Environmental Health Specialist II
Pay Schedule I, Grade 28, Regular schedule: 35 hours per week. Vacancies exist in the Bureau of Prevention, Protection & Preparedness in the Department of Health and Human Services. A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below. Current and future vacancies occurring within any office or department of Baltimore County General Government may be filled from the list of eligible applicants. All interested transfer and promotional candidates must apply at this time. List all promotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experiences on your application. Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications. NOTE: Failure to complete all fields of the "Work Experience" section of the application will result in your application not being considered. A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for a position. Applicants selected for an interview may provide a resume at that time. You can attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application. Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered. Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application. Examples of Duties: Under general supervision, performs professional environmental and public health sanitation work and ensures compliance with Federal, State, and local laws and regulations. May assign and review the work of subordinate personnel or supervise a specialized phase of an environmental sanitation program. Inspects all facilities including nurseries, kindergartens, hospitals, health care and convalescent homes, restaurants, retail grocery stores, taverns, and bakeries to determine compliance with State and local ordinances. Administers specialized area in programs involving food protection, community conservation, rodent and mosquito control, water well legislation, recreational hygiene and water quality monitoring. Reviews plans to evaluate potential environmental impact on public health. Performs field inspections, collects samples, conducts tests, and operates and services technical equipment to ensure compliance with Federal, State or local environmental laws and regulations or to study various environmental health issues. Prepares reports and compiles field data. Responds to complaints and disseminates environmental health information to citizens and community groups. Examples of Other Duties: May supervise subordinate personnel or act as team leader over a specialized phase of an environmental sanitation program. Serves as a resource person on regulations and legislation affecting specialized areas. Performs other related duties as required. (NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this class. They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class. Each position may not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed.) Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in one of the physical, environmental health, or biological sciences, engineering or agriculture; or registration as a Professional Environmental Health Specialist in the State of Maryland. PLUS at least two years' experience in public health sanitation. Education beyond a bachelor's degree in a physical, environmental health or biological science, engineering or agriculture may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis. Preferred Experience for Division of Environmental Health Services. Department of Health and Human Services. Experience with conducting food, swimming pool, spa, bathing beach inspections; water, waste water, nuisance related investigations, and recreational water sampling; in accordance with federal, state, local laws, and regulations is preferred. Licenses and Certificates Possession of a valid license to legally operate any class of vehicle or equipment necessary to perform the duties of the position is required at the time of appointment. Current registration as a Professional Environmental Health Specialist in the State of Maryland is required at the time of application. Proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education Applicants are required to submit proof of licenses, certifications and education beyond high school to meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position. Diplomas or transcripts must show the applicant's major field of study. Copies and unofficial transcripts are acceptable. Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application. Proof of Degree Equivalency Applicants who have obtained a degree from outside the United States of America are required to submit degree equivalence documentation from World Education Services, Inc. (www.WES.org) Mail or deliver documents to: ATTN: Environmental Health Specialist II Office of Human Resources Baltimore County Government 308 Allegheny Ave. Towson, MD 21204 You can attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application. EXAMINATION PROCEDURE Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions. Applicants must state the dates and duties of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes. Conditions of Employment: Employees must maintain required licenses and certifications throughout the course of employment. Physical and Environmental Conditions The work of these positions requires some physical activity such as walking, bending, stooping and carrying of moderately heavy objects. Field investigations may involve exposure to inclement weather. UNION Newly hired Pay Schedule I and I-C employees are required to join the Baltimore County Federation of Public Employees (BCFPE) or pay a service fee to BCFPE as a condition of employment. Medical Examination and Employment Background Investigation Applicants selected for an appointment to a position in Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination and drug screen and an employment background investigation, including, but not limited to a criminal background, education, and fingerprint check.