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Job Title: Environmental Health Specialist 1 or 2-RS
Job Number: 2019-017
Organization: Kitsap Public Health District
Posted: 9/9/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Environmental Health
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Bremerton,  WA    USA
Compensation: $3,820.00 - $6,223.00 Monthly DOEQ
Position Description: 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.

Essential Functions:

•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

ag agencies.

•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.

Qualifications: Education & Experience: Environmental Health Specialist 1

•Bachelor's degree in environmental health or environmental science, or a bachelor's degree with a minimum of 45 quarter hours (30 semester hours) in physics, chemistry, organic chemistry, geology, microbiology, epidemiology, biostatistics, and college level algebra or higher mathematics.

Environmental Health Specialist 2-RS

•Bachelor's degree in environmental health or environmental science, or a bachelor's degree with a minimum of 45 quarter hours (30 semester hours) in physics, chemistry, organic chemistry, geology, microbiology, epidemiology, biostatistics, and college level algebra or higher mathematics; and

•Two or more years of experience as an Environmental Health Specialist in a public health health agency or in the armed forces.

This will be considered a transfer for internal candidates and they will remain in their current classification. classification.

Licenses, Certificates & Other Requirements:

•Environmental Health Specialist 2-RS requires possession of a valid Registered Sanitarian (RS) License from the Washington State Board of Registered Sanitarians or the National Environmental Health Association.

•Performance of job duties requires driving on a regular basis, a valid Washington State driver's license, the use of the incumbent's personal motor vehicle, and proof of appropriate auto insurance.

•Possession of valid State of Washington Registered Sanitarian (R.S.) License or with the National Association of Environmental Health attainment is recommended within 2 years of hire.

•Possession of a valid State of Washington Was Wastewater Treatment Systems Inspector Certificate of competency must be attained at a tim established by the District, generally within eighteen months of hire.

All required certificates, registrations, or icenses must be maintained in an active status without suspension or revocation throughout employment.

Placement on the salary schedule is based on experience. Entry level Environmental Health Specialists will be placed appropriately at Step 1 1 of the EHS 1 salary schedule.

Organization Description: Kitsap Public Health District

We are a diverse and dedicated team of about 100 people, working collaboratively in more than 20 different programs. About 75 percent of our staff are members of PROTEC 17, formerly the Professional and P Professional and Professional and Technical Employees Local 17.

Virtually all of us work at the award-winning Norm Dicks Government Center near the waterfront of a revitalized downtown Bremerton, close to shops, galleries and restaurants. We have a family-friendly culture, with generous leave policies, domestic partner benefits, a healthcare savings and reimbursement plan, and flexible work schedules and teleworking options for many positions. We support a healthy environment, reduce traffic congestion and energy use, and help employees reduce commuting costs with our Commute Trip Reduction Program. We support a healthy lifestyle with our wellness program, bike storage, and on-site fitness room that includes shower facilities. We champion diversity and are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Closing Date: 12/9/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Karen Holt,  Environmental Health Specialist 1 or 2-RS
Contact Location: 345 6th Street
Suite 300
Bremerton   WA  98337-1866
United States
Contact Location: 345 6th Street
  Suite 300
  Bremerton   WA  98337-1866
  United States
Contact Phone: 360-337-5294 5294
Contact Fax: 360-337-5269
Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: To complete the Kitsap Public Health District’s online application, please go the Career's section of the District’s website at www. To apply, simply click on the Position you are interested in. Then click on the Apply link at the bottom of the job announcement.

If this is the first time you are applying using the Neogov online job application system, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, this application can be saved and used to apply for more than one job opening. Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted.

Additional Information: Application Review:

Applications are evaluated solely on the information information provided by the applicant; PLEASE BE THOROUGH and pay particular attention to completion of the NUMBER OF HOURS WORKED for each posi position held.

Equal Opportunity:

The Kitsap Public Health District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability status,* or any other basis prohibited by federal federal, state, or local law law.

Reasonable Accommodation:

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, disability will be considered only in the context of an applicant’s ability to perform essential functions of the job and to determine reasonable accommodation. Accommodation to participate in the job application and/or selection selection process will be made upon request with reasonable notice. The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Applicants who are offered employment with the District are required to provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States by the employee’s third day of employment, as required by the U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Immigration Services.

Use of Automobile:

Persons whose positions require the use of an automobile will be expected to use their own private vehicle, and will be asked to provide proof of appropriate auto insurance. It is also necessary that such employees have and maintain a current, valid Washington State driver's license.


The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice.

Examination Procedure:

The examination for positions will consist of either either verification or evaluation of the applicant's applicant's experience and training based upon information contained in the application AND/OR, oral test (panel interview) to evaluate the applicant's applicant's suitability for the position; PLUS, skills testing may be administered, PLUS, references will will be obtained from former employers, etc.

For more information and to complete the required electronic application please visit the Careers section of our website at

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