$19.78 - $30.19 Hourly
Various locations throughout Maricopa County, Arizona
THIS RECRUITMENT IS
TO ESTABLISH A REGISTER OF QUALIFIED CANDIDATES.
As vacancies occur,
a list will be pulled from the register to send to the hiring department.
Under general supervision, independently performs professional field
inspection and enforcement functions in compliance and relating to
environmental health and public health sanitation codes under the Arizona
Revised Statutes, Codes 36 and 49, Maricopa County Health Code, Arizona
Administrative Code (A.A.C.), and delegation agreements with the Arizona
Department of Health Services (ADHS) and Arizona Department of
Environmental Quality (ADEQ). Employees of this title are generally
assigned to one of the following specialized areas: sewage disposal, retail
food establishments, waste water management, solid and hazardous waste, or
water quality. Leads and program coordinators have a broader scope of
responsibility and more independence of action to oversee and coordinate
the assigned programs and associated personnel such as: food borne illness,
mobile foods, special programs, etc.
Minimum education and/or experience:
Bachelor's degree in environmental health, microbiology,
entomology, chemistry, food science or related field, with 30 semester
hours of natural, physical, or applied science coursework. Registered
Sanitarian in good standing with the Arizona Department of Health Services.
REQUIRED TO ATTACH A COPY OF AN UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT. FAILURE TO DO SO
WILL RESULT IN YOUR APPLICATION BEING REMOVED FROM CONSIDERATION.***
Preferred education and/or experience:
Preference will be given to candidates who have up to six (6)
months or more of work experience conducting inspections particularly in
food service establishments.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of the science, principles, practices, rules and
regulations pertaining to the environmental and public health area(s) of
specialization. Ability to inspect, analyze, and make determinations
regarding environmental/public health conditions and data; ability to
effectively interact and communicate with customers, regulated businesses
and the public. Ability to operate a motor vehicle to travel to inspection
sites and access areas that require testing; ability to operate testing,
sampling, and monitoring equipment. Ability to work independently with
limited supervision. Skill in preparing documentation, writing reports,
working with technical information, and preparing correspondence.
Specialized training, certifications, or other special requirements:
A valid Arizona Driver's License; Registered Sanitarian by the
Arizona Department of Health Service is required. Exposed to outdoor
climate conditions and indoor commercial environments that are sometimes
wet, unsanitary, and hot. Protective clothing (i.e. hard hat, steel toes
shoes) is necessary in some environments. Must be able to lift floor to
shoulder and shoulder to waist a minimum of 30 lbs;
must also be able to carry a minimum of 30 lbs
for a distance of 50 feet; may also be required to push and or pull a
minimum of 30 lbs for a distance of 50 feet.
NOTE: Degrees/credits must be from an academically accredited
college or university as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
(USDE) or the Council for Higher Education (CHEA).
Essential Job Tasks:
Inspects and investigates environmental health aspects of
businesses, factories, food handling facilities, food preparation and
processing areas, hazardous material handling, sewage, refuse disposal,
water systems, swimming pools, lodging, recreation, and public facilities
for compliance with environmental/public health rules and regulations.
Sewage disposal – gathers scientific information and determines if site is
suitable for septic tank; operates auger to drill test holes, obtains soil
samples, determines if soil, slope, surface water and potential ground
water sources meet current standards.
Retail food – Investigates and inspects for food-borne illnesses in
restaurants, food processing plants, meat packing plants, mobile peddlers,
and special events such as the State Fair and festivals where food is
served. Obtains clinical specimens, interviews affected individuals,
collects food samples; provides answers to questions regarding new food
establishments; gives educational information regarding proper food
Solid and hazardous waste – inspects landfills to monitor ground water,
surface water and methane gas; determines pH levels and temperatures;
comments on hydrogeologic, operating and closure
plans for waste facilities.
Water quality – inspects public water systems; collects samples and
submits to laboratory for analysis; inspects potable water wells for
Performs routine, unscheduled, and complaint based investigations. Makes
determinations and recommendations regarding compliance. Reviews and
comments on plans, specifications, and construction regarding compliance
with environmental codes and regulations. Documents and evaluates
inspection data to determine compliance, permit fees, violations, and
citations. Uses a personal or portable computer, documents and prepares
status reports, paperwork and logs on inspections. Prepares Daily Activity
Reports. May work with medical personnel regarding disease outbreaks.
Refers non-compliance issues to enforcement personnel as necessary. Travels
to inspection sites and performs environmental testing, sampling, and
monitoring activities using a variety of equipment. Advises, explains, and
educates public about environmental/public health issues, regulations,
safety, policy and compliance. May oversee the work of other staff
including providing workflow, assignments, training and guidance to less
senior staff. Assists in performing environmental studies and surveys. May
present information in court.
The Maricopa County Human Resources Department reserves the
right to admit to the exam process only those candidates considered to be
the most highly qualified. Those selected will be scored based on
evaluation of listed education and experience. The hiring authority will
interview and select the successful candidate from a pool provided by Human