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Environmental Health Specialist (FLOATER)

Company: Georgia Department of Public Health
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: February 11, 2024

Job Description:

Salary: See Position Description

Location : Augusta, GA

Job Type: Full Time Salaried

Job Number: 2023-07063

Division/Section: District 6 County Position

Opening Date: 08/31/2023

Closing Date: Continuous

Description

This position is in Augusta, GA and does not offer relocation assistance. Must be within a reasonable commuting distance. If relocating to the area, please specify on the application.

The East Central Health District is the lead agency entrusted by the people of the state of Georgia with the ultimate responsibility for the health of communities and the entire population.

The agency is seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Environmental Health Specialist for the Environmental Health Department.

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a generous benefits package that includes a flexible schedule, employee retirement plan, 13 paid holidays, 401K, vacation & sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance.
Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner and leaders encourages all employees to engage in regular wellness activities and to make lifestyle choices that promote health and well-being. The use of wellness breaks during the workday is authorized to support this philosophy and assist employees in meeting their wellness goals. A maximum of 30-minutes in a given workday may be used to engage in wellness activities, generally in the form of two 15-minute breaks or one 30-minute break.
Job Responsibilities

Primarily responsible for business complaints and restaurant education for
protocol across the 13-county District.
All other general responsibilities, under direct supervision of the District Environmental Health Director, will be to provide inspection/permitting/consultation for compliance of
state rules and regulations for the Environmental Health Program for the
following facilities within the district: Food Service, Public Pools, Tourist
Accommodations, and Body Art.
In addition, whoever is hired will train to provide services within Wastewater Management, Well Water, Emergency Preparedness, Rabies, and other environmental health programs as well as investigate all assigned health-related complaints received. Salary may
be adjusted based on prior experience.
Minimum Qualifications

Completion of a bachelor's degree at an accredited four-year college or
university which included the completion of forty (40) quarter hours (or 27
semester hours) in laboratory sciences (e.g., chemistry, biology, geology,
physics, etc.) OR Bachelor's Degree in a directly related field.

Preferred Qualifications:
Completion of a major in environmental health science.
Completion of a Masters degree.
Current registration as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS)
or Registered Sanitarian (RS) by the National Environmental Health Association
(NEHA),
or the recognized credentialing board of a state or country having equivalent standards as NEHA. Currently qualified as a Standardized Retail Food Inspection Officer

Starting Salary: $42,819.47
Additional Information

Employment Information

Current State employees are subject to State Personnel Board rules regarding salary.

DPH accepts educational credential recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and/or the US Department of Education (DOE) will be considered. DPH will contact educational institutions to verify degree, diploma, licensure, etc.

The candidate selected for this position may be subject to pre-employment drug screening and a criminal background check.

As an employee of DPH, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.

If you require accommodations under the American Disability Act (ADA), email request by the closing date of this announcement to: DPH-HR@dph.ga.gov.

DPH is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

Standard Benefits for FULL Time Salaried Employees
In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a generous benefits package that includes a flexible schedule, training opportunities, health insurance, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 13 paid holidays, vacation & sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance.
No benefits are offered for part time employees.

01

Are you currently Registered as an Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) or Registered Sanitarian (RS) by the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) or Recognized Credentialing of a state or county board having equivalent standards as NEHA?

  • Registered EH Specialist
  • Registered Sanitarian
  • Both
  • No

    02

    Do you have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university which includes the completion of 27 semester hours (or 40 quarter hours) in laboratory sciences (e.g., chemistry, biology, geology, physics, etc.)?
    • Yes
    • No

      Required Question

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