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Environmental Health Specialist 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 (Columbus)

POSTING DATE: OCTOBER 21, 2022
APPLICATION DEADLINE: *OPEN UNTIL FILLED

This position is subject to close once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified

Full-Time Unclassified Position

PAY GRADE: H, I, J, K or L
Salary based on education and experience

LOCATION: Environmental Health, Columbus Department of Public Health, 2100 Comer Avenue, 2nd floor HHS Center, Columbus, GA 31904

DUTIES: Under direct supervision, performs duties in all aspects of the program to include providing inspection/permitting/consultation of state rules and regulations for the following facilities: Food Service, Public Swimming Pools, and Tourist Accommodations. In addition, the person hired for this position will provide services within the Body Art, Wastewater Management, Well Water, Emergency Preparedness, and other environmental health programs as well as investigate all assigned health-related complaints received. *Travel is required for this position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Environmental Health Specialist 1 – (Hire-in salary – $42,819.47) 
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university which included the completion of 27 semester hours (OR 40 quarter hours) in laboratory sciences (e.g., chemistry, biology, geology, physics, etc.).
 
Environmental Health Specialist 2 – (Hire-in salary – $47,101.41) 
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university which included the completion of 27 semester hours (OR 40 quarter hours) in laboratory sciences (e.g., chemistry, biology, geology, physics, etc.) AND One year of experience at the lower level PH Environmental Health Specialist 1 (RCP120) OR position equivalent

Environmental Health Specialist 3 – (Hire-in salary – $51,811.56)
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university which included the completion of 27 semester hours (OR 40 quarter hours) in laboratory sciences (e.g., chemistry, biology, geology, physics, etc.) AND One year of experience at the lower level PH Environmental Health Specialist 2 (RCP121) OR position equivalent AND completion of the Georgia Environmental Health Training class.  
 
Environmental Health Specialist 4 – (Hire-in salary – $58,547.06)
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university which included the completion of 27 semester hours (or 40 quarter hours) in laboratory sciences (e.g., chemistry, biology, geology, physics, etc.) AND One year of experience at the lower level PH Envir Compl Specialist 3 (RCP122) or position equivalent AND completion of the Georgia Environmental Health Training class.
 
Environmental Health Specialist 5 – (Hire-in salary – $66,158.17)
Master’s degree in Environmental Health, Public Health or related field from an accredited college or university OR Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university which included the completion of 27 semester hours (or 40 quarter hours) in laboratory science (e.g. chemistry, biology, geology, physics, etc.) AND current registration as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist or Sanitarian by the National Environmental Health Association or an equivalent recognized credentialing board AND One year of experience as a PH Envir Compl Specialist 4 (RCP123) or position equivalent.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Successful Completion of the DPH (Department of Public Health) new hire training courses titled: General EH (EPI, Emergency Preparedness, Lead, Chemical Hazards, Vector Control, IAQ); TA/Pools/Spas and Recreational Waters; Land Use; Food Service; Introduction to Soils; Level 2 Soils Training; Blood Borne Pathogens certifications course; First Aid/CPR; Current and valid certification as an Inspector Level 1 and/or additional Inspector certifications obtained: Drip Emitter, Mound/Area Fill, Commercial, Pump-ST, Pump-PS; Current Georgia Standardized Food Service Establishment Inspection Officer; Certified Safety Manager through one of the following 360training.com, Inc., National Registry of Food Safety Professionals, National Restaurant Association, or Prometric , Inc; Nationally recognized swimming pool operator course through one of the following: CPO, LAFT, CPT, or AFP; Current registration as a registered environmental health specialist or registered sanitarian by the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), or recognized credentialing board of a state or country having equivalent standards of NEHA; Public Health Experience. Proof of completion is required along with a copy of college transcript.

All West Central Health District 7 employees are deemed essential workers in the event of an emergency. As such, you may be called on to participate in an event including but not limited to: staffing a shelter, working at a Specimen Point of Collection Site (SPOC) and/or working at a Point of Dispensing site (POD). If you are called on to participate, you are required to report to the designated site as a condition of employment, whether the emergency occurs during or outside regular work hours.

An applicant who has a disability, which requires special accommodations, should contact Human Resources at 706-321-6127.

ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY AT: www.dph.georgia.gov Click on “About DPH” then “Careers”. Locate this position and click “Apply” to begin your application.

Applicants chosen for employment may be subject to the following:
• Criminal Background Check/ Fingerprinting
• Pre-Employment Drug Screening
• I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification
• Reference Checks