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EH Specialist - Food Plan Review

Closing Date/Time:

Fri. 05/03/13 4:00 PM Pacific Time

Salary:

$23.98 - $37.04 Hourly
$1,918.40 - $2,963.20 Biweekly
$4,156.53 - $6,420.27 Monthly
$49,878.40 - $77,043.20 Annually

Job Type:

Full-Time

Location:

330 S. Valley View Blvd, Nevada

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Definition Benefits Supplemental Questions

This recruitment is limited to the first 150 applications. The posting can close without notice when that number is achieved regardless of whether the posted closing date has been reached.



To conduct routine inspections of public facilities in order to ensure compliance with Clark County and Nevada state laws and regulations governing Environmental Health and Safety; to prepare inspection reports and issue notices of violations and needed corrections; to respond to citizen complaints as they relate to facilities, operations and conditions under the jurisdiction of the Health District; to protect the public against disease, sickness, illness and/or injury; to investigate environmental health related epidemiological complaints; to collect samples for laboratory evaluation.

Examples of Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

IT IS REQUIRED THAT YOU ATTACH A HARD COPY IN PDF FORMAT OF YOUR UNOFFICIAL, OR OFFICIAL, COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT TO YOUR APPLICATION AS PART OF THE APPLICATION PROCESS PRIOR TO THE DEADLINE. APPLICATIONS WITH TRANSCRIPTS NOT RECEIVED BY THE DEADLINE WILL BE CONSIDERED INCOMPLETE.



This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

  • Perform routine compliance inspections of facilities including but not limited to the following: retail, wholesale, mobile and non-profit food establishments and vendors; public, private and charter schools; private, public and institutional child-care facilities; groundwater-sourced public water systems; solid waste facilities; hotels, motels, septic tank systems, vector/ animal disease surveillance, collection and abatement, recreational vehicle parks and mobile home parks; correctional institutions operated by county and city entities; body art parlors; public swimming pools; landfills; recycling centers; underground storage tanks; hazardous waste facilities and other environmental health issues. Document all violations, issue notices of corrective action and ensure future adherence through periodic follow up visits.
  • Issue Notices of Violation and/or Cease and Desist orders to illegal food vendors or facilities that require permits and/or illegal dumping suspects; issue Nuisance Abatement orders to persons causing or maintaining conditions that are a public health hazard or environment health nuisance.
  • Conduct investigations related to food-borne illness or environmentally acquired diseases referred by the Health District's Epidemiology Office.
  • Investigate complaints of health safety violations including bio-terrorism and communicable disease; provide general policy compliance information to architects, owners/operators, contractors, consultants and other independent entities.
  • Respond to walk-in and telephone complaints and requests for information on regulations, procedures, systems and precedents relating to assigned program.
  • Collect random samples of water, soil, waste, food and animals suspected of contamination; deliver samples to the laboratory for processing and assessment; may assist the Health District's Epidemiology Office as needed.
  • Review construction application documents and plans for food establishments, public swimming pools, Child Care facilities, schools, public accommodations, individual sewage disposal facilities, mobile home and RV parks and solid waste facilities; approve or deny applications based on factual evidence; issue permits as appropriate.
  • Prepare reports and recommendations for all inspections; maintain records on all inspection sites; update files and continuously monitor sites for health safety compliance and remediation.
  • Investigate and compile data for special projects; collect and assemble data and background materials for reports and/or presentations.
  • Provide and explain educational materials, regulations, policies and other compliance information to contractors, permit holders, consultants and the general public.
  • Conduct educational presentations on food-safety and other regulated topics.
  • Testify in judicial and semi judicial proceedings and hearings
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Qualifications:

Environmental Health Specialist I

IT IS REQUIRED THAT YOU ATTACH A HARD COPY IN PDF FORMAT OF YOUR UNOFFICIAL, OR OFFICIAL, COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT TO YOUR APPLICATION AS PART OF THE APPLICATION PROCESS PRIOR TO THE DEADLINE. APPLICATIONS WITH TRANSCRIPTS NOT RECEIVED BY THE DEADLINE WILL BE CONSIDERED INCOMPLETE.



Knowledge of:

  • SNHD health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Computer applications that relate to the job including but not exclusive to Microsoft Windows, Word, Office, Excel, Internet and E-Mail applications, and other modern office procedures
  • General principles of biological, physical and chemical sciences used in environmental health and safety.
  • General principles and application of microbiology as it relates to food-safety and disease transmission.
  • General principles and application of chemistry as it relates to hazardous materials.
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping.
  • English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation; technical and expository writing.

Ability to:

  • Learn environmental health inspection, investigation and enforcement principles and procedures.
  • Learn to interpret and apply Federal, State and Local laws, codes and regulations as they relate to the administration of public health.
  • Analyze situations accurately and take or recommend effective action.
  • Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Prepare clear and concise reports.
  • Apply computer applications related to the job including but not exclusive to Microsoft Word, Office, Excel; Internet and E-Mail applications.
  • Learn safe handling and storage techniques of pesticides, chemicals and formulated or naturally occurring hazardous materials or items.

Training and Experience Guidelines

Training:

  • Must possess a minimum of a bachelors degree which includes the satisfactory completion at least 45 quarter hours, or 32 semester hours of academic work in basic science courses, including biology, chemistry, physics, environmental health, epidemiology, public health, geology, sanitary engineering or environmental engineering, from an institution of higher education approved by the Board of Registered Environmental Health Specialists (BoREHS)

Experience:

  • No experience is required.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must file with the Board of Registered Environmental Health Specialists an application for a certificate of registration as an environmental health specialist trainee not later than 90 days after the date on which the person initially becomes employed as a part of the training program.
  • The certificate of registration of a person as an environmental health specialist trainee (EH Specialist I) expires 3 years after the date on which the person initially becomes employed as part of the training program in which the person engages in the practice of environmental health. There is a one time extension of one year if all conditions but passing the BoREHS examination have been met. The extension is determined by the Board.


Environmental Health Specialist II

In addition to the knowledge and skills of the Health Specialist I the Environmental Health Specialist II must have:

Knowledge of:

  • SNHD environmental health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Environmental health inspection, investigation and enforcement principles and procedures.
  • Federal, State and Local laws, codes and regulations as they relate to the administration of public health.
  • Safe handling and storage techniques for pesticides and hazardous chemicals. Various health safety violations and possible solutions.

Ability to:

  • Learn to recognize health safety violations and recommend solutions.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Use independent judgment and exercise initiative.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, various governmental agencies and other staff members; deal tactfully and diplomatically in adverse conditions.
  • Obtain public cooperation in the establishment and maintenance of reasonable public and environmental health standards.
  • Successfully complete additional training that may be required by the Health District's Environmental Health Division.
  • Interpret and explain District health safety policies and procedures.
  • Interpret and apply Federal, State and Local laws, codes and regulations as they relate to the administration of public health.
  • Provide appropriate corrective actions in response to violations and secure compliance, investigate complaints, troubleshoot, identify problems and provide solutions.
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision.

Training and Experience Guidelines

Training:

  • Must possess a minimum of a bachelors degree which includes the satisfactory completion at least 45 quarter hours, or 32 semester hours of academic work in basic science courses, including biology, chemistry, physics, environmental health, epidemiology, public health, geology, sanitary engineering or environmental engineering, from an institution of higher education approved by the Board of Registered Environmental Health Specialists (BoREHS)

Experience:

  • Have a minimum of at least 2 years of experience approved by the BoREHS and the SNHD in the practice of environmental health.
  • May have two years of service in the military forces of this State or the United States which the BoREHS and the SNHD determines is equivalent to at least 2 years of experience in the practice of environmental health.

Certification:

  • Must have passed the written examination and been issued a certificate of registration as an environmental health specialist by the BoREHS.

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to drive personal vehicle to job inspection sites located throughout Clark County.
  • Office and field inspection site environment including construction sites.
  • Exposure to varying weather conditions including extreme hot and cold temperatures, low light conditions, confined spaces and/or heights; close proximity to dust, noise, strong odors, chemicals and/or communicable disease agents.
  • Occasional usage of personal protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves and respiratory protection.
  • Frequent variety of motions including standing, walking, bending, stooping, climbing, lifting.
  • Possibility of varying work schedules which may include evenings and weekends.

License:

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain by date of hire, a valid Nevada driver's license.
  • Must obtain and maintain appropriate registration and certification from Board of Registered Environmental Health Specialists required for either an Environmental Health Specialist I or II. Loss of required certification or registration by suspension, revocation, or failure to renew will result in immediate suspension and/or termination of employment

Distinguishing Characteristics:

Environmental Health Specialist I: This is the entry-level class in training for certification as an Environmental Health Specialist II. The Environmental Health Specialist I is responsible for the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within the series including routine inspections and investigations. This class in distinguished from the Environmental Health Specialist II by the provisions of Nevada Revised Statutes, 625A.115.

Environmental Health Specialist II: This is the full journey level class within the Environmental Health Specialist series. Employees within this class are distinguished from the Environmental Health Specialist I by the performance of more complex investigations and may also be involved in the training of Environmental Health Specialist I staff. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. Positions in this class are staffed under the provisions of Nevada Revised Statutes, 625A and are normally filled by advancement from level I, or when filled from the outside meet the standards set by NRS.

 

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