RECREATIONAL WATER ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST (50080161)

Date: Jan 26, 2023

Location: Indianapolis, 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

An environmental health specialist in the public bathing facilities program is responsible for routine surveillance and inspection of public pools, spas, beaches, and other recreational water facilities.  Routine inspections of these licensed and unlicensed venues are to ensure compliance with the applicable state and local ordinances, identify risks of waterborne disease transmission to the public, and implement education, enforcement, or other interventions to reduce the risk of recreational water illness and injury.  Routine inspections consist of visual inspection, water quality tests, and sample collection for bacteriological analysis.  The environmental health specialist will also respond to complaints, injuries, and waterborne disease outbreaks, as necessary.  

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with emphasis on biology, chemistry, environmental science, physical science, public safety, or closely related curriculum; Master’s degree preferred
  • 1-2 years of previous experience in environmental investigation and code enforcement 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with internal and external customers
  • Valid Indiana Driver’s License  

Licenses/Certifications Required

  • Required to have prior to hire, or within determined timeframe of hire date, certification as a Certified Pool and Spa Operator from National Swimming Pool Foundation or comparable certification
  • Obtain State of Indiana Hazardous Materials Technician Certification within a year of employment depending on assignment.
  • Registered Environmental Health Specialist or Certified Hazardous Materials Manager desired

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to think critically
  • Ability to plan and organize work and function independently 
  • Ability to operate environmental health monitoring equipment 
  • Ability to deal with difficult people, avoid and de-escalate conflict, and resolve disputes in a professional manner
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal laws, rules, regulations on environmental health
  • Knowledge of public health principles and practices related to environmental health
  • Knowledge of control and analysis of methods and practices used in determining and eliminating environmental health hazards.
  • Knowledge of the incident command system
  • Strong computer, database, and informatics skills 
  • Use software available within the agency to search for and retrieve information.

Working Enviornment

  • As a field position, much of the work will be performed outside the office
  • During field activities working in conditions of rain, cold, snow, ice, heat, and sun 
  • Extended periods of walking and standing during field activities may be required
  • Lifting of approximately 40 pounds 
  • May be requested to work overtime and weekends for special programs or events
  • Must have personal vehicle for in and out of county driving wherein mileage will be reimbursed in accordance with Marion County Public Health Department policies and procedures
  • May encounter irate, difficult or uncooperative individuals 
  • Must pass annual physical to wear any required personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary to perform essential duties of the position

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