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Public Health Environmental Health Specialist-In-Training (Vacancies)

Company: City of Columbus
Location: Columbus
Posted on: May 28, 2023

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Public Health Environmental Health Specialist-In-Training (Vacancies)
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Public Health Environmental Health Specialist-In-Training (Vacancies)
$21.29 - $29.26 Hourly
Varies by position
Job Type
Job Number
50 Columbus Public Health
Opening Date
Closing Date
6/26/2023 11:59 PM Eastern

  • Description

  • Benefits

    This full-time position will be responsible for completing assigned work to prevent human injury and illness by identifying and evaluating environmental sources and hazardous agents and by limiting exposures to hazardous physical, chemical, and biological agents in air, water, soil, food, and other environmental media or settings that may adversely affect human health. This position is primarily responsible for healthy homes-related assessments, including lead hazards risk assessment and public health lead investigations; school environment and food protection inspections; and appropriate code enforcement, but may be asked to assess or inspect other facilities which fall under the definition of the practice of environmental health at the City of Columbus Environmental Health Division.
    Preferred Experience and Training:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Health or other science field;

    • Prior experience in a customer-service field, environmental health, or public health is preferred;

    • The ideal candidate must excel in assessing and mitigating risks, conflict resolution, have strong technical writing skills, and have strong communication skills.

      NOTE: This position can be filled with either a PH Environmental Health Specialist in Training or a PH Environmental Health Specialist I.
      Under general supervision of a Registered Environmental Health Specialist, is responsible for making inspections for the purpose of enforcing public and environmental health regulations; performs related duties as required.
      Examples of Work
      (Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all of the duties that may be performed.)
      Conducts routine on-site inspections of restaurants, food establishments, residential property, schools, swimming pools, vending commissaries, recreational areas, landfills, licensed compost facilities, and commercial enterprises to determine compliance with laws and regulations governing environmental health requirements;
      Conducts routine on-site inspections of mechanical water and wastewater disposal systems for conformance to laws and regulations governing environmental health requirements;
      Interprets regulations, recommends changes in procedures, and issues orders for correcting deficiencies and violations to responsible parties;
      Investigates rodent and insect infestations and reports conditions found;
      Investigates complaints and makes special studies of environmental hazards throughout the City, and prepares reports of conditions found and recommends corrective actions;
      Conducts routine inspections and investigates complaints of body art facilities;
      Conducts inspections and investigations for presence of lead or lead poisoning in coordination with the Center for Disease Control and Housing and Urban Development;
      Conducts lead poisoning/risk reduction education programs for homeowners, parents, and health care professionals;
      Conducts interventions for homeowners to identify the presence of asthma triggers including mold and chemicals, as well as other general safety concerns;
      Utilizes GIS software and equipment to route and operate the truck-mounted fogging equipment that monitors ratio combinations of insecticides; completes and maintains accurate records;
      Provides education and consultation and investigates complaints regarding hazardous or infectious waste disposal;
      Inspects infectious waste generators/treatment facilities to ensure compliance with applicable regulations;
      Maintains records of conditions found and recommendations made on each inspection;
      Attends training classes in approved inspection methods;
      Attends staff conferences for instruction in the proper interpretation of departmental policies and objectives;
      May give testimony in court;
      May communicate with individuals who have limited English language skills.
      Minimum Qualifications
      Possession of a valid State of Ohio certificate as an Environmental Health Specialist-In-Training.
      Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license.
      Positions allocated to this classification may require conversational proficiency in a language or languages other than English.
      Section 4736.15 of the Ohio Revised Code permits an Environmental Health Specialist-In-Training, under the supervision of a Registered Environmental Health Specialist, to engage in the practice of environmental health for a period not to exceed five (5) years.
      Test/Job Contact Information
      Recruitment #: 23-1831-V3
      Employment Type: Full-Time (Regular)
      Should you have questions regarding this vacancy, please contact:
      Alisha Ardolino
      Columbus Department of Public Health
      290 Parsons Ave.
      Columbus, Ohio 43215
      P: (614) 645-6046
      The City of Columbus is an Equal Opportunity Employer
      The City of Columbus seeks to promote compensation strategies that maximize the recruitment, performance, development, and retention of quality employees in support of the City's Covenant and strategic plan. In addition to a competitive pay plan, the City offers a comprehensive benefits program that includes the following:

      • Medical

      • Dental

      • Vision

      • Short-term Disability

      • Life Insurance

      • Wellness Program

      • Tuition Reimbursement

        Specifics about these benefit opportunities and eligibility can be discussed with one of the City's human resources professionals at the time of your interview or by contacting the Department of Human Resources, Labor Relations Office at (614)645-7206 for further information.
        City of Columbus
        77 N. Front Street, Suite 330
        Columbus, Ohio, 43215
        (614) 645-8300
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