Food Safety Specialist
Mon. 05/06/13 4:30 PM Mountain Time
$4,157.00 - $5,986.00 Monthly
$49,884.00 - $71,832.00 Annually
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Description Benefits Supplemental
JOB TITLE: Environmental Health Specialist (EHS) Food Safety
This position works in the BCPH Consumer Protection Program and performs a
variety of duties and responsibilities to help prevent the spread of
disease, mitigate health risks, and ensure compliance with all rules and
regulations in the area of food safety.
SALARY RANGE (NOTE: new employees typically start at or near entry level):
EHS I: $3,505-$5,047 per month
EHS II: $4,157-$5,986 per month
COUNTY PERSONNEL CLASSIFICATION: EHS I or II NO. HOURS/WEEK: 40
OFFICE LOCATION: Boulder County Public Health (BCPH) Environmental Health
Division, 3450 Broadway, Boulder, CO
Examples of Duties:
Performs retail food establishment inspections in accordance
with federal, state, and local regulations and ordinances.
Issues retail food licenses/permits.
Works with the retail food industry and the public to reduce
environmental health-related food safety risks.
Develops and performs bilingual (English and Spanish) educational classes
and presentations to clients, industry, and the public.
Develops bilingual (English and Spanish) educational and training
materials and outreach strategies for target groups in the area of food
Performs investigations of public complaints related to food safety.
Performs epidemiological investigations related to foodborne illness.
Fosters teamwork and open communication among staff; participates in
Performs other duties, as assigned
IMPORTANT!! Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of a Boulder
When submitting your application, make sure you explain how your
qualifications adequately address the job requirements of this position, as
applications are screened based on the qualifications listed in this
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a
bachelor's degree in environmental health, public health, or related field.
Experience: The classification of EHS I or II is dependent upon years of
experience and ability to perform technical tasks in investigation of
environmental health conditions:
EHS I: No previous experience is required.
EHS II: A minimum of two years of experience performing technical tasks
in investigation of environmental health conditions is required.
Additional related education may apply toward required experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of educational and community outreach strategies.
Ability to understand, interpret, and apply
statutes and regulations pertaining to food safety.
Ability to effectively present educational classes.
Ability to use standard computer software, including Microsoft Office
programs; GIS experience is preferred.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with
coworkers, clients, outside agencies, and the public.
Ability to perform as an effective team player.
Must have access to reliable transportation, readily available for
Ability to speak and write fluent English and Spanish; bicultural person
APPLICATION DEADLINE: All online applications must be received by Boulder
County Public Health Human Resources by 4:30 p.m., Monday, May 6, 2013.
RESUMES NOT ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF APPLICATION. To be screened as an official
applicant, you must submit an online Boulder County application (see below
for website link). Hard-copy applications will NOT be accepted.
SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS: Your online application MUST be received by
Boulder County Public Health Human Resources, by the closing time and date
listed above. Completed applications must be submitted online (see website
link below). Hard-copy applications will NOT be accepted.
BOULDER COUNTY EMPLOYMENT WEBSITE (including BCPH):
BCPH Human Resources: 303-441-1140
Hearing-Impaired Assistance: 1-800-659-2656
BCPH EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS
IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT: All new employees and rehires will be
required to provide documentary proof of their eligibility for employment.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: As an employee of Boulder County Public Health,
you may be required to assist in response activities for disasters and
emergencies (including acts of bioterrorism), which may occur outside of
normal working hours. You may also be required to attend Incident Command
System (ICS) training appropriate for your position.
BACKGROUND CHECK: All new employees must agree to submit to and must
clear all appropriate background checks.
IMMUNIZATION POLICY: All new employees must receive required
immunizations, as deemed necessary by BCPH, if proper proof of vaccination
or disease is not provided prior to start date.
SUPERVISORY POSITIONS: If this is a supervisory position, the successful
applicant must complete Boulder County's Supervisory Certificate course
within 24 months of hire.
Boulder County Public Health is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative