Temporary Environmental Health Specialist- Well and Septic

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The Orange County Health Department has openings for Temporary Environmental Health Specialist. These positions performs professional environmental health work in the promotion of public health through education, surveillance, consultation, inspection, and enforcement of State, local, and Federal environmental health laws and regulations.
Examples of Duties:
A position may not include all the work examples given, nor does the list include all that may be assigned.
This position will primarily perform Rule .1961 Table V inspections in support of the Well and Septic Program.
Typical Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Knowledge of environmental health theories, principles, and practices.
Knowledge of well and septic system design and legal requirements.
Knowledge of state and federal environmental laws and regulations.
Knowledge of food safety principles and practices, food microbiology, food science, sanitary design practices, and hazard analysis critical control point measures.
Knowledge of County ordinances and department policies and procedures.
Knowledge of wastewater and well construction standards and processes.
Knowledge of water chemistry, hydrology, microbiology, and water treatment systems and capabilities.
Skill in planning and prioritizing work.
Skill in decision making and problem solving.
Skill in conducting interviews and investigations.
Skill in analyzing soil and water samples.
Skill in using a computer and associated software applications.
Skill in using surveying and measurement tools, instruments, gages, and meters.
Skill in public and interpersonal relations.
Skill in oral and written communication.
Minimum Qualifications
Requires a Bachelor's degree with major course work in biology, environmental health or a related field including a minimum of 30 semester hours (or as stated in NC GS 90A-53) in physical or biological sciences and two years of experience in environmental health; or a Bachelor's degree in environmental health from a program accredited by the National Accreditation Council for Environmental Health Curricula of the National Environmental Health Association and one year of environmental health experience.
Must possess or be able to obtain Registered Sanitarian certification by the North Carolina Board of Sanitarian Examiners.
Requires delegation of authority by NC Department of Health & Human Services to administer state rules and laws in the appropriate program area(s).
May be required to possess additional certification(s) as deemed necessary by the County.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
Supplemental Information:
Never; Rarely (Less than 25%); Often (25% - 75%);Always (More than 75%)
Rarely: Crawling, Kneeling, Repetitive motions of feet,
Often: Bending, Climbing, Grasping, Repetitive motions of hands/wrists, Sitting, Standing, Stooping, Typing, and Walking.
Always: Handing, Hearing, Reaching, Talking
Average of 50 pounds pushed and pulled over an average of 2 feet during a normal day.
Average of 15 pounds lifted over an average of 2 feet during a normal day
Average of 10 pounds carried over an average of 100 feet during a normal day
Examples of physical activities required in this position:
Driving to work site
Sitting at a computer for many hours per day
Filing papers
Walking to work station
Possible Hazards (chemicals, dangerous machinery, etc.)
Exposure to inclement weather and difficult terrain
Exposure to moving machinery, hot grease, communicable diseases, etc.
Contact with antagonistic and/or uncooperative members of the general public
Exposure to dangerous animals and insects
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