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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST

Date: Jan 12, 2021

Location: Indianapolis, IN, US, 46205

Organization: HHC

Marion County Public Health Department is an organization that celebrates diversity, and seeks to employ a diverse workforce. We actively encourage all individuals to apply for employment and to seek advancement opportunities. Marion County Public Health Department also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities as required by law. For additional questions please contact us at: hrmail@hhcorp.org.

Job Role Summary
The Environmental Health Specialist promotes individual and population public health by providing the essential services of public health within a variety of settings. Responsibilities include: inspecting properties, businesses or homes; identifying health and environmental hazards including indoor and outdoor air quality; providing community health education and health promotion activities; ensuring compliance with a broad range of current local health and environmental codes, regulations and policies; participating in multi-faceted health and environmental projects; and providing technical assistance and information to individuals, families and groups regarding public health and environmental issues. Environmental Health Specialists also make necessary referrals to other departments within the Marion County Public Health Department and other City social service agencies to link clients with needs.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree required, with a concentration in Environmental Health,  Public Health or closely related area preferred.  
  • Valid Indiana Drivers License and use of personal vehicle required.
Licenses/Certifications Required
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS)/Incident Command System (ICS) 100a and 700 certification within four (4) months of employment.
  • Valid Indiana driver's license, current certificate of vehicle insurance, and access to reliable transportation to all assigned work locations.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Knowledge of the core functions and essential services of public health, public health principles and disease process.
  • Knowledge of environmental sciences and environmental public health principles.
  • Basic understanding of environmental public health protection programs, laws, regulations, and policies processes in Indiana and Marion County.
  • Knowledge of data collection, analysis and interpretation techniques.
  • Knowledge of federal, Indiana State and local environmental regulations that are applicable to a practitioner in a local public health agency.
  • Knowledge of code enforcement techniques and evidence gathering.
  • Knowledge of safety procedures for handling hazardous materials.
  • Knowledge of regulatory and technical monitoring and investigation methods.
  • Must be able to work in stressful conditions and under time restraints.
  • Must be able to read and interpret maps, paperwork and ordinances.
  • Demonstrates basic mathematical calculations.
  • Demonstrates effective written and oral communications, including conveying technical information to non-technical community members.
  • Demonstrates ability to interpret and apply public health protection regulations.
  • Knowledge of conflict resolution techniques and its applications.
  • Demonstrates ability to work independently and in teams.
  • Demonstrates basic knowledge and use of computerized data management systems.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and usage of field equipment.
  • Knowledge of emergency preparedness - at home, work and in the community.
  • Knowledge of incident command structure and its use.
  • Knowledge of departments within the Marion County Public Health Department to integrate services with, but not limited to, Community Based Care (Public Health Nurses), Social Services, Rodent Control, WIC, Immunizations, Healthy Families, the Babe program, Vital Records, Water Quality and Hazardous Material Management, Vector-borne Disease Prevention, Department of Food and Consumer Safety, Lead Safe and Healthy Homes, Environmental Health, Safety and Management.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis