals, news media, and the public.
•Provides technical assistance to the public, federal, State, and local agency personnel, and Health District staff on program related act activities.
•Conducts public educational and outreach events/activities to promote adequate onsite systems operation and maintenance.
•Prepares technical reports, activity reports, and other correspondence, and performs related work as assigned or as needed. •Develops program related educations materials and makes educational presentations to community groups and the public. •Keeps current on onsite sewage, drinking water and water quality issues, technologies, and regulations.
•Participates in public education workshops and community events related to onsite sewage and drinking water.
•Attends meetings with federal, state, and local ag
•Accurately completes and submits electronic tim timecard timecard on a weekly basis.
•With the Program Manager and colleagues, works to develop, encourage and sustain a team-oriented wo
wo work environment.
•Models a Lean Six Sigma organizational culture that promotes the practice of respect for people, openness, trust, safety, transparency, collaborative problem solving, managing with data, the pursuit of incremental continuous quality improvement and assurance.
•Responds to public health emergencies as required by the District.
•Establishes and maintains cooperative, effective working relationships with coworkers, other District employees, and the general public using principles of good customer service.
•Reports for work with regular, reliable and punctual attendance.
•Performs other duties as assigned.