Inspector - Environmental Health Specialist I
12/04/16 11:59 PM Pacific Time
- $32.41 Hourly
$2,016.00 - $2,592.80 Biweekly
County Health Department, Washington
Are you looking for a place to use your strong background in
the sciences with your understanding of the food service industry?
Join our fast-paced Food and Community Safety Program as a Regular,
Full-time (1.0 FTE) Food Inspector.
Some of what you'll
- Inspect, monitor and evaluate
food preparation and service facilities for compliance with health and
- Educate diverse business
operators, employees and the public on environmental health
issues, regulations, and policies.
- Conduct field and office
reviews of plan applications for food service establishments.
- Compose reports and
Click here for a detailed Classification Specification.
What you bring to the table:
- Knowledge of environmental
health principles and practices.
- Knowledge of, and the ability
to apply, math and science applications to environmental health work.
- Skill in analyzing,
compiling, recording, and assessing data.
- Skill in planning and
organizing work activities to meet established objectives.
- Skill in communicating
effectively within a sometimes stressful environment.
- Ability to communicate
effectively both orally and in writing with tact, diplomacy and
- Ability to interpret and
apply federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
- Ability to work independently
with minimal supervision.
Who should apply:
Individuals with a Bachelor's Degree or higher with a minimum
of 45 quarter credit hours or 30 semester hours in the basic natural
or physical sciences; or an equivalent combination of education, training,
- Ability to speak,
read and write in Spanish, or Korean, or Mandarin or another language.
- Possession of a Certificate
of Registration as a Sanitarian within one year of appointment.
Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:
- The potential for dealing
with dissatisfied or angry customers exists, requiring skills in
- Work involves exposure to
uncomfortable or unpleasant surroundings found at times in commercial
- Exposure to hazardous
materials, chemicals, or waste, which if not handled or disposed of
appropriately, could cause significant repercussions to the safety and
health of the public.
- Routine exposure to regular
climatic changes, which may involve heat, humidity, snow, and rain.
- Physical agility and stamina
to walk and climb from place to place is required due to the rigorous
nature of some of the fieldwork, i.e., unlevel
ground, wooded and brushy areas; climbing up and down stairs and
hills; and crouching and crawling into small areas.
- Extensive local travel may be
- Ability to successfully pass
a background investigation.
- Possession of a valid
driver's license and an acceptable driver's abstract is required prior
- When public health responds
to an emergency you may be assigned duties that are outside your
regular job description. This may involve responding at any time,
including nights and weekends, with possible deployment to locations
other than the department.