Environmental Health Specialist - Summer Pool Inspector (contract)

$25.60 Hourly
May 18, 2019
May 24, 2019
Full Time
Position Information

NOTE: This is a temporary seasonal contract position expected to last from hire date in April 2019-September 6, 2019. The salary is $25.60 hourly

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE. Please send letter of interest and resume directly to: Kbrunette @arlingtonva.us

Arlington County Public Health Division is looking to fill one (1) temporary seasonal Environmental Health Specialist position to work as a Summer Pool Inspector from April 2019 through September 6, 2019 for 40 hours per week. This individual will function as an independent contractor performing pool inspections, preparing inspection reports and interacting with pool operators.

Duties will include:

  • Inspecting swimming pools, spas, and interactive water features for compliance with Arlington County's Water Recreation Facilities Code;
  • Explaining code and operating requirements;
  • Verifying credentials of lifeguards and ensuring pool operator knowledge;
  • Checking pool areas for hazards and obstructions;
  • Checking clarity of water in pool;
  • Performing chemical tests to check pH and free chlorine residual of pool water;
  • Inspecting operation of pool filtration system;
  • Inspecting pool and associated facilities for cleanliness;
  • Preparing inspection reports; and
  • Entering inspection reports into a database.

Consults with the Environmental Health Supervisor and the Water Recreational Facility Program Lead Environmental Health Specialists regarding technically difficult issues and patterns of violation that may lead to enforcement. Compiles data and reports on violations. This position has an expected productivity of 6 - 8 pool inspections per day.

Selection Criteria

Minimum: Education equivalent to two years of college or Associate's Degree working towards a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Health, Natural Science or related degree with experience in pool safety; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Desirable: Preference will be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Health, Natural Sciences or related degree;
  • Experience in pool safety in a regulatory environment with a working knowledge of the theories, concepts, and principles of pool operation and experience operating pools or spas;
  • Intermediate computer skills with MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Verbal and written communication skills including ability to write letters and reports and to develop informational or educational materials;
  • Credentialed as a Certified Pool Operator (CPO);
  • Knowledge of Arlington County.

Special Requirements

To apply, please send your letter of interest and resume to: Kbrunette@arlingtonva.us

A pre-employment criminal records check will be conducted. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.

May be required to complete pre-hire federal background check and State of Virginia Central Registry check.

Other requirements: Contractors must sign the County's hold harmless clause, or provide $1 million dollars of insurance.

Additional Information

Work Schedule & Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm; after Memorial Day, Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-6:30 pm.

Location: 2110 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA.

Benefits: This is a contract position and does not include county benefits.

This position is not expected to perform the full range of job duties associated with an Environmental Health Specialist I position therefore it is not being filled at the full performance level.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: www.arlingtonva.us/pers.

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.