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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST-MS4

Date: Jan 26, 2022

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-Water Quality/Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System ("MS4") duties include conducting investigations and performing code enforcement activities to ensure compliance with MS4 permit requirements and duties described in the agency's Interlocal Cooperative Agreement with the Consolidated City of Indianapolis and Marion County ("City"). MS4 EHS will monitor illicit discharges, respond to complaints and/or referrals from residents, other government agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to identify the source of contamination. MS4 EHS will distribute outreach and educational materials to increase awareness of residents and businesses about storm water best management practices.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree with emphasis on biology, chemistry, environmental science, physical science and closely related curriculum; with a Master's degree preferred
  • A minimum of 3 years of previous experience in environmental investigation and code enforcement.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with internal and external customers.
  • Obtain State of Indiana Hazardous Materials Technician Certification within a year of employment depending on assignment.
  • Valid Indiana Driver's License

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge:

  • State and federal laws, rules, regulations on environmental health.
  • Public health principles and practices related to environmental health.
  • Control and analysis of methods/practices used in determining and eliminating environmental health hazards
  • Incident management, including the incident command system.

 


Ability to:

  • Think critically, operate environmental health monitoring equipment and anticipate and accomplish future steps of a task or project.
  • Plan and organize work
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Establish effective relationships with staff, other governmental agencies, private industry/business and the public
  • Avoid and de-escalate conflict and resolve disputes in a professional manner
  • Use software available within the agency to perform research, record keeping, communication and data analysis

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